Emma Riz

Tinton Falls | 18-24 | Female
About:  An 18 year old who's lucky enough to live close to the greatest city in the world. I see a plethora of shows and want to share my critiques through the eyes and ears of someone from the next generation of Broadway-goers.
Reviews (28)
98
Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you want to cry, laugh, and have your faith restored in humanity! You want a show that has it all and creates and sends a beautiful message.

Don't see it if 9/11 and some stories from it may be difficult to hear.

94
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite, Insipid

See it if you enjoy non-stop music and movement. A real story with a strong and important message delivered by incredible performers.

Don't see it if you do not like hip-hop or rap in any form. You prefer more classic Broadway and like dialogue and not constant music and singing.

70
Cats
Midtown W
Overrated, Slow, Great dancing

See it if you want to see a well known and classic show. Something fun with incredible costumes and entertaining/exquisite choreography.

Don't see it if you want a riveting performance that will leave you on the edge of your seat. It's a dull plot line, moves slowly, and can be confusing.

82
Great singing, Edgy, Intense, Romantic

See it if you want a heart stopping performance with a captivating plot and incredible music and visuals. Something dramatic that will make you cry.

Don't see it if you are looking for something kid friendly or more positive, fluffy, and all around happy. There are sexual gestures and slight nudity.

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Epic, Refreshing

See it if you want a fun, family show. You enjoy rock music that makes you want to dance. You like the movie and want a comedic performance.

Don't see it if you did not like the movie and do not enjoy shows with children in them. You are looking for something serious and contemplative.

92
Entertaining, Masterful, Absorbing, Delightful, Interesting

See it if you love the classic pop hits of the 40s-60s and want something enjoyable but not trivial. An interesting story with incredible music!

Don't see it if you hate older era music and want a glamorous show. You're looking for outlandish choreography with a fast paced and high action plot.

82
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great staging, Raunchy, Edgy

See it if You're looking for a unique, saucy classic with absorbing choreography and staging alongside an incredible pit on stage.

Don't see it if You are looking for something family friendly or something deep and thought provoking. It's a classic but not as entrancing as current shows

85
Falsettos
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Beautiful

See it if You enjoy thought-provoking musicals with great acting, beautiful harmony, and an intimate plot.

Don't see it if you don't like small casts and looking for stimulating choreography. If you are looking for a large, flashy, family friendly production.

70
Tuck Everlasting
Midtown W
Delightful, Fluffy, Slow

See it if you enjoyed the book and looking for something whimsical and family friendly with intriguing choreography.

Don't see it if you are looking for a unique plot or thought-provoking show. It's a bit bland.

91
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Great dancing, Funny

See it if enjoy shows like "A Gentlemen's Guide to Love and Murder". Shows that are heartwarming with witty humor and a bit of romance.

Don't see it if you enjoy pop/contemporary music. You don't like tap dancing or a show with a lot of dancing. You don't like more classical singing.

78
Matilda
Midtown W
Delightful, Great staging, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if You want a family friendly show. Something the whole family can enjoy and feel warm and fuzzy by the end!

Don't see it if You are looking for something to provoke thought and has an unique score. It's fun music but not uncommon.

83
Bright Star
Midtown W
Great staging, Fluffy, Great singing

See it if you want to listen to great vocals and direction. Something fun and jovial most of the time.

Don't see it if you would like an intricate or captivating story. The best part was the actors and staging, so if you want a comedy or tragedy then no.

80
Great staging, Slow

See it if you want to see a classic on stage. Set is incredible and it lives up to the hype of the movies and anniversaries.

Don't see it if you want something fast paced. The plot advances slowly and it could seem muddled if you aren't familiar with the show.

93
Something Rotten!
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if you want to laugh your socks off. One of the funniest musicals ever created with fun music to keep you bouncing in the seat.

Don't see it if you are looking for a drama or tragedy. If you're looking for something deep or thought provoking this isn't exactly the right show.

70
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Fluffy, Romantic, Slow

See it if you want something whimsical and sweet. You're interested in alluring costumes, cute scenes, and something a bit sappy and romantic.

Don't see it if you're looking for something new. Nothing is really memorable or stands out. The show is cohesive, but only hits one note.

79
War Paint
Midtown W
Clever, Great singing, Slow, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a show about women trailblazers and their impact on society. You appreciate incredible acting and singing with some humor.

Don't see it if you're looking for a more grandiose, flashy show. Something fast paced. There's no intense choreography or staging. You don't like the leads

90
Indecent
Midtown W
Ambitious, Exquisite, Great acting, Great staging, Relevant

See it if you want an intense drama that is relevant to today's society. Something profound yet thought provoking that will leave you with goosebumps.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with lesbians. If you want something without a dark undertone and/or less intensity. A light hearted play.

91
For a previous production
Hilarious, Must see, Masterful, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you want a gust busting comedy like you've never seen before. You need to laugh and just want a moment of pure entertainment.

Don't see it if you are looking for something thought provoking and ground breaking. This is one of the funniest plays in existence, not the most resonant.

75
During previews
Delightful, Indulgent, Fluffy, Magical

See it if you want a fun, enjoyable, family friendly show. Christian Borle is an incredible Willy Wonka and the acting of all is captivating.

Don't see it if you're expecting something as magical as the movies and book. Some of the set and music is underwhelming; Act 1 is slow as well.

89
During previews
Significant Other
Midtown W
Great acting, Hilarious, Resonant, Modern, Relatable

See it if you enjoy comedic, modern plays that evolve into something serious. Something funny but, by the end, relatable for most.

Don't see it if you don't like comedy or modern, current plays. If you prefer classics with mild mannered acting.

84
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing, Family friendly, Magical

See it if You are looking for a magical, family friendly, upbeat show with enticing choreography and vibrant scenery and personalities (the Genie).

Don't see it if You are looking for a thought provoking, more resonating show with a more ambitious plot. Its a fun show, but with a straight line plot.

88
Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Intense, Relevant

See it if want a unique show with a contemplative story line. Something interesting that hasn't been seen before.

Don't see it if like choreography or don't like serious shows. Also, if you are uncomfortable with the LGBTQ community or topics.

95
Absorbing, Enchanting, Funny, Great acting, Masterful

See it if you love great acting with a classic story. You are looking for something less contemporary and with more of an authentic feel and romance.

Don't see it if you want something upbeat and contemporary. You want a whimsical show with little romance. Also, you can't sit through a long show.

98
Absorbing, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Great singing

See it if want a thought-provoking story with an incredibly talented cast that can sing in such a way as to leave you in awe.

Don't see it if you are looking for a fluffy show with fun choreography. Or a family friendly show.

92
Clever, Resonant, Original, Masterful, Great singing

See it if you want to feel good at the end and travel through a thought provoking journey. Something beautiful and intriguing.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with drag queens or looking for something easier to understand for the entire family.

80
Romantic, Riveting, Slow

See it if you want a romantic, suspenseful classic. Something enticing and masterful.

Don't see it if you want something light hearted or family friendly. It's a little complex, moves slow, and a little dated.

85
Exquisite, Great staging, Fluffy

See it if you want something fun and dazzling. If you have kids even better it truly brings the magic of Disney to the stage.

Don't see it if you are looking for incredible music. It's nice but nothing special. Also a very one note show regarding emotions.

92
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You want to see something beautiful and filled with passion. You enjoy a somewhat romantic discussing the bonds of friendship.

Don't see it if You want a comedy or something more original. This is more for first time Broadway fans as a good introduction to the wonders of Broadway!