cherrytop

New York City | 18-24 | Female
About:  Always looking for new shows to see and dessert to try
Reviews (37)
72
Confusing, Delightful, Fun

See it if You have seen the entirety of SATC at least twice

Don't see it if You arent familiar with the base material

90
During previews
Clever, Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you like John Mulaney-esque humor

Don't see it if you aren't interested in stand-up comedy (this is a glorified stand-up show)

75
During previews
Travesties
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Quirky, Raunchy, Great design

See it if you are well-read on British culture and history! The show is hilarious but can be intimidating.

Don't see it if you don't have a working familiarity with Tom Stoppard and/or "The Importance of Being Earnest".

80
Fun, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You want a vacation! I had such a good time at this show (surprisingly!)

Don't see it if You want a more profound Broadway experience. This has no real plot & is not making any sort of statement aside from “drink more margaritas”

Also Think “Mamma Mia” meets Jimmy Buffett

100
During previews
Enchanting, Transformative, Great acting, Great directing, Intelligent

See it if You want to witness this GREAT play and see how it might apply to today’s world

Don't see it if You can’t sit in a theater seat for too long.

Also All of the actors were exquisite and the production is a masterpiece. ... Read more Read less

50
For a previous production
Ambitious, Absorbing, Great acting, Fluffy

See it if You want a crowd pleaser that anyone can enjoy.

Don't see it if You know exactly how it will play out. It’s not as fun when you can guess all the shticks

86
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Intimate, Confusing set

See it if you love Sweeney Todd and want to see a new iteration of the storytelling.

Don't see it if you are not comfortable with non-traditional seating. I had to twist the entire time to see the action and actors were in my face.

Also This production does not have an ensemble. The small cast fits the spa... Read more Read less

85
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Whimsical, Sexy, Great music, Quirky, Resonant

See it if you like a little whimsy in a musical! Sara Bareilles' music is so powerful and the directing is fantastical

Don't see it if you are sensitive to foul language and raunchy sex scenes.

75
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Delightful, Boring, Fluffy

See it if you are familiar with musical theater history. You'll definitely learn some new things and rekindle your love for old things.

Don't see it if you're looking for plot. This is a revue and, though it's super fun, it is exactly what you'd expect.

90
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Masterful

See it if You love classic musical theater

Don't see it if If you don't! It can be a little outdated and hard to follow if you're not comfortable with Gilbert&Sullivan or other whimsy old musicals

60
During previews
Marvin's Room
Midtown W
Quirky, Slow, Relevant, Great acting

See it if you are or are close to a mother, sister, aunt, or grandmother.

Don't see it if you are impatient! The show moves SO SLOWLY and there is just not that much plot.

90
Indecent
Midtown W
Enchanting, Intelligent, Masterful, Resonant, Riveting

See it if you like Artistic (capital A) pieces that challenge the form. The show is captivating and only 90 minutes!

Don't see it if you feel alienated by shows, like "Cabaret" or "Fiddler on the Roof", that are cultural and challenge the artform.

80
Absorbing, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if you are interested in MT that is beyond sparkly dances - this is a profound furtherance of the art from

Don't see it if you don't like docu-drama style, ensemble shows. This evoked Laramie Project

80
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Raunchy

See it if you want a fun evening of great performances and clever acting. Fun theatre references, too!

Don't see it if you are bringing children (nudity) or if you prefer realism to the concept play. The plot is pretty confusing and there is no fourth wall

50
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Delightful, Dated, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if you can get tickets in the back. The performers play to the back of the house where people seemed to enjoy it most

Don't see it if you like Noel Coward - the script is divine and some of the actors pull their weight but it did not seem to be directed with timing in mind

75
During previews
Bandstand
Midtown W
Cliched, Entertaining, Great staging, Profound

See it if you are interested in the veteran experience - though billed as a jukebox musical (it isn't) it is really more about coping with PTSD & loss

Don't see it if you are not easily impressed. The show can feel derivative sometimes

75
Delightful, Cliched, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you are not familiar with drag culture and love Cyndi Lauper

Don't see it if you are very socially conscious and prefer deep musicals

72
Sleep No More
Chelsea
Ambitious, Confusing, Dizzying, Edgy, Epic

See it if you're invested in immersive work and exploration

Don't see it if you experience FOMO easily - you will not be able to see everything

65
Ride the Cyclone
West Village
Fluffy, Refreshing, Quirky

See it if you're interested in cheeky cult musicals (Bat Boy, Rocky Horror, Little Shop). Suspend disbelief and enjoy the ride

Don't see it if you are looking for something super innovative. The show is very cute and fun but can feel derivative at times.

