The Mom here! ‘Tis the Season…for The Illusionists on Broadway! Yes, they’re back for a fifth mind-blowing season, and of course we wouldn’t miss it! I can “Mom-Review” this show in one word: WOW. But that’s no fun, so here’s Waverly with her take on it.
Waverly here! I knew from seeing The Illusionists the last few years that this was going to be A-MAZ-ING, and boy, was I right! Literally every minute of every act was stunning — everyone in the audience was stumped, wracking their brains trying to figure out just how these guys did their magic! My advice? Don’t even try…just relax and enjoy the show! With 1 part humor and 1 million parts astounding, these 6 guys will blow your minds and make you laugh while they’re doing it! With 1 part humor and 1 million parts astounding, these 6 guys will blow your minds and make you laugh while they’re doing it!
Here’s this year’s lineup: DOM CHAMBERS – 2019 “AMERICA’S GOT TALENT” SEMI-FINALIST!
ERIC CHIEN – 2019 “AMERICA’S GOT TALENT” SEMI-FINALIST!
We were all cracking up when Don Chambers, The Showman, pulled beer after beer after beer (times a million!) from a paper bag and even from his shoe! And Chris Cox, The Mind Reader, made us all laugh while he literally read people’s thoughts…and told us some really specific details about a random audience member. All I can say is, O.M.G. That’s what you’ll say too when you see him in action…and take my advice – keep him away from your drink!
Another cool part in the show was “Kevin’s Workshop” where Kevin James, The Inventor, freaked us all out by making an Elf come to life. I liked the cool Nutcracker music that was playing while we witnessed what I can only describe as a miracle … or maybe it was an Illusion! I’m honestly not sure! Enzo, The Unforgettable, explained one of his amazing tricks and even walked us through it, but of course tricked us all again and left us scratching our heads, as usual!
Each Illusionist brought his own unique personality and style of magic to this show – every minute of it is astounding, suspenseful, mysterious, and magical. It’s full of laughter and surprises and take it from me, kids and parents will both have a fun time together! There are special parts that include children and also plenty of jokes for the adults. I think this show is the best thing since sliced bread…and if you want to know what I mean, you’ll just have to get yourself a ticket! But don’t wait too long – these guys will disappear after January 5th!
Tickets for The Illusionists – Magic of the Holidays are now on sale at www.ticketmaster.com and
at the Neil Simon Theatre box office (250 W. 52 nd Street).
WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25 (7 performances):
Full two-hour shows are performed Friday at 3PM and 8PM; Saturday at 3PM and 8PM; and
Sunday at 1PM and 6:30PM.
A 90-minute family matinee is performed Saturday at 11AM.
WEEKS OF DECEMBER 2 AND DECEMBER 9 (8 performances):
Full two-hour shows are performed Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7PM; Fridays at 8PM;
Saturdays at 3PM and 8PM; and Sundays at 3PM.
90-minute family matinees are performed Saturdays and Sundays at 11AM.
WEEK OF DECEMBER 16 (9 performances):
Full two-hour shows are performed Tuesday and Thursday at 7PM; Friday at 8PM; and
Saturday and Sunday at 3PM and 8PM.
90-minute family matinees are performed Saturday and Sunday at 11AM.
WEEK OF DECEMBER 23 (16 performances):
Full two-hour shows are performed Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 3PM
and 8PM; and Wednesday at 7PM.
90-minute family matinees are performed Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at
WEEK OF DECEMBER 30 (13 performances):
Full two-hour shows are performed Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 3PM and 8PM;
Wednesday at 7PM; and Sunday at 3PM.
90-minute family matinees are performed Monday, Saturday and Sunday at 11AM.