Cynstarlight

New York City | 65+ | Female
About:  I love plays!!!! Going to the theater is a passion and I want to see everything!!! 🗽🎭⭐🌟🌠 ... Read more Read less
Reviews (196)
73
Edgy, Great acting, Thought-provoking
May 14th, 2022

See it if You don't mind watching a show about pedophilia. It was greatly disturbing. People laughed but I found that inappropriate.

Don't see it if You mind the subject matter. A lot of people around me walked out.

75
Great staging, Entertaining, Funny
May 1st, 2022

See it if You like horror/comedy combo with singing. The girl group trio is cute, the talent is great all around, but I have outgrown show.

Don't see it if You can't suspend belief and want a realistic show.

61
Great staging, Disappointing, Confusing, Cliched
April 7th, 2022

See it if You like large ensemble casts. There were a couple of compelling songs, but most of them were dull, with no melody or memorable lyrics.

Don't see it if The music was dull, the characters were not developed.

81
During previews
Great writing, Great acting, Great staging
April 7th, 2022

See it if You are a David Mamet fan. The acting is great on all counts. I have seen other productions of it and this was my least fave.

Don't see it if I didn't love it and left feeling like, "What was that?" It wasn't explained fully. Some of Sam Rockwell's actions didn't make sense.

72
During previews
Entertaining, Disappointing, Ambitious
April 2nd, 2022

See it if Beanie Feldstein was wonderful - just loved her.

Don't see it if Didn't believe any of the relationships - the depth didn't shine through. Took me out of the story because it seemed so fake.

85
During previews
Enchanting, Absorbing, Funny
April 1st, 2022

See it if A very cute and delightful play with a wonderful performance by Billy Crystal.

Don't see it if You mind the fact that he is sometimes off key, but makes up for it with his charm.

84
Edgy, Funny, Entertaining
April 1st, 2022

See it if You don't mind songs about having sex with babies. I couldn't get past that although I did laugh at other things.

Don't see it if You mind the raunchy material.

71
Wicked (Broadway)
Midtown W
Overrated, Entertaining, Disappointing
April 1st, 2022

See it if I didn't connect with the music so that was a disappointment. I know people love this show - it just didn't do it for me.

Don't see it if You want anything of depth.

84
Relevant, Great acting, Great singing
April 1st, 2022

See it if Very important issues regarding mental health, wonderful singing and acting.

Don't see it if Don't want to think about heavy issues.

70
During previews
Clever, Indulgent, Great acting
March 25th, 2022

See it if You love Debra Messing. She is adorable. It had its cute/touching moments. Just too cutesy at times and redundant.

Don't see it if You mind multiple people playing multiple characters. It gets a bit overdone.

77
During previews
Great writing, Slow, Ambitious
March 6th, 2022

See it if Eugene O'Neill is one of my fave playwrights, but this play seemed very insufficient plot-wise. Overly indulgent. The acting was great.

Don't see it if You can't sit through an almost 3 hour play. The theater was freezing and we all wore coats. Staff told me lighting was hot.

66
Great acting, Indulgent, Insipid, Disappointing
January 24th, 2022

See it if This is one of my all time favorite plays - but I am talking about the original, not this production which doesn't serve the script at all.

Don't see it if You love the original, O'Neil-intended production. This is reduced to a confusing hot mess.

100
WIT
East Village
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Riveting, Great staging, Great acting
January 3rd, 2022

See it if You want to see incredibly talented performers dealing with a very difficult subject matter. Outstanding performances, directing, staging.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable hearing about cancer and the hardships of living and dying with this disease.

95
Clever, Must see, Great staging, Entertaining
December 16th, 2021

See it if You love improvisational theater. The cast is amazing. I was lucky enough to see Lin Manuel Miranda!

Don't see it if You don't like improvs, flying by the seat of your pants performances.

90
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing, Clever
December 9th, 2021

See it if You are interested in gender identity issues among teenagers. Also focuses on bullying. Delightful group of teenagers/young adults/adults.

Don't see it if You don't care about these issues.

84
Company (Broadway)
Midtown W
Refreshing, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful
December 9th, 2021

See it if I love this show, but this production fell a little flat. Set issues. The lead singer's voice was not my favorite.

