Christopher Piner

Salt Lake City | 35-49 | Male

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Reviews (34)
100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Masterful, Great writing, Great singing, Great staging, Exquisite

See it if You love history, brilliant music & book. This show is changing the Broadway musical. I can’t wait to see it again. I NEED to see it again.

Don't see it if You have no interest in American history or a game changing production. There is some strong language at times, but don’t let that stop you.

Also What can I say that hasn’t already been said? Whatever may be holding ... Read more Read less

60
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Cliched, Great staging, Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if You want to see the most incredible puppet ever. It is worth the ticket price for that alone, but that is about all the good in this show.

Don't see it if You want an interesting story, good writing, motivated musical numbers. It isn’t here. I am so disappointed.

Also This is the reason some people hate musicals. It is full of spontaneou... Read more Read less

90
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Hilarious, Great acting, Great singing, Great writing, Must see

See it if You like a clever book! The writing is so good and the lines all land perfectly. See it if you want to see the Tony winner Santino!

Don't see it if You didn’t like the movie or if strong language offends.

Also A gauge of a great show is if I want to see it again, and I felt that ... Read more Read less

95
Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You want to laugh and be entertained. It is a true enough to the movie to satisfy fans, but original and fresh for those new to the story.

Don't see it if Strong language and occasional raunchy humor offends.

Also Apart from the incredible creative team let’s talk about the cast. Eve... Read more Read less

85
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Fun, Energizing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if the music of the Four Seasons and the living legend Frankie Valli interests you. See it if you like biographic stories infused with music.

Don't see it if authentic Jersey language offends you, or if you don’t like jukebox musicals.

Also The story is fascinating, the music makes you want to stand up and dan... Read more Read less

100
Great staging, Must see, Refreshing, Masterful, Exquisite

See it if rich story, character, music and movement interests you. This is an award winner for a reason. It is as close to perfection as you can get.

Don't see it if No reason not to see it. This is a must.

Also There isn’t much to add that hasn’t already been said. The show is a m... Read more Read less

92
Must see, Costumes galore, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you are interested in Cher, her story, her music and those in her life and career. Bob Mackie is unleashed with hundreds of his creations!

Don't see it if you are sensitive to strong language. It turns out Cher has a vocabulary laden with profanity. The story is Cher’s. The music is her music.

Also I could have walked right back in to see it again as soon as it ended.... Read more Read less

80
Family friendly, Masterful, Great staging, Magical, Gorgeous

See it if visual imagery, color and lighting interest you. Every scene is a beautiful painting. It is Disney magic throughout and masterful staging.

Don't see it if the over saturation of the title and its songs bother you, or if Disney is not your thing.

Also The technology of Sven the reindeer alone is worth the ticket price. T... Read more Read less

90
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Great singing, Refreshing, Must see, Great acting

See it if you want to feel a rollercoaster of emotions. You’ll probably cry at some point, and laugh, and cringe, and dance, and worry, and feel good.

Don't see it if you are sensitive to real life issues involving relationships, pregnancy, divorce, domestic abuse and a little adult humor.

Also The blah title of this musical kept me away for years. It should have ... Read more Read less

40
During previews
Disappointing, Dated, Overrated, Poorly directed, Potential

See it if You want to relive the great lines from the movie. The book is solid. This show is almost there, but sadly falls short.

Don't see it if You are expecting the charm of the movie. They just got it wrong.

Also I came to the theatre so excited to see this show. I expected it to be... Read more Read less

95
Absorbing, Refreshing, Masterful, Delightful, Funny

See it if You want to escape to another land. I haven’t stopped thinking about this one. The characters are deep. The Music is different & wonderful.

Don't see it if You want a flash glitzy Broadway Musical.

Also I love everything about this show. Go with the right mindset. It moves... Read more Read less

93
Entertaining, Hilarious, Scenic, Energetic, Catchy

See it if You love the movie, if you like quick clever dialogue, or if you want to see cutting edge LED screen technology as a scenic element.

Don't see it if You don’t have a taste for juvenile humor. There is some profanity and sexual references, even some abbreviated costumes. Do your research.

Also My son encouraged me to watch the movie first, and I highly recommend ... Read more Read less

74
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Great choreography, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if You love the music of The Go-Go’s and are a fan of great choreography. The language of the book is an impressive Shakespeare-esque.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with homosexual themes and overt sexuality in general. If you’re good with that in a show, you’ll love this piece.

80
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Great staging, Delightful, Visual

See it if you already love the animated feature, if you like romantic comedy musicals, or if you want to see high tech scenic visuals.

Don't see it if you are bothered by the history. The legend died with DNA evidence.

Also I really enjoyed the show, but it took some convincing to get me there... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Masterful, Must see

See it if You like emotionally moving material, a multi-sensory experience, music and dance that resonates, or if you love the islands.

Don't see it if You don’t like in the round theatre.

Also This show is amazing, absolutely brilliant. Michael Arden had a fresh ... Read more Read less

95
Entertaining, Hilarious, Great singing, Great staging, Must see

See it if You like high energy entertainment. This is clever and creative and unique.

Don't see it if You prefer quiet or don’t like silly comedy.

100
Delightful, Masterful, Must see

See it if You want to be uplifted. This is a beautiful show in every way, arguably the best musical ever written and staged. Everyone needs to see it!

