Aaron S.

Manhattan | 35-49 | Male
About:  Aaron Salazar is a New York City Director, Producer & Podcast Host. He is the Founder & Producing Artistic Director of Poseidon Theatre Company.
Reviews (38)
99
Last Man Club
West Village
Riveting, Profound, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Absorbing

See it if You like theatre that grips you from the moment the house lights dim performed by a masterful NYC Theatre Company.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy thought-provoking theatre.

Also Last Man Club creates a world of post-apocalyptic like atmosphere whil... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Great staging, Intense, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if You are or aren't familiar with this true-life tale of political heroism, and if you are a fan of environmental, site-specific theatre.

Don't see it if You like conventional settings for a story to take place in.

Also I went into this production knowing nothing about the story. I am so h... Read more Read less

70
Till We Meet Again
East Village
Ambitious, Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if You like stripped down theatre that focuses on the characters and story.

Don't see it if You don't like challenging dark independent theatre productions.

90
Gloria: A Life
Gramercy
Absorbing, Intelligent, Educational, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You want to have a real sense of the work of Gloria Steinem and the incredible woman who were key to the Women's Civil Rights Movement.

Don't see it if You have no interest in learning.

Also I went into this piece not knowing much about Gloria Steinem than the ... Read more Read less

95
Delightful, Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Great staging

See it if You want to have a truly hilarious and wonderful night at the Theatre.

Don't see it if You have no sense of humor or heart.

Also This intimate new musical is a tourdeforce of storytelling and the mos... Read more Read less

95
Mankind
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You love to be challenged by a piece of theatre.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable by the idea of common ideology being lampooned & questioned.

99
Dietrich: Natural Duty
Soho/Tribeca
Great acting, Must see, Masterful, Absorbing, Intelligent

See it if You are a fan of Marlene Dietrich, and/or love pitch perfect one person theatre. Truly an incredible performance.

Don't see it if You have no sense of culture, or like seeing what lies beneath the surface of a legend.

Also Peter Groom is a marvel to witness in this profoundly focused, nuanced... Read more Read less

98
Brilliant direction, Funny, Edgy, Incredible acting, Must see

See it if You like Kurt Vonnegut Jr. and dark comedy and enjoy watching a group of artists truly flex their creative muscles in this resonant romp!

Don't see it if You think that any play that challenges "normality" is "weird".

Also Wheelhouse Theatre Company has knocked it out of the park with this pr... Read more Read less

75
Touching, Solid acting, Uneven, Funny, Ambitious

See it if You want to support a first-time playwright, and enjoy intimate honest theatre.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy honest raw portraits of a family.

Also Scott Aiello's world premiere first play is taken from his experience ... Read more Read less

75
Nutcracker Rouge
Brooklyn
Fantastic dancing & singing, Raunchy, Entertaining, Sexy, Fun

See it if You want to see a very sexy take on the classic The Nutcracker. Infused with vaudeville, circus arts & song, all set in an immersive club.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with the human body & the exploration of sexuality in all it's forms.

Also First of all this cast is comprised of some of the most talented, danc... Read more Read less

99
Black Light
West Village
Enchanting, Must see, Relevant, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You want to be transported into a true NYC happening, filled with music, fashion, storytelling & heart.

Don't see it if You have no sense of whimsy or passion.

Also This show is a thing of pure theatre beauty I was transfixed by Miss... Read more Read less

100
High Noon
West Village
Exquisite, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful, Riveting

See it if You want to see an ensemble at their utmost best. True theatre artistry. The imagery is burned into the retina of my mind's eye. Incredible.

Don't see it if You enjoy kitchen sink theatre.

Also Full disclosure, this was my first Axis Company production. Their repu... Read more Read less

98
Relevant, Profound, Masterful, Intelligent, Must see

See it if You want to experience brilliant theatre artist's using the medium to truly communicate and create a collective experience.

Don't see it if You have a closed mind and long for a traditional "play".

Also I saw this production weeks ago and I am still processing the myriad o... Read more Read less

98
Soundstage
Soho/Tribeca
Absorbing, Masterful, Riveting, Epic, Exquisite

See it if You want to witness a phenomenal feast for the senses and support HERE Arts.

Don't see it if You have a closed mind.

Also Rob Roth is the real thing. A true artist working in mix media through... Read more Read less

77
During previews
Final Follies
West Village
Great acting, Funny, Quirky, Uneven

See it if You are an A.R. Gurney fan. Or if you have never seen his work and want to see it performed by a very talented group of theatre artists.

Don't see it if You are triggered by WASP culture.

Also I was only familiar with Gurney via The Cocktail Hour & Sylvia. This t... Read more Read less

100
Remnant
Brooklyn
Ambitious, Absorbing, Masterful, Resonant, Riveting

See it if You want to see a company truly push the form of interdisciplinary theatre & design, sound & mixed media, all while tackling truth.

Don't see it if You prefer the "conventionally created" form of theatre.

Also Theater Mitu has created an incredible theatre experience with REMNANT... Read more Read less

100
Must see, Masterful, Great singing, Great staging, Brilliant direction

See it if You want to witness a true rarity of Broadway. A real, sure-fire, smash. It's the Diamond that shines brightest on The Great White Way.

Don't see it if You have no sense of romance, fantasy, or a suspension of disbelief.

Also The Phantom Of The Opera is a true masterpiece of the craft of Broadwa... Read more Read less

100
Clever, Enchanting, Delightful, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You want to be transported into a world of musical comedy bliss, laughter and whimsy.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy a true musical comedy filled with heart that is overflowing with talent.

