I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Theater Thursday - A Regular Little Houdini

We were given free tickets to A Regular Little Houdini for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.
What: A Regular Little Houdini

Where: 59E59 Theaters
            59 E. 59 St.
            New York, NY

Who: Recommended for Ages 13 and up

When: Now through December 31, 2017
Me - A Regular Little Houdini is a one character show about a guy who grew up wanting to be a magician. He idolized Houdini. The show was mostly just talking. There was a little bit of magic. The acting was good. However, I like shows with more than one person better. It is more interesting when characters are having a conversation than when only one person is talking unless it's a really interesting show. This show had interesting parts but not all of it was interesting. I liked the magic in the show, however. I wish there was more magic in the show. It definitely would have been a better show with more magic.
Mom - A Regular Little Houdini is the story of a man who grew up idolizing Houdini and wanting to carry on Houdini's legacy and become a great magician himself despite the disapproval of his family. While Daniel Llewlyn-Williams who stars in this one man show is full of charm and appeal that is not enough to sustain an 86 minute show. The character he plays is sweet and likable. However, the story is a bit hard to follow at times and a big draggy at others. If you see the name, Houdini and you think there will be magic in this show, and in fact the show is advertised as having magic in it, there is a little bit of actual magic in the show,and the magic is quite enjoyable. However, there is not much actual magic in the show and what there is is very basic. The show might have benefited from a little more magic both literal and figurative. It is worth seeing this show to see the delightful, Mr. Llewyn-Williams. However, hopefully he will come back in a show that is more worthy of his talent soon.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Funtivity Friday.

Photo credits: All A Regular Houdini production photos by Sheri Bankes.

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