D Stach

Lake Hopatcong | 50-64 | Female
About:  Selling RE in NW Jersey...I have reached a point in life where it's time to start enjoying myself...work hard...play hard. Be with good people, see great shows, eat amazing food and get on more planes! Living in rural NJ getting into the city is a project...so I am selective. Important note...I be... Read more Read less
Reviews (50)
80
Overrated, Great singing, Beautiful sets, Entertaining

See it if you loved the movie. You want to be awed the moment you come in.

Don't see it if you are expecting the be-all, end-all of broadway musicals...which seems to be the hype.

Also so...maybe I went in with my expections set too high. Hell...you can't... Read more Read less

81
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want to have a chuckle

Don't see it if you expect memorable music.

Also Well...everyone sees things differently...my theater mate for the even... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Best thing to hit b'way in a while, Amazing voices, Exquisite

See it if you are a fan of amazing voices, costume, staging & fabulous theatre

Don't see it if you don't love operattas.

Also So...this was brought to you by the same people that did the Great Com... Read more Read less

83
Resonant, Refreshing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you've ever enjoyed old broadway musicals...but want to see them set to a current situation.

Don't see it if you are closed minded about gender fluidity...but you should see it anyone and perhaps open your mind/heart

Also It's LGBTQ 101. Message: Everyone...no matter who you are or who you l... Read more Read less

99
*magical, Enchanting, Great staging, Clever

See it if you'd like to see the next level of stagecraft on Broadway and/or you are a HP fan

Don't see it if you are not 'into' the wizarding world or magic

Also Disclaimer: I/we are original adopters of the HP series. Read the firs... Read more Read less

81
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Beautiful costumes, Clever staging

See it if you've seen all the other BIG Disney shows and princesses and need a fix

Don't see it if you don't like Disney

Also The singing was very good. The staging was very good. The costumes wer... Read more Read less

79
During previews
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Quirky, Old fashioned

See it if you like an old fashioned 'sting' type story

Don't see it if you are looking for deep characters or copious comedy.

96
Delightful, Entertaining, Gorgeous sets, Freaking disney!!! see it.

See it if you know that Disney does NOT disappoint when it comes to talent, staging and overall 'experience'

Don't see it if you hate Disney, musicals and happy endings.

Also I may be the only person alive that did not see the Frozen movie. That... Read more Read less

94
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You want to see something beautiful...staging, singing, set design.

Don't see it if a 'fable' type story is not in your entertainment values.

Also Ever wish a play was longer? This one made wish it! Fabulous set desig... Read more Read less

86
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great singing, Nostalgic

See it if you loved Frankie Valli or just the sounds of the 50-70s

Don't see it if you don't like Juke Box Musicals

Also Let's begin with...I never intended to see this play. Husband wanted t... Read more Read less

83
Dreamy, Thoughtful, Slow, Great music not normally showcased on broadway

See it if You do not require your musical play to be BIG and flashy. And if you can enjoy a 'slice of life' story in a single act.

Don't see it if you need POW!

Also Seeing this play was strangely calming. Dreamy and a bit melancholy. M... Read more Read less

89
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if you like a 'period' piece based ...at least vaguely in true historical fact.

Don't see it if you don't appreciate or believe in the healing power of music....and if you don't love the Louis XIV period history.

Also I wanted to see this show since it opened...then I read multiple medio... Read more Read less

71
Good for Otto
Midtown W
Long, too long, very long, a day in special ed class

See it if you need re-inforcement that the system is broken when it comes to caring for people suffering with varied mental illness.

Don't see it if you are looking for an uplifting 'it'll be ok because people care' closure at the end of the play.

Also This production is waaaaaay too long. Shave off at least a half an hou... Read more Read less

68
During previews
Entertaining, Overacted

See it if you want to check out McGovern's stage acting abilities

Don't see it if hmmm. see it. don't spend a lot. share your opinion. See mine below.

Also Disclaimer: I saw this the first night of previews so maybe they were ... Read more Read less

74
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Intense, Unfulfilling

See it if you've read the book. If you haven't I would think it's difficult to fill in the 'blanks'. It's an ambitious to try to stage this classic.

Don't see it if Dystopean scenarios are not your idea of entertainment.

Also Took me a while to put together my thoughts about this. So in that reg... Read more Read less

87
For a previous production
Great staging, Farce, english slapstick, quick

See it if you just need an evening to laugh. Have a cocktail or two and enjoy.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy Benny Hill/Monty Python-esque British comedy. If you just can't get into silly. Lighten up, have a drink and laugh.

