Lisa J 7111

Tarrytown | 50-64 | Female

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Reviews (23)
89
Magical!, Enchanting, Great acting, Ambitious, Epic

See it if You are a theatre-loving Harry Potter fan. Magical effects highlight an interesting story. It’s long, but the payoff is great.

Don't see it if You can’t sit through the equivalent of two shows (with a break) or aren’t at least vaguely familiar with the Harry Potter legend.

90
Romantic, Exquisite, Entertaining, Great staging, Enchanting

See it if You love classic old musicals with brilliant music and lyrics and wonderful costumes. I was absolutely delighted.

Don't see it if You have a hard time understanding British accents

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Masterful, Must see, Entertaining, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if you seek a transformative theatrical experience. This is a wholly engrossing and remarkable story told through different styles of music.

Don't see it if The lyrics are fast & tell the story, so I would recommend listening to soundtrack ahead of time. I can’t think of anything else negative.

87
During previews
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Resonant, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy comedies that pack an emotional punch. Provides insight into gay life in the 70s and 80s and is still relevant today.

Don't see it if If you are uncomfortable with depictions of gay relationships. There are some references that younger people (35 and under) might not get.

94
For a previous production
Great staging, Hilarious, Must see, Entertaining, Clever

See it if ou like to laugh. Seriously, I laughed so often that my face hurt by the end. It is literally a laugh a minute!

Don't see it if If you absolutely cannot tolerate slapstick. Otherwise, go see it.

77
During previews
Great singing, Enchanting, Relevant, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy Shakespearean language in a Ymely story with music from The Go-Gos. It’s more fun than it sounds!

Don't see it if You have trouble with Elizabethan lingo or are uncomfortable with gender-fluid themes.

90
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Resonant, Intelligent, Entertaining, Great writing

See it if You enjoy straight plays that tackle serious stories with interesting characters, great acting and a bit of humor.

Don't see it if You're looking for a lot of action or can't sit through a long play.

72
Sleep No More
Chelsea
Ambitious, Confusing, Dizzying, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if You enjoy participating in strange, interactive experiences; eerie, unsettling and sometimes startling.

Don't see it if You are expecting a traditional theatrical experience. You must leave your comfort zone to participate in this highly unusual show.

70
Amelie
Midtown W
Cliched, Fluffy, Slow, Quirky, Indulgent

See it if You loved the movie and are willing to overlook the shortcomings of the show.

Don't see it if You are looking for a deep or insightful show with anything more than a wispy story.

88
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if You enjoy incredible acting, a phenomenal cast and an engrossing play.

Don't see it if You have a hard time following a complex story or don't like a longish play--2 1/2 hours with two 10-minute intermissions.

98
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Must see, Intelligent

See it if You like big musicals with great songs that are charming but also give you something to think about. I loved everything about it!

Don't see it if You are only into straight plays.

95
Resonant, Ambitious, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if Anyone who was touched by 9/11 will appreciate it. It is not depressing, but rather uplifting!

Don't see it if You lost someone on 9/11, it might be too raw.

87
Great singing, Relevant, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You love a good, splashy musical with relevant undertones.

Don't see it if You wouldn’t appreciate a pro-LGBT storyline.

80
Refreshing, Quirky, Dizzying, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You would enjoy a happier, sillier sci-if version of Dear Evan Hansen with great singing.

Don't see it if Lots of flashing lights and intense and loud sound bothers you.

87
Great singing, Relevant, Overrated, Intense, Intelligent

See it if enjoy shows that address current social issues. Great music; I found some of the songs a little long. Excellent singing and acting.

Don't see it if If you have trouble dealing with teen suicide, this could be disturbing. It is not a “feel-good” musical.

75
Disappointing, Refreshing, Quirky, Relevant, Slow

See it if You enjoy big, splashy musical numbers and want a feel-good finish.

Don't see it if Men in high heels isn’t your thing.

87
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Intense, Great staging

See it if You enjoy serious (sometimes funny) theater with fine acting and adult themes.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with gay life themes, or are looking for a comedy.

63
Insipid, Cliched, Banal, Disappointing, Fluffy

See it if You are a major Jimmy Buffett fan and don’t mind seeing a show that has a highly predictable story.

Don't see it if You are looking for good theatre or good musical theatre.

85
Indecent
Midtown W
Ambitious, Intense, Great staging, Resonant, Confusing

See it if You are interested in the Jewish experience and appreciate complex storytelling.

Don't see it if You're looking for a mindless theatre experience. This is very intense.

91
Hilarious, Intelligent, Great writing, Entertaining, Edgy

See it if You appreciate great musicals based on irreverent topics with top-tapping songs and great dance numbers.

Don't see it if You don't like shows that address edgy topics such as religion and sexuality.

90
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Delightful, Refreshing

See it if You would appreciate A fun and fresh look at a terrific musician and her personal story.

Don't see it if You're not at all interested in music from the 50s and 60s.

92
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Relevant, Hilarious, Great writing, Entertaining, Edgy

See it if You appreciate clever lyrics and a story that's relatable, even though it's acted partly by puppets. Great show!

Don't see it if You can't deal with raunchy lyrics or situations--one of the songs is "The Internet is for Porn." And that's not even the dirtiest song!

87
Hilarious, Great singing, Delightful, Clever, Funny

See it if You appreciate Monty Python-like humor. The songs were very clever.The dancing was adorable. It was such fun!

Don't see it if You don't have a good sense of humor.