leahmarilla

New York City | 25-34 | Female
About:  a jennyish joanne
Reviews (22)
93
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great writing, Great acting, Resonant, Must see

See it if you can!

Don't see it if you're easily distracted. My Broadway audience had a lot of tourists seeing the show out of obligation that were texting, talking, etc.

90
Absorbing, Enchanting, Must see, Great staging, Epic

See it if You love fairy tales, adventures, feeling things, etc.

Don't see it if You can't sit still without an intermission.

70
During previews
Great acting, Intense, Disappointing, Overt, Great staging

See it if you like Corey Stoll and Elizabeth Marvel. Their performances are top notch. The second act, more free of the device, sails along better.

Don't see it if you don't like metaphors that are too clear and therefore uninspired. Audiences are smart and can make the connection to 2017 on their own.

96
Absorbing, Enchanting, Funny, Ambitious, Resonant

See it if you love the movie. See it if you hate the movie. It takes a simple story and adds layers of meaning that will stick with you for day.

Don't see it if No, definitely see it. It's charming and thoughtful. Andy Karl is a dream, but you knew that.

85
Hilarious, Great writing, Indulgent, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You love and have a long history with Harry Potter. This show is CHOCK full of references and so charming.

Don't see it if You're a Gryffindor.

75
Bright Star
Midtown W
Absorbing, Original, Slow, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if you love bluegrass music, Southern humor (or want to GET Southern humor), and minimalist staging done right.

Don't see it if you like to be surprised. It's a satisfying story, not a particularly clever one. The "twist" is pretty evident.

88
The Crucible
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great staging, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if You like new takes on on old works. The cast and world-building are excellent. Sophie Okonedo and Ben Whishaw have a captivating energy.

Don't see it if You're a traditionalist. It doesn't ~look like the Salem Witch Trials, because it doesn't have to!

92
Absorbing, Delightful, Funny, Refreshing, Quirky

See it if You liked the movie, talented children, ENERGY. The kids playing seems like a gimmick at first but it wears off & just becomes fun!

Don't see it if You have strong negative feelings about Andrew Lloyd Webber, I guess?

90
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great staging, Resonant, Must see

See it if you haven't seen the new production or not at all — it's a classic and they're doing a great job.

Don't see it if you like dialogue, going to bed early, or "happy musicals."

80
Resonant, Intense, Indulgent, Epic, Entertaining

See it if You want a classic experience and love staged visual effects.

Don't see it if You think the love story is creepy. Because it is. Just don't think about it too much.

75
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Resonant, Romantic, Intense, Epic

See it if You like the theatre to transport you.

Don't see it if You really, really loved the complexities of the novels.

97
Absorbing, Great staging, Great writing, Hilarious, Riveting

See it if you want to be totally absorbed. The most fun I've ever had. Didn't hurt that they fed me, either! See it in whatever venue you can.

Don't see it if you prefer a more traditional fare or need to see EVERYTHING happening at ALL times.

86
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Romantic, Raunchy, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you want to see more women's stories represented on stage.

Don't see it if You prefer projections to prop and set work.

75
Amelie
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Funny, Quirky, Romantic

See it if you like the film, the cast, and inventive theatre that meets your imagination halfway. It's charming with a fun group of people.

Don't see it if you like big splashy musicals. This is a smaller show.

87
Ambitious, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Profound, Resonant

See it if you love this show. The vocal and acting performances are incredible and the choices are fresh.

Don't see it if you're very tied to the original production. Minimalist staging is not right for this show, and something feels off. Maybe its the pacing?

95
Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Romantic, Absorbing

See it if You don't know this play. What a great introduction to a lesser-done Shakespeare. I love the way the text was interpreted.

Don't see it if You have an early morning. This play is long! Way too long, even for the Bard.

85
American Psycho
Midtown W
Ambitious, Quirky, Intense, Hilarious, Indulgent

See it if you get the chance! It's a thoroughly entertaining, campy satire w/a fab cast doing the MOST in the best way. Make sure it gets to live on.

Don't see it if you take yourself/theatre very seriously. You wish it was the 80s again. You thought Alice Ripley was the star. Dark humor's not your thing.

80
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Enchanting, Sparkly, Fluffy, Cliched

See it if You're a Disney fan, you always told people that Jasmine was a Feminist and they didn't believe you, you like SHINY THINGS!!

Don't see it if Your favorite character is Abu. Honestly, a lot of the jokes weren't for me but I had fun. It's for kids in a classy way, but all the same.

80
During previews
Invisible Thread
Midtown W
Absorbing, Original, Great staging, Delightful, Funny

See it if you like not knowing where a story is going. Also, I think "documentary musical" is the most apt descriptor & important to consider.

Don't see it if you aren't a fan of modern rock musicals.

80
Delightful, Great acting, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy origin stories and several perspectives on drag performing. Also, Florida.

Don't see it if You really thought this was a musical, because it's really 90% a lip-syncical.

90
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Ambitious, Masterful

See it if You grew up with Disney but haven't grown up.

Don't see it if It's too expensive for you, that show's been on forever. Try something new/cheaper.

90
Matilda
Midtown W
Delightful, Clever, Dizzying, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You are or were ever a child.

Don't see it if You're prone to seizures.