Gerry 6263

Somerset | 65+ | Male
About:  I was in junior high school when I saw my first Broadway show, "My Fair Lady" with Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison. In high school, during the 1950s, I took myself into Manhattan to see Saturday matinees, so I have seen many of the classics. In college I developed a love for opera. I have performed i... Read more Read less
Reviews (20)
100
My Life on a Diet (NJ)
New Brunswick
Refreshing, Great writing, Hilarious, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you grew up in the 40s and 50s and enjoy feeling nostalgic, you enjoy seeing, in the flesh, a personality you know from movies and tv

Don't see it if you grew up after 1990 unless you are drawn to older movies and tv, you have no patience for hearing a charming personality's memories

94
Great singing, Dizzying, Exquisite

See it if You love musicals with great choreography, lush scores opulent costumes and fluid staging.

Don't see it if You prefer traditional plot lines and staging.

95
Enchanting, Entertaining, Intelligent, Romantic, Must see

See it if You enjoy hearing exotic music never heard on Broadway before, you enjoy a sweet, romantic story, you want to be moved to happy tears.

Don't see it if You expect lots of big production numbers and special effects and you have no patience for real feelings.

92
Great staging, Great singing, Relevant, Dizzying

See it if you are open minded about US policy failures, you enjoy artistic interpretations of history, exciting music and staging, excellent singing.

Don't see it if you are offended by works that are critical about US history, you don't like modern versions of older stories (Madama Butterfly)

30
Disappointing, Creaky, Bad sound

See it if you enjoy spectacle and like the well known Lloyd-Webber music

Don't see it if You want to avoid a tired, hackneyed production, are offended by rude patrons snapping photos, talking and eating throughout the performance

92
Ambitious, Entertaining, Refreshing, Must see, Intelligent

See it if You want to leave a performance feeling hopeful for the future and you enjoy entertainment that celebrates the best in human nature.

Don't see it if You are a cynic and/or a believer in conspiracies.

80
Cagney
Midtown W
Delightful, Refreshing, Entertaining, Great staging, Dizzying

See it if you enjoy old movie musicals and want to see some of the most beloved songs and dance routines brought to life.

Don't see it if you don't care about movie musicals or tap dancing.

96
Hilarious, Must see, Raunchy, Entertaining, Original

See it if you enjoy laughing, laughing and laughing harder.

Don't see it if poking fun at things offends you.

90
Delightful, Masterful, Resonant, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if you want to see a fresh new take on one of the most beloved musicals of all time.

Don't see it if you are a cynical person who does not appreciate revivals of anything.

93
Enchanting, Exquisite, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you love Gershwin music, great dancing and romance.

Don't see it if you are cynical and do not enjoy classic American popular music.

80
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if You like stories about the famous and not so famous, you are interested in how early experiences impact adult attitudes.

Don't see it if You are not interested in holocaust stories, you feel that certain topics should not be produced as musicals.

99
During previews
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You appreciate a masterfully sung classic score complimented with beautiful costumes, fluid staging and brilliant choreography

Don't see it if You expect characters to remain static and ignore 60 years of social change.

88
Allegiance
Midtown W
Ambitious, Absorbing, Relevant, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy theater that intelligently takes on a dark chapter in US history, you like to see and hear wonderful performers.

Don't see it if you cannot face mistakes of our past, you are not willing to hear other points of view.

92
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if you appreciate imaginative staging and stories about real life, you enjoy a "small" production that gets you thinking and laughing.

Don't see it if You prefer big productions, are offended sexual language and topics.

70
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Great singing, Entertaining, Nostalgic

See it if You enjoy seeing scenes from classic musicals.

Don't see it if You want theater to be more than just great songs, you expect a retrospective to have a theme, you expect to learn something new.

95
Entertaining, Refreshing, Great singing, Great staging, Delightful

See it if You love traditional musicals and/or if you are a fan of Bette Midler (I am). This revival is clever, colorful and well done.

Don't see it if You don't like old style musicals or are not a fan of Bette Midler.

93
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Edgy, Great staging, Relevant, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want to see a brilliant staging of one of the edgiest musicals ever written.

Don't see it if you don't like the idea of singing about murder, deception and hypocrisy.

94
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Original, Masterful, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you enjoy powerful music, clever staging and a new look at an old story.

Don't see it if you do not like challenges to what you already know about things.

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Intelligent, Must see, Original, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if you want to see the most innovative, brilliant musical to come along in this century.

Don't see it if you are not open to current popular music and have no interest in history.

91
Absorbing, Ambitious, Original, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you like musicals that deal with meaningful contemporary family issues in an innovative way.

Don't see it if LGBT issues are of no interest to you.