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Manhattan | 65+ | Female
About:  I love all kinds of theater. Until I recently retired, I ran a high school performing arts dept, and directed plays with teenagers. I am not blown away by glitz and bluster, helicopters and flying cars, etc. They can be fun but I prefer more intimate fair, dynamic group acting, and ingenuity. I lov... Read more Read less
Reviews (21)
70
Disappointing, Insipid, Overrated

See it if you are really into Lewis and Tolkien.

Don't see it if you are not into Lewis and Tolkien and are looking for upbeat fun entertainment.

68
Disappointing, Fluffy, Energetic

See it if you enjoy simple tunes, lots of dancing, want to support an artist with an interesting idea.

Don't see it if you are impatient with imperfection, repetitive tunes, overly long plot development.

89
Indecent
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Profound

See it if you enjoy contemporary drama that is unusual and profound. Lighting is extraordinary and story compelling.

Don't see it if you're looking for laughs and froth. Don't see it if you don't want to have to think.

60
During previews
Disappointing, Overrated, Average

See it if you've never seen it before. If you are interested in the history of the last American flight out of Vietnam in 1972.

Don't see it if you've seen the original. this cannot compare.

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

See it if you enjoy serious subjects treated with humor, sensitivity, and beautiful music.

Don't see it if you're looking for a big dance and chorus musical with large cast and not too heavy emotionally.

65
Maestro
Midtown E
Disappointing, Indulgent, Banal, Ambitious

See it if you would like to learn a bit about Leonard Bernstein's life, enjoy a good pianist, and adore Bernstein's music.

Don't see it if you hate one man shows, are looking for great acting or singing (won't find it here), or want an inspirational experience.

75
The Golden Bride
Financial
Fluffy, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you like Gilbert & Sullivan style operetta. This is a rarely done 1923 romantic comedy in Yiddish with supertitles.

Don't see it if don't want to follow supertitles, are looking for something contemporary and fresh. if you don't care for Gilbert & Sulluvan style operetta.

35
Disappointing, Excruciating, Confusing

See it if -you can understand heavy lower British dialogue. -are not bored by lack of sets or costumes -aren't bothered by men grabbing crotches

Don't see it if You are easily bored by straight drama, unintelligible British dialogue, lack of sets and costumes. very difficult to understand and follow

90
Refreshing, Profound, Resonant, Riveting, Entertaining

See it if you're looking for a powerful story of family and traditions - the constant pull between the old and new. great music, great dancing, spirit

Don't see it if you hate Jews

95
Absorbing, Edgy, Great staging, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if you love something new and edgy. it's so rare to find something so fresh and thought-provoking!

Don't see it if you like more traditional fare, with lush sets and simpler story lines.

88
Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you love sweet old time romance. set is wonderful.

Don't see it if you like something contemporary and edgy. this is definitely old time classic.

80
During previews
Fire
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense

See it if you like historical dramas and intimate minimalist stage settings. if you can appreciate actors who play various roles and do it quite well.

Don't see it if you're looking for broadway size productiton and light hearted comedy. if you prefer linear structure and concrete staging. this a tragedy.

Also very engaging but somewhat unnerving due to myriad scene changes flash... Read more Read less

89
Bandstand
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Choreography!!

See it if you love jazz/dances of the 40's. the musical is so fun and the story of WWII veterans returning home is powerful and handled beautifully.

Don't see it if you hate jazz, and choreography of the 40's. the show is fun and warm, but if you're looking for a rollicking comedy, look elsewhere.

49
Excruciating, Boring, Disappointing

See it if you are an absolute devotee of CS Lewis and must see anything and everything about him..

Don't see it if you are NOT an absolute devotee of CS Lewis and are not a fan of solo performances.

40
During previews
Angry Young Man
Chelsea
Cliched, Excruciating, Insipid

See it if if you are unfamiliar with improvisation 101 and would like to see see all the neat physical comedy moments that all beginning actors learn.

Don't see it if you are not a family member . this feels like an average high school production. at 1 hour and 10 minutes this play was too long.

65
Ambitious, Disappointing, Absorbing

See it if you are a Strindberg fan and love intense drama with music. it is very metaphorical in nature and will make you think,

Don't see it if you like linear and clear drama. this is not it. it is very metaphorical...and rather misogenistic.

70
Disappointing, Amateurish, Overrated, Funny, Has potential

See it if you enjoy upbeat and fun musicals and are not bothered by seeing a work in progress. geared to a younger audience.

Don't see it if you're looking for something more professional. this feels like it needs a lot of tweaking. don't see if you like serious drama.

80
Clever, Confusing, Great acting

See it if you appreciate young fresh talent, a fresh and creative take on a well known classic.

Don't see it if you want a more professional production or a more traditional approach to theater.

87
Clever, Delightful, Exquisite, Masterful, Great staging

See it if you want to be blown away by the brilliantly inventive sets, dancing, costumes.

Don't see it if you're looking for powerful drama, riveting story.

85
Something Rotten!
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy historical humor, toying with famous characters and surprising twists. it's very funny and thoroughly enjoyable.

Don't see it if you're not into historical humor and period costuming.

67
Bright Star
Midtown W
Cliched, Disappointing, Fluffy

See it if you must see Steve Martins work.

Don't see it if you're looking for an emotionally moving experience. This is pretty tepid.