Alec Rigdon

New York City | 25-34 | Male
About:  Just a guy trying to see shows, travel the world, and eat pizza.
Reviews (76)
65
During previews
Lucy
West Village
Great acting, Confusing, Funny, Entertaining
February 2nd, 2023

See it if you enjoy wonderful onstage performances.

Don't see it if you want tightly written scripts with clear storytelling.

80
Wicked (Broadway)
Midtown W
Fluffy, Dated, Great singing, Entertaining
January 31st, 2023

See it if you love a modern Broadway standard with high production value.

Don't see it if you are a purist of the novel or want a score to feel fresh and contemporary.

Also I saw Wicked 19 years into its run and it is apparent that this show h... Read more Read less

70
The Far Country
Chelsea
Intelligent, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Slow
December 17th, 2022

See it if you like historical dramas told by an adept ensemble.

Don't see it if disconnected scripts are a turn off.

Also The Far Country is a commendable story but needs a bit more trimming a... Read more Read less

75
1776 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Clever
December 15th, 2022

See it if you enjoy updated takes on classic shows and powerhouse casts.

Don't see it if you like your theater subtle.

100
Intense, Hilarious, Great writing, Great acting, Ambitious
December 4th, 2022

See it if you want to challenge your ideas of theatre, freedom, and America.

Don't see it if you want a family-friendly fluff piece.

95
Great writing, Hilarious, Must see, Great acting, Enchanting
December 4th, 2022

See it if you love great humor and finding the perfect balance between heartwarming and heartbreaking.

Don't see it if you don't like the concept of hope.

80
Snow in Midsummer
East Village
Great staging, Riveting, Intense, Absorbing, Ambitious
November 27th, 2022

See it if you like well-executed ghost stories.

Don't see it if you don't like spooky scenarios or mystery.

75
Intense, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Entertaining, Confusing
November 27th, 2022

See it if you like ensemble pieces and spectacular swings and understudies.

Don't see it if you dislike messy endings.

70
Epiphany
Upper W Side
Resonant, Ambitious, Slow, Thought-provoking
November 27th, 2022

See it if you like ensemble pieces with great sets.

Don't see it if you want clear messaging in your drama.

75
Romantic, Quirky, Fluffy, Funny
November 27th, 2022

See it if you like reimaginings of classic stories.

Don't see it if you are a Shakespeare purist.

70
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Interesting, Great acting
November 27th, 2022

See it if you like Tesori and complicated characters.

Don't see it if you want a traditional book musical instead of (essentially) an opera.

75
Fun, Fluffy, Entertaining
November 27th, 2022

See it if you like Lifetime movies and great costume changes.

Don't see it if you expect excellent book writing.

80
Intelligent, Absorbing, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Intense
November 27th, 2022

See it if you want to challenge the landscape of American theatre.

Don't see it if you can't handle uncomfortable conversations.

95
Romantic, Epic, Great staging, Exquisite, Entertaining
November 27th, 2022

See it if you love spectacle, high energy performances, and jukebox musicals.

Don't see it if you are a purist of the film version.

75
Company (Broadway)
Midtown W
Overrated, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious
November 27th, 2022

See it if you like polished Broadway revivals and gender-swapped concepts.

Don't see it if you dislike 70s music or prefer simplistic productions.

55
Slow, Overrated, Fluffy, Dated
November 27th, 2022

See it if you like golden-era musicals.

Don't see it if you are easily bored.

97
Riveting, Must see, Great singing, Exquisite, Ambitious
November 27th, 2022

See it if you like stripped-down revivals of a Broadway classic with a stellar cast.

Don't see it if you dislike Sondheim or staged concert productions.

70
Chicago (Broadway)
Midtown W
Quirky, Funny, Dated, Entertaining
November 27th, 2022

See it if you like classic Broadway and stunt casting.

Don't see it if you want something that feels fresh.

95
Great staging, Riveting, Romantic, Masterful, Epic
November 27th, 2022

See it if you like seeing a fresh take on a classic story.

Don't see it if you dislike strong ensemble musicals with great writing.

80
Riveting, Intense, Great acting
November 27th, 2022

See it if you love a well-performed two-hander.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of intimate family drama.

90
Refreshing, Must see, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing
November 27th, 2022

See it if you enjoy brilliant performances in an intimate new play.

Don't see it if you are bored with straight plays.

65
During previews
Quirky, Great acting, Funny, Confusing
November 27th, 2022

See it if you like off-beat plays with humor and good performances.

Don't see it if you seek straightforward storylines.

80
Where We Belong
East Village
Resonant, Refreshing, Intelligent, Great writing, Absorbing
November 26th, 2022

See it if you wish to see more representation and discussion of native/indigenous lives on the American stage.

Don't see it if you prefer large casts and a lot of action.

60
Dated, Overrated, Great acting, Ambitious, Over-produced
November 26th, 2022

See it if you want to see a masterfully-acted one-man production of a holiday classic.

Don't see it if you are tired of A Christmas Carol.

25
Clunky, Slow, Excruciating, Disappointing, Cliched
November 26th, 2022

See it if you enjoy memoirs.

Don't see it if you want action or any sort of spectacle.

95
Thought-provoking, Raunchy, Refreshing, Hilarious, Great acting
November 26th, 2022

See it if you enjoy theater that challenges your expectations.

Don't see it if you are bothered by adult language, family drama, or sexual content.

90
The Hours
Upper W Side
Riveting, Must see, Intense, Great singing, Absorbing
November 26th, 2022

See it if you enjoy stunning music performed by world-class artists. The visuals are also masterfully integrated throughout the story.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of opera or topics of depression and self-harm.

90
For a previous production
Great acting, Enchanting, Masterful, Ambitious
December 12th, 2019

See it if you love Harry Potter, spectacular (and sometimes simple) stage effects, and a great ensemble doing wonders with a mediocre script.

