Freddo321

New York City | 25-34 | Male
About:  Brit in NYC, trading the West End for Broadway, and still misspelling theatre apparently - huge fan of Immersive works, and musicals (won't someone please combine the two?!)
Reviews (113)
88
Clever, Entertaining, Dizzying, Funny, Great singing

See it if you want to laugh out loud whilst being constantly amazed by some amazing talent on stage

Don't see it if you aren't at all interested in clever improv mixed with freestyle rap - but I would suggest giving it a go if you're on the fence

Also This was awesome - every performance will be different, and so it make... Read more Read less

65
PLAY!
Midtown W
Indulgent, Disappointing, Ambitious, Cliched, Confusing

See it if you want a stereotypical modern art/contemporary theatre piece... It felt like a parody. Absurdist, barely immersive, and just confusing

Don't see it if you want a connected story, traditional theatre, or real immersive theatre. It's a strange creation, well performed, but I was left bemused

96
Remembrance
Financial
Exquisite, Profound, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a beautiful meaningful story told through immersive theater, highly emotional, incredibly resonant, lovingly staged

Don't see it if You dislike immersive theater, or if you aren’t open to having a deeply emotional experience centered around Alzheimer’s

70
Fluffy, Great staging, Disappointing, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you want exactly what you think you'll get from a stage adaptation of the film - nothing more, no less

Don't see it if you want there to be something more than the original to attach onto here

75
Disappointing, Funny, Great staging, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if you want a fairly average 'dark' modern musical, or if you love the film - a lot of big fans in the audience seemed to love it. For me, Ok?

Don't see it if you want groundbreaking theatre, or get offended by foul language. Don't go expecting to be amazed

Also Foul language throughout, which was fine, but does mean it makes it ha... Read more Read less

88
For a previous production
Great singing, Entertaining, Ambitious, Edgy, Quirky

See it if you want high octane energy, fantastic singing, & steampunk inspired bonkers fun!

Don't see it if you aren't comfortable going to a club for the evening, lots of standing, loud volumes, or if you want a traditional experience

Also I went into this with zero expectations, and was blown away by this am... Read more Read less

75
shadowplay
Soho/Tribeca
Entertaining, Absorbing, Ambitious, Quirky, Clever

See it if you want an immersive-light take on Peter Pan, and it's creator - very sweet, with some very moving moments

Don't see it if overly american british accents would drive you bonkers, plus it's a new company so it's not perfect just yet - not a traditional production

75
Bleach
Brooklyn
Great acting, Edgy, Indulgent, Raunchy, Intense

See it if you want an intimate setting for this intriguing story, it's offensive but the story is captivating - fantastic acting if nothing else

Don't see it if you want traditional theater, or if the subject matter offends (it's kind of the point to offend and be incredibly brash about it)

55
Disappointing, Fluffy, Quirky, Overrated, Insipid

See it if you get free tickets, and even then it's instantly forgettable, childish, touristy christmas fare.

Don't see it if you want an enjoyable evening of theater

30
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Disappointing, Banal, Insipid, Indulgent

See it if you enjoy watching and being amazed at bad movies - this is a stage version of that. How on earth did this happen?! Please read on below

Don't see it if you can't find a sick sense of enjoyment out of watching a dumpster fire happen right in front of you Please read below

Also This is honestly one of the worst things I have ever seen in my life. ... Read more Read less

82
Enchanting, Fluffy, Great staging, Indulgent, Delightful

See it if you want to have ear-worms all week long, the score is so wonderfully addictive

Don't see it if like me, you have some issues with the #MeToo statement they are going for - weird time to restage this piece

Also The #MeToo statement is strange, they don't go far enough to convince ... Read more Read less

80
Alien Nation
East Village
Great staging, Absorbing, Entertaining, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if You want a 360 degree theatrical experience, great staging for this existential millennial sci fi thriller with a satirical sense of humor

Don't see it if You want a traditional play, also there’s a lot of standing and moving around, so be prepared to get stuck in fully if you want to enjoy it

55
During previews
Stars in the Night
Midtown W
Ambitious, Confusing, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Disappointing

See it if you want to explore an immersive-lite dark family drama piece, exploring some great DUMBO locations, there's a lot to think about afterward

Don't see it if you dislike non-traditional work or want a story that is fully fleshed out and easy to follow. Must be able to walk around.

