Jeannine J

Voorhees | 50-64 | Female
About:  I have a Master's degree in theater and an undergraduate degree in music. I have been working in the world of musical theater for over 20 years. My experience includes producing, directing, light and sound design, stage management, and I have even written a musical. I was the Executive Director of a... Read more Read less
Reviews (44)
65
Self-indulgent
June 15th, 2022

See it if You love everything Tina Turner and want to learn more. The show focuses more on the early years and the torment from Ike who is villainized

Don't see it if You don't like Blues or Tina Turner music. You don't want to see another story about a poor girl who was abused by a man.

76
Company (Broadway)
Midtown W
Fabulous performances but confusing
June 15th, 2022

See it if You love Sondheim. You love Patty LuPone, You love a twist on a classic. You appreciate amazing supporting characters.

Don't see it if You want a traditional story line. The book is disjointed and confusing. You have to overlook the "story;" just enjoy the performances.

88
Amazing choreography, myles frost is mh reimagined
June 15th, 2022

See it if This show is jam packed with amazing choreography. Myles Frost is superb as MJ.

Don't see it if You don't like Michael Jackson music or don't believe he was tormented by his father.

Also The emotional performance of Quention Earl Darrington as Joe Jackson i... Read more Read less

76
Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful
June 15th, 2022

See it if You want a relaxing evening of humor and good old fashioned fun. Billy Crystal at his best. Lots of fun humor based on Jews and seniors.

Don't see it if You want something emotional, relevant and life changing. You don't appreciate Jewish humor. This is a LIGHT fun show. Not earth shattering

86
Relevant, Profound, Great acting, Epic, moving, historic and dance filled
June 15th, 2022

See it if You love dance, epic historical sagas, civil rights and drama

Don't see it if You want happy rainbows and unicorns, you don't appreciate the struggle for civil rights or too much dance

Also This show is a true masterpiece, but sadly not marketed well. The lead... Read more Read less

90
Emotional, relevant, powerful
June 15th, 2022

See it if one of the most powerful emotional journeys of a main character since Evan Hansen. Relevant and relatable.

Don't see it if It is very explicit: gay sex, cursing, and pokes at the typical gospel play. One could easily be offended.

Also Think Rent meets Hamilton, Tick Tick Boom and Dear Evan Hansen. We fol... Read more Read less

86
Masterful, Intense, Great acting
January 13th, 2022

See it if You enjoyed the book, appreciate drama and thought provoking plays

Don't see it if You don't like plays, racism, or adults playing children

97
Enchanting, Clever, Edgy
January 13th, 2022

See it if Big production numbers, fun pop score, glitz and glamour

Don't see it if You are conservative as cast is provocative and scantily clothed

Also Take a trip to the nightclub Moulin Rouge. Amazing Choreography, glitz... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Amazing choreography - jackman is a stellar, Entertaining, Masterful
January 13th, 2022

See it if You like Amazing Choreography, fun entertainment

Don't see it if You want thought provoking drama

Also Absolutely amazing. There is a dance break in almost every number. Jac... Read more Read less

28
Disappointing, Cliched
December 17th, 2021

See it if you have money to burn and want a good laugh at how wrong something can be

Don't see it if you appreciate theatre

81
Entertaining, Delightful, Clever
December 17th, 2021

See it if Rob McClure is an absolute genius. Standout performance. He carries the show along with teen breakout star Analise Scapici

Don't see it if You want huge sets a memorable score and big production numbers. The overall show is "bleh" without Rob McClure it would be just average.

85
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant
December 17th, 2021

See it if A powerful show about fighting (or not fighting ) for change in a world that is truly unfair. Set in 1963 Powerful, intense yet still funny

Don't see it if shows about racism, civil right or soulful music

84
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Profound, Absorbing
September 29th, 2021

See it if If you appreciate the BlLM movement. Note - ending can be confusing. The acting is powerful and you will be ANGRY at flawed system.

Don't see it if You can't handle words fuck or nigger. You are offended easily or you don't enjoy shows about racial injustice.

78
Refreshing, Great singing, Entertaining
September 29th, 2021

See it if A fun entertaining jukebox musical outlining the Temptations. The actors really put it all out on stage and sing, dance and entertain.

