Garth C

Ocean City

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Reviews (45)
78
Great acting, Slow

See it if You love the actors or character-driven period pieces.

Don't see it if You dislike dark/cruel/flawed characters

85
Entertaining, Great dancing, Ambitious, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy bandstand era music and great dancing.

Don't see it if You don't like depictions of war and trauma. A bit cliched and slow at times.

80
For a previous production
Entertaining, Funny, Over the top, Redundant

See it if You enjoy over-the-top slapstick and farce, or want a good laugh.

Don't see it if That's not your kind of humor.

82
Entertaining, Raunchy, Cliched, Great singing

See it if You enjoy big traditional musicals. Classic story, amazing singing, visually stunning.

Don't see it if You want something unpredictable or are uncomfortable with highly sexualized shows.

85
Great staging, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy realistic political dramas acted phenomenally.

Don't see it if You don't like political history or want a lot of action.

60
Dark, Great acting

See it if You have a dark sense of humor and enjoy irreverent brutality. Acting was great, but I didn't like any of the characters.

Don't see it if You're easily made uncomfortable, or can't handle dark "comedies."

90
Great staging, Great singing, Resonant, Ambitious

See it if You love the show, as this is a great, fresh version while still honoring the original. Incredible cast and music. Impressive Chromolume!

Don't see it if You want a straightforward show. This is the first time the second act held up for me (but not as much as the first act).

86
Enchanting, Quirky, Romantic, Fluffy, Great singing

See it if You liked the movie or the lead actors (who make it worth it). Decent music, but the plot is a little shallow. Highly enjoyable romcom!

Don't see it if You're looking for something with a little more substance or depth. Or if you haven't seen the movie (helpful to follow the story).

98
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Relevant, Must see

See it if you've ever felt alone or like you needed to connect. Or if you can get tickets. A must see! A great piece of emotional, resonant theater.

Don't see it if you can't stand lead characters who get in over their heads by always making the wrong decision.

78
Enchanting, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You love Glenn Close or Andrew Lloyd Weber. Glenn's "As If We Never Said Goodbye" makes the show.

Don't see it if You dislike ALW - I could take or leave most of the music in this show, but it does have its moments.

87
Entertaining, Great singing, Great writing, Funny, Heart warming

See it if you enjoyed the movie and want to enjoy a fun night at the theater.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy pop-style Broadway music.

85
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you love Carol King or her music.

Don't see it if you don't love Carol King or her music.

85
Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Ambitious

See it if you want to see an entertaining story with great, catchy music.

Don't see it if you want something more serious or don't like "big" Broadway shows

75
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Cliched, Long

See it if An all-star cast having a lot of fun.

Don't see it if you can't sit for a long time (luckily there are two intermissions).

80
Entertaining, Great singing, Dated, Funny, Quirky

See it if you enjoy the classics with a great score.

Don't see it if you can't look past the dated nature of the story.

88
Absorbing, Great staging, Original, Slow

See it if you want a unique and original performance-art experience. Enthralling story told through puppets, phenomenal acting, and little dialogue.

Don't see it if you want a "real" play or musical, rather than a performance piece.

88
Entertaining, Hilarious, Refreshing, Original

See it if you want a unique story presented in a blockbuster musical theater style. Lots of fun, lots of feels.

Don't see it if you don't like drag queens doing death drops in 6" heels.

65
Entertaining, Funny, Average

See it if you want a fun family-night musical.

Don't see it if you want something with complexity or depth.

92
Absorbing, Slow, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Profound

See it if you want a deeply moving and thought-provoking theatrical experience, with top-notch acting.

Don't see it if you don't like to cry in public, or don't like to be confronted with heavy and difficult topics. Starts slow, but def. worth sitting through

65
Entertaining, Funny, Disappointing

See it if you want to see a classic, long-running musical. Entertaining, with a number of great well-known songs.

Don't see it if you want something new or original. The show was dated, and the actors seemed like they were just going through the motions.

85
Resonant, Great acting, Entertaining, Slow

See it if A fantastic revival of a classic musical. While it may feel dated on the surface, much of the story still resonates emotionally today.

Don't see it if you can't sit through a long show, or are not a fan of the classical style of musical theater.

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Original, Resonant, Quirky

See it if you resonate with the feeling of not fitting in, or of someone important not getting you, and want a thought-provoking and emotional musical

Don't see it if you are looking for an uplifting or light musical.

