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Reviews (70)
During previews
Insipid, Disappointing, Banal, Ambitious

See it if you have at least slightest interest in Lautrec. Happen to be in neighborhood with time to kill for inexpensive drinks.

Don't see it if Expect lively cabaret. No chanson songs. Hard to understand with overpowering soundtrack.Limited best seats are reserved.

Freakish, Overrated, Good acting, Great voices, Ambitious

See it if good singing and acting. Fantastiks musical songs in shoestring production and tiny venue. I have particularly enjoyed voice of Mr. Oesterie

Don't see it if Performance is gravely affected by characters in freakish costumes: sagging, ripped and stained long johns of Henry and Mortimer.

Entertaining, Great singing, Great costumes, Absorbing

See it if Great costumes and singing. Audience of 90+% females. Cher fans will enjoy her career story restated.

Don't see it if Not fan of Cher and the period. Not interested in lavish productions.

Rudimentary, Entertaining, Short, Confusing

See it if for talented young playwright and cast at early stage of their carriers.

Don't see it if interested in more seasoned performance. This show is rudimentary in all aspects.

Also Venue is fresh and comfortable on second floor with steep narrow stair... Read more Read less

Great dancing, Romantic, Weak singing, Dramatic, Nice music

See it if you can appreciate outstanding dancing by all, but especially ballet by Ms. Dvorovenko. Enjoyable nice music.

Don't see it if unless you have excellent hearing. Singing by Mr. Greene is particularity at times trounced by the music.

Disappointing, Wacky, Stale, Trite

See it if In 70's young men struggling with his homosexuality in wacky Italian neighborhood.

Don't see it if not interested in topic. Much inaudible dialogue including punchlines. Over the top dated sitcom like performance.

During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if interested in historical plays and Wagnerian topic. Play is mainly about selection of Jewish conductor for christian themed opera.

Don't see it if expect polished play that deserves better edited script particularly the role of Nietzsche and his foolish entry / exit points.

Also Venue is dated, but has comfortable seating with generous legroom and ... Read more Read less

During previews
Overrated, Disappointing, Banal, Pointless, Insipid

See it if spare time to see predictable rowdy party in southern accent.

Don't see it if you value your time. Many multi talented performers and creators couldn't bring this show to any meaningful purpose to attend

Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Delightful, Resonant

See it if for Broadway quality show. Time well spent in theater, easy & entertaining performance.

Don't see it if I don't understand the low scoring reviews. Me and my spouse both enjoyed the show. Don't see it you accept the bad reviews.

During previews
Disappointing, Verbose, Cliched, Banal

See it if willing to hang around for better second act. Love anything mob and or gay oriented.

Don't see it if Not as funny as advertised. This play falls short on the account of the dialogue among only two men is not good enough.

Also for good exercise walk up the stairs.... Read more Read less

During previews
Disappointing, Awkward, Tedious, Verbose, Overacted

See it if for politically if not historically correct casting. Avantgarde unembellished pipe set. Church vs God vs State philosophical discourse.

Don't see it if Joan comes across as feisty smart-ass rather than spiritually enlightened heroine. Execution of smocks among some costumes is ludicrous.

During previews
Disappointing, Nattering, Insipid, Arduous

See it if chit-chat is your idea of good theatre. Accomplished acting and professional stage set.

Don't see it if not worth Broadway ticket price and your time. MTC should be more selective of screenplays they select. This one is poor choice.

Authentic, Enchanting, Entertaining, Good choreography, Delightful

See it if oldies deliver bona fide memories of times more simple and pleasant. Well done show. Singing is good but apparently without live music.

Don't see it if you detest fifties popular songs and costumes.

For a previous production
Enchanting, Entertaining, Must see, Great singing, music & acting

See it if must go to experience this sweet and relaxing all around well done performance with great cast. Classical old fashioned style like Oklahoma.

Don't see it if can't stand musicals, still you may want to make exception for this entertaining show. You won't regret attending unless you are true morose

Quaint, Romantic, Slow paced, Unique, Poetic

See it if interested in ancient chinese fable exhibited in operetta musical form. Brings this chinese genre closer to english speaking audience.

Don't see it if not intent on romantic & poetic at times slow paced classical melodrama. Show is well done, but still off-broadway production.

Great singing, Great music, Entertaining, Confusing, Monotonous plot

See it if looking for great singing accompanied by gratifying music performed by large group of actors playing multiple instruments.

Don't see it if looking for usual storyline, dislike open casket viewing, morbid set and subject. Music however is uplifting and fun.

During previews
Asinine, Farcical, Good singing and staging

See it if you like to attend performance with absurd / farcical plot and otherwise pretty good production . Nice performance by Jim Borstelmann.

Don't see it if you expect Elvis song/s and live music on stage. Will not get past the ridiculous plot.

Also Venue is modern with good legroom.

