Kristen Morale

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Reviews (44)
Preview aogg1
95
BroadwayWorld

“’Anne of Green Gables: Part 1’ is dazzling audiences of all ages with its enthralling cast and beautiful message: that life, when experienced to the fullest, is truly worth living...It is nothing short of mesmerizing, a production that casts a spell upon its audience...Not only is the plot riveting to the young, the old and all those in between, the cast brings such vibrancy, versatility and warmth to the stage...’Anne of Green Gables: Part 1’ really could do no wrong.” Full Review

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95
BroadwayWorld

“Simply put, just a really great production...’36 Juniper’ is an unexpected and riveting theatrical gem. It is over an hour of emotional and psychological suspense that builds and builds until everyone is mentally exhausted...An incredibly well thought-out plot with characters whose development is so carefully crafted...This production is an unbelievable display of unbridled emotion, rubbed raw by the truths that are soon uncovered...A stellar cast.” Full Review

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95
BroadwayWorld

"There are many plays that evoke feelings and entertain and do everything that an admirable piece of theater is meant to; I cannot say, though, that these plays are as poignant or as tragically beautiful as 'Emma and Max'. I can't remember the last time I not only stepped out of a theater in awe of what was just seen...It is so hard to come up with the perfect form of praise for everything this show is, without also thinking of how the show affects me...This production is, simply put, wonderf... Full Review

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90
BroadwayWorld

"An incredibly clever piece of theater...The nuances of this musical make it one of the most creative and unique works that needs to be seen...Among the debauchery and confusion, there is always a clear sense of purpose to Gosselin's direction. Every characteristic of every character is expressed fully and completely, and every musical number is significant, well done, and demands the utmost attention paid...Gosselin does a wonderful job executing this fun, farcical, and slightly crazy musical." Full Review

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90
BroadwayWorld

"The most fun you will have at any Shakespearean production...This production is so well rounded as a whole. From the brilliant use of food to how each actor brings such versatility to the stage and such nuance to their characters, the hard work of this entire process is seen from beginning to end...Other great moments can be seen in the unique way the direction and acting come together to create this special production...It will be easy enough to fall in love with this production." Full Review

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90
BroadwayWorld

"Theater that will give you a new perspective on life, and also has you talking long after you leave the theater...Sheds a new perspective on why changing Ireland's ban on abortion may not necessarily be as it sounds...What could be a straightforward, fact-filled discussion about abortion turns into a stunning, beautiful play that tells the heart-wrenching story of two women who are forced to make this difficult decision...It is unbelievable the power such a show as this has over an audience." Full Review

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90
BroadwayWorld

"For the show's first Off-Broadway revival, A.R. Gurney is represented by a talented production team and cast who bring one of his lesser-done shows to celebrated life...The collaborative efforts of a diverse cast are proven successful in this rather momentous production of a show not many people can acknowledge as having seen…As relevant today as it was in the past...Really something quite special, as it keeps the momentum within a show that can easily fall into something of a lecture." Full Review

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90
BroadwayWorld

"The perfect combination of everything that puts audience members in seats: the drama of an Italian family out to make a killing, the comedy of two cousins who couldn't be more different, and the excitement of not knowing who is going to live, who is going to die...A great time posing as a little existential drama...The acting really made this play riveting...A dark comedy that will definitely have you laughing, 'Moolah' is a mix of everything that really brings out the drama of a good show." Full Review

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95
BroadwayWorld

"Nothing short of brilliant - especially when presented by Brooklyn Heights' own Theater 2020...Molded into something so beautiful by the cast and crew...The show is undeniably great. It is not only the immense talent of a flawless cast, but just how this rather unnerving plot ensnares its audience to the point of not only massive applause, but that of massive appreciation...Just ridiculously riveting (and a wonderful history lesson to boot)." Full Review

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90
BroadwayWorld

“The actors and creative team make this production a pleasure to watch, making the plot riveting, entertaining and just the slightest bit sad...I loved how a very small ensemble transforms into different characters, coordinating their movements to make the story flow seamlessly. And I loved how this production, in all its simplicity, perfectly captures the purity of a child mixed with the existential loneliness of missing the one for whom your heart beats.” Full Review

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85
BroadwayWorld

“A sometimes lighthearted, at times sad, but constantly funny and endearing take on one woman's attempt to be an actor...As engaging with its plot as what Fowlie visually presents to us...A heartfelt, inspirational story that makes us really appreciate the power of a dedicated soul...Fowlie makes the actor's journey seem a bit more familiar, a bit more warmhearted and, of course, possessive of more wild and fun comedy than we would ever think the premise of this show to have." Full Review

