Cynstarlight

New York City | Female
About:  I love plays!!!! Going to the theater is a passion and I want to see everything!!! 🗽🎭⭐🌟🌠 ... Read more Read less
Reviews (235)
77
During previews
Indulgent, Relevant, Great acting
February 2nd, 2023

See it if You want to see wonderful acting. The cast is amazing. It is touching and relevant.

Don't see it if It dragged on a bit, repeating the same points over and over.

77
Titanique
Gramercy
Great singing, Entertaining, Clever
December 16th, 2022

See it if It is a musical spoof tying together Celine Dion and the Titanic.

Don't see it if You don't like satirical pieces.

95
Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing
December 8th, 2022

See it if You would love a show highlighting life's ups and downs in a humorous manner.

Don't see it if You don't want to hear about health, love and family and living in the day.

83
During previews
Becky Nurse of Salem
Upper W Side
Great staging, Edgy, Great acting, Clever
December 3rd, 2022

See it if You want to see a very talented cast. The staging and the premise are very interesting and compelling.

Don't see it if You do not want to see a play about the Salem witches in an abstract way.

84
During previews
Refreshing, Great staging, Delightful
November 6th, 2022

See it if You like tap dancing, a fun time, comedy. There is a wonderful message of self-acceptance.

Don't see it if Only one or two songs are memorable - most are bland. The cast is talented, but the music is blah.

55
During previews
Slow, Edgy, Disappointing
October 30th, 2022

See it if You don't mind seeing a two person play about young Germans at a summer camp. Certain elements didn't make sense to me. I was bored.

Don't see it if You don't want to worry about the two young cast members falling off the edge of the stage in the final scene. It was a boring love story.

52
During previews
Slow, Confusing, Disappointing
October 29th, 2022

See it if I have no idea what this show was about - could not follow the plot!!! It was long-winded, dull and unappealing. The actors were charming.

Don't see it if You want to hear two monologues and hear some singing. I didn't like this show.

82
Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing
October 23rd, 2022

See it if You want to see a remarkably original take on a Chekhov play. It is very inventive and surprising with twists and turns.

Don't see it if You want to see a straightforward version of a Chekhov play. If you can't suspend your imagination and embrace this crazy production.

63
During previews
Chester Bailey
Chelsea
Overrated, Slow, Disappointing
October 16th, 2022

See it if You want to see good acting, but it is mostly telling about past incidents. I wanted to see it, not hear about it.

Don't see it if You mind "tell, don't show." It was talk, talk, talk and little action. Describing what already happened. I was bored, bored, bored.

88
For a previous production
Washington Square
West Village
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing
October 15th, 2022

See it if If you love Henry James, want to see remarkable acting - it pulls you in slowly - it builds and builds.

Don't see it if If you mind a sparse set that is a slow burn.

84
During previews
Great staging, Great singing, Delightful
October 8th, 2022

See it if You want to enjoy a lively bunch of talented singers perform their hears out. Gorgeous original songs and a couple of throw backs.

Don't see it if You want to hear every word as sometimes the music behind the words was too loud.

82
Edgy, Ambitious, Clever
October 7th, 2022

See it if The opening and closing really touched me. Amazing that this creator fulfilled his wishes, in spite of his challenges. Very inspirational.

Don't see it if There are some uncomfortable aspects to the show. Have to be comfortable hearing about homosexual sex.

79
During previews
Great staging, Great acting, Clever
October 7th, 2022

See it if You want to see delightful characters, wonderful acting, beautiful set. The casting was on point, except for one character.

Don't see it if You mind that they have changed the time and place of the original play by George Bernard Shaw, setting it in Harlem in the 1920s.

89
Delightful, Clever, Absorbing
October 6th, 2022

See it if It was a lot of fun attempting to figure out how he performs his tricks. He was charming and entertaining.

Don't see it if It got a bit tedious and repetitious as every trick involved cards with the patrons names on them.

90
During previews
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting
October 6th, 2022

See it if You like August Wilson's plays. He isn't my fave playwright, but I appreciate his work. The acting is outstanding. Staging is great.

Don't see it if You can't sit through almost 3 hours of a play (with an intermission).

75
During previews
Intelligent, Great writing, Ambitious
October 1st, 2022

See it if I have seen this show several times and this is my least fave production as the acting quirks took me out of the show. Didn't ring true.

Don't see it if Some of the stage directions and changes in the character's mannerisms just seemed very contrived.

90
During previews
1776 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Intelligent, Great staging, Absorbing
September 30th, 2022

See it if You love the original 1776 as this will give you a different view of freedom and rights. I love the score.

Don't see it if I think that a lot of the songs have been taken out and there is more talk added - it is 3 hours of mostly talk.

82
Great staging, Delightful, Clever
September 29th, 2022

See it if You like fractured fairy tales. I love Sondheim, but this is not my fave my him. I enjoyed it, but didn't love it.

Don't see it if You don't like fractured fairy tales.

93
Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting
September 25th, 2022

See it if You want to watch talented performers sing and dance!!! The cast is truly wonderful. Upbeat and fun!!!

Don't see it if If you have a problem with drag performers - I love them!!!

90
During previews
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing
September 21st, 2022

See it if One of my favorite shows for years. This production was beautifully staged and the acting was on par. It did seem to drag a bit (3 hours).

