Bec L

Merrick | 25-34 | Female

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Reviews (52)
71
Quirky, Funny, Ambitious

See it if you’re open to a quirky, original concept.

Don't see it if you’re a fan of class or classics.

Also I’m a teacher. After seeing it, I get why my students are obsessed wit... Read more Read less

81
Weak, Fun, Flashy

See it if you like a big flashy musical.

Don't see it if you want your characters to be fully fleshed out.

Also I enjoy Kiss Me Kate and Kelli O'Hara, so I was looking forward to thi... Read more Read less

78
Creative, Bittersweet, Nostalgic

See it if you've seen the documentary about the original.

Don't see it if you want dance numbers and showstoppers.

Also This is an understated beauty. Having recently seen the documentary ab... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Bland, Inconsistent, Funny

See it if you want to laugh.

Don't see it if you're looking for dynamic leads or catchy music.

Also Overall I did enjoy the show, but the male and female leads and the mu... Read more Read less

84
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Hilarious, Profound

See it if you want to understand why a revival gets revived.

Don't see it if you're not okay with LGBTQ issues.

Also It's been many years since the original, and I was too young for that,... Read more Read less

75
Ambitious, Disappointing, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if the book isn't enough for you.

Don't see it if you want an Atticus with conviction.

Also It was fine. Nothing more, nothing less. Celia Keenan Bolger was the s... Read more Read less

80
Funny, Campy, Relevant

See it if you want a fun night of silly musical theater.

Don't see it if you're conservative or from a conservative-leaning area.

Also Beth Leavel steals this show, and I hope she takes a Tony on her way o... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if you want to have a good time.

Don't see it if you want something thought-provoking or can't handle LGBTQ content.

Also This was just a good time. Nothing more. Nothing less. As someone who ... Read more Read less

95
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Epic, Profound

See it if you want writing that makes you think and feel and great delivery of that writing.

Don't see it if you can't wrap your head around 7 1/2 hours that actually moves very quickly.

Also I knew very little about Angels going into it. I was excited to see a ... Read more Read less

70
45 Coffee Dates
East Village
Uneven, Cliched, Romantic, Quirky, Work-in-progress

See it if you've had recent experiences with online dating or can appreciate a hard-working actor.

Don't see it if you want a theater spectacle.

Also Clearly this is a labor of life for its writer/star. There is a lot of... Read more Read less

80
Funny, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if you're looking for a funny yet thought-provoking piece of theater.

Don't see it if you want a musical.

Also I didn't know what to expect from this one, but it surprised me in the... Read more Read less

65
Cliched, Disappointing, Banal

See it if you want to compare the movie to the musical.

Don't see it if you want something thought-provoking or music that will stick with you.

Also I love Alan Menken, and after months being on the fence about botherin... Read more Read less

90
Drunk Shakespeare
Midtown W
Funny, Clever, Hilarious, Raunchy, Intelligent

See it if you want a fun night out.

Don't see it if you're not okay with some inappropriate humor.

Also I had no idea what I was getting myself into with this one, but it is ... Read more Read less

82
Absorbing, Exquisite, Slow

See it if you want to hear beautiful Middle Eastern music from a great cast.

Don't see it if you're looking for an action-packed, fast-paced, song-and-dance musical.

Also I'm conflicted about this one. I thought the music was truly stunning ... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Stuffed
Midtown W
Funny, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you've ever had a conversation about food.

Don't see it if you're not comfortable with curse words.

Also The show was part stand-up/part skit show/part therapy session. My fri... Read more Read less

75
Slow, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if you ponder questions about the time we have in this world.

Don't see it if you want something funny or quick-moving.

Also Overall, I enjoyed this, but it was slow. Especially the first third. ... Read more Read less

88
Entertaining, Must see, Relevant, Intense

See it if you want to see what all the fuss is about.

Don't see it if you can't handle anything political.

Also Yes, this is the Trumpian Caesar, but many hate Shakespeare's "old-fas... Read more Read less

88
Bandstand
Midtown W
Ambitious, Entertaining, Resonant

See it if you want great dancing, fun songs, or an emotionally charged story.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of period pieces.

Also This was one that I had no expectations going into, and it really surp... Read more Read less

85
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Raunchy

See it if you want to laugh and learn from some puppets.

Don't see it if you're not okay with puppets getting a little handsy.

Also This is a puppet show, but don't bring the little ones. It's a hilarou... Read more Read less

85
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Romantic, Slow

See it if you love the animated film or the music from the film.

Don't see it if you want it to be exactly like the animated film.

Also I used to LOVE the animated film, and I've been waiting for the stage ... Read more Read less

80
Cliched, Romantic, Slow

See it if you like melodrama.

Don't see it if you want to leave with a smile on your face.

Also I knew nothing going in except the name and the fact that Lea Salonga ... Read more Read less

80
Funny, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you want a modern story set in the past.

Don't see it if you want a musical.

Also This play got lots of accolades this season, and I thought it was very... Read more Read less

80
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if you enjoy Sara Bareilles' music or the movie version.

Don't see it if you want big dance numbers and glitz.

Also There were some very nice songs, and the talent was first-rate. The st... Read more Read less

85
Entertaining

See it if you're a fan of Ms. King or the music of the 60s/70s.

Don't see it if you're looking for something unique.

Also Beautiful is just pretty. If you don't know all that Ms. King has writ... Read more Read less

90
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Dizzying, Epic, Intelligent

See it if you want to educate yourself or want to experience something different.

Don't see it if you're not open to anything other than a traditional Broadway musical.