Also Glad to have more immersive work here in NYC, but this felt like only ... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Entertaining, Romantic, Dated, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you want a fun, light-hearted musical - an incredibly faithful adaptation of the film and the leads are fantastic!

Don't see it if you have no connection to the film, there's plenty of 'better' Broadway to explore instead

Also An interesting choice to make this into a musical in 2018... the chara... Read more Read less

61
American Weather
Soho/Tribeca
Ambitious, Great staging, Indulgent, Relevant, Slow

See it if some well-done puppetry on display in this political piece of experimental art, it aims high, doesn't quite hit the mark, but interesting

Don't see it if you need a spelt out plot, fast pace or if patrionising political commentary winds you up (definitely don't read the program notes)

70
In Transit
Midtown W
Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if you want to experience an acapella musical with some great singing

Don't see it if you want anything more than a light hearted show, if you need a deep story, or if 'pop' will annoy you

78
Raunchy, Quirky, Edgy, Entertaining, Dizzying

See it if you want a raunchy inspired version of Cinderella, using the best of adult-themed burlesque, gymnastics and drag. Incredible production

Don't see it if drag, semi-nudity or burlesque would offend - if not, this is a great exhibition of the art. Very expensive drinks in TWO intermissions...

82
Symphonie Fantastique
Soho/Tribeca
Enchanting, Absorbing, Quirky, Masterful, Delightful

See it if you appreciate classical music, wonderful puppetry (non-traditional) and want a real life Fantasia experience

Don't see it if a mix of classical music and experimental puppetry doesn't appeal - but this is a beautiful experience, a wonder to behold

70
Indulgent, Absorbing, Ambitious, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if like me, you haven't seen this play before and want an insight into the AIDS epidemic of the 80's

Don't see it if you want a flawless production, one without stereotypes, or if the subject/time commitment puts you off (it is a lot)

Also Part 1 was far stronger than part 2, which for me didn't seem to know ... Read more Read less

85
Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Delightful, Quirky

See it if you want a genuine evening of laughter and entertainment - knowledge of shakespeare and broadway will help all the more

Don't see it if you want a 'serious' musical, or think that the bard is not to be played around with

85
Absorbing, Resonant, Relevant, Profound, Refreshing

See it if you want an immersive piece of story-telling, thought-provoking and moving. Wonderfully written.

Don't see it if the subject matter, Black Lives Matter & Death, puts you off - but this is important art, reflecting a brutal reality. A must see piece.

Also Despite the subject matter, this is not a doom and gloom piece. It's r... Read more Read less

65
Love Trade
East Village
Quirky, Slow, Thought-provoking, Indulgent, Confusing

See it if you want some mild level experimental theatre mixed with some greek mythology - it's perfectly fine

Don't see it if you can't stand experimental works and want a traditional theatre play... although this isn't a bad first taste of experimental

80
Edgy, Funny, Intense, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you want an evening of profanity, vulgarity, and hilarity! The singing is fantastic, but not a traditional broadway show by any stretch

Don't see it if you wince at foul language, or if you want a family-friendly evening. If easily offended, this is not the show for you...

80
Riveting, Thought-provoking, Intense, Edgy, Great singing

See it if you enjoy Sondheim, and want a great amateur production of his work - wonderfully performed throughout!

Don't see it if you want a Broadway level of production, or if you don't like the subject matter (Assassinations of the POTUS) or dislike Sondheim

Also Went in with very low expectations, and was blown away by the producti... Read more Read less

85
Enchanting, Entertaining, Fluffy, Great staging, Delightful

See it if you would like a delightful evening of folk tale told through a cute musical - very Disney.

