Sarah O

New York City | 25-34 | Female
About:  Sucker for musicals but I enjoy a diverse range of theater experiences
Reviews (55)
80
During previews
Red State Blue State
West Village
Clever, Funny

See it if You're a fan of Colin Quinn and/or are despairing about the current political climate

Don't see it if You don't like stand up or don't enjoy political humor

80
The Children
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see 3 excellent actors tell a difficult story, and simultaneously make you laugh and feel incredibly uncomfortable

Don't see it if You're not OK leaving the theater addressing a moral dilemma in your mind

80
Great writing, Entertaining

See it if This was a great opportunity to see some never-seen works by a wonderful Irish playwright. The stories were completely absorbing.

Don't see it if You don't like short plays or stories with a focus on Irish life

78
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Delightful, Funny, Enchanting

See it if You're looking for an uplifting, family-friendly musical with some good laughs. The staging is excellent.

Don't see it if I thought the added songs were quite weak and didn't really add to the show. The whole thing had a bit of a "panto" feel.

74
During previews
Building the Wall
Midtown W
Absorbing, Relevant, Great writing, Intense

See it if You want to see an all too plausible sorry set in the near future. Very intense story and worth seeing.

Don't see it if You're in an enormous state of despair over the current political climate.

90
Delightful, Great acting, Great singing, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if You enjoyed the movie, or Matilda, or if you just want to see a great new musical with a spectacular star in Andy Karl.

Don't see it if You're bringing the family. This is adult only. Also, if you didn't like the movie, you probably won't enjoy the musical.

89
Great acting, Absorbing, Funny

See it if You like stories about family. All the actors give excellent performances.

Don't see it if You don't like slow-burning stories. The second act drags a little at the start.

78
During previews
The Profane
Midtown W
Absorbing, Relevant, Intense

See it if You're interested in stories about cultural and family conflict

Don't see it if Stories about religion make you feel uncomfortable

91
Delightful, Interesting

See it if You have any interest in behind the scenes at the theater, especially if you want to see costumes up close

Don't see it if No reason not to see it, it's truly delightful

89
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Profound

See it if You like great character development and feeling invested in their stories

Don't see it if You need fast-paced theater or need a contemporary setting

50
Cliched, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You've had at least one drink beforehand & aren't expecting Sleep No More. It's fine but not worth the money without at least 2 free drinks

Don't see it if You're not willing to interact with the performers; we needed two of us to figure out what happened. Or if you need high quality theater

75
Heisenberg
Midtown W
Quirky, Entertaining, Disappointing, Funny

See it if You're interested in unconventional relationships and you want a quick visit to the theater

Don't see it if The story didn't grab me and I was a little underwhelmed

85
Aubergine
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Profound, Quirky

See it if Enjoyable and relatable story about family relationships with some great moments

Don't see it if The framing sequences were irrelevant and the first act was slow for me. Overall it could have been 30 minutes shorter

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Must see, Profound, Great singing

See it if You want to be blown away. I've never see a mid-show standing ovation before. Cynthia Erivo is truly amazing.

Don't see it if You have no interest in the historical context

85
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great staging, Raunchy, Delightful, Great singing

See it if You want to see great staging of a Broadway classic, or if you even vaguely liked the movie

Don't see it if You get offended by sexual references, or if you didn't like the movie

86
During previews
Entertaining, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You want to see an all-female cast challenge the misogyny rife in this play. Very well-acted and great tongue-in-cheek humor

Don't see it if You can't get over the level of misogyny in this play, even without male cast members

79
Crude
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a solid comedy with a great performance by Nico Tortorella

Don't see it if You can't tolerate a slow start, or you can't get past imbalanced acting talent

91
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intense, Relevant

See it if You want to experience a well acted and written show in close confines about an all too relevant issue

Don't see it if Difficult race issues make you uncomfortable

45
Exile Is My Home
East Village
Slow, Disappointing, Quirky, Indulgent, Cliched

See it if You're really into sci-fi and can overcome clichéd communication of a valid underlying message. I must say some of the actors were very good

Don't see it if You don't like too many dramatic devices being used, and overused

80
The Crucible
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense

See it if You want to see an unusual production with excellent acting, particularly by Ciaran Hinds

Don't see it if You'll be disappointed that it's not as gripping as his production of A View from the Bridge

93
During previews
Absorbing, Confusing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if You want to see an emotional, heart-wrenching story

Don't see it if You're dealing with issues regarding an elderly parent

80
During previews
Ideation
Midtown E
Original, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Absorbing, Great writing

See it if You like to be left thinking

Don't see it if You don't want to consider your morals

68
Fish in the Dark
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Disappointing, Overrated, Quirky

See it if You're a fan of Larry David's writing. It was a bit disappointing but it is enjoyable

Don't see it if It was a bit like a long, not great episode of Curb.

86
Fool For Love
Midtown W
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Intense, Dark

See it if This was a really intense show and the actors were all wonderful.

