Jacqui S

New York City | 18-24 | Female
About:  Aspiring actor, director and critic.
Reviews (70)
70
Beautiful choreography, Thought-provoking, Dated, Great singing, Intense

See it if you enjoy classic Golden-Age musicals, great singing, and beautiful movement and storytelling.

Don't see it if a story about domestic abuse is triggering or problematic for you.

Also Just disappointed that this show was happening right at the #MeToo mov... Read more Read less

80
Lobby Hero
Midtown W
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Intense, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy a mind-game of a piece that has political conversation and intensity.

Don't see it if you're sensitive to political topics such as race or sexism.

90
Absorbing, Ambitious, Exquisite, Great acting, Epic

See it if you have never seen a production of this play before.

Don't see it if you don't like long plays or multiple sittings, gay storylines and/or complex plots.

Also One of the best, if not the best play, of the 20th century. A must-see... Read more Read less

40
Ambitious, Quirky, Disconnected, Irrelevant, Fluffy

See it if you like the TV show and know the characters and don't have high expectations.

Don't see it if you're expecting a quality production that feels like a Broadway show (this feels like an amusement park production)

Also Ethan Slater is the only great thing about this show. He is completely... Read more Read less

83
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Romantic, Entertaining, Nostalgic, Joyful

See it if you are familiar with the film and are looking for something a family show that is enchanting but has substance and flushed out characters.

Don't see it if you have a deep connection to the film and aren't open to a new adaptation of it.

Also Taking out the super-natural elements from story of the animated film ... Read more Read less

85
Ambitious, Refreshing, Intelligent, Great writing, Well-crafted

See it if you enjoy musicals that read as plays and want to experience a new kind of musical.

Don't see it if you are easily bored, don't enjoy a lot of dialogue in musicals

Also Katrina Lenk is the true star of this piece. Her acting is so nuanced ... Read more Read less

75
Clever, Confusing, Great singing, Quirky

See it if your are a fan of the work of E.E. Cummings; you enjoy experimental and devised theatre

Don't see it if you get confused easily or want a plot

90
Spoon River
Midtown W
Clever, Profound, Great writing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy innovative interpretations of classic works, enjoy laughing and being emotionally moved within the same produciton

Don't see it if you don't like repetitious music,

80
Bandstand
Midtown W
Great choreography, Resonant, Great singing, Intelligent, Intense

See it if you want to see talented performers featured incredibly well; you have a connection to the veterans and/or the military; enjoy great dancin

Don't see it if you find war stories triggering; don't like predictable stories

95
Delightful, Exquisite, Funny, Great singing, Must see

See it if you want to see a beautiful, old-fashioned musical

Don't see it if you don't like indulgent shows and like long dance numbers

Also Go see Donna Murphy, she is worth going to see this production. She is... Read more Read less

100
Clever, Edgy, Masterful, Intense, Refreshing

See it if you like being immersed in a show and the actors up close, love this show.

Don't see it if audience participation isn't for you, you are easily triggered by gore and sexual predators.

85
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Intense, Refreshing

See it if you want to be absorbed in the text of Tennessee Williams.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy a fresh take on a classic piece

80
Clever, Great staging, Entertaining, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if you like dark comedy and quick wit and want to see a good example of a movie turned into a musical.

Don't see it if you are attached to the film and don't have a sense of humour.

Also The music is quite forgettable but the book is quite good and smart. A... Read more Read less

85
Amelie
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Quirky, Refreshing, Fluffy

See it if you enjoy imaginative staging, fun ensemble work, colourful design and staging and Phillipa Soo's effortless singing.

Don't see it if you're a fan of the film and don't want to see an American-ized version of it.

80
Cats
Midtown W
Delightful, Dated, Entertaining, Incredible dancing, Fluffy

See it if you enjoy beautiful and masterful dancing and a very visual oriented show.

Don't see it if you want a show with substance or would have a hard time taking the show seriously.

80
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Great staging, Fluffy, Quirky, Romantic

See it if you're looking for an entertaining and absorbing story with characters who are flawed but are people you root for.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy pop music, find social issues triggering or don't like baked goods.

