Andrea Michelle

New York City | 25-34 | Female
About:  Theater enthusiast. I don't score as many shows as I see (I've seen over 200 shows since moving here in 2016), but I do see a lot of theater. The only thing that keeps me from going to more shows is my puppy, who is the best. ... Read more Read less
Reviews (68)
88
Clever, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you're looking for a really fun night, you have been through a few generations of emojis, you want to hear some amazing singing and songs

Don't see it if you don't do silly, you hate cliches, you can't handle lasers/lights/haze/etc, you're looking for something super profound/life-changing

78
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Long, White, Ambitious, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you're interested in sort of a sequel/response to Angels in America, you're interested in how gay men deal with the gay men of their past

Don't see it if you need something to be a bit more fast-paced and not drag on its point for 6+ hours

Also See the first show 100% - the ending by itself is worth it... Read more Read less

68
Bad music, Entertaining, Confusing, Dated, Banal

See it if you are interested in the escalation of sexual exploration and comfort levels around sex, cheating, and other things

Don't see it if you're a duncan sheik fan - this will ruin him for you

78
Indulgent, Quirky, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you enjoy absurdity in a more conventional style show, you have a good sense of humor, you love the music

Don't see it if you don't like murder or talking plants, you need the singing to be amazing (I found them only okay, but could've been off night)

86
Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you're interested in a perspective on racism that isn't talked about a lot, you believe in strong black characters

Don't see it if you dislike historical shows, you struggle to follow or dislike interweaving timelines (though they do a great job of it)

69
17 Minutes
Midtown W
Unfulfilling, Okay, Disappointing, Great acting, Slow

See it if you're interested in a unique perspective on a school shooting, you are interested in a short but intense show surrounding high emotions

Don't see it if you're expecting to feel new things after the show, you're hoping for intensity or drama, you want more time on deep subjects like this

89
Relevant, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if you love rock music, you know nothing about Cambodia, you're interested in new ways of telling stories, you love history

Don't see it if you can't handle strobe lighting / rock concert style stuff, you don't like toggling between concert and show

70
During previews
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing, Edgy, Dizzying

See it if you're interested in theater that is trying new things, you love campy stuff, you wanna hear the actors belt their hearts out.

Don't see it if you prioritize plot at all (the plot was horrible), you're not comfortable with sex/implied-nudity/etc, you don't want to sit through 3 hrs

Also The audience when I was there was horrible. They kept talking and comm... Read more Read less

78
Fringe Deaths
Midtown W
Haunting, Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you think the grass is greener for famous people ... you're fascinated by the trauma of fame ... you enjoy peeling back layers of people.

Don't see it if you are expecting something flashy or Broadway level ... you bore quickly of repetitive/obvious/beat-me-over-the-head moral-of-the-story

Also The actress playing Barbara Payton was clearly a standout from the res... Read more Read less

80
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Cliched, Intelligent, Enchanting, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you're looking for a play that does a great job intertwining many different storylines in a quick paced way.

Don't see it if you want to avoid a show with cliches that seems to belittle mental illness...you don't like shows that wrap everything up all at once.

75
During previews
Dated, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Slow, Relevant

See it if you enjoy Fiddler-esque decision-making between firmly held beliefs and progress.

Don't see it if you're looking for something a bit more resonant and powerful.

Also Very cute short-story type play focused on one issue, but don't expect... Read more Read less

65
Clever, Confusing, Great dancing, Ambitious, Slow

See it if you're interested in seeing interpretative ballet interwoven into a musical plot

Don't see it if you are unsympathetic toward adulterers, you were expecting it to be more dance intensive, or you value good songwriting and song-timing.

Also My biggest issue was that the show didn't provide any sort of "i want"... Read more Read less

75
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you know sex and the city at all...you feel like the characters are characitures...you enjoy laughing.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy someone explaining all of their jokes to you as if either you didn't get it or it wasn't good.

93
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Resonant, Wholesome

See it if you love to laugh, you have gone through your share of life (medical issues, having kids, etc), you're open to tearing up at a comedy

Don't see it if you are looking for slapstick humor - this is more wholesome (albeit still sexual at times) and carries a touching story throughout

Also This isn't a "one man show" - it's a wholesome, more theatrical stand ... Read more Read less

76
During previews
The Book of Merman
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Slow, Fluffy

See it if you enjoy cute theater with amazing singing.

Don't see it if you're expecting it to have a lot of Book of Mormon references.

69
Fruit Trilogy
West Village
Enchanting, Great acting, Ambitious, Confusing, Intense

See it if you're really interested in seeing great acting concerning major women's rights and empowerment issues.

