Nicole628

Providence | 25-34 | Female
About:  Love seeing musicals, dancing, and traveling! I like dance and music heavy shows.
Reviews (37)
86
Traditional, Long, Classic, Funny

See it if you want to see traditional styles of dance. You want to see a classic (traditional) story.

Don't see it if the idea of arranged marriages is too antiquated for you. That’s the whole plot. I don’t what could be cut, but I found it a little long.

Also It was a lot funnier than I was expecting it to be.

96
Must see, Intense, Great staging, Exquisite

See it if you want to see a show where everything comes together: actors, music, set, lighting, etc.

Don't see it if you need a happy ending. There is dancing, but if you expect big dance numbers, this is not the show for you.

Also While I normally prefer shows with more traditional dance numbers, I r... Read more Read less

82
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Long, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You need to be a fan of the Four Seasons or else there is nothing here for you. The songs are still in my head.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of jukebox musicals. Parts were slow and dragged.

Also The Four Seasons are way before my time, but I was surprised by how ma... Read more Read less

78
Cliched, Intense, Dated

See it if you want a more masculine story. If the time period of the 1960s interests you.

Don't see it if you expect big dance numbers. Not all of the songs seemed integral to the plot. There’s also a bit of swearing. Not for younger children.

74
Long, Sophomoric, Good kid musicians

See it if You want to see every show from Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Don't see it if You except something of intelligence. As a teacher, no way would 95% of the happen in the real world. Dewey would have been fired day 1.

Also I have season tickets to my local theatre, and this was the show I was... Read more Read less

86
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Romantic, Beautiful projections

See it if You want to see beautiful projections. Some lovely songs.

Don't see it if You are expecting anything deeper than a love story. It doesn’t go into the Soviet history really.

Also I only saw the movie when it came out and don’t remember it, so I can’... Read more Read less

74
During previews
Days of Rage
Midtown W
Dated

See it if you are familiar with the time period. I am not, but my mother said it rang true. If you want a show without an intermission.

Don't see it if you don’t want to see characters yelling at and over each frequently. You are not a fan of free love.

Also This is not the type of show I am normally interested in. I only saw i... Read more Read less

94
During previews
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Great dancing, Different from the movie

See it if You want to see modern music incorporated into the show. Interesting sets. Top-notch cast.

Don't see it if You are expecting it to be exactly like the movie. The second act is pretty different from the film.

Also Lots of new songs were added- some worked and some didn't- but the cla... Read more Read less

65
Dated, Slow, Cliched

See it if You want to see classic Gershwin. You like ballet. I've never seen the movie, but people who did said they enjoyed it.

Don't see it if You want to see something modern or slightly edgy. You don't like ballet.

Also The plot was thin and there wasn't much dialogue. I went in knowing th... Read more Read less

80
Entertaining, Delightful, Edgy

See it if you want to see some high energy numbers. You want to see an uplifting, feel-good show. Message of accepting everyone.

Don't see it if you are homophobic or don't want to see men in drag.

86
Intense, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you enjoy the soundtrack and want to see it brought to life. If you want a modern day take on a musical.

Don't see it if you find Millenials and their use of social media annoying. If you are expecting large dance numbers.

Also The ending really glosses over all of Evan's lies and he faces no real... Read more Read less

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Masterful, Must see, Thought-provoking

See it if Just see it!

Don't see it if You haven't listened to the soundtrack or don't like the soundtrack. That's the whole show, so you need to be familiar with it.

Also It was funnier in person than just listening to the soundtrack. Little... Read more Read less

90
Great dancing, Holiday tradition, Fluffy

See it if You love dance! The Rockettes- enough said!

Don't see it if You don't want to see a Christmas show. Not much changes from one year to the next- there are the staple numbers they always do.

70
Stomp
East Village
Intense, Loud, Different

See it if You want an innovative take on percussion.

Don't see it if You don't like noise. If you are expecting a traditional plot. Can get a little repetitive.

75
The Producers
Queens
Clever, Edgy, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if You want to laugh. You want a behind the scenes look at producing a musical.

Don't see it if You will be offended by Hitler jokes.

70
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Disappointing, Overrated, Not like the movie

See it if you feel like you should see a classic.

Don't see it if you are expecting the razzle-dazzle of the movie. The sets and costumes are much darker.

72
Dizzying, Great staging, Quirky, Funny

See it if You have a dark sense of humor.

Don't see it if You are expecting gut-busting laughter. It was funny, but there are funnier shows. Songs aren't that catchy.

95
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Great staging, Must see

See it if even if you don't like the book. This is much less political and better than the book.

Don't see it if You don't want to be "wicked".

