Casina

New York City | 25-34 | Female
About:  Semi-recent NYC resident, long term theater lover. I usually see shows by rush/lotto or discount ticket programs. All-time favorites: Hair, Spring Awkaening, and Next to Normal. Recent favorites: Come from Away, Dear Evan Hansen, and Hamilton. Want to see: Hello, Dolly and Anastasia.
Reviews (69)
60
Slow, Excruciating, Indulgent

See it if You are a fan of one of the leads or you enjoy good choreography.

Don't see it if You prefer upbeat shows that are well directed.

Also This really fell flat for me. There was no chemistry on stage and perf... Read more Read less

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You enjoy light teen musicals with some great performances.

Don't see it if You prefer a slew of memorable songs or more serious material.

Also I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed this musical as much as I di... Read more Read less

40
Excruciating, Intense, Quirky, Slow

See it if You don’t need any plot, enjoy random singing/movement, or don’t mind loud noises.

Don't see it if You want a show to make sense or loud noises/flashing lights startle you.

Also I appreciated the effort by the actors, I just didn’t understand the s... Read more Read less

40
During previews
Excruciating, Slow

See it if You like short shows with no easily followable plot or you like to see actors make the best of bad material.

Don't see it if You want an engaging plot that makes sense.

Also Show was confusing and didn’t make much sense since there was no backs... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Great acting, Resonant

See it if You want to see a well acted, touching show about two friends dealing with the AIDS epidemic.

Don't see it if You are looking for a lighter subject matter.

Also The acting was great and the sets were well done. I really enjoyed thi... Read more Read less

60
Great acting, Dated, Quirky

See it if You're interested in learning a little more about the yippie movement.

Don't see it if You prefer plays with more action. This was kind of light on plot advancement.

Also The acting was good I just felt the play was slow and did a poor job e... Read more Read less

60
During previews
Great acting, Confusing, Slow, Dated

See it if you enjoy period dramas with very roundabout plots.

Don't see it if you want to see some talented actors.

Also The actors did a great job, but plot was slow and slightly confusing. ... Read more Read less

90
Great singing, Great staging, Great acting, Hilarious, Enchanting

See it if You enjoy big classical musicals with great acting, singing, choreography, and sets.

Don't see it if You are looking for a show that isn't fluffy.

Also Saw Donna Murphy who was excellent.

90
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You enjoy family-based musicals, creative sets, or amazing acting and singing.

Don't see it if The plot doesn't sound interesting to you.

75
Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if You are fans of the actors in the production or like family dramas.

Don't see it if You are looking for a play with more plot advancement.

95
Absorbing, Clever, Exquisite, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You like historical productions, political dramas, or want to experience amazing acting.

Don't see it if You prefer lighter plays or have trouble following complicated plots.

75
Clever, Great acting, Intense

See it if You can relate to the lives of Italian immigrants in the mid-1900s or want a glimpse into that time period.

Don't see it if You are easily startled by loud noises.

65
Cliched, Great singing, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if you've enjoyed the movie and want a more classic Broadway template.

Don't see it if you would like a deeper story or some emotional connection to the characters.

Also Really enjoyed the show, I just thought it was missing something to ma... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Enchanting, Hilarious, Great staging

See it if you enjoyed the movie version and/or like dark comedies.

Don't see it if You don't like sexual content or you didn't like Matilda.

Also Unfortunately didn't get to see Andy Carl, but Andrew Call was great. ... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you've been the single friend at a wedding, enjoy shows about being in your 20s, and like comedies.

Don't see it if You are looking for a play that's deep throughout.

Also Really enjoyed the acting by Gideon Glick. I related a lot to the char... Read more Read less

70
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You enjoy very creative, immersive staging, are a fan of Josh Groban, and you enjoy great ballads.

Don't see it if You want to be invested in a plot that isn't superficial and you like being able to see all the time.

Also Large portions of the orchestra were obstructed view. The music and st... Read more Read less

70
Clever, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if you want a fun, interactive show with a lot of alcohol available.

Don't see it if you are looking for a show with a plot or a continuous story.

Also it was a fun experience but there was very little plot and I felt as i... Read more Read less

86
Great acting, Great staging

See it if you enjoy fantastic acting and want to see a more obscure Shakespeare

Don't see it if you prefer less bare-bones staging.

Also great performances and staging, but not my favorite Shakespeare play.

85
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you are a fan of Andrew Lloyd Webber, musicals based on movies, or children driven shows. Fun musical, good for families.

Don't see it if you are sensitive to some mildly bad language, are looking for a more classical theater experience.

89
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy sarcastic comedy, you can identify with someone struggling in NYC.

Don't see it if you can't make fun of yourself, you prefer serious plots.

95
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Funny, Great acting

See it if you enjoy delightful musicals with great scores and amazing acting.

Don't see it if you prefer more serious plays or musicals.

90
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if you enjoy great acting, comedies, or parables.

Don't see it if you prefer more serious plays dealing with a heavier topic.

90
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Great staging

See it if you enjoy ballet, classic music, and great staging.

Don't see it if you prefer a more contemporary piece.

