AnneMarie B

Stamford | 50-64 | Female
About:  I've loved the theater since I saw 42nd street on Broadway when I was a kid. Since then I can't get enough of musicals. I am blessed to live so close to NYC and Luckily I married a man who loves the theater as much as I do, so we go often. We have taken my daughter to numerous shows as well and ... Read more Read less
Reviews (34)
77
Edgy, Great staging, Confusing, Ambitious, Great singing

See it if You like musicals with great singing and staging that are a bit edgy

Don't see it if You expect a classical retelling of Alice in Wonderland.

Also I thought the show was interesting but at times very confusing. Felt a... Read more Read less

50
Great acting, Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You like really good acting. I thought the actors did their best with the material they were provided.

Don't see it if You like plays to have a story that is not impossible to follow. I found the story very confusing.

Also Character's weren't well defined, nor were their relationships. A grou... Read more Read less

67
Funny, Quirky, Cliched

See it if You like silly, corny shows that have a few clever moments.

Don't see it if you don't like campy comedy or you're expecting a historically factual, epic show with great costumes and a great story.

Also I gave it a higher level so-so score because I thought it was really... Read more Read less

75
Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy, Slow, Dated

See it if like good music on the 50's and 60's

Don't see it if If you are expecting a storyline. this was more like a musical revue.

97
During previews
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Must see

See it if You love this classic show. The Singing acting and dancing were fantastic. It appeals to all the emotions sad, funny, and angry

Don't see it if if you expect a mimic of the movie.

87
Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Quirky, Clever

See it if you loved the movie. Although I thought the adult performers were very good the children were the ones who truly carried the show.

Don't see it if you did not like the movie. DIslike child performers or Jack black type sillyness

95
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Relevant, Refreshing

See it if you like fast past musicals with a myriad of characters and stories of life in NYC. Music is fun and strictly acapella.

Don't see it if you like slow paced linear plays that stick to the story of the main character.

Also I think this is a very clever play. The staging though simple, is quit... Read more Read less

69
Original, Raunchy, Quirky, Funny

See it if you enjoy raunchy humor. This one man show was more like a comedy club act than a play. Andy did great job keeping the show moving.

Don't see it if you offend easily, don't like bawdy humor and are looking for an epic performance with great staging. and yes my score of 69 was on purpose.

92
Absorbing, Edgy, Entertaining, Profound, Great singing

See it if You love great singing and music. Like most revivals, this play could have very easily been dates instead the show had an edgy original feel

Don't see it if Nudity and drug use offends you.

95
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing

See it if you are looking for a fun show with a good sense of humor and catchy tunes. Wayne Brady was phenomenal as Simon/Lola.

Don't see it if Drag queens make you uncomfortable otherwise a really fun show

96
Delightful, Entertaining, Must see, Epic, Dated

See it if You love this classic and timeless story. Great music, acting, Storyline and dancing.

Don't see it if By now most people know this classic, timeless story. I personally loved it...but If you didn't enjoy the movie don't see it.

100
For a previous production
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Must see

See it if you love the music of Frankie Valli and the 4 seasons. I convinced my husband to see it and he loved it as well. recommend it highly

Don't see it if If you don't like a fun, biographical story with great music

76
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you like a good mystery

Don't see it if if you want to see a musical or if you dont like surprises

83
Entertaining, Original, Dated, Edgy, Raunchy

See it if you like sexy, seductive and somewhat raunchy entertainment. The music is fun, voices so-so but the dancing is superb.

Don't see it if you are expecting great staging and scenery and great voices

90
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great staging, Great acting, Profound

See it if you love great scenery, beautiful, voices and music, and gorgeous costumes

Don't see it if you get bored with opera. although most of the music is not opera, the play is based in opera house.

47
Banal, Dated, Overrated, Slow, Disappointing

See it if you are 90 or above. I know this show has been around forever but time to retire it

Don't see it if you enjoy being entertained. Probably the most boring show I've seen in years

100
Enchanting, Entertaining, Hilarious, Must see, Great staging

See it if you love to be entertained for the full two hours. It's a really great show. The Genie is absolutely hilarious.

