Jessie Jaimes

Massapequa Park | 18-24 | Female
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Reviews (55)
85
Rock of Ages
Midtown W
Raunchy, Great staging, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you are looking for a rockin' night with songs you can jam out to. Singing is phenomenal, dancing is energetic, and the atmosphere is fun!

Don't see it if you don't like jukebox musicals, '80s music, sexual themes, or drug references. Bright lights, fog machines, and fake cigarettes are used.

60
Frankenstein (CSC)
East Village
Ambitious, Confusing, Great acting, Slow, Disappointing

See it if you want to see a Frankenstein adaptation that focuses for a long time on creation myth parallels and is a bit avant-garde in its writing.

Don't see it if you are not familiar with the original Mary Shelley Novel, do not like experimental theatre, or want complex staging with a large cast.

Also I think there was a lot of potential for a good show here, which is pr... Read more Read less

100
Raunchy, Quirky, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you are looking for a really fun time. The show has catchy tunes, an amazing cast, and lots of Tim Burton creep and charm.

Don't see it if you are looking for something family-friendly. There is a lot of dark and adult humor in this show.

85
The Crucible (Bedlam)
East Village
Profound, Intense, Entertaining, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if you want to see a dramatized version of the Salem witch trials, enjoy intense plots, and want to go out for a long night of theatre.

Don't see it if you don't want to see something 3+ hours long, the talk of religion/witchcraft/the devil bothers you, or you are looking for a big-budget.

95
Games
Soho/Tribeca
Relevant, Resonant, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you are interested in a true story about two strong, independent women, or want to see a compelling performance from two talented actresses.

Don't see it if the discussion of race, religion, politics, or Nazis make you uncomfortable, or if you want something more extravagant than black box.

100
Queen of Hearts
Brooklyn
Must see, Raunchy, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a raunchy variety show full of talent and wonder, or like vignettes strewn together to tell a loose story.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy (near) nudity, political statements, or want original music. Avoid if you have breathing problems or sensory issues.

90
God Shows Up
Midtown W
Great acting, Resonant, Relevant, Funny, Clever

See it if you want comedic commentary on crooked televangelists and the hypocrisy that is posed by widespread, monetized religion.

Don't see it if you don't like shows poking fun at religious beliefs, or don't want your views about God, religion, etc. challenged.

80
Entertaining, Delightful, Great staging, Great singing, Funny

See it if you are a fan of the Temptations, Motown music, or jukebox musicals in general, like precise choreography, or extremely talented vocalists.

Don't see it if you are looking for something new/groundbreaking. At the end of the day, it is a biographical jukebox musical like many others out today.

70
Great singing, Disappointing, Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you like cleverly-written, catchy musical numbers and simple, straightforward plots that are poking fun at the daily lives of PAs.

Don't see it if you want to see something with fancy sets, costumes, and choreography or would like to see a show that has a satisfying ending.

Also This show was, quite honestly, one of the best I've seen from a small ... Read more Read less

100
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Soho/Tribeca
Quirky, Great acting, Great staging, Funny, Clever

See it if you like cleverly minimal casting and set usage, like dark comedy, or enjoy the intimate feel of black box theatre.

Don't see it if you want to see flashy sets and costumes or large casts. There are bright lights and dense fog, so don't see if those cause discomfort.

90
Must see, Riveting, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy Shakespearian plays, shows done in-the-round, and simple staging.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy productions where classic roles are gender-swapped or want to see something flashy.

Also I saw the production with a male Ophelia and female Hamlet and it was ... Read more Read less

100
Funny, Edgy, Great singing, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you enjoy the original storyline of Pretty Woman, don't mind a bit of raunchy humor, and like romantic comedies.

Don't see it if you want something super family-friendly or are not one for romances. TW: There's a brief scene depicting the lead-up to sexual violence

100
Drunk Shakespeare
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Hilarious, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if you enjoy Shakespeare or drunken shenanigans. It's a fun night filled with unpredictable hilarity and booze - a must see!

Don't see it if you prefer serious performances, elaborate costumes, and fancy sets. Avoid completely if you don't like being a part of the show.

Also Went for my 21st birthday, and it was definitely a memorable night!

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant, Relevant, Intense

See it if you want to see an extremely relatable and emotional show that will hit home.

Don't see it if you cannot handle the topic of teen suicide.

Also I saw this production with the role of Connor Murphy played by Ben Lev... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Great singing, Great staging, Hilarious, Great acting, Nostalgic

See it if you are a fan of the original movie, like raunchy humor, or want to see something funny with an uplifting ending.

Don't see it if if you want to see something complex and subtle, or you are put off by sexual humor or stereotype jokes.

