Alison F 6125

New York City | 25-34 | Female

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Reviews (68)
79
Disappointing, Fluffy, Overrated

See it if you are already familiar with and enjoy the show. It seems to appeal to the teenage crowd. Salazar continues to shine.

Don't see it if you expect something novel or cerebral. What it lacks in content, they make up for in volume. No noticeable improvements from off-Broadway.

82
Funny, Entertaining, Fast-paced

See it if you are familiar with the Harry Potter series. Any fan will appreciate this show.

Don't see it if you haven't read or seen the HP series. I'm sure the whole thing will seem very bizarre.

79
Funny, Cliched, Slow

See it if you like intimate, dialogue-heavy shows. Sweet story and very funny at times.

Don't see it if you expect anything profound or exciting to happen, or if you don't appreciate shows with children actors.

80
Funny, Entertaining, Resonant

See it if you like intimate shows and dark humor. Talented cast and refreshing perspective on a somewhat taboo topic. Has a lot of potential.

Don't see it if you want a heavily produced or light-hearted show. If you could be triggered by the topic of suicide.

82
During previews
Funny, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you want a light-hearted musical about a guy who's down on his luck. Smart and funny lyrics. Talented cast.

Don't see it if you want a more highly produced or serious show.

Also It seemed like the leads' mics were out or something was weird with th... Read more Read less

79
Entertaining, Informative, Funny

See it if you want to know more about the origins and evolution of alcohol over the course of human history. And if you want a semi-interactive show.

Don't see it if you don't like drinking or barbershop quartet type singing, or if you are already well-versed in beer/alcohol production- might be boring.

85
During previews
Entertaining, Riveting

See it if you enjoy illusions. Vitaly exceeded my expectations and I'm still trying to figure out he did most of his tricks! Fun evening out.

Don't see it if you're expecting a Vegas-quality act or don't like magic shows.

84
Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in seeing everyday people deal with moral dilemmas.

Don't see it if you want a more action packed or flashy show. Also the sound projection wasn't great.

92
During previews
Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Nostalgic

See it if you loved the movie. One of the first stage adaptations I've seen that lived up to the original. Empowering to see so many female vocalists.

Don't see it if you didn't enjoy the movie. Nearly identical plot and snippets of classic dialogue. (With the addition of fun[ny] songs, of course.)

85
Interesting, Educational

See it if you are familiar with older, prominent Jewish actors or want to learn more about the relationship between Broadway and the temple.

Don't see it if you aren't interested in history.

80
Funny, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if You are a fan of John or are interested in Latin history.

Don't see it if You don't speak Spanish and are concerned about missing a few jokes, or if you want a thorough education.

100
Entertaining, Fun

See it if you want a fun evening full of paint, wine, and theater music and trivia. What could be better? Cary was an awesome instructor!

Don't see it if you don't like the featured musical, but even still the session itself is a blast. No talent required.

72
During previews
Great staging, Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if you are bringing children. The set is fun and the actors commit to the show.

Don't see it if you want a show with substance. This show doesn't really cater to adults. Some of the cast seemed too talented for this production.

79
Interesting, Informative

See it if you like Broadway history, want to hear some anecdotes about actors. Enjoyable tour.

Don't see it if you aren't as familiar with older actors. May not be as meaningful for you.

80
Great singing, Slow

See it if you're a fan of the movie, music. Or if you're a fan of Brandy (and you hurry). Entire cast was great and staging was nice.

Don't see it if you're with children. Or if you want something fresh and compelling. I was hoping for a little more of something.

78
Entertaining, Great staging, Disappointing

See it if you grew up with the animated movie and are familiar with the songs. Nice nostalgia for some. Probably one of the better options for kids.

Don't see it if you can't stand any deviations from the movie or if you want to see a compelling or original show.

95
Hilarious, Refreshing, Great writing

See it if you want to witness a fantastic, complete musical. Well-executed and hysterical. There's a reason it's been on Broadway so long.

Don't see it if you're Mormon or easily offended by religious jokes.

84
Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if you want to see a small, talented cast perform a play that deals with politics, religion, and gun-violence.

