Tami N Shaloum

New York City | 35-49 | Female
About:  exploring the world through theater
Reviews (37)
95
Ambitious, Great writing, Great staging, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you like immersive, site-specific theater where you get to wander around an abandoned house on Governor's Island.

Don't see it if you don't want to be on your feet and moving throughout an 80-minute show. You don't want to interact with actors.

100
Thought-provoking, Masterful, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy magic shows. Derren Brown is one of the best! So entertaining and delightful!

Don't see it if you don't like being manipulated or not knowing how tricks are done.

65
Tender Napalm
Soho/Tribeca
Great writing, Intelligent, Indulgent, Edgy, Confusing

See it if you like experimental theater that doesn't have a straightforward narrative.

Don't see it if you need a linear plot to enjoy theater.

60
Dying City
Midtown W
Indulgent, Disappointing, Relevant, Cliched, Banal

See it if You like stories about 9/11 and the aftermath. Interesting relationship between the two characters.

Don't see it if There was so much potential but the characters, staging, acting, storyline were just so flat. I could care less about the characters.

92
Queen of Hearts
Brooklyn
Riveting, Great singing, Great staging, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if if you're interested in the story of Alice in Wonderland being told through song, burlesque, circus arts, and dance.

Don't see it if you want to preserve Alice's innocence.

90
Refuge
Gramercy
Relevant, Must see, Great acting, Exquisite, Entertaining

See it if you like shows that portray a beautiful and moving story in a unique way. Everything from the staging to the acting was impeccable!

Don't see it if you don't like stories about the Holocaust, or you don't like plays that contain foreign languages.

70
Intelligent, Quirky, Great staging, Funny, Confusing

See it if you enjoy puppetry, the story of Dr. Faust, and tongue-in-cheek humor.

Don't see it if you do not think puppetry is an appropriate way to tell classic stories, you might get a little confused if you don't know the story well.

69
Relevant, Funny, Great staging, Confusing, Clever

See it if you enjoy stories about LGBTQ rights. You like experimental theatre.

Don't see it if you find it annoying reading subtitles. You don't like plays in another language.

50
Confusing, Slow, Indulgent, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you like watching a dramatization of what is essentially a long poem.

Don't see it if you do not like lyrical, poetic writing. You prefer more action.

75
Clever, Funny, Intelligent, Entertaining, Educational

See it if you are interested in Japanese culture.

Don't see it if you don't like seeing someone perform something from another culture outside their own.

68
For a previous production
Confusing, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if You like bright flashy neon, nightclubs, dancing, and unusual, experimental shows.

Don't see it if You don't like standing on your feet for an entire show, loud noises, or if strobe lights make you dizzy.

90
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you enjoy wonderful acting, funny, clever, and topical story line.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy talk-heavy plays.

90
Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you are a fan of SATC, you like parodies, you want a fun night out with friends! Even if you don't like SATC, you will have fun.

Don't see it if you do not like one-woman shows, you don't like when actors talk to the audience.

100
Clever, Enchanting, Great staging, Delightful, Funny

See it if you enjoy whimsical productions, joyful movement and quest stories.

Don't see it if you think children's theatre is just for kids.

100
In & Of Itself
Gramercy
Clever, Enchanting, Great staging, Profound

See it if you like magic tricks and poignant autobiographical details.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy illusionists.

88
Venus
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy smart writing, period dramas, stories about strong females, racial tension.

Don't see it if You have a strong aversion to women being mistreated.

100
Must see, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful, Entertaining

See it if you want to see an amazing show with amazing performances and story, an interesting and original story, and a great score.

Don't see it if you don't like contemporary stories.

100
Entertaining, Great acting, Ambitious, Epic, Great singing

See it if you enjoy big, epic musicals with grand staging and wonderful performances.

Don't see it if you don't like big Broadway musicals.

100
Great acting, Absorbing, Intelligent, Profound, Relevant

See it if You know someone with Alzheimers, you want to see masterful storytelling and incredible acting.

Don't see it if You get upset by uncomfortable themes.

85
(A)loft Modulation
Midtown W
Masterful, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you like jazz music, inventive set design, and an absorbing story with lots of little twists.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy jazz music, you need to have a linear plot, you don't like stories about junkies, vagrants, and prostitutes.

50
Cliched, Insipid, Fluffy, Slow, Banal

See it if you like stories about the mundanities of relationships.

Don't see it if you are expecting anything groundbreaking. This show is simply a slice of life about two women who are dating and the ups and downs.

75
Delightful, Fluffy, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You like musicals about high school kids and their emotions.

Don't see it if The music is a bit repetitive and not very memorable.

100
During previews
Intelligent, Relevant, Must see, Great acting, Delightful

See it if you like to see fresh and modernized Shakespeare productions. It's amazing what this company has done with the material.

Don't see it if you prefer the old-school, classic kind of Shakespeare, with British accents, etc.

90
During previews
Absorbing, Indulgent, Intelligent, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you like French artist Toulouse-Lautrec and the Moulin Rouge. It's an interesting story about his life and art.

Don't see it if you don't like site-specific experimental theatre. There is no dedicated "stage" and the actors perform all around you.

90
During previews
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Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Raunchy, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you like to see dramas about non-traditional lifestyles. You are in the kink scene or want to learn more about it.

Don't see it if you are prude, ignorant, repressed, or don't want to see images of people getting whipped and flogged for fun.

95
Holy Day
West Village
Masterful, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if This is a great show with an amazing cast, solid writing and stage direction, with a very absorbing and fascinating story.

Don't see it if you are triggered easily by rape and child murder. It's a bit bleak so if you must have a happy story, don't see this.

70
Ambitious, Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a stripped down version of this classic Sondheim musical.

Don't see it if you don't like fairy tales, musicals, or Sondheim.

75
Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if you enjoy plays that deal with very real cultural and political issues.

Don't see it if you don't like plays that jump ahead years in time.

100
During previews
Skin
Midtown W
Funny, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Clever, Masterful

See it if you enjoy skillful storytelling without words and props. This is a company that takes mime to another level to tell modern stories.

Don't see it if you might not know what's going on all the time, you don't like using your imagination.

80
Gloria: A Life
Gramercy
Great staging, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if you are a feminist and enjoy plays about people's lives.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy bio shows.

10
Fate Still Rests
Brooklyn
Excruciating, Slow, Overrated, Disappointing, Intense

See it if you like to have your eardrums blown out. The acoustics were terrible.

Don't see it if The worst show I've ever attended. The music was horrible and way too loud. The singing was just okay, the staging not ideal for back rows.

90
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy learning things through entertainment.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy rap.

90
Clever, Funny, Intelligent, Great writing, Resonant

See it if It's a great lesson on the rich history of Latin America told through the lens of a father/son dynamic.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in Latinx history.

90
Absorbing, Ambitious, Epic, Great writing

See it if you enjoy sprawling epics that jump in timeline.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of history.

100
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Resonant

See it if you enjoy period dramas.

Don't see it if you're bored by a lot of talking.

75
The Present
Midtown W
Great acting, Masterful, Thought-provoking, Romantic, Indulgent

See it if you are a Cate Blanchett superfan.

Don't see it if you're bored by Chekhov.

100
Heisenberg
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Entertaining, Hilarious

See it if You are a fan of Mary-Louise Parker.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy plot twists.