Eliza Lucia

18-24 | Female
About:  law student / experience enthusiast / currently a part-time new yorker
Reviews (19)
95
Great singing, Great acting, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you like the classics, know/love the pygmalian story, want a show that serves as a vehicle for a lot of really talented performers to shine

Don't see it if prefer a more modern/edgy take - this production makes some changes, particularly in staging, but hews pretty close to the original

90
Entertaining, Great writing, Raunchy, Funny

See it if you like (South Park-style) humor; you want to see a show that's mostly about comedy/doesn't take itself seriously

Don't see it if you're looking for a serious show; non-PC humor makes you uncomfortable

85
Bandstand
Midtown W
Great choreography, Great singing, Entertaining, Cliched, Resonant

See it if you like emotional stories about vets, you're a choreography/music buff (the band playing live is a nice touch), you're a fan of Cott/Osnes

Don't see it if you don't like traditional/formulaic musicals, you're looking for something out of the box

90
During previews
Clever, Funny, Great staging, Great singing, Quirky

See it if you want to see the (v handsome & talented) Andy Karl really shine in the lead, you're a fan of comedic musicals, you like Minchin's work

Don't see it if you dislike anti-heros or some lewd humor, you prefer serious shows without the visual spectacle (the set/staging is a huge part of this)

Also I've seen this show twice - I was at the infamous botched first previe... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Must see, Intelligent

See it if you want a moving story with realistic, complex characters backed up by incredible music and performances. Ben Platt is breathtaking

Don't see it if you enjoy simpler, lighthearted musicals or if you are uninterested in social media or contemporary themes

85
Fluffy, Delightful, Funny, Great staging, Great dancing

See it if you're a fan of Irving Berlin, you like cute/fluffy shows, you want to see a killer ensemble (led by Corbin Bleu) dance gorgeous choreo

Don't see it if you're looking for something exceptionally groundbreaking, moving, or serious

Also If you're interested in set design, Roundabout knocks it out of the pa... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Entertaining, Great writing, Great acting, Quirky

See it if you like the Encores concept of concert staging of great, forgotten musicals / you like comedy or Vonnegut / you're a fan of Menken & Ashman

Don't see it if you want to miss James Earl Jones or Santino Fontana (who is a national treasure) / seriously just see it before Saturday

65
Himself and Nora
West Village
Great staging, Romantic, Slow, Disappointing, Great singing

See it if you like historical romance dramas, you want to see Whitney Bashor perform beautifully/dominate the show (agreed on by all I saw it with)

Don't see it if you're interested in an original plot, have no interest in James Joyce, want a fast moving show, don't like sexual humor

95
Sleep No More
Chelsea
Absorbing, Ambitious, Dizzying, Great staging, Riveting

See it if you like immersive theatre, innovative downtown shows, shakespeare, or dark, absorbing shows

Don't see it if you want to sit down, you don't like immersive theater, you want an easy to follow plot, you want an light/fun show, want a musical

85
Matilda
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Clever, Enchanting, Quirky

See it if you have/are a kid (literally or at heart); you're a nostalgic twenty-something; you love exuberant, fun shows

Don't see it if comedy isn't your thing; you're interested in romance as the main plot

60
During previews
Cliched, Banal, Hilarious, Insipid, Fluffy

See it if you're a Jimmy Buffett fan and want what is basically a tribute concert with thin plot & complete with drunk audience members singing along

Don't see it if you want to see a show of normal Broadway caliber; you have to pay for your tickets

Also honestly, this show is so bad that it's hilarious so if you can get a ... Read more Read less

90
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Great singing

See it if you want a great staging of a classic show; Briones as the Engineer is worth the ticket price alone - he is masterful

Don't see it if you can't get past the problematic aspects of the source material; the choreography was also a bit of a let down

100
During previews
Entertaining, Delightful, Great staging, Great singing, Must see

See it if you want a pitch-perfect revival that is still fresh, with a pitch-perfect cast led by Bette Midler at her best(Gavin Creel also stands out)

Don't see it if you don't like revivals, don't like classic Broadway, don't like humor, can't get a ticket

Also Talking about Bette here would be stating the obvious, but everything ... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Amelie
Midtown W
Great singing, Great staging, Quirky, Slow, Romantic

See it if you enjoy quirky, fluffy musicals with simple plots and happy endings; you liked the movie; you're hoping to be charmed by Philippa Soo

Don't see it if you're looking for something groundbreaking - the show is sweet, simple, and fun but could be slow at times and wasn't particularly moving

Also The set was INCREDIBLE - a highlight of set design this season for me,... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Ambitious, Dizzying, Must see, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you want a beautifully crafted experience top to bottom, enjoy vocally ambitious shows, want to see a show that will be huge at Tony season

Don't see it if you don't like immersive theatre, you want a straight-forward, simple plot, you absolutely hate Tolstoy and can't move past that

90
Enchanting, Entertaining, Quirky, Riveting, Great staging

See it if you want to watch an exciting performance, you like the circus/CDL's other shows

Don't see it if you're looking for something plot driven, you don't like fantasy

Also FYI: the venue is a nightmare to get to/from. Definitely budget for tr... Read more Read less

100
Delightful, Great acting, Funny, Romantic, Great singing

See it if You enjoy romantic comedies, you appreciate a beautiful show/score with a near-perfect cast who knock it out of the park

Don't see it if you don't like smiling. I couldn't wipe the beam off of my face the entire two and a half hours.

80
Cliched, Entertaining, Indulgent, Fluffy, Great singing

See it if you have/are a kid, you enjoyed the movie, you like humorous/light shows, you like andrew lloyd webber's music

Don't see it if you're looking for something original/innovative/moving

90
Clever, Great acting, Hilarious, Original, Refreshing

See it if you appreciate tongue-in-cheek humor about theatre and the industry, you're tired of seeing movie adaptations on your Broadway nights

Don't see it if you have little interest/exposure to other musicals/Shakespeare - it will still be charming but you might not get the jokes