Alegra

New York City | 18-24 | Female
About:  I'm a 22 year old who's into theatre of all shapes and sizes. Honored to have seen Patti Lupone in Gypsy, Brian Bedford in The Importance of Being Earnest, Ramin in Les Mis, and of course Hamilton. ... Read more Read less
Reviews (39)
98
Profound, Intense, Great staging, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if A profound show that covers hard to swallow topics such as rape, gender disphoria, the nuclear family illusion, all while beautifully staged

Don't see it if You’re an ignorant, homophobic, close minded individual who doesn’t appreciate innovative and modern theatre that pushes boundaries.

90
Skintight
Midtown W
Clever, Absorbing, Intelligent, Hilarious, Great writing

See it if You love contemporary realistic theatre with humor sharp enough to cut. A modern dramedy about family dysfunction. Idina Menzel kills!

Don't see it if You’d like a musical or a show with a happy ending. The play isn’t suitable for kids 14 and under. It is very vulgar and has some nudity.

80
Funny, Great singing, Great staging, Profound

See it if You’ve seen the movie or play before and are a fan. The entire musical is in Yiddish (with English captions). A new take on the classic.

Don't see it if You’d like to see a play in English or aren’t in the mood for musicals. Look elsewhere if you want something more contemporary.

88
During previews
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intense, Hilarious, Great writing

See it if You want a witty laugh out loud dramedy. The stage, plot, and actor performances make this a stand out production. LGBTQ friendly:)

Don't see it if You’re hoping for an upbeat escape. This isn’t a musical and is LGBTQ centered so no homophobes allowed. Or please come and learn something!

80
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Enchanting, Ambitious

See it if You loved the movie and want to see it come to life. The actress who plays Ana has a beautiful voice and the show is quite the spectacle.

Don't see it if You’re not into musicals. It is a bit commercial and relies too much on digital effects and screens.

80
Slow, Resonant, Refreshing, Great singing

See it if You are interested in a slow and unconventional approach to musicals. The acting and music absorb you.

Don't see it if You aren’t interested in musicals or were looking for a standard happy ending.

81
Delightful, Hilarious, Raunchy, Entertaining

See it if You want to be transported to lavish 18th century France. The set design is gorgeous, the dialogue is sharply witty. I ADORE JANET MCTEER.

Don't see it if You were looking for an upbeat musical. The play takes a dark turn and is extremely inappropriate for children under 14. Very racy.

94
Natural Life
Chelsea
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if looking for a powerful and relevant drama. It's a beautifully written true story that deserves to be recognized.

Don't see it if looking for a more light-hearted fare. This play has a lot of substance but there is graphic material that may make people uncomfortable.

68
During previews
The Layover
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Refreshing, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You are looking for a contemporary show with an impressive set and talented actors. It's mainly a 2 character performance with modern drama.

Don't see it if Looking for an upbeat play or escape. It's realistic but becomes confusing and drawn out by the end. It had potential but loses its way.

70
Great staging, Slow, Intense, Dizzying

See it if you are a dedicated fan of Shakespeare's, even his less popular work. This was a good production of T&C but 2nd act is WAY better than 1st.

Don't see it if you want a light hearted show. It lasts well over 2.5 hrs and doesn't pick up until the end with the excellent Call of Duty-esque war battle

64
Paramour
Midtown W
Cliched, Dizzying, Fluffy, Romantic, Great staging

See it if You like cirque du soleil. Great acrobatic performances. artistic staging. Kids will enjoy it.

Don't see it if You want a plot with substance. This one is very cheesy. There's also a lot of singing.

95
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Must see, Quirky, Refreshing, Great singing

See it if You are a fan of the movie. Jesse Mueller is perfect for the role and has a beautiful voice. The cast is well-acted as well. A must-see.

Don't see it if musicals aren't your thing. This show may not be appropriate for kids under 13. Other than that, this show is a gem. Everyone should see it.

80
Privacy
East Village
Ambitious, Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a play that challenges what you know about the internet. The show is very insightful. Also Daniel Radcliffe is in it.

Don't see it if you're an avid social media user. This show will scare you by flexing its internet "big brother" muscles. Great show but you've been warned.

80
For a previous production
Absorbing, Intense, Resonant, Great singing

See it if you want to see a refreshing new musical. The story is intense and it has the music to match.

Don't see it if you're into straight plays. The story is also pretty dark with some humor so if you're not into that, don't go to this show.

50
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Cliched, Overrated, Underwhelming

See it if you are a fan of the Wizard of Oz and have a preteen with you. The music is also pretty catchy.

Don't see it if you're like me and think this show is way overrated. The story is predictable and underwhelming. The characters are flat as well.

95
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Hilarious, Raunchy, Indulgent

See it if you enjoy raunchy humor and puppet sex. I adore this show and it's muppets for adults concept.

Don't see it if you are under 15 years old and are going with your parents. You'll be making a big mistake. Trust me. I've been there.

85
The Humans
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great writing, Excruciating, Slow, Resonant

See it if you are interested in a play with little to no plot. The heart of the show lies in the dialogue and interactions between all the characters.

Don't see it if you were looking for something upbeat. This show gets pretty dark (literally and metaphorically).

82
Delightful, Great acting, Romantic

See it if you love Carole King's music and want to see her life told on the stage.

Don't see it if musicals aren't your favorite.

80
Clever, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if you love theatre and want to have a good time.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals.

75
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you are a fan of Disney. The show is very well-done and captivating.

