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"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." Full Review
"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." Full Review
"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." Full Review
"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." Full Review
"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." Full Review
"'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." Full Review
"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." Full Review
for a previous production "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." Full Review
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 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." Full Review
for a previous production "'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." Full Review
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
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"
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
See it if If you enjoy science and want a fun night out that is also a nice learning experience.
Don't see it if If you want a story or a traditional theatre experience. This is not that. It's just fun, cool, learning.
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
See it if want to be blown away by a very cool presentation, kid friendly and adults will find very interesting
Don't see it if don't like show that teach and entertain at the same time. expect kids to get very involved in the experience
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.
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