Closed 1h 30m
That Physics Show
Midtown W
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That Physics Show NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(128 Reviews)
Positive
91%
Mixed
7%
Negative
2%
Members say
Entertaining, Clever, Intelligent, Absorbing, Funny

About the Show

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

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Member Reviews (128)

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.

Critic Reviews (10)

May 18th, 2016

"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. Maiullo can go awfully fast himself, and occasionally I wished he had taken more time with his explanations. But, as he reminds you, there won’t be a test."
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March 8th, 2016

"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...Adults will find 'That Physics Show' a bit unsatisfying, but kids will certainly amused by Maiullo’s exploits and maybe even learn a thing or two."
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December 17th, 2015

"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 rapt as Maiullo presented stunt after stunt...If you have a budding scientist, this is the show for him or her; it might even stimulate the interest of that English or music major you've been nurturing."
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March 13th, 2016

"'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...Though the explanations leave something to be desired, the physics demonstrations are spectacular."
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March 9th, 2016

"If there is one idea that this show underscores, it is that our world is so incredibly fascinating, we have only to discern it with new eyes. This production is Maiullo’s gift of physics to us. In his hands and interpretative demonstrations we gain a new appreciation of our 'reality,' which can be jaw dropping."
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March 10th, 2016

"Dave Maiullo is part showman, part circus barker, and all physics enthusiast and keeps the stage in constant motion. He flows from one demonstration/experiment to another all without added theatrics that might be needed if the demonstrations/experiments were not so remarkable...It is tons of fun and ‘What the what' informative and you don’t need a 7-year-old or 6th grader to enjoy it, but if you happen to know any take them along."
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March 10th, 2016

"Perfect for children up to 12 or 13, but their parents will be bored to tears. This show is geared to be a touring kids' show, meant to be done at schools or bar mitzvahs rather than an off-Broadway theatre...Likable enough, [Dave Maiullo] does not have enough charisma to keep adults entertained for 90 minutes. He’s kind of like an overgrown Mr. Rogers...Directed and produced by Eric Krebs, kids will be entertained and possibly learn something."
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December 1st, 2015

"An awesome and educational production...Some of the demos are so incredible you may feel like you're watching a magic show...Admittedly, 'That Physics Show' is mounted on a shoestring budget in a small black-box theater with prerecorded music...But Maiullo's infectious enthusiasm (this guy lives for science) and cool demos make up for the low production values."
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March 9th, 2016

"Although geared more towards young people—parents aside, at the matinee I attended the audience age range was from 6 to 16—this middle-aged critic was engaged throughout; a few seats away a lone man of pensionable age clapped and hopped with delight the whole show...Although from a theatrical standpoint the program could use more dramatic build, as a fun, educational experience for young and old 'That Physics Show' delivers."
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November 26th, 2015

"'That Physics Show' doesn't have a story to it. It was a fun way to learn science...It was a good show. If you don't want to miss out on the fun, go see it before it closes."
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