Aria5

Brooklyn | 18-24 | Female
About:  Lin Manuel Miranda tweeted at me once.
Reviews (70)
90
Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you’re a fan of the movie

Don't see it if you hated the movie

90
During previews
Great adaptation, Great staging, Funny, Clever, Entertaining

See it if It really captures the tone and energy of the books while bringing its own delightful humor

Don't see it if you weren't a fan of the books. it doesn't offer much that they didn't, so you're not likely to enjoy this any more

70
During previews
Quirky, Great acting, Great singing, Cliched

See it if I'd see anything with Philippa Soo and you should too she is an incredible talent

Don't see it if I felt like Soo outshone the show, which was a little too cliched/"quirky" and could have showcased more of her talent.

65
Great singing, Entertaining, Cliched, Banal

See it if you love a capella

Don't see it if the intersecting storylines are very cliched and the characters are cliched typecasts

90
Hilarious, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you love batman (though I'm not a particularly huge fan and I still really enjoyed this)

Don't see it if you have some kind of beef with batman comics

70
Slow, Disappointing, Clever

See it if you're a huge bronte fan, you love female-led pieces

Don't see it if personally I hate when people play animals in plays, so that was a huge turn-off. A few irrelevant pseudo-philosophical tangents

76
Overrated, Intense, Funny, Clever

See it if you enjoy straight plays that tackle social issues in new ways

Don't see it if melodramatics are a turn off for you -- some of the play's moral quandaries feel a little overwrought

56
Intense, Thought-provoking, Slow, Boring

See it if you're crazy about relationship dramas

Don't see it if it gets really boring at times

95
Relevant, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if it's a charming, catchy, and thoroughly entertaining musical

Don't see it if you prefer grittier shows

95
Profound, Great acting, Hilarious, Entertaining, Clever

See it if it's a funny, well acted show with profound and tragic moments

Don't see it if you hate one-person shows (though Christine Renee Miller does a GREAT job)

70
For a previous production
Relevant, Funny, Clever

See it if you're interested in the topic, you're a fan of Lisa Lampanelli's comedy

Don't see it if you prefer narrative plays-this has characters, but feels more like stand up comedy, making jokes about its themes without developing a plot

98
During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you enjoy original comedies with a powerful message

Don't see it if you're easily offended by bad language

95
Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Enchanting, Clever

See it if love the book, clever songs and really cute execution

Don't see it if don't have kids

75
Relevant, Intelligent

See it if you love paradise lost

Don't see it if you prefer lighter theater

75
Funny, Clever

See it if some really funny moments

Don't see it if you're looking for something more thought provoking

90
Quirky, Intelligent, Hilarious, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if absolutely hilarious, kept the whole audience laughing throughout

Don't see it if you're not big on one-woman shows (even though she shares the stage with her stage manager, it's focused on her)

63
Thought-provoking, Cliched, Dated

See it if you're into modernized productions of old plays

Don't see it if it can be a little slow at times

90
Intelligent, Hilarious, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if the show pulls off its off-beat humor with great comedy

Don't see it if you prefer more straightforward stories

88
Great writing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you enjoy humorous shows with a great cast and delightful plot

Don't see it if you dislike stories centered on morally questionable characters

64
Slow, Quirky, Funny, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if the songs are cute and some of the jokes are pretty funny.

Don't see it if I thought the story was a bit boring - the songs were funny enough, but the story itself was a typical romance without much else to offer

100
Thought-provoking, Hilarious, Great writing, Great acting, Clever

See it if great story, humor, acting, & characters. My friends and I have taken to calling it "the best play-no qualifiers." I can't praise it enough.

Don't see it if you have a very conservative sense of humor

78
Entertaining, Original, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if you love straightforward dramas, education inequality is an issue you care about

Don't see it if you're not interested in the issue

59
During previews
Dizzying, Slow, Great staging, Banal, Cliched

See it if you're a huge fan of cirque du soleil

Don't see it if While the acrobatics were impressive, they were too few to make up for the overly cliched and incredibly boring story

90
Great acting, Great writing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if interested in investment banking, love simple stories with great characters and acting

Don't see it if you're aggressively not interested in investment banking (the play might still be accessible, though -- it was to me!)

