Kim D 6242

Somerset | 50-64 | Female

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Reviews (16)
80
During previews
Entertaining, Great acting, Clever, Funny, Great staging

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
Intelligent, Masterful, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

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
Disappointing, Cliched, Indulgent, Fluffy, Excruciating

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
Quirky, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Absorbing

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
Delightful, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

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
Indulgent, Funny, Absorbing, Great singing, Great acting

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
Overrated, Disappointing, Excruciating

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
Enchanting, Refreshing, Delightful, Great staging, Must see

See it if You love theater. Or Jane Austen.

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

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

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
Poignant, Intelligent, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

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
Intelligent, Clever, Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting

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
Great acting, Funny, Delightful, Clever

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
Pottermanic, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

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
Resonant, Must see, Great writing, Intelligent, Absorbing

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
Overrated, Dated, Banal, Cliched, Disappointing

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
Intense, Masterful, Resonant, Must see, Intelligent

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.