Entertaining, Ambitious, Good music

See it if you enjoy new - work in progress off Broadway musical shows. Very nice to see actor-singers actually play musical instruments on stage.

Don't see it if Songs have only limited variance. Except saxofone, the stage instrument performers have poor skills. Show needs good amount of polishing.

Anomalous, Farcical, Frenzied, Chaotic, Overrated

See it if experimental over the top performance with fast paced and shouting dialog. Younger audience may appreciate the avant garde production.

Don't see it if inclined for more traditional presentation . Staging is minimalistic with silly costumed and portrayed Mozart. First act is 85+ minutes long

Also "Access" theatre is 4 floors high walk-up misnomer.

Chaotic, Nice staging, Exaggerated, Bizarre, Farcical

See it if for enjoyment of eccentric production in script and performance. Some entertaining moments and good acting.

Don't see it if uneven freakish adaptation

Valiant, Fantastico, Enchanting, Funny, Must see

See it if for impressive execution in all aspects. Witty and Fresh adaptation of classical opera. As opera or Mozart enthusiast this one is must see,

Don't see it if you loathe opera and Mozart music. Would entertain only classical version staged as grand opera .

Also Last time I had this much fun at operatic performance was The Enchante... Read more Read less

Disappointing, Inept, Overrated, Tedious

See it if you can be content with some good tunes and few funny lines. Desire to support aspiring performers and show creators.

Don't see it if don't be fooled by non-credible high ratings from unrated showcase members. Show is week in all aspects accompanied by single loud keyboard

Also Venue is dilapidated and grubby.

During previews
Great acting, Elaborate staging, Captivating, Astute, Polished

See it if you want to experience professional production at Broadway level. Storyline while not novel, show is funny, entertaining and absorbing.

Don't see it if your intent is musical performance or looking for unusual subject matter. Second part is somewhat disappointing.

Also Quality of this MTC venue is at Broadway theatre level with just the r... Read more Read less

During previews
Engaging, Verbose, Sluggish, Appealing staging

See it if interested in the topic. Seeking well acted off-Broadway entertainment. You will enjoy rollicking role of Marlene. Fine production and set.

Don't see it if you want to avoid shows with lesbian, broken heart relationships. Performance could use some tuning and have actors to project more.

Fluffy, Dizzying, Disappointing, Anomalous, Overrated

See it if you trust high scoring members reviews. Show is experimental mishmash of short vignettes. Approval is audience demographically oriented.

Don't see it if you trust critics' reviews. I could not connect with the show, yet audience give 90+% approval. This time for me improv stands for improve!

Dated, Cliched, Good acting, Absorbing

See it if for good traditional play centered all about Irish theme. Dealing with conventional family situations, but nicely flowing to sadness.

Don't see it if looking for avant-guarde play or strictly comedy. This is not Broadway production, but very good for Off Broadway.

During previews
Dated, Good acting, Captivating, Elaborate set

See it if Over the top drama import from Britain with large cast. Story is dated but writing and acting is captivating.

Don't see it if prefer comedy and easily to comprehend English. There is lot of smoking herbal cigarettes, that is more invasive than tobacco smoke.

Quirky, Disappointing, Dated, Entertaining

See it if get few laughs and to support trying to succeed presentation if not demanding high quality production.

Don't see it if considering creators and actors credentials, this show is not up to that standard. Music interludes are too long and the dialog needs trim.

During previews
Cliched, Disappointing, Overrated, Ambitious

See it if professional production with subject matter particularly attractive to american black. Presented with inevitable homosexual content.

Don't see it if above does not entice your interest.

Banal, Confusing, Dated, Disappointing, Insipid

See it if you must and are millennial. Young audience, particularly ladies seem to have enjoyed the show.

Don't see it if belong to mature age group and looking for sensible show. Navigating long flights of stairs to 3 rd floor would present difficulty.

Muddled, Moralizing, Underdeveloped, Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if of Punjabi descent or interested in Sikh culture as is portrayed in Wisconsin.

Don't see it if play is poorly presented. Consist of Punjabi cultural acceptance in uneven and moralizing style. There is garish pirate scene to dodge.

During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Fluffy

See it if well acted sophisticated production introducing partially live snooker game and engaging real snooker champion is a treat.

Don't see it if even with using headset - missing many punchlines delivered in British accent will annoy you.

Disappointing, Overrated, Insipid, Dated

See it if "girls" (women) social and feminist historical changes in song are must see for you.

Don't see it if no really good reason to see this show. I fell asleep and my wife didn't care for the show either. Sound person needs to do much better.

During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great direction, Captivating

See it if like to be entertained via silly intricacy delivered as period French farce in verses with play on words. Great costumes, acting & direction

Don't see it if only serious drama or Broadway rendering would do. You will need to listen attentively to rake in all the fun.

