Amy 6267

Astoria
About:  Grew up in musical theater, continues to sing and support the arts.
Reviews (14)
74
Great writing, Indulgent, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if You love retellings of Peter Pan, and enjoy a deeper look at how family drama and secrets can span and affect generations.

Don't see it if You don't like watching adults play child characters, are impatient with temperamental story pacing, or new, as-of-yet underdeveloped works.

Also The majority of the actors are fantastic, most notably Nya Noemi, who ... Read more Read less

60
Confusing, Great staging, Indulgent, Overrated, Slow

See it if you've listened to the music and already have a feel for what the story is about and love when actors dance in the aisles.

Don't see it if you have trouble with confounding and complex storylines or can't follow along with the lyrics of songs you've never heard before.

55
Ambitious, Confusing, Great staging, Slow

See it if you find creative set design intriguing and want to hear a timeless message.

Don't see it if you want a straightforward show.

85
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You love the movie and want to learn more about the characters, if you want a rip-roaring good time, or just to see Taylor Louderman shine.

Don't see it if You enjoy second acts that have better/quicker pacing than the first, or don't like shows with heavy use of projections.

85
For a previous production
Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining, Romantic

See it if you enjoy stories about friendships and intimate relationships, lots of dialogue, and clever sets.

Don't see it if you are looking for an epic story, a musical, and don't want to cry.

95
Absorbing, Clever, Profound, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy tales of fictional history, science, and peace; if you love music and a talented cast. Very relevant to today's troubling times.

Don't see it if you can't handle scenes of war, death, or unconventional choreography. Also if you don't like when actors cross the fourth wall.

Also The scenery was incredible, especially the Steam Brain--a wall of acto... Read more Read less

93
Must see, Refreshing, Riveting, Great staging, Resonant

See it if you like Alison Bechdel's work or want to see an honest portrayal of relatable characters who aren't normally represented in theater.

Don't see it if you're looking for a musically-driven musical and don't want to cry.

Also The setting was clever and evocative, the cast committed--especially t... Read more Read less

80
Riveting, Profound, Intense, Great singing

See it if you like unconventional musicals, stories of dysfunctional families, and artfully told intrigue and real events from the one who lived them.

Don't see it if very intense stories of personal tragedies, cults, and murder are not your thing, and you prefer the endings of shows to be clear cut.

95
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you love musicals that take a fresh approach to staging and music, want to experience all the hype, and aren't a historical stickler.

Don't see it if you haven't heard the songs and have trouble catching lyrics that go by too fast, or if you abhor hip-hop beats and/or diversity on stage.

73
Edgy, Great singing, Indulgent, Riveting

See it if You want to see the movie in a whole new light and love to hear '90s songs in their most powerful renditions with a high energy cast.

Don't see it if You don't like songs that are belted or feel uncomfortable watching simulated sexual acts.

70
Dated, Great singing, Ambitious, Great staging, Confusing

See it if You love Justin Peck's choreography, or wish for a chance to hear Renee Fleming's voice blow everyone else out of the water.

Don't see it if Marital abuse makes you uncomfortable, or if you're looking for a story ending that's happy and tidy.

80
Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Fluffy, Enchanting

See it if you like traditional theater, flashy sets, catchy music, and hilarious scenes.

Don't see it if you want a deeper story or hate Tony Danza.

Also The mother is hysterical. She steals the show!

100
Enchanting, Great singing, Masterful, Epic, Profound

See it if you love folk music, modernized Greek myths, theater in the round, and crying unabashedly in front of everyone.

Don't see it if you don't want to crane your neck to follow all the action, like not knowing what's going to happen at the end, can't handle seeing regret.

Also The best show I've ever seen. Still resonates, still on my mind, month... Read more Read less

52
Confusing, Slow, Ambitious, Weird, Absorbing

See it if you have a dark sense of humor and enjoy focusing on relentless scenes.

Don't see it if you're already tired, find philosophical musings boring, or have a good ear for classical music.

Also Musically this was hit and miss. Some of the singers were better than ... Read more Read less