ElsaMaria

New York City | 50-64 | Female

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Reviews (45)
85
During previews
Good Enemy
West Village
Must see, Funny, Absorbing, Clever
October 29th, 2022

See it if you like great storytelling

Don't see it if You’re looking for a big stage production

Also I thoroughly enjoyed this show and the time flew. It’s very well done.... Read more Read less

84
#Crazyland
Queens
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining
October 29th, 2022

See it if you like shows where the dialogue is such that you could easily join in the conversation

Don't see it if You don’t like very intimate theater.

80
During previews
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining
September 14th, 2022

See it if you enjoy dry comedy. I found this show to be well-written and quite funny.

Don't see it if you are looking for an edge-of-your-seat thriller - it is not.

Also I found this to be fun and entertaining - I laughed more than the peop... Read more Read less

100
Relevant, Intense, Must see, Absorbing
September 3rd, 2022

See it if you like deeply emotional theater. It's a great show for both those with an immigrant story of their own and those without.

Don't see it if you're looking for a fluffy theater

80
Funny, Entertaining, Clever
September 1st, 2022

See it if you appreciate the talent of one actor shows

Don't see it if you don't enjoy storytelling

Also Very talented actor and quite funny.

83
During previews
Fluffy, Funny, Entertaining
August 21st, 2022

See it if you like clever comedy or silly comedy - you get both.

Don't see it if you can’t go with the flow of hypnosis.

Also If you spend your time trying to figure out the hypnosis , you’ll miss... Read more Read less

89
During previews
Between The Lines
Midtown W
Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever
June 25th, 2022

See it if you enjoy cleverness. From the lyrics to the acting to the staging, this show is filled with delightful moments. Great show for teens and up

Don't see it if You don’t like shows about the challenges teens might face.

Also So enjoyable! The actors were so likable and landed lines perfectly, i... Read more Read less

81
During previews
¡Americano!
Midtown W
Enjoyable, Relevant, Ambitious, Entertaining
April 3rd, 2022

See it if you want to see a show that could potentially gain some traction. Overall, we enjoyed the music, the choreography, and the storyline.

Don't see it if you're unforgiving of newer shows. Nothing in this show is perfect, but it's very enjoyable and will surely get better and better.

Also I hope to see this show move to a bigger stage - literally. It seemed ... Read more Read less

90
Masterful, Great writing, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing
December 8th, 2021

See it if you enjoy great theater performances

Don't see it if you can't tolerate a southern accent

Also Such a great performance ! Jeff Daniels was fun to see on stage, but S... Read more Read less

84
Approval Junkie
West Village
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever
December 8th, 2021

See it if you like storytelling

Don't see it if the subject of eating disorders is highly triggering

Also I was expecting stand up, but really found it to be more like storytel... Read more Read less

31
Disappointing, Insipid, Excruciating
December 8th, 2021

See it if If you enjoy looking for talent to follow. The cast is large and you'll find actors you'll want to see again.

Don't see it if you like traditional musicals.

Also I'd read that the music ran parallel to the show, and it certainly doe... Read more Read less

83
For a previous production
A Sherlock Carol
Midtown W
Fluffy, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever
November 14th, 2021

See it if you enjoy lighthearted comedy.

Don't see it if you really don't like the scenes of ghosts past, present and future from Scrooge

Also This show was really fun - the manner in which the actors were used fo... Read more Read less

65
Indulgent, Disappointing, Entertaining
October 31st, 2021

See it if you don't mind sitting through some portions wondering "why is this in here?" to be able to enjoy some really great nuggets

Don't see it if You don't have the patience for a long show

Also Overall, this show was entertaining - Garth Kravitz does a great job a... Read more Read less

85
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining
October 13th, 2019

See it if you enjoy insult comedy, It is often laugh out loud funny.

Don't see it if you find a "man desires woman, woman shoots down man" storyline tiresome.

Also This is a very enjoyable production, best for those that speak Spanish... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Games
Soho/Tribeca
Relevant, Must see, Great writing, Great acting, Clever
October 12th, 2019

See it if you appreciate the immense talent of creating an absorbing piece with just two characters.

Don't see it if you don't like strong female leads.

Also I had trouble coming up with a reason why someone might not this play!... Read more Read less

70
Entertaining, Great writing
October 9th, 2019

See it if you are fine with virtually no action, all reading. It is entertaining enough, just not what I expected.