Don't see it if It is occasionally fluffy, so don't go if you want an intense realistic evening - it's just fun. Also not a proscenium show, so look around

75
Enchanting, Ambitious, Slow, Quirky, Indulgent

See it if you want taste-test theater, you are given small amounts of delicious food to taste, whilst blindfolded, and poetry is read around you

Don't see it if you want a narrative or to see a traditional performance - this is you, sat in a chair, listening to quiet sounds, and sampling food

Also It's quite a lovely experience - is it theatrical? No, not really. Is ... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Clever, Riveting, Entertaining, Exquisite, Masterful

See it if You want to see one of the single best magicians perform at the top of his game in a fantastic show of mentalism and extraordinary talent

Don't see it if You want a ‘traditional’ broadway show or performance - this is one man on a stage, showcasing his talents. Dont go if you don’t like magic

Also In a lot of ways, the less you know about Derren going in, the better.... Read more Read less

88
Ambitious, Quirky, Intelligent, Hilarious, Funny

See it if you enjoy british style humour, groan worthy puns, and excellent freestyle rap skills, all presented by a charming comedian

Don't see it if you absolutely can't stand rap (I'm not a huge fan, but loved this), or dislike expletives - there's parental advisory on this rap album

Also Chris is a fantastic british comedian, with witty jokes and an impress... Read more Read less

92
Resonant, Relevant, Exquisite, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if you want a beautiful, poignant, and lovingly crafted brand new musical - heartbreaking yet hopeful

Don't see it if you want 'traditional' musical theatre, this is far more low key, no big 'dance numbers' etc, but it's a beautiful show

Also Brush up on your greek mythology before going for the best experience.... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you want to have a real and genuine laugh in the theatre again - some of the smartest lines and lyrics combined with great performances

Don't see it if you are wanting a 'serious' piece of theatre, or if you have a problem with comedy/cheese in your musicals

Also Went in with no expectations at all, and came away smiling ear to ear ... Read more Read less

75
The Mortality Machine
Lower E Side
Ambitious, Absorbing, Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Confusing

See it if you want to be a character in this immersive performance, you will be playing a part in the 'play' as you try to figure it all out (Read on)

Don't see it if you dislike immersive theatre or escape rooms at the best of times, this one has some issues, but is a unforgettable evening at least

Also Mortality machine mixes a bunch of already established techniques in o... Read more Read less

92
The Hidden Ones
Midtown W
Resonant, Absorbing, Exquisite, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if you want a life-changing piece of historically informed immersive theatre

Don't see it if you can't cope with immersive theatre - but honestly, I think everyone needs to see this piece, it is deeply moving and important

Also Beautiful, haunting, and exquisite.... Read more Read less

81
Entertaining, Enchanting, Funny, Delightful, Fluffy

See it if you want a genuinely fun evening, lots of laughs with a heart felt LGBT friendly story

Don't see it if you want 'serious' theater, or would be put off by the LGBT storyline - it's a fun musical, go in expecting that

90
Delightful, Enchanting, Exquisite, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if you want a fantastic immersive experience, exploring the work of an author who deserves so much attention, clever, witty and very memorable

Don't see it if you want a traditional play, dislike moving around a townhouse space, or aren't willing to explore

79
During previews
The Dead, 1904
Upper E Side
Enchanting, Slow, Indulgent, Disappointing, Absorbing

See it if you want a light-immersive experience, theater before, during and slightly after dinner - a lovely take on some Joyce, slow but quite lovely

Don't see it if you want a very traditional theater experience, or if you want a very immersive experience - it fits somewhere between the two.

Also The price point for entry is extremely high... If not a lottery winner... Read more Read less

85
Hilarious, Quirky, Masterful, Clever, Funny

See it if you enjoy surrealist humor with minimalist staging - it's far more clever than what first meets the eye, and I was in stitches throughout,

Don't see it if you are totally against any of the above... although your presence will probably make the whole show that much funnier

90
Refreshing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Quirky

See it if you want a very entertaining fun sci-fi high school drama musical, I didn't stop smiling the whole way through! Great 'pop'songs throughout

Don't see it if you dislike musicals, high school drama or want a 'serious' play, or are susceptible to earworm songs (this is full of them!)

Also A millennial version of Little Shop of Horrors meets Mean Girls with a... Read more Read less

65
Hedda
East Village
Great acting, Ambitious, Enchanting, Quirky, Slow

See it if you want to see a one woman adaptation of this classic play, she really does an admirable job throughout

Don't see it if you want a fully staged piece, or want a contemporary play - also the use of puppets is REALLY misadvertised...

