Lisa A 6124

Valley Stream | Female
About:  Lived on Long Island most of my life but only recently became a regular theater goer. I prefer musicals to plays and uplifting stories to dramas.
Reviews (50)
80
Must see, Creative, Clever, Hilarious

See it if You are looking for something different. If you are looking for a good laugh and not traditional theater. Light and fun.

Don't see it if If you preferred the traditional theater experience or the usual bells and whistles that come with usual Broadway shows.

Also This show is dependent upon audience participation and input, therefor... Read more Read less

98
Riveting, Profound, Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy original storylines, jazz, contemporary music with a sultry, southern, New Orleans feel.

Don't see it if You prefer more traditional, formulaic musicals.

Also This theater had a majority of the seats with good sight lines. Views ... Read more Read less

85
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Funny, Entertaining, Silly, Raunchy

See it if Youre looking for light entertainment and fun.

Don't see it if You are offended by puppet sex, or if you feel that because they are puppets tha5 there’s a connection to Sesame Street (there’s none).

Also Great use of various media (televisions added another dimension to the... Read more Read less

86
Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Great choreography

See it if Feel good story, a little slow at times in the beginning but more than makes up for it in the end. Powerhouse singing and dancing.

Don't see it if You are a homophobe or prefer not to have your entertainment interrupted with a message (of love and unity).

80
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You or someone you know is a fan of the movie. You enjoy productions with great staging and graphics.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of the movie or looking for a traditional Broadway musical.

Also Initially skeptical with their ability to bring the movie to the stage... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if You enjoy musicals and looking to have fun. For anyone who attended high school and remembers the cliques.

Don't see it if You are looking for an intellectual, thought provoking musical.

Also I never saw the movie and had no problem following the story line. It ... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Exuberant

See it if You enjoy immersive musicals with high energy.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals and prefer the traditional theater experience.

Also Not a "bad" seat in the house. All, including SRO, with excellent view... Read more Read less

100
For a previous production
Too-short, Masterful, Thought-provoking, Interesting, Engaging

See it if You are a fan of Come From Away and would like to know more of the creative process bringing a musical to Broadway.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of Come From Away

Also My only regret is that we only had one hour. Jessica is a charming ind... Read more Read less

90
Great acting, Profound, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy plays that engage your interest and creates an atmosphere of emotional highs and lows.

Don't see it if You prefer musicals or plays with elaborate staging or tech.

Also You are drawn in almost immediately with engaging characters where you... Read more Read less

93
Exciting, Engaging, Great singing, Intense, Must see

See it if You enjoy a good startle and the immersive theater experience. It is a dark comedy/drama.

Don't see it if If you are looking for light-hearted entertainment and prefer traditional theater.

Also It was fascinating from beginning to end with excellent performances f... Read more Read less

92
If/Then
Midtown W
Clever, Great singing, Great staging, Refreshing, Romantic

See it if You are a romantic at heart and that THE one is out there.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy romances or musicals.

Also The music and singing is excellent and the plot line is unique and cle... Read more Read less

92
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You enjoy musicals and looking for a good laugh. Ridiculous fun.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy musicals and are offended by sexual situations or innuendos.

Also The writing is clever and the story flows well with every song and mov... Read more Read less

93
During previews
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Great singing, Romantic, Delightful, Great staging

See it if You are a big fan of the movie and enjoy romantic comedies (add 5 points to the score if you are a fan of the movie).

Don't see it if You are not a fan of the movie and looking for a unique Broadway show or story.

Also The songs sung by Christy and Ramin are the strength of the show where... Read more Read less

88
Great singing, Riveting, Entertaining, Impactful, Must see

See it if You enjoy musicals in an immersive atmosphere. You enjoy shows with rapid fire, non stop action.

Don't see it if You prefer large, elaborate stage productions typically found on Broadway.

Also The singing talents were on par with singers currently on Broadway. Sm... Read more Read less

92
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Imaginative

See it if You enjoyed the movie with Gene Wilder, with the portrayal of Willy Wonka as quirky and good natured.

Don't see it if You enjoyed Johnny Depps version.

Also As soon as it was announced that he was the lead, I was hoping that Ch... Read more Read less

100
Educational, Interesting, Must see

See it if You are interested in anything or everything Broadway and at a great price!

Don't see it if You find museums boring.

Also The only drawback was that I would've loved more items on display, bec... Read more Read less

98
Absorbing, Profound, Gripping, Great acting, Resonant

See it if You want to be moved with emotionally gripping performances and intermittent humor.

