eortiz1296

Manhattan | 18-24 | Female
About:  Just a theatre nerd from the suburbs of Chicago who carefully planned where she wanted to go to college--as close to the Manhattan Theater District as possible. Instead of doing homework (or really anything else) I see shows, and because I go home for the summers, there's always a mad rush of seeing... Read more Read less
Reviews (105)
57
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Dated, Slow

See it if You want to see a giant monkey puppet, or a bonus giant snake puppet

Don't see it if You want to see a good show. Literally was just in it for the monkey puppet; in that respect, i got what i expected/came for

83
Drunk Shakespeare
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Hilarious, Refreshing

See it if You just wanna have a hilariously good time, like Shakespeare but don’t wanna watch a three-hour production, you’re a fan of drinking

Don't see it if You want a traditional Shakespeare experience, a traditional theatre experience, or aren’t a fan of drinking or drunk people

78
During previews
Ordinary Days
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Quirky, Romantic, Slow

See it if You like shows that are completely sung through, shows with small casts, shows that follow differing narratives/plot lines/sets of character

Don't see it if You dislike minimalistic sets, prefer flashy theatre, dislike interpersonal relationships as a show’s sole focus

30
Excruciating, Overrated, Boring, Uninteresting, Foolish

See it if you're middle aged and long for your high school days, you don't want a high-stakes story

Don't see it if you want something quality that will hold your attention, you want something that consists of more than overplayed tropes and gags

83
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Quirky, Edgy

See it if you're a fan of the modern era of musicals and experimental theatre (not that this is necessarily experimental, but you need an open mind)

Don't see it if more modern-sounding music and subject material doesn't appeal to you, you don't have patience for the quirky and the bazaar

72
Skintight
Midtown W
Raunchy, Slow, Funny, Dizzying, Relevant

See it if you're a fan of idina, josh harmon's sometimes crude or painful writing appeals to you

Don't see it if LGBTQ themes aren't your thing, you dislike male close-but-not-quite-nudity, you want something that doesn't feel over-acted

92
Absorbing, Entertaining, Dated, Excruciating, Great acting

See it if you need to see this phenomenal group of A-list actors, you're interested in gay-centric media from before the AIDS crisis

Don't see it if LGBTQ+ media from any period doesn't interest you, language that at one point was (and may still be) considered slurs strongly offend you

76
Funny, Great acting, Intense, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if you like any of the cast members (they did a lovely job), you find complicated discussions of privilege interesting

Don't see it if you dislike muddled moral and world views, dislike shows that don't have a singular "right" point of view

60
During previews
Fire in Dreamland
East Village
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Slow, Insipid

See it if you're an NY native who cares about the history of coney island and/or the aftereffects of superstorm sandy

Don't see it if bit-of-a-stretch parallels don't interest you, you want to watch something incredibly important or engaging

95
Absorbing, Ambitious, Epic, Great writing, Profound

See it if you love the actors, LGBT+ themes (it's a gay fantasia, friends), discussions of dirty politics and questionable morals

Don't see it if you're not ready to sit through seven hours of this truly incredible work of theatre (absolutely worth it, though)

83
Absorbing, Ambitious, Dizzying, Great acting, Excruciating

See it if you want to be blown away by the performances, are interested in the workings of The Church TM during these historically dark periods

Don't see it if you don't want to sit through a three-hour play; it doesn't feel like three hours almost ever, but three hours IS three hours.

82
Admissions
Upper W Side
Confusing, Excruciating, Great writing, Intelligent, Intense

See it if you've applied to college in the 21st century, discussions of privilege on all levels interests you

Don't see it if the intricacies of privilege don't interest you, you're not a fan of stories where the "correct" perspective isn't clear

71
Lobby Hero
Midtown W
Disappointing, Resonant, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Excruciating

See it if you like any of the stars, contemplating the gray morality of power structures, patriarchal societies, and the criminal justice system

Don't see it if you wan't something that is tied up neatly with a bow, something incredibly engaging, and with clear people to root for or against.

72
Ambitious, Dated, Excruciating, Intense, Slow

See it if you are a supporter of the deaf community and theatrical accessibility

Don't see it if you want something modern and flashy and very easy to follow

84
During previews
Travesties
Midtown W
Clever, Confusing, Dizzying, Great writing, Quirky

See it if you're a fan of James Joyce (and Ulysses), you're a literature enthusiast who loves to indulge in references

Don't see it if you dislike non-linear, at times jarring scenes, don't care for classic "revolutionary" literature from that time period--you'll miss a lot

76
The Parisian Woman
Midtown W
Great writing, Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Sharp

See it if you're interested in the lives and dynamics of politicians, more than politics in general

Don't see it if you can't stand anything having to do with politics or politicians

75
Ambitious, Dizzying, Quirky, Insipid, Great staging

See it if you love the tv show, you have small people in your life who would enjoy it, if you wanna go on a trip without the use of illegal substances

Don't see it if you're looking for a solid plot, you're not a fan of spectacles, you like it when scores and songs have some semblance of cohesion.

