Elisha

Brooklyn | 35-49 | Female

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Reviews (79)
95
Funny, Great staging, Delightful

See it if you want a great production of this show

Don't see it if you are attached to the movie version, this isn't it. Mu only complaint is that one of the actresses was hard to understand

65
Funny, Disappointing, Great singing, Great acting, Fluffy

See it if You love the movie and don't mind a theater full of loud children you don't need to be wowed by impressive sets and effects

Don't see it if You want a mediocre Disney movie to be transformed into a transformative theatrical experience

Also The cast is very good, the hidden folk/ trolls are wonderful. There ar... Read more Read less

72
Clever, Funny, Quirky, Great staging, Relevant

See it if Are a fan of the movie, like teen dramas, can relate to feelings of wanting to fit in

Don't see it if You want something new and original

79
Absorbing, Great singing, Great staging, Enchanting, Thought-provoking

See it if want to see a lovely short musical about learning to understand​ people through cultural difference

Don't see it if You want a story with a lot of depth or want something upbeat with dance. If you don't like jazz or Middle Eastern rythms

85
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great staging, Resonant

See it if You love Harry Potter, shows with incredible effects and staging.

Don't see it if You are unfamiliar with Harry Potter, or are bothered by bright lights and strobe effects

Also All the technical aspects of it were amazing, good acting, and brillia... Read more Read less

70
The Parisian Woman
Midtown W
Clever, Ambitious, Great staging, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you want to see a wonderful cast perform a politically charged show that changes with the news

Don't see it if You are a big Trump supporter or don't want to confront questions of morality in politics

Also I saw this show twice because I found out about the script adjustments... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if Jerry Springer was ever your guilty pleasure show You are like operatic singing in an untraditional setting

Don't see it if you dislike profanity, irreverence towards religion or the source material. You have difficulty with offensive terminology or loud noises,

Also This really captures a lot of things from the original show

90
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Ambitious, Great singing

See it if You love and /or want to learn more about Josephine Baker, and enjoy one person shows

Don't see it if You want something that is primarily burlesque or if you can't face hearing about the realities of racism

76
Building the Wall
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in speculative depictions of near future events

Don't see it if You want something visually stunning or if you want to escape current politics and fears

88
Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if You want a really remarkable, beautifully performed​ production of Sweeney Todd with creative, immersive​ staging

Don't see it if You are adverse to being touched or having to shift focus. If you're not a fan of the show

Also I sat in the mezzanine, which really is partial view. I feel like I mi... Read more Read less

75
Gently Down the Stream
East Village
Great acting, Ambitious, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in stories about being a gay man in the second half of the 20th century to now.

Don't see it if If you're not interested in one man storytelling or homosexuality makes you uncomfortable

57
Confusing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Good design

See it if You are interested in dystopian fiction that allows reflection on how femininity is perceived and what people value

Don't see it if If you want a full story that comes to a neat end

69
Performeteria
Gramercy
Ambitious, Confusing, Quirky

See it if If you want to acquaint yourself with a wide variety of Off and Off Off Broadway companies. You don't mind moving, or standing

Don't see it if If you have very limited mobility and hate crowds or want to see complete productions

Also I went to both days of this and am reviewing on the idea that it will ... Read more Read less

93
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if Are interested in historical stories told through a combination of hip-hop, speech and other musical styles

Don't see it if You really don't want to learn anything when seeing a show or dislike rap

Also This show is a game changer in musical theater, and I think will be re... Read more Read less

85
The Object Lesson
East Village
Ambitious, Confusing, Masterful, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if You are open minded, playful, polite and interested in participating in an experience that involves ideas of object memory and perminance

Don't see it if You need to be comfortable and don't want to have to move around to see things or if you want to see a traditional play

90
During previews
Great acting, Great sets, Beautiful light, Slow

See it if You are interested in seeing one of Miller's less produced plays. Like older plays that resonate with a modern audience

Don't see it if A small cast and a story about family conflict doesn't appeal to you

Also The second act is longer and slower than the first, but the whole thin... Read more Read less