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95
BroadwayWorld

"'Wildfires,' from its plot to its direction, is nothing short of brilliant...One of the best Off-Off Broadway shows I have seen to date, as there is so much that is just all too real happening that cannot make audiences simply sit passively...The actors are phenomenal...Everything from the music, to the changes in light makes you feel like you're interrupting this microcosm of existence, only to remind yourself that the show compels you to be as much a part of it as anyone on that stage." Full Review

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90
BroadwayWorld

"'Generation Me' is absolute perfection in its ability to prove how kindness and cruelty are of the same unfortunate hand...It has every right to boast of a beautifully heartbreaking story...This show is so amazing because it brings to the audience characters that are slaves to their feelings, which in turn give them permission to remain shrouded in their own delusions...Honestly, what a beautiful show to see. The entire cast...is stunning...Really, kudos to everyone." Full Review

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85
BroadwayWorld

"A heartwarming journey through time as told by two people, partners in both comedy and drama that are as inseparable as their memories from their minds...Sure to captivate audiences with good, kooky laughs, bittersweet nostalgia, and a gained appreciation of just how important theater is to the structure of this world...Watching this show compels the audience to harbor an appreciation of these two characters and the actors who so aptly portray them in a rather unique way." Full Review

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85
BroadwayWorld

"'Reprise' is an incredible show...Packs quite a punch in the brief hour it takes to get through the entire ordeal. I say that with the utmost appreciation of how much of an emotional effect this show has on its audience. With three actors given the brunt of the work of keeping the audience thoroughly engaged in what's going on, they are spectacular in what they manage to do here...The indecision and misdirection, as real as it can get, make for a fascinating show." Full Review

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95
BroadwayWorld

“A masterfully crafted show, something so wacky but so rooted in the inward and outward complexities of life (as are so many absurd things) that it encapsulates life as we acknowledge it to be, but are not always so eager or able to share with others…From the ingenious plot to the messed up crew who make it all too real, you are absolutely going to love this show…If the plot isn't enough, the actors who bring it to life are brilliant; the show is really perfectly cast." Full Review

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90
BroadwayWorld

"'The Fare' is a dramatic wonder that takes the everyday and calls it into question...What I love so much about this show is how simple the concept of the plot is, but how much cognitive thought goes into the simplicity of who is right, who is wrong...Everyone involved in this show was wonderful...I would highly recommend Claude Solnik's new work to whomever is looking for an engaging, thought-provoking piece of theater that is sure not to disappoint." Full Review

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80
BroadwayWorld

"Featuring a powerhouse cast of only three and a truly thought-provoking plot that gets more intricate the more I think about it, ‘Providence’ brings a lot of great artistic decisions together in such a small space, and in so short a time…There is so much about this play that really grows on you the more you try to weave your way through its seeming simplicity…A rather intriguing production which audiences will find as interesting during as after the show has ended." Full Review

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95
BroadwayWorld

"Every song is memorable, every actor significant and how good the collaborative effort to make this one freak of a musical is proven by how devastated you are in the show's final moments. All of this comes together beautifully in Theater2020's production...'Sweeney' takes perfect form in this production that does such a beautiful story proud...I cannot say enough good things about how talented this cast is; it was almost unexpected." Full Review

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85
BroadwayWorld

"Brought to life by an upbeat and wildly catchy score by Deborah Wicks La Puma and talented actors who have enough energy and pizzazz in their step to make an entire theater of children immensely happy...Willems really knows how to turn a simple idea of two friends who can embark on any sort of adventure they wish into something riveting, infectiously fun and even educational, all while making everyone in the theater thrilled that they decided to see the show." Full Review

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85
BroadwayWorld

"Truly one of the most intriguing plays I have ever seen performed...'What We Wanted' is just so raw and artistically realistic, but is so in the most unconventional of ways; it leaves the audience questioning how something like this can be real but also demonstrates that humans are fundamentally the same and yet so far apart...The actors who made this all possible...are all spectacular as they navigate their way from happiness through to despair, and all the chaos that happens in between." Full Review

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95
BroadwayWorld

"This translation of ‘Poison’ teaches so many lessons, on so many different levels, that it is truly astounding…This beautiful production brings so many simple ideas with major significance behind them to fruition…It is truly amazing how simple conversation that goes on between these two characters can create a play that is so impressive because of the emotional depth it is able to reach…I was honestly riveted...It's a truly poignant show that will bring tears to your eyes." Full Review

