Ann-Marie F

Ambler | 35-49 | Female
About:  Lifelong lover of the theater, performer and now mom of performers.
Reviews (42)
80
Spamilton
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if Spoofs lots of Broadway shows in addition Hamilton, think Forbidden Broadway but not as campy.

Don't see it if If you aren’t familiar with other Broadway showers of recent past many of the jokes may be lost.

95
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Clever, Great writing, Intense

See it if I did not fully appreciate the genius of this show until I bought the soundtrack and could really hear all of the lyrics - brilliant!

Don't see it if you are a racist or hate America.

75
Trip of Love
Midtown W
Quirky, Entertaining, Good for baby-boomers, Sexy

See it if If you enjoy the music of the 60s and or want to see a colorful musical review with great dancing. Not family friendly: nudity & drugs

Don't see it if Warning - not "family friendly": contains overt drug use, sexual simulation (gay and straight) and nudity. Awkward seeing it w/ my kids.

80
Entertaining, Slow, Classic, Great dancing, Romantic

See it if You want to see a classic show beautifully told with masterful dancing, likable characters, and Great Gershwin songs.

Don't see it if ....you want something modern or exhilarating. Maybe be too slow or old fashioned for some, especially children.

91
During previews
Educational, Entertaining, Great writing, Intelligent, Great singing

See it if You are interested in the story of the Statue of Liberty (may sound strange) or just want to see a unique new musical. Pleasantly surprised!

Don't see it if You are looking for big flashy dance numbers or sets. This show is about the story.

90
One Funny Mother
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Hilarious, Must see, Relevant

See it if you have children - it is a must see!! Moms, dads, grandparents were laughing out loud at this hilarious one woman show!

Don't see it if Might not totally appeal to the childless crowd.

75
Funny, Great acting, Quirky, Raunchy, Slow

See it if If you like British humor and locker room talk in a bakery. All male cast, non-musical. Witty, clever, interesting.

Don't see it if Reminded me of Billy Elliot If you took out the story of the dancing boy and just listened to the minors hanging out at work (not on strike)

70
Ambitious, Disappointing, Great acting, Edgy, Intelligent

See it if You want to see 2 masters (LuPone and Ceveris) or love this show. Also musicians may enjoy this production more than others.

Don't see it if Want a traditional production.

83
Blackbird
Midtown W
Great acting, Intelligent, Intense, Relevant, Slow

See it if You want to see masterful acting and intense subject matter.

Don't see it if Want set changes or songs. A bit tedious at times.

70
On The Town
Midtown W
Entertaining, Fluffy, Slow, Romantic, Funny

See it if If you like a classic old-timey musicals. (Think 42nd st, Guys and Dolls genre) I saw it 2x & actually liked it better the second time.

Don't see it if You want something fresh, edgy or cool.

90
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Hilarious, Great acting, Great staging, Family friendly

See it if You want to see a true Broadway Spectacular. Great adaptation of the Disney movie, perfect for ages 5-105!

Don't see it if You hate Disney or are looking for something deeply moving.

90
Entertaining, Family friendly

See it if If you loved the movie. Amazingly talented kids are actually playing the instruments.. Whole family enjoyed it!

Don't see it if If you hated to movie, or are looking for some deep meaningful theatrical experience.

78
That Physics Show
Midtown W
Entertaining, Educational, Family friendly

See it if You want a fun family friendly show at a reasonable price. Geared towards kids, but I enjoyed it and leaned a few things, too!

Don't see it if You are looking for a plot.

69
For a previous production
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Dated, Great singing, Slow, Hilarious

See it if You are a baby boomer or just love the music from the early 60s. A good wholesome show.

Don't see it if If you want mind blowing entertainment.

78
Entertaining, Dated, Classic

See it if you love old time songs, biographies, and tap dancing.

Don't see it if If you are looking for something flashy, modern or are under 12 years old.

73
Delightful, Kid-friendly, Unique, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you have kids under 12.

Don't see it if You are looking for some serious theatrical piece.

95
Raunchy, Hilarious, Entertaining, Relevant, Original

See it if you like that kind of humor that makes you uncomfortable. Catchy songs, great dancing and something to offend almost everyone.

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

85
Great staging, Quirky, Original

See it if you are open minded, love catchy music and drag queens. Just saw if again with Wayne Brady - he was awesome! (Saw understudy last time)

Don't see it if you're homophobic.

94
Misery
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Must see, Intense, Riveting

See it if You love the movie, love Bruce Willis, love to be scared.

Don't see it if You are scared easily.

74
Clever, Hilarious, Original

See it if You like melodrama, dark humor and plot twists.

Don't see it if You prefer serious theater.