Don't see it if The set fell apart twice, so there were long breaks and delays. This affected the rhythm of the play influenced my experience.

53
Morning Sun
Midtown W
Dizzying, Indulgent, Great acting, Disappointing
November 28th, 2021

See it if You like the actresses.

Don't see it if You want to see a play that is easy to follow, has a storyline that is linear and doesn't bore.

84
Morning's at Seven
Midtown W
Quirky, Resonant, Great acting, Absorbing
November 14th, 2021

See it if You love good old-fashioned plays about family relationships. The acting is wonderful. A lot of big name performers.

Don't see it if You want a modern play. This is dated to a certain degree, but with themes that are relatable in today's society.

90
During previews
A Sherlock Carol
Midtown W
Refreshing, Hilarious, Great acting, Entertaining
November 14th, 2021

See it if You love Sherlock Holmes, Victorian era, Charles Dickens. It was very entertaining and adorable and witty.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy the premise and era.

79
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Ambitious
November 14th, 2021

See it if You love Brecht's writing and songs.

Don't see it if You are expecting a musical. I wish they had done more of his music. The cast was wonderful though and his writing was interesting.

83
Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious
November 14th, 2021

See it if You want to see wonderful acting and staging - the set is amazing.

Don't see it if You mind 3 hour shows. It was a bit dull for me at times, but I stuck with it and am happy to have seen it. Informative. Great acting.

61
Great staging, Great singing, Disappointing, Ambitious
November 13th, 2021

See it if You don't mind watching a play about LSD tripping. You love tap dancing. You love very talented performers.

Don't see it if You want an interesting storyline. Why a play about tripping on LSD? The dancing and singing and staging and talent were great though.

55
Disappointing, Ambitious, Cliched
November 4th, 2021

See it if You don't mind a very ordinary plot.

Don't see it if It was very cliched and predictable. Seen the characters and plot a million times.

67
Great acting, Ambitious, Disappointing
November 4th, 2021

See it if You love Bob Dylan songs. I couldn't get into the storyline or the characters or the music.

Don't see it if You don't like Bob Dylan songs.

77
Great acting, Disappointing, Ambitious
November 4th, 2021

See it if I am not a major fan of one-person shows. I was a little bored, but the talent was there.

Don't see it if You don't like one-person shows.

94
Refreshing, Great staging, Great singing
November 4th, 2021

See it if You like to be entertained - the music, dancing, storyline were very enchanting and magical.

Don't see it if You don't like Jukebox musicals.

54
Great singing, Disappointing, Confusing
November 4th, 2021

See it if Very difficult to understand the words to the songs. Plodding and dull.

Don't see it if You are expecting a lot of dialogue. This was similar to an opera in a lot of ways.

84
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining
November 4th, 2021

See it if I saw it before the pandemic. Wonderful staging and singing. Love the music.

Don't see it if You don't like Motown music.

82
Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting
November 4th, 2021

See it if If you love wonderful staging and costumes.

Don't see it if If you don't like animated situations.

84
Great singing, Resonant, Great acting
November 4th, 2021

See it if Very resonant with today's social issues - drug addiction, sexual identity, sexual assault. Wonderful staging, singing, acting.

Don't see it if If you hate this type of music and social commentary.

74
Great staging, Edgy, Ambitious
October 30th, 2021

See it if If you are a fan of David Byrnes and that style of music, you will enjoy it. I am not particularly into his music.

Don't see it if If you don't like David Byrnes, you will not like this show.

97
Masterful, Edgy, Absorbing
October 30th, 2021

See it if You like edgy and thought provoking shows. The music is mesmerizing.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals or want a totally uplifting, Hollywood-style show (i.e. Judy Garland, etc.).

83
SIX (Broadway)
Midtown W
Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing
March 5th, 2020

See it if Loved the unwinding plot, the staging and the acting.

Don't see it if Lots of times could not follow what the actors were saying due to heavy accents.

67
During previews
Indulgent, Ambitious, Disappointing
March 4th, 2020

See it if I usually love this play, but I was aware that all four actors were acting which took me out of the play itself. First night of previews.

Don't see it if You mind a play that is close to 3 hours. Felt forced and overdone instead of organic and grounded in truth.

