JT Tranberg

New York City | 25-34 | Male
About:  Local theater-goer, and theater-lover. Huge fan of Broadway and everything about it.
Reviews (52)
88
Reparations
Brooklyn
Intense, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a show that makes you think. You want an extremely well acted performance. You enjoy great staging and storytelling.

Don't see it if You have a trigger to Sexual Violence or Political Issues. You are looking for a straight comedy. You want a fluffy musical.

Also This is probably one of the best shows I’ve seen in a long time. The a... Read more Read less

89
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Great singing, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You like Big Box musicals with lots of dancing. You want a true Broadway experience. You are a fan of the Wizard of Oz.

Don't see it if You want a small, scaled down show. You don’t like shows with 87% music. You are a talent Snob. Not the best actors ever....but singers!!!

97
During previews
Refreshing, Clever, Great staging, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy mentalism, magic, or illusions. You are looking to be Wowed and have lots of questions after. You like interactive theater.

Don't see it if You are looking for a huge, theatrical spectacle. You want a fluffy musical with a catchy score. If you don’t like magic or illusions.

86
Quirky, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You enjoy a family friendly show that touches a little on many forms of comedy. You enjoy slapstick. You enjoy interactive theater.

Don't see it if You are looking for a serious play. You don’t like comedy. You don’t like comedic violence or loud noises.

85
Aunt Jack
East Village
Great writing, Great acting, Clever

See it if You enjoy a modern love story told through the eyes of modern players. The story was touching, and very of the times. Go check it out

Don't see it if You don’t like gay stories, you are judgey, or you are conservative. If you aren’t looking for a dark comedy with important issues.

93
Hilarious, Great staging, Great singing, Edgy, Clever

See it if You enjoy adult humor You are a fan of the movie You want a big production with lots of bells and whistles.

Don't see it if -You don’t like big huge shows -You are bringing the little ones -You want a straight forward, no frills show

90
We Are The Tigers
East Village
Great singing, Absorbing, Clever

See it if You are looking for a fun, silly musical that is sure to keep your foot tapping and a smile on your face. Cast of great singers!

Don't see it if You want perfectly polished material with a book that makes total cohesive sense.

Also The Book was a bit wonky, but the score...Ohemgee! I love!!!! And thes... Read more Read less

78
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense

See it if You enjoy super intense, dramatic shows. You are interested in the efforts of war on soldiers. You enjoy small cast/intimate shows.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with cursing or nudity. The subject of PTSD is unsettling to you. You’re looking for a big show with elaborate sets.

78
Goodbody
Midtown E
Great acting, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if •You enjoy an intimate show w/ great acting & an interesting story. •You enjoy comedic violence. •You want an interesting experience.

Don't see it if •You are looking for big production value. •You want a large upscale show with a big cast and lots to look at. •You do not like loud noises

Also The show was pretty good, very Tarintino-esq...It was well acted, but ... Read more Read less

93
During previews
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great singing, Great staging, Epic

See it if You enjoy seeing a spectacle on stage. The puppet was literally the coolest thing I’ve ever seen in my life. The singing was also great.

Don't see it if If you are not into spectacle shows. This show is chock full of cool things to look at.

Also If you are looking for a show with a straight and narrow story, that d... Read more Read less

89
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious

See it if You are a PotterHead. There are lots of Fandom references; it’s cool to see the HP stories from the perspective of another set of students.

Don't see it if You don’t like Potter or slapstick. The show is really a corny punchline joke show. Is that’s not your thing, this isn’t the show for you.

88
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting

See it if If you enjoy this classic musical then come it! After all it’s time on Broadway it’s still a golden mark of classic theater.

Don't see it if If you don’t like a classic, American musical, this isn’t the show for you. There also are some sexual references and violence.

Also The songs are still just as catchy as they were back then and the danc... Read more Read less

95
Blank! The Musical
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You like improv, you like musicals, you like being apart of the show.

Don't see it if You don’t improv, you want a polished musical, you like big huge production value

95
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Hilarious, Riveting

See it if You recognize any of the songs, you want to know the true story of what happened behind the scenes during all of those years.

Don't see it if You aren’t a fan of the music, you don’t like bio-pics or juke box musicals.

Also I really enjoyed this show. I am only 28 but I grew up around folks th... Read more Read less

95
Afterglow
Midtown W
Clever, Edgy, Great staging, Raunchy

See it if You enjoy a new, interesting, unique style of staging. You are looking for a deep story of love and trust and betrayal.

