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Queen of the Night

Members say: Absorbing, Entertaining, Ambitious, Edgy, Enchanting
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Critics
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11 reviews
Members
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20 reviews
 

From the producers of 'Sleep No More,' this is a new immersive theatre/nightclub experience that combines circus, aerial acrobatics, and fine dining in a story based on Mozart's 'Magic Flute.'

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'Queen of the Night' is a dark debutante ball thrown by The Marchesa for her daughter Pamina. This interactive, genre-blurring entertainment experience is a fusion of dance, music, fashion, circus, theater and nightlife, and includes flowing drinks and dinner.

 

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Reviews (31)

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81
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85
The New York Times

"An elaborate floor show featuring the kind of circus acts that have long since exploded from the big top and spilled onto the stage...The overall effect feels a bit like being frog-marched into the middle of a Super Bowl halftime show — maybe the sexy one from last year, featuring Beyoncé flashing her lissome flesh with such oddly appealing aggression — and asked to do a few of your own moves." Full Review

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Time Out New York

"Divine decadence is on the table at 'Queen of the Night', an almost absurdly deluxe dinner-circus-nightlife experience...It’s not unlike a cruise-ship version of 'Eyes Wide Shut', but in a pleasantly indulgent way. If it rarely seems quite like theater, it is certainly immersive: This is how it might feel to be a strawberry dipped in chocolate." Full Review

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The Hollywood Reporter

"The legendary nightspot Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe has been gloriously resurrected for this lavish and immersive theater experience. 'Queen of the Night' delivers an experience that you won’t soon forget. This inaugural offering at the Diamond Horseshoe is an immersive theatrical production that has the feel of an erotically tinged bacchanal." Full Review

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New York Theater

"Calling something an “entertainment experience” should be the tip-off to how oddly generic and calculated this mishmash that pretends to be cutting-edge. The show feels no more original than a self-consciously “edgy” fashion shoot set in a nightclub...Still, 'Queen of the Night' can work as a splendid night out for some people – best suited, perhaps, for a group of (flush) friends to celebrate a birthday." Full Review

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New York Daily News

"Dinner theater is a whole lot sexier thanks to 'Queen of the Night,' the latest in a line of immersive works that put you in the middle of the action... The experience is also about the dining — a Roman style feast with roasted pigs and lobsters in bird cages — and the eye-popping setting. If you don’t mind having your space invaded and being suggestively stroked, stared at and toyed with while you’re watching the show or munching on Babe, this 'Queen' is a royal treat." Full Review

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Entertainment Weekly

"Despite the talent on display, it can be hard to regard 'Queen of the Night' as theater. There’s no curtain call, or even much of a finale to signal that the performance is over. Instead, the cast invites the audience to dance and enjoy dessert. Fittingly for an evening whose theme is lowering inhibitions, cast members feed you dark-chocolate ganache cake one spoonful at a time. It’s far from Shakespeare, but it’s a memorable and singular good time." Full Review

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World of Wanderlust

"The show itself is a feast for the senses. Halfway through, patrons are fed with more food than I have ever seen at a Christmas lunch – which is later followed by a spoon-fed desert. But the best part is that no one experience is the same – everyone’s 'Queen of the Night' experience will invariably be different. 70% of the show takes place in front of your eyes, but much of it is also happening behind the scenes in private rooms and backstage." Full Review

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Moderate Indulgence

"Do you enjoy good food? Decadence? What about good spirits, both in terms of liquor and the people you’re with? Do you like to be entertained? If you answered yes, then I strongly urge you to see 'Queen of the Night' but with one caveat: this show is probably not for those who feel ill from the touch of a stranger...To sum up 'Queen of the Night,' it’s part theatrical show, part supper club, part involuntarily volunteering to be an actor in a show. All in all, it’s an experience." Full Review

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New York Post

"The show, which describes itself as a 'dark debutante ball' and is loosely based on Mozart’s 'The Magic Flute,' features aerial acrobatics, a simulated sex scene, lobsters served from elaborate cages, whole roasted pigs and butlers prone to asking guests to slow dance...It was so sexy, like a porno in real life, but not uncomfortable." Full Review

