Rose 6307

New York City | 25-34 | Female
About:  Dogsitter, Graphic Designer, and Cosplayer who loves seeing shows. The Lion King and Groundhog Day changed my life
Reviews (57)
80
Rock of Ages
Midtown W
Campy, Quirky, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like covers of 80s songs, upbeat shows, or meta humour

Don't see it if camp musicals isn't your thing, don't like predictable rom coms, jukebox type musicals, or you want something more serious

Also I saw this show on Aug 26 2019. It is 2hrs and 15 minutes with one int... Read more Read less

85
In the Green
Upper W Side
Thought-provoking, Great singing, Quirky, Exquisite, Ambitious

See it if you love original musicals, symbolism, and/or early Medieval history and music

Don't see it if abstract/bizarre/avant-garde musicals aren't your thing, talks of women's issues, sight of blood, or if you like grander sets

Also - What a stellar and unique musical that combines lyrics of Hildegard ... Read more Read less

85
Road Show
Midtown W
Ambitious, Hilarious, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if for Raúl Esparza, Brandon Uranowitz, and Jin Ha alone , creative staging, or you like Sondheim shows

Don't see it if you want a completely staged, ready for Broadway show and actors not reading from scripts

Also Saw the matinee and evening shows on July 27. It was 100 minutes with ... Read more Read less

85
Octet
Midtown W
Intelligent, Great singing, Quirky, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you like original musicals, anything Dave Malloy puts out, diverse casts, or like any of the actors

Don't see it if you don't like a cappella, want something more conventional/traditional, talks of addiction make you uncomfortable or a show with a story ar

Also I saw this on June 1st, the evening show. It is 90 minutes long with n... Read more Read less

75
Mixed bag, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you like the film or any of the actors in it. See it for Bryce Pinkham alone

Don't see it if talks or scenes of mental illness makes you uncomfortable, want memorable music, or are not a fan of the movie to musical trend

Also Saw this May 1 (evening). It was 2hr 30min with one intermission... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Delightful, Quirky, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you love the film, any of the actors (esp Alex Brightman), incredible sets, or looking for something fun to do

Don't see it if if you are a Beetlejuice purist, crude/dark/campy humour isn't your thing or are uncomfortable about topics about death

Also I saw this on Apr 1st. It is 2 hours and 30 min with one intermission... Read more Read less

90
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting, Epic, Absorbing

See it if for Bryan Cranston alone. Incredible acting, scripts, and staging and awesome audience participation

Don't see it if you can't handle bright lights, talks of violence and suicide, simulated sex, or don't like super intense plays

Also Saw this show Mar 31 - matinee. It's 2 hours with no intermission... Read more Read less

90
Great choreography, Great singing, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you love any of the actors, old time classic musicals, great dancing, singing, costuming and staging

Don't see it if if you don't like predictable endings

Also Saw this show Mar 29. It's 2 hour and 30 mins with 1 intermission... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Superhero
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great singing, Great staging, Resonant, Quirky

See it if you like great staging, great acting, great use of graphics, any of the actors in this show, wonderful music, or original productions

Don't see it if you're expecting a straight, fast-paced superhero story. This isn't Marvel/DC. Also if you don't like very heavy themes on death and trauma.

Also Saw this show Feb 3. It's 2 hours and 15 mins with one intermission... Read more Read less

95
Absorbing, Great singing, Great acting, Profound, Relevant

See it if you like Tarell Alvin McCraney's writings (Moonlight), great acting esp J. Quinton Johnson, Chuck Cooper, and Jeremy Pope and great music

Don't see it if don't like LGBT+ themes, don't like LGBT or racial slurs, or nudity

Also - Saw this Jan 12, 2019 and it's around 100 minutes with no intermissi... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Relevant, Entertaining, Great acting, Edgy, Thought-provoking

See it if you're a Raúl Esparza fan, you like any of the actors listed, or like minimal set, prop, and costume design (this is John Doyle after all)

Don't see it if you want a less complicated story, you don't like actors playing multiple characters, or don't like history, politics, or Nazi imagery

Also Saw this on Oct 30 and 31st. It is 2 hours with a 10 minute intermissi... Read more Read less

95
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Great direction, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if Paddy Considine alone, wonderful kid actors, strong and powerful stories, and Irish history

Don't see it if you don't like long plays, talks and acts of violence, children cursing or drinking, or if you have trouble understanding accents