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95
BroadwayWorld

“’The Bohemians’ is a true comedy that gives us the chance to watch other people in a hilarious, sitcom-like situation we would hardly like to find ourselves in...The audience easily falls in love with everything about this show: from its casual air, to the fact that its main goal is to make us laugh at what others put us through...We are entertained and impressed at the same time...Wonderful cast...Awesome direction...Wonderful production.” Full Review

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90
BroadwayWorld

"Three chances to experience how what is wrong could go right, and three more reasons why audiences are bound to love this show...With a stellar cast that can navigate the paths of essentially three characters each with obvious ease, this production carefully presents nuances in character and circumstance...This cast is adept and skillful in their navigation of human emotions, and how realistically they can be skewed in reality." Full Review

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90
BroadwayWorld

“The ups and downs of self-discovery are set to a wicked pop-punk sound in this bizarre and brave musical...A cast and score that can only be described as purely electrifying, this musical runs along the lines of a punk concert, with a dramatic flare of nostalgia...Riveting, head-bopping musical with a twisted, definitely unique plot...Not only are the songs brazen and catchy...the audience is given a clear picture of what this world of 'pop punk high' is truly like." Full Review

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80
BroadwayWorld

“A short but ironically succinct piece that gets to the core of what it means to live within the possibility of the inexplicable...The audience is not simply present to be entertained, but to think...Although what happens in this show is mostly farfetched, the overall concept of it really compels the audience to think...Great acting, an intriguing plot and just a touch of inquisitiveness to laugh at and mimic life all at the same time; it was an undoubtedly good time.” Full Review

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85
BroadwayWorld

"A true understanding of why therapy can help so many people, even if they are just offered the ear of a person who is willing to listen...What is so interesting about this play is the transformation Kelly goes through from beginning to end...Such a touching, entertaining play that gives a face and name to people all over the world suffering from mental illness...Also, kudos to Forde for doing a one-woman show and keeping the audience engaged the entire time. That's not an easy task!" Full Review

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95
BroadwayWorld

“Intriguing and masterful play...Everything about this production was brilliant, from the acting to the immersive experience...Relationships...are visceral and very real, a series of moments that make this play so amazing to not only watch, but to digest...In short, ‘The Blue Room’ is definitely an experience that every adult should have. It will make you feel things you yearn for...It is definitely a range of emotions ensconced in the eroticism of a moment." Full Review

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85
BroadwayWorld

“An ode not only to the actor, but anyone who has ever been inspired by the theater to make it their life's work...Theater in its truest, diverse and most appreciated form...A classy, humble and entertaining piece of theater that outlines moments in time that portray the theater as something wonderful but daunting, comical yet serious all the while...The cast really does a great job with this production, as their talent, versatility and enthusiasm is all clearly palpable.” Full Review

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BroadwayWorld

"One's happiness stems from the wailing grief of another's love, which makes for a unique, if not slightly sadistic, concept for this new play...Interesting play...A dark comedy that the audience needs to dig in the darkest corner of their minds to find...Leaves audiences with an awkward smile on their faces - a smile that seems to say that this play brings a unique concept to the stage, but is still a little odd to be completely believed." Full Review

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90
BroadwayWorld

"'Frankenstein' is the perfect imbalance of monster and man...This Gothic beauty of a novel is spectacularly transposed onto the stage in this production...More than a successful attempt at creating Shelley's masterpiece upon the stage: it is a success of a show that should be considered something great in the realm of musical theater...Everything about the production is well done...This wonderfully talented cast comes together." Full Review

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95
BroadwayWorld

“The sexy and cruelly delicious sights and sounds seduce you the moment you enter...A tantalizing night out mixed with incredible voices and charm, as much a tribute to the 90's as it is a beautiful new take on an iconic classic...This production is something fierce...It has a little something for everyone...A wonderful hybrid of a musical and concert, keeping the edge and risqué found in the movie with the emotion that translates so well to the stage...The cast is stellar." Full Review

Preview dracula1
85
BroadwayWorld

"An engaging retelling, taking a bite out of the classic through the talents of a wonderful cast...With just enough of everything to make it appealing to everyone...This production manages to take what is so great about the Gothic tale and continues in the tradition of bringing riveting and authentically dramatic renditions of it to the stage...It keeps the suspense at bay but leaves the audience with that perpetual tingling in their spines that something evil is lurking in the shadows.” Full Review