Also I've seen the show a few times now, and the first time was before the ... Read more Read less

78
Great costumes, Fun, Great songs

See it if you like a bio musical.

Don't see it if you love Cher.

Also Stephanie J. Block is always great, but this show just leaves you want... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Relevant, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy Shakespeare.

Don't see it if you don't want to have to think.

Also It's long. It's language that's not often used anymore. It's Shakespea... Read more Read less

81
During previews
Uneven, Risky, Unique, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you're open to a new take on a classic.

Don't see it if you want to hear a soprano Laurie coyly sing to her crush.

Also It's taken me a couple of days to write this because it was such a jar... Read more Read less

77
During previews
Superhero
Midtown W
Clever, Ambitious, Banal, Basic

See it if You’re interested in an original musical with some great talent.

Don't see it if You’re looking for fully developed characters or diversity in song.

Also The show has potential. There’s an original idea there with great perf... Read more Read less

82
Absorbing, Excruciating, Masterful

See it if you want a masterclass in performing.

Don't see it if you're close to someone with Alzheimer's.

Also Elaine May is incredible. The entire cast is wonderful, but she is som... Read more Read less

92
Absorbing, Ambitious, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you're looking for an enthralling story of a very modern discussion of masculinity.

Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with male nudity.

Also Jeremy Pope is a revelation and hopefully headed for a Tony. The entir... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Entertaining, Profound, Resonant, Relevant

See it if you want to experience Fiddler in the Anatevka experience.

Don't see it if you don't want to read subtitles and don't speak Yiddish.

Also What a beautiful production. The Tevye in this version stole my heart,... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Great acting, Fun, Unnecessary

See it if you want to see some fun "bros" trying to be deep.

Don't see it if you actually want relevant social commentary.

Also I actually enjoyed this play, but it was not at all what I expected. I... Read more Read less

75
Unexpected Joy
Midtown E
Great music, Preachy, Cliched

See it if you want to hear some good music sung by strong women.

Don't see it if you don't want to be hit over the head with messages of acceptance

Also Listen, there's good in this show. The music is catchy and fun. The wo... Read more Read less

65
Banal, Disappointing, Fluffy, Overrated, Redundant

See it if you have a little one who wants to see Anna or Elsa.

Don't see it if you enjoyed the movie or are looking for anything remotely intellectual.

Also What a disappointment. I took 45 kids to see the show, and they left s... Read more Read less

85
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Romantic, Absorbing

See it if you like romance, unique staging, and great dancing.

Don't see it if you want a big-budget extravaganza with a kickline.

Also The show is beautiful. That's probably the best word for it. It's on a... Read more Read less

40
Hot Mess
Midtown W
Cliched, Banal, Excruciating

See it if you're okay with depressing cliches being passed off as humor.

Don't see it if you want something insightful or humorous.

70
During previews
Clever, Energetic, Colorful

See it if you want a creative set and high energy.

Don't see it if you'd like a plot or songs that are hummable.

Also There are definitely positives here. The set is creative, the costumes... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Relevant, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if you're looking for a fast-moving, relevant piece of theater.

Don't see it if you want a glitzy production.

Also I thoroughly enjoyed this. Each actor played a broad stereotype, but i... Read more Read less

80
Entertaining, Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if you're just looking for some mindless fun.

Don't see it if you're looking for something subtle.

Also It won the Tony, but I was disappointed. I've waited a long time to se... Read more Read less

87
Clever, Enchanting, Great staging

See it if you love the animated film.

Don't see it if you want it to be exactly like the animated film.

Also From the moment the African chants begin, the audience is swept into t... Read more Read less

85
Ambitious, Clever, Enchanting, Confusing, Epic

See it if you want something different.

Don't see it if you like a traditional musical.

Also Josh Groban? Denee Benton? Lucas Steele? Nope, the star of this show i... Read more Read less

90
Significant Other
Midtown W
Funny, Heart-breaking, Resonant

See it if you want to be moved.

Don't see it if want a musical.

Also Gideon Glick broke my heart. Months later. and I'm still not over his ... Read more Read less

70
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you want some great songs.

Don't see it if you want to feel a connection to those great songs.

Also Hal Prince is a Broadway legend. He is behind many of the biggest thea... Read more Read less

85
For a previous production
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you want to laugh or are a performer.

Don't see it if you don't like slapstick.

Also Having seen its sister show "Peter Pan Goes Wrong" in London, I knew w... Read more Read less

82
Entertaining, Fun

See it if you want to see some talented up-and-comers.

Don't see it if you enjoy quiet.

Also I took my students to see this one, and it was fun. I'm not sure how I... Read more Read less

85
Ambitious, Epic, Romantic

See it if want to know why it has lasted all these years.

Don't see it if you want light or comedic.

Also I grew up listening to the music, so to finally see the show was an ex... Read more Read less

90
Jaw-dropping, Raunchy, Intelligent, Hilarious

See it if you're not easily offended.

Don't see it if you're a traditional sensibility.

Also I find myself in between being a liberal and conservative personality.... Read more Read less

88
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you love belting, have a young person to take, or are a fan of Wizard of Oz.

Don't see it if you're looking for something light and cheer (although I guess Glinda will satisfy this desire).

Also Wicked is very good. There are some fun songs and powerful voices, and... Read more Read less

87
Intelligent, Resonant, Refreshing, Heart-warming

See it if you want to feel uplifted.

Don't see it if you're looking for a flashy musical.

Also I had seen the show make numerous television appearances, and those di... Read more Read less