85
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you want to see a strangely relevant, but still classic musical with very recognizable music and incredible new choreography

Don't see it if Classic musicals or this specific story doesn't appeal you are very attached other versions of the show

75
In Transit
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Great costumes

See it if You are a New Yorker or spend a lot of time here Have an interest in a capella singing and beat boxing

Don't see it if You want a singular linear story

85
During previews
Party People
East Village
Ambitious, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you want a thought provoking musical with music appropriate to the stetting. You are interested in civil rights and the future of activism

Don't see it if you want something light or need a linear story line that wraps up neatly at the end. If linear anomalies bother you

Also This show is 3 hrs with intermission and it feels it at times, though ... Read more Read less

75
Funny, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if You are interested in race relations in mostly friendly environments, want to see boundaries pushed involving sex and nudity​

Don't see it if If you don't like house lights going on or audience participation​.

Also Interesting show that brings up great issues in a really great. Sadly,... Read more Read less

70
Clever, Ambitious, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in Chaplin-like performances and psychological stories

Don't see it if Listening to monologues for most of the night is unappealing.

Also It's a good show, well acted and executed, but too long and a bit tiri... Read more Read less

75
Ambitious, Confusing, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in hearing a remarkable life story interspersed with music.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in shows that have huge potential, but lack some continuity. You don't want to think about difficult subjects

75
For a previous production
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Confusing

See it if You are interested in the culture surrounding prostitution in India. You enjoy Bollywood You like shouting, clapping or singing along

Don't see it if You have difficulty with thick accents. Stories about violence or sexual violence upset you

70
Quirky, Original, Hit and miss

See it if If you want an evening that crosses genres. You are willing to take a chance on 3 plays when you may only like 1.

Don't see it if You aren't into plays about death. Irreverent religious plays are offensive to you, or you don't like short plays

80
Clever, Ambitious, Great staging, Resonant

See it if Revisiting an inherently misogynistic pay with an all female cast and a new message appeals

Don't see it if Cross dressing makes you uncomfortable our you're a Shakespeare purist

91
Enchanting, Absorbing, Great singing, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if You haven't in the last 15-30 years Like lavish staging, or hold any nostalgia for this show

Don't see it if You want something new, or comedic

Also I hold great nostalgia for this show, and it has held up amazingly wel... Read more Read less

90
Yerma
Upper E Side
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you want a group of remarkable actors in an interestingly staged, intimate play

Don't see it if you want something comfortable, have trouble with stories surrounding infertility or dislike loud musical intervals

Also On a personal level, while I found this show to be technically excelle... Read more Read less

93
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if want a beautifully acted and staged play that will make you think about difficult subjects in regard to aging and family

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with discussions of death and regret

92
Ambitious, Great acting, Epic, Great writing, Great staging

See it if Have never seen Angels, or want to see a brilliant new staging of a still relevant play

Don't see it if Are closed minded, want something firmly planted in reality, or for want to face difficult themes

Also Both halves together are 7.5 hours long. It's a marathon of a day seei... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Dated, Great singing, Great dancing, Great design

See it if You are interested in seeing a classic old musical with a powerhouse cast, incredible vocals, dancing and modern ballet choreography

Don't see it if You're looking for something new and innovative, or strong chemistry between leading couples. If you have a distaste for religious themes

Also I knew of Carousel before this, but this was my first time seeing it i... Read more Read less

79
Hey, Look Me Over!
Midtown W
Clever, Dated, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You are really into lesser known musicals and want to see excellent renditions of obscure highlights

Don't see it if you don't love musical theater history or want to see any of the shows in their entirety.

Also for me this was a collection of songs, most of which i had never heard... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Great acting, Profound, Slow, Thought-provoking, Great set and costume design

See it if You want to see a beautifully performed play from the late 30s that feels like it should be somewhat later than when it was written

Don't see it if You like shows with a lot of action, and clear linear storytelling.

