Emily 7308

New York City

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Reviews (39)
80
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Fun

See it if You enjoy the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Enjoy Bio musicals.

Don't see it if Do not like their music and aren’t interested in the story of Frankie Valli

90
Great writing, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You like an interesting story set to doowop style music mixed with the more famous Carole King music.

Don't see it if You don’t like 60’s style music or don’t like the Jersey Boys style musical.

Also I was honestly much more impressed with this show than I expected to b... Read more Read less

35
Disappointing, Excruciating, Fluffy, Quirky, Slow

See it if Maybe if you like the tv show or if you want to support some talented actors by keeping them employed. Actor who played spongebob was good.

Don't see it if You’re looking for something with a plot & good music, value your hearing (the female characters all belt with their mics at full volume)

Also The average age of the audience at the production I saw was 10 which p... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Travesties
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Ambitious, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like Stoppard/mildly absurdist plays (not Beckett level). The acting is incredible and they really don’t miss a beat.

Don't see it if You don’t like absurdist theatre. Play starts off a bit slow but picks up as it goes along but it is long and you feel it-esp the 1st act.

Also Some of the dialogue was (purposefully) a bit confusing at times.

25
During previews
The Stone Witch
Midtown W
Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow, Frustrating, Exhausting

See it if you are a fan of The Wonder Years because the guy who played Kevin’s father is in it. You like slow moving productions.

Don't see it if You are looking for something with solid acting, an interesting plot, and will leave you thinking/inspired.

Also If you look at my other reviews you can see that I am quite reasonable... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Great singing, Entertaining, Refreshing, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You are a fan of old school Rodgers and Hammerstein, enjoy lengthy ballet sequences, and beautiful ballads.

Don't see it if You are looking for a show with a deep and interesting plot. This is not that show.

Also Lindsay Mendez is fabulous. The leads, Jessie Mueller and Joshua Henry... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Refreshing

See it if You are looking for a new and fresh story. Funny but not without it’s serious and conversation starting moments. Talented cast

Don't see it if You don’t like plays. Are looking for something with an agenda. This tells a story that allows you to leave with your own feelings

80
Entertaining, Funny, Fun choreography, Delightful, Light

See it if You are looking for something light hearted and fun. The show is not deep but you will have a good time.

Don't see it if actors going in and out of accents is a deal breaker for you. I saw it w/ Jake Shears who could not sing in a British accent and overacted.

70
The Children
Midtown W
Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if Show starts slow but the climax is really good. Thought provoking and different.

Don't see it if Show does start slow so be prepared. It’s not straight forward and doesn’t wrap up in a neat bow-If you’re okay with that, you will like it

80
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Refreshing, Great singing, Great acting, Delightful

See it if You’re looking for a show that makes you laugh but could make you cry too. Like leaving the theatre with songs from the show in your head

Don't see it if You’re looking for a show that is intensely profound

85
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Refreshing, Resonant, Great acting

See it if You are looking for a unique musical theatre experience. The “band” is the “orchestra” and performs all music on stage. Very talented cast

Don't see it if Do not like middle eastern music or if you can’t sit through a 90 minute show without an intermission.

80
Great staging, Ambitious, Unique, Great costume, Spectacle

See it if You liked the movie and are looking for a show with interesting costumes

Don't see it if You are expecting new music that adds to the original music from the movie-the added music is unmemorable and uninspiring

75
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Must see

See it if You like Andrew Lloyd Webber and music you leave the show singing

Don't see it if Everyone should see this show once

75
Entertaining, Great acting, Clever, Funny, Refreshing

See it if You are looking for an entertaining comedy

Don't see it if You are easily offended

89
M. Butterfly
Midtown W
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Profound, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if You like the Madama Butterfly story and are looking for an interesting twist.

Don't see it if You want a comedy or a musical. Frontal male nudity makes you uncomfortable

78
Funny, Dated, Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You love classic musical theatre and a simple story

Don't see it if You are looking for something thought provoking.

85
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Must see

See it if You are looking for a fun twist on the story we all know from childhood and memorable, beautiful music

Don't see it if You hate the wizard of oz

60
Clever, Quirky, Great acting, Underwhelming set

See it if You enjoy the story, are paying rush price

Don't see it if You are paying full price, are expecting Willy Wonka’s factory to be a spectacle

95
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Intense, Epic

See it if You liked Les Miserables, musicals that are sung through w/o dialogue (operetta) like a combination of spectacle/fast paced &slower pace

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with swearing or skimpy costumes

60
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Fluffy, Great singing, Cliched, Uninspiring, Cookie cutter

See it if You are looking for a show with a happy ending and like fairy tales

Don't see it if You are looking for an original show with an excellent score

70
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Entertaining, Disney, Fluffy, Cute

See it if You like Disney musicals and/or are looking to see a cute, non-thought provoking story with a happy ending.

