REN598

Framingham | 35-49 | Male
About:  Frequent theater goer from Boston
Reviews (50)
89
Great acting, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you're a fan of The Temptations' music. Much better than other recent jukebox musicals like The Cher Show or Summer.

Don't see it if jukebox musicals isn't your thing. There's very little in terms of sets. It's all about the actors, the songs and the costumes changes.

100
During previews
Must see, Epic, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you want to be thoroughly entertained by the a show with extravagant sets, excellent choreography and a different take on the movie.

Don't see it if you liked the movie and is expecting the stage musical to be exactly like the movie. The story is the same, but with different songs.

80
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you liked the movie, this is a honest transfer to the stage. Santino Fontana is amazing in a demanding role that requires a lot of changes.

Don't see it if you're want to listen to an excellent score. The songs aren't memorable. This could have been a must see if the score was better.

79
Cruel Intentions
Greenwich V
Great singing, Quirky, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you enjoyed the movie. This musical is a faithful transfer of the movie with 90's music.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy jukebox musicals. Some songs work better than other to advance the plot of the movie, but overall done fairly well.

79
Burn This
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting, Funny

See it if you're a fan of Adam Driver and Brandon Uranowitz. They are both excellent in this. Adam Driver in particular really commands the stage.

Don't see it if you're a fan of Keri Russell. She was flat and a bit disappointing. She didn't really have much chemistry with the other male actors.

60
During previews
safeword.
Midtown W
Intense, Edgy, Slow, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if you like plays that explore relationships between man and woman and man and man. The play goes into subject matters seldom discussed.

Don't see it if you want to see something extraordinary. Pacing is slow. Transitions are not great. Probably could have been done in one act with edits.

75
Bare
Greenwich V
Great staging, Riveting, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if if you're a fan of the original production of the Bare. This production done in a church offers an immersive experience of the show.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of gay relationships depicted in musicals or if you're not a fan of the immersive theatre-going experience.

80
Superhero
Midtown W
Refreshing, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you're a fan of Kate Baldwin and Tom Kitt. Kate Baldwin is amazing in this show and Tom Kitt's music is very good on first listen.

Don't see it if if superhero musicals are not your thing. You'll have more fun with the show if you go along with the premise.

79
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if you're looking for something light and funny. The songs were catchy and the cast is very talented. Overall, entertaining and satisfying.

Don't see it if you don't like plays that plays into stereotypes.

79
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Delightful, Refreshing

See it if you're a fan of either Ruben or Clay. Both are in great voice as are the 5 ensemble members. The ensemble is heavily involved in the show.

Don't see it if you're expecting great theater. This variety show exceeded my expectation which wasn't very high. I was entertained with great X'mas tunes.

80
Daniel's Husband
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Relevant

See it if you plays with gay characters that are dying from Aids. These characters could very well have been straight and it would still be relevant.

Don't see it if you're anti-marriage. This play has an opinion on the subject matter and it's definitely pro-marriage.

80
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Refreshing, Delightful

See it if you like jukebox musical filled with classic tunes. This one was done particularly well with great singing and nice productions of songs.

Don't see it if you're expecting something like Jersey Boys or Beautiful. There's no story to follow. Just one song after another.

79
During previews
Days of Rage
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great staging, Edgy, Profound, Relevant

See it if you're looking for something relevant in today's political climate. The cast of 6 actors were all great.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy shows about protesting or standing up for a cause or for what you believe.

80
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if you're looking to be entertained with a musical comedy that doesn't take itself too seriously. Very funny and the entire cast was very good.

Don't see it if you're looking for something with a little more substance. If slapstick comedy isn't your thing, you may want to check out something else.

75
During previews
The Book of Merman
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Delightful, Quirky

See it if you’ve ever wondered what you get if you crossed The Book of Mormon with Ethel Merman. You may miss jokes if not familiar with either.

Don't see it if if you’re expecting something thought provoking. Songs were OK but there’s not much in terms of story. Actors made this show entertaining.

