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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

100
Clever, Absorbing, Entertaining, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if You like magic and mentalism.

Don't see it if You don't like magic and mentalism.

81
Great staging, Great acting, Must see, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Great way to go

Don't see it if By your self

90
Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if You love magic and want to be amazed by pretty good magic tricks. Plus the magician will sign stuff after.

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

98
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Masterful

See it if You like magic... And if you don't like magic... At the end of the show you WILL love magic!

Don't see it if You don't like to dream with eyes wide open.

98
Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing, Masterful, Must see

See it if You like clever magic presented in a charming way.

Don't see it if You don't recognize playing cards suits.

100
Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful, Must see, Entertaining

See it if You want to live a true magic experience.

Don't see it if You are the kind of people who wants to discover the tricks behind the scenes.

91
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Must see

See it if you like to say, "how did he do that!"

Don't see it if you like to sleep through shows, it is very action packed

During previews
81
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Masterful, Dated

See it if you like magic. This guy is good. He's got a friendly welcoming demeanor. Smooth magic. Nothing new but what he shows he does very well.

Don't see it if you don't like magic. There's nothing more to it. He's not doing any tricks you haven't seen before if you follow magic.

During previews
57
Disappointing, Overrated, Slow

See it if You like card tricks and a bit of slight of hand. The ad campaign makes it seem much more than it is. This felt more like a cruise ship act.

Don't see it if I wanted to like it, but the sets and lighting made all the tricks seem like set ups and the delivery was weak.

During previews
70
Entertaining, Original, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy magic or mentalism intermixed with personal story-telling. Some tricks seem pretty amazing, others not so much.

Don't see it if you do not like one-man shows or prefer big magic productions.

During previews
70
Entertaining, Overrated, Original

See it if If you like card tricks and slight of hand, if you like narrative pieces, if you like to see audience participation. Nice tricks

Don't see it if You want Sigfired and Roy, don't like narrative pieces, don't like chance of bieng picked from audience. Mezz seats not greatest.

During previews
58
Boring, Slow, Repetitive, Funny

See it if You enjoy close-up magic and a lot of card tricks.

Don't see it if You have trepidation about audience participation although not sitting in the front row lessens the chance. Not all the tricks worked.

Also The show is very long. It started 15 mins late and the intermission ra... Read more Read less

During previews
85
Entertaining, Mystifying

See it if you like first rate showmanship and magic effects. They will surely baffle you. The evening goes by very fast.

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

During previews
78
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Original, Ambitious

See it if you like magic and incredible sleight of hand that literally defies the laws of physics; if you want a fun night out, but no tough stuff

Don't see it if you don't like magic, or if you can't let your cynical self go. This requires suspension of disbelief, and a sense of wonder

During previews
82
Absorbing, Enchanting, Delightful, Masterful, Riveting

See it if you enjoy close-up magic, mentalism, and audience participation. I've seen a lot of magic shows and the tricks in this one were top-notch

Don't see it if magic isn't your thing and can't suspend disbelief.

During previews
100
Absorbing, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if you're tired of boring magic shows, like being challenged about what you see, and enjoy intelligent and humorous observations about reality.

Don't see it if you can't stand card or magic tricks, prefer a play with a linear story, or hate not knowing how things are done.


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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