Colin Casey

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Reviews (31)
45
Great singing, Disappointing, Dated, Confusing, Ambitious
May 5th, 2022

See it if you're a huge fan of Bob Dylan and dont mind sitting through a poorly thought-out (though well-written) script to hear intense reimaginings.

Don't see it if you actually want the songs to relate to the plot/characters or have the patience to follow five mediocre stories in one show.

90
Entertaining, Great singing, Resonant, Refreshing, Clever
April 29th, 2022

See it if you're a fan of tap dance, step, or Irish step; you want to learn about an oft-overlooked section of American/New York City history.

Don't see it if you want to see shows at their best and final iteration. This show is fantastic and compelling, but this is not the last draft.

58
Enchanting, Disappointing, Ambitious, Confusing, Absorbing
April 17th, 2022

See it if you are a huge fan of the original book or the recent movie, or if you're a fan of aerial stunts and interpretive dance.

Don't see it if you have no prior knowledge of The Little Prince. You will not understand a thing.

80
Chicago (Broadway)
Midtown W
Intelligent, Raunchy, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever
April 17th, 2022

See it if you wanna experience a classic that has aged incredibly well, or if you wanna see a slightly updated take on some characters.

Don't see it if you're looking for something bold and groundbreaking, or like a bit more in the way of set and costumes.

96
Refreshing, Masterful, Epic, Enchanting, Absorbing
April 17th, 2022

See it if you enjoy sprawling folk epics and want to see the most cohesive stage performance of your lifetime.

Don't see it if you don't want your mind blown? I literally cannot think of a reason not to see this show.

90
Resonant, Fluffy, Great singing, Dizzying, Absorbing
April 17th, 2022

See it if you love an extremely talented ensemble and have a spare pack of tissues.

Don't see it if you want a more traditional cast of lead characters or do not want to see art related to 9/11.

73
Great staging, Quirky, Entertaining, Cliched, Ambitious
March 12th, 2020

See it if you like to support one-acts, love seeing interesting technical effects onstage, or are looking for a low-stakes night of spooky stories.

Don't see it if you're looking for a fully developed work that will blow your mind or give you an entirely different perspective on theatre or horror.

85
Enchanting, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging, Resonant
October 31st, 2018

See it if you enjoy seeing disabled actors onstage or enjoy stories about family, disability, and addiction.

Don't see it if you have absolutely no knowledge of ASL or Deaf culture, or are triggered by graphic depictions of attempted suicide.

100
Delightful, Entertaining, Fluffy, Great writing, Refreshing
October 31st, 2018

See it if you love having a good time at the theatre, enjoy the pop-punk fury of the Go-Gos, and care deeply about LGBTQ+ representation

Don't see it if you don't care about any of the things mentioned above or think that shows have to be sad to be good.

Also As a non-cis, non-straight actor and theatre-goer, I can't even tell y... Read more Read less

92
Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Thought-provoking
October 31st, 2018

See it if you want a real, accurate look of the lives that the Union overlooked, black Union soldiers and women.

Don't see it if harsh language and realistic stage choreography make you uncomfortable.

Also Just a note, I'm talking about the production from the 2018 Fringe Fes... Read more Read less

77
During previews
Absorbing, Enchanting, Dizzying, Intense, Raunchy
October 31st, 2018

See it if you have a love for drag culture, ancient Egypt, or fast-paced modern immersive musicals.

Don't see it if you aren't comfortable with more erotic dancing and costumes, or prefer to watch your shows instead of be in them.

Also First thing's first, the set and staging itself was fantastic. The pal... Read more Read less

90
Transfers
West Village
Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Must see
April 26th, 2018

See it if you are a scholarship kid, or know what it's like to feel as though nobody can ever understand you.

Don't see it if you don't like intense emotional scenes, or well-meaning characters saying less than progressive things.

Also I adore this show. Every single actor is splendid and plays their resp... Read more Read less

97
Whales
Gramercy
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Edgy, Quirky
April 26th, 2018

See it if you hate whaling, love free beer, and don't mind getting in on the fun.

Don't see it if you need shows to have an actual plot rather than a message, or if you prefer a barrier between you and the performers.

Also Whales is a show that is pretty much impossible to describe, but I'm g... Read more Read less

96
Great acting, Intelligent, Must see, Profound, Romantic
April 21st, 2018

See it if you love stories with a realistic romance, warts and all, and are Deaf, or have a Deaf friend or relative, or are interested in Deaf issues.

Don't see it if you don't like not understanding when certain characters speak, or are not interested in the relationships between Deaf and Hearing persons.

88
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Hilarious, Relevant
March 14th, 2018

See it if you understand the humor of Jerry Springer and know what kind of language is used on shows like that, or if you love funny, raunchy operas.

Don't see it if you prefer more traditional staging, don't want actors to sing everything, and aren't a fan of offensive language/humor.

