Mel SF

Brooklyn | 25-34 | Female
About:  I have my BFA in Theatre Arts, but have entered an entirely different profession upon my move to NYC (Hopefully I will do some acting/playwriting after graduating with my Master’s in Museum Education). I am an avid theatre goer- it’s my absolute favorite pastime!
Reviews (24)
50
Indulgent, Quirky, Excruciating, Great acting, Confusing

See it if You want to see a show with great acting. The performers were great. The middle show was written well.

Don't see it if You are expecting great scripts. Two of the shows seem to be written with the idea that they are deep and profound, but really miss the mark

50
During previews
Disappointing, Great singing, Fluffy, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if You love Christmas music and you aren’t expecting a great show production wise. Clay and Ruben are so talented!

Don't see it if You want to see a great production. Basic mic cues, sound cues, and curtain cues were a mess throughout the show.

Also This show was cute but way too long. The first act was insanely cheesy... Read more Read less

70
Funny, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You like the actors in it! It’s great seeing this star studded cast.

Don't see it if You are expecting a deep and realistic look at white male privilege.

Also The characters often seemed much too one-dimensional. Often reiteratin... Read more Read less

85
Ambitious, Dated, Great acting, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if You love the people acting in it. The singing, dancing, and staging is spectacular. Carousel has gorgeous music in it.

Don't see it if You are expecting a modern musical. The storyline is misogynistic and old fashioned. I have heard it can be triggering for victims of abuse.

85
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you are a fan of one man shows that are somewhat like a stand up act.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with political themes or you would like to stick to praising white-washed Trump's America.

96
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Intense

See it if You enjoy shows with serious themes and romance.

Don't see it if You are looking to go see a happy go Lucky musical.

41
Disappointing, Great acting, Excruciating, Intense, Slow

See it if You like Waiting for Godot. The play about the journey was similar.

Don't see it if you want to see a well written play. While the journey play was okay, the soccer play was written terribly.

Also The second show was written awkwardly. Many of the commentary where ch... Read more Read less

75
Drunk Shakespeare
Midtown W
Clever, Edgy, Great acting, Funny, Quirky

See it if enjoy immersive theatre experiences and raunchy humor.

Don't see it if You like seeing Shakespeare done in a traditional and respectful way.

75
Cliched, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you are going to the theatre with kids! Also see it if you enjoy the movie.

Don't see it if You are looking to go to a serious musical. It's the typical "movie turned Broadway to make a buck" type of show.

95
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Enchanting, Funny, Fluffy, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy upbeat fantasy musicals.

Don't see it if you are more inclined to see classic musicals.

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Epic, Great staging, Great writing, Hilarious, Intelligent

See it if you love theatre. Period.

Don't see it if you are less inclined to see shows that use cursing and explicit adult themes. Not a show for small children.

100
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if you love quirky upbeat musicals. This show has serious themes and is done incredibly beautifully.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of Sara Barellies' music. All of the music is notably hers.

80
Made in America
East Village
Intelligent, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You are interested in the political climate around immigration. The plot is non linear and very creative.

Don't see it if You like a typical straight play. It’s not staged on a stage, it’s throughout the audience.

95
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant

See it if You are interested in a politically themed and social justice themed show.

Don't see it if You are looking to go to a show with a lot of plot twists and movement.

83
Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You are into set and lighting design- this was superb! The acting is amazing, with jokes well timed throughout the darker storyline.

Don't see it if Want to see a comedy or are uncomfortable with nudity.

95
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense

See it if You are interested in family dynamics being shown and identity with that.

Don't see it if You do not enjoy tear jerking moments that grab your attention.

70
ELF The Musical
Midtown W
Enchanting, Entertaining, Fluffy, Quirky, Delightful

See it if You enjoy the movie elf and silly holiday shows. Great for kids!

Don't see it if If you aren’t a fan of movies turned musicals.

70
Illyria
East Village
Great acting, Indulgent, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Relevant

See it if you are interested in the history of theatre in NYC especially through Joe Papp. The parallels from NYC's changing cityscape relates to now.

Don't see it if You are looking for a profound extremely memorable performance. The show itself is so-so.

30
Confusing, Dizzying, Great acting, Excruciating, Slow

See it if You are a lighting designer- the effects and lighting were great!

Don't see it if You aren’t interested in political banter for an hour and a half. The show is futuristic and extremely strange as well.

86
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Great staging, Great writing, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you enjoy belty melodies and silly songs.

Don't see it if You are opposed to raunchy humor. Not a show to bring small children to.

70
Cliched, Hilarious, Thought-provoking, Fluffy, Funny

See it if You enjoy upbeat poppy musicals and have yet to see it. This show has a ton of character, but not a lot of depth. It's a "fluff" pop show.

Don't see it if this is your first Broadway show to go too. Don't see it if you want to see a show with a lot of depth.

95
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite, Great singing

See it if You are a fan of the show. It will not disappoint you even though it has been on Broadway for decades!

Don't see it if you are not a fan of Andrew Lloyd Weber.

80
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Hilarious, Raunchy

See it if raunchy humor is enjoyable for you. This show is done impeccably well- I was rolling over in my seat laughing the whole way through.

Don't see it if you aren't a fan of modern musicals or theatre that has a serious tone.

85
A Piece of My Heart
East Village
Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Profound, Relevant

See it if you are interested in history and how it impacts generations. The timeliness of Vietnam compared to our current times was so needed.

Don't see it if Traumatic scenes are hard for you to watch. This show is chalk full of emotional drama. It could be triggering for some.