Theater Thoughts

Greenwich | 25-34 | Female
About:  Lauren - Freelance Producer and Actor born and raised in New York. I work in commercial and independent theater. I love my family, friends, the arts, food and dog parks.
Reviews (38)
68
Slow, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Excruciating, Banal
November 4th, 2019

See it if you like interesting, mind provoking plays. The story is told in reverse, which is entertaining. Great acting & direction.

Don't see it if you get bored easily or don't like to follow story lines in reverse. Or if you like flashy, contemporary plays better.

48
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Disappointing, Excruciating, Intense, Overrated, Indulgent
November 4th, 2019

See it if you want to watch a sad, straight, 50 y/o man spiral in his own indulgence. This production was a step in the wrong direction.

Don't see it if you have the opportunity to see anything else on Broadway that contributes to a deeper conversation.

79
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Quirky, Great writing, Funny, Entertaining, Cliched
November 4th, 2019

See it if The writing is great. The supporting chars are hysterical! The story is funny and overall entertaining.

Don't see it if you don't like kitschy musicals or story lines. This musical won't change your life, but it is entertaining & relatable.

90
Masterful, Intelligent, Entertaining, Enchanting, Absorbing
November 4th, 2019

See it if you love magic and mind tricks. Super entertaining to watch...loved thee audience interaction and the anecdotes from Mr. Brown. Highly rec!

Don't see it if you find magic or mind bending to be dull and monotonous. Or if you don't like audience interaction.

94
Quirky, Refreshing, Funny, Delightful, Clever
November 4th, 2019

See it if you love comedy and especially south park comedy! Lots of laughs and just simply a great time at the theater!

Don't see it if you get offended very easily...

89
Intense, Entertaining, Ambitious, Edgy, Great writing
November 4th, 2019

See it if you want to know what the buzz is about. Great leading actors, incredible music & a great story re-imagined in a well done way.

Don't see it if you are not into musicals or weak, leading male characters.

84
Entertaining, Delightful, Fluffy, Great staging, Great singing
March 25th, 2019

See it if you love jukebox musicals & The Temptations.Great music you'll remember and great dancing you won't forget.

Don't see it if You get bored easily. It's clear in the writing its based on Otis' autobio. There are monotone moments in the book which make you lean back.

76
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Too much, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Dizzying, Ambitious
March 25th, 2019

See it if You love Bryan Cranston - he is fantastic! His acting and commitment are incredible. See if you love the movie like I do.

Don't see it if You get overwhelmed or don't like wordy plays. All the theatrical elements were dizzying. You need to really focus to get the story line.

68
Great singing, Quirky, Intense, Dizzying, Cliched
March 13th, 2019

See it if you gravitate towards teen-angst musicals with a sci-fi twist. Some moments are relatable, but majority of the story is "out there."

Don't see it if you don't wish to revisit your cliched high school years.

79
Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant, Intense
November 15th, 2018

See it if you are passionate about intriguing, intense conversations about race in America or if you like intense plays. Well done.

Don't see it if you do not like plays or dramatic plays.

68
Funny, Entertaining, Excruciating, Disappointing
November 15th, 2018

See it if you love Broadway musicals & want a feel good, sweet story about acceptance and love.

Don't see it if your looking for a riveting, life changing musical. Writing is dated and sometimes doesn't make sense. Don't see if you don't know Broadway.

90
For a previous production
Must see, Masterful, Hilarious, Great staging, Great acting
August 10th, 2018

See it if You love to laugh! This show is incredible all across the board! Sat in the mezz and loved every second. Different in all the right ways!

Don't see it if You hate to smile or don’t appreciate ironic, situational comedy or restoration comedy. Don’t see if you don’t like audience participation.

72
During previews
Quirky, Entertaining, Cliched, Cheesy, Fun
July 30th, 2018

See it if you enjoy the nostalgia of simpler, high school times and rock and roll bands. Pretty topical & cheesy, but fun. Cute set and funny songs.

Don't see it if you're not into predictable story lines, cliche's, or some semi-bad acting. Also if you're not into big bands and RnR music.

88
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining
April 16th, 2018

See it if you appreciate design - costumes, set, lighting everything was beautiful! Definitely immerses you into the story. Great story & female lead

Don't see it if you like realism more than folk and fantasy stories.

77
Meteor Shower
Midtown W
Funny, Entertaining, Disappointing
April 16th, 2018

See it if you love the star actors and want to see them on stage. Also if you love comedy.

Don't see it if you want to be disappointed. The comedy was on and off, the actors were great, but the show itself was not up to par.

82
The Children
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Great writing
April 16th, 2018

See it if you enjoy deep, thoughtful plays about life and our fingerprint on the world.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy play with lots of dialogue and accents.

79
The Parisian Woman
Midtown W
Raunchy, Slow, Intense, Indulgent, Great writing
April 16th, 2018

See it if you like Uma Thurman and are familiar with the House of Cards series.

Don't see it if you are discouraged by phoned in design and direction. The design & direction felt safe and rather not-that-exciting or innovative.

90
Thought-provoking, Profound, Masterful, Absorbing, Great acting
April 16th, 2018

See it if you enjoy plays with depth and make you reflect on your life. This show is incredibly intricate and magnificent to watch! All 3 women = fab!

