ChrisC

New York City | Female
About:  So many shows... so little time!
Reviews (211)
72
Happy Birthday Doug
Soho/Tribeca
Cliched, Quirky, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you can find humor in gay stereotypes and cliches and would enjoy 60 minutes of those various gay characters played out by one actor.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy one man show or display of cliched gay characters and humor.

73
During previews
Slow, Thought-provoking, Good writing, Great acting, Clever

See it if you enjoy solo shows, Javier Munoz, or a theme of life's existential questions, and usage of literature and science.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy solo shows, complex characters, or thought provoking themes.

87
Six
Midtown W
Delightful, Quirky, Great writing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you want to learn about six wives of Henry VIII in a fun, entertaining way through great music & vocals including msg of female empowerment.

Don't see it if you are not interested in the six wives, don't enjoy "pop" style music, or the theme of female empowerment.

80
Long, Relevant, Funny, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if you want a glimpse of 1930 Harlem Renaissance period excellently portrayed by 5 characters tackling issues relevant to both then and now.

Don't see it if you don't like long plays, not interested in the 1930 Harlem Renaissance or topics of abortion and homosexuality.

75
Good acting, Sentimental, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing

See it if you want to take a look into a father-son relationship dealing with elderly care issues. Lines were well written and comebacks were funny.

Don't see it if you don’t like stories dealing with elderly parental care or two hander plays.

82
Quirky, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want cleverly themed, costumed entertainment addressing some of relevant issues. Music was enjoyable and the cast was just fabulous!

Don't see it if you don’t understand emojis, flashing, strobe lights and dizzying stage.

78
Quirky, Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy family friendly entertainment or like the movie version of this story.

Don't see it if you didn’t like the movie or kid friendly shows with lots of kids on stage or in the audience.

85
Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you’d like to see a delightful version of the tale of Scrooge on a beautifully set stage.

Don't see it if you don’t like the tale of Scrooge.

72
Confusing, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you like Kushner’s work or a fan of the members of the cast.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of Kushner’s work or don’t want to be confused with overlapping timelines of current times (1980’s ?) with 1930s.

75
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Dated, Good staging, Great acting

See it if you’re a fan of Foote, Quinn or Nielsen and interested in seeing a family dealing with loss, denial and pride circa 1950.

Don't see it if you desire a clear resolution to your story.

78
Sad, Funny, Unique staging, Resonant, Great acting

See it if you enjoy well performed family drama.

Don't see it if you don’t enjoy family drama or intimate theatre settings.

82
Intelligent, Confusing, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you want to see a great performance by the two great actors, Atkins and Pryce.

Don't see it if you’re easily confused, can’t keep focused on the story, or dislike the theme of aging, dementia and loss.

90
Delightful, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you’d like to see a fabulous performance of 2 actors portraying strong and intelligent female scientists and their friendship.

Don't see it if you need a big production with many actors on stage or not interested in stories of female leaders.

56
Some good singing, Slow, Disappointing, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if you want truffle themed dinner and a show.

Don't see it if you are looking for a well developed mystery or well acted cast all around.

87
Delightful, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you like the story of Little Shop of Horror especially in an intimate setting or want to see great performance by the cast.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of the story or if you expect a reinvented revival of the story

85
Long, Too wordy, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy well produced play with great acting by the cast.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of Tennessee Williams' stories or wordy, long dialogues in plays.

82
Seared
Midtown W
Cliched, Ambitious, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy great performance by the whole cast, enjoy cooking shows or a working kitchen set come to life.

Don't see it if the smell of food in a show would bother you or would not enjoy a story of an egotistical chef.

70
During previews
Funny, Quirky, Ambitious, Good singing, Entertaining

See it if you are a fan of the book or have teenagers who'd want to see it.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy having too many kids among the audience.

80
Quirky, Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you would enjoy hip hop musical improv with surprise guests, melting voice of Arthur The Geniuses and killer beatboxing.

Don't see it if you don't like hip hop, rap or improv.

80
During previews
The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Relevant, Great score, Cliched, Great dancing, Great singing

See it if you are a fan of Joshua Henry or want to hear great score sung by a great actor.

Don't see it if you don't like sung through musicals.

60
During previews
Ambitious, Too long, Confusing, Raunchy, Slow

See it if you feel the need to. Needless to say, the acting was good.

Don't see it if you cannot sit through a show over 2 hours without an intermission!

78
Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you like the story, want to see an outdoor musical, or want to support the theatre community.

Don't see it if you want to see a polished Disney show on stage.

80
Betrayal
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you are a fan of the cast or enjoy stories of complicated relationships

Don't see it if you don't like Pinter, slow paced stories or topic of infidelity.

75
Rinse, Repeat
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you like family dramas that deal with relevant issues such as eating disorders.

Don't see it if you don't like family dramas or sensitive to issues such as eating disorders.

73
Little Gem
Chelsea
Slow, Funny, Relevant, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy family dramas

Don't see it if you prefer actors to interact with each other rather than deliver separate monologues

68
Disappointing, Ambitious, Dated, Slow, Good staging

See it if you are a fan of Chekhov or Chekhov references. It may also help to understand if you're familiar with old TV shows from 50s-70s.

