Rochelle M

Baltimore | Female
About:  Hooked on Broadway musicals since high school. Now take family members on day trips and weekends to NY for my musical fixes. When a show pulls me in, I'll go multiple times to take a different family member each time and give them a chance to experience it.
Reviews (26)
Quirky, Entertaining, Funny, Campy

See it if you enjoy great lead actors in small theatre, fantastic supporting singers and intentionally campy humor/performances.

Don't see it if over-the edge campiness is too much for you.

Also The audience helped make this a fun and funny show by totally engaging... Read more Read less

Midtown W
Funny, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy caricature-like, light shows. Even with a theoretically heavy topic of segregation, the show feels like a light confection.

Don't see it if you're not up for the retro vibe.

Enchanting, Edgy, Great singing, Clever, Absorbing

See it if ... you like musicals that feel like full immersion in another world of storytelling, music and feeling.

Don't see it if ... you're looking for a happy, sing-along kind of show.

Great singing, Talented performances, True homage to the film, Fell short

See it if You really enjoyed the movie or want to see multiple talented individual performances.

Don't see it if You want to feel something from the show you see.

Also Multiple performers were so strong (Samantha Barks' sing/act/emote, An... Read more Read less

Great acting, Fun & funny, Great effects & movement, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you enjoyed either the Harry Potter books or movies. It's an immersive Potter fan experience with a talented & dynamic cast.

Don't see it if you need to explain the magic instead of just basking in it.

Funny, Kitschy, Fluffy, Disappointing, Not ready yet

See it if you think the movie is cult classic and want to re-experience the characters and well-known lines in a new way (shout out to stage Janice)

Don't see it if you need the show to stand on it's own feet (versus rest on its movie laurels)

Also Saw pre-Broadway in DC. Show still needed a lot of work. Some dance sc... Read more Read less

Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, New insight into a music icon

See it if You enjoy Carol King's music, gaining insight into her life story and having potential aha's about who wrote different songs of the past.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy music of the 50's and 60's.

Once (Broadway)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Great singing, Romantic, Slow

See it if You have the patience to be drawn into the sometimes magical moments of eerily beautiful music delivered by wonderfully talented leads.

Don't see it if You need a faster pace to your shows.

Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Great acting

See it if You can get pulled into the Kitchy humor and incredible feat of one actor pulling off so many humorous roles.

Don't see it if You need songs that will stay with you afterwards.

Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if you're up for some really good laughs from a totally different theater experience.

Don't see it if you need puppets to be G-rated.

Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you want a combo of light entertainment and moments of intensity created by compelling musical moments

Don't see it if you prefer edgy musicals

Hilarious, Raunchy, Great writing, Clever

See it if you're up for a combo of clever and uncomfortable

Don't see it if you can't enjoy offensive humor

Intense, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy emotionally moving shows

Don't see it if you don't like intense or controversial content

Great staging, Indulgent, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you're a fan of Aaron Tveit's or enjoy guessing what jukebox song is about to be woven into the scene.

Don't see it if you 're looking for original music or a very cohesive flow to the show (Act I jumps around).

Midtown W
Great singing, Thought-provoking, Under-appreciated gem

See it if you want combined story-telling and music brought to life by a wonderful cast of talent. It made me laugh, cry and come back a second time.

Don't see it if you want to be hyper-critical of the premise (seeing someone go down 2 different paths they could choose and finishing strong).

Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Fun, Great acting, Entertaining, Great writing, Funny

See it if want laughs. Maybe the best comedic book I've ever experienced in a musical. And, it was paired with great comedic acting/singing.

Don't see it if ... you need to leave singing songs from the show.

Engaging, Great singing, Fun set & staging, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy a personal experience created by a small theatre-in-the-round feel and powerful moments created by lesser-known talent.

Don't see it if you want large production value or a score that will keep you singing after you leave.

Absorbing, Entertaining, Moving, Uplifting, Spirited

See it if you enjoy being immersed in the energy and feeling of a show with both heaviness of emotion and lightness of spirit.

Don't see it if continual narration bothers you or you aren't comfortable with 9-11 as the backdrop for a musical.

Also While I enjoyed the show from the beginning, it took me a little while... Read more Read less

Midtown W
Edgy, Intense, Must see, Moving, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy the power of combined storytelling, music & performance talent with an edgy vibe. It pulled me into the moment and kept me there.

Don't see it if you prefer classic musicals.

Midtown W
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Great acting, Delightful

See it if You are up for a triple threat show of spectacular staging, acting and singing ... all wrapped up in a yummy musical confection.

Don't see it if You get bothered by extremely busy staging.

Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Edgy

See it if You appreciate intensely personal storytelling, original works and emotionally intense content with healthy dashes of humor.

Don't see it if you need your musicals in a neat, tidy package.

Great acting, Great singing, Great writing, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if you want to be moved. Such an immensely powerful show!

Don't see it if you can't handle heavy, real life content.

Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Short of expectation

See it if you're a Fosse fan, love the music or want to see an iconic show

Don't see it if you need the original. It's been around so long that the cast and impact may not live up to a build up in one's mind.

Quirky, Great acting, Edgy, High energy, Fun

See it if you want a high energy show, outstanding leads & supports, humor & heart... Even better 2nd time I just saw it. Touching, funny & timely.

Don't see it if you don't like glitz or aren't open to a show that integrates (amazing) performances in drag.

Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W

See it if you're looking for a generally light confection

Don't see it if you're looking for a deeper experience

Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Absorbing, Must see

See it if you enjoy fresh takes on history

Don't see it if you need classic takes on subjects