It Should Be Hummable

New York City | 65+ | Female
About:  My first theater experience was the Christmas Show at Radio City in 1964 with my grandmother. Then in 1967 my class went to "The Flying Dutchman" at the Metropolitan Opera. Growing up, my mother only played show tunes where the lyrics and music were equally important. I was a voice major in college... Read more Read less
Reviews (16)
80
Ambitious, Quirky, Disappointing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You love energetic performers singing their hearts out. The youthful audience knows the characters and knows their lyrics.

Don't see it if You rely on strong musical performances. I saw it in previews and the amplification was uneven.

96
During previews
Great singing, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent, Must see

See it if You want to see me the next great American musical. The 10 actor/singer/musicians are a tight ensemble. Inventive staging. Fabulous music.

Don't see it if You want to see a big Broadway musical. This is not a fluff piece. It is American history.

25
Disappointing, Dated, Excruciating, Cliched, Shallow

See it if You are willing to take a risk on a limited run play. If you can laugh at stereotyped characters, you might enjoy it.

Don't see it if You expect a comedy about family relationships. I blame the director who neglected to make the characters sympathetic and believable.

91
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Intelligent, Romantic

See it if You like a traditional musical. The characters are believable because Liza and Professor Higgins are closer in age. Great for all ages.

Don't see it if There is no reason not to see it!

78
Entertaining, Great singing, Ambitious, Dated, Overrated

See it if You are entertaining out-of-town guests, who are not familiar with Broadway, and need a "safe" show to please everyone.

Don't see it if You want great performance from a talented cast. The director is to be blamed for the squealing sounds out of two primary cast members.

89
Clever, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Motivational

See it if You are a Michael Moore fan. It's his history of how one person can make a difference. The message -- Just do something.

Don't see it if You are not familiar with politics. Yes, he makes fun of President Trump, but his show has a message and it is one of empowerment

95
Must see, Clever, Great writing, Inventive score, Masterful

See it if You enjoy all types of music. Unique musical experience combing Hip Hop and Classic Broadway. Rap replaces the spoken words.

Don't see it if Your expectations are for one type of theater. Make sure you listen to the musical before attending to follow the history of the story.

92
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Historical, Great writing

See it if You want to see a play based on real events based on real people and how they helped changed history. Tony Award winner.

Don't see it if You can't sit for three hours. It takes time to create the story so be prepared to concentrate. Know the history before you attend.

86
Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to understand how two men sharing the same plrison cell can relate to each other, without ever addressing the other.

Don't see it if You like a lot of action on stage. You will need to pay close attention to the words.

72
Great staging, Confusing, Overrated, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You are a Potter fanatic and know all of the characters and the nomenclature of the Series.

Don't see it if You have problems listening to a British accent. They talk very fast. I used their hearing aid so I could understand what they were saying.

94
Must see, Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Great writing

See it if You enjoy an integrated musical comedy applicable for all ages. Everyone has known a “mean girl” in school or had to work with one at work.

Don't see it if You expect a “traditional musical.” This production is fast-paced and encourages audience participation, including wearing pink on Wednesday

75
Great singing, Total disney, Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy musicals or movies by Disney. This was the Aladdin cartoon come to life.

Don't see it if You expect a respectful audience. I saw it on a Tuesday night with lots of children in the audience whose parents didn't keep them quiet.

94
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Nostalgic, Great writing

See it if You love Carole King's music and if you are a fan of the songs from 1950 - 1960's. It's her history from age 16 to 30.

Don't see it if You expect today's elaborate Broadway staging. This musical is a "period piece" from the era of traditional girl and boy groups.

90
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if You want to see two of the best actresses on Broadway portraying two woman who created the cosmetics industry.

Don't see it if You expect strong male roles. While the ladies lead on stage and in the story, the show is for everyone.

77
Dizzying, Clever, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You want to be part of the performance, which takes place throughout the theater. The sound is crafted to be heard wherever you sit.

Don't see it if You expect "one stage." Make sure you read the reviews to prepare yourself for a very unique experience.

81
Great singing, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing

See it if You'll leave the show humming the music with a smile on your face. Each Golden Ticket Winner has their own unique entertaining personality.

Don't see it if You are expecting a lavish production. The staging is inventive and fits the fast-paced musical.