Jeff Hunsicker

Philadelphia | 25-34 | Male
About:  An actor/Theatre Enthusiast. I tend to enjoy unconventional musicals, well-written plays of any genre, dark/edgy material, and the classics!
Reviews (59)
70
Indulgent, Overrated, Slow, Great singing, Dated

See it if you've never seen the show or a spectacle-type show like this; you like great singing (but only so-so songs)

Don't see it if you dislike bland portrayals of titular female characters; you're not in the mood for a dated racist/sexist story; you can't sit for 3 hours

85
Absorbing, Great staging, Relevant, Resonant, Ambitious

See it if you'd like to see a brisk, fresh, current take on a modern classic; you want to see Atticus Finch grow, played wonderfully by Daniels

Don't see it if you're too attached to the novel's or movie's slower pace (this production is focused almost entirely on the court case, typically Sorkin)

85
Entertaining, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if you want to see a well-acted comedy with a few touching moments; you love Lynn Nottage like I do

Don't see it if you are looking for a hard-hitting or highly dramatic play like Ruined

80
Entertaining, Great staging, Faithful, Energetic

See it if you want to see a faithful re-mount of a good classic

Don't see it if the show bores you otherwise, because there's nothing really new or engaging here to change your mind about it

80
During previews
Funny, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you like Lonergan's witty dialogue; for Chris Evans especially, but all the actors, who give strong performances

Don't see it if you're expecting a mind-blowing experience. It is good, but nothing you haven't seen before. The ideas aren't necessarily new or revelatory.

92
Dizzying, Great singing, Great acting, Resonant, Relevant

See it if you like heart-warming stories of empowerment and overcoming adversity; you love hearing some great gospel/soul/R&B music sung masterfully

Don't see it if you're unprepared for a truncated version of the story (it moves briskly through the plot); a 'Broadway'-ized Urban Play is unappealing

90
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you want to be moved and entertained by a touching story and a relatable cast of characters

Don't see it if shows about 9/11 are 'too close to home;' you don't have the bladder for a 2-hour show with no intermission (it does move well, though)

95
Great staging, Entertaining, Unique, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you are intrigued by a parred down production of this classic; you love delicious pre-show pies!

Don't see it if you want a big, full production; you don't want an actually frightening Norm Lewis shouting in your face!

100
Enchanting, Great acting, Great singing, Quirky, Riveting

See it if you want to be blown away (hehe) by incredible performances, an emotionally-charged story, and the best rock musical songs ever written

Don't see it if "raunchy" material (ie a man in drag playing a transgender woman humping an audience member's face) offends you

85
Relevant, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you're a fan of any the stellar cast members; you want to see one of Miller's lesser known and less heavy works

Don't see it if you want an edgy or very modern revival

80
Great acting, Funny, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy Sarah Ruhl or the actors who all give great performances; you want to ruminate on love and sex, and where they intersect

Don't see it if you're looking for a conventional play; you don't want to think afterwards; bisexuality makes you uncomfortable

93
Absorbing, Great singing, Great acting, Riveting, Must see

See it if you're looking for an absorbing plot, amazing set, and a commanding lead acting role like you've never seen before

Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with characters on the autism spectrum; you are prone to epileptic seizures

90
Charming, Resonant, Funny, Romantic

See it if you want to see top-notch actors singing a beautiful score, telling a heart-wrenching story

Don't see it if you cannot deal with sad life occurrences; you do not like gay love stories

70
Great acting, Slow

See it if you want to see a fine, it not outstanding production of a classic; you want a take on the play that tries to keep it relevant to today.

Don't see it if you're expecting a life-changing or very exciting production

92
Clever, Delightful, Great writing, Funny

See it if you want an evening of light fun, with a somewhat surprising layer of wit and cleverness

Don't see it if you don't like Broadway spectacles (even self-aware ones)

10
Banal, Cliched, Insipid, Overrated, Great singing

See it if you like Tyler Perry, I guess; want to hear some amazing gospel singing that's smashed into random parts of the play for some reason

Don't see it if you can't deal with Perry's sexist, overbearing religious nonsense, or bad writing, or the overflowing cheese

82
Entertaining, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if you want to laugh; you like quick-fire improv comedy

Don't see it if you want something more thoughtfully-written

80
Clever, Relevant, Original, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you want to see a powerhouse leading performance; the idea of alternate realities/life paths intrigues you; you like Tom Kitt's style

Don't see it if you're expecting something as intense and shattering as Next to Normal; if a middle-of-the-road rock-ish musical theatre score will bore you

95
Absorbing, Great staging, Riveting, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if you love pro wrestling; you enjoy examining the psyches of larger-than-life characters; you appreciate sharp, fresh writing

Don't see it if you for some reason still believe anyone intelligent who watches wrestling thinks it's not staged; you don't like fake violence

85
Quirky, Hilarious, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you want to laugh a lot

Don't see it if goofy comedies aren't your thing

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Funny, Intense

See it if you want to see probably the best new American play of the past 20 years; you want to see acting at its finest

Don't see it if you can't sit through a 3-hour play; you are faint of heart when it comes to edgy material (nothing graphic, but for the language and drugs!

99
Original, Must see, Resonant, Great writing, Great singing

See it if you want something fresh and original; you love incredible hip-hop and Latin music; you're looking for an engaging, original story

Don't see it if you're looking for a big, epic story a la Les Mis or Hamilton; you dislike fast lyricism (yes, it's rap but is Sondheim all that different?)