85
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if you want a wonderful traditional musical experience in 2018, with truly amazing choreography

Don't see it if you want an up-to-date story or a contemporary score, this is from 1945 and you can tell, but it's a great slice of broadway nostalgia

82
Red Hills
Financial
Masterful, Intelligent, Profound, Resonant, Riveting

See it if You want an absorbing theatrical production covering an important period of recent history, deeply moving and powerful

Don't see it if You want a traditional play, or if the subject matter would be an issue, but it’s a topic that needs to be addressed (uncomfy seats)

90
Riveting, Masterful, Great staging, Epic, Enchanting

See it if you want to be transported to the world of HP again, to feel like a kid reading the books, but seeing it played out on stage!

Don't see it if you don't like HP or overly love it... it did feel a little like fan fiction at times, which I struggled with, but the production is amazing

80
During previews
Great acting, Epic, Indulgent, Masterful, Absorbing

See it if you want a relevant new production of Othello, absorbing and impactful - and free shakespeare in the park is too good an offer to say no to!

Don't see it if you want a quick play, you dislike shakespeare, or if bad crowds who take advantage of a free ticket will really annoy you

60
During previews
Quirky, Indulgent, Excruciating, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you really really enjoy improv, want to be involved, and don't mind a meandering melancholic evening at a bar

Don't see it if you want a traditional theatre piece, or have a low tolerance for mid-level improv, it feels like being back in class

85
During previews
Beloved/Departed
Upper W Side
Enchanting, Ambitious, Absorbing, Entertaining, Profound

See it if you enjoy immersive theatre, wonderful narrative dance, greek mythology or weddings - a beautiful production that is so very intriguing

Don't see it if the above doesn't sound like something you'd be interested in, or if you have mobility issues (a lot of stairs, BIG church)

Also Be warned, you'll want to go again after seeing the show once - there'... Read more Read less

88
We Live by the Sea
Midtown E
Relevant, Resonant, Refreshing, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if you want a beautifully crafted, wonderfully acted, exploration of life with Autism. A simple but profound story. Beautiful.

Don't see it if you have no interest in exploring art about Mental health, but this is so beautifully done, I honestly think everyone should see this

55
Ambitious, Dated, Cliched, Quirky, Overrated

See it if You are a forgiving fan of amateur musical theatre, and are desperate to see every musical that once ran on broadway, a valiant effort thoug

Don't see it if You want a polished production of a strong musical (there’s a reason it only ran for two months on broadway)

Also They really tried very hard, but the material is poor and very dated (... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Fluffy, Delightful

See it if you are a fan of the film and/or want spectacular Broadway show singing, whilst having some genuine laughs. An entertaining evening for sure

Don't see it if you've never heard of the film, this probably isn't gonna be for you. High School 'drama' is the theme throughout - but go for the singing!

Also Amazing cast performing this at times fluffy show - it feels like a st... Read more Read less

90
Prurience
Upper E Side
Hilarious, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant, Riveting

See it if you want a fantastically creative immersive piece of theatre, you will be self-reflecting afterward, but laughing throughout the smart play

Don't see it if you want a traditional theatre piece - be prepared to be immersed & to participate. Porn addiction is 'a' subject so be wise.

Also Just got back from a preview of this wonderful experience - be a part ... Read more Read less

85
The Signature Project
East Village
Delightful, Absorbing, Enchanting, Clever, Refreshing

See it if you want to see an artist speak wonderfully about his work, going deep into the concept behind his piece, whilst being truly delightful

Don't see it if you want a high budget fast paced spectacle, or a traditional play - this is more like a wonderfully well done school assembly

Also Patrick has been touring his work The Signature Project for over 25 ye... Read more Read less

93
During previews
Counting Sheep
Financial
Relevant, Resonant, Riveting, Refreshing, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy immersive/experimental and thought-provoking theatre. This is an incredibly moving experience. Be prepared to be challenged.

Don't see it if This is an intense experience, putting the audience in the place of peaceful protestors to a rioting crowd - not a traditional theatre piece

Also This is an incredibly challenging piece, which puts the audience smack... Read more Read less