MAK136

Yonkers | 50-64 | Male
About:  Hi, just a friendly fun guy who likes to experience culture from theater to music...mostly just those two lol. And beach, traveling, outdoors, so to speak. ... Read more Read less
Reviews (82)
85
Seven Sins
Brooklyn
Kitschy, Dizzying, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy burlesque, cirque, bawdiness, intimate club like atmosphere

Don't see it if sexualism offends you, men in high heels, overwhelming incense bothers you.

Also The back rows did have a challenge of sight due to dimly lit stage at ... Read more Read less

84
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Indulgent, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if while i enjoyed it... it seems over-indulgent. Great acting by the entire cast. Predictable, but the cast is remarkable. Only Saw Pt.

Don't see it if if you want a musical. offended by full frontal nudity. don't like lengthy monologue style writing.

90
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if what can i say that hasn't been said. the only thing is that the original cast is way gone.

Don't see it if if you want to conserve your money. I wasn't thrilled to spend $230 mezz. Dont care for rap music, hard to distinguish lyrics at times.

80
Sing Street
East Village
Entertaining, Refreshing, Great singing

See it if a fan of the movie, like small musicals with some original songs acted and sung and played by a talented young cast

Don't see it if hate musicals basically, or want a big splashy production.

71
During previews
Solid ensemble, Dated, Great acting

See it if If like me, you don’t remember it from it’s broadway run in the 70s enjoy a tight ensemble of actors for a lesser known troupe.

Don't see it if Don’t want to see a farce. Expecting a great stage set, Don’t like British humor as stale as it is

79
There’s something there..., Refreshing, Ambitious

See it if You like biographical shows. Liked John Belushi. Enjoy a small experimental show with a lead actor working his ass off! Live music.

Don't see it if Want a big show Hate small theaters. Don’t care for bio re-enactments

Also There something there in this show and story. Could use some tightenin... Read more Read less

74
During previews
MsTRIAL
Midtown W
Intense, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You like off broadway plays with a small cast and smart formula writing.

Don't see it if Looking for a comedy, and or musical.

82
Classic, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you want to see Evita done again, nicely staged and performed. Or have never seen Evita.

Don't see it if you hate musicals.

85
During previews
Seared
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Funny

See it if You want to see a tightly written comedic play well acted and timed. Sort of cliched at times, but was thoroughly entertained.

Don't see it if if you want a musical, or if you want a serious drama. Go for the entertainment of a well constructed comedy.

75
Edgy, Funny, Entertaining

See it if if you enjoy long form standup comedy. one person monologue basically. stories of sexual coming of age per say, personal journey exploratio

Don't see it if offended by talk of oral sex

88
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if love motown music and great singing and choreography

Don't see it if hated Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia and all those bio-musicals, jukebox etc.

68
Awful theater itself, Cute enough, Quirky

See it if You're a believer of psychics, fan of psychics, want to see a different small auto-bio-musical.

Don't see it if If you're expecting full fledged audience readings by a psychic. It only lasts about 10-15 mins. Hate musical numbers.

Also A friend highly suggested I see this psychic, not knowing it was a mus... Read more Read less

75
Alice By Heart
Midtown W
Music so-so, Great singing, Great staging

See it if Want to see an off broadway musical by Spring Awakening song writer. Enjoy small original musicals. Good staging, good cast.

Don't see it if Expecting clever song writing, don't like repetitive musical stylings.

80
Obviously long, Epic, Ambitious

See it if You are a Potter fan, or have some interest in the "buzz" "fomo" of the show... and have money to burn.

Don't see it if Hate Potter, expecting a musical

Also As someone who read the first 2 books, and never bothered to see any o... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy

See it if You want to see an intelligent discussion about homophobia and racism. Great young actors, with some good songs and choreography.

Don't see it if If sexuality and racial slurs offend you, but that's the topic of this show. Brief nudity scares you.

82
Entertaining, Intelligent, Funny

See it if You like one person shows, comedy stand-up humor through storytelling. Want an easily entertaining 90 minutes.

Don't see it if Hate one person shows. Don't want to hear about someone talking about having children.

