ibadger

New York City | 35-49 | Male
About:  casual theater goer. not obsessed, not expert. average joe reviews
Reviews (31)
Preview fd2
5
Banal, Slow, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you really want to see something so awful it's funny to you

Don't see it if you want to be entertained

Also An actual insult to everything they ripped off material from. literall... Read more Read less

Preview tsis1
79
Funny, Clever

See it if you like scooby doo and want to see a decent parody. Unique in how they handle adult scooby characters

Don't see it if you don't like scooby doo or have never seen it. Completely relies on Scooby lore to understand

Also It's funny but not overwhelmingly so. There are a few good laughs but ... Read more Read less

Preview anastasia1
70
Slow

See it if You liked the movie

Don't see it if You liked the movie

Also It's not super clear, seems rushed, romance is unbelievable. Movie is ... Read more Read less

Preview prrr
67
Entertaining, Slow, Great staging, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you are an English major, like musings on hell and literature, and like Scottish things

Don't see it if you like immersive theater. This is not immersive, it's a lie. It's just a show done around you rather than on stage

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85
Entertaining

See it if you want to be involved in a good conversation in a bar without loud music in the background, or like to watch others have interesting ones.

Don't see it if you don't want to have a conversation or will get bored of others having a conversation, which could be about anything.

Also This show is entirely improvised, the actors are playing characters of... Read more Read less

Preview the city that cried wolf white
90
Great staging, Great writing, Delightful, Clever

See it if you like comedy, tragedy, noir, swing era 40s stuff, cartoons, puns.

Don't see it if you think nursery rhymes and cartoonish things played straight for laughs isn't for you

Also Solid show, great writing. Should be about 20 minutes shorter, though.

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67
Slow, Confusing, Clever

See it if you like catchy a capella performed by what seems to be a high school troupe, but slightly better

Don't see it if you're looking for a fully formed story or something exciting

Also the show doesn't pick up until 45 minutes in. Before that it is painfu... Read more Read less

Preview kinkybootsnew180
87
Entertaining, Fluffy, Delightful

See it if you like drag queens and cliche "let's save the family biz" stories. pop music, fun choreography, british things, positive & fun vibes

Don't see it if uncomfortable with drag/gender bending, want something more intellectual or challenging

Preview phantom
90
Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if you like a good period play, slightly fantasy story

Don't see it if you don't like the above

Preview hamilton180
83
Intelligent, Great singing, Overrated, Fast, Funny

See it if you love the soundtrack, want to hear genius poetry, don't mind history presented as a concept album

Don't see it if aside the phenom music there's not much else there. Sparse set, too many dancers, unfocused, not super interesting. It's straight up poetry

Preview les miserables
85
Great staging, Ambitious

See it if you want to see the best technically staged show ever. Amazing lighting, staging, effects, etc.

Don't see it if you don't like les mis

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84
Funny

See it if you like asian american issues mix w/comedy. Good vibe, great standup act/sketch. Genuinely funny lady.

Don't see it if you are tired of as-am issues w/comedy. Trust me, as asian I've seen so much it can get overdone even for me. No groundbreaking moments here

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20
Cringeworthy, Disappointing, Great writing, Insipid, Excruciating

See it if you like bad acting. Great writing/ideas, terribly done. Only 1 good actress. Difficult to watch. Maybe see if you like scantily clad girls.

Don't see it if you expect real swing dancing or you don't like cursing (it's overdone for no good reason). Seriously, the dancing is bad.

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100
For a previous production
Masterful, Great acting, Must see, Enchanting, Hilarious

See it if you like harry potter, especially hufflepuff. Better than HP the musical by far. Best hp parody ever on stage or youtube, ever. Seriously

Don't see it if you have not read harry potter. Spoilers. Don't see if you think you'll see hufflepuff-bashing, none of that here.

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72
Great staging, Epic, Delightful, Entertaining, Slow

See it if you like asian drama. Female playing male roles, interesting idea. Entertaining enough but not as entertaining as I wanted. Great costume

Don't see it if you don't like subtitles (though imo not a problem). Bit slow, bit long. could fall asleep in hot theater

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85
Action-packed, Entertaining, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if you are a gamer and like Hunger Games!

