Aderyn

Washington, D.C. | 18-24 | Female
About:  I seek Theater as my refuge from real life, and as such I try and go as often as I can. I travel up to NYC for shows on weekends or special occasions.
Reviews (20)
78
Great acting, Intelligent, Quirky, Clever, Disappointing

See it if You want to see a masterful performance by Oscar Isaac as Hamlet. You want to see a unique staging - want to see a funny - yes funny - take

Don't see it if You want to see spectacular staging and directing You require a fully fleshed out, fully realized production.

87
Absorbing, Great singing, Relevant, Resonant, Honest

See it if -You want to see honest, raw, amazingly performed numbers by a stellar cast. - you enjoy swing music - you are interested in WWII

Don't see it if -You have trouble with sudden loud sounds - You want a show for young children - You don't like swing music - you hate history

Also This is the first time I feel like saying a show was "robbed" of Tony ... Read more Read less

93
Absorbing, Relevant, Resonant, Must see, Intelligent

See it if You want to see a show that is incredibly important, brings joy, and hits all the right notes (literally and figuratively.) Just see it.

Don't see it if You have trouble dealing with revisiting topics related to 9/11. You have significant trouble following actors in multiple roles.

Also Come From Away is an incredibly important pice of theater that truly d... Read more Read less

87
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You enjoy seeing one of the Greats performing. You enjoy Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals. You want to see a classic production performed.

Don't see it if You dont like ALW, you aren't a fan of slightly melodramatic pieces of theater, or you are uncomforable with sudden loud noises/gun shots.

Also Glenn Close's performance is truly one for the ages. Not only do you g... Read more Read less

82
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Indulgent, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a truly delightful little show with a first rate lead performer, are looking for a family show, enjoy fun.

Don't see it if You don't like fun, do not enjoy seeing shows that are still works in progress, hate the books (maybe)

93
During previews
Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Must see

See it if You have an interest in politics, gender, psychology, perceived bias, and experimental (and participatory) theater.

Don't see it if You don't want to confront personal biases, don't want to remember the 2016 election ever happened.

Also This is an incredibly unique theater experience that I think everybody... Read more Read less

71
Entertaining, Funny, Cliched

See it if You like light shows, a comedic twist on an era, or strong dance ensembles. If you liked the movie.

Don't see it if You're looking for something with a little more depth, or more awe inspiring in general. You've seen the movie and can see something else.

87
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You want to see a spectacle of a show, with great special effects and a fun plot.

Don't see it if You don't like Wizard of Oz, Flying, or Dancing Through Life.

92
Ambitious, Romantic, Profound, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a Helicopter land on stage, an amazing ensemble, and a great restaging of a classic. The Engineer is sublime.

Don't see it if You want to see a light show. You don't like war/history based shows. You don't like loud sudden sounds.

96
Enchanting, Great singing, Intense, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to witness a life changing work of Art. The performances given by the actors in Dear Evan Hansen are absolutely mind blowing.

Don't see it if You are looking for a show to bring small children to, and/or are easily triggered by themes of suicide and depression.

Also The lyrics and message of Dear Evan Hansen will save lives, and I don'... Read more Read less

91
Ambitious, Dizzying, Great staging, Refreshing, Delightful

See it if Want to see a unique piece of theater, and be awed by an astonishing set design, or are intrigued by interactive theater.

Don't see it if You have trouble following complicated plots, or care about understanding the plot without effort. You only like traditional staging

81
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Clever

See it if You like - Intelligently written, unique modern works - Are interested in modern, clever takes on serious issues, - well rounded casts

Don't see it if - Have trouble following non linear storylines - want a show to bring young children to - want a purely lighthearted show

Also See this show before it closes. Seriously. This is an incredibly intel... Read more Read less

94
During previews
Ambitious, Edgy, Intense, Must see, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see an incredibly visceral piece of theater; You enjoy theater that makes you feel; you are interested in political theater.

Don't see it if You have negative reactions to sudden loud noises, or bright lights. You cannot handle the sight of blood, or anything torture related.

Also This is an absolutely incredible piece of Theater, but note that it is... Read more Read less

80
Clever, Delightful, Relevant, Refreshing, Intelligent

See it if Enjoy well written, thoughtful plays that have excellent performances all around. Strong cast, strong writing, delightful show.

Don't see it if You don't like straight plays, or you can't get to New York before it closes

92
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Quirky, Hilarious

See it if You want to see a great new production that reminds you of the magic of theater, great singing, clever staging, and a witty script

Don't see it if You are looking for a show to bring smaller children to, you hated the movie, or you don't like unique shows. You have a hatred of marmots.

Also Update After Opening: the show is just as good as I remembered. Follow... Read more Read less

89
Riveting, Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if You want to see great acting and intense performances, mixed with a storyline set in the past but laced with relevant, modern echoes.

Don't see it if You are dislike varied political view points, if debates on Israel offend you, if you want to see an emotionally light show.

80
Great staging, Epic, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a classic Broadway show that combines drama, musicality, a gorgeous set, and hundreds of pounds of dry ice.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of Andrew Lloyd Webber, You only want to see new shows.

77
During previews
Delightful, Enchanting, Indulgent, Hilarious, Clever

See it if You want a fun, light, enjoyable show to see. You want to see a show with an amazing set. You love Phillipa Soo - she is spectacular.

Don't see it if Want a heavier or more put together show. Want an intermission.

Also I saw Amelié during previews and it is possible that it has tightened ... Read more Read less

87
Delightful, Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a genuinely enjoyable show with amazing, engaging music and a wonderful cast. I have laughed less as pure comedy shows.

Don't see it if You are looking for a show to bring small children to, and/or are easily triggered by themes of domestic (emotional) abuse.

100
Ambitious, Intelligent, Masterful, Refreshing, Riveting

See it if You want to be part of History on Broadway, both plot wise and Theatre history wise. The lyrics are brilliant, the lighting effects superb.

Don't see it if Have a moral objection to non traditional Musical Theatre.