Flynn

New York City | 25-34 | Female
About:  Director, Arts educator, puppeteer, physical theater, singer. ... Read more Read less
Reviews (46)
78
During previews
Ambitious, Mind blowing puppetry, Epic, Cinematic, Weak book

See it if You want to be been away by an incredible puppet. (You'll be on the edge of your seat) Strong lead actress & cool choreo.

Don't see it if You want a good strong story with character development.

Also I really enjoyed this production. I was moved to spontaneous applause ... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Strong direction

See it if You want to be transported. You like seeing new musicals that feel fresh. Brilliant storytelling -making magic from the mundane. Great music

Don't see it if You like big band musicals with lots of choreography.

Also Really enjoyed this one although keep struggling to put into words exa... Read more Read less

84
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Potter fan must see

See it if you are a fan of Harry Potter, lots of inside jokes. This is a delight. A bit messy but loads of fun.

Don't see it if you've never read the books, or watched the movie everything will go over your head and you'll just be watching so-so performances.

Also This performance is all about the story. It's entire premise is an ins... Read more Read less

79
Nostalgic, Sweet, Delightful, Magical set design, Funny

See it if you enjoyed the mystery around Anastasia. You are looking for a pleasant night at a enjoyable show. Very cool scenery!

Don't see it if you are looking for a ground breaking or inspiring night of theatre. This show is good but not great.

79
Entertaining, Banal, Some odd choices, in casting, and direction

See it if You like the show, and want to travel down memory lane. You just want to see some Sondheim.

Don't see it if You want to be moved by a brilliant production.

84
During previews
Resonant, Profound, Beautiful, Intense, Intelligent

See it if You want to be moved, or inspired. This is a beautifully crafted show, strong direction, excellent acting.

Don't see it if You don't want to deal with hard questions or topics like injustice, WWII, anti-semitism.

79
Great acting, Intense, Dark, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you want to be provoked, have your preconceived notions questioned, and like shows playing with the 4th wall. 3 strong actors.

Don't see it if you do not like violence, sexually violent stories.

90
Ambitious, Absorbing, Edgy, Epic, Great singing

See it if you want to be transported, and immersed into a theatrical experience. Also if you like modernized versions of classic stories.

Don't see it if you don't like sung through shows, or shows with lots of plot through lines & characters. Also if you don't like non traditional shows.

82
During previews
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if You want to experience apiece of theatre that feels like the current political climate, a bit nuts, simultaneously funny and heart wrenching

Don't see it if You like linear, story driven plots that never break the 4th wall

Also This show has an epic exciting ensemble. It's really relevant, and wor... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Delightful, Enchanting, Relevant, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if you like adult puppetry, visual art, animation, really beautiful theatre & a very poignant piece about Japanese internment.

Don't see it if you want to see actors performing in front of you. This show is very transporting and visually stimulating but not about the actor.

Also Kimi Maeda is a very skilled puppetry and visual artist. Watching her ... Read more Read less

96
Exquisite, Absorbing, Riveting, Powerful, Must see

See it if You want to be blown away by powerful voices, incredible acting, and an resonant story. SO GOOD!!!

Don't see it if just see it... unless you can't handle emotional tales

70
Mixed bag, Funny, Raunchy, Too long, Good actors

See it if you like straight up Commedia shows. You enjoy raunchy & timely jokes. You appreciate the work of strong professionals having a good time.

Don't see it if you don't like shows with a loose focus, without a driving plot. Repetitive story lines. Plot needs tightening & shortening.

93
Enchanting, Dizzying, Masterful, Riveting, Quirky

See it if you want to be wowed, on the edge of your seat, like to be immersed into a unique and magical quirky world. These are top of the top acts.

Don't see it if you want a play or musical with a plot. This is a circus performance.

Also This is one of the best Cirque shows I have seen, truly capturing thei... Read more Read less

92
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Dizzying, Intelligent

See it if you want an artistic perspective into autism, and like unique storytelling, amazing theatrical staging, & a moving story.

