Emelia Ippolito

Staten Island | 65+ | Female
About:  Retired and has a great love of theater since childhood.
Reviews (109)
82
Entertaining, Great writing, Must see, Hilarious, Edgy

See it if You like edgy monologues with adult themes

Don't see it if You don’t like graphic sexual language.

93
Luzia
Queens
Great singing, Great staging, Masterful, Must see, Riveting

See it if You enjoy gymnastics and new kinds of feats. The digital water show is phonemonal.

Don't see it if You want a speaking show with a story. There are not very much singing in English.

87
All My Sons
Midtown W
Masterful, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting, Exquisite

See it if You like a good drama with great actors and staging

Don't see it if You don’t like dramas

90
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Great writing, Funny, Delightful, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You like Bryan Cranston’s work and you like to see a play that is about current social times.

Don't see it if You want to see a play with more depth.

90
Great writing, Great singing, Hilarious, Masterful, Refreshing

See it if You like progressive new plays with a great cast. Excellent singing and dancing. It’s a great family musical.

Don't see it if You want more serious material. This lends itself to the junior high school through college audience.

Also The seats were very small and the theater was very hot.

81
Alice By Heart
Midtown W
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy Carrols work and you want to see some good actors who can sing. This is very much like Spring Awakening.

Don't see it if If you don’t like adaptations of Alice in Wonderland.

85
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy great acting, great theater and complicated families.

Don't see it if If you don’t enjoy plays with accents and the politics of Nothern Ireland.

79
During previews
Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining, Overrated

See it if You like light fluffy plays

Don't see it if You want a play with substance

85
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You enjoy see a modern play with modern issues that are facing families.

Don't see it if You want to see a drama that is fluffy.

78
Masterful, Intelligent, Great writing, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You enjoy light dramas

Don't see it if You prefer musicals

90
Delightful, Enchanting, Masterful, Must see, Entertaining

See it if You are interested in how any musical operates.

Don't see it if If you are not interested in the cost for costumes and the operations of a musical.

87
Absorbing, Clever, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You like Laurie Metcalf she is just terrific

Don't see it if You don’t want to deal with Alzheimer’s issues and you don’t like graphic sexual talk.

77
Me and My Girl
Midtown W
Overrated, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Ambitious

See it if You want a light musical comedy.

Don't see it if You don’t like musical comedies

69
Disappointing, Dizzying, Overrated, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You like Disney on Ice

Don't see it if You expect something different

Also The beginning was very slow moving and the second half picked up but n... Read more Read less

85
Absorbing, Must see, Entertaining, Masterful

See it if you enjoy the historical beginnings of the theater and the meaning behind plays.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy when and how things began in the theater.

68
Lobby Hero
Midtown W
Disappointing, Funny, Overrated, Great acting, Relevant

See it if You like dramatic comedies

Don't see it if You are tired of seeing shows about sexual harassment, racial prejudice and bad cops. This is what we see everyday on the news.

Also I want to be entertained and left feeling uplifted when I leave the th... Read more Read less

83
Good for Otto
Midtown W
Absorbing, Masterful, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You like good drama with a modern subject and seasoned veterans.

Don't see it if If you don’t like plays about mental illness.

75
My Brilliant Divorce
West Village
Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant

See it if You like Melissa Gilbert and you have fond memories of House on the Prairie. She has great energy.

Don't see it if You don’t like one woman shows.

85
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Funny, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if You love a good drama with strong characters who are emotionally charged.

Don't see it if You want something fluffy or musical.

91
During previews
Great singing, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Enchanting

See it if If you want to see a great revival and enjoy Rodgers and Hammerstein.

Don't see it if You don’t like musical revivals

77
Party Face
Midtown W
Delightful, Funny, Great staging, Great writing, Relevant

See it if You like Haley Mills and enjoy female banter

Don't see it if If you don’t like dealing with mental illness

86
Entertaining, Enchanting, Funny, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You enjoy great musicals with two fine actors and a wonderful evening on Broadway.

Don't see it if If you don’t like musicals because it might be too cutesy.

Also This is my third time seeing Hello Dolly, Bette Midler was my favorite... Read more Read less

80
Jericho
East Village
Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy plays that are entertaining and transport you to plays like Carousel and places like Coney Island.

Don't see it if You don’t want to see old revivals and musicals.

95
Great singing, Great writing, Hilarious, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You want a real fun evening with great dancing and singing for the whole family.

Don't see it if If you want serious drama and don’t appreciate light theater.

80
Delightful, Great singing, Great staging, Funny, Slow

See it if You like the story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical and great for kids.

