Jack of Hearts, Master of None
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Jack of Hearts, Master of None
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Jack of Hearts, Master of None NYC Reviews and Tickets

84%
(70 Ratings)
Positive
94%
Mixed
6%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great singing, Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious

About the Show

Mind the Art Entertainment presents the world premiere of this modern operetta about a chronic gambler and the seven women who shaped his life.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (70)

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69 Reviews | 29 Followers
93
Delightful, Clever, Entertaining

See it if What 90 minutes of joy.

Don't see it if n/a

254 Reviews | 138 Followers
93
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great singing, Great staging, Intense

See it if A two-handed involving expansive operetta by brilliant performers is in your interest zone.

Don't see it if If you have trouble following and understanding complicated and intensive lyrics covering numerous characters through decades.

61 Reviews | 18 Followers
92
Ambitious, Confusing, Great singing, Intense

See it if you like wonderful operetta singing in an original setting. The singing was lusty, penetrating and was truly phenomenal .

Don't see it if you do not like operettas or if you are a prude.

Also Charly Dennis will clearly be a famous actor some day. She is so sexy that you feel that you would lovingly share the seven deadly sins with her. In addition, not enough can be said about her singing and acting. However, the operetta was not easy to follow. It was not clear when MS. Denis was converting to another woman representing one of the sins. She did change her outfit. However, I was not sure at times if she was a new woman/sin or a repetition of a former woman. It may be a good idea if the authors would flash a sign when Denis changed roles to a new woman/sin. Other that that the show was great. In addition, it was amazing to see the stamina of the 2 actor's performing such challenging roles.

52 Reviews | 15 Followers
91
Clever, Confusing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You want to see an extremely talented cast of two light up the stage with a terrific score & Great musical accompaniment.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy clever operettas with some profanity or like a show with a full ensemble & elaborate sets.

Also Quite ennoyable, but a little confusing with the girl playing multiple parts.

393 Reviews | 101 Followers
88
Ambitious, Absorbing, Great singing, Great orchestrations, Intense

See it if You're up for an intense, tightly focused, non-stop 80 minute operetta performance by two terrific singers & gorgeous, textured arrangements

Don't see it if You dislike operetta or have expectations. Jack is a noble & mostly successful experiment that needs tightening & plot clarification. But go

Also Though billed as an operetta, Jack of Hearts is really more opera than anything else: all dialogue is sung, the plot's tragic elements run deep & the melodies have none of the lovely, schmalzy romantic sweep that characterize Friml, Kalman or Romberg. In form & ambition, Jack owes more to Candide or Sondheim's Passion, both problematic if gorgeous works. Aaron Ramey as Jack & Charly Dannis as the seven women in his life over the course of 38 years, are both capable singers of surprising range & stamina. Onstage throughout, both actors attack their roles with verve & conviction. That said, Dennis is clearly the better actor, at all times totally present & in the moment, alternately independent, shy, flirtatious, seductive, practical & sorrowful. Ramey, by script & inclination is stiff & one-dimensional, held up as much by the supportive corset that should have been unseen. Still, several duets had elements of pure joy, giving life to the difficult score & its sadly unmemorable tunes.

76 Reviews | 10 Followers
86
Absorbing, Great singing, Great writing, Masterful, Thought-provoking

See it if you like great singing, very talented actors/singers, and are comfortable in a very intiaste setting.

Don't see it if you are expecting something uplifting or even happy - it is a very dark piece

162 Reviews | 18 Followers
85
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing, Intense

See it if Dramatic and sad story told in operatta style, if you enjoy drama and great staging & presentation along with wonderful singing, see it

Don't see it if Small venues with the action right on top of, really grasping for reasons here as I can't really think of a reason not t see it

151 Reviews | 49 Followers
84
Totally absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Romantic, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy something a bit different. This is a wonderful production.

Don't see it if You are not interested in an operetta performed by a cast of two extremely talented singers.

Critic Reviews (1)

M
January 24th, 2017

"We are with Jack through each and every beat, wincing from the first note. Engrossed. Hypnotized. Playing Jack is none other than Aaron Ramey, who instills the nuances and the charm such a character needs…The direction by Brian Freeland merged excellently with De Gre’s aesthetic…This generates some powerful visuals to accompany the exquisite music…The play is a transitional play from an author reaching a new level of maturity. And as such, some moments are not as strong as others."
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