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The Secret Life of Your Third Grade Teacher (FringeNYC)

From 44 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Delightful, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

About the show

A FringeNYC Encore: When you teach third grade, you can't tell your students everything. Micaela Blei comes clean about classroom disasters, falling in love, and forging letters from an imaginary Queen. More…

This autobiographical solo show is written and performed by two-time Moth GrandSLAM champion Micaela Blei.

Member Reviews (44)


Funny, Delightful, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing
Avg Score

Delightful, Enchanting, Edgy, Epic

See it if this was a very moving show . Great acting that is heart felt and moving.

Don't see it if if you don't want to be moved or challenged as a theater goer.

Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing

See it if A really funny and personal moth type one woman show. Very relatable. Highly recommend.

Don't see it if Can't think of any reason not to.

Delightful, Enchanting, Funny, Absorbing, Intelligent

See it if You want to be spellbound by a creative teacher's wonderful stories of surprising events both in the classroom and out.

Don't see it if I can't think of anyone who wouldn't enjoy this. It is a one person show.

Entertaining, Great singing, Great writing, Resonant, Clever

See it if You were ever in Elementary school and fell in love with your teacher. You found some of your subjects boring.U r a teacher.

Don't see it if You dislike one woman shows. You forgot how to laugh.

Also Micaela Blei he's a natural performer. She can command the attention o... Read more Read less

Delightful, Funny, Resonant, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You are a teacher, have ever had a teacher, or want to be a teacher. You have ever been in 3rd grade. It is funny and smart.

Don't see it if You don't like one women shows, don't line to have fun or laugh. Not all the stories are spot on, but very funny.

Delightful, Funny, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy shows about teachers, children and amusing incidents between them

Don't see it if you are expecting a major production; don't like Fringe shows.

Funny, Engaging, Delightful

See it if you enjoy personal stories mixed with third grade teacher's work tales. Well combined and very engaging.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy one-woman plays or a story telling style of show.

Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Enchanting, Exquisite

See it if You want to hear a great story about a 3rd grade teacher and her life. You want to be totally immersed in her life. You want to have fun.

Don't see it if You need fancy staging You don't like a one person show. You don't want to laugh, feel sad, and to be entertained by one person.

Delightful, Funny, Sweet

See it if If you like charming one women shows that are vulnerable, kind spirited and relatable

Don't see it if You don't like one person shows. Don't like children.

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Delightful

See it if You enjoy semi autobiographical shows that are funny, touching and relatable

Don't see it if You don't enjoy plays in the storytelling format or "personal journey" themes

Funny, Profound, Delightful

See it if you can! Only 3 more shows. She's a delight.

Don't see it if you don't like real life charming and human stories.

Funny, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want to see the world of the third graders from a teacher's perspective, you enjoy funny stories.

Don't see it if didn't enjoy your childhood.

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Have you listened to the moth radio?

See it if Just see it. Great storytelling. Heartfelt and well written.

Don't see it if you were a bully and dont like kids. Or just don't want to remind yourself about when you were young.

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You enjoy one woman shows, true stories about real life adventures, good writing and good story telling.

Don't see it if You prefer larger productions or musicals. You're not interested in real life stories or the adventures of a teacher.

Delightful, Funny, Intelligent, Refreshing, Great storytelling

See it if You like storytelling style with mini vignettes

Don't see it if you want choreography or don't like one-person shows

Clever, Delightful, Funny, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if You'll "Awww" when Michaela tells the audience about how her 3rd graders react to her teaching and her methods. Amusing anecdotes galore.

Don't see it if You don't find kids or self-deprecating humor entertaining. You don't like solo shows. You expect stand up comedy with zingers.

Delightful, Entertaining, Touching, Funny, Absorbing

See it if you're a fan of The Moth!

Don't see it if true 1st-person stories charmingly told aren't enough to keep you entertained

Absorbing, Delightful, Funny, Resonant, Refreshing

See it if You want to see Micaela Blei - a totally winning, authentic storyteller, able to make meaning inside and outside the classroom.

Don't see it if You like big, glossy productions or you don't like children. And then quietly mourn the fact that you're missing this wonderful show.

Delightful, Funny, Great storytelling, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy great storytelling that is both funny and touching.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy one-woman shows.

Delightful, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent

See it if You like an engaging storyteller, whose tales of teaching third grade and trying to cultivate adult relationships will resonate with most.

Don't see it if don't like one-woman shows or hate stories about kids.

Absorbing, Clever, Funny

See it if You want a cute story with a great message

Don't see it if You want to see a more serious, flashy production

Delightful, Great writing, Hilarious, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if You are up for an hour of captivating, humorous, and master storytelling.

Don't see it if You do not like solo shows.

Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Intelligent, Romantic

See it if If you like to follow a humorous, imaginative woman's journey of growing confidence in herself

Don't see it if You hated third grade

Poignant, Empowering, Delightful, Absorbing, Must see

See it if you can get tickets to the Fringe Encore performance this fall 2016

Don't see it if you are easily bored by solo shows and a Moth champion story teller isnt enough for you, or you want more complicated staging.

Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Funny

See it if You want to laugh and be moved

Don't see it if you're cold and unfeeling

August 22nd, 2016
for a previous production "Micaela Blei tells a story that is not only hilarious and engaging, but also deeply moving…Excellently directed by Catherine McCarthy, ‘Secret Life’ is structured with a schedule on the whiteboard…While I've described how 'Secret Life' is well-written, satisfying storytelling, I can’t really art...
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August 25th, 2016
for a previous production "What is most engaging about the performance, though, is Blei herself. You can’t help liking her...She’s a merry prankster and a grand conspirator of fun. She insists on dance breaks during class. At one point, her boyfriend told her, 'I wish you had been my 3rd grade teacher.' Me, too...I am not...
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