Ile F.

North Bergen | Female
About:  After years of being a frustrated theater lover growing up miles away from NYC, incredibly happy to experience it up close...
Reviews (55)
77
Sad, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You appreciate great performances in theater, amazing work by the actors! You like plays based on history, specifically holocaust

Don't see it if You want to see something happy. This is a sad show, thought provoking and well done but no happy endings here.

100
Great dancing, Great singing, Great acting, Funny

See it if You love classic musicals. This has outstanding vocal performances and amazing choreography. It's everything a musical should be!

Don't see it if You hate musicals, that's it. I see no flaws!

94
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Fun

See it if You like Sondheim, or you enjoy classic musicals. You want a fun night at the theater. I was not familiar with the musical and loved it

Don't see it if You dont like musicals, you have a hard time paying attention to slightly complicated plots.

Also I heard a lot about the book being 'confusing' due to the fact that it... Read more Read less

100
Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Great writing, So fetch!

See it if You love the movie, you will love it even more! You like fun musicals, want to laugh and have a good night out, if you like Tina Fey's work

Don't see it if You absolutely hated the movie, prefer plays, dont like comedies.

Also I was a huge fan of the movie, so i had very high expectations for thi... Read more Read less

66
Confusing, Great acting, Overrated, Clever

See it if You want to see Michael C. Hall, he's fabulous. You like existential, unique type of solo shows.

Don't see it if You want a plot or a show that follows a certain direction. If you get distracted easily, this is a monologue that is hard to follow

Also As amazing as his performance was, i felt confused. Perhaps i need to ... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Entertaining, Great singing, Raunchy

See it if You want a fun, different type of show. You enjoy burlesque, acrobatics, ballet and a little kink in your show.

Don't see it if You're uncomfortable with nudity or are expecting a story or the nutcracker. There are a few numbers of the ballet but not really

Also This is a fun show. The dancers and singers are incredibly talented, u... Read more Read less

100
Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Must see, Profound

See it if You want to see an incredible production. Michael Urie is AMAZING in this! You will laugh, you will cry and you will love it.

Don't see it if You are homophobic or dont want to sit through a nearly 3 hour play (you don't feel it though! it's worth it!)

82
Enchanting, Great staging, Romantic

See it if you liked the music from the animated movie, like the story, want to see a sweet and fun show.

Don't see it if You want the exact movie magic experience in theater. They changed a few things about the plot (villain) so i felt a tiny bit disappointed

Also Amazing costumes and staging! I loved the animated movie so i was very... Read more Read less

78
Funny, Great acting, Edgy

See it if You want to laugh and have a good time at a show. You like original musicals.

Don't see it if You want a serious show or dont like silly comedies.

85
Great singing, Slow, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You like jukebox musicals, you like the music of Frankie Valli (obviously) or you enjoy musicals with amazing singing

Don't see it if You dont like musicals or the music of Frankie Valli and the 4 seasons

85
During previews
Funny, Great acting, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if You are looking for a fun night out on the theater, like to laugh, you want to see something original (ish), you are from NJ

Don't see it if You want something profound, a drama, or a show that gets you thinking. This show's aim is for you to have a good time. (i did!)

Also While the story itself is a little cliche, i had a good time. It has s... Read more Read less

62
During previews
Ambitious, Cliched, Disappointing, Great acting

See it if You want to see the actors, you want to support the playwrite.

Don't see it if You want a coherent plot or are expecting the show to address issues like privilege and lgbt ( it tries, but fails in my opinion)

Also The first 5 minutes of the show have a small introduction by 2 lgbtq a... Read more Read less

96
Enchanting, Great staging, Great singing, Must see, Be careful when choosing your seat

See it if You want to see a brilliant musical revival. The costumes, the set and the actors are all amazing!

Don't see it if You want to see a new musical, or dont like musicals/long shows (nearly 3hs long) see below for comments on seating

Also I would have given this show a perfect 100, it certainly deserves it B... Read more Read less

85
Ambitious, Enchanting, Great staging, Magical

See it if You like the movie, like Disney, love big shows with big effects. LOVED the staging and lighting effects!

Don't see it if You hate Disney, Frozen or happy, funny shows. Dont see it If you're looking for something with deep substance (its a kids movie!)

Also It stays true to the movie, adding a bit of Broadway magic. The effect... Read more Read less

68
Confusing, Disappointing, Great acting, Romantic, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy thought provoking shows, have an interest in story lines about people with disabilities, focusing on deafness.

Don't see it if You want an easy to understand plot, elaborate staging or a musical.

Also I was not familiar with this show/ story before this production. The a... Read more Read less

70
Ambitious, Great singing, Thought-provoking, Sweet

See it if You enjoy shows with Jewish humor and LGBTQ topics. It was a sweet and cute story. Made me laugh and made me cry.

Don't see it if You are expecting a story about Harvey Milk, it feels like he is very much a background character.

