Emelia Ippolito

Staten Island | 65+ | Female
About:  Retired and has a great love of theater since childhood.
Reviews (109)
84
Who's Holiday!
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You want good holiday fun and a different look at Christmas.

Don't see it if You don’t like one woman’s shows and holiday fluff shows.

86
Spamilton
Midtown W
Great singing, Hilarious, Masterful, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if If you need a good laugh and want to hear great voices this is fun.

Don't see it if If you want a serious show.

87
During previews
Meteor Shower
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You like Steve Martin humor and you want to go out and laugh hardy.

Don't see it if If this humor is not your cup of tea and you want a more thoughtful serious show.

80
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Must see, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You always thought about the Toni awards and how theater survives from a financial perspective.

Don't see it if If your not interested in the life and death of a play or musical from the business side.

70
During previews
M. Butterfly
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Disappointing, Slow

See it if If you like Clive Owens and the various adaptations of this production, this is your play.

Don't see it if If you like faster moving shows and expected more musical songs like an opera this is not for you.

91
During previews
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Delightful, Great singing, Great staging, Masterful, Must see

See it if You love the Hal Prince plays or you just enjoyed the great staging with a lot of talented singers.

Don't see it if You are too young to know any of his work and can't identify the plays.

77
Clever, Delightful, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like rock music and want a fun night

Don't see it if You want a Broadway production with tried and true singers

85
Of Human Bondage
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful, Must see

See it if You enjoy great theater which is very deep.

Don't see it if Your out for a night of light theater where you don't have to think.

Also This is a Canadian company which has produced many great plays. I look... Read more Read less

100
Funny, Great singing, Great writing, Entertaining, Masterful

See it if You want to see a very upbeat and wonderful play like Come From Away.

Don't see it if You don't like true stories that have a folksie tune.

84
Delightful, Great singing, Great staging, Hilarious, Fluffy

See it if You enjoy rock musicals with kids playing the instruments. Very energetic and uplifting.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals that are fluffy.

78
Great singing, Great staging, Romantic, Great writing, Refreshing

See it if You like great singing in a romantic old fashioned love story.

Don't see it if You don't like musical dramas with romantic stories.

80
For a previous production
Great acting, Great staging, Hilarious, Profound, Great writing

See it if You need a good laugh for almost two hours. This was the best medicine for depression.

Don't see it if You don't like silliness and want serious drama.

Also It takes a lot for me to laugh this kicked the ball out of the park.

72
Slow, Entertaining, Delightful, Resonant, Disappointing

See it if You like Sherlock Holmes then you will enjoy the play. It drags out in parts and is slow and disappointing.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of Sherlock Holmes.

87
Must see, Refreshing, Entertaining, Absorbing, Masterful

See it if You enjoy being a child again.

Don't see it if You want serious drama or musicals.

Also There is some thing for the whole family.

74
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great staging, Riveting, Intense, Profound

See it if You like serious political drama and very different staging. This was very engaging and deep.

Don't see it if If blood and gore turn you off.

79
In a Word
West Village
Clever, Great staging, Great writing, Masterful, Must see

See it if You like family drama told in a unique and quirky way. Great writing and acting.

Don't see it if You don't want thought provoking drama.

83
Absorbing, Clever, Epic, Intense, Must see

See it if You love seeing romantic and true stories about the Vietnam era

Don't see it if You don't like to see American soldiers portrayed in a negative way

78
During previews
Expecting Isabel
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Absorbing, Masterful

See it if You want to become pregnant and experience problems and the toll it takes on couples.

Don't see it if You can't handle personal and private problems on stage.

70
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You like old world plays brought to the stage with a fresh look.

Don't see it if If you don't like slapstick.

85
Great singing, Great staging, Funny, Hilarious, Masterful

See it if You love musicals in an unusual presentation.

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

Also I would have seen it again it was fantastic.

79
Delightful, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if You enjoyed the movie and you love musicals

Don't see it if You only like dramas and musicals really aren't your thing.

86
For a previous production
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Great singing, Great staging, Must see, Refreshing, Riveting

See it if You love long for the days when boys sang on the corner

Don't see it if You don't like old songs

75
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You enjoy Motown dancing and singing

Don't see it if You don't like Motown

80
Entertaining, Absorbing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if Love great musicals

Don't see it if You don't not like social commentary

80
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You loved The Wizard of Oz since childhood

Don't see it if If you don't like the Wizard of Oz revival

83
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Ambitious

See it if You want to laugh all night and are a fan of John. It was fantastic a great deal of energy.

