CeciLovesNY

Manhattan | Female
About:  I've only walked out on one movie and one show in my entire life. I try to experience the artists' vision of a piece, music or no music, comedy or drama, or even dramedy. I usually get it, but sometimes I just don't. Love the theater and NY!
Reviews (60)
76
The Fantasticks
Midtown W
Romantic, Fluffy

See it if It's important for you to see the classics before they end their run. If you like romantic lyrical stories. Accept one main song.

Don't see it if you want to leave humming more than the main song, "Try to Remember." You want flashy staging and choreography and costumes

71
Raunchy, Relevant, Disappointing

See it if You agree with the creators of the show about religion where they point out the hypocrisy of it all. If you think 2 good songs is enough

Don't see it if If you are conservative and can't stand to see religion made fun of. Are expecting what the hype promised

100
Something Rotten!
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Edgy, Original, Quirky

See it if You've seen a lot of shows or at least know a lot about theater and can get the inside jokes referred to in the dialogue and the lyrics

Don't see it if You dont like all-encompassing wonderful costumed and designed musical numbers. You don't like shows with historical references

100
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Raunchy, Clever

See it if You want to leave the theater humming songs from the show. You enjoy strong women characters.

Don't see it if You can't take raunchy. You don't like violence in your shows. You get into more colorful set design. You need to see something newer

100
Old Hats
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Refreshing, Hilarious

See it if You enjoy physical humor melded with new media. If you like traditional physical humor and vaudeville and clever lyrics.

Don't see it if You need to have a storyline or walk out of the show humming the most hummable tune. This was a great alternative to the usual shows.

91
Hand to God
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Edgy, Hilarious

See it if You don't mind social commentary made on religion. You are okay with dialogue that goes off the rails in the second act.

Don't see it if you have problems with simulated sex. You are very conservative. You have a problem with satanic puppets and imagery.

89
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Edgy, Refreshing

See it if You like the idea of human beings on stage with funny looking puppets. You don't mind references to sexual positions and so on.

Don't see it if You are relatively conservative. If you are hoping to take kids younger than 14 or 15. You don't like the more pop music kind of scores

95
For a previous production
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Great acting

See it if You really love the music by the Four Seasons. You love seeing shows from an earlier era. You enjoy the biographical aspect

Don't see it if You don't like music from the that time. You want flashier costumes. You want to see something newer

94
Clever, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy seeing interesting ways that shows are staged. Including hi tech lighting and so on. Story was interesting and based on a novel.

Don't see it if You see a lot of off & off off Broadway productions that have been experimenting with this kind of staging because you won't be as impressed

100
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining

See it if You like thinking of different scenarios for original stories. Prequels or sequels. If you like fanciful costumes and sets and pop music.

Don't see it if Want more drama in your theater. Or perhaps prefer the more traditional story lines without all the fantasy.