Carol 8129

Somerset | 50-64 | Female
About:  My husband and I are avid theater goers and find the offerings in NJ as well as NY amazing. We feel so fortunate to be able to see clever productions nearly every weekend. Wondering if this site might expand to include the Jersey theater scene?
Reviews (13)
95
Absorbing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if Exceptionally-talented cast and first-rate production values make this a splendid intimate circus experience.

Don't see it if Loud noises upset you. (The circus would be better IMHO if they turned down the speakers a notch -- loud for the size of the space.)

95
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Must see, Masterful, Intelligent

See it if You want to see a masterful musical with great music & lyrics based on the true life story of women who made a critical difference in WWI.

Don't see it if If you are looking for a big Broadway musical with elaborate sets and dance numbers. This is cleverly-staged with instrument-playing actors.

90
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You are looking for a smart, extremely well-acted and well-staged play about a great actress. Janet McTeer is brilliant as Sarah Bernhardt.

Don't see it if You are looking for a short show -- it is 2:40 with an intermission.

85
Clever, Funny, Quirky, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You want to take a trip through women's history by way of four talented women singing iconic songs.

Don't see it if You don't like intimate off-Broadway musical reviews.

90
Absorbing, Ambitious, Exquisite, Great singing, Intelligent

See it if Beautiful performance in an intimate theater with wonderful score by Peter Mills based on a real historical event.

Don't see it if You are looking for a contemporary musical. The score is rich and classically-inspired.

80
Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if You want to see a thoughtful, thought-provoking production.

Don't see it if You are looking for flashy theater -- this is a small-scale, simply-staged piece of theater.

100
Refreshing, Relevant, Must see, Entertaining, Warm

See it if You want to see a beautiful show with great characters, terrific acting, humor and heart, foot-stomping music and thoughtful book & lyrics.

Don't see it if I hope that everyone who possibly can sees this show which reminds us of what good people can do. Important message for a fear filled time.

Also This has become one of my all-time favorite musicals. You can view sev... Read more Read less

100
Spare, Powerful, Great singing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if Eemotionally-powerful production -- wonderful acting, direction, and staging -- the Yiddish seems natural and so "right" for the production.

Don't see it if You don't want to hear the score in a language other than English. There are translations on either side.

66
During previews
Disappointing

See it if You need to see everything Stoppard has written...

Don't see it if You are expecting a great Stoppard play that intertwines disparate ideas in exciting and thought-provoking ways.

Also We saw this two weeks after seeing a totally extraordinary production ... Read more Read less

49
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if you want to see a talented cast in a lovely NJ theater.

Don't see it if You are looking for a strong deeply moving musical.

Also We were looking forward to this joint effort by Wasserstein, Durang & ... Read more Read less

85
Intelligent, Relevant, Clever, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if You want to see an intimate, gentle, beautifully-acted musical with some clever lyrics.

Don't see it if You are looking for a big-budget musical with major song and dance numbers.

90
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Intelligent, Funny

See it if You love delightful wordplay mixed with fun and farce. The script, acting, staging, and costumes are delightful.

Don't see it if You don't like historical plays or ridiculous rhymes.

96
Hilarious, Intelligent, Great writing, Clever, Quirky

See it if Combining clever language and references to history, Oscar Wilde, James Joyce and Dada makes for a wild ride. Music hall was a plus.

Don't see it if Might disappoint if you want topical/political material or big Broadway numbers.