NickNatalie

Brooklyn | 25-34 | Male

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Reviews (23)
100
Technical marvel, Resonant, Masterful, Captivating

See it if you want to witness a triumph of conceptual design, reinforced by physically imaginative staging. Creative use of space + time at its best

Don't see it if you have no interest in technical elements, or storytelling outside of conventional theatrical tropes- or you hate puppies.

69
Aubergine
Midtown W
Clunky, Great performances, Slow

See it if you want a heavy, death-and-cuisine-centered family drama featuring both generational and language barriers. There's also a turtle.

Don't see it if you lack the energy to endure an almost emotionally exploitative level of what feels like several consecutive endings.

90
The Crucible
Midtown W
Exceptional acting, Captivating, Unsettling, Excellently scored, Layered

See it if you want a solid revival sure to shake your faith in humanity for the evening. A show to engender plentiful argument and/or discussion.

Don't see it if you need razor sharp dramaturgical focus to enjoy a play. If you confuse ample suspense with slow pacing, or you want lighter fare tonight

85
For a previous production
Hilarious, Raunchy, Entertaining, Campy

See it if you like downtown comedy with dreams of Broadway.

Don't see it if you have little to no sense of humor and an eversion to tuna.

30
Fool For Love
Midtown W
Slow, Overrated, Disappointing, Tedious

See it if your basis for selecting plays is based on celebrities you follow.

Don't see it if you want to be moved by an authentic human force.

85
Hand to God
Midtown W
Hilarious, Intelligent, Raunchy, Horrifying

See it if you're a lover of twisted thrillers and macabre comedy.

Don't see it if you're sensitive to gratuitous sexuality and violence and you faint at the sight of blood.

95
Futurity
East Village
Thought-provoking, Poignant, Profound, Masterful design, Enthralling

See it if you want a brilliant and incredibly cohesive visual and aural experience, exemplified most by its scenic design and instrumentation.

Don't see it if you have very specific ideals about musical theater. That said I believe theater-goers of all tastes have something to gain from Futurity.

100
The Christians
Midtown W
Absorbing, Must see, Relevant, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if you are religious, if you aren't religious, if you are human.

Don't see it if you're unwilling to experience sensitive subject matter. You don't want to be absorbed thinking about a play weeks after you have seen it.

50
Idiot
Soho/Tribeca
Fluffy, Over-indulgent, Tech reliant, Clunky, Ambitious

See it if you like adaptations and the experiments undertaken to re-create a novel's atmospheric elements on-stage. You prefer un-adapted dialogue.

Don't see it if you're critical of when excessive tech obfuscates rather than aids good storytelling. You loathe cliched movement as a character device.

95
Absorbing, Exquisite, Epic, Romantic

See it if you want to be seduced by what is now a piece of musical theater history. Costumes, scenery, music will all have you in seconds.

Don't see it if you are not one for dramatic romance, divas, death, ballet, or opera.

90
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Absorbing, Clever

See it if you want a show that plays with your child like nostalgia of a classic tale on a massive musical scale.

Don't see it if if you don't love fantasy, eccentric design, or a good power ballad.

95
The Wildness
Midtown W
Absorbing, Enchanting, Edgy, Great staging, Quirky

See it if you long for your favorite rock band to write a musical, Sky-Pony has done just that. You will be welcomed into their Wildness.

Don't see it if you prefer a solid "4th wall" between yourself and performers. Not for those who desire to watch a show without investing themselves.

75
Paramour
Midtown W
Entertaining, Cliched story, Visual spectacle, Masterful tech execution, Ambitious

See it if you want to be dazzled by the visual strengths of a less-than-perfect love child between Cirque and Broadway under an old-hollywood hat.

Don't see it if you lack the patience for the forgettable music and less-than-enchanting story between all the awesome physical and technical performances.

100
Sense & Sensibility
West Village
Frantic, Unbelievable staging, Brilliant execution, Totally captivating, Hilarious

See it if You want an adaptation that simultaneously jabs and honors the Austenian tone, and dashes/sweeps aside the conventional presentation.

Don't see it if You have a peeve about actors playing multiple roles, or you want a simpler, easy narrative to follow. Rapidly moving set pieces unnerve you

88
On The Town
Midtown W
Entertaining, Classic, Fluffy

See it if you're a sucker for dancing men in uniform, you love grand dream ballets, and crave exciting choreography over a gripping story.

Don't see it if you're expecting a replica of the classic film version.

50
Airline Highway
Midtown W
Depressing, Mediocre, Slow, Stereotypical

See it if you're fan of ensemble pieces and you like detailed large-scale sets.

Don't see it if you are looking for something with poignant substance.

90
Vibrant, Hilarious, Entertaining, Crisp, Dizzying

See it if you're excited by experiencing an actor in an abundance of roles. You want a dynamic and visually colorful performance.

Don't see it if you want an army of cast members and/or large dance numbers.

100
For a previous production
Small Mouth Sounds
Midtown W
Captivating, Honest, Emotionally crushing, Masterful, Must see

See it if you want an experience that rewards the observant and engaged audience member. You want pure acting with very little scenery in the way.

Don't see it if you're not looking for an emotional investment. You prefer a more passive observational experience as an audience member.

85
Ripcord
Midtown W
Hilarious, Refreshing, Heartfelt

See it if you have a good sense of humor about the trials of growing old. You are guilty of being a perpetual prankster.

Don't see it if you are looking for a romantic drama.

65
During previews
Safe, Committed actors, Melodramatic, Clean design

See it if you're addicted to the trend of dystopian plots with plenty of drama, but are not expecting to see an articulate point of view.

Don't see it if you're craving something adventurous or if you're looking for a drama to leave you hanging onto the edge of your seat. This is not that play

65
Crude
Midtown W
Insipid, Funny, Cliched, Needs focus, Just a little contrived

See it if If you want to laugh at some lewd, crude humor and don't mind slightly trying-too-hard-at-substance motifs/want an easy 80-90min. of laughs.

Don't see it if you need immersion/investment, are critical of actor's portrayals of drug influence, find excessive cursing a poor sub for better dialogue

100
Dizzying, Epic, Hilarious, Great writing, Clever

See it if you are ready for a roller coaster of highly offensive humor that is absolute genius!

Don't see it if you are a sensitive soul or you like Starbucks.

100
Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you have ever fallen in love with musical theater, dance, Gershwin, or anyone for that matter!

Don't see it if you are not open to the revitalization of a classic.