wittyusername

Borough of Queens | 25-34
About:  Writer. Musician. Practitioner. Self-professed Nerd.
Reviews (26)
77
Bundle of Sticks
Midtown W
Great staging, Intense, Thought-provoking, Raunchy, Quirky

See it if you're open to abstract, creative ideas and the expression of gender and theatricality.

Don't see it if you're easily offended/uncomfortable with implied nudity and sex.

90
Intense, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like thought-provoking, challenging conversations; intelligent, heartfelt acting, and a frank look at racism and racist ideas in America

Don't see it if you tend to be squirmish when it comes to violence and verbal abuse

68
Love Trade
East Village
Slow, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if you haven’t seen much avant-garde/experimental theater, but you are interested in dipping a toe into a milder alternative-theater style.

Don't see it if you have seen a lot of avant-garde/experimental theater; this will feel tame.

90
During previews
Entertaining, Hilarious, Quirky, Raunchy, Refreshing

See it if you feel emotionally and mentally drained from life's skulduggery (*cough cough* the 2016 election results), and are in need of a release.

Don't see it if you aren't in the mood for fun and games, because that is what this show is all about : liberating laughter and playfulness.

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83
Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Quirky, Delightful

See it if You're in the market for a good laugh, incredible impersonations,and need a light relief from the serious drudgery on the work week.

Don't see it if You're expecting a traditional, naturalistic play -characters, puns, and silly voices galore.

90
Due To Events
Brooklyn
Original, Intelligent, Funny, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You're looking for something both abstract and intelligibly poignant. This is definitely off the beaten path but it is refreshingly so.

Don't see it if You don't like even a little bit of the absurd.

85
Daddy Long Legs
Midtown W
Delightful, Original, Romantic

See it if You like classic literature, an intimate environment, great singing and a charming, romantic storyline.

Don't see it if You're looking for a big, glitzy musical with more people onstage than necessary.

46
For a previous production
#serials@theflea
Soho/Tribeca
Disappointing, Ambitious, Raunchy, Edgy

See it if You know someone in the show(s) and you're a night owl (performances begin and run later than traditional shows).

Don't see it if You're seeking an overall rehearsed, fine-tuned production.

95
Enchanting, Great staging, Epic, Must see

See it if You want to be transported and feel completely immersed in the production. This is also great for entire families -very magical.

Don't see it if You would like to see actors playing humans as opposed to animals, birds and/or vegetation.

81
War Horse
Upper W Side
Enchanting, Ambitious, Great staging, Original, Slow

See it if You want to see larger-than-life puppetry, well-crafted stage work and a complete evolution of character development.

Don't see it if You don't want to get emotional, there are several war sequences and strong themes of loss and nostalgia.

76
Rent
Midtown W
Edgy, Original, Quirky, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You haven't already. It's an inspirational musical in the sense that it is an exploration of La Vie Boheme, and that it addresses HIV/AIDS.

Don't see it if You're bringing children, (some adult themes/content).

85
Thought-provoking, Original, Intense, Edgy, Great writing

See it if You're looking for a more complex, off-the-cuff musical with real, flawed characters and relatable life issues.

Don't see it if You want to watch a light, entertaining musical with golden age showtunes and tap dancing.

45
If/Then
Midtown W
Overrated, Disappointing, Ambitious, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You're a die-hard Idina Menzel fan, and/or you'd like to see her romantic lead (whose acting/singing is worth its own show).

Don't see it if You value good choreography and performers who don't 'give up' (in energy and effort) before the end of the run.

92
Entertaining, Clever, Refreshing, Funny, Delightful

See it if You enjoy playful storytelling, and want to see something outside of your run-of-the-mill theater experience. It’s a lot of fun!

Don't see it if You’re looking for showtunes and a kickline.

77
Salome
Brooklyn
Funny, Dizzying, Edgy, Great acting, Resonant

See it if You’re looking for an abstract, visceral, physical rendition of Oscar Wilde’s play. Theres much vigor and passion.

Don't see it if You really wanted to see a revival of a golden age musical. Or if you don’t like nudity ..or swearing ..or political commentary.

95
Delightful, Entertaining, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you want to be surprised by truly fantastic writing, and you need a laugh.

Don't see it if you need a lot to look at, it's a minimalist show (4 actors, 4 chairs and a simplistically bare set).

80
The Maids (INTAR)
Midtown W
Intense, Indulgent, Edgy, Funny

See it if You're looking for a physically hyped-up, gender-bending rendition of Jean Genet's play.

Don't see it if You have sensitive hearing -lots of passionate yelling involved.

75
During previews
Ideation
Midtown E
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Original, Resonant

See it if You enjoy fast paced banter, corporate jargon, philosophical debates and conspiracy theories.

Don't see it if You don't have the patience to sit through a very slow start.

75
For a previous production
Original, Delightful, Fluffy

See it if You have children and/or you appreciate colorful puppetry with ethical storytelling. It's a very sweet fluff-piece.

Don't see it if You're looking to be challenged intellectually or artistically.

95
Entertaining, Hilarious, Raunchy, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you're looking for a rip-roaring good time accompanied by Artichoke's famously delicious pizza. Overflowing with bawdy, engaging humor!

Don't see it if you're conservative, easily embarrassed or opposed to sexual innuendos.

84
Blue Man Group
East Village
Delightful, Hilarious, Original

See it if You enjoy abstract yet surprisingly entertaining alien humor, catchy music, and/or have children.

Don't see it if You don't like audience participation and/or you are seated in the front row splash zone.

90
Hair
Midtown W
Delightful, Indulgent, Refreshing, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You're a free-loving hippie (or love the music of that time) and you don't mind sexual liberality.

Don't see it if You're expecting to see conservative, classic musical theater.

74
Entertaining, Funny, Cliched, Quirky

See it if You want to see Monty Python's original screenplay adapted to stage with more music than usual, and if you like leggy girls.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy the movie, (they're synonymous)

69
Great staging, Dated, Original, Ambitious

See it if You're a dance enthusiast.

Don't see it if You want much else.

95
39 Steps
Gramercy
Clever, Delightful, Great staging, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if You are amused by any of the following: Monty Python, Gene Wilder, Mel Brooks.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy satire, silly accents and costume changes.

71
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Overrated, Fluffy, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You're looking for a stereotypical, contemporary musical or something a little different to see with the kids.

Don't see it if You've read the book, the story-lines are changed drastically. They've "Broadway Musical-ized" it.