NYCDale

New York City | 35-49 | Male
About:  Have lived in a variety of cities in Canada and the US. I have a doctorate in music, specifically classical saxophone performance. I love new music and new theater in addition to the classics.
Reviews (30)
70
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you are into shows that explore issues of war, mental illness, gender

Don't see it if you're expecting innovating or interesting staging or something new and profound

Also This is a good little show but nothing earth-shattering. It explores s... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Hilarious, Great writing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you're a fan of the movie or you just like light, fun shows with a good message and hilarious writing

Don't see it if you're expecting the show to be exactly like the movie

Also I'll preface this by saying I'm a huge fan of the movie so I knew some... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Profound, Intelligent, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like personal stories mixed with really great explorations of parts of the American Constitution.

Don't see it if stories about violence against women make you uncomfortable

Also I have to say this show was a bit of a surprise. I definitely expected... Read more Read less

80
Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Absorbing, Delightful

See it if you like LGBTQ themed theater with a touch of LGBTQ history

Don't see it if you can't deal with non-linear narrative type plays or are looking for fancy sets and plots.

Also This play was a bit of a surprise. I wanted to see it because of the h... Read more Read less

90
Entertaining, Great staging, Riveting, Funny, Great dancing

See it if you're a fan of the original production or the movie and you like dance

Don't see it if you're expecting something new and different or you go to shows to see the sets.

Also I have to say I'm biased in favor of this show. I think it's one of th... Read more Read less

70
Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Relevant, Quirky

See it if you like shows that deal with complicated interpersonal relationships with a bit of 1960's history thrown in

Don't see it if you're expecting a super profound statement on the Vietnam war and you don't like yelling and loud music, there's a fair bit of yelling

Also This is a fun little play, very 2ST. The set is super cool although I ... Read more Read less

70
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Intelligent, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like traditional family dramas that deal with a variety of relevant issues like school shootings and aging parents

Don't see it if you have issues watching complicated family problems

Also Really well acted and staged, hats off to the props people who had the... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent, Profound, Relevant

See it if you like emotional non-linear stories about complex female characters

Don't see it if you're looking for a feel-good comedy

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

See it if you like smart, witty banter and complicated relationships presented in an unconventional way

Don't see it if you only like literal dramas with traditional sets

45
Disappointing, Overrated, Predictable, Visually interesting, Intense

See it if you're a fan of Clive Owen and you'll see him in anything

Don't see it if you're expecting anything similar to the Opera

Also I saw this show without knowing anything about the plot and without re... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if you like Middle Eastern music really well played and you like slower paced theater that focuses on the characters rather than the plot

Don't see it if you're looking for some profound statement on Middle East relations

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Profound

See it if you want to see a true story that is both touching and funny and if you love Klezmer and other Jewish folk music

Don't see it if you only like linear storylines and are confused by multiple characters played by the same person

70
Confusing, Entertaining, Dated, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if you want to take a step back in time. This show is best viewed from a 1954 perspective rather than a modern day one.

Don't see it if you're expecting something profound and like-changing

Also I really have to give props to City Center on this one. They did an al... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Entertaining, Dated, Epic, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you like large scale productions with impressive sets and old-school romance/tragedy

Don't see it if you're looking for something new an innovative

Also This is a fairly impressive production. The sets and staging are very ... Read more Read less

69
During previews
Entertaining, Adequate, Thought-provoking

See it if you love Jason Sudeikis and you haven't seen the movie. The script is almost an exact replica of the movie script, but lacks the impact.

Don't see it if you're in love with the movie, you'll be disappointed. The play lacks the soul and atmosphere of the film, but still has entertainment value

25
Painful, Good acting, Indulgent, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you want to see attractive actors struggle to bring to life a mediocre/dull script.

Don't see it if you're expecting a humorous and innovative play

Also This show is just dreadful and I don't use that term very often. The a... Read more Read less

70
Average, Dated, Fluffy, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you're a fan of traditional old-school musicals and love Cole Porter

Don't see it if you're looking for a new spin on an old classic, there's nothing new here

Also Some great dancing. The Some Like It Hot number was a real show stoppe... Read more Read less

80
Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Great singing, Relevant

See it if you enjoy shows like Dear Evan Hansen and Next to Normal and are into stories about complex relationships

Don't see it if you're expecting something deep and profound

Also This is a good show with some fun staging and the amazing Kate Baldwin... Read more Read less

65
Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you're interested in stories about gay life in Russia - presumably this is based on actual events

Don't see it if you can't stomach violence and fake blood and don't like shouting

Also I can't say I enjoyed this show but I am glad I saw it. It's very inte... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Entertaining, Cliched, Funny, Fluffy, Clever

See it if you want to see an attractive young cast do some really good high-energy dancing and you're not looking for anything profound

Don't see it if you're not into self deprecating humor about the Theater industry

Also I think the word that best describes this show is "cute". The music is... Read more Read less

55
Clever, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Quirky

See it if you're into experimental theater without a well defined narrative or script

Don't see it if you are looking for something that tells a story, you like your 4th wall firmly in place

Also I'm not super comfortable being involved in a show and there is a fair... Read more Read less

68
Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Relevant, Confusing

See it if you like shows about family dynamics that really make you think

Don't see it if if you're looking for a straight forward play about family dynamics

Also I struggled a bit with this one. At first I was expecting a big reveal... Read more Read less

70
Entertaining, Absorbing, Intense, Quirky

See it if you like to get close to the performers and even possibly involved in the show

Don't see it if you're expecting a traditional performance of this show

Also This production takes places in a makeshift pie shop so the majority o... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You like smart dramas with a small cast of really great actors.

Don't see it if you only like big flashy shows with fancy sets

Also While written in 2001, this play feels like it was written last week. ... Read more Read less

86
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Romantic, Relevant

See it if you like stories about gay relationships and their complexities, you're not afraid of a little drag and some serious Mother-Son conflicts

Don't see it if you're not comfortable with gay men being physical with each other

50
Confusing, Edgy, Raunchy

See it if you like one-person shows in small black box theaters

Don't see it if you're not comfortable with graphic descriptions of gay sex and masturbation

Also I wasn't sure if this show was supposed to be funny or dramatic or bot... Read more Read less

55
Cliched, Entertaining, Relevant

See it if you like Greek tragedy but without all the fancy dialogue.

Don't see it if you don't like modern adaptations of classic theater.

Also To be clear, this is not the classic Antigone done in a modern setting... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Entertaining, Intelligent, Absorbing, Intense, Relevant

See it if If you're into classic Expressionist drama, in a beautiful modern setting.

Don't see it if you can't sit for 90 minutes without a break.

Also This is a beautiful show that makes great use of the massive drill hal... Read more Read less

60
Confusing, Fluffy, Quirky, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you want to see a bit of gay history imagined in musical form.

Don't see it if you can't get discounted tickets

Also I really liked the subject matter and the actors all did a fine job bu... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Great acting, Intelligent, Must see, Profound, Relevant

See it if if you like Anna Deavere Smith

Don't see it if you don't like shows about thought-provoking current topics like issues of race and class