Don't see it if You don’t like the story, are looking for a show with elaborate set design or hoping the new music lives up to the caliber of the orig score

Also It was a cute show but the set design was more basic than I was expect... Read more Read less

75
Great singing, Entertaining, Disney, Delightful, Sweet

See it if You liked the movie and music. One or two new songs added were lovely but otherwise the best songs are still the original soundtrack.

Don't see it if You are expecting amazing sets and new songs that live up to the original score.

Also The sets were disappointing and at times I felt I was watching the sho... Read more Read less

78
Profound, Refreshing, Absorbing, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You are looking for a play that is unique and asks you to explore human judgment and bias.

Don't see it if You are distracted by subtitles. They display the dialogue above the stage and I found it hard at first to ignore but was able to adjust.

Also As a hearing person, the play brought some of the challenges to light ... Read more Read less

75
Harry Clarke
West Village
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Different

See it if You like Billy Crudup, 1 actor shows, off broadway/small venues-Show was quick paced & actor plays several roles while breaking the 4th wall

Don't see it if You don’t like bare bones sets/staging, are uncomfortable with actors speaking straight to the audience.

Also The “character” Harry Clarke is very sexual and this is the theme of m... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny

See it if You like a story that highlights a strong heroine, beautiful, classic music and an ending that may seem somewhat unresolved in a way.

Don't see it if You don’t have the attention span to sit through a show that’s first act runs 105 minutes

Also I saw this the 2nd night of previews and the cast was up for the chall... Read more Read less

65
Entertaining, Funny, Fun, Light

See it if You like jimmy buffet music and are looking for a fun, non thought provoking but entertaining experience. Cast is very talented.

Don't see it if You can’t tolerate tone deaf baby boomers behind you singing along to every song as if they are in the privacy of their home-that was rough.

68
During previews
queens
Upper W Side
Ambitious, Great acting, Long, Original, Intimate

See it if You can spare 3 hours including 2 intermissions and enjoy nonlinear plots that focus on relationships. Actors were all good.

Don't see it if You’re looking for something that feels complete and don’t want to leave a show feeling like it could’ve been 2 hours.

Also The script needs trimming and some scenes had me wondering how the cre... Read more Read less

78
Entertaining, Great singing, Overrated, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if Has a similar vibe to “Next to Normal” although not as good. See it if you enjoy shows with memorable songs. Cast was very talented.

Don't see it if Show was overhyped. I probably would’ve liked it better if the reviews didn’t say it was one of the best shows ever. It was good-that’s it

90
The Parisian Woman
Midtown W
Resonant, Refreshing, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are looking to see a play that is political and focused on present day issues. You are looking to see tony level acting

Don't see it if Play the todaytix Lottery-you should see it if you like plays but can see it cheap through Lottery or tkts

80
During previews
Entertaining, Great singing, Different, Interesting set, Delightful

See it if You like shows with memorable, beautiful music. Set was really cool and they used it in very creative ways. Really strong cast, esp vocals

Don't see it if You're not a fan of more traditional plots (i.e. Story's a bit old school/anti feminist) or can't sit still for 90 minutes w/o intermission

50
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Quirky, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if You like puppets and are looking for a unique theatre experience

Don't see it if You hate puppets and have heard amazing things about the show because it will not live up to expectations

75
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Great singing, Great choreography, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You like shows that feature dancing

Don't see it if See it once

60
War Paint
Midtown W
Disappointing, Great singing, Slow, Disappointing score

See it if You want to see Patti Lupone-she is incredible

Don't see it if You aren’t a Patti Lupone fan because the story is boring, the music is uninspiring and it is slow moving

90
Clever, Great acting, Intense, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if You are looking for a unique theatre experience. You like Sondheim.

Don't see it if You hate sondheim, you do not like interactive/in your face theatre

5
Cats
Midtown W
Dated, Disappointing, Excruciating, Fluffy, Overrated

See it if You like spandex and people licking themselves or have difficulty falling asleep bc this show may cure insomnia

Don't see it if You like a plot and good music

60
For a previous production
Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if You love slapstick

Don't see it if You are looking for a clever show with witty dialogue

15
Disappointing, Dizzying, Confusing, Excruciating, Indulgent

See it if You are looking for a show unlike any other

Don't see it if You like shows that don’t sound like the entire score has been made up on the spot by the actors

85
Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Delightful, Refreshing

See it if You want to leave a show feeling light and hopeful

Don't see it if Can’t sit through a 90 minute show without an intermission. Aren’t ready to watch something about 9/11

75
Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Refreshing, Delightful

See it if You want a show that’s carefree with catchy music and really talented child actors

Don't see it if You hated the movie or don’t like shows that feature child actors