Melanie G 7140

New York City | 25-34 | Female

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Reviews (80)
91
During previews
Between The Lines
Midtown W
Delightful, Hilarious, Great singing, Quirky, Absolutely charming
July 1st, 2022

See it if you read the book, didn't read the book, or just want a lovely escape from reality. A thoroughly enjoyable show. Definitely recommend it.

Don't see it if you dislike teen angst, fantasy, or pop adjacent music. Definitely avoid if you don't like to feel joy.

Also Honestly I loved it! It does still have some weak spots but as its in ... Read more Read less

92
The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Simply amazing! holy cow, Must see, Resonant, Great singing, Absorbing
October 7th, 2019

See it if Fantastic performances. Joshua Henry's voice brings so much beauty and pain to Ross Golan's songs. Highly reccomend it.

Don't see it if You're an easy crier. This will definitely tug at heartstrings. (If you don't have good theater phone etiquette. You might lose your phone.)

90
Intelligent, Hilarious, Delightful, Clever
October 2nd, 2019

See it if you are a fan of the group members. Want to have an evening full of laughs and joys.

Don't see it if you want a predetermined show. Want more classic theater. Are a grouchy grumpster.

77
During previews
Reborning
Soho/Tribeca
Interesting, Entertaining, Quirky, Thought-provoking
July 10th, 2019

See it if you like small casts in intimate theaters. Enjoyed the progression of the story and I liked the performances.

Don't see it if Sensitive to issues regarding infanticide, mental illness, past trauma and drug abuse. If you find dolls creepy.

Also Story had a good setup but the ending isn't quite satisfactory. I enjo... Read more Read less

90
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Must see, Riveting, Intense, Great acting, Great staging
July 5th, 2019

See it if enjoy really great storytelling. Want to see a great cast of a variety of ages (and species!) bring this experience to us.

Don't see it if don't want to see a long show. It has a longer running time than most musicals and plays.

61
During previews
Wish it was better for the performer's sake, Banal, Slow, Great staging, Ambitious
June 25th, 2019

See it if you like to see developing works. Good use of light and the space. Decent choreography and fighting sequences.

Don't see it if Underdeveloped book and singing needed more time to be worked on.

87
During previews
Rock of Ages
Midtown W
Indulgent, Nostalgic, Hilarious, Great singing, Delightful
June 20th, 2019

See it if Want to have a bitchin' time. Love the music and style of the 80s. To (un)harden your heart with an extremely funny show that brings joy.

Don't see it if Dislike the age of classic rock and all that comes with it. Don't be a Hertz Klineman! Go see the show.

85
During previews
Intelligent, Raunchy, Intense, Great acting, Enchanting
May 26th, 2019

See it if want to see some fantastic performances. Want an honest and humanistic portrayal of human interaction. Realistic story.

Don't see it if Want an elaborate set. Dislike sexual situations and profanity. Some scenes are discomforting, you can tell they were written by a male mind

83
During previews
Hilarious, Great staging, Great singing, Quirky, Raunchy
April 24th, 2019

See it if Want a similar style to the movie but with a new story. Very talented cast and just enough references to movie without being overbearing.

Don't see it if Are particularly sensitive to crude humour. Can't handle what were like 2 political jokes. Dislike campy and raunchy theater.

86
Relevant, Great staging, Great writing, Clever, Enchanting
April 16th, 2019

See it if A sign of hope for the future of theater. Large talented cast of young people. Fantastic choreography and book. Lots of theatre references.

Don't see it if you can't accept people for who they love regardless of gender. Your heart has shriveled up.

90
Refreshing, Clever, Hilarious, Great singing, Delightful
April 16th, 2019

See it if Want to see a fun and magical show. Fantastic cast giving these well known characters new life.

Don't see it if Don't be a Squidward. If the opportunity arises go see the show.

85
Indulgent, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Great singing, Entertaining
April 16th, 2019

See it if Want to see some relatable characters and some great performances namely Salazar, Hsu and Tam. Enjoy sci-fi storylines.

