Suzanne 2

Egg Harbor | 50-64 | Female
About:  Happy to be able to appreciate creative folk with real talent - my talent is to be the audience.
Reviews (78)
90
During previews
Hilarious, Raunchy, Riveting, Poignant, A unique voice

See it if You’d enjoy a unique one woman show that brings you from laughter to tears over and over. Phoebe W-B is a brilliant writer and performer.

Don't see it if You’re uncomfortable with graphic talk about sex; you don’t like one person shows; you want straightforward narrative

Also FYI, there’s lots of explicit dialogue about sex - stay away of that w... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Great acting, Disturbingly relevant,, Creatively adapted, Fractured storytelling, Distracting set transitions

See it if Acting is uniformly impressive, Sorkin makes story resonate without being preachy

Don't see it if Don’t like long plays (almost 3 hours), not interested in issues of race, are TKAM purist (it does adapt the story a bit)

Also I’m disappointed because so much was so good, but the memory play form... Read more Read less

92
During previews
Great acting, Must see, Clever, Thought-provoking, Gut-punching

See it if Large cast of superb actors and all the characters are vivid, fully drawn, and give voice to the many aspects of Irish independence movement

Don't see it if There’s humor but it’s pretty serious and emotionally draining. Irish brogue could be difficult for some in audience.

82
Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great vehicle for edie falco

See it if Timely reminder of how women’s participation in politics has (and hasn’t) changed; Falco’s performance is extraordinary

Don't see it if There’s lots to think about but it’s not a neatly wrapped package. If you want straightforward drama maybe this isn’t for you.

79
Entertaining, Fluffy, Great cast deserves better songs and book

See it if You enjoyed the film, like rom-coms and pop music, want light entertainment

Don't see it if Don’t like pop scores (this isn’t a good one) want a thoughtful or challenging book

Also It’s an entertaining few hours, and might be a big hit (saw it day bef... Read more Read less

90
Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Clever

See it if It’s an American classic, beautifully directed and acted. And there are laughs! It’s not all grim.

Don't see it if You’re triggered by depiction of AIDS, you’re not ready to commit hours to a show.

Also I saw Falsettos last year and felt that it didn’t hold up well. Angels... Read more Read less

92
Great acting, Great staging, Riveting, Great writing, Masterful

See it if The performances are all wonderful but Billie Piper is unforgettable. Unique staging (as always for Armory). Fascinating modern adaptation.

Don't see it if The issue of infertility is a trigger for you. You’re looking for light entertainment.

Also After the show it took quite a while to get my breath back. I will be ... Read more Read less

80
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Cheerfully feminist

See it if An entertaining modern fairy tale. Staging is lovely if not innovative. Singing uniformly excellent. Entertaining for kids and adults.

Don't see it if Fairy tales bore you. You prefer classic musicals to modern ones. You’re expecting innovative staging like Lion King.

Also Why the complaints that this isn’t groundbreaking? Great story, heroin... Read more Read less

75
Clever, Disappointing, Great staging, Repetitive, Talented cast

See it if Acting, direction and staging were excellent. It moves at a brisk pace and holds your attention. Evils-of-capitalism theme is eternal.

Don't see it if It became more didactic than entertaining for me somewhere in the second act. I wanted a new take on self-interest vs compassion and equity.

85
Great singing, Relevant, Masterful, Beautiful score, Enchanting

See it if You support new musicals with original scores. Beautiful use of Middle Eastern musical styles. and moving theme of power of music.

Don't see it if A slip of a plot but moving characters. Miss it if MidEast peace is touchy for you. 90 minutes without interruption.

Also What a beautiful and original score! Performers sing and play instrume... Read more Read less

80
Clever, Funny, Hilarious, Absurdist, Non-linear

See it if You want to see some excellent comedic acting and have an evening of laughs.

Don't see it if You like straightforward plots and traditional comedy. It’s non-linear and absurd.

Also The audience laughed non-stop. Martin’s writing gets some great comic ... Read more Read less

90
Enchanting, Great singing, Transcendent dancing, Lush orchestrations, Redeems a dated show

See it if Unbelievably beautiful singing by Kelli O’Hara and Patrick Wilson, and Robert Fairchild’s dancing is swoon-worthy.

