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New York City | 18-24 | Female

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Reviews (16)
96
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Ambitious, Relevant, Clever

See it if you enjoy creative takes on Shakespeare's classics, you want to see a cast of all (very talented and funny) women, you like creative staging

Don't see it if you want a classic Shakespeare setting or do not want to see anything cut from the original script.

Also The actresses were all fantastic and intriguing, with their readings m... Read more Read less

87
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you enjoy spectacle theater and want to see amazing puppetry like you've never seen before. You want to see the lead giving it her all!

Don't see it if you are looking for a more serious plot, or enjoy small and intimate shows

Also It's clear that the main draw here is the puppet, but it is worth the ... Read more Read less

88
Clever, Edgy, Absorbing, Ambitious, Relevant

See it if you are interested in connecting cultural themes and touchpoints from past history to today, you like edgy and non-traditional storytelling

Don't see it if you prefer more classic representations of history or traditional plot structure. You don't like dark comedy.

Also Very happy to see an all female creative team behind this. Interesting... Read more Read less

94
Delightful, Entertaining, Intelligent, Tasty, Quirky

See it if you enjoy learning about how cocktails are made in a light-hearted and humorous setting (with great food as well!)

Don't see it if you are under 21 or if you are solely a beer or wine fan.

95
Ambitious, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great writing, Masterful

See it if you want to see contemporary musical theatre at its finest, love hip-hop or "non-traditional" musical theatre songs, or are a history-buff

Don't see it if you are looking for a classic, Golden age Broadway musical

88
Great staging, Great ensemble, Quirky, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy heavy ensemble musicals, hopeful + welcoming characters, and a story about communities and how people interact with one another

Don't see it if the subject matter is too serious/painful for you

85
Intelligent, Refreshing, Slow, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if you are looking for a show different from "traditional" Broadway. If you are a fan of plays with smart dialogue and a slower pace.

Don't see it if you are looking for a fast-moving spectacle

Also Some might find the musical slow due to the pacing and the use of sile... Read more Read less

91
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, High production value, Great dancing

See it if you want to see a full spectacle - stunning ensemble dance numbers, beautiful songs, great acting, and a funny simple plot.

Don't see it if you are interested in more contemporary theatre, aren't attracted to star-casted shows, or are looking for a show with a serious message

87
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Quirky

See it if you enjoy musical comedy and great comedic acting with a heartwarming message at the end

Don't see it if you want a full blown musical spectacle; this is a smaller ensemble musical, but still packs in a lot of humor and energy!

95
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you want to see a well-written, stupendously acted story about the tensions in a Southern town immediately after the civil rights movement.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy intelligent plays or want something light

Also What an amazing first play by Harper. He did an excellent job revealin... Read more Read less

98
Enchanting, Great singing, Romantic, Must see, Profound

See it if you want to see fantastic acting and singing; a lovely story about love (friendship & romantic), being unsure of yourself, and living in NYC

Don't see it if you don't enjoy small ensemble musicals, want a book-heavy musical (the show is completely sung through) or don't want to cry and feel!

Also As a fan of "Ordinary Days" and having done it myself in college, I wa... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Edgy, Ambitious, Funny

See it if You want to see talented actors tell a story of a particular African American experience. A play that cleverly subverts genre and stereotype

Don't see it if You prefer traditional play forms (they break the 4th wall frequently) or don’t want to see a show about relevant and difficult topics

Also The cast are all incredibly talented actors commited to their characte... Read more Read less

85
Entertaining, Great singing, Funny, Raunchy, Relevant

See it if you enjoy Sara Bareilles' music, appreciate female driven theatre (both on and off stage!), and want a fun, uplifting story.

Don't see it if you prefer dance-heavy/spectacle

Also Check to see who is currently in the show, as they have a lot of great... Read more Read less

90
Delightful, Hilarious, Edgy, Relevant, Ambitious

See it if you want an energetic, uplifting, and fun musical experience. The songs are contemporary and catchy, and the show has a great message

Don't see it if you prefer more intimate or serious shows

95
Clever, Romantic, Riveting, Must see, Enchanting

See it if you want to see a detailed, immersive, cleverly designed environment, energetic and moving songs, or are interested in traditional fables.

Don't see it if you are not interested in seeing a show in the round

90
Great singing, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Resonant, Profound

See it if you love new and groundbreaking musical theatre with a resonant message, contemporary music, and a strong, small ensemble cast

Don't see it if you want large dance numbers or abundant spectacle