Cakescrapper

New York City | 35-49 | Female
About:  I love to watch as many broadway and off-broadway shows as I can. If only I can afford it, I'd probably go at least once a week. :)
Reviews (63)
90
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Great singing, Delightful

See it if Bette Midler! Wonderful set, wonderful cast. Songs are catchy, and Bette Midler is soooo charming. I couldn't take my eyes off her!

Don't see it if you don't like grand productions. If you're not a fan of Ms. Midler, skip this as this is a show that focuses on her. She is the show.

75
Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Good staging

See it if you want to see something interesting. It may not have all the i's dotted and t's crossed, but it's still an entertaining piece.

Don't see it if the topic of rape or a little nudity makes you uncomfortable.

Also I would chalk this one as having potential, but the execution seems a ... Read more Read less

70
Raunchy, Cliched, Funny, Dated

See it if you want to see naked guys singing. Because this is pretty much as the title suggests. No cohesive plot, just a story in each song.

Don't see it if you don't like nudity because if you're in the front row, "it" will literally stare at you.

80
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you want to see a serious topic get played out with humor without losing the importance of the subject.

Don't see it if you dislike historical dramas or middle eastern politics.

Also I was pleasantly surprised by the dry humor in this play, and how a po... Read more Read less

65
Blue Man Group
East Village
Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if you're a kid and is easily amused by childish antics.

Don't see it if you're expecting to be entertained. This was really disappointing for me. I thought I was going to see a very imaginative show.

64
Cats
Midtown W
Disappointing, Overrated, Boring

See it if a storyline doesn't matter to you. This is a compilation of individual cat stories, it's not going to be a cohesive storyline.

Don't see it if you are expecting to be thoroughly entertained. Some numbers were really good, but most are really forgettable.

Also I saw this during its original run and found it boring. I wanted to gi... Read more Read less

85
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing

See it if you love Josh Groban (main reason why I watched it). He and the entire cast does not disappoint. I found myself empathizing with them!

Don't see it if you don't want to see yet another love story, or don't want to see a time-themed show.

Also I thought there were parts that were a little slow, but overall, I lov... Read more Read less

70
Significant Other
Midtown W
Resonant, Great staging, Cliched

See it if you want to see a single person's insecurities come out. Dating scene is NY is tough.

Don't see it if you want a totally absorbing play. I liked it, but I don't love it. I think the chemistry between the main characters are a little lacking.

75
During previews
Linda
Midtown W
Great staging, Resonant, Fluffy, Great acting

See it if you want to see a well-acted play concerning issues being dealt with by older women.

Don't see it if you want to see a fresh plot or even a twist about the said issue.

Also The play started off great. The opening speech by Linda was captivatin... Read more Read less

80
During previews
If I Forget
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if you like heavy drama.Relevant with today's politics.There were a lot of insightful views, though I wish they had more in-depth discussions.

Don't see it if you want to see a light-hearted show. This is an intense family drama that will leave you hanging with questions at the end.

75
Funny, Entertaining, Confusing, Delightful

See it if you're a big Harry Potter fan. You will appreciate the sarcastic wit and get a kick when you identify exactly what scene they're referencing

Don't see it if you didn't read the Harry Potter books. You'd get lost in all the references, and the transition of some of the characters will be confusing

65
Paramour
Midtown W
Disappointing, Slow, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you want to see acrobatic stunts. A bit boring in parts, but some stunts were wonderfully choreographed.

Don't see it if you're expecting something new from Cirque de Soleil. They really did not present anything new they haven't done in their standard shows.

85
Verso
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to experience magic. One of the better staged magic trick shows out there.

Don't see it if you dislike sleight of hand illusions. If you're going with the mindset that you are being tricked, then you won't enjoy this.

75
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Long

See it if want to see one of WS' lesser-known plays adopted in modern times & acted well. Never read it, but still understood the play well enough.

Don't see it if you aren't familiar with Homer's characters. There's no character dev't here so you will better appreaciate this if you already know them.

90
Incognito
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if you want an out of the box play. Story line is a little complex, but interestingly enough, the plot is easy to follow.

Don't see it if you want something light. The 4 actors play multiple characters and the transition is instantaneous, so it requires your full attention.

