Amanda_with_an_a

New York City | 35-49 | Female
About:  Eating, drinking, theater.
Reviews (117)
95
During previews
Riveting, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like seeing actors at the top of their games tell a story that will tear your heart apart.

Don't see it if You want a light or upbeat night at the theater.

80
Resonant, Great singing, Delightful, Clever

See it if You love flawed superheroes and interpersonal drama

Don't see it if You're easily triggered by discussions of accidental death

70
Missing something, Funny, Clever

See it if You like when things go off the rails

Don't see it if You're looking for emotional connection or depth...

75
Funny, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if You like Debra Jo Rupp

Don't see it if You're looking for anything "edgy" about what's being said.

70
During previews
Confusing, Strange, Strong cast, Not sure what it's trying to say...

See it if You like the performers in the cast, and you want to be impressed by their performances

Don't see it if You're looking for a clear narrative, or you want a traditional Alice in Wonderland.

Also From the moment I walked in and saw a set depicting a London tube bomb... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Clever, Funny, Silly, Easy to embrace

See it if You like improv and want to marvel at performers creating something out of nothing

Don't see it if You don't like audience participation, or you want a long evening of theater

75
Great acting, Slow, Intense, Entertaining, Dated

See it if You want to see strong actors sink into some great roles, and you don't mind a little scenery chewing

Don't see it if You don't care about 2 middle-aged white guys dealing with their issues around perceived success and masculinity

80
Absorbing, Entertaining, Riveting, Clever, Great singing

See it if You are familiar with Marlene Dietrich and you enjoy a one person show

Don't see it if You don't like one person shows, you're looking for a linear story, as opposed to a character study

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

See it if You appreciate the slow burn of a plot unfolding.

Don't see it if You have a hard time with accents, and keeping track of lots of characters.

Also This is one of the best nights I've spent at the theater. What an incr... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Too long, Fussy set, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in a fallible Atticus Finch You're ready to talk about how respect must be earned You don't mind adults playing children

Don't see it if You don't want to sit for 3 hours You think it's strange to have few actors of color and no people of color on the creative team.

90
Great dancing, Riveting, Entertaining, Dated, Delightful

See it if You love music and dancing and have ever aspired to perform.

Don't see it if You want something edgy or modern.

90
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You're up for a peek into the decline of a force of nature. You appreciate laughter through tears.

Don't see it if You want something light or easy.

60
Confusing, Ambitious, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You know Oklahoma and are interested in exploring the idea of Judd as protagonist.

Don't see it if You're looking for big musical numbers or an upbeat night at the theater.

70
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Cliched

See it if You want to see Stockard Channing be incredible.

Don't see it if You don't like family drama, you don't see well in low light.

73
During previews
Clever, Funny, Uneven, Quirky

See it if You like a family comedy and don't mind real-time snooker games

Don't see it if You have trouble with accents, or you're looking for deep reflection. This is silly and fun.

85
During previews
Ambitious, Great acting, Masterful

See it if You like a one man show, and a tried-and-true WWI front lines story.

Don't see it if You don't like minimal production value, you want something light

Also This was a masterful performance. It was well adapted and acted with a... Read more Read less

60
Cliched, Some strong singers

See it if You want to enjoy snippets of lots of pop songs.

Don't see it if You want a meaty story

Also I felt pretty disappointed in this. A couple of the women are singing ... Read more Read less

78
Funny, Fun, Talented kids

See it if You like to see talented kids sing and play up a storm

Don't see it if You're looking for a deeper meaning

69
Slow, Confusing, Cliched

See it if You are interested in a deep-dive into one woman's intellectual awakening and extramarital affair.

Don't see it if You are hoping for any new insights to these themes or a resolution to the character's situation

Also After reading some of the other reviews, I feel like I saw a different... Read more Read less

89
Clever, Funny, Intelligent, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You want to hear Mike Birbiglia tackle the reasons not to have kids and how it happened anyway

Don't see it if You don't like blunt honesty about feelings and opinions that aren't the "appropriate" things to feel or say

70
Strong voices, Passionate, committed cast, Interesting set/lighting design

See it if You want to see a young cast giving their all to uneven material

Don't see it if You're triggered by sexual assault or gun violence, you don't like sad shows

Also This young cast is giving everything they have to a very difficult sho... Read more Read less

85
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a strong cast in a surprisingly relevant revival

Don't see it if You aren't interested in LGBT issues

70
During previews
Thought-provoking, Funny, Uncomfortable

See it if You're interested in an examination of what it means to be a culturally aware straight white male.

Don't see it if You want your plays to have a clear resolution or destination

Also I deeply regret going to this show by myself. I feel like I need to ta... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Great singing, Riveting, Ambitious, Scattered

See it if Anika Noni Rose is worth the price of admission alone, she shines. Listening to her sing in such an intimate space is a gift.

Don't see it if You want deep story. This is definitely told in broad strokes, with an operatic style.

Also The cast seemed to be having pitch issues this evening, I'm not sure i... Read more Read less

85
Enchanting, Great acting, Cliched, Romantic, Gorgeous dancing

See it if You can appreciate actors and dancers at the top of their game giving their all to less-than-stellar material

Don't see it if You don't like plot moved forward by dance, you can't stand waltzes or puppets.

