Jill 24

Brooklyn | 25-34 | Female
About:  If I have a free night, you will find me at a show. Fun Fact: I have seen Les Misérables on three different continents.
Reviews (107)
85
Refreshing, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like old classic movies and Hollywood history. And plays with actors playing multiple roles.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with "Me Too" storylines. Or dont like music being used in plays.

90
During previews
Great staging, Great writing, Clever, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You want to think and are in the mood for a (mainly) one person show.

Don't see it if You want to NOT think about the current state of our country. You want a more traditional told memoir.

80
Funny, Great writing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if You love the music from this classic show and want to see some great signing/acting performances.

Don't see it if You want to see this musical done with the usual setting and staging. If small community like theatre is not your cup of tea.

Also I love this musical and think the songs are always refreshing and rele... Read more Read less

68
Ambitious, Slow, Great staging, Clever, Fluffy

See it if You want to marvel at an amazing puppet+his handlers (like dancers the way they moved, and it really was a thing of beauty).

Don't see it if You want memorary songs or are going into this musical wanting to be really moved.

Also I really enjoy the classic film and loved that in this story line they... Read more Read less

95
Absorbing, Great writing, Great staging, Masterful, Must see

See it if You like stories that are amazingly acted that focus on family and relationships. If you are a theatre fan, this is a must see.

Don't see it if Somewhat depressing stories upset you, yoy don’t like long plays or can’t keep up with Irish/English accents.

Also The ending of the play feels a bit rushed but other then that, this wa... Read more Read less

80
Quirky, Great staging, Refreshing, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You really liked reading Dracula and want to see a modern twist on the story,l (which is more female focused). Enjoy pieces that explore POV

Don't see it if You get very annoyed by multiple plot lines/POV tellings. Or if you can’t look past some campy dialogue during some scenes.

90
During previews
Clever, Absorbing, Great acting, Funny, Great writing

See it if You like plays that make you think and/or you worked in the magazine/publishing industry.

Don't see it if You don’t like plays that have small casts and sets, that make you think. Plots that deal with suicide trigger you.

85
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great singing

See it if You want to see this classic comedy done as a pretty decent musical and love seeing great singers singing. You love when the Delacorte.

Don't see it if You are a purist for how these classic texts are done. Don’t like sitting outside on a hot NYC summer night.

80
Funny, Fluffy, Quirky, Relevant, Refreshing

See it if You want to laugh and have a different night out experience. Like to see people having fun with Macbeth.

Don't see it if You are expecting a full on production of Macbeth. Or don’t like jokes that make fun of our current state of affairs or president.

90
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You want to see this classic done very well. Joshua Henry really steals the show. If you like when dancing is used to tell a story.

Don't see it if You hate a classic musical, done as a classic musical. If you don't like having to interpet things from dance numbers.

85
Refreshing, Hilarious, Great staging, Great singing, Great writing

See it if You grew up with the animated movie and want to see a more “real-life” twist on the story. And like seeing strong dance/scenery and singing.

Don't see it if You want the cartoon version of a musical (an Beauty & the Beast) this is not. Want something historically accurate.

Also This was a lot better and much deeper than I expected from a family ou... Read more Read less

75
Funny, Quirky, Hilarious, Ambitious, Delightful

See it if You like seeing Shakespeare with with a twist (modern). And like to see actors having fun together.

Don't see it if You are a Shakespeare purist or want big flashy sets.

Also This show was fun, and I think could work for younger Shakespeare fans... Read more Read less

74
Disappointing, Slow, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting

See it if You are interested in seeing some very good acting and like to think about character’s motivations. You don’t mind long/slow first acts.

Don't see it if You aren’t interested in Joan at all or don’t like when you see a play that has a pay off in the second act.

Also This play was funnier than I expected, and the second act (especially ... Read more Read less

69
Funny, Slow, Hilarious, Great staging, Great acting

See it if This is Shakespeare’s problem play for a reason. While it is a bit disjointed the second act, staging, & comedy bits make it a enjoyable.

Don't see it if You hate the storyline & don’t want to see it in its original form or don’t like seeing actors interact with the audience.

92
Absorbing, Great singing, Great staging, Relevant, Ambitious

See it if a very modern show that uses great set design to help tell a thought-provoking story.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a show that tells with suicide or teen angst. Want to see something with big dance numbers.

79
During previews
Ambitious, Funny, Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Clever

See it if you like one person shows and like to dwell on historical figures we know very little about, & to think about what they might have been like

Don't see it if You need sets, or don't like musical pieces just added for the sake of music. Or if you are a historical purist.