Don't see it if you do not like plays or lots of dialogue.

70
During previews
Quirky, Fluffy, Funny, Nostalgic, Creative
November 13th, 2017

See it if you love the SBSP characters & having fun! You enjoy adult humor mixed with childish themes. Creativity & imagination is at an all time high

Don't see it if you have no interest in SBSP or enjoy realism. If all else fails, you will have fun at the very least.

88
Quirky, Great writing, Entertaining, Delightful
October 4th, 2017

See it if you enjoy S.B.'s music & lyrics. The music & lyrics were authentic & fantastic! Was entertaining and easy to watch.

Don't see it if you do not like fluffy-esque musicals with a multitude of pie references.

90
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Profound, Masterful, Great acting, Absorbing
August 18th, 2017

See it if you enjoy intense, thought-wrenching plays in the best way. Acting and designs are incredible. Raw, edgy and intense.

Don't see it if you get scared easily. The sound design is very loud and lights flash many times. Unsettling and uncomfortable sensory for some people.

90
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Resonant
August 10th, 2017

See it if you love theater and history. This is an exceptional piece of theater. The lyrics and the story line shine above all else.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy rap or hip-hop music. And if you do not enjoy opera-esque musicals (all singing - no lines).

87
Delightful, Great staging, Great writing, Intense, Absorbing
August 8th, 2017

See it if you enjoy contemporary plays about family dynamic struggles. The writing is fantastic and the staging is great. Great story.

Don't see it if you do not dramatic, fast paced plays set in realism.

79
Raunchy, Ambitious, Intense, Great singing, Great staging
July 19th, 2017

See it if you have an appreciation for opera, music and singing. If you love theater in the round/immersive theater experience.

Don't see it if you want to see every aspect of the show (due to the staging, you might not see everything), or if you don't like immersive theater.

85
Queerly Festival 2017
East Village
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great staging, Indulgent
June 29th, 2017

See it if "Lezzie with a Z" was absolutely incredible! Watch out for this show about a lesbian who finds her way. A love story & hilarious!

Don't see it if You like spectacle musicals.

90
Indecent
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Must see, Profound, Masterful
June 29th, 2017

See it if You appreciate all aspects of the arts. This is a masterpiece of theater!

Don't see it if You need an intermission.

85
Bachelorette
Soho/Tribeca
Cliched, Edgy, Relevant, Thought-provoking
April 27th, 2017

See it if You are a 20 or 30 y/o. This play reflects much of our culture, in a self-reflective way. Great production!

Don't see it if You are looking for cast diversity or have little interest in contemporary, every day drama. Although, the underlying messages are great.

89
TOUCH
Midtown E
Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Intense
April 27th, 2017

See it if You enjoy psychological plays. Writing and acting are fantastic!

Don't see it if You don't like plays or small spaces. The space was perfect for the production, but maybe not for everyone.

80
Yen
West Village
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Raunchy
April 27th, 2017

See it if You like thrillers and off-the-cuff theater. Incredible acting & writing. Loved the plot twists and character development.

Don't see it if You get scared or freaked out easily, or if you are an animal activist. Trust.

69
Significant Other
Midtown W
Cliched, Funny, Intense, Indulgent
April 27th, 2017

See it if you are currently in your 30's and enjoy contemporary plays. Many people relate to the content of this show: romance in the era of texts.

Don't see it if contemporary, every day drama of a 30 y/o doesn't interest you. To me, the characters were caricatures of 30 y/os today; partially surface.

100
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Profound, Must see
April 27th, 2017

See it if you yearn for a story about humanity and overwhelming generosity & kindness through the darkness of 9/11

Don't see it if you have no intention of seeing the good in the world. This show makes us believe in the goodness of people and humanity!

85
Ambitious, Absorbing, Must see, Profound, Epic
February 1st, 2017

See it if You love Shakespeare, if you want to be immersed into the world and life of Hamlet and Denmark and if you appreciate great acting and design

Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare or if you can't be engaged for a long period of time.

93
Epic, Great writing, Masterful, Must see, Great singing
June 30th, 2016

See it if You enjoy a great story and even better ensemble.

Don't see it if You do not like musicals.

90
Ambitious, Absorbing, Clever, Epic, Intense
June 30th, 2016

See it if You want to be impacted by theater. This show needs to be seen by everyone in our society. It is such an amazing piece of theater.

Don't see it if Daddy issues aren't your thing.

95
Wicked (Broadway)
Midtown W
Romantic, Resonant, Riveting, Profound, Must see
June 30th, 2016

See it if You are in NY and want to see a classic story that will never be outdated.

Don't see it if Go see it.

53
Tuck Everlasting
Midtown W
Disappointing, Slow, Bad acting
June 30th, 2016

See it if You have kids or if you read the book in sixth grade and want to see it on stage.

Don't see it if You don't like mystical and magical productions interspersed with bad acting choices.

87
Bright Star
Midtown W
Ambitious, Delightful, Entertaining, Original, Great singing
June 30th, 2016

See it if You love Carmen Cusack and playing the banjo.

Don't see it if You do not like folk music or slow beginnings.

86
Romantic, Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Enchanting
June 30th, 2016

See it if You love to dance or watch exquisite dancers.

Don't see it if You're not into watching ballet.