Featured Member Reviews: Off-Broadway Week!

Show-Score | By Ryan McCarthy | Oct 4, 2016

Every Tuesday we're turning the spotlight on some of our favorite member reviews. Here are our favorite member reviews of shows that are part of Off-Broadway Week, including reviews of "The Imbible", "Public Enemy", and "Avenue Q"!

The only thing better than catching a great Off-Broadway show is catching a great Off-Broadway show for half price — and now through October 9th, you can! Check out our guide to taking part in Off-Broadway Week to see how you can snag 2-for-1 tickets for dozens of Off-Broadway shows. Not sure which to choose? Check out our favorite member reviews of Off-Broadway Week shows below!

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VSG gave The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking a 80

Absorbing, Intelligent, Original, Refreshing, Entertaining
September 27th, 2016

See it if You enjoy informative, insightful, witty presentations mixed with history and sociology, and stirred with good performances.

Don't see it if If your membership in AA conflicts with the topic of the show, you don't want to think and have fun at the same time.

Linda 22 gave The Roads To Home a 86

Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Witty
October 2nd, 2016

See it if You are a Horton Foote fan or someone who likes coversational plays. To see masterful performances. The title says it all.

Don't see it if You cannot pay attention to quick patter. You do not like plays that take time to unravel the story. You do not like plays from the 1920s.

Sergeant Peril gave Marie and Rosetta a 89

Great singing, Delightful, Enchanting, Important history
September 29th, 2016

See it if Illuminating view of a super-important musical relationship between two seminal gospel/rock singers. Amazing singing, dramatic surprises.

Don't see it if A good script but not theatrically as complex as you may want. The depth is sacrificed for the number of songs. But it's worth it.

AmyAmyAmy63 gave Public Enemy a 77

Absorbing, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking
September 30th, 2016

See it if you like taut, lean adaptations of classics. I was amazed that Harrower pared Ibsen down to 90 minutes but kept the punch. Entirely relevant

Don't see it if you expect lots of action, you don't have tolerance for exposition, you like your Ibsen uncut or you're uncomfy w/ audience participation.

Mama Rose gave Small Mouth Sounds a 86

Entertaining, Great acting, Refreshing
October 2nd, 2016

See it if You are interested in a show that is personal and sometimes surprisingly touching. Great characters. Beautiful direction.

Don't see it if Minimal (almost no) dialogue bothers you. Full frontal male nudity is an issue. Or limited neck mobility for the long runway style stage.

Brad Pontius gave Avenue Q (NYC) a 90

Hilarious, Entertaining, Quirky, Raunchy, Relevant
September 28th, 2016

See it if you want a hilarious adult version of Sesame Street. Surprisingly good commentary on adult subjects.

Don't see it if It's 'inappropriate'. That shouldn't be surprising, but definitely not an all-family show. Probably best not to bring the kids.

Andrew 4 gave Love, Love, Love a 79

Ambitious, Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Unnerving
September 30th, 2016

See it if you're a fan of the superb Amy Ryan, enjoy multi-generation family stories over 30+ years, like British atmosphere & people behaving badly

Don't see it if you find it hard to relate to extremely self-absorbed people, don't like anything about the 60's, whining and privilege turn you off