Don't see it if You don't want nudity. You are looking for a large scale play. You don't care for a gay storyline.

91
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You are a fan of Carol King's music, or you enjoy bio-musicals. The show really is for folks that will recognize the music.

Don't see it if You don't like bio-musicals. Or if you don't like shows with a play-like feel. Felt like a play with music to me. A very good one though.

92
During previews
Entertaining, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy this history of the LGBT Community or you have a history with someone that has AIDS. Also see it if you are a gay millennial.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy the classic tropes of a gay comedy. You need a big grand theatrical performance.

69
The Milkman's Sister
West Village
Confusing, Great acting, Slow

See it if You lived through the time and can identify.

Don't see it if You are looking for a well staged show. There was too much going on...sorry.

60
Confusing, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if You are looking to experience the stories of a variety of NYC Homeless people and their struggle to keep the faith.

Don't see it if You are looking for great staging, Great acting, a great story, etc.

Also This show was uhh, interesting. I didn't know what I was supposed to b... Read more Read less

74
Great acting, Confusing, Intense

See it if You enjoy end of the world conspiracies or you want to know what life would be like in a distopian state.

Don't see it if You get distracted lately, need an upbeat comical theatrical experience.

92
Wilderness
Lower E Side
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if You want to be inspired. You want to learn the emotional journey some troubled youth go through. You want to laugh and cry in the same show.

Don't see it if You don't like dramas. You don't like actors playing multiple roles. You are looking for a comedy.

Also This show was super cool. I liked the way the short snippets of dance ... Read more Read less

97
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You enjoy a good old fashioned Italian comedy set in a new fashioned way. Very funny, super engaging. Cast is hilarious.

Don't see it if You are Italian and are easily offended. You don't like cursing.

79
Cats
Midtown W
Enchanting, Confusing, Great staging, Interesting

See it if You are fan of the original, or you love the music. If you don't mind putting together the pieces of the puzzle on your own.

Don't see it if You want a straight forward, no questions asked plot. If you aren't a fan of slow moving musicals. If you like plot driven musicals.

87
Enchanting, Great staging, Refreshing, Intense, Great singing

See it if You are Peter Pan fan, or a fan of the movie.

Don't see it if You don't like kids or you don't have an imagination.

80
Matilda
Midtown W
Enchanting, Dizzying, Quirky

See it if You are a fan of the movie, and you like songs with catchy lines.

Don't see it if You don't like kids, you aren't familiar with the book/movie....

75
FEAR
West Village
Slow, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy any of the actors in their previous work. The acting was very good, from everybody. The story moved a little slow, but it was good

Don't see it if You are looking for a fast paced big show stopper. The show was small, yet interesting. You are looking for a comedy. You want a musical.

88
Queen of Hearts
Brooklyn
Great staging, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You like the circus You like risqué shows You like musicals You love a visual spectacle

Don't see it if You are looking for a full, cohesive, scripted musical. You don’t like circus acts, you don’t like magic.

93
Reborning
Soho/Tribeca
Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are an Ily Rickards fan lol You enjoy dramas You like plays that make you think. You are a new mother or thinking about motherhood.

Don't see it if You are looking for a strong comedy. You don’t like touchy issues dealing with trauma and addiction. You are not interested in non musicals.

88
safeword.
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy shows based on “taboo” subject matter. You want an interesting story or secrets and relationships. You are curious of BDSM themes.

Don't see it if You don’t like touchy subjects. You are looking for a big showy musical. You are a conservative. Lol

85
Great acting, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if -You enjoy improv -You enjoy the idea of attending the Tonys -You like minimalistic set/props with lots of laughs and imagination

Don't see it if -You want a 100% polished show -You DONT like musicals -You don’t like Improv

Also The show was super fun! It was interactive and they really played up t... Read more Read less

99
Must see, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy stage magic You are a HP fan You want to be mesmerized by special effects This is a must see, and worth every penny!

Don't see it if If you aren’t familiar with the Harry Potter story or terminology, this may not be the best choice. Contains a lot of fan service.

70
Funny, Entertaining

See it if You wanna enjoy the music of the show in a down played space with minimal design.

Don't see it if You are looking for a high budget, well designed, spectacular show.

