LisaBiren

Mount Laurel | 65+ | Female
About:  I've seen most recently Something's Rotten and found the more you know about theatre, the funnier it is! I enjoy musical comedy but cannot exclude my passion for A Chorus Line, Cabaret, Les Miserables and of course, Phantom. I was also amazed with An American in Paris just because the ballet was bey... Read more Read less
Reviews (76)
100
During previews
Entertaining, Must see, Great acting, Hilarious, Great staging

See it if You are ready for having more fun than ever expected. The comic timing and set are extraordinary along with the costumes. This cast is fab!

Don't see it if You want a serious drama and have no interest in humor and having as much fun in the audience as the tremendously talented performers

37
Cliched, Disappointing, Insipid, Slow, Banal

See it if You don’t mind watching people recite lines rather than actors perform. This is a great concept but the writing, direction and talent needs

Don't see it if You expect the production to live up to the concept. The script needs a lot more work as well as staging and talent.

92
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Profound

See it if you have any connection with Parkinsons Disease. Unfortunately, we know pd for over 26 years and it hit home with a lot of topics.

Don't see it if you don't care to be educated about a debilitating disease with humor. It only hits a few of the symptoms but pd is very individual/person.

79
During previews
Great staging, Fluffy, Enchanting, Ambitious, Confusing

See it if You want to be amazed at the creativity of the staging and the enormous undertaking of the handlers who help move King Kong. Phenomenal!

Don't see it if You want the choreography to move the story along. The dancers were phenomenally talented doing incredible moves that had nothing to do with

Also The storyline. The choreography was so bad , it actually annoyed me wh... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Profound, Epic

See it if You can appreciate a classic play done with wonderful performers in a small intimate setting.

Don't see it if You expect to be entertained with hilarious one line zingers. There are some but few and far between.

95
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if You just want to have fun watching this tremendously talented ensemble wow you with their performances in a terrific production

Don't see it if You want a drama or something profound.

62
Dated, Disappointing, Indulgent, Slow, Quirky

See it if You are patient listening to a different take on the bard in Shakespearean prose. The woman and the man who played the printer+ were fabulou

Don't see it if You’re looking for a big book musical. The premise was interesting but very slow moving especially the smaller man who was awful.

90
Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if You appreciate middle eastern music and an open mind on relations between Israel and their Arab neighbors

Don't see it if You difficulty understanding foreign accents and expect a fast paced show

93
Exquisite, Great acting, Great singing, Great writing, Delightful

See it if you want an old big book musical. This was one of the prettiest I've ever seen with the costuming and lighting. It was hoot to see Bernadett

Don't see it if you have no patience for pure entertainment.

80
Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You appreciate very good performances and direction. The actors made this play work well.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy a story that has no ending

95
During previews
Enchanting, Great staging, Masterful, Great singing, Delightful

See it if You want to be transported to a fantastic and beautiful world with brilliant staging and set. The story is enchanting along with performers

Don't see it if You don’t like innovative staging or musicals that are completely out of the box

97
For a previous production
Entertaining, Hilarious, Intelligent, Great staging, Masterful

See it if You enjoy slapstick and want to be amazed at the timing of this hilarious farce. The performers were brilliant and full of energy.

Don't see it if If you find physical comedy boring and you don't like to laugh and participate with the fun

90
Entertaining, Great singing, Relevant, Romantic, Clever

See it if You appreciate brilliant choreography and dancing. The performers were excellent. Total entertainment in music and dance.

Don't see it if You want more of a story line. However, it did introduce that veterans coming home from ww2 weren't always given the red carpet treatment

92
Absorbing, Great singing, Intelligent, Relevant, Masterful

See it if You are interested in family issues and teenager challenges. Also you enjoy intense musical theatre with incredible performances

Don't see it if You want to see something light hearted and fluffy

76
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Refreshing, Quirky

See it if You enjoy campy humor and want to see something that's just silly and has you walking out smiling and humming.

Don't see it if You're looking for a serious subject and don't appreciate simple joy with no point

79
Absorbing, Clever, Great writing, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You want just an hour of being absorbed by a very talented single performer displaying comfort with an uncomfortable subject

Don't see it if You want more than a one person show and don't enjoy dark humor

100
Absorbing, Great writing, Great staging, Profound, Relevant

See it if You want your eyes opened to the remarkable stories that happened outside of New York City and Pennsylvania and the Pentagon on 9/11

Don't see it if You want flashy costumes, set changes and Broadway dancing. It's the stories and performances that make this show so heartfelt and inspiring

78
Ambitious, Great singing, Great staging, Intense, Riveting

See it if Appreciate good lighting design and interesting ways to involve the audience. The story was fascinating and very informative and educational

Don't see it if You get intimidated by actors speaking to you directly

55
Ambitious, Disappointing, Fluffy, Overrated, Slow

See it if You have the ability to see past the flaws and can imagine how it would be with a lot of reworking and a cast that was strong and talented.

Don't see it if You lose patience with poor performances and a script and music that needs to desperately improve as well as the ridiculous choreography

67
Slow, Romantic, Indulgent, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You enjoy Irish love stories and can excuse poor staging.

Don't see it if The same sounding songs over and over again annoys you

79
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You enjoy new and exciting ways for a show to be produced. Very innovative as well as risky ideas that works beautifully with so much talent

Don't see it if You can't appreciate something different in the way it's produced

100
Intelligent, Masterful, Must see, Exquisite, Great writing

See it if You have a brain

Don't see it if You don't care to understand the history of the USA or our international financial system with brilliant entertainment all at the same time

94
During previews
Delightful, Great acting, Great staging, Refreshing, Masterful

See it if You enjoy beautiful casting and clever dialogue with the perfect musical accompaniment. Loved the production and remarkable set and staging

Don't see it if You don't like dogs

88
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy and appreciate slight of hand. The presentation was awesome and creative.

