Vitaly: An Evening of Wonders
Vitaly: An Evening of Wonders
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Vitaly: An Evening of Wonders NYC Reviews and Tickets

82%
(159 Ratings)
Positive
95%
Mixed
4%
Negative
1%
Members say
Entertaining, Clever, Masterful, Delightful, Funny

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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Show-Score Member Reviews (159)

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270 Reviews | 36 Followers
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" Read more

159 Reviews | 20 Followers
100
Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent

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.....

146 Reviews | 34 Followers
95
Absorbing, Riveting, Entertaining, Funny, Magical

See it if You like a great magic show. Vitaly was fantastic on Penn and Teller and his magic bringing art to life is phenomenal. Total entertainment

Don't see it if You aren’t a fan of magic

63 Reviews | 10 Followers
95
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Riveting

See it if You enjoy fantastic magic shows with lively, entertaining banter

Don't see it if You only like shows with a plot

265 Reviews | 44 Followers
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

80 Reviews | 14 Followers
92
Masterful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if If you like magic shows.

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

67 Reviews | 7 Followers
91
Entertaining, Masterful, Thought-provoking

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! Read more

54 Reviews | 12 Followers
91
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Masterful, Riveting

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.

Critic Reviews (18)

The New York Times
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 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.’”
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Time Out New York
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-length evening; his creative illusions deserve better set-ups than corny jokes, scattered crowd work and a vague suggestion of the supernatural."
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BroadwayWorld
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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TheaterScene.net
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 and children...A crafty program of accomplished trickery and artful patter that Beckman smoothly delivers.”
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Theatre is Easy
June 28th, 2018

“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.”
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Theater Pizzazz
June 23rd, 2018

“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.”
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Front Mezz Junkies
June 21st, 2018

"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."
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Broadway Blog
June 24th, 2018

"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."
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