MN Dan

Minneapolis | 50-64 | Male
About:  Theatre fan that lives to far from from the great white way. But there is other work to see too.
Reviews (95)
80
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Funny, Clever
January 15th, 2023

See it if Thought provoking story line. Funny and serious. I can’t pick a hit song but the music was wonderful.

Don't see it if If you have a problem with LGBTQIA themes, stay away. It is not meant for you.

90
Hilarious, Must see, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever
January 15th, 2023

See it if So much fun. It’s not high art like Hamilton but fun twist on R&J with well selected pop songs. GREAT use of lyrics. It was a blast.

Don't see it if Jukebox musicals are usually death. Don’t count this among them. I will be seeing it again and bring others.

Also It’s not high art like Hamilton but this was so much fun. Light and si... Read more Read less

67
Slow, Disappointing
November 20th, 2022

See it if You want to give it a shot even with the average to poor reviews. Second act is better than first.

Don't see it if You expect the quality and music of the movie.

65
Overrated, Great acting, Ambitious, Confusing
November 20th, 2022

See it if You want a well acted memory piece.

Don't see it if You want to have a protagonist. The large cast is difficult to follow.

62
1776 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Indulgent, Great acting, Disappointing, Confusing
November 20th, 2022

See it if You are looking for some exceptional performance.

Don't see it if Question the directorial decision on casting.Either the sound was bad or it missed the vocal ranges it was written for.

69
Slow, Disappointing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining
May 8th, 2022

See it if You enjoy the movie. Strong cast. When the story stuck to the heart of the movie, it worked.

Don't see it if Ending failed. One 2 many songs. Should have work the movie ending as the ending. Scenes added 2 add songs failed & made it painful @ times

81
Intelligent, Masterful, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intense
May 8th, 2022

See it if I’m neither a woman or colored and it still was relevant. Incredible cast. PR seams to be lacking. It should be selling better.

Don't see it if Diversity and women's voices scare you.

79
During previews
Slow, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Clever
May 8th, 2022

See it if Fun for theatre nerds… and Idina fans.

Don't see it if Ending was… odd. Got preachy on some subjects. Could have been more entertaining staying on the theatre nerd aspect.

99
Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Enchanting
May 8th, 2022

See it if Expertly done. 1st class cast. Sarah Bareilles is a wonder. Neil Patrick, charming, J.Lester, devilishly delightful. H. Bradley, Wow! & ….

Don't see it if Can’t think of a reason. Beg, borrow, steal to see it. I’ve seen it 2 more times with new cast members

79
Cliched, Raunchy, Funny, Entertaining
May 1st, 2022

See it if a Billy Crystal fan and his talents. Entertaining. Story does justice to one of his lesser movies. Your chance to see him live. Take it.

Don't see it if Singing. Several in the cast can Get by carrying a tune, including Mr. Crystal. Music is less than memorable.

79
Company (Broadway)
Midtown W
Overrated, Relevant, Great singing, Dated, Great acting
May 1st, 2022

See it if You are looking for a strong ensemble show. Nice twist on casting from original that might work better.

Don't see it if Not Sondheim at his best but enjoyable. Directing choice for Bobbi to drink so much was distracting from the main storie.

81
Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful
March 31st, 2022

See it if you enjoy silliness with a Minnesota USA accent. Great performances. An enjoyable evening. Went to London only to be taken home.

Don't see it if you need depth. This was silly fun.

57
Perfect Crime
Midtown W
Dated
March 31st, 2022

See it if So so who's done it that was probably fresh in its prime.

Don't see it if Felt dated and slow. Performsnces were so so. Missing energy. Maybe the cast members have been doing it to long. Needs new life.

83
Quirky, Entertaining, Delightful
March 31st, 2022

See it if went to the original run not expecting much. It ended up being one on my most enjoyable evenings. Favorite this visit. A light fun evening

Don't see it if something completely new. You know the story. But how are they going to do it....? Excited for its return. In your face Music Man.

69
Slow, Overrated, Funny, Confusing
March 31st, 2022

See it if truth beauty love freedom. Extravaganza.

Don't see it if you loved the movie. To many unneeded updates/changes. Need heat between the leads. I left thinking the didn't even like each other.

69
Overrated, Disappointing, Confusing
March 31st, 2022

See it if not sure.

Don't see it if maybe it was to over hyped. I immensely dislike the male leads singing voice but blame it on the music.