Don't see it if you're looking to see a show that's dramatic and intense. Don't see it if you want to stay away from tourists.

90
Mary Page Marlowe
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Excruciating, Great staging, Confusing

See it if You want a beautifully acted and inventive staging of a woman’s life from childhood to old age. An authentic show with a range of emotions.

Don't see it if You want something uplifting. The play can get dreary and the end leaves you questioning the playwright’s objective.

85
Absorbing, Hilarious, Great acting, Confusing

See it if You are into contemporary straight plays like The Humans. A richly detailed play with humor and darkness. Beautifully acted.

Don't see it if You are expecting a logical or coherent ending. A profound show that makes some interesting points but comes off too abstract in the end.

96
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Clever, Must see, Hilarious, Exquisite, Great singing

See it if you want to see a wonderful reimagining of Shakespeare's play. Powerhouse singing with witty comedy to match. What a real treat this was!

Don't see it if you were looking to see Three Tall Women or something just as serious with no singing involved. This play is very goofy but damn good.

92
Lobby Hero
Midtown W
Great staging, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if You love yourself some good Lonergan theatre. Big names like Scott Pilgrim and Steve Rogers steal the show. Serious but hilarious.

Don't see it if You want to see Captain America fight Thanos. He talks more than show his muscles. People 16 and up i’d recommend.

70
Great staging, Overrated, Slow, Profound, Confusing

See it if You are a fan on Glenda Jackson, Laurie Metcalfe, or Allison Pill. They all offer strong performances. This play is dark and melancholic.

Don't see it if You want something more upbeat. I left the play very upset. This is a well-done production of Albee’s but one must be in the mood for it.

86
During previews
The Present
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Entertaining, Complex, Absorbing

See it if You want to see an immensely enjoyable production of Anton Chekhov's first play. Cate Blanchett steals the show. The show is lively & crazy

Don't see it if You're not prepared to sit for 3 hours. It's long but the play really picks up after the first hour. Fun production with a great cast.

85
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Resonant, Intense

See it if You're a lover of Shakespeare and modernized adaptations. Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo star in it and they put on an awfully glorious show

Don't see it if You don't get Shakespeare or are a Bard purist. The play is about 3 hours long but it amazingly kept my attention throughout.

92
During previews
Spamilton
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Refreshing, Must see

See it if You're familiar with Hamilton and need to see the next best thing comparable to its caliber. Don't be fooled by its size for it is mighty!

Don't see it if All you know about Hamilton is that he's the guy on the $10 bill. There's also a lot of references to theatre so it helps to know.

91
Something Rotten!
Midtown W
Ambitious, Exquisite, Hilarious, Intelligent, Great singing

See it if you love musicals and are looking for the full package. The actors are super talented and the story as well as production is egg-cellent.

Don't see it if musicals aren't how you like your egg cooked. This show is entertaining and hilarious. Head somewhere else if you want a straight play.

96
For a previous production
Indecent
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Masterful, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if You're interested in innovative and unconventional plays. The show has minimal props and a whole lot of depth and substance.

Don't see it if You're looking for an upbeat show. Indecent is an important and wonderful piece of theatre that should be seen.

74
Entertaining, Great staging, Exquisite, Cliched

See it if you're go big or go home. The stage and special effects are impressive and realistic. The rockettes prove they're not just for Christmas.

Don't see it if You're a local. This show is directed towards tourists. The plot is cheesy and there's not much substance, but the effects are where it's at

85
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing

See it if you enjoy Sean Hayes-pretending-to-be-God humor. The writing is very witty and entertaining. He's just as good as Jim Parson.

Don't see it if you're a staunch conservative. you may disagree with the messages. But maybe you should go. This show is liberal and awesome.

80
Exquisite, Relevant, Intense, Great singing

See it if you know the story. I love this play and Danny Burstein knocks it out as Tevye.

Don't see it if you aren't looking to see a great production of a classic musical.

85
Fully Committed
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Hilarious, Clever, Quirky

See it if you're a fan of Jesse Tyler Ferguson. This show will only make you love him more. He's so talented and the show reveals the power of theatre

Don't see it if you were looking for an escape. This isn't a musical and you shouldn't take your kids.

68
Cliched, Dated, Slow, Un-romantic

See it if you are a fan of the iconic music and are into musicals in general. The set and costumes follow the traditional opera style.

Don't see it if you're a straight-shooter when it comes to musicals or plays overall. The whole show is overly-romanticized, over-the-top, and cheesy.

85
Blackbird
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Edgy, Cathartic

See it if you want to see Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams. It follows the 3 unities of Greek theatre. Prepare to hold your breath for 1.5 hours.

Don't see it if pedophilia makes you uncomfortable. This show gets increasingly disturbing so if you were hoping to laugh at some point, think again.

88
Great acting, Intense, Absorbing, Riveting, Resonant

See it if you want to see well-done adaptation of this classic story. Cynthia Erivo, Danielle Brooks, and Jennifer Hudson outdo themselves.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a woman succeed in an oppressive and discriminating environment. There's nothing I can find wrong with this show.

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Epic, Great staging, Masterful

See it if you want to see a show unlike any other musical you've ever seen before. If you're a fan of hip hop and history, this is the show for you!

Don't see it if you live under a rock

90
Epic, Masterful, Intense, Must see, Profound

See it if you know all the songs. The actors and score is incredible.

Don't see it if you don't like good acting or good music.