Kelly Page

New York City
About:  Hooked on theater since winning the Hamilton lottery!
Reviews (20)
Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you've never seen the amazing Beth Malone before; you like strong female characters and diverse casts packing a big play onto a small stage.

Don't see it if nonstop energy exhausts instead of invigorates.

Refreshing, Great singing, Great acting, Delightful

See it if new interpretations of Shakespeare, presented by talented and enthusiastic actors/singers/musicians, appeal to you.

Don't see it if getting to a fourth floor walkup is difficult, you don't like long plays, or are not open to LGBTQ themes.

Beyond Babel
West Village
Great choreography, Great dancing, Intense, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy stories told through urban dance done with passion and precision. Every movement and expression has meaning.

Don't see it if you don't like dance productions, crocheted scenery, or vague story lines. But the talented (and hardworking!) cast will draw you in.

Confusing, Long, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you like plays that pull in the audience, have actors wearing multiple hats, and make points on current political events.

Don't see it if you find it difficult to keep track of which character an actor is playing and find 2 1/2 hour plays long. But the acting is enthusiastic!

Cultural, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy experiencing a traditional form of storytelling from a different culture. Katsura Sunshine is skillful and puts his all into it!

Don't see it if you don't like one-man shows or different humor. But Katsura Sunshine prepares his audience well so even newcomers to rakugo can enjoy it.

Also I can see how Show Score reviews might be frustrating for performers, ... Read more Read less

Midtown W
Exhausting, Intense, Intelligent

See it if you like strong performances by female leads.

Don't see it if you don't like angsty plays depicting mothers with successful careers and angry/unhappy adult children.

Cliched, Edgy, Raunchy

See it if you like caricatures and crassness served with flair. The musical was funny at times, but it often hit a note that made me cringe.

Don't see it if racist caricatures disturb you. If you see the play as only irreverent, you might enjoy it more than I did.

Quirky, Entertaining, Clever

See it if unlike me, you have an open mind about the main character being a sponge. I didn't expect to like the musical, but found myself charmed.

Don't see it if you expect a Disney-like production. But there is exuberance in the acting and one song stayed with me, so I guess I'm just a simple sponge.

Intense, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like excellent portrayals of strong women and female friendship. The characters were tough and tender, and always interesting.

Don't see it if watching an intense cast of two makes you uncomfortable. But the play is so riveting that time goes by very quickly.

Fetch, Relevant, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you're young at heart and love pink! Beyond the pink, the play has a great message for everyone, no matter their age.

Don't see it if portrayals of teens being silly or mean irritate you. But if you're with someone who really wants to go, you might end up enjoying the play.

Funny, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy Stephen Sondheim's songs being performed by a talented cast and learning about Sondheim himself through video clips.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy music written for Broadway musicals.

During previews
Rules of Desire
Midtown W
Raunchy, Indulgent, Excruciating

See it if over the top, repulsive storylines and characters, excessive vulgar language, and uneven acting can show you "profound humanism".

Don't see it if rape themes are triggering, sexist ideas and language aren't automatically comedy, and unbelievable turnarounds don't save stories for you.

American Tranquility
East Village
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if you enjoy listening to different viewpoints and seeing an actor completely inhabit his roles.

Don't see it if tiny theaters make you feel claustrophobic. But the show will make you forget this.

During previews
Frankenstein (CSC)
East Village
Slow, Confusing, Intense, Great acting

See it if you like passionate acting underlined with beautiful music played by one of the actors, two-person casts, or anything Frankenstein.

Don't see it if you don't like monologues or actors playing multiple parts.

Thought-provoking, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy beautiful singing and dramatic stories of the characters' "truths" as they straddled two worlds in various eras.

Don't see it if you find the premise of the singers trying to escape from purgatory off-putting and swings from silly humor to seriousness a bit jarring.

During previews
17 Minutes
Midtown W
Relevant, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you'd enjoy an emotional play centered on a deputy sheriff's reaction to a school shooting and you're not triggered by a gun on the stage.

Don't see it if you don't like facing the other half of the audience. However, you'll see a riveted audience and after a while you'll forget they're there.

Also The actors were excellent!

Nostaligic, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if like many in the audience I saw, you know Donna Summers' songs and would enjoy a trip back to when you liked disco. The singing was great.

Don't see it if you're not a Donna Summer fan or her songs would not be nostalgic to you in any way.

Raunchy, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you like sparkling musicals about empowerment and acceptance, with interesting characters. I fell in love with Lola.

Don't see it if if you think it'll be a drag. But it's definitely not!

Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting

See it if you're a stone-cold Disney fan who enjoys great singing, amazing stages, and beautiful characters, and doesn't mind a few puzzling scenes.

Don't see it if it's only for your very young kids or grandkids. A few families left because their child was overwhelmed. Kids 5 and older will enjoy it.

Entertaining, Intelligent, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you'd like American history to rap on your door and be so interesting that it stays.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy fast-paced speaking or singing. Listening to the soundtrack first might be helpful.