Kim D 6242

Trenton | 50-64 | Female

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Reviews (26)
90
Octet
Midtown W
Beautiful, Enchanting, Great singing, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if You love music. You are a fan of the author’s previous work. You want to think.

Don't see it if You’re looking for mindless entertainment.

Also It helps to have some familiarity with the Net.

70
Slow, Disappointing, Good acting, Dated, Cliched

See it if You like Daniels and/or Sorkin. You’re curious about what they’ve done with the narrative.

Don't see it if You will be turned off by the white savior overtones. Despite the updates the play is preachy and so white.

Also There were no people of color in the mezzanine during our performance.... Read more Read less

92
Entertaining, Great acting, Enchanting

See it if You enjoy amazing music, sets, acting, singing.

Don't see it if You can’t tolerate volume. It gets pretty loud.

20
Dated, Insipid, Banal, Excruciating, Overrated

See it if Just don't see it. If you liked the music on-line let that be your memory. Don't let this production ruin it.

Don't see it if you don't like: cartoon characters, an unbelievably vapid plot sending horrible outdated messages, earsplitting amplification.

Also I had really high hopes for this. I loved most of the musicals referen... Read more Read less

100
Sleep No More
Chelsea
Confusing, Resonant, Entertaining, Absorbing, Intense

See it if You like a challenge. You like to explore. You like atmosphere. You are open to being amazed.

Don't see it if You aren't mobile. You can't deal with nudity, satanism, voyeurism. You need to understand everything happening in a linear way.

80
During previews
Great staging, Funny, Clever, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy Sondheim. This is well done small scale production of an imperfect play.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy Sondheim. That’s really the one question to ask here.

90
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Masterful, Intelligent

See it if You like great acting, great story and are up for an emotional wallop of a play. My husband and I split a needed Jameson’s at intermission.

Don't see it if You can’t deal with a bit of brogue.

19
Meteor Shower
Midtown W
Excruciating, Fluffy, Indulgent, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if Seeing Amy Schumer is the most important/only consideration in your decision.

Don't see it if You have a low tolerance for characters as ciphers, comedy as extended snl skit full of dumb cliched repetitive relationship jokes.

Also I can honestly say I laughed more at Next to Normal (in the same theat... Read more Read less

85
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Quirky

See it if You enjoy Jewish history/visiting old houses of worship and hearing their stories and the stories of congregants. The rabbi is delightful.

Don't see it if You want spectacle or hate history.

90
For a previous production
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful

See it if You are looking for a fun, clever, well sung show and an interesting interpretation of a tricky play.

Don't see it if You hate Westerns. You are Intolerant of stretched rhymes.

90
Great acting, Great singing, Absorbing, Funny, Indulgent

See it if You enjoy great acting and singing. You are interested in something that will pack an emotional punch.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with discussion of mental health issues; if you don't like 'next to normal' or 'rent' style

20
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Excruciating, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if You are a die-hard Lloyd-Webber or Glen Close fan. Or a close friend or member of the family of another cast member.

Don't see it if Either of the criteria I listed above don't apply. Honestly, except for brief (30-60 second intervals) it was painful.

100
Sense & Sensibility
West Village
Must see, Great staging, Delightful, Refreshing, Enchanting

See it if You love theater. Or Jane Austen.

Don't see it if You detest Jane Austen. But even then ....

81
During previews
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Clever, Quirky, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You have a sense of fun that can tolerate a bit of gore. Also a good idea to know some Macbeth. Great high energy cast. Very funny.

Don't see it if You need to leave the theater humming a song. The songs are good (and fun) but not memorable.

Also Alysha Umphress was amazing.... Read more Read less

81
Fun, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if You can get reasonably priced tickets. It’s a fun drama/magic meld. Of course you should read the books first.

Don't see it if If not familiar with or dislike the canon.

90
Clever, Hilarious, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful

See it if You enjoy farce. You liked Noises Off. You can sympathize with put upon character silliness. You like to laugh.

Don't see it if You have zero tolerance for farce or slapstick. Note: I don't have a high tolerance but this was SO WELL DONE.

Also Incredible set design. This erased the bad taste in our mouths left by... Read more Read less

91
Great writing, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You love musicals. This is a worthwhile production of Fiddler with heart. Tevye allows others to share the stage.

Don't see it if You can't deal with the English side titles.

94
Absorbing, Profound, Funny, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if You value family memories. You are open to learning about other people and times not so long ago.

Don't see it if You are intolerant of non-traditional theater formats. You're uncomfortable with being directly addressed. You have difficulty reading.

79
Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Raunchy, Dated

See it if You’ll enjoy Ethan Hawke’s amazing performance. You enjoy Shephard’s writing.

Don't see it if Macho excess is a turnoff.

80
Tevye Served Raw
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Poignant

See it if Anyone interested in Yiddish theater, language or SA.

Don't see it if You want big budget traditional shows. This is small scale. You can’t deal with supertitles.

88
During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent

See it if You like good writing and good acting.

Don't see it if You need spectacle.

Also Exploration of racism is inherent in the play but the interactions are... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting

See it if You enjoyed other Kate Hamill productions. You know Austen and can enjoy a humorous interpretation.

Don't see it if You hate farce. You’re unfamiliar with Austen or only want your Austen super serious.

80
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Pottermanic

See it if You enjoy Harry Potter adventures and are open to having clever fun with the Potter world. Also if you enjoy rooting for the underdog.

Don't see it if You insist on high budget production values. You have no idea what a Hufflepuff is. You are very sensitive to profanity.

92
Absorbing, Intelligent, Great writing, Must see, Resonant

See it if You value superb acting, layered, nuanced performances and terrific writing.

Don't see it if You want a fluffy piece of distraction.

55
Disappointing, Cliched, Banal, Dated, Overrated

See it if You get seriously discounted tickets and if you like broad humor and don't care too much. Don't have high expectations and it will be ok.

Don't see it if You have better choices available.

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Intelligent, Must see, Resonant, Masterful, Intense

See it if There is any possible way for you to get tickets. It also helps to be familiar with the story. Reading the book it's based on helps.

Don't see it if You aren't willing to put in effort to understand the lyrics.