Anna A

Brooklyn | 25-34 | Female
About:  Freelance stage manager, love seeing immersive, dance, minimalist, and contemporary shows. Devised movement based theatre is the bomb dot com
Reviews (62)
95
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy Shakespeare set in modern times, thus making it more relatable and easier to comprehend

Don't see it if You don't enjoy Shakespeare, or believe it should be kept in the 1600's style

97
Absorbing, Great staging, Epic, Riveting, Must see

See it if You enjoy Malloy's work or electro popera's, or want to see what all the well deserved hype is about!

Don't see it if You don't like war and peace, or songs with no dialogue

87
During previews
Life According to Saki
East Village
Absorbing, Delightful, Great staging, Quirky

See it if You enjoy British theatre or quirky short stories

Don't see it if You dislike fringe show and shorter plays

74
The Oregon Trail
Upper W Side
Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Slow

See it if You enjoyed the game as a child, or were a youth in the 90's- a nice bit of flashback to the era and the age of awkwardness

Don't see it if You did not enjoy the game, or plays with dual story lines- two separate stories a couple hundred years apart

80
Babel
East Village
Absorbing, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy modern dance, stories that can relate to today's political and environmental climate

Don't see it if You want a script, or a show that you don't have to think about the meaning of movements

92
During previews
Absorbing, Great singing, Great staging, Relevant

See it if You enjoy Jonathan Larson, want to see a show that helped lead musical theatre where it is today (songs all sound modern despite 20+ years)

Don't see it if You aren't a fan of Rent or Larson, or don't like shows about life in NYC

79
Matilda
Midtown W
Delightful, Great staging, Quirky

See it if You are a fan of Roald Dahl or Tim Minchin, the composer

Don't see it if You want something like the movie, or the best acting ever- but the kids are fantastic, and Matilda was a great actress for how young she is

72
During previews
The Good Earth
Soho/Tribeca
Great staging, Original, Thought-provoking, Great singing

See it if You like British dramas or physical theatre

Don't see it if You want a clear, easy to follow plot and a definitive ending

97
Privacy
East Village
Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent, Must see, Profound

See it if You interact at all with the Internet, or have questions about online security

Don't see it if Everyone should see it. Even at its base, it's a highly informative show

75
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Dated, Great staging, Masterful, Great singing

See it if You want to see classic Fosse choreography or a classic Broadway show. Also fun to watch the guest actors (Jaime Camil is incredible)

Don't see it if You want a flashy, set and props and costume heavy show. This is presented in the style of vaudeville and could use some sound rebalancing

63
Himself and Nora
West Village
Disappointing, Confusing, Raunchy

See it if You love James Joyce or like having half the songs turn into excuses to make lewd gestures

Don't see it if You aren't familiar with James Joyce

80
Bright Star
Midtown W
Enchanting, Great staging, Original, Quirky

See it if You are a fan of bluegrass or Steve martins recent musical ventures, like folkie stories about the south, or want to see a well utilized set

Don't see it if You dislike bluegrass or southern accents.m, or if you want a show without a predictable and simple plot (still a charming show, nonetheless

73
During previews
Peer Gynt
East Village
Great acting, Great staging, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy existentialism, Ibsen dramas, or any of the fine actors in this production. The lighting, while simple, was also wuite effective

Don't see it if You dislike Ibsen, somewhat confusing storylines, or minimalist sets.