Preview constitution
80
BroadwayWorld

"So special a show not only because of the diversity and talent of its cast, but also because of how the basis of anything political is proven to exist in the basic human need for philosophic clarity...Love is what makes this show go round, and it is also love that the audience will feel towards this compelling story...An intense, thought-provoking, and overall fascinating show...I very much enjoyed the intellectual roller coaster, but I liked how raw the entire experience felt." Full Review

Preview arcadia
95
BroadwayWorld

“One spectacular theatrical experience…This show is incredibly impressive, clever and just puts the mind in this state of awe that never fades for the length of the performance...Seeing how each actor is obviously a professional at his or her trade, this show is like watching words and theorems lifted right off of the page and molded into a beautiful story that is as logical as it is sensual...To this phenomenal cast: you are all quite wonderful." Full Review

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95
BroadwayWorld

"An incredibly clever, zany, sexy, and raucous show that is as funny as it is profound...This is just the sort of guilty fun that everyone is looking for and, for a little over two hours, will bring such joy to your heart and a 'tingle' to everywhere else...With a score that is heart-pumping, contemplative and altogether wonderful, and a plot that is given a dose of modernity to make it comical, 'Bastard Jones' will become one of your favorite shows you hope to see on a Broadway stage one day." Full Review

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90
BroadwayWorld

"The music is beautiful, the talent great, and the reality of true love wedges itself right into the fabricated mess of these actors' lives. 'Giovanni the Fearless' gives the feeling of an impending thunderstorm that, when it hits, leaves the world cleansed and new—that is the joy of seeing this musical...There is so much good in the simplicity of this plot...A very talented ensemble that adds to the drama and comedy with musical interludes." Full Review

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85
BroadwayWorld

"'Vanity Fair' has a little bit of everything to make it one of the most intriguing adaptations of a novel I have ever seen...Becky is such a fascinating character, and watching Kate Hamill in this role was such a pleasure...That is not to undermine the extremely talented cast that joins her in the telling of this story: individuals that each play a myriad of interesting characters with such vigor and conviction, they make it look easy." Full Review

Preview aging magician
95
BroadwayWorld

“When I say beautiful, it is an understatement to describe what, exactly, makes this so memorable a concept and performance. With a plot as intricate as the gears of a clock and meant for both those who have much or little time ahead of them, ‘The Aging Magician,’ like a magic trick itself, is a little bit elusive, requires a little bit of personal insight, but does not beg for more than the audience's belief to make it truly something of a wonder.” Full Review

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90
BroadwayWorld

"'Visionary Voices' brings together a perfectly quilted collection of one acts that will without doubt leave you riveted, even smitten, by all that a good performance can do...Collectively, these plays serve as three distinguishable yet perfectly paired parts of a single story, each with its own mood, tone and pace that never leave the audience a dull moment...Bravo to the directors who made these three plays come together in such a beautiful way." Full Review

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90
BroadwayWorld

"It is chock-full of humor, wit, absurdity, color, flavor and every other noun that not only makes it the grand show it is, but also gives me a particularly hard time to properly convey just exactly how very much I enjoyed being there...Presents a great concept that transposes itself extremely well to the stage...What a beautiful play this is, and not in the aesthetic or romantic ways in which we see beauty—more so in the way that people see great things and nod their heads in appreciation." Full Review

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95
BroadwayWorld

“What George creates by encompassing not only the facts of Salinger's life, but of those affected by him, is brilliant…There is so much about this show that requires extreme recognition of detail and sticking to the facts while also just letting loose and allowing almost animalistic instincts to take over, all of which these actors understand…It is truly a wonderful, unique experience that brings theater to its finest element and will undoubtedly give us something worthwhile to think about." Full Review

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85
BroadwayWorld

"A tasteful yet eclectic and unique experience indeed; Opatrny and Burr prove that they understood the true essence of the original story while also showing that they clearly had a wonderful time bringing their creative vision to life...It is truly a beautiful story, and the production brings forth the plot's heartwarming nature with such fervor, incorporating into it a bit of laughter and spirit that, although expressed in ways Dickens might not have foretold, brings this story to new life." Full Review

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85
BroadwayWorld

"As inexplicable and strange as what happens in Panettieri's new play 'A Burial Place' may seem, there is something so real, so humanly relatable to its ethereal quality that it becomes this heartwarming story...All three actors really bring this bond of friendship to such a fundamental core, that there is little the audience can do but share in the experience, wondering if they could be as strong as these characters are." Full Review