Kimberly M.

Alexandria | 25-34 | Female
About:  A lover of all things theater, off-Broadway, on-Broadway, regional. You name it, I will see it. My favorite musical quote of the moment: ... Read more Read less
Reviews (79)
77
Slow, Great costumes, Great staging, Long, Enchanting

See it if you like the classics. A great show for all ages. Just beautifully done.

Don't see it if you are looking for something more contemporary. Or you are looking for something fast-paced.

Also I saw this recently at The Kennedy Center. It was a really fun night (... Read more Read less

91
Ambitious, Great staging, Great singing, Great writing, Refreshing

See it if you want a show with a positive ending and not necessarily "happily-ever-after." Really awesome staging and singing.

Don't see it if you want a traditional show with an intermission.

74
Fluffy, Quirky, Too much at points, Odd staging, Fun

See it if you want a fun night. Also great for any child's first musical. Solid acting overall.

Don't see it if you are looking for something serious and thought-provoking. It is what it is.

Also Okay, I first have to say that I had a great time seeing this! Also it... Read more Read less

75
Skintight
Midtown W
Great staging, Great acting, Great writing, Overrated, Slow

See it if You want a play that keeps you invested. Definitely strong writing. Will not put you to sleep.

Don't see it if You are looking for a funny pithy play that will keep you laughing.

Also Truth time (and it may not be true for you) but Idina Menzel was not t... Read more Read less

85
Songbird
Midtown E
Edgy, Great singing, Great staging, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You enjoy country music or you don’t! Story supercedes any predisposition you may have for the genre. Actors were incredible.

Don't see it if You are looking for something fun and light-hearted.

Also I saw this off-broadway in NJ when it was at Two Rivers. Great shows s... Read more Read less

73
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Romantic, Disappointing

See it if You love R&H. One of their better shows. Interesting/Incredible casting choices.

Don't see it if You are looking for something contemporary or new-age. Classic theater.

94
During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Magical, Great scene transitions, Great special effects

See it if You love Harry Potter! The show puts you right back at Hogwarts.

Don't see it if You are expecting it to be exactly like the original or you don’t like Harry Potter in general.

Also Okay, I have a lot to say and all the feels. There will be NO SPOILERS... Read more Read less

79
Disco Pigs
Chelsea
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Funny, Confusing

See it if You are interested in all theater. Great acting and intimate theater. Also see if you are interested in theater that makes you think.

Don't see it if You are looking for a linear plot or you have difficulty hearing. Thick accents and sometimes words were slurred.

Also I admit I saw this because I wanted to see Evanna Lynch. I went with m... Read more Read less

69
During previews
Funny, Great staging, Great costumes, Quirky, Weird

See it if you loved Friends the show. The costuming is so on point it is ridiculous. I swear they used the same exact clothes.

Don't see it if you love Chandler. His character was off or you don't like parodies.

Also I had a problem with Chandler. He was clearly much older than all the ... Read more Read less

90
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing, Must see

See it if you love Carole King or if you just want an enjoyable evening of theater. Fun for all ages, probably not for kids.

Don't see it if you are looking for a family-friendly show like Lion King. Even if you don't like Carole King, still amazing.

Also took my boyfriend to see this for his first Broadway show. He laughed,... Read more Read less

75
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Funny, Great acting

See it if you love Kevin Kline, and let's be honest you do so go see it.

Don't see it if No excuses. Funny night. Maybe if you don't like plays, but even then, you should still go.

96
New, Raunchy, Great staging, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if You love the movie. Definitely the movie on stage but better. Awesome use of the stage, every show should have turning stages.

Don't see it if No excuses not to see this one. Seeing it a second time!

64
During previews
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Dizzying, Great acting, Great staging, Long, Dry

See it if You enjoy a modern interpretation of Orwell's work. Overall a solid performance by all. Second half definitely better than the first.

Don't see it if You want a happy go lucky musical. This is a play, a very serious one. Also if you are a Republican, you probably also should not see it.

62
During previews
Violin love, Great singing, Great staging, Technologically sound, Quirky

See it if You enjoy integration of technology into musicals and electric violin. Short and sweet, no intermission.

Don't see it if You are looking for an earth-shattering theater moment. Definitely upbeat but quirky and not world-turning.

Also The female lead SLAYS!!! Super funny, but I saw it for free. I probabl... Read more Read less

69
Drunk Shakespeare
Midtown W
Funny, Fluffy, Indulgent, Raunchy, Quirky

See it if You want some serious fun! Would have scored it higher if the pun wasn't calling my name.

Don't see it if Not a family show nor is it Shakespeare in the typical sense. Modern reinvention for sure! Also not fun if you don't like libations.

78
¡Figaro! (90210)
Midtown W
Clever, Edgy, Great singing, Must see, Modern interpretation of a classic

See it if You want an opera in a contemporary form. Looking for strong leads and not afraid to try something new.

