Arielle R

New York City | 25-34 | Other
About:  I'm just girl who loves musicals.
Reviews (67)
90
Resonant, Masterful, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You read the book and want to see a well done stage adaptation

Don't see it if No reason not to see it

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Enchanting

See it if You want to see an amazing performance by Kelli O'Hara, great dance numbers, including two tap numbers by Corbin Bleu, all around great show

Don't see it if Can't really think of a reason not to see it

90
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want to see an original musical that is a little dark with bluesy tones.

Don't see it if You want a happy ending

80
During previews
Hilarious, Indulgent, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You are a fan of Star Wars and want to see a meta musical comedy about the beloved world George Lucas created

Don't see it if You've never seen the Star Wars films, you don't like shows with audience participation

75
Slow, Profound, Edgy

See it if You want to see a reinvention of a classic that plays a bit experimental, or you really just want some cornbread and chili

Don't see it if You are a purist, you don't like sitting in pitch black darkness, you want to see something easy to follow

85
Exquisite, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great acting

See it if You are interesting in bridging the world of Hearing and Hearing Impaired on stage.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in reading subtitles.

50
Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You are a fan of the play.

Don't see it if Personally, it wasn't my cup of tea. Acting was great, but the story didn't appeal to me.

95
Delightful, Great acting, Great singing, Masterful, Must see

See it if You want to see a classic with an amazing cast. Overall great production. I saw it with Bernadette Peters and she was fabulous!

Don't see it if Well since this already closed I guess this is moot

100
Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You want to see a lovely revival of a classic musical.

Don't see it if You aren't a fan of the original show.

100
During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Masterful, Must see, Riveting

See it if You want to see a beautiful production of Kushner’s play. From the acting to the sets it’s one not to miss!

Don't see it if You just cannot sit through 8 hours of theatre (each part ran 4 hours with 2 intermissions). Also warnings for some male nudity in part 2

50
During previews
Not worth the time

See it if You really want to see a Jerry Springer parody musical.

Don't see it if You are easily offended. You don't find offensive humor funny. You have a problem seeing the KKK represented on stage.

Also I knew going into this that the lyrics were offensive and crude so I w... Read more Read less

50
Overrated, Slow, Confusing

See it if You are a fan of John Lithgow and want to see him perform

Don't see it if You are expecting great storytelling and want to hear about his life. I found the stories he told boring and hard to follow.

100
Delightful, Great singing, Must see, Masterful

See it if you want to see an amazing production integrating Israeli and Arab culture and music. You are a fan of the original film.

Don't see it if You don’t understand Hebrew and/or Arabic and will be bothered by small jokes you won’t understand that aren’t translated

Also As someone who understands Hebrew and saw the original film, I really ... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Entertaining, Masterful, Delightful

See it if You want to experience a small, intimate, immersive production with a talented cast.

Don't see it if You aren’t a fan of immersive theatre and having to twist and turn to experience the show

85
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You want to see a great revival of a loved musical

Don't see it if You don’t like Miss Saigon or war stories

100
Enchanting, Masterful, Must see, Profound

See it if You want to see a powerful play about life and the questions we ask as told through vignettes of “dear Abby” type letters

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy non-linear story telling

90
Enchanting, Masterful, Must see, Delightful

See it if You want to see a creative and well done show about a unique piece of Jewish Queer history.

Don't see it if You want to see a straight dramatic play, there is enough singing and music in this show to make it almost a musical

95
Profound, Masterful, Entertaining

See it if you are a fan of the soundtrack and/or want to see a rap musical about our nation's history

Don't see it if you don't like rap and not being able to understand every single word spoken/sung, you don't like Hamilton

75
Enchanting, Indulgent, Cute, Family friendly

See it if You have kids and want to see a cute fun show. I found the first act a bit slow, second act was a bit better inside the factory.

Don't see it if You are expecting it to be as great as the film, you don't like shows intended for a juvenile audience

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You are a fan of the film and want to see a funny, entertaining musical with clever staging

Don't see it if You are easily bored by repetition, you want to see something more serious.

Also I just saw this show for a second time and actually came back to raise... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Enchanting, Great staging, Great singing, Indulgent

See it if You are a fan of the film and want to see a different telling of the story or just want to see a fun show.

Don't see it if You cant handle strobing lights. The show has a strobe warning and it is used quite a bit.

89
Entertaining, Great singing, Must see

See it if You want to see a modern classic about a different side of The Wizard if Oz

Don't see it if You think wicked is overrated

100
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if You are or have ever been a twenty-something struggling with all your friends going off finding their SOs leaving you alone.

Don't see it if You are looking for a comedy. Sure there is some comedy in the show, especially act one, but act two is heartfelt and deep and you will cry!

95
During previews
Delightful, Enchanting, Romantic, Whimsical

See it if You are looking for a fun, whimsical show with crafty staging and a great performance by Phillipa Soo

Don't see it if No reasons.

100
During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Edgy, Great writing

See it if You want to see a great play about life, relationships, and love that fall outside the norms and expectations forced on us by society.