79
During previews
Absorbing, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Dizzying
February 27th, 2020

See it if If you like Tracy Letts as an actor and a playwright. Uneven. Strange plot. Good acting and staging.

Don't see it if You like classical plays. This is weird and edgy.

97
Great staging, Great acting, Great singing, Must see, Riveting
February 27th, 2020

See it if This is one of my favorite musicals of all time, but I had only seen the movie. Even though this was updated, I adored it!!! Wonderful!!!

Don't see it if You aren't open minded. This is very updated, but still maintains the aura and charisma that I came to adore in the movie. Songs! Dance!

78
Refreshing, Great singing, Enchanting
February 6th, 2020

See it if You enjoy Disney musicals.

Don't see it if I didn't care for a lot of the casting which is why I had some trouble enjoying it. I enjoyed the movie more.

77
During previews
Quirky, Indulgent, Edgy
September 16th, 2019

See it if If you love Mary Louise Parker in anything and don't care about the subject matter you will appreciate this. I didn't care for the story.

Don't see it if Some of the subject matter was too raw and disgusting for me given that I really wasn't enjoying the play anyway.

58
During previews
The Great Society
Upper W Side
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing
September 16th, 2019

See it if It was well cast and ambitious, but left me in the cold. I just lost interest and felt that at 3 hours it was too exhausting to follow.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in politics and knowledgeable about that time period. It was too much for me to digest as it was bulky and plodding.

89
Great staging, Entertaining, Absorbing
August 18th, 2019

See it if You love Meat Loaf's music. The sound was too loud so the lyrics were difficult to hear and sometimes the music sounded flat.

Don't see it if The performers gave it their all and were very talented but the storyline was contrived.

63
The Rolling Stone
Upper W Side
Ambitious, Great acting, Disappointing
August 18th, 2019

See it if I was bored and it just didn't click. I left at intermission.

Don't see it if You are expecting a riveting show. It wasn't.

80
Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Great acting, Clever, Absorbing
August 18th, 2019

See it if The cast is very talented and the production carries you along for the ride. Enjoyable.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy non-musicals.

95
Great acting, Great singing, Masterful, Riveting
August 18th, 2019

See it if You want to see moving performances. I love this show and this production was exquisite. Tevya was beyond wonderful. Very touching.

Don't see it if You are unfamiliar with this show and hate to read subtitles.

79
Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing
August 18th, 2019

See it if You want to learn about government.

Don't see it if The man seated next to me was grumbling throughout the entire show which was very distracting so my concentration was off, but it was good.

86
During previews
Betrayal
Midtown W
Great acting, Clever, Absorbing
August 18th, 2019

See it if Wonderfully engaging, phenomenal acting. A bit hard to follow the changes in timelines. Tom Hiddleston rocks!!! I am a longtime Pinter fan.

Don't see it if You hate changes in perspectives as plot is sometimes confusing.

82
Funny, Great acting, Absorbing, Enchanting
May 9th, 2019

See it if Glenda Jackson and Ruth Wilson stood out as being excellent in their roles. I am not a major Shakespeare fan, but I enjoyed this.

Don't see it if You hate Shakespeare.

58
Burn This
Midtown W
Overrated, Banal, Indulgent, Disappointing
May 9th, 2019

See it if You want to watch Kerri Russel's character blend into the wall, Adam Driver's character hog the stage and be unlikeable and dull.

Don't see it if You mind endless, boring conversations. I hated this show.

98
Great staging, Great singing, Masterful, Great acting, Exquisite
May 9th, 2019

See it if You want to witness an amazing production of a classic!!! I was mesmerized by the performances and the stages and want to see it again!!!

Don't see it if You would mind a darker version of this show. It was nuanced and deep and very moving. It is not light and fluffy.

77
Ambitious, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining
May 9th, 2019

See it if You love Cher. Her music is delightful and it was fun to watch and listen to.

Don't see it if You want a cohesive production. Having three versions of Cher on the stage was distracting. I would have liked a different format.

79
Ink
Midtown W
Intelligent, Great acting, Great staging, Clever
May 9th, 2019

See it if You love shows about the newspaper industry. Very original in its staging and presentation. Wonderful acting. Remarkable set.

Don't see it if You hate long shows about the newspaper industry.