Dina

Atlanta | 50-64 | Female
About:  Love musicals! All kinds. Luckily work brings me to NY often, never often enough.
Reviews (37)
82
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if You are prepared to think as well as be entertained.

Don't see it if You want pure escapism

90
Clever, Delightful, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you love fairy tales reimagined, great storytelling and singing. This is a completely reimagined production that honors the original.

Don't see it if you prefer traditional musicals, don't like theatre in the round.

90
Relevant, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a heart-warming but unsentimental musical. Nova Scotia Broadway is awesome!

Don't see it if you prefer traditional musical comedy or epic stage craft (a la "Phantom").

78
Great singing, Raunchy, Romantic

See it if you love Andy Karl. He's great as usual. Loved the movie. Its a faithful retelling.

Don't see it if Vulgar, occasionally raunchy content offends you. You get bored easily. It is the same thing over and over after all.

80
Clever, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if you want an esoteric cabaret experience. Staging, lighting, set & costumes are amazing. Music difficult and strange. Still left me flat.

Don't see it if You prefer a conventional musical theatre experience with hummable songs. Plot a bit hard to follow, but just let it ride.

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you love classic musical comedy. Sparkling score. Superb performances, costume and set. Laura Benanti is crazy talented.

Don't see it if you want something edgy.

75
Noises Off
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great staging

See it if you enjoy classic farce & slapstick. Very good comedic performances, especially Megan Hilty & Campbell Scott. Set was amazing.

Don't see it if you hate slamming door type comedies. This is over the top and blatantly silly. Felt slightly creaky.

45
Sleep No More
Chelsea
Overrated, Pretentious, Disappointing

See it if you want to try something different, don't care for conventional theatre, don't mind getting ripped off every step of the way.

Don't see it if you like true art vs. gimmicks. The emperor has no clothes. It was fun to go once but ultimately a ripoff.

80
For a previous production
Old Hats
Midtown W
Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Intelligent

See it if you love clever clowning. Bill Irwin & David Shiner are super talents. Love hat tricks? See this.

Don't see it if you want a traditional, plot-driven theatrical experience. Fun, but not really a kids show, so under 7 may get squirmy.

83
Ambitious, Intense, Intelligent, Great acting, Inventive

See it if You like highly original dramatic experiences. Great cast. Set is a marvel. Uplifting ending. Autism doesn't mean unhappiness.

Don't see it if You want to leave your thinking cap at home. It's not "Anything Goes".

75
Toe-tapper, Clever, Delightful, Great costumes, Fu n

See it if you love drag Queens and Cyndi Lauper. Very light, escapist entertainment. Uplifting story. A bit predictable, but a very fun ride.

Don't see it if you want a deep, riveting experience. This ain't Strindberg.

80
Clever, Cliched, Dizzying, Toe-tapper, Sappy

See it if you love frothy musical comedies & farce. A throwback to the 30's era. Lots of physical comedy. Silly fun. The porters were great.

Don't see it if You want some "heft" with your dinner or find Kristin Chenoweth occasionally squeaky and annoying.

85
Delightful, Enchanting, Exquisite, Romantic, Stunning

See it if you love Gershwin, ballet, beautiful dancing, and a lush romantic score.

Don't see it if you prefer edgier fare.

85
Clever, Delightful, Quirky, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy clever, English drawing room comedies. Funny. Legit singing.

Don't see it if You prefer "big" musicals.

100
For a previous production
Ambitious, Clever, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Original

See it if you've ever been a teenager. Fantastic score. Musicals do not mean fluff. This isn't. Explores sexual awakening & repression.

Don't see it if you are offended by blatant sexuality. That's the whole show.

95
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Quirky, Great writing, Original

See it if you love to laugh. Songs are terrific. Great concept.

Don't see it if you're offended by X-rated puppetry.

100
Relevant, Resonant, Intense, Offbeat, Original

See it if you love great music, great acting, superb cast.

Don't see it if you are offended by sexuality onstage or if you are homophobic.

95
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Must see, Relevant, Toe-tapper, Inventive

See it if you love great dancing and a great score. Highly entertaining.

Don't see it if raunchiness bothers you.

100
Delightful, Raunchy, Clever, Must see, Original

See it if You love to laugh.

