rachel 64

Merrick | 50-64 | Female
About:  I Love the theater. I try to see everything, which is of course impossible, but I give it my best shot.
Reviews (62)
90
Amazing dancing, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You like Temptations and other r&b from the 60s. You appreciate amazing choreography.

Don't see it if You hate 60's r&b. You are uncomfortable with seeing drug use and/or drinking (a small scene)

86
Great choreography, Must see, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You like Tina Turner's music. You don't mind the fact that there is quite a bit of abuse portrayed. It isn't gratuitous, it is her life.

Don't see it if You are triggered by men behaving badly towards women. You hate her music.

Also The understudy was on as Warren was injured. Damn if she didn't hit it... Read more Read less

94
Intense, Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a picture of 21st century life. You like creative choreography. You appreciate alanis morisette songs.

Don't see it if You are easily triggered by stories of drug dependency and/ or rape, you want an old fashioned musical

Also I cannot say enough positive things about this show. Fyi i was in the ... Read more Read less

90
The Enigmatist
Chelsea
Must see, Masterful, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if You like magic. You like puzzles. You like scrabble or maybe you appreciate scrabble. You want to have a fun date night.

Don't see it if Puzzles annoy you. You find magic a waste of time.

95
Great puppetry, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want a great night out in a small theater with great performances.

Don't see it if You dislike puppets. You dislike the score.

95
The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Amazing dancing, Must see, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy new musicals and don't need big stagy shows. You can appreciate the dancing telling a story

Don't see it if You hate small musicals and hate modern dance

Also It was very hamilton-esque in telling the story through dance. Really ... Read more Read less

91
Intelligent, Masterful, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want to think about the constitution and you are ok with having your worldview challenged.

Don't see it if You want something light and easy going.

82
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like witty shows that make you actually laugh out loud. You don't mind the pc currents running through the show. You dont mind profanity

Don't see it if You want an old fashioned musical. You are uncomfortable with characters who are "woke"

87
During previews
Raunchy, Hilarious, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want a fun night out. You aren't easily offended. You appreciate amazing sets.

Don't see it if You are going to a show with your young child. This is not G rated!

78
During previews
Superhero
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great singing

See it if You like smaller shows with magnificent singing. The music is beautiful.

Don't see it if You want a large splashy musical. You expect a simple happy ending

Also This is a show in progress. The 1st act is amazing. The ending needs a... Read more Read less

87
Clever, Delightful, Great singing, Quirky

See it if You like quirky and cute original shows. You appreciate the fact that almost all the actors are also the musicians.

Don't see it if You want a large scale musical. You don't like cute-meet stories.

78
During previews
Great singing, Great dancing, Cute

See it if You want to have a fun night out. You don't mind the rather cliche premise and just enjoy it.

Don't see it if You aren't wowed by amazing dancing and singing. Songs are ok but if you are looking for something deep, this is not your show.

Also Second act much stronger than first, probably because it has more of t... Read more Read less

85
Delightful, Great singing, Stripped down

See it if If you like a musical in a small setting and love the music from Oklahoma, this is the show for you.

Don't see it if If you are looking for a large production with a large orchestra (was a 7 piece band) this is not for you

Also There are shots fired during the show, which can be jarring in such a ... Read more Read less

92
Delightful, Enchanting, Amazing dancing

See it if You love bette midler. You love a big splashy musical with songs you probably know and like.

Don't see it if You want a serious show. You dislike bette midler's shtick

Also I cannot say this enough. Take earplugs. The screaming of the elder se... Read more Read less

86
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You are a fan of fiddler on the roof or even just the music. A delightful show.

Don't see it if You dislike reading supertitles, Yiddish annoys you

84
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious

See it if You want a fun night out. Don't want to think too hard.

Don't see it if You want a heavy show.

Also It was the 7th preview so I hope the powers that be tighten up the sto... Read more Read less

80
Romantic, Great dancing, Beautiful

See it if You enjoy beautiful dancing. You don't expect too much of a plot.

Don't see it if You want singing, you want a deep plot.

66
Ambitious, Overrated

See it if You really love frozen the movie or are with someone who does.

Don't see it if If you do not know the story, you are not too enthusiastic about nice scenery. You didn't love the movie. Kids annoy you.

73
Kings
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant

See it if If you understand certain elements of politics as well as a small part of the tax code, you will love it.

Don't see it if If you are not interested in politics or know nothing (and desire to stay that way) about taxes this is not for you.

81
During previews
The Low Road
East Village
Clever, Ambitious, Quirky, Relevant

See it if You like irreverant history and economics lessons.

Don't see it if You are easily offended. There is a lot of cursing and some nudity

96
Delightful, Great singing, Great staging, Relevant

See it if You want a feel good musical. This show makes you believe in the goodness of humanity.

Don't see it if you want something heavy.

70
Dated, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You enjoy a campy night out.

Don't see it if You dislike silly plots

93
Shuffle Along
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Wonderful dancing & singing

See it if You enjoy masterful tap dancing.

Don't see it if You want to walk out humming a tune and don't like dancing

75
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Original, Entertaining

See it if You know and love the songs.

Don't see it if You want anything deep.

90
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You are impressed with great acting, great singing and beautiful scenery.

Don't see it if You hate old fashioned musicals

82
During previews
West Side Story
Midtown W
Amazing dancing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You want to see fabulous dancing, but not the original choreography. You are intrigued by a shorter version.

