Elissa 6235

New York City | 35-49 | Female

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Reviews (52)
90
During previews
Relevant, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You enjoy immersive theater with acomplex non-linear story that makes you think. Well acted, and great staging.

Don't see it if If you want to be part of the show. (there was no audience interaction.) Or if you have difficulty standing or with stairs.

70
During previews
Confusing, Ambitious, Great staging, Disappointing

See it if If you love interactive theater in all its forms. The space is very cool.

Don't see it if You don't drink. (Don't get food here.) You want things to cohere or make sense. You mind waiting in line to pay afterward.

Also If you do see it, do not get food. You spend time eating while other p... Read more Read less

20
Cliched, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You love postmodern, very experimental work, that the rest of us can't follow. Or just don't want to.

Don't see it if It was hard to follow. And what I did catch, wasn't worth it.

Also It takes a lot for me to write a negative review, but this is such a w... Read more Read less

82
Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if If you like the idea of immersive Shakespeare. It's as much a fun experience as a show. Great cast. The food is surprisingly good.

Don't see it if If you prefer Shakespeare told the traditional way. Or if you absolutely hate shakespeare in general.

80
During previews
Fun, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You enjoy immersive theater and stories told through music and dance. You like partying and concerts.

Don't see it if If you prefer traditional theater, and/or don't like being in a club. Or you prefer elaborate immersive shows. The staging was minimal.

Also It's not what I think of when I think of immersive theater. It's a fun... Read more Read less

78
Great singing, Entertaining, Dated

See it if You enjoy dated musicals. Great score, great singing. You want to see Chess performed.

Don't see it if The storyline is problematic, and this show specifically would benefit from more elaborate staging.

Also I think they fixed the sound issues mentioned in previous reviews. I h... Read more Read less

83
The Signature Project
East Village
Intelligent, Unique, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if If you enjoy contemporary art talks...The artist is an engaging speaker, and the music is a great addition.

Don't see it if You don’t like contemporary art. This is not really a play, more of a studio tour or artist retrospective.

82
Funny, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy Shakespeare parody. This is one of the better spoofs on Shakespeare that I’ve seen. The performers were brilliant.

Don't see it if You don’t like Shakespeare, or are not very familiar with his work. Or if you don’t like satire in general.

91
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy biographical musicals. The story was engaging, and the singing was wonderful.

Don't see it if You don’t like the four seasons’ music, Frankie Valli, or musicals in a more intimate setting.

80
Entertaining, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if You're interested in a minimalist retelling of a classic.

Don't see it if You don't like actors playing multiple roles.

92
Intelligent, Relevant, Fascinating

See it if You enjoy behind the scenes tours and/or are interested in the history of theater.

Don't see it if You don't like tours.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy immersive theater and/or history.

Don't see it if You want a straight show. You don't want to be part of the action. You want lavish sets.

Also This has more both more of a plot than sleep no more, and more audienc... Read more Read less

90
For a previous production
Absorbing, Fascinating, Thought-provoking

See it if You're interested in how a show, specifically come from away, reaches broadway. Or in how broadway works in general.

Don't see it if You're looking for behind the scenes gossip.

Also Jessica asked the audience if anyone had anything to share about their... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if If you enjoy thought provoking one act plays.

Don't see it if If you prefer longer stories, or want something more contemporary.

78
Fun, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if If you enjoy small scale entertaining shows. It's a cute show with a great cast. Wonderful voices.

Don't see it if If you don't like actors playing multiple roles. If you want a more polished or serious show. Or if you are very religious.

Also Some of the scenes probably should have been cut. It went on a bit too... Read more Read less

100
Refreshing, Must see, Great singing, Thought-provoking, Inspiring

See it if you're interested in an inspiring heartwarming musical about people coming together during 911. It's a reminder of the best of humanity.

Don't see it if If you have trouble with any mention of 911, or if you have trouble with actors playing multiple roles.

90
Fierce & Deadly 1988
Lower E Side
Clever, Intelligent, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy murder mysteries and interactive theater.

Don't see it if You have trouble walking.

84
During previews
Marvin's Room
Midtown W
Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You like serious dramas that deal with serious illnesses and loss.

