There are delightful moments in this showcase for the Russian-Israeli-Canadian illusionist Vitaly, and even a few beautiful ones, such as when he transforms nature sketches from a notepad into three-dimensional leaves and flowers. But as they used to say about life insurance: Magic isn’t bought, it’s sold, and that's where Vitaly stumbles. While his gawky demeanor and unimposing delivery are endearing in a way, they can't anchor a full-length evening; his creative illusions deserve better set-ups than corny jokes, scattered crowd work and a vague suggestion of the supernatural. For all its wonders, you can't help wondering if the show might benefit from a director.—Adam Feldman
TIME OUT DISCOUNT TICKET OFFER:
Imagination meets reality
VITALY: AN EVENING OF WONDERS
Strictly limited engagement through Sept 30
Buy now and save 45%
$49 orchestra seats (regular price $89)
Promotional description: Vitaly, celebrated as one of the most unique and innovative illusionists in the world, brings his most ambitious work yet, An Evening of Wonders, to New York audiences for a strictly limited engagement through September 30 at the Westside Theatre. “He is an ingenious inventor, full of charming surprises and amazing magic,” hail Penn & Teller. Creating a theatrical experience that takes the audience on a magical journey blending art and illusion, Vitaly conjures some of the most amazing spectacles ever witnessed and dazzles us with the realization that ours is indeed a world of extraordinary wonder and beauty!
THREE WAYS TO BUY TICKETS:
1. Online: Click here or visit TelechargeOffers.com and enter code: VTTNY59
2. By phone: Call 212-947-8844 and mention code: VTTNY59
3. In person: Print this offer and bring it to the Westside Theatre box office (407 W 43rd St between Ninth and Tenth Aves)
Offer valid for performances through Seotember 30, 2018. All prices include a $1.50 facility fee. Tickets subject to availability. Schedule subject to change. Not all seats are discounted. Regular service charges apply to phone and internet orders. May not be combined with any other offer or discount. Not applicable to previously purchased tickets. No refunds or exchanges. Blackout dates may apply. Offer may be revoked or altered at any time. Limit eight tickets per order.