Don't see it if You’re bothered by a thin plot/book, lots of dancing, 1947 melodies and somewhat operatic singing.

Also It’s a privilege to see perfect singing and dancing, even if the show ... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Delightful, Funny, Clever, Outstanding design, Will leave you smiling

See it if Set, lighting and costume design are delightfully creative. The actors give it their all, and look like they’re having a great time.

Don't see it if Second act drags a bit (but I saw first preview so expect changes). Score is uneven (by multiple musicians, so no wonder.) Still, great fun!

Also This is pure fun, a creative spectacle and a great time. Can’t say eno... Read more Read less

85
Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining, Philosophical in a fun way, Must-see andy karl

See it if It's a fun, pop-score musical with imaginative staging, an excellent cast and stand out performances by Andy Karl and Barrett Doss.

Don't see it if You're a curmudgeon who hates musicals. You dislike being entertained.

Also It's not as great as Minchin's Matilda, but it's solid and very enjoya... Read more Read less

69
Disappointing, Forgettable score, Cartoonish (not in a good way), Waste of fine talent, Original film songs the best part

See it if You have a child who's already seen Lion King, Aladdin, Wicked etc; You want a preview of a touring show/community theater production

Don't see it if You're expecting a visually or musically creative show. Sets inexplicably minimal and music (other than songs from 1960s film) forgettable.

Also Im a huge fan of John Doyle's minimalist musicals but this just annoye... Read more Read less

90
Great acting, Absorbing, Intelligent, Clever, Relevant

See it if It's a marvelous showcase for fine acting by a talented cast. The play has held up very well and is still relevant today.

Don't see it if Drama and traditional, "well-made plays" don't appeal to you. There are darkly funny moments but it's definitely a drama.

75
Great singing, Entertaining, Beautifully costumed, Surface-deep, Intriguing subject

See it if Lupine and Ebersole are worth seeing (and hearing) under any circumstances. Also if you are interested in costume design this is a feast.

Don't see it if Don't expect any depth to the characterizations of Rubenstein and Arden, who are worth more attention. Don't expect a lot of dancing.

60
During previews
Disappointing, Charmless, Forgettable, A waste of philippa soo's talent, Misconceived

See it if Philippa Soo is the only reason to see this show. Her clear, sweet voice is always a pleasure.

Don't see it if It isn't terrible, but it isn't good. Not sure why anyone put so much work into this: what were they hoping for? It's entirely forgettable.

Also The music is bland. The book takes the curious quirky "plot" of the fi... Read more Read less

85
Great singing, Intelligent, Masterful, Thought-provoking, Enchanting

See it if You love Sondheim and want to hear it sung extremely well. Jake Gyllenhall:who knew he has mad singing skills?

Don't see it if You're in the mood for a musical that's flat-out entertaining without intellectual challenge (nothing wrong with that!)

78
For a previous production
Entertaining, Funny, Relevant, Resonant, Energetic

See it if You like intelligent topical comedy from a skilled performer.

Don't see it if You're expecting a traditional comedic play. It really is more of a well staged monologue.

95
Intense, Riveting, Great singing, Great staging, Must see

See it if It's a unique opportunity to experience an exquisite and classic musical in the most intimate setting possible.

Don't see it if You think you can't bear limited accompaniment or close contact with the actors.

Also One of the most memorable experiences I've had in the theater. Sweeney... Read more Read less

55
Ambitious, Disappointing, Great staging, Slow, Quirky

See it if You enjoy the absurd and the experimental. It's an immersive performance piece. The set is unique and impressive.