75
Slow, Fluffy, Funny, Dated

See it if you love Angela Lansbury; you want a light comedy

Don't see it if you don't like dated Noel Coward plays

80
Clever, Delightful, Dated, Indulgent

See it if you like rhythm and creative ways of making music

Don't see it if you want a plot or story; you hate loud noises

65
Thought-provoking, Overrated, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if you like a contemporary rock/pop score; exploring social issues engages you

Don't see it if you don't like bad language or touchy issues (rape, incest, forced abortions)

85
Entertaining, Dizzying, Great staging, Great acting, Funny

See it if you like dark comedy with intense characters; you want a see subtle design elements masterfully enhance a great play

Don't see it if mounting tension and the threat of sibling violence is too unnerving for you.

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Quirky, Funny

See it if you love Lynn Nottage's work and/or to see a different side of her writing

Don't see it if you don't like plays about old Hollywood or confronting its racist/sexist nature

85
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you like well-acted and well-performed one-man shows; you enjoy existential ruminations on the randomness of life; you love Michael C. Hall!

Don't see it if sparse one-man shows aren't your thing; you're looking for complex staging, design, or even a finished stage

90
Absorbing, Intelligent, Riveting, Thought-provoking, Original

See it if you like quiet, slow-burning plays

Don't see it if you want a lot of action or a plot-driven narrative; you can't watch a moving 100-minute play without a break

96
Great singing, Great staging, Delightful, Emotional, Enchanting

See it if you already love the material; you love great performances set in unique staging; you love beautiful music and a heart-breaking story

Don't see it if you don't like theatre in the round; you don't like fairy tales with magical characters; your kids are too young (it might be too scary!)

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if you haven't seen this very good play staged before; you are interested in exploring the East vs West dynamic in a ever relevant way

Don't see it if you think Clive Owen is too "attractive" to play an awkward character; you dislike nudity

89
Great singing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Profound, Ambitious

See it if you're in for a provoking night at the theatre with great performers and a beautifully-written book

Don't see it if you like simple, linear stories; you don't like complex ideas about humanizing people good or bad

100
Ambitious, Epic, Masterful, Must see, Riveting

See it if you can afford the tickets

Don't see it if you are a monster who hates things like joy and fun and brilliance

90
During previews
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you want to see this rarely-produced gem, performed by a top-notch cast

Don't see it if Sondheim musicals aren't your thing (although at 90 minutes with no intermission, it's certainly not a long evening anyway!)

85
Intense, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if you like a musical with a dark, insidious mood and jarring, angular choreography

Don't see it if Fosse's sharp choreography and/or the original performances are the only Cabaret you'd like to see

88
Great acting, Great singing, Riveting, Resonant, Emotional

See it if You want to experience a heart-rending story of inclusion and trying to navigate life that's really honest and beautiful

Don't see it if You're looking for a real game-changer. It's very traditional in the musical sense; you don't want to cry

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100
Ambitious, Exquisite, Great staging, Must see, Masterful

See it if you're going to see any show in New York

Don't see it if ... I have no answer for this. See it.

89
Riveting, Resonant, Relevant, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you want to see a beautiful, moving story that should be talked about more often; you love Lea Salonga or the other great actors featured

Don't see it if you're looking for really original or exciting music; you don't want to feel deep feelings about a sensitive subject

70
Funny, Quippy

See it if you are into quick, witty dialogue by skilled actors; you want to see a light examination of the failings of the babyboomers to their kids

Don't see it if you want something really deep or scathing

90
Enchanting, Refreshing, Funny, Delightful

See it if you're looking for a sweet, intimate show with excellent music

Don't see it if you want bombastic, over-the-top Broadway-style staging

60
Funny, Indulgent, Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if you want some light-hearted laughs; you can't get enough Monty Python and won't a re-interpretation of the (much better) movie

Don't see it if re-hashing a good movie with too many unnecessary songs isn't appealing to you; you don't like homophobic and antisemitic jokes

98
Absorbing, Dizzying, Great acting, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if you love thoughtful, engaging theatre that doesn't dumb itself down for you

Don't see it if you can't keep track of multiple, nonlinear storylines; lack of intricate set is bothersome to you

88
Enchanting, Entertaining, Ambitious, Great staging, Original

See it if you want to be mesmerized by fantastic puppetry

Don't see it if a somewhat schmaltzy story will bore you

88
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Romantic, Delightful

See it if you are young at heart; you want to see a successful, albeit very literal adaptation of a Disney movie

Don't see it if Disney doesn't do it for you; you're expecting something inspired like The Lion King

90
Clever, Enchanting, Hilarious, Great staging

See it if you want a fun time, with a surprisingly bittersweet ending

Don't see it if you hate goofy comedies; shows-within-shows bother you

90
Dizzying, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if you want to be impressed by a comedic acting masterclass; you want a fresh, original take on a classic film

Don't see it if you can't keep up with multiple character changes; you want something naturalistic

75
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if the performers are all very good (like this original Broadway production!)

Don't see it if you want something that is truly profound and will stick with you after you leave the theater.

90
Entertaining, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if you want a fun time; you like when a show doesn't take itself too seriously; you love '80s Rock and Hair Metal

Don't see it if rock music isn't your thing; you want serious theatre or high art; you are offended by crass humor or language

88
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Original

See it if you want a fun time with something different; you like percussive, rhythmic music and sound; color and flash are exciting to you

Don't see it if you're looking for a story or even dialogue of any kind; you hate audience participation

45
Confusing, Dated, Slow, Overrated, Great singing

See it if you like bombastic melodrama; beautiful music is more important to you than storytelling or acting

Don't see it if you want something subtle; you don't like long, sung-through musicals