Jess for short

New York City | 25-34 | Female

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Reviews (87)
86
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing, Resonant

See it if you're interested in seeing a very well-done version of an important play in queer theater history.

Don't see it if you don't like monologues or scenes that aren't quite linear.

60
Confusing, Slow, Interesting, Great acting

See it if you are excited to see a show about a trans character that is not a coming out story.

Don't see it if you aren't interested in the Vietnam War (honestly, the scenes with war flashbacks were very confusing); you don't like nonlinear timelines.

93
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Masterful

See it if you want to see innovative staging in a Broadway house. The music is fantastic and the cast is phenomenal!

Don't see it if you can't handle strobe lights or don't like sung-through shows.

58
For a previous production
Great singing, Quirky, Slow, Disappointing

See it if you liked the movie and you want to see a great company perform a new David Yazbeck score.

Don't see it if you prefer when musicals have a plot. I know that was the point, but it just didn't do it for me. I felt like I kept waiting for it to start

88
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Quirky

See it if you want to see a musical with a bit of a unique feel. RIDE THE CYCLONE was a ton of fun (and a bit morbid).

Don't see it if you don't want to see something that's a bit morbid.

25
Boring, Different, Slow, Problematic

See it if you're interested in a unique theatrical experience involving headphones and the use of sound in a new way.

Don't see it if you don't like one-man shows; you aren't interested in the experience of a white man in the Amazon.

52
Funny, Great staging, Slow, Quirky, Disappointing

See it if you enjoy immersive (but not too immersive) theatrical experiences

Don't see it if you can't listen to people speaking in verse at length; you want your immersive theater experiences to be more than actors jumping on tables

46
Boring, Disappointing, Slow, Overrated, Great acting

See it if you're a fan of Nathan Lane.

Don't see it if you have a tough time with casual racism and sexism. Most of the characters had few redeeming qualities. The show was too long.

50
Entertaining, Boring, Fluffy, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you want to see a few very cool tricks.

Don't see it if you want to see an interesting story. The plot is nothing new and I would have rather seen more tricks and less of a story.

59
Entertaining, Boring, Intelligent

See it if you're a fan of Alton Brown and want to see some very over-the-top food science.

Don't see it if you are expecting to learn a lot. I was hoping for a bit more science.

88
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you are interested in seeing the fantastic Sarah Jones embody dozens of characters and provide a unique take on the sex industry.

Don't see it if you don't like one-person shows.

74
Entertaining, Clever, Interesting, Cool, Creepy

See it if you like close-up magic and mind-reading tricks.

Don't see it if mind-reading tricks creep you out.

73
Timely, Relevant, Slow, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if you're interested in learning more about the history of the Black Panthers & the Young Lords & how it connects to today's political climate

Don't see it if you don't like multimedia in stage productions (there are a lot of tv screens and live video feeds) or if you don't like political theater

89
Clever, Delightful, Hilarious, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you are interested in seeing a well-staged and well-directed hilarious take on an Austen story.

Don't see it if you have a low threshold for silliness.

79
Funny, Great dancing, Fluffy, Fun, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy fluffy traditional musicals with some really fantastic dance numbers.

Don't see it if you find traditional musicals about romance boring or if you aren't a fan of Irving Berlin's music.

70
Interesting, Funny, Confusing, Clever

See it if you want to learn about a piece of musical theater history and have a few laughs!

Don't see it if you aren't interested in learning about what is considered to be the first American musical or you don't like plays/musicals about theater.

94
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Resonant

See it if you want to hear Rebecca Naomi Jones and Kecia Lewis sing their faces off and you want to learn about a piece of music history.

Don't see it if you don't like gospel music.

17
During previews
Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow, Boring, Great set design

See it if you like drama about terrible people with very few redeeming qualities.

Don't see it if you don't like interpersonal dramas.

81
Delightful, Entertaining, Cute, Great singing

See it if you like Santino Fontana and charming stories.

Don't see it if you like big flashy musicals.

86
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Absorbing, Great music

See it if you want to see a well-staged retelling of a classic Greek myth with phenomenal music and a fantastic cast.

Don't see it if you aren't interested in Greek mythology or if you listened to and disliked the concept album.

73
Great acting, Intense, Slow, Resonant

See it if you are interested in theater that discusses sexual abuse and trauma.

Don't see it if you find discussion of abuse to be too intense or triggering.

70
Great acting, Fluffy, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you're a fan of Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

Don't see it if you don't like one-man shows.

92
For a previous production
Absorbing, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if you like to learn about theater history, particularly queer Jewish theater history. This play is well-written, fascinating, and beautiful.

Don't see it if discussion/mention of the Holocaust is hard for you to handle.

51
Enchanting, Disappointing, Fluffy, Overrated

See it if you're a fan of Peter Pan and want to see some theater magic. There's a particularly beautiful moment in Act 2.

Don't see it if you expect the big production numbers to blow you away. Most of them were a bit underwhelming.

