CatherineThompson

New York City | 35-49
About:  Love theater, studied theater and know a thing or two about it.
Reviews (7)
95
A Strange Loop
Midtown W
Dizzying, Edgy, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing
June 26th, 2019

See it if You appreciate courage, original music, fresh perspectives, fantastically clever lyrics, new perspectives, and unconventional beauty

Don't see it if If you are homophobic you will either be woken up or greatly challenged by this play to see all people as worthy and beautiful

95
Zombie Asian Moms
East Village
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Profound
December 11th, 2018

See it if You enjoy live music, stories from cultures and people not usually seen on stage, asian American comedy, songs, excellent electric violin

Don't see it if Are expecting traditional theater or stand up comedy

76
The Effect
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Romantic, Thought-provoking, Intelligent
August 15th, 2016

See it if You like a strong ensemble with character driven stories. its pretty surprising and has some good twists. All acting was great.

Don't see it if you don't like shows essentially about relationships or you like a really flashy production. This was more language driven

85
Ambitious, Clever, Edgy, Raunchy, Profound
August 15th, 2016

See it if you like provocative comedy about race / spoken word. They do comedy songs and stand up and it's pretty unusual. The violin was amazing!

Don't see it if you don't like dirty jokes or spoken word things. It's pretty out there (in a good way) A good late night show.

89
For a previous production
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Dizzying, Great staging, Original, Great singing
July 17th, 2016

See it if you love classic music from the 50s and 60s and rock n roll musicals this is an excellent fast paced music which has FANTASTIC singing

Don't see it if you hate fun

95
Ambitious, Absorbing, Entertaining, Profound, Great singing
July 17th, 2016

See it if You like soulful singing gospel meets musical meets blues. A terrific cast and a breakout star in the role of Celie

Don't see it if You are attached to the original production which had more linear direction this one is a bare bones set

80
Runaways
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Dated, Entertaining, Overrated
July 17th, 2016

See it if this is a "period" piece and feels very 70's /80s-- the kids are great each performing monologues and songs which were rad in the 70s

Don't see it if You want a new version or something contemporary