Also I saw the understudy for Jessie Mueller and she was fantastic! Don't b... Read more Read less

80
Ambitious, Entertaining, Edgy, Quirky, Confusing

See it if you like shows that are different and experimental, not your average musical.

Don't see it if you don't like complex plots, electro-pop music, or crowd participation. You really need to pay attention or you'll miss something!

Also The voices in this show are all so different and create really interes... Read more Read less

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Fluffy, Great singing, Fun

See it if you like the work of Kristin Chenoweth and want to see her just be herself on stage.

Don't see it if you want to see her in a Broadway show since this is just a concert.

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Fluffy, Romantic, Great dancing

See it if you're a sucker for an old-timey musical and want a cheery pick-me-up.

Don't see it if you want an intense theatrical experience.

90
Falsettos
Midtown W
Absorbing, Intelligent, Profound, Quirky, Resonant

See it if you enjoy a traditional musical with a little bit of a quirky twist.

Don't see it if you don't like quick wit and off-beat musicals

Also The performances are top notch

80
The Humans
Midtown W
Absorbing, Funny, Resonant, Quirky, Identifiable

See it if you want to see a new work that is well-acted and reflects many aspects of society and different generations within a family

Don't see it if you don't like kitchen-sink dramas or plays about families

90
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great writing, Refreshing, Resonant

See it if you can get a ticket

Don't see it if you don't like historical pieces or don't like fast paced shows

Also It was a great show, very innovative and different and there's not muc... Read more Read less

75
Blackbird
Midtown W
Edgy, Shocking, Ambitious, Absorbing, Original

See it if you want to be challenged mentally and emotionally and want to be surprised.

Don't see it if dark topics such as mental illness and pedophelia are triggering or offensive. Also if you don't like shows with 2 people

95
Shuffle Along
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Masterful, Resonant, Great singing

See it if you want to see incredible tap dancing and be entranced by an all-star cast.

Don't see it if you don't like old-time musicals or jazz

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Family-friendly, Inspiring

See it if you want to have a great time and see talented performers having fun onstage.

Don't see it if you don't like loud shows

73
Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Disappointing, Fluffy

See it if you love the movie and the characters and want to have a fun night with lots of laughs and pink!

Don't see it if you're expecting the movie on stage or exceptional musical theatre writing.

86
Sleep No More
Chelsea
Ambitious, Dizzying, Epic, Refreshing, Phyiscal

See it if you want to be completely immersed in the play and story and have tactile/sensory experience of storytelling.

Don't see it if you can't stand/walk for three hours, don't want to be up close and personal in the show, don't like to wear masks and not be able to speak.

Also This type of theatre isn't for everyone but I feel like everyone shoul... Read more Read less

80
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Profound, Epic

See it if you want to be wow-ed by a full production.

Don't see it if you find war stories triggering or don't like epic shows.

Also Eva Noblezada is a complete stand-out. At only 21, she is just a power... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Delightful, Cute, Funny, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you are a fan of the movie and love stories about family and being different.

Don't see it if you don't like shows written for young people or Disney shows.

75
Meteor Shower
Midtown W
Absurd, Edgy, Confusing, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if you enjoy Steve Martin's absurd humour and want a great laugh.

Don't see it if you are easily confused and not open to unlikely storytelling

Also The acting was fantastic but unfortunately, Amy Schumer is the weakest... Read more Read less

75
War Paint
Midtown W
Relevant, Great singing, Great writing, Interesting, Funny

See it if you want to see two magnificent performers in a well-written show; an example of a good book of a musical

Don't see it if you have no interest in the make-up industry and don't care about the leading ladies

73
A Brimful of Asha
Midtown W
Cute, Funny, Delightful, Relevant, Fluffy

See it if you want to see something semi-spontaneously performed; enjoy being a part of the show

Don't see it if you want scripted and professional only acting; don't care to learn about other cultural experiences

Also Ravi and his (real-life) mother, Asha, welcomed us to the theatre and ... Read more Read less

80
Indecent
Midtown W
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Masterful, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in theatrical history and powerful Jewish and lesbian themes told through beautiful text, movement, and music

Don't see it if you don't enjoy heavy stories

76
Great acting, Pogniant, Great writing, Intelligent, Slow

See it if you want to see masterful performances of female roles that demonstrate the complexities strength and frailty.

