Karen 8280

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Reviews (33)
95
During previews
Edgy, Profound, Great writing, Great acting, Clever

See it if you are interested in myth meets ecology

Don't see it if you are not into green futures

Also The world clock is at 11:45 and Dionysus comes to save the world... Read more Read less

92
Romantic, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you love old fashioned musicals

Don't see it if if silly stories are not your cup of tea

Also With tunes by Irving Berlin this show should have been a 100.... Read more Read less

95
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like Greek Myths

Don't see it if you don't like Greek myths

Also I saw this show in its incarnation at the NY Theater Workshop in the E... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Edgy, Thought-provoking, Profound, Great writing

See it if you can tolerate short, great, one act plays, so you don't get bored if you don't like one...

Don't see it if you like to laugh with happy stories

Also Such great writing, even if you don't care for the subject matter, you... Read more Read less

75
Confusing

See it if you like Edgar Allan Poe

Don't see it if you like Edgar Allan Poe

Also Confusing at first - just who is the 2nd Edgar Allan? an imaginary per... Read more Read less

85
Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like a slice of life between an 8 year old and a 75 year old

Don't see it if you don't like screechy , high pitched child voices

Also I know that this was an entertaining show by the reaction of the audie... Read more Read less

90
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you are interested in discussion about race in our time.

Don't see it if thoughtful drama is not your thing.

Also Very intense and definitely thought-provoking, more and more as the pl... Read more Read less

92
Christmas-y, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you enjoy holiday fun and music and the serious side of the Season, too.

Don't see it if you don't partake of Holiday joy

Also ...especially for Clay Aiken fans, which there seems to be a large gro... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Must see, Great singing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if you love having fun at the theater.

Don't see it if you are a crab apple...

Also This is a wonderful show. Much more than I expected. Very fast moving ... Read more Read less

75
Slow, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you are familiar with Irish history of the 1980's

Don't see it if you have no tolerance for annoying brogues and localisms that Americans don't understand.

Also And it's very long (3 hours, 15 minutes), and if you go out for a brea... Read more Read less

65
Disappointing, Funny, Excruciating, Raunchy, Slow

See it if You don't have to worry about seeing it - it just closed

Don't see it if you have better things to do with 2 1/2 hours.

Also It is not all bad. There were some very sharp, satirical bursts of hum... Read more Read less

87
Great singing, Romantic, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you like great singing and new music based on old styles.

Don't see it if you don't particularly enjoy a 2-person show.

Also You will enjoy it more if you read the NY Times review before you go t... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if you like Shakespeare and you like eating and drinking. The Shakespeare is easy enough if you don't follow the words-enjoy the story & wine.

Don't see it if you REALLY don't like Shakespeare, even with 2 glasses of wine, appetizers, and panne cotte.

100
Entertaining, Absorbing, Funny, Enchanting, Clever

See it if you are a human being. This is one of the best shows I have ever seen. A true story - funny, heartwarming, and an occasional tear.

Don't see it if maybe you don't like music with a Irish lilt. There is no reason not to see this show.

75
Funny, Confusing

See it if you like British comedy. And if you can sit through a confusing first act so you can get to the funny second act.

Don't see it if you can't follow British accents and British vocabulary.

60
Great acting, Clever

See it if you are familiar with Hamlet and Shakespearean quotes. Or if you like Janet McTeer. Or if you like Shakespeare. Or if you like in jokes.

Don't see it if you are not familiar with Shakespeare. Too many Shakespearean quotes. Too may in jokes.

100
Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if You enjoy fun, music, dancing. Based on Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, but in a way even we non-Shakespeare lovers can enjoy.

Don't see it if Well, if you don't like having fun at the theater, you won't like it. Some folks enjoy serious drama and this ain't it.

77
Thought-provoking, Great singing

See it if you enjoy the Frankenstein story in all its incarnations

Don't see it if you don't like opera type musicals

Also Very good singing. ... Read more Read less

95
Funny, Great singing, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if you like delightful musicals and great singing

Don't see it if you don't like delightful musicials and great singing

Also Hurry up - it is closing Feb 3rd.... Read more Read less

92
During previews
Hilarious, Funny, Clever

See it if you like to laugh at politics

Don't see it if you are a firmly red or blue state

Also This show probably deserves a higher rating. The audience was in stitc... Read more Read less

100
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a great, true, show

Don't see it if you are a male (or female) chauvinist you-know-what

Also This is a wonderful show. No reason not to see it.

95
Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever

See it if you want to see a Broadway musical comedy that doesn't get to Broadway

Don't see it if you don't like Gilbert and Sullivan

Also The show is now closed.... Read more Read less

89
Irreverent, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like musicals that make fun of Christmas

Don't see it if you consider Christmas a holy time, and don't appreciate a frog on a cross, even if it is in fun

Also Irreverent look at Christmas. Too much of the F*** word. But the music... Read more Read less

100
Wonderful!, Must see, Great singing, Enchanting

See it if you want a wonderful experience.

Don't see it if there is no reason not to see it. Unless, maybe you don't like a cappella.

Also This is a most wonderful, uplifting show based on a true happening dur... Read more Read less

89
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Funny, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy great acting

Don't see it if you like a resolution to your stories

Also The play does not offer a resolution, which is good in that it leaves ... Read more Read less

89
Profound, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you enjoyed Fiddler, and want to see a different incarnation.

Don't see it if you are in love with the original English version

Also For me, seeing Fiddler in Yiddish did not make it more powerful. My Yi... Read more Read less

89
Great puppetry, Great staging, Must see, Great singing

See it if you like great singing, magnificent dancing and King Kong

Don't see it if you think that a big monkey puppet is boring

Also Really, this is a fun show and a serious show. ... Read more Read less

99
During previews
Hilarious, Great staging, Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful

See it if you enjoy singing and dancing and great costumes and funny in-theater jokes. And even a heartwarming story.

Don't see it if you are homophobic

Also I enjoyed this very much - I even had a tear towards the end...

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

See it if you are interested in truth in history.

Don't see it if you really prefer light musicals (I do - but I enjoyed this show)

Also Almost Broadway quality

95
Romantic, Intelligent, Great acting, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if you like a gentle love story with lovely Middle-Eastern music fused with modern music. A lovely way to spend an afternoon or evening.

Don't see it if you like only big splashy musicals. I like big splashy musicals, but I really enjoyed this gentle, romantic show.

75
Cliched, Funny

See it if you like light musicals with not much meaning but a lot if fun.

Don't see it if you want a little substance in your mucials

95
For a previous production
Slapstick, Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if you like to laugh hard belly laughs. The sillier it gets, the funnier it gets.

Don't see it if you don't like slapstick. Actually, I don't like slapstick and I almost fell out of my seat laughing.

95
Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if you like singing and dancing and dazzling costumes. Done in meter and a little old-fashioned English.

Don't see it if you are old-fashioned about love.

Also I wrote this review when I saw it in previews. When I saw it a second ... Read more Read less