Also I saw this production with the role of Janis Sarkisian played by Tee B... Read more Read less

100
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Must see

See it if you like historical fiction, enjoy grand scenes and elaborate costumes, and enjoy romance.

Don't see it if you would like to see a show grounded in historical fact, or prefer physical setpieces as most of the sets are on screens.

100
Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if you like elaborate sets, rock music, child actors, and the original School of Rock movie.

Don't see it if you don't like child actors, you want a deep and thought-provoking script, or don't enjoy rock music.

Also All of the children play their own instruments and absolutely OWN them... Read more Read less

100
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Funny, Clever, Great writing

See it if you enjoyed Henrik Ibsen's classic, have strong feminist opinions, or like updated takes on old works.

Don't see it if you want an extravagant performance, elaborate sets, or an easygoing theatre experience.

85
How To Be Safe
East Village
Entertaining, Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if you enjoy shows that hit close to home, use simple sets and actors filling more than one role, local theatre, or slower paced shows.

Don't see it if you cannot handle topics such as mental illness or self harm, like grand productions, or want something fast-paced.

95
During previews
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if you are a fan of Gene Wilder's Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, enjoy pop culture references, or are looking for a modern twist.

Don't see it if you are looking for a 1 to 1 adaptation of the book/film or do not enjoy pop culture references in revivals of classic works.

95
For a previous production
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Great singing, Great staging, Great writing, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if you love music from the 60's/70's, enjoy shows based on a true story, and don't mind monologues or simple sets.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of older music, do not like true-event-style shows, can't sit through monologues, or want to be wowed by elaborate sets.

100
Clever, Great acting, Hilarious, Original, Must see

See it if You would want to see a musical comedy about murder. Also, you must enjoy a small cast, where one actor is cast in SEVERAL main roles.

Don't see it if You want a hugely deep plot. It is about a man killing relatives to become rich, and there's a love triangle as well. More comedy than plot.

100
Noises Off
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if You enjoy comedic plays. This is a behind-the-scenes view, so it is especially hilarious to anyone who has ever worked a show before.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of a ton of dialogue. The backstage acts are sort-of quiet as there is a "show" on. Much of the humor is visually based.

100
Matilda
Midtown W
Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Masterful, Original

See it if You love the original book/film of Matilda. The show is an outstanding reproduction. You must not mind children actors, as there are many.

Don't see it if You do not like child actors. If you're not a fan of over-the-top characters, it can be overwhelming.

87
Ambitious, Enchanting, Great acting, Profound, Must see

See it if You enjoy period pieces. The scenes are beautifully reconstructed and the actors, sets, and costumes do the film justice.

Don't see it if You want a happy ending, as this show has a serious close. If you are a fan of Topol, you will be disappointed with the voice of Tevye.

65
Entertaining, Cliched, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you are a fan of horror, like simple sets/costumes, and want to support a new theatre company.

Don't see it if you expect a masterpiece or something wholly original. Avoid if you are triggered by abusive relationships or don't like loud screams.

Also This show had a lot of potential, but ended up falling flat in a coupl... Read more Read less

95
Dracula (CSC)
East Village
Riveting, Relevant, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you want to see strong actors give a performance that is equal parts funny and hauntingly resonant.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a feminist take on the classic tale, or if you are sensitive to flashing lights or light artificial fog.

75
During previews
West Side Story
Midtown W
Relevant, Great staging, Great dancing, Intense, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy WSS but won't be mad at choreo changes, or if you would like a live-filming of the actors projected on the stage in real-time.

Don't see it if you don't want changes from the original show or don't like discussions of gangs or police brutality. TW for gunshots, racism, and assault.

95
Nutcracker Rouge
Brooklyn
Quirky, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Raunchy

See it if you want to see a raunchy variety show full of talent and wonder, or like vignettes strewn together to tell a VERY loose story.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy (near) nudity, circus stunts, or want original music. Avoid if you have breathing problems or sensory issues.

Also Coming off the tails of their production of Queen of Hearts, I found t... Read more Read less

85
Quirky, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you enjoy being a semi-part of the show or want to see a creative take on the art world through the lens of Alice in Wonderland.

Don't see it if you want a big-budget show, aren't okay with LGBT relationships, or want to see something lighthearted and family-friendly.

Also The gallery it's held in is positively incredible! Worth the trip to L... Read more Read less

100
Must see, Great singing, Great acting, Enchanting, Ambitious

See it if you are a fan of the original musical and would like to see it in a new context, enjoy simple staging, or like shows driven by culture.

Don't see it if you are not familiar enough with the show to not need the supertitles/don't feel like reading them for a majority of the show.

80
Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy the reversal of gender roles, want a diverse cast, and like having the actors incorporating the aisles and seating into the show.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy child actors or do not want to see an LGBT representation of a classic work. Warning for flashing lights at the beginning.