100
Exquisite, Great acting, Must see, Profound, Great singing

See it if you want to have an exquisite, moving theatrical experience.

Don't see it if you're looking for a light "blockbuster" type of musical, rather than something with depth.

92
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Intimate, Dark

See it if You love the show or any of the actors. An intimate night of theater that will keep you engaged and entertained.

Don't see it if You don't like dark story lines or depictions of violence. You have limited mobility (or pick your seats wisely so you don't have to turn).

80
Entertaining, Enchanting, Great singing

See it if You enjoy classic rom-coms or the Disney Princess type story. Light & fluffy, but thoroughly entertaining.

Don't see it if You're expecting it to be exactly like the movie.

75
Great singing, Entertaining, Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if You love Patti & Christine, they are both phenomenal. The show has potential but falls short.

Don't see it if You are hard of hearing or have trouble with accents, or if you want a more entertaining story line.

75
Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy

See it if you enjoy over-the-top humor and want a good laugh.

Don't see it if you want something that has a little more emotional depth.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy a thought-provoking piece about what it means to express yourself through art.

Don't see it if You are looking for something upbeat or lightweight.

85
Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Moving

See it if You enjoy plays giving you a peek into human life and romantic relationships/the need to connect.

Don't see it if You want a musical or something fast-paced.

70
During previews
Great staging, Slow, Disappointing, Visually beautiful

See it if You love Sondheim. Visually striking staging, and music was good (not his best imho).

Don't see it if You haven't had a coffee, it's a slow show with no intermission.

80
Entertaining, Great singing, Different, Refreshing

See it if you want a different theater experience. Visually stunning and absorbing show.

Don't see it if you get easily confused by a lot of characters with multiple names (luckily they give you a cheat sheet in your program)

70
Entertaining, Funny

See it if you liked the movie and just want to have a good time. The kids are impressive, but the musical doesn't bring anything new over the movie.

Don't see it if you disliked the movie or want something more thought provoking.

88
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if you like quirky, insightful shows.

Don't see it if you want something more straightforward of flashy.

88
Entertaining, Hilarious, Raunchy

See it if you want to have a good laugh and enjoy a big, clever Broadway show.

Don't see it if you are easily offended or extremely religious.

83
Entertaining, Funny, Great costumes, Ambitious

See it if you love the movie and want to see it adapted for the stage.

Don't see it if you don't like Disney, want something more serious, or don't like "big" Broadway shows.

75
Entertaining, Funny, Raunchy

See it if you want to have a good laugh.

Don't see it if you don't like raunchy jokes or puns.

92
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if you enjoy slice of life plays written and performed exquisitely.

Don't see it if you are bored when nothing overly dramatic happens.

95
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Entertaining, Heartwarming

See it if you want to hear a clever & witty score sung by a brilliant cast

Don't see it if don't like sung through shows

96
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Profound, Great singing

See it if you enjoy the classics done right. An emotional roller coaster of laughs and cries. Profound.

Don't see it if you want something light-hearted.

94
Great acting, Great staging, Masterful, Great singing

See it if you love classic musicals, done the way revivals should be.

Don't see it if you want something new and different.

70
Funny, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if if you want to experience an important part of American history. Lea Salonga. A lot of originality, but some cliched moments.

Don't see it if you can't look past a few flaws in the story, staging, or acting.

89
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you want a delightfully entertaining romcom musical experience, with fantastic acting/singing.

Don't see it if you don't like to laugh, or classic romcom type comedy is not your thing.

77
Entertaining, Great dancing, Fluffy, Romantic

See it if you enjoy amazing dancing! A fun, light-hearted romantic comedy. Thoroughly entertaining.

Don't see it if you don't like the classical style of musical theater (but with a modern take). The story is entertaining, but doesn't have a lot of depth.

80
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you want a light-hearted, delightfully entertaining comedic experience. Very original

Don't see it if you want a story with a lot of depth. It helps to understand some of the jokes if you get references to other musicals, but not necessary

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Original, Great staging

See it if A unique & moving theatrical experience. Prepare for a thought-provoking & emotional ride, gaining insight into the ASD experience.

Don't see it if you don't like loud noises. The sound/ scenic designs give the experience of someone with an autism spectrum disorder, which can be intense.