Ends Sep 29 | 1h 30m | Midtown W

That Physics Show

From 124 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Clever, Intelligent, Absorbing, Delightful

About the show

Longtime professional physics demonstrator David Maiullo shares his amazing "magic tricks" from the world of science. More…

Based on hundreds of experiments that are presented at conferences and in classrooms across the country, 'That Physics Show' features segments on motion, momentum, vacuum, friction, energy, density, fluid motion, sound waves and sound vibration, light waves, temperature, and many other scientific phenomena. Great for science lovers of all ages!

1h 30m | Ends Sep 29 | The Playroom Theater (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (124)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Clever, Intelligent, Absorbing, Delightful
81
Avg Score

60
Absorbing, Instructive, Disappointing, Superficial, Uneven

See it if you have a child who loves science. See interesting experiments--fire and lights--and hear physics terms. Like a great kid's birthday party.

Don't see it if you want to learn a lot; this is a race thru physics and the info is simple. I found Dave annoying, but the kids loved him and were engaged.

88
Clever, Delightful, Intelligent, Entertaining, Relevant

See it if You want to see a show that's funny, fun and you'll learn something too. Great for kids and adults.

Don't see it if You don't like kids. Plenty of them in the audience makes it more fun in my opinion but it's definitely on the rowdy side.

79
Relevant, Profound, Must see, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if If you want to learn about how the world works. If you want to bring your kids too, very educational.

Don't see it if If your not interested if crying babies bother you.

80
Clever, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if you go with kids/teenagers who like to have fun

Don't see it if you have had too much of school..

74
Entertaining, Fluffy, Funny, Family friendly, More science fair demo than theatre

See it if You want to see some fun science experiments. You enjoy all-ages shows. You like audience participation.

Don't see it if You're expecting traditional theatre w/a plot & characters. You're allergic to children. You want a quiet, attentive audience.

79
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Original, Refreshing

See it if you like knowing how things work and enjoy well organized amusing presentations. There were a lot of children who seemed to enjoy it too.

Don't see it if you expect a traditional theatrical experience - no plot, no characters -- good themes though

84
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Clever

See it if Big kid Dave barrels through science class demos. Flaming "Star Wars Theme". Does diet soda float or sink? Host Dave's command makes event.

Don't see it if Pressing need to know angular momentum or to see Dave take a pendulous bowling ball to the face?Paperless ticket.No lobby.Congested corridor

83
Clever, Funny, Entertaining

See it if like an educational show that is also very entertaining. Bring the kids to be very entertained and educated.

Don't see it if just enjoy drama or sophisticated show.

80
Great for kids, Charming, Simple, Fluffy, Underwhelming

See it if you're taking kids between the ages of 6 and 12. The kids in the audience frequently gasped in wonder.

Don't see it if you're sans kids. It was cute, but featured the most rudimentary physics principles; there's not much to engross adults here.

Also For what it is, it was performed with enthusiasm and charm. A good fam... Read more Read less

70
Absorbing, Entertaining, Intelligent, Refreshing, Very informative

See it if you have kids who'd enjoy a fun, educational, humorous, audience-participation experiment-filled "seminar". Really well-done. For ALL ages.

Don't see it if you don't want to learn about physics. Saw it this afternoon (4/30) - 2 adults + one 8yr old - we all enjoyed it. Dave is great w/the kids.

82
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Original, Riveting

See it if you want to take your kids to something and don't want to invest in Aladdin. I loved it, learned something, it's impossible not to engage.

Don't see it if You're looking for a show with bragging rights. The price is right, take your kid as a birthday present with friends.

77
Entertaining, Clever, Superb presenter, Delightful, Informative

See it if you like science, enjoy enthusiastic presentations and, especially, want to take children (of all ages).

Don't see it if you find science uninteresting and don't want to put forth effort to understand basic concepts of physics.

80
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You want to learn agreat deal and be thoroughly entertained at the same time

Don't see it if Loud noises and screaming kids upset you

70
Clever, Absorbing, Original, Intelligent

See it if You are curious about physics, want to learn new things, or just want a relaxed night out with or without kids. Drama free night to have fun

Don't see it if You expect magic, musicals, Broadway, drama, a plot or if you think this will get a Tony Award.

85
Clever, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if you are interested in science. This is a thought provoking show not just for kids. I would recommend everyone seeing this at least once.

Don't see it if you do not want to learn anything ever.

80
Entertaining, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Scientific, Engaging

See it if elementary through junior high science minded kids will love the nonstop demonstrations; David Maiullo smartly motors through the demos

Don't see it if science is not an interest; Elektra Theatre's terrible sightlines are an injustice to some of the demonstrations

75
Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if you want a science fun show. While geared for kids, it is still interesting for adults. You can always learn something...

Don't see it if you don't like science or are put off by shows aimed at the younger ones.

88
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if If you want a down to earth explanation of science with fun tricks.

Don't see it if If you don’t like science type shows

87
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Informative, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy science experiments presented with excitement, & explaining the laws of physics. Want to see a show that is great 4 kids!

Don't see it if you don't enjoy science or are curious why things happen the way they do in nature. Or don't have children to bring to a science show

Also A great show for kids. It explains the principals behind many everyday... Read more Read less

79
Clever, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if If you like science, and especially if you want to get a younger child interested in the sciences.

Don't see it if Science is a mystery to you, and you like it that way. Also don't see if you want to see a play, this is a show

90
Clever, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want to see a fun overview of the world of physics done with many intriguing experiments. Bring the whole family

Don't see it if if you don't want to be in a "Physics Class in school"

78
Clever, Intelligent, Original

See it if you want to learn something in a fun way.

Don't see it if you don't like shows without a story.

82
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Masterful, Intelligent

See it if you like to see how physics works.

Don't see it if you're not interested in science.

Also I went to the show with 3 adult friends. We all thought it was wonderf... Read more Read less

80
Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Relevant, Confusing

See it if You want to see a dizzying array of science tricks performed at whirlwind pace; you love science & are still tickled by basics like gravity~

Don't see it if Though it's catered to kids, you'll still get much from it. However even I thought the show should be slowed way down to enable absorbing.

98
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you didn't necesarily enjoy physics in high school, but have interest in how the world works. My 4 year old I loved the show. Captivating.

Don't see it if you have zero interest in life works.


May 18th, 2016
for a previous production "What Mr. Maiullo does onstage is still extremely cool...He dedicates his theater piece to demonstrating Newton’s laws, which operate every day, but rarely this theatrically...The most intriguing moments in 'That Physics Show,' however, are when Mr. Maiullo makes the invisible visible...Mr. Maiul...
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March 8th, 2016
for a previous production "Physics is important and physics can be fun — but an off-Broadway show, it isn’t...Maiullo pretends that his his geeky explosions and frenetic motion are meant to demonstrate several of the laws of physics, but he moves between the displays so quickly that he doesn’t end up connecting any dots.....
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December 17th, 2015
for a previous production "David Maiullo is the science teacher of one's dreams--an affable, highly knowledgeable individual who makes each lesson an entertainment...It makes for a breezy, amusing, and informative 90 minutes, and I now know far more about physics than I ever did. All around me were young people who sat ra...
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March 13th, 2016
for a previous production "'That Physics Show' purports to be 'physics not magic,' but don’t think this show won’t be exciting. Over an hour and half, Maiullo takes the all-ages audience on a sightseeing tour of the coolest physics tricks he knows...What the show will give you is an appreciation for the majesty of science...
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