Don't see it if If you don’t agree with his politics and don’t like one man shows.

85
Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Edgy

See it if You need a good laugh and have a great heart to understand the complexities of relationships. Love between children and parents go deep.

Don't see it if You do not like plays regarding homosexuality.

85
The Sardi's Tour
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Delightful

See it if You love the history of all the portraits and caricatures inside Sardis. It was a wonderful tour with great commentary from our tour guide.

Don't see it if If you have no interest in finding out about all the history in the portraits and caricatures in Sardis.

90
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Exquisite

See it if You enjoy true stories about other cultures that are not known and have a great message.

Don't see it if If you find it difficult understanding accents

Also This is my second time and it was better than the first. Everyone shou... Read more Read less

76
Spoon River
Midtown W
Great staging, Great singing, Intelligent, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You love a great cast of talented performers and feel good musicals.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy musicals with fluff.

70
Power Over POTUS
Midtown W
Ambitious, Clever, Edgy, Funny, Overrated

See it if You enjoy political jokes of any kind.

Don't see it if You are a serious political voter.

70
Really Rosie
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Great singing, Great staging, Funny

See it if You have children who can focus on the play, it was fun. The actors are terrific.

Don't see it if You don't have children accompany you.

Also They should have an age limit, there were too many babies under three,... Read more Read less

74
During previews
Curvy Widow
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing

See it if You are a recent widow or divorcée it makes you think about your choices and life going forward.

Don't see it if You don't like to see strong rich women in control of their sexuality.

Also This play is more for women.

66
During previews
Dear Jane
Midtown W
Confusing, Disappointing, Dizzying, Overrated, Slow

See it if You don't mind the timeline jumping all over the place.

Don't see it if You want an upbeat play.

Also It's not worth you time.

79
Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing, Masterful, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy seeing plays about strong woman and great singing

Don't see it if If you don't want to see plays regarding woman's issues.

78
During previews
Entertaining, Refreshing, Intelligent, Great singing, Funny

See it if You want to have a light fun evening out. Very clever.

Don't see it if You don't like to see history told in a musical.

87
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Must see, Delightful

See it if You enjoyed reading Harry Potter and would like to see it told in a new and refreshing way.

Don't see it if Your not a Harry Potter fan and you don't go for parody.

85
Great acting, Great singing, Hilarious, Great writing, Great staging

See it if If you are in for a good laugh with great staging, acting and writing.

Don't see it if You want serious and deep drama.

86
Funny, Great acting, Delightful, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You have a great thirst for musicals

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

90
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Romantic

See it if Your looking for a family show or your not. It brought me back to theater when I was a child. It was beautifully done.

Don't see it if If your looking for a serious play that is deep.

69
During previews
Napoli, Brooklyn
Midtown W
Disappointing, Profound, Great staging, Intense, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy seeing how different ethnic groups dealt with life's trials and tribulations in the 60's especially for women.

Don't see it if You want to see a fast paced play.

Also I was a 10 year old Italian girl in 1960 with immigrant relatives and ... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Marvin's Room
Midtown W
Clever, Relevant, Intelligent, Riveting, Overrated

See it if You like Janine Garafolo and enjoy seeing families who are estranged and brought together through a medical problem.

Don't see it if You are easily depressed and want to see an uplifting play that moves quickly and has some humor.

86
Pacific Overtures
East Village
Absorbing, Clever, Exquisite, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You like learning about other cultures history and great acting.

Don't see it if You don't like Asian history.

85
Indecent
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great staging, Great writing, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You love real life stories on stage that relate to our times.

Don't see it if You don't like serious drama.

Also I found it educational and thought provoking.

82
Great acting, Funny, Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy intimate settings and old world charm.

Don't see it if You can't climb three levels of stairs.

Also Anna was incredible.

85
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Funny, Great singing, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You love musicals and great singing. If you liked Beautiful you will enjoy this show.

Don't see it if You don't like corny musicals

87
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Masterful

See it if You don't mind a little raunchy

Don't see it if Sexual topics offend you

Also My second time seeing this!

85
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Masterful

See it if Luv like Gloria Stefans music

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

80
Bandstand
Midtown W
Entertaining, Ambitious, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You enjoy great dancing and music and big bands

Don't see it if You prefer contemporary plays

72
Amelie
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Funny, Delightful

See it if You want a night out that is lite

Don't see it if You prefer more heavy drama