Lee 7333

Bothell

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Reviews (32)
75
Moving, Unfocused, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, In progress

See it if You enjoy works-in-progress that combine music & movement. You're interested in women's identity issues. Talented cast, some moving moments.

Don't see it if You're looking for a big, glitzy polished piece of writing. The individual moments don't add up here . . . maybe someday, with good editing

85
Delicious, Amusing, Quirky, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You enjoy non-traditional approaches to Shakespeare. Theater in the round. Intimate productions. Fun evening out where you don't work hard.

Don't see it if You're a Shakespeare purist who prefers to stay on the audience side of the fourth wall.

69
Disappointing, Long, Good acting, Slow

See it if You enjoy work-in-progress. Intimate venues with folding chairs. Moby Dick. Decent writing but a bit long winded.

Don't see it if You want a big splashy production of a classic work. A comedy. A musical.

90
Thought-provoking, Moving, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You love Marcel Marceau, physical story telling, intimate theatrical experiences.

Don't see it if You're looking for text or something grandiose.

83
During previews
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Dizzying, Clever

See it if you like theater about theater, historical characters, Shakespeare.

Don't see it if you're a lazy listener. There are a lot of words and they go by fast (but it's worth it!)

85
Stylish, Great music, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You like juke box musicals or enjoyed the original production.

Don't see it if You're looking for an explicit plot or hate pop music from the 50s or 60s.

94
Quirky, Refreshing, Masterful, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if If you love Disney's "Fantasia," then this is the show for you! Incredible abstract puppetry. Christopher O'Riley's pianism is brilliant.

Don't see it if You want a show with words. Hate music.

95
Great staging, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Quirky, Clever

See it if You love watching the actors' craft make magic. Wonderful use of gesture & sound to evoke wonder & extravagance in an austere environment.

Don't see it if You can't use your imagination to substitute for a big splashy production. This is an intimate venue with a bare stage and minimal props.

78
Relevant, Masterful, Great acting, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy "issues"-driven theater; have never seen this play.

Don't see it if You want a musical or a comedy.

Also Some of this feels dated, but at the same time much of it is still rel... Read more Read less

90
Fresh, Refreshing, Great staging, Great acting, Enchanting

See it if you loved the original; didn't see the original, love fairy tales, catchy music.

Don't see it if you hate fairy tales, don't like musicals, don't like theater in the round.

Also I was impressed that the revival feels as fresh as the original did al... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Masterful, Clever, Intelligent, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You like thoughtful writing grounded in history. Plays that incorporate wordless music as a kind of Greek chorus. intimate show, small cast.

Don't see it if You're looking for lots of action or flashy production values.

95
Great music, Thought-provoking, Must see, Great singing, Enchanting

See it if You want an unconventional musical that incorporates middle-Eastern rhythms. This is a warm-hearted, intimate show, subtle, sensuous.

Don't see it if If you're looking for a big, glitzy musical with lots of dancing, you'll be disappointed.

85
Delightful, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like Shakespeare reimagined from a different vantage point. Enjoy an energetic production with lots of music.

Don't see it if You prefer proscenium productions.

95
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing, Delightful

See it if Want a sweet (pun intended) evening at the theater. Charming characters, a little quirky, a little predictable.

Don't see it if You're looking for a deep, weighty experience at the theate.

85
For a previous production
Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Clever

See it if You appreciate a good farce with a British accent.

Don't see it if You want highbrow entertainment, this isn't the show for you. It's a romp, a lark.

100
Warm hearted, Entertaining, Great acting, Delightful

See it if You need an uplift or need to have you faith in humanity restored.

Don't see it if You want a pretentious, glitzy show that features the stagecraft.

87
Great writing, Refreshing, Romp, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want high-energy, charming, frothy, visually glitzy entertainment with an unobtrusive nod to iambic pentameter.

Don't see it if You're a pompous bore who can't lighten up enough to enjoy a sparkly musical with the underlying suggestion that Arcadia is gender-fluid.

78
During previews
Intelligent, Great singing, Great acting, Long, Clever

See it if You're a fan of Millay, enjoy intimate, bare-bones musicals, opera.

Don't see it if You're expecting big, splashy production numbers, costumes, sets, etc.

Also This is indeed a long show, but that's because the lyrics are essentia... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Resonant, Hilarious, Refreshing, Delightful, Great acting

See it if You're an ardent Wagnerite (or not). Enjoy historically based shows. Appreciate classical music.

Don't see it if You're sensitive to religion on stage; are adverse to laughing about serious issues (like anti-semitism); don't like elements of farce.

Also Although the play is historically based, I won't vouch for its accurac... Read more Read less

75
Scientific, Quirky, Intelligent, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You bring a youngster--it's a fun way to reinforce the kinds of science they're learning in school. Or you want a refresher of HS chemistry!

Don't see it if You're looking for a plot or a musical, this isn't for you, although there is some literal (chemical reaction) "flash" in the production.

78
During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Slow, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you like one-act plays with a bit of quirkiness. Three plays, not all equal.

Don't see it if you are expecting something flashy or want music and dancing. These are intimate pieces that need some audience focus.

88
Great singing, Masterful, Great writing, Great choreography, Great staging

See it if you like classic musicals done well.

Don't see it if you're offended by race-blind casting.

80
During previews
Intelligent, Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if You enjoy plays that talk about and reflect on the nature of theater. You like intimate venues where you're up close to the action.

Don't see it if You don't like Cole Porter. You prefer proscenium stages. You dislike theater in the round.

89
During previews
Masterful, Great writing, Intelligent, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if Classic show by a great writer that still resonates.

Don't see it if You can't follow an English sentence longer than 8 words. You want light and frothy or a musical.

Also How refreshing to hear/see Shaw again on stage! Saint Joan, as a play,... Read more Read less

85
Great writing, Intelligent, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if You like issue-driven, family dramas that can still find humor in fraught relationships and death.

Don't see it if Your world view doesn't allow people with Down's Syndrome to live emotionally rich lives.

85
Great acting, Entertaining, Intelligent, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You enjoy Handel arias, historical settings, metaphysical musings on the power of music to heal.

Don't see it if You're looking for something edgy and amplified, if you don't like things in the Shakespearian vein.

78
Slow, Entertaining, Dated

See it if You *still* haven't seen it. A traditional show that probably plays differently against the backdrop of current politics than when it opened

Don't see it if You're looking for something edgy, current or hip.

81
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Edgy, Clever

See it if You like a Capella singing, drag, in-your-face lyrics.

Don't see it if You're offended easily, are homophobic, or insist on political correctness.

75
Great staging, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if You want something contemporary with a political edge, enjoy watching a master manipulator.

Don't see it if You're looking for a comedy (although the political resonances do get laughs)

80
Thought-provoking, Slow, Disappointing, Dated

See it if You haven't seen the original or are curious about the story.

Don't see it if You saw the original.

90
Relevant, Entertaining, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want a first-rate Broadway musical

Don't see it if You're a curmudgeon.

90
For a previous production
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Clever, Funny

See it if You love Shakespeare, need a good laugh, appreciate great theater. (I've seen it twice and the second time was as good as the first.)

Don't see it if You prefer sitting home being depressed by the news.