Noah Casner

New York City | 18-24 | Male
About:  Drama Major at NYU Tisch in conjunction with the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. English Minor.
Reviews (98)
85
During previews
Gnit
Brooklyn
Funny, Clever, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if You like a show that makes you think and you don’t mind having to draw your own meaning from, or if you’re a fan of Will Eno

Don't see it if You don’t like theatre of the absurd or if you only like shows that are straightforward

93
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Epic, Riveting

See it if you're interested with a family drama but with lots of extra (and more intense) twists

Don't see it if you have difficulty understanding heavy dialects or if you don't like long shows. This one runs over three hours

100
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Relevant, Profound, Hilarious, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You’re interested in LGBT history or love michael Urie

Don't see it if you don’t like stories that are funny and also make you cry

48
Banal, Disappointing

See it if you really like spongebob and you really don't care about the structure of a musical or for the show to feel cohesive

Don't see it if you can't stand theatre for young audiences. This fully feels like they're framing every joke for 8 year olds

Also As a huge fan of the cartoon growing up, I genuinely wanted to love th... Read more Read less

40
During previews
Cliched, Indulgent

See it if You really love one person shoes or are a die hard fan of Adam Rapp’s writing

Don't see it if The idea of watching a character of 16 perform a show written by a man in his forties irks you (as it did me)

Also Really messy. Serious misrepresentations and a long sequence where the... Read more Read less

60
Disappointing, Funny, Cliched

See it if you want to see a stellar performance from Jamie Brewer, who completely steals the show with her heartbreaking performance

Don't see it if you want to see a well structured play with great performances all around

Also I really wanted to like this show. I'm a huge fan of Ms. Ferrentino, b... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You want to see some of Michael Arden’s finest work as a director

Don't see it if You’re not interested in musicals dealing with race and class structures

41
Cliched, Banal, Indulgent

See it if You’re willing to sit through an hour of bad jokes told by an insufferable character in order to get 20 minutes of decent acting

Don't see it if You’re easily offended by talk of homosexuality or sex in general, or if you want to watch a show with characters who aren’t annoying

Also I don’t know if my lack of enjoyment is a generational thing or what. ... Read more Read less

50
Slow, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if you're interested in new and innovative ways of approaching shakespeare

Don't see it if you want a classical adaptation of shakespeare, or one full of excitement

85
The Treasurer
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if you're interested in plays about dementia or about existential thoughts and life as a whole

Don't see it if you want a show with a true three act structure or a very explicit conflict that comes to a head in one climax

93
Mary Jane
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful

See it if you want to see a show that really hits you in the emotions. It's a show that will hit hard

Don't see it if watching someone deal with an incredibly difficult situation will be particularly upsetting to you

79
Cats
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you're looking to be wowed by dancing and don't care much for story

Don't see it if you want a show with a definite through line

85
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Refreshing

See it if you want to see a contemporary play riffing on an old classic, if you like dialogue heavy plays, or if you're interested in relationships

Don't see it if you'll be bored by people talking for 90 minutes

65
Marvin's Room
Midtown W
Dated, Slow, Cliched, Absorbing

See it if you're a fan of very traditional, naturalistic theatre.

Don't see it if you're looking for anything profound, deep, or particularly groundbreaking

90
Romantic, Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you like the movie or if you want to see Andy Karl give a stellar performance

Don't see it if you hated the movie, or if watching the same thing over and over sounds torturous to you

Also This show surprised me with how charming it was. The first half hour m... Read more Read less

90
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Charming, Delightful, Great singing, Cute, Entertaining

See it if you love romantic comedies, Sara Bareilles, or Betsy Wolfe. This show was super sweet and a blast to watch

Don't see it if you're looking for a deep meaningful show. This really is a romantic comedy put on stage

78
Absorbing, Great singing

See it if you're a fan of the music, if you don't mind sitting through a long show, or if you want to see an amazing performance by Eva Noblezada

Don't see it if you'll be bothered by the fact that the main love story comes out of thin air with little development, or if you dislike war stories

73
Amelie
Midtown W
Quirky, Sweet, Delightful, Fluffy, Cute

See it if you're in the mood for something light and sweet. Not a lot of depth but a nice show. It's definitely a feel-good musical

Don't see it if you're looking for something profound or if you don't like shows where a lot of the music sounds the same.

