Orchestra seats are $49 (reg. $89
Extra fees are up to $8 per ticket, but these are standard on all tickets. Book by Sept. 1. Restrictions may apply.
Offer is valid for performances from 06/13/18 to 9/30/18. Tickets must be purchased by 07/08/2018. All prices include a $1.50 Facility Fee. Tickets are subject to availability. Schedule subject to change. Not all seats are discounted. Regular service charges apply to phone and internet orders. May not be combined with any other offer or discount. Not applicable to previously purchased tickets. No refunds or exchanges. Blackout dates may apply. Offer may be revoked or altered at any time. Limit 8 tickets per order.
Orchestra Seats $59 (reg. $89)
Offer is valid for performances from 06/13/18 to 09/30/18. Tickets must be purchased by 07/08/2018. All prices include a $1.50 Facility Fee. Tickets are subject to availability. Schedule subject to change. Not all seats are discounted. Regular service charges apply to phone and internet orders. May not be combined with any other offer or discount. Not applicable to previously purchased tickets. No refunds or exchanges. Blackout dates may apply. Offer may be revoked or altered at any time. Limit 8 tickets per order.
Offer is valid for performances from 07/19/18 to 09/30/18. Tickets must be purchased by 09/30/18. All prices include a $1.50 Facility Fee. Tickets are subject to availability. Schedule subject to change. Not all seats are discounted. Regular service charges apply to phone and internet orders. May not be combined with any other offer or discount. Not applicable to previously purchased tickets. No refunds or exchanges. Blackout dates may apply. Offer may be revoked or altered at any time. Limit 8 tickets per order.
"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
"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
“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
“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
"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
"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
"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
"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
“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
"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
“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
“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
“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
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"
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.....
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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