Don't see it if you dislike uneven performances or dated, whiny characters.

78
During previews
Slow, Great acting, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you are a fan of Beth Malone or enjoy the traditional style of musical or simply like the story of Molly Brown.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy the traditional style of musical or not interested in the life of Molly Brown.

85
Beyond Babel
West Village
Entertaining, Great staging, Great choreography, Great dancing, Clever

See it if you'd enjoy a story portrayed through contemporary dancing with unique staging by renowned choreo/dancers, Keone & Mari Madrid and the crew.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy stories portrayed strictly through dancing, don't like contemporary dance style or music, or need solid story lines.

79
Resonant, Slow, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if you are a fan of Laura Linney and/or want to see her brilliant acting in a solo show.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of solo shows or would not be interested in a story about a complicated relationship between a mother and daughter.

88
Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you’d enjoy alternate, contemporary versions of Shakespeare, or comical plot with great singing.

Don't see it if you like traditional Shakespeare, prefer elaborate sets, or don’t like gangster comedy.

73
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Quirky, Relevant, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you enjoy sitcom style family dramedy dealing with elderly parents’ divorce or a fan of the members of the cast.

Don't see it if you don’t like family drama dealing with divorce, fall outs, or infidelity.

82
Intense, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you like great writing and performance, or a fan of MLP.

Don't see it if you don’t like dark, depressing themes.

69
Disappointing, Ambitious, Great acting

See it if you want to see Peter Dinklage and his great performance.

Don't see it if you want memorable, good music.

78
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you like Gallery Players’ productions and well put together musicals in intimate venue.

Don't see it if you don’t want to trek to Brooklyn or if you if prefer big venue productions.

73
During previews
One in Two
Midtown W
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Good staging, Good acting, Clever

See it if you’d be interested in a unique one act play about aids epidemic among black LGBTQ+ community.

Don't see it if you’re not interested in the issues addressed in the play or if you don’t like nudity in theatre.

79
Funny, Clever, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you enjoy illusionist/mentalist shows. Brown’s mind reading and painting capabilities were very entertaining.

Don't see it if you don’t like illusionist/mentalist shows and prefer traditional plays and musicals on Broadway.

78
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Good acting, Clever

See it if you’re interested in some behind the scenes of political history concerning Jimmy Carter, his administration, and his malaise speech.

Don't see it if you’re not interested in plays with political themes, Jimmy Carter, or his speech.

75
Monsoon Season
West Village
Relevant, Clever, Funny, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you'd enjoy solo pieces from a couple portraying their side of the story of dysfunction, separation, and drug abuse.

Don't see it if you don't like solo pieces or stories of dark comedy.

83
The Enigmatist
Chelsea
Refreshing, Intelligent, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever

See it if you enjoy puzzles, illusions, magic and cracking codes.

Don't see it if you don't like puzzles, illusions or stimulating your brain to crack some codes.

70
Fluffy, Quirky, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy parodies of musicals on Broadway.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy parodies or spoof, especially if you haven't seen many musicals on Broadway.

70
FEAR
West Village
Lacking, Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you enjoy psychological thriller or great acting by the cast.

Don't see it if you want to see a solid ending to a story.

85
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you'd enjoy great acting in an intimate setting sharing a story of family drama dealing with drug addictions and its consequences.

Don't see it if you dislike the theme of drug addictions and the tragedies that follow or the sufferings of a parent dealing with addictions of a child.

91
Riveting, Masterful, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a great performance by the cast, love the story or a fan of the book.

Don't see it if you only enjoy musicals.

Also I was hooked and engrossed in the story and performance the entire tim... Read more Read less

82
Inconsistent accents, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you would enjoy a well acted memory play of adolescent boys.

Don't see it if you would be triggered by childhood tragedies, or would be annoyed by inconsistent and incorrect Scottish accents.

87
Disappointing, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you enjoy romantic tragedies or great singing by the cast.

Don't see it if you have overly high expectations due to all the hype and Tony nominations.

Also Enjoyed the Act 2 much better as the story and the music had me very e... Read more Read less

70
Edgy, Confusing, Ambitious, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a different direction/version of the story without changes in the dialogue.

Don't see it if you don't like total darkness in scenes or display of violence or bullying.

Also Walked in having never seen the movies or knowing the the story. Felt ... Read more Read less

73
Funny, Quirky, Fluffy, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you are a fan of Meatloaf and/or his music, or like fun quirky musical.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of Meatloaf or his music.

60
Out of Water
Chelsea
Cute, Needs work, Quirky, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you want to check out stories from different parts of the world.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy stories devoid of complexity.

82
Resonant, Intense, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy monologues delivered by two great actors

Don't see it if you don't enjoy monologues or topics of loss

60
Two's a Crowd
Midtown E
Slow, Fluffy, Good staging, Ambitious, Cliched

See it if you are a Rudner fan or want to see a mediocre sitcom-y musical.

Don't see it if you want a good story with good singing in your musicals. It was too long with unnecessary intermission.