78
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Great writing

See it if Looking for an entertaining show with a good cast of characters and dialogue (tho' i personally have difficulty with strong accents)

Don't see it if want a musical, drama

Also I never saw OneManTwoGovner, tho i heard it was great. I wasn't sure w... Read more Read less

75
Ordinary Days
Midtown W
Resonant, Entertaining, Dated

See it if If you like small sung musicals ala Tick Tick Boom. The Last 5 Years, etc. Cast of 4. Dated story of struggling relationships in the city.

Don't see it if Don't like musicals, want big sets, choreography, etc. ... this is very simplistic, with 2 person(?) band.

84
Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing

See it if you watched SATC, want a fun flashback loving recap of the series with all the puns & absurdness of the show. The star/co-creator was great!

Don't see it if You don't enjoy a fun night out, small no frill theaters, one person shows.

83
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if you like a cute fun original musical with exaggerated characters played by solid actors having a farcical blast.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals, farce, zany antics.

82
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You want to see the staging of a classic musical (which I've personally never seen), enjoy great choreography, strong singing

Don't see it if Don't like musicals, or old revived musicals, or don't like dancing.

72
During previews
Ambitious, Quirky, Edgy, Hot mess

See it if you like quirky off-bdwy rock opera musicals. Good singing, some funny performances, decent staging. Based on Studio 54

Don't see it if despise musicals, offended by homosexuality, though it's not political in anyway, just life

75
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Great staging, Ambitious

See it if If you a touching musical, good for young/teen girls, good adaptation of the animated movie

Don't see it if don't like musicals, let along from an animated movie.

Also appeals to the female demographic, theater was packed with girls, lots... Read more Read less

84
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you've seen every tv episode of Friends and would like to see a loving send-up of the series with references to everything you remember.

Don't see it if Don't like farce, not a fan of Friends, or if you've never seen Friends.

Also The talented cast gives their all and has a ton of fun with the materi... Read more Read less

78
Afterglow
Midtown W
Ambitious, Edgy, Thought-provoking

See it if If you like a modern gay relationship themed play in a very very intimate setting.

Don't see it if if offended by gay sexuality, and frequent nudity.

83
Great singing, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if you like musicals off bdwy. loved the movie, want to see it revitalized, which it is. Talented cast and staging make the most of limited spa

Don't see it if hate musicals, want broadway spectacle.

79
Great acting, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you like off-broadway two character comedy dramas. Deals with elderly parent and child. Solid acting.

Don't see it if want a musical, expect the best writing. was generic sitcom writing at times, but that was expected.

79
During previews
Entertaining, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if if you want a well written original play with good acting by the ensemble with some different touches relating to Natalie Portman

Don't see it if if you rather see a musical, don't like off broadway plays.

78
"magical", Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if If you like Magic shows, America's Got Talent, that kind of stuff.

Don't see it if Hate magic, illusionists. Looking for David Copperfield elaborate Vegas (though I've never seen the guy or a Vegas magic show)

80
Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like standup. Enjoy Judy gold monologues about being a mother (and gay son or daughter of a Jewish mom). Comedies

Don't see it if Don’t like one person standup shows. If you’ve already seen it years ago.

85
Eye catching, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if Like Tina Turner. Musicals and bio musicals. Want to see a great probably tony winning performance my lead actress.

Don't see it if Hate musicals. Expecting something new to tinas story. Looking for a strong book.

82
The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Refreshing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if if you like small original music musicals. Looking for an early Jonathan Larson type show. Great combination of song and modern dance.

Don't see it if Don't like musicals, or want a splashy musical.

80
Ambitious, Dizzying, Great acting

See it if Solid play with interesting plotting of a family dealing with loss and dementia.

Don't see it if You’re Looking for a musical or comedy.

82
Fluffy, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if you want to see all the money invested in the show on view on the stage. good singing, a mix of pop songs, good voices, enjoy spectacles

Don't see it if hate musicals, want original music, you have a bad blocked seat

79
During previews
Intelligent, Ambitious, Great acting

See it if if you enjoy smaller off-broadway venue and production. want to see a solid adaptation of the novel with a solid cast and lead.