Also Saw this on Oct 26, 2018. This is a 3 act play that is 3 hours 15 min ... Read more Read less

95
For a previous production
Must see, Masterful, Great acting, Great staging, Hilarious

See it if you like plays that don't take themselves seriously with silly plots and enjoy slapstick humour

Don't see it if don't like having fun, don't like British comedies, hate plays within a play, or want something more serious

Also Saw this on Oct 6. It is ~2 hrs and has one intermission... Read more Read less

85
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Hilarious, Great acting, Intense, Entertaining

See it if you like fast paced shows (esp about sports), great acting, and dark comedies

Don't see it if you can't understand English accents that aren't RP or London, you want something more serious, or don't like British humour

Also Saw this in previews on October 5. It's 2 hours and 15 mins with one i... Read more Read less

85
Popcorn Falls
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Great acting

See it if you love comedies and actors who can do multiple voices

Don't see it if you don't like small casts (this literally has 2 people in it), silly comedies, or small stages

Also Saw this on Sep 29. It's 90 minutes with no intermission... Read more Read less

95
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if you like Shakespeare (or if you don't!), for Nikki M. James, you like diverse casting, and refreshing twists on Shakespeare plays

Don't see it if Don't like music in your Shakespearean plays, you don't want a fun time, are a Shakespeare purist, or non-traditional casting

Also Saw the Aug 8 performance. It's 90 mins with no intermission... Read more Read less

85
Great staging, Quirky, Relevant, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if you like sci-fi elements, neat sets, and great costumes. Go for Gerard Canonico and Stephanie Hsu alone.

Don't see it if you can't stand annoying teen audiences, talks of sex or suicide upset you, really loud audio or shows revolving around high schools

Also Saw the Aug 5th 730PM performance. It's 2 hrs and 30 min with a 15 min... Read more Read less

75
Fire in Dreamland
East Village
Confusing, Entertaining, Intense, Slow, Great acting

See it if you enjoy any of the actors, simple sets, like NYC/Coney Island history, and interwoven histories

Don't see it if you don't like timelines that jump back and forth without warning and non-traditional/non-linear storytelling

Also - I saw this on Aug 4. It was 100 minutes with no intermission... Read more Read less

90
Great singing, Great dancing, Great costuming, Entertaining, Fun

See it if for LeChanze, Ariana DeBose, and Storm Lever, great dancing, women playing male roles, Donna Summer and her music

Don't see it if you don't like jukebox musicals, don't like genderbent roles, dislike disco music, you want a linear plot or scenes containing abuse

Also Saw this on May 1st... Read more Read less

65
Great acting, Great singing, Great dancing, Dated

See it if you like great set and lighting design, great acting and singing, and beautiful dancing

Don't see it if you're expecting a happy musical, you don't like abusers getting second and third chances, or long dance numbers

Also - I feel bad for rating this one so low but the plot is extremely date... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Absorbing, Delightful, Great staging, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you love simple yet beautiful set designs, you like plays that are both serious and funny at the same time or you like historical dramas

Don't see it if you don't like long or wordy plays, you don't like plays about religion, like plays with a lot of action or expect highly accurate plays

Also Saw this on April 10th... Read more Read less

85
Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Ambitious, Thought-provoking

See it if You like plays about the deaf community (or a better understanding of it), have a connection w/ the deaf community, fan of any of the actors

Don't see it if You are offended over certain words, put off or distracted by closed captioning or want plays with a happy or a fluffy ending

Also - Saw this during previews (Apr 8)... Read more Read less

85
For a previous production
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Funny, Great singing, Quirky, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you like any of the actors in it, like light-hearted comedies or want to have a fun time

Don't see it if you don't like rhyming lyrics, predictable stories, or pokes fun at the current political climate

Also This production is very cornball BUT it owns it and has fun with it. I... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Great singing, Great staging, Slow, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if you are a fan of any of the actors esp Tony Shalhoub, like Middle Eastern music, like humour in musicals, and slice of life shows

Don't see it if you are expecting an exciting musical, don't like slow musicals, or family drama

Also I honestly wish Ar'iel Stachel had more than one song. What a fantasti... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Illyria
East Village
Slow, Thought-provoking, Intimate

See it if you like any of the actors starring in it, the history of Public theatre, or insight on the people involved with the founding of it