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Zagat

"You will be touched when you descend a marble staircase into the venue, and you will be fed....The quality of food is quite good considering the fact that this is a weird sex show. By the time you dig in though, the sex quotient has disappeared and the circus arts/modern dance quotient has gone up. It felt like a mix of a Bob Fosse-choreographed dream sequence and a Beyonce video. Works for us." Full Review

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Perez Hilton

"It's like a Baz Luhrman film come to life! This feast for the senses of a show includes stunning visuals! Gorgeous costumes! DANCING! Magic! And some truly thrilling acrobatics that enhance the sweet, satisfying and very NC-17 plot. This is a love story with lots of…SEX! And to enhance the intimate mood guests are liquored up and fed! The one thing that we didn't like was this almost hyper extravagance that came with the meal. It wasn't just dinner - it was an event!" Full Review

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76
Original, Absorbing, Edgy, Masterful, Entertaining

See it if You love dinner theater and acrobatics

Don't see it if Youre after a conventional show

25
Disappointing

See it if you like dinner theatre

Don't see it if you thought it would be on the level of Sleep No More...its not.

80
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Raunchy, Disappointing

See it if You are adventurous

Don't see it if You aren't up for public nudity ;)

85
Absorbing, Ambitious, Enchanting, Intense, Entertaining

See it if you liked Sleep No More and Then She Fell.

Don't see it if you don't want to be singled out.

65
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You have money to burn and want to do something different. The food is good. The show is a bit Cirque. Thought it could have been edgier.

Don't see it if You don't want to talk to new people or share food.

85
Clever, Entertaining, Nightlife circus, Immersive experience, Culinary & cocktail delights

See it if You like good Food and are adventurous

Don't see it if boring

85
Original, Fun, Engaging, Sexy, Seductive

See it if You like to participation, you're not shy, you love food, you like getting dressed for an event, uninhibited, meeting new friends, wandering

Don't see it if You're a stiff, conservative, bashful, hate communal seating, hate talking to strangers, like sitting still, you're not a fun person,

85
Ambitious, Dizzying, Lots of nudity, Raunchy, Confusing

See it if you're adventurous and would enjoy a wild mix of theater and world-class nightlife.

Don't see it if you want a traditional theater experience or a linear story. If you're uncomfortable around alcohol and/or nudity.

80
Absorbing, Edgy, Quirky, Indulgent, Entertaining

See it if you love interactive entertainment

Don't see it if you like classic theater

95
Absorbing, Edgy, Epic, Intense, Interactive

See it if If you love immersive interactive theater with fantastic performers.

Don't see it if If you don't like becoming part of the story.

100
Enchanting, Exquisite, Intense, Masterful, Great staging

See it if You enjoy being engrossed by a performance, and enjoy interacting with actors.

Don't see it if If you plan to stay in your seat all night.

88
Funny, Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if I could afford it again...............

Don't see it if Couldn't afford but one play........

100
Original, Enchanting, Romantic

See it if you love immersive theater. It was kind of like being transported to a different, gothic-fairy tale world. I loved it!

Don't see it if you don't enjoy immersive theater.

100
Absorbing, Edgy, Exquisite, Must see, Indulgent

See it if you are open to a wild night with many interactive components. eg. undressing performers, watching acrobatics, being drawn on, trading food

Don't see it if you are on a first date. they will separate your group and it will be amazing and fun... if you are open minded

70
Ambitious, Sexy, Good food

See it if you want something different.

Don't see it if you are looking for a cheap night out.

67
Confusing, Overrated, Entertaining

See it if You're rich and don't have high theatrical expectations.

Don't see it if you don't want to participate

25
Banal, #shallow

See it if you're empoty-headed and hungry

Don't see it if you are looking for sophisticated narrative. This is the threshold feast lovechild of cirque de soleil and the Nutcracker Suite -- spectacle

100
Delightful, Edgy, Exquisite, Must see, Entertaining

See it if Open minded and love lots of action and like something a little out of the norm,excellent , must see

Don't see it if You can't think outside of the box,and just like your regular type of show

95
Absorbing, Enchanting, Riveting, Romantic, Indulgent

See it if you like immersive shows in which you are part of the action and incredible things happen right next to you and involve you.

Don't see it if you get shy interacting with actors and fellow patrons.

100
Funny, Absorbing, Enchanting, Exquisite

See it if Your looking for a big Broadway show!

Don't see it if You don't like good theatre.