Don't see it if The subject matter of mental illness or suicide are difficult subjects or causes unease.

Also The actors give profoundly moving performances of loss and suffering b... Read more Read less

83
Big River
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant, Great music

See it if You enjoy bluegrass country music and great singing.

Don't see it if You enjoy fast paced action.

Also The singers were brilliant, however the surprise standout was Patrice ... Read more Read less

92
Spamilton
Midtown W
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You enjoy musicals with a comedic touch. You are a fan of Hamilton and music in general.

Don't see it if Looking for bigger productions with longer show times.

Also Seating is snug due to small space. If that is problematic choose gene... Read more Read less

95
During previews
The Front Page
Midtown W
Fast-paced, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Must see

See it if You enjoy comedies with some physical humor. Fast-paced and action packed throughout.

Don't see it if You can't look past the humor (acceptable in that era) that would currently be considered non-politically correct.

Also Although 3 hours seems rather long, and it initially moves slowly, It ... Read more Read less

75
Clever, Great singing, Original, Interesting, Funny

See it if You are interested in history with particular emphasis on government

Don't see it if You are interested in flashy productions with exciting plots.

Also The talk back provided extra nuances that added to the show. Perhaps i... Read more Read less

95
Dizzying, Absorbing, Intense

See it if as an audience member you want to think and feel. Be engaged and challenged.

Don't see it if You prefer to be entertained without further effort.

90
Absorbing, Exquisite, Profound, Riveting, Stunning

See it if You want to be engrossed in a storyline with vivid characters, action, romance,....

Don't see it if You don't enjoy excitement, adventure, and a little rebellion now and then.

100
Exciting, Absorbing, Great staging, Refreshing, Delightful

See it if You want to be drawn into this magical realm both heartwarming and heart breaking

Don't see it if Don't believe in make-believe

100
Engrossing, Fun, Profound, Original, Heart warming

See it if If you want to be moved in a profound way with a message of love, family, and acceptance. Joy filled musical that makes you want to dance!

Don't see it if You are a closed minded skeptic, prefer quiet plays, or bland musicals

Also Just saw it again for the 4th time and just as exciting and uplifting ... Read more Read less

86
Great choreography, Great singing, Entertaining, Dated

See it if The music is beautiful and the singing talent is undeniable and exquisite, only drawback was some slow parts and the dated material.

Don't see it if Some portions of the show were slow and dated, however this was balanced out well by the excellent singing talent and choreography.

97
During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Great staging, Must see, Hilarious, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want to have a good laugh and frivolous fun.

Don't see it if You have the expectation that the show is exactly like the movie. It’s not. It’s better. A few nods to Broadway.

Also I’ve been to quite a few shows and this was the first show that I’ve a... Read more Read less

76
During previews
Quirky, Slow, Entertaining

See it if You are a millennial and a fan of the book.

Don't see it if If you are not a fan of the book or if you are interested in going to a more traditional or original Broadway show.

Also Many of the songs seemed to sound the same. The music was not the stro... Read more Read less

91
During previews
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Relevant, Touching

See it if You want to feel a roller coaster of emotions. Although set in an earlier era, the topic is just as relevant today.

Don't see it if You prefer whimsical stories or musicals.

80
Profound, Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if Raises awareness of deaf culture and the challenges of relationships when two people try to find common ground and find their voice.

Don't see it if You are looking for an action packed or fast paced show. You are looking to be entertained and not challenged to think or feel.

Also Initially felt slow. Annoying with characters constantly storming off ... Read more Read less

94
Hey, Look Me Over!
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing

See it if You are a fan of musicals and would be interested in hearing lesser known songs.

Don't see it if You prefer to have a solid storyline or are not a fan of musicals.

Also I loved the concept with the Man in Chair (from yet another musical) a... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Exquisite, Intelligent, Relevant, Profound

See it if You appreciate great music and singing with a unique storyline. The band plays their instruments with passion and abandon.

Don't see it if You prefer the bells and whistles of traditional musicals. You're uncomfortable with silences,necessary to convey the intended message.

Also The description of this musical does not adequately capture the delica... Read more Read less

100
The Sardi's Tour
Midtown W
Absorbing, Informative, Relevant

See it if You are a fan of Broadway and its history.

Don't see it if You are not interested in history.

Also Our guide was very knowledgable and obviously has great respect for Sa... Read more Read less

98
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Must see

See it if You enjoy creative performances with fast paced action. Excellent singing and choreography.