100
Something Rotten!
Midtown W
Entertaining, Hilarious, Must see, Refreshing, Clever

See it if you like Shakespeare (or like to see him attacked.) You like musicals and will get inside jokes.

Don't see it if You get offended with lines like "Don't be a penis, the man is a genius."

84
Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you want a feel good story. You want a shorter show with no intermission.

Don't see it if you want to see big dance numbers. You are expecting to emotionally connect to characters as there are a lot and you only get snippets.

Also I know the focus of this was the town that was disrupted and how they ... Read more Read less

68
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Fluffy, Cliched

See it if You want to see a number about taking a pregnancy test. Never thought I see that in a show.

Don't see it if You value morals. Her dream sequences were also weird.

Also This show definitely has its audience. I know people go see it every t... Read more Read less

80
Offensive, Raunchy, Funny

See it if You enjoy lowbrow humor. There’s some good dancing.

Don't see it if It is inappropriate and vulgar. The songs aren’t that memorable.

Also I didn’t find the parts attacking religion (and I am religious, but no... Read more Read less

80
Spamilton
Midtown W
Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want to see a spoof of Hamilton and other Broadway shows and actors.

Don't see it if You are expecting a big budget, high-tech show. It is also short- 80 minutes, no intermission.

Also You do need to have knowledge of at least the music of Hamilton or els... Read more Read less

80
Fluffy, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You want a simple night of entertainment. I found how they did the Oompa Loompas interesting. (Though their origin song was a little weird.)

Don't see it if I read that the tour sets were improved from Broadway, but I still found them lacking. They didn’t take up the full stage.

Also While this is closer to the original movie (and not the Johnny Depp ve... Read more Read less

95
For a previous production
Great staging, Hilarious, Dizzying, Entertaining

See it if you want a fun time at the theatre and to forget about your stresses. I found it hilarious.

Don't see it if you want a musical. The end was a little too chaotic for me.

62
Raunchy, Dated

See it if Voices were good, but songs weren't that memorable.

Don't see it if you are with children under 16. There's a lot of skimpy outfits and simulated sex. As the woman behind me said, "Oh, that's a naked butt."

Also There were technical difficulties with the helicopter when I saw it, d... Read more Read less

96
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You like razzle dazzle and big dance numbers. If you are a fan on the Genie as he is allowed to shine.

Don't see it if You are expecting it to be exactly like the movie.

Also Some things are removed from the movie version, but I really enjoyed t... Read more Read less

92
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You are a fan of the music. You want the rhythm to get you!

Don't see it if You are looking for a profound story with a deeper meaning.

Also I wasn't too sure about seeing this show, but I'm so glad I did! I gre... Read more Read less

95
Exquisite, Great singing, Epic, Must see

See it if You want to see a classic. Great singing.

Don't see it if You don't like sung through musicals. It is long.

Also If you are unfamiliar with the story, you might want to read a synopsi... Read more Read less

65
Cats
Midtown W
Confusing, Dated, Good dancing

See it if You want to see an Andrew Lloyd Webber show. Want to see interesting choreography.

Don't see it if You want a coherent story line.

70
Disappointing, Dated, Raunchy, Overrated

See it if You want to see a classic. You want to see a behind the scenes look at making a musical.

Don't see it if You are expecting more dance numbers than just "God I Hope I Get It" and "A Chorus Line." It's a lot more talking and the audition process.

Also I was disappointed. I danced to this and memorized the CD growing up. ... Read more Read less

60
War Horse
Upper W Side
Confusing, Great puppetry, Intelligent, Slow

See it if You want to see the puppetry. If you like WWI stories.

Don't see it if You are expecting a fast-moving, upbeat story. I found the accents difficult to understand.

78
Pippin
Midtown W
Enchanting, Ambitious, Dizzying, Quirky

See it if You like your musicals mixed with circus spectacular.

Don't see it if You saw the original and are expecting the same. Even some song lyrics are changed. There isn't a nice happy ending.

80
Hairspray
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Dated, Cute

See it if You like the American Bandstand era. You want a feel-good story.

Don't see it if you don't like perky.

76
During previews
Bandstand
Midtown W
Great singing, Intense, Resonant

See it if You want to see a show that isn't just "fluff." Deals with weightier topics.

Don't see it if You are expecting songs that will get stuck in your head.

Also "Welcome Home" is a show stopper. It received a standing ovation when ... Read more Read less

85
Ambitious, Great staging, Great costumes, Must see, Masterful

See it if See it for the experience- the costumes and staging.

Don't see it if You don't like young children in the audience.

80
Confusing, Great singing, Great staging, Romantic, Classic

See it if You are a fan of classics.

Don't see it if You don't have background knowledge of plot. A little confusing at first.