Gail RCR

Lake Oswego | Female

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Reviews (66)
52
Perfect Crime
Midtown W
Confusing, Entertaining, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you only have limited funds and like murder mysteries that have run forever off-Broadway.

Don't see it if you want higher quality surroundings when you go to the theatre or dislike off-broadway.

90
Ambitious, Entertaining, Edgy, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you hate the "fake news" labels going on today and want to see more sides of this difficult issue done in an excellently written and acted p

Don't see it if you believe Trump, are closed minded.

80
Clever, Funny, Quirky

See it if you can't afford to see Cursed Child. This is really fun, too.

Don't see it if you don't like the Harry Potter series or know it very little.

86
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Dated, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if you love wonderfully written and acted comedic and dramatic theatre with LGBTQ themes.

Don't see it if you are offended by gays or drag and are unwilling to learn.

90
Exquisite, Slow, Romantic, Delightful

See it if you loved the original movie and want to see a masterful performance that is out of the ordinary. The female lead is awesome.

Don't see it if you need lots of action happening all the time or expect traditional musicals.

90
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Romantic

See it if you want a fun evening with excellent singing and to understand the plight of single mothers.

Don't see it if you are prudish about watching slightly unethical adult situations.

91
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Resonant, Great singing

See it if you love the Four Seasons and want to know more about them.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals or hate this type of music.

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you want to understand how a mixed race Broadway musical won the Pulitzer Prize

Don't see it if We saw it in Seattle after thoroughly reading the libretto (recommended). It is absolutely brilliant, entertaining, educational and stunning

74
Gently Down the Stream
East Village
Delightful, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant

See it if You are sympathetic to gay themes and think Harvey Feinstein is a national treasure. From the same company that brought you Hamilton.

Don't see it if Sensitive gay humor bothers you.

86
For a previous production
Clever, Great acting, Hilarious, Quirky, Must see

See it if You want to see the funniest show ever on Broadway. The Brits truly rule slapstick. Must see!

Don't see it if You really can't deal with non-stop slap-stick comedy or worry about the safety of actors.

76
Enchanting, Dizzying, Great staging, Epic, Riveting

See it if You want to experience something brand new--theatre in the round, but with a proscenium stage. And Josh Groban, too.

Don't see it if You are too traditional to see circus-style theatre or War & Peace is too far out of your wheel house.

84
During previews
Indecent
Midtown W
Absorbing, Edgy, Great writing, Intense, Riveting

See it if You are intrigued with learning a little Jewish history, written be a Pulitzer Prize winning author.

Don't see it if You are anti-Semitic and are determined to stay that way.

99
Refreshing, Must see, Intelligent, Epic, Great writing

See it if You are a thoughtful, caring human being who cares about your fellow human beings. If you voted for Trump, this might be the cure.

Don't see it if All you want to do is build a wall and are so closed minded you are not willing to see a better way.

52
Mame
Brooklyn
Cliched, Disappointing

See it if You love this old style of musical. Nice to have a strong leading lady, though. Other shows have more catchy music.

Don't see it if Old fashioned is not your thing.

78
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Absorbing, Exquisite, Cliched

See it if you want to see how Glenn Close matured into the part. Her voice is more forgivable now that her age matches the part.

Don't see it if you don't like old black and white movie plots and dramas.

83
Absorbing, Dated, Great singing, Masterful

See it if you are intrigued with the concept of staging Madame Butterfly during the Viet Nam war. By composers of Les Mis, though. Wonderful.

Don't see it if you are worried about mussing you hair. Helicopter on stage.

40
Cliched, Dated, Refreshing

See it if you love old time formula musicals about boy meets girl...

Don't see it if you want something more modern and edgy... or where you might learn something.

76
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if you want to see puppets doing unimaginable things while their operators are on stage singing for them. You will love it. Very imaginative.

Don't see it if you are offended by adult situations on stage or swear words.

78
Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you want to see the best of the Disney Broadway shows. It is very like the movie.

Don't see it if you don't like romance with good music.

82
La Cage aux Folles
Midtown W
Enchanting, Funny, Great singing, Profound, Romantic

See it if you enjoy a beautifully explored gay subject with gorgeous drag queens.

Don't see it if you are offended by gay theatre or disapprove in general

71
Pippin
Midtown W
Clever, Enchanting, Great staging

See it if you want to have a really good time with unconventional musical theatre, with just a touch of circus.

Don't see it if you like your theatre round wheeled.

97
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Great staging, Dizzying, Must see, Quirky

See it if you are up for a totally new interpretation of a classic story that is "politically correct".

Don't see it if you are expecting the movie. This isn't it. It is soooo much more.

91
Cabaret (Broadway)
Midtown W
Edgy, Great staging, Profound, Raunchy

See it if you want to see Alan Cumming at his absolute best in the edgiest interpretation ever.

Don't see it if you are easily offended by raunch.

74
Overrated, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy juke box musicals and Carole King music.

Don't see it if you are expecting surprises and need something more than a biography.

74
Cliched, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Raunchy

See it if even if you didn't like the TV version of Monty Python. On stage it is hilarious.

Don't see it if really can't stand slap-stick comedy of any kind.

86
Ambitious, Exquisite, Great acting, Great staging, Intense

See it if you want to see a break out performance by Janet McTeer as she takes on Sara Bernhart and Hamlet at the same time.

Don't see it if you hate Shakespeare or historical theatrical presentation, even if their acting and staging is masterful.