Don't see it if You can't handle 3 hour shows. Very intense subject matter. Well done.

70
During previews
Thought-provoking, Indulgent, Edgy
September 18th, 2022

See it if You want to see a show about disabled people and their care takers.

Don't see it if Some of the acting did not vibe for me. I didn't care for the male nudity scene.

74
During previews
Intelligent, Great acting, Ambitious
September 17th, 2022

See it if You like historical dramas depicting many decades of Jewish culture and history.

Don't see it if You mind a 2 hour 20 minute play, with no intermission.

77
During previews
Weightless
Upper W Side
Ambitious, Great staging, Great singing
September 17th, 2022

See it if Very talented cast.

Don't see it if You mind violent and depressing images.

53
During previews
Clever, Ambitious, Disappointing
September 14th, 2022

See it if The characters are charming and cute. It is a silly show that didn't grab me.

Don't see it if I just really couldn't get into it. It was confusing in that he plot just didn't make sense.

100
During previews
Jasper
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent, Great acting
September 10th, 2022

See it if This was a 10 out of 10 show. Loved everything - the acting, writing, premise. Wonderful!!! Sad, poignant, absorbing, creative, important

Don't see it if If you can't handle medical issues regarding children, this is not the show for you.

60
Los Otros
Midtown W
Slow, Great singing, Ambitious
September 4th, 2022

See it if You don't mind 90 minutes of expose, more than action. The singing was great. Somewhat heartfelt. I was bored really.

Don't see it if I would rather see it than hear it. Mostly a narrative about things instead of witnessing them,

100
Refreshing, Great acting, Enchanting, Clever
September 2nd, 2022

See it if Jason Woods stands on a bare stage, without costume changes, and transforms himself into multiple characters. Pure genius. What an actor.

Don't see it if You don't care for 90 minute one man shows, but you will be missing out on a magical fairy tale told by a man playing many characters.

84
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining
June 19th, 2022

See it if You want to learn more about Tina Turner's rise to fame. The acting, singing and staging are wonderful. More songs after the curtain call.

Don't see it if You are not interested in her relationship with Ike Turner because he is a major plot item.

52
Love Quirks
Midtown W
Indulgent, Disappointing, Ambitious
June 19th, 2022

See it if You don't mind songs that really weren't great - I liked a couple of them. The performers were talented.

Don't see it if The staging was awful - I couldn't see the performers 75% of the time because they were sitting in low chairs below my eyesight.

Also They said it was 90 minutes with no intermission. It was actually 2 ho... Read more Read less

69
During previews
53% OF
Upper W Side
Indulgent, Insipid, Disappointing
June 17th, 2022

See it if The ac was not working properly. Excruciating wearing a mask with humid air. Play was just OK. I was bored.

Don't see it if You mind watching women expound on cliches while actually impersonating one dimensional characters.

83
Chains
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing
June 17th, 2022

See it if You are interested in learning about this time period in England - where people had boarders.

Don't see it if You mind British accents.

85
Refreshing, Great writing, Absorbing
June 8th, 2022

See it if You want to see dysfunctional family members dealing with personal issues.

Don't see it if You want to see a show that is clearcut, issues resolved, etc.

100
Mr. Parker
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great writing, Must see, Great acting
June 8th, 2022

See it if You want to see acting supreme. I found it to be an emotional, riveting and relevant drama with comic undertones. Loved it so much.

Don't see it if You dislike plays about loss, life, being stuck - generally about life's highs and lows.

84
¡Americano!
Midtown W
Relevant, Great staging, Great acting, Great singing
June 5th, 2022

See it if You want to see a heartfelt plot, exciting talent, wonderful production.

Don't see it if The 2nd half was inconsistent in terms of holding my attention, but I appreciate the emotional content. The cast is energetic and talented

88
Relevant, Resonant, Great acting, Absorbing
June 5th, 2022

See it if You are interested in delving into two men's lives, learning about inner pain, exploring deep truths.

Don't see it if You mind 2 person shows with all talk and no action.

79
Resonant, Great singing, Great staging
June 5th, 2022

See it if You want to see talented singers and dancers expressing themselves with passion and purpose.

Don't see it if You don't want to engage emotionally with their stories.

77
Enchanting, Great staging, Great singing
June 3rd, 2022

See it if Two extremely talented actresses/singers. Singing/music is glorious. Amplication issues when speaking. Hard to understand words then.

Don't see it if You find Irish accents difficult to understand - only when speaking, when singing it was easy, but the amplification was louder than voices.

77
During previews
Epiphany
Upper W Side
Slow, Great acting, Ambitious, Confusing
June 2nd, 2022

See it if 2 hours without an intermission. I had to hang in there, because was bored, but am happy I stuck with it as I liked the last part of it.

Don't see it if You want an exciting show. It is slow and plodding with some interesting twists and turns.

79
Refreshing, Great staging, Great singing, Delightful
June 2nd, 2022

See it if You want a delightful romp with very talented singers and a fun score. A modernized take on Romeo & Juliet. It isn't perfect, but is fun.

Don't see it if You want a perfect show. There were times when my attention wasn't there, but I can appreciate the wonderful talent and I enjoyed the show.

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.