Cara 6124

Astoria | 25-34 | Female
About:  Reformed theater kid who enjoys exploring shows of all styles, genres, and size across the city.
Reviews (58)
78
Funny, Relevant, Great acting, Clever

See it if you're impressed by one-man shows performed with a variety of characters. The lighting design was also on point.

Don't see it if you're over white men from America flaunting their privilege to travel where and how they want.

65
The Mortality Machine
Lower E Side
Confusing, Quirky, Edgy, Interactive, Clever

See it if you are adventurous and are willing to fully commit to role playing. The more you get into the story, the more fun you will have.

Don't see it if you have physical mobility issues or prefer more tradition, passive audience experiences.

67
During previews
Nutcracker Rouge
Brooklyn
Enchanting, Edgy, Quirky, Overrated

See it if you're curious about burlesque or secretly love the circus.

Don't see it if you have delicate sensitivities, are annoyed with people being on their phones (cast encourages photos and videos), or need a plot.

Also Also, there were 2 intermissions for no reason. After the second act e... Read more Read less

79
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Quirky

See it if you enjoy imports from the West End or are a snooker aficionado .

Don't see it if you have a hard time understanding non-American accents.

86
Usual Girls
Midtown W
Great acting, Relevant, Quirky, Clever

See it if you like to support under-represented voices in the theater (women of color) and enjoy women-driven narratives

Don't see it if sexual abuse, sexual situations, or full frontal nudity upset, trigger, or bother you.

71
Sakina’s Restaurant
West Village
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you enjoy the theatrical acrobatics of one actor embodying several characters. Or if you're interested in immigrants' stories.

Don't see it if you find one-person shows tedious

79
During previews
Delightful, Quirky, Entertaining, Funny

See it if need a reminder that someone is always having a worse day than you. Or if you are an avid Neil Diamond fan.

Don't see it if you are prone to dismissing feel-good shows as saccharine.

66
Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Cliched

See it if you're a fangirl/boy of Bernadette Peters.

Don't see it if you don't buy into gender stereotypes.

86
Resonant, Great acting, Profound

See it if you've ever felt like an outsider and can empathize with a heartbreakingly awkward teen.

Don't see it if you don't like to ugly cry in public.

53
Bull in a China Shop
Upper W Side
Cliched, Slow, Dated

See it if you like strong female characters.

Don't see it if you're turned off by feminism. Or if you find modern dialogue superimposed on a period piece jarring to the ear.

Also They used the word "ship" as in shipping. From wikipedia: "Shipping, i... Read more Read less

71
For a previous production
Clever, Relevant, Great acting

See it if you've never considered a subaltern approach to world history. It'll be good for you.

Don't see it if you are made uncomfortable by irreverent humor or audience participation.

Also I saw the show in previews and while John was still working some thing... Read more Read less

64
Great staging, Frantically paced, Sentimental

See it if you need to be convinced that human decency and kindness still exist in the world. (Spoiler alert: they're in Canada)

Don't see it if a musical about 9/11 is too raw for you. Or if you like strong character development.

Also The show was trying too hard to squeeze in every anecdote and interest... Read more Read less

68
Relevant, Nyc-centric, Great pianist, Uneven, Simple

See it if you're a Sondheim fan. It was great to hear some of his lesser known works re-imagined in a new context. See it to support community theater

Don't see it if you prefer shows with structure or high production value. One of the actors was fantastic and the other one was lackluster. It distracted me

81
Kingdom Come
Midtown W
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Funny, Bittersweet

See it if you've ever online dated - you'll commiserate with the awkwardness, loneliness, and search for self. Great cast.

Don't see it if you've ever online dated - it might hit too close to home for those unlucky in love. And it brings to life some very real fears.

73
Plenty
East Village
Dated, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if you are empathetic to the Greatest Generation or if you love Rachel Weisz.

Don't see it if prefer lineal storytelling with dramatic character development.