Don't see it if you dislike teen angst related shows. Dislike the sillier spectrum of the 80s like Christine (83), Krull (83) and Weird Science (85)

Also Can't remember all the changes made since the off-broadway but the cha... Read more Read less

94
For a previous production
Wonderful continuation of the book series, Delightful, Quirky, Riveting, Great staging
April 16th, 2019

See it if Wonderful staging and costume design work to provide a magical experience. New and old characters though will win your heart.

Don't see it if You can't focus for hours at a time. Actively dislike the HP series (being new to the series though is no reason not to see this).

Also Go see it even if you didnt enjoy reading the released Cursed Child sc... Read more Read less

93
Heartfelt, Delightful, Refreshing, Profound, Resonant
April 16th, 2019

See it if Want a show that makes you feel genuinely hopeful about the world. Fantastic ensemble working to bring peoples stories to the stage.

Don't see it if Unless you think this show will trigger you I cant say theres any reason to not see it.

87
Great writing, Great singing, Refreshing, Relevant, Thought-provoking
April 16th, 2019

See it if Want to see an authentic experience of life for young gay black men. A magnificent cast weaving such a heartbreaking/hopeful story for us.

Don't see it if Want to miss a great experience. Choral sequences alone are fantastic and the feeling they invoke can't be found from just reading the play

78
Funny, Fluffy, Great singing, Raunchy, Cliched
April 16th, 2019

See it if Want to see strong performances from our leads (Orfeh, Barks, Karl and Anderson). Are a fan of the movie or a member of the cast.

Don't see it if Want memorable songs. You dont want to see a story you already know quite well. Don't want to see a fun show.

82
Clever, Great singing, Hilarious, Refreshing, Raunchy
April 16th, 2019

See it if Want to see a variety of women explore their voice and sexuality. Will take you on a rollercoaster of different emotions. Female power.

Don't see it if Would be offended by the liberal use of the word pussy. Are homophobic or strict about gender roles.

82
During previews
Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Clever
April 16th, 2019

See it if Want a more intimate look into what the Clintons life may have been under the stress of politics. Conflict between power and relationships.

Don't see it if Dislike straight plays. Want a large production. Dislike talk of politics.

96
During previews
Magnificent staging, singing, writing, etc, Must see, Masterful, Resonant, Enchanting
April 16th, 2019

See it if You want to experience some spectacular theater. Regardless of whether you know the story of Orpheus/Eurydice. Want a breath of fresh air.

Don't see it if You have a rock in the place of your heart. Hate shows based on stories you may have heard before. If you don't want your life changed.

85
During previews
We Are The Tigers
East Village
Entertaining, Hilarious, Great singing, Clever, Female led
February 20th, 2019

See it if Enjoy murder mysteries. Want to see a show with a mostly female cast. Want to see a pretty funny well put together show.

Don't see it if You dislike topics of murder, substance abuse and mental illness. Dislike high school musicals and teen angst situations.

89
During previews
Superhero
Midtown W
Clever, Intense, Great staging, Enchanting, Heartfelt
February 17th, 2019

See it if you like superheroes or even if you dont. If you like family drama or geeky humor or just want to see some amazing performances. Go see it!

Don't see it if Dislike teen angst and want to avoid having those oh so dreadful things called feelings. If you need a happily ever after kind of ending.

Also The three main leads were all fantastic in their roles. They really ga... Read more Read less

86
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Great staging, Must see, Fascinatingly thrilling
December 12th, 2018

See it if Want to experience amazing puppetry and technology bring this character to life. Want to support such a hardworking cast. Are a fan of cast.

Don't see it if Are faint of heart. Want a very solid story. Have a fear of gorillas.

Also The book may need some work but the rest of the show is pretty good. T... Read more Read less

84
During previews
Delightful, Great staging, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing
November 29th, 2018

See it if Love the 90s and Clueless. Want to have fun watching a talented cast perform revamped lyrics to popular 90s songs in a beautiful set.

Don't see it if Would be offended to hear your 90 songs altered. Want a really deep serious musical. The 90s give you hives.

Also The show still needs some tweaks but it really is very enjoyable. The ... Read more Read less

90
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Great singing, Raunchy, Must see
September 29th, 2018

See it if Fantastic cast playing hilarious characters. Strong songs and performances. Fantastic and I highly recommend it to anyone wanting a blast.

