Dawn 12

Indianapolis | 35-49 | Female

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Reviews (49)
85
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing

See it if you're a fan of the movie or Tina Fey's sensibilities or have ever been a teenage girl.

Don't see it if you only like classic, traditional musicals.

80
During previews
Great staging, Great singing, Good music, Entertaining, Innovative

See it if you're a fan of spectacle and creative staging.

Don't see it if you're looking for memorable tunes or an original story. The music is decent and it's an innovative staging of a familiar story.

93
During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Evocative

See it if you like realistic family dramas or if your life has ever been touched by dementia. Like real life, humor and drama exist hand-in-hand.

Don't see it if stories about dementia are a trigger for you or if you're not a fan of fairly traditional plays.

78
Entertaining, Great staging, Delightful, Heart-warming, Fun

See it if you're a fan of the movie or a Disney fan in general. If you like fun musicals.

Don't see it if you're looking for something profound or if you're not a fan of the movie.

87
Great singing, Great choreography/dancing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great music

See it if you like a good production of a classic musical with a stellar cast and great choreography.

Don't see it if you don't like classic musicals and can't tolerate stories with sentimentality and fantastical elements.

78
Entertaining, Great staging, Delightful, Quirky, Surprisingly meaningful

See it if you're a fan of SpongeBob, though we aren't and still enjoyed it. For something that could have just been fluffy, this was well executed.

Don't see it if you dislike SpongeBob or if you're looking for realistic staging.

91
Evocative, Great music, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if you like small, non-traditional musicals that tell a deceptively simple story very well.

Don't see it if you're expecting a traditional, splashy musical comedy.

90
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Great dancing, Entertaining

See it if you like true ensemble pieces with great performances and a good score.

Don't see it if you like linear story telling or are looking for a "star turn."

78
Indulgent, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Great staging

See it if you're a fan of philosophy and magic.

Don't see it if you're looking for something with a straightforward plot or if you have no interest in magic.

90
Great staging, Ambitious, Epic, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You're a fan of the Harry Potter franchise or of magic and creative stage craft.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of the Harry Potter franchise because you won't get as much out of it.

84
During previews
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Great music, Entertaining

See it if you like traditional musicals with good acting, singing, and staging or if you want to see a more grown-up version of the animated film.

Don't see it if you expect an exact replica of the animated film (this version is edgier) or if you're not a fan of traditionally staged musicals.

78
Entertaining, Great staging, Good music, Ambitious, Amazing kids

See it if you want to see some amazingly talented kids and if you like family-friendly rock-based musicals.

Don't see it if you don't like rock-based musicals or if you're looking for something profound.

92
For a previous production
Ambitious, Great staging, Entertaining, Hilarious, Great physical comedy

See it if you enjoy farce and outstanding physical comedy. It's just great, light fun.

Don't see it if you're looking for something with deep meaning.

80
Great acting, Great staging, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Different

See it if you like a unique and intimate theatrical experience. Pierce leads a strong cast and does an outstanding job with a challenging role.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of unconventional story telling. It's hard to say more without giving spoilers.

87
Entertaining, Ambitious, Great staging, Great singing, Great dancing/musicianship

See it if you like creative staging that makes you feel immersed in the show. The level of talent is amazing.

Don't see it if you don't like sing-throughs, a lot of exposition, or Russian literary themes. If you don't like spectacle.

85
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Funny

See it if you want a reminder of how far gay issues have come and how far we still need to go. You like a strong cast performing a strong score.

Don't see it if you don't like sing-throughs or shows about gay issues.

79
Loses steam, Great staging, Somewhat preachy, Original, Entertaining

See it if you want to learn how technological convenience affects privacy or you're looking for an original show with lots of audience participation.

Don't see it if you're looking for traditional story telling or if it bothers you when plays get preachy.

76
Entertaining, Great musicianship, Great staging, High energy, Engaging

See it if you're a fan of Gloria Estefan and her music or if you're looking for family friendly musical that gives you a chance to dance.

Don't see it if if you don't like Gloria Estefan's music or if you're looking for something beyond a typical (and slightly skewed) biographical story.

98
Ambitious, Absorbing, Great acting, Must see, Great singing

See it if you want to see the iconic musical of this generation. There are not enough superlatives for this show; it's truly original and remarkable.

Don't see it if You're a musical-theatre traditionalist or if you can't stand hip hop (although the show features other musical styles, too).

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

See it if for the deeply moving story of women overcoming great obstacles to come into their own. Or for the tremendous amount of talent in the cast.

Don't see it if You have no soul.

79
Dated, Indulgent, Overrated, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You're a fan of great singing--the cast have tremendous voices. If you have never seen it, see it once for the iconic staging.

Don't see it if You want something new or edgy or if you are not a fan of melodrama. The cast and staging are much better than the show itself.

90
Absorbing, Original, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant

See it if you want a once in a lifetime theatrical experience since each actor only performs the show once. It is truly unique.

Don't see it if you don't have an open mind. The show has an improv element (especially with a different actor each time) & a bare bones staging.

97
Entertaining, Hilarious, Clever, Refreshing, Original

See it if you're a fan of Shakespeare and/or musicals (lots of parodies of & clever jokes about both) or if you just want to have a really good time.

Don't see it if you are looking for anything with actual historical content.

90
Great acting, Great staging, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great singing

See it if you want to see an excellent version of a classic, and surprisingly relevant, show

Don't see it if you are not a fan of musical theater classics.