Also I liked the show more about a week after I saw it and had more time to... Read more Read less

75
Cliched, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if you're a fan of the movie or Irving Berlin in general. The show harkens back to an earlier time and includes some impressive tapping.

Don't see it if you prefer provocative shows that surprise and challenge.

89
Small Mouth Sounds
Midtown W
Clever, Original, Refreshing

See it if you are observant and are comfortable with a show with limited dialogue.

Don't see it if new-age tendencies annoy you. Or if you are offended by full-frontal male nudity.

84
During previews
Bears in Space
Midtown E
Clever, Quirky, Funny

See it if you like weird, but entertaining theater. Or if you want to see whatever happened to Joffrey.

Don't see it if you take yourself too seriously or if you think puppets are bizarre.

67
Sleep No More
Chelsea
Original, Overrated, Edgy, Confusing

See it if you want to completely lose yourself in the piece. I recommend following one actor for an extended period of time.

Don't see it if you are not curious, offended by full-frontal nudity, or prefer a linear presentation of Macbeth with words.

83
Funny, Entertaining, Original

See it if you can't get tickets to Hamilton.

Don't see it if you are easily offended by salty humor or profane language.

88
Enchanting, Great staging, Intelligent, Original, Thought-provoking

See it if appreciate strong, complex women characters. Also check it out if you want to hear one of the most talented kids on Broadway.

Don't see it if complex family dramas or dark humor are not your thing.

71
During previews
TOUCH
Midtown E
Great acting, Slow, Disappointing

See it if you enjoy intimate theater that makes you feel like the protagonist is speaking directly to you.

Don't see it if prefer shows with a fast pace. The writing felt half-baked, but the actors saved the show for me.

70
Himself and Nora
West Village
Romantic, Informative, Great singing

See it if you are Irish or are fascinated by one of Ireland's favorite sons.

Don't see it if you prefer large show-stopping song and dance numbers. The cast is small and the show is intimate.

86
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Romantic, Great singing

See it if you're a Jessie Mueller or Sara Bareilles fan. The all-female creative team put together a fantastic show that is fun, but not too sweet.

Don't see it if strong female protagonists make you uncomfortable. Also, trigger warning for those sensitive to domestic abuse.

92
During previews
Men on Boats
Midtown W
Funny, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if you enjoy clever writing/staging paired with strong ensemble acting.

Don't see it if you prefer conventional casting.

83
During previews
We Are The Tigers
East Village
Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy, Funny

See it if you enjoy camp, are looking for a fun/fluffy evening at the theater, or wished Scream Queens became a musical.

Don't see it if you are sensitive to violence.

75
During previews
Red State Blue State
West Village
Clever, Relevant, Funny

See it if you can find the humor in the sorry state of affairs of our nation.

Don't see it if you are politically burned out.

74
Great acting, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you appreciate strong female characters (even if they are ahead of their time).

Don't see it if you're not that in to Shakespeare.

60
Apologia
Midtown W
Overrated, Great acting, Slow

See it if you'd like to see Stockard Channing in her element - she's exciting to watch.

Don't see it if you are easily distracted or require more drama to hold your attention. I took a short nap in Act 1...

84
Great singing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if you you like immersive theater and connecting with performers

Don't see it if you prefer traditionally structured shows

93
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Must see, Delightful

See it if you want to see an American classic. Fierstein's script is still as timely and relevant as ever. And Michael Urie is brilliant

Don't see it if you have long legs - the newly renovated Hayes Theater might have the most uncomfortable seats on Bway. And for a 3 hour show, it was rough!

83
During previews
This Flat Earth
Midtown W
Relevant, Intense, Great acting

See it if you have school-aged children and are looking for a way to talk with them about living in a violent, scary world.

Don't see it if you are triggered by talk of guns or violent acts.

71
Enchanting, Slow, Good score

See it if you want to support theater featuring non-white, non-western artists. It's designed for people looking for a break from current events.

