New York City | 25-34 | Female
About:  I'm just a Canadian gal (that moved to NY) who LOVES theatre. I HAPPILY spend my disposable income on the arts and like to brag about memorizing ROSE's TURN at the age of 8.
Reviews (59)
Depressing, Great acting

See it if it's a classic. I went into it thinking that. The sweeping music, ballads, weepy notes. Heartbreaking. A b'way spectacle

Don't see it if cheesy and depressing at times. but the lead actress (Eva) was so captivating and talented.

Entertaining, Funny

See it if child friendly. Colourful. entertaining.

Don't see it if I think my problem with the show is that it lacked any emotional depth. I didn't really feel for any of the characters. Slapstick.

Interesting take, Long, Thought-provoking

See it if I had never seen a production of this so I was quite touched by the heavy thoughts that I had leaving the show. Interesting.

Don't see it if this is a very basic minimal production & sally field does most of the work. Oddly comedic at times.

War Paint
Midtown W
Boring, Great staging, Overrated, Great costumes

See it if Couldn't connect to this show.The tone seemed oddly misogynistic to me. I wanted to know more abt the characters. I was so disappointed

Don't see it if I also couldn't understand what Patti was singing half the time bc some of her vocals blur. Ebersole was fantastic tho.

During previews
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Entertaining

See it if an entertaining show. great staging. lots of movement. great talent. funny. fluid. great story. and a poignant ending.

Don't see it if I noted a child in the audience- this isn't really appropriate for children. If you're looking for a solid night of theatre-this is it!

During previews
Clever, Thought-provoking

See it if Funny. Charming. Introspective. Interesting modern play. Interesting thoughts. Left the theatre thinking about what I just saw. Fast pace.

Don't see it if You have issues with nudity. Dialogue can be fast at times and hard to follow.

The Present
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if I was surprised by this one- I laughed, reflected & noted the interesting themes/writing. Cate is a force. the 2nd act was odd tho.

Don't see it if It's quite long - confusing at times. The second act didn't flow for me.

Sweet Charity
Midtown W
Delightful, Refreshing

See it if Sutton Foster can charm the pants off of anyone. She is PERFECT as Charity. Endearing, quirky&hopelessly optimistic.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of small scale shows and old timey musicals. Very simple story. small band, small house, small cast.

Midtown W
Confusing, Quirky, Funny

See it if I had a hard time following this show. Fast lyrics/songs. Lots of movement and transitions. Stephanie Block is a joy to watch

Don't see it if You're looking for a traditional musical. This show is a modern musical.Fast pace, fast songs, quirky. It failed to connect with me.

During previews
Overrated, Slow, Disappointing

See it if I don't know if I would recommend this one. It's quite slow and lacking depth. Mediocre acting - which was surprising given the cast.

Don't see it if you have a hard time sitting through somewhat anti-climactic plays. you don't like modern reworkings of classics.

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Getting Out
East Village
Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if You're looking for something different & thought provoking with a story that resonates and is still relevant today. Character driven.

Don't see it if Staging was a bit odd&cluttered. The acting was so-so (I did love the actor who played The Mother)Was a bit hard to follow in the beginning

Himself and Nora
West Village
Clever, Slow, Romantic

See it if Interesting to learn about James Joyce's personal life and how it influenced his work.Whitney Bashor is exquisite+great supporting cast

Don't see it if a bit slow at times. unfocused. If you don't like Irish style music - or romantic love stories.

Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Refreshing, Funny, Charming

See it if My heart was exploding. Charming. Character driven. Emotional. Songs are lyrically beautiful. Funny. Jessie Mueller is a force.

Don't see it if You're not into female empowerment stories, some slow songs and quirkiness. You're looking for a big traditional b'way show.

Something Rotten!
Midtown W
Quirky, Indulgent, Funny

See it if You're looking for laughs and dancing. The show is high in your face energy. Great singing. Great comedic timing. Fluffy show.

Don't see it if My feelings are similar to that of Book of Mormon: it was entertaining but trying way too hard to be funny. In your face type of humor.

Entertaining, Quirky

See it if You're looking for a fun show with friends. This show is very predictable - light. Great costumes. Upbeat songs. Energetic. Like Mamma Mia.

Don't see it if You're looking for something with a bit more depth. I found this show to be a little too cliche and trying.

The Changeling
West Village
Edgy, Intense, Dark

See it if You're a fan of any Shakespearean tragedy. This Jacobean tragedy is dark, heavy & sexy. Sara Topham is intense!

