nancykasz

New York City | Female
About:  I'm a professional voiceover artist and photographer. An avid arts lover especially enjoying theater, art, music and history.
Reviews (59)
80
During previews
Quirky, Indulgent, Dated, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if Great acting by both actors, absorbing, though play became repetitive and dated.

Don't see it if Brief nudity, bad language, and frank conversation about sexuality..didn't love the play, repetitive, but acting fantastic .

72
Standards, Quirky, Great singing, Interesting, Entertaining

See it if If you love classic musicals by Oscar Hammerstein you will enjoy this 2 person show, along with a hologram portrayal of Hammerstein.

Don't see it if Sometimes, the visuals worked, other times they were trite, redundant & insipid. Too many numbers by female singer, need to mix it up a bit.

85
Intelligent, Quirky, Refreshing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if A must for information junkies-the history & craft of beer, cocktails & alcohol. Told with humor & songs, plus 3 free drinks. Good times.

Don't see it if You don't like drinking or information. There is a quiz.

78
Spoof, Comedic, Funny, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if A changeable show with comic sketches and songs making fun of politics and pop culture. The show changes often, based on the news.

Don't see it if Don't like sketch comedy, political humor and over the top caricatures, some hit the mark, others not. Topical current events.

88
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if If you are interested in Jewish and theater history, sexuality and an obscenity trial. Well acted.

Don't see it if Not interested in anti-Semitism and history.

87
Great acting, Riveting, Insightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Fast paced drama, well acted, thoughtful, engaging and insightful.

Don't see it if Not interested in drama or complicated plays.

98
Riveting, Intense, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You enjoy great riveting writing and acting on a subject that show be a bore but is anything but.. Hope and humanity are explored.

Don't see it if You don't play a deep play with strong writing and acting. Not interested in history or humanity.

91
Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Are interested in an imagined relationship between Inge & Williams before they were famous. Well acted and engrossing.

Don't see it if Are uncomfortable with adult themes.

87
Great singing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if If you are a fan of Cole Porter is this a must see. Great songs and storytelling. Cabaret style and 2 drink minimum.

Don't see it if Don't like Cole Porter or solo shows.

85
Intense, Intelligent, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging

See it if Great acting by a multi-cultural cast. Riveting and raw.

Don't see it if Adult themes, a pass for the kids.

95
Intelligent, Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if If you like folk and protest music you will love this production about the life of Woody Guthrie and America. Packed with history. Wonderful

Don't see it if If you don't like folk, Woody or care about people.

96
Masterful, Intelligent, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if Gershwin and Audra McDonald, what more do you need?! It's musical, not an opera, and it's fantastic! Moving, and outstandingly performed.

Don't see it if You are a purist and prefer the opera.

91
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Uncle Vanya was an up close intimate, raw, natural, realistic theater-in-round performance. Excellent acting especially by Jay O. Sanders.

Don't see it if you don't like Chekhov or understated acting.

87
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Engaging show about difficult choices made in a blue collar town depending on your point of view. Smart show, and thought provoking.

Don't see it if Not interested in drama, race or issues working class people face.

67
Overrated, Quirky, Indulgent, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You are a huge fan of Michael C. Hall.

Don't see it if While a fan of Michael C. Hall, this production became overly repetitive and wore out the joke out quickly.

90
Intelligent, Great staging, Epic, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if An epic show, excellent acting and stage design. It's a long show but worth it. Nathan Lane kills it as Roy Cohn.

Don't see it if Slightly dated but still relevant..

89
Intense, Intelligent, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Glenn Close is absorbing as the mother of Joan of Arc. The play is from the mother's perspective. Well done, excellent performance.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy historical period pieces or strong women.

69
Overrated, Indulgent, Disappointing, Dated, Confusing

See it if If you're a Sally Field fan you may love this show. Minimal set. It was ok but a little tedious.

Don't see it if House lights were kept on which was annoying. Show ok, not great..

90
Refreshing, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Must see if you enjoy Frankie Valli & the 4 Seasons music. A period piece jukebox musical which is highly entertaining. Would see again.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy Frankie Valli music or a compelling story

88
Absorbing, Great singing, Refreshing, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if You like sexy choreography, murder and all that jazz..

Don't see it if You don't like sexy musicals...

85
Over the top, Romantic, Spectacle, Great costumes, Great singing

See it if It's worth it for the chandelier alone if you get a discounted ticket. It is a visual spectacle.

Don't see it if More spectacle than plot...Didn't love the story itself.

85
Absorbing, Clever, Witty, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if If you enjoy Washington sexual politics with a twist. Witty and biting.

Don't see it if Sick of contemporary Washington politics.

95
Exquisite, Absorbing, Relevant, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if Excellent music and singing, characters express a quiet longing for relationships and belonging. Orchestra is fantastic!! Must see.

Don't see it if If you don't enjoy a quality musical about hope, love and belonging.

70
Cliched, Slow, Indulgent, Dated, Disappointing

See it if If you like drum music and experimental vignettes..Not as interesting as I expected.

Don't see it if You are grossed out by performers catching marshmallows in their mouths, you don't like drumming.

88
Refreshing, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if Great singing, energetic, delightful and entertaining. A fun show for the family.

Don't see it if If you don't like singing or a good time.

80
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Edgy, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if A modernist take on a classic..the experimental dream dance ballet and electric guitar was my favorite -but might not be for everyone..

