ohonestly

Manhattan | 25-34 | Female
About:  I moved to NYC from the Midwest with the intention of seeing more theater and since 2012 have averaged about a show per week. I love smart weird off-Broadway musicals the most.
Reviews (20)
95
Absorbing, Intense, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you love masterfully acted, kinda-fucked-up black comedy

Don't see it if you have trouble understanding thick accents; you're put off by stories of abusive families

85
For a previous production
Ambitious, Intelligent, Great writing, Romantic, Satisfying

See it if you appreciate intimate, introspective musicals and/or especially clever set design

Don't see it if you're in the mood for something overtly theatrical or cartoon-y

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Profound

See it if you're inspired by stories of women overcoming obstacles; you're excited by revival stagings that really start from scratch

Don't see it if you find the source material overly sentimental

80
During previews
Ambitious, Refreshing, Weird, Morbid, Delightful

See it if you're excited by musicals with an offbeat premise, earnest characters, and dark undertones

Don't see it if you hated BAT BOY or THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE

60
Great acting, Frustrating, Thought-provoking

See it if you like David Hyde Pierce; you're interested in stories about mortality, aging, and the ~circle of life~

Don't see it if you dislike plays that probably wouldn't work without their celebrity star

80
Great dancing, Charming, Sweet, Enjoyable

See it if you enjoy straightforward, old fashioned song-n-dance shows

Don't see it if you're tired of hetero love stories and tap numbers

65
Entertaining, Great acting, Funny

See it if you love the movie (because it basically IS the movie)

Don't see it if you want it to be somehow more than - or better than - the movie

50
Disappointing, Overrated, Cliched, Banal, Great singing

See it if you like drag performances, LGBTQ-focused stories, and the occasional catchy tune

Don't see it if you're bothered by ugly set design and outdated character stereotypes

60
Disappointing, Quirky, Clever, Overrated, Unfocused

See it if you like stories about young girls being empowered to exert authority over their own lives

Don't see it if you dislike too-clever scores and too-busy staging

90
For a previous production
Great acting, Intelligent, Original, Refreshing, Resonant

See it if you're interested in thoughtful portrayals of mental health & familial relationships; you enjoy poppy new scores

Don't see it if you prefer slightly shallower song-n-dance shows

70
Ambitious, Great staging, Intelligent, Slow

See it if you like immersive theater experiences, cheeky adaptations of classics, or discovering new composers

Don't see it if you prefer your musical theater scores more traditional/structured; you dislike when staging overshadows content

90
Great acting, Romantic, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you like smart, witty musicals with complex scores; you're a fan of Finn's work (and/or this show in particular)

Don't see it if you don't like sung-through or otherwise overly complicated scores

70
Resonant, Entertaining, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you've never experienced it live before; your interest is piqued by the latest celeb casting notice

Don't see it if you're sensitive to the feeling of tiredness that can hang over long-running shows

85
Entertaining, Merciless, Intelligent, Hilarious, Raunchy

See it if you like piercing satire of both religion AND musicals

Don't see it if you take criticism of religion (and religious institutions) ((and religious iconography)) personally

80
Absorbing, Quirky, Romantic

See it if you like a solid two-hander with good dialogue

Don't see it if you harbor feelings of dislike or annoyance toward Mary-Louise Parker

90
For a previous production
Intelligent, Great writing, Absorbing, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy witty, thoughtful coming-of-age stories that pass the Bechdel test

Don't see it if you're the kind of person who thinks uptalk is somehow correlated to intelligence

90
Absorbing, Delightful, Romantic, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if you like well-rounded female characters, clever pop scores, and musicals that feel rooted in real life

Don't see it if you are triggered by stories of abuse

75
Naturalistic, Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Straightforward

See it if you like kitchen-table dramas about interpersonal conflict and generational difference

Don't see it if you're the sort of person who sees a dialogue-heavy show and complains that "nothing happened"

70
Edgy, Indulgent, Riveting, Great staging, Intense

See it if you can appreciate a bit of camp and gore; you don't mind '80s synth music

Don't see it if you're squeamish or satire-averse

80
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great writing, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you like American history; you're excited by fresh new musical scores; you want to support talented artists of color

Don't see it if you're bothered by the hype or the cost. The cast recording will do you just fine, I promise.