Also Duke theatre is modern designed venue.... Read more Read less

During previews
Perplexing, Idiosyncratic, Compelling music, Fine singing

See it if interested in unique music and good singing in intimate setting with rudimentary staging. Intent to experience new rendering of subject.

Don't see it if expecting only traditional fable. This production deviate to recent time with confusing interconnections and passionate political situations

During previews
Dated, Cliched, Somber, Heartwarming

See it if interested in twentieth century three generations family heartwarming travails. Singing is soft and occasionally weak.

Don't see it if not interested in jewish family acceptance of gay son. For musical storyline is too elaborate with expendable sections.

Very entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Great staging, Riveting

See it if fully entertaining and riveting performance. Broadway quality exquisite presentation in more intimate setting. One of MTC best productions.

Don't see it if seeking scholarly thought-provoking drama. Don't appreciate untoward jabbing at Donald Trump.

Fluffy, Loquacious, Uninspiring

See it if for lightweight verbose play on relationship commitment topic.

Don't see it if seeking intellectual or fast paced play.

During previews
Disappointing, Static, Talkative, Confusing, Thought-provoking

See it if interested in idea for debate on religion among three historical giants in afterlife. Portrayal of Jefferson and Tolstoy is authentic.

Don't see it if as much as I would have welcomed such debate, script is unfortunately NOT COMPELLING. Many segments are softly spoken - bring hearing aid.

During previews
Great music, Banal, Disappointing, Overrated, Uneven singing

See it if for Prince and nostalgic Broadway musical fans that enjoy musical revue. Nice rendition of " If I were a rich man" by Chuck Cooper.

Don't see it if Musical numbers were better in original musicals and some songs have boring and dated lyrics, but the music is rich Singing is inconsistent.

During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Slow, Predictable

See it if interested in Toronto Soulpepper Canadian theatre experience. Show is sitcom like with humor and not always politically correct. Good acting

Don't see it if don't like sitcoms with predictable simple plot. May have difficulty understanding Korean accent.

Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Masterful

See it if available by June 11. Excellent classic play. Great acting with matching direction, staging & set. Among the best Off-Broadway performances.

Don't see it if not available during the show brief run, hate classic plays, and expect fancy venue.

Also One has to respect the dedication and results of Morningside Players w... Read more Read less

Compasionate, Tedious, Ambitious, Dated, Disappointing

See it if you did not see the movie.

Don't see it if expecting top notch performance. Institution aids are miscast.

During previews
Disappointing, Ambitious, Overrated, Fluffy, Trite

See it if interested in uneventful musical best suited for non demanding audience with emphasis on culinary instead of romance and quirky staging .

Don't see it if no home runs here. Irksome and silly Village Voices. Ill-suited costume selection (except Francine). No impressive tunes or songs.

Also Modern venue with welcoming and accommodating personnel.

During previews
Overrated, Insipid, Excruciating, Disappointing, Dated

See it if induced by free donut (for early arrivals) and coffee. Actors clever utilization of space. Appreciate to be thanked for coming at the end.

Don't see it if likely tempted to vanish at the intermission as some take the opportunity. Second half is slightly better, but doesn't justify attendance.

Also There is pointless issuance of nametags to audience.... Read more Read less

During previews
Compelling, Polished, Great acting, Entertaining, Relevant

See it if grand Broadway drama masterfully presented. Period sibling and marriage interrelationships. Ms. Nixon perhaps more suitable as Birdie.

Don't see it if not interested in serious period drama no matter how exquisite. Length of production is well worthed and should not discourage attendance.

Romantic, Good singing, Dreary staging, Good music, Raw

See it if you like musicals and accept developing work on small budget. Music and singing is good. Very nice cello (wish there was more) segment.

Don't see it if you must have elaborate and fully developed Broadway production. Don't like musicals. Seeking unconventional or not romantic plot.

Also Venue is dated, spacious with uncomfortable seats.... Read more Read less

Trite, Overrated, Good acting, Amiable

See it if you are preferably of dating age. Like simple intrigue relationship exploration.

Don't see it if giggling young crowd would interfere with your enjoyment. This show explores dating topic and is of no special interest to others.

Also Venue is tiny with poor sightlines and uncomfortable chairs.

During previews
Convoluted, Raw, Creative staging, Disappointing

See it if Very creative set. Good acting especially by Ms. Tomei. Play involves family with gay and lesbian topics (currently popular in theatres).

Don't see it if lacking good hearing - show has some soft spoken dialogue. Play is work in progress lacking focus and has odd script with too many themes.

Slow, Insipid, Disappointing, Arduous, Overrated

See it if really interested in subject matter, in tribulations of adolescent girl and of Oregon Trail. Don't care if show may disappoint you.

Don't see it if If you likely to get bored with drab show and don't care how they have gotten the trail wagon to 3rd floor stage with small elevator.

Also Elevator is limited to the third floor with stairs to 4th floor box of... Read more Read less