Also Loved the finale, but I feel like it took way to long to get there. Wh... Read more Read less

71
During previews
Slow, Clever, Intelligent

See it if You like plays about middle aged couples re-living the past

Don't see it if You don't want a slow moving play (with no intermission) or are looking for a clear, happy ending

65
Disappointing, Great acting, Great staging, Insipid

See it if You are a fan of the actors or want to support new plays

Don't see it if You want to see a well written, exciting or comedic show. It has a little bit of everything with not enough of anything.

Also The whole show felt a little lacking, the actors did a great job with ... Read more Read less

87
Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if You like plays about history, politics and strong women. You can follow a complex story through different time periods.

Don't see it if You don't like historical/ poetic plays, You don't speak Spanish or don't want to have to read subtitles.

Also Knowing Spanish definitely improves the experience and it helps apprec... Read more Read less

90
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Romantic, Funny

See it if You want a fun, sweet, romantic and funny show with amazing singing. I hadn't seen the movie and I enjoyed it a lot.

Don't see it if You want a lot of action, or have issues with topics like domestic violence or adultery.

Also I was lucky enough to see it with Sarah Bareillies and Jason Mraz and ... Read more Read less

71
Ambitious, Dizzying, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Confusing

See it if You like "black mirror", it felt a lot like an episode of that show, joined with politics and criminal justice.

Don't see it if If you dislike any of the things mentioned above, want to see a comedy or expect a show/ story with no kinks .

Also I liked the story, I do work in the criminal justice field so I have a... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Clever, Funny, Slow, Quirky, Great acting

See it if You like solo shows that fall entirely on the actor's talent and story telling

Don't see it if you don't like solo shows or have no interest in the story of the Titanic

98
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intense, Profound

See it if You want to see a relevant, intense, well written drama. Like plays that touch on controversial topics like race and religion.

Don't see it if You want a comedy or feel uncomfortable talking about topics like racism, violence (rape) or religion.

Also This play was really well written and the actresses did an amazing job... Read more Read less

95
Funny, Quirky, Fluffy, Entertaining, Silly

See it if You loved the tv show, like musicals, like silly, funny shows. Enjoy a good parody

Don't see it if You don't like the tv show or musicals. If you're not familiar with the show you might not find it entertaining or funny.

Also The show is pretty much a 2 hour summarized version of the whole tv se... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Great acting, Slow, Intelligent, Clever, Interesting

See it if You want to see John Lithgow's work Enjoy story telling. Are interested in a great performance more than the plot itself

Don't see it if You dont like one-man shows. have a short attention span/ difficulty following spoken word or are seeking a big production

Also This show certainly displays John Lithgow's amazing talent as a perfor... Read more Read less

96
During previews
Quirky, Great writing, Great singing, Great acting, Funny

See it if You like to laugh! Definitely laughed out loud more than a few times. The actor's performances were amazing. Santino as always a delight

Don't see it if You dont like musicals or are looking for something with a message (it has one, but i feel the aim here is to entertain rather than educate)

Also I watched the movie yeaaaars ago, so i knew the basics but forgot a gr... Read more Read less

73
Great acting, Funny

See it if You like raunchy comedies, want to see great performances by talented women

Don't see it if You want a big production

Also The individual performances by the actresses were really amazing. Howe... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see an amazing performance by Debra Jo Rupp, you enjoy a thought provoking debate and moving plays. It is sweet and funny.

Don't see it if You are not open minded or are uncomfortable with LGBTQ or religious themes. This play shows both sides really well and empathizes with both

73
During previews
Clever, Funny, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You like comedy stand up shows and want to listen to a fresh and funny critique of the issues the US struggles with.

Don't see it if You don't like one man shows or don't want to hear about politics.

Also He takes on both sides politically, so it is balanced out. However you... Read more Read less

94
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Heartwarming

See it if You want a well performed, well written and profound play. You like dramas and stories that touch your heart. It's sweet but heartbreaking

Don't see it if You want a comedy or a musical. You are uncomfortable with themes like gay marriage, family issues or tragedy.

71
Funny, Confusing, Fluffy, Great singing, Quirky

See it if you like the Go-Go's, you want to have fun, like silly musicals or want to see a show with lgbtq representation

Don't see it if You are looking for a profound plot or dislike old-English style dialogue. I had fun, but i was also very confused for the 1st 20 min

79
Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see an original play with some great acting

Don't see it if You want to see a big production or are uninterested in new plays

70
Clever, Funny, Intelligent

See it if You want to learn about consciousness in an original way and if you like rap music. Ted talk + Rap

Don't see it if You don't like solo shows, rap music or want a play/musical for purely entertainment, this one you have to think and pay attention.

