Costumista

Brooklyn | 25-34 | Female

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Reviews (26)
75
During previews
Hot... as in 100 degrees, Slow, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if you are a Shakespeare aficionado, especially if you've never seen this play performed before, it's a cool, breezy day.

Don't see it if you are expecting something high energy, are a tourist, want to see something fun/fluffy, are an ordinary theater-goer who is meh about Shak

Also It's very long. It's a long play. It's also not one of Shakespeare's g... Read more Read less

85
Great acting, Refreshing, Relevant, Funny, Delightful

See it if you are looking for a classic musical-theater musical with a fresh, modern story that still manages to be heartwarming.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with homosexuality, interracial relationships, or are looking for a show with edgier music or a more raw feeling.

Also I loved the Prom - it is such a cute show that is fresh and modern, an... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Slow, Great acting, Funny, Confusing, Clever

See it if you are a fan of Taylor Mac, you love very VERY silly humor (SO many penis jokes), or want to see some incredible acting.

Don't see it if you do NOT like very silly humor, you want to see a musical, or you are expecting something like the 24 Hr History of Pop Music.

Also I think my brother (and theater companion) described it perfectly when... Read more Read less

75
Resonant, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if you are a super Sondheim fan; you're a fan of Fiasco (it's done the same way as all their other shows); you've never seen Merrily before

Don't see it if you're looking for something VERY deep, VERY funny, or life changing.

Also The show is good, but it's not anything special. I was excited to see ... Read more Read less

75
Fluffy, Entertaining, Great choreography, Great acting

See it if you are a tourist, you are a fan of the movie, you're looking to be entertained and nothing more, you have teenagers (especially girls).

Don't see it if you are looking for a thought-provoking story or something meaningful or life changing, you want to hear some well-written music.

Also Everyone told me the music was horrible. For about 40 minutes I though... Read more Read less

80
We Are A Masterpiece
East Village
Great writing, Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in the history of the AIDS crisis, and want a different view - the very early days in a small town.

Don't see it if you can't sit through long shows, illness and death upset you greatly.

Also This is a really promising show with an extremely well-written script ... Read more Read less

95
For a previous production
Clever, Hilarious, Epic

See it if you are a theater person - you will appreciate it even more; enjoy slapstick comedy and silly puns; you're a Monty Python fan.

Don't see it if you don't like Monty Python; your sense of humor is very sophisticated; you don't find humor in silly gags - they don't stop coming!

Also I LOVED this show. I would recommend it to everyone. It's harmless and... Read more Read less

95
Exquisite, Enchanting, Profound

See it if you want a relaxing, subtle, beautiful experience, with absolutely incredibly moving Middle Eastern-inspired music.

Don't see it if you like complicated plots, lots of spectacle, choreography, or anything else found in a traditional Broadway blockbuster.

Also I absolutely loved this show. It was just beautiful. The music is abso... Read more Read less

85
Clever, Funny, Intense, Great staging

See it if you're a fan of Andy Karl - he's magnificent, if you appreciate clever stagecraft, if you want something funny with a heartwarming ending

Don't see it if you'll be triggered by visions of suicide - seriously, you want something without foul language. Not for grandmothers or children under 13.

Also I actually really enjoyed this musical quite a bit. There are some wei... Read more Read less

30
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Cliched, Overrated, Raunchy, Unnecessary

See it if you're a big fan of Sarah Bairelles and her music, the only thing that matters to you in a musical is the music.

Don't see it if you have any sort of taste in theater whatsoever, you are hoping for some sort of plot, dynamics, or characters that are not stereotypes.

Also This show is just really, really stupid. It is filled with unnecessary... Read more Read less

90
Delightful, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You're looking for a delightful, fun evening that doesn't involve much thinking.

Don't see it if You are looking to see some provocative, deep, or serious in any way.

Also I saw it with Donna Murphy and she was fabulous. She might be even bet... Read more Read less

95
Clever, Edgy, Hilarious, Raunchy, Must see

See it if you're looking for a fun night out with a group of friends; you enjoy ridiculous humor

Don't see it if you're looking for something to take your grandparents to; You detest vulgarity; you're looking for a pop-rock musical

Also This musical is split-your-sides hilarious. Even though it's vulgar an... Read more Read less

30
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Cliched, Intense, Upsetting, Stupidly written

See it if You are a tourist and want to see the flashiest piece of theater in existence.

Don't see it if You liked the original book, you are sensitive to the persecution of people who are different, disguised behind a happy-go-lucky musical

Also The show could have been something great if it hadn't tried to frame i... Read more Read less

90
Resonant, Relevant, Must see, Absorbing

See it if you are a person. There is absolutely no one who should not see this show.

