Alma w14

New York City | 35-49 | Female
About:  Native New Yorker, avid theater goer and opera lover
Reviews (25)
71
Absorbing, Ambitious, Profound, Great writing

See it if You enjoy plays by Arthur Miller and can sit through a long production on a cushioned folding chair. There was an elevator at this theater!

Don't see it if You want a short, lighthearted play or musical. You are expecting Broadway vs off off Broadway

Also This was a good off off Broadway production and was enjoyable and inte... Read more Read less

74
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Overrated, Disappointing, Intense, Great acting

See it if You want an intense family drama. The young cast of actors are excellent and truly living their parts. The accents weren’t a problem for me

Don't see it if You want a concise and linear plot without any holes. Show is also quite long

Also I found this show a bit saccharine sweet when it was all said and done... Read more Read less

92
Edgy, Modern, Unnerving, Intense, Deconstructed

See it if you are adventurous. A fantastic modern twist on an old classic that honestly portrays this deranged story for what it is (+ beloved songs)

Don't see it if you are a traditionalist, want a bright and pretty show that is easily palatable or can't stand experimental theater

Also I loved this revival, it was like seeing a totally new show. I can als... Read more Read less

98
Magical, Riveting, Amazing effects, Great staging, Enchanting

See it if you want to be wowed in the theater. This production was on par with Harry Potter movies in scope, writing and effects. Truly a home run!

Don't see it if you hate the Harry Potter franchise or 2 part shows. Also you might miss out if you have no knowledge of the story going into it (but go)

Also I am a Harry Potter fan and totally enjoyed this production. It blew m... Read more Read less

50
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Great sets, Slow, Disappointing, Dated, Cliched

See it if You want a dated and predictable show with forgettable songs, but cool digital media sets.

Don't see it if You expect something modern or exciting

Also I was really disappointed with Anastasia. I found the production lacki... Read more Read less

88
Hilarious, Irreverent, Clever, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want a clever, unique and irreverent theater experience

Don't see it if you are very conservative or very easily offended

Also This is a funny, fast and young musical. Very funny and a bit off colo... Read more Read less

90
Relevant, Funny, Great music, Unique, Enjoyable

See it if you are looking for a young, quirky and uplifting musical

Don't see it if you are very conservative or want a very classic Broadway experience

Also This is a really enjoyable show. The story is unique and drives the ac... Read more Read less

93
Masterful, Must see, Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you are looking for a unique and exciting experience to be enjoyed by all ages

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

Also This musical is worth seeing alone for the "Circle of Life" number, wh... Read more Read less

98
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Must see, Intense, Masterful, Great dancing, Enchanting

See it if you like show stopping musical numbers and a film noir feel musical

Don't see it if you hate musicals and/or dance

Also Chicago is the definition of a great Broadway show and is thoroughly e... Read more Read less

92
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Relevant, Funny, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you like want a less flashy Broadway show with an engaging story and heart

Don't see it if you are looking for a show with big production numbers

Also A really enjoyable show that draws you in and makes you feel good. I e... Read more Read less

99
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Must see, Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if you like musical theater. It is that good..

Don't see it if you hate theater or anything new or creative

Also This show was fantastic. The buzz is true. You could feel an energy in... Read more Read less

90
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Relevant, Hilarious, Great singing, Funny, Clever

See it if you enjoy creative story telling, nostalgia for the puppets of childhood and can handle adult themes.

Don't see it if plan on bringing young kids or are easily offended.

Also The performers were excellent. The show was entertaining and hit on cu... Read more Read less

83
Slapstick, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful

See it if You want a lighthearted comedy that is fast paced and full of slapstick. Without spoilers, I’ll just say the set is ingenious.

Don't see it if You want a serious play or hate physical comedy

Also My senior citizen mother loved this show and laughed the whole time. T... Read more Read less

83
Ink
Midtown W
Entertaining, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You want a lively play with great acting and staging. Johnny Lee Miller was excellent, as was the ensemble cast. Fast paced despite length

Don't see it if You want a light romantic comedy. This had depth and was political, not a “boy meets girl” story

Also Overall very enjoyable and well done. Fantastic set and staging. It wa... Read more Read less

87
All My Sons
Midtown W
Resonant, Intelligent, Masterful, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to experience a professional production of a truly wonderful dramatic play. Engaging and chilling to the core.

Don't see it if you want a comedy, feel good story or play that doesn't take much thought or emotional investment.

Also Arthur Miller is a legendary master for a reason and the play itself i... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Refreshing, Funny, Great acting, Clever

See it if You want a refreshing and clever play. Lithgow was cast well as Bill. Metcalf was fantastic and made this play worth seeing!

Don't see it if you want historical accuracy, this is a character study on two political figures which is fictional

Also In my opinion Metcalf is the main reason to see this production. The p... Read more Read less

86
Charming, Classic, Delightful, Great set, Enchanting

See it if you are looking for a charming romantic musical. Lovely story and melodies. The revolving set was impressive.

Don't see it if you want a edgy modern or political production. This was mild and hit all the right notes for what it was

Also I saw alternate Kerstin Anderson as Eliza Doolittle and thought she di... Read more Read less

86
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Unique, Must see, Enchanting, Clever

See it if you want a magical evening in the theater

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

Also This has become a classic Broadway musical and is worth seeing. A few ... Read more Read less

88
Poetic, Intelligent, Subtle, Profound, Enchanting

See it if you want a poetic musical which is powerful, yet subtle. Fantastic cast.

Don't see it if you are looking for big musical numbers and lots of flash

Also This was a lovely musical that was thoroughly enjoyable, but more subt... Read more Read less

90
Pop music, True story, Great singing, Absorbing, Delightful

See it if you are looking for a fun, fast paced musical with recognizable music.

Don't see it if you dislike Carol King songs or autobiographical musicals

Also Carol King's story and music are so far reaching that this musical was... Read more Read less

99
Great score, Great singing, Must see, Masterful, Enchanting

See it if you want a thrilling theatrical experience with fantastic musical score and engaging story.

Don't see it if everyone should see this

Also This is the quintessential Broadway show. I saw it for the first time ... Read more Read less

82
Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want to see a fun, colorful and youthful production which is very similar to the movie

Don't see it if you aren't into high school type stories or not interested in youth culture.

Also I would probably have enjoyed it more if I did not know the film so we... Read more Read less

80
Ny humor, Optimistic, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want an uplifting and fun night at the theater

Don't see it if you are looking for something profound or serious

Also This was a fun show in an intimate theater. The supporting cast was fa... Read more Read less

86
Relevant, Intelligent, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like big colorful dance numbers and a lovable cast of main characters.

Don't see it if you are very conservative or very easily offended.

Also There were about 5 main characters, which somehow worked well. Mature ... Read more Read less

86
True story, Stylish, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you enjoy colorful production numbers, fantastic costumes (Bob Mackie of course) and a unique telling of a true story.

Don't see it if you dislike Cher or her music.

Also You don't necessarily need to know Cher's music to enjoy this show. I ... Read more Read less