91
Delightful, Must see, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You are a human.

Don't see it if If you hate Disney, catchy music, and talented actors.

90
Absorbing, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing, Intense

See it if You loved the original, or have always wanted to. While there are some changes, this story lives on with an amazingly talented cast.

Don't see it if you are looking for a happy ending

93
During previews
Cats
Midtown W
Great choreography, Masterful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if If you liked CATS 20+ years ago, you will love it now. Both the dancing and singing are so clean & tight. Never saw it? See this unique show

Don't see it if If you are looking for a strong story /Plot. I also could have done without the Cat-sex pas de deux.

86
Shuffle Along
Midtown W
Intelligent, Great tapping, Romantic, Thought-provoking, Great singing

See it if Want to see an important story starring Broadway icons and terrific tap dancing.

Don't see it if The show is a bit long and although it is family friendly, younger viewers may have trouble sitting through all of the ballads.

45
Paramour
Midtown W
Banal, Disappointing, Slow

See it if As a huge fan of Broadway and Cirque, it pains me to say this show was painful to watch. A mish-mosh of theater, film & Cirque.

Don't see it if you are expecting the usual thrills of a cirque show, there are only a few weak acts smattered in amongst a tedious, cliched storyline.

51
During previews
Slow, Banal, Great singing

See it if Want to see a basic children's theater production . No adults in the show, no sets, no dances. My 10 yr old son liked it, found it funny.

Don't see it if You want a plot. This is just a series of comic strips, which is cute, but I wouldn't see it again. Hard to see from our seats, row J.

85
Tuck Everlasting
Midtown W
Enchanting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if you loved the book. Enjoy an engaging story with lots of great dance numbers.

Don't see it if you hated the book, hate fairy tales or want something edgy.

89
Allegiance
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Original

See it if you want an interesting story that stands the test of time. Incredibly talented cast!

Don't see it if You want something fun and upbeat.

92
Rent
Midtown W
Ambitious, Edgy, Original, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if I was lucky enough to see the original Broadway cast as well as regional productions, the theme is still relevant and the music amazing.

Don't see it if You are homophobic or easily offended.

100
Ambitious, Entertaining, Intense, Thought-provoking, Must see

See it if Surprised to say it instantly became my favorite show EVER! Moving story, talented cast, incredible score by Elton John. Sad it closed!

Don't see it if I can't imagine a world where someone wouldn't want to see this.

83
During previews
American Psycho
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Original, Unique

See it if You love the 80s! It's dark subject matter, uniquely staged to a terrific Duncan Sheik score. Less violent and more sexual than I expected.

Don't see it if You hate the 80s, gratuitous sex and violent themes.

93
During previews
Fully Committed
Midtown W
Ambitious, Clever, Great writing, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if I found it engaging and clever. Jesse embodied 40 different characters, creating a full cast and interesting story.

Don't see it if If you want a musical or big production numbers. Also no intermission.

88
Old Hats
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Family friendly

See it if You like to laugh. Old-timey humor with a modern flair. Unique, hilarious mime-ish show with musical interludes by Shaina Taub.

Don't see it if You hate clowns, mime acts and physical humor.

89
During previews
Original, Hilarious, Quirky, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You love an A-list cast of Broadway stars, 70s music and a unique story. The cast made the show, see it ASAP 2 ensure you get the originals

Don't see it if You hate the 70s. If you are looking for great set design.

75
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Tap dancing!

See it if You are a Broadway fan. There are lots of references and inside jokes that may be missed by non-theater fanatics. Yay 4 tap dancing!

Don't see it if if this is your 1st time seeing a show or you hate fluffy fun musicals.

78
Blue Man Group
East Village
Clever, Funny, Original, Entertaining

See it if everyone should see it once.... You don't even need to speak English to get it. Kids love it.

Don't see it if you are looking for a traditional play or musical.

100
Absorbing, Masterful, Must see, Intense, Romantic

See it if you love classic stories, great songs and going on emotional roller coasters.

Don't see it if ....... can't think of anyone who wouldn't like this.

88
Enchanting, Romantic, Classic, Must see, Intense

See it if you'd like a riveting story that is romantic yet terrifying.

Don't see it if you hate Andrew Lloyd Weber or are easily scared.

96
Matilda
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Must see

See it if You have kids.

Don't see it if you hate children.

86
Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You like heart warming stories, period pieces and great theater.

Don't see it if You hate children.

93
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Enchanting

See it if You love the Wizard of Oz, love big musical productions.

Don't see it if Kids under 10 may be scared at some parts.

70
Great acting, Great staging, Ambitious, Intelligent, Original

See it if College students

Don't see it if Homophobic