Beth 8062

Brooklyn | 65+ | Female
About:  I have loved the theater as far back as I can remember. I see as many plays as I can. I am looking forward to seeing many more plays, the more the merrier.
Reviews (83)
75
Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing, Clever

See it if you want to know the back story of one of the most influential women in modern American history.

Don't see it if you want a more traditional play - this is more of an interactive setting.

79
During previews
Thought-provoking, Profound, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you want to see one woman's story of her life experiences in a racially diverse city during the civil rights era.

Don't see it if you like an ensemble cast.

78
Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you are familiar with the movie and other works by Garry Marshall and want a feel-good musical with a happy ending.

Don't see it if you are looking for an edgier musical - this is lighthearted fare.

56
During previews
Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Intense, Ambitious, Confusing

See it if you like plays that are based on actual events.

Don't see it if you do not like plays with only a few actors (3) playing multiple and loosely defined roles.

79
During previews
Great writing, Intelligent, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you like plays about families with dark secrets.

Don't see it if you want a more lighthearted play - it takes place on Halloween but the subject matter is intense.

95
Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a touching, beautifully written musical play that deals with family dynamics and teenage social issues.

Don't see it if you want a more traditional musical comedy.

82
Great singing, Absorbing, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want to see an interesting retelling of the classic movie with great special effects and puppetry.

Don't see it if you want an interpretation of the story without special effects.

70
Relevant, Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting

See it if you want a one act play with three brilliant actors that focuses more on character development than plot.

Don't see it if you want a play with a strong ending (I felt like I was left hanging....).

80
During previews
Intelligent, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a well written play about a boys school choir with powerful singing and great dancing.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with dialogue that contains racial and homophobic slurs.

75
Great writing, Refreshing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like a one man show about his life experience told with humor and insight.

Don't see it if you like an ensemble cast.

79
Refreshing, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you like "who dun it's" with a twist that only Agatha Christie could pull off.

Don't see it if you do not like plays where you have to put together pieces of a puzzle.

73
Great writing, Edgy, Intense, Absorbing, Excruciating

See it if you like Sam Shepard's style of writing and plays that display raw emotions.

Don't see it if you enjoy a more lighthearted theater experience.

85
Great writing, Edgy, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a brilliantly written and well acted play that deals with the complications that can arise in a relationship.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with the subject of gay marriage.

70
Relevant, Refreshing, Intelligent, Funny, Clever

See it if you like a take-off on a Shakespeare play with the blending of old and new.

Don't see it if you like a more literal interpretation of a Shakespeare play

85
Profound, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a lesser known play by one of the greatest American playwrights.

Don't see it if you do not want to see a play that deals with lost souls.

92
During previews
Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if you want to see Harvey Fierstein's masterpiece about understanding and acceptance of a person as an individual.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with plays on the subject of homosexuality.

79
Entertaining, Intelligent, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want a one man show that looks at the man behind the public display that was President Harry S Truman.

Don't see it if you like ensemble casts.

90
During previews
Profound, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want a play that is exquisitely written and well acted that explores family tension and racial profiling in the midst of tragedy.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with plays that deal with the subject of race.

78
During previews
Refreshing, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you have seen The Book of Mormon and want to see it spoofed with an Ethel Merman twist.

Don't see it if you are unfamiliar with The Book of Mormon and Ethel Merman (you would not get the humor).

75
Refreshing, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like songs in the style of Frank, Dean and Sammy with a comic twist in a cabaret setting.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of the Rat Pack and their style of music.

69
Thought-provoking, Dizzying, Great acting, Intense, Confusing

See it if you like plays with themes involving religion, salvation and corruption.

Don't see it if you prefer more lighthearted fare.

70
During previews
Profound, Masterful, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you like plays by Tennessee Williams and plays that deal with fantasies and harsh realities of life.

Don't see it if you like plays with multiple scenes and a large cast (only four women).

90
During previews
Delightful, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want a play that spoofs 'who done it" while incorporating double meanings with a hint of slapstick.

Don't see it if you like a more straight forward comedy.

90
Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want to spend time in the life of the man whose songs defined the twentieth century.

Don't see it if you do not like one man shows.

85
During previews
Profound, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a gem of a play that touches on labor issues of the 1930's that are still relevant.

Don't see it if you are not interested in plays that deal with world and family issues.

89
During previews
Resonant, Refreshing, Great staging, Great singing, Clever

See it if you like a musical that deals with making important career choices and staying true to yourself in a way only Stephen Sondheim can do.

