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“Awesome entertainment”
Review of Penn & Teller

Penn & Teller
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Penn and Teller at the Rio Suite Hotel and Casino
Ranked #48 of 223 Concerts & Shows in Las Vegas
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Owner description: A live show of two magicians Penn and Teller, together they combine hilarious comedy and outrageous magic. The show is held in the Penn & Teller theater at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino.
Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
“Awesome entertainment”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

We had seen P&T years ago and loved the show. We were passing through Vegas on a road trip. The temps were too high to do anything outdoors, so we decided to catch this show. We were able to get tickets for the lower level, which is worth the extra cost. Before the show, you can come up on stage to inspect a couple of props that will be used in the show. The show itself is great, but is not the traditional, dramatic style. P&T tend to go against the overly-theatrical traditions of magic and create a fun and radical show that includes audience participation and some truly amazing illusions. They are funny and extremely talented. Another thing we really like about them is their accessibility to the audience. After the show, you can meet them in the lobby for a picture or autograph. Great fun!

Visited October 2012
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Burlington, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Can't get enough of these guys!”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

We LOOOOOVE Penn & Teller and this is the second time we've been to their show. All I can say is you HAVE to go to this show! I was honoured enough to be a part of it this time as one of their "audience volunteers" - needless to say, my iPhone ended up inside a dead fish. Buy seats in the front 8-10 rows is you want a chance to go up on stage.

Visited September 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Not at all appealing”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

I was expecting more entertainment. There was more talking by Penn than anything else. Even though it was a smaller theater, some of the tricks were hard to follow. Long explanations with little bang.

The final big finish was an elaborate trick where Penn and Teller shot at each other and supposedly caught the bullets in their teeth. An audience member drew something on each bullet to prove that they caught the real bullet. Ever try seeing a drawing on a bullet from the audience? Ridiculous.

Also the whole show had an undercurrent of angry libertarianism and patriotism. Rants about being searched at airports, gun rights, China's lack of a bill of rights. Things like that don't add to the entertainment value of the show for me.

Visited October 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2012

I have never been to such a boring show, fell asleep. In the lobby after the show people were moaning how boring it was. $58 wasted

Visited September 2012
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2012

Excellent show, very entertaining and humerous. You can meet them after the show - Teller is taller than I thought.

Visited October 2012
Thank Russell E
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