90
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Delightful, Great staging

See it if you're a fan of Harry Potter or Harry Potter parodies, or if you've ever questioned why Hufflepuffs exist

Don't see it if You know absolutely nothing about Harry Potter, you hate joy

83
Tiny Beautiful Things
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Excruciating, Resonant, Intense

See it if you're a fan of Cheryl Strayed or the book, you enjoy non-linear and non-plot-centric shows, you need a good public cry

Don't see it if you want a linear story and plot with an arch, you don't like being emotionally incapacitated in public

81
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Enchanting, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you like musicals Hal Prince has had a hand in, enjoy music reviews, want to learn a bit about Hal Prince's Broadway history

Don't see it if you're looking for a real, coherent plot

85
Absorbing, Dizzying, Great acting, Great staging, Intense

See it if you love Sally Field, Tennessee Williams, classic plays with minimalistic yet bold interpretations

Don't see it if Seeing an actor trying to function with a severe physical disability makes you uncomfortable, dated language bothers you

78
Disappointing, Great acting, Fluffy, Indulgent, Entertaining

See it if You want to see Bette Midler be her charming self, you love classic musicals, and you want to see some impressive staging and costuming

Don't see it if You want something more modern, more clever, more thought-provoking, and less kitschy

95
Resonant, Great writing, Great acting, Great singing, Must see

See it if You want to see Ben Platt be absolutely amazing, you've ever felt alone and hopeless, high school was rough, you want a good cry

Don't see it if You're looking for a more traditional musical, you're uncomfortable with discussion of suicide and mental health issues

78
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Dated, Intense, Dizzying, Edgy, Excruciating

See it if You love Glenn Close, are a fan of Andrew Lloyd Webber, enjoy incredibly glitzy and flashy costuming

Don't see it if You dislike Andrew Lloyd Webber, expect Glenn Close to be just as good as she was twenty years ago (though she's fantastic for her age)

90
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Delightful, Great writing, Refreshing, Thought-provoking

See it if You like twists on classic stories, any other incarnations of The Wizard of Oz, looking at things from the "villain"'s perspective

Don't see it if You want a more serious or mature show

73
Apologia
Midtown W
Confusing, Great acting, Edgy, Excruciating, Intense

See it if You’re a fan of the actors, you enjoy tense family dynamic and interactions

Don't see it if If you like shows about happy families, if you prefer comedy over explorations of pain and experience

75
Delightful, Disappointing, Great singing, Indulgent, Dated

See it if You like musical reviews without any attempt at a plot, you’re a fan of popular music of that era, you want to see some really great singers

Don't see it if You want a more typical musical experience, you want a show with a plot and characters and more traditionally theatrical music

84
Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing, Romantic, Quirky

See it if You’re a fan of Andy Karl, Samantha Barks, or Orfeh, you’re interested in musicals adapted from movies

Don't see it if You want something with a particularly strong script, you’re not a fan of rom-coms, you like more serious theatre

83
Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Great singing

See it if you're a fan of the movie or any of the performers, you're interested in fairly well done musical adaptations of films

Don't see it if teen drama/rom-coms aren't your thing, you've never seen the movie, throwback lines from the movie that sometimes fall flat annoy you

94
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Resonant

See it if you're a fan of musicals of the period, you want to see a well-done revival of a classic, you don't mind possibly hard to understand accents

Don't see it if garbled accents are difficult for you to understand, you want something flashier, you prefer gripping musicals over simply delightful ones

79
Banal, Funny, Great acting, Excruciating, Intense

See it if stories about struggling with sickness and mortality appeal to you, you're a fan of jenn colella

Don't see it if the discussion of how we waste so much time and opportunity in our lives puts you off, existentialism doesn't appeal to you

73
Ambitious, Dizzying, Insipid, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if you like the idea of a show that mixes music by the gogo's, shakespearean-esque language, and absurdism

Don't see it if you're looking for something particularly deep or something without a trace of kitchy-ness

78
Ambitious, Dizzying, Disappointing, Indulgent, Banal

See it if you have a tiny human who was obsessed with the movie (be prepared to re-enter that world for the foreseeable future)

