PamelaJoy

Washington, D.C. | 50-64 | Female
About:  Dislike social media and group think. Love quality even if it isn’t profound or pretty.
Reviews (18)
90
Sweet! touching! surprising! quirky! loving!

See it if you are able! The show ends soon. It doesn’t sound like a very good plot but it is very funny and moving without hitting you over the head.

Don't see it if you don’t have patience or subtlety.

90
During previews
Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy realistic dialogue and thinking about complex family relationships.

Don't see it if you need a fast pace.

69
Disappointing, True, Well done, Outdated, Frenetic

See it if you simply love Bryan Cranston. The theme endures. But be sure to spring for a good seat, it matters in this theatre. Get an unobscured seat

Don't see it if you are familiar with the movie and are expecting an updated version. Emotions fall flat because of dated predictablity.

1
Bad singing, Excruciating, Shoulda-known-better, Diseased, Repetitive

See it if you have low expectations and a tin ear.

Don't see it if you don’t want to waste two hours of your life dozing off sitting up as a fake gorilla roars and roars and roars.

100
Profound, Great singing, Refreshing, Must see, Delightful

See it if you love musicals with great singing and a twist! Sung in Yiddish — which enhanced an authentic experience. Easy to follow

Don't see it if you don’t appreciate musicals with great plot and great singing and great dancing.

39
Overrated, Insipid, Disappointing, Dated, Cliched

See it if you adore and love and worship Bette.

Don't see it if you are sick of predictable musicals that are not particularly well sung with bad tired overacting.

78
Unharmful, Predictable, Fluffy, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if It follows a chronological timeline and is enjoyable and easy to follow.

Don't see it if you don’t like musicals or biographies.

51
Dated, Insipid, Overrated, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you haven’t seen a lot of shows. This is the equivalent of Carmen for an opera lover.

Don't see it if you didn’t really like Elton John or disco or polyester shirts, even in their day.

95
Fluffy, Refreshing, Great staging, Great singing, Hilarious

See it if you want feel good experience that isn’t simplistic. This was fun fluff with good singers and creative production. Fun and inspirational.

Don't see it if you can’t take other points of view and tend to stereotype interpersonal experiences. Even then, go! Take someone with you— transform!

79
Tiny bit annoying, True, Harmless, Amusing, Cute

See it if you want to see a deeper side of Sesame Street.

Don't see it if you are not able or willing to suspend disbelief.

100
Refreshing, Resonant, Intelligent, Absorbing, Exquisite

See it if you love great writing, great acting, great dialogue, poignant story.

Don't see it if you want something light or want a blockbuster. Even then, you might unwittingly enjoy this accidentally because quality is quality.

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53
During previews
Poor writing, Cliched, Disappointing, Great singing, Confusing

See it if you love a cappella singing. I wish they would have sung the entire show!

Don't see it if you are weary of edgy themes or hard of hearing. The dialogue was hard to follow. The writing weak, the plot and characters shallowly cast.

72
Irreverent, Mediocre singing, Original, Quirky, Silly

See it if You like fast moving comedy with harmless quick jokes and overdone singing in character.

Don't see it if you expect excellent singing. Each character sings in his characters voice which detracts from three quality.

81
During previews
Quirky, Hilarious, Dizzying, Fast-paced, Original

See it if you love inventive small theatre shoestring productions that use every ingenious human resource.

Don't see it if you are exhausted and don’t enjoy silliness right now. This is lighthearted fun.

51
Banal, Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Great staging

See it if you love the thought of seeing Carole King enough that even if the actress is not actually Carole King and sings poorly, that’s ok.

Don't see it if you are going through a complex breakup. The play treats their marriage trouble uber simplistically.

95
Epic, Great staging, Must see, Great singing, Funny

See it if you like a well done musical — a wild colorful ride from beginning to end. This is quality, silly, forget-your-cares fun.

Don't see it if you are currently in grieving mode and don’t have the ability to lighten up just now. Wait until you are on a better mood and see it later.

51
Must see, Excruciating, Raunchy, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if you love sarcastic irreverent comedy with clever put downs.

Don't see it if you are sick of thinking of everyone as an idiot.

93
During previews
Profound, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if you aren’t afraid to think and feel and see different perspectives and are comfortable with ambiguity.

Don't see it if you need an emotional break because your life is already too full of complexity and conflict.