June Rachelson- Ospa

New York City | 65+ | Female
About:  I am a writer. Book and Lyric for musicals.
Reviews (286)
80
During previews
Frankenstein (CSC)
East Village
Great acting, Confusing, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Great staging

See it if You enjoy very different productions of classic stories. And you can be comfortable waiting for transitions to become clear.

Don't see it if If you want a true telling of this story. This was a cast of 2. It may not be your cup of tea if you want full sets and costumes etc

100
Great writing, Great acting, Great singing, Hilarious, Delightful

See it if I saw it first time In the Village. See this production. LOVE LOVE LOVED IT. FABULOUS

Don't see it if You want to see a big Broadway Production. Personally I’d say DON’T MISS THIS ONE

95
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Delightful

See it if A wonderful night of theater. Fantastic. Not to be missed. Bring everyone with you.

Don't see it if If you have trouble with reading subtitles.

95
The Crucible (Bedlam)
East Village
Masterful, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like Bedlam Productions, Dont' miss this one. I LOVED IT.

Don't see it if You don't like classics done in new. creative ways,

90
Resonant, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like well written stories with wonderful actors on stage to take you with them on this well told journey.

Don't see it if You want a happy go lucky play. This will leave you with deep feelings that you may not want to experience

90
During previews
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great writing, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if if you like to see moving performances that take you on heartfelt journey

Don't see it if If prefer musical theater with large casts and lots of scenery.

90
All My Fathers
East Village
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a solid play in every way. I was totally involved

Don't see it if You want a production with full sets and high tech. This play doesn’t need that to be enjoyable

90
The White Chip
Midtown E
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Like plays that tell stories about issues we go through in an entertaining way.

Don't see it if You have issues with issues oriented play. Like addiction,

95
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You like stories that take you back in time and takes a look at childhood friendship and trauma.

Don't see it if You want a play that leaves you in a happy mood. This one is a real turn of events.

100
Masterful, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like fantastic adaptations of masterpiece plays.

Don't see it if If prefer happy plays that don’t challenge a person to think about who we are.

92
Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like great story telling by an exceptional actor and kept my interest all the way.

Don't see it if If prefer plays that are happy. This is an intense piece of work

70
During previews
Slow, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You like Meatloaf songs and amazing special effects and you’re ok with a so so Story

Don't see it if If you like musicals with tight story telling and structure. The 2nd act needs some work.

80
During previews
In the Penal Colony
East Village
Intense, Intelligent, Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You like new ways of looking at classic Literature. With music and dance and hip hop being used to present the concept.

Don't see it if If you don't like Hip-Hop and and stories told for a modern audience.

95
Must see, Great writing, Great staging, Funny, Great acting

See it if You like plays that poke fun at the Entertainment industry. I was ad copy-writer in the 70's and this play is "Write-On!!!!"

Don't see it if You like more Broadway style shows. And don't see if you don't have a good sense of humor....

100
Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if You you want to be part of a new way to view mental illness. It's a daring new play that should be seen everyone. .

Don't see it if You can't handle the darkness of mental illness. This piece can help you become compassionate with those that suffer and need understanding.

100
During previews
Public Servant
Midtown W
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like great solid plays by a company that does amazing work all the time.

Don't see it if You don’t like shows that challenges the way you look at life. This company always delivers new ideas.

100
Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if You wanna see a great musical comedy with an amazing cast...A Must see!

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

95
During previews
Proof of Love
West Village
Great staging, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a solo show that keeps you involved from the beginning to the end. Fantastic performance.

Don't see it if You like light and airy. This show won't leave you laughing. But it is worth your time.

95
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if If you like plays that look at real life issues in a creative way with an wonderful ensemble of actors to tell the story.

Don't see it if You have a hard time dealing with issues that we all eventually face. There are some heart-breaking issues that you may not want to watch

55
Sincerely, Oscar
Midtown W
Cliched, Overrated, Indulgent, Disappointing, Slow

See it if Only care about the songs and not about the presentation of them.

Don't see it if You really Love Hammerstein stay away from this show.

96
Charlie's Waiting
Midtown W
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if You like plays that are funny with an underlying twist that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Don’t miss it.

Don't see it if If you like happy go lucky happy endings. Not gonna give any spoilers

100
During previews
Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Must see, Great writing, Great acting, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want a totally delicious night of theater. Loved it

Don't see it if You want to see Classic plays done in a classic setting.

85
We Are The Tigers
East Village
Great writing, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like upbeat music with a super cast and a plot that keeps you guessing till the end. Lotsa humor too!!!

Don't see it if You don't like stories about High School and the troubles young teens have growing up in in a competitive world.

100
During previews
Vilna
Midtown W
Must see, Masterful, Great writing, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a time in history that we should NEVER FORGET. It's a remarkable, powerful play I will always remember. Spread the word.