80
Riveting, Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting, Clever

See it if You love a true spectacle

Don't see it if You don't want to be surrounded by millions of children

75
Ambitious, Great acting, Funny, Intelligent

See it if You like seeing actors create a world out of nothing

Don't see it if You're hoping for a full-blown staging

65
Overrated, Fluffy, Great singing

See it if You love Stephanie Block and/or Bob Mackie

Don't see it if You're looking for anything more than a greatest hits mega-mix

80
Great tapping, Great singing, Dated, Enchanting, Clever

See it if You like Cole Porter at his best

Don't see it if You dislike traditional musicals

80
Entertaining, Dated, Silly, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if You love old-fashioned Broadway shows with long dance breaks, great singing, and improbable plot resolutions

Don't see it if You want anything edgy or modern, this is pure schmaltz.

75
During previews
Great set, lighting and costumes, strong acting, weak voices

See it if If you've never seen a production of Merrily, this one gets the job done. The 1:45 running time is a blessed relief and the cuts make sense

Don't see it if You're looking for big voices, or you want a fully realized big musical. This feels like a black box production with a crazy set budget

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You are excited by the idea of immersing yourself in this refugee camp experience

Don't see it if You don't like interactive theatre, you like a linear plot.

Also Go early to experience the environment. Also, there is music after the... Read more Read less

85
Clever, Funny, Great singing, Silly, Fluffy

See it if You like barbershop harmony, and cheesy humor

Don't see it if You're expecting huge production

Also My friend and I found this production to be a sheer joy. Silly, but we... Read more Read less

80
Clever, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Raunchy, Resonant

See it if You're interested in finding out how girls grow into their sexuality, and how society treats them.

Don't see it if You're offended by frank sexual talk

75
Clever, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You like fast repartee and thinking about the nature of truth

Don't see it if You're looking to connect emotionally with the characters, you're looking for an ethnically diverse show.

80
Clever, Raunchy, Fluffy, Entertaining, Great set and lights

See it if You like silly, raunchy, pop musicals

Don't see it if You're looking for something with a lot of depth

90
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if You want a funny, poignant, heart-wrenching night at the theater

Don't see it if You don't support LGBTQ+ rights

75
During previews
Funny, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if You're interested in understanding how bad people rise to power. You're ready to cringe and laugh in equal measure.

Don't see it if You don't like minimalist productions.

85
During previews
Clever, Funny, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if You love the theater and appreciate stories about the process

Don't see it if You don't like "play within a play" shows or aren't interested in Sarah Bernhardt

Also This show is very well done and has nice pacing and interest. I would ... Read more Read less

60
Quirky, Thought-provoking, Confusing

See it if You already know the story of Hedda and want to see it in a totally unique one woman production

Don't see it if You want a fully fleshed production, or even a completely coherent point of view.

75
Cliched, Ambitious, Fluffy

See it if You want to see a Chinese fable in English put on by students and young actors

Don't see it if You're looking for a lot of depth.

85
Silly, Funny, Great singing, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if You like fun, silly musicals à la Desperate Measures or Once Upon a Mattress

Don't see it if You want a lot of depth, or you prefer classical music. You don't want to learn about gender-queer people or gay relationships

Also I got rush seats on Today Tix in the front row and had a blast watchin... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great staging, Great lighting, Great combat

See it if You're ready to commit 6 hours to the War of the Roses. You embrace a small cast in a small space creating a larger-than-life story

Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare or non-traditional casting or long stories with lots of characters

Also Due to timing, I saw Part II and then Part I the following night. I th... Read more Read less

80
Enchanting, Clever, Great acting, Incredible stagecraft and effects

See it if You want to be swept away into the wizarding world and are ready to gasp at the stage magic.

Don't see it if You aren't familiar with the HP universe, or you aren't ready to commit a full 7 hours (not including breaks) to the story.

Also I came into this experience with great familiarity with the books and ... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Cliched, Banal, Funny, Great singing, Insipid

See it if You want to see strong performers do heavily treaded material about relationships.

Don't see it if You're looking for new insight or to feel an emotional connection with the characters

80
Clever, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Funny

See it if You're interested in the science of consciousness and curious how it's captured by a 39 year-old white Canadian rapper.

Don't see it if You don't like audience participation, you don't like spoken word art pieces

75
During previews
Great singing, Resonant, Cliched

See it if You love listening to great bluegrass music and great singing. What a cast!

Don't see it if You're looking for a story told from a Native American's point of view

Also Stay for the 2nd half, even if you aren't feeling the first half. It's... Read more Read less

60
During previews
Muddled, Great set/costumes/cast, Weak book

See it if You want to see strong performers doing their best with less-than-memorable material

Don't see it if You're looking for insight into the era, or characters with whom you can empathize

Also I was very excited to see this show and this cast. Perhaps my expectat... Read more Read less

72
During previews
Silly, Slapstick, Funny, Fluffy, Scattered

See it if You have fun watching the ridiculous and absurd played for laughs

Don't see it if You are looking for something polished or serious

70
Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Indulgent

See it if You like french cabaret music and are interested in Suzy Solidor

Don't see it if You dislike audience interaction