Theatre Dog

Mendham | 50-64 | Male

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Reviews (88)
Edgy, Disappointing, Absorbing

See it if if you enjoy edgy works. Theatre that is provocative.

Don't see it if if you only enjoy fluffy comedies or musicals. Do not care for nudity, even if brief, And do not care for strong sexual language.

Also Close to a terrific production. THe acting was good, but the director ... Read more Read less

During previews
West Side Story
Midtown W
Meh, Dated, Slow, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if like the original and want to see a new take on the material

Don't see it if like the original and want the songs sung well and the story told well, even if a half-hearted attempt was made to update it.

Also Truly too many ideas thrown together to make a cohesive production. TH... Read more Read less

My Life on a Diet (NJ)
New Brunswick

See it if you're old and want to hear Ms. Taylor talk about her old day.

Don't see it if you are looking for a true play with drama, or something musical.

Also Pleasant enough, but little more.

During previews
Slow, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you can spend 3+ hours on a play that has some of the best dialogue I've ever heard in a play, But isn't fast moving nor plot driven.

Don't see it if if heavy dramas are not to your liking.

Also The dialogue is brilliant. But the story is not. And what story there ... Read more Read less

Monsoon Season
West Village
Quirky, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you enjoy odd little shows, but ones that are well done,

Don't see it if don't care for 2 person shows, or show that are mainly monologues.

During previews
Slow, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if wish to see Peter Dinklage in a musical adaptation.

Don't see it if you need musicals to have great songs or have little use for seeing Dinklage.

Also The fact this was a musical actually seemed to work against the produc... Read more Read less

Fluffy, Excruciating, Great singing, Confusing, Banal

See it if you never have and just enjoy old style B/way musicals

Don't see it if you want the lyrics to make sense. Or don't have much use for average-at-best musicals.

Relevant, Funny, Delightful

See it if you enjoy ORIGINAL musicals done with a fun and talented cast.

Don't see it if you want heavy drama, don't want to laugh or like shows like KING KONG.

During previews
Interesting, Edgy

See it if enjoy small, quirky dramas.

Don't see it if you are looking for something fluffy and light.

For a previous production
Mac Beth
Upper E Side
Quirky, Great staging, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if enjoy new takes on Shakespeare's works.

Don't see it if if you are a purist when it comes to Shakespeare.

Also What a delight. A very cleverly staged and conceived piece. To be able... Read more Read less

3 Egg Creams
Midtown E
Dated, Delightful, Fluffy, Romantic, Great acting

See it if you enjoy one person shows, especially those that are a nostalgic story.

Don't see it if you like large scale shows.

Also This is a sweet story about a chance of love missed and found again. S... Read more Read less

During previews
Great writing, Edgy, Great acting, Funny

See it if you enjoy edgy dark comedies. The work of Sam Shepard.

Don't see it if fluffy, light-hearted is only for you. Are bothered by nudity.

Excruciating, Slow, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if like me, you have never seen the play. It isn't done often so here's your chance.

Don't see it if expect quality acting, directing, or production values when you go to the theatre. This is more of a showcase than a true production.

Also This production is the perfect example of why a director should never ... Read more Read less

The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting

See it if enjoy family dramas, yet filled with humor. Irish stories.

Don't see it if you enjoy light and fluffy type shows, Don't wish to see 3 hour long shows

Also Act 1, in this 3 act drama, may be the finest opening act I've seen. B... Read more Read less

Indulgent, Overrated, Slow, Disappointing

See it if you are a Potter junkie.

Don't see it if you are new or unfamiliar with the world of Potter as it will make little to no sense.

Also This is a hard show to review because it is not nor tries to be a typi... Read more Read less

Great singing

See it if enjoy a capella singing. Traditional songs with most centered around Christmas

Don't see it if you are looking for a show with a plot. Like edgy theatre.

Also A nice little show that is more a Christmas concert than a play. The s... Read more Read less

Edgy, Quirky, Refreshing, Slow

See it if A: you can get tickets. B: you enjoy classics re-imagined with a more contemporary feel.

