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 (36)
100
Go

See it if you want to see the show of your life. All that drumming healed me.

Don't see it if you can’t go.

33
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Can’t touch movie, Songs not catchy, Badly sung except one lady, Dull

See it if you are like most people who seemed to like it.

Don't see it if you want a sure fire winner musical. You have other options. See Fiddler in Yiddish or Wicked for a sure jolt of joy. This ain’t it.

0
I did not see this show and can’t erase mistake. please disregard.

See it if Didn’t see

Don't see it if Didn’t see.

70
Insipid, Enjoyable, Bit too long, Contrived

See it if you want to know every minutia about the Temptations. The coast is clear for good signing and dance moves.

Don't see it if you don’t want to know every single petty thing about the Temptations. It became a morality play. Get prepared for beatifications! ;)

79
Reborning
Soho/Tribeca
Edgy, Unexpected, Unusual, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like to see unusual plays out of the box. The acting is what shines here too. It wasn’t perfect but it evoked human feeling.

Don't see it if you want a cookie cutter plot. I wouldn’t read too much about this play beforehand. Set expectations aside.

79
Fluffy, Insipid, Absorbing, Better than expected, Entertaining

See it if you want to see something light and very entertaining. You don't have to adore Cher. I don't worship her either!

Don't see it if Cher gets on your nerves.

50
Confusing, Slow, Overrated, Dated, Disappointing

See it if you love overdone predictablity.

Don't see it if you already know exactly what to expect. Because you are right. It’s exactly what you think it is. See it in your mind and save!

69
Queen of Hearts
Brooklyn
Dizzying, Too long, Theatrical, Smoke filled, Exhausting

See it if your heart is young (or you ARE young!) and able to enjoy relentless pounding sounds and smells accompanying edgy burlesque. Voyeuristic.

Don't see it if you can’t stand the thought of a crowded, smoky, energy-filled room of half naked youth expressing their right to be whoever they want.

79
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Confusing, Absorbing, Hard to understand, Fascinating, Ambitious

See it if you follow dialogue easily. I had a tough time bc my seat was in front row with obscured view. I couldn’t see or hear well. Still good!

Don't see it if you can’t see the stage. Missed a lot of interaction between characters and a lot of dialogue. Irish accents didn’t help.

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
Absorbing, Resonant, Great writing, Great acting, Funny

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

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

69
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Frenetic, Outdated, Well done, True, Disappointing

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
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Repetitive, Diseased, Shoulda-known-better, Excruciating, Bad singing

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
Delightful, Must see, Refreshing, Great singing, Profound

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
Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Insipid, Overrated

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
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy, Predictable, Unharmful

See it if you like musical bios that employ a chronological timeline and are enjoyable and easy to follow.

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

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

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
Hilarious, Great singing, Great staging, Refreshing, Fluffy

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!

4
Simplistic, Too busy, Crass, Long-winded libretto, Hated it

See it if you want to see a simplistic comedy about tragedy. It is supposed to be heart warming, but my heart felt cold and even pissed off!

Don't see it if you have more sense than I did. Remember, this musical is about the worst tragedy in American history. And it is not well done!

99
Mind expanding, Even better than original, Catchy, Great singing and acting, New take

See it if you love Oklahoma and always wondered as a young kid why people are SO MEAN! I was always a Judd sympathizer. OK down throat! Nourishing.

Don't see it if you cannot accept a new take on a beloved classic. But know this...this show is an improvement over the original. Melodramatic insights.

Also It kinda cracks me up that people have trouble with this... I’m an Okl... Read more Read less

100
Not trite!, Emotional, Great in every way, On target, Well written

See it if You aren’t afraid of engaging feelings. Big questions—becoming, life, god, death, love. Not ham-handed. They captured human truth.

Don't see it if You want something mindless. Many in audience wept, including me. Good weeping. Some were sobbing. Let it go! Broadway as a mirror.

59
During previews
Betrayal
Midtown W
Overrated, Common, Dull, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if You are easily entertained by hearing about someone’s affair. If you must see a story told backwards, see Memento! It is awesome!

Don't see it if You like either a wild musical or a multilayered drama. Betrayal is neither. ! I love slow ponderous dramas if done well, but not this one.

50
During previews
I Spy a Spy
Midtown W
Bad costumes, Good singing, Insipid, Stereotypes galore, Doesn’t quite work

See it if you are willing to go with an absurd, shallow unworkable plot with insultingly simple wrongheaded stereotypes.

Don't see it if you can’t ignore that the main plot is aggravatingly wrong. The lead woman not stunning and the lead man not plain so constant distraction.

Also Both lead characters could sing well, but a note to the developers... ... Read more Read less

77
Sung in character, Entertaining, Silly, Raunchy, Quirky

See it if you feel like some silly fluff that won’t hurt you

Don't see it if you already have a headache.

90
All that!, Original, Surprising, Well done, Touching

See it if you want to see one of the best shows on Broadway.

Don't see it if you get dragged to see it against your will!

80
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Dated, Insipid, Great singing, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if You love song and dance and the well known story line

Don't see it if You are looking for something new and surprising.

100
During previews
The best musical i’ve ever seen

See it if you want to see a great show. This is why we go to Broadway! The talent and cleverness of the entire production astounds!

Don't see it if you don’t want to see a good show.

79
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Cute, Amusing, Harmless, True, Tiny bit annoying

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
Exquisite, Absorbing, Intelligent, Resonant, Refreshing

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.

Also I noticed some people say not to see this show if you have trouble wit... Read more Read less

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

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
Silly, Quirky, Original, Mediocre singing, Irreverent

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
Popcorn Falls
Midtown W
Original, Fast-paced, Dizzying, Hilarious, Quirky

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
Great staging, Disappointing, Dated, Cliched, Banal

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
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Funny, Great singing, Must see, Great staging, Epic

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
Disappointing, Overrated, Raunchy, Excruciating, Must see

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
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Profound

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.