Don't see it if you like an old fashion musical comedy.

90
Great writing, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you want to hear the music of Irving Berlin in a musical spoof on the politics of the 1950's that is still relevant today.

Don't see it if you want a musical with more elaborate sets - the Encore performances focus on the music.

69
Confusing, Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want a glimpse into the life of one of the lesser known founders of the Civil Rights Movement.

Don't see it if you like an ensemble cast (it's a one man show) and want a more straight forward story.

89
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you want to spend two hours listening to the music of Lerner and Lane in an all but forgotten delightful gem of a musical.

Don't see it if you want a more lavish production (the Mufti productions are more of a concert - minimal props, costumes and scenery.)

85
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you want an uplifting play set to music about how doing the right thing pays off in the end.

Don't see it if you do not like "happily ever after" endings.

90
Refreshing, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you want a high energy musical about the life of a legend who has stood the test of time and is still going strong.

Don't see it if you want something more low key.

79
Refreshing, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want to see a lighthearted play with music and if you are a fan of The Go-Go's.

Don't see it if you want a play with a more serious plot and if you do not like the music of the Go-Go's.

85
Refreshing, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want to hear two great singing voices of our time in a delightful celebration of the holiday season.

Don't see it if you want a more traditional musical (there is no actual story line).

65
Dizzying, Intelligent, Intense, Confusing, Edgy

See it if you want to see a snippet of theater history when the three Booth brothers share the stage.

Don't see it if you like a linear plot and well defined characters (the story line is somewhat random which made it difficult to follow).

90
Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want to see a brilliant interpretation of a classic movie to the stage with a superb cast .

Don't see it if you do not like plays that are based on movies.

69
Confusing, Relevant, Slow, Intense, Disappointing

See it if you like the writing of Bertolt Brecht and you want to see a play that parallels the rise of Hitler with Chicago corruption.

Don't see it if you want a play with a well defined plot, less symbolism and more action.

87
Profound, Great writing, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a play that exposes challenges families face when a loved one becomes the victim of dementia.

Don't see it if you do not want to see a play that deals with the subject of dementia and memory loss.

95
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if you want to see Michael Bennet's musical masterpiece that tells the story of what it was like to audition as a chorus dancer.

Don't see it if you like a more old fashion musical.

65
During previews
Disappointing, Slow, Quirky, Dizzying, Confusing

See it if you like the style of Will Eno and plays that deal with one person's stream of consciousness.

Don't see it if you like plays with a clearly defined plot.

85
During previews
Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you want to see one man portray Bobby Kennedy in his own words during his short but memorable presidential campaign.

Don't see it if you prefer an ensemble cast.

90
Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Funny, Clever

See it if you want a musical that deals with teenage acceptance and rejection in a delightful but meaningful way.

Don't see it if you want a more traditional musical.

85
During previews
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing, Clever

See it if you like the style of Kurt Vonnegut and/or if you want a satirical look at the world of the late 1960's through his eyes.

Don't see it if you like a more straightforward play (there is a lot of symbolism and interpretation).

90
Masterful, Intelligent, Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a play about behind the scene politics that is well written and brilliantly acted.

Don't see it if you are not interested in a play about politics.

75
Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing, Clever

See it if you are interested in a comic look on how someone with anxiety disorder tries to face the challenges of the dating world.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable or sensitive to the subject of autism spectrum disorder.

69
During previews
Relevant, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if you are interested in the background story of Wagner and his masterpiece Parsifal.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with plays that deal with the subject of antisemitism.

69
During previews
Quirky, Entertaining, Funny, Confusing, Clever

See it if you like seeing plays with bare bones staging and where actors play multiple roles leaving a lot to one's imagination.

Don't see it if you like plays with an ensemble cast.

91
Refreshing, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever

See it if you want to escape into a fantasy world full of great singing, magnificent staging and happily ever after ending.

Don't see it if you like a more realistic play.

70
During previews
Thought-provoking, Slow, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you are interested in one of the greatest actresses of all times and her attempt to tackle the male dominated world of theater.

Don't see it if you like a fast moving play (first act is slow moving).

90
Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want a play that tackles the age old struggle between good and evil and a person's ability to take responsibility for his own actions.

Don't see it if you want a play that does not deal with serious issues and is more of an escape.

80
Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like Tracey Letts plays and plays that deal with the struggles of life.

Don't see it if you like plays with a linear time line (it focuses on certain periods of the character's life but not in sequence).