Allison 1313

New York City | 35-49

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Reviews (31)
79
During previews
Intelligent, Great singing, Resonant, Profound, Ambitious

See it if you love strong acting and musical performances, solo shows, explorations of race and family dynamics

Don't see it if you hate solo shows, want flashy sets, want everything clearly spelled out for you step by step, you hate issues of civil rights/race

Also The performances are both *amazing* but I wish the book was tighter an... Read more Read less

88
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense

See it if you want to see a powerhouse of a one woman show that's going to keep you rapt by an excellent performance for all of it's taut 80min run

Don't see it if you don't like one person shows or are looking for someone really light

30
Off Track (FringeNYC)
Lower E Side
Banal, Cliched, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if you're really into murder mysteries and like straight forward, plot driven, narrative storytelling

Don't see it if you don't like cliched characters that feel like they came out of an old gangster film or find dialogue & acting is more important than plot

74
Delightful, Great singing, Great acting, Intense, Resonant

See it if you like *great* acting, *great* singing, totally moving performances and some background on those killed in this shooting, or love gospel

Don't see it if you want a narrative to your theater, this show is more about moments and joyful full length gospel performances

79
Absorbing, Great singing, Great staging, Romantic, Entertaining

See it if you like accappella with strong voices, romantic shows, solid musical numbers (the best singing I saw at Fringe)

Don't see it if you're not interested in a romance and are looking for something utterly unique in your storytelling

93
Small Mouth Sounds
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Funny, Great acting

See it if you like a mix of humor and sincerity, you can enjoy stillness in your drama and silent physical comedy, you like to see adventurous theater

Don't see it if you want the same old thing, have a physical limitation keeping you from keeping your head turned for lengths, are offended by brief nudity

90
Held (FringeNYC)
East Village
Absorbing, Enchanting, Romantic, Masterful, Great singing

See it if you like great original music, excellent acting, beautiful singing, a touch of a fantasy plot, great relationships between characters.

Don't see it if you don't like non-linear storytelling or minimal sets.

60
The Crucible
Midtown W
Great acting, Confusing, Indulgent, Great writing, Great staging

See it if you like staging, effects, spectacle, sold acting, or Arthur Miller's dialogue.

Don't see it if you want the play to make sense as this production makes changes for the point of entertainment that undermine the entire show

83
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if you like solid, funny solo shows and thinking about diversity in entertainment. Good acting, thoughtful, totally enjoyable.

Don't see it if you don't like solo shows?

100
Ambitious, Exquisite, Masterful, Must see, Profound

See it if you can at all costs. Amazing, elevates and brings new levels to the material. Leaps and bounds better than the original staging

Don't see it if you are totally close minded, easily offended or have no heart

90
Funny, Original, Profound, Edgy, Great singing

See it if you like rock musicals

Don't see it if you're easily offended

90
Rent
Midtown W
Resonant, Relevant, Inspiring, Great singing

See it if you want to see one of the most important musicals in ushering in the modern musical

Don't see it if you don't like musicals or want something totally fluffy.

80
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Quirky, Romantic, Great singing

See it if you want good music and a female driven story, especially one that respects female friendships.

Don't see it if you want your romances 100% by the book storytelling or if you're the kind to be upset that not enough men's stories are highlighted

22
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated

See it if you are thrilled and amused by dirty talk.

Don't see it if you want more nuance to your comedy and don't find the idea of puppets saying dirty things enough to sustain your amusement.

75
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you like big spectacle, are interested in the Wizard of Oz, like good stories about women, fantasy.

Don't see it if you hear bad things about the current performers as the show sinks or soars based on the two leads chemistry.

100
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you like solo shows. Shows about family. Emotional shows. Funny shows. Smart shows. Good acting.

Don't see it if you have no heart.

78
During previews
Kings
East Village
Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like political comedy, are interested in the inner working of lobbiests, like female fronted shows

Don't see it if you have zero interest in politics

50
During previews
The Outer Space
East Village
Slow, Quirky, Cliched

See it if you love one man, musical shows, are into stories about married couples working through there issues, want something a little different

Don't see it if you find couples every day problems pretty boring, aren't moved by statements of general knowledge being presented as great insights

Also I think a lot of people will be really moved by this honestly, which i... Read more Read less

90
Wigs (FringeNYC)
East Village
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Masterful, Resonant

See it if you want to watch two masterful actors absorb you in a difficult story

Don't see it if you will be triggered by abuse or need less abstract theater (you have to go with the piece for a while to learn what's happening)

45
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid

See it if you love the Sound of Music and will be entertained by knowing references to the events of the film, or you have a strong interest in WWII

Don't see it if you don't like overly theatrical acting, don't know Sound of Music or aren't amused by purely referential humor

58
Flight (FringeNYC)
West Village
Fluffy, Indulgent, Banal, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if you like The Little Prince and performance art, you have young kids who like slow gentle theater

Don't see it if you're looking for a strong story, lots of depth, or amazing acrobatics. It's the central conceit of the play but it's not difficult stuff

49
Great acting, Disappointing, Confusing, Indulgent

See it if you want to see some really top notch acting. All four performers were excellent and I could almost believe their ludicrous actions.

Don't see it if you don't want to see what happens when a white guy thinks he can write an edgy play about race in America.

57
Tuck Everlasting
Midtown W
Delightful, Dated, Entertaining

See it if you want a cute little family musical with decent music or you are a big fan of the source material

Don't see it if you have high expectations or have no connection to the book (or film). If you're looking for something unique.

57
Entertaining, Dated, Intense, Disappointing, Great singing

See it if you're interested in excellent music and singing. The orchestration is amazing as are all the main singers.

Don't see it if you're looking for a strong narrative. The story is pretty cliche and reductive.

70
Once (Broadway)
Midtown W
Disappointing, Overrated, Slow, Great singing

See it if you like the music you've heard and you like a bittersweet romance.

Don't see it if you hated the movie or need quick pacing and a real sense of a plot moving forward

75
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant, Great singing

See it if you like pop rock musical theater and deep stories.

Don't see it if you are easily offended or stick to classic musicals

85
Entertaining, Delightful, Great staging, Refreshing, Great singing

See it if if you love dancing, musicals, diversity in your theater, inspiring stories

Don't see it if you can't swallow a deus ex machina

95
Ambitious, Great writing, Masterful, Must see, Great singing

See it if you love musicals with a wide variety of genres and you like deep, absorbing theater

Don't see it if you want your theater safe, you want the music to stick to classical broadway show tunes, or you just don't like musicals

95
Enchanting, Epic, Ambitious, Riveting, Exquisite

See it if if you have kids for sure you should take them to this but also as an adult if you love innovative costumes and sets

Don't see it if you are looking for something understated.

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Epic, Relevant, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if you aren't burned out on the hype yet, you've liked even one of the songs you've briefly heard, want more diversity in your theater

Don't see it if you are a racist, can't stand modern music in musicals, and only want very traditional classic musicals and aren't at all open

95
Absorbing, Enchanting, Profound, Must see, Great singing

See it if you like great music, great singing, deep storytelling, shows about families.

Don't see it if you don't like shows that aren't 100% happy all the way through or if talk of suicide can be triggering for you.