Don't see it if You don't like jukebox musicals or R&B.

90
Hilarious, Delightful, Clever
September 29th, 2021

See it if SO much fun in a diner!!!! A lovely adaption of the movie - fabulous singing, funny characters, and a good moral question to consider.

Don't see it if If you are a prude or don't want to discuss sexual relations outside of marriage.

74
Entertaining
September 29th, 2021

See it if If you like David Byrne's music or enjoy a unique concert experience.

Don't see it if You are looking for a story - there is none, big production numbers - no. It's just a concert. I didn't love it, but couldn't stop watching.

93
Resonant, Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing
September 29th, 2021

See it if It is an emotional journey told through song of love, power and sacrifice. Beautifully performed, fabulous staging and incredibly powerful.

Don't see it if You are looking for glitz, sparkles and big production numbers.

94
Absorbing, Exquisite, Enchanting, Ambitious
September 29th, 2021

See it if This is for the original 2 part version. If you like Harry Potter at all this is a must see - a play but weaved together with choreography.

Don't see it if Don't let the length trip you up - this is amazing and you do not feel like you have been in the theatre for hours.

100
9/11 presented in a powerful way of hope
September 29th, 2021

See it if Take a journey with the folks who were stranded in Newfoundland for days during 9/11.

Don't see it if Honestly - just see it - It is AMAZING.

Also Take a 90 minute journey through the experience of the "plane people" ... Read more Read less

98
Relevant, Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing
September 29th, 2021

See it if This is an emotional and powerful journey through the eyes of teenagers dealing with a serious subject. You will be moved and entertained.

Don't see it if You want an upbeat happy story and don't want to see a show about suicide.

96
SIX (Broadway)
Midtown W
Broadway meets pop concert
September 29th, 2021

See it if If you enjoy a high energy, female vocal pop sounds you will love this. It's bright, loud, energetic and you will leave singing!!!

Don't see it if you don't like concerts - this is pretty much a 90 minute pop concert

94
Entertaining, Clever, Enchanting
September 29th, 2021

See it if After 20 years it is still highly entertaining, energetic, engrossing and fabulous for all ages.

Don't see it if If you don't like musicals and want to only see the actor's faces

Also Just saw this show within the first month of Broadway reopening to a 1... Read more Read less

70
Dogfight
Hammonton
Entertaining, Enchanting, Great singing, Great staging, Cliched
December 3rd, 2019

See it if You like quality theater in the heart of south Jersey. Great choreography, string acting, strong performances. A piece rarely performed.

Don't see it if You want a happy ending and the uplifting story. It's a downer with little opportunity for redemption. Strong adult language.

100
Raunchy, Hilarious, Entertaining
October 18th, 2019

See it if You want lighthearted fun with great vocals and production elements

Don't see it if You are serious and cant laugh at yourself

50
Ludwig and Bertie
East Village
Intelligent, Intense, Ambitious, Confusing
October 18th, 2019

See it if You understand and like philisophy

Don't see it if Yiu want a lighthearted evening

85
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Raunchy, Hilarious, Great acting, Entertaining
March 25th, 2018

See it if you loved Sesame Street as a kid but need an adult version. You enjoy sexual humor, appreciate the art of puppetry and want a good laugh.

Don't see it if You are easily offended, it's VERY RAUNCHY. Think puppets - FULL NUDITY with details. It has a simple set which is typical off Broadway.

73
Entertaining, Funny
March 25th, 2018

See it if if your kids are dying to go. There is enough good in it to make it bearable for adults. The kids ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!!!

Don't see it if You didn't enjoy SpongeBob the cartoon. You want quality musical theatre with a meaningful, thought provoking story.

92
Enchanting, Relevant, Clever, Great singing, Great staging
March 25th, 2018

See it if you enjoy an intimate setting for a large show. They actual turn the stage into a island complete with ocean. It's a beautiful story.

Don't see it if You are upset by a nontraditional ending. You WILL CRY!!!

100
Enchanting, Great singing, Great acting, Masterful, Must see
March 25th, 2018

See it if If you enjoy classic musical theater. The entire cast is PHENOMENAL, costuming amazing, dancing FANTASTIC. It's much more than the star.