Don't see it if If you can't handle uncomfortable experiences then this may not be right for you. You can't leave the theater without being touched.

87
During previews
A Jewish Joke
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like plays that take you to unexpected places and challenges both the character in the play and audience to make the right choices

Don't see it if You want a funny play. The joke is not really a joke but a deep look at a difficult time in our country

95
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Profound, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Funny

See it if You like shows that focus on family relationships and how messy and misunderstandings can brew for years.

Don't see it if You want to see a happy light hearted play. This one goes through a lifetime of emotions. Many that can be uncomfortable to watch.

95
Is This A Room
Gramercy
Profound, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if You have an interest in the politics of our country

Don't see it if You a lighthearted show,

90
Thought-provoking, Profound, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like plays that really make you think about life and how we spend our time with our loved ones and how fleeting our time really is.

Don't see it if You want to see a light, fluffy play.

90
Great writing, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You enjoy an evening of pure entertainment revisiting songs from shows of the past. It was lovely.

Don't see it if You want a plot-driven musical.

90
An Enchanted April
Midtown W
Great writing, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You like lovely feel good musicals. With a great cast and lovely songs

Don't see it if If you like big Broadway style musicals. This one is intimate and has a wonderful message

90
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a wonderful. Engrossing play with fabulous actors

Don't see it if You have trouble with subtitles

90
During previews
Games
Soho/Tribeca
Profound, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see shows about powerful women who have to compete in a world that's unfair

Don't see it if If like shows with complete sets and more than a 2 actor play.

96
During previews
Molly Sweeney
Midtown W
Profound, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like good solid plays that make you think deeply about life

Don't see it if You want to see a lighthearted play

75
Relevant, Quirky, Great acting, Intelligent, Funny

See it if You like political humor and like to see stories about shows about behind the scenes in shows

Don't see it if You like show that are done on a large scale with full sets and costumes.

68
Funny, Confusing, Disappointing, Slow, Quirky

See it if You are interested in quirky shows that may leave you a bit confused at the end.

Don't see it if You like straight forward stories with an actual plot.

90
Rinse, Repeat
Midtown W
Must see, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a play that examines a subject that has never been spoken about in such a powerful way

Don't see it if You want to see a happy play. This one will make you think and affect you deeply.

80
Quirky, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You're interested in the story of a psychic medium and how he came into his own successes by overcoming many challenges.

Don't see it if You want to see a regular play that tells a story in a more traditional way.

92
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if You like a great story with fabulous actors that keeps you guessing til the end.

Don't see it if You like lighthearted easy-going comedies. This is a bit of a tension filled story.

100
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a masterpiece in all ways. I want to see it again. So relevant to today’s times.

Don't see it if You want to see an old school musical. This one is so original. I’d say go

90
The Bigot
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You wanna see a play that tells a story of our times with an uplifting message. This play is important.

Don't see it if You have trouble seeing plays that deal with the serious issues of illness, racism, and prejudice of all kinds.

100
During previews
A Strange Loop
Midtown W
Masterful, Great writing, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see an amazing original new musical. Off the charts in all ways. Must see

Don't see it if You have trouble with language and looking at real deep issues.

90
During previews
Little Women
West Village
Delightful, Great acting, Funny, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like classic stories told with an amazing cast.

Don't see it if You want to see shows done with old fashioned casting.

90
Relevant, Great staging, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if If you like classic plays done in new ways.

Don't see it if If you want to see something with a happy-go-lucky ending

90
Great staging, Relevant, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy solo shows with an engaging actor who’s work is spot on.

Don't see it if Like more traditional shows with full Sets and plot lines

100
All Our Children
East Village
Intense, Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You’re interested in seeing a play that does deep into the human spirit. Investing the dark underbelly of our world

Don't see it if You want to see light and happy. Not for you

90
La Gringa
Gramercy
Relevant, Must see, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like stories that are so relevant with all that is going on in our world. It's extremely well done.

Don't see it if If you have a hard time reading subtitles in English

85
Perp
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like timely work that focuses on politics and the human condition.

Don't see it if You like shows that leave you happy.

65
Slow, Confusing, disconnected, disappointing, well- acted

See it if You are ok with being confused by a story and like unconventional theater.

Don't see it if You want to see stories that don't leave you in the dark.

91
During previews
Resonant, Refreshing, Profound, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a play that shows how family can come in the most surprising and loving ways. Beyond being born in to one.

Don't see it if If you want to see a kick up your heels play. This takes one on a much deeper journey. Worth your time.

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if You like classic plays with the wonderful mastery of the Mint Theater Company with all that’s keeps things fresh for today’s audiences.

Don't see it if You want to see contemporary shows.