Don't see it if you want the HP universe left alone after the original books. Or if you can't sit through more than a couple hours of a show.

Also Cursed Child isn't a perfect script, but the direction and cast does a... Read more Read less

65
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Clunky, Great singing, Ambitious
November 23rd, 2019

See it if you like dark, satirical, musical adaptations of Shakespeare.

Don't see it if you don't like gore onstage or less-than-perfect book writing.

Also Scotland, PA is a fun show, with a disappointing score and book. The o... Read more Read less

95
Clever, Great singing, Hilarious
November 19th, 2019

See it if you have been aching for a solid revival of a cult-classic musical. Staging and onstage talent is stellar.

Don't see it if you seek a complete re-imagining of this piece or can't stand (very) dark humor.

95
Expertly designed, Great staging, Eye-popping, Hilarious
July 31st, 2019

See it if you love a hilarious interpretation of a great movie. The book is hilarious, the staging is non-stop, and it looks great, to boot.

Don't see it if you expect a scene-by-scene recreation of the movie. There are several liberties taken with the story, but they all work very well.

70
Thought-provoking, Great dancing, Ambitious, Intense
July 31st, 2019

See it if you want a updated and dark retelling of an classic American musical. There are some fantastic performances and brilliant choreography.

Don't see it if you are a fan of the original staging or need everything to make sense. This reimagining doesn't hit the mark but does spark conversation.

85
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great acting
April 21st, 2019

See it if you love Hnath's writing, Metcalf's acting, or thought-provoking, political drama.

Don't see it if you seek a light, bubbly show.

80
Resonant, Funny, Great staging, Clever
April 11th, 2019

See it if you love Sondheim or pared down, imaginative interpretations of musicals.

Don't see it if you expect a blockbuster musical. However entertaining Merrily is, there is a reason it's not produced often.

35
Nature & Purpose
Soho/Tribeca
Excruciating, Confusing, Banal
January 7th, 2019

See it if you enjoy aggressive performance art.

Don't see it if you seek clear narratives or comfortable seats/leg room (practically none exists).

85
Ambitious, Hilarious, Breakneck, Great singing
December 20th, 2018

See it if you love Cher (duh). I'm not even her #1 fan and I still enjoyed it greatly. Plenty of top hits with some unexpected tunes thrown in, too.

Don't see it if you are looking for a super deep theatrical experience. There are plenty of emotional moments, but it's still coated in glitter.

100
Clever, Hilarious, Refreshing, Must see, Intelligent
December 17th, 2018

See it if you love good food, great theatre, and unique atmospheres.

Don't see it if you hate Shakespeare. But even then, it's a very refreshing adaptation of a rarely done classic.

90
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Resonant, Great acting, Funny, Masterful
November 28th, 2018

See it if you enjoy a great comedic script performed expertly in a wonderful, new, intimate Broadway theatre.

Don't see it if you dislike LGBTQ+ storylines or shows over 2 hours.

80
Entertaining, Great dancing, Fun, Must see
November 28th, 2018

See it if you enjoy spectacles, great dancing, and family friendly performances with wonderful designs in a great NYC landmark.

Don't see it if you want a stress-free experience. The theater is HUGE and security lines are atrocious.

85
Great acting, Refreshing, Relevant
November 13th, 2018

See it if you like historical fiction with a dose of comedy and feminism.

Don't see it if you aren't a fan of period pieces, Shakespeare, or backstage drama.

45
Sex Object
Chelsea
Slow, Indulgent, Some good acting, Funny at times
August 6th, 2018

See it if you're okay with a somewhat slow, newish play.

Don't see it if you expect big production budgets or a super clear story.

70
Skintight
Midtown W
Funny, Raunchy, Cliched
August 2nd, 2018

See it if you enjoy legitimately good comedic moments and can keep up with a fairly fast-paced script.

Don't see it if you seek a deep message at the end of it all. While the characters flit around finding a relevant moral, the stakes never feel high.

75
During previews
My Life on a Diet
Midtown W
Funny, Intimate, Great storytelling
July 22nd, 2018

See it if you enjoy first-hand accounts of Broadway and Hollywood ages past as told with a heavy dose of brassy humor.

Don't see it if you need more to look at than a woman in a chair and a projection screen. Delivered as a memoir rather than a play.

85
Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Enchanting, Great acting
July 18th, 2018

See it if you appreciate intimate scenes and unique storytelling, especially for a musical.

Don't see it if you expect big Broadway voices or dancing.

75
Fluffy, Fun, Great staging
July 13th, 2018

See it if you love big mid-century musicals.

Don't see it if you want something with edge.

79
Mary Page Marlowe
Midtown W
Great staging, Clever, Great acting
July 13th, 2018

See it if you love a drama that explores the ups and downs of a woman's life.

Don't see it if you expect a groundbreaking script.

85
Great singing, Funny, Dated, Quirky
July 13th, 2018

See it if you love the music of Jason Robert Brown or a semi-staged concert with great singers.

Don't see it if you prefer an overarching storyline.

70
Girls & Boys
West Village
Thought-provoking, Intense, Well designed, Intimate
July 13th, 2018

See it if you enjoy intimate storytelling by a very competent actress.

Don't see it if you don't care for one-woman shoews or can't handle graphic storytelling.

88
Great staging, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Ambitious
December 10th, 2017

See it if you love beautiful, intimate scenes in a complex spider web of a story.

Don't see it if you require a straight-forward, easily digestible play.

85
Indecent
Midtown W
Powerful, Thought-provoking, Well acted
July 19th, 2017

See it if you enjoy seeing a true story regarding a powerful topic and inventive staging.

Don't see it if you avoid drama with political undertones.