Invisible Tango

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Invisible Tango
Created & Performed by Helder Guimarães
Directed by Frank Marshall
Original Music by Moby
Magic sensation Helder Guimarães returns to the Geffen with the world premiere of his one-man show, Invisible Tango. Directed by legendary film producer and director Frank Marshall (Jurassic World, Indiana Jones, Goonies, Back to the Future), Invisible Tango explores the nature of secrets and how far we are willing to go to discover them. In the midst of the information age and our culture of over-sharing, Guimarães challenges our interaction with the unknown and explores how we can embrace the magic of wonder and mystery. Guimarães last amazed and charmed Geffen audiences in the smash hit Nothing to Hide, the two-man magic show that extended four times before transferring to New York.

Reviews

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"Entertaining, literary, brilliantly acted and masterfully produced, Mysterious Circumstances is bound to become a classic... Simply put, this is some of the best theater you will find anywhere.The story and the production design will carry you away to a world of imagination and mystery that you won’t want to leave. "

sweet - Julie Riggott - Culture Spot LA - ...read full review


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"He is at once both good and extremely entertaining, with most of his acts unique and full of mystique, like things you’ve never seen or imagined before. He is like the Cirque de Soleil of Magic. He seems to make playing cards appear out of nowhere and end up in a glass jar. He also plays a perfect poker and bridge game, beating the odds of Vegas’ dealers! He can easily go on America’s Got Talent and win! He is also a superb quick change artist with a variety of stories, situations and tricks, with audience interaction galore. It is perhaps his standout charm, humor and dialect that wins over the audience members as he converses and invites them on stage with them. At show’s end, a mysterious enigma is solved leaving the audience in bated breath, wanting even more."

sweet - Bonnie Priever - Curtain Up - ...read full review


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"Go see the one man show “Invisible Tango” starring Portuguese storyteller and master card illusionist Helder Guimarães­ premiers at the Geffen Playhouse. Under the direction of Frank Marshall (Indiana Jones, Back to the Future, Seabiscuit, The Color Purple, Sully, and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), the performer shares his personal perspective of experiencing serendipity through telling a story about the occurrence and development of events."

sweet - Jill Weinlein - On Stage Blog - ...read full review


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"The show is on surer footing when it comes to card tricks rather than dramaturgical ones but there are enough ‘oh, wow’ moments on both fronts to make it a great evening. And, if you go into this magic show primed to be both dazzled by cards and reflect on why you choose what you choose - then you’ll leave the 80 minute show with more than a fun, light evening of entertainment."

sweet - Anthony Byrnes - KCRW - ...read full review


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"The journey is tied together by the end of the one act, and the final trick is mind-boggling and perfect. Eighty minutes go by very quickly watching this creative multi-talented performer and his captivating tale."

sweet - Patricia Foster Rye - Larchmont Chronicle - ...read full review


Jordan Riefe
"Helder Guimarães does card tricks, and he does them better than anyone else. For audiences that demand the best in that field, look no further."

sweet - Jordan Riefe - Hollywood Reporter - ...read full review


Stephen Fife
" Invisible Tango has all the subtlety and beauty of a novella by that Argentinian word-magician, Jorge Luis Borges. As with Borges’s best stories — and unlike almost every other magic show I have seen — this theater event will stay with me for a very long time. My congratulations to Guimarães and to those who have collaborated with him to create this lovely and entertaining meditation on the enigma of human existence. - RECOMMENDED"

sweet - Stephen Fife - Stage Raw - ...read full review


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"Created and performed by Helder Guimaraes, a Portuguese-born magician now residing in L.A., Invisible Tango mixes fabulous card tricks with personal storytelling in a masterful and captivating way. When not gasping with amazement at his legerdemain, the audience sits entranced by his way with words. A small, bespectacled chap with a lively, vibrant personality, Guimaraes knows how to talk to strangers, form a human connection with them, catch them up in his spell."

