FAY K.

Staten Island | 35-49 | Female
About:  Native New Yorker that enjoys exploring her city - restaurants, theater shows, iphoneography, painting, and writing poems!
Reviews (42)
90
Cheeky, Sweet, Entertaining, Jovial, Jocular

See it if you enjoy listening to an engaging storyteller/musician spin heartfelt tales of his extended family in a soft spoken British-London accent.

Don't see it if you don't like solo performers, cabaret style micro settings, nor the Jewish culture.

Also If you're not familiar with the Jewish culture personally certain refe... Read more Read less

90
Beyond Babel
West Village
Youthful, Avant gard, Abstract, Great dancing, Edgy

See it if you want to see an unbelievably energetic performance of incomparably polished dancers and choreography with Romeo & Juliet storyline.

Don't see it if you don't like small performance spaces, loud noises, haze, strobe lights, modern experimental dance, rap, hip hop, or minimal speaking.

55
Banal, Informative, Religious, Jewish, Ambitious

See it if you'd like to learn a few factoids of the Jewish culture from an insider with a vaguely amusing delivery in an intimate space.

Don't see it if you prefer meatier productions with rip-roaring laughter in a large space. Restrictive religious women's rights bothers you.

98
Great acting, Great singing, Humorous, Charismatic, Charming

See it if you like a 1960s set campy mashup mob story with parallel classic Shakespeare. It's a novel and enjoyable twist.

Don't see it if you don't like mob stories, campy productions, nor adulterated Shakespeare.

95
Intimate, Great acting/singing, Intelligent, Poignant, Humorous

See it if you love Cyrano story, are a fan of Peter Dinklage's excelsior acting skills, enjoy all around great acting and singing in a small theater.

Don't see it if you are looking for a lavish huge theatrical production.

90
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Great singing, Great acting, Engaging, Entertaining, Nostalgic

See it if you enjoy learning the history of iconic performers as presented by a highly talented cast, and love the golden tunes of the Four Seasons.

Don't see it if you are bothered by herbal cigarettes, or hate New Jersey.

98
Superb, Intimate, Intelligent, Riveting, Masterful

See it if you value a unique jazzy sound track with sublime performers on a smaller stage.

Don't see it if you don't like jazz music, or prefer big scale productions.

85
During previews
I Spy a Spy
Midtown W
Amusing, Charismatic, Sweet, Charming, Heart & soul

See it if you want to enjoy some lighthearted fare that will surely delight!

Don't see it if you don't like NYC, nor immigrants.

95
Eyecatching, Absorbing, Intelligent, Tight, Smooth

See it if you enjoy musicals about the travails of high school and insecure youths interactions.

Don't see it if you don't like retro 90s references or teenager hysterics.

98
Queen of Hearts
Brooklyn
Striking, Raunchy, Rhythmic, Graceful, Sexy

See it if you can't get enough of luxurious deluxe visuals, aurals, baroqueness, aerials, bellows, gyrating, and dancing.

Don't see it if you are offended by seeing the human body on radiant display.

Also A powerhouse of performers, stellar numbers and opulent threads will e... Read more Read less

80
Peppy, Clever, Animated, Amusing, Cute

See it if you are looking for kid's entertainment, or in general enjoy slapstick humor with energetic performers who wear multiple hats within a show.

Don't see it if you prefer serious productions and abhor silliness.

78
Pleasant, Kooky, Amusing, Earnest, Fluffy

See it if enjoy Shakespeare material on a petite scale.

Don't see it if you prefer big opulent productions.

95
Striking, Ethereal, Incredible dancing, Arresting, Tragic

See it if you enjoy viewing ultra-talented performers sing, dance, and act.

Don't see it if you don't like ghosts, nor gothic dark material.

95
Nutcracker Rouge
Brooklyn
Magical, Elegant, Novel, Edgy, Enchanting

See it if you enjoy outrageously fantastic performances of singing, dancing, opera, and aerials within a Nutcracker theme!

Don't see it if you are a prude.

100
During previews
Explosive, Humorous, Inspirational, Insightful, Must see

See it if you enjoy watching the trifecta of singing, dancing, and acting that is PHENOMENALLY executed!

Don't see it if you don't like LGBTQ themes.