Don't see it if you want more continuity and action rather than telling and only emotion in your plays

Also Amazing acting. I realize that's already been said, but these women ar... Read more Read less

89
Harry Clarke
West Village
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny

See it if you've ever wondered what it'd be like to be someone else ...you're curious about the entanglement of a growing persona ...you never fit in

Don't see it if you have trouble forgiving or accepting deceit (why do you like theater at all?) ...you are turned off (get it?) by overt sexuality and sex

Also I'm not a "one man show" kind of theater goer, and I absolutely loved ... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Rocktopia
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great singing, Masterful, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if you love really, really good singing ... you're interested in the idea of music fusion ... you want to have a good night with favorite songs

Don't see it if you're a purist with music ...you don't like "covers" in general ...you like concerts in either a rock concert or concert hall setting only

Also I'm not sure why people are scoring this so low just because it isn't ... Read more Read less

75
The Parisian Woman
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Indulgent, Banal

See it if you enjoy wit and humor...you're fed up with this political environment...you enjoy watching people falter in the game of politics.

Don't see it if you're hoping that some moral or theme comes from the story...you have morals yourself that don't align with cheating or blackmailing.

52
Disappointing, Fluffy, Indulgent, Slow, Pointless

See it if you're a tourist / fan of these singers specifically...you must see an do everything Christmas ever.

Don't see it if you have anything else you can do that is Christmas-y...you are looking for a Broadway show (plot, development, good singing, etc).

Also Candice Glover = amazing. Danny Aiello = endearing. Josh Kaufman, Pete... Read more Read less

65
Enchanting, Dated, Indulgent, Intense, Great acting

See it if you love Elizabeth McGovern‎...you are fascinated by this economy and its impact on the upper/middle class...you are slightly cynical

Don't see it if you need something with a little more pace...you abhor "first world problems" type shows...you like good costuming/hair (it's really bad)

88
Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious, Resonant, Quirky

See it if you're a Hufflepuff and hiding it. This show goes into why you're in the best house.

Don't see it if you don't like funny things. This makes jokes on the books, movies, 90s, etc.

69
Exquisite, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Slow

See it if you're interested in more about this author ...you're interested in theology in general.

Don't see it if you're looking for more action, less telling.

73
In Transit
Midtown W
Great singing, Great staging, Resonant, Fluffy, Cliched

See it if you think the tonys should have a sound design award ...you love a capella and you are curious how I think fits into a musical storyline.

Don't see it if you need a stimulating, new and thoughtful plot that hasn't been done a thousand times.

79
Sweat
Midtown W
Great acting, Intelligent, Slow, Disorienting, Relevant

See it if you need to see first hand what people in this country are going through ...you're strongly political - it shows complications on both sides

Don't see it if you dislike conflict ...you're looking for something upbeat and fast paced.

79
Relevant, Dark, Ambitious, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if you love the music and know it well, you are big into current events and current struggles, and simply see it for Lauren Patten.

Don't see it if you don't like shows that try to cover every single issue happening right now, you don't know the music very well (story was hard to follow)

75
During previews
Endlings
East Village
Meta, Self-reflective, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Clever

See it if you're interested in how non-white writers are trying to deal with the delicate balance of writing something ... (cont. in "more to say")

Don't see it if you don't like meta plays, can't follow 3+ subplots at one time, want to wait until the dialogue/plots are perfected (felt rough-draft-y)

Also ...that is true to their ancestry, their past, their present, their he... Read more Read less

90
During previews
72 Miles to Go...
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Profound, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if you're interested in how immigration and family separation affects a family day to day, including the most pivotal moments of one's life

Don't see it if you're expecting some elaborate drama with a central character and plot - this is just snippets of lives over time

98
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Exquisite, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if you love powerhouse musicals with strong women

Don't see it if you don't like worlds of fantasy, you're sick of love triangles

78
We're Gonna Die
Midtown W
Simple, Emotional, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you're interested in a more cabaret style of story-telling where the story is just a preface for the song

Don't see it if you want any acting or sense of drama

74
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Nice, Slow, Great acting, Disappointing, Delightful

See it if you are interested in discussions around old-age divorce

Don't see it if you dislike when shows try to put in too much in the way of subplots to where it takes away from the central plot

49
Slow, Quirky, Disappointing, Dated, Confusing

See it if you have to see everything, you're into absurdist theater, you love backdrops (loved the backdrop and that's about it)

Don't see it if you want the story to mean anything or you like to be transported into a world

Also Honestly this was maybe the worst thing I've ever seen and I wish I co... Read more Read less

68
Two's a Crowd
Midtown E
Banal, Fluffy, Quirky, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if you're looking for something light and cute.

Don't see it if you're looking for something fresh, funny, on point, or meaningful.