Don't see it if Card tricks bore you

80
Enchanting, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy fluffy and funny

Don't see it if You lack taste

85
During previews
Relevant, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You enjoy personal stories about a very popular and powerful political couple.

Don't see it if You have no interest in seeing two of the most talented actors battle with each other on stage.

79
During previews
Clever, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Quirky

See it if You have a passion for Sondheim and can sit through something dated while enhancing the staging. Wonderful performers

Don't see it if You don’t have patience for dated subjects and offended by sexual innuendo

92
Delightful, Exquisite, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You’re a fan of Cher and tremendous talent. This was so much fun and incredible dancing. We all know her story but the performers GREAT!

Don't see it if You have no interest in just having a fun time between the fabulous performers and fashions.

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Romantic, Refreshing

See it if You are a fan of Samantha Barks. She is fabulous. It sticks to the movie so well that you can recite the lines.

Don't see it if You’re not a fan of the movie. The 1st act is not as good as the 2nd act where the show really picks up the chemistry between the actors.

84
During previews
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if You enjoy newer inventions about how to admire color, movement and light. It was a delightful experience with tremendous creativity.

Don't see it if You need words and music to enjoy visual art.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if You can be in an intimate setting as part of the audience. The writer was brilliant in the way you learned about each character.

Don't see it if If you’re intimidated by being part of the set in this beautiful performance.

Also We loved watching the Brook Sisters before the play began. You should ... Read more Read less

99
Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Must see, Delightful

See it if You love old big book musicals. This was filled with gorgeous dancing and the voices were phenomenal. Loved every minute.

Don't see it if You are offended by inner racial couples and don’t enjoy gorgeous music and brilliant choreography and dancers who perform beyond expectatio

83
Hilarious, Intelligent, Edgy, Great acting, Refreshing

See it if You are open minded and can watch this main character implode with the humor and fun the playwright intended.

Don't see it if You have no patience for jokes about actors and lgbtq.

61
Ambitious, Great acting, Slow, Disappointing, Banal

See it if The bright spot was getting to see Austin Pendleton. The actors did a wonderful job with a very boring and difficult script.

Don't see it if You want to be entertained

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing, Funny

See it if You want to be swept away with a brilliant combination of shows that have remarkable music. The talent was above and beyond. Thank you Bob M

Don't see it if You’re looking to get caught up in a singular plot

92
Great writing, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Funny

See it if You enjoy new concepts and innovative story lines with a small cast. Excellent writing, performances and staging.

Don't see it if You want bright lights and big book musicals

6
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if You enjoy sticking needles in your eyes

Don't see it if You have ANYTHING else to do in your life. The only thing worse than the writing was the direction and the performances

68
During previews
Fluffy, Quirky, Slow, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy a different concept about the value of a dollar for different people

Don't see it if You expect clever dialogue worthy of a good concept

100
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Riveting, Masterful

See it if You embrace learning more about Yiddish theatre and the relevance of prejudice during the 1920s in the USA and our current politics

Don't see it if You don't want to enlighten your knowledge and vision of how Yiddish theatre was so experimental and successful

95
Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy a fun filled beautifully produced comedy with brilliant lighting and staging. The music is also excellent and well written

Don't see it if You have a predisposition from the movie and would rather see a non musical or drama

68
Confusing, Ambitious, Disappointing, Slow, Banal

See it if You enjoy waiting for something to happen. The actors were good but the script was lacking with way too many pregnant pauses.

Don't see it if You prefer fun and quick witted dialogue that moves to the point of the story in an interesting manner

95
Enchanting, Great singing, Intelligent, Hilarious, Relevant

See it if You enjoy opera and appreciate the humor transformed from the genius of Mozart to current issues. Absolutely delightful. Magical production.

Don't see it if You are not an opera fan and have difficulty following super titles

95
For a previous production
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy beautifully written dialogue with superb performances and brilliant direction. The story is relevant and entertaining with twists

Don't see it if You don't have a way to get there!

8
Cliched, Confusing, Dated, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy being bored and insult your intelligence to waste time from the pathetic dialogue to the pitiful songs. Awful direction and stagin

Don't see it if You have taste in theatre and want good direction and a decent story and songs for the poor actors to perform.

Also Watching these poor actors trying to practice their craft was just exc... Read more Read less

58
During previews
Great acting, Slow, Disappointing, Banal, Ambitious

See it if You have nothing better to do with your time and really adore Greek tragedy. Also if you're able to accept poor direction and staging.

Don't see it if You have no patience for a story that takes forever to convey and if you don't like the actors practically on top of you.

78
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You enjoy an intimate look at adult relationships surrounded by their children. The acting was superb especially the character Danny.

Don't see it if You are tired of young parents forgetting that parenting means sacrifice.

75
Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing, Indulgent, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy extraordinary talented children

Don't see it if You need a deeper plot line

84
Clever, Ambitious, Great staging, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy Shakespeare and open minded with non traditional staging. Loved Iago. Couldn't stand the performer who played Othelo.

Don't see it if You feel uncomfortable in an intimate theatre setting

83
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You enjoy the art of the English language used perfectly and performed exquisitely with beautiful direction and staging

Don't see it if Classical humor bores you

98
Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite, Great staging, Masterful

See it if You enjoy getting swept away in a fairy tale that is so well portrayed on stage

Don't see it if You don't like fluff.