Don't see it if you didn't like Disney's cartoon "Aladdin"

90
During previews
Enchanting, Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if You want to see great acting and singing. The cast were perfect in their parts.

Don't see it if You are expecting great staging and costumes.

Also I really loved the show. It brought out a myriad of emotions in me. I ... Read more Read less

100
Must see, Entertaining, Absorbing, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if If you are a Bruce Springsteen fan, it's a pilgrimage to Mecca. 15 songs with story telling of his life.Simply Amazing.

Don't see it if If you aren't a Bruce SPringsteen fan, expecting a concert or a broadway play.

95
For a previous production
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Great acting, Must see

See it if You want to laugh until your sides hurt. Actors interact with audience in clever ways.in many ways reminded me of 80's The Money Pit

Don't see it if You get annoyed by things constantly going wrong

100
Absorbing, Intelligent, Masterful, Must see, Great writing

See it if you don't want to miss out on one of the best musicals of the decade. I was so happy that all the hype about the show was true.

Don't see it if you dont like brilliant writing and a truly enjoyable evening. I know first hand that tickets are hard to get but it's totally worth it.

Also I've never been a rap fan but I truly enjoyed it in this musical. Lyri... Read more Read less

89
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful, Edgy

See it if You are a fan of Great story telling and acting. Bonus Paul Wesley from Vampire Diaries.

Don't see it if you want light entertainment. This show is intense and very thought provoking.

70
Clever, Great singing, Confusing, Quirky

See it if You love opera and are acquainted with the libretto of the Marriage of Figaro.

Don't see it if If you don't like opera or aren't acquainted with Mozart's Marriage of Figaro.

Also I really liked it but the people I saw the play with didn''t like it. ... Read more Read less

75
Great acting, Profound, Intense, Edgy, Relevant

See it if you're interested in journeys into the disturbing psycho-sexual mind of a social misfit. Acting was great but content was too intense for me

Don't see it if you are disturbed or offended by immoral anti-social behavior.

88
Clever, Hilarious, Delightful, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if You love Monty Python and have a strange sense of humor. This is definitely silly British humor

Don't see it if If you enjoy something more cerebral .

100
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Great writing, Must see

See it if you love to laugh. This show was amazingly clever. Acting, singing and dancing were top notch.

Don't see it if Something similar was said to Nick Bottoms "Don't be a penis this show is genius"

88
Delightful, Clever, Entertaining, Original, Must see

See it if clever ways of creating music and dance

Don't see it if This isn't a story with dialogue just banging and crashing of everyday items in order to create music and dance. Cleverly entertaining.

69
Thought-provoking, Overrated, Intense, Disappointing, Dated

See it if You don't easily get bored. Interested in the psyche of theater performers.

Don't see it if You're expecting a great show. I looked forward to seeing it, but was disappointed. Some music was good but I got bored quickly.

100
Delightful, Enchanting, Must see, Masterful, Great staging

See it if you love Disney productions, adore great costumes and staging.

Don't see it if I cant think of any reason not to see it.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Relevant, Profound

See it if you love touching stories based on true life. music is fantastic and acting is superb.

Don't see it if your not in the mood to cry

85
Clever, Entertaining, Great writing, Original, Relevant

See it if You Love Sting...you liked, the full Monty or Billy Elliott Similar with regards to working class of England.

Don't see it if Don't like Sting. He wrote all music and story is based on his life

69
Entertaining, Disappointing, Edgy, Overrated, Great acting

See it if you love dancing in musicals. I found this show overrated and disappointing. It was not horrible but with all the hype I expected better.

Don't see it if you hate hip hop.

100
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful

See it if you are in middle school or above. This is probably my all-time favorite musical...but theme and storyline may be too intense for kids

Don't see it if don't appreciate history and great music

100
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Masterful, Must see

See it if you are human. This show is a must see for all kids and adults alike will love it. Yes even my husband loved it.

Don't see it if I cant think of any reason not to see it.