It Should Be Hummable

New York City | 65+ | Female
About:  My first theater experience was the Radio City Christmas Show in 1964 with my grandmother. I’ve spent many summers at Tanglewood, subscribe to New York Festival of Song, enjoy all kinds of theater, but my heart belongs to musicals.
Reviews (29)
65
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Quirky, Indulgent, Ambitious, Disappointing, Fluffy

See it if You like the premise of the original story. The cast’s energy is high. Staging is ambitious.

Don't see it if You expect a musical where you can leave humming the songs. The production seems to be a play with music.

88
Broad comedy, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful, Funny

See it if You want to see a fast-paced fun show, plenty of site gags and old-fashioned shtick. Beetlejuice brings the audience into the performance.

Don't see it if You are expecting to see the musical version of the movie, because it’s not. It’s an original. It’s about “death” but with lots of humor.

75
Toni Stone
Midtown W
Funny, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy an ensemble performance centered around the first female black baseball player in the Negro League.

Don't see it if Can’t relate to being the “first” with the verbal and physical abuse that comes with it.

81
All My Sons
Midtown W
Great writing, Timeless, Relevant, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a timeless, well-written play.

Don't see it if You want to see a new, innovative plot. It’s the story of greed, jealousy, a mother’s anguish and suicide.

70
Fluffy, Quirky, Insipid, Hilarious, Great acting

See it if You like slapstick and farce without much plot. The actors know how to “milk” the audience for laughs and the audience is in on the laughs.

Don't see it if You don’t like slapstick comedy. I should have paid more attention to the reviews, because this was not a show for me. I didn’t even smile.

86
Nantucket Sleigh Ride
Upper W Side
Fast-paced, Funny, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You enjoy new plays, where the “action” takes place in a character’s thoughts. The plot evolves in the conversations between actors.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy exploring new productions. You can easily follow the story, but you have to carefully listen to John Guare’s words.

89
Great writing, Refreshing, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a feel-good story. It takes 3 Chers, to tell her story of defeats and triumphs over the past 60 years. Bob Mackie costumes.

Don't see it if You really don’t like Cher. But really, who doesn’t like Cher?

86
On Blueberry Hill
Midtown E
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
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
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
War Paint
Midtown W
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.

90
Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy laughing a lot to an “improvised” show. While the cast and plots may change, the performers give 110 per cent!

Don't see it if Don’t like rap. You need a structured plot. You want to leave the theater humming a song. Read the reviews so you won’t be disappointed.

84
Road Show
Midtown W
Must see, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You enjoy a collaboration by Sondheim and Weidman. Fast-passed production will keep your focus on the story.

Don't see it if You expect a large Broadway show. The cast is professional, but be prepared for the staging of an Encores! production.

Also Encores! limited runs showcases productions from the past that deserve... Read more Read less

85
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Epic, Resonant, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if You want to feel how three generations of one family deal with the “Troubles “ in Northern Ireland in 1981.

Don't see it if You can’t appreciate family dramas, especially with an Irish accent.

Also You’ll have a better understanding of this play if you research the Ir... Read more Read less

95
Ink
Midtown W
Great storytelling, Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You like a story about real people. Rupert Murdoch arrived in London in 1969. Larry Lamb was his Editor and Tabloid Journalism was “born.”

Don't see it if You don’t like historical plays. And knowing about this time period and journalism will help your expectation and appreciation of this play

79
Ambitious, Disappointing, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You are familiar with Motown and love the sound of The Temptations and similar groups.

Don't see it if You want a musical with a plot. This is supposed to be a history of all of the Temptations, but the story is lost in the production.

80
Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see what happened to a community and their unexpected guests during the week of of 9/11. There were many stories to tell.

Don't see it if You are very familiar with 9/11. I found myself finishing their lines, before they finished their song.

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
The Hello Girls
Midtown E
Great singing, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent, Must see

See it if You want to see 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
Skintight
Midtown W
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
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
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
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
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.