70
During previews
Cliched, Quirky, Slow

See it if You like fun musicals, like Mamma Mia

Don't see it if You want something more thought-provoking out of your theater experience

85
During previews
Single Rider
Greenwich V
Clever, Delightful, Quirky

See it if you are a musical theatre lover! The concept of Amish women coming of age is a fun spin on the form.

Don't see it if You prefer dramas -- this is funfunfun

75
Enchanting, Funny, Romantic, Slow

See it if you are an avid play-goer. Definitely feels like a play with music.

Don't see it if you prefer shows with more happy-peppiness. It's funny and pretty but the music is not hummable.

60
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Disappointing, Fluffy, Derivative

See it if You want to witness the magic of Disney and see this fun movie live

Don't see it if You are expecting an arstic reimagination of the movie. Save for some new songs it’s pretty much copy/paste

Also There was a number where the entire ensemble is inexplicably nude — yo... Read more Read less

40
Catchy music, Offensive, Slow

See it if You know and love the film

Don't see it if You don’t want to spend time on a vehicle for straight white men.

Also None of the female or POC characters were fully fleshed out — they sim... Read more Read less

85
Clever, Cliched, Masterful, Beautiful

See it if You want to experience Michael Arden’s beautiful staging. This production is stunning.

Don't see it if You are not interested in a white-washed, derivative, cliched narrative.

75
During previews
Disappointing, Clever, Masturbatory, Entertaining

See it if you know Pride and Prejudice through and through. This production does not provide clarity of plot.

Don't see it if you don't like minimalist style. This production was very bare-bones and the acting was a bit over the top.

Also The actress who played Elizabeth also wrote the show AND cast her husb... Read more Read less

83
Absorbing, Enchanting, Dated, Epic, Intriguing

See it if you like Les Mis. It's basically the same structure in both musicals. There are some truly remarkable performances and the set...woah.

Don't see it if you are sensitive to violence, suicide, sexual assault. This is a very dark show that is thrilling but deeply intense.

85
For a previous production
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Must see, Incredible designs

See it if you wanted to be delighted! This is an incredible production that you can enjoy even without knowing Spongebob!

Don't see it if You don't like musical theater. This show has everything from tap dancing to rapping to belting.

76
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Heavy-handed, Relevant

See it if You liked the book! The adaptation is strong.

Don't see it if You are squeamish or prefer happier shows

60
Dated, Great acting, Beautiful to look at

See it if you like very traditional plays. Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon are both exquisite.

Don't see it if You are interested in something more socially forward. The show is about rich, white people in the south talking about business.

75
Great singing, Great score, Overrated

See it if you love Next to Normal or Ben Platt - Great singing in a living room. Platt is the only reason the show has the hype it does.

Don't see it if You are interested in more epic musicals and stories not about straight white men. The album soars on Spotify, and not always live.

Also I was so ready to love this show but I found every character unlikeabl... Read more Read less

80
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Quirky

See it if you can go with friends - A little alcohol may also enhance the experience; you should also have a base knowledge of Harry Potter

Don't see it if you don't know anything about Harry Potter, you are not amused by campy shows (ie Bat Boy, Rocky Horror)

81
Sweat
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense

See it if you enjoy "hard" theater - this is a show that left me upset (in the best of ways)

Don't see it if you prefer lighter theatre aimed at entertainment. This is not easy watching.

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Hilarious, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if You're interested in feminism and the intricacies involved - only 90 minutes! Don't have to have seen A Doll's House

Don't see it if You don't like dialogue-heavy shows. This play is one long debate that is entertaining and interesting but driven by words

75
During previews
Clever, Quirky, Long, Cynical, Hilarious

See it if you are looking for a provocatively funny evening at the theatre!

Don't see it if you are bringing children - some swearing and violence.

100
Absorbing, Exquisite, Intense, Intelligent, Profound

See it if you are passionate about accessibility and gorgeous stage pictures

Don't see it if you prioritize musical theatre singing above all else - the singing is much softer and folk-y than the original

81
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Great staging, Dated

See it if you like great music and innovative staging

Don't see it if you like plot-driven musicals - this plot is pretty thin, but beautiful