80
Funny, Great singing, Great acting, Refreshing, Thought-provoking

See it if you like to see plays that are focused on human connections, and not a fast moving plot or something with a lot of action.

Don't see it if You want a lot of action, or don't like Middle Eastern sounding music.

60
Overrated, Quirky, Slow, Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if You don't mind one note short comedy skits. Some funny jokes, but over all just okay.

Don't see it if You can't laugh at the current state of the world/our country.

70
Ambitious, Refreshing, Great staging, Great singing, Delightful

See it if You want to see Norm Lewis and Lea Salonga (they both have small parts, but are great) and want to see other new amazing Broadway stars.

Don't see it if You don't like Caribbean music or fairy tales. ,

Also While the story isn't very deep....the way this production is designed... Read more Read less

65
During previews
Clever, Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Slow, Ambitious

See it if You like a bit of a religious debate and know a bit on each of these historical figures. Go in with a bit lower expectations.

Don't see it if You have no interest in religion or these historical men. Can't deal with no sets or a bit of uneven acting.

Also I was expecting a bit more of this play. But I did overall like the id... Read more Read less

79
Absorbing, Intense, Quirky, Refreshing, Great singing

See it if You like when classics are performed in unique places and small casts that do a lot. Know Macbeth pretty well and like "old country" music.

Don't see it if You can't deal with actors playing more than one part or when actors interact with audience members.

Also The seats are pretty uncomfortable but the experience is unique so I d... Read more Read less

65
Disappointing, Fluffy, Slow, Hilarious, Great writing

See it if You liked the movie and go in with lower expectations. Want to laugh at some pretty funny characters! Drew Gehling is amazing.

Don't see it if You hated the movie or expect to be wowed by Betsy Wolfe. Don't like pop filled musicals.

Also I thought the men in this show killed it and the ladies....not so much... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Clever, Great singing, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if If you have enjoyed Sweeny in the past. The staging and performances of this production are amazing and add another layer to the story.

Don't see it if Audience interacting or unique staging. If you are not a fan of this musical's themes, but this production might just make you a fan.

Also Norm Lewis and Carolee Carmello were the best Sweeny and Mrs. Lovett, ... Read more Read less

75
Entertaining, Great acting, Dated, Delightful, Quirky

See it if You enjoy Kevin Kline and slapstick farce.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of slapstick farce or want to see a musical instead.

80
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in what it was like for Jews at the turn of the century, shows which feature a play within a play or a strong ensemble

Don't see it if LGBT themes upset you or are expecting a full on musical. There are songs throughout but it is not a musical piece.

Also When you are watching this you really feel like you are seeing a piece... Read more Read less

86
Intelligent, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You want to like Julius Caesar and haven’t previously in the past. And want to see how choreography can save a usually slow second act

Don't see it if You only like classic plays done in classic forms. Don’t like violence.

Also As others, I really liked the staging and the choreography. But I felt... Read more Read less

80
Enchanting, Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You love this classic musical or amazing dance numbers. You are in the mood for a big production show and great leads.

Don't see it if You want to see a smaller sized musical or fast paced funny lyrics aren’t your thing.

85
During previews
Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Relevant, Refreshing

See it if You want to “rethink” some wording of this play (you most likely read first in high school). Like seeing twists on the Bard’s work.

Don't see it if You want a straight up reading of this play. Or don’t like plays with no intermission.

Also The music (especially as you walk into the space) really was great. An... Read more Read less

75
Funny, Quirky, Clever, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if You want to take a trip down memory lane and laugh at some of the most sweet & classic moments from "The Office."

Don't see it if You never watched the American version of the show or will be annoyed by no real plot or sub-par singing.

90
Great staging, Funny, Enchanting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You are a Harry Potter fan or really want to see some action on stage that makes you think "how they heck did they do that!."

Don't see it if You hate everything about Harry. Or if you love Harry, & don't want to see that everything is not always easy for the adult wizard.

Also The disclaimer is that I read the script book before seeing this play.... Read more Read less

91
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You want to see modern takes on Shakespeare and love to see actors having fun.

Don't see it if You don’t like mixing audience participation and modern music with the classic tale from the Bard.

85
During previews
Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if You like one man shows that make you think. Don’t mind a bit of a slow beginning, or shows that deal with the horrors of war.

Don't see it if You don’t like seeing shows where an actor plays about 30 characters or plays that don’t sugar coat war at all.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You like the songs from the musical and want to see a bit of a fresh take on the character of Eliza. Like complex characters in musicals.

Don't see it if You hate the songs from this classic show. But the singing and acting in this production might make you a fan.

