Paul 7365

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Reviews (90)
87
Tasting Notes (London)
Elephant and Castle
Refreshing, Entertaining, Great singing, Intelligent
August 3rd, 2022

See it if Like musicals, in small venues, which are a little bit different. 6 versions of the same day, with a surprise ending.

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals, or, only like big flashy musicals.

92
During previews
Quirky, Funny, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining
July 24th, 2022

See it if You’re into musical theatre, that’s new to the UK. Very good show from writers of Urinetown. Great performances from established and new

Don't see it if You’re not into musicals, or the unusual.

92
The Lion (London)
Elephant and Castle
Resonant, Masterful, Absorbing, Great singing, Great staging
June 12th, 2022

See it if You’re into a difficult event in a life story told through song and exquisite guitar playing. 75 minutes well spent

Don't see it if You don’t want a musical telling a poignant story.

90
¡Americano!
Midtown W
Profound, Resonant, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining
April 21st, 2022

See it if Into musicals, particularly with a political message, or just like a very good upbeat show. Very good Latin American music.

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals, or a show where the cast are so obviously having a great time. Oh, or if you’re looking for a quiet show!

94
Profound, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing
April 20th, 2022

See it if You’re into powerful musicals with a little piece of history thrown in. Wasn’t sure what to expect but beyond wildest inklings. Irish dance2

Don't see it if You didn’t like Caroline or Change, The Color Purple, In The Heights or similar shows. Different people can live together!

82
During previews
Disappointing, Great staging, Indulgent, Great acting, Entertaining
April 20th, 2022

See it if You are a fan of Billy Crystal or of star vehicle musicals. Alternatively, if you just want a good night out at the theatre.

Don't see it if You want a note perfect show. The supporting cast musical talents are very underused e.g.Shoshana only has 2/3 songs. In previews so hope

96
Harmony
Financial
Must see, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing
April 20th, 2022

See it if You love musicals that are exceptionally well done. Funny, insightful and ultimately moving story of Jewish persecution in Nazi Germany.

Don't see it if You don’t wish to be reminded of what went on in the world - not that it’s gone away! Otherwise, catch it whilst you still can

94
Little Girl Blue
Midtown W
Entertaining, Must see, Masterful, Exquisite, Great singing
April 18th, 2022

See it if You want to learn a little more about Nina Simone, and listen to her songs being expertly delivered. Knew would be good, but not this good

Don't see it if You don’t like shows with political messages - what did you expect, it’s Nina Simone!

92
Seven Sins
Brooklyn
Entertaining, Masterful, Raunchy, Great staging, Clever
April 18th, 2022

See it if You want a great night of theatre and fantastic performances in this burlesque circus musical hybrid. Clever take on the Adam & Eve story

Don't see it if You’re not wanting to see lots of flesh on display, even if it’s tastefully done, or a wanting a straight play which it definitely isn’t.

90
Songs About Trains
West Village
Resonant, Profound, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing
April 18th, 2022

See it if You like to hear great songs and like a story told through letters from the past. Oh, and there’s also a great tap routine.

Don't see it if You’re hoping the title might be misleading- it’s not!

88
Quirky, Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining
April 16th, 2022

See it if You are a fan of musical theatre and traditional musical comedies. Enjoy a great night out with a company bringing new theatre to the stage

Don't see it if You are not into musicals, or like pretentious big budget broadway shows - this is a proper musical done extremely well.

36
Ambitious, Quirky, Indulgent
April 15th, 2022

See it if You want to see a spoken word, with music interludes, tale of one man’s trials and tribulations in life to date. There is artwork too.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a real musical, or are after a great acting performance.

89
Coal Country
West Village
Great writing, Entertaining, Great staging, Resonant, Thought-provoking
April 14th, 2022

See it if You are interested in a show telling the story of a coal mining disaster, interspersed with country songs. Similar style to Come From Away

Don't see it if You are looking for a big flamboyant broadway style musical, or, a sweetness and light show

72
During previews
Disappointing, Overrated, Slow, Thought-provoking, Resonant
April 13th, 2022

See it if You like plays, with monologues and movement, about womens troubles that apply in many cultures.

Don't see it if You want to be blown away by a show. Doesn’t really say anything new.