85
Significant Other
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Resonant, Absorbing, Refreshing

See it if You're interested in contemporary themes such as gay love and what happens when all of our friends start getting married

Don't see it if You're offended by crude dialogue, if you dislike contemporary plays, or if you want a show that will leave you feeling uplifted

Also This show hit super close to home for me but I loved every minute of i... Read more Read less

15
Disappointing, Slow, Banal

See it if You're a die hard fan of David Byrne or Jo Lampert, as there are a very small number of moments that are quality theatre

Don't see it if You're expecting an edgy rock musical with great music and an epic story. Everything moves slowly and the music isn't very good

79
Yen
West Village
Absorbing, Great writing, Edgy, Dizzying, Raunchy

See it if you're interested in the effect not having parents around has on youth, especially in regards to romantic/sexual development

Don't see it if you're triggered by sexual assault or the idea of watching two teenagers live essentially in squalor

87
Exquisite, Ambitious, Great staging, Refreshing, Masterful

See it if you want a broadway experience like nothing else, if you like War and Peace, or if you want to see a show with intricate staging

Don't see it if the music is the most important part of a musical for you, if you want something traditional, or if you want a show with lots of dialogue

94
For a previous production
Hundred Days
East Village
Enchanting, Absorbing, Great singing, Romantic

See it if you like folk music, stories about husbands and wives, or want a more direct storytelling experience than you're used to

Don't see it if you hate folk music or if shows that deal with mortality and what it means to be alive

74
Relevant, Slow

See it if you're interested in race relations in 1950s South Africa

Don't see it if you're not a fan of the play already or if you're bored by slow moving conversational drama

88
Heisenberg
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you like in fast paced drama, if you want to see great acting or if you want to see a developing relationship between unlikely people

Don't see it if you want a spectacle or if you hate shows that are mostly about character development

75
During previews
Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like solo shows that deal with contemporary issues. This show does a great job of making them interesting

Don't see it if Small related vignettes aren’t your thing or if you aren’t interested in the politics behind border crossings

60
During previews
The Light
Midtown W
Great acting, Relevant

See it if You're interested in a show that addresses important issues

Don't see it if you don't like being talked down to. It seemed like they were pushing an agenda that I already agreed with.

95
Gatz
Greenwich V
Absorbing, Epic, Masterful

See it if You like the Great gatsby and you’re interested in seeing a fascinating production or if you like experimental theatre

Don't see it if The thought of an 8 hour show sounds like a nightmare to you

87
Absorbing, Great staging, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Must see

See it if You love the play or Marianne Elliot’s direction. It’s truly a masterful production

Don't see it if You have a short attention span, as the show is nearly 8 hours long, or if you’re banking on a Andrew Garfield. I didn’t care for him

55
During previews
This Flat Earth
Midtown W
Relevant, Cliched

See it if You’re interested in a show that explores the way a child thinks in a time of tragedy

Don't see it if You don’t care for shows that deal with heavy topics

Also The show has some great moments, but overall it feels a little forced.... Read more Read less

75
Disco Pigs
Chelsea
Confusing, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if you don't mind being a little confused for the sake of incredible performances

Don't see it if you have a difficulty understanding accents

85
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Masterful

See it if You’re a fan of Albee’s work and want to see a very minimalistic production

Don't see it if You don’t like shows that make you think

72
The Mad Ones
Midtown E
Great singing

See it if you love contemporary musicals with good music

Don't see it if you want a show with a very fleshed out story

77
Actually
Midtown W
Absorbing, Thought-provoking

See it if you're interested in the topics of race and consent explored through theatre

Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with talk of explicit sexual activities

Also From a dramatic standpoint, this show works pretty well. However, it r... Read more Read less