Don't see it if Cant handle sexual or anti-religious humor. You want to be a grump. Dislike westerns.

83
Pop Punk High
Greenwich V
Entertaining, Hilarious, Indulgent, Raunchy, Quirky
September 21st, 2018

See it if Want some good old nostalgia. Want a funny show in a concert like atmosphere. Crazy funny characters even the minor ones (ie mom and dad).

Don't see it if Dislike standing for long periods of time. Not fond of profanity and crudeness. Don't want Avril Lavinge's soul to rest in peace.

89
During previews
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Hilarious, Great staging
September 9th, 2018

See it if Want a fun good time with a wonderful cast. The characters are hilarious and the writing clever and lovely sets. Honestly loved it.

Don't see it if Have trouble understanding accents. Want a serious play for the evening.

Also Would happily go see it again. It was very interesting to learn about ... Read more Read less

88
Delightful, Great staging, Hilarious, Entertaining, Great singing
August 26th, 2018

See it if Enjoy dark humor. Want an semi-interactive experience in an intimate space. Watching a fantastic cast of 8 bring their characters to life.

Don't see it if Dislike the idea of having actors right in your face. Are squeamish about blood, gore and everyday cannibalism.

81
Entertaining, Hilarious, Relevant, Indulgent, Clever
August 9th, 2018

See it if Truly a result of our zeitgeist. Themes of acceptance, gender identity, sexual identity and the breaking down of gender norms in a fun way.

Don't see it if Dislike LBGT themes. Don't care for a bit of cheesiness and silliness with your shows.

90
Delightful, Clever, Great singing, Hilarious, Resonant
August 9th, 2018

See it if Ever felt like an outcast. Fan of any of the actors; they all shine here. Implanted the cast recording to your brain and it tells you to.

Don't see it if You didn't manage to get a ticket before they sold out. Really no other reason not to. :D

Also Super fun show! Thats not to say it isnt without its flaws but most of... Read more Read less

86
Skintight
Midtown W
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Raunchy
August 9th, 2018

See it if Want to see unconventional relationships. Would like to see Idina Menzel in a non musical role. Enjoy sharp humor and some inner reflection.

Don't see it if Dislike the idea of an older man with a much younger guy. Hate family drama.

79
Mary Page Marlowe
Midtown W
Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking
August 8th, 2018

See it if You want to see how the small and big moments in ones life can impact it. Want to see some very good performances.

Don't see it if Dislike nonlinear shows. Want an explained narrative. Want action, adventure or lighthearted comedy.

97
During previews
Delightful, Great singing, Hilarious, Must see, Enchanting
July 14th, 2018

See it if 90 minutes of great performance after great performance. Amazing cast giving their all. Songs of a great era. So much personality on stage.

Don't see it if Can't handle watching 9 people work their asses off practically non stop for an hr and a half. Or just dislike revues i guess.

79
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing
May 29th, 2018

See it if Want to see a fun showing of Shakespeare. You support community theatre. The leads were particularly enjoyable.

Don't see it if Want a full Shakespeare experience (the script is cut down to fit in 90 minutes). Need full sets and props to understand/ enjoy performances

82
During previews
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Thought-provoking
April 11th, 2018

See it if Like variations on tales of old or enjoy the original 1001 Nights. Want to see great performances by a small cast.

Don't see it if You have trouble following non linear shows. Dislike the source material.

Also As we're told in the beginning if the show everything makes sense in t... Read more Read less

86
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Intelligent, Quirky
April 8th, 2018

See it if Fan of the movie (duh). Female majority cast. Barrett Weed and Grey Henson will give you life. Hard not to love rest of cast and ensemble.

Don't see it if Triggered by bullying. Dislike high school based shows. You are one of the Reginas of the world. Want a consistent score. Some songs better.

83
Really Really
East Village
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Ambitious
December 3rd, 2017

See it if Interested in an understanding of the newest adult generation. Want to see how a variety of personalities react to a complex situation.

Don't see it if Sensitive to violent or sexual situations. Abhor morally ambiguous young people. Want a definitive answer to things.

