Justin Hogue

El Paso | 18-24 | Male
About:  Self Proclaimed Theatre Critic and "Hello, Dolly!' Enthusiast
Reviews (25)
93
Refreshing, Fun, Hilarious, Clever, Delightful

See it if You want to see a show that is totally fresh, hilarious, and makes you happy. Great show if you just want a fun night out.

Don't see it if You don't like theatre or can't handle stupid humor that everyone finds funny.

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55
Banal, Insipid, Decent writing, Some magical elements, Magical final half hour, mediocre everything else

See it if You want something you can take the family too or don't care how unoriginal a musical is. If you are easily enchanted, then go see it.

Don't see it if You are looking for a show that is not so generic, that you are bored. Don't see it if you want a good score and a good book.

Also I saw the show twice. The first time I really didn't like it. The enti... Read more Read less

92
Enchanting, Lovely, Entertaining, Exquisite, Refreshing

See it if You want to see a fresh take on a familiar story or a show with stunning special effects and beautiful music.

Don't see it if You are looking for something deep. The show is gorgeous, but not particularly profound or moving.

55
Good music, Slow, Raunchy, Overrated, Okay

See it if You grew up in the 60s or like the music

Don't see it if You didn't grow up in the 60s and don't like the music. You'll probably be bored.

88
Absorbing, Cliched, Entertaining, Fun, Delightful

See it if You like Carole King, traditional book musicals, and a fun night out.

Don't see it if You don't like Carole King or musicals or anything fun.

83
Delightful, Cute, Great singing, Great staging, Screaming children

See it if You like Annie or fun shows.

Don't see it if Don't like Annie or have no tolerance for screaming children.

90
For a previous production
Funny, Entertaining, Fun, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if You like 80s music or very standard musical theatre shows.

Don't see it if You don't like 80s music or don't like jukebox musicals. If you are expecting an emotional, meaningful story, then this show isn't for you.

95
Entertaining, Funny, Amazing, Great

See it if You want a fun night out where you can laugh and also just be at a party

Don't see it if You aren't amused easily.

80
For a previous production
Funny, Entertaining, Slow, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if You like the original movie or want to get into the holiday spirit. It's a funny show, but it really isn't a WOW show.

Don't see it if You want to take the kids to a show. It won't hold a child's attention span. The dance numbers are too long and it's just not a kids show.

100
Epic, Great staging, Intense, Masterful, Riveting

See it if You like breathtaking shows. Best Les Mis I have ever seen. Everything about it is just breathtaking and phenomenal in every way.

Don't see it if You don't like Les Mis.

90
Entertaining, Enchanting, Great singing, Intense, Great set

See it if You already love the story of The Phantom of the Opera or just love a show with spectacular production values.

Don't see it if You don't like Andrew Lloyd Webber or plotholes bother you to the point you cannot enjoy something.

100
Ambitious, Hilarious, Raunchy, Must see, Clever

See it if This show is HILARIOUS. Put a smile on my face from beginning to end!!

Don't see it if You are too sensitive and don't have a sense of humor.

100
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Masterful, Intelligent, Best show ever

See it if It is a phenomenal show that needs to be seen. I saw it with the OBC about a year ago and it was the best theatrical experience of my life.

Don't see it if See it

Also I could go on and on about this show forever.

97
Fabulous, Delightful, Great writing, Must see, Freaking phenomenal!

See it if You want to see a show that will be some of the most fun you have in theatre, in addition to being touching and extremely well written.

Don't see it if You are a terrible person.

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95
Entertaining, Fun, Great staging, Great dancing, Raunchy

See it if You want to see a Broadway classic that is simply fun and entertaining. The music is fantastic.

Don't see it if You don't like darker, sexual material, or are looking for a BIG Broadway show, in terms of spectacle.

Also Please note that I saw the touring production. I have heard the Broadw... Read more Read less

95
Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Refreshing, Great writing

See it if You love musical theatre and like new, original works.

Don't see it if You are lame and don't like anything.

7
Excruciating, Stupid, Good singing, Horrible, Awful

See it if You want to be bored out of your mind for almost 3 hours

Don't see it if You don't like shows overstuffed with songs, dumb writing, and at least 7 fake concerts that have nothing to do with anything.

Also This show uses every cliche in the book and doesn't have a clear plot ... Read more Read less

94
Enchanting, Exquisite, Absorbing, Magical, Great staging

See it if You like spectacles or anything Disney

Don't see it if You value good written material over an amazing production. The book and score are good, but its more about the production.

90
Must see, Masterful, Intelligent, Profound

See it if You want to learn about what a life can be like for a Broadway dancer or are looking to see one of the great musical theatre masterpieces

Don't see it if You have a short attention span or are not fascinated by what lives can be like for performers.

95
Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite, Must see, Romantic

See it if You are looking for a lavish spectacle based on a familiar story. The music is excellent and the book is strong. It lives up to the movie.

Don't see it if You want to see something more original or you aren't a fan of stage to screen adaptations

45
Stupid, Fun, Cliched, Overrated, Entertaining

See it if You like ABBA or being entertained.

Don't see it if You want a good story with intelligent characters. If the characters were intelligent, the show would have been like 25 minutes.

Also Too many of the songs were shoehorned in. I won't deny it's a fun show... Read more Read less

90
Entertaining, Idina menzel, Resonant

See it if You like original musicals or are a huge fan of Idina Menzel. It really is a good show with great music.

Don't see it if You are confused easily or didn't like Next to Normal.

100
Delightful, Exquisite, Great staging, Masterful, Beautiful

See it if You love a good R+H show. This is one of the best shows out there and this was an exquisite production with brilliant staging.

Don't see it if See it.

95
For a previous production
Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Fun, Good story

See it if You love musical theatre and Frankie Valli. It is a phenomenal show and it is a lot of fun. It is the best jukebox musicals out there.

Don't see it if You don't like Frankie Valli or his type of music.

95
Enchanting, Magical, Relevant, Profound, Masterful

See it if You want too see a show that is a spectacle and good for families, in addition to having amazing social commentary

Don't see it if Plotholes get on your nerves or you are unpleasant.