mlaurelm

Jersey City | 35-49 | Female

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Reviews (49)
83
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if you want a lovely story with some lovely music. It's also a movie musical done right where changes are made to suit the medium.

Don't see it if you can't handle changes from the movie. There's no Rasputin here.

80
Intense, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you are a fan of Ethan or Paul - it's mostly them onstage.

Don't see it if you prefer shows with less talking and more action

85
Superhero
Midtown W
Refreshing, Quirky, Great singing, Great acting, Funny

See it if you want to see an original musical with a great cast and sweet story (also if you love references to comics)

Don't see it if you cannot handle anything that incorporates pop culture/comic books. References occur throughout the show.

90
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Hilarious, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if you are looking for something that is fun, intelligent, and still a bit heart-warming

Don't see it if you are looking for a family-friendly show for younger kids - there are some moments that are a bit more adult

85
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if you are a fan of any of the actors (they all do a great job) or feel like seeing a funny, intelligent show.

Don't see it if You prefer larger productions or something more serious.

96
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great staging, Great acting, Epic

See it if you love Harry Potter (obviously) - it's a slightly flawed story but there are some really powerful moments and the stagecraft (!!!)

Don't see it if you do not believe in magic

80
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Great staging, Entertaining, Great choreography

See it if you want to see one of the classics

Don't see it if you saw the movie and already are not a fan of the music or story

97
Ambitious, Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if Everyone should see it! It's a great production

Don't see it if I think everyone should see it but it would be a difficult show for people that would have a hard time with sitting for a long time

80
Me and My Girl
Midtown W
Great singing, Great acting, Funny

See it if it's already closed - but the cast was great!

Don't see it if it's already closed so you can't see it

78
Great acting, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if you want to see great performances from the cast, especially Lauren

Don't see it if you do not feel like seeing a show that requires close attention and has a lot of talking/narration

65
During previews
Rocktopia
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great singing, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if you are a fan of any of the cast members - each individual is given a moment to shine and they are all great

Don't see it if you can't handle a little cliche - the images on the video screen are sometimes a bit much

80
Absorbing, Great singing, Great staging, Refreshing, Great acting

See it if you want to see a show with a great cast and creative staging

Don't see it if you do not like folk tales

80
M. Butterfly
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you like thought-provoking plays

Don't see it if you are not open to criticism of problematic tropes

80
Entertaining, Delightful, Great acting, Hilarious, Relevant

See it if you are a fan of the show and/or books and are open to a humorous take on them

Don't see it if you have not seen the show and/or read the books - there are spoilers!

80
Funny, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Great costumes

See it if you want a fun night with great performances, music, and staging.

Don't see it if you are more interested in contemporary stories.

80
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you appreciate the silly yet dark aspects of Dahl's stories - this adaptation embraces the ridiculous & gets quite dark w/ fate of children

Don't see it if you are expecting really elaborate sets - for many parts, the stage is quite bare.

78
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Great acting, Entertaining, Slow, Great staging, Great costumes

See it if you want to see a great performance by one of the best.

Don't see it if have no interest in narratives surrounding old Hollywood and the creative industry.

90
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you enjoy innovative and immersive shows and don't mind a slightly convoluted narrative (refer to the Playbill!).

Don't see it if you don't like when historical dramas insert modern elements (e.g., strobe lights).

75
Our Trojan War
Brooklyn
Ambitious, Resonant, Relevant, Intelligent, Indulgent

See it if you want something a bit different & want to support veterans in theater - the show is disappointing in some parts but strong in others

Don't see it if you are in the mood for lighter fare or are not interested in (or familiar with) classic Greek stories.

90
Cry Havoc!
West Village
Ambitious, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Clever

See it if you want to see a show that's timely, well-performed, and brings some laughs and tears.

Don't see it if you are not in the mood for a one-man show, Shakespeare, or a show that makes you consider multiple sides to issues.

80
Whales
Gramercy
Ambitious, Delightful, Intelligent, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if you want to see something fun and different.

Don't see it if you do not like interactive theater or have a hard time hearing the details of whale hunting.

80
Funny, Entertaining, Relevant, Great music, Nostalgic

See it if you grew up listening to Gloria Estefan (like me) and are interested in learning more about her life, including the struggles.

Don't see it if you do not like jukebox musicals.

80
Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Relevant, Great music

See it if you like fun musicals with great music.

Don't see it if you are close-minded.

78
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Fun, Great music

See it if you enjoy fun shows with great music.

Don't see it if you are not interested in "jukebox" musicals.

95
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great staging, Intelligent, Relevant, Refreshing

See it if you are human - the show has universal appeal.

Don't see it if you are not open to different styles of music.