Don't see it if you want an uplifting show. Although they did a good job navigating relevant issues, I felt like they were preaching to the choir.

86
During previews
Intense, Great staging, Resonant, Dark

See it if you are interested in Jewish and/or theatrical history. Worthwhile, powerful show. Educational for me.

Don't see it if you want to be uplifted. Serious themes left me introspective. At first, actors switching between roles was confusing.

80
Funny, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if you want to escape from your own life via the misfortune of others. Relatable for anyone who's had trouble finding their place in the world.

Don't see it if you don't like puppets or un-PC jokes. Production felt a little tired.

80
Great singing, Slow, Overrated

See it if you grew up with or love the music.

Don't see it if you want a show with depth.

80
During previews
Funny, Cliched, Relatable

See it if you want to see a story about the evolution of friendships and romantic relationships. Relatable for anyone with friends who grew apart.

Don't see it if you crave resolution or want to be uplifted. At times (intentionally) painfully awkward or slow. Somewhat predictable.

92
Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a light, fun show. The actors were very talented and the set was ingenious. I was pleasantly surprised based on reviews here

Don't see it if you are expecting something deeply profound. Might be better suited for locals, but it's still relatable for visitors.

88
Great staging, Great singing, Funny, Intense

See it if you want to be thoroughly entertained. The show exceeded my expectations and felt relatable even though aspects of the story are more dated.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a show about an untraditional family or complicated relationships.

80
Funny, Great acting, Dated

See it if you want to see Nathan Lane. He did not disappoint!

Don't see it if you're only coming to see Nathan Lane because the scenes without him are sorely lacking.

95
Great acting, Intense, Absorbing

See it if you like serious plays with complex family and political dynamics. I was hooked through the very end!

Don't see it if you would prefer something shorter or lighter or without accents.

85
During previews
Great staging, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you want to see a nice show about a mother and son in the aftermath of tragedy. Impressive staging. Has a lot of potential.

Don't see it if you want all aspects of the plot to be realistic or you want a well-polished show.

90
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Funny, Intelligent

See it if you want to be engaged for 90 minutes exploring what is the "truth." At one point towards the end, the theater was unbelievably silent.

Don't see it if you want something less cerebral and more flashy or action-packed.

85
Great acting, Masterful, Funny, Intense

See it if you want to witness some powerful acting.

Don't see it if you have no interest in LGBT shows (though the show touches on universal themes) or want something more light-hearted.

85
Entertaining, Quirky, Fun

See it if Very enjoyable show that isn't very deep despite the subject matter. Memorable song(s) with a somewhat predictable plot.

Don't see it if you would like to see a show that's truly novel or meaningful or completely polished.

85
Great music, Original

See it if You want to see this year's Tony winner. The music was great and I'm glad to see more diversity (in theme and cast) on Broadway.

Don't see it if You want to see Tony Shahloub or a compelling plot.

93
During previews
Funny, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy contemporary twists on Shakespeare, horrible rhymes, and slapstick comedy. I thoroughly enjoyed the show and will return!

Don't see it if you want to see something serious or top tier production and singing.

73
Dated, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in or want to learn more about deaf culture.

Don't see it if are tired of watching men in positions of authority subvert women to their will.

75
During previews
Great singing, Slow, Disappointing

See it if you are a friend or family member of someone involved in the show. Very talented cast.

Don't see it if you want an engaging show throughout. The only song I thoroughly enjoyed was the one about visiting the mother-in-law.

Also As another reviewer mentioned, there are freestanding lamps along the ... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Entertaining, Great lighting, Great singing

See it if you enjoyed the movie. The songs from the movie are everything you want them to be. The special effects are magical.

Don't see it if you are expecting a direct adaptation to the stage. The majority of the new numbers and the opening sequence fell flat for me.

85
During previews
Great acting, Resonant

See it if You enjoy family stories about complicated, familial relationships and want to see the effects of a heartbreaking and disgraceful period.

Don't see it if You want a fully-developed or uplifting show.

