Melissa14

New York City | 18-24 | Female
About:  I see a lot of shows and have a lot of opinions. I work in Theater Administration.
Reviews (56)
88
Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Refreshing, Profound

See it if you really enjoy family plays that are touching and at times very funny. This has the right amount of everything and will make you feel

Don't see it if you don't want to feel

61
Confusing, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if you really enjoy British plays and family plays

Don't see it if you are looking for a play like The Humans or August Osage. This does not compare at all in quality.

59
The Portuguese Kid
Midtown W
Ambitious, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow

See it if you really need to see Jason Alexander in a show

Don't see it if you care about plot and overall theatrical experience. I wasn't sure why everyone was laughing so much.

70
Afterglow
Midtown W
Edgy, Raunchy, Entertaining

See it if you really like male nudity and want to see a show about polygamy that doesn't really have anything to add to the discussion

Don't see it if you can't handle male nudity

Also I thought that this play was interesting. It was not the best thing th... Read more Read less

75
Spamilton
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you can't get tickets to see Hamilton or want to be entertained by great actors doing a parody of Hamilton

Don't see it if you don't care about Hamilton

Also This show was entertaining. I thought that a lot of the numbers were r... Read more Read less

74
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Ambitious, Disappointing, Great singing

See it if you want to see a musical revue of a bunch of Hal Prince shows

Don't see it if you are looking for an actual show

Also I was overall disappointed in this production. While I love Hal Prince... Read more Read less

88
Enchanting, Funny, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you are a fan of Midsummer Nights dream and want to enjoy a pleasant evening of theater

Don't see it if there really is no reason not to see it

Also The Public's Midsummer was an incredibly magical staged version of thi... Read more Read less

96
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Great staging, Profound, Masterful, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you want a really interesting play about something that is really topical right now

Don't see it if you hate plays that are political

Also This is probably one of the best plays I've seen. It was beautifully a... Read more Read less

92
Clever, Great staging, Epic, Must see, Intelligent

See it if you want to see an unoriginal concept become something incredible inventive and new

Don't see it if you aren't a fan of having a good time and want something less upbeat

Also I was blown away by this production. The music was great, the set was ... Read more Read less

96
Indecent
Midtown W
Clever, Great staging, Intelligent, Profound, Beautiful

See it if you want a refreshing and brilliantly staged play that is so beautiful

Don't see it if you can't handle life and don't like hearing amazing stories

Also I was blown away. This play is getting overlooked by all of the other ... Read more Read less

94
Clever, Ambitious, Great singing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you are interested in a musical that has different music and explores a story that is sad yet uplifting

Don't see it if you can't handle people talking about 9/11 and are trigged by that. It is not really a big part of the show though.

Also I was at first really concerned that I would be very hurt by seeing th... Read more Read less

98
Great staging, Relevant, Must see, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a refreshing new musical that is very relevant

Don't see it if you can't handle new musicals or feeling emotions.

Also This is a must see musical. Not only was it well staged but Ben Platt ... Read more Read less

83
For a previous production
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Quirky

See it if you enjoy slapstick British humor and aren't looking for something intense

Don't see it if you want to see something thought provoking and serious

Also This was such a fun night out. I really enjoyed how quirky it was. I t... Read more Read less

87
Gently Down the Stream
East Village
Great acting, Intelligent, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Historical

See it if you are interested in delving into the gay rights movement through an interesting and well written play.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of Harvey Fierstein. He is onstage the entire show.

Also I really enjoyed this piece. I thought it was not only incredibly inte... Read more Read less

92
If I Forget
Midtown W
Great writing, Refreshing, Resonant, Must see, Intelligent

See it if you want to see a smartly written piece of theater that touches on so many powerful and important messages and themes

Don't see it if you can't handle intelligent plays that make you think

Also This play really lived up to my expectations. I had been hearing so ma... Read more Read less

85
The Infinite Wrench
East Village
Clever, Ambitious, Epic, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you want to see something totally different and love being involved in shows.

Don't see it if you hate audience participation and anything that isn't standard theater.

Also While the show is a lot later than the average theater show it is well... Read more Read less

55
Ambitious, Disappointing, Great acting, Intense, Overrated

See it if you are a huge fan of the story of Joan of Arc and want to see a show that should have been good but failed.

Don't see it if you don't want to waste your time.

