DBF203

Stamford | 50-64 | Female
About:  I try to see as much theater as time, location and finances will allow. Clever staging, complex characters, intricate plots, thought provoking themes and profound subject matter are some of the criteria I look for in choosing what to see. In most cases I am able to find redeeming and enjoyable asp... Read more Read less
Reviews (74)
80
Clever, Edgy, Hilarious, Original, Quirky

See it if You love Monty Python and would like to see that type of silly, quirky Brit humor cleverly adapted to the stage.

Don't see it if Brit humor turns you off. Otherwise just go!

65
The Last Ship
Midtown W
Cliched, Slow, Predictable, Uninspired staging, Great singing

See it if You like relatively simple romantic triangle plots seasoned with a few very well sung sea shanties and a sprinkling of sting reprises.

Don't see it if You expect an original take on the standard romantic pull and tug between a woman and two men.

55
During previews
I And You
Midtown E
Cliched, Overacted, Sophomoric, Disappointing, Cartoonish

See it if You loved the tear-jerker novels you read in middle school. You like to be battered by frenetic acting. You need to decorate a teen's room.

Don't see it if You expect acting depth/nuance. You prefer thoughtful, artfully paced direction as the story unfolds. You hate cop-out emo-bomb endings.

85
Delightful, Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Original

See it if You would enjoy a silly Shakespeare spoof consisting of Beatles-style music, 60's fashion styles and fast-paced hilarity.

Don't see it if You have no patience for zany slapstick humor in a Shakespeare-style plot where romantic mishaps rule or don't like 60's pop music.

70
Daddy Long Legs
Midtown W
Romantic, Claustrophobic, Dated, Excellent singing

See it if You enjoy an old-fashioned "girl grows up, overcomes obstacles and finds true love" story, with two very talented actors on a small stage.

Don't see it if You expect a timely and innovative theater experience; if single-set, two-actor shows make you fidgety; if you like your tunes very catchy.

69
Sylvia
Midtown W
Cliched, Fluffy, Insipid

See it if You like silly, nonsensical, overacted and mostly off-base canine humor mixed with flat and formulaic marital difficulties.

Don't see it if You expect creative, clever, nuanced and well-developed humor consistently based on a solid foundation of canine and marital behavior.

95
Absorbing, Enchanting, Exquisite, Romantic

See it if You truly enjoy highly skilled modern ballet/jazz dancing and a lovely romantic story that is secondary to amazing artistic presentation.

Don't see it if You wouldn't enjoy a show that is primarily about dancing, artistic staging/scenery and an almost "animated" type of romantic story.

90
39 Steps
Gramercy
Clever, Funny, Delightful, Original, Quirky

See it if You enjoy a spoof of a classic old spy film and a bit of slapstick, with great comedic acting.

Don't see it if You don't have patience for silly spoofs. Also, if you haven't seen the original movie you will not enjoy it nearly as much.

60
Amazing Grace
Midtown W
Cliched, Disappointing, Slow, Indulgent, Insipid

See it if You would like to learn about a slave trader from the late 1800's who happened to find God and write a song.

Don't see it if You expect to see a profound and in-depth show about the true slave experience from any point of view other than the slave traders side.

90
Hand to God
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Edgy, Hilarious, Original

See it if You love to laugh about teen angst regarding sexual tensions and parental shortcomings.

Don't see it if You are offended by raunchy jokes

85
For a previous production
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Original, Absorbing, Delightful

See it if You enjoy learning about the history of a classic pop music sensation and hearing the songs rendered in a professional and entertaining way.

Don't see it if You don't care doubt pop music or pop culture history.

100
Absorbing, Enchanting, Exquisite, Great staging, Delightful

See it if You love a classic R+H fully staged and excellently acted/sung show.

Don't see it if You don't like traditional romantic musicals.

88
Once (Broadway)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Romantic, Original

See it if You like quirky romantic stories that are based on a solid foundation of great acting, excellent music and effective staging.

Don't see it if You don't have patience for romantic plots or don't care for plays that involve music as a third main character.

85
Disgraced
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if Stories about cultural/identity divides, workplace clashes, and generational differences are of interest to you.

Don't see it if You are looking for something lighthearted and non-confrontational.

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Must see, Great acting, Original

See it if You like history and would enjoy a biography told with a heady/eclectic mix of hiphop, rap, and mainstream broadway song and dance.

Don't see it if You hate hiphop/rap music and fast pacing (at times it's hard to understand all the words) or if you are looking for traditional broadway.

85
Fool For Love
Midtown W
Absorbing, Intense, Riveting, Great acting, Simmering

See it if you'd be moved by an intense approach/avoidance standoff between two deeply damaged characters in a story that unfolds to a powerful ending.

Don't see it if you need wrapped up tight happy endings or if performances centered around intense confrontation are not your thing.

85
Ripcord
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You enjoy a small ensemble show with an excellent cast; a funny (occasionally zany) script with poignant moments about senior issues.

Don't see it if You are expecting deep, nuanced and edgy theater.

92
For a previous production
The Humans
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if You enjoy a well written and acted story about a family gathering that is funny, sad, poignant and even a bit spooky at times.

Don't see it if You expect roll on the floor laughs, extreme staging effects or flamboyant costumes. This is a thoughtful and subtly constructed play.

92
Clever, Hilarious, Great writing, Edgy, Original

See it if You enjoy an edgy spoof on a religious theme and raunchy humor.

Don't see it if You don't care for raunchy humor or are Mormon.

90
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious

See it if You enjoy silly comedy with great comedic acting and quick pace.

Don't see it if You don't like silly comedies.

88
Entertaining, Intelligent, Original, Delightful, Great acting

See it if You enjoy Carole King's music and want to learn more about her life and the origins of her music

Don't see it if You don't like Carole King's music or learning about the life of a songwriter/singer of pop music from that era.

95
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You are interested in the experiences of marginalized youth and also appreciative of an amazingly talented actor/writer.

Don't see it if You are not culturally enlightened or compassionate about marginalized youth.

100
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious, Great staging

See it if You enjoy clever staging and an engaging plot transformed into an amazing play.

Don't see it if You don't care for young adult focussed issues and riveting staging with great lighting and effects.

100
Matilda
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if You loved the book and would enjoy seeing it transformed into amazing live theater.

Don't see it if You aren't a fan of young adult literature or child based story lines.