88
During previews
Space Dogs
Midtown W
Quirky, Clever, Funny, Great staging, Great singing
February 7th, 2022

See it if You’re into modern musical theatre, with a small cast (2 man). Interesting to hear the origins of the space race and the USSRs use of dogs

Don't see it if You don’t like modern quirky musicals, or are not willing to have some fun

89
During previews
Black No More
Midtown W
Relevant, Quirky, Great acting, Great staging, Great singing
February 7th, 2022

See it if You like modern musical theatre with classic undertones. Great choreography

Don't see it if You’re not into musical theatre, or shows which touch on taboo topics

96
During previews
Must see, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Delightful
February 7th, 2022

See it if You want to see a revival of a classic musical, with lots of great songs and brilliant choreography. And theres Hugh Jackman & Sutton Foster

Don't see it if You don’t like musical theatre

73
During previews
Tambo & Bones
Midtown W
Edgy, Resonant, Quirky, Great staging, Entertaining
February 5th, 2022

See it if You are a fan of different styles of theatre being incorporated within a single show. Good lighting & set.

Don't see it if You are easily offended, or expect a traditional play.

83
Quirky, Great staging, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining
January 8th, 2022

See it if Liked the musical Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, or other musicals which are a little different

Don't see it if Don’t like musical theatre

76
During previews
Needs work, Good staging, Good singing, Disappointing, Overrated
December 29th, 2021

See it if Your an MJ fan and want to see a story where he can do little wrong and controversies are glossed over. In previews so could be improved.

Don't see it if You want to see a great musical telling the whole MJ story. Was looking forward to this, but left underwhelmed

96
For a previous production
Must see, Exquisite, Entertaining, Great dancing, Great singing
December 29th, 2021

See it if You want to see a song & dance spectacular to the tunes of Irving Berlin. Amazing tap, but standout is Dancing Back to Back, truly awesome!

Don't see it if You are looking for a traditional book musical with lavish sets. This is a book revue of the highest order.

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Great singing
December 27th, 2021

See it if You like musical theatre, or are into finding out how the songs of Bob Dylan can be reimagined. Great choral harmony pieces.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a traditional book musical, or are looking for a lighthearted or childrens show

93
Profound, Relevant, Masterful, Great staging, Great singing
December 27th, 2021

See it if You want to see a high quality musical with exceptional vocals and musicianship. Rush tickets make this very inexpensive

Don't see it if You don’t like musical theatre

94
Company (Broadway)
Midtown W
Funny, Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting
December 25th, 2021

See it if You want to hear some of Sondheim’s most well known showtunes performed exceptionally well, and see a great show at the same time

Don't see it if Don’t like musical theatre at its best

95
Enchanting, Entertaining, Must see, Great singing, Great staging
December 23rd, 2021

See it if You are a fan of the film, or, just love musical theatre done exceptionally well wit the broadway touch.

Don't see it if You don’t want to have a good time, watching a great musical

98
Kimberly Akimbo
Chelsea
Funny, Great staging, Great acting, Great singing, Clever
December 23rd, 2021

See it if You love joyful musicals, with innovative choreography, great singing and probably the best acting performance of the year VC

Don't see it if You have no heart or sense of humour

73
For a previous production
Good puppets, Entertaining, Enchanting, Great staging, Disappointing
December 22nd, 2021

See it if You are a child at heart

Don't see it if You are expecting a full blown musical. Songs are scarce and short.

81
Classic, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining
December 22nd, 2021

See it if You like classic musicals - saw this in person and was utterly charmed.

Don't see it if You didn’t like the movie, but not sure why you wouldn’t.

83
Great tap choreography, Quirky, Great staging, Great singing, Ambitious
December 22nd, 2021

See it if You like musicals which are a little bit different. Almost worth seeing for the main tap duet alone.

Don't see it if You don’t appreciate musicals as an art form.

90
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Enchanting, Entertaining
December 21st, 2021

See it if Like to experience new musical theatre at its best

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy musicals

84
Funny, Clever, Overrated, Great staging, Great singing
December 21st, 2021

See it if You want to have a laugh whilst enjoying good musical theatre

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals or are easily offended

89
Must see, Romantic, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting
December 21st, 2021

See it if You want to see a reasonably modern musical standard.