Don't see it if you can't handle intense light and sound elements, and varying story lines.

95
Absorbing, Epic, Intelligent, Riveting, Great singing

See it if you like immersive aspects, folky tunes, tight harmonies, and timeless stories told with a twist.

Don't see it if you don't like to be included in the action, or theatre in the round. Or you like literal storytelling

85
Ambitious, Epic, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful

See it if you want to see a really good interpretation of some of the most famous speeches of Shakespeare in context.

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

77
Great staging, Intelligent, Quality, Intriguing

See it if you like to think about questions of faith, and social pressure. You want to see a very prodigious production.

Don't see it if you don't like to leave the theater feeling depressed, and frustrated.

92
Absorbing, Enchanting, Masterful, Romantic, Riveting

See it if you like being transported into a completely new world filled with magic. These artists are masters in the forms of puppetry and physicality

Don't see it if you don't like puppets, or the wizard of oz.

95
Absorbing, Masterful, Must see, Refreshing, Riveting

See it if you love physical and immersive theatre. You like Shakespeare done in new ways. You want to have a completely unique experience.

Don't see it if you don't like to be immersed in the experience and put on the spot.

61
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Falls short, Flawed, Dated

See it if You like: love triangles, and relationship dramas. There is some good acting too. Good one liners.

Don't see it if You want to see the edges pushed. (Sadly ended up rather predictably). Some writing cliches.

87
Beautiful, Traditional, Resonant

See it if You enjoy a good story, done beautifully with passion, and love. Very classically done. Important period in time.

Don't see it if You only like new edgy musicals.

87
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Witty, Original

See it if you enjoy satire, wit, and comedy

Don't see it if you are seriously offended by religious jokes

78
Entertaining, Classic, Catchy music, Raunchy, Fufilling

See it if you enjoy musical theater, good dancing, and a good story

Don't see it if you like shiny musicals

72
Overrated, Problematic, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You are a teen or a parent, I think it resonates with those people the most. If you like to see emotional journeys

Don't see it if You don't like to see suicide used as a plot device.

74
Beautiful, Epic, Great staging, Great direction, Strong cast

See it if You love Lear. Like new interpretations of Shakespeare. I loved most of the cast, and the direction was strong. Loved Edmund.

Don't see it if You need a show to drive forward and not drag. 3.5 hours is too long for you. You've seen an actor perform a Lear that you already love.

Also This is the first time I understood why Reagan and Goneril might act t... Read more Read less

69
Funny, Great storytelling, Charismatic performance, Slow, Indulgent

See it if you love John Lithgow, love being read/told stories, like to use your own imagination & have a strong level of focus. He's very charismatic.

Don't see it if your mind wanders easily, you don't want to listen to one man tell you stories from his childhood. You aren't a Lithgow fan.

Also I really loved watching and hearing him share these stories. I didn't ... Read more Read less

71
Funny, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Cool set design

See it if you like family dramas, shows with strong female leads, and dealing with heavy topics through wit

Don't see it if you want a rollicking good time, or to be moved to tears (this is a fine show but not quite there in terms of emotional connection for me)

84
During previews
Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting, Riveting, Women power!

See it if you like seeing strong women in a kitchen table drama that deals with tough concepts (sexual identity, abuse). Surprisingly heartwarming

Don't see it if you are triggered by abuse, or loud noises. You don't like plays that center around family relationships

85
Absorbing, Clever, Refreshing, Riveting, Unconventional

See it if You like immersive theatre. You want to be part of the action. You enjoy traditional tales modernized, and flipped.

Don't see it if You don't like audience engagement, unique and unusual storytelling, or actors in your personal space/on your table.

Also This is a really well done immersive theatre experience!

82
Epic, Intense, Ambitious, Great acting, Raunchy

See it if you want an epic musical experience. Quite the journey. Kim and The Engineer are really awesome. You like stories that hit political points.

Don't see it if you are turned off by implied sex and lots of raunchy moments. Also if you don't like thinking about USA in negative light.