Don't see it if you hate the butchering of perfectly good entertainment with the addition of new songs because they have a time quota to fill (the worst TM)

83
During previews
Girls & Boys
West Village
Confusing, Great acting, Excruciating, Intense, Masterful

See it if you're a fan of Carey Mulligan, like one-woman shows, and are not averse to the discussion of pain and senseless tragedy

Don't see it if you don't care for the discussion of prolicide, senseless tragedy burdens you too much

87
Absorbing, Great acting, Profound, Romantic, Resonant

See it if you want to watch a fun, quirky show with some truly beautiful and moving moments and music--different from other anti-musicals you've seen

Don't see it if you want an incredibly flashy show, shows without really significant events or plot points don't hold your interest

72
Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Great singing, Slow

See it if you like the classics, Jessie Mueller, Lindsay Mendez, or Joshua Henry

Don't see it if dated, somewhat dance-heavy musicals bore you, the downplaying/justification of spousal abuse bothers you

78
During previews
The Solve It Squad
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you're a fan of Tin Can Bros (or their previous work as part of Starkid), you grew up watching any and all incarnations of Scooby Doo

Don't see it if you want a show with a high production value, you're not a fan of parodies (these are NOT the people for you. how did you even find this??)

80
During previews
Epic, Great singing, Indulgent, Beautiful, Flashy

See it if you love the disco era, or learning about artists'/celebrities' lives

Don't see it if you're looking for an incredibly strong plot/acting show; you're not into flashy shows

60
Overrated, Banal, Dated, Cliched, Insipid

See it if you like getting drunk on margaritas, you're of the generation that wears hawaiian shirts in the winter and is PROUD

Don't see it if you are too young/not of the inclination to drink, you like shows with a legitimate & decent plot, you can't stand truly senseless grandeur

79
Delightful, Dated, Great staging, Quirky, Vibrant

See it if you like vibrant aesthetics and hearty music

Don't see it if you're looking for something modernly engaging, you don't like shows in the round

70
During previews
Fire and Air
East Village
Confusing, Dated, Great acting, Indulgent, Raunchy

See it if you enjoy Russian themes or topics in entertainment, you like small cast shows, you enjoy theatre in the round

Don't see it if Russian names all sound alike to you, you have no interest in historically-inspired dramas, male nudity upsets you

86
During previews
Absorbing, Funny, Great writing, Resonant, Must see

See it if you are latino and/or hispanic, are interested in learning about these groups, enjoy learning about history that is rarely taught in schools

Don't see it if you're a Trump supporter, a lover of Christopher Columbus, you're someone who tries to discredit non-white contributions to history

72
Charm
West Village
Ambitious, Confusing, Quirky, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you like shows with LGBTQ+ themes, plays with smaller casts, a lot of dramatics

Don't see it if LGBTQ+ themes make you uncomfortable, you prefer more lighthearted shows

80
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Confusing, Dizzying, Edgy, Excruciating, Intense

See it if you enjoy the book, you like dystopian futures, you can handle gore, torture, and the harsh disregard of human rights

Don't see it if you're prone to existential crises, gore and torture make you uncomfortable, if you haven't read the book (you'll be a little lost)

70
Confusing, Dated, Overrated, Slow, Great singing

See it if you love this era of musicals, like Les Mis, or want to see Les Mis just with a different war

Don't see it if you're not a fan of the style of Les Mis

90
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Gorgeous, Enchanting, Great staging, Romantic, Exquisite

See it if You want something so aesthetically pleasing it'll bring you to tears, you can appreciate the nuances of a subdued musical

Don't see it if You want something flashy with really catchy music

77
The Assignment
Midtown W
Disappointing, Slow, Intense, Quirky, Excruciating

See it if You want to contemplate circumstance and redemption

Don't see it if You want something incredibly engaging

75
Ambitious, Funny, Great acting, Quirky, Relevant

See it if you adore Christian Borle, like shows that are kinda out there

Don't see it if you're a movie purist, dislike low-brow humor

78
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Raunchy, Great staging, Indulgent, Edgy, Dated

See it if You like shows with darker plots and themes, seductively flashy aesthetics, jazzy Broadway numbers

Don't see it if You're not a fan of risqué characters and clothing, want something lighter

86
If/Then
Midtown W
Confusing, Great singing, Quirky, Refreshing, Thought-provoking

See it if You're a fan of Idina Mendel/Anthony Rapp, musicals that make you think, often find yourself wondering what paths your choices lead you down

Don't see it if You want a solidly-fantastic score (some songs were GREAT, others not so much), a fully-developed story/plot