Don't see it if you are not a gamer

Preview unm1
85
During previews
Funny, Slow

See it if you like the classic muppets

Don't see it if Watch memmenschanz on the muppets on youtube. Now decide if you want to watch that for 80 min straight. Could get boring

Preview elcredito j
73
Fast, Clever

See it if You know Spanish. Much of the humor is delivery, which is lost in translation. You like a strange psychological humor situation/just talking

Don't see it if you don't want to read subtitles or want to see action. It's just 2 people having a conversation for 1.5 hrs.

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100
For a previous production
Great writing, Great staging, Delightful, Clever

See it if you like fast, physical comedy. laugh literally every 5 seconds, no exaggeration

Don't see it if so funny it can get tiring. I literally ran out of laughter even though it was hilarious because i was exhausted

Preview lula del ray white
100
Masterful, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you're interested in unusual techniques with animation, shadow, puppets. You've literally never seen anything like this before I guarantee

Don't see it if you lack imagination or wonder. You like dialogue (there's none)

Also Incredible, amazing story combined with absolute mastery of techniques... Read more Read less

Preview rotten 2
89
Clever

See it if you like parodies, anachronistic silly comedy, and are well versed in musical theater. Kind of like the Producers but in olden times

Don't see it if you're looking for something serious or too intellectual or looking for laff a minute comedy. It's funny but not hilarious

Preview the portal white
10
During previews
Boring, Slow, Fluffy

See it if you want to watch a rock n roll show interspersed with dancing and big fractals on screens, and you feel like walking out of a show early

Don't see it if you want to be entertained in the slightest or you expect actual EDM music to be played. Spoiler alert, there isn't any

Also Music's not bad but monotonous. If the singer was good then the show w... Read more Read less

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75
Clever, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you like a solo show with a talented actress. Clearly a huge talent. Great voice, great physicality

Don't see it if you want to really laugh hard. More like chuckle.

Also Material not as good as the actress. Didn't get funny/clever til last ... Read more Read less

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93
Entertaining, Enchanting, Original, Great acting, Clever

See it if you like quickfire comedy & puppets, funny accents, cartoonish stories. Original, fun, energetic. 10x better than Ave Q and not crass.

Don't see it if you don't want to see the above

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85
Thought-provoking, Funny

See it if you like satire, puppets, surprisingly deep questions about adult life. Deep questions answered well but answer is also satired. Fun

Don't see it if you don't like crass comedy

Preview i ll say she is white
75
Funny, Clever

See it if you like marx bros. AMAZING impersonations. Would give a 95 rating to Fringe version. New version lost a whole 20 points with me

Don't see it if you don't like marx bros. Honestly this production was not as good as the Fringe version, which had me in stitches. Not nearly as funny

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86
Entertaining, Funny, Intense, Original, Great acting

See it if you like quick fire intelligent jokes, comedy, and bursts of intense drama. Or if you like buddy stories

Don't see it if you don't like ping pong?

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83
Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Confusing, Entertaining

See it if you like mimes. Women animate well, classic-style. Not sexualized, not "updated" just pure classic stuff. Kids would like, too

Don't see it if you don't like silent physical comedy. Also, can get too surreal/confusing at times. Mostly makes sense.

Preview all
83
Entertaining, Original, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if you're interested in asian american issues, if you want to see asian americans do great things. History buff

Don't see it if you are racist or think america never did anything wrong to people of color

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80
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you like horror hosts, nostalgia, quick pace, puppets, puns, and tongue twisters. Not a FringeJr. show but still ok for kids 10ish+

Don't see it if you're looking for something serious or actually scary

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69
Great acting, Great music

See it if you like catchy music and want to smirk at silly gun nuts. Though, needs to push the absurd/crazy line even more. Fran is a standout actress

Don't see it if you are expecting some really profound or clever take on the gun debate. It's not there. It's just a mildly entertaining show.