79
Great singing, Dated, Disappointing, Slow, Great acting

See it if you want to see a well-sung, well-acted revival of a classic. The choreography was great, but the staging and design could have been better

Don't see it if you’re expecting a best Carousel revival. The music and orchestration is great, but something was still lacking.

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you're a Carole King fan. This is her story, but also that of Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. All their hits are nicely showcased.

Don't see it if you don't like jukebox musicals. In terms of jukebox musicals, this one along with Jersey Boys are considered the best.

79
Delightful, Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if if you a fan of the movie and/or Tina Fey's style of comedy.

Don't see it if you're of a certain age where these types of show are not very appealing. Majority of the audience are teen girls with their parents.

100
During previews
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Must see, Epic

See it if you liked the movie. This is better. Everything from the set and costumes to the choreography and cast are first rate.

Don't see it if you're looking for an original musical. Similar to the movie, the show incorporate already popular songs to tell a story.

Also This is based on the first performance at the newly renovated Emerson ... Read more Read less

75
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you’re a Jimmy Buffett fan and/or looking for a light hearted musical comedy.

Don't see it if you’re not a fan of people singing along in the audience. It’s a different theatre going experience that’s half concert/half theatre.

75
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you grew up watching Spongebob Squarepants. I did not and found it only satisfactory. Some good songs, bit overall pretty silly stuff.

Don't see it if you’re looking for a serious theatre going experience. Lots of kids and they can talk, eat, go to the bathroom throughout the show.

87
Delightful, Great staging, Refreshing, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you're looking for something with a unique staging. The Circle in the Square offers a much different experience than any other theaters.

Don't see it if you're looking for something more substantial

94
Entertaining, Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Relevant

See it if you want to see one of the most iconic roles in musical theater. Ben Platt was great as Evan Hansen.

Don't see it if social media and it's influence on society is not your cup of tea.

90
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if you want to have a good laugh

Don't see it if offensive language offends you

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful, Great writing

See it if want to see one of the true classics

Don't see it if don't like the subject matter (Aids)

89
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Intense, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like plays with intensity and suspense. The entire cast was fantastic. It was masterfully staged.

Don't see it if you have trouble watching a 3 hour play with a 20 minute interval and a 3 minute stoppage.

70
Nomad Motel
Chelsea
Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, A pleasant surprise

See it if you're looking for something out of the ordinary. Acting was great all around and the story was compelling and relevant.

Don't see it if you're looking for something grander. The staging is small and with only 5 actors. If you're looking for more, this may not be for you.

78
Thought-provoking, Raunchy, Edgy, Great acting, Funny

See it if you're looking for a different kind of humor that's edgy and raunchy. A must see for fans of Nathan Lane, Kristine Nielsen and Julie White.

Don't see it if you're offended easily. The vulgar humor is not for everyone.

80
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you like old fashion musicals done right. Really enjoyed the interactions between Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase.

Don't see it if you prefer something less dated and/or more serious. Kiss Me, Kate is a fun musical. You will enjoy it more if you go in with that mindset

79
Entertaining, Quirky, Great singing, Great acting, Delightful

See it if you enjoyed the movie, you should enjoy the musical. The songs were OK, but the performances are strong. Act 2 was much better than Act 1.

Don't see it if you're expecting great theater. Musical from popular movies rarely work. In this instance, this worked better than Pretty Woman.

79
Riveting, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Refreshing

See it if you want the familiar Oklahoma songs done differently. This version of the classic musical is unlike any other version.

Don't see it if you’re expecting the classic musical performed like it’s been done in the past. This version may disappoint the purists.

79
Daddy
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Profound, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like thought provoking theater about interracial gay relationships that's some times funny and sad. First 2 acts great. Act 3 bad.

Don't see it if if you're not comfortable with the subject matter and/or if nudity offends you.

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Relevant

See it if you want to see one of the best plays of the 2018-2019 season. Jeremy Pope is truly outstanding as the lead. The entire cast is great.