Don't see it if The subject matter hits too close to home, or if you want a feel good play.

85
War Paint
Midtown W
Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You're a fan of Lupone and/or Ebersole. You're interested in a musical about the first women to build empires.

Don't see it if You want depth. The subject matter was inherently fascinating, but the execution could use some work.

Also The staging and costumes were phenomenal. And both stars were incredib... Read more Read less

88
The Fantasticks
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great singing, Fun

See it if You enjoy smaller, more intimate musicals. The music was wonderful, and the plot, sets and production were so much fun.

Don't see it if You're looking for something serious or profound, or you only enjoy large scale productions.

Also Having finally seen it, I can understand why it ran for so long. Every... Read more Read less

85
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Fascinating

See it if You like political drama and are interested in the context of the Oslo peace accords.

Don't see it if If you have no interest in the middle east. Or if you aren't willing to hear the perspectives of both the Israelis and the Palestinians.

Also Some of the words were hard to understand at the very edges of the the... Read more Read less

68
Confusing, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if You want a musical take on the history of Joan of Arc. The performers were wonderful, and the costumes and staging were interesting.

Don't see it if You're looking for any kind of meaning. Or depth. Or historical interpretation. Or any kind of story other than this was Joan of Arc.

Also Maybe my expectations were too high because I loved here lies love. Bu... Read more Read less

92
Ambitious, Delightful, Entertaining, Edgy, Fun

See it if You enjoy musicals, Russian literature or both. But even if you don't, this one might persuade you.

Don't see it if You hate interactive theater, or want a more serious play.

Also It's not immersive theater like sleep no more or And then she fell. It... Read more Read less

90
If I Forget
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intense, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy shows that make you think.

Don't see it if You prefer lighter entertainment, or if you'd rather not think about issues like aging parents, schizophrenia children, and the middle east.

Also It is a powerful play that touched on a lot of difficult issues withou... Read more Read less

99
Paramour
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great staging, Fun

See it if You enjoy great costumes, elaborate sets, and acrobatics. Pure over the top entertainment.

Don't see it if You're looking for something edgy or thought provoking.

87
Remembrance
Financial
Relevant, Ambitious, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if If you are interested in seeing how dementia can impact memory and affect loved ones. It was very well done.

Don't see it if You don't like immersive theater. You'd rather not see anything about alzheimers or dementia. Or you prefer big budget shows.

68
Fluffy, Insipid, Cliched

See it if If you're in the target demographic, or just really love overly simplistic high school dramas. The performers are good.

Don't see it if If you're over 25. The plot, the dialogue, and the characters all fell flat. And the lyrics were awkward and repetitive.

78
The Mortality Machine
Lower E Side
Entertaining, Original, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if If you enjoy both escape rooms, and immersive theater, and are interested in taking part in a combination of the two.

Don't see it if If you dislike chaos, want a linear plot, or don't want to play a part.

Also I think every performance will be different since most of what happens... Read more Read less

88
During previews
The Dead, 1904
Upper E Side
Enchanting, Great staging, Profound, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if If you enjoy immersive theater and/or James Joyce. It felt like we were attending a party in 19th century Ireland.

Don't see it if If you only like traditional theater. You cannot stand for long periods of time.

Also There are seats, but not enough for everyone. If you have difficulty s... Read more Read less

72
Great singing, Slow, Confusing

See it if You love puppets, and small scale theater in non traditional places. The puppets were real works of art, and the singer was wonderful.

Don't see it if The story and dialogue was hard to follow, and it went on much too long.

80
During previews
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if If you are interested in deaf culture, and the difficulties of communication in general. Wonderful performances.

Don't see it if If you're looking for something light, or a feel good love story.

78
Great singing, Intelligent, Ambitious, Great acting

See it if If you are a fan of Stephen Sondheim. The show itself was interesting, and some of the performances were wonderful.

Don't see it if If toy guns are a trigger. If you care about costumes, props, or staging in general.

90
During previews
An Ordinary Muslim
East Village
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if If you like thought provoking family dramas, and are interested in the Muslim experience in the West.

Don't see it if You prefer lighter entertainment, or if you'd rather not watch a show that contains domestic abuse and racial conflict.

