JellicleKat

New York City

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Reviews (31)
Preview urvj1
77
Intense, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Slow, Indulgent

See it if you like experimental theater. If you like the play Uncle Vanya. The characters turn into R & J characters in interesting ways sometimes.

Don't see it if you want to see something light and fluffy. I love the risks Bedlam takes but the R & J death/crying scene felt unearned and LONG.

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100
Moving, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Must see

See it if you like a 90 min intermission-free show in the round, if you like Flaherty & Ahrens. If you like the ritual of telling stories/COMMUNITY!

Don't see it if you don't like musicals. No other reasons not to see this! LOVE overcoming racial/economic divide. Community, sacred storytelling.

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79
Stupid, Silly, Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy

See it if you know & like Jimmy Buffet songs! If you want a cliched but fun and fluffy musical evening.

Don't see it if you don't know or like Jimmy Buffet songs, if you don't like puns, if you're in the mood for an original, relevant drama.

Also I enjoyed this show because I grew up with these songs and I loved see... Read more Read less

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80
Silly, Fluffy, Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if you liked "Forbidden Broadway", if you're familiar with "Hamilton", and if you're a big musical theater fan

Don't see it if you don't like musicals, you don't like parodies, or you're not familiar with "Hamilton".

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85
Quirky, Great staging, Clever

See it if you enjoyed Bedlam's Sense & Sensibility; if you like classics performed with a contemporary twist.

Don't see it if you don't like pop music or modern references mixed in with classic literature.

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90
During previews
Beautiful set design, Relevant, Great singing, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you like golden-age musicals, beautiful dancing and singing, classic songs like "Look to the Rainbow" and "That Ol' Devil Moon".

Don't see it if you don't like musicals with happy endings, you're in the mood for something challenging or avant garde.

Preview chicago1
70
Great dancing, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like excellent dancing and wicked characters.

Don't see it if you want a story with a moral, if you want something that will move you. This is fluffy fun about bad girls.

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90
Moving, Quirky, Epic, Great staging, Clever

See it if you like "the making of" type stories, like Shuffle Along, if you like quirky, inventively staged, comedic & touching blackbox productions.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals, or if you are easily confused or bored by story-within-stories.

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95
Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Ambitious

See it if you are interested in theater history and love tap dancing!

Don't see it if you don't like tap dance.

Preview matilda1802
90
Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if you enjoy Roald Dahl and quirky musical comedies.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals with strong female leads.

Preview paramour1
75
Death-defying, Entertaining, Amazing feats, Dizzying, Cliched

See it if you like Cirque Du Soleil shows.

Don't see it if you're expecting an original, interesting plot. It's all about the amazing stunts! The plot's just there to provide a framework.

Preview wild party white
95
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you're a Michael John LaChiusa fan. This is a fantastic production.

Don't see it if you're in the mood for a happy ending. As beautiful as the score is, and as talented as the cast & creative team are, the story's sad.

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99
Moving, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you love good theater!

Don't see it if you are squeamish about nudity.

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79
Disappointing, Entertaining, Quirky, Great writing, Dated

See it if you want a good female-driven musical.

Don't see it if you don't like to hear high belting!

Preview funhome1803
100
Original, Must see, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to laugh and cry & want to see an engaging show with fantastic songs & performances.

Don't see it if you need huge barricades or crashing chandeliers to enjoy yourself.

Preview curious
70
Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Intense, Overrated

See it if you want to see cool stage effects & a great ensemble of actors.

Don't see it if loud noises and bright flashing lights bother you.

Preview ewk1
94
Delightful, Intelligent, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if you want to see what Neil Simon would have written if he had been gay. If you liked Torch Song Trilogy.

Don't see it if difficult mother/gay son relationships are uncomfortable for you.

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95
Sweet, Beautiful, Great acting, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you like musicals and stories about small towns, and if you like a sweet 90 minute intermission-free show!

Don't see it if you are looking for splashy, bright & fluffy, huge production numbers. This is a generally quiet, sweet show.

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90
Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful

See it if you already like SpongeBob. But even if you don't, see it if you like creative, colorful, goofy, splashy musical comedies with a heart.

Don't see it if you don't like over-the-top comedy, if you don't like light-hearted musicals

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60
During previews
Disappointing, Ambitious, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy non-linear shows; you want to support new work; you want to hear thought-provoking conversations; you have patience...

Don't see it if you don't like topical plays; if you only like naturalistic plays; if you're looking for something polished and concise.

Also The two one-acts work well together as an evening. The first, "In the ... Read more Read less

Preview groundhog day1
93
Clever, Funny, Great staging

See it if you liked the movie or if you like funny contemporary musicals like Matilda.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals or if you didn't like the movie.

Preview hamilton180
99
Must see, Masterful, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you want to see a well-crafted, well-performed, funny, exciting, entertaining, moving musical and learn some American history!

Don't see it if you are easily disturbed by stories of adultery or death of loved ones (though these story lines are handled well and are not primary).

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75
Funny, Enchanting, Overrated, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you enjoy big spectacle, if you liked the movie, if you like goofy Disney humor and beautiful African-style masks and puppets.

Don't see it if you're bored with the movie or the movie's songs, if you've seen it before, if you want to see something fresh and new.

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75
Sweet, Sad, Endearing, Engaging, Great writing

See it if you can wait until the 2nd act for the play's strength. Endearing relationship between pregnant teenager & young gay man in 1959 England.

Don't see it if you like happy endings (this one is bittersweet), or you can't stand to see people miscast. (Bradford Cover as Peter is a stretch.)

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95
Great music, Romantic, Great writing, Great staging, Enchanting

See it if you liked the movie but are open to a new interpretation. Craig Lucas made smart choices in his adaptation!

Don't see it if you want it to be exactly like the movie.

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100
Beautiful, Great acting, Great staging, Great singing, Moving

See it if you liked the book and/or the movie, or enjoy stories of long lost family reunited and of learning to stand up for yourself!

Don't see it if Just see it. It is so incredibly moving. Cynthia Erivo really EARNS her standing ovation! And the music and story are beautiful.

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90
During previews
Entertaining, Original, Hilarious, Intense, Edgy

See it if you like engaging, funny, stunning, moving, innovative, original theater dealing with race issues in America.

Don't see it if you like a completely linear plot. Though there is plenty of cohesive story, it veers off in several wild directions several times.

Preview bedlam
100
Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you enjoy Jane Austen and inventive theater.

Don't see it if you don't like Jane Austen.

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100
Original, Quirky, Raunchy, Hilarious, Clever

See it if you grew up watching Sesame Street, or if you think puppet sex is funny (which, let's be honest, it is).

Don't see it if you are offended by puppet sex.

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100
Quirky, Entertaining, Intelligent, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if you are a musical theater fan & like goofy humor.

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

Preview kinkybootsnew180
80
Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful, Great staging, Funny

See it if you like uplifting stories.

Don't see it if you don't like drag queens or Cyndi Lauper.