Also What a lovely respite from the politics of the day. No real message he... Read more Read less

100
Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Dancing!, Resonant

See it if you have ever wondered about more than you're own sphere of knowledge of the human experience. Or ever wanted to dance for a living.

Don't see it if you have never tried for something you really wanted and didn't get. You won't be able to relate. Or maybe...you'll start to understand?

Also Saw this show in it's original b'way run with Ann Reinking in the late... Read more Read less

92
Absorbing, Entertaining, Edgy, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if you have a heart or if you are needing a reminder that we all are carrying 'stuff'. Plus clever staging and excellent acting

Don't see it if you are expecting huge broadway style musical #s. It's more subdued. Yet effective.

70
Fluffy, Disappointing, Slow, Overrated, Great staging

See it if you love great stage design.

Don't see it if you are expecting a more 'magical' experience based on Peter Pan.

Also I kept waiting to be enthralled with the songs/story. Neverland=NeverH... Read more Read less

93
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent

See it if you are a long time fan of musicals and have a working knowledge of Shakespeare.It's very clever and somewhat sneaky sometimes in it's humor

Don't see it if you weren't a fan of Monty Python-esque pace and humor.

Also This was a very entertaing evening for a theater fan! Went with 'the g... Read more Read less

78
Cats
Midtown W
Clever, Confusing, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if you are in the mood 'for something completely different'.

Don't see it if you are expecting the usual Broadway musical. It's trippy. I enjoyed it...my then (in the last production) 10 year old...not so much.

97
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Must see, Resonant

See it if you only can get to one show during your visit. Surprisingly you might need to bring tissues. Set, music, message...all outstanding!

Don't see it if you are not a fan of amazing theater musicals.

69
Amelie
Midtown W
Fluffy, Romantic, Great singing

See it if you are easily impressed and just want beautiful singing. The young Amelie is pure joy to watch in her debut. (4/11/17)

Don't see it if you want character development or a catchy tune to sing on the way out of the theater. Seats in the Mezz are excruciatingly uncomfortable.

73
Enchanting, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow

See it if you are a big fan of set design. It was a beautiful production. I just hated the singing of the dialogue/book. left disappointed.

Don't see it if ...um....see it I guess. But don't blow the bank doing it.

100
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Must see, Resonant

See it if You want to leave the theater singing and uplifted. At the end of our performance the audience sang and danced their way out of the theater

Don't see it if you are 'hard-core' closed minded about sexual identity.

86
Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you where ever 'not' in the "IN" crowd and love to see some 'come-uppance'.

Don't see it if if you were in the 'in' crowd.

Also The seats in the Mezz of the August Wilson Theater are excruciatingly ... Read more Read less

66
During previews
Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if you don't pay more than $40. It should really be off-broadway

Don't see it if you are expecting Harry Potter or Evan Hansen experience as the ads claim. Not even close!

81
Relevant, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you ever wished you were 'cooler'.

Don't see it if you are too far removed from teenage angst.

Also I would say that this show's audience is really for those that either ... Read more Read less

90
Great singing, Delightful

See it if you've never seen the movie...or if you have...heck...you know all the words! Enjoy yourself!

Don't see it if you just can't enjoy old school musicals

Also I don't generally enjoy re-makes. been there-done that. But I will say... Read more Read less

93
Absorbing, Great singing, Great staging, Must see

See it if ...well it's gone but I hope you did. If you appreciate hard core excellent theater. Up close and personal

Don't see it if you can't get past the obviously violent plot

Also I apologize to be writing this so late as the show has closed and I ca... Read more Read less

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Ambitious, Must see, Masterful, Intelligent

See it if you love innovative, riveting and amazing theater

Don't see it if I would say if you don't like rap...but that would be bad advice. See it.

Also Truth be told....I often can't understand music lyrics...well not unde... Read more Read less

91
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging

See it if you need a bit of 'silly' with great production value!

Don't see it if you are a stone cold erudite snob that can't enjoy a little ridiculous.

Also yeah...I know, I'm writing this after it closed...I've been busy. Howe... Read more Read less

89
Intelligent, Great writing, Has a message that can still resonate, Delightfully stacked and talented cast

See it if you're looking for some serious old school broadway drama.

Don't see it if you can't face the dark side of human nature and the fact that we all devolve to our lesser humanity and cling to our own 'truths'.

Also In considering the review for this one, I had a somewhat delightful pr... Read more Read less

84
Entertaining, Dated, Great staging

See it if you like old school musicals and Bernadette Peters

Don't see it if you are seeing Barbara Streisand or Bette Midler in your mind's eye.

