Alyse the Crank Critic

Washington, D.C.
About:  Theater is my soul food. I prefer straight plays to musicals, dark and comedic over light and fluffy, classic and realistic to experimental or expressionist. None of these rules apply if the production is just plain excellent. Have high expectations and will give 80s only if something is exceedi... Read more Read less
Reviews (2)
75
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great staging, Not quite there, Musically and lyrically disappointing

See it if you like a dazzling show with fun lights, set, dancing and having the audience play an interactive role. You loved War and Peace.

Don't see it if You like your musicals lyrical or musically diverse, you go to the theater for great writing and lyrics.

80
Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Generally well-acted, superbly in one case

See it if You like well-written dark family dramas, Irish accents, strong acting.

Don't see it if you prefer a lot of scene changes and new characters, you can't take dysfunctional families and brutal relationships.