Don't see it if Lighting was annoying..often the house lights were up & I found it distracting..then scene performed in total darkness ...then house lights

88
Relevant, Intense, Intelligent, Great acting, Edgy

See it if The show takes a hard look at Lenny's Bruce's fight with obscenity laws & addition battles. Outstanding performance by Ronnie Marmo.

Don't see it if Offended by 'bad' language and frank sexual references.

92
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intense, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if A dark, moving musical that effectively tells the story of Korean women who were tricked or forced in sexual slavery during WW2. Well done.

Don't see it if Can't handle the disturbing topic of sexual slavery, don't like history, not open to seeing a difficult subject covered in a new way.

79
Chilling, Didactic, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if Paul Cooper is excellent as a taunting Nazi, as is Mark Jacoby in his short, but powerful role as the ghost of Motke Zeidel.

Don't see it if Holocaust themes upset you, didactic approach, timing and reactions a little off. 2nd act more powerful but harder to watch.

65
Excruciating, Banal, Disappointing, Confusing, Cliched

See it if If you interested in self indulgence and boredom.

Don't see it if You want an interesting night at the theater.

95
Relevant, Intelligent, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Moving, absorbing story of a happy gay couple but when things take a turn a power struggle ensues. Modern, contemporary issues are explored.

Don't see it if Not interested in great storytelling or having a moving experience at the theater.

91
Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Great writing, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if Excellent one man show with Billy Crudup playing multiple characters in this devious comedic tale. Great storytelling and characters.

Don't see it if don't like one man shows. Adult themes.

88
Quirky, Intense, Intelligent, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if A modern version of Trump-like Julius Caesar set for today's times. Well performed and staged.

Don't see it if Modernized Shakespeare. A little too literal would prefer to make connections myself.

91
Great singing, Funny, Enchanting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Great storytelling and songs by the brilliant solo performer Jomana Jones. Themes of race, LGBTQ and coming of age are explored. Wonderful!

Don't see it if Don't like solo shows or not interested in LGBTQ, race, great music and fabulous costumes.

85
Sentimental, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Funny, Entertaining

See it if If interested in confrontation of human relationships including maternal and lovers. Done with humor, sentimentality, and rawness.

Don't see it if Not interesting in LGBTQ relationships, slightly dated.

90
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if While this show is produced from a Christian theater perspective, it didn't take away from the riveting production. Well acted and absorbing

Don't see it if If you don't like Tudor history, religious and moral debates.

85
Smart, Elegant, Relevant, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if I saw the show with the understudy and still enjoyed it immensely. Great music and dance. Packed with information and history.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in American history, don't like musicals.

49
Slow, Indulgent, Excruciating, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You are a fan of David Hare (writer) and interested in post WW2 topics or you are a fan of Rachel Weisz.

Don't see it if Plenty should of been more interesting than it was..but unfortunately I found it a bore.

84
Thought-provoking, Masterful, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

See it if Ed Harris is engaging in this over 3 hour play about therapy and pain. Intense and thought provoking.

Don't see it if You might possibly get a seat on stage, becoming part of the play and won't be able to leave.

83
Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if A funny one man show about parenthood. Absorbing and entertaining even if you aren't a parent or want kids.

Don't see it if If you can't stand the idea of parenthood or like to laugh.

68
Slow, Overrated, Indulgent, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if It was nice to see Denzel on stage but that happens late in the play.

Don't see it if Inarticulate, hard to understand accents, painfully slow, and too long..

84
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Edgy, Funny, Clever

See it if Every US state and everyone is a target in this terse political comedy performed by Colin Quinn. Entertaining and thought provoking.

Don't see it if If you are offended easily, dislike political humor or have a fanatical belief in your party or state. No sense of humor.

94
Intense, Great staging, Absorbing, Great acting, Exquisite

See it if Modern intense, claustrophobic staging of Othello. Great acting by Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo. This production was outstanding!

Don't see it if If you're claustrophobic you may have a hard time b/c first 10 minutes or so are completely done in the dark. It was a bit nerve racking.

85
Fluffy, Quirky, Farce, Clever, Entertaining

See it if This show is actually was better than I expected as I don't usually like farces however this was well done, clever and surprisingly witty.

Don't see it if You don't like clever, witty comedies .

88
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if My Fair lady is a delightful and well staged musical with a modern twist. Enjoyable experience.

Don't see it if You prefer a more traditional My Fair Lady or dislike cockney accents and musicals.

92
Extravaganza, Refreshing, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if If you enjoy a colorful, extravaganza, big show, you will love this fun, upbeat musical .

Don't see it if You don't like musicals or big colorful fun shows.

96
Great acting, Enchanting, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful

See it if You enjoy excellent poignant storytelling in an absorbing, engaging one man show. Highly recommend.

Don't see it if Don't like one man shows.

89
Quirky, Funny, Refreshing, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if Light & easy show you will enjoy if you like the music of The Grateful Dead. A independent story that works well with music. Bluegrass style

Don't see it if You don't like zany comedy or music by The Dead.

88
Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if A western remake of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure. Entertaining, and lively. A fun production and great night out.

Don't see it if Remakes of Shakespeare or slapstick type humor.

99
Intelligent, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Jim Brochu is outstanding in the solo show about the life of Zero Mostel. This show encompasses way more than Fiddler. Highly recommend.

Don't see it if If you don't like American history including the '50's black list, or one man shows.