80
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if you enjoy plays that make you think about moral issues, enjoy good acting performances, or enjoy intimate theaters.

Don't see it if you get bored easily, the play was about 15-20 minutes too long.

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you enjoy comedies, period pieces, good acting, or all female casts.

Don't see it if you would prefer a more contemporary play.

75
Great singing, Great acting, Overrated, Quirky

See it if You are familiar with the musical and want to see a new staging.

Don't see it if You like shows with concrete endings.

Also The acting and singing was excellent but the show itself was not my fa... Read more Read less

97
Clever, Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You read and enjoyed the Harry Potter series or you enjoy special effects.

Don't see it if You prefer shorter plays with more concise plots or you didn’t enjoy any of the Harry Potter books/movies.

Also I went in skeptical after reading the script but on stage the show was... Read more Read less

75
Entertaining, Enchanting, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you were a fan of the movie, like the actors, or want a good, light family show.

Don't see it if you prefer shows that have deeper emotional development.

95
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You want to see a well acted revival of a classic about being gay in the 70s and 80s.

Don't see it if You don’t like long plays or don’t like LGBTQ subjects.

95
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Must see

See it if You enjoy well acted deep shows where characters are struggling with tough emotions.

Don't see it if You don't like heavy shows dealing with a caretaker of an ill child.

Also Acting was great, sets were amazing.

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Relevant

See it if You are a fan of Sondheim or want to see some of these great actors

Don't see it if You want a more cohesive production or are sensitive to talking about killing lightly.

80
Ambitious, Refreshing, Clever

See it if you want an immersive theater experience with an impressive ability to move over 100 audience members around seamlessly.

Don't see it if You prefer to stay seated, don't enjoy interactive theater, or may have trouble climbing stairs.

Also The production was impressive but the Claire Tow seemed a little too n... Read more Read less

80
Great acting, Refreshing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you like current dramas or want to learn about the plight of the working -class.

Don't see it if you are looking for a light, happier topic.

80
Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You are fans of the leads or enjoy happy, bubblegum musicals.

Don't see it if You are looking for a deeper show or are bothered by little to no choreography.

85
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You were a fan of Les Miserables or enjoy musicals with little to no dialogue.

Don't see it if You prefer shows with more spoken and not sing dialogue or don't like war-based plots.

85
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting

See it if You want to know what happens after the conclusion of the original play, you like family dramas, or you enjoy fantastic acting.

Don't see it if You want a play with more action or prefer more serious topics.

95
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You want to hear a refreshing and uplifting story about a September 11.

Don't see it if You think 9/11 related content may be too much for you.

75
Entertaining, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy plays about plays, great acting, want to learn more about Jewish culture in the early-mid 1900s.

Don't see it if You want an uplifting play.

Also Very well acted but I felt the play was a little short. This is one of... Read more Read less

90
For a previous production
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Enchanting, Great staging

See it if You're looking for great slapstick comedy that will keep you laughing for 2 hours.

Don't see it if You need a show to have a solid plot as this focused mostly on everything going wrong.

75
During previews
Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy comedies with great acting.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy nudity or prefer a slightly more cohesive plot.

Also Overall I enjoyed the play and was thoroughly entertained. The acting ... Read more Read less

95
Absorbing, Clever, Must see, Riveting

See it if You enjoy immersive one man storytelling type shows with little actual action.

Don't see it if You have trouble listening to audiobooks, or similar formats, this will not hold your attention.

Also Riveting story that kept me immersed for the entire 2 hours. Show coul... Read more Read less

90
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you are a fan of Jonathan Larson, Rent, or rock musicals.

Don't see it if you would prefer a more traditional piece of theater.

Also very well-staged show with 3 great actors.

85
Delightful, Clever, Funny

See it if you're looking for a comedy type show with audience interaction, no Shakespeare love required.

Don't see it if you are looking for a serious play.

100
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You enjoy a classical musical theater experience full of amazing performances.

Don't see it if You prefer light shows with not much emotional depth.

100
For a previous production
Absorbing, Delightful, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You enjoy musicals like Next to Normal about important social issue with great acting.

Don't see it if You prefer more upbeat, happy musicals.

50
During previews
Confusing, Disappointing, Great acting, Slow

See it if you enjoy entirely sung shows. The actors all had great voices and the melodies were enjoyable.

Don't see it if you need a show with the plot. The musical felt like it was half finished with really no distinguishable end to what plot was presented.

49
Cliched, Indulgent, Quirky, Slow

See it if You enjoy historical comedies that move slowly but with decent acting.

Don't see it if You prefer a faster moving plot with non-cliche endings and a more original topic.

90
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You enjoy great acting, modern plays, or comedies.

Don't see it if You prefer classic shows. If you don't understand finance you may be a little lost at points.

95
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Funny, Great acting

See it if You enjoy well staged musicals, are a fan of any of the leads, or enjoy romantic comedies.

Don't see it if You prefer a thought provoking piece or something more contemporary.

90
During previews
Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You enjoy the Olympics or swimming and enjoy comedies.

Don't see it if You prefer deeper plays or don't enjoy sports.