Don't see it if You're looking for something light and energetic. You can't follow old English. A bit slow at times.

Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Edgy, Great staging, Raunchy

See it if You're a fan of Kander/Ebb musicals. Funny, jazzy, sexy, fun. Chicago delivers.

Don't see it if The sets are very basic. The costumes are okay. But the music is worth admission...depending on who is playing the leads :)

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You're looking for an original, funny show about family dysfunction - look no further! Great characters. Acting. Story. Loved it all.

Don't see it if You don't have a sense of humour, you hate over-acting.

Excruciating, Overrated, Slow

See it if Evita is a very hard character to cast - I've yet to see one I like. The show is dated. The music is so-so. The dancing/costumes are great!

Don't see it if You don't like romance, ballads, cheese and death.

The Wild Party
Midtown W
Clever, Great staging, Raunchy

See it if You like a bit of jazz, booze and raunch. This is a dark musical but has great dancing and memorable songs.

Don't see it if You're a prude / you're looking for a fairy-tale happy musical.

Anything Goes
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You love Cole Porter. Big, flashy musicals with lots of cheese and amazing dancing. It's very typical but very enjoyable.

Don't see it if You aren't a fan of your typical boy/meets girl story with a twist. It's a bit hokey at times. Lots of dancing.

Cabaret (Broadway)
Midtown W
Raunchy, Quirky

See it if You liked Chicago and are a fan of Kander/Ebb shows. It's raunchy at times, jazzy but it has a heart. Vocals are meh. Guaranteed to laugh.

Don't see it if You are expecting a big happy flashy musical. You're a prude. Looking for strong vocals & sets.

Midtown W
Edgy, Great acting, Profound, Resonant

See it if You're looking to see a very original piece of art that is edgy, emotional and real. The music is rock at times and sets are minimal.

Don't see it if You don't like rock, stripped down sets/costumes and emotional journeys.

Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You're looking for a light-hearted comedic play. It's an original concept (a talking dog) that works. The audience laughed a lot. Sweet.

Don't see it if Broderick is pretty terrible in it but Annaleigh Ashford shines. It's a small cast but the story was surprisingly delightful.

Dated, Romantic, Overrated

See it if You're a tourist and want to see a classic musical. The music is beautiful, sets are exciting but the characters/storyline = blah.

Don't see it if You hate opera, romance and slow moving story lines.

Clever, Ambitious

See it if I have no context of the original play but it really didn't matter. This is an actor driven piece. Strong characters. No intermission.

Don't see it if I found it to be a bit exhausting to watch at times. Long winded monologues.

Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if honestly, the 40 piece orchestra on stage was worth the price of admission. You just don't get that at B'way shows anymore.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of ALW music. Sweeping style with earworm songs.

Great acting, Intense, Relevant

See it if Wow. What a refreshing new musical. Ben Platt is a star. Beautiful story. Heartbreaking. Small cast. Interesting technical design. Loved it.

Don't see it if The show deals with hard topics: suicide, depression, bullying and anxiety. This may be a trigger for some.

Clever, Delightful, Refreshing

See it if a fantastic musical with a great music, beautiful stories and lots of laughs. I can't think of a single bad thing to say.

Don't see it if go see it.

Boring, Confusing

See it if the singing is top notch. Annaleigh Ashford is always a joy to watch-But I'm just not a fan of the story. Didn't connect with any characters

Don't see it if I was quite bored with this show. Minimal sets. Anti-climactic.

During previews
Delightful, Funny, Refreshing

See it if A classic musical with great dancing, ensemble & beautiful costumes. so joyful. a must see. A funny look at love, loss, joy and BETTE MIDLER

Don't see it if JUST GO SEE IT. it's a refreshing & entertaining show. Classic broadway. Best show I've EVER experienced on broadway.

Entertaining, Edgy, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if you're looking for a fun new musical with a fresh theatre experience. Josh Groban's voice is worth the price of admission! entertaining show

Don't see it if my only complaint= I couldn't hear some of the words being sung. too fast.

Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Refreshing, Profound, Must see

See it if Let's be honest - everyone WANTS to see this show. It's a sensory overload experience.

Don't see it if N/A

During previews
Midtown W
Delightful, Great acting, Great writing, Refreshing

See it if you're looking for something charming,new&fresh. Joyful. Witty. Sparkling. 2 incredibly talented actors giving it all they've got for 80min

Don't see it if This is a very minimal play. 2 people on stage with no sets/scenery. But I didn't even notice bc the actors were so captivating.