80
Delightful, Entertaining
March 31st, 2022

See it if Big scale musical stying fairly true to the well know sort. Well done.

Don't see it if you are looking for something unexpected. You know this story.

80
Funny, Delightful, Enchanting
March 31st, 2022

See it if A little sugary but very enjoyable evening. Audrey Brisson was perfectly cast. Cast was wonderfully talented. Wish it would tour the US!

Don't see it if you need something deep. This is just light but fun.

80
Entertaining, Clever
March 31st, 2022

See it if a classic who's done is evokes joy. It’s fun to try to solve.

Don't see it if don't like who's done it mysteries.

89
Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing
March 31st, 2022

See it if wonderfully done in a unique space

Don't see it if who done its are not interesting to you.

69
Disappointing, Funny
October 10th, 2021

See it if Get discounted tickets & the risk of actors writing parts for themselves. They are not Lin Manuel Miranda.

Don't see it if Uneven singing & acting talent. At points keyboard player had the most interesting reactions.on stage. None of the 3 characters. Tracksuits.

Also This is what it is but it’s not what I expect for quality in an off B’... Read more Read less

82
Entertaining, Hilarious, Funny
October 10th, 2021

See it if You enjoy the story. Fun music and a fun ensemble.

Don't see it if Ellen Greene’s understanding & choices for Audrey. Singing talent is not even w/in the cast. Even for camp, some are distracting w/ choices.

79
Slow, Masterful, Intelligent, Great acting
October 9th, 2021

See it if You want masterful acting and som of the financial story.

Don't see it if Need energy. Direction was slow & the spoken tone to constant in level. In a frigid theatre, it became like white noise

91
Clever, Masterful, Great acting, Exquisite, Enchanting
November 23rd, 2019

See it if You know the story. Beautifully done to reduce the dense story to its heart. The leads were wonderful. Strong musically talented ensemble.

Don't see it if Need a musical.

Also Anytime you get a chance to see LaChanze take it. The women next to me... Read more Read less

77
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Ambitious, Quirky, Clever
November 23rd, 2019

See it if Fun idea taking the Scottish play, setting in small town USA & making it a musical. The witches as 1970 stoners... that should tell you all

Don't see it if You need a fully developed show. Could use some more work. The music is not memorable either. But still fun.

44
Ran out of bad selections, Slow, Excruciating, Disappointing
November 23rd, 2019

See it if You are 12 and like the books...maybe. This might be ok as a minor regional tour but Broadway???

Don't see it if If you think it takes more than renting a Broadway house to claim to be a Broadway Show.

85
Must see, Masterful, Hilarious, Delightful, Entertaining
October 19th, 2019

See it if Great improve singers/cast who work fast on their feet. Their goal in clearly to make sure the crowd has a wonderful time.

Don't see it if Can’t get over and hate the style of music. Not a big fan myself BUT it didn’t matter since it is done so well.

Also Doesn’t hurt that my performance also had LMM as the guest star.

56
Insipid, Disappointing, Confusing
August 31st, 2019

See it if Maybe it works if you are more than a casual viewer of the TV show. Otherwise it doesn't stand alone as a parody.

Don't see it if If you don't know the office. I hope its funny to people who do.

69
Hot mess, Insipid, Great singing, Disappointing, Confusing
August 31st, 2019

See it if You like the Meat Loaf/Steinman classics with a Peter Pan/Mad Max twist. And Lena Hall... Then its a delightful mess.

Don't see it if you want a book. Its a disaster. God help the hard working cast. Oh, and choreography, What was that? Again, pity the cast for it.

Also This show could have used the canceled pre New York tour to rework, ed... Read more Read less

86
Masterful, Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Delightful
June 22nd, 2019

See it if A beautiful revival of an old classic. The cast was fantastic in everything they did. Bravo to Roundabout.

Don't see it if You don’t like Cole Porter. It’s about as Cole Porter as a show gets. It’s also heavy on dance.

94
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing
May 25th, 2019

See it if Highly skilled cast uniquely interpreted from screen to stage. But you don’t have much time.

Don't see it if It’s not a comedy or musical. Very intense show.

89
Drunk Shakespeare
Financial
Entertaining, Hilarious, Delightful
May 25th, 2019

See it if Looking for something unique with some improve. Every show is different.

Don't see it if You need something scripted or believe in prohibition. Or are afraid of a little audience participation.

Also I’ve seen it twice. Unique each time. Lots of fun.

