Leanna

New York City | 35-49 | Female
About:  NYC via the San Francisco Bay Area. Raised on national tours; adulthood continues on Broadway. I also enjoy baseball, adventurous eating, and preparing for buy-back rejection at vintage clothing stores.
Reviews (43)
69
Funny, Clever, Quirky

See it if you're a fan of the composer, because this felt like a jukebox musical of her best songs. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Don't see it if you're expecting the next Urinetown.

82
Clever, Delightful, Funny

See it if you want to see a tale of acceptance without it being overly winky-winky/nudge-nudge; if you love people in sheep costumes.

Don't see it if you are allergic to dialogue that's not in modern English; if you're a Go-Go's purist.

91
Ambitious, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if you want a lively, colorful evening with a fantastic cast...and animals!

Don't see it if a kind of messed-up ending will sour your evening.

89
Clever, Educational, Funny

See it if you enjoy audience interaction that isn't completely awkward; you like seeing how clever people can be with paper cut-outs

Don't see it if you feel awkward about being a teetotaler

82
Dated, Quirky, Great acting

See it if you want a glimpse of life before the ADA.

Don't see it if you're tired of perspectives from the male protagonist's POV.

90
Clever, Delightful, Great staging

See it if you just want to smile for two and a half hours. You don't need to be familiar with the SpongeBob universe.

Don't see it if you hate confetti and bright colors.

73
Funny, Entertaining, Cheap

See it if you just love the score. There's not much else, though the cast is solid and the lighting is amazing!

Don't see it if you feel that really need a substantial set to enjoy this show.

95
Absorbing, Clever, Intense

See it if you're already familiar with the story and score; the concept here may confuse newbies.

Don't see it if you're terrified of being screamed at in your face (in that case, sit in the balcony).

95
Hilarious, Intelligent, Delightful

See it if you want to have a good time at a show with a familiar structure and not-too-challenging tunes

Don't see it if you hate South Park; you get defensive when confronted with satirical takes on organized religion or white colonialism

91
Delightful, Funny, Smart

See it if you're into science, food, or just miss Good Eats.

Don't see it if you hate popcorn.

65
For a previous production
Funny, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if you're really into soccer and would like to see an all-female cast semi-in the round.

Don't see it if you want to be immersed for an hour and a half with a group of people you wouldn't want to sit near on public transportation.

83
For a previous production
Ambitious, Absorbing, Edgy, Profound

See it if you want to see a not-often-told immigrant story from the 1970s.

Don't see it if you need the plot spelled out for you.

82
Funny, Great acting, Fluffy, Great singing

See it if you want to see something old-fashioned and pretty.

Don't see it if you hated You've Got Mail; you're looking for a diverse cast.

81
Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent

See it if you want to see a gorgeous production of an old gem, and want to catch Mazzie/Kim before it's over.

Don't see it if you can't get past the Orientalism and colonialism (which is unfortunate but handled as well as possible without altering the text).

62
Banal, Funny, Raunchy, Great singing

See it if you want to see an extremely hardworking cast wearing amazing wigs.

Don't see it if you're into authentic Irish accents or a sympathetic leading man.

89
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if you enjoy projections being used not just for showing off; you want to get inside the mind of someone not neurotypical.

Don't see it if you can't comprehend non-American English; you have a rat phobia.

83
For a previous production
Ambitious, Resonant, Funny

See it if you want to see contemporary teenagers acting naturally by people who understand them.

Don't see it if you have never used social media.

69
Funny, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if you want a sweet night out without thinking too hard

Don't see it if you object to a 108-year-old man trying to woo an 11-year-old girl

66
Fluffy, Indulgent, Slow

See it if you want to bring a picnic and do some texting, and can ignore all those other pesky patrons telling you to shut up.

Don't see it if you have lasting, better memories of other productions of Phantom, or this production earlier in the run.

100
Ambitious, Absorbing, Refreshing

See it if you want to see a show where you get punched in the heart 15 times and want to thank them afterwards.

Don't see it if you're expecting something bombastic and grand.

72
Ambitious, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if you're into thoughtful casting, detailed staging, and intricate lyrics with a score whose style is not heard enough on Broadway.

Don't see it if you're racist and there's no hope that innovative casting will cure you.