Also Baba is very talented, the show is definitely original and he's a good... Read more Read less

95
Delightful, Entertaining, Quirky, Great dancing

See it if You want to see amazing performers and appreciate the male body and the art of dance. You want a unique and fun theatrical experience

Don't see it if Half naked men dancing with other men in tutus and high heels makes you uncomfortable. You want dialogue or dislike artistic performances

Also Had an amazing time in this show!! It is beautifully choreographed and... Read more Read less

100
Delightful, Funny, Heartwarming, Sweet

See it if You want to hear a wonderful actress tell the story of her obstacles and triumphs with her image as a Hollywood actress

Don't see it if You don't like story telling shows or solo shows (although i usually don't and I loved it!)

Also Amazing performance!! It has heart, it is funny and I found her anecdo... Read more Read less

81
Entertaining, Great acting, Intense, Raunchy

See it if You are familiar with the book/movie and want to see it live with you being part of it.

Don't see it if You don't want a naked man right on your face, you get uncomfortable with audience interactions or any of the topics on the warning advisory

Also Actors were brilliant, it's a small, simple set but the show is great.... Read more Read less

73
Clever, Original, Abstract, Artistic

See it if You like abstract/original type of shows (ie. miming/puppetry). It is a different type of performance, but nonetheless enjoyable.

Don't see it if You want a plot, a big production or are uncomfortable with silence (all you hear are pretty much the audience reactions here and there)

Also Slow and quirky at times but very visually beautiful at others. The pe... Read more Read less

80
Funny, Edgy, Clever

See it if You want to watch a funny performance by talented people. It's a fun satire into the theatre world.

Don't see it if You are looking for a big performance or a big production. You dont like shows that poke fun at certain issues (privilege, lgbt)

Also There are a lot of references and inside-jokes into the theatre indust... Read more Read less

71
Ambitious, Confusing, Great acting, Dizzying

See it if You enjoy fast paced plays with some historical background/inspiration

Don't see it if You don't know anything about the show, the historical figures it mentions or The importance of being Ernest. You will be VERY confused.

80
Entertaining, Great singing, Fun

See it if You love Rock music (80's mostly), love classical music and would like to see them combined and live. You want to have fun at a rock concert

Don't see it if You want a Show (play/musical). This is a CONCERT by awesome musicians. You hate classic rock or classical music

Also I had a great time!! If you are a fan of Journey, Queen, and love all ... Read more Read less

71
During previews
Cliched, Great acting, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy meaningful plays, Like writing that leave you thinking or are a fan of the actors.

Don't see it if You prefer a fast paced show or have a short attention span, I feel like it could be 20 min shorter

92
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Cliched, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You love Jimmy Buffett (you dont have to tho), you want a happy, fun night at the theater with a show to unwind and just have fun!

Don't see it if You want a show with a deep, thought provoking story line. Its a very cliche rom-com type of story line but can be enjoyed nonetheless

Also If you want to have fun, laugh, sing along (in a theater adequate way ... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy shows about dysfunctional families and want to see a funny but meaningful show.

Don't see it if You want to see a musical.

Also I thought the show was wonderful, it makes you laugh and it makes you ... Read more Read less

95
Entertaining, Great for beginners, Fun

See it if You dance around in your living room to Broadway tunes and would like to learn the choreography from a trained professional!

Don't see it if you hate to dance, don't like following a choreography.

Also This class was a great workout and a lot of fun! I have no dancing exp... Read more Read less

71
During previews
Great staging, Profound, Slow, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if You like plays, history based stores. Specifically about music and Israel

Don't see it if Have no interest in Israel's history or stories about it. Want a comedy or a musical. I would have liked more of the violinist performanc

70
Funny, Dizzying, Great acting, Too long, Quirky

See it if You enjoy one man shows with a solid performance, want to see a story narrated by an over-the-top gay man.

Don't see it if You are bothered by jokes in which you don't get all the references, dislike plays about the gay lifestyle or party drugs.

Also Really enjoyed the actor's performance, I think he did a great job int... Read more Read less

100
Funny, Great singing, Great staging, Epic, Must see

See it if You want to see an amazing, fun, incredible show. You will have an amazing time!

Don't see it if You hate theater... and even then I would still recommend it!

Also If you can only see one show in your lifetime, this is the one for me.... Read more Read less

55
For a previous production
Disappointing, Funny, Raunchy, Awkward, Entertaining

See it if you like silly parodies and were a fan or early 00's pop punk music

Don't see it if you dont like/know about early 00's pop punk music. Feel uncomfortable with vulgarity or a lot of swearing

Also It was funny at times and the actors definitely do a good job with the... Read more Read less

70
Clever, Ambitious, Quirky, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy stories about the women of the golden age in Hollywood and their music, enjoy one-woman shows, like story telling type of plays.

Don't see it if You dont care for the music/characters from the Hollywood golden age, dont like one woman shows, are looking for a highly visual production

Also I enjoyed the story very much- a woman's perspective from that point i... Read more Read less

75
Absorbing, Confusing, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense

See it if You enjoy drama, like thought provoking plays or time pieces

Don't see it if you want a happy-go-lucky show, or are inpatient. it is a slow start and it took me a while to understand what was happening.

Also In my opinion it is a sad ending but reflecting of our own reality at ... Read more Read less