Don't see it if You are small minded and easily disturbed by topics that fall outside of traditional societal constructs such a polyamory, bisexuality, etc.

Also I went to see this for Lena Hall and she did not disappoint! But also ... Read more Read less

95
Quirky, Funny, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a young adult musical with a sci fi twist

Don't see it if You want a realistic plot, you don't like shows aimed for teens, you hate sci fi

90
Quirky, Hilarious, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You are ready to laugh, there are so many funny lines!

Don't see it if You have an issue with seeing a man posing as a woman. While the show does address the problems with this, it is still the main plot

85
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You want to see a cute, high school musical-esque show with LGBTQIA+ themes

Don't see it if You are homophobic or looking for a serious musical

95
Great singing, Delightful, Clever

See it if You love Fiddler on the Roof and want to see it performed in Yiddish.

Don't see it if You aren't familiar with Fiddler, aren't interested in reading subtitles or seeing a show not in English

75
Enchanting, Great acting, Quirky

See it if You want to see the tv show adapted to stage, you have kids to bring.

Don't see it if You are expecting a masterful musical. You don't want to sit in an audience full of kids.

Also I sat in the balcony and it was a bit difficult to see at times, espec... Read more Read less

90
Delightful, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if You want to see a great cast reviving an older play that still is relevant today. A good time, lots of laughs but also some serious notes.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with gay themes and gay characters.

100
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Riveting

See it if You are a Harry Potter fan and want to see it adapted to the stage. Even if you aren't a fan of the books it's still a great show!

Don't see it if You aren't a fan of long two part plays, you don't like Harry Potter.

90
Delightful, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You are a fan of the film and want to see a fun adaptation.

Don't see it if You didn't like the movie

85
Delightful, Indulgent, Resonant, Profound

See it if you know who Harvey Milk was and want to see a show about an unlikely friendship between two people touched by him in different ways

Don't see it if There really is no reason not to see it

80
During previews
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Indulgent, Slow

See it if You want to see a thought provoking drama addressing issues of morality. Or just wanna see Chris Evans on stage

Don't see it if You are looking for something fast paced and plot heavy.

80
Slow, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you grew up in the Bronx and want to see a show that portrays the neighborhood

Don't see it if You are expecting a memorials musical with big theatrical numbers and a riveting story.

90
Funny, Great acting, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if you want a night of laughs with some incredible comedic talent.

Don't see it if You are looking for a cohesive story. Also it’s closed now so this is kinda moot

90
Great staging, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you want to see a well staged production of a classic musical with some great talent.

Don't see it if You don’t like Caribbean music and fables

75
Ambitious, Entertaining, Confusing

See it if You are a fan of the play and/or want to see a slapstick comedy style shakespeare

Don't see it if You can’t follow really quick dialogue

70
Disappointing, Slow

See it if You really loved Prince’s work and want to see snippets from his popular shows

Don't see it if You want to see and actual story

90
Delightful, Great singing, Must see, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a fun song and dance kind of show with a heartwarming story.

Don't see it if You don't like dance heavy shows or shows that deal with post-war trauma.

65
Slow, Thought-provoking, Disappointing

See it if You are really interested in the history of the Oslo accords.

Don't see it if You are looking for something more exciting and uplifting

Also I was expecting a lot more out of this show after it won the Tony. The... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Funny, Must see

See it if you want to see one of the best musicals currently on Broadway. It is an amazing story so well done. There is no reason not to see it!

Don't see it if No reason! It is 90 min no intermission though so just be prepared.

94
Enchanting, Masterful, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a well crafted musical about a forgotten piece of gay history that is sadly all to relevant even 30+ years later

Don't see it if No reason not to see it unless you can't before it closes soon

70
Intense, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in queer history

Don't see it if You are offended by the use of homophobic language

80
Funny, Hilarious, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if You want to see a fun, funny musical with puppets

Don't see it if You are easily offended

90
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Great writing

See it if You want to see a fun musical about living in New York featuring the Hispanic community in the Heights

Don't see it if You don't like rap, hip hop, or things done by Lin Manuel Miranda

Also Saw this in its original run with Lin back in 2009. Love to see a revi... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Absorbing, Delightful, Great singing, Profound

See it if You want to see fantastic performances by two Broadway legends and are interested in the history of the rise of the cosmetics era

Don't see it if You don't want to watch 2.5 hours of a show about cosmetics and make up and the two big rivals of the time.

Also I saw this the second week of previews and they were having some techn... Read more Read less

90
Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You enjoy Gloria and Emilio Estefan and their music and want to see a story about their lives

Don't see it if You have an issue with not understand little moments that are in Spanish (not vital for the story)

80
Great staging, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You are looking for a fun Disney show with a big extravagant dance numbers.

Don't see it if You aren't a fan of Disney. You are expecting top talent (jasmine especially was underwhelming).

Also Honestly I wanted to see the show for James Monroe Igelhart as the Gen... Read more Read less