Also This could've been good if it were just a play with some background mu... Read more Read less

86
During previews
Intelligent, Great staging, Great singing, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if you're interested in adding complexity to a well known Greek tragedy and love good music...if you loved great comet.

Don't see it if you only like certain styles of music or dislike strong characters. Really I can't think of who might hate this show.

68
Alice By Heart
Midtown W
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Quirky, Great singing

See it if you know the story Alice in Wonderland by heart, you prioritize staging, movement, and sound as works of art over storytelling

Don't see it if you feel storytelling is the point of theater, you don't like/understand/haven't memorized Alice in Wonderland.

75
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Overrated

See it if you love good music and a unique way of telling a really well-known story.

Don't see it if you want to feel something different about this well-known story than you ever have or are expecting some new truth.

67
Noura
Midtown W
Quirky, Disappointing, Ambitious, Relevant, Slow

See it if you're really interested in all sorts of refugee/immigrant/minority stories

Don't see it if you're looking for a refugee story with a bit more emotion, storytelling, and still "in the thick of it"

Also I feel like we do need stories about people who have immigrated to Ame... Read more Read less

75
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Masterful, Must see, Ambitious, Slow

See it if you want to see the amazing work of the puppeteers creating king kong, as well as the beautiful set design and projection design.

Don't see it if you only care about singing and storytelling when it comes to theater (this show is bad at both)

Also I think this show would've done amazing as a play. The technical desig... Read more Read less

71
Great acting, Funny, Disappointing, Indulgent, Unique

See it if you're a fan of Kurt Vonnegut stuff...you love absurdist type theater...you're comfortable with some vulgarity.

Don't see it if you have a headache...you like things that make a bit more (obvious) sense...you aren't into pushing boundaries.

70
Confusing, Quirky, Banal, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if you're interested in the politics of women's choices in terms of class, society, and friendships of the early 30s.

Don't see it if you are expecting to leave the theater with a profoundly new understanding of the world.

79
Ambitious, Great acting, Profound, Relevant, Slow

See it if you like powerful perspectives from people different than you...you are immersed in the debate of how to be inclusive on the disabled's term

Don't see it if you dislike inaccuracies and impossibilities ...you feel that arguments concerning the deaf are more complex and modern than the 1980s

79
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Fun, Cute

See it if you want to enjoy an afternoon of fun in a frozen wonderland ...you want to hear amazing singing ...you're curious about the special effects

Don't see it if you're looking for a story that will change your life ...you think this will be Lion King 2.0 ...you don't want songs stuck in your head

Also This was cute and fun to watch. The singing was amazing, the new songs... Read more Read less

80
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you're looking for a great, light date night musical...you love theatrical effects and how they shape a show...you were a 90s kid.

Don't see it if you're looking for something thought-provoking...you're unfamiliar with the dynamics of the characters...you thrive on real drama

67
During previews
Ambitious, Dated, Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if you want to support the narrative of someone with down syndrome... you want to get interested in the history of down syndrome.

Don't see it if you are looking for a real revelation in the story and continuity...you are hoping to get a clearer picture of what it all was like

Also In general, the characters were funny, but the story threw itself all ... Read more Read less

49
Jack Goes Boating
East Village
Confusing, Disappointing, Quirky, Slow, Relevant

See it if you're interested in millennial relationships...you struggle with the past affecting your present...you want to support small theater.

Don't see it if you need a story to follow some sort of arc...you don't like to just make up with you think the show might've been about.

Also They did a good job of making the staging work in the small theater, a... Read more Read less

79
Great singing, Great staging, Edgy, Confusing, Repetitive

See it if you love great and inventive singing...you want to see something light and serious at the same time...you love steampunk costumes and opera.

Don't see it if you need a deep story...you have sensitive hearing (the sound system was awful)...you can't stand repetition (songs are too long and repeat)

65
Quirky, Slow, Thought-provoking, Dated, Fluffy

See it if you're interested in Russian literature, you are profoundly interested in how loveless marriages and affairs can play out

Don't see it if you need theater to do more showing than telling.

75
¡Figaro! (90210)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Disappointing, Ambitious, Thought-provoking

See it if you love Mozart or any more operatic music ...you enjoy genre-mixing with rap and other humorous antics not usually associated with opera

Don't see it if ...you're looking for a deep/modern storyline (this keeps things pretty light and funny the way that older shows like SITR)

Also This show also gets political, so take that into consideration if you'... Read more Read less

71
During previews
Her Opponent
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you have seen the debates since the election but still don't understand how trump won.

Don't see it if you are very one sided and don't care to think of the debates critically from another point of view.

77
Shear Madness
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Predictable, Fluffy, Cute

See it if you're looking for a good time that involves audience participation and some "murder mystery" flair.

Don't see it if you need to see a show that makes you leave thinking ... you don't like improv or audience involvement.