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Re: “Shen Yun 2018

As one of many in this city who value diversity, I look forward to experiencing this production of Shen Yu. But I am dismayed to see that of the 20 or so people selected to appear in the various video trailers, there was not a single person of color. By only interviewing and featuring white people, the promoters' and producers' fine words--about the importance of multi-cultural and diverse experiences--ring hollow and untrue.

Posted by pegw on 01/17/2018 at 10:31 AM

Re: “Grupo Corpo-Presented by DNACECleveland

Correction for the Sunday performance time- Sunday, January 21st performance is at 3 pm.

and the performance is co-presented by DANCECleveland and Tri-C Presents Cleveland

Posted by Katie Gnagy-Crosby on 01/16/2018 at 1:44 PM
Posted by TheWinchester on 01/11/2018 at 5:25 PM

Re: “Walkabout Tremont

Except there are no art galleries anymore; displaced by gentrified hipster bistros and trendy boutiques.

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Posted by plasticefx on 01/11/2018 at 1:30 PM

Re: “Rusted Root's Michael Glabicki and Dirk Miller

Rusted Root

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Posted by TheWinchester on 01/04/2018 at 6:21 PM

Re: “Dissertation Help Company

What in the actual fuck? Who proofeads these things?

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Posted by bemused on 01/04/2018 at 2:44 PM

Re: “Champions of Magic

Completely overrated. I went to the New Years Eve show because I wanted to do something else other than drinking. I wished I did the drinking instead. The show was definitely geared for children so there were no shocks in this show. Most of the tricks were unoriginal and the production was amateurish. I honestly dont know how they have the acclaim that they do. I did give the show two stars because Im a fan of mind readers and Alex did a fine job.

Posted by Wonder Woman on 01/01/2018 at 7:44 PM

Re: “Champions of Magic

This show actually embarrassed me.
I agree with everything Ralos Noom said, except about the girl, Kayla. She began her act by comparing herself to Houdini, and then did a rubber-band version of the metal ring link/unlink trick. That's when I realized I was in for a long afternoon.

(At least) her other tricks brought her up to the skill level of an 11-year old.

In total, the show comprised of maybe 8 gimmicks done in a two hour period - these gimmicks were accompanied by half-arsed comedy and some half-arsed dance moves (thanks Kayla).

Why was there an intermission?

I can't believe these goons are on a professional stage.
I wouldn't pay them to come to my kids school...if I had any. I've actually decided not to have children, to save them from the disappointment of life.

If you are still considering going to this show, I should tell you, there's no such thing as Santa Clause

Posted by John John on 12/31/2017 at 4:32 PM

Re: “Champions of Magic

The best two acts are Alex McAleer the mind reader. He's fun and quit entertaining. He doesn't claim to be a magician just a mind reader. I would go see him alone as an act.

Next you have an American girl i believe named Kayla. She was also funny and very entertaining. I would have to say hands down that she was the one who had the best illusion of the night. When the show first started she gave a little girl a lemon inside a ziplock bag to hold it. Then she went on to do card tricks with a gentleman by the name of Larson she picked from the audience. No matter what card he pulled from the deck it always turn out to be the seven of diamonds. At the end of the night she called him up on stage actually had folded up the seven of diamonds put it in his wallet. After adding a torn dollar bill into the ACT she then called up the little girl with the lemon cut a lemon open so that you could find you seven of hearts in the lemon and the torn dollar bill back in Larson's wallet. Kayla is the Champion of magic!!! I would gladly pay to see Alex or Kayla alone without the other three. They should tour by themselves.

Before I go on I need to state that I'm not one of those types of people that go to a magici show tontry and figure out how they do the trick. I just want to see the trick be amazed and have a good time while enjoying my family that I'm with.

Now for the rest of the story. The program features a woman named Faye who is nowhere around and there's no mention of the American Girl Kayla. That program was $5. STRIKE ONE! This isn't about the cost of the program for $5, it's a fact that there's a switch in the lineup and the program hasn't been changed and no where is there anything stating a lineup change. Even everything online talks about this woman Faye.

The first magician is Edward Hilsum. If I was 5 years old he would be a great magician. Problem here is I am not 5 and he reminds me of Ducky from Pretty in Pink. He also pretty much dresses like ducky. Nothing master Illusionist about making the birds appear, making scarves change color and multiply or even making collapsible candles appear and reappear from under a silk scarf. Speaking of the collapsible candles if you're going to make them collapse you need to cover them completely up with the scarf before you drop them and have them collapse upon themselves. My youngest daughter caught that from the show. I hope that none of the kids would have seen that but they all did so if my kids saw it so did everybody else in the audience. He's not a bad magician he's just not somebody that I expected to see on that stage especially when you were trying to sell tickets for $119 a seat. I expect to see him more at children's birthday parties then paying top dollar. STRIKE TWO

Lastly there is the two Penn and Teller wannabes, young and strange. They want to be funny, it even appears they really want to be magicians. They need to practice a lot more. The opening trick of the car appearing was disappointing and over done by just about all magicians these days. There was the standard saw a person in half done twice, with two different boxes and then a third variation we're they make one of them shrink. One of their best tricks was a red light green light that woulsd appear at the end of stanges thumbs. At the end of the night you two can have red light green light fake thumbs for $20. One the big mistakes that my children caught from The Young and strange portion of the show was when they made a boat appear. The front of the boat my kids pointed out to me was not a boat but it was a piece of cloth stretched around a frame. You could see that in the front of the boat the cloth was not completely stretched and there were a lot of creases and folds in it, you could simply tell that it was cloth.

This is were my children got upset. The mystery of magic was kind of stolen from them by the mistakes in show. Young and strange talk about being a Las Vegas act but they are nowhere near the quality of a Las Vegas Act. You are already overpriced and I mean way over priced at $119 a seat for the quality of the show that my family and I saw. My youngest daughter and my youngest son who wanted to be magicians, after seeing the show no longer want to be magicians. This was actually heartbreaking to hear from both of them. STRIKE THREE!!!!!

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Posted by Ralos Noom on 12/30/2017 at 2:46 PM

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