Adina J.

Mahwah | 35-49 | Female

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Reviews (68)
88
Masterful, Epic, Great staging, Great acting, Enchanting

See it if You want to see masterful storytelling through movement, song, and staging. If you are already familiar with and enjoy Greek mythology.

Don't see it if You want a fun musical that leaves you feeling happy, you want people in bright costumes smiling onstage.

85
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intense, Great writing

See it if you like family dramas, thought-provoking pieces, and relationships.

Don't see it if you only like big spectacles or comedies.

96
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you like a fun romp with amazing singers and dancers.

Don't see it if you don't like the go-gos

94
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Must see, Enchanting

See it if you like shows about families, especially the non-traditional kind.

Don't see it if you are homophobic and not open-minded.

89
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Delightful

See it if you enjoy good acting, singing, and a dramatic telling of a true story. Also if you like the Four Seasons music.

Don't see it if you don't like Frankie Valli or the Four Seasons, you don't like jukebox musicals.

86
Dated, Great staging, Great dancing

See it if You like classic R&H musicals, you like the score, you love great dancing/ballet.

Don't see it if You like shows with a modern feminist outlook. If you have a problem with abuse, stay away.

92
Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You liked the original movie, you're a fan of fun musicals, or you like stories of overcoming-odds.

Don't see it if You hated the original movie, you don't like musicals, you're expecting something different.

95
Clever, Great staging, Enchanting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you like different staging, immersive shows, good music

Don't see it if you don't like any romance, you want a tied-up happy ending

70
Party Face
Midtown W
Delightful, Great acting, Quirky, Intimate, Relatable

See it if you enjoy Hayley Mills' work, you like plays with a small cast in an intimate space.

Don't see it if you are expecting a roaring good time. This is a quieter comedy, more about finding the humor in everyday family situations.

Also It's a little slow-moving and there isn't much in the way of plot.

89
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great singing, Great acting, Delightful

See it if you are a fan of Broadway in general, or the shows that Hal Prince produced in particular.

Don't see it if you prefer a linear story with entertaining singing and dancing.

95
Absorbing, Clever, Great staging, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you want an immersive experience, you want clever lyrics with good acting & singing.

Don't see it if you want a classic staging, you don't like Sondheim, or you get easily triggered by violence.

85
Great staging, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you liked the movie, you like puppetry, you have children to bring.

Don't see it if you want a new telling of the story you know. It's basically a live action version of the movie.

96
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Riveting, Refreshing

See it if you want to see a truly heartwarming original story, you like true stories.

Don't see it if you have a problem with actors playing multiple roles, you want powerhouse leads, or you have 9/11 triggers.

88
During previews
Napoli, Brooklyn
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you like family dramas, plays set in the 1960s, strong characters.

Don't see it if you are anti-LGBT, you like contemporary plays only, you are sensitive to loud noises.

93
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you like the 1997 animated film but are open to new interpretations, you want a delightful show.

Don't see it if you don't want to think about Communist Russia and you would miss the sorcery of the 1997 movie.

78
Entertaining, Indulgent, Quirky, Great acting, Funny

See it if you like the story but don't take the Gene Wilder movie as gospel. You're open to new interpretations and keep an open mind.

Don't see it if you're too attached to the original movie, you're expecting fabulous sets, or you can't use your imagination.

90
Clever, Great staging, Hilarious, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if you were a fan of the Bill Murray movie, you like clever staging and transitions, you want a good time.

Don't see it if you want a *very serious* musical or you're a hardcore original source material with no adaptation allowed.

93
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Enchanting, Fluffy, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you like the original Disney movie and family-friendly musicals.You like big spectacle musicals.

Don't see it if you're looking for something more thought-provoking and less spectacular.

95
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if you liked the movie or you like a female protagonist.

Don't see it if you are triggered by domestic violence

80
If I Forget
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Profound, Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if you are Jewish and/or have a complex family dynamic.

Don't see it if you want an ending that ties up the plot.

70
The Hairy Ape
Upper E Side
Profound, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Ambitious, Intelligent

See it if you want something different and abstract.

Don't see it if you want a straightforward plot or traditional play.

95
Cagney
Midtown W
Absorbing, Delightful, Funny, Great staging, Great dancing

See it if you like small shows with good dancing and period pieces. If you like based-on-a-true-story or the-little-guy-wins stories.

Don't see it if you want a big spectacle or you only like modern shows or you don't like tap-dancing.

95
Sweet Charity
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Great singing, Must see, Riveting

See it if You loke Sutton Foster, dancing, theater in the round, Fosse

Don't see it if You only like new shows or have a problem with breaking thr 4th wall

85
Himself and Nora
West Village
Clever, Funny, Delightful, Original, Romantic

See it if You like string characters, love stories, and a little bit of tongue in cheek.

Don't see it if You like big spectacular musicals.

84
Bright Star
Midtown W
Enchanting, Delightful, Romantic, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you like old-fashioned country stories as well as sweet country music.

