Sandra Solo

New York City | 50-64 | Female
About:  Lifetime New Yorker and a theater lover. Single and free to see whatever my mood or thoughts dictate. My taste is eclectic.
Reviews (25)
50
During previews
Excruciating, Great acting, Intense, Quirky, Confusing

See it if The VERY frequent use of the N word does not upset or repel you. You like very irreverent shows.

Don't see it if The VERY frequent use of the N word upsets or repulses you. Dizzying shows are not your thing.

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if You are open to an intense evening that exposes the reality of what parenting a male child of color in this country is like.

Don't see it if You prefer to walk around with blinders on as relates to the prejudice (subtle & overt) endured by Black Americans on a regular basis.

90
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Intense, Riveting

See it if You seek a high caliber drama, with great acting and vivid imagery.

Don't see it if You prefer a simple plot with a story book ending. You are easily offended by the use of adult language or have a hard time with accents.

85
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy British wit/humor. You are a fan of the play also written by the same guy “One Man Two Guvnor’s.”

Don't see it if You aren’t a fan of shows where the cast members are British and have an accent or open to humor on a subject you might not be familiar with

70
During previews
Neither good nor bad, Dated, Slow

See it if You are with a child. This show is family friendly in that it requires a child to focus on movement without sound.

Don't see it if You’ve seen them before as this incarnation is disappointing, feels too long and is lackluster by comparison.

Also They are usually much more inventive. This show fell short of their us... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Great acting, Great singing, Delightful, Exquisite

See it if You love great music and outstanding singing. You value small venues where the setting is intimate.

Don't see it if I can’t think of a single reason why you shouldn’t see this.

Also I wanted to purchase a music CD of the cast recording. I was very disa... Read more Read less

70
Great acting, Disappointing, Lacking

See it if A solid cast make the show worthwhile for you. A show with promise then faulters with a nebulous ending would not frustrate you.

Don't see it if I think I’ve covered this above.

Also Ruben Santiago-Hudson (producer) missed the mark for the first time wi... Read more Read less

95
Clever, Great acting, Funny, Great writing, Masterful

See it if You appreciate great acting by an outstanding ensemble cast. Contemporary, in your face stories filled with emotion and laughter.

Don't see it if You don’t like urban stories with adult language and multiple yet overlapping stories.

95
Riveting, Masterful, Great acting, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if You are a person who try’s to peel back the layers of a culture. Examine how self worth can/is tied to supficial racial standards/biases.

Don't see it if You are looking for something merely as light entertainment or you prefer stories that look at life through rose colored glasses.

85
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great staging, Dated

See it if You enjoy campy, lavish productions.

Don't see it if If you prefer contemporary, relevant or serious theater. Obviously, if you don’t like musicals this is not the show for you.

97
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Clever, Great staging

See it if You are open-minded, compassionate, appreciative of multiple yet overlapping plots and great acting.

Don't see it if You don't have the patience for a show that runs over 3 hours. Note that this show is performed in 2 parts, the combined total is over 7hrs.

100
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if You have pulse!

Don't see it if I can't think of a single reason not to see this show>

92
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You appreciate great singing, dancing, & well paced/staged musicals. I was skeptical about seeing the show but WOW! I was blown away.

Don't see it if You are narrow-minded or not a fan of tuneful musicals.

85
During previews
A bit sugar coated, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoyed shows like “Jersey Boys” and “Beautiful.” Very musically gifted and talented young performers thrill you.

Don't see it if You don’t like the music of the Temptations.

90
During previews
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Great writing, Intense

See it if You like contemporary family dramas. You are a Stockard Channing fan, she is outstanding. You appreciate intelligent writing.

Don't see it if You expect a warm and fuzzy show.

65
During previews
Slow, Confusing, Banal, Disappointing

See it if You can postpone finding meaning or purpose in a show until far into it. You have the patience required to handle an uneven plot.

Don't see it if You prefer a play with a clear plot and even story. You want scenery or props to add to or enhance the experience.

50
Slow, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if You seek a show for 3rd-6th graders re: female resistance and the evils of colonization.

Don't see it if You want a show written for mature adults with a challenging plot or dialogue. You want/expect any kind of stage sets or decorations.

Also Sad to say I couldn’t sit through this show, I escaped at intermission... Read more Read less

90
Delightful, Great singing, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You are in the mood for or frame of mind where a totally fun show with great singing is just what you need or crave.

Don't see it if You are only into serious theater or don’t know how to let loose and just have a good time with a show.

Also This show is absolutely delightful!

65
During previews
Confusing, Disappointing, Edgy, Intense, Dizzying

See it if You are prepared to dig really deep or up for the challenge of finding some cohesion to this piece. Grim plays are your thing.

Don't see it if The EXTREME overuse of the “N” word offends or disturbs you. You prefer a play that comes together neatly, logically or with a shred of hope

Also The actors gave it their all but the confusing and fragmented plot lef... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Relevant, Simplistic

See it if Subject matter still relevant. Good vehicle to bring a 10+ yr old to see. Excellent as a base for parent/child discussion on racism.

Don't see it if You aren’t open to the realistic events it deals with. You aren’t able to forgive some flaws in this writers first production.

90
Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You want to see a delightful and fun show. Great cast, lively production that’s full of old fashioned charm.

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals or light hearted cheerful stories.

85
During previews
Great staging, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You haven’t seen it performed live & you are a fan of the show. You appreciate wonderful sets and a great orchestra! A fan of Diana Rigg.

Don't see it if You prefer contemporary musicals with edgy performances. You expect a powerful voice from the actress playing Eliza.

87
Clever, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You like classic musical dramas. The cast is outstanding with great voices!

Don't see it if You have a problem with small theater spaces. Tuneful songs are your preference as this shows songs are quasi-operatic.

95
Great singing, Great writing, Intelligent, Must see, Relevant

See it if You like quality musicals that throughly entertain and convey a deeper message.

Don't see it if Can’t think of a reason other than a person who does not appreciate musicals regardless of the quality.

98
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing, Must see

See it if You want to be uplifted by a quality musical production. This show is an absolute pleasure. It received a well deserved standing ovation.

Don't see it if You're a Scrooge type of person.