Don't see it if You are offended by raunchiness and extreme satire. There's lots of it here.

100
Must see, Riveting, Relevant

See it if You want fresh, original theatre, first rate score and masterful performances.

Don't see it if You prefer traditional musical theatre and don’t care for dark subject matter,

75
During previews
Slow, Overrated, Great singing

See it if The score is exquisite and performances strong. At 90 minutes I assumed this would whiz by, but this was slow as high school math class.

Don't see it if You like big traditional musicals or are easily bored. I guess I'm easily bored.

90
Delightful, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if * you adored the Divine Miss M, and who doesn't? She is in brilliant comic form * you love classic musical theatre, big production numbers

Don't see it if * you want something edgy or current * you do not like Bette Midler..I suppose there are one or two people who do not care for her

89
In Transit
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Clever

See it if you want something light, clever, entertaining and musical. Very upbeat. Super talented cast.

Don't see it if You want something edgy and thought-provoking. Even for a musical this is light as air.

90
Shuffle Along
Midtown W
Great dancing, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you love Audra McDonald, multi-talented entertainers and Broadway shows with a little heft. Great story.

Don't see it if you hate tap dancing.

90
Bright Star
Midtown W
Exquisite, Romantic, Original

See it if you want to see something original. Never thought I'd find a Bluegrass musical so enchanting.

Don't see it if you hate Bluegrass music with a passion.

80
Entertaining, Great singing, Thought-provoking

See it if you love amazing singing. Enjoy Gospel flavored music. Can handle some unpleasant subject matter such as spousal abuse. Lead is amazing.

Don't see it if You want a lavish set, conventional staging, do not care for Gospel music.

79
Entertaining, Fluffy, Cliched

See it if you enjoy light entertainment, talented kids, lead, Alex Brightman is great.

Don't see it if you're looking for an intense, riveting, memorable experience. This show is fluffy, light as air.

87
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Epic, Masterful

See it if for a refreshing take of our founding fathers presented from a new point of view. Wish hadn't read so much hype. Expectations were too high.

Don't see it if you come with a small child who can't sit still. Person in front of me did. Show is 3 hours -- too much for a child.

70
Great singing, Great music, Enjoyable, Pedestrian, Long

See it if you love Carol King music (I do) &/or stories set in the 60s. Great performance from Jesse Mueller.

Don't see it if You don't like bio musicals or Carol King music.

80
On The Town
Midtown W
Delightful, Exquisite, Refreshing, Romantic, Toe-tapper

See it if you love sparkling revivals of classic musical theatre gems.

Don't see it if Bernstein bores you.

100
The Wild Party
Midtown W
Ambitious, Edgy, Great writing, Invigorating, Must see

See it if you love a great score. The talent is mind-blowing. So lucky to be in NY and catch this extremely limited run.

Don't see it if I don't know. It's great. See it.

78
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Family-friendly, Toe-tapper, Overrated, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you love Disney and large Epic musicals.

Don't see it if you hate Disney. It's very Disney.

85
Something Rotten!
Midtown W
Delightful, Refreshing, Toe-tapper, Inventive, Original

See it if you love musicals and "inside baseball" theatre jokes. Also if you need to give your mind a rest and just laugh your head off.

Don't see it if you do not appreciate satire. It also runs a little long in Act 2.

80
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Disappointing, Family-friendly, Ambitious, Overrated, Stunning

See it if you love Wizard of Oz, big voices, and grandious visuals or are a teenage girl

Don't see it if there is something more exciting to go to. This will play forever. You'll get your chance.

70
Matilda
Midtown W
Overrated, Pretentious, Family-friendly, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if talented cast. Decent show, but expected mind-blowing so I was dissappointed.

Don't see it if Hard to say. Nothing offensive, just wanted it to be better.

98
Ambitious, Delightful, Clever, Family-friendly, Inventive

See it if you love to be entertained and dazzled.

Don't see it if you detest anything remotely Disney.

50
Disappointing, Overrated, Yawner, Edgy, Offbeat

See it if you prefer concerts to musicals. There isn't much of a plot. I was really looking forward to seeing NPH. Didn't care for it.

Don't see it if you prefer traditional, plot-based musicals.