Show Addict

Union City | 50-64 | Female
About:  Live is where I live! Former theatrical technician (off to waaaaay off Broadway), love theatre and other live performances. Only time and money (lack of both) keep me from seeing alllllllll the shows.
Reviews (22)
79
Great movement, Confusing, Intelligent, Intense

See it if you are interested in different cultures and women's stories

Don't see it if you like a clear plot and traditional play

Also Well performed piece, with intense moments of choreography and sound f... Read more Read less

77
Betrayal
Midtown W
Great staging, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like Pinter, and you like intense relationship stories

Don't see it if you don't like wordy plays with no traditional set changes, you prefer more action or musicals

69
Disappointing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you like Meatloaf's classics, rock n roll, outstanding vocals, high energy show

Don't see it if you need a clear story or don't like very loud music, don't like Meatloaf's music.

Also Was hoping to love this, because I do love the music which is a bit th... Read more Read less

82
Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant, Clever

See it if You like Irish theatre, drama about family struggles

Don't see it if You struggle with heavy accents, aren't interested in period pieces with resonance to today

80
During previews
Oo-Bla-Dee
Red Bank
Great staging, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great singing

See it if You like jazz music, stories of female empowerment, thought-provoking portrayal of the struggle against prejudice

Don't see it if You want light entertainment or a child-friendly show

85
Cyprus Avenue
East Village
Great acting, Edgy, Relevant, Intense, Funny

See it if you are interested in/are familiar with Northern Irish politics, psychological study of a person grappling with his beliefs

Don't see it if you are easily offended by strong language, violent situations, struggle to understand the Northern Irish accent & vernacular

85
During previews
Get the Boat
Soho/Tribeca
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in the real, raw emotions of women choosing abortion, and forced to leave their country to seek it.

Don't see it if You are not open to discussion of a difficult topic, aren't interested in women's issues, or want light entertainment

Also The time flew so quickly due to the intensity of the story and acting.... Read more Read less

95
Masterful, Riveting, Great singing, Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to spend an evening listening to Bruce tell his story in words and song, and can put your phone away for 2 hours.

Don't see it if you don't like Springsteen, expect a full concert, or expect him to perform songs exactly like the recordings or full-band shows.

Also This was like sitting in Bruce's (theatre sized) living room with 900 ... Read more Read less

100
Delightful, Enchanting, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you want to be thoroughly entertained by a beautifully staged, danced, & sung classic stage musical. Bette Midler is incredible!

Don't see it if you don't like the occasional corny-ness of classic musicals, or don't like huge productions

80
Cagney
Midtown W
Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you like Cagney, tap dancing, stories of old Hollywood, good old-fashioned musicals in a smaller theatre.

Don't see it if you want a meaty book, in-depth look at Cagney's life

85
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You're interested in race relations history, South Africa, and human relationships. You like thought-provoking drama.

Don't see it if You want happy, feel-good entertainment, or want to bring young children.

95
Entertaining, Must see, Thought-provoking, Great singing, Enchanting

See it if You are interested in Maori culture, soulful songs and storytelling, or learning about other cultures

Don't see it if You are bothered by songs and some dialogue in an unfamiliar language, or prefer a more traditional play rather than a cabaret style show

Also Amazing singing, storytelling, and modern take on Maori culture. If yo... Read more Read less

100
Great music, Must see, Great singing, Great staging, Resonant

See it if you enjoying a modern telling of Greek mythology with energetic jazz/blues soundtrack. Timeless tale resonates strongly in today's world.

Don't see it if You prefer traditional musicals or quiet drama

76
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Slow, Intense

See it if You like classic Irish theatre, you want to see a lesser known work by one of Ireland's best playwrights.

Don't see it if You struggle with heavy accents, struggle to pay attention to dramas with a lot of talk but little movement.

85
Great staging, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

See it if You like classic Irish theatre, are interested in the 1916 uprising

Don't see it if You struggle with strong accents, don't like the slight melodrama of a period piece, aren't interested in Irish history

85
Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Great staging

See it if you enjoy jukebox musicals performed by a talented, hard-working cast, fun date night, fun evening in general

Don't see it if you prefer shows to have dialogue and a plot, don't like rock/pop/country/r&b music

90
Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You like a modern classic Broadway musical, elaborate production and costumes, are a fan of the music

Don't see it if You aren't into Andrew Lloyd Webber, don't like operatic voices, prefer more intimate productions

Also It only took something like 30yrs to finally get around to this, mainl... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Innit
Soho/Tribeca
Great acting, Relevant, Resonant, Raunchy, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in the story of a teen navigating the high school years, nostalgia for 90s, journey to adulthood both poignant and funny

Don't see it if You don't like 1-person shows, struggle to understand Manchester accent and vernacular

75
Facing the Bull
Greenwich V
Clever, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant, Quirky

See it if you like non-traditional, cabaret style, female journey and self-empowerment, folky rock music in an intimate setting

Don't see it if you prefer polished, big productions in traditional theatrical settings

90
Absorbing, Intense, Funny, Refreshing

See it if You are open to a different kind of Shakespeare experience. Brilliant staging, incredible acting. Not traditional, yet very accessible.

Don't see it if you are a traditionalist or have problems sitting still, staying off your phone, and not talking for up to 90min without a break.

90
Falsettos
Midtown W
Clever, Great singing, Great staging, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You love shows about human relationships in the modern world, very clever staging, 80s flashbacks, great singing and acting

Don't see it if You want a fluffy, happy show, are at all homophobic or intolerant of non-traditional definitions of family

95
The Encounter
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Masterful, Intelligent, Great staging, Resonant

See it if You love good storytelling and/or amazing audio design. Also if you want a very different, personal theatrical experience.

Don't see it if You want to let the actors do all the work to entertain you, you need a lot of visual stimulation, or can't sit still for 2hrs.

Also While Simon McBurney DOES do a lot of work to entertain and inform, th... Read more Read less