Don't see it if You don’t like a child’s musical. The beginning was slow moving and missed the mark.

83
Clever, Great singing, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You have experience with internet dating. It’s light hearted and a fun night out.

Don't see it if The dating scene is not interesting for you and you prefer serious or musical shows.

Also I am 69 and had different life experiences so I definitely believe you... Read more Read less

81
Clever, Quirky, Funny, Refreshing, Great staging

See it if You want a fun night out. It’s not like the movie.

Don't see it if You have children with you and do not like big productions

87
Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like mythical plays that deal with Orpheus andEurydice reimagined in an original way.

Don't see it if You prefer lite context

69
During previews
Ink
Midtown W
Great acting, Slow, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You like English plays their accents and humor.

Don't see it if You have a problem understanding British accents. I found it hard to understand and boring inplaces.

79
Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Must see

See it if You enjoyed Motown music and the dancing. It starts out a little slow and then it shifts into high gear.

Don't see it if If you don’t enjoy Motown and you would rather see a play with more depth.

90
During previews
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Funny, Ambitious

See it if You like musicals with an old flashioned flare that has been brought up to current day morals. Great singing and dancing with a great cast.

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals.

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You like good singing and dancing. It is a lot of funny and it tells a story.

Don't see it if If you don’t like musicals.

Also Every actor contributed their talents equally it was really excellent.

83
Before We're Gone
West Village
Great writing, Relevant, Delightful, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You like romantic modern plays

Don't see it if You like deep plays

90
Must see, Absorbing, Delightful, Exquisite

See it if You were curious about the connection of the painting masters in the theater.

Don't see it if You have no interest in the understanding of the painting masters.

79
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Entertaining, Refreshing, Hilarious, Funny, Delightful

See it if You like light comedy that’s fluffy in the old west

Don't see it if You want a deep drama with meaning.

83
Intelligent, Relevant, Must see, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy the history of the Theater industry including actors, producers and the Jewish community that supports the industry.

Don't see it if If you don’t want to follow the history of the Theater industry.

Also It was wonderful and enlightening.

88
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You enjoy Spongebob or you don’t know if you do. You will love it either way when you leave.

Don't see it if If children’s comedies are not for you and you don’t like musicals.

89
During previews
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant

See it if You want to understand the challenges of gay life with great actors and great writing.

Don't see it if You don’t like plays that are emotionally moving and homosexual.

Also It was much better than my expectations.

75
Great singing, Great staging, Disappointing, Slow, Cliched

See it if You like Donna Summers music and The disco era.

Don't see it if You want a fast paced play with substance

Also The beginning was very slow and disappointing.

74
Absorbing, Entertaining, Profound, Clever, Great staging

See it if You enjoy plays about family conflict.

Don't see it if If you don’t want to see depressing themes such as Willowbrook and adult group homes dealing with Down syndrome.

89
Broadway Sip N' Paint
Upper W Side
Entertaining, Funny, Must see, Hilarious, Delightful

See it if You want a fun evening with old friends or new friends who love the theater like you.

Don't see it if You don’t like to try new fun things

87
Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent, Masterful, Relevant

See it if You have an interest in the theater with all its twists and turns and multi and bolts.

Don't see it if You don’t like the business side of show business.

87
Hilarious, Great singing, Great acting, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if You want to have fun and feel like you are at a party. A really good night especially if you enjoy Jimmy Buffet music.

Don't see it if You are looking for heavy drama or something very cerebral.

49
During previews
Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if If you like Lerner and Lowe’s score you will enjoy this play.

Don't see it if You like revivals you will be greatly disappointed, especially if you saw the original. Laureen Ambrose couldn’t sing.

85
Enchanting, Funny, Great singing, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You like a fine musical that has all the components you expect.

Don't see it if If you don’t like musicals and are looking for a serious play.

79
Delightful, Clever, Fluffy, Hilarious, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy a comedic plays that is very light.

Don't see it if You are looking for a drama that is deep.

71
The Loneliest Number
Lower E Side
Entertaining, Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You can deal with complex relationships and serious subjects.

Don't see it if You want a fun evening that is very upbeat.

75
Clever, Great singing, Great staging, Refreshing, Romantic

See it if You enjoy romantic plays with great singing and staging.

Don't see it if You don’t like plays that are original and off the mainstream.

81
The Parisian Woman
Midtown W
Entertaining, Delightful, Great staging, Funny, Clever

See it if If you like Uma Therman and enjoy lite political theater.

Don't see it if You are looking for a musical or don’t like Trump dumping.

83
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You want great singing and acting in an intimate setting. It was really fantastic.

Don't see it if If you want an elaborate production.