Tami N Shaloum

New York City | 35-49 | Female
About:  exploring the world through theater
Reviews (58)
80
During previews
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Edgy, Entertaining, Absorbing
November 28th, 2022

See it if you enjoy historical fiction, two-handers, and romance stories.

Don't see it if you get squeamish about Nazism.

90
During previews
Masterful, Great singing, Great acting, Dated, Entertaining
November 18th, 2022

See it if you want to see a faithful adaptation of the classic musical.

Don't see it if you dislike reading supertitles.

100
Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever, Delightful, Absorbing
October 9th, 2022

See it if you like magic shows. This was a thoroughly delightful and entertaining night of theater.

Don't see it if you are shy and don't want to be involved in an evening of up-close magic.

85
During previews
Masterful, Profound, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Edgy
October 8th, 2022

See it if You want to see a masterwork from one of the greatest playwrights right now, performed by two top-notch actors.

Don't see it if You may find some scenes repetitive. It serves the story but also slows the pace a bit.

85
Absorbing, Quirky, Hilarious, Edgy, Entertaining
September 25th, 2022

See it if you enjoy improv with a twist, you like theatre that can go anywhere, you can laugh at people doing silly things, you want to be hypnotized!

Don't see it if you prefer scripted shows with a plot, you find it uncomfortable to watch people do things under hypnosis.

75
Slow, Intense, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting
September 7th, 2022

See it if you're a fan of the book, you like stories about Afghanistan, friendship, regrets, and second chances.

Don't see it if it moved a bit slowly at times, and was a bit overlong. I think it stayed true to the source material, which may be why it was so long.

80
During previews
Resonant, Intelligent, Edgy, Great acting, Ambitious
April 18th, 2022

See it if you enjoy dance, spoken word, and like shows that speak to feminist issues.

Don't see it if you need a plot to keep you interested.

75
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intense, Great writing
March 28th, 2022

See it if Great, relevant story about the school-to-prison pipeline. Well-written, some of the acting was powerful.

Don't see it if Pacing felt off due to scene changes and interstitial video images repeating over and over. Some of the acting was forced and inconsistent.

90
During previews
Thought-provoking, Profound, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting
January 18th, 2022

See it if you want to watch a realistic workplace drama. The play has amazing performances all around, anchored by the wonderful Phylicia Rashad.

Don't see it if I don't have anything negative to say about this play. It's absorbing, the characters are fully formed, and the storyline is interesting.

80
Clyde's (Broadway)
Midtown W
Relevant, Funny, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting
January 18th, 2022

See it if you enjoy contemporary stories. This is a great examination of formerly incarcerated people returning to the workplace.

Don't see it if can be repetitive at times.

85
Clever, Intelligent, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining
December 21st, 2021

See it if you are a fan of Bob Dylan and you enjoy intergenerational family dramas with lots of interesting characters.

Don't see it if you prefer big, brash, show-stopping musicals.

Also This is not like other "jukebox" musicals. Yes, it's Bob Dylan's music... Read more Read less

80
Preparedness
Soho/Tribeca
Resonant, Relevant, Great staging, Great writing, Funny
December 5th, 2021

See it if you like timely content about current events, delivered in a darkly humorous way.

Don't see it if you want pure escapism or if you startle easily.

85
Riveting, Great writing, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing
December 2nd, 2021

See it if you like great singing, great acting, and a powerful story.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy stories about the Civil Rights movement.

85
Riveting, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing, Edgy
October 23rd, 2021

See it if Great performances and an absorbing reenactment of a real FBI interrogation. It uses the transcript word for word to thrilling effect.

Don't see it if You want to see something that an actual playwright wrote. You startle easily.

85
BLINDNESS
Gramercy
Resonant, Intense, Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing
May 11th, 2021

See it if you like non-traditional theater. This is a fairly intense show about a fictional pandemic, almost dystopian. Mostly audio, clever lighting.

Don't see it if you are easily disturbed by bright lights and sudden loud noises, you are squeamish at descriptions of violence.

80
Enchanting, Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining
March 2nd, 2020

See it if you are a fan of Sondheim, his words and his music.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy autobiographical shows narrated by the artist himself, or shows that don't have a clear narrative.

