Gracee

New York City | 18-24 | Female
About:  theatre or theater? musicals
Reviews (100)
90
Ambitious, Clever, Great writing, Funny, Intelligent

See it if you want a smart play that's humourous with brilliant writing, you can sit through a long exposition

Don't see it if you're not into British humour, you really don't care for long plot-points, you want something super dark

70
Niche, Intelligent, Relevant, Funny, Cliched

See it if you enjoyed the OG movie and want to see how the OG plot is expanded upon, you want something that doesn't take itself seriously

Don't see it if you want good music and lyrics, you want something super serious

95
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Fun, Refreshing

See it if you love Shakespeare done for the modern audience, your belief in theatre is that anyone and everyone can do theatre

Don't see it if you dislike the outdoors, you want polished and perfect performances, you hate comedy

50
During previews
Fluffy, Great choreography, Epic, Grand, Cliched

See it if you love the classic canon of musical theatre, you admire the star power of the cast, you value beautiful choreography

Don't see it if you want earth-shattering drama that will change your life, you want modern and faster paced, you want plot over pretty visuals

95
Beautiful, Great singing, Resonant, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if you love strong ensembles, you want a different story with the production value of a Broadway show, you want to feel all the emotions

Don't see it if you want 'classic' Broadway with zero audience interaction

85
Unique, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Experimental, Intense

See it if you're interested in personal lives and non-conformist storytelling techniques, you love experimental work/usual LaMaMa unexpectedness

Don't see it if you don't like nudity onstage, you want digestible coherence, you want a linear fiction with straight acting

75
Dense, Great acting, Great writing, Confusing, Thought-provoking

See it if you really want to see Joel De La Fuente be an amazing actor, you want serious theatre that requires a lot of thinking and reflecting

Don't see it if you want production value, you want something easy to digest, you want something slower paced

75
Entertaining, Hilarious, Fun

See it if you want to have fun and be in a judgment-free zone, you want to give 'improv' a go

Don't see it if you were expecting more drama games instead of improv-based activities, you're really not into participation

Also I would say that this experience depends hugely on who else is there w... Read more Read less

85
For a previous production
Funny, Great singing, Great writing, Quirky, Niche

See it if you TOTALLY had a pop punk angsty childhood or had a child with that phase of life, you love pop punk music

Don't see it if you're not into profanity and a lot of ridiculous crude humour, you really don't like pop punk music, you have no idea who Avril Lavinge is

90
Ambitious, Riveting, Refreshing, Intense, Great singing

See it if you want to experience an extremely skilled ensemble, you want a new theatrical experience of a classic musical

Don't see it if you don't enjoy Sondheim at all (he's not for everyone after all), you don't want macabre or dark humour

Also I got a 'twisting seat' and it was kind of uncomfortable. The seats at... Read more Read less

95
Original, Relevant, Refreshing, Masterful, Clever

See it if you want to see the boundaries of Broadway being successfully pushed, you want a strong ensemble feeling

Don't see it if you don't enjoy diversity, you want a straight play, you want to come out of the theatre humming tunes from the show

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intense, Ambitious

See it if you want PHENOMENAL acting and embodiment of the characters, you haven't seen a Tennessee Williams' play in a theatre

Don't see it if you care about lighting design, you want a truly 'Tennessee Williams' play because Sam Gold has his own ideas that diverge from the 'usual

95
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant

See it if you want humour and thoughtful and honest dialogue, you read/studied the original (it's not necessary, but deepens the experience even more)

Don't see it if you don't want to see a straight play, you want nicely tied together resolutions

90
Fluffy, Great staging, Great singing, Quirky, Delightful

See it if you want a solid Broadway night, you are a New Yorker/ have lived in New York for a good amount of time

Don't see it if you want something super thought-provoking, you want a theatre piece that 'breaks boundaries'

85
Intense, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Relevant, Shocking

See it if you're down for a show that deals with sex in a dramatically frank manner, you want a piece that challenges you

Don't see it if you don't tolerate stereotypically too-much-rambling teenager speak, you're not comfortable with seeing sexual acts onstage

50
During previews
Great acting, Confusing, Indulgent, Slow, Ambitious

See it if you want to see great acting with loveable characters, you don't mind being in a state of confusion

Don't see it if you want a well-formed and cohesive script, you enjoy loosely historical plays that assume you know a lot about the context of the time

95
Unique, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Clever, Intense

See it if you want something incredibly intimate, you want to feel connected to the performance and the performer

