Dave 212

New York City | 50-64 | Male
About:  Retired drama teacher
Reviews (43)
78
During previews
Dracula (CSC)
East Village
Entertaining, Slow, Intelligent

See it if you want to see a different approach of the Dracula tale with some soft moments and over-stated performances.

Don't see it if you want a really professional production feel and a refined script or you're hoping for an inventive new take on the classic

64
Entertaining, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if you like good acting. Kathleen Chalfont is really good, but I think she missed the mark on this one.

Don't see it if if you don't like hearsay and/or innuendo. It was hard for me to believe lots of the story and I felt the delivery was a little off.

68
Daddy
Midtown W
Ambitious, Indulgent, Great staging

See it if you don't mind a show that doesn't have a clear direction, this one has some really good moments, but far and few between

Don't see it if you don't really like seeing actors nude, simulated gay sex and like plays that are razor focused or Broadway fantastic

82
Absorbing, Great acting, Cliched

See it if you like shows with a large male ensembles and/or enjoy really good performances by actors living in their characters

Don't see it if you want to see a Shakespeare, this show is good, but it's a little cliche

70
During previews
Red State Blue State
West Village
Relevant, Funny, Intelligent

See it if you like a professional stand-up routine about capitalism, gender, equality, iphones...he’s funny.

Don't see it if If you don’t like one-person shows or topical comedy.

76
Clever, Entertaining, Confusing, Relevant

See it if you're intrigued by learning more on all the issues surrounding global warning, done in rap.

Don't see it if You don't like rap or you think global warming is a bunch of hogwash.

84
Addy & Uno
Midtown W
Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a show for kids or take your young one to see their first show, it has a great message and wonderful singing.

Don't see it if you don't like theater for kids because this one isn't meant for adults, it is very much geared only for children.

50
During previews
Daniel's Husband
Midtown W
Dated, Cliched, Banal, Indulgent

See it if you can look past the cliched treatment of important subject matter or you have a personal experience that relates.

Don't see it if you're expecting the play to have an original perspective on two people who are clearly not getting along

42
Banal, Dated, Fluffy, Overrated

See it if if you are obsessed with the the Go-Gos or the 80s

Don't see it if you like a cohesive show with songs that aren't forced

82
Romantic, Enchanting, Great acting

See it if you like great dance and choreography and want something serious too

Don't see it if you don't like dance shows or if the story has to really make sense.

70
Cliched, Fluffy, Great singing

See it if you're looking for a fun night out without any surprises. The show is fun, but a copy of the movie, with music

Don't see it if you really liked the movie

69
Great singing, Overrated, Slow

See it if if you like Tina Fey and a great cast trying their best to make a show work

Don't see it if you are tired of seeing someone use their celebrity status to promote a work

78
Before We're Gone
West Village
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Melodrama

See it if you like great acting and a well-written script

Don't see it if You object to mature adult comment and/or melodramatic soap operas

80
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if you like musicals with a little of everything

Don't see it if you don't like contemporary musicals and prefer older classics

82
Raft of the Medusa
Lower E Side
Great acting, Great writing, Dated, Absorbing

See it if you are interested in a well written work with good cast chemistry

Don't see it if you are looking for something light-hearted. This is a serious play that captures powerful human emotions

90
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great writing

See it if you have the money and are fortunate enough to get tickets. It is a must see for every theater person

Don't see it if if you are not interested in large Broadway productions

73
Delightful, Endearing, Quirky

See it if You are looking for something a little different, out of the box and fun.

Don't see it if If you are looking for a traditional Broadway show

78
The Originalist
Midtown E
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if you like a well acted, thought provoking play

Don't see it if it can get a little slow and over dramatic at times

65
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if You're interested in learning more about the trials and tribulations of this group

Don't see it if You want to hear what they actually sounded like because the show is over produced

90
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you like Disney "how'd they do that" effects" and a fun story

Don't see it if You like surprise endings and/or unpredictable outcomes

78
Clever, Enchanting, Great writing

See it if you want to see a unique well written script with interesting characters

Don't see it if You prefer a glitzy Broadway production

92
WYSIWYG The Musical
East Village
Delightful, Must see, Honest

See it if if you like real stories and/or you've ever met someone on the internet that turned out to be something different than you expected.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with adult subject matter and/or you don't want to see complex/dramatic human situations.