Don't see it if you are expecting a traditional take on Oklahoma. This is not for you.

During previews
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W

See it if Honestly, I can't recommend this to anyone except maybe 10 year olds.

Don't see it if you want a cohesive story, where the pieces all add up to something.

Also This is just bad theatre, and mediocre spectacle. Songs with unintelli... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if enjoy women centric plays.

Don't see it if you want naturalistic theatre.

During previews
Refreshing, Relevant

See it if you enjoy a strong women character plays, or historical type plays.

Don't see it if you don't like plays with an agenda or are looking for an edgy script.

Also The best Rebeck play I've seen and this play will live a long life on ... Read more Read less

During previews
Hurricane Party
West Village
Disappointing, Great acting

See it if enjoy theatre that isn't the same old, same old. Don't mind some sexual situations and small bit of physical violence.

Don't see it if looking for a decent script, something uplifting.

Also Had high hopes for this from the description and reviews and while the... Read more Read less

Awful, boring, stupid, pointless

See it if Cannot recommend anyone seeing this.

Don't see it if like interesting, good theatre.

Also An hour and 45 minutes I'll never get back. I enjoy Kander's work but ... Read more Read less

During previews
Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Refreshing, Must see

See it if you like a brilliant cast, directed brilliantly, doing a terrific script

Don't see it if slice of life theatre is not for you.

Upper E Side
Overrated, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you like terrific acting and very interesting set design.

Don't see it if if looking for a story that makes sense for today's world and the world of the character.

Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny

See it if you enjoy dark humor.

Don't see it if Martin McDonagh is not your cup of tea.

Also An excellent production of one of McDonagh's most accessible scripts. ... Read more Read less

Soul Survivor
Greenwich V
Intense, Quirky

See it if raw, new works are your thing. This show needs better writing.

Don't see it if quirky, at times confusing plots are not for you. The cast is energetic, but if you don't care for stage violence this is not for you.

Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if like quirky shows with heart and surprisingly quite a bit of humor.

Don't see it if if your are want a dark comedy, or something fluffy.

Also Delightful small show where thru-out the life of a person named Chris,... Read more Read less

Thought-provoking, Slow, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if for the great acting, and the fact the script isn't the same old thing. It's original and interesting even as it is confusing.

Don't see it if you need everything spelled out for you.

Poor acting, Quirky

See it if you want to support small off-off B/way theatre. Want to a Sam Shepard play

Don't see it if you are looking for professional caliber theatre. Or something light and fluffy.

Also I'm glad I went to see this production because I admire the spirit and... Read more Read less

Midtown W
Masterful, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if want to see an outstanding production. The cast is so good and the direction is a fine as can be.

Don't see it if you want fluffy, big sets, a musical.

Also I had never seen a Pinter before and now cannot wait to see more. This... Read more Read less

During previews
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Slow, Disappointing, Dated, Confusing

See it if you want to see Marisa Tomei or are a fan of Tennessee Williams and have not seen this play done before.

Don't see it if you are hoping to see a production that is done in a traditional style, as this one is has a odd, poorly designed set and odd staging.

Also Not what I would call a great production. Marisa Tomei is fine as are ... Read more Read less

Quirky, Edgy, Disappointing, Confusing, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy edgy, raw theatre that's in your face with it's style and message.

Don't see it if if nudity, intense sexuality or heavy handed message plays are not your thing.

Overrated, Fluffy, Disappointing, Banal, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy over the top sets, fluffy script with little drama and are just seeking a bit of light entertainment.

Don't see it if you wanted a character driven, gritty piece about the Moulon Rouge and those that worked/lived there. Original music.

Also A very PG tale told with karaoke-ish stylings. No original music just ... Read more Read less

Overrated, Indulgent, Excruciating, Confusing, Funny

See it if enjoy absurdist theatrical pieces that take on contemporary issues.

