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Vitaly: An Evening of Wonders

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Members say: Entertaining, Clever, Masterful, Delightful, Absorbing

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. More…

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.


Member Reviews (159)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Clever, Masterful, Delightful, Absorbing
82
Avg Score

75
Absorbing, Family-friendly, Endearing, Clever, Fun

See it if you enjoy magic. Altho some illusions are repetitive, all are enjoyable. You'll grow to like Vitaly...and be dazzled. Fun to sit close.

Don't see it if you want real theater. Takes awhile to warm to EOW, but you will. Borat meets Seinfeld! Some lame jokes. Audience particip. For adults/kids.

77
Edgy, Refreshing, Enchanting, Clever

See it if You like magic. Photo was the best. Very talented. Interesting show.

Don't see it if If you want traditional play or a musical or if you don't like audience participation.

72
Clever, Entertaining, Fluffy, Crowd-pleasing

See it if you seek a pleasant, harmless, uncontroversial, family-friendly evening of magic & illusion from a masterful & oddly charming practitioner.

Don't see it if you expect the Vegas-style production values of D Copperfield, sharp wit of Penn & Teller or storytelling/performance art of In & Of Itself.

78
Enchanting, Entertaining, Intelligent, Great magic, Fascinating

See it if you like magic and delight in being fooled, want to see innovative tricks, enjoy the company of 1 person on stage and audience participation

Don't see it if not a fan of magic, expect a lot of special effects, not a fan of audience involvement,

84
Entertaining, Masterful, Refreshing, Clever, Delightful

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.

67
Entertaining, Fluffy, Indulgent, Slow

See it if Russian illusionist brings gravity-defying manifestations to the stage. Ten illusions and 12 volunteers bring inoffensive tricks o'trade.

Don't see it if Parlour tricks best suited for the table than the stage. Sketch pad and playing card reliant. Don't put your personal info on blast! 75 min.

90
Entertaining, Absorbing, Masterful

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".

79
Entertaining, Several wow illusions

See it if Want to see the new type of mentalism/illusions that're now prevalent. Vitaly's engaging & a few of his tricks are quite mindboggling.

Don't see it if Want every trick to amaze. It feels a tad unsophisticated & some bits are repetitive. But! Those that land are great. Audience participation

Also I will admit that I recently saw the vastly superior In & Of Itself, s... Read more Read less

79
Clever, Entertaining, Masterful, Delightful, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy illusions and magic. Vitaly is great at his craft. Entertaining and engaging. The photos and license acts are his best.

Don't see it if you don't like to see an illusionist show and would prefer a play or musical, or don't like shows with audience participation

Also If you volunteer your license be prepared to wait in the lobby after t... Read more Read less

79
Clever, Entertaining

See it if An entertaining show with interesting illusions. If you enjoy magic and audience participation this is a show for you.

Don't see it if Do not see if you like a traditional show without audience participation. It is a bit repetitive .

80
Entertaining, Funny / enchanting / inviting, Some wtf magic, Clever / ambitious, Great family show

See it if you enjoy magic on any level. Vitaly narrates w/witty endearing charm. LOTS of audience participation & new illusions most have never seen.

Don't see it if you want an epic magic show (no big boffo disappearing tricks). He uses an up-close camera to highlight changes in picture & card illusions.

Also I was picked to come up to the stage...... Read more Read less

88
Enchanting, Intelligent, Masterful, Clever, Delightful

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.

75
Charming, Unique illusions, Enjoyable for all ages, Clever

See it if you like magic shows with some entirely unique "illusions" and a very charming performer.

Don't see it if you find you find magic shows boring and favor more "serious" theatrical "fare."

79
Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing, Mystifying

See it if you like illusionists. Vitaly exhibits a kind of goofy charm and some of his illusions are truly mystifying -- at least for me.

Don't see it if you need big and lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Or some rabbits out of hats.

79
Masterful, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you like magic and being entertained by a charming man.

Don't see it if you don't like magic shows because this definitly is a magic show.

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, 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.

75
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Slow

See it if you are a fan of magic, want a fun night out, can still appreciate magic without asking the hows

Don't see it if you expect Vegas style show or big budget stage, don't like magic, or like one man shows, or if you ruin moment by trying to figure it out

Also It did start a little slow, but then once he warmed up, it was really ... Read more Read less

88
Absorbing, Masterful, Slow, Riveting, Entertaining

See it if you want to be truly mystified by amazing sleight of hand. The illusions are really wonderful. I mean really, really wonderful! We gasped!

Don't see it if you don't like magic shows or if you require a fast pace or dislike audience participation shows. He can be corny, but the magic is great!

100
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Masterful, Must see

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

81
Entertaining, Ambitious, Family friendly

See it if You want to be amazed by distinctive illusions.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy magic or some lame jokes

Also Great for kids! And you may even get an apple.

90
Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Great magic

See it if you like magic shows with a lot of audience participation. The tricks are all well done and quite amazing.

Don't see it if you don't like magic shows, you only like large scale illusions done by a silent magician or if you don't like audience participation.

83
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Masterful

See it if You want to be amazed with illusions...unbelievable. would be a great show for school aged and above

Don't see it if If you want to see a play or musical.

82
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Relevant, Masterful

See it if you want to be amazed by illusions that seem like magic.

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

Also Kids loved the play.

82
Delightful, Entertaining, Amazing

See it if you love magic and you really want to be amazed.

Don't see it if you aren't interestedin magic or you don't like shows without a plot.

71
Entertaining

See it if fun evening.Great for the entire family. Vitaly Beckman keeps his audience engaged and delighted.See it!

Don't see it if I can't think of any reason not to see this show.


June 26th, 2018
“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 Photo...
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July 12th, 2018
"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-le...
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July 31st, 2018
“Beckman’s perfectly charming 80-minute diversion...is a far cry from the grand spectacles of magic and illusion that occasionally pop up on Broadway. There's no sexy dramatics...He's just a friendly guy with some corny jokes and a playful desire to make people want to smile."
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June 22nd, 2018
“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 a...
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