Don't see it if Your attention span is short. It takes effort to stay engaged, but it is worth it to catch the expressions of the actors.

Also The actors are very likable and do an excellent job - they don't have ... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Delightful
October 4th, 2019

See it if you want a wonderful evening of entertainment. The cast is great, there are many funny moments and the love story is sweet and powerful.

Don't see it if you're looking for a deep play to analyze.

Also This play has its moments that will spark conversation, but I found it... Read more Read less

92
Generation NYZ
East Village
Absorbing, Delightful, Must see, Profound, Relevant
January 27th, 2019

See it if you like to connect with or learn from the personal stories of others.

Don't see it if you need a lot of movement and variety to hold your interest.

Also I found this to be an enthralling and moving experience. Such a great ... Read more Read less

82
Whirlwind
East Village
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting
January 26th, 2019

See it if you enjoy strong comedic female roles.

Don't see it if you want a serious discussion about green energy.

Also The female lead was fantastic–she really stole the show with her portr... Read more Read less

81
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Relevant, Very enjoyable!
January 26th, 2019

See it if you like shows that raise awareness about serious topics in a funny and completely entertaining way.

Don't see it if you don't like one man shows.

Also I thoroughly enjoyed this show. It was a mix of very personal storytel... Read more Read less

73
Wendell & Pan
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Enjoyable, Actors worth seeing
January 19th, 2019

See it if you like dramas with family tension and you enjoy the process of learning why family members behave the way they do.

Don't see it if you find the stereotypical teenager role annoying even when played by a really good actor.

Also I enjoyed this production and found the story developed in an interest... Read more Read less

88
Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking
January 6th, 2019

See it if you appreciate the creativity of rap. This show is a lot of fun despite a very serious topic.

Don't see it if you don't like one actor shows or you're looking for a traditional play.

Also This is the School House Rock of climate change - an engaging way to l... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Entertaining, Great acting, Absorbing
September 12th, 2018

See it if you want a good first introduction to Checkhov. The dialogue is refreshingly easy to follow!

Don't see it if You're hard of hearing. We were straining to hear and our hearing is fine.

Also This was enjoyable for the most part, worth seeing!

76
Occasionally Nothing
East Village
Quirky, Clever, Great acting
September 12th, 2018

See it if you enjoy entertaining, play on words dialogue.

Don't see it if you are impatient. There are several quiet moments with little to no conversation.

Also The actors were really great. It will leave you very appreciative of t... Read more Read less

91
During previews
Private Peaceful
Midtown W
Must see, Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing, Clever
August 31st, 2018

See it if you love shows that are captivating from beginning to end. The acting, the writing, the staging - all so great!

Don't see it if you have difficulty understanding British (Irish?) accents. It took us a few minutes to adjust until we could follow the dialogue.

Also We thoroughly enjoyed this show! Shane O'Regan is wonderful - so talen... Read more Read less

75
Moving Bodies
East Village
Clever, Entertaining, Romantic
August 28th, 2018

See it if you enjoy period pieces and quick dialogue.

Don't see it if like plays with distinct character roles.

Also I found this play a bit hard to follow - there were some characters in... Read more Read less

78
Entertaining, Relevant, Enjoyable
August 18th, 2018

See it if you'd like a good rundown of music through the years and quick snippets of history.

Don't see it if you want a traditional musical where a song is written for the script.

Also The older you are, the more enjoyable you'll find this show simply bec... Read more Read less

95
The Chechens
Gramercy
Must see, Great writing, Great acting, Great staging, Profound
August 11th, 2018

See it if you like well written and acted, moving theater. Entertaining, powerful, and filled with dry humor—may also cause you to wipe away tears.

Don't see it if Just see it.

Also Don't miss seeing this show - I'm hopeful it will move to an even bigg... Read more Read less

70
Buffalo Buffalo
Gramercy
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Confusing, Disconnected
August 11th, 2018

See it if you like to see shows with an interesting, difficult to achieve premise.

Don't see it if you prefer shows with deeper and more developed storyline.

Also It has taken me about a week to determine why I didn't love this show.... Read more Read less

75
tender of you too
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting
July 29th, 2018

See it if you enjoy stories of budding relationships - it's funny and touching.

Don't see it if you don't like teenage angst. The dialogue got a bit long occasionally.