Don't see it if don't want to see a play that deals with subject matters such as race, sexuality, and bullying.

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you want to see the best musical so far this 2018-2019 season. Surprisingly funny, entertaining and heartfelt. I was pleasantly surprised.

Don't see it if you don't like musical comedy. This show is the very definition of that supported by a brilliant cast and ensemble. Go see it.

80
Lewiston/Clarkston
West Village
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant

See it if you like intense plays in an intimate setting. The actors are literally a few feet in front of you the entire time.

Don't see it if you expect great staging or anything resembling an extravagant production. Everything is simple as is the storytelling.

85
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you’re a fan of Cher and her music. It terms of biopic musicals, not as good as Beautiful, but much better than The Donna Summer Musical.

Don't see it if if you don’t like biopic musicals and not a fan of Cher. Every part of her life is explored. I wasn’t a fan going in, but liked the show.

70
Great acting, Relevant, Funny, Disappointing, Thought-provoking

See it if you're an Armie Hammer fan and want to see his Broadway debut. The play was just OK. A bit disappointing. Was expecting more.

Don't see it if you're expecting some sort of masterpiece. The acting was good, but the play itself was uneven. Could have been so much better.

79
Trainspotting Live
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Profound, Relevant

See it if you're a fan of the movie and novel and/or looking for a different kind of theater experience. The actors are all great and fearless.

Don't see it if you don't like being in the middle of the show. You're almost forced to be part of the action. In all likelihood, you'll get splat.

90
During previews
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Must see

See it if you want to see a great American play that is well acted and still relevant after all these years. Urie and Ruehl are amazing as mother/son.

Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with the subject matter. If sexuality and sexual orientation is an issue for you, stay away from this play.

79
Entertaining, Great singing, Disappointing, Delightful, Indulgent

See it if you enjoy Donna Summer’s music. All her hits are included although some seem to be tacked on at the end to end on a high note.

Don't see it if you’re expecting something similar to Beautiful or Jersey Boys. Those jukebox musical biopics were done much better.

70
During previews
Great singing, Entertaining, Dated, Disappointing, Fluffy

See it if you enjoyed the movie and want to see it reproduced on stage pretty much scene for scene with songs. The leads are fine, but songs we’re ok

Don't see it if expecting to see anything extraordinary. The sets were disappointing. Andy Karl, Orfeh and especially Samantha Bark deserve better.

81
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you've seen and enjoyed the movie and the play and/or fan of Chazz Palminteri.

Don't see it if don't find the story of a boy and a Mafia boss appealing.

90
Great staging, Must see, Masterful, Exquisite, Ambitious

See it if you've seen and enjoyed all the Harry Potter movies. It's a must-see for Potter fans and well worth all the hype.

Don't see it if you're expecting all the same special effects from the movies. What they were able to do on stage were ambitious and well executed.

69
Great singing, Disappointing, Overrated, Unimaginative, Fluffy

See it if you really liked the movie and absolutely have to see if live on stage.

Don't see it if you're looking for something that will surpass the movie. It's basically the movie on stage with nothing new or imaginative added.

85
Skintight
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if you like Idina Menzel and want to see her in something where she doesn't sing.

Don't see it if if you're comfortable watching the gay lifestyle depicted on stage.

90
Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Must see, Absorbing

See it if want to see a true ensemble piece with actual gay men playing gay men.

Don't see it if you have issues seeing gay lifestyle depicted on stage.

93
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Must see

See it if you love Bette Midler and you want to see an American classic live on stage

Don't see it if you're looking for something more modern

89
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Great singing, Refreshing, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you like Sara Bareilles' music

Don't see it if don't like musicals that deal with female-centric issues

90
Entertaining, Great staging, Relevant, Delightful, Great acting

See it if you're looking to have a fun night out

Don't see it if men in drag bothers you

90
Lobby Hero
Midtown W
Great acting, Must see, Funny, Great writing, Relevant

See it if a true ensemble piece

Don't see it if you like big extravagant plays. This is not it.