78
During previews
Stet
Midtown W
Great writing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to watch a relevant show.To know that campus rape is more prevalent than one wishes to acknowledge.Good acting,staging and writing.

Don't see it if sensitive to discussion regarding rape.

85
Entertaining, Funny, Overrated

See it if you love incredibly talented kids! This is a really fun show (though a bit overrated I think), and will appeal to the whole family.

Don't see it if you didn't like the movie. This is the exact same story.

30
The Accidental Pervert
West Village
Banal, Cliched, Insipid, Overrated, Raunchy

See it if you are a pervert and have a high tolerance for crudity. I was duped with the high critics ratings, this was painful to watch!

Don't see it if you don't like wasting your time.

75
Slow, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you want to have an enjoyable enough time. This wasn't bad, just didn't live up to the hype. The second act was slow and a little boring.

Don't see it if you want to hear great songs and a very well-developed story. I found I kept waiting for something to make me love this, but nothing did.

90
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Must see

See it if you love a classic musical that has it all - music, story, staging! I watched this 2x nearly 20 yrs apart, and I was captivated both times!

Don't see it if you hate musicals.

78
Profound, Relevant

See it if you are interested in seeing even in a small way the trials/challenges faced by colored people who wanted to serve their country.

Don't see it if you don't like heavy drama, or not interested in black history.

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Must see, Funny

See it if you want to have a good time! This is very entertaining, the kind of musical that will make you get up and dance. ;)

Don't see it if you don't want to be entertained or if you have problems with stories dealing with transvestites.

65
Banal, Had its moments, Disappointing, Good singing

See it if you're a fan of 70s music. It was a little disappointing for me -- they could have done a lot more given a lot of good music during the 70s.

Don't see it if you actually want to a show with substance to go along with the singing.

87
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Delightful, Great staging

See it if if you liked the movie. This is a fun show and the genie is a scene-stealer. Jasmine is a little disappointing though.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of Disney shows.

35
Hughie
Midtown W
Great acting, Excruciating, Insipid, Disappointing, Banal

See it if you want to fall asleep. Not even the wonderful Forest Whitaker can keep my mind from wandering off while watching this!

Don't see it if you are interested in watching an engaging, thought-provoking play. It was really disapponting! :(

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

See it if you want to see great acting/singing. Ben Platt, Rachel Bay Jones, and the rest of the cast are amazing! Theme is heavy, get ready to cry.

Don't see it if you want a night of light fun. As entertaining as this is, the subject matter is heavy.

Also The story resonates with both teenagers and parents. The story is not ... Read more Read less

70
Entertaining, Raunchy, Indulgent

See it if you are comfortable enough talking about ones sexuality; looking for a fun night-out with your girlfriends.

Don't see it if you get easily offended with sex-talk and raunchy shows.

90
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a spectacular production. In times when most sets are simplistic, this will wow you. The cast is amazing!

Don't see it if you don't want a sad story, or do not enjoy musical where every single word is sung; If you are offended seeing bikini-clad gyrating ladies.

Also I loved the original and saw it multiple times. They changed/added som... Read more Read less

75
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Dated

See it if you like Noel Coward's humor. Character of Gary is brilliantly acted by Kevin Kline.He preens like a peacock, exactly as the role calls for.

Don't see it if you don't like old fashioned drawing-room comedy. Story is dated. Pacing is a little slow.

75
Cagney
Midtown W
Great (tap) dancing, Slow

See it if you're a fan of Old Hollywood, biopics, and tap dancing.

Don't see it if you want to see something more modern and relevant to today's times.

70
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Cliched, Dated, Great choreography

See it if you want to see one of the longest-running musicals on broadway, if you like jazz and glitz.

Don't see it if you want something fresh and groundbreaking. I loved it when I saw it around two decades ago, but it's a little dated now.

85
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining, Must see

See it if you love a funny, entertaining show with great ensemble acting and singing.

Don't see it if you don't feel like having a good time, or if you want to see a show with a more serious/thought-provoking storyline.

Also The show has a simple plot. Nothing new, nothing groundbreaking. But J... Read more Read less

80
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Great songs, Great music

See it if you want to see star power. Glenn Close, at 70, brought all those years of experience onto the stage. Amazing to see her perform!

Don't see it if you do not like Glenn Close. Because this show is hers.