89
Absorbing, Dizzying, Enchanting, Intelligent, Intense

See it if you're physically able to climb multiple flights of stairs; you don't mind a non-linear structure; you like free candy.

Don't see it if you hate haunted houses.

65
Intense, Frustrating, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to support Asian American theatre work and some honestly fantastic lighting and choreography

Don't see it if you are looking for a particularly memorable score or a show as solid as its production values

50
Banal, Insipid, Slow

See it if you enjoy some nice vocals but don't mind spending that much empty time in a theatre

Don't see it if your expectations are high because of Hedwig

85
Absorbing, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if you like simplicity and a slice-of-life story

Don't see it if you're craving bombast

71
Funny, Great acting, Fluffy

See it if you found Heathers too dark.

Don't see it if you want a score that'll be stuck in your head for days (or even hours) after.

79
Clever, Profound, Resonant

See it if you want a perspective on gun violence from a child's POV

Don't see it if you can't suspend disbelief that a 13-year-old would have never heard of a school shooting

88
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Resonant, Profound

See it if you want a fun night out that turns unexpectedly deep

Don't see it if you're such a fan of the film that you couldn't accept another interpretation

76
For a previous production
Delightful, Funny, Fluffy, Cliched

See it if you're not seeking anything deep.

Don't see it if you're not into anything that remotely resembles Are You Being Served? or Noises Off.

77
Clever, Refreshing, Funny

See it if you're a comic book geek, or geek-adjacent. You like tiny shows.

Don't see it if you want a neatly tied-up storyline.

85
Clever, Enchanting, Great staging

See it if you find Sleep No More TOO environmental and almost everything else not environmental enough

Don't see it if you're sensitive to pulsing lights and/or raves

71
Funny, Fluffy, Great singing

See it if you want to turn your brain off and you miss Mamma Mia.

Don't see it if you have an intense hatred for sitcom-style comedy, or '50s/'60s American girl groups.

75
Funny, Great acting, Fluffy

See it if you enjoy a silly, easy-to-follow story, PLUS watching the gears turn in the heads of extremely skilled actors.

Don't see it if you want all the jokes to be up to date. (Some are; some are glaringly unchanged.)

75
Ambitious, Clever, Funny

See it if you want to hear about Hitler's dog and enjoy a surreal cats subplot.

Don't see it if you want a linear, spelled-out storyline.

83
Enchanting, Refreshing, Funny, Intense, Great singing

See it if you enjoy a simple story that in another creative team's hands would seem contrived and banal.

Don't see it if you hate banjos.

89
Delightful, Funny, Refreshing, Great singing

See it if you feel like a fluffy, incredibly fun night out; you want to see some of the most talented and least annoying children on B'way.

Don't see it if you want a deep story.

80
Absorbing, Clever, Quirky, Refreshing, Great staging

See it if you enjoy hearing another side of a well-known story but are tired of prequel-itis; you want a break from dialogue.

Don't see it if you're easily startled by bunraku-like puppets.

81
Funny, Great acting, Fluffy

See it if you want to see an excellent production of a show you already love -- or put off seeing 9 years ago.

Don't see it if you want to see a great deviation from the original replica productions.

56
Dizzying, Slow, Great acting

See it if you have a carnal urge to see a lot of blood and/or re-create the look, feel, and sound of the '80s.

Don't see it if you just can't be seduced by an anti-hero, you were hoping Alice Ripley would have a starring role, or you can't stand the sight of blood.

85
Delightful, Intelligent, Funny

See it if you don't crave glitz and glamour but just want to see something small and sweet.

Don't see it if you get bored by only seeing the same two people on stage.

76
Funny, Delightful, Fluffy

See it if you want a fun night out, and/or are looking for a "safe" choice for a large group and are tired of Mamma Mia and Jersey Boys.

Don't see it if you're anticipating anything deep. There really isn't; that's not why this show is here.

59
Banal, Fluffy, Cliched

See it if you like your punchlines to be telegraphed a mile ahead; you like your punchlines to have punchlines; you like to self-congratulate.

Don't see it if you're expecting clever humor.

100
During previews
Ambitious, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if you enjoyed Deaf West's previous productions. And even if you didn't like Spring Awakening the first time around.

Don't see it if you're going to laugh at deaf people for being deaf.