Don't see it if You prefer traditional story telling and a slower paced performance.

70
Cliched, Disappointing, Slow

See it if You re looking for light entertainment with a few laughs.

Don't see it if You are looking for clever writing and an interesting or engaging story.

Also I was hoping that his show would be better than what it was. The actor... Read more Read less

89
Clever, Funny, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You enjoy musicals with continuous action and biting humor.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy biting humor or seeing some repetition of songs (essential part of plot line).

Also Initially slow during the first few repeats of Groundhog Day but after... Read more Read less

86
Gritty, Gripping, Edgy, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You enjoy productions with elaborate staging with powerful performances in a gritty storyline.

Don't see it if You prefer wholesome, g-rated, uplifting storylines.

Also I saw a matinee which had Lianah in the role of Kim. Beautiful voice u... Read more Read less

70
It's Only a Play
Midtown W
Amusing, Disappointing, Slow

See it if You want to see famous actors on a Broadway stage

Don't see it if You don't want to see a relative unknown, Micah Stock, carry or otherwise save the show.

Also Without Nathan Lane, the show dragged and Broderick appeared lost.

98
For a previous production
Hilarious, Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting, Masterful

See it if You enjoy comedy, especially slapstick. Audience participation.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy slapstick comedy or prefer traditional theatre with little action or restricted solely onstage.

Also This play was even better than expected. Nonstop movement and hilarity... Read more Read less

97
During previews
Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing, Must see, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy the large musical productions remeniscent of early Broadway.

Don't see it if You don't like singing, dancing, or fun.

Also A visual extravaganza from the set design, costumes, to the dancing. T... Read more Read less

94
Electric, Energetic, Dizzying, Great singing, Unique

See it if You enjoy fast moving, energetic performances that is at times dizzying (careful with strobe lights). A unique Broadway experience.

Don't see it if You prefer traditional Broadway theatre with minimal to no audience participation.

Also I went to see Josh Groban (he is the main attraction) however, I walke... Read more Read less

98
During previews
Delightful, Enchanting, Refreshing, Must see, Funny

See it if You enjoy lively, engaging, lighthearted musicals without all the bells and whistles of an elaborate stage.

Don't see it if You prefer elaborate staging and orchestral arrangements.

Also Not only did I enjoy this musical, but the entire house rose to their ... Read more Read less

90
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Original, Great staging, Fast moving

See it if You enjoy celebrating the underdog. Enjoy fast moving, well timed choreography with a unique story line.

Don't see it if Easily offended by sexual innuendo or jokes about infidelity.

Also I was pleasantly surprised expecting to be entertained and finding an ... Read more Read less

95
Entertaining, Great singing, Hilarious, Absorbing, Delightful

See it if You want to feel alive with the passion of joy, humor, heartache in a story woven with Latin music.

Don't see it if You are not interested in Latin music or the Latinx experience.

Also Phenomenal show. So many favorite parts....The verbal sparring in Cont... Read more Read less

80
Lighthearted, Entertaining, Delightful, Quirky, Fun

See it if You enjoy lighthearted romps and are familiar with the 80s and the Golden Girls. Delightful, quirky homage.

Don't see it if You are unfamiliar with the Golden Girls or the 80s, otherwise you will miss 2/3 of the jokes/references.

Also Throughout the show each character had the opportunity to have a "larg... Read more Read less

80
The Good Earth
Soho/Tribeca
Absorbing, Great acting, Original, Riveting, Great singing

See it if You like stories about family and connecting with your roots.

Don't see it if You are looking for an uplifting comedy.

95
Absorbing, Profound

See it if You enjoy powerful music and passionate singing.

Don't see it if You prefer musicals that are delightful romps or lighthearted fare

100
Hilarious, Entertaining, Clever, Great staging, Delightful

See it if You want to be entertained with a light hearted, silly romp with a wicked twist most enjoyed by theater lovers.

Don't see it if You find silly fun somehow objectionable.

Also Since the original review, I returned with my mom and niece who both e... Read more Read less

100
Visual feast, Absorbing, Exquisite, Stunning, Entertaining

See it if You want to be enthralled by beautiful music and visuals.

Don't see it if You prefer quiet plays or undervalue creativity.

100
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Original, Riveting, Absorbing, Spellbinding, Delightful

See it if You'd like to be entertained with kinetic energy keeping you on the edge of your seat

Don't see it if You prefer quiet plays with little action