75
Quirky, Great acting, Confusing
April 27th, 2019

See it if The skill of the performers is unmatched. Moments have pure genius. Nathan Lane is as good as ever. Julie White is delightful.

Don't see it if The show is not sure what it wants to say. Fun to see but confusing. Probably could have used an out of town tryout. Still glad I saw it.

79
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky
December 30th, 2018

See it if Fun show looking at outsiders at a wizard school that cannot be named. Clever and very entertaining. It is what it was sold to be.

Don't see it if Harry Potter themes.

85
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Raunchy
December 30th, 2018

See it if Fun show. Partially a raunchy take on Sesame St. But does try to have many takeaways. Cast was very engaging.

Don't see it if You don’t like raunchy puppets or puppets in general.

96
Great acting, Intelligent, Must see, Thought-provoking, Intense
December 30th, 2018

See it if Must see drama if there ever was one. Beautifully done. Sadly, speaks of our current society. It’s scheduled to close it’s limited run 1/27

Don't see it if Unless you can’t handle dramas, you have to see it.

74
Great singing, Disappointing, Entertaining
December 29th, 2018

See it if It is what it is. A jukebox musical. But oh, the performances by the 3 leads... Week book. Should have been longer with more detail.

Don't see it if You need a strong book. But the performances make up for it even though they are fighting through it.

96
Exquisite, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Masterful
December 28th, 2018

See it if From the beauty of the design to the writing and then to the incredible ensemble, this is a work to see. A stunning piece of theatre.

Don't see it if Need to protect your pocket book. The theatre considers anything on the first floor a premium seat.

65
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Disappointing, Great staging, Dizzying, Ambitious
December 28th, 2018

See it if you are looking for visuals and don’t care much about anything else.

Don't see it if Not sure the basis of deciding to write a show should start with, hey I have a great idea on how to make a giant monkey work on stage.

82
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny
December 28th, 2018

See it if Choose it to see something new. Did not expect much. Ended up throughly enjoying this trip through key moments in Cher’s life.

Don't see it if You don’t like jukebox musicals.

Also It’s Cher’s year... again. Remaking herself over and over. Broadway sh... Read more Read less

77
Entertaining, Fluffy, Quirky, Funny
November 19th, 2018

See it if You are looking for some silliness with a message.

Don't see it if Don’t like show with liberal/inclusion themes or you struggle with looking beyond caricatures. The silliness comes with it.

81
Enchanting, Ambitious, Romantic
September 29th, 2018

See it if You like movie. Have kids who like the movie. Very nice adaptation for Stage. It’s a wonderful show that’s more meant for kids.

Don't see it if You don’t like Disney or the movie. Visually it’s done well but I expected more Disney magic.

80
Romantic, Entertaining
September 29th, 2018

See it if You like the movie. Follows it pretty closely. Samantha Barks is charming with the difficult task of making us forget about Julia Roberts

Don't see it if Don’t like the movie, Cinderella story line or consider the story line inappropriate with issues going on today

76
Great acting, Ambitious, Indulgent
September 29th, 2018

See it if you want to see talented actors handle a lot of dialogue.

Don't see it if You are looking for something light.

95
For a previous production
Absorbing, Great staging, Masterful, Must see, Clever
July 22nd, 2018

See it if OMG. Phenomenal staging. Breathtaking. Broadway magic at its best. Good story. Nice feel like the books. You want to cheer them on.

Don't see it if Not a musical. Can’t even imagine how long it would be if it was. It probably helps to know the HP stories.

Also I have to it again just to catch stuff I missed.

75
During previews
Funny, Quirky, Slow
July 22nd, 2018

See it if If you are looking for something light and fun.This was in preview.

Don't see it if It’s more than a bit predictable and a little slow at times.

79
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging
July 22nd, 2018

See it if Lovely production of a classic

Don't see it if If you are expecting much of any kind of modernization.

92
Ambitious, Riveting, Masterful, Epic, Great writing
August 19th, 2017

See it if Lived up to expectations. Masterful piece of theatre.

Don't see it if Not a rap/hip hop fan but it works so well.

70
Great staging, Ambitious
August 17th, 2017

See it if Costumes/puppets/ staging were impressive.

Don't see it if Seat was not great. Hard to understand lyrics for songs I already know. Felt slow and lacked energy. Over rated.

79
Bandstand
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Slow
July 4th, 2017

See it if You enjoy big band style music and dancing. Performers are all solid. I saw the understudy for Ms. Osnes.

Don't see it if Need fully developed characters Catchier music.