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About the show

Blending art and illusion with his captivating style, master illusionist Vitaly Beckman’s new theatrical experience retraces his journey from a boy with a dream to a man with a vision.

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Faces that disappear from drivers’ licenses. Paintbrushes that paint on their own. Photographs that literally come to life right before your eyes. Brace yourself for a whole new take on magic and step into Vitaly’s world.

Vitaly Beckman is a renowned magician who recently stumped Penn & Teller on their hit TV show 'Fool Us' with one of his diabolically clever creations.


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85
Front Mezz Junkies

"Much to my surprise, I was delighted by the energetic and charming Vitaly and his 'Evening of Wonders'...It is the best magic show I have seen in ages...I know I was flabbergasted and intrigued throughout...Which is exactly how a magic show, I think, should leave you, desperate to figure out just how did he do that wondrous thing." Full Review

85
NewNowNext.com

"The illusionist only made one mistake, in a set piece where he serves people drinks while blindfolded, but that made me appreciate him even more. If what he does is fallible, then his success rate is quite astounding. Vitaly said he even 'fooled' Penn and Teller, who started out at this very same theater. Or let’s just say he filled them with wonder." Full Review

85
Theater Pizzazz

“Beckman is an astounding magician and illusionist. He’s created a fun evening that will dazzle audiences of all ages with tricks that impress...Intimate-scale magic. Working on a mostly bare stage with a few tables and chairs, backed by a projection screen, he demonstrates, with modest props, a series of charmingly baffling illusions. He brings art to life a number of times in extremely creative and amazing ways.” Full Review

80
TheaterScene.net

“Entertaining...The youthful, athletic, beaming, and unconventionally handsome Beckman holds forth for 75 delightful minutes with his slight native Russian accent. Though there’s not a big wow factor on display there’s enough cool sequences to make the production quite enjoyable for both adults and children...A crafty program of accomplished trickery and artful patter that Beckman smoothly delivers.” Full Review

80
Broadway Blog

"Beckman’s goofy, self-proclaimed Seinfeld-like charm quickly wins over the audience with a range of tricks that he mostly pulls off without a hitch...'Vitaly’s' most magical moments involve Beckman’s love of art, in which he draws figures on a sketchpad. Before our eyes, the thick, black lines move into something entirely new, and with a slow wave of his hand over the image, they transform into color, then three-dimensional, and eventually fly off the page." Full Review

80
The Clyde Fitch Report

"Beckman’s 'wonder' is that his show doesn’t aim to provide cocktail-hour political fodder. It is a hermetically sealed experience; it pays no mind to the political armament of a lot of our theater. If this sounds like a relief, that’s because it feels like a relief...Beckman is a unicorn: a neat trick in itself...There is no doubt that’s it’s refreshing to watch him — and to ask, 'How did he do that?'” Full Review

75
Theater Life

"Appealing but far from extraordinary magic show…Vitaly's show…is certainly amusing and its tricks are as likely to stump us as they did Penn and Teller. It has a low-tech, low-budget feeling that suggests the even more mindboggling street magic artistry of David Blaine. When compared to the more technically sophisticated pizazz of…last season's 'Derren Brown: Secret,' the show's script and ambiance, not to mention the exceptionalism of its magic, lose a few points." Full Review

70
CitiTour

"Beckman, whose biggest claim to fame may be an appearance on Penn & Teller's TV show 'Fool Me,' is probably not the most amazing magician currently in town -although he is quite a good one. However, he's a charming, attractive and often self-effacing companion who creates a lovely rapport with the audience (many of whom become enthusiastic volunteers) which is an excellent gift for any entertainer to have in his repertoire." Full Review

70
Theatre is Easy

“The endearing Beckman has a cheesy flare for the dramatic, which works against his incredible talent as an illusionist...While his technique is incredibly precise, the illusions are often only mildly interesting...Lack the originality and personal touch that might differentiate him from other illusionists...For some, Beckman's talent will be enough; others, may find the theatricality to leave something to be desired.” Full Review

65
Time Out New York

"There are delightful moments in this showcase for the Russian-Israeli-Canadian illusionist Vitaly, and even a few beautiful ones...Magic isn’t bought, it’s sold, and that's where Vitaly stumbles. While his gawky demeanor and unimposing delivery are endearing in a way, they can't anchor a full-length evening; his creative illusions deserve better set-ups than corny jokes, scattered crowd work and a vague suggestion of the supernatural." Full Review

65
DC Metro Theater Arts

“Sleight-of-hand tricks, mentalist feats, and illusions of telekinesis and metamorphosis with playful banter, audience participation, video projections, and live-feed camerawork...At times makes us feel as if we were watching it on TV, not right before our eyes. Other shortcomings...are groan-inducing running gags and tricks that lack variety...But despite these issues, 'Vitaly' retained his cool, his charm, and a personal connection with the audience.” Full Review

65
Epoch Times

“Audience interaction is often an integral part of any show of this type, Vitaly takes it to the extreme...It’s not long before a feeling of repetition sinks in, not with the illusions, but in the set-ups and ongoing banter with every person who takes part...He tries too hard...instead of just letting his efforts speak for themselves...A fun piece for children...However, with a bit of restructuring or by having one of the creative team act as director, it could have been something far more sp... Full Review