Don't see it if I was so disappointed: there was no real reflection on the significance of stuff in our identities. It felt like a silent movie or a mime or

Also Clowning piece. Amusing in parts but not enough to sustain interest. B... Read more Read less

95
Must see, Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Resonant

See it if You appreciate musicals with emotional weight and you want to be moved, you want to see a Broadway star being born (Ben Platt)

Don't see it if You want light amusement, you prefer traditional musicals and dislike modern scores

Also If you have personal experience with a teen who has committed suicide ... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Clever, Funny, Delightful, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if You enjoy small immersive shows; you like folk music; you are interested in ballads, legends and myths;you're a fan of the unique and quirky

Don't see it if You are irritated by immersive projects; you're bored by myths; you don't want to throw back a Scotch while watching a show

79
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Old fashioned, Runs long

See it if You don't want to miss the opportunity to see a stellar cast

Don't see it if You're expecting an evening of Nathan Lane, you like your comedies short and snappy

Also This terrific cast gave their all, and they breathed life into a 90 ye... Read more Read less

69
During previews
Confusing, Quirky, Ambitious, Melodic score, Trippy choreography

See it if You like to see new original musicals; you’re really a fan of Alice in Wonderland (book, not movie)

Don't see it if You don’t like pop scores; you like coherent plots; you aren’t at all familiar with Alice in Wonderland

Also I wanted to love this but it’s kind of a mess. Combining the WWII sett... Read more Read less

87
During previews
Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if It’s pretty much a must-see drama of this season. All performances are great but Elaine May is extraordinary.

Don't see it if If you’ll be triggered by portrayal of dementia and family’s response.

Also EM does a devastatingly good job of portraying a woman who descends fr... Read more Read less

84
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant, Relevant, Intense

See it if You’re interested in a drama addressing race and class in America through the lens of one family

Don't see it if You’re not ready for a political drama.

Also Washington and Pasquale were superb. Much of the play was gripping, bu... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Clever, Relevant, Great acting, Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in journalism; the issue of literal vs larger truth; are a fan of Jones, Radcliffe or Cannavale (all are terrific)

Don't see it if Despite the topic, it’s extremely funny and flies by at 90 minutes - unless you want a musical, I recommend it

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Riveting, Intense, Compelling

See it if For Carey Mulligan’s performance. I was riveted throughout. It’s both funny and heartbreaking.

Don't see it if If you’re not adept at non-posh British accents, don’t like solo performances, or could be triggered by drama.

Also As the reviews say, there’s a twist/reveal late in the show that shoul... Read more Read less

81
During previews
Great singing, Beautiful choreography and dancing, Character development and story suffer from cuts of songs and dialogue, Controversial issue of domestic abuse, A musical classic but strange story

See it if Beautiful singing by leading cast. Stunning choreography, thrilling dancing.

Don't see it if You don’t like classics or singing more operatic-style than modern shows; even exquisite dance bores you: domestic abuse triggers you

Also I know it’s a classic and some consider it one of the best musicals of... Read more Read less

83
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Impressive sets and costumes, Restrained

See it if You love a beautifully melodic old fashioned score; you don’t want loud and frantic entertainment.

Don't see it if You’re bored by classic musicals or you have set ideas about how MFL should be produced.

Also If you’ve loved the score of MFL since childhood as I have, this is a ... Read more Read less

93
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if It’s an evening of extraordinary acting and thought provoking drama (not without some humor.)

Don't see it if It’s talk without action. If that doesn’t appeal, make another choice.

Also I was thoroughly engaged from beginning to end. Glenda Jackson is rive... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Disappointing, Great singing, Beautifully staged and lit, Uneven, Excellent rylance

See it if Rylance fans and fans of Baroque music will love it. It’s staged beautifully, sung w/o amplification, and candlelit. Unusual and lovely

Don't see it if Don’t expect a well-written play, despite a great premise. Avoid if you can’t enjoy Baroque countertenor singing.

Also I was disappointed that this wasn’t better written. Most of first act ... Read more Read less

75
Great singing, Ambitious, Intimate, Not very theatrical

See it if Essentiallly an alternative folky concert telling a story. But wonderful singing and creative movement/choreography and lighting.

Don't see it if A true story about falling in love and fear of death sounds indulgent or too intimate for you. You want Broadway type music or hate folk.

Also I liked most of the music very much and really admire the singing. The... Read more Read less

79
Entertaining, Great singing, Relevant, Funny, Delightful

See it if You’re looking for a fun, all-out singing and dancing show. Female lead cast is very good.

Don't see it if You won’t like a show about teenagers or a message about bullying and self-esteem wrapped up in the fun.