76
During previews
Friend Art
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Original

See it if You enjoy contemporary plays about relationships and (somewhat) young adulthood. Set and sound design were great

Don't see it if You don't like somewhat random plots, a character/actor that isn't up to par with the rest of the cast, or characters that are selfrighteous

90
City Stories
Midtown E
Great acting, Great writing, Romantic, Refreshing, Original

See it if You enjoy British love stories, or descriptive shows. It's told, not shown, but works fantastically

Don't see it if You don't like cabaret style theatre, or don't like lyrical monologues and fantastical events or love stories

41
During previews
Evening - 1910
West Village
Slow, Confusing, Well sung

See it if You enjoy harmonies and sung through shows and enjoy working very hard to find the story

Don't see it if You like well lit shows, shows with plots, or shows that make any sense at all

70
During previews
Confusing, Great acting, Funny, Original, Quirky

See it if You enjoy British comedy, and enjoy a show with twists that have unexpected results on your takeaway of the show

Don't see it if You like every plot point to pay off, or everything to make sense. Some of what happens just happens

78
During previews
Great acting, Intense, Profound, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You like shows that make you uncomfortable in your seat, and make you leave the theatre affected by what you saw, and makes you talk

Don't see it if You don't like graphic violence (while minimal, it is there), life conversation, or are uncomfortable with confrontation.

69
Caenis
Chelsea
Confusing, Edgy, Intense, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy physical theatre, or avant grade theatre. Very similar to work being done at the Flea Theatre

Don't see it if You are familiar with the myth and would dislike seeing some of the action performed onstage (I recommend reading the myth before seeing)

78
Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting, Romantic, Funny

See it if You enjoy older musicals, or would like to see some stars on stage in fitting roles (Jane Krakowski steals the show. Very talented)

Don't see it if You dislike older musicals, or high soprano songs. This is also a feel good musical, doesn't delve too far below the surface

79
Delightful, Great staging, Romantic, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy older musical theatre, long orchestrations, and dance breaks (of several different genres)

Don't see it if You don't like Cole porter, ballet, or want a musical that will make you think. This one is really just a feel good show

85
Into The Woods
Midtown W
Clever, Ambitious, Great staging, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy Sondheim and/or minimalist productions with unconventional props and sets

Don't see it if You like exclusively fully polished and glitzy productions

94
The Wildness
Midtown W
Clever, Enchanting, Original, Quirky, Funny

See it if You enjoy new musicals on the quirkier side

Don't see it if You dislike immersive-esque theatre or modern rock-pop

87
Straight
Midtown W
Absorbing, Funny, Resonant, Must see, Great acting

See it if Modern labels confuse you

Don't see it if You're Donald trump

71
During previews
I And You
Midtown E
Confusing, Slow, Quirky, Great staging, Clever

See it if You like slowish shows with big teists

Don't see it if You like constant plot action and movement

92
For a previous production
Clever, Hilarious, Quirky, Must see

See it if You like extremely well done slap stick humor and actors nightmare situations

Don't see it if You weren't a fan of noises off, this is similar

91
Beardo
Brooklyn
Absorbing, Raunchy, Quirky, Must see, Great singing

See it if You enjoy Romanov history or Dave Malloy shows. Very quirky and saucy and weird. Fabulous

Don't see it if Sexual dances make you uncomfortable, or shows that make complete historical sense

71
During previews
Confusing, Great acting, Great staging, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if You have been affected by the recent political turmoil, or want to see an existentialist show

Don't see it if You want a clear cut plot or a show with a clear ending

70
The Battles
West Village
Great singing, Confusing, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if You enjoyed the biography aspect of Hamilton, or like new musicals

Don't see it if You dislike modern musicals, or somewhat unclear story points (brush up on italian painters before seeing)

65
Heisenberg
Midtown W
Confusing, Great acting, Slow

See it if You Like Simon Stephens, MLP, or minimalist sets and overall minimal design

Don't see it if You want MLP's true form- they had her in a hideous voice. Or a show about physics. There was nothing science related in this show

90
Mamma Mia!
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Fluffy, Great singing

See it if You love ABBA or feel good musicals

Don't see it if You want a plot that's riveting, or a show where the ending is groundbreaking or entirely satisfying

83
Paramour
Midtown W
Delightful, Riveting, Must see

See it if Don't go expecting a perfect musical: I went in viewing this as a cirque show with some music, and that made it a great night