85
The Baby Dance
Greenwich V
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if You enjoy thought provoking dramas that delve into issues surrounding adoption and class differences.

Don't see it if You prefer light entertainment that doesn't make you think.

92
During previews
Counting Sheep
Financial
Absorbing, Edgy, Profound, Ambitious, Thought-provoking

See it if You're interested in seeing an immersive show about a revolution. It was a powerful experience.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in recent events, or you don't like immersive theater. Also, if you are sensitive to war or violence.

90
For a previous production
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Fluffy, Great singing

See it if If you enjoy charming light musicals and pure entertainment.

Don't see it if You're looking for something more serious.

77
FoST Festival (2017)
Staten Island
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Disorganized, Confusing

See it if You are interested in storytelling in VR in a beautiful setting. Sag Harbor is worth the trip by itself, IMHO.

Don't see it if You don't like VR, or you have trouble walking.

Also Getting around the festival was confusing, and I had trouble getting t... Read more Read less

85
The Sardi's Tour
Midtown W
Entertaining, Fun, Interesting

See it if You enjoy tours of NYC landmarks, and are interested in the history of the theater community in NYC.

Don't see it if you're not interested in broadway history or you don't like tours.

78
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Edgy

See it if You enjoy imaginative feminist interpretations of shakespeare.

Don't see it if You prefer straight Shakespeare. If you don't enjoy an all female cast. Or if you don't like actors playing multiple roles.

86
The Ryan Case 1873
Lower E Side
Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if If you enjoy solving murder mysteries. It's a fun activity especially if you go with friends. The actors are great in their roles.

Don't see it if You have trouble walking, don't like the idea of working with a group of strangers, or just want a traditional theater experience.

Also You are part of a team, so you don't have to interact directly with th... Read more Read less

84
During previews
Jessica
West Village
Clever, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You like thought provoking smaller productions, and are interested in how artificial intelligence could impact our personal lives.

Don't see it if Spoiler alert--If you have trouble watching shows that deal with how depression and probable suicide can affect friends and family.

96
During previews
J&K: 1965
Lower E Side
Intelligent, Unique, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy interactive theater that deals with serious issues. It's a great way to learn about drug addiction.

Don't see it if If you have trouble walking.

90
Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy magic shows and/or are interested in body language, and psychology.

Don't see it if It's not a play or a musical, and there's no story or plot of any kind.

80
Funny, Entertaining, Indulgent, Silly, Fun

See it if You enjoy immersive theater that doesn't take itself seriously. If the description sounds appealing, you'll probably enjoy it.

Don't see it if You want serious theater, or you don't want to be part of the show. Also, if you have difficulty standing and moving around.

Also It's a small space, so it's a more intimate experience than most other... Read more Read less

84
Vanity Fair
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Fun

See it if You enjoy seeing fun adaptations of the classics, enjoy Victorian period pieces, and/or enjoyed the novel.

Don't see it if You want the classics told straight--without any interpretations or modern additions.

90
The Hairy Ape
Upper E Side
Ambitious, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy Eugene O'Neill's plays. Even if you don't, it's worth seeing for the staging and the performances..

Don't see it if You need comfortable seats, or if you don't like expressionist dramas.

Also Visually, it was absolutely amazing.

90
Drunkle Vanya
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Intelligent, Funny

See it if You enjoy seeing fun interpretations of Russian classics with a side of vodka infusions.

Don't see it if You don't like interpretations of the classics. Or if you don't drink.

76
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Funny, Great singing, Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if You're looking for an entertaining musical, and you've seen most of the other contenders at that price (Kinky Boots, On Your Feet, etc.)

Don't see it if It's entertaining,but there was something missing. The characters were hard to relate to, and the plot was full of holes.

Also The music and dancing were pretty good, and some of the scenes were re... Read more Read less

100
Sweat
Midtown W
Relevant, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Profound, Intense

See it if You want to understand the rest of the country, or at least the rust belt.

Don't see it if If you prefer light entertainment.

78
Performeteria
Gramercy
Clever, Relevant, Ambitious, Edgy

See it if You like experimental theater. Or you want to try something different. Or something that makes you think.

Don't see it if You like structure. Or are looking for straight entertainment.