Don't see it if you need a strong plot or dramatic tension. I didn't feel invested in any of the characters.

71
Great singing, Quirky, Enchanting, Funny

See it if You are a fan of whimsy. The cast was so charming and fun, it's hard not to like them (or the show).

Don't see it if you can't laugh at bathroom humor.

78
If I Forget
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting

See it if you like family dramas. Or enjoy shows with political themes.

Don't see it if you're looking to be uplifted by the best of humanity.

82
For a previous production
Clever, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy physical, slapstick humor.

Don't see it if you're looking for something dark or deep. This is pure escapism.

Also The Play that Goes Wrong is basically a British version of Noises Off ... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Amelie
Midtown W
Enchanting, Quirky, Delightful

See it if you're a fan of the movie or of Phillipa Soo - she's a delight to watch.

Don't see it if you're looking for a deep, thought-provoking show. Also, there's next to no dancing.

Also This show is theatrical equivalent to strolling through a Central Park... Read more Read less

92
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great staging, Refreshing, Quirky

See it if you want to have a fun, fast-paced, immersive evening at the theater. This is refreshingly not your typical B'way fare. Embrace the weird.

Don't see it if you are a risk-averse theater goer.

55
Confusing, Indulgent, Slow

See it if you are curious to see for yourself what everyone else is panning.

Don't see it if you have classic sensibilities. The whole show was disjointed.

58
For a previous production
Sweat
Midtown W
Relevant, Slow, Disappointing

See it if you're angry at the 1%.

Don't see it if you don't like loud noises, aggressive dialogue, or violence. I feel like I was being yelled at for 2 hours.

68
The Good Earth
Soho/Tribeca
Great singing, Enchanting, Confusing

See it if enjoy family dramas and multidisciplinary productions - I was pleasantly surprised by the a cappella selections.

Don't see it if you have a tough time with Welsh accents or prefer shows with a clear dramatic tension to be resolved

72
During previews
Great acting, Relevant, Slow

See it if you don't mind a slow paced show and enjoy historical dramas.

Don't see it if you have a short attention span.

Also Phillip James Brannon gives one hell of a performance. I was enthralle... Read more Read less

75
The Humans
Midtown W
Resonant, Cliched, Great acting

See it if you can relate to a family with complex dynamics.

Don't see it if you prefer action-packed or light-hearted stories.

89
Refreshing, Quirky, Entertaining, Delightful, Original

See it if you are a Cyndi Lauper fan or need a touch of magic to uplift your life.

Don't see it if you're off put by drag queens who look better than you in a dress and heels.

80
Epic, Indulgent, Intense, Masterful, Great singing

See it if you like big shows that are both a feast for the eyes and rich with drama. Fantastic cast (I'm looking at you, Ramin) for the revival.

Don't see it if you are looking for fluff. The show is dark and tragic - not a surprise for anyone familiar with Victor Hugo.

77
Ambitious, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you are a Disney fan. It's also worth seeing for the innovative costumes and staging.

Don't see it if you prefer high brow, intellectual theater that will encourage personal introspection.

35
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Polished, Family-oriented, Stale

See it if you've never seen live theater, but are a Disney fanatic. This is where the tourists who don't know any better go to experience "Broadway."

Don't see it if you prefer to support innovative theater or be introduced to new characters and plots that challenge audiences to think.

84
Privacy
East Village
Clever, Edgy, Original

See it if you are open to audience participation.

Don't see it if you're scared of Big Brother watching everything you do.

20
Simon Says
East Village
Cliched, Slow, Excruciating

See it if are compelled by metaphysics and have a high tolerance for boredom.

Don't see it if you value quality play writing, thought provoking theater, coherent plots.

62
Entertaining, Quirky, Funny, Great acting, Romantic

See it if you encouraging young and new performers in New York is important to you.

Don't see it if you're looking for amazing production value.