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Verso

From 116 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Clever, Masterful, Absorbing, Funny

About the show

Amazing Theatricals presents one of the world’s top magic artists, Helder Guimarães, in his brand-new show. More…

Intimate and enigmatic, witty and unorthodox, 'Verso' is Helder’s most daunting journey into the impossible yet. He pushes the very limits of magic and illusion, and challenges how much you’re willing to believe. 


Member Reviews (116)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Clever, Masterful, Absorbing, Funny
83
Avg Score

79
Entertaining, Intelligent, Quirky, Clever

See it if You like magic shows & are ready to sit back & be fooled. I've studied magic & was impressed but not entirely fooled. You'll have fun.

Don't see it if You're a wet blanket.

83
Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Ambitious, Masterful

See it if You enjoy sleight of hand magic and audience interaction mixed with some personal anecdotes. I really enjoyed it.

Don't see it if You want to see something with a plot or big/grand staging. This is a smaller show that achieves what it's aiming for.

Also The format of the show made me wonder what it's like on a repeat viewi... Read more Read less

86
Magical, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy close up magic, great card tricks, audience participation, woven together into a personal story, that will leave you thinking.

Don't see it if you dislike one man shows, are expecting flashy magic tricks, i.e. sawing a woman in half. This is an intimate theatre and performance.

86
Masterful, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy an entertainer with good stage presence, clever magic tricks, audience participation, lots of laughs.

Don't see it if you don't like magic tricks, a one man show.

85
Clever, Entertaining, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to experience magic. One of the better staged magic trick shows out there.

Don't see it if you dislike sleight of hand illusions. If you're going with the mindset that you are being tricked, then you won't enjoy this.

83
Tender, masterful demonstration of how our human desire to trust and create coherent beliefs can be exploited by tricksters.

See it if to enjoy being fooled/dazzled by tricks & illusions. Guimaraes threads the needle: subtly deconstructs the illusion while performing it.

Don't see it if Patter may be distracting 'til it dawns that HG is gifting (or is he?) info about The Art of the Con. Sit in back if don't want to interact

100
Absorbing, Masterful, Must see, Riveting, Clever

See it if you love great magic coupled with humor

Don't see it if you don't like to have fun

77
Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Quirky

See it if you want a night out and be wowed by some amazing card tricks

Don't see it if you seen some of Helder's magic tricks on you tube. they may spoil some of the tricks

91
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Refreshing

See it if You're huge fan of magic, excellent storytelling and beautiful staging. The show is smart, mind-blowing, and unique. I adored it.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of magic, or if you need to bring kids. There is some adult language, so it might not be appropriate for children.

92
Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Masterful, Edgy

See it if You want to be entertained by a truly crafty card magician.

Don't see it if You are going to overthink it, or are expecting other types of magic. This guy is a card magician, and maybe a psychic, lol.

Also I am always skeptic of magic shows, but this time the bunny landed on ... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Entertaining, Clever, Must see, Riveting

See it if You love magic, mind games and being a part of the show.

Don't see it if You're a skeptic who doesn't enjoy audience participation

70
Entertaining, Ambitious, Disappointing, Masterful, Clever

See it if like sleight of hand or were a fan of his last show, Nothing to Hide, and want to see more..

Don't see it if You are not captivated by magic tricks because this is a one-person magic show in two acts

Also this is a talented magician. Two hours is stretching it and he was bet... Read more Read less

75
Masterful, Entertaining, Slow-paced

See it if want a chance to participate in the show and be amazed by a skillful magician.

Don't see it if are jaded from watching too many magic acts and not into a one person, slow-paced 2 hour show with occasional gratuitous *f* words.

90
Entertaining, Masterful, Brilliant, Magic, Now you see it, now you don't

See it if you like card tricks & mentalist magic. How did he know that?! Lots of audience interaction. Will make you walk out wondering how he did it!

Don't see it if you need a plot or hate close up magic. Not for you if you hate audience interaction and paying attention to what's happening.

85
Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy magic. Even if you don't, this show is entertaining, exciting, and refreshing. Great use of the stage props and audience members.

Don't see it if you are expecting a traditional magic show. This show has lots of audience participation and is more conversational with the audience.

75
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Entertaining

See it if enjoy old school mentalist card tricks and clever storytelling.

Don't see it if you want new technology and a large variety of magic tricks.

100
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Delightful, Intelligent

See it if You want to be amazed and baffled and entertained all at once.

Don't see it if You're looking for a musical.

85
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Engaging, Funny

See it if you are intrigued by&enjoy the craft of magic and/or illusions.Engages the audience delightfully.Nice touch with the semi auto-biog stories.

Don't see it if you don't like small one man, magic shows. If you are a skeptic or just just don't want to believe. It's a fun show!

100
Delightful, Entertaining, Must see

See it if you enjoy acrobatics-colorful costumes-be amazed at the talent

Don't see it if you do not like musicals

89
Enchanting, Entertaining, Masterful

See it if enjoy magic, illusions, seeing something different on the stage

Don't see it if not a fan of close up magic and card tricks

98
Clever, Masterful, Thought-provoking, Profound, Ambitious

See it if you like philosophy. It's a magic show but Helder really makes you think--with his words and with his magic.

Don't see it if you're expecting a huge magic show or a children's show. It's not for kids and it's definitely not an extravaganza like some others.

40
Disappointing, Slow, Cliched

See it if You like magic tricks.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy magic shows.

Also We were really excited to see this, as we saw him in a previous off br... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Ambitious, Enchanting, Masterful, Refreshing

See it if you like really impressive magic/"how did he do that?" moments.

Don't see it if you don't like magic...

90
Riveting, Clever, Entertaining, Surprising

See it if you want to be amazed. I don't know how he did half the tricks he did.

Don't see it if you do't like magic shows.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Masterful

See it if you like sophisticated, mind boggling tricks

Don't see it if you don't like magic


September 28th, 2016
"The fun here is in searching for potential telltale clues and fake-outs as he casually ambles his way from sleight-of-hand flimflam to pseudo-telepathic reads...It’s harder to fill a whole evening when you’re alone onstage, and while it sports some impressive feats, the new show, directed by Rod...
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September 28th, 2016
"Verging on two hours long, including an intermission, it includes what seems like a lot of padding, at a cost to its sense of enchantment...Routines that would be very impressive at a table in a nightclub are less of a wow in a 200-seat theater...Many of the bits are familiar...Although 'Verso' ...
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September 28th, 2016
"It almost feels like a seminar on the psychology of the swindle...In a craft as reliant on the suspension of disbelief as magic, it's a ballsy choice to ask viewers to sharpen their BS-detectors, but that's exactly what Guimarães does consistently through this thought-provoking show. Luckily for...
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September 29th, 2016
"The trick here is that Guimarães never seems completely confident that what he's doing is going to work, and when he seems to have been foiled a couple of times, his imperfection adds to the illusion that everything else is real. At two hours, the show does lose steam now and then, especially wh...
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