Featured Member Reviews: Top Scoring Plays

Show-Score | By Ryan McCarthy | Jul 15, 2016

Every Tuesday and Friday, we're turning the spotlight on some of our favorite member reviews. Here are our picks for the week for our top-scoring plays. shows like "Puffs," "Small Mouth Sounds," and "Oslo!"

Today we're looking at the cream of the crop, some of our top-rated plays on Show-Score. It's easy enough to rave about a show, but what makes these member reviews stand out their specificity. They don't just tell us they loved the show, they do a great job of telling us why they loved it. Enjoy!


  • Did you see the show? Did you love it or think it's overrated? Leave your take in the comments!
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Victoria B 6193 gave Love in the Time of Cholera (El amor en los tiempos del cólera) a 90

90
Masterful, Exquisite, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing
July 11th, 2016

See it if You love magical realism. You are interested in creative staging and incredible acting. The characters come alive on the stage.

Don't see it if You are a slow reader/are not fluent in Spanish. You dislike stories that bridge the gap between real and imaginary.


itsdlevy gave Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic a 100

100
Quirky, Must see, Great writing, Funny, Clever
July 8th, 2016

See it if You want an off-beat take on Harry Potter than transcends parody to create something original and moving.

Don't see it if You know nothing about Harry Potter or are hoping for something with spectacle.


Swiftly 98 gave The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time a 97

97
Great acting, Great staging, Clever
July 12th, 2016

See it if You like a clever adaptation true to the novel, you like inspiring, heart-warming stories, you like British theatre.

Don't see it if You don't like plays, you have problems with children or autism, you don't like thinking.


Sam R 6195 gave Sense & Sensibility a 90

90
Great staging, Great acting, Dizzying, Entertaining, Clever
July 13th, 2016

See it if you like inventive, fast-paced theater that holds you to a high standard but never pushes you aside & always lets you in on the joke.

Don't see it if you only like traditional proscenium theater with a strict maintenance of a fourth wall and distance between you, the action, and the actors


Norma gave Oslo a 96

96
Masterful, Intelligent, Great writing, Ambitious, Absorbing
July 8th, 2016

See it if You are willing to listen and watch intently. This play is a true intellectual tour de force ! A brilliant depiction of historical events !

Don't see it if 3 hour plays are not your thing. no interest in watching the run up to an important historical event, the PLO and Israeli peace talks.


Chatter gave Small Mouth Sounds a 91

91
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Original
July 7th, 2016

See it if great character study about universal needs, fears, wanting to help but not knowing how; so much can be communicated without using words

Don't see it if you need a lot of action, or you're not willing to see a play with very few words; you're not into the subtle. But this is worth your time


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