Ashley Hufford

Toronto | 25-34 | Female
About:  I see a lot of theater.
Reviews (65)
86
Fleabag
Soho/Tribeca
Masterful, Hilarious, Great acting

See it if you like seeing a thoroughly messy character do thoroughly messed up things. Phoebe Waller-Bridge is flawless.

Don't see it if you can't handle crude jokes and lots of implied sex - you don't like an anti-hero

70
Cliched, Quirky, Great singing, Funny

See it if you love Scotland, Rachel Chavkin, & the Bengsons. It's entertaining, but it's heavy-handed. We get it we should all listen to each-other.

Don't see it if you're looking for a tradition show. You don't want to hear about the dangers of climate change, fracking, & guns

100
During previews
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Resonant, Relevant

See it if This is the most important show to come out this season. It's a must see for everyone. I learned so much.

Don't see it if go see it.

65
Overrated, Indulgent, Fluffy, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if you want to watch George Salazar & Jason Tam be phenomenal or you want to see what the teens are enjoying

Don't see it if this show is about an obnoxious, privileged kid who thinks he deserves a lot of things - everyone is one dimensional. I don't get the hype

85
During previews
Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you want to see 82-year-old Glenda Jackson's game-changing Lear. Also Russell Harvard's beautiful performance in ASL.

Don't see it if You don't dig Shakespeare - despite it's modernized setting & incredible performances ...it's still Shakespeare

95
Freestyle Love Supreme
West Village
Hilarious, Masterful, Ambitious, Clever, Delightful

See it if you want to see real word wizards at work (I got lucky with Lin Manuel Miranda and Daveed Diggs as the guests, but EVERYONE is brilliant)

Don't see it if you're looking for a show - this is more of a concert but wonderful

80
During previews
Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy, Romantic, Funny

See it if you're looking for a delightful musical about female friendship choke-full of movie references. It's a blast.

Don't see it if you hate chick flicks

50
During previews
Superhero
Midtown W
Confusing, Ambitious, Great singing

See it if you love Kate Baldwin - this show has so much potential, but just doesn't quite work. I hope they figure it out because I love the premise.

Don't see it if you're looking for a fully ready musical - this feels unfinished.

50
Red State Blue State
West Village
Cliched, Indulgent, Funny

See it if you love Colin's sense of humor and you want another show about an white older guy yelling about things. Some funny stuff is buried in there

Don't see it if If you're looking for nuanced, poltical humor

90
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Enchanting, Great acting

See it if you want dazzling costumes, big voices and a superb performance by Stephanie J. Block - I went in liking Cher and left obsessed with her

Don't see it if you hate Cher's music or biopic musicals

90
Great acting, Resonant, Emotional

See it if you want a thoroughly engaging beautiful play filled with hope, pain, laughter, & stunning music.

Don't see it if You're looking for a light hearted comedy or you don't like shows about teens.

70
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Dated, Cliched

See it if you love Bryan Cranston. He is phenomenal, but every scene without him falls flat. The cameras are incredible but start to feel like a stunt

Don't see it if You're not obsessed with Bryan Cranston. He's the reason to see this show.

65
Slow, Thought-provoking, Cliched

See it if you love Kerry Washington.

Don't see it if you're looking for meaningful commentary on a real issue in this world. This show is trying to make an important point, but doesn't suceed.

90
Ambitious, Entertaining, Epic

See it if This is the best magic show i've ever been too. The tricks are incredible and I was astonished. Would go again!

Don't see it if You don't like magic or want to see a show with a plot

100
Ambitious, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if you want an innovate, creative and moving experience. One of the coolest stories and stagings i've ever seen.

Don't see it if you want a commerical story

50
Cliched, Fluffy, Great singing

See it if you love American Idol & Christmas

Don't see it if you're looking for any sort of story, content or staging. This show feels like a joke, but I did smile a bunch.

90
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Epic, Great staging, Must see

See it if you want to see an incredibly beautiful, well done, slightly cheesy, but ultimately masterfully done show.

Don't see it if You're looking for a game-changing, unique piece of theater.

75
Entertaining, Fluffy, Romantic

See it if you loved the movie and want to be entertained for two hours. Also if you love Andy Karl and Samantha Barks.

Don't see it if you're looking for meaningful theater or hated the movie. This show is fun, but that's about it.

85
Entertaining, Great singing, Hilarious

See it if you loved the Mean Girls movie/high school dramas/great female characters

Don't see it if you hated Mean Girls and movies turned musicals

75
Enchanting, Cliched, Great staging

See it if you love Frozen

Don't see it if you hate Frozen

75
Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Confusing

See it if you want to see why teenagers all over the world are obsessed with this show and/also George Salazar

Don't see it if you don't like high school or Sci-Fi

90
Fun, Great singing, Energetic, Hilarious

See it if you're looking for something entirely fun and completely different. You'll dance in your seat.

Don't see it if you hate Jukebox musicals and shows with crazy plots.

96
Great singing, Masterful, Must see, Dated

See it if you're looking for a beautiful score, incredible dancing, and stunning staging. This is a Broadway classic.

Don't see it if you don't want to see classic theater and are offended by overt classism/sexism.