Slow, Choppy, Meh

See it if The music is fantastic - but it's your typical jukebox musical. So if you enjoy Cuban/dance music - try it. Great dancing.

Don't see it if Show was a bit slow at times..&then fast at other times. The story I thought was choppy. Mediocre musical.

Shuffle Along
Midtown W
Confusing, Dancing, Entertaining

See it if You're looking for something with incredible dancing, upbeat numbers, great music. + AUDRA! The dancing is unreal.

Don't see it if I was confused at times. The show is long& yet somehow things move fast at times. I was a bit lost. Not a lot of character development.

Tuck Everlasting
Midtown W
Fluffy, Slow, Great sets, Basic

See it if you're looking for a family friendly show. The sets are amazing and kids will definitely enjoy it.

Don't see it if songs are so-so. slow moving. boring at times. but sarah charles lewis is delightful.

Fluffy, Entertaining, Cute

See it if A lighthearted show with laughs. Great sets. Very basic plot... not much depth here. Cheesy romance and pretty songs.

Don't see it if You're looking for something with character development. This show is very basic. It's cute and the show works but it didn't do much for me.

Midtown W
Edgy, Great acting, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if You're looking for something new, dark and edgy. I left the theatre shaken, emotional and raw. Profound work. Complex emotions.

Don't see it if Dark subject matter. The play is heavy but I was captivated the entire time. Not appropriate for kids. Not light or fluffy.

Intelligent, Timeless, Profound

See it if You're looking for a friendly family show with a strong meaning. Beautiful story&dancing. Comedic at times. Danny Burstein is at his prime

Don't see it if You don't like old-timey classic musicals. The staging is a bit understated. It's a long one too!

Thought-provoking, Resonant, Must see, Entertaining

See it if SEE IT. This show is stunning. Crazy talent. Amazing acting. BEAUTIFUL music. I left the theater speechless, in awe and shaken.

Don't see it if You don't like gospel-style music, minimal sets.

Antigone (BAM)
Slow, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if This is a very dark play. It's based on the greek tragedy. But I left there moved and in awe of the cast. Original sets.

Don't see it if It's a bit hard to follow at times. Very dark. Very depressing. Very moving.

Staten Island
Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Raunchy

See it if One of the best musicals ever. Period. Character driven musical, sweeping songs. Sets, dancing. IT HAS IT ALL.

Don't see it if you should probably go see this. You will recognize all the songs. SO GOOD.

Mamma Mia!
Midtown W
Dated, Fluffy, Overrated

See it if I will admit- I sang along. It's hard not to with Abba. The musical is cheesy, fluffly and light. Very typical. Very basic.

Don't see it if You hate Abba (haha) you don't like cheese, romance and typical shows.

South Pacific
Upper W Side
Enchanting, Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Refreshing

See it if The beauty of Rodgers/Hammerstein musicals is that always try to teach you something. Perfect musical. Classic songs, dancing, sets.

Don't see it if You don't like dated old musicals, romance, Rodgers/Hammerstein, a little bit of cheese and a lot of heart.

Midtown W
Delightful, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if This show kids and adults can enjoy. The music is great, costumes/sets are entertaining. Story is about acceptance. I was entertained.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of cheese and coming of age stories. It has heart and is comedic as well. Acting is usually over the top.

Entertaining, Funny, Edgy, Raunchy

See it if You're looking for something original, funny & like rock music. Simple sets. Great dancing. VERY entertaining. But loud and rock.

Don't see it if You're a prude and don't like rock music. This is very modern and not for everyone.

Shows For Days
Upper W Side
Clever, Funny, Quirky

See it if You're looking for a pleasant and entertaining new play. There isn't a lot of depth but LUPONE!

Don't see it if You're looking for a drama, don't like cliche characters and simple sets.

Slow, Romantic, Dark and long

See it if You like dramatic, slow moving, depressing musicals with a large chorus and romance.

Don't see it if You're expecting to see a bright, happy, light musical. Les Miz is dark, depressing and VERY LONG.

Midtown W
Intense, Weird audience reactions, Thriller

See it if You like a little suspense and a complex character. Laurie Metcalfe is a great actress. Bruce Willis - not so much.

Don't see it if You don't like: small casts, tension, mental thrillers or a bit of graphic content.