Don't see it if You want a logical plot with story lines that always make sense, or singing all the time

75
The Fantasticks
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if You want to see a classic NYC show, or a lighthearted show for the day

Don't see it if You don't like classic Broadway music

88
Radiant Vermin
Midtown E
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if An original show with some dark teists made light, makes you think, great pure acting with no set and changing accents

Don't see it if You don't like ridley, you don't like British comedy, or entirely minimalist shows

80
The Healing
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Original, Must see, Hilarious

See it if You like shows about often unexplored topics, with people who you don't usually see on stage

Don't see it if You don't like disability or the subject of suicide or religion

95
During previews
Absorbing, Hilarious, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Must see

See it if You want a satirical take on an extremely mysoginistic play. The women are enthralling, and make the show self aware in the best way.

Don't see it if You dislike Shakespeare, women, or want to not see a show for how truly wrong it is in today's society. A great eye opener

92
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Funny, Must see, Romantic, Great singing

See it if You enjoyed the movie, or want a funnier take on it. Jessie mueller alone is worth the trip

Don't see it if You don't like pie, or are somehow not a Jessie fan

83
One Funny Mother
Midtown W
Absorbing, Funny, Resonant, Great writing

See it if You are a mother or know one. Very funny, relatable situations told onstage in a very entertaining matter. Small stand up bit also fantastic

Don't see it if You don't like female comedians(which you should, theyre hysterical), You don't like standup, or a funny story hour

60
The Revenger's Tragedy
Lower E Side
Dated, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if you want to support new theatre groups in the city

Don't see it if you want a show that is easy to follow, or has a more professional vibe than one that feels like a college underground production

77
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Amazing projections

See it if You know Edward Gorey, or like 3 generation stories like fun home, or like beautiful projections

Don't see it if You want an end message, this is just an entertaining show with no lasting moral or such

78
Tuck Everlasting
Midtown W
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You enjoy the movie or book, and like bright costumes and stories told trough dance (beautiful story dance at the end)

Don't see it if You don't like contemporary musical theatre or are not a fan of the book

77
Funny, Quirky, Dated, Cliched, Clever

See it if You like the music of the 70s, or star studded casts, and don't mind sitting through a slow first act for a hysterical second act

Don't see it if You don't enjoy the music, or don't enjoy kitschy or slapstick humor (really just cheap humor that pays off)

80
Absorbing, Great staging, Slow, Epic, Delightful

See it if You enjoyed the original, or have yet to see it on stage

Don't see it if You can't sit for nearly three hours, or don't like the music

85
The Woodsman
Midtown W
Absorbing, Enchanting, Refreshing, Must see, Great staging

See it if You enjoy exquisite puppetry, or shows with minimal text. This piece is told through action, not words. Also on the shorter side.

Don't see it if You dislike physical theatre, or minimalist, multifunctional sets. Also, if you dislike the lack of text, this is not the show for you

87
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great staging, Must see, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You like Stephen Schwartz, the wizard of oz, or just like technically stunning pieces of theatre

Don't see it if You want a rock out night of theatre, this is more of a magical experience

83
A Wilder Christmas
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy Wilder and one acts

Don't see it if You are expecting a typical 2 act play, rather it is two one acts in extremely different time periods

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Must see, Original, Resonant, Intelligent, Great staging

See it if You can manage to get tickets!

Don't see it if You don't like history

85
During previews
Ideation
Midtown E
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You enjoy trying to figure out the hidden information, like a mystery novel on stage

Don't see it if You get squeamish at tragedy or dislike dark (emphasis on the dark) comedy

78
During previews
but I cd only whisper
Soho/Tribeca
Great acting, Great staging, Confusing, Resonant, Relevant

See it if You like period pieces that continue to relate to today

Don't see it if You don't like deep pieces

100
Big Love
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Must see

See it if You are a fan of chuck mee and big plot twists

Don't see it if You don't like blood or giant fight scenes