Featured Member Reviews: Both Loved and Hated

Show-Score | By Ryan McCarthy | Jul 12, 2016

Every Tuesday and Friday, we're turning the spotlight on some of our favorite member reviews. Here are our picks for the week for our most loved and hated shows: "Paramour," "Simon Says," and "Himself and Nora!"

Taste is a subjective thing, and nothing exemplifies that more than the shows we're featuring today. All of these shows tend to inspire passionate responses in both directions. So here they are, this week's best raves and slams for our most loved and hated shows!


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Ronni gave Himself and Nora a 49

49
Good acting, Clever staging, Raunchy, Insipid, Disappointing
July 11th, 2016

See it if You'd be interested in a conventional musical about an unconventional writer, without compelling lead performances (better secondary cast)

Don't see it if You want authentic accents or memorable songs. Also, if raunchy jokes bother you.


Debbie Z gave Himself and Nora a 90

90
Great singing, Riveting, Masterful, Great acting, Absorbing
July 10th, 2016

See it if you enjoy a beautifully performed show with a compelling historical and literary narrative, you appreciate fabulous singing

Don't see it if musicals about real life historical events bore you, you prefer edgier material and you have no appreciation for Irish culture


Kate FC gave Paramour a 41

41
Disappointing, Overrated, Insipid, Indulgent
July 4th, 2016

See it if You want clichés rolled into a spectacle with a few decent Cirque pieces interspersed. The singers are good but have nothing to work with.

Don't see it if You didn't win TodayTix lottery; you haven't seen everything else already; you care at all about lyrics or originality in the songs.


Ztrain gave Paramour a 97

97
Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing
July 6th, 2016

See it if You love a spectacular Cirque du Soleil show with amazing acrobatic feats that had the audience enthralled, plus a Broadway storyline

Don't see it if You want a playbill, as a 2-sided card is the only "playbill" you'll receive (no bio for any of the actors, etc).


Joseph 2 gave Simon Says a 41

41
Flat, Banal, Insipid, Muddled, Boring
July 8th, 2016

See it if you are so invested in the idea of the paranormal that you can do without credible dialogue and consistent characters.

Don't see it if you are looking for something to engage your mind.


Lynn M 3 gave Simon Says a 92

92
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Absorbing
July 8th, 2016

See it if If you are interested in shows that are open to new thoughts and paranormal possibilities.

Don't see it if If you have no interest in the subject. If you like lineal plots that follow a traditional subject matter.


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