Don't see it if you get uncomfortable sitting in a bathroom for a long time, you want a spectacle

85
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great staging, Great singing, Epic

See it if you want a totally different Broadway experience with the glitz of Broadway, you care about the ensemble effort

Don't see it if you don't care for long-winded stories or storytelling, you'd rather not watch an opera-style musical

80
Fun, Great singing, Fluffy, Educational, Delightful

See it if you want something light and fun for a night, you want some interesting drinks with your ticket, you love Christmas carols

Don't see it if you're not down for alcohol, you don't feel like a history lesson and want a narrative-driven story, you're a real Scrooge

80
Ambitious, Necessary, Dizzying, Intense, Relevant

See it if you want to be left with a lot of questions and thoughts, you want to be provoked and challenged

Don't see it if you're not ready to deal with intense themes, you're not willing to experiment and try a new feel of theater

Also This is not a 'traditional' theater piece of any kind - there are non-... Read more Read less

90
Exquisite, Original, Relevant, Resonant, Personal

See it if you'd love an hour-long theater about cultural differences and parent-child relationships expressed in the form of dance and amazing visuals

Don't see it if you want more dialogue-heavy shows

95
During previews
Eclectic, Edgy, Original, Relevant, Ambitious

See it if you want to hear a different and unique 'war story' that is personalised, you DON'T want a yet another 'traditional' play

Don't see it if 'you want another serious story about war', you're don't enjoy awkward jokes or crude/crass humour

85
Fun, Fluffy, Ambitious, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you love amazing tap dancers and you love some campy goodness, you want something light for the night

Don't see it if you want a solid biopic musical (the pacing of the plot was a little weird), you want something really new and fresh

75
For a previous production
Raunchy, Dizzying, Confusing, Intense, Relevant

See it if you want to be challenged by disconcerting themes, you like being in that zone of discomfort (that I don't always enjoy)

Don't see it if you're expecting a simple piece of theatre, you're not ready for nudity, graphic imagery and/or audience participation

85
Original, Relevant, Resonant, Intense, Masterful

See it if you want a solid LGBTQ story, you don't mind doing the work of piecing together a non-linear structure

Don't see it if you're not into modern musicals, you want a nice and neat ending

85
During previews
Ambitious, Entertaining, Fun, Intelligent, Great staging

See it if you like interesting and unique takes on Shakespeare, you enjoy theatre that takes risks yet is lighthearted and fun

Don't see it if you want zero audience participation, you want something serious, you are easily distracted by many moving pieces

Also If you were thinking that the 7-course meal would fill you up, it prob... Read more Read less

90
Great staging, Great writing, Quirky, Relevant, Fun

See it if you're down for a kids show that totally works as an 'adult' show with a strong plot and well-rounded characters

Don't see it if you're not in the mood for something fluffy and lighthearted

95
For a previous production
Ambitious, Entertaining, Hilarious, Masterful, Refreshing

See it if you really want a good hearty laugh, you love British humour and wholesome slapstick with fantastically trained actors

Don't see it if you want something serious, you want 'proper' acting with a 'proper' story

Also I got tired after laughing so much in Act 1 and some people may find t... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Absorbing, Edgy, Great singing, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you want your heart to be ripped out by the honesty and simplicity of the storytelling and the music, you want to take a risk on new theatre

Don't see it if you want fluffy and light-hearted, you want a familiar piece of theatre

70
Cliched, Entertaining, Niche, Fluffy, Hilarious

See it if you love the OG TV show, you enjoy satirical writing, you hate Ross (who doesn't)

Don't see it if you have no clue what 'Friends' is about, you want something serious, you hate campy musicals, you love Ross

80
Great singing, Personal, Great writing, Enchanting, Romantic

See it if you enjoy concert-musicals, you want amazing songwriting and singing, you want bare-bones storytelling, you want to witness amazing lighting

Don't see it if you want a piece of theatre that feels 'finished,' you care for 'plot' instead of storytelling and music

100
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Resonant

See it if you want to watch something lighthearted and funny yet rooted in social issues and reality, you want a well-written and concise play

Don't see it if you want epic staging and spectacle, you just want pure fluff or pure seriousness

95
During previews
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Refreshing, Simple

See it if you want bare-bone theatrics that makes Shakespeare's words accessible because they're treated with the utmost respect by the actors

Don't see it if you're not into Shakespeare's actual words, you want spectacles and massive production value