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The New York Times

“Beckman is toothy and jokey, charisma-proof, but somehow likable...Patter was straight-up terrible, with gags about controlling wives, doctors’ handwriting and van Gogh’s ear. If several of the tricks feel original, nearly all of them feel hokey...Beckman has a deft and surprising way with Photoshop. If you are ever longing for a sorcerous way to improve the picture on your driver’s license, he is definitely the magician to call...Less an evening of wonder, than an evening of ‘Hunh? O.K.’” Full Review


100
Clever, Delightful, Masterful, Must see, Entertaining

See it if you want to puzzled by simple, but quite amazing illusions, done by a very personable entertainer with a low-key presentation

Don't see it if you don't enjoy illusions; don't want to go home wondering "How did he make that disappear"

Also Vitaly was a great entertainer. He amazed you with close up simple ill... Read more Read less

100
Clever, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy slight of hand without the slight! like to be well entertained by a personable and highly intelligent performer who is charming!

Don't see it if you need to figure out how he did it because his "works of wonder" can NOT be explained.....

100
Funny, Clever, Masterful, Must see, Riveting

See it if You love magic, or want to enjoy a night of fun lightehearted entertainment that will blow your mind!

Don't see it if you dislike magic and also fun

93
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if Great show for the whole family

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

92
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Masterful, Entertaining

See it if If you like magic shows.

Don't see it if You want to see a big production or you hate magic.

Also The tricks were amazing.... Read more Read less

91
Thought-provoking, Masterful, Entertaining

See it if you want to be amazed and have an enjoyable evening

Don't see it if you can't deal with not being able to figure out how he does it. I have no idea!

Also My only negative comments are:... Read more Read less

91
Funny, Absorbing, Masterful, Riveting, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy slight hand. Vitaly is very personable and artfully used members of the audience.

Don't see it if You do not enjoy illusionists.

90
Wonders, indeed.

See it if you like magic.

Don't see it if the little kid inside you died years ago, and ever since then you've been a curmudgeonly old cynic.

Also Few forms of entertainment are as family-friendly as magic shows, and ... Read more Read less

90
Clever and entertaining visual illusions

See it if You like charming illusionists

Don't see it if You like huge production values with your illusions.

90
Absorbing, Masterful, Entertaining

See it if Phenomenal tricks including 3 different liquids in 3 different glasses & the infamous "drivers license" trick. This guy has been on TV too!

Don't see it if You don't like magic and illusion shows. But give it a try; you'll love it! 80 minutes including a 3 minute "pause".

90
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Surprising

See it if you enjoy illusionists or are just looking for a fun, light and eye-popping evening. Vitaly amazes with trickery of a whole different ilk.

Don't see it if you are cynical about magic, shy away from audience participation or want only super-high production values. This feels a little unpolished.

Also Having seen many breeds of genuinely impressive prestidigitation, Vita... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Clever, Masterful, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy illusions and trying to figure out "how could he possibly do that?!" Good for kids too-this show is fun and entertaining.

Don't see it if Single man acts

90
Absorbing, Masterful, Must see, Riveting, Entertaining

See it if You like magic. He’s incredible!

Don't see it if You prefer to see a traditional broadway show

89
Enchanting, Masterful, Must see, Quirky, Riveting

See it if You want to see exceptional magic. Saw tricks I’ve never seen before and I go to a lot of magic shows

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

89
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You like magic. Audience participation and some good laughs along the way. The time flew and really enjoyed myself.

Don't see it if Magic is not your thing.

Also Was unfortunately seated next to a gentleman that went overboard on th... Read more Read less

88
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Riveting, Entertaining

See it if you like illusions, Vitaly makes them really great, interactive and fun. Very family friendly.

Don't see it if you like serious comedy, serious drama, or something very edgy. This is a lovely show for children and adults, and leaves you with warmth.

88
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if you enjoy illusions that are unique as well as mind boggling. You will walk away saying, "How did he do that?"

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

88
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you are looking for an entertaining, fun evening.

Don't see it if you are looking for a traditional play or musical.

Also Really fun night. The only thing missing was a "big" finale.

87
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Masterful, Entertaining

See it if You like to see amazing magic tricks.

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

87
Absorbing, Entertaining, Engaging

See it if You love to be amazed. He includes the audience in a lot of his tricks.

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

86
Masterful, Riveting, Entertaining, Lots of wow factor!!!

See it if you love being WOW'ed by a very skilled illusionist...

Don't see it if you are not a fan of magic shows...

Also Do NOT volunteer to give him your Driver's License, as he holds it up ... Read more Read less

85
Funny, Clever, Intelligent, Must see

See it if You want to spend an evening wondering what you just saw, and how Vitaly did it.

Don't see it if You don’t like magic / illusion. I don’t see how; he was really good!

85
Funny, Delightful, Refreshing, Entertaining, Impressive

See it if you enjoy a magic show with sophisticated tricks and lots of audience participation. You don't need massive illusion - just well done.

Don't see it if you are never impressed by a magician or need large scale illusions.

85
Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Profound, Entertaining

See it if You love magic and illusion. He is a master of his craft. I was in the third row and have absolutely no idea how he does his stunts!

Don't see it if You are not a fan of illusion and magic! There is not much talking it more about the tricks.

84
Clever, Delightful, Masterful, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you want to relax with some great illusions, laugh a little and be entertained by a warm personality.

Don't see it if you are looking for a play or musical. This is a one-person show-of-wonder with audience participation.



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