AspiringCritic

Saddle Brook | 35-49 | Female
About:  Born to be a musical theatre star--except for my voice:< So I satisfy myself with being a patron of the arts. Love everything from big Broadway musicals to off-off-off experimental installations.
Reviews (16)
88
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Original, Must see, Profound, Relevant, Powerful

See it if Especially if you know adolescent girls dealing with the challenges of navigating body image and popularity and being true to themselves.

Don't see it if You're especially attached to the original Wizard of Oz story and think the green witch is wicked!

78
Dot
Gramercy
Ambitious, Clever, Funny, Great acting, Relevant

See it if You want to laugh and then cry at the challenges of watching loved ones age. And the performances are spectacular! Especially Dot!

Don't see it if Alzheimers is a painful topic for you

60
Great staging, Gorgeous set, Dated, Romantic, Slow

See it if You love Gershwin and ballet. Can't go wrong.

Don't see it if You're tired of old-fashioned romantic stories- or shows that run too long.

71
Clever, Funny, Quirky, Original, Different

See it if You want to wander around the village with a new mission- great for locals and tourists

Don't see it if you're not into puzzles or walking

79
Ambitious, Clever, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Original

See it if You want to see a quirky take based on a graphic novel, brought to life. Especially great for anyone who has ever felt different.

Don't see it if you're a bigot

55
Hand to God
Midtown W
Edgy, Original, Disappointing, Overrated, Raunchy

See it if It was billed as "ave. Q and Mormon had a baby". More like a miscarriage. Good puppeteering and a few funny scenes, but not that clever

Don't see it if There is anything else in the same ticket price you'd rather see. Or maybe a movie. Or stay home and Hulu old seinfelds. All would be better

96
Masterful, Profound, Intense, Great staging, Resonant

See it if You want to have a once in a lifetime theatrical experience. One of the best productions I've been lucky enough to witness. Just go!

Don't see it if You want to miss out on one of the most amazing creations of modern theatre.

17
Excruciating, Banal, Cliched

See it if you got a free ticket and its cold outside and you have no where else to get warm.

Don't see it if You appreciate clever writing, catchy soundtracks and non-trite story lines

66
Dada Woof Papa Hot
Upper W Side
Cliched, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You want insight into the challenges of gay couples navigating parenting with few role models

Don't see it if you're a bigot

71
The Humans
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if You like family drama (bordering on melodrama) with a dose of humor and dementia thrown in.

Don't see it if Alzheimers or adultery are painful topics

70
Great acting, Masterful, Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to hear some phenomenal voices. Jennifer Hudson and Danielle Banks were great but Cynthia stole the show!

Don't see it if you're very devoted to the book.

93
Entertaining, Hilarious, Refreshing, Original, Clever

See it if you want to laugh, particularly at the concept of white saviours and religion

Don't see it if you're easily offended

99
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Riveting, Intelligent, Masterful, Original, Brilliant

See it if You can get tickets!

Don't see it if You don't want to witness the next incarnation of the musical theatre genre

82
Something Rotten!
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Original, Delightful

See it if You want a really fun night of theatre, especially if you're a musical theatre buff- you can try to pick out all the shows they reference

Don't see it if You're stuffy or dont like to be left out of the jokes if you're not a musical theatre fan.

85
Entertaining, Dizzying, Original, Quirky, Delightful

See it if You like great songs, great acting and dance and great costumes (the shoes, the shoes!) Jerry Mitchell leads a fantastic effort.

Don't see it if You're uncomfortable with transgender or gay subject matter, you don't like to walk out singing.

61
Matilda
Midtown W
Overrated, Disappointing, Cliched, Confusing

See it if You: love the book, have tween+ kids, don't mind tired, cliches of men in drag, have already learned the soundtrack so you can understand

Don't see it if You feel that the trope of a man in drag is tired and overused and has no place in a show about bullying, like to understand the songs