Also This phenomenal production hits a perfect home run! The cast is stella... Read more Read less

75
Generic, Weak songs, Great performers, Unimpressive mise en scène, Aweless

See it if you have young children to entertain that simply love Frozen.

Don't see it if you have discerning tastes; are insulted by generic productions with overpriced tickets.

Also The songs are very formulaic and unexciting. The magical elements are ... Read more Read less

80
The Eleventh Hour
Soho/Tribeca
Zesty, Campy, Silly, Entertaining, Amusing

See it if you enjoy musicals with crazy plots performed by very talented people.

Don't see it if you detest New Jersey, or only like serious material.

Also Strong performances are accomplished by performers and band alike. The... Read more Read less

65
Pop Punk High
Greenwich V
Immature, Loud, Clubby, Whiny, Hack

See it if you are a huge fan of Avril Lavigne, and pop punk music. The actual performers, (not opening act) are talented enough.

Don't see it if you are bothered by blinding flickering strobe lights that give off heat, a clubby venue vibe, and immature plot with frequent expletives.

Also Please be aware that this venue does not allow outside beverages inclu... Read more Read less

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Masterful, Intelligent, Epic, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to (re-)learn the history founding America in a refreshingly upbeat format, more thorough than high school textbooks.

Don't see it if you don't like hip hop, nor american history.

Also This musical had me transfixed from the first note witnessed, and clev... Read more Read less

100
Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Epic

See it if you genuinely want to learn history that you were shamefully never taught in school, and in an entertaining manner to boot.

Don't see it if you are a bigot.

Also John Leguizamo is an incredibly gifted performer. I was amazed and imp... Read more Read less

80
Dated, Intense, Dynamic, Violent, Old-fashioned

See it if you enjoy watching stellar performers of unparalleled acting, singing and dancing ability within an old fashioned setting.

Don't see it if you can't stand to see violence against women executed and excused with superficial redemption.

Also Carousel unfortunately sugarcoats domestic abuse and excuses the abuse... Read more Read less

96
During previews
Energetic, Riveting, Great singing, Great acting, Inspiring

See it if you want to see a stupendous production in a quaint theater setting with remarkably poignant performances. You will laugh, you will cry.

Don't see it if you prefer lavish large scale productions, or can't stand watching sexist history pieces.

98
During previews
Dracula (CSC)
East Village
Enchanting, Intelligent, Riveting, Refreshing, Clever

See it if you want to see an exciting new take on Dracula that hits a home run in the 'I am woman, hear me Roar' category without being preachy.

Don't see it if you don't like intimate (small) theaters, are anti women's rights, prefer dull works, only watch musicals.

Also The amazingly talented cast performing their roles with such majesty i... Read more Read less

48
During previews
Frankenstein (CSC)
East Village
Indulgent, Creepy, Jarring, Uninteresting, Intense

See it if Interested in viewing an avant garde vision of this classic story to support your local neighborhood theater.

Don't see it if Don’t like loud noises, small space, 2 actors playing multiple but also same roles that don't flow causing confusion and disinterest.

Also The production teases you at the start with a lengthy musical tuning s... Read more Read less

90
Energetic, Clever, Spunky, Amusing, Kitschy

See it if you enjoy fast paced sophisticated word play with vintage styled lingo, intricately nuanced script expertly performed by all actors.

Don't see it if you only like modern language plays, don't like drag performers, or don't like actors performing multiple roles.

60
Superfluous, Cliched, Avant-garde, Disjointed, Indulgent

See it if You are curious to see a mashed up performance of Shakespeare and Woodstock with exuberant performers.

Don't see it if you don't like Woodstock & 60s music, are a Shakespeare play purist.

Also The Woodstock element doesn't really work as compiled in this producti... Read more Read less

90
Midsummer: A Banquet
Greenwich V
Engrossing, Wondrous, Intriguing, Jocular, Amusing

See it if you enjoy watching talented performers interact as you eat.

Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare, fairies, nor true love.

100
During previews
Broadway Bounty Hunter
West Village
Empowering, Masterful, Kick-ass, Incredible, Spectacular

See it if you enjoy phenomenal singing, dancing, campy musicals with disco track! Every single performer nailed their performance! Goosebumps galore!

