Jack of Hearts, Master of None
Closed 1h 20m
Jack of Hearts, Master of None
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Jack of Hearts, Master of None NYC Reviews and Tickets

84%
(70 Reviews)
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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Member Reviews (70)

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431 Reviews | 131 Followers
70
Female lead is fantastic, "jack" is stiff and dull., Score is solid and good, as is the musical talent of cast and orchestra., Minimal set and costumes effective, lighting is excellent., Cast never leaves the stage and sings for 80 mins, no break.

See it if An operetta of womanizing cad interests you & you're ok with a single set/2-hander. The music is good, but the script's weak and wandering.

Don't see it if Not in the mood for a story w little uplift/redemption, get fidgety, can't focus on story that is sung-through, want a traditional musical. Read more

432 Reviews | 127 Followers
79
Entertaining, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great singing

See it if you enjoy alternative musical experiences; excellent singing; small, intimate theaters; lovely music and lyrics; an intelligent plot.

Don't see it if you love Broadway musicals above all else; you hated Fun Home, Dear Evan Hansen, operettas of any kind; dislike small minimalist shows.

417 Reviews | 69 Followers
73
Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy good music and lyrics. The female lead is great.

Don't see it if you need to care about the characters. The main character is a lout and unsympathetic.

337 Reviews | 87 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 Read more

332 Reviews | 43 Followers
79
Absorbing, Great singing, Edgy, Entertaining, Great music

See it if You want to see something different. You want to hear great singing and fantastic music. You want to hear about failed relationships.

Don't see it if You don't like a small production. You don't like live music playing the score to this play. You want to see something upbeat.

287 Reviews | 81 Followers
63
Excellent singers, Trite libreto, Circuitous story

See it if An operetta of a self-pitying womanizer, a boring game of cards & booze interests you; you like excellent singers no matter what they sing

Don't see it if if you're bothered by a play that can't make it's mind up what era it's in (1880s costumes, 1920s morality, modern day lyrics) Read more

276 Reviews | 39 Followers
73
Ambitious, Cliched, Confusing, Delightful, Great music

See it if you like operettas (I do!). The music is grand, the singing is accomplished, and the story is emotionally stirring, if predictable.

Don't see it if You don't like two-hander, sung-through musicals, or a show that focuses more on music than plot. Heavy drinking and cheating upsets you. Read more

254 Reviews | 137 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.

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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