Cassia

New York City | 35-49 | Female

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Reviews (20)
86
During previews
Midsummer: A Banquet
Greenwich V
Funny, Creative, Ambitious, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if you want to see an delighted and delightful group of talented actors, dancers, and waiters use all three of their skill sets at once.

Don't see it if you are so traditional as to want your Shakespeare delivered as written, or so modern as to be hurt be a text full of consent issues.

Also You start your evening wandering slightly lost around Union Square, wo... Read more Read less

80
Enchanting, Epic, Great staging, Beautiful, Cliched

See it if you want to be transported to a god-infused Caribbean island to hear a fable about fighting for love, complete with wind, sand, and goats.

Don't see it if you're bored by Romeo and Juliet and don't want to hear any more about the glamour of teenagers being stupid and selfish.

47
Cliched, Quirky, Inconsistent, Retrograde

See it if you would enjoy a stylized 90s mall pastiche with high energy singing and cool LED lights and ominous corporate conspiracies.

Don't see it if you'd be bored by yet another coming of age story of a geeky teenage boy who hurts everyone and still feels entitled to the manic pixie girl

73
Detained
WaHi/Inwood
Great acting, Excruciating, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Fair

See it if you're interested in understanding the impact of American immigration policy through the stories of two families and their guards

Don't see it if thinking too long about the power of impersonal bureaucracy over our lives makes you unhappy.

Also I was very impressed at how fair this play was. I was expecting a part... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Funny, Great acting, Slow, Cross-cultural, Music-heavy

See it if you enjoy vignettes about broken people pursuing beautiful and imperfect relationships, while immersing yourself in middle eastern music.

Don't see it if you have trouble understanding strong accents -or- if you need your plots to have character development and story.

100
Then She Fell
Brooklyn
Ambitious, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing, Riveting

See it if you want to enter Wonderland and dance with Alice and the Mad Hatter. You'll wonder if you're awake or dreaming.

Don't see it if walking or stairs is hard for you, or if you'd rather just sit in a seat and watch something on a stage.

93
Ambitious, Dizzying, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you want to experience an exuberant and weird side of Broadway which is half musical and half Russian dance party.

Don't see it if you want a classic Broadway experience and are bored by long dance numbers.

80
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Epic, Great singing, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see an epic Broadway production about sisterhood and friendship, with epic staging, singing, and new perspective on an old story

Don't see it if You are annoyed by weakly written villains, or stories that rely on "mob mentality" or casual stupidity to drive the plot.

90
Sense & Sensibility
West Village
Exuberant, Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Quirky

See it if you want to see Jane Austen's wit celebrated like never before

Don't see it if you think Jane Austen should be dignified - this is more a comedy than a comedy of manners.

90
Delightful, Funny, Resonant, Relevant, Diverse

See it if You want to see a funny, heartwarming show about real people doing their best in hard times.

Don't see it if You need gorgeous actors, interesting costumes, and perfect singers to feel like you've gotten your Broadway money's worth.

80
During previews
Confusing, Exquisite, Great singing, Enchanting

See it if you want goosebumps and tears from superlative Grecian-Cajun gospel dirges and ballads sung by phenomenal voices in otherworldly ranges

Don't see it if you get annoyed by mixed metaphors and attempts at profundity that don't quite land.

Also As a simple mythological story of humans who love and suffer and fuck ... Read more Read less

95
Impeccable, Riveting, Relevant, Great dancing, Great staging

See it if you want to see a heart piercing story about dreams and disappointments, persecution and survival, surrounded in beautiful music.

Don't see it if you're a slow reader (subtitles), or if violence and oppression are tough for you.

Also The show is Fiddler on the Roof. You've already seen it, and you alrea... Read more Read less

23
During previews
Slow, Insipid, Ambitious, Cliched, Indulgent

See it if you need to entertain your "Uncle Chad" from Nebraska who thinks the idea of men waxing their body hair is height of hilarity.

Don't see it if you ever have interesting discussions with your friends in real life, and you know what honest, intelligent banter is supposed to sound like

Also They started the show by asking for a "brave volunteer who thinks they... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Charming, Entertaining, Great singing, Great lighting, Obvious

See it if you love the movie, or stories about sisterhood, or puppets, or just want to enjoy all the ways Broadway can make icy magic. Great for kids

Don't see it if you want any surprises. Some new mediocre songs were added ("true love" rhymes with "true love"...) The naked sauna dance was oddly fun...

Also The movie had some subtlety that was missing here. The trolls in the m... Read more Read less

78
For a previous production
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Cliched, Great singing, Stylized, Romantic, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy highly stylized productions, with attractive and talented actors and happy endings.

Don't see it if you want your entertainment to be more than cartoony caricatures singing well.

60
Cliched, Disappointing, Clever, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if you're a huge harry potter fan who wants to watch a funny coming-of-age story written by people who love the universe as much as you

Don't see it if you are annoyed when people think making obscure references is the same thing as being funny

85
Funny, Intelligent, Diverse, Relevant

See it if you want to see a moving performance of Lin Manuel Miranda's original masterpiece.

Don't see it if a few less than perfect vocal performances would ruin your appreciation for a great play.

85
Diverse, Local, Approachable, Epic

See it if you want to see all of New York come together to make an approachable version of Shakespeare's great work.

Don't see it if Random Russian folklore groups dancing in the middle of your Shakespeare would confuse you.

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Ambitious, Dizzying, Thought-provoking, Diverse

See it if you are interesting in a vision of what America could be, through a history lesson of what it was

Don't see it if you're uninterested in challenging your preconception of what history or Broadway looks like

95
During previews
Makbet
Brooklyn
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Intense, Violent

See it if You're game You like the idea of spitting your troubles into a burning trash barrel You want the Macbeth's punches to shake the walls

Don't see it if You assume Shakespeare is always boring. You think theater is just for watching. Sitting on a milk crate for 1 hr+ would hurt your back.