90
Clever, Great acting, Refreshing, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if You like the concept behind New York Classical productions and want to see one of the best performances from a Romeo.

Don't see it if You don’t like getting up to watch a play as it moves from scene to scene.

80
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Hilarious

See it if You grew up watching Spongebob and want to escape life for a while. Love big time musical sets/and numbers.

Don't see it if You want something super serious (but the show did make some serious points, which surprised me). Don't like hearing kids giggle at shows.

Also If you are a musical fan, the way this show poked fun at other musical... Read more Read less

79
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Ambitious, Dated, Intelligent

See it if You like the royal family and are interesting to think more about what Princess Diana was really like/her motives for releasing the tapes.

Don't see it if You don't know anything about Martin's book or the royal family or Diana. The play expects you to know the basics to get into the story.

90
Absorbing, Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You want to see this classic play, performed amazingly by a strong troupe of actors & like plays, that don’t seem staged but really real.

Don't see it if You want to see something happy or if conversations on addiction or a child’s death are triggers for you.

Also As others have noted the staging of this play, as if you are looking t... Read more Read less

79
Disappointing, Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You like one man shows, magic/mind reading tricks and want to think “how the heck did he do that?”

Don't see it if You don’t like seeing slight of hand tricks or want more of a story based show.

Also I enjoyed this but as someone who has a magaician in the family, I hav... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if You like solo shows that are biographical. Like Sharon Washington, or grew up in NYC.

Don't see it if You are expecting to just hear about what it is like to live above a library. It's more on Sharon's early life. Can't do solo shows.

Also I really liked hearing her story, but found the lighting was a bit too... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Disappointing, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Slow

See it if You want to see good acting and enjoy stories about an older artist who is a bit of a curmudgeon. The staging was great!

Don't see it if You need a story where everything is laid out for you or you are not a creative type.

Also The acting was good, as were the sets and while I was never not paying... Read more Read less

80
Absorbing, Funny, Quirky, Resonant, Refreshing

See it if You like hearing about someone life and what leads them to create a certain piece of artwork. You like Irish music and dance.

Don't see it if You want a full on show/story. This is more about one artist's journey.

88
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You want to see some great acting and see history from the eyes of these remarkaeable and funny women.

Don't see it if You don't like two person just speaking plays.

80
Slow, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You like small British productions and like to hear dialogue that really sounds like it is real people talking. You like to think.

Don't see it if Mixing humor with a serious show is not your cup of tea. Can't do a show with no intermission.

80
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great writing, Great singing, Amazing choreography

See it if You like the Chazz Palminteri show or film. And enjoy a father/son story line that is very New York (and very Italian).

Don't see it if You don't enjoy stories about the mob or hated the film of the same name. Don't care for do wop musical numbers.

Also Some of the songs to me where more like talking singing, but I really ... Read more Read less

69
Great staging, Slow, Entertaining, Great acting, Overrated

See it if You want to see some great acting and some memorable characters. Want to see a show that deals with PTSD and veterans in a very honest way.

Don't see it if You want to go out singing songs from the show (only two were stand outs). If you have issues hearing words sung over loud orchestrations

Also I think I was expecting a bit more after rave reviews from a friend. T... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if You are a fan of Macbeth and want to see a performance of it in a unique venue. Like the way New York Classical Theatre does things.

Don't see it if You don't like moving from scene to scene, or don't like see outsiders wonder what is going on.

Also The actors that played the weird sisters and Macbeth did a great job. ... Read more Read less

66
Great acting, Great staging, Overrated, Slow, Funny

See it if You like unusual staging of a classic and like to see how the director calls out certain similarities between the old text & current times

Don't see it if You have seen Measure for Measure before and didn't like it. Or are a Shakespeare purist.

Also I never saw Measure for Measure live and the actors and staging of thi... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Cliched, Funny

See it if You have liked other New York Classical Theatre productions in the past and don't mind a bit of a cliched storyline on "mistaken" identity.

Don't see it if You have trouble hearing, don't like sitting outside or don't enjoy having park goers wonder what is going on.

Also Part of the fun of this company is to look around and see people in th... Read more Read less

81
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You want to see some truly unforgettable staging and some really standout songs. And don't mind a pretty simple story line.

Don't see it if A lot of songs sounding the same in a musical annoy you or you don't like the idea of the actors and the actors being all around you.

71
Funny, Cliched, Quirky, Refreshing, Campy

See it if You want to see a very campy musical with actors just having a lot of fun. Like to mock celebrity culture.

Don't see it if Campy and very silly musicals are not your thing.