Melissa 6219

New York City

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Reviews (23)
50
For a previous production
Dizzying, Funny, Fluffy, Overrated, Indulgent

See it if You like slapstick humor. You like shows that don’t make you think at all. You want escapism.

Don't see it if You want to see a play that actually goes somewhere. You like plays with substance.

Also This play is just the same thing over and over again. There are some f... Read more Read less

35
During previews
Meteor Shower
Midtown W
Disappointing, Fluffy, Slow, Funny, Raunchy

See it if If you are a huge fan of Amy Schumer or Keegan-Michael Key and want to see them in their element

Don't see it if You are expecting to see a good play. It’s just not a good play. There is no point.

30
Disappointing, Slow, Overrated, Insipid

See it if I really can't think of any reason anyone should see this show. It's not even worth it to see Andy Karl. The material just isn't good enough

Don't see it if You have any taste at all.

Also The show is slow and boring. Andy Karl's character is entirely unsympa... Read more Read less

40
Amelie
Midtown W
Disappointing, Fluffy, Quirky, Slow, Insipid

See it if You know someone in the cast and want to be supportive. You want to zone out while listening to pleasant music.

Don't see it if You're expecting it to be as entertaining as the movie. You're looking for something engaging and fun. The show is so boring.

75
During previews
Sweat
Midtown W
Intense, Profound, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if You want to empathize with people who voted for Trump. You like slice-of-life stories. You like shows that make you think.

Don't see it if You're looking for a light evening of theatre.

Also The dialogue sometimes felt a bit unrealistic and also as though the p... Read more Read less

50
Overrated, Indulgent, Cliched

See it if You like patting yourself on the back for recognizing lyrics and feeling like you're a theatre person

Don't see it if You care about smart & original writing

75
During previews
Sweet Charity
Midtown W
Delightful, Great acting, Great singing, Great writing, Fluffy

See it if You are a Sutton Foster fan. And let's face it, you should be. If you like seeing shows in intimate spaces.

Don't see it if You're looking for the greatest revival of Sweet Charity ever. You only like large scale productions with flashy sets and big ensembles.

Also Sutton Foster and Shuler Hensley seemed to be in a different league th... Read more Read less

85
During previews
In Transit
Midtown W
Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You enjoy a capella music. You like musicals that explore the lives of individuals and how they intersect.

Don't see it if You care about the plot being perfect.

75
Falsettos
Midtown W
Clever, Dated, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if You want to see an important piece of theater in the theater canon

Don't see it if You only like bubblegum musicals

75
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great singing, Epic, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You know you are a fan of the music and you like big spectacle shows.

Don't see it if You are expecting good writing

30
Paramour
Midtown W
Cliched, Disappointing, Slow, Dizzying, Banal

See it if You love Cirque du Soleil stunts more than anything

Don't see it if You care at all about good writing

42
The Crucible
Midtown W
Slow, Overrated, Disappointing, Great acting, Confusing

See it if You're a big fan of Ben Whishaw.

Don't see it if You want to see a good production of The Crucible.

50
The Undertaking
Midtown E
Ambitious, Indulgent, Great acting, Resonant, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy philosophizing about death, you like seeing actors play multiple characters well.

Don't see it if You are expecting something very deep and thought-provoking

Also I didn’t think the frame for the play was effective. I would have pref... Read more Read less

100
After the Blast
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You like dystopian stories, you like shows that make you think

Don't see it if You only like fluff pieces

65
Slow, Quirky, Epic, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You appreciate having a genre turned on its head; you appreciate butt puns; you are a Kenita Miller fan

Don't see it if You're expecting a fluid show that retains one style/tone throughout; you're easily offended; you don't want to be taken on a journey

35
Cliched, Overrated, Fluffy

See it if You like anything having to do with gangsters & "old New York"

Don't see it if You're looking for fully developed characters. You care when material is ripped off of countless other shows.

90
Great acting, Must see, Refreshing, Resonant, Riveting

See it if You like completely original works. You want to go on an emotional ride. You want to feel uplifted.

Don't see it if You only like fluff musicals with big dance numbers. You're a curmudgeon.

100
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Hilarious, Intelligent, Quirky, Resonant

See it if You like the idea of Sesame Street for adults

Don't see it if You are easily offended or only like big flashy musicals with big production numbers

45
For a previous production
Refreshing, Slow, Quirky, Disappointing, Boring

See it if You are a big Tony Shaloub fan, If you speak Hebrew and/or Arabic and enjoy hearing that on stage

Don't see it if You want to be entertained

Also I hate to say bad things about shows but I just can't recommend this o... Read more Read less

100
Great acting, Intelligent, Profound, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You want to see a genius at work. You care about the intersection of theatre and politics. You care about the Black Lives Matter movement.

Don't see it if You only like theatre as escapism.

95
During previews
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Fluffy, Romantic

See it if You like old school musicals, great dance numbers, beautiful musical arrangements of classic songs

Don't see it if You want to be intellectually stimulated

90
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You are a fan of Jessie Mueller. You like to bake. You like Sara Bareilles music. You like to be moved to tears when you see shows.

Don't see it if You can't suspend disbelief when the story becomes unrealistic at times. You're looking for incredibly intelligent writing.

68
Intense, Overrated, Great acting, Cliched, Great singing

See it if You love hearing incredible singing

Don't see it if You care a lot about good writing