70
During previews
The Portuguese Kid
Midtown W
Funny, Fluffy

See it if you like Jason Alexander or Sherie Rene Scott in a play that's only okay. It's funny, but not spectacular

Don't see it if you're looking for a show with real depth or if a surface level comedy isn't what you're looking for

94
During previews
Absorbing, Great writing, Must see, Thought-provoking, Funny

See it if you want to see a show that will make you laugh as well as tug at your heartstrings, or if you're interested in plays that explore sexuality

Don't see it if you aren't interested in plays that explore an important part of the history of gay men

Also This show truly got to me. I have never sat through a nearly three hou... Read more Read less

72
Sam's Tea Shack
Midtown W
Funny, Indulgent

See it if you're interested in essentially listening to a man tell stories and interact with the audience for an hour

Don't see it if you don't have a basic understanding of jewish culture. A lot of the jokes are very niche

67
A Parallelogram
Midtown W
Disappointing, Thought-provoking

See it if you like shows that make you think, but not too much

Don't see it if you'll be disappointed by a show that has lots of potential but cheapens itself every time it could do something great

85
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful

See it if you like ensemble pieces where there is no clear cut lead actor, if you love folk music, or if you want to see a feel good musical

Don't see it if you're looking for a huge spectacle or if a show with no real climax sounds awful to you

65
For a previous production
Funny, Indulgent, Slow, Great staging, Cliched

See it if you're looking to laugh a bunch, even if the show itself doesn't leave you thinking about much of anything

Don't see it if you hate farce or you're looking for a show with any depth at all/

Also Decent for what it is. The first act left me howling with laughter, bu... Read more Read less

88
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you want a tried and true feel good musical. It's been successful for a reason. It's extremely well constructed

Don't see it if you're looking for a show with a lot of depth. This show is pretty much what meets the eye.

85
The Antipodes
Midtown W
Confusing, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if You're a fan of Annie Baker, hypernaturalism, or the way in which we create stories

Don't see it if You want a play full of plot twists, lots of climax or conflict, or if you hate plays where people do a lot of talking

93
Absorbing, Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You're a fan of the play or of Allison Janney. It's a great production, directed masterfully by Trip Cullman

Don't see it if You don't like shows with a lot of exposition. This one takes a little while to get into the swing of things

20
During previews
Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if You're a die hard fan of the original story, and even then prepare to be disappointed

Don't see it if You want a great piece of Broadway theatre. It's played like theatre for young audiences, the show is poorly written, and the staging is bad

88
On the Exhale
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You love one woman shows or if you're interested in the topic of gun violence

Don't see it if The idea of gun violence is triggering to you or if you want a more traditional theatre going experience

96
During previews
Exquisite, Great staging, Great singing, Masterful, Must see

See it if you love Sondheim, Sweeney Todd, musicals, or different ways of staging! This piece does everything near perfectly

Don't see it if The thought of being very close to the performers freaks you out or if you really just want a regular stage

92
Sleep No More
Chelsea
Absorbing, Clever, Dizzying, Masterful, Must see

See it if you're interested in immersive theatre like you've never seen before or if you like movement pieces

Don't see it if you want a clear story, a traditional theatre experience, or if you can't walk or move very well

Also I had an incredible experience at Sleep No More, including a one on on... Read more Read less

45
In Transit
Midtown W
Cliched, Great singing, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if you're a die hard fan of a cappella music and don't mind watching a show that sounds relatively boring because of it

Don't see it if you're looking for strong character development or a story that avoids cliches

Also As someone who really enjoys a cappella music, I was relatively excite... Read more Read less

94
For a previous production
The Wolves
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if you're interested in the way teenage girls interact with each other and deal with everyday tragedies, especially in context of sports

Don't see it if you don't care about youth culture or the way young females are made to feel by other members of society

83
The Humans
Midtown W
Absorbing, Confusing, Great writing

See it if you're interested in family dramas that detail everyday struggles in a fresh way

Don't see it if you can't stand the idea of listening to a relatively annoying protagonist. One of the characters is fairly obnoxious