geminicricket

New York City | 35-49 | Male

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Reviews (7)
76
During previews
Cute, Positive message, Underwhelming

See it if you enjoy works-in-progress. B'way opening is far off so show may change significantly. Also, Tina Fey book, a game cast, cool set design.

Don't see it if you expect finished product. Needs revisions to approach its massive potential. I'd hoped for BoM, woulda settled for Legally Blonde... nope

83
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Indulgent, Entertaining, Relevant

See it if you (or a +1) need a kick in the pants to engage in the #resistance. Plus some cathartic laughs. Part rally, part variety show, part seminar

Don't see it if you dislike Michael Moore or his films. Or you are a Trump supporter. (But how are you STILL a Trump supporter??)

68
Banal, Disappointing, Great singing

See it if you want to hear great songs from many of the greatest musicals ever written performed by a Broadway cast. You don't mind the "revue" form.

Don't see it if you expect a story, a through-line, or even so much as a star turn. "Jerome Robbins' Broadway" or "Sondheim on Sondheim" this isn't.

89
Entertaining, Fluffy, Fun

See it if You (or loved ones) love Frozen. You want to see the savvy, craftul evolution of a fun piece from animation to theme park show to Broadway.

Don't see it if you expect massive departures from the film's source material. Some nice new songs, but mostly played it safe in translating to the stage.

86
Ambitious, Refreshing, Edgy, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you want to check out an exciting new piece of theatre with a dynamite cast and exciting new score. Come ready to let loose and have fun.

Don't see it if you're expecting a traditional playgoing narrative/experience, or you aren't comfortable standing at length. (Or if you're easily offended.)

60
Confusing, Disappointing, Great writing

See it if you don't know the play, bc you ought to. You desperately want to hear new Schwartz music. You wanna support diverse casting. Cool lighting.

Don't see it if you adore the characters - little chemistry among cast, and absorbing story gets lost in theatricality. Schwartz music does not redeem this.

92
Absorbing, Great staging, Great writing, Must see, Riveting

See it if you love Sondheim, immersive theatre, or want to see firsthand how a tale of terror can be told w/music, innovative staging and a great cast

Don't see it if you're squeamish about murder, or easily overwhelmed by Sondheim's heady scores. (Still, this is as accessible as "Sweeney" probably gets.)