Don't see it if It's a dark story so not one to go to in a bad mood

95
For a previous production
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Must see

See it if you've ever remotely enjoyed a Frankie Valli song

Don't see it if you hate fun

75
Disco Pigs
Chelsea
Ambitious, Confusing, Great acting, Quirky

See it if you want to see a really well-acted, if confusing, story which comes across strongly despite the difficult secret language

Don't see it if you don't want to not fully understand what's happening most of the time, and if you're put off by strong accents plus a quasi-language

70
The Portuguese Kid
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if You want to see a light, funny story with Jason Alexander

Don't see it if You're expecting complex comedy

90
Hangmen
Chelsea
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Funny, Intense

See it if You enjoy Martin McDonagh's work generally, and enjoy (very) dark comedy

Don't see it if You're not good with accents, especially from the north of England, or if you're not comfortable with swearing

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Exquisite, Great singing, Great writing

See it if You want to see a truly original show that tells a great story with the most incredible performers

Don't see it if Everyone should see this but the only warning would be if you don't like rap, this might not be for you

87
Absorbing, Great acting, Slow, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You want to see wonderful actors perform a compelling story about a family of bad people

Don't see it if You don't like long plays, it drags a bit towards the end

56
Sleep No More
Chelsea
Disappointing, Confusing, Great staging, Overrated

See it if You don't have high expectations & don't mind being confused. The lack of dialogue was especially confusing. The ending was very well staged

Don't see it if You've bought into all the hype around the show. Too much "story-telling" via dance. Sale of explanatory guides for $20 after says it all.

89
During previews
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Great writing, Relevant, Ambitious

See it if You're a fan of political drama. This is very well-executed with great performances from a large cast of characters, without confusion

Don't see it if You don't like particularly long plays or if you have no interest in political subject matter

89
In Transit
Midtown W
Great singing, Great staging, Funny, Delightful, Quirky

See it if You're interested to see a very unique musical with sweet stories about people

Don't see it if You don't like a capella or are uncomfortable with modern relationships

85
Life According to Saki
East Village
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if You're open to unconventional theatre and want to experience excellent short stories on the stage.

Don't see it if You're wearing really warm clothing - the theatre is super hot. Also, if you only like musicals, don't bother.

92
The Humans
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Funny

See it if You want a truly relatable story about life. Great performances by all the cast and a fantastic story about families

Don't see it if You only like musicals. Other than that, I can't think of a reason!

75
During previews
Rancho Viejo
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Funny, Slow

See it if The story is very engaging for the first two acts and the acting is great

Don't see it if Needs to be shorter, loses its way in the third act

75
Orwell In America
Midtown E
Entertaining, Funny, Relevant

See it if You're interested in how socialism can be a dirty word

Don't see it if There wasn't much to take away and I left a little disappointed

70
During previews
The Encounter
Midtown W
Original, Quirky, Slow, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You are open to an entirely nontraditional theater experience with minimal but very effective staging

Don't see it if You only want a traditional experience and can't sit down for 2 hours with no intermission. It's 20-30 minutes too long.

79
Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Delightful, Clever

See it if You like the show Horrible Histories, and if you like Broadway spoofs

Don't see it if You are offended by sexual innuendo

79
During previews
Radiant Vermin
Midtown E
Great acting, Original, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Clever

See it if You enjoyed Mercury Fur and like being left to think about your morals.

Don't see it if You don't like English accents. The end is a bit drawn out for me but was excellently performed

100
Must see, Original, Exquisite, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You're interested to see a serious story told in a heartbreaking but funny way, with great writing, acting, singing, music & staging

Don't see it if You're uncomfortable with issues of sexuality, otherwise this show is for everyone

90
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Enchanting, Funny

See it if You've ever enjoyed a musical. It's a funny show with a great story that's told very well. The musical talent is great.

Don't see it if You're not Oz-minded

85
American Psycho
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if You like excellent musical numbers, though the best is front loaded before the intermission. The actors were all fantastic.

Don't see it if You have a problem with profane language, sex or murder

85
Richard II (BAM)
Brooklyn
Absorbing, Riveting

See it if You want to be absorbed

Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare

95
Thank God For Jokes
East Village
Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Must see

See it if You've liked any of his jokes, or if you've never heard of him. Go see it!

Don't see it if You hate to laugh, particularly to the point of abdominal pain

95
The Effect
West Village
Great acting, Great writing, Intense, Must see, Thought-provoking

See it if One of the best plays I've seen, thoroughly engaging story, excellently acted

Don't see it if I can't say anything negative about it

90
During previews
Straight
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Romantic

See it if Excellent story, found myself totally immersed into their lives. Quite a bit of suspense and some surprises

Don't see it if You're not into stories about complicated relationships

75
Mercury Fur
Midtown W
Original, Slow, Intense, Edgy, Great staging

See it if you want to see something unlike any play you've seen before

Don't see it if post-apocalyptic settings aren't your thing,

75
Matilda
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Great acting, Heart-warming

See it if you loved the book, or the movie, if you like Tim Minchin, or even if you're just looking to leave the theater smiling

Don't see it if you have an issue with performing children, or if you hated the book, or movie

90
The Flick
West Village
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Quirky, Relevant

See it if you're a movie buff and/or you love a simple but great story

Don't see it if you don't want to try to connect random actors by movies for days afterwards