Don't see it if you like fluffy, light-hearted material. Or want a traditionally written script

Also I expected something more clever for a Pulitzer prize winning play. Li... Read more Read less

Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Slow, Overrated, Indulgent, Disappointing, Clever

See it if like modern adaptations of classic plays.

Don't see it if if you are not familiar with Uncle Vanya, or don't like actors breaking the forth wall.

Also Parts of this were clever and amusing yet those parts were spread out ... Read more Read less

Caroline's Kitchen
Midtown E
Great acting, Disappointing

See it if you are looking for a fluffy piece with a few laughs.

Don't see it if a 90 minute British sit-com pilot is your cup of tea, because that's what this felt like.

Also Terrific actors saddled with a basically unfunny script. Tired tropes.... Read more Read less

Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if you enjoy atypical plays. Comedies. Outstanding acting

Don't see it if you are looking for large scale theatre.

Also This was a good but not great show. The acting was fabulous and the id... Read more Read less

Alice By Heart
Midtown W
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Great singing

See it if You are an Alice in wonderland fan and wish to see an interpretation of it.

Don't see it if Don't care for musicals, especially when the story isn't that strong.

Also Just kinda meh. Some talented players but the book was nothing much.


See it if you enjoy family dramas.

Don't see it if you enjoy lighter fare.

Also Terribly disappointed by this production. Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano ar... Read more Read less

Slave Play
East Village
Disappointing, Great acting, Excruciating, Indulgent, Raunchy

See it if enjoy plays that look at race relations through an interesting and unique prospective.

Don't see it if you wish to see a tight, coherent show or if some nudity and raunchiness bothers you.

Also Even though this show has no intermission it is still in two acts. In ... Read more Read less

Disappointing, Great singing, Slow

See it if enjoy jukebox musicals that involve a more serious tone.

Don't see it if slow, rarely humorous, dramas mixed with songs are not your idea of something you'd like.

Also Very talented singers are constantly interrupting the story with songs... Read more Read less

Midtown E
Funny, Quirky, Slow

See it if enjoy dark comedies. Or plays with a bit of oddness to them.

Don't see it if you demand a tight, well written script and terrific acting or are looking for something light and fluffy.

Also There is a good play here but it lies within an overwritten longer pla... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful

See it if want to see a master class in acting and directing.

Don't see it if you like fluffy, lighthearted shows.

Also Such a flawless production. I went a 2nd time and took 4 more with me.... Read more Read less

The Damned
Upper E Side
Confusing, Indulgent, Intense, Thought-provoking, Edgy

See it if you like extreme and edgy.

Don't see it if violence, sexual situations, actors speaking in the french language are turn offs.

During previews
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you like old timey comedies with lots of funny lines.

Don't see it if you enjoy thought provoking, dramatic shows.

Also A nice show but not nearly as amusing as One Man, Two Guvnors. Dialect... Read more Read less

Apes at Play
East Village
Confusing, Funny, Silly, Absurdist

See it if you enjoy silly, absurdist low tech productions.

Don't see it if you enjoy plays that make sense, plays that are well written.

Also This silly and at times very funny show is really more of a college-li... Read more Read less

Great acting, Slow, Overrated, Dull

See it if enjoy great acting that, in part, makes up for a rather dull script.

Don't see it if you actually want dramatic conflict to heighten the script. This play was two hours of jibber-jabber. Nothing actually happens.

During previews
Disappointing, Overrated, Slow, Dated

See it if you want to see Denzel Washington, please go. He does a terrific job.

Don't see it if don't want to sit for 3:45 minutes of dull repetitious dialogue where nothing much happens.

Great acting, Overrated, Slow

See it if wish to see Mark Rylance or are a fan of period pieces.

Don't see it if want a great script or need a quickly paced show.

Also Lovely to look at and well done, but it was boring.

Disappointing, Overrated, Great staging, Slow

See it if want an alternative to big, splashy musicals.

Don't see it if think Sponge Bob the Musical is art.

Also I don't understand the love for this production. My guess is that it i... Read more Read less