100
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great singing

See it if you want a beautiful, energetic, interesting, incredible staged piece of diverse theater.

Don't see it if you don't love musicals or magic.

98
Delightful, Riveting, Refreshing

See it if you're looking for a feel good, beautiful, fast paced show that gives you the feels

Don't see it if You're looking for a drama.

75
Daddy
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if you love Alan Cumming and want to see a thought-provoking performance. This show is intense, but fasinating.

Don't see it if nudity or sexuality bother you. You want a more straightforward story

100
During previews
Epic, Enchanting, Romantic, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if you want to see masterfully storytelling & stunning music. I've never seen anything like this and it blew me away.

Don't see it if you hate folk music.

85
Great staging, Fluffy, Funny, Great singing, Enchanting

See it if you want to see a hilarious, incredibly cheorgraphed classic - also Kelli O'Hara is everything

Don't see it if you don't like the classics

95
During previews
Great singing, Great staging, Resonant, Riveting, Ambitious

See it if you want a truly unique & beautiful take on a classic show that doesn't shy away from the problematic parts. Truly incredible.

Don't see it if You want your grandma's Oklahoma

65
Great acting, Dated, Great staging, Cliched

See it if you love Jeff Daniels & Aaron Sorkin. The show is well paced & beautifully staged, but misses the nuance of TKAM

Don't see it if You're a big fan of the TKAM book, Atticus is the lead of this adaptation, not Scout.

90
Clever, Delightful, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if you're a single, jewish, new yorker! It's a joy for everyone, but that demo will LOVE it the most!

Don't see it if you hate feeling happy

95
The Light
Midtown W
Relevant, Resonant, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if you want to see an important piece of theater that will start an intense and important discussion - but is still filled with grace & humor.

Don't see it if you want something light and happy

95
During previews
We Are The Tigers
East Village
Clever, Hilarious, Refreshing

See it if you want a unique, fun, original show with a banging score and hilarious book (also surprisingly emotional!) One of my favorites this year!

Don't see it if you don't like musicals about high schoolers... or fun

85
During previews
Alice By Heart
Midtown W
Enchanting, Great staging, Refreshing, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if you're looking for one the most beautifully staged shows you've ever seen. The way the cast moves together to build the world is wild.

Don't see it if the plot is a little confusing, and the set up a bit vague, but there is so much promise and I can't wait to see where it goes.

85
During previews
Entertaining, Great singing, Clever

See it if you love Sondheim & want to understand the cult classic of Merrily

Don't see it if you want a traditional, standard musical. Don't love Sondheim.

95
Nassim
Midtown W
Refreshing, Riveting, Quirky

See it if you're looking for a totally different experience and you want to witness human connection at it's most unique

Don't see it if You want a "traditional show." Don't enjoy interactive theater.

95
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Resonant, Profound, Intense

See it if you're looking for an important, challenging piece of commentary. Heidi Schreck gives her soul to this and you can feel it.

Don't see it if You're looking for a tradtional play.

75
Funny, Great acting, Cliched

See it if you love the actors in it and you want a refreshing take on a topic you've heard before

Don't see it if You get offended easily or are looking for a musical

90
Mother of the Maid
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant

See it if you want to see a fresh take on a familiar story. Glenn Close is masterful & Grace Van Patten might be my favorite Joan i've seen.

Don't see it if You're looking for a happy story. This is about the mother of Joan of Arc. It ends the same way. Bring tissues.

95
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Resonant, Relevant, Great acting

See it if you're looking for an interesting, hilarious & compelling story that both feels "of its time" but also relevant and painful in today's world

Don't see it if you're looking for an easy watch. This story digs deep and can be quite painful, but worth every minute.

50
Slow, Thought-provoking, Boring

See it if you want to see a play with music and you don't mind a super slow paced story.

Don't see it if This show is 90 minutes and feels endless.

40
Great singing, Cliched, Banal

See it if you like shows you could see on a cruise or LOVE donna summers

Don't see it if you like theater

70
Hilarious, Quirky, Too long

See it if you loved the Mean Girls movie/high school/Tina Fey

Don't see it if you're looking for meaningful theater.

69
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Great staging, Slow, Puppets

See it if you want to see an incredible monkey puppet - it's the only reason to see this show and it is worth the cost.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a giant ape

50
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Great singing, Dated, Overrated

See it if you love the music of Chicago

Don't see it if you're looking for more than a cabaret of songs you like.

94
Entertaining, Great singing, Interesting

See it if you want an incredibly well done jukebox musical. I thought I didn't Carol King, but I knew nearly every sinlge song.

Don't see it if you want an orginal musical

75
Great staging, Funny, Fluffy

See it if you love the movie & want to see some really talented kids.

Don't see it if you hate movies turned musicals

87
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Great singing, Romantic

See it if you want a fun show with great music and incredible pie

Don't see it if you don't like pop scores

75
Ambitious, Hilarious, Great writing

See it if You're into raunchy, hilarious, slight-insulting theater and/or you love south park

Don't see it if You don't want to feel awkward or uncomfortable or hate the humor of South Park

94
Great staging, Exquisite, Fluffy

See it if you love Disney, The Lion King and masterful puppetry

Don't see it if you're looking for resonate, thought provotoing theater.