Don't see it if you don't like 70s music, or prefer serious dramas.

70
Indulgent, Great singing, Absurd, Tacky, Flashy

See it if you really enjoy special effects and don't mind an altered storyline from Beetlejuice movie.

Don't see it if you are bothered by continuous political digs. The fourth wall is broken to the point of being irritating. You are a Beetlejuice purist.

85
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Humorous, Refreshing, Great singing, Great acting, Modern

See it if you enjoy seeing Dorothy Michaels brought to life in a refreshing modern take.

Don't see it if you expect the exact same storyline from the original 80's movie.

74
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Soho/Tribeca
Absorbing, Inventive, Fast-paced, Humorous, Harried

See it if you enjoy constant movement in a small intimate space, and are interested in viewing an unusual representation of the classic story.

Don't see it if you prefer productions with more than two performers, don't like small nuts and bolts stages, and want to see lighthearted fare.

68
Disjointed, Good voice acting, Amusing, Structureless, Kooky

See it if love puppets and would enjoy a no frills production in a basement venue.

Don't see it if you find puppets creepy or are bothered by needless current political references voiced throughout the show that don't belong in the story.

85
During previews
We Are The Tigers
East Village
Cheesy, Melodramatic, Entertaining, Amusing, Great singing

See it if You want to see highly flawed teenage characters that are songbirds.

Don't see it if you find highschoolers irritating and annoying.

80
Zombie Asian Moms
East Village
Heartfelt, Edgy, Clever, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if you value comedy and truth, feel a kinship having been raised by an overbearing mother (of any race) and can draw parallels to your life.

Don't see it if you are easily offended by straight speaking and occasional profanity, or don't like hardcore music.

Also The show could use a more clearly defined introduction. It feels like ... Read more Read less

65
Underwhelming, Uneven, Nostalgic, Dreary costumes & set, Disappointing

See it if See it if you are curious to see a broadway adaptation of a beloved classic, adore the Dr. Higgins character, and enjoy the classic songs.

Don't see it if you are thinking you will be able to see and feel the magic in person that was inherent in the original ebullient movie production.

Also Harry Hadden-Paton's Dr. Higgins delivery is certainly impressive but ... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Emotional, Complex, Jocular, Masterful, Must see

See it if you enjoy well-scripted multilayered complex works of human representation expertly performed.

Don't see it if you don’t like LGBTQ themes, or are upset with vociferous yelling.

Also Impeccable, heartfelt acting all around brings the story vividly to li... Read more Read less

75
During previews
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Intense, Overrated, Astounding animatronics, Great staging, Disappointing story

See it if you want to be wowed by the presence of King Kong, an amazing feat of animatronics!

Don't see it if You don’t like classic stories altered.

Also King Kong offers astounding choreography and cinematography, impecable... Read more Read less

100
Sultry, Enchanting, Masterful, Riveting, Entertaining

See it if you love exquisite burlesque choreography, dancing, singing, sensuality, glamorous costumes, and variegated music.

Don't see it if you don't like variety shows, nor seeing lots of skin.

Also Upon stepping into this venue from the friendly bouncer outside, to th... Read more Read less

48
The Ones Upstairs
East Village
Slow, Insipid, Excruciating, Disappointing, Inferior

See it if you want to support theater, however unremarkable.

Don't see it if you don't want to waste your time.

Also The makeup consisted of a cast both overacting and underacting, lackin... Read more Read less

100
For a previous production
Hilarious, Riveting, Clever, Must see, Delightful

See it if you love farce, murder mysteries and british comedies!

Don't see it if you don't like complex, cheeky british storylines.

Also I could not get enough of this gut-busting play and had to see it twic... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Delightful, Romantic, Charming, Sweet, Funny

See it if you love the original movie, AND broadway musicals! This production will make you feel so warm and fuzzy inside from its indisputable charm!

Don't see it if you might be bothered that the script does not align 100% with the original movie, but its essence is certainly well captured.

50
During previews
Cliched, Indulgent, Insipid, Overrated, Far-fetched

See it if you enjoy watching shows set in New Jersey with the usual tired stereotypes, banal music, and far-fetched plots.

Don't see it if you are expecting to see a School of Rock adult version.