Don't see it if you like fast-paced and dramatic historical plays

Also I got to sit in the very front row and when they brought out the food ... Read more Read less

85
Intelligent, Entertaining, Funny, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you like history, personal/compelling stories, or debates

Don't see it if politics (esp left-leaning), gender issues, or talks of domestic/physical violence isn't your thing

Also Saw it on Aug 3 matinee. It is 100mins with no intermission... Read more Read less

85
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Great staging, Great singing

See it if for Santino Fontana's performance alone, incredible costuming and quick changes, and want to have a fun time in the theatre

Don't see it if you are not a fan of the film, don't like redemption stories involving jerk characters, want more serious theatre, or memorable songs

Also Saw it on July 28. It is 2 hrs and 30min with 1 intermission... Read more Read less

65
Slow, Intense, Great acting, Boring, Disappointing

See it if you like Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon, realism in productions, and simple sets

Don't see it if you don't like full nudity, simulated sex, or want a show full of action

Also I saw this play Jun 4. It's 100minutes with 1 intermission.... Read more Read less

70
The Cradle Will Rock
East Village
Quirky, Thought-provoking, Confusing

See it if the actors, historical works on labour and unions, or have never seen the show

Don't see it if you want a straight forward story, want musicals with an orchestra or don't like anti-capitalist stories

Also Saw this May 2. It was 90 mins with no intermission... Read more Read less

95
Must see, Enchanting, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you love different takes on Ancient Greek myths/tales, phenomenal acting, singing, and costuming and spot on casting!

Don't see it if mixing of genres aren't your thing, a purist on ancient tales in regards to costuming, repetition or like happy endings.

Also Saw this May 1 (mat) It is 2 hr 30 min with one intermission. Sat fron... Read more Read less

90
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Funny, Great singing, Great staging, Quirky, Hilarious

See it if you want to have a fun night out, memorable songs, great voice acting, and love laugh-a-minute shows

Don't see it if you don't like puppets, naughty/off-colour humour, think this is a kid show (it's not!)

Also I saw this on March 31st - evening performance. It is 2 hours and 15 m... Read more Read less

85
Alice By Heart
Midtown W
Ambitious, Enchanting, Great staging, Exquisite, Clever

See it if you like Duncan Sheik scores, a unique spin on Alice in Wonderland, for Grace McLean, Wesley Taylor, Andrew Kober, and Kim Blanck, and great

Don't see it if you're expecting a pure Alice in Wonderland tale, don't like stories dealing with war or don't like non-linear plots

Also Saw this show Mar 30 - evening performance. It's 90 mins with no inter... Read more Read less

80
Entertaining, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy Sondheim or shows dealing with time

Don't see it if if you don't like simple sets, time reversals, older actors playing young adults/teens, or are a purist

Also Saw this show Mar 28. It's 1 hour and 45 mins with no intermission... Read more Read less

95
Great singing, Quirky, Refreshing, Hilarious, Delightful

See it if you want to have a great time, love shows with a lot of heart, you like intimate settings, catchy songs and clever plots

Don't see it if you don't like shows that are campy, small theatres, simple sets, or actors playing multiple characters

Also Saw this show Feb 3. It's 90 min with no intermission... Read more Read less

90
Masterful, Great acting, Great staging, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you like Jeff Daniels, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Gideon Glick, Aaron Sorkin, the book, the movie, and great staging

Don't see it if you don't like any of the aforementioned, changes made to the book, adults playing Scout, Jem, or Dill, or very heavy themes

Also - Saw this Dec 3rd, 2018... Read more Read less

95
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Relevant

See it if for Michael Urie and Mercedes Ruehl. Talk about a masterclass in acting. Also if you like anything involving Harvey Fierstein

Don't see it if simulated gay sex bothers you, you don't like LGBTQ+ themes (esp set in the 70s and 80s), or intense family dramas

Also Saw this in previews on Oct 27, 2018. This is 2 hrs and 40 mins w/ one... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Cliched, Great singing, Fluffy, Quirky, Overrated

See it if you like any of the actors listed, incredible sets, and great singing

Don't see it if LGBTQ+ themes, reference humour, predictable storylines, or high school musicals aren't your thing

Also Saw this on Oct 25, 2018. It is around 2hrs 20 min with one 15 minute ... Read more Read less

80
Ambitious, Great staging, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you like excellent staging, fantastic costuming, and want an interesting perspective about Sarah Bernhardt, or love Janet McTeer