Also I saw SpongeBob Twice in a month and converted many a skeptic. I have ... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Delightful, Refreshing

See it if The music, the design, the talent & the choreography, meld together for a truly delightful piece of theatre. Some much needed light &joy.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy a good time.

90
Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Excellent direction, Great acting, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You love watching a new brilliant company on the rise.

Don't see it if You don't like excellent company theatre.

70
God Said This
West Village
Great acting, Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if You enjoy watching contemporary family drama with a dark comedic edge, that is steeped in sentiment.

Don't see it if You are looking for something that digs just a little deeper under the surface of the circumstances.

70
Bleach
Brooklyn
Ambitious, Edgy, Dark, Sexy, Intense

See it if You enjoy site-specific work in an immersive setting, with an intimate audience.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with a dark, sexual storyline.

Also Full disclosure, I saw this production the 2nd night of the run and ha... Read more Read less

90
Noura
Midtown W
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Resonant, Relevant

See it if You want to see a story of refugees making a new life for themselves while acclimating spiritually to find a balance.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy heightened text & symbolism, and a play that forces you to think long after it ends.

Also What I liked about this piece is that it is a nod to the Ibsen classic... Read more Read less

68
Great score, Ambitious, Uneven, Good concept, Clever

See it if You want to support a new theatre ensemble as they navigate their way through some very ambitious work in an intimate setting.

Don't see it if You long for cohesive even direction and acting.

Also This production of The First Maria Ensemble is truly a testament to am... Read more Read less

99
Funny, Masterful, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting

See it if A flawless production of this modern classic. Brilliant!

Don't see it if You don't like the exploration of the esoteric nature of the human condition.

Also Although this show has already come and gone. I had to score it becaus... Read more Read less

75
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Uneven, Whimsical

See it if You want to support The Classic Theatre of Harlem and see a delightful take on a holiday classic, with a community centered story.

Don't see it if You don't like reinterpretations of classics.

Also This production does a lovely job, truly harnessing the community & sp... Read more Read less

65
Great singing, Uneven direction, Unfocused, Fantastic dancing, Entertaining

See it if You want to hear some truly great Top 40 quality singers, and some fantastic dancers and great club light design.

Don't see it if You long for a clear storyline and a clear narrative and fleshed out characters.

Also If I could give this show multiple scores I would give it 100 for the ... Read more Read less

90
Daniel's Husband
Midtown W
Great acting, Relevant, Expert direction, Well paced, Heart wrenching

See it if You want to be surprised & moved by a play that evolves into something deeper than the sum of its parts.

Don't see it if You are homophobic and have no compassion or empathy.

Also Playwright Michael McKeever (under the fantastic direction of Joe Bran... Read more Read less

67
During previews
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Visually stunning, Epic puppetry, Stunning design, Uneven direction, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a bonafide Broadway spectacle. The Star of the show King Kong is worth the price of admission. It's incredible.

Don't see it if You yearn for any emotional depth or levels of humanity. More below...

Also First of all the visual sequences of this production have been hauntin... Read more Read less

78
Salome
Brooklyn
Ambitious, Edgy, Intense, Clever, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a rarely performed work of Oscar Wilde, that is saturated in theatre lore.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy exploratory theatre work.

Also This play is first and foremost a challenge. It is easy to see why it ... Read more Read less

85
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You want a good laugh and are a fan of SATC.

Don't see it if You don't have a sense of humor and are not a fan of SATC.

Also Kerry Ipema the "one woman" of this show is effervescent, smart & has ... Read more Read less

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You are craving a true Broadway play. The design, the cast & the subject are wonderful.

Don't see it if You don't like to watch a piece of theatre, about the theatre.

Also First of all: Janet McTeer is a miracle to behold on stage. Wow! Every... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Ambitious, Clever, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Bold

See it if You want to see an ambitious and bold reimagining of 2 titans of theatre.

Don't see it if Your taste level is traditional .

Also The juxtaposition of a very colloquial translation of Chekhov (Kimberl... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Ambitious, Great acting, Resonant, Riveting, Intelligent

See it if If you love Chekhov. Presented in an intimate setting with brilliant sound design by Will Pickens.

Don't see it if You have a low attention span and don't enjoy watching the human condition studied under a microscope.

Also Richard Nelson (co-translator) has directed a very human and approacha... Read more Read less

90
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Entertaining, Resonant, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a great new spin on the Broadway Musical Theatre Format.

Don't see it if You don't have any sense of empathy.

Also Waitress is a beacon of light in the fog of Broadway. Sara Bareilles's... Read more Read less

100
Sleep No More
Chelsea
Ambitious, Absorbing, Exquisite, Great staging, Masterful

See it if You want to truly experience a piece of dance based theatre, where YOUR CHOICES decided the outcome of your journey in their world.

Don't see it if You are chasing a traditional narrative or don't enjoy expanding your idea of a theatre experience.

Also Sleep No More is THE immersive experience I feel all others are hoping... Read more Read less

70
Fire in Dreamland
East Village
Clever, Ambitious, Intelligent, Great writing, Quirky

See it if If you want support the work of The Public Theatre and the work of a new director's premier in NYC.

Don't see it if If you don't enjoy watching art in the incubation stage of the process.

Also This production has all the elements of what makes for a great night o... Read more Read less

90
Profound, Resonant, Riveting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if If you have never experienced Sophocles before. This is the production to see. It is a feast for the senses and it is FREE. Go.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy wonderful, visually stunning free theatre.