Sallie917

Borough of Queens | 35-49 | Female
About:  I used to love independent films but now I graduated to live theatre. I love anything different, quirky and interesting when it comes to storytelling. I also like a good musical. Tell me a good story and make me cry, you got my vote!
Reviews (46)
70
The View UpStairs
East Village
Cliched, Disappointing, Slow, Trite, Dated

See it if You want a LGBT history lesson set in New Orleans, pre-Stonewall. Reminds me of CHEERS (TV show), but it's a gay bar set in the 70's.

Don't see it if You're not into low budgeted musical history lessons.

100
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Lots of fun

See it if You want a light & fluffy show that's fun, entertaining and make you laugh. It's based on a true story. There are some gorgeous drag queens

Don't see it if you wouldn't like a show featuring some drag queens, if musicals are not your thing, if lighthearted fluffy shows are not for you.

83
iLuminate
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Dizzying, Edgy, Loud music

See it if you think flashing lights,loud music&newer technologies used for entertainment is interesting.Lights are dizzying in darkness so sit in back

Don't see it if you can't handle flashing lights, loud music, no serious acting and no plot. Show can make you feel a bit dizzy! Sit further back!

68
Disappointing, Slow, Skippable, Not diabolical enough, Felt flat

See it if you love the actors, that is the only reason I can think of to see this play.

Don't see it if you thought the movie was awesome. You'll be disappointed by the show. The characters in the play are not as evil and scheming as the movie.

72
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Witty, (close to a) one-man comedy

See it if you love Sean Hayes playing God and watching him poke fun at God.

Don't see it if religious humour is not your thing.

70
Dated, Great acting, Slow, Excruciatingly long, Melodramatic

See it if you like very talky long plays w/over the top performance by great actors about family dysfunction & substance abuse.Byrne,Shannon &Lange A+

Don't see it if you can't sit & stay awake for ~4 hour play;length was painful! Parts felt repetitive. Characters seemed to be disconnected from one another

65
Blue Man Group
East Village
Disappointing, Overrated, Quirky, Percussion based performance art, Pointless and touristy

See it if You are into blue people and you're a tourist. You like pointless performance art and like percussion.

Don't see it if You want to see something deep that moves you. There is no plot and no point to Blue Man Group. At this point, it's just a tourist thing.

2
Perfect Crime
Midtown W
Banal, Confusing, Dated, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if I can't think of a reason to see this show. I hated it, waste of money and time. I'm sorry to say all of this, pointless and boring.

Don't see it if I don't understand for the life of me why this is the longest running play in NYC. I don't get it!

79
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Fluffy, Genie-licious, Emotionless, So-so, Nothing groundbreaking

See it if you love Disney anything;you're not looking for anything too deep; you don't care if it is not written well. Scenes with Genie were great.

Don't see it if rude, talking, etiquette-less kids/teens bother you. Don't expect any connection with the characters. Parts without Genie were slow & boring

95
Ripcord
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Hilarious, Delightful

See it if you want to laugh out loud at the silly antics that these two older women get into. I was so surprised about how much I loved this show.

Don't see it if you expect a deep and serious play. If you cannot laugh at crazy antics, similar to I Love Lucy.

78
Sylvia
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Dated, Funny, Slow

See it if you have lived w/a dog anytime in your life; watching a great actress capture the nuances of dogs' behaviors. Reminded me of Mimi, R.I.P.

Don't see it if you are tired of Matthew Broderick and dogs are not your thing. This play is told from the viewpoint of a dog.

70
Cliched, Entertaining, Funny, One-man comedy show

See it if you are married or in a relationship; if you like comedy about differences in men and woman. Nothing ground breaking here.

Don't see it if hearing about the cliched differences between men and women are not your thing; you want to see something new and original

65
Dada Woof Papa Hot
Upper W Side
Disappointing, Slow, Cliched, Banal, Boring

See it if You want to see common married couple/family issues but with a gay couple. Nothing ground breaking here as far as writing goes; cool staging

Don't see it if you care about good writing; if watching a gay couple bothers you; not okay with gratuitous male nudity; you want something interesting.

92
Hand to God
Midtown W
Funny, Dizzying, Edgy, Hilarious, Dark and insane

See it if you would like to see some insanity. Themes and things that happened on a Broadway stage even shocked me. Usually Broadway is not so risqué.

Don't see it if Cussing, violence and sexual themes (puppet sex) bothers you.

50
The Humans
Midtown W
Banal, Cliched, Excruciating, Overrated, Slow

See it if you want to see a really boring play about a family who comes together on Thanksgiving. Nothing was funny or that dramatic. It was mad slow.

Don't see it if you thought this would be a good play, it's awful. Was supposed to be about a contemporary family. If my family, I would not want to live!

85
Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful, Slow, Original

See it if you like personal stories told by a very charming older gentleman that may make you emotional; you know who the Hines family is.

Don't see it if you want a play with a plot, you don't like live music, a little tap dancing; don't care to know about an influential entertainment family.

85
Clever Little Lies
Midtown W
Cliched, Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Clever

See it if You'd like to watch Marlo Thomas in a little family comedy-drama; you want to watch a family sitcom comedy with some more modern twists.

Don't see it if you want a deep, thought provoking play.