Don't see it if want something more exciting or you don't like bio-plays with a message

Also Saw this Oct 6 (mat). This show is ~2 hours and 15 min with one interm... Read more Read less

75
Interesting, Slow, Thought-provoking, Cliched, Great staging

See it if you like any of the actors and great staging

Don't see it if you like action packed plays or don't like being told facts matter vs creative liberties over and over

Also Saw this in previews on October 1. It's roughly 90 minutes long with n... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Great choreography, Campy, Relevant, Hilarious

See it if you love 80s music or the Go-Go's , renaissance era works, great staging, lighting, and choreography, and if you want to have a good time

Don't see it if you don't like LGBT themes, mixing of genres/eras, or campy musicals

Also Saw this on Sep 16 and 29. It's 2.5 hours with one intermission... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Fun, Fluffy

See it if you are a fan of Andy Karl, Samantha Barks, Orfeh, and/or Eric Anderson, if you love the movie, love great outfits, or a Bryan Adams fan

Don't see it if don't like musicals based on movies, expecting this musical to be different from the film, or you like more serious musicals

Also Saw the Aug 7 8PM performance. It's a 2.5 hour show with a 15 min inte... Read more Read less

75
Dated, Cliched, Great singing, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if for Melissa Errico's phenomenal singing, fun songs, cool costume changes, and nice sets

Don't see it if you don't like predictable love stories (that somewhat come out of left field), stories dealing with esp and reincarnation

Also - Saw the matinee performance on Aug 5. It is 2 hours with a 15 minute... Read more Read less

95
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Thought-provoking, Must see

See it if you like great entertainment, fantastic singing, interesting staging, and intriguing interpretation of classic fairy tales

Don't see it if you don't want a good time, don't like musicals about classism & racism, don't like bittersweet endings or you only like traditional sets

Also - Saw the Aug 4 matinee. It is 90 min with no intermission... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Intense

See it if for Nathan Lane's and Andrew Garfield's performances alone, great set and lighting design, and great pacing

Don't see it if you don't like blood, full male nudity, discussions about the AIDs epidemic in the 1980s, surrealism, or long plays

Also Saw both parts 1 and 2 on May 12... Read more Read less

95
Me and My Girl
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy, Hilarious

See it if you like old-fashioned musicals, love any of the actors, fun tap dancing numbers, and catchy tunes

Don't see it if you don't like fluffy stories, you want serious story lines or those with drama, or want something more contemporary

Also - I wish this was open longer. I saw it on its last night. It was so m... Read more Read less

60
Rocktopia
Midtown W
Quirky, Ambitious, Banal, Cliched

See it if You like experimental theatre, you like both classical and classic rock music, or you like any of the singers participating in this show

Don't see it if You are expecting a show with any sort of plot or a Broadway show in general or you cringe at bad theatre audience etiquette

Also Saw this show on Apr 8.... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Cruel Intentions
Greenwich V
Great singing, Cliched, Funny, Quirky

See it if you love 90s music, the film, or campy musicals

Don't see it if If you don't like small clubs, cover songs, or musicals with bare minimum/minimalist scene design

Also - SEE IT FOR PATRICIA RICHARDSON SINGING TLC'S "NO SCRUBS" and her int... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Delightful, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if You love SpongeBob, any of the actors in it, the songwriters, or want to have a night of fun

Don't see it if You don't like the show or kids in the audience

Also I have to say staging was PHENOMENAL.All the actors were great and mad... Read more Read less

95
M. Butterfly
Midtown W
Ambitious, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you like any of the actors, want to see a refreshing revival and interesting plots, and tragic love stories

Don't see it if you are expecting an exact retelling of Madame Butterfly, you don't like male or female nudity, or don't like the fourth wall broken

Also Out of everyone in this play Jin Ha stole the entire show. Thoroughly ... Read more Read less

95
Ghost Quartet
East Village
Quirky, Ambitious, Absorbing, Entertaining, Must see

See it if You love Dave Malloy (esp his storytelling and theatre works), Brent Arnold, Brittain Ashford, and Gelsey Bell and very intimate settings

Don't see it if you are afraid of the dark (entire act 3 is played in the dark), don't like non-linear storytelling or small scale productions

Also I think a lot of people come into Ghost Quartet thinking it will be li... Read more Read less