95
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Refreshing, Great singing

See it if If you are a lover of rom-coms or of traditional musical theater.

Don't see it if You are looking for something edgy.

69
Great acting, Indulgent, Disappointing, Slow, Missed the mark

See it if you like great acting in an intimate setting or are a big fan of Uncle Vanya or Romeo and Juliet.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of the classics or non-linear story telling.

Also The acting was great, but the merging concept was poorly executed. It ... Read more Read less

80
Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Funny, Relevant

See it if you want to see an outstanding cast perform an entertaining take on a relevant topic.

Don't see it if you don't like plays that are more about the topic than the characters.

99
Great acting, Great singing, Great writing, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see an original, thought-provoking musical that explores the human condition. Beautiful - if it's not perfect, it's close!

Don't see it if you want a more traditional musical or lavish staging. This is an intimate, thought-provoking story.

78
During previews
Great acting, Edgy, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if you're interested in a drama that addresses both sides of difficult discussions about race.

Don't see it if you're not ready to face some difficult issues or if you're looking for a story that provides answers.

Also While the show tackles some important issues worthy of discussion and ... Read more Read less

78
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Uneven script, Intense, Absorbing

See it if you like shows that provoke discussion days after seeing them, or if you're a fan of Mulligan's acting; she's excellent in it.

Don't see it if you like a linear story or can't handle intense subject matter. The piece is intriguing, but the script gets too didactic near the end.

78
Great singing, Funny, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you want to have a good time - nothing deep, but lots of laughs and fun.

Don't see it if you're expecting anything profound.

90
Great acting, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Relevant

See it if you want to reflect on how far attitudes about homosexuality in America have come and how far they have yet to go.

Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with homosexual themes or if you don't want to have your ideas challenged.

92
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you like impressive revivals of classic musicals with very strong performances from all the leads.

Don't see it if you're expecting something edgy or experimental.

85
Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Delightful

See it if you're a fan of the Harry Potter franchise and of parody.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of the Harry Potter franchise because you really won't get much out of it.

77
During previews
Great singing, Entertaining, Somewhat disappointing scenic design, Funny, Great acting

See it if you're a fan of Christian Borle or the Dahl story. If you're looking for a fun night at the theatre. Ryan Foust was an amazing Charlie!

Don't see it if you're expecting the spectacle of the movie brought to stage; the set is a little disappointing. Since this was the 1st show, it may change.

89
During previews
Great staging, Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Classic

See it if you want to see Bette Midler in a role that seems custom-made for her and a great supporting cast who show you why this play is a classic.

Don't see it if you're looking for something deep or dark and if you don't like classic musicals or Bette Midler.

78
Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing, Somewhat indulgent, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a new take on a classic play.

Don't see it if you don't like minimalistic set & deconstructed staging. Sight lines in some parts of the theatre are an issue.

89
Great singing, Profound, Resonant, Classic, Great staging

See it if you like a well-done production of a classic yet still relevant show.

Don't see it if you want something light.

92
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if you like realistic family dramas with some humor and if you want to see characters in which you'll see part of yourself.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of realism or if you're uncomfortable with emotional triggers that may result from the depiction of common family issues.

78
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Dated, Hypnotizing

See it if you're a fan of quick banter of movies from the 30s and if you want to see strong performances from a large case of well-known actors.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of vintage or if you want something edgy or fast-paced.

97
Great acting, Delightful, Great staging, Must see, Original

See it if you're a fan of innovative staging & great story telling & like an intimate theater experience that makes you feel like part of the show.

Don't see it if you prefer elaborate staging and more traditional story telling.

78
Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Somewhat disappointing, Quirky

See it if you're a fan of Sean Hayes; he was wonderful. Or if you're open minded about humor that touches on sensitive subjects like religion.

Don't see it if you can't take a joke about God and his believers or if you're expecting anything uproariously funny or deeply thought provoking.

79
Entertaining, Somewhat cliched, Great acting, Feel good, Great singing

See it if you like a fairly traditional musical about a woman reclaiming her identity with a lot of humor and heart.

Don't see it if you want a story that has no cliches or stock characters or if you're looking for something raw or edgy.

79
Thought-provoking, Iconic, Mostly great singing, Profound, Resonant

See it if you enjoy sweeping tales with serious themes and beautiful music or if you've never seen this iconic musical.

Don't see it if You like more modern, faster paced musicals or if you can't tolerate slightly flat singing, one of the leads is horribly miscast.

95
Absorbing, Great staging, Original, Enchanting, Must see

See it if you are a fan of amazing dancing and creative staging or if you are a fan of the wonderful music by the Gershwins.

Don't see it if if you are not a fan of dance or if you prefer fast paced musicals or fairly traditional story telling.

86
Entertaining, Great acting, Cliched, Delightful, Great singing

See it if If you are a fan of Carole King or of music from the era or if you like a story of a woman discovering her own voice.

Don't see it if If you don't like traditional storytelling or if you are expecting something edgy.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Original, Great singing

See it if you are a fan of a good emotional story or of the works of J.M. Barrie.

Don't see it if you are a stickler for accuracy in storytelling or if you don't have a sense of whimsy.

100
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see an original, moving, thought-provoking and entertaining musical in an intimate setting.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of theater in the round or non-linear story-telling.

100
Absorbing, Ambitious, Profound, Must see, Great acting

See it if you want to see a lead actor in a masterful and original performance and if you are looking for unique and clever staging.

Don't see it if If you only enjoy traditional staging and linear storytelling.