Also The only real reason to see this show is for the performance by Jo Lam... Read more Read less

80
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Romantic, Sad

See it if you like classic musicals that pull huge numbers and have big production values

Don't see it if you aren't a fan of classic musicals and want to see something unique and different and don't really want to see a sad romance

Also This was my first time seeing a production of Miss Saigon and I really... Read more Read less

77
During previews
Sundown, Yellow Moon
Upper W Side
Great singing, Quirky, Ambitious, Enchanting, Okay

See it if you are in the mood to see a show that is not plot driven and has some beautiful moments

Don't see it if you really like plots and want a musical. This is not a musical but there are a few songs.

Also I absolutely love the song moments. I am a huge fan of the Bengsons an... Read more Read less

90
Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see an incredible playwrights work being done by talented actors

Don't see it if you are looking for something light and fun

Also This was incredibly well done play that I feel fortunate to have been ... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Significant Other
Midtown W
Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you are looking for a different sort of play dealing with romance and friendship. This is the side that we hardly ever seen.

Don't see it if you're too trigged by the pain of being single and don't want to see a fresh and exciting play

Also Never got the chance to see this play Off- Broadway but really wanted ... Read more Read less

70
Blue Man Group
East Village
Ambitious, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Overrated

See it if you want something unique and interesting and world famous

Don't see it if you don't like audience participation and to have a good time

Also I have seen Blue Man Group twice and both times were enjoyable and ent... Read more Read less

70
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Overrated, Enchanting, Delightful, Ambitious

See it if if you like the Wizard of Oz

Don't see it if If you aren't a fan of the Wizard of Oz

Also This show is both entertaining and magical. The songs are pretty good ... Read more Read less

80
Beardo
Brooklyn
Ambitious, Clever, Funny, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if if you are a huge fan of Dave Malloy and want to see something incredibly unique and fun

Don't see it if if you can't handle things that are raunchy and stories that don't completely make sense.

Also While there are a lot of flaws about this musical the one thing I will... Read more Read less

75
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent

See it if if you are a huge fan of Harry Potter who hasn't been able to see Harry Potter and the cursed child yet.

Don't see it if If you aren't a Harry Potter fan

Also This show is clever and unique. Though it never directly mentions Harr... Read more Read less

81
Clever, Absorbing, Great writing, Masterful

See it if you love SLP. This work as well as Fucking A were both brilliant productions of these pieces

Don't see it if you don't like SLP.... which there is something wrong if you don't

80
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Profound

See it if you are a huge fan of SLP. Her plays are always so well done.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy true pieces of theatre

76
Entertaining, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy Clockwork Orange and want to see a fresh look at the show. It was intense and at times very engaging.

Don't see it if you aren't a fan of lots of attractive men onstage

90
During previews
KPOP
Midtown W
Ambitious, Immersive, Thought-provoking, Must see, Epic

See it if you have a love for KPOP or don't know anything about KPOP

Don't see it if you aren't a fan of immersive theater and don't like walking and standing for long amounts of time

Also This show is both creative and thought-provoking. The basic premise of... Read more Read less

78
Thought-provoking, Funny, Resonant

See it if you are a fan of Michael Moore and are in the mood for political comedy

Don't see it if you aren't a fan of talking about the current political climate

Also This play was interesting. It felt more like a stand up comedy hour th... Read more Read less

70
Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you are a huge fan of Carole King's music or want an enjoyable evening of theater that isn't thought provoking

Don't see it if you want something more substantial

Also While it was interesting to hear more about Carole King's life, I felt... Read more Read less

83
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Edgy, Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you are a fan of 1984 or dystopian worlds that hit very close to home

Don't see it if you can handle politics now and can't handle blood

Also I actually really enjoyed the play and thought that it was well done f... Read more Read less

98
Exquisite, Great staging, Intelligent, Must see, Epic

See it if you want a different but truly incredible Broadway experience. This isn't similar to anything on Broadway now.

Don't see it if you can't handle immersive theater and want something more traditional

Also This is probably one of my favorite shows of all time. I was fortunate... Read more Read less

66
War Paint
Midtown W
Ambitious, Disappointing, Dizzying, Slow, Long

See it if you care a lot about Patti Lupone and Christine Ebersole

Don't see it if you want to see a potentially interesting story not told the right way

Also I was very disappointed in the plot of this musical. The music was unm... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great staging, Relevant

See it if you want to see an updated version of Julius Caesar with Shakespeare language and want to have an enjoyable evening in the park

Don't see it if you hate being outside to see theater and don't when classics are updated to reflect the current times

Also This Julius Caesar is not like any versions I've ever witnessed. Oskar... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Cost of Living
Midtown W
Ambitious, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Slow, Interesting

See it if you are want to see something refreshing and different. It is an interesting story that is not often told.