85
Resonant, Refreshing, Masterful, Great writing, Ambitious

See it if you want to see one of the strongest and most hardworking ensembles, you want a personal story told in a unique way

Don't see it if you don't want to be bombarded with a lot of words, you aren't familiar or at least have a working exposure of rap or black culture

95
Ambitious, Edgy, Great staging, Great singing, Riveting

See it if you want to see a one-of-a-kind show, you love immersive and participatory theatre

Don't see it if you want to feel more than think, you don't care for walking or participation, you want pure acting, you don't care for East Asian issues

85
Ambitious, Entertaining, Dizzying, Great singing, Epic

See it if you want a grand Broadway spectacle, you are into sad stories with beautiful singing

Don't see it if you want something really simple and lighthearted with a happy ending

80
During previews
Ambitious, Great writing, Resonant, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy the fine line between humour and dealing with a topic seriously, you want to watch something really original and important

Don't see it if you're not ready to deal with the topic of 9/11 (and it's okay if you're not), you want a piece with a large-scale production

90
Funny, Great singing, Great staging, Raunchy, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy Avenue Q satirical humour (that's even more raunchy and appalling), you want the Broadway glam with a good plot and music

Don't see it if your sense of humour is nowhere crass or crude, you want something really light-hearted, you are easily offended by religious themes

85
Entertaining, Dizzying, Refreshing, Fun, Clever

See it if you want to have a fun night of unexpected surprises, you want theatre that's cheap and totally worth your money

Don't see it if you don't want to participate, you want something predictable and cliched

Also I don't really know why they decided to rebrand because this is basica... Read more Read less

100
Masterful, Must see, Great writing, Epic, Entertaining

See it if you can get tickets

Don't see it if you don't care about the most relevant and world-shaking musical since Rent

Also I watched the Chicago production, with Alexander Gemignani as King Geo... Read more Read less

80
Great acting, Great writing, Cliched, Romantic, Resonant

See it if you want something that's been done before with sincere writing, you want something light-hearted with a touch of reality

Don't see it if you want something different, you want a spectacle

95
Absorbing, Delightful, Great acting, Great writing, Quirky

See it if you're ready for a night of roller coaster emotions and really amazing impressions, you want to see an actor doing what he loves

Don't see it if you don't want to see a one-man show about his life, you really don't care for pop culture references

85
Epic, Quirky, Fun, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you like revue-style musicals, you aren't thrown off by completely different musical numbers, you enjoy a little absurdity and wackiness

Don't see it if you want to see a show that 'makes sense' immediately, you'd rather see something more serious

95
Entertaining, Enchanting, Romantic, Great acting, Exquisite

See it if you want to feel good after a show, you are ready for 3 fully-fleshed out female characters, you're ready to laugh and feel all at once

Don't see it if you don't like Sara Bareilles' songs, you're into more traditional musical theater

95
Original, Electric, Refreshing, Edgy, Great staging

See it if you're ready for something totally different and mindblowing, you don't mind non-colloquial language,

Don't see it if you're not ready for a long night of theater, you want a straight play with zero audience engagement

55
Ambitious, Confusing, Great puppetry, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if you don't mind sitting through a lot of confusing dialogue, you know the story of Mary Shelley and Frankenstein

Don't see it if you expect a lot of puppetry (it only comes out in Act 2), you want something easy-to-understand

75
Absorbing, Entertaining, Intense, Spectacle-based, Dizzying

See it if you enjoy circus acts and great movement numbers, you enjoy electronic pop music, you love stunning human visuals

Don't see it if you want a really strong plot, you don't care for spectacle, you want something 'substantial' in terms of acting and story

55
During previews
Ambitious, Confusing, Extravagant, Original, Edgy

See it if you want to see an extreme departure from your usual Broadway fare, you're super into integrating technology into theatre

Don't see it if you want something traditional and more linear, you can't sit tight for 2 hours with no intermission

Also The magic of the production for me was lost in the large Broadway thea... Read more Read less

100
Masterful, Intense, Resonant, Original, Great writing

See it if you want to watch an incredibly moving and heartfelt piece of theatre that came from the hearts of the writer, actors and everyone involved

Don't see it if you're not ready for a serious night of theatre and tears

90
During previews
Hilarious, Intelligent, Heart-warming, Refreshing

See it if you want something fun yet substantial, you're a goof at heart and ready for a play literally about bears in space

Don't see it if you hate puppetry and 'traditional' straight-storytelling, you aren't into absurdity for fun and silliness