MilMascarass

New York City | 35-49 | Male
About:  Theater professional and fan. Try to see everything I possibly can on Broadway, Off and occasionally Off Off or regionally.
Reviews (27)
13
Slow, Indulgent, Excruciating

See it if You're on some sort of hallucinogenic drugs that can transform a piece of art from indulgent and cliche to brilliance??

Don't see it if You are a normal functioning human being who likes good things and dislikes bad ones.

Also WAY too long. Had it been 30 minutes I would have waved it off as sill... Read more Read less

69
Entertaining, Great singing, "mobster"y, Disappointing

See it if you like musicals based on films, you loved Jersey Boys, and you love Gangster shows.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals or you are Italian-American phobic.

Also A Bronx Tale takes it's place in a long line of shows that is basicall... Read more Read less

86
Indecent
Midtown W
Ambitious, Profound, Must see, Masterful, Resonant

See it if you enjoy the history of theater, history in general, and Klezmer music.

Don't see it if you don't want to cry your eyes out like a small child, you don't like drama.

Also Indecent is incredibly staged, written, directed, acted, and is one of... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Riveting, Great staging

See it if You like immersive theater and dance.

Don't see it if You don't like walking around while watching a show, possibly participating, or dance theater.

Also Ghost Light is, i believe, Third Rail Projects largest show in terms o... Read more Read less

68
Stomp
East Village
Clever, Overrated, Rythmic, Fun

See it if You are a drummer obsessed with rhythms. You don't speak English but want to see a show.

Don't see it if You like words in your theatrical experiences.

Also I fell victim to the Stomp "curse" - in that SO many people had told m... Read more Read less

71
Matilda
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You're a fan of the book or are a fan of Tim Minchin.

Don't see it if You're looking for really thought provoking musical theater.

Also Matilda is like an ice cram cone. It's really delicious while it lasts... Read more Read less

80
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Hilarious, Great singing, Politically incorrect

See it if You like puppets. You don't get offended easily..

Don't see it if You don't enjoy puppets or are offended easily.

Also Avenue Q is just fun. Complete with one of the most quotable songs in ... Read more Read less

89
Ambitious, Entertaining, Masterful, Riveting, Fun

See it if You like Circus. You like Steampunk. You are craving some time under the big top!

Don't see it if You don't want to go to Randall's Island.

Also Saw the opening night of Kurios this evening. Cirque shows these days ... Read more Read less

54
The Layover
Midtown W
Slow, Disappointing, Uneven, Half baked

See it if You want to roll the dice.

Don't see it if You get bored easily.

Also Have liked Leslye Headland's previous work - but this show, about two ... Read more Read less

77
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Classic

See it if You want your kids to sing Hakuna Matata for the next year instead of "Let It Go"

Don't see it if You're not a Disney Fan, or the idea of actors with Masks on their heads and puppets doesn't float your boat.

Also This show is worth it for the opening number alone. Julie Taymor is aw... Read more Read less

85
For a previous production
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You like Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons or you need a show that your relatives will ALL like.

Don't see it if You only listen to Techno and Industrial Death Metal?

Also This is your classic, big Broadway show stopper. Seen it 4 times, it a... Read more Read less

72
Great singing, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Slow

See it if You love musical theater and you're interested in a story by and about someone with a very interesting LGBTQ experience.

Don't see it if You're looking for dancing or a big broadway spectacular.

Also I saw Fun Home twice. The first time in Standing room seats, and the m... Read more Read less

80
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great singing, Epic, Absorbing, Great staging

See it if You want to see a classic with some awesome, show stopping numbers.

Don't see it if You don't like The Wizard of Oz.

Also While I don't think this has quite the OOMF it had when Kristin Chenow... Read more Read less

83
Aubergine
Midtown W
Absorbing, Resonant, Great staging, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy food, and some very pointed conversations on death and dying and family.

Don't see it if Have a hard time with shows about dying, or the loss of a parent.

Also Aubergine is expertly directed, wonderfully acted, and a truly powerfu... Read more Read less

66
Blue Man Group
East Village
Clever, Funny, Dated

See it if you need to take someone to a show and they don't speak English. You like mime. Your party includes children.

Don't see it if You like theater with a message or you are looking for something of substance.

69
For a previous production
Clever, Funny, Overrated

See it if you like Farce, Big Bang Theory and broad comedy.

Don't see it if you don't like slapstick.

Also There is a lot going right here, but also a lot going wrong. The impor... Read more Read less

95
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Clever, Enchanting, Exquisite, Funny, Great acting

See it if you want to see a Masterclass in acting and comedy from Kevin Kline and an incredible supporting class.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy comedy, goodness, or being alive.

Also Kate Burton is an exquisite "straight man" to Kevin Kline's hilarious ... Read more Read less

68
Cats
Midtown W
Enchanting, Overrated

See it if you want to see it again and again. Or you love adding money to Andrew Lloyd Weber's investment portfolio.

Don't see it if You don't like cats. You don't like TS Eliot.

Also Cats is exactly what it is. A theatrical juggernaut that critics can't... Read more Read less

85
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Great singing, Great staging, Masterful, Classic

See it if You want to see one of the longest running hits on Broadway, if you like Kander and Ebb..

Don't see it if You like lavish staging or a band in a pit.

Also I have a soft spot in my heart for Chicago, as I think I have seen it ... Read more Read less

72
Great staging, Great singing, Nostalgic, Safe

See it if You like Jukebox musicals, and specifically the music of Carole King.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of the music of the 60's, you would rather see something fast paced and cutting edge.

Also Beautiful is lovely. It's not amazing, but it's a pleasant way to spen... Read more Read less

74
Small Mouth Sounds
Midtown W
Clever, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if The idea of a play set at a silent retreat appeals to you.

Don't see it if long periods of quiet make you uncomfortable...

Also Small Mouth Sounds is an incredibly clever conceit. In practice, parts... Read more Read less

72
Clever, Funny, Fast, Entertaining

See it if You like Improv, if you enjoy quirky "let's put on a show" energy.

Don't see it if You're looking for high end, polished theater.

Also This show has been running in many incarnations for years here and in ... Read more Read less

69
Ambitious, Confusing, Entertaining, Heavy handed, Magical

See it if You liked "Then She Fell" and are looking for another immersive show by the same company...

Don't see it if You don't like dance theater.

Also I loved "Then She Fell." Which is why i wanted to love "The Grand Para... Read more Read less

78
Sleep No More
Chelsea
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great staging, Epic, Mysterious

See it if You like Large Scale Immersive theater! If you like adventure. If you like to be challenged by your theater going experience.

Don't see it if You have a hard time climbing stairs. If you don't enjoy wearing a mask.

Also Sleep No More is the grandaddy of Immersive theater. It used to be a s... Read more Read less

88
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if If you like South Park, If you like inappropriate humor. If you like fun.

Don't see it if You're a born again Christian, if you get offended easily, or you hate fun.

Also Easily one of my favorite shows in NYC. Saw it in previews and then in... Read more Read less

96
Then She Fell
Brooklyn
Absorbing, Ambitious, Intelligent, Masterful, Riveting

See it if You like dance and immersive theater, if you like Alice in Wonderland, and if you are curious by nature.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy immersive theater, or if you are a "sit back and watch" type of theater goer. This play requires true engagement.

Also Imagine "Sleep No More" but instead of 300 people running around chasi... Read more Read less

93
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Exquisite, Great singing, Masterful, Resonant

See it if You want to see, arguably, the best piece of cutting edge theater to come out in decades. This lives up to the hype.

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

Also Although I saw it with the original cast, this particular show is mind... Read more Read less