Don't see it if You are wedded to the original and a significant variation annoys you.

Also So Ivo Van Howe uses cameras on stage again. Not really sure the purpo... Read more Read less

92
Riveting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to be entertained by an adorably witty Brit. You are ok with wondering how he did the "tricks"

Don't see it if You hate magic. You hate middle aged men. You want a splashy broadway show.

75
Confusing, Ambitious, Great singing

See it if You enjoy 50s girl group music (the music seems to be inspired by it). You appreciate good singing.

Don't see it if You want a show that makes sense. There were a few side stories that weren't clear.

Also I am concluding that the show isn't quite ready for prime time. The ac... Read more Read less

85
Seared
Midtown W
Hunger inducing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy a well acted well written play. You like small theaters.

Don't see it if You haven't eaten before the show. The smells are intense.

90
Must see, Hilarious, Funny, Clever

See it if You appreciate improv and want to spend an evening laughing.

Don't see it if You don't like rap and are not in the mood for a funny night and/or can't conceive of spending 80 minutes without your phone.

79
During previews
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a play about less than perfect adults.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with nudity or criticism of the current President.

Also It was freezing in the theater!

74
Great dancing, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You enjoy the actors in the show, you like amazing costumes and incredible choreography. You like playing name that tune.

Don't see it if You want original music. You want a story that isn't shallow

Also I'm not saying it wasn't fun. It was a bit much though. My kids (18 & ... Read more Read less

92
Great singing, Riveting, Must see, Clever

See it if You enjoy something new and don't mind thinking a bit. Music amazing, sets beautiful. Just an incredible show.

Don't see it if You want something fluffy and easy.

77
During previews
We Are The Tigers
East Village
Clever, Funny, Quirky

See it if You like shows with a silly premise but are fun. The set was quite good, esp considering size of theater

Don't see it if You want a large splashy show

Also The music is great. I just wish it had been funnier, if that was the i... Read more Read less

86
Absorbing, Ambitious, Intense, Must see

See it if You are a fan of the very intense, talky work of Aaron Sorkin or a fan of Jeff Daniel's.

Don't see it if This is not the movie. If you are expecting it, you will be disappointed.

65
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Disappointing, Great acting, Intense

See it if You really like Bryan Cranston.

Don't see it if You want a strong drama without distractions

Also Van howe's direction was cribbed from his direction of the damned at t... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Hilarious

See it if You liked the movie or you like the idea of the movie. Alex Brightman was delightfully manic as beetlejuice.

Don't see it if You are easily offended by off color jokes and/or do not appreciate new musicals.

86
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if You like new shows with witty dialogue and well sung songs. (Genuinely laugh out loud funny as well) You like Santino Fontana.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with drag and cursing. You expect to hear the music from the movie.

77
Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite

See it if You like small musicals. The music is lovely and it is well sung.

Don't see it if You are expecting an large old fashioned musical.

80
The Damned
Upper E Side
Absorbing, Ambitious, Thought-provoking

See it if You are ok with a night of very intense theater. You enjoy thought provoking shows.

Don't see it if You do not want to see graphic scenes or nude people onstage. You want lighter fare.

84
During previews
Clever, Funny, Raunchy

See it if You like the music of the go-gos and like funny/silly shows. The bar offers whole bottles of wine so go with friends.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with seeing lesbians and trans people on stage. You dislike silly shows & go-gos music

88
Clever, Delightful, Great singing, Fun

See it if You like engaging dancing and singing and don't mind being around a LOT of people who can quote the movie.

Don't see it if You want something deep. You (female) want to get in and out of the bathroom quickly.

96
During previews
Delightful, Enchanting, Must see

See it if You love the music, can be impressed by the magnificent set and appreciate a classic somewhat updated, go now.

Don't see it if You want a new show and/or something edgy

Also I love Norbert Leo Butz and he did not disappoint. His get me to the c... Read more Read less

58
During previews
Miss You Like Hell
East Village
Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if You love daphne rubin-vega. You want to see a short show.

Don't see it if You want memorable lyrics. You want a deep show.

Also I didn't dislike it. Thr characters were not well drawn out. There was... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Ambitious, Clever, Great singing, Hilarious

See it if You appreciate the craziness that was the Jerry Springer show and can laugh along.

Don't see it if You are easily offended

Also I wish the staging had taken into account the weird sightlines. We had... Read more Read less

82
Clever, Great singing, Hilarious

See it if you like funny, cynical musicals. You can empathize with parents looking out for the best interests of their child.

Don't see it if You are looking for something serious.

Also I would score this higher once the plot holes are fixed. Otherwise, it... Read more Read less

96
Privacy
East Village
Clever, Must see, Relevant, Riveting

See it if You enjoy thought provoking theater and want to understand the deal we make as a society to utilize technology while giving up privacy.

Don't see it if You don't have or want a smartphone, don't care about technology.

80
Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you enjoy the story line and want to see a slightly different take on the show (in the dancing). The music is lovely as always.

Don't see it if You are bored with the story itself.

87
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You enjoy original musicals with lovely singing.

Don't see it if You expect a huge dance number or don't enjoy contemporary music.

93
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Must see

See it if You enjoy great music, staging and sets.

Don't see it if You don't like being in a theater with a lot of kids.