RubinBenedict

Bayville | 18-24 | Male
About:  Theatre is one of my greatest passions. I hope to make it my career, both as an actor and as an ASL interpreter. I find it hard to believe that any show is really all good or all bad. I try to find things to compliment in shows I couldn't stand and flaws in things that moved me. ... Read more Read less
Reviews (15)
85
Funny, Epic, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you love Cher, you want to learn more about Cher, you appreciate spectacle, you're looking for a show that is simply a good time

Don't see it if you prefer serious shows, you don't like Cher, you're looking for a thought-provoking or groundbreaking show

Also This show was a very good time. I can't fault it for much and I very m... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Intense, Resonant, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Powerful

See it if you like dark plays with moments of humor, you're interested in deaf, gay, mental health, or family issues, you think ASL is beautiful

Don't see it if you are triggered by graphic depiction of self-harm, you prefer lighthearted shows, you are generally very sensitive to dark themes

Also This is a truly beautiful show. I think all of the actors, both the sp... Read more Read less

90
Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you like the movie, the humor+message style present in similar movies, or themes of female solidarity and relatable teen drama

Don't see it if you don't like the movie, you're expecting it to top the movie, you need a strong/serious moral, you need every character to be well-rounded

Also There were some truly amazing voices coming from that stage. Gretchen ... Read more Read less

45
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Dizzying, Ambitious

See it if you haven't read the novel and you have never bothered to even attempt existential thought on your own before

Don't see it if you're easily disturbed, loud sounds or bright lights upset, you read the book, you loved the book

Also I was honestly really disappointed in this production. I thought it ha... Read more Read less

96
Hilarious, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Relevant

See it if you find the human condition as frustrating as most of us do, you enjoy shows are realistically flawed characters

Don't see it if you prefer action-driven plots, neat and tidy endings, or a distinct line between your comedy and your drama.

Also I would like to note that I am not familiar with the source material f... Read more Read less

94
Intense, Great singing, Absorbing, Heart-wrenching

See it if you like having your heart ripped out and stomped on, or if you like hearing truly spectacular vocal talent.

Don't see it if you prefer shows that are strictly happy, very literal, or very plot driven.

Also The set was interesting and well designed, as was the lighting. ... Read more Read less

75
Cliched, Overrated, Dizzying, Entertaining, Flashy

See it if you appreciate high energy dancing, flashy special effects, or silly humor.

Don't see it if you're looking for a show that's emotional or story-driven with interesting and well-rounded characters.

80
Cliched, Entertaining, Fluffy, Funny, Great acting

See it if If you're looking for something lighthearted, fun, and predictable, or if you have a profound appreciation for excellent set design

Don't see it if If you're looking for a show that is thought-provoking, heart-breaking, or unpredictable, or if you greatly prefer contemporary theatre

94
Hilarious, Great acting, Great writing, Heartwarming, Delightful

See it if you like small casts with a handful of important characters, you like your serious themes served with a healthy dose of humor

Don't see it if you find stories of gay men struggling for acceptance cliched or boring, you prefer flashy shows, you don't like sarcasm

Also An excellent production which was a joy to see. While the plot line it... Read more Read less

100
Quirky, Hilarious, Delightful, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy shows with a good message that don't take themselves too seriously, enjoy classical comedies with modern twists, love The Go-Go's

Don't see it if you prefer very serious shows, you hate The Go-Gos

Also I thought everything about this show was just fantastic. I went in wit... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Slow, Relevant, Resonant, Great technical elements, Great interpreters

See it if You are fascinated by signed languages, Deaf people, Deaf culture, Deaf history, you're a fan of the movie.

Don't see it if You dislike romance-driven plots, you prefer a lot of fast-paced action in your plays

Also Honestly, I was a little disappointed in this show. I suppose that's m... Read more Read less

80
Ambitious, Funny, Slow, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you like the movie, you enjoy comedies, you don't need your theatre to have a strong social message

Don't see it if you're expecting it to be better than the movie, you want your theatre to have a serious or poignant point

Also I only went to this show because I won the lottery and I didn't expect... Read more Read less

98
Great acting, Great staging, Absorbing, Ambitious, Epic

See it if you can. I can't imagine a person being unable to find a single thing to enjoy among the many astounding elements of this production

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with an immersive theatrical experience which includes house entrances, strobe lights, and audience participation

Also This show is a technical masterpiece. Every single production element ... Read more Read less

89
During previews
Absorbing, Cliched, Relevant, Great singing, Funny

See it if you're a fan of acapella music and tight harmony and vocal excellence, you want to see a show with relatable characters

Don't see it if you hate stereotypical characters or predictable/chiche plotlines, you're looking for something heart-wrenching or angsty

Also The set design for the show is fun and interesting. The choices for pr... Read more Read less

90
Ambitious, Exquisite, Intense, Visually stunning, Epic

See it if You have a particular appreciation for costume design, vocal technique, or over-dramatic romance novels

Don't see it if You're not a fan of sopranos, classical sounding music, or questionable love interests