Mercutio

Mamaroneck | 35-49 | Female
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Reviews (22)
91
Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if you can! This is one of those classic shows that is still relevant. Even if you don’t speak Yiddish, there are supertitles.

Don't see it if You don’t like musical theatre, or don’t have patience for a non-English show. There is some fake violin playing I found painful to watch.

75
As You Like It
West Village
Confusing, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You enjoy (very) modern Shakespeare adaptations with ad libbing, live music, and talented performers who break the fourth wall.

Don't see it if You prefer Shakespeare with minimal cuts in a more traditional style, or are uncomfortable with direct address (actors talking to you).

80
Whales
Gramercy
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if you want to see a shadow puppet, drinking game, audience interactive, surprisingly educational, rock musical version of Moby Dick.

Don't see it if audience interaction isn’t your thing, prefer proscenium staging, or if you have sensitive hearing (the guitar is absurdly loud).

Also Also, there is tons of cursing. Not for kids, obviously.

98
Merrily, Merrily
Lower E Side
Absorbing, Dizzying, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging

See it if you want an absorbing, timely drama with fantastic writing and phenomenal acting.

Don't see it if you are looking for a show appropriate for small children (some language). Otherwise, GO!

95
¡Figaro! (90210)
Midtown W
Clever, Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you like beautiful music, a timely story, and lots of laughs! This show brings Mozart to the modern day and keeps it fun. SEE THIS SHOW!

Don't see it if you don't like music, or hate "illegals". Actually, see it anyway; hopefully it will make you think.

Also Never seen an opera before? This would make a great introduction! Fant... Read more Read less

70
The Bride
Soho/Tribeca
Ambitious, Confusing, Great singing, Great acting, Great music

See it if You like Shakespeare with (really good) folk music, have prior knowledge of Love's Labours Lost & Much Ado, and want to see 2 plays fused.

Don't see it if You only want to see one play, like staging that isn't constantly about moving set pieces for no reason, dislike Shakespeare or live music.

Also Talented younger cast, beautiful use of lighting, fantastic music a la... Read more Read less

75
Spamilton
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Great singing, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You are a theatre buff who enjoys a good laugh at Broadway's expense

Don't see it if You don't know what Hamilton is.

85
Coriolanus
West Village
Absorbing, Intelligent, Must see, Relevant, Intense

See it if You enjoy political thrillers like House of Cards, ensemble productions, audience interaction, and in-your-face modern Shakespeare.

Don't see it if You prefer more traditional classical theatre, don't enjoy doubling of characters, or are sick of politics. Not for young children.

38
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Banal, Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if you're a tourist who thought you could get day-of tickets to Hamilton for your entire school group from Ohio.

Don't see it if you enjoy theatre. This show is just tired. It's time to retire it.

71
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Epic, Great singing, Must see, Ambitious

See it if ... you haven't seen it yet. It's that show that you *need* to see once. The effects, music, and costumes are iconic.

Don't see it if ... you've already seen it.

85
Drunk Shakespeare
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great writing, Refreshing

See it if You're an adult who likes to see funny, intelligent actors tackle Macbeth. (It's a shame the actors aren't paid appropriately by the prods!)

Don't see it if You are a minor or hate laughing.

85
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You’d like to see talented actors telling this fantastic story!

Don't see it if You are uninterested in this play, have young children, or prefer shorter length plays. (The show is three hours.)

Also The cast is very talented and the script is wonderful. There are no mi... Read more Read less

50
Slow, Overrated, Great writing, Uneven

See it if You enjoy impressive lighting design, Patrick Page, and Jack Davenport, and if you’d like a (mostly) uncut version of the script.

Don't see it if you want interesting staging, a well-edited script, even pacing, and a leading lady with great diction and connection to the character.

Also I love Shaw (and this play), but it needs to be cut for performance, o... Read more Read less

91
The Metromaniacs
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Great writing, Intelligent, Funny

See it if You love poetry, farce, and a very silly love story. Definitely see it if you enjoy David Ives’ work!

Don't see it if You’re looking for a truly historical play. This is a riff on an old comedy, with anachronisms gallore.

60
Funny, Great writing, Ambitious, Great singing

See it if You like modern shows with rock and roll, Shakespeare not on a pedastal, high energy, and quite a bit of doubling/gender-bending.

Don't see it if You prefer reverential classical theatre, more traditional staging, and traditional casting.

97
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Relevant, Must see

See it if You are able to! This show is a must-see! Funny, engaging, thought-provoking, & RELEVANT. TFANA is always worth the trip to Brooklyn!

Don't see it if You dislike symbolism and fantastical stories or fables.

Also TFANA never disappoints! This production had a stellar cast (especiall... Read more Read less

95
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Raunchy

See it if You like top-notch casting and intelligent storytelling. Donmar is always a bit edgy and provocative, this tale is no different.

Don't see it if You are looking for something family-friendly, or a feel-good show

90
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Relevant

See it if you like broad physical comedy, bawdy jokes, political commentary, live music and juggling in a riotous farce.

Don't see it if you don't like bawdy humor or are a Trump supporter. Not for children.

40
Cliched, Confusing, Dated, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if you have non-English-speaking guests who want to see a Broadway show where they know the music. That's who sees this show. Go to The Met!

Don't see it if you like plays with staging that makes sense and tells a story (not just pictures). Or if you hate it when the audience sings along.

65
Disappointing, Overrated, Must see, Cliched, Great staging

See it if you've never seen it and want to see the iconic costumes in person. Or if you have kids and too much money in your wallet.

Don't see it if You'd rather spend your money on anything else. "The Circle of Life" is a beautiful fashion show, and then there's 2 hours of tedium.

100
Sense & Sensibility
West Village
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You like immersive, smart, gripping story-telling. Oh, and there are some great comdic moments!

Don't see it if You hate theatre. This show is everything that is good about live theatre.

88
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Funny, Great singing, Raunchy, Must see, Hilarious

See it if You're an adult who isn't easily offended and who enjoys a hilarious musical!

Don't see it if You are taking small children or those who are easily offended.