92
Delightful, Great staging, Must see, Riveting, Thrilling
February 16th, 2018

See it if you have a love for Sondheim, excellent and innovative staging, and don't mind being in close proximity to the actors.

Don't see it if if you are faint of heart, don't like thrilling/shocking content, or need a comfortable distance between yourself and the performers.

90
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great staging, Great singing, Must see
February 9th, 2018

See it if you love immersive theatre, different cultures, and innovative storytelling.

Don't see it if you can't follow stories about different cultures or don't like plays that have music and singing.

Also The Homecoming Queen was simply beautiful. The journey of a young woma... Read more Read less

95
Draw the Circle
West Village
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Relevant, Resonant
February 8th, 2018

See it if you enjoy hearing personal stories performed on stage, and love plays about love, family, and identity.

Don't see it if one-man shows bore you, or you don't like hearing about LGBTQIA+ issues.

100
During previews
Who's Holiday!
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Edgy, Great acting, Great writing
November 20th, 2017

See it if you love raunchy, unapologetic comedies with a serious side, or just love Lesli Margherita.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy crude/sexual language, one-woman shows, or don't respect theatre royalty.

Also Wow. Just... wow. I very rarely give shows a perfect score, but there ... Read more Read less

98
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great singing, Intense, Refreshing
October 8th, 2017

See it if you are interested in the ever-growing fad of immersive/360 degree theatre, and like free alcohol with your show!

Don't see it if you aren't a fan of operas, or have difficulty following a plot that isn't explicitly spelled out.

Also Wow! I had a feeling that I would enjoy Whiskey Pants, but it has exce... Read more Read less

94
Intelligent, Refreshing, Profound, Relevant, Must see
August 14th, 2017

See it if You're a fan of the emerging fad that is three-dimensional theatre, and you don't mind a non-existent 4th wall.

Don't see it if If political plays, color/genderblind casting, or incredibly immersive theatre isn't your thing

Also I was extremely surprised at how much I enjoyed The Untold Yippie Proj... Read more Read less

98
Absorbing, Delightful, Great staging, Must see, Great singing
April 28th, 2017

See it if you're ready to experience theatre in a whole new way, want to be feel like a part of the show, or just wanna see Josh Groban.

Don't see it if you're looking for a more traditional, quiet night at the theatre, or are bothered by spontaneous lighting.

Also I can't remember having so much fun at a show! The music was amazing a... Read more Read less

95
¡Figaro! (90210)
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Hilarious, Romantic
April 13th, 2017

See it if you are already an avid fan of Mozart and his works, and love seeing classics being adapted to tell more modern stories.

Don't see it if you aren't a fan of opera, don't speak Spanish (or dislike hearing it), or if you don't like modernizing classic works.

Also I did not expect to enjoy this so much! The music and story still keep... Read more Read less

90
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Edgy
December 17th, 2016

See it if You're looking for an off the wall story, and don't mind a slow start.

Don't see it if You're impatient or don't think satanism/curse words are funny.

Also I had so much fun at this show. The beginning was a little slow, and M... Read more Read less

61
SUPER! (FringeNYC)
Soho/Tribeca
Ambitious, Cliched, Entertaining, Unoriginal, Decent
October 13th, 2016

See it if you're looking for something safe and don't mind a little repetition.

Don't see it if you want something edgy and new

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Epic, Great writing, Masterful
October 13th, 2016

See it if you can handle somewhat slow pacing and hard-hitting plot, characters, and conflicts.

Don't see it if you want to see something light or have no knowledge of Russian history.

Also Svetlyachki was easily one of my favorite shows at NYC Fringe. I left ... Read more Read less

93
Absorbing, Enchanting, Intense, Must see, Great singing
June 2nd, 2016

See it if you want to see a charming romance story, along with political uprisings and war, or if you just saw the Les Mis movie and need a refresher.

Don't see it if you can't stand shows where they only sing, or want something more challenging and edgy.

82
Shear Madness
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Funny, Refreshing
June 2nd, 2016

See it if you want to be involved in the play, and love fourth-wall breaks.

Don't see it if you want to have a nice, calm time at the theater.

95
Clever, Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Hilarious
June 2nd, 2016

See it if you're a die-hard South Park fan, and love satirical comedies that'll make you ask why we make fun of Mormons while we make fun of Mormons!

Don't see it if You don't find raunchy humor entertaining, or you're looking for a classic Broadway fairy-tale.

92
Great acting, Hilarious, Intense, Epic, Entertaining
June 2nd, 2016

See it if You're a fan of off the wall acting by the incredible Alex Brightman, love seeing talented child actors, and have rock and roll in your soul

Don't see it if You're more of a classic Broadway viewer, and want a much slower paced journey and subtle acting.

91
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Edgy, Hilarious, Intelligent, Relevant, Raunchy
January 29th, 2016

See it if you enjoy laugh-out-loud shows about the struggles of life after college and aren't afraid of a little challenge.

Don't see it if you have a problem with strong language or prefer happy fairy-tale musicals.