89
Entertaining, Great staging, Epic, Romantic, Dated

See it if you like classic, romantic, Broadway musicals; with some opera thrown in; grand staging; play is 100% singing and music; beautiful costumes.

Don't see it if You don't like flashy, classic Andrew Lloyd Webber Broadway musicals; expect something new; don't like operas/musicals; or hate romance

95
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Raunchy, Quirky

See it if you want to laugh out loud at raunchy puppet humour.

Don't see it if raunchy, dirty, racist humour is not your thing.

79
Tuck Everlasting
Midtown W
Cliched, Fluffy, Slow, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if You want some light entertainment, nice costumes, nice dance numbers, and a children's story. Slow in beginning, picked up in 2nd act.

Don't see it if You want a deep story and you do not like children's stories. Material is not too challenging.

93
The Woodsman
Midtown W
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Riveting, Quirky

See it if you like original, imaginative, mostly wordless storytelling with some puppetry. You will have to pay attention to follow the story.

Don't see it if you need dialogue, do not like original and unique stories.

70
During previews
Incognito
Midtown W
Great acting, Dizzying, Edgy, Intelligent, Original

See it if You like watching actors portray different characters,you have a high attention span,you're into intellectual plays w/little or no stage set

Don't see it if You're into fancy stage sets,fancy costumes,easy going light plays. If youre tired,sleepy or have problems focusing,this play is not for you

93
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite, Great staging

See it if You like classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals, you liked the movie, if you want to support a great play featuring a mostly Asian cast.

Don't see it if If you hate musicals, if you didn't like the movie, if three hours is too long for you.

100
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Modern, Riveting

See it if you want great acting.No need to see/read part 1.Love use of modern language as to not detract from actors & what they have to say, intense.

Don't see it if you want a fun & musical play. Acting is very intense in this play. You will need to focus on actor's words and movements.Serious & relevant

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89
Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Relatable, Cliched

See it if you like small off Broadway shows about love and relationships that make you smile or laugh, or at least I laughed. I was entertained!

Don't see it if you you are tired of Off Broadway shows about dating and relationships and you don't find those issues funny.

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Fluffy, Romantic, Funny

See it if you're looking for old fashioned light entertainment with some romance, fun dancing and singing for the winter holidays. Audience loved it.

Don't see it if you're looking for anything deep or any serious drama. If you do not like happy light musicals with a lot of dancing, this is not for you.

90
Verso
Midtown W
Entertaining, Masterful, Brilliant, Magic, Now you see it, now you don't

See it if you like card tricks & mentalist magic. How did he know that?! Lots of audience interaction. Will make you walk out wondering how he did it!

Don't see it if you need a plot or hate close up magic. Not for you if you hate audience interaction and paying attention to what's happening.

89
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Fun

See it if you like flash&pizzazz.Don't expect great plot/acting at a Radio City production.Do expect cool special effects/staging,puppetry & Rockettes

Don't see it if you want serious theatre with acting. Stay away if you DO NOT want to see an homage to NYC. It's touristy and family-friendly.

79
Blackbird
Midtown W
Wierd acting choices by m. williams, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Intense, Absorbing

See it if You are fan of stories like the ones from Law and Order: SVU. Jeff Daniels is very good. Subject matter is a little dark, like in SVU.

Don't see it if weird acting choices by Williams bothers you; does odd thing w/her voice, I don't get it.Hard time hearing from back of orchestra, no mikes.

65
Stomp
East Village
Good choreography, Disappointing, Overrated, Repetitive, Street music using trash cans, etc.

See it if you enjoy listening rhythmic sounds made by things that you find around i.e. trash cans, brooms, buckets, sticks, pipes. Not new for me

Don't see it if 30 minutes was enough. I was tired of the noise. Don't expect a plot. Physical type of performance. Reminds me of Blue Man Group. so-so

77
Entertaining, Dated, Funny, Campy, Over the top

See it if you want to see a small musical production in a small room with a small stage with over the top acting that makes you laugh;Some good voices

Don't see it if you do not enjoy some drag, cheesiness, parodies, small productions and silly comedies.

1
Banal, Gawd awful, Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid

See it if you want to waste your time and money! Show is uber raunchy, wasn't funny. There are so many other shows to see in NYC. Save yourself.

Don't see it if you value your time. There are better ways to entertain yourself. This parody is not funny, very cheesy.

69
Misery
Midtown W
Disappointing, Overrated, Slow, Fell flat, No suspense

See it if you've NEVER seen the movie; you love Laurie Metcalf and Bruce Willis; you do not care that this Misery production is done well or not.

Don't see it if you've ever seen the movie and expect the play to be just as good as the movie; you expect suspense, the play was done to be funny.

90
Dames at Sea
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Masterful, Refreshing

See it if you're looking for an lighthearted, old-fashioned Hollywood-style musical with tap dancing. Very talented cast is there to entertain you.

Don't see it if you like a huge cast and big flashy musicals; you are looking for a deep meaningful play; simple and predictable plays are not your thing.

20
The Great Divorce
Midtown W
Confusing, Disappointing, Dizzying, Excruciating, Slow

See it if you are interested because you read the book; you like philosophy, strange and boring plays

Don't see it if you're looking for a fun play. This play was hard to follow, uber weird and I had no