Also While the story is disjointed, and I would not call it a love story ex... Read more Read less

60
During previews
Repetitive and tedious, Indulgent, Slow, Good production values, A distracting soundscape that feels as though it has adhd

See it if you are obsessed with John Cage (this show exalts his work, using his words). Some comic moments. Cute & necessary dance breaks.

Don't see it if you have sound sensitivity, want to be entertained, or haven't had caffeine before hand.

Also I wanted to like this show, but the longer I sat there the more disapp... Read more Read less

79
Creative, Original, Delightful, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if You are a Shakespeare fan, like seeing new twists, fan of mash-ups, cool simple set use, original music, well paced. Strong Ensemble.

Don't see it if You are not a Shakespeare fan, or struggle to follow a complicated, twisting plot. A bit long, with folding chair seats.

84
Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy musicals and Shakespeare. This is a witty combo of both filled with references that will crack you up.

Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare or musicals, or bawdy humor.

90
Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Refreshing

See it if You love the story and want to see it come to life. Extremely fun, and playful. Talented cast. Beautiful swing scene.

Don't see it if You struggle with accents, or having the story told by children.

75
Tight harmonies, Refreshing, Confusing, Enjoyable

See it if you like bluegrass, good singing, and new musicals. Some strong numbers, and great voices.

Don't see it if you would like a linear or a captivating story.

Also I did see the 'concert' version so hopefully the story is clearer in t... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Funny, Quirky, Resonant, Great singing, Quality

See it if you love masters of their craft pouring their hearts out. Quirky love triangles/pentagons, and exploring love and family from all angles.

Don't see it if you are looking for a large ensemble or dance show. If you have a short attention span (2:45 is current run time)

78
Poor staging, Quirky, Funny, Great writing, Original

See it if you like family dramas, unique stories, and fresh perspectives. Good acting.

Don't see it if Sadly the director struggled with how to stage in the round. 89% of the time we had actors backs to us. Which ruined some moments.

80
Epic, Thrilling, Entertaining, Cliched, Exhilarating

See it if you like impressive circus acts that will make you gasp out loud mixed into a musical. Cool video elements & masterful circus acts.

Don't see it if you want a strong plot, and a unique story. Or hate aerial circus acts.

90
Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing, Must see, Raunchy

See it if you love quality, awesome performances of Shakespeare. RSC is one of the best companies in the world for good Shakespeare.

Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare. Or you can't sit in uncomfortable seats for long periods of time.

94
During previews
Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you are political or involved in education. If you like strong writing and characters.

Don't see it if you are offended by cursing.

85
Dizzying, Epic, Original, Playful, Wow

See it if you are ready for a party, absorbing, exciting theatrical experience. You want to experience a club/theater show.

Don't see it if You aren't ready to be on your feet, and experience with all of your senses.

80
Beautiful, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Quirky

See it if you enjoy seeing one of Shakespeare's more difficult plays handled extremely well, like a mix of theatrical styles, beauty, & great staging

Don't see it if you are bothered by rambling, fantastical storylines or if you prefer 'traditional' Shakespeare.

86
During previews
Witty, Quirky, Absorbing, Slightly too long, Dark

See it if you enjoy Dark humor. Witty Banter. Teen age perspectives. Walt Whitman. Shows that make you gasp.

Don't see it if if don't want discussions on sickness, death, and dying, and teenage language.

90
Ambitious, Delightful, Enchanting, Dated, Great acting

See it if you want to be swept away by the beauty of the play, both in the acting and the set.

Don't see it if you'd be bothered by some of the racial 'issues' in the text and portrayals on stage.

82
Resonant, Riveting, Thought-provoking, Dark, Gritty

See it if You like dystopian stories, being in the thick of things, dark moral questions

Don't see it if you are squeamish

95
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Refreshing, Quirky

See it if you enjoy humor, laughing at yourself, recognizing irony, catchy tunes, and puppets

Don't see it if puppets freak you out, or you are super PC