Also I feel as though some things worked phenomenally well in this show, wh... Read more Read less

97
The Comedian's Tragedy
Soho/Tribeca
Must see, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy mythic tales based on the stories of old, clever usage of sets and blacklights, or intense acting that draws you into the story.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy small black box productions or would like to see a big-budget show. May be confusing if you don't know Greek mythology.

100
Absorbing, Profound, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you enjoy Greek mythology, like creative staging, enjoy opera-style shows, and like brassy, soulful music.

Don't see it if you would rather avoid shows making political statements about capitalism.

Also I would just like to note that the song "Why We Build the Wall" was wr... Read more Read less

100
Must see, Intense, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you are a fan of the original book as the play holds close to the plot. Also if you like shows that have both quiet and intense moments.

Don't see it if slurs, racial tensions, and sex crimes make you uncomfortable. Also if you aren't interested in shows with a political undercurrent.

95
During previews
Hilarious, Great singing, Great staging, Great acting, Clever

See it if you enjoy shows that have relatable characters in unique situations, "supervillain" plots, or ensemble dance numbers.

Don't see it if you don't like innuendo, teen dramedy, sci-fi, or you are incredibly attached to the original score and will not appreciate lyrical edits.

Also The biggest changes from the original show that I noticed were to "Pit... Read more Read less

85
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing

See it if you enjoy creative sets and costumes as well as the retelling of folklore.

Don't see it if you want elaborate sets or costumes. Also if you are not a fan of love stories.

100
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Profound, Riveting

See it if you enjoy creative sets and costumes, like intense acting, or want to see a show with themes that still resonate with the audience today

Don't see it if you cannot handle discussions of sex, sexuality, terminal illness, or death.

Also I saw both Part 1 (1:00 p.m.) and Part 2 (7:00 p.m.) on the same day.

100
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Nostalgic

See it if you enjoyed the original TV show, enjoy flashy sets and costumes, or want to enjoy laugh-filled, family-friendly entertainment.

Don't see it if you want a more serious theatre experience.

Also I saw this production with the roles usually played by Brandon Espinoz... Read more Read less

95
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Great singing, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you prefer story over flashy visuals, enjoy seeing the band on stage, and like "classic showtunes".

Don't see it if you would like to see something visually dazzling or don't enjoy mentions of violence.

75
Meteor Shower
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Hilarious, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if you want a good laugh about relationship drama and married life.

Don't see it if you enjoy linear plotlines, deep plots, and complex humor.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Intense, Resonant

See it if you are interested in true accounts/historical pieces, enjoy ensemble soundtracks, and like actors playing multiple roles.

Don't see it if you want elaborate sets and costumes, prefer solos over ensembles, like actors playing one role only, or don't like historical accounts.

100
Entertaining, Great singing, Great writing, Great staging, Must see

See it if you enjoy smashing gender stereotypes, catchy Cyndi Lauper music, and shows that get the audience amped up.

Don't see it if you don't like shows that explore drag and the LGBT+ community or painfully fake British accents.

100
The Infinite Wrench
East Village
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy performances that push you to your limits and make you think. These performances get pretty personal, and you WILL be changed.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy personal monologue or political satire with a liberal humor. Also if you don't like audience participation.

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

See it if you like synchronized choreography, catchy music, adult humor, love stories, or mob stories.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy child actors, are not interested in mob or interracial love stories, or are looking for child-friendly humor.

80
Paramour
Midtown W
Romantic, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy circus acrobats and traditional musical theater. If you are a romantic, you would love this show. Voices and stunts were great!

Don't see it if you want a traditional Cirque show. The show is in English, has lots of singing and dialogue, and stunts are mostly background.

100
Entertaining, Edgy, Great acting, Intense, Raunchy

See it if You have an open mind toward the LGBTQ+ community, you like seeing a one-man-show, and want to hear a life-story narrative.

Don't see it if You are not open to LGBTQ+, want a large cast, do not like rock and roll, and do not like sex jokes.

100
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Original

See it if You enjoy a show that will make you think. Audience participation is recommended. Unexpected outcomes. Ever-changing shows. FREE PIZZA!

Don't see it if You do not like political statements or plays that make you uncomfortable. This show can and WILL push you outside your comfort zone. A lot.

90
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Delightful, Funny, Epic, Quirky

See it if You are a fan of Disney productions, like extravagant sets, want to see acrobatics, and love showstopper numbers.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of Disney musicals. It is packed with classic Disney humor. Also, do not see if you're not invested in romances.

100
Entertaining, Exquisite, Masterful, Must see, Great acting

See it if You enjoy grand sets and costumes, action, suspense, and romance. If you enjoy theatrical singing of operatic songs this is the show for you

Don't see it if You do not like operatic music, romance, or very theatrical scenes.