Ends Sep 29 | 1h 15m | Midtown W

That Chemistry Show

From 36 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Clever, Intelligent, Delightful, Funny

About the show

From the team behind the long-running 'That Physics Show' comes this new science spectacular for families, led by veteran "mad scientist" Borislaw Bilash. More…

A candle that moves water; a paper cup that won't burn; a firefly without fire. An atomic flash; weaponized sugar; a hydrogen bomb. Genie in a bottle; secret writing; elephant toothpaste. All these and more comprise 'That Chemistry Show,' which combines the worlds of science and show business. Best for school-age kids.

1h 15m | Ends Sep 29 | The Playroom Theater (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (36)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Clever, Intelligent, Delightful, Funny
78
Avg Score

77
Intelligent, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing, A little stiff

See it if You like The Big Bang Theory or are fascinated by gasses, sparks and bangs that help you learn trivia about chemistry in everyday world.

Don't see it if You don’t want to be surrounded by a lot of children in a class demonstration setting rather than a play.

73
Entertaining, Quirky, Fluffy, Delightful, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy science demonstrations. You want an intro to chemistry that's appropriate for all ages. You want fun experiments on stage.

Don't see it if You're expecting traditional theatre w/ a story. You want a lead performer w/ good stage presence. You're allergic to children.

Also This is from the same team as That Physics Show, so I was expecting an... Read more Read less

81
Entertaining, Intelligent, Relevant, Clever, Riveting

See it if you want a chemistry reminder to be able to explain, or enjoy learning how mostly common household items, are used in everyday experiences.

Don't see it if if you want a play - this is a demonstration of about 30 different chemical reactions most with everyday items.

88
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Absorbing

See it if This is great for the whole family or everyone. The audience is involved. It funny and education too.

Don't see it if You want a big show. It is in a small theater.

Also The day I went eight kids, and the rest was adults. Alot of adults wit... Read more Read less

79
Clever, Entertaining, Fluffy, Intelligent

See it if Host Borislaw enjoys his laboratory. Demonstrates candles drinking H2O and other chemical occurrences. Nitric acid acts on copper.

Don't see it if Pressing need to know sulfur hexafluoride and phlogiston theory? Paperless ticketing. No lobby, just a congested corridor.

75
Fun, Clever, Educational, Interesting, Great enthusiasm

See it if you are interested in scientific concepts, why things happen in our everyday environment, enthusiastic "performers" & kid friendly shows.

Don't see it if you have no interest in scientific concepts, are trouble with having many children present & favor shows about "human" problems.

89
Ambitious, Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if You want to see science in action and learn about chemistry.

Don't see it if You don’t like science. Or are expecting more of a musical

72
Entertaining, Quirky, Great staging

See it if If you want to introduce chemistry to you kids. The demonstration were fun. Introduces terminology kids will here in school

Don't see it if If you are looking for an adult show. This is good for young kids to young adults.

79
Creative, Inventive, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you enjoy chemical experiments or have children who do.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy chemical experiments.

Also The actor performing the chemical experiments was very good with child... Read more Read less

79
Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing, Funny, Intelligent

See it if You want to see a funny and entertaining show that also teaches you some things. You always wanted to be a mad scientist and mix things!

Don't see it if You don’t like shows with educational content, or don’t like shows where there are a lot of kids who will be shouting things out.

83
Clever, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Fun, Family-friendly

See it if You are interested in learning something about chemistry, or like hands on demonstrations

Don't see it if You want a story, a musical, or a show in the traditional sense. This includes fun chemistry demonstrations only.

85
Refreshing, Must see, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want to have fun with your kids, the experiments were totally safe & fun to do. Not a dull moment, plus, you'll a thing or 2 at the end

Don't see it if You don't care about science or chemistry at all. You will be surprised how many words can be spelled out by elements on the periodic table

80
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You have a kid interested in the magic of science. It might inspire a young person to try some experiments at home.

Don't see it if You don’t have an interest in science or are not bringing a child. It will also be “over the head” for kids younger than 8-9.

69
Delightful, Entertaining, Disappointing, Quirky, Kids

See it if you enjoy a light kid focused chemistry lessons with demonstration. Moves quick

Don't see it if like a fluid performance. Josh (chemist at this perf.) seemed knowledgeable but lacked chemistry with the audience here and there.

Also Fun cute show for kids (they talk a lot during the 105 min show (the s... Read more Read less

58
Confusing, Quirky, Slow, Dizzying, Fluffy

See it if you have young kids. Lots of cool explosions. Etc.

Don't see it if you are hoping your kids will learn soemthing. Found explanations more descriptive (assigning terminology) than actually explanatory

79
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you enjoyed chemistry in school, kid-friendly show with some audience participation. Non-stop demonstrations one after another.

Don't see it if you prefer plays and musicals.

77
Entertaining, Kid friendly, Intelligent

See it if you have kids or like watching stuff blow up.

Don't see it if you want something though provoking

64
Entertaining, Quirky, Disappointing, Fluffy, Indulgent

See it if You like a show that's geared towards youngsters, with some explanations and some flashy chemistry experiments.

Don't see it if You don't like corny things and/or audience participation and when I saw it there were a few inaccuracies in the explanations.

95
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Must see, Educational

See it if This is a show for all age groups. Great for adults who want a brief refresher course in chemistry.

Don't see it if You dislike learning, especially science, and do not like having children in the audience.

70
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if You like to do Chemistry experiments or when you were a Kid. Family Off Bdwy Show with audience participation. No bad language.

Don't see it if Don’t like experiments that explode or make loud noises. Show could have been a little longer!

Also Show was entertaining, educational & fun in a small theatre lab.

75
Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Quirky, Scientific

See it if You bring a youngster--it's a fun way to reinforce the kinds of science they're learning in school. Or you want a refresher of HS chemistry!

Don't see it if You're looking for a plot or a musical, this isn't for you, although there is some literal (chemical reaction) "flash" in the production.

100
Absorbing, Intelligent, Masterful, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy science and love to learn. Perfect show to bring children to.

Don't see it if you don't care for science. There are some sounds such as a bit of an explosion and smoke, but not so much.

50
Confusing, Disappointing, Quirky

See it if You really want to learn a little bit about chemistry — the teaching is not too deep. Or if you have kids and need to find an activity.

Don't see it if If pretty basic info about chemistry is not something you would find interesting. Or if being around a bunch of kids is not your cup of tea.

Also To plan for grandkid visits, I saw the physics show one day (really go... Read more Read less

75
Entertaining, Educational, Funny

See it if You have kids who are into science or interested in learning more about how things work.

Don't see it if Science doesn't interest you or you are looking for a polished, refined show.

79
Delightful, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if You really love chemistry or want a cute show you can bring kids to and get them involved in the show

Don't see it if You think science is a bore or are too advanced for something aimed at those less familiar with it


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