sweet - Willard Manus - Total Theater - ...read full review


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"His card tricks, performed at a table facing out to the audience, reliably astonish. Theatergoers who are asked to remember their chosen cards have the opportunity to shuffle the deck to their utmost satisfaction. What Guimarães does with these cards only a magician of his caliber can explain. The lay crowd, unable to decide whether the magic is a preternatural feat of memory or a comparatively banal sleight of hand, must surrender to amazement."

sweet - Charles McNulty - LA Times - ...read full review


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"Entertaining, literary, brilliantly acted and masterfully produced, Mysterious Circumstances is bound to become a classic... Simply put, this is some of the best theater you will find anywhere.The story and the production design will carry you away to a world of imagination and mystery that you won’t want to leave. "

sweet - Julie Riggott - Culture Spot LA - ...read full review


Avatar
"He is at once both good and extremely entertaining, with most of his acts unique and full of mystique, like things you’ve never seen or imagined before. He is like the Cirque de Soleil of Magic. He seems to make playing cards appear out of nowhere and end up in a glass jar. He also plays a perfect poker and bridge game, beating the odds of Vegas’ dealers! He can easily go on America’s Got Talent and win! He is also a superb quick change artist with a variety of stories, situations and tricks, with audience interaction galore. It is perhaps his standout charm, humor and dialect that wins over the audience members as he converses and invites them on stage with them. At show’s end, a mysterious enigma is solved leaving the audience in bated breath, wanting even more."

sweet - Bonnie Priever - Curtain Up - ...read full review


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"Go see the one man show “Invisible Tango” starring Portuguese storyteller and master card illusionist Helder Guimarães­ premiers at the Geffen Playhouse. Under the direction of Frank Marshall (Indiana Jones, Back to the Future, Seabiscuit, The Color Purple, Sully, and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), the performer shares his personal perspective of experiencing serendipity through telling a story about the occurrence and development of events."

sweet - Jill Weinlein - On Stage Blog - ...read full review


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"The show is on surer footing when it comes to card tricks rather than dramaturgical ones but there are enough ‘oh, wow’ moments on both fronts to make it a great evening. And, if you go into this magic show primed to be both dazzled by cards and reflect on why you choose what you choose - then you’ll leave the 80 minute show with more than a fun, light evening of entertainment."

sweet - Anthony Byrnes - KCRW - ...read full review


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"The journey is tied together by the end of the one act, and the final trick is mind-boggling and perfect. Eighty minutes go by very quickly watching this creative multi-talented performer and his captivating tale."

sweet - Patricia Foster Rye - Larchmont Chronicle - ...read full review


Jordan Riefe
"Helder Guimarães does card tricks, and he does them better than anyone else. For audiences that demand the best in that field, look no further."

sweet - Jordan Riefe - Hollywood Reporter - ...read full review


Stephen Fife
" Invisible Tango has all the subtlety and beauty of a novella by that Argentinian word-magician, Jorge Luis Borges. As with Borges’s best stories — and unlike almost every other magic show I have seen — this theater event will stay with me for a very long time. My congratulations to Guimarães and to those who have collaborated with him to create this lovely and entertaining meditation on the enigma of human existence. - RECOMMENDED"

sweet - Stephen Fife - Stage Raw - ...read full review


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"Created and performed by Helder Guimaraes, a Portuguese-born magician now residing in L.A., Invisible Tango mixes fabulous card tricks with personal storytelling in a masterful and captivating way. When not gasping with amazement at his legerdemain, the audience sits entranced by his way with words. A small, bespectacled chap with a lively, vibrant personality, Guimaraes knows how to talk to strangers, form a human connection with them, catch them up in his spell."

sweet - Willard Manus - Total Theater - ...read full review


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"His card tricks, performed at a table facing out to the audience, reliably astonish. Theatergoers who are asked to remember their chosen cards have the opportunity to shuffle the deck to their utmost satisfaction. What Guimarães does with these cards only a magician of his caliber can explain. The lay crowd, unable to decide whether the magic is a preternatural feat of memory or a comparatively banal sleight of hand, must surrender to amazement."

sweet - Charles McNulty - LA Times - ...read full review