Don't see it if You are looking for a fluffy musical or don't like oper-.

Also The performance has a powerful politcal message. The funny outward app... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Baghdaddy
Midtown W
Epic, Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Like-nothing-you-have-ever-seen-before

See it if Youvwant to be thoroughly entertained while the cast explores a typically "taboo" topic.

Don't see it if You are looking for a family-friendly musical. Also note there are light effects if you are prone to seizures.

Also As an army wife, I had no reservations about seeing this and was defin... Read more Read less

57
Paramour
Midtown W
Ambitious, Disappointing, Dizzying, Great staging, Riveting

See it if you want to be dazzled my amazing acrobatics and INCREDIBLE staging. Full use of theater and amazing costumes

Don't see it if you want a thought-provoking, innovative storylines, or are looking to be surprised by the ending.

Also The acrobats were AMAZING. I sat there in awe and sometimes fearful fo... Read more Read less

75
Once (Broadway)
Midtown W
Confusing, Edgy, New, Based in reality, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to fall in love with a cast album you will listen to on a daily basis. Realistic ending.

Don't see it if You want a happily ever after. If you are seeking truth.

Also Definitely try to catch this while it is touring.

90
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You are a PUFF, duh! But in all honesty if you enjoy comedy and are a huge HP fan you will love this. Minimal but effective.

Don't see it if You are a brave, a snake, or brain, or you are expecting a big NY production.

94
Falsettos
Midtown W
Edgy, Great singing, Great staging, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You love Christian Borle and really want a deep storyline.

Don't see it if You are looking for something funny and upbeat. Also note there is only singing no just speaking scenes.

91
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Exquisite, Romantic

See it if You like a classic with a fresh perspective. Reminded me of She Loves Me. I couldn't stop smiling.

Don't see it if You are looking for something serious or contemporary.

90
Cats
Midtown W
Entertaining, Masterful, Must see, Absorbing, Delightful

See it if You want a fun, happy, classic musical.

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

70
The Crucible
Midtown W
Edgy, Great acting, Original, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You want a classic retold. Interesting staging and amazing actors.

Don't see it if Slow at parts as is the book itself. Sometimes could be misconstrued as confusing.

100
Great acting, Absorbing, Epic, Masterful, Profound

See it if Danny Burstein is everything. He carries the show. I loved everything about it.

Don't see it if You don't have money. I won tickets but the good seats are expensive.

Also I saw this THREE times during the revival. Danny Burstein, I love you.

50
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Overdone, Strange, Quirky, Great staging

See it if Overall a fun experience. Fun for the family and a lot to see. The puppetry is incredible.

Don't see it if If you are looking for something that is thought-provoking or new and innovative. Felt very derivative and dated.

Also I need to shout out to all the puppeteers of Kong. Honestly, they were... Read more Read less

80
Great staging, Hilarious, Fluffy, Raunchy, Resonant

See it if you want to laugh, see great staging, and enjoy super talented leads.

Don't see it if you are going out with your children for a show.

Also Okay, I loved this show. Lydia killleddddd it! Beetlejuice was also pr... Read more Read less

80
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if You want an overall happy show. No intermission also which is always nice. Also the Tony-winners definitely add so much to the show.

Don't see it if You are hard at hearing. I had difficulty understanding some of the words (not complaining though). May be distracting to some.

Also You can definitely buy the cheaper mezzanine seats. Still a great view... Read more Read less

81
Funny, Fluffy, Quirky, Raunchy, Great singing

See it if You want a fun night of singing and killer dance moves by the ensemble. Great staging too. Pamela killed!

Don't see it if If you are a right-wing republican with unwavering beliefs.

Also Okay my “don’t see...” was harsh but the musical is truly great becaus... Read more Read less

100
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Fluffy, Fun

See it if you love the movie and Disney on Broadway. There are a few new songs added too!

Don't see it if you are looking for a thought-provoking drama. The story is what it is and follows the movie well.

Also SO CONFUSED WHY THE AVERAGE SCORE IS 77?!?!?! I gave this 100 because ... Read more Read less

75
Fun, Great costuming, Fluffy, Overrated, Great staging

See it if You grew up on the show or are a kid. A fun time for everyone.

Don't see it if You expecting a plot that makes sense. The plot was disjointed and implausible. I get t is Spongebob but it still should make some sense.

Also I cannot deny the cast is super talented and the staging was awesome. ... Read more Read less

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Great staging, Great acting, Great singing, Great writing, Great everything!

See it if You have the money. Worth every penny. There are no excuses. Great for every member of the family!

Don't see it if No excuses!

Also Loved this show. Was in orchestra seat U23. Supposedly partial view, b... Read more Read less

92
Fresh, Relevant, Resonant, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a heartwarming, hard-hitting, broadway smash. Also if you are looking for a shorter show. No intermission.