Don't see it if you like your music and your story harder. The plot is somewhat predictable, but overall charming.

75
Nantucket Sleigh Ride
Upper W Side
Weird, Clever, Dizzying, Great acting, Confusing

See it if You like the actors, you like small plays that don't have a direct narrative, you don't mind jumping around in time.

Don't see it if you like a clear plot and characters you can relate to. If you don't like strange storytelling, stay away.

89
Perfect Crime
Midtown W
Clever, Dizzying, Riveting, Masterful, Indulgent

See it if you like mysteries and intimate settings

Don't see it if you only like big specatacles or deep plays

76
Great acting, Slow, Resonant, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you have ever had to deal with a close family member getting older and losing their sense of self.

Don't see it if you want something more fast-paced

88
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great staging, Delightful, Great singing

See it if you haven't experienced this classic or you haven't seen it in 20 years.

Don't see it if you don't like operatic music or you prefer modern musicals.

100
Great staging, Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Quirky

See it if even if you didn't like the cartoon, this is a FUN show. The staging is incredible and the plot keeps you entertained.

Don't see it if You like serious plays only or you don't like fun. If you're expecting something thought-provoking, stay away.

94
Absorbing, Delightful, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You liked the original movie, you like musicals about teenagers, you like the "dark comedy" genre, you knew mean girls in high school.

Don't see it if You want something quiet and thought-provoking.

78
Ambitious, Cliched, Fluffy, Funny

See it if You want a fluffy, fun musical about grownups with a predictable ending.

Don't see it if You're expecting to be riveted, or looking for something deep.

82
Enchanting, Great acting, Slow

See it if you want a feel-good story about unexpected friendships.

Don't see it if you like your musicals to be big spectacles or catchy tunes.

55
Dated, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you like period pieces or family dramas, you don't mind slow-moving pieces.

Don't see it if you want something riveting, fast-paced, or relevant.

88
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Quirky

See it if you like South Park, you want to see a funny, fluffy show.

Don't see it if you're easily offended, especially when it comes to religion.

88
Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if you want to see Bette Midler do her shtick, you enjoy classic musicals, you like big costumes and numbers. Gavin Creel is a delight!

Don't see it if you want something new, clever, or thought-provoking.

80
For a previous production
Entertaining, Dizzying, Funny, Indulgent

See it if you like slapstick, sight gags, a combo of Clue and Noises Off.

Don't see it if you want a clever, intelligent show, or jokes that stay with you.

86
During previews
A Parallelogram
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Riveting

See it if you like dark comedies and think-pieces. You like intelligent plays and great acting.

Don't see it if you only like fluffy roaring comedies or super serious dramas. This is somewhere in the middle.

85
Indecent
Midtown W
Clever, Intelligent, Profound, Jewish, Absorbing

See it if you have a history of Jewish culture, you like history of people/literature, you are okay with actors playing multiple parts.

Don't see it if you are looking for a raucous good time, you have no idea of what happened in Europe during the 30s/40s or you want a linear timeline.

80
War Paint
Midtown W
Enchanting, Exquisite, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you love Patti LuPone or Christine Ebersole. If you like history, particularly of makeup/sales.

Don't see it if you couldn't care less about makeup or history and you don't want to see masters at work.

98
Bandstand
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Relevant

See it if you like original material, fabulous dancing, A+ acting; Corey Cott or Laura Osnes, or clever staging; relevant stories.

Don't see it if You only like contemporary pieces, you don't like shows that have a message, or you want only tap dancing from choreography.

96
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Hilarious, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy kids, fun, rock music, and underdog themes.

Don't see it if you enjoy more traditional show tunes or adult musicals.

94
Great dancing, Great singing, Great acting, Indulgent, Delightful

See it if you like the music of Gloria Estefan and want to see a dramatization of her story.

Don't see it if You don't like latin music or biopics.

92
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you like Harry Potter but don't take it too seriously.

Don't see it if you don't like parodies or HP.

95
Significant Other
Midtown W
Relevant, Resonant, Riveting, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if you like plays that are resonant and relatable to the human experience.

Don't see it if you want a large-scale spectacle or something classic.

83
Spamilton
Midtown W
Funny, Delightful, Clever, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if you like parodies and/or Forbidden Broadway.

Don't see it if You like to keep your source material pure and don't want anyone making fun.

85
Masterful, Great staging, Enchanting, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You like innovative staging and interactive stories.

Don't see it if You want a more traditional musical or a less confusing plot.

74
Shuffle Along
Midtown W
Great staging, Original, Slow, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You like great dancing and history

Don't see it if You like strong characters and plot

93
Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you like Carole King, music from the 1960s, or a biopic.

Don't see it if you like original music or a lot of dancing in your musicals.

85
Fully Committed
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Dizzying, Intelligent

See it if You have ever worked customer service. Or a reception desk.

Don't see it if You like grand shows and/or serious plays.