Also I didn't want to compare Bernadette to Bette....but I couldn't help my... Read more Read less

91
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great singing, Relevant, Delightful

See it if you enjoy a serious storyline with music artfully woven in that doesn't leave you feeling low at closing curtain.

Don't see it if you don't want to deal with 'deep issues' ie domestic abuse. Not really for appropriate for kids btw.

Also The posters, ads etc make this look like a lilting happy story. Spoile... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Travesties
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Confusing, Well acted, Well staged

See it if you are a literary MAVEN. And versed particularly in Joyce. It will likely delight you the way Shakespeare'people' enjoyed Rotten Tomatoes

Don't see it if you don't have any idea of James Joyce's work . It will be just words at rapid fire pace without meaning to you

Also This is a clever and fast paced 'what if' mashup of erudite factions. ... Read more Read less

80
Entertaining, Fluffy, Juke box musical, Great singing

See it if you just love Carole King music and appreciate the 'back story' to the music factory days.

Don't see it if you don't want to just see a play that has Carole King music with a story line merely created to carry the music.

Also Juke Box musicals are not my thing...so take this with a grain of salt... Read more Read less

86
Bandstand
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Crazy multi-talented actors!, Refreshing, Great staging

See it if you believe that happy endings are more entertaining than learning a lesson.

Don't see it if you are particularly critical about period dress, music.

Also We saw this the week before it closed. After reading mixed reviews on ... Read more Read less

81
Entertaining, Intelligent, Relevant, Indulgent

See it if you are convinced that Hillary should have won the election and was robbed.

Don't see it if you are steadfast in your opposing political view/s and do not appreciate being 'force fed' an opposing view.

Also Well, you WILL feel as though you are at the DNC pep rally. Or at some... Read more Read less

97
Great singing, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Heart wrenching, powerful

See it if you are looking for the BIG musical of days gone by with a powerful history lesson to boot.

Don't see it if your heart is a piece of coal and you like your war stories to exclude human interest.

Also How do you 'score' a play that at the finale the curtain goes up, the ... Read more Read less

88
Entertaining, Cute?,enjoyable,positive, Great staging

See it if you could you use a 'happy' evening out. "a little dance, a little song...a little giggle to go along". Quick moving and COLORFUL.

Don't see it if you hated the movie...or liked the movie and expect it to be just the same. It's pleasantly 'different'.

Also I am not generally a big fan of 'cute' for my b'way $s. But I have mad... Read more Read less

95
Hand to God
Midtown W
Clever, Hilarious, Intelligent, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if you enjoy New & creative theater. Dark & hilarious. Kept wondering if there were people in the theater that knew what they were getting into

Don't see it if you are 'born again' or erstwhile highly religious without question.

Also This was the BEST surprise I ever had at the theater. Honestly, really... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if Quick moving & engaging. Doesn't matter if you've read the book or not. It stands alone. Tech set design was innovative & effective.

Don't see it if If you are expecting 'lavish' set.

Also Went to see this story about a dysfunctional family for Father's Day W... Read more Read less

91
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if you like quick paced comedy with a lot of plot developments and twists.

Don't see it if you don't have a sense of humor or don't enjoy 'british style' comedy.

97
Pippin
Midtown W
Exquisite, Funny, Great staging, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if you are a fan of Sir Arthur/Knights of the round table etc. Want a message with your music. Love dance.

Don't see it if you are a bore.

Also I was fortunate enough to see the original with Ben Vereen. Sat in the... Read more Read less

98
Clever, Enchanting, Exquisite, Masterful, Must see

See it if you are a Disney fan & this is your child's first intro to B'way. Amazing set/costume design. A M A Z I N G. And, you know all the words

Don't see it if you are not a Disney fan. period.

79
Enchanting, Great staging, Romantic, Slow

See it if you feel the need to see the 'Classic' and have friends that insist. Music is classic. Sets and staging are awesome.

Don't see it if you are spending a lot of $.

94
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Must see

See it if you are a Fosse fanatic. I have seen 3x through the decades/continents. LOVE it. Dance. Music. All around excellent.

Don't see it if you didn't like Cabaret.

96
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Intelligent

See it if you have a keen sense of humor and can handle strong language and fast paced twisted dialogue. You also need to be a fan of sarcasm!

Don't see it if you cannot take biting sarcastic humor and blatant disrespect/sacrilege.

52
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Cliched, Overrated, Slow, Disappointing, Dated

See it if You want to see a well acted High School play.

Don't see it if you have to spend more than $45 on a ticket.