Also I was disappointed with the minimalistic stage design though. When I s... Read more Read less

70
Made in China
Midtown E
Entertaining, Great staging, Cliched

See it if you enjoy puppetry. Plot is really nothing new, and sexual overtone and puppet "nudity" wasn't really necessary.

Don't see it if you're expecting some profound, new insights into the life of an expat, or even consumerism.

Also Puppet work is great though! But I think this is best viewed if you're... Read more Read less

75
Entertaining, Loud, Romantic

See it if you love the music of Gloria Estefan, and if you love their love story. Can't help but think, "wow, he really loves her!"

Don't see it if you don't like loud music.This show is really loud,I wish they'd turn down the volume as the music at times drowns the voices of the actors.

80
In Transit
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if you're a fan of a cappella. I like the uniqueness of it. Not quite like watching an a cappella concert, but it delivers in entertainment.

Don't see it if you want grand orchestra music. The songs aren't really catchy (no recall for me at all), but it's still a fun to watch this talented cast.

72
Entertaining, Dated, Funny

See it if you just want to poke fun at celebrities, politicians, etc. Jokes are a hit and miss, but it's still a fun show overall

Don't see it if you are not up-to-date on current events or "celebrities". The skits will only be funny if you know the people they are portraying.

55
During previews
The Encounter
Midtown W
Ambitious, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow

See it if you're looking for a different kind of theater experience. You "hear" more than you "see" with this show.

Don't see it if you want a relaxed theater experience. You would need to keep your senses alert for this one.

Also The novelty was good for about 10 minutes, but it just didn't hold my ... Read more Read less

75
Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Great singing

See it if you want to see big talents. Some of the choreography are cheesy, but it was an overall fun show!

Don't see it if you're expecting a grand production.

75
During previews
Entertaining, Great staging, Fluffy

See it if you want the razzle-dazzle numbers, see great staging, and of course, the Rockettes.

Don't see it if you are expecting something new or even a substantial storyline.This is a show that showcases the popular tourist sites you can visit in NYC

80
Blackbird
Midtown W
Great acting, Intense, Relevant, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see an intense, sensible play with great acting. Be warned though that this is a disturbing subject matter.

Don't see it if you do not like discussions on intense and sensitive topics, or if you are looking for some light-hearted and fun night out.

70
Relevant, Resonant

See it if you want to support and encourage the youth to go into theater. It's a nice production if you consider the age of the cast.

Don't see it if you are expecting pros. This particular staging is a cast of teens -- only one really stood out, but you can see the potential in the rest.

85
The Woodsman
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Original, Absorbing, Clever

See it if you enjoy uncoventional and artistic theatre. I went to see this w/o knowing a thing about it and was happily surprised by it's uniqueness.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy plays that leave you thinking after watching it, or if you need dialogue to convey a point. This is purely puppetry and mime

75
Tuck Everlasting
Midtown W
Wholesome, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if you want a kid-friendly show. Songs are hit and miss, the choreography so-so (except for the final act). The actors were great though.

Don't see it if you don't like a cutesy musicals.

80
Matilda
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Delightful

See it if you like to watch talented kids. This is a fun show which kids and adults alike will enjoy!

Don't see it if you're in a search for something original. There are no surprises here but it's still worth your time.

80
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Dated, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if you want to see talented actors play multiple roles. Some of it is dated (does the audience know Gary Coleman?), but it's a fun watch still.

Don't see it if you don't like puppets. Or vulgar language.

70
For a previous production
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Overrated, Entertaining, Good singing, Cliched

See it if you're a fan of the Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons. Singing, staging, and acting are all good, but they didn't really offer anything new.

Don't see it if you don't want to see another jukebox musical. Not really a very engaging story, but it's still fun if you like their music.

75
Stomp
East Village
Clever, Original, Entertaining

See it if you want to be entertained. It's inventive and it was interesting to see the different "instruments" they used to make sounds.

Don't see it if you hate loud noises. This gets really loud, especially if you're seating near the front.

85
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a classic -- great songs, singing and staging.

Don't see it if fairy tales are not your thing.

79
Original, Relevant, Resonant, Overrated, Intense

See it if you enjoy discussions about ones sexuality and you support the LGBT community. I liked this play, but I thought it fell short of the hoopla.

Don't see it if you are not comfortable discussing and seeing same-sex relationships.