Don't see it if you don't like period pieces

Also Definitely one you may want to see twice to see Laura Linney and Cynth... Read more Read less

80
Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if you want to be sparked with existential thoughts and questions

Don't see it if you don't enjoy plays that poke fun at young people and have dark themes; you're bothered by full-frontal nudity and sex

60
Sweat
Midtown W
Intense, Resonant, Intelligent, Banal, Dizzying

See it if you identify with small towns or blue-collar work and want to be challenged on conversations on human equality.

Don't see it if you get bored easily

75
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Banal, Confusing, Great acting, Excruciating, Slow

See it if you have a decent understanding of the Oslo Accord and patience to sit through a very long play.

Don't see it if you don't like long plays and don't follow historical event

85
Absorbing, Funny, Riveting, Relevant, Great acting

See it if you want to see incredible acting and a new take on a classic piece of theatre.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy shows that are text-based. You can't miss a beat with this one!

Also This show was only 90 minutes which was a huge draw for me!

75
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Great acting, Ambitious, Epic, Slow, Overwhelming

See it if you want to see incredible acting in a musical

Don't see it if you don't enjoy dramatic characters and weird plots

95
For a previous production
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Riveting

See it if you want to be entertained, laugh as much as you cry, feel your heart beat and want reassurance that there's kindness in the world

Don't see it if you don't follow minimalistic concepts well

Also An inspiring and hopeful show for today's audiences giving a lovely ta... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Significant Other
Midtown W
Funny, Refreshing, Relevant, Heartbreaking, Self-identifying

See it if you're a millennial, single and/or feel lost in pursuit of love in this day and age.

Don't see it if "millennials problems" aren't a point of interest

Also Gideon Glick is wonderful and incredibly heartfelt and committed in hi... Read more Read less

85
Hir
Midtown W
Edgy, Great acting, Masterful, Intense, Dark humour

See it if you want to see a great new play that is thoughtfully written and deals with contemporary issues.

Don't see it if you don't like absurdist theatre, dark humour and stories dealing with mental illness.

Also An amazing reflection of the current state of our society, a great con... Read more Read less

60
Confusing, Funny, Ambitious, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if you enjoy The Kroll Show and enjoy an absurd, non-sensical humour.

Don't see it if you want to see a true Broadway show and are a bit of a theatre snob.

Also There are jokes for everybody in this show but it wasn't as funny as I... Read more Read less

100
Sweet Charity
Midtown W
Delightful, Funny, Great staging, Romantic, Edgy

See it if you want to see a classic musical reinvented and performed by the best.

Don't see it if you don't like intimate venues or minimalist theatre

Also Sutton Foster is perfectly cast and shines so bright in this role. She... Read more Read less

85
Funny, Relevant, Edgy, Quirky, Great acting

See it if you like Rent and autobiographical stories. It's a little bit of a museum piece from the early 90's.

Don't see it if you want to see a completed work and don't like rock musicals.

Also There was a talk-back after the show I went to with one of Jonathan La... Read more Read less

100
Moving, Great acting, Great singing, Exquisite, Profound

See it if you want to be swept away by an amazing story and moved by incredible performances.

Don't see it if you want to see something fluffy and fun

Also This production is a MUST SEE. Cynthia Erivo is utterly incredible. En... Read more Read less

90
Bright Star
Midtown W
Delightful, Great staging, Romantic, Refreshing, Great singing

See it if you want to see inspired and imaginative staging and great performances

Don't see it if you don't like blue-grass type music

70
Banal, Ambitious, Disappointing, Great acting, Excruciating

See it if you enjoy good text and seeing fine actors on stage

Don't see it if you have no attention span and do not enjoy long shows

80
For a previous production
Original, Profound, Resonant, Ambitious, Edgy

See it if you want to see a show about young people that has a great score and great use of set and projections.

Don't see it if dark topics (teen suicide, mental illness) are triggering for you

75
Tuck Everlasting
Midtown W
Enchanting, Fluffy, Family-friendly, Great choreography, Visual

See it if you want to see top performers and beautiful technical show.

Don't see it if you don't like seventeen year olds having crushes on eleven year olds.