Also I really liked how the set was designed and how it could be used for b... Read more Read less

72
The Portuguese Kid
Midtown W
Cliched, Entertaining, Great staging, Disappointing
November 23rd, 2017

See it if are a fan of the actors. Want a silly story to follow along with. The 3 older actors are quite hilarious.

Don't see it if Want a story with a stronger plot and solid ending. Want meaningful connections with the characters.

78
During previews
Cruel Intentions
Greenwich V
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Raunchy, Indulgent
November 21st, 2017

See it if you want to have an fun evening watching a great cast of actors belt out 90s songs. Enjoy the movie. Are a fan of any of the cast.

Don't see it if Want a fully developed production. Know nothing of the movie (itll make it hard to follow through some of the parts)

Also Wasn't sure how to feel about another jukebox musical but the cast had... Read more Read less

83
During previews
Billy and the Killers
Soho/Tribeca
Entertaining, Edgy, Intense, Great singing
November 7th, 2017

See it if You like romantic tragedies and rock/alternative music. Enjoy non linear storytelling with a mystery component.

Don't see it if you are sensitive to themes if suicide, murder, teen angst and violence. Want something cheery. Dont bring children.

77
Glassheart
Soho/Tribeca
Quirky, Great acting, Entertaining
November 5th, 2017

See it if Enjoy darker twists on disney stories. Want to see some good acting and interesting set choices that help fill the space.

Don't see it if Dislike minimalistic sets and small casts. Want a strong plot to follow.

89
The Mecca Tales
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Delightful
November 5th, 2017

See it if you want to see women of different backgrounds come together. See problems of varying severity be addressed as they try to find themselves

Don't see it if you hate seeing women centered stories. Want an in depth analysis of Islam itself. Need a big production to enjoy yourself.

Also Went to see it with my best friend whose father went on the Hajj this ... Read more Read less

87
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Hilarious, Quirky, Raunchy, Resonant
October 14th, 2017

See it if Still relatable years later. Want a fun night out. All of the satire.

Don't see it if You lack Imaginaaaation. Easily offended by topic of race or sex. Decided to take a break after seeing it many times before.

80
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Intense, Entertaining, Absorbing
October 13th, 2017

See it if enjoy social/political commentary. Like the subtlety necessary to show the brainwashing of the characters. Intense staging and direction.

Don't see it if really loved the book and think nothing will compare. Abhor violence and loud noises.

75
Delightful, Funny, Cliched, Slow
September 30th, 2017

See it if Enjoy english versions of chinese folk tales. Enjoy over the top acting.

Don't see it if Want a polished show and top shelf singing.

Also A few of the ensemble cast was quite funny and made the show enjoyable... Read more Read less

75
Loveless Texas
East Village
Cliched, Entertaining, Fluffy, Great singing
September 20th, 2017

See it if like light and fluffy shows. Enjoy adaptations of known stories.

Don't see it if don't like long shows with many songs. Dislike amateurish acting.

79
Clever, Confusing, Raunchy, Thought-provoking
September 13th, 2017

See it if Like very personal stories. Want to hear the experiences of a gay man.

Don't see it if Are uncomfortable with in depth information on someones sex life. Need more than a single person to hold your interest.

77
Cradle Two Grave
East Village
Clever, Great acting, Intense
August 28th, 2017

See it if Like personal pieces. Enjoy the topics of mental illnesses and sibling bonds. See the development of a show with good potential.

Don't see it if Are triggered by mental illnesses.

83
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining
August 26th, 2017

See it if like new versions of your beloved classics. Took my friend to see it as his first Broadway show and his excitement made it more enjoyable.

Don't see it if you are very particular about disney. It doesnt have the same amount of spark as the original movie but its still quite good.

78
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Refreshing, Slow, Hilarious, Great acting
August 26th, 2017

See it if like classic comedy and odd characters. The assistant was super hilarious.

Don't see it if you lack patience. The first act sets up for most of the comedy later on but it can be slow going.

55
Ex Habitus
East Village
Confusing, Insipid, Banal, Ambitious
August 26th, 2017

See it if you like to see productions in development. Like rivalry in your stories?

Don't see it if want a fully wrapped up story. Need well developed characters.