Stage Life
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Stage Life
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Stage Life NYC Reviews and Tickets

60%
(15 Ratings)
Positive
27%
Mixed
60%
Negative
13%
Members say
Disappointing, Cliched, Ambitious, Slow, Quirky

About the Show

Creative Arts Lab presents a tapestry of contemporary and classic short stories, letters, comic and dramatic pieces, and reminiscences – imaginatively adapted for the stage.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (15)

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175 Reviews | 22 Followers
91
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you like entertaining musicals

Don't see it if you don t like jail scenes

812 Reviews | 133 Followers
74
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you like a show about the theater and many aspects of actors' lives in the theater. A couple of story plots interwoven between famous quotes

Don't see it if you like a play with a plot. Read more

444 Reviews | 79 Followers
72
Intelligent, Great ensemble, Illuminating

See it if Skits, anecdotes, quotations, bon mots, and vignettes attributed to writers, actors, directors, producers, and critics interest you.

Don't see it if You want a show with a single plot instead of a series of loosely connected stories.

265 Reviews | 44 Followers
66
Disappointing, Ambitious, Quirky

See it if You like theater stories...Some good insights, mostly boring.

Don't see it if You want to see a play

202 Reviews | 16 Followers
65
Confusing, Disappointing, Overrated, Dated, Cliched

See it if You want to try something different

Don't see it if You want to it to be memorable

431 Reviews | 129 Followers
63
Dated. so, so dated., Tries very hard to please, Disappointing

See it if You love the subject so much that a series of theatre vignette/sketch pieces by hard-working cast would delight, even if the script is weak.

Don't see it if You don't like 90-mins, no intermission, or you expect much of a plot. This work is cliched, painful at times- only a few scenes work well. Read more

444 Reviews | 89 Followers
61
Ambitious, Cliched, Disappointing, Indulgent, Slow

See it if Vignettes about life in the theater. Actors their best with the script .If you are interested in stories about the theater give it a try.

Don't see it if If you expect a cohesive and well-developed script.

64 Reviews | 16 Followers
59
Cliched, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You want to a survey of works referencing the experiences of actors and writers for the stage.

Don't see it if You want a clear story line on which to hang your point of reference. If you like clever bon mots about theater that are quotable. Read more

Critic Reviews (3)

BroadwayWorld
May 31st, 2018

“An ode not only to the actor, but anyone who has ever been inspired by the theater to make it their life's work...Theater in its truest, diverse and most appreciated form...A classy, humble and entertaining piece of theater that outlines moments in time that portray the theater as something wonderful but daunting, comical yet serious all the while...The cast really does a great job with this production, as their talent, versatility and enthusiasm is all clearly palpable.”
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TheaterScene.net
June 1st, 2018

"As conceived and adapted by Martin Tackel, 'Stage Life' is too ambitious by half. While it attempts to demonstrate its title by quoting from playwrights, actors, directors, producers, teachers, critics, et al.--and all in 90 minutes--it just keeps jumping around all over the place, without finding any focus nor rhyme or reason to the sequence of the quotes. Though some of the quoted practitioners are familiar--such as Sanford Meisner, David Belasco, and Konstantin Stanislavski--many are not."
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M
May 29th, 2018

"'Stage Life' is an ambitious and intelligent gambit...While often insightfully razor-sharp to the angsts and misgivings that congeal into a theatrical performance, it was oftentimes clotted by its own cleverness...The one act, 90-minute play packed a lot of punch in what felt like a sparring match with multiple rounds. Some of the jabs connected with more impact than others...I choose to praise the outweighed fragmented scenes that succeed rather than knock the play with its flaws."
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