Don't see it if You want thought provoking, modern, edgy, political pieces. It's just good clean traditional musical theater at it's very best.

96
Clever, Funny, Edgy
March 25th, 2018

See it if if you want a good laugh, enjoy South Park style humor, and are not offended easily. DON'T BRING THE KIDS

Don't see it if you want good clean humor, traditional Broadway, or are offended by racist, political, or sexual humor. DON'T BRING THE KIDS.

75
Entertaining, Indulgent, Fluffy
March 25th, 2018

See it if you enjoy classic Disney and your kids can't get enough.

Don't see it if you want something more insightful, thought provoking, and risktaking.

76
Entertaining, Funny, Raunchy
January 16th, 2018

See it if You enjoy sppof, raunchy humor and know Harry Potter.

Don't see it if Are offended by language and adult humor or like serioys drama

95
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Delightful, Fluffy, Romantic, Entertaining
July 29th, 2017

See it if You love a historical piece with elaborate costumes, sets and staging. Fabulous vocal performances and enjoy a dream.

Don't see it if If you prefer raw, edgy drama. This is a fluffy show with lots of glitz and glimmer.

Also A great show for any girl who dreams of being a princess. The serious ... Read more Read less

93
Absorbing, Great singing, Great staging, Relevant
July 29th, 2017

See it if If you were a fan of the original, this does not disappoint. The overall production value is outstanding and they surpassed the original.

Don't see it if If you are looking for a new take on the original. This's is just the original on steroids.

Also Vocals and staging are outstanding. There have been some lyric changes... Read more Read less

50
Dear Jane
Midtown W
Confusing, Disappointing, Indulgent
July 29th, 2017

See it if You like pieces that jump around a lot of flashbacks and indulge one actor. You need a good memory to follow the story.

Don't see it if You like a linear story with a clear plot, conflict and resolution.

91
Chicago (Broadway)
Midtown W
Edgy, Masterful, Raunchy, Riveting
July 7th, 2017

See it if you love great dancing, sexy women and an edgy plot.

Don't see it if You want huge sets, have kids or need glitz and glitter.

92
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Masterful
July 7th, 2017

See it if if you have never seen it - this is a MUST SEE!!! Just as good today as it was 20 years ago. Huge production, great voices, amazing tech.

Don't see it if You want new and edgy

100
Wicked (Broadway)
Midtown W
Clever, Absorbing, Great singing, Exquisite, Refreshing
July 7th, 2017

See it if you want an entertaining night out with any age. Great performances, intelligent script, fabulous production numbers. Everything in one show

Don't see it if You want thought provoking drama

90
Great acting, Riveting, Entertaining
July 7th, 2017

See it if you want something new and exciting, have kids or can appreciate the blend between Broadway and a little rock. Kids are PHENOMENAL.

Don't see it if If you want a dance show, don't appreciate rock or kids in a show.

100
Absorbing, Clever, Exquisite, Epic, Masterful
July 7th, 2017

See it if you love hip hop, new ideas in theater and to be on the cutting edge. HINT: Make sure you are familiar with the music first they sing FAST!!

Don't see it if you can't afford a ticket. We paid $199 for limited view - OUCH

84
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Indulgent
July 7th, 2017

See it if if you like glitz, sparkle, production numbers and Disney magic.

Don't see it if if you want thought provoking, fabulous vocals and to be emotionally moved.

66
Enchanting, Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated, Slow
July 7th, 2017

See it if you have kids and want them to experience broadway.

Don't see it if if you are expecting a GREAT show. It's slow and disappointing. They don't even arrive at the Chocolate factory until the 2nd act.

64
War Paint
Midtown W
Great singing, Indulgent, Slow
July 7th, 2017

See it if if you love Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole and are willing to forgo a great production for just amazing voices.

Don't see it if If you need a great story line and lots of production numbers because you won't get that.

100
Clever, Great staging, Entertaining, Edgy
July 7th, 2017

See it if you want to be immersed in the show as the performers are all around you and the audience becomes part of the show.

Don't see it if are a traditionalist.