Arlene M 6156

Pittsburgh | Female
About:  I love Broadway especially new musicals. I am not always able to catch the NY shows but I do some of the touring companies. I love watching the Tony awards to help serve as my guide to new and revived shows. I try to make at least one trip to NY each year.
Reviews (17)
90
Intense, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Must see, Great acting

See it if If you have read the book or seen the movie, this show presents the novel in a whole new light with a new take on the characters.

Don't see it if You don't care for multiple different flashback scenes of different parts of the story that do break up the flow of the drama

50
Overrated, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You can make out a fast talker and understand every word he is saying.

Don't see it if You can't make out the computer noises and the set designs that really don't help the story line.

90
During previews
Entertaining, Great singing, Must see

See it if If you loved "Motown the musical"then you will love the story of the Temptations. You are a fan of their hit songs over the years.

Don't see it if You're not into Motown music.

100
During previews
Entertaining, Must see, Hilarious, Splashy

See it if You want to see a wholesome musical with top named entailment and lavious costuming. Bette Midler and David Hyde Pierce are outstanding!

Don't see it if You don't care for revivals

90
Entertaining, Must see, Precision dancing

See it if You enjoy the timeless tradition of the Rockettes precision dancing and their famous kick.

Don't see it if You get tired of seeing the same classical numbers repeated yearly

85
Funny, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if It is on tour in your city. If you love watching one man in multiple roles pull it off great!

Don't see it if Some adult themed material in this production.

80
Matilda
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You enjoyed the children's book and catch the actor who plays Miss Trunchbull

Don't see it if You have small children. Strobe lighting is used in the production and may scare them

90
Great acting, Absorbing, Great staging, Must see, Great singing

See it if You wish to catch the original version with all the haunting effects that made it great. The singing it outstanding!

Don't see it if You see the "new and improved" traveling version. Takes away from the original set designs

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Clever, Entertaining, Must see, Hilarious

See it if You want to see an outstanding musical on the life and times of Alexander Hamilton done to the music of hip hop. Deserves the Tony's!

Don't see it if Much profanity and explicit content in some of the numbers. Adult themed material.

100
Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You like Greek mythology set to folk New Orleans style jazz music that is sung throughout the entire show.

Don't see it if You prefer a traditional musical with acting in between

90
Relevant, Riveting, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You want to understand the behind the scenes aspects of passengers forced to land in another country due to a major act of terrorism in US.

Don't see it if You can't sit through a one act musical with no intermission breaks

85
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You enjoy show stopping numbers as an introduction to each scene.

Don't see it if You don't like very risque and much foul language in a musical.

90
Funny, Hilarious, Clever, Refreshing

See it if You are a fan of Spamalot since it takes jabs at the Bard and many musicals

Don't see it if You don't care for musical theater and don't remember the classics

75
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You enjoy seeing your Motown favorites perform snippets of their famous songs

Don't see it if You don't care for Motown or the history of Berry Gordy

85
Entertaining, Great singing, Hilarious, Great acting, Must see

See it if You are open minded to transvestites. You want to see a drag queen and her angels save a failing shoe factory

Don't see it if Some risque moments. You are not opened minded to transvestites

90
Original, Entertaining, Absorbing, Must see, Great singing

See it if You want to see the songs she wrote and her broken marriage with with Gerry Goffin along with the music of their rival team of Weil and Mann

Don't see it if You are not a fan of her music.

90
Great acting, Must see, Great staging, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You saw it previously with the turntable. New set designs based on paintings by Victor Hugo. Superb cast presents it in a whole new way!

Don't see it if You aren't open to those playing the leads. Adult themed material-not suitable for all audiences