75
Rules of Desire
Midtown W
Intense, Intelligent, Great writing, Absorbing, Edgy
February 29th, 2020

See it if you are interested in psychological dramas.

Don't see it if you are put off by frank and misogynistic sexual banter.

70
Border People
Midtown W
Great acting, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Indulgent
February 21st, 2020

See it if you like stories of immigrants, asylum seekers, and refugees. Some stories are funny, some are moving, some are heartbreaking.

Don't see it if you are skeptical of white people imitating people from different racial and ethnic groups.

75
Slow, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great staging, Ambitious
January 24th, 2020

See it if You like puppetry, marching band percussion, stories about people of color.

Don't see it if You don't like loud music, you like more acting, less narration.

90
Orpheus & Eurydice
Soho/Tribeca
Intelligent, Delightful, Great writing, Great singing, Enchanting
December 12th, 2019

See it if This is a modern retelling of the classic Greek myth. It's romantic without being sentimental or sappy. The original music is gorgeous.

Don't see it if you like your musicals with a lot of flash.

65
Great writing, Slow, Great acting, Great staging, Dated
December 3rd, 2019

See it if you like slow, thoughtful straight plays without much action.

Don't see it if you don't want to hear southern accents.

95
Ambitious, Great writing, Great staging, Clever, Absorbing
October 6th, 2019

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.

85
(A)loft Modulation
Midtown W
Masterful, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious
October 6th, 2019

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.

100
Thought-provoking, Masterful, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing
September 25th, 2019

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.

50
Cliched, Insipid, Fluffy, Slow, Banal
August 29th, 2019

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.

65
Tender Napalm
Soho/Tribeca
Great writing, Intelligent, Indulgent, Edgy, Confusing
July 25th, 2019

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.

75
Delightful, Fluffy, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining
July 5th, 2019

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.

60
Dying City
Midtown W
Indulgent, Disappointing, Relevant, Cliched, Banal
July 1st, 2019

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.

100
During previews
Intelligent, Relevant, Must see, Great acting, Delightful
June 5th, 2019

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.

92
Queen of Hearts
Brooklyn
Riveting, Great singing, Great staging, Edgy, Entertaining
May 28th, 2019

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
During previews
Absorbing, Indulgent, Intelligent, Great writing, Entertaining
May 17th, 2019

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
Refuge
Gramercy
Relevant, Must see, Great acting, Exquisite, Entertaining
May 7th, 2019

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.

90
During previews
safeword.
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Raunchy, Great staging, Entertaining
April 18th, 2019

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.

70
Intelligent, Quirky, Great staging, Funny, Confusing
April 1st, 2019

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.

95
Holy Day
West Village
Masterful, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing
March 15th, 2019

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.

69
Relevant, Funny, Great staging, Confusing, Clever
March 13th, 2019

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.

70
Ambitious, Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing, Entertaining
March 11th, 2019

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.

50
Confusing, Slow, Indulgent, Great writing, Great acting
March 8th, 2019

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
Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great writing
March 4th, 2019

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.

75
Clever, Funny, Intelligent, Entertaining, Educational
February 20th, 2019

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.

100
During previews
Skin
Midtown W
Funny, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Clever, Masterful
January 21st, 2019

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.

68
For a previous production
Confusing, Edgy, Entertaining
January 20th, 2019

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.

80
Gloria: A Life
Gramercy
Great staging, Relevant, Absorbing
December 14th, 2018

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.

90
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Intelligent, Relevant
November 8th, 2018

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.

10
Fate Still Rests
Brooklyn
Excruciating, Slow, Overrated, Disappointing, Intense
October 22nd, 2018

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
Funny, Entertaining, Clever
October 8th, 2018

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.

90
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent
September 18th, 2018

See it if you enjoy learning things through entertainment.

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

100
Clever, Enchanting, Great staging, Delightful, Funny
January 11th, 2018

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.

90
Clever, Funny, Intelligent, Great writing, Resonant
January 6th, 2018

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.

100
In & Of Itself
Gramercy
Clever, Enchanting, Great staging, Profound
December 21st, 2017

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

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