Don't see it if You want a slow paced thought provoking drama.

40
Insipid, Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You like adult actors playing pseudo high school characters. Overhyped storied brought to the stage. You like “Michael In the Bathroom.”

Don't see it if You want to save your money for good theatre. A bad book bothers you. You don’t like sci-fi meets stupid.

Also This show did not live up to the initial hype. It is closing for a rea... Read more Read less

86
Great song & dance, Entertaining, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if Humor, great music and staging set against a relevant story is appealing. Great music, great choreography (Thank you Casey Nicholaw).

Don't see it if You don’t like ridiculous portrayals of high school (I don’t, but the rest of the show was good enough to allow me to take it).

Also This art opens conversations and hits home important themes Like no ot... Read more Read less

85
Great dancing, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You want to learn more about The Temptations while enjoying their hit songs and moves.

Don't see it if You don’t like jukebox biographies.

Also This is in the very same format of Jersey Boys (which I also love). In... Read more Read less

100
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Masterful, Must see

See it if you love spectacle. This show is a feast for the eyes and the ears, and it even moved me emotionally (I didn’t see that coming). Brilliant!

Don't see it if You are sensitive to abbreviated costumes and sexy choreography. This is jukebox to the extreme, so if that’s if that’s not your thing...

Also I enjoyed the movie, but I LOVE this stage version. I have already see... Read more Read less

87
Entertaining, Must see, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You love great music of the 60s and 70s or if you’re already a fan of Carol King. This has story and history, and beloved music.

Don't see it if You don’t like music. Unlike other musicals, the music in this one is all in performance as opposed to “breaking into song.”

Also Just as with “Waitress” I have long been dissuaded by its blah title. ... Read more Read less

87
Masterful, Intense, Profound, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a fresh look at an old classic. It’s mature. It’s artistic. It’s evidence of hard work and study.

Don't see it if If you are expecting your grandma’s Oklahoma.

Also Creative minds assembled to flip this piece on its head. The book and ... Read more Read less

100
High energy, Entertaining, Period piece, Incredible dancing, Great singing

See it if you appreciate top level singing and dancing. Cole Porter songs play as well today in this show as ever before. This show is incredible!

Don't see it if Ummm... no DEFINITELY see it.

Also Kelli O’Hara is a rare gemstone and this show is perfect for her voice... Read more Read less

40
Confusing, Disappointing, Indulgent, Thought-provoking, Raunchy

See it if you want to see Nathan Lane being “Nathan Lane” (with a cockney accent). There is a social commentary underneath, but it’s buried deep.

Don't see it if you are bothered by blood and corpses (albeit cartoony). This is absurdist theatre with an abundance of phallus flipping & farting. Yeah.

Also I get it. The government makes messes that the rest of us are expected... Read more Read less

93
For a previous production
Delightful, Entertaining, Great writing, Hilarious, Must see

See it if You feel like laughing, and I mean good hard laughter. This show is clever & unpredictable in all the right moments. Everything goes wrong!

Don't see it if You don’t like silly gags and physical comedy.

Also I could see this one over and over. I laughed so hard it hurt. It is a... Read more Read less

90
Great staging, Relevant, Resonant, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You want to see a meaningful show with great music, great visuals, and an important story.

Don't see it if You want something light and easy. This show also contains strong profanity (though it fits, it is still there).

Also This was the Tony winner. It also has a brilliant song list.

78
Great singing, Great acting, Disappointing, Slow, Dated

See it if You love the classics, if you value great singing, or if you love beautiful costumes.

Don't see it if You don’t have the endurance to sit through an old show with a slow pace. You want fresh Broadway. Nothing new here.

Also The principal set piece is extraordinary (Higgins’ home & study), but ... Read more Read less

100
Exquisite, Masterful, Riveting, Magical, Cinematic

See it if You are any degree of a Potter fan, if you love a clever story, and rich characters. This is a game changer and sets new standards.

Don't see it if You are short on time. It is two parts, each almost 3 hours in length, and they must be seen in the proper sequence.

Also I do believe you need prior knowledge of the books or movies to fully ... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Masterful, Must see, Relevant, Refreshing

See it if You want to be moved emotionally. Bring some tissue. One of the best on Broadway. I can’t recommend it enough. A story of human kindness.

Don't see it if If you don’t want to cry in front of people. You’ll laugh a lot too. See it!

85
Enchanting, Great singing, Masterful

See it if You want a taste of new classic Broadway. Count yourself among the many who have seen this masterpiece at the Majestic Theatre.

Don't see it if you have to sit in the balcony.

45
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Disappointing, Overrated, Dated

See it if You like jazzy tunes and Fosse choreography. The great music is still great.

Don't see it if You are looking for something fresh, or if you have high expectations for Broadway. The performance is routine, blah and lacked energy.

Also It’s time for this one to go away, and I’m so sorry to say that. The t... Read more Read less

95
Something Rotten!
Midtown W
Hilarious, Great writing, Clever

See it if You have a sense of humor and want something fresh and original. If you love musicals in general, this is your show.

Don't see it if You are offended by edgy humor and language. There are many adult jokes, but they are mild in presentation.

96
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Must see, Great singing

See it if you love high energy, fun, showy numbersand comedy. Disney at their best! This show is gorgeous and is wildly entertaining.

Don't see it if You are looking for deep meaning, and something serious.