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Slava's Snowshow - Review

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by Lydia C. Lee (subscribe)
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Enchanting magical spectaular
I had already seen this show 3 times in the last 20 years, but when I saw it advertised, I knew I just had to take the kids. Fourth time, and it still didn't fail to enchant and delight everyone in our family. From 4 years old to 44, even the surly teen was swept away by the magic of Slava.

slava's snow show

It's very hard to talk of this show without giving away any of the surprises, so allow me to speak in riddles, and trust me that this show is for everyone, regardless of age, jadedness or art enthusiasm.

My insider tips, do not wear anything that can't get wet (just in case), get tickets down stairs and up the front if possible, and do NOT leave at interval. Stay put and wait.

The show is made up of simple images that weave a magic, a masterpiece of smoke and shadows and the resulting joy is infectious (at the end of the show, look around at the audience and the adults are as involved as the children, and it's the only time you see people lingering in the theatre well after the finale). The Daily Mail in the UK said "Suddenly the audience is young, innocent and transported with delight" and I think that is the essence of the charm of this production. Everyone is elated by the experience.

It's classic clowning, no language required, and Slava was one of the original clowns in Cirque du Soleil's Alegria. He then went solo with his own show, less acrobatics and more visual beauty. In my opinion, this show far eclipses anything else you will see in the theatre.

Alas the Sydney run at Theatre Royal is almost over finishing June 23, then onto Brisbane 26th - 30th June (Lyric Theatre), Canberra 3rd - 7th July (Canberra Theatre Centre), Melbourne 17th - 28th July (comedy Theatre) and lastly Perth (Regal Theatre) 31st July - 4th August. If you've been before, go again, I was amazed at how much enjoyment the performance brings. If you've never been, you simply must get a ticket!

The Paolo Conte song at the end reflects the total immersion and enchantment that is Slava's Snow Show perfectly "It's wonderful, it's wonderful, it's wonderful, I dream of you"

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Unfortunately I missed this show only because I was out of the country I hope it will come back again Do you if it comes back every year? I am sure my adorable grandchildren would love to see it and thank you for all the info you pass on
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