New York | Ends Dec 15

That Inventions Show

11 Members say: Quirky, Entertaining, Slow, Funny, Clever
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1h 15m | Ends Dec 15 | The Playroom Theater (Midtown W)

From the team behind the long-running "That Physics Show" and "That Chemistry Show" comes this new show tracing the history of inventions from 1850 to the present includes hands-on demonstrations. More…

Created by and featuring Denny Daniels in association with The Museum of Interesting Things, the production will explore the first sound recordings, early projections and film, steam engines, telephones, ingenious toys, and a multitude of other electric, electronic, and mechanical inventions that have led to our current world.


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85
Funny, Ambitious, Clever, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you appreciate history of science presented in a fun way and need something fun to do with your older teenagers.

Don't see it if you're bringing very young children as they won't be able to relate to some of the objects.

85
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Quirky

See it if You like super fun and scientific show for both adults and kids. A traveling museum of old inventions you can touch and great narrations!

Don't see it if You're expecting a storyline and fictional characters. This is storytelling through the fascinating objects decades to hundreds years old.

75
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Upbeat, For the kids

See it if You are really into gadgets and how they work or have some young kids you want to entertain. Very fun, hands on learning. I learned things.

Don't see it if You don’t want to be surrounded by children. This is like a child’s birthday party atmosphere rather than theatre.

73
Intelligent, Slow

See it if Ever wonder how modern cell phones were invented and what else got invented along the way. This is a hands-on show and kids will love it.

Don't see it if Don't expect dramatic, loud turns as it is in the physics show. But this is OK as well, lots of good hearted humor and laughs.

72
Funny, Slow, Entertaining, Fun, Educational

See it if You want to see an educational show where you can actually learn something!

Don't see it if You are expecting a traditional-style performance; this is a presentation show with one person simply demonstrating/explaining objects.

70
Funny, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Slow, Entertaining

See it if you have children to entertain. The latest in this science based series invites the audience to recognize themselves as potential inventors.

Don't see it if parental photo ops annoy you. While children delight in participating, adults behave badly holding up cell phones to record them in action

70
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you are curious to see a walk through of how several everyday objects worked, tracing back to their origins and historical context.

Don't see it if you prefer traditional plays/musicals. Show feels more suited for a museum talk, at 45 minutes it felt a little short.

70
A quirky science show!

See it if You love "The Way Things Work" or have curious kids. An enjoyable companion to That Physics Show.

Don't see it if You are looking for something mind-blowing, or if your kids have hit jaded teenager age--the target kid audience is probably about 4-12.

Also While I didn't love this one as much as That Physics Show (it moves sl... Read more Read less

67
Quirky, Slow

See it if You are interested in the history of inventions such as the phonograph or cell phone. You have a child between 6 and 10 years old with you

Don't see it if You mind having kids talk the whole time this is not a show for adults. It is 45 minutes and was really better suited as a museum exhibit.

60
Intelligent, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow, Entertaining

See it if You like to learn about the technologies of the past, like museums and want to bring a child...very short

Don't see it if You are interested in a full length intelligent production

50
Quirky, Banal, Disappointing, Dated, Fluffy

See it if you have a kid in tow. It's excruciatingly boring for the adults.

Don't see it if you actually want a coherent and meaningless play on inventions and/or history of inventions.


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