ChrisC

New York City | Female
About:  So many shows... so little time!
Reviews (178)
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.

86
Thought-provoking, Intense, Relevant, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you’d like to see a powerful play and great performance by the actors.

Don't see it if you don’t enjoy stories of discrimination.

80
Broadway Bounty Hunter
West Village
Fluffy, Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you’d enjoy a musical comedy in an intimate venue, a fan of Joe Iconis musicals or a fan of Brad Oscar. He always delivers!

Don't see it if you prefer big productions or don’t enjoy campy musical comedies.

79
Toni Stone
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you’re interested in a bit of baseball history while covering racial and gender issues.

Don't see it if you don’t like breaking down of 4th wall and having the lead talking you through the whole story.

78
All My Sons
Midtown W
Intense, Slow, Dated, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you're a fan of Arthur Miller or his family dramas. Story is slow to build up with an intense ending.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of Arthur Miller or his stories.

72
Ambitious, Cliched, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you're a fan of the actors or interested in a version of Hillary's story in 2008. Metcalf and Lithgow are great to watch.

Don't see it if you couldn't careless about the Clintons what so ever.

80
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you're a fan of the movie, or want to see a fun show with a nomination worthy set design.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of the movie, or if you don't like comical fluffy entertainment.

75
Burn This
Midtown W
Disappointing, Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting, Funny

See it if you enjoy stories that are character driven, about complicated relationships, or a fan of the actors. Driver and Uranowitz were fantastic.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy stories about complicated relationships or if you don't like character driven plays. Russell's portrayal was disappointing.

82
Handbagged
Midtown E
Intelligent, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you’re curious of the relationship between the Queen and Thatcher or some of the history from that era (‘79-‘90) or good British acting.

Don't see it if you’re not interested in the history of England or will have difficulty with various accents.

69
Cliched, Ambitious, Slow, Relevant, Good acting

See it if you are interested in seeing someone go through existential crisis for the duration of 1 hr 45 mins.

Don't see it if you don’t like repetitious dialogue or don’t care for “millennial problems”.

91
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Soho/Tribeca
Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like clever, creative piece of theatre off broadway. Brilliantly acted by a duo and very entertaining. You won’t regret it.

Don't see it if you don’t like being entertained or don’t want to trek downtown. It will be worth your trip though.

77
Ambitious, Fluffy, Quirky, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you are a big fan of Star Trek, I mean Star Wars or if you’d enjoy a quirky comedy with references to Star Wars. 😉😉

Don't see it if you are not a fan of Star Wars or don’t appreciate small theatre productions.

79
Entertaining, Slow, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great singing

See it if you want to a sing through musical about race and poverty in Louisiana in 1963. Great singing by the performers.

Don't see it if you don’t like community theatre productions or don’t want to sit in an uncomfortable fold up chairs for over 2 hours.

73
During previews
Slow, Thought-provoking, Good acting, Long, Great staging

See it if you are a fan of Sam Shepard or his plays.

Don't see it if you don't like stories of dysfunctional families or Shepard's plays.

50
Slow, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you like absurdist dark comedy.

Don't see it if you don’t like being confused or don’t want to think too much about the meaning behind a story.

88
During previews
Ink
Midtown W
Relevant, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like plays based on true stories or interested in the history of British tabloids.

Don't see it if you're not interested in British journalism or looking for a short, light fare theatre.

84
Sea Wall/A Life
East Village
Intense, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Profound, Great acting

See it if you enjoy monologues, a fan of the actors, or want to hear a good storytelling of loss and life.

Don't see it if you don't like monologues, desire upbeat theatre experience, or stories of death and loss will upset you.

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

69
Great staging, Disappointing, Slow, Nudity, Good acting

See it if you’re a fan of Audra McDonald or Michael Shannon.

Don't see it if you don’t like nudity on stage.

70
Disappointing, Great seats, Short for shakespeare, Ambitious, Great staging

See it if you love that it’s a short 90-min Shakespeare!

Don't see it if you don’t like that it’s still in iambic pentameter even though the show was cut to 90-mins and everything else is modern.

83
During previews
I Spy a Spy
Midtown W
Relevant, Funny, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you want to be entertained by very talented cast in an intimate setting. Staging was smart for its size & cast works hard to deliver its msg

Don't see it if you’ll be offended or dislike ethnic jokes or political incorrectness.

72
Overrated, Great singing, Quirky, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if you like quirky teenage themed shows. Some of the songs are catchy.

Don't see it if you are not into teenage themes of popularity, gossip and social media.

64
Dying City
Midtown W
Ambitious, Slow, Disappointing, Great acting, Confusing

See it if you're interested in seeing a Pulitzer winning story. Actors were good.

Don't see it if you don't like to be confused watching a play. Story was not that great for me.

72
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Fluffy, Epic kong, Great dancing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want to see Kong! It is worth seeing the show just to see the great King Kong in action. Dancers were also great!

Don't see it if you want memorable music or characters other than Kong.

91
Socrates
East Village
Intelligent, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you are interested in life and death of Socrates or if you want to see great Michael Stuhlbarg in action.

Don't see it if you are not interested in the historical figure, or can not or do not like to sit through a long play.

90
Great costumes, Great choreography, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you want to be entertained by a revival of a classic musical, see great choreography or a fan of the actors in the show.

Don't see it if you don’t like classic musicals or like serious topics or not a fan of the actors in the show.

79
Very irish, Sexual, Slow, Good staging, Great acting

See it if you enjoy works of James Joyce, solo shows or a fan of Aedín Moloney’s work.

Don't see it if you’ll have a hard time comprehending Irish accent or dislike solo shows, nudity or sexual references.

71
Original Sound
West Village
Disappointing ending, Good acting, Great guitar playing, Great piano playing, Great staging

See it if you like music in plays or interested in stories involving music business.

Don't see it if you prefer big productions or happy endings.

71
Intriguing, Confusing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you enjoy out of the box theatre. It was confusing yet interesting. I didn’t quite get it, yet I found it entertaining.

Don't see it if you like traditional theatre or expect an obvious storyline.

90
White Noise
East Village
Thought-provoking, Intense, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you enjoy intense and emotionally powerful play that deals with racial subtext and slavery.

Don't see it if you are easily disturbed by racial or slavery references or don’t want to sit for over 3 hrs even though it flies by.

88
The Bigot
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like funny and heartwarming drama that deals with very prejudice ideas.

Don't see it if you don't like melodramas that deals with sickness and prejudice against race and sexual orientation.

78
The Cradle Will Rock
East Village
Absorbing, Slow, Relevant, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you like plays in music.

Don't see it if you prefer a light entertainment or don’t like plays sung throughout.

83
During previews
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Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Edgy, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you like thought provoking relationship stories that deal with trust and fetish issues especially in BDSM.

Don't see it if you don’t like stories that deals with sexuality or fetishes.

68
During previews
Quirky, Indulgent, Disappointing, Good acting, Funny

See it if you like absurdist humor or a big fan of Nathan Lane.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of the actors or looking for a high quality theatre.

69
Daddy
Midtown W
Disappointing, Confusing, Raunchy, Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if you like provocative melodrama.

Don't see it if you don't want to see constant male nudity on stage.