95
During previews
Must see, Refreshing, Great singing, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if you love musicals. All of it is great - cast, music, staging. Such a magical night.

Don't see it if I'm having a hard time thinking of who wouldn't like the show - I suppose it may not be your taste if you prefer jukebox or movie musicals

88
During previews
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Delightful

See it if want to see a show with an amazing cast, choreography, and staging. Kelli O'Hara is a treasure

Don't see it if you prefer more modern stories? Having a hard time thinking of who wouldn't like this show

88
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you want a fun night with great music - this remains one of my favorites of the jukebox musicals

Don't see it if you do not like jukebox musicals and/or the Four Seasons - this would definitely not be the show for you

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if you want to see a well-written and well-acted play about a timely topic - it may be tough to watch at times but is very powerful

Don't see it if you want something lighter or have sensitivities towards the subject matter (race relations, police, and shootings)

90
Ambitious, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Romantic

See it if you want a fun and enchanting night at the theater - a great adaptation of the movie

Don't see it if you do not like popular songs in your theater - the show uses more pop songs than the movie

80
Clever, Refreshing, Fun, Funny

See it if want to see a fun show in a lovely venue (and for free!)

Don't see it if you do not like modern adaptations of Shakespeare - this is not a straight telling of Twelfth Night

90
For a previous production
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if if you want a night spent laughing

Don't see it if you prefer serious material - this is very much a comedy

90
Clever, Delightful, Hilarious, Intelligent

See it if you love the Harry Potter books or movies, especially Hufflepuff house

Don't see it if you have never seen or read a HP book or have minimal knowledge - the story and jokes won't make any sense

77
Great singing, Great staging, Fluffy

See it if you love the movie or need a show for kids (and already saw School of Rock)

Don't see it if you want something that's a bit different from a movie

80
Lobby Hero
Midtown W
Absorbing, Resonant, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you want to see a well-acted, relevant, and intelligent play

Don't see it if you aren't into plays with lots of talking

86
Enchanting, Funny, Great acting, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if you want an enjoyable night at the theater with great music and cast - the show is lovely and different from many other musicals on Bway

Don't see it if you prefer shows with more action - this show is about the characters, plot is less important

70
Ambitious, Relevant, Entertaining, Inconsistent, Great singing

See it if you are interested in Robert Moses and/or city planning - the cast is also great (especially Molly Pope as Jane Jacobs)

Don't see it if you are not interested in NYC history/planning

75
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if it's closed already but it had great performances.

Don't see it if it's closed already but was not a show for people that want something light-hearted or straight forward.

75
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great staging, Fluffy, Funny, Nostalgic

See it if you are in the mood for something fluffy and loved the movie - the magic carpet stuff is pretty cool.

Don't see it if you are looking for something a bit more complex - there's some changes but it is basically the movie on a stage.

80
Ambitious, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Relevant

See it if you want to know what everyone is talking about - there's good music and great performances.

Don't see it if a show involving teenage suicide isn't for you.

75
Cats
Midtown W
Great dancing, Nostalgic, Fluffy, Entertaining, Confusing

See it if you are on a mission to see the classics (if you haven't seen it) or want to revisit your youth (if it was one of your first shows)

Don't see it if you prefer more plot in your shows

88
Great staging, Epic, Great acting, Resonant, Classic

See it if you don't mind some melodrama in your musicals. Also, Briones is fantastic. As is the helicopter.

Don't see it if you are not interested in war narratives, particularly ones that portray negative aspects of American intervention.

75
Classic, Epic, Great staging, Overrated, Slow

See it if you are on a mission to see all the classics or love big, elaborate musicals.

Don't see it if you have zero interest in opera.

88
Angel & Echoes
Midtown E
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in war and/or historical narratives from female perspectives.

Don't see it if you avoid narratives with descriptions war and/or sexual violence.

90
Absorbing, Great staging, Intelligent, Great acting, Enchanting

See it if love art and enjoy stories about the process of making art - also, "Sunday" is one of the strongest first act closers.

Don't see it if you prefer musicals with elaborate costumes and dance numbers.

87
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious, Great acting

See it if you like the movie or if you love fun stories with great child performers (really - they are awesome!).

Don't see it if you did not like the movie, since the show stays pretty faithful.

90
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Funny, Quirky, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if you like shows with a focus on female friendships, good music, and lots of talk of baking.

Don't see it if you weren't a fan of the movie (the show follows the movie fairly closely, in story and style of humor).

95
Clever, Entertaining, Great writing, Hilarious, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy shows with humor, heart, and well-crafted music.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with the style of humor on South Park.

85
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Epic, Enchanting, Refreshing, Delightful

See it if you like good stories about female friendships.

Don't see it if you've read the book and are not open to any changes in adaptation.