Alison T

New York City | 50-64 | Female
About:  Love the theater and enjoy both Broadway and off Broadway. Prefer the theater to tv and try to go 2x per week. What a blessing to live in NYC.
Reviews (63)
94
Resonant, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You liked the movie or the book. The great interpretation was amazing and gripping. The acting was terrific.

Don't see it if You don’t like to see a play that mirrors a movie or you are not interested in the theme of racism in the Deep South.

73
Proof of Love
West Village
Slow, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like a one person show in an intimate setting. Acting was good.

Don't see it if You want a “bigger production” with a new innovative plot. I felt like the script was not that original.

88
Resonant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like intense drama with great acting and intelligent script

Don't see it if You don’t like one woman shows that have a limited set in an intimate setting.

84
During previews
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want to see great acting and singing and great sets. The music was terrific and you felt you were taken on a journey to the netherworld

Don't see it if You want a story that is realistic and you don’t like mythology and symbolism.

79
During previews
Disappointing, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You enjoy great singing and good acting and a circle in the square atmosphere.

Don't see it if You really enjoyed the original. I missed the great dancing and the big show stopping numbers. The remake did not measure up for me.

75
A Second Birth
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if You like a show that is entertaining with good acting and a happy ending. Learning aspects of a different culture is always fun for me.

Don't see it if You need comfortable seats and a splashy set. Theatre is small and it was difficult to sit in the hard fold up chairs for the duration.

78
36 Juniper
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You like intimate plays well representing our times and the way millennials face life challenges

Don't see it if You want a up-lifting light play. This play is intense.

89
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Riveting

See it if You want to be wowed by the sets and puppetry. When Kong came out the first time, it was awe inspiring. It is a technological marvel.

Don't see it if You want a traditional musical with songs to remember and a storyline you will think about in the future.

87
Daniel's Husband
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if You like an intimate show that makes you feel something. Acting and writing were excellent

Don't see it if You are into more splashy shows and do not feel comfortable with gay themes.

83
Entertaining, Intelligent, Resonant, Great acting

See it if You enjoy history and a well acted one man show in an intimate setring

Don't see it if You are not interested in a one man show that focuses on the life of Harry Truman as president.

86
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Hilarious, Refreshing

See it if You are a fan of the tv show Sex in the City. Great writing and great laughs. It is the way a parody should be. Great energy.

Don't see it if You have not seen Sex in the City or you are not a fan

80
Private Peaceful
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Resonant

See it if Excellent performance. At times I had difficulty with the accent but overall, I was completely absorbed in the characters all played by one

Don't see it if You have difficulty with accents or you don’t like one actor playing several parts.

77
During previews
Great acting, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy an intimate setting with great acting and interesting writing

Don't see it if If you like a big splash and more action than “conversation”

77
Clever, Intelligent, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy rap and want to see something quite different

Don't see it if You want a typical play with a simple theme.

Also The play was quite interesting but the audience questions did nothing ... Read more Read less

83
During previews
Dan Cody's Yacht
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You enjoy great acting and shows that have a moral dilemma

Don't see it if You want a short play that is light and stays on the surface.

82
Great acting, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy a psychological play including many dysfunctional people that is well acted and moves quickly

Don't see it if You enjoy light fluffy plays with happy go lucky characters

79
A Brooklyn Boy
East Village
Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if You want to see an intimate show with great intensity. The acting was terrific and you quickly became part of his life.

Don't see it if You want a comfortable seat in a bigger theatre with many actors and a joyful plot.

82
During previews
Feeding the Dragon
West Village
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy a look into the life of a women, like one person shows and enjoy intimate theatre

Don't see it if You are tired of one person shows and want to see a more splashy play

82
Harry Clarke
West Village
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy excellent acting and want an intelligent relevant theatre experience

Don't see it if You want a flashy show with many actors and big sets.

79
Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy, Funny

See it if You want an escape. Just entertaining and fun to watch without being too memorable. Predictable but enjoyable.

Don't see it if You want a deep, thoughtful plot. No surprises here as the script is very predictable.

74
During previews
Dated, Great singing, Cliched, Great staging

See it if You like revivals. Dancing and sets were quite good but overall I was disappointed.

Don't see it if You like true chemistry between the actors. To me, actors were miscast and show seemed to drag. Pretty dated.

76
20th Century Blues
Midtown W
Relevant, Entertaining, Resonant

See it if You enjoy plays about women’s life experiences and friendship. It is not that fresh or new but still entertaining. Go with a good friend.

Don't see it if You want a fast moving innovative play. It’s a little overdone but still makes you feel something.

77
During previews
The Parisian Woman
Midtown W
Relevant, Clever, Intelligent

See it if You like Uma Thurman and you want a women’s perspective of political advancement and manipulation

Don't see it if You are a real Trump fan. You may be offended.

79
During previews
Who's Holiday!
Midtown W
Clever, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You want to laugh and just enjoy yourself for the evening. Terrific acting

Don't see it if You want a heavy theme or you get a bit annoyed with a play of rhyme.

91
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You want to be transported to a different place and enjoy a slice of life with great acting and great singing

Don't see it if You want a typical musical with big sets and big costumes

87
All My Sons
Midtown W
Great writing, Resonant, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy a great story and terrific acting. A wonderful performance

Don't see it if You like light hearted musicals primarily

78
Indulgent, Slow, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You are a great fan of Cher’s music and costumes. The talent was excellent. The script could have been better.

