ARivers19

The Bronx | 18-24 | Female
About:  Theater Major living in NYC. Aspiring stage manager. Lover of dogs, food, and musicals where someone dies in the end.
Reviews (20)
87
During previews
Delightful, Absorbing, Refreshing, Funny

See it if you love strong women with quick wits.

Don't see it if you dislike Shakespeare, or black people.

98
During previews
Enchanting, Resonant, Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if you're interested in dystopian takes on art, humanity, and life set to music with glitter.

Don't see it if you dislike EDM music, flashing lights, and being on your feet for 2 hours.

Also Oscar Wilde believed in art for arts sake, and that's what magnified o... Read more Read less

71
Great singing, Great staging, Disappointing, Great acting

See it if you like toned down accessibly theatre

Don't see it if you want to be impressed by technical and innovative storytelling

56
During previews
Ambitious, Dated, Fluffy, Slow, Overrated

See it if you like the slow-paced classic Chekhov. The actors were good, and the whole thing felt very intimate, which worked.

Don't see it if you want an exciting night out. As a debut for the “Hunter Theatre Project,” it was a bore, and the sound design was hyped too much.

93
During previews
Absorbing, Enchanting, Refreshing

See it if You love music, fun, colors, and diversity on stage!

Don't see it if You like period Shakespeare, or dislike musicals.

Also This was so beautiful-- the design elements were phenomenal. The light... Read more Read less

94
During previews
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Intelligent, Raunchy

See it if You want a body- and sex-positive concert with brutally honest anectdotes on the state of society today.

Don't see it if You’re not a fan of glitter, audience participation, or intersectional feminism.

75
Slow, Great singing, Indulgent

See it if you love gloria estefan and are interested in her music, life, and struggle.

Don't see it if you're someone who leaves after the first act. (seriously, act 2 is better than 1). if you don't like latin music or biographical musicals.

81
Great staging, Relevant, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if you love seeing Shakespeare redone in modern settings. if you're into gender and race blind casting. if you like engaging ensemble work.

Don't see it if you're not into art being politically charged and relevant.

96
Clever, Absorbing, Ambitious, Great writing, Fast paced

See it if you love american history. you like hip hop. you like musical theater. if you want to see a show with great writing and talented actors.

Don't see it if you can't keep up-- seriously, this show is fast paced, every line has information relevant to the plot. Blink and you'll miss something.

94
Absorbing, Enchanting, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You want an experience that's personal and true

Don't see it if If you need a show with an intermission.

71
During previews
Relevant, Edgy, Dizzying, Thought-provoking, Raunchy

See it if u want a refreshing, brutally honest take on being a gay black theatre maker. Literally, there are no soft blows here, only cold hard facts.

Don't see it if you want a cohesive piece of theatre-- the show takes place in a mind, and like a mind, there's no logical connection btwn some scene jumps

93
Thought-provoking, Profound, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want a harrowing picture of colonialism, otherism, and racism.

Don't see it if you don’t want to be challenged and retrospective about hard, real topics.

94
During previews
Absorbing, Must see, Delightful, Emotional, Feel-good

See it if you want to a cathartic experience for the comic book geek inside of you!

Don't see it if you don’t like feel good, emotional stories.

Also McArthur is Broadways next big thing, truly a breakout star. The show ... Read more Read less

85
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Riveting, Refreshing

See it if You love ensemble work! And if you can keep up with a whirlwind of characters changing at the blink of an eye.

Don't see it if you can't handle emotionally charged stories, especially about 9/11.

70
Quirky, Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if you want to see an impressive technical feat; the sound, lights, and set are spectacular.

Don't see it if you want a cohesive storyline and a soundtrack that flows together. Good for kids, but it’s not great for the adults that’ll chaperone.

Also Act 1 was beautiful, and the songs were fun on their own, but having s... Read more Read less

83
Ambitious, Entertaining, Pretty, Classic

See it if you're a fan of classic disney. the designs are beautiful and the cast is talented. also there's a flying carpet.

Don't see it if you're interested in something new or thought provoking.

79
Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you're a Hispanic living in NYC. it's filled with latinx pride, and a sense of community you can't get anywhere else. great writing.

Don't see it if you dislike mixing genres of music-- salsa and hip hop/rap and musical theater might not be for everyone, but this musical does it so well.

Also i wasn't a fan of the staging, in that they had a section of seats on ... Read more Read less

94
Clever, Delightful, Great singing, Great acting, Great writing

See it if a clever retelling of a story we already know. the characters are complex and feel so real, they're written really well.

Don't see it if you hate joy, having fun, or flying monkeys.

55
Confusing, Entertaining, Great singing, Overrated, Pretty

See it if you want to appreciate the work of great actors and designers. Honestly, the saving grace of this show is that it was beautiful to look at.

Don't see it if you're interested in an actual plot or storytelling. The entire 'story' could have been told in one song.

85
Enchanting, Great staging, Original, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if If you want a hauntingly beautiful Broadway experience.

Don't see it if You believe abstinence-only sex ed is great for teenagers.