Caroline 9

Saint Paul | 35-49 | Female
About:  Secondary music and theatre teacher in Minnesota.
Reviews (11)
Great singing, Entertaining, Romantic, Funny, Indulgent

See it if You enjoy Carole King. You're curious about the evolution of songwriting as a profession. You like fun music, costumes, sets, lighting, etc.

Don't see it if You need songs to advance the plot. The book is well-written, but this is definitely a jukebox musical designed to showcase the composer.

Midtown W
Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You like a well-written book that's thoughtfully directed to bring out depth in its characters.

Don't see it if You aren't willing to accept that economic hardships in manufacturing towns have wide-reaching implications and reflect societal tensions.

Great writing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy ensemble musicals, beautiful harmonies, and a show with genuine substance.

Don't see it if You think theatre is just about entertainment, or have strong triggers related to suicide.

Cliched, Indulgent, Overrated, Intense, Great writing

See it if You enjoy Jerzy Grotowski's work. You like to experience classic plays framed in new ways. You're okay with lots of overt symbolism.

Don't see it if You prefer a naturalistic take on theatre. You're picky about the sound quality of piped-in. You're responsible for the care of costumes.

Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to some phenomenally innovative lighting, sound design, and staging.

Don't see it if You have an extreme sensory processing disorder, at least without asking some clear questions from the box office.

Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Original, Great writing, Absorbing, Relevant, Must see

See it if You love history, great choreography, brilliant lyrics, and the fusion of contemporary music with the classic Broadway sound.

Don't see it if You aren't willing to try something new.

Great singing, Great acting, Slow, Masterful

See it if You love Sondheim or are open to a concept show where the characters' stories are far more important than an action-filled plot.

Don't see it if You want lots of bouncy show tunes or dances. An elaborate set is important to your experience.

Great acting, Masterful, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if You want to see a period piece performed with great respect for the author's intentions (both artistic choices and characterizations).

Don't see it if You're in the mood to see something avant-garde or outside the box. Racial/social divides in the south convincingly played are unbearable.

Must see, Clever, Enchanting

See it if You like Disney but don't want to see your favorite films translated too literally onstage.

Don't see it if You have a strange aversion to Bunraku style puppetry.

Exquisite, Profound, Original, Hilarious, Resonant

See it if You enjoy an amazingly talented ensemble cast, prefer shows that make you both laugh and cry, and like an intimate performing space.

Don't see it if You aren't open to at least considering a broader definition of what sexual attraction may include.

Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Delightful, Funny

See it if You love the book but aren't so attached that you'll be devastated when it deviates somewhat from the original story.

Don't see it if Its serious nod to the traditions of British Pantomime offends your sensibilities regarding cross-gendered casting.