82
Absorbing, Excruciating, Intelligent, Intense, Profound

See it if you like learning about difficult subjects from beautifully done live theatre.

Don't see it if it is too difficult to watch, even an epic actress as gifted as Elaine May, go through the rigors of Alzheimer's Disease.

100
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Exquisite, Great acting, Epic, Masterful, Profound

See it if you want to see the best Broadway has to offer right now, transplanted beautifully from Britain. The story is profound & educational.

Don't see it if you only want fluffy entertaining theatre. This can be agonizing but very wonderful and you will learn a great deal.

100
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Must see

See it if you love the Harry Potter stories and want to see absolutely amazing special affects. The story is also riviting and clever.

Don't see it if you don't like the stories and are drawn to more traditional theatre.

65
Entertaining, Banal, Great singing, Overrated

See it if you really love old movies expensively brought to life as Broadway level musicals that cost 21 million dollars.

Don't see it if you require realism and more substance. It does have excellent performances and singing, though.

85
Confusing, Absorbing, Riveting

See it if you like ethnic musicals with charmingly new themes.

Don't see it if you have real difficulty understanding dialects sung in a musical format.

95
Intense, Resonant, Must see

See it if you want to learn more about the teens of today and the subject of teen age suicide.

Don't see it if you are overly sensitive and would be disturbed by this subject.

60
War Paint
Midtown W
Disappointing, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You want to hear great singing from two of Broadway's best divas. Interesting story as well but nothing terribly exciting.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in singing makeup experts.

83
Sweat
Midtown W
Absorbing, Edgy, Profound, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a Pulitzer Prize winner and really understand why Trump won the election. Sad but true.

Don't see it if You don't want to learn the fear filling millions of Americans.

82
Cagney
Midtown W
Delightful, Great staging, Ambitious, Masterful, Hilarious

See it if You want to see James Cagney reincarnated. Nothing this cast can't do. I totally underestimated this one. Great show.

Don't see it if You hate song and dance shows or anything even mildly patriotic.

93
During previews
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Exquisite, Ambitious, Profound, Great singing, Riveting

See it if You want to see one of the best shows Broadway has to offer. The audience response alone is worth experiencing--it was deafening. Exquisite.

Don't see it if You are not ready to be completely wowed.

92
Enchanting, Edgy, Great singing, Must see, Relevant

See it if You want to hear the best Stephen Sondheim has to offer in the talented hands of Jake Gyllenhaal & Annaleigh Ashford. Ethereal experience n.

Don't see it if You hate art, musical theatre and wonderful theatre. Or, if you don't see the worth of a partially staged production.

67
Sleep No More
Chelsea
Dizzying, Masterful, Excruciating

See it if Imersion theatre that combines portions of Macbeth, Rebecca and whatever the cast may think ot. A totally unique theatrical experience.

Don't see it if running up and down stairs all nightsfollowing actors in a scary haunted hotel is too much for your heart or body. Not a relaxing experience

80
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great staging, Must see

See it if you can't afford Hamilton. This is Miranda's first big show, which won best show and other Tony's. Great music and staging.

Don't see it if you don't prefer ethnic themed shows.

54
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Disappointing, Entertaining, Edgy

See it if you need a point of comparison from the excellent movie.

Don't see it if if dark stories don't entertain you.

50
During previews
Cliched, Disappointing, Funny, Great staging

See it if you are a Disney movie junkie and like pretty sets

Don't see it if you want any substance to your theatrical choices

100
Absorbing, Edgy, Great singing, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you want to hear Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece. It is a horror story but also has wonderful moments of great humor.

Don't see it if you can't deal with unusual music... or people being murdered and baked into meat pies.

68
Entertaining, Disappointing, Delightful

See it if want to see inventive staging with good Elton John songs.

Don't see it if if you are expecting a riveting story.

100
War Horse
Upper W Side
Exquisite, Great staging, Intelligent, Must see, Riveting

See it if you want the most exquisitely staged presentation of a very difficult subject. I was sobbing by intermission.

Don't see it if tough emotional theatre is too much for you or the soul of an animal can't touch you.

100
Ambitious, Clever, Exquisite, Great acting, Great writing

See it if want a perfect night of excellent British theatre done with some of the best in the business.

Don't see it if you can't handle slap-stick.

66
Confusing, Edgy, Raunchy

See it if want to see a stand-out performance from an amazing leading man (e.g. Neil Patrick Harris; Andrew Rannells, Michael C. Hall...

Don't see it if you can't handle the subject of transgender or rock music.

57
If/Then
Midtown W
Great singing, Fluffy, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if Idina Mezel is your idol. Fairly good songs in this, albeit without a lot of story.

Don't see it if you are expected some type of repeat of Wicked. Not happening.

60
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Cliched, Fluffy

See it if must see a stage version of every show ever produced by Disney. But the carpet ride is worth it. How did they do that?

Don't see it if you want your theatre experience to have more "meat" on it.

100
Constellations
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Profound, Romantic, Riveting

See it if you want to see two amazingly gifted performers, lois Wilson and Jake Gullenhaal, in an acting tour de force. They never leave the stage.

Don't see it if you don't want challenging theatre that makes you think.

97
Absorbing, Clever, Masterful, Edgy, Riveting

See it if you loved the book and are ready for an exquisite presentation by and absolutely fabulous young lead actor.

Don't see it if your theatre must generate from the US. This is another excellent London transplant.