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals

90
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Great choreography, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining
December 21st, 2021

See it if You are a fan of the Disney film genre, or are just a kid at heart who really enjoys musical theatre at its best

Don't see it if You are not a Disney musical fan

80
Disappointing, Overrated, Romantic, Great staging, Entertaining
December 21st, 2021

See it if Are a fan of the film, or like good sets and choreography

Don't see it if You didn’t enjoy the film, and don’t appreciate musical theatre

82
Chicago (Broadway)
Midtown W
Raunchy, Great choreography, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing
December 21st, 2021

See it if Like classic musicals with Fosse choreography.

Don't see it if You don’t like classic, limited set, musicals

96
Rock of Ages
Midtown W
Masterful, Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining
December 30th, 2019

See it if You love musical theatre or are a fan of rock music. Actually believe this is better now it’s in a smaller venue. Brilliant show.

Don't see it if You are not into rock musical theatre or having a good time.

83
Enchanting, Clever, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining
December 30th, 2019

See it if You want to know more about the dual persona of Marilyn/Norma-Jean and hear 12 of her songs sung very well. This is a one woman musical show

Don't see it if You are expecting lavish broadway sets and dance routines. Don’t understand other reviewers comments - this/she was very good.

84
Entertaining, Romantic, Refreshing, Great singing, Great staging
December 30th, 2019

See it if You are into musical theatre, and seeing a familiar tale done with a twist. A very good off-broadway show.

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals, otherwise go!

95
Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing
December 30th, 2019

See it if You wish to see a well known tale done brilliantly, including background carols, live musicians and hand-bells. Adaptation is refreshing.

Don't see it if You don’t like Christmas fare. This is not, nor does it pretend to be, a musical - rather a play with music

80
Quirky, Entertaining, Great singing
December 26th, 2019

See it if You like musicals, or enjoyed the film / books. Most of the cast from the original Lortel run. Some very nice moments.

Don't see it if You are looking for a big Broadway flashy show, this is pared back to the absolute basics.

100
Masterful, Must see, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing
December 25th, 2019

See it if You love musicals that tell a real life story. Quite simply one of the best musicals I have ever seen.

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals, otherwise go see it!

84
Indulgent, Quirky, Entertaining, Funny
December 25th, 2019

See it if You are a fan of the movie, otherwise you might not get the references / links. Another parody title from this company, better than the last

Don't see it if You are looking for a serious musical, or a straight play.

90
Enchanting, Great singing, Entertaining
December 25th, 2019

See it if You know, or would like to hear more, of the work of Maury Yeston. Very good revue of his catalogue, excellently put together and performed.

Don't see it if You are looking for a book musical, or a straight play.

79
Educational, Great singing, Entertaining
December 23rd, 2019

See it if Like good singing and would like to know more about Deanna Durbin.

Don't see it if You are looking for a large scale musical

92
Great movement, Resonant, Great singing, Profound, Great staging
December 23rd, 2019

See it if You like musicals which leave a message. Great treatment of Alanis Morrisettes catalogue by the band and cast. The sofa scene is amazing.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of musical theatre, or shows which touch on sexual and drug abuse.

70
Cliched, Quirky, Funny, Clever, Entertaining
April 27th, 2019

See it if You would like to see a cheap musical without big production values. Would a,so help if you are familiar with stoner humour.

Don't see it if You only like straight plays, have no sense of humour, or, classical musicals. Don't expect too much and it becomes enjoyable!

78
During previews
Homage, Ambitious, Quirky, Entertaining
April 27th, 2019

See it if You are a Star Wars fan who is happy to hear references. Highlight is a Hamiltonesque rap telling the story of the new first three films

Don't see it if You don't know Star Wars or only like top quality singing.

88
Between Gods and Kings
East Village
Entertaining, Absorbing, Great staging, Great writing, Great singing
April 22nd, 2019

See it if You like rock musicals and are interested in mythology. An off-broadway bar staged immersive treat for very little cost.

Don't see it if You only like straight plays, classical musicals or You like shows set on a formal stage.

72
Sincerely, Oscar
Midtown W
Entertaining, Indulgent, Great singing
April 22nd, 2019

See it if You are fans of the music & lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein. Very inventive use of a 3-D holograph. Basically a one woman show.

Don't see it if You are looking for a book musical or don't like songs reorchestrated.

93
During previews
Hilarious, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining
April 22nd, 2019

See it if You like musicals or were fans of the movie. Great cast with very strong performances, especially Sophia Anne Caruso. Good special effects.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals similar in style to The Addams Family. Expect to have a good time if you have a sense of humour.