Don't see it if you only enjoy musicals

85
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Cute, Funny, Entertaining

See it if if you're a fan of the movie, this is updated a bit for more modern times. Want a simple fun forget your troubles show.

Don't see it if hate musicals, movie adaptations, comedies.

Also Figured would go for a decent price. Wasn't expecting alot, but enjoye... Read more Read less

72
During previews
Slow, Dated, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see Metcalf and Lithgow strut their stuff. Maybe catch a little insight into Hillary psyche.

Don't see it if if you want to learn anything really new. Seemed like, "yeah, that happened, and that happened, and yeah I get it". Didn't have a wow factor

72
During previews
The Cradle Will Rock
East Village
Slow, Banal

See it if If you like a small musical,accompanied by piano only, simple staging

Don't see it if Want something big and splashy in your musical.

Also Songwriting and music was a bit long in the tooth.

89
Entertaining, Delightful, Great dancers/dancing

See it if You like Cher, you love Cher. jukebox musicals. Vibrant staging, and a entertaining night at the theater is what you seek.

Don't see it if You hate musicals, you despise jukebox shows. you're a stick in the mud lol

83
Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if You like Donna Summer music, musicals, jukebox musicals in particular. Just want to be entertained, and aren't expecting the greatest book.

Don't see it if Hate musicals, want high-brow writing, hate cliche writing.

80
During previews
Entertaining, Quirky

See it if want to see a small fun original musical, like sitcoms, exhuberant cast, comedic shtick (Catskills like)

Don't see it if Don't like fun musicals, rom-com sitcom humor, expect set changes, you're too serious.

87
During previews
Daniel's Husband
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if You like a well thought out relationship-family play with a mix of comedy and drama, good writing, good acting

Don't see it if you are homo-phobic, only like musicals

88
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if you like a fun, non-heavy musical with some great comedic exhuberant musical actress and actor leads.. and if you like The Go Go's music.

Don't see it if you hate musicals, hate fun musicals

Also Went with a friend who didn't know Go Go's music, and really enjoyed t... Read more Read less

69
During previews
Black Light
West Village
Indulgent, Relevant, Ambitious

See it if you like one person shows with original music numbers, with tales of the human spirit and racial experience.

Don't see it if you don't like one person shows with minimal audience participation

Also I guess i thought there would be something more to it. Or Jomama would... Read more Read less

80
Trainspotting Live
Midtown W
Ambitious, Edgy, Confusing

See it if looking for an edgy, ambitious, in your face staging of a black comedy. A few very good standout performances by a few of the male leads.

Don't see it if Offended by anything (mainly nudity, drug use, graphic display of bodily function). And use of audience space (ie participation).

Also I dug the staging, the intense give-it-their-all performances of the l... Read more Read less

76
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy

See it if Like to see a musical with original songs, doesn't take itself seriously, mindless just wanna have fun musical.

Don't see it if Hate musicals, expecting Hamilton or spectacularness.

80
Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful

See it if you like musicals, songs that are tunefully reminiscent of the period 60's/70's, some dancing, good singing voices. Entertaining, cute show

Don't see it if don't like musicals, or need heavy hitting songs, not the most memorable score, but still entertaining.

90
Entertaining, Great singing, Masterful, Bruce-ful!

See it if you like Bruce and you scored a ticket at a fair reasonable price, would like to see an intimate paced show of tales of his life

Don't see it if Don't care for Springsteen, one man shows, leisurely pace storytelling and song.

80
During previews
Symphonie Fantastique
Soho/Tribeca
Ambitious, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you're looking for theatrical original vision and imagery via puppetry in a water tank no less. A fan of Basil Twist. Visually captivating!

Don't see it if off broadway and small intimate venues aren't your thing. Don't enjoy the ideas of puppetry.

83
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great staging, Overrated

See it if you want to see a musical, with maybe a couple good numbers, a spectacle of sorts, good twist on the classic Oz. Perfect for young girls.

Don't see it if hate musicals, large scale productions

Also Didn't want to see it because felt it was overhyped, saw it for 2nd ti... Read more Read less