Don't see it if there is no reason not to see this show.

Also This show should have won best musical. I saw every show nominated and... Read more Read less

94
Great staging, Epic, Confusing, Exquisite, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy the unexpected and want 'new' theater. Also great retelling of a classic.

Don't see it if You want a linear plot, are probe to seizures, and like classic theater. Also not family friendly.

Also Doesn't matter who is in the cast, must see before it closes. Also Ben... Read more Read less

80
The Book of Will
Upstate New York
Great theater setting, Entertaining, Exquisite, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you enjoy the works of Shakespeare and want to learn more about the historical significance of the publication of his work.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy theater outside or you are expecting broadway perfection.

Also The setting of this theater is magnificent. Great getaway for anyone, ... Read more Read less

85
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Great costumes, Great staging, Great adaptation of films, Fresh, Ambitious

See it if you enjoyed the cartoon version and enjoy technology in theater. Good for all ages, fun mother/daughter or father/daughter date.

Don't see it if you are looking for a solely "kid-friendly" show. Definitely hits at the historical violence that inspired Anastasia's story.

Also Very expensive show, but worth the money. Note the box seats are terri... Read more Read less

90
Ambitious, Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Fluffy

See it if You want a fun night. Christian Borle NEVER disappoints because he is the best. Definitely need a solid imagination in certain scenes.

Don't see it if You are expecting the classic movie.

72
During previews
Marry Harry
Midtown E
Clever, Great staging, Fluffy, Fun, Quirky

See it if You are looking for a fun off-broadway night. Setting is minimal but fun.

Don't see it if You are looking for a big production with a large cast.

Also The "village voices" were so hilarious. Some great comic relief and en... Read more Read less

52
Clever, Dated, Great acting, Overrated, Interesting concept of switching roles

See it if You want to see big name stars performing well. Looking for traditional play.

Don't see it if You want something upbeat/fast-paced/

Also First, there are two intermissions. Second, the first act is excruciat... Read more Read less

71
If I Forget
Midtown W
Edgy, Great staging, Great acting, Interesting music choice, Resonant

See it if You love Kate Walsh obviously she is fabulous. The message is powerful and the staging helps to get that message across.

Don't see it if You don't like plays about controversy. There is the Holocaust, mental health issues, adultery, and more.

Also Even as someone who isn't Jewish, I understood the nuances of some of ... Read more Read less

93
During previews
Bandstand
Midtown W
Delightful, Great singing, Great acting, Must see, Entertaining

See it if You love Laura and Corey and let's be honest, who doesn't? Awesome that the cast actually play their instruments. Overall, a delight!

Don't see it if You dislike war musicals or big swing music.

92
During previews
Amelie
Midtown W
Clever, Fresh, Contemporary, Great staging, Joyful

See it if You want to smile the entire time. Each cast member's performance felt authentic.

Don't see it if You need a show with an intermission or are looking for a traditional musical.

Also Cast album will be a must. Comparable to Once if you want to know wher... Read more Read less

100
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Fresh, Realistic, Great adaption/interpretation of a film, Relevant

See it if you want something real. Jessie Mueller is outstanding. The music is phenomenal.

Don't see it if you are going to the theater with children. Definitely NOT child friendly.

Also They sell small (overpriced) pies which I am sure taste amazing, but a... Read more Read less

89
Great staging, Great acting, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if You want to see something new and you like to be challenged by theater. Definitely thought provoking.

Don't see it if You are looking for a funny happy musical or you want thoughtless theater (if there is such a thing).

90
Matilda
Midtown W
Great staging, Entertaining, Clever, Edgy, Refreshing

See it if You want family fun! The set is amazing!! Honestly some of the best staging.

Don't see it if You want something serious and thought-provoking.

91
During previews
In Transit
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Quirky, Fresh, Relevant

See it if You want a fresh musical that you can easily relate to if you are a New Yorker.

Don't see it if You want a deep storyline with an orchestra.

76
The Woodsman
Midtown W
New, Fresh, Masterful, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You want something totally different. It isn't quite a musical nor is it quite a play. Very absorbibg and clever use of the "puppets."

Don't see it if You want the traditional.

95
Fresh, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great lyrics

See it if You like contemporary musicals and good story lines. Lin Manuel Mirands now owns my soul. Thanks for that.

Don't see it if You want a classic or are close minded. Probably not the best musical to take kids to.

65
Shuffle Along
Midtown W
Entertaining, Disappointing, Great dancing, Overrated, Original

See it if You want to be entertained by Billy Porter and Audra McDonald. Amazing choreo. Those girls' feet!

Don't see it if You want a storyline to make sense or to really know the characters. I felt a little lost.

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Classic, Funny, Great dancing

See it if You want to smile. You cannot help it. The music, the dancing, the singing is enchanting. You will want a genuine leather box for no reason.

Don't see it if You want a more serious drama and if you don't like old-school musicals.