Also The actors spend quite a bit of time sitting or laying on the floor, s... Read more Read less

81
Before We're Gone
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Romantic
July 26th, 2018

See it if you like storylines about relationships, great writing, and thought provoking themes.

Don't see it if you don't like clichéd female celebrity characters.

Also The entire cast and crew is great, but Leenya Rideout really stood out... Read more Read less

86
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great staging
July 25th, 2018

See it if You love a clever use of space, discovering great actors, and an entertaining, surprising storyline.

Don't see it if You don't like stories of friendship and its challenges.

Also This show is so well done! The actors are just great... each is unique... Read more Read less

80
Confusing, Great acting
July 21st, 2018

See it if You are very familiar with old Spanish. Even as fluent speakers, my group found it extremely challenging to follow.

Don't see it if You don't like Shakespearean plays or you are not VERY well versed in old Spanish.

Also The actors were excellent and the amount of effort to learn lines must... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Resonant, Thought-provoking
July 19th, 2018

See it if you enjoy reflecting on life. This beautifully acted piece will leave you feeling like you just overheard fabulous conversation.

Don't see it if you prefer a high energy performance with a lot of variety. This is show moves at a slower pace but is perfect for the dialogue.

Also The acting was just excellent - I truly felt like the actors couldn't ... Read more Read less

60
For a previous production
The Brutes
West Village
Entertaining, Confusing
July 19th, 2018

See it if you're familiar with and enjoy Shakespeare. There were enough funny moments to keep the performance entertaining.

Don't see it if you find it difficult to intensely focus on dialogue. It is rather taxing.

Also I look forward to reading more reviews. I found it very hard to unders... Read more Read less

80
Exquisita Agonia
Gramercy
Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing
July 15th, 2018

See it if you like drama with a good dose of humor. The characters are diverse and entertaining. It is a very enjoyable show and worth seeing!

Don't see it if you get annoyed by those who are overly dramatic. The mother character is a bit excessive at times but fits well within the show.

Also This is my second show at this theater. I've learned that if you need ... Read more Read less

68
Quirky, Amusing
July 15th, 2018

See it if you like finding actors to follow and you enjoy supporting their work. The show was enjoyable and had some funny moments.

Don't see it if you don't like whimsical productions.

21
During previews
MUMMENSCHANZ: you & me
Upper W Side
Disappointing, Excruciating
July 7th, 2018

See it if your favorite video game is Pong. This show is super simplistic with basic movements and comedy.

Don't see it if you want ingenuity and humor to make up for the lack of music or dialogue.

Also Never have I seen a performance where I thought the performers would b... Read more Read less

84
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great singing
July 1st, 2018

See it if You enjoy light-hearted shows. This one is fun and the theater is intimate. Wonderful cast and music!

Don't see it if You're a true Broadway enthusiast. You will likely find it falls short of other experiences.

92
El Credito
Gramercy
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Delightful
June 24th, 2018

See it if you like quick, funny dialogue. This show is super entertaining and the acting is just great! Highly recommend!

Don't see it if you might need to rely on the translation for most of the show.

Also Unlike a movie with subtitles on the screen, the translation is on a s... Read more Read less

88
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great staging
June 12th, 2018

See it if This is a super high energy show, even though it has some tough emotional moments. The music is fun—we literally ended the show on our feet!

Don't see it if You don't love Latin music - there is a lot of it!

49
Joe's NYC Bar
Upper E Side
Disappointing, Dated, Slow, Banal, Quirky
June 12th, 2018

See it if you want to support the actors and crew in their efforts.

Don't see it if you expect real improv. Too much is staged and the topics of conversation are far from thought provoking.

100
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing
June 12th, 2018

See it if you love shows where you experience both tears and laughter.

Don't see it if you tend to get songs stuck in your head. You'll be singing the opening song for days after!

97
Harry Clarke
West Village
Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Must see, Delightful
May 24th, 2018

See it if you're fascinated by the talent of acting. Billy Crudup was outstanding, and the writers gave him a fascinating, entertaining script.

Don't see it if your English is not strong. It is quick and with many changes of character - our parents found it difficult to follow.

88
Unexpected Joy
Midtown E
Delightful, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Relevant
May 24th, 2018

See it if if you have mother/daughter relationships in your life. Unexpected Joy is heartwarming, funny, and totally enjoyable. Music was great!

Don't see it if you don't like conflict.