Joseph O

Brooklyn | 18-24 | Female

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Reviews (24)
50
Dated, Cliched, Slow

See it if You have to read the play for a class and are too lazy to actually read it.

Don't see it if You like women? Miss Julie is a pretty old school sexist show and they didn't try to do too much to change that.

85
Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you enjoy slightly slap-stick comedy. There are some thoughtful and well-acted moments, but its true strength is in its humor.

Don't see it if you don't like intimate theaters. It's in the round, and everyone is in the front row.

90
Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You like acting. Michael Shannon is particularly excellent. John Gallagher Jr. can be a little over the top, but the show doesn't suffer.

Don't see it if You have a short attention span or prefer musicals. The show is nearly four hours, and would be exhausting if you weren't really into it.

40
During previews
Confusing, Romantic

See it if you prefer music to plot. It's like a 2 hour show with the entire book cut so all you have is 75 minutes of songs loosely strewn together.

Don't see it if you want to know what's happening and are intrigued by the subject matter. Based on the synopsis, it could have been really cool. It wasn't.

95
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent, Hilarious

See it if you like modern drama. It has a great cast giving a both humorous and thoughtful peek at a side of business that not many get to see.

Don't see it if you hate not getting every little detail. They talk about numbers that you don't really need to understand, but it is more fun if you do.

50
During previews
Cliched, Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if You have a ton of money and want to take tourist relatives to something.

Don't see it if You want to see cirque du soleil. It tried too hard to be a musical. The stunts were good, but they were secondary to the contrived plot.

81
Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing

See it if You're a fan of musical theatre. Don't hesitate at the "bluegrass", it's classic musical structure, and the songs are good.

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

70
Great writing, Epic, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if You don't mind a lot of lights and sounds. Also THERE'S A PUPPY.

Don't see it if You're looking for something more understated. The story and actors are all great, but nothing is subtle.

95
For a previous production
Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious, Great writing, Great staging

See it if You enjoy parody. It's zany and hilarious, and consistently fun.

Don't see it if You know nothing about Harry Potter. But only if absolutely nothing. Even just the movies is enough.

81
Great acting, Excruciating, Indulgent, Intense

See it if You're in it for the acting. Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams are really great performers, and if nothing else, they're worth seeing.

Don't see it if You don't know what it's about. It has to do with child molestation and can be hard to watch.

90
Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Romantic, Great staging

See it if You love Tennessee Williams and/or great actors.

Don't see it if You prefer upbeat or fast-paced shows and/or musical theater.

100
Exquisite, Great staging, Funny, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if Just go. It's perfect. I don't even usually like musical theatre, and this might be the best show I've ever seen, including straight plays.

Don't see it if You have no heart, soul, or taste.

85
Delightful

See it if You've got kids or young relatives itching to are a show.

Don't see it if You're an adult and aren't interested in children's theater.

75
Slow, Dated, Great staging

See it if you enjoy classical theater. It's pretty straight-forward.

Don't see it if you're frustrated by heightened language/prefer hyper-realism and modernism.

80
Funny, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you like straight plays. It's not amazing, but it's a good new play about relevant and interesting issues. That's far too rare nowadays.

Don't see it if you're looking for a harsh drama. It was funnier than I expected. It worked well, but the loudness and humor might throw some off.

77
Dated, Delightful

See it if you like classic musical theatre. It's a pretty straight-forward revival.

Don't see it if how dated the portrayal of the King, etc. is will bother you.

40
Dated, Entertaining

See it if you like quirky lighthearted musicals. The songs are fun, but not super catchy or thoughtful.

Don't see it if you value women's rights? There's literally more than one upbeat song about rape, one with "get what she deserves" in it.

88
Ambitious, Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You appreciate ensemble drama. There are so many levels (literally and figuratively), and each is thoughtfully done.

Don't see it if You're easily upset. I think it's over-hyped in terms of how "sad" it is, but it has a few heavy moments that could be rough for some.

64
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy

See it if You're in the mood for something cute. They serve mini-pies at intermission.

Don't see it if You aren't a Sara Bareilles fan. The songs are basically just her pre-existing songs reworded to be a little bit more about pie.

88
Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Intense

See it if You're a fan of Arthur Miller or appreciate great acting.

Don't see it if You prefer traditional/period stagings.

85
Entertaining, Great acting, Hilarious, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You love good acting and can appreciate humor in the face of hardship.

Don't see it if You want a drama. It's surprisingly comedic, and although it's very intelligent and well acted, some of the dramatic moments felt rushed.

75
Delightful, Funny, Romantic, Great staging

See it if You love dance and are just looking to have fun. Its a great way to see some quality ballet in a slightly more accessible way.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of dance-heavy shows or are looking for something really deep. There's literally a 20 minute ballet section.

80
Delightful

See it if You have kids or money to burn. It's always a fun time.

Don't see it if You're looking for something more substantial or adult.

40
Indulgent

See it if You love a spectacle or have little kids.

Don't see it if You loved the movie and/or book.