Don't see it if You don’t like Cher or her music. It is not that original as Donna Summer also had more than one person playing her during the show.

82
Miracle in Rwanda
Midtown W
Resonant, Profound, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see great acting and writing about a woman’s survival and her subsequent journey to forgiveness.

Don't see it if You want a splashy happy show with a large cast and grand sets

79
During previews
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You enjoy a fun entertaining splashy show with good music and great acting. It helps to be a Beetlejuice movie fan

Don't see it if You like serious shows based in reality or you are not a Beetlejuice fan.

80
Relevant, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You like an intimate play from another culture that is realistic but also optimistic

Don't see it if You don’t speak Spanish and do not like reading subtitles.

88
After
Midtown E
Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want to see great writing that is very relevant to today’s times. Acting was terrific and it was very powerful

Don't see it if You want a light hearted play that will put a smile on your face.

71
Banal, Disappointing, Great singing, Overrated

See it if You want to feel a taste of the south. It was ok but I found myself looking at my watch which is never a good sign

Don't see it if You want to recognize Dylan’s music. I am a Bob Dylan fan and didn’t recognize several of the songs. It was too long for me.

92
During previews
The Hello Girls
Midtown E
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You like talented cast that are also amazing musicians. The play provides some history about women and the army and it is so entertaining.

Don't see it if I can’t think of a reason not to partake in this wonderful play. The only downside is that it is leaving by the end of Dec.

75
Honors Students
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Profound, Relevant

See it if You enjoy intense drama and are interested in teenage issues. Very intimate setting and it felt very real.

Don't see it if You want a light comedic performance. This was a dark show but very absorbing.

84
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if If want to be a part of a relevant, intelligent theatre experience. Very absorbing

Don't see it if If want a light musical with a happy ending

48
Rat Pack Undead
Midtown W
Banal, Disappointing, Quirky, Slow

See it if You like ok singing in a night club atmosphere. This didn’t do it for me. I found the lyrics annoying rather than funny after the 1st song

Don't see it if You liked the original rat pack. These singers are not the same and the show was a bit boring to me.

75
Wild Abandon
Chelsea
Intelligent, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy an intimate setting with a talented actress/musician. Very enjoyable performance.

Don't see it if You want a splashy big musical with a linear plot and a big cast

71
During previews
Less Than 50%
Midtown E
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy comedy and good acting. It is creative as a play within a play

Don't see it if You like a linear plot. The very thing that makes the play creative contributes to confusion. Hard to tell the reality from the fiction.

47
During previews
Fruit Trilogy
West Village
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if You want to witness a really weird trilogy and you enjoy Eve Ensler

Don't see it if You want a plot with connections between the stories. This was not my cup of tea and I found it confusing and a bit “in your face”.

45
Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if You like a very small theatre experience. That is being generous. I truly have nothing positive to say.

Don't see it if You value your time. The writing was poor and the actors did the best they could but couldn’t salvage the show.

Also One audience member laughed the whole time because the script was so b... Read more Read less

49
Dress of Fire
West Village
Banal, Disappointing, Slow

See it if I can’t think of a reason to see it unless maybe you have a friend or relative in the play

Don't see it if You want to see amazing acting, an interesting story, comfortable theatre. This was not at all my cup of tea. I was extremely disappointed

79
My Brilliant Divorce
West Village
Clever, Entertaining, Relevant, Banal

See it if You want to see Melissa Gilbert all grown up. She is entertaining although the story was nothing new and the ending was predictable.

Don't see it if You want something different or you are not a fan of Melissa Gilbert

88
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if You like a fast moving entertaining musicals with great acting and singing

Don't see it if You are not into musicals or big stage productions.

75
Entertaining, Disappointing, Relevant

See it if You want a little information about how a Broadway production comes alive

Don't see it if You are a real theatre buff and you want a more in depth description and hands on approach. There were too many videos so not worth the $

Also I would have liked to go onto the stage and perhaps get a birds eye vi... Read more Read less

84
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You want an intimate theatre experience and a sweet story with believable characters and enjoyable music. I even shed a tear.

Don't see it if You want a glitzy big musical production with big dance numbers and a big plot.

79
During previews
Delightful, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You just want a good laugh and an enjoyable evening.

Don't see it if You are easily offended or don’t enjoy “raunchy” performances.

69
During previews
Counting Sheep
Financial
Great staging, Intelligent, Intense, Ambitious

See it if You like interactive theatre or you want to see something very different.

Don't see it if You want to stay quiet and in your seat or are expecting a usual play. I think this play is geared toward the young. (20-40).

67
During previews
Hundred Days
East Village
Indulgent, Disappointing, Great singing

See it if You enjoy a concert type performance. It is a bit redundant for me as the songs all sounded pretty much the same

Don't see it if You expect memorable music or great acting. It was ok but not not great and I was disappointed in the story.

86
Spamilton
Midtown W
Funny, Great writing, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You want a great evening of fun and clever writing, great singing and acting.

Don't see it if You have not seen Hamilton.

70
Fire
Midtown W
Confusing, Dated, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy actors playing lots of roles in an intimate setting and enjoy a story based on a historical event

Don't see it if You want an uplifting deep story that is not confusing