Also To be a community theater, this production team has put a lot of effor... Read more Read less

80
Entertaining, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy the classic play. This new re-telling is staged well and is just as poignant as it ever has been. The cast was great as well!

Don't see it if You don’t like slow moving family dramas. You want a huge play with a big complicated set. You are looking for a hilarious show.

75
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Confusing, Great acting

See it if -You like slapstick comedy -Are a fan of Snooker -Want to see some cool staging -Love a good twist

Don't see it if -You want a deep play with strong meaning -It’s hard for you to understand thick UK accents -You don’t like loud bangs

95
Sleep No More
Chelsea
Absorbing, Epic, Great staging

See it if You enjoy in your face up close theatricals. You have never been to a follow around like this. You are familiar with the Scottish Play.

Don't see it if You aren’t avidly mobile. You want a full length show with lost of taking. Not a fan of dance. Don’t like to interact with the set.

Also After all of this time of hearing great things and wanting to go, I fi... Read more Read less

81
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You live in the TriState area; you want a good laugh; you are a musician.

Don't see it if You don’t like slapstick comedy; you don’t get how NYC/Jersey is a hilarious place; you aren’t into buddy comedies.

97
During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You like musical reviews or song cycles. You want to enjoy strong singing with no story or plot line.

Don't see it if You need a fully plotted show with lots of costumes, sets, and a storyline.

Also This show is so good! The singing is great, the choreography is awesom... Read more Read less

73
Confusing, Great singing, Slow

See it if You grew up in the time and you want to hear a different point of view.

Don't see it if You bore easily, don’t like unpolished musicals.

80
Absorbing, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy shows that take you back to that time and make you explore what it means to love someone unconditionally.

Don't see it if You don’t like family dramas, are uncomfortable with gay themes, want a high production value.

Also This show was very intriguing, sometimes confusing, but always interes... Read more Read less

98
Entertaining, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if You want a creative, interesting, big showstopper musical to hold your attention with an inspiring story and awesome costumes.

Don't see it if You like boring, serious, straight plays. This is the exact opposite.

87
In Transit
Midtown W
Entertaining, Delightful, Refreshing, Hilarious

See it if You enjoy a capella music, you enjoy ensemble stories... There were some really clever moments in this show, so sad that it's closing...

Don't see it if If you need huge production numbers, you like linear plots.

84
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You enjoy a look back at NYC culture in the 60's or You're looking for a funny yet moving coming of age story.

Don't see it if You don't like gangster/mob stories or if Race issues make you uncomfortable

Also The big production numbers were great, the acting was good. Some of th... Read more Read less

71
Entertaining, Disappointing, Overrated, Relevant, Quirky

See it if You enjoy slapstick comedy and want to learn a few random facts about beer and it's history.

Don't see it if You are looking for a well staged show with lots of bells and whistles. You are lookin for a big show stopper.

Also The show was just ok. There were some technical difficulties that were... Read more Read less

95
In the Room
Chelsea
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy shows in an intimate space. You want a show that will make you think.

Don't see it if You need a big grand detailed set. You don't like shows that break the fourth wall.

99
A Burial Place
Midtown W
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if You enjoy interesting, intimate, stories. This show throws you a curve ball about a quarter of the way in. I loved that curve ball.

Don't see it if You need fast paced, slapstick comedy. This show is slow build up of intensity and mental trust.

Also I super enjoyed this show and the writing. Oh em gee....this script is... Read more Read less

69
The Fantasticks
Midtown W
Dizzying, Dated, Romantic

See it if You enjoy classic musicals.

Don't see it if You enjoy contemporary musicals.

86
Small Mouth Sounds
Midtown W
Clever, Great staging, Original

See it if You enjoy a show that will make you think. You like to put the pieces of the puzzle together yourself. You like physical comedy.

Don't see it if You require a showy, over the top production. You have a problem with nudity. You don't like to think.

100
Absorbing, Clever, Epic

See it if You are a musical theater fan

Don't see it if You don't like musical theater

99
Shear Madness
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You like murder mysteries, you like improv, you like physical comedy.

Don't see it if You aren't up to date on current events, you don't like corny jokes, you are stuck up and snooty.

100
Absorbing, Enchanting, Hilarious, Refreshing, Riveting

See it if You are a fan of the book, you enjoy some great gospel/jazz singing, you love a good redemption story...

Don't see it if You don't like deep, dark stories, you don't like gospel, you think Jennifer Hudson isn't talented