85
During previews
Entertaining, Delightful, Vibrant

See it if you would be interested in a folk story reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet. Very imaginative set and talented cast.

Don't see it if you would like a more modern, original story. This is a fresh portrayal of seemingly universal themes that didn't quite ring true for me.

75
Ambitious, Disappointing, Dark, Entertaining

See it if you are a fan of Christian Borle or want to see if the bad reviews hold water. My expectations were exceeded but only because they were low.

Don't see it if you bring young kids (somewhat violent, scary scenes) or you don't bring kids (distracting talking, shifting). More juvenile than nostalgic.

86
Funny, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you're a fan of Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and/or musical theater and want a good laugh. I was pleasantly surprised by this production.

Don't see it if none of the above apply to you. The jokes will not make sense.

Also While seeing Hamilton is not necessarily a prerequisite for seeing thi... Read more Read less

88
Entertaining, Refreshing, Honest

See it if you want to see a refreshing, thoughtful musical. It was uplifting to see humans caring about other humans. The show felt honest.

Don't see it if you are sensitive to the events of 9/11 or are expecting an action-packed narrative following a protagonist. This share various perspectives

84
Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you enjoyed the film. From what I remember, it stayed pretty true. Andy Karl was delightful. The car chase and a few others were fantastic.

Don't see it if you want anything beyond a light rom com. By nature, the show is a bit repetitive, but I think they do a good job of mitigating that.

80
For a previous production
Entertaining, Great staging, Funny

See it if you enjoy farce. For me, some jokes landed and others were more groan-worthy. Amazing staging and fantastic timing and commitment by actors.

Don't see it if you're expecting intelligent humor. This show is likely polarizing. I can see how it might not be to some people's taste.

Also I believe it was a deliberate choice for the actors not to be mic'd (o... Read more Read less

76
Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if you are with children or don't mind an amateur. Miles Thorn definitely was energetic and committed. A couple tricks were impressive.

Don't see it if you would be put off by some simple tricks that you can easily figure out or expect to be amazed the entire show.

92
During previews
Hilarious, Entertaining, Energetic, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy political satire. Wonderfully hilarious and eye-opening show! Talented cast. Highly recommended.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy musicals, can't criticize the government, or want a(n unnecessarily) big production.

Also Not sure if there was an issue with the mics/sound system, but I had t... Read more Read less

82
Cute, Great singing, Great staging, Quirky

See it if you enjoyed the movie or want a light-hearted show. Phillips Soo does not disappoint. Stays true to the movie. Cute show. At times funny.

Don't see it if you want a revelation. Maybe I'm spoiled by this show's contemporaries, but I was expecting a little more je ne sais quoi.

98
Must see, Masterful, Resonant, Great singing

See it if I'm not crying, you're crying. Everything a Broadway musical should be: engrossing, relatable, emotional. Equally good for teens and adults.

Don't see it if you've never felt lonely or can't empathize with people who have.

82
Energetic, Unique

See it if you want a theatrical experience. Josh Groban did not disappoint. Probably more enjoyable if you have read War and Peace. High energy.

Don't see it if you are bothered by strobe lights, sung-through musicals, or somewhat antiquated views of women (I know, I know, W&P is a classic).

98
Must see, Resonant, Great writing, Great singing, Delightful

See it if Worth the wait if you buy in advance. Thoroughly enjoyable! Entire cast was energetic and talented. I wish all history was taught like this.

Don't see it if Probably not worth the exorbitant resale prices, but still highly recommended if you are able to go.

70
During previews
Talented cast, Creative staging, Cute

See it if Overall the show left a positive note. Good use of minimal cast and props. Various moments led to laughter and smiles from the audience.

Don't see it if Some lines came across as abrasive/sexist, in contrast with the tone of the rest of the show. A little unexpected and off-putting.

92
Great singing, Funny, Delightful

See it if you want to see an empowering show about a woman coming into her own with catchy tunes. Jessie Mueller didn't disappoint. Entire cast shined

Don't see it if you don't have a pie waiting for you at home. In all seriousness, don't see if you don't like Sara Bareilles or are sensitive to infidelity.