Also You don’t have to have seen the movie to enjoy this, nor do you have t... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Quirky, Satisfyingly silly

See it if You liked Kate Hamill’s S&S. It’s an irreverent take on Austen that stays true to (but modernizes) the themes and emotions of original.

Don't see it if Not for Janeite purists. Be prepared for gender blind casting, silliness and modern music.

Also I loved her Sense & Sensibility but hated her Vanity Fair (to me, that... Read more Read less

88
Great staging, Great singing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You enjoy immersive staging or just creative staging; you enjoy new and different musical scores; you support innovative theater.

Don't see it if Immersive theater annoys you; traditional musicals are your preference.

Also I enjoyed this far more than I expected. I had seen it in the downtown... Read more Read less

89
During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Hilarious

See it if You love Shakespeare and enjoy new takes that give you new insights into classic plays

Don't see it if You want period dress and sets. The production doesn't mess with text but has virtually no set or costumes. And it's almost 4 hours.

Also I enjoy stripped down productions that let you focus on text and actin... Read more Read less

78
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Clever

See it if You enjoyed Bedlam's Sense & Sensibility. You are up for a modern, funny, offbeat version of a literary classic.

Don't see it if You're offended by productions that take liberties with classics.

Also I'm still trying to figure out why I didn't enjoy this as much as Sens... Read more Read less

90
Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Delightful, Great staging

See it if You appreciate a classic musical, revived with care and love. You want to smile through a show from overture to curtain call.

Don't see it if You only like modern musicals. This is traditional but delightfully old fashioned.

Also Not since Hamilton have I been in an audience that was giddy to be the... Read more Read less

92
During previews
Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy thoughtful but humorous drama. If you liked The Humans, you might enjoy this. Funny but points of view explored sympathetically

Don't see it if You're offended by the idea of a modern exploration of a classic

80
During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Visually stunning

See it if The staging and direction in this production are outstanding and worth seeing. Direction and acting made even Expressionist drama compelling

Don't see it if You prefer comedy, naturalistic drama, or avoid site-specific unusual staging.

Also The play has resonance for current politics but the style is not what ... Read more Read less

80
Entertaining, Intelligent, Refreshing, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You want something uplifting without being saccharine. You enjoy Anglo-Irish-Scottish folk music (traces of this in the score)

Don't see it if As others have said, if 9/11 is a trigger for you

81
Delightful, Fluffy, Hilarious, Retro, Clever

See it if You enjoy the music of Cole Porter, old movie musicals, old-time risqué humor

Don't see it if You prefer the modern, don't care for wordplay

80
For a previous production
Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Silly, Skillfully executed

See it if You want a light evening of well made slapstick comedy.

Don't see it if You want sophisticated British humor. This is in the vein of vaudeville, panto or Benny Hill.

Also A cocktail or two before the show is probably a good idea. Critical fa... Read more Read less

80
Entertaining, Intelligent, Clever, Great dancing, Emotionally resonant

See it if You enjoy thoughtful revivals of musical classics, you're as interested in the emotional impact as the musical chops, you're a Sutton Foster

Don't see it if You have specific ideas of how this show "ought to be" produced, you dislike musicals in small venues with small casts

Also What you lose in brassiness (literally, there's not brass section) in ... Read more Read less

75
Quirky, Great singing, Clever, Entertaining, Silly

See it if You like quirky, small Off-Bway musicals

Don't see it if Your tolerance for quirkiness is limited.

Also I was expecting full-on comedy, was surprised by the sentimentality. W... Read more Read less

92
During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Resonant

See it if You enjoy beautifully written and acted family drama. This is an exquisite reflection on love and loss (but not a drag, I promise).

Don't see it if You prefer dramas with lots of action or elaborate sets and costumes. This takes place in the present, in real time, while a family prepares

Also You might not appreciate this play (might even struggle to understand ... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Clever, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Intense, Confounding

See it if You want a challenging theatrical experience with many issues to consider and complex characters

Don't see it if You want something light, you need linear story lines, you're not interested in historical settings

Also I'm still thinking about this, and think it will be occupying my thoug... Read more Read less