Don't see it if you can't handle new work and don't want to see something that needs more work but has the potential to be really good.

Also I am a HUGE fan of Martyna Majok's writing. Unfortunately this show wa... Read more Read less

47
Disappointing, Overrated, Slow, Not necessary

See it if you HAVE to see Sally Fields and don't mind amazing people ruining great work

Don't see it if you have a higher standard in theater and don't want to see someone ruin an incredible play.

Also I was comparing this to the version of Glass Menagerie that was done a... Read more Read less

50
Dated, Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated, Slow

See it if you absolutely have to see it. Otherwise don't bother.

Don't see it if you want to see something new and different.

Also It was exactly what I expected it to be. Very underwhelming and not im... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Must see

See it if you want something fresh and new that plays on an old classic play. The writing and performers are all beyond excellent.

Don't see it if you think you have to see Dolls House part 1 before this..... you don't.

Also I still can't get over how brilliant, funny and clever the writing of ... Read more Read less

82
The Hairy Ape
Upper E Side
Clever, Ambitious, Epic, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you want to see a version of Hairy Ape like nothing you have ever seen. Such great acting and staging.

Don't see it if you aren't in the mood to see a play that is very repetitive

Also While I felt that the play overall was brilliant with the staging and ... Read more Read less

75
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Delightful, Great acting, Dated, Enjoyable, Light

See it if you want a light but enjoyable night at the theater and love Kevin Kline

Don't see it if you are looking for something more modern and profound.

Also The first act was really slow but it picked up in the second act. Kevi... Read more Read less

85
Ambitious, Entertaining, Intense, Great acting, Immersive

See it if you haven't seen a production of Sweeney Todd or are a huge Sondheim fan and nothing can ruin a show for you

Don't see it if you are looking for it to be TOTALLY re-imagined or get scared really easily

Also Upon entering the theater I was excited for the fact that this show wa... Read more Read less

84
During previews
Dated, Great acting, Great staging, Intense, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a well acted and staged version of an incredible play

Don't see it if you can't handle dated plays and don't want to sit through 3 Acts with 2 intermissions

Also I really enjoyed this play. The first act was slow and I felt unnecess... Read more Read less

80
Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Fun, Cool, Interesting

See it if you have some time to kill in the Lincoln Center area or want to see some cool sets, costumes and footage from past Broadway shows

Don't see it if you are looking for something more in depth. It is fun and entertaining but not extremely detailed.

Also I really enjoyed this exhibit but I really wish that it was longer. Th... Read more Read less

67
During previews
The Outer Space
East Village
Great singing, Unnecessary, Disappointing, Enchanting, Ambitious

See it if you want an average night at the theater and something that you don't need to concentrate hard on.

Don't see it if you want something more complex. You want something thought provoking and want more depth. If you can't stand country music.

Also I enjoyed this show however I was also disappointed in it. I thought t... Read more Read less

73
Stomp
East Village
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Great staging

See it if You want something that is part theater part music

Don't see it if if you don't like loud banging

88
For a previous production
Sweat
Midtown W
Edgy, Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Riveting

See it if if you care about what is going on in this world. Thought provoking and relevant.

Don't see it if If you can't handle the news and life

Also Beautifully staged and acted. Incredible set. This show is relevant an... Read more Read less

93
Man From Nebraska
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful, Great writing

See it if if you like Tracey Letts plays. This play is simple and yet incredibly thought provoking.

Don't see it if If you don't like shows about people going through journeys to find themselves

Also I have always been a huge fan of Tracey Letts plays. I find them incre... Read more Read less

95
On the Exhale
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Profound, Relevant

See it if if you want to see a well written one person play beautifully crafted

Don't see it if if you aren't a fan of one person plays and have issues with gun control and violence as subject of plays

Also What a beautifully written piece that is so topical. This play not onl... Read more Read less

88
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if if you are a 20 something year old looking for something relatable.

Don't see it if if you don't like puppets and raunchy humor.

Also Avenue Q is the grown up version of Sesame Street. It is filled with s... Read more Read less