Also It is a very long and not particularly happy play.... Read more Read less

75
Entertaining, Disappointing, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see an excellent performance that challenges traditional ideas of marriage and family

Don't see it if You don't enjoy irony

Also The majority of the audience seemed to find it very funny, and moments... Read more Read less

79
Ambitious, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy or have not yet seen this play, and are in seeing it interpreted in way that gives it new meaning

Don't see it if You want lavish sets or aren't interested in commentary on life in hard economic times, physical challenges and family relations

70
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Quirky

See it if You are interested in a 2 person music heavy show that's a lot of fun and often silly

Don't see it if If you want something realistic or dislike it when one actor plays multiple roles

Also The music is catchy and memorable and it inspired me to look up more i... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great staging

See it if If you want to see a really fun musical with an excellent cast and interesting staging

Don't see it if ​You weren't a fan of the movie or want something complex and thought provoking

Also It genuinely made me smile and laugh, Minchin's lyrics are great. Whil... Read more Read less

58
Ambitious, Edgy, Great singing, Great staging, Disappointing

See it if You want to see a high energy show with a rock score and great design elements

Don't see it if A loud show with very bright lights doesn't appeal. You want a complex well developed story or look for comic relief

Also The performances and stage were both really great but most of the song... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if You want to see a play with music about family and war that can be both endearing and heartbreaking or like interesting uses of puppetry

Don't see it if you don't like jazz or folk music, you can't stand the fears and realities of war or shows with child characters played by adults

50
The Penitent
Chelsea
Confusing, Slow, Relevant

See it if You particularly like Mamet's work

Don't see it if You want a show with a clear storyline or elaborate sets and staging

Also Some of the acting was very good, with the best part after intermissio... Read more Read less

85
If I Forget
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if You have an interest in family dramas and/ or differing views on jewish culture, enjoy realism and political discourse

Don't see it if aging and dying are upsetting topics for you If you have no sense (not wish to gain it ) concerning the 2000 US presidential election

Also This is a very thought provoking play that I hope will lead to a lot o... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Kid Victory
Gramercy
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you like theater that explores difficult subjects. If you don't mind a certain surreal quality to the combination of music and acting

Don't see it if If you are uninterested in works in progress You want to see something happy or traditional

85
Sweet Charity
Midtown W
Entertaining, Dated, Great singing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you want to see a beautifully choreographed and performed production of a well known show

Don't see it if you don't want to see a 1960s show and the gender roles that implies.

79
Paris!
Brooklyn
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Fun

See it if You want a cabaret style setting with drinks and tables. You enjoy burlesque and a mix of musical styles from opera to rock

Don't see it if You need to understand every word on stage. You are bothered by nudity or a very light take on Greek mythology

80
The Encounter
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You are interested in the intersection of theater and technology, anthropology or want to be thinking about philosophical questions

Don't see it if If you: want to see a linear narrative with sets and costumes are uncomfortable being confronted by the performer you don't like headphones

Also This is not something I expect from Broadway. It is a one man show tha... Read more Read less

85
Small Mouth Sounds
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if you have ever been intrigued by the idea of meditation retreats and the people who attend them.

Don't see it if You don't want to see realistic portrayals of people in emotional pain especially in a somewhat comedic setting

79
The Layover
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You are looking for a drama about how people relate to one another and the need to escape everyday lives

Don't see it if You want something upbeat, happy and family positive.

79
Absorbing, Quirky, Resonant

See it if You are interested in Qaddafi, cooking, life of dictators. Shows that give serious subjects comedic overlays​

Don't see it if If you're looking for something happy. If you really need a comfortable, cool theater

85
Ambitious, Relevant

See it if you would enjoy an evening of 3 very different plays. some funny,. others difficult but all posing important societal questions

Don't see it if You don't want to be confronted with ethical dilemmas, or if you have serious problems with descriptions of rape, murder or racism

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great directing

See it if You want to see an extremely well done version of one of Shakespeare's least produced plays. It is performed in a very accessible manner.

Don't see it if Loud music, gunshots, smoke bright lights or flashes cause problems for you. Images of modern warfare and violence cause you discomfort.

98
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You love jazz and want to see a crushingly beautiful retelling of Orpheus and Euridice

Don't see it if Sung through musicals are unapealing