78
Orpheus & Eurydice
Soho/Tribeca
Clever, Great singing, Delightful

See it if If you want to see a warm performance and already know the story, it does have some interesting twists to it so i want spoil it for you

Don't see it if you expect a flashy performance because there's no set, costumes and/or the like, but the music is contemporary and adds a nice ambiance.

68
Working: A Musical
Midtown W
Slow, Relevant, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if you enjoy a typical mundane story of everyday people's lives, there's nothing wrong with that

Don't see it if if you want to see a really smart original work. It has moments and there are some redeeming qualities, but it still needs work

72
God Shows Up
Midtown W
Entertaining, Clever, Banal, Relevant

See it if you want to see someone take on the evils of televangelists, it can be a little silly, but it's still entertaining

Don't see it if you don't like being lectured to and want a play with a strong plot and traditional structure

75
Bleach
Brooklyn
Cliched, Great acting, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if you like an intimate story of one man questioning the choices he has made in his life

Don't see it if you would be uncomfortable with becoming part of the action, on stage, but in a harmless way

70
Fluffy, Entertaining, Slow

See it if you love the film and original music, it really is silly with energetic fun scattered around

Don't see it if you enjoy well-defined, big productions and meticulous theater because there are some holes here and there

68
Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy, Amateurish

See it if you like the era, and you don't care that much about having an well-crafted and unpredictable story

Don't see it if you want to see a thought provoking show with a decent script

80
Clever, Neat, Great singing

See it if you want to see the talent of small NYC shows and a clever all around production

Don't see it if you want a simple story that is plainly presented or you're just looking for a traditional NYC musical

78
Ambitious, Dated, Cliched, Thought-provoking

See it if you like timely issues from today's headlines, but it takes a single dimensional approach

Don't see it if you want a compelling plot, a lot of the jokes fall flat and it feels a bit gimmicky

80
Hope
East Village
Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you like a show that moves well and has great acting. I was happy to have see it

Don't see it if you need a strong story to stay engaged, it flattens out a bit

85
Funny, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you like little theater companies that work on low budgets and do Shakespeare well. Fine cast, each plays many roles

Don't see it if you don't want to get hit with flying food or Shakespeare comedies

88
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Delightful, Great staging

See it if you are a fan of wonderfully staged musicals. This piece has a little of everything! Just sit back and enjoy the show

Don't see it if you don't like the Wizard of Oz and have never walked down a yellow brick road

75
Caught
East Village
Absorbing, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you like a play with a nice arc and has several interesting twists and turns

Don't see it if you have a hard time gimmicks and/or put up with off beat moments

79
Disappointing, Absorbing, Enchanting

See it if you liked the movie, the songs and enjoy seeing a remake for the stage

Don't see it if you can't live with the fact the actors aren't as good as they were in the movie

50
For a previous production
Cliched, Disappointing, Quirky, Banal

See it if if you really like slap stick and predictable humor

Don't see it if you like thought provoking scripts with great acting

74
Disappointing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if if you like Carol King music on want to know more about the back story of this artist

Don't see it if if you are interested in a compelling story set to music with a unpredictable outcome

72
Trainspotting Live
Midtown W
Disappointing, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if If you like an immersive experience and are familiar with the work in its other forms

Don't see it if you prefer a relaxing evening at the theater with great acting

70
Broadway Sip N' Paint
Upper W Side
Delightful, Quirky, Educational

See it if if you looking for a fun night out with like-minded theater people.

Don't see it if you're self conscience and/or don't like box wine

98
Clever, Great singing, Quirky

See it if you want to be blown away! I loved this show

Don't see it if You are squirmish about unusual behavior

78
Entertaining, Dated, Great singing

See it if if you like the Broadway classics with great acting and singing.

Don't see it if You are looking for edgy material with multi-dimensional characters

94
Rent
Midtown W
Great singing, Must see, Profound, Dated

See it if you like contemporary music with a unique character

Don't see it if You are bothered by gut wrenching human drama

66
Disappointing, Great singing, Indulgent

See it if you have a keen interest in this famous tale

Don't see it if you are expecting a new twist on the dated story of Frankenstein