62
Entertaining, Cliched, Overrated, Funny, Fluffy

See it if you liked Book of Mormon and want to see something with a (very) similar sense of humor.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy sophomoric humor. While some of the lyrics are witty, I found a lot of the jokes to be silly and cliched.

76
Entertaining, Fun, Great acting, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you want to see a fantastic production of Big River.

Don't see it if you feel like Big River is outdated and not necessarily appropriate (read: too racist) to be performing earnestly today

76
During previews
Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant, Slow, Interesting

See it if you are interested in family dramas that focus on Judaism and its relevance today.

Don't see it if you don't like family dramas.

67
Great acting, Quirky, Funny

See it if you're interested in a (fairly unrealistic) story about online dating.

Don't see it if catfishing makes you really uncomfortable.

79
Great acting, Great singing, Hilarious, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you want to see Sutton Foster lead a spectacular company. She's fantastic, as is the rest of the cast (particularly Joel Perez).

Don't see it if you aren't a fan of SWEET CHARITY. The show honestly doesn't make a ton of sense.

Also There's an all-lady band, which is very exciting! Leigh Silverman did ... Read more Read less

83
Delightful, Resonant, Romantic, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a well-done, but no-frills production of a classic musical.

Don't see it if you prefer high-budget very produced shows.

90
Great acting, Great singing, Great choreography, Masterful, Resonant

See it if you want to see a fantastic production of a classic musical with some amazing new choreography. Danny Burstein is a perfect Tevye.

Don't see it if you aren't a fan of Fiddler on the Roof!

80
Great singing, Entertaining, Fun, Delightful, Different

See it if you like a cappella music and you enjoy stories that follow several different characters who are sort of interconnected (like Love Actually)

Don't see it if you don't like a cappella music

80
Great acting, Resonant, Relevant, Great staging, Interesting

See it if you are interested in plays that chronicle relationships and if you like jumping timelines. Robin de Jesus and Michael Urie were fantastic.

Don't see it if you have a difficult time following shows when the timeline jumps around or if you don't want to see discussion of a hate crime.

89
For a previous production
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Funny, Intelligent

See it if you want to see a well-written and well-directed show about a high school girls' soccer team. The dialogue felt very real.

Don't see it if you don't like overlapping dialogue.

90
Great writing, Funny, Intelligent, Refreshing, Resonant

See it if you are interested in a story that focuses on a Vietnamese perspective on the Vietnam War.

Don't see it if you don't like rap music.

57
Entertaining, Confusing, Fluffy, Overrated, Great dancing

See it if you want to see fantastic dancing and don't mind if there's no plot.

Don't see it if you prefer musicals with a story and substance.

Also It's a good production of CATS, but it's still CATS.

86
Great acting, Funny, Resonant, Quirky, Great staging

See it if you're a fan of William Finn and want to see an incredible company perform a moving production of his work.

Don't see it if you don't like sung-through musicals.

77
Funny, Great writing, Intelligent, Resonant, Important

See it if you want to think about the politics of race and sex in an in-your-face kind of way.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with nudity and frank discussions of sex and racism.

93
During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Resonant, Great music, Absorbing

See it if you are a fan of Jonathan Larson's music and enjoy small musicals. The cast was terrific and it was very well staged.

Don't see it if you don't like small musicals or autobiographical musicals.

22
For a previous production
Boring, Slow, Disappointing

See it if you are interested in seeing a new musical based on the novel Frankenstein.

Don't see it if you believe theater should be shown rather than told--there was too much narration and not enough action. The music was often monotonous.

70
During previews
Funny, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if you like puppetry and quirky humor. It's very silly!

Don't see it if you don't like puppets or if you prefer theater that has deeper meaning.

77
Hilarious, Intelligent, Interesting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if you find it interesting to watch people communicate without words. Also, it's hilarious.

Don't see it if you have a problem with nudity or long stretches without dialogue.

85
Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Original, Quirky

See it if you enjoy all-female casts and explorer stories.

Don't see it if you are expecting men and actual boats.

75
Interesting, Edgy, Intelligent, Original, Crowded

See it if you're a fan of Elizabeth Swados or find the topic of teenage runaways interesting.

Don't see it if you have trouble figuring out where to look when there are too many people on stage.

66
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Interesting, Heavy

See it if you want to see the incredibly talented Frank Langella take on a very interesting role.

Don't see it if you have difficulty watching stories about people with dementia.

74
During previews
Entertaining, Hilarious, Great acting

See it if you want to see a new take on Taming of the Shrew with a fantastic all-lady cast!

Don't see it if you aren't a fan of Shakespeare.

60
Boring, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if you're interested in the Salem witch hunt.

Don't see it if you have trouble hearing dialogue when there is significant background noise/music or if you have trouble sitting through long plays.

66
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if you are a fan of Leslie Kritzer (she's HILARIOUS) and if you enjoy a healthy dose of silliness.

Don't see it if you don't like silly musicals or country-esque music.

80
Exquisite, Dated, Delightful, Great singing

See it if you want to see a really great production of The King and I.

Don't see it if you aren't a Rodgers and Hammerstein fan.

85
During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy plays that make you think.

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