Don't see it if I mean, there are people who won't like it, probably - if you like very cohesively crafted story with a tied-in-a-bow ending.

Also So, the problems: It does wander a bit, and isn't very cohesively writ... Read more Read less

90
Mary, Mary
East Village
Dated, Delightful, Great acting, Fluffy, Great writing

See it if you are in the mood for a light, very funny retro show with a fabulous cast, great design, and a look into what 1961 was like for women.

Don't see it if you have no ability to understand that it was written in 1961, and it was a different time, and you need to take it from where it comes.

Also Retro Productions is a great company that produces extremely well-desi... Read more Read less

75
During previews
The Cradle Will Rock
East Village
Quirky, Great singing, Resonant, Great acting, Confusing

See it if you are pro-union, anti-establishment, enjoy popular music of the 1930s, are interested in how similar the corruption of the 30s is to today

Don't see it if you are wanting a spectacular musical theater production, find '30s pop excruciating, are often confused by convoluted plots, want modernity

Also I enjoyed it... I don't know how many others will, though. The actors ... Read more Read less

90
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Riveting, Intense

See it if you are a fan of Jerusalem; you are a theater person; you like drama - this is about as dramatic as it gets; you want to get "shook"

Don't see it if you are a tourist; you can't take being "shook" or being on the edge of your seat for the last hour of the show - it's stressful!

Also I am NOT OK. Most of the audience is not OK after leaving The Ferryman... Read more Read less

85
Great singing, Masterful, Great staging, Dated, Confusing

See it if You are a fan of the musical itself, or the music, you are a fan of dance, you want to hear some legit singing, you're ok with a slower pace

Don't see it if You are into new musicals only, you do not like classical singing, you get bored of extended dance numbers, youre a victim of domestic abuse

Also Personally, I thought this production was masterfully done. Joshua Hen... Read more Read less

85
Folk Wandering
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Great music, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if you want to see an amazingly well done Off-Off Broadway production, you love new, non-traditional musical theater, you're into history.

Don't see it if You like traditional musical theater, you don't particularly like country music, you want a really structured plot that is easy to follow.

Also I really loved this show. It was just so well done for an Off-Off Broa... Read more Read less

60
Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if you are a mother or a teenager. You want a show that takes place in a familiar world - right here, right now.

Don't see it if you are expecting a well-written piece. You've had personal experiences with depression - this show is very unrealistic

Also I just don't get the hype around this show at all.... Read more Read less

86
During previews
Clever, Quirky, Entertaining, Great design, Fluffy

See it if you have kids, you are a Spongebob fan, or you are just a theater connoisseur and want to see an all around well done production.

Don't see it if You don't care for Spongebob initially, or you dislike it. If you dislike color and lots of spectacle - sometimes it is dizzying!

Also I really loved this production. It's super fluffy, but very joyful and... Read more Read less

75
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great singing, Indulgent

See it if you are a theater geek & want to reminisce about shows you've seen or wished you'd seen, or want a tasting of music from well known shows

Don't see it if you want to learn something about Hal Prince or are hoping for a story line or insight into his success. You will learn nothing.

Also The show is entertaining enough, but I wouldn't pay a lot of money to ... Read more Read less

80
War Paint
Midtown W
Great acting, Great singing, Fluffy, Great design

See it if you love Patti LuPone or Christine Ebersole - they are magnificent, or if you love to great costume design.

Don't see it if you are expecting something moving, thought provoking, or are hoping for a good fashion history story.

Also They could have done SO MUCH more with this show. It is about two pion... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Entertaining, Must see

See it if you've never seen it before. It's a must see for the inventive staging, puppetry, masks and costumes. A masterpiece.

Don't see it if you want something ultra modern, edgy, incorporating the latest in theatrical technology. It's a bit dated.

Also Some of the original stage magic was lost on me seeing it a second tim... Read more Read less

70
Sweat
Midtown W
Absorbing, Disappointing, Great acting, Overrated, Relevant

See it if You like heavy melodrama. You're interested in learning about the lives of factory workers in Reading, PA. You are from Reading, PA.

Don't see it if You're expecting to be enlightened about the world of middle American Trump voters. There's nothing new here.

Also I really expected a lot more from this play. Pulitzer Prize?? Really? ... Read more Read less

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great staging, Great writing, Relevant

See it if You are interested in history, or you HATED history in school.

Don't see it if You really, really have no patience for any kind of rap music. It's not all rap by any means, but there is enough to annoy certain people.