34
Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Great acting, Misogynistic

See it if you love country music

Don't see it if the weird misogynistic undertones that quickly take over the play would bother you

96
For a previous production
Great writing, Great acting, Ambitious, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you like well written, character driven pieces with an interesting perspective on its subject matter (in this case marriage)

Don't see it if the second half was hard to watch because of a twist

85
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Funny, Great acting

See it if Cate Blanchett is incredible. The play itself is great.

Don't see it if You're not particularly fond of Chekhov

60
Funny, Self-indulgent

See it if you were in a production of our town, it's pretty funny

Don't see it if the playwright narrates the show and discusses the struggles with his process a lot, which feels self-indulgent and irrelevant to audience

73
Great acting, Cliched, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you enjoy parenting comedies

Don't see it if you don't like kids (there aren't any children in the show but I feel like a lot of the humor might not be for you)

80
Refreshing, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Clever

See it if you enjoy well written plays that tackle social issues while also telling an entertaining story

Don't see it if you prefer lighter plays

59
Thought-provoking, Slow, Great staging, Dated, Banal

See it if you love the play and want to see a new staging

Don't see it if it's repetitive, so it feels slow

59
Thought-provoking, Slow, Relevant, Cliched

See it if you'd enjoy seeing a conversation about gun control from a new angle

Don't see it if there are a lot of irrelevant tangents and the play's conclusions aren't particularly original or profound

85
Thought-provoking, Great singing, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining

See it if it's a really funny show that gives the audience lots to think about

Don't see it if you prefer shows with neatly wrapped up endings

68
Bad acoustics, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you really really love the show

Don't see it if the church doesn't lend itself well to housing a musical; the acoustics are bad and even a few pews back it was impossible to hear it all.

80
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if it's a great play that is thematically interesting without losing entertainment value

Don't see it if you prefer lighter plays or dramas with comedic beats

100
During previews
Must see, Great acting, Great writing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you love powerful stories with great characters

Don't see it if you don't like musicals sung all the way through

91
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if really well acted, an excellent production of an old play

Don't see it if familiarize yourself a little with the playwright (at least read the bit in the program), context of his work helps understand the play

64
Quirky, Fluffy, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if you love folk music

Don't see it if you prefer plays with a story - the show turns into a straightfoward folk festival without much plot

60
Dated, Thought-provoking

See it if you're a fan of the play itself and are interested in small productions of it

Don't see it if you aren't interested in the play, prefer more lighthearted stories

81
Thought-provoking, Original, Great writing, Cliched, Clever

See it if it's an interesting premise and the writer does a great job of portraying mental illness and its impact on relationships

Don't see it if you enjoy more plot-driven stories, this is much more character based and the plot is a little sparse

75
Cliched, Entertaining, Clever

See it if a very funny play with some really insightful moments

Don't see it if you prefer traditional linear stories; the story jumps between different characters that aren't always revisited consistently

80
Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if the premise is funny, and they do a great job keeping the same joke construction funny throughout

Don't see it if you prefer stories - the songs aren't linear, and don't really connect to each other

73
Entertaining, Great staging, Disappointing, Dated, Banal

See it if you love a great spectacle, it has some really showy and impressive moments

Don't see it if the story itself is a bit dated

93
Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great writing, Clever

See it if great acting, the story is beautifully told and the score is amazing

Don't see it if you prefer fun musicals

90
Romantic, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if beautiful, CUTE love story, adorable songs, beautiful staging & set design, great acting, and again just the cutest ship

Don't see it if you're not a fan of musicals, you're not interested in straightforward love stories. the plot is pretty predictable (but still adorable IMO)

41
During previews
Indulgent, Banal, Dull, Slow, Confusing

See it if you enjoy nicely sing-through musicals with a somewhat abstract tone

Don't see it if the musical is sung through, but the connection between songs isn't always apparent. the story is weakly presented and hard to follow

81
Quirky, Original, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you're interested in new forms of entertainment and some quirky laughs

Don't see it if you prefer shows with some kind of story or narrative

77
Delightful, Quirky, Great staging, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you have kids, you loved the book, the staging is really very beautiful

Don't see it if the soundtrack is nice, but not particularly memorable. if music is something you prioritize, this show might not be for you

73
Funny, Entertaining, Confusing, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you might enjoy its off-beat humor and a fun twist on forbidden love

Don't see it if you're a fan of more traditional narratives -- this play takes a turn for the weird in the second act

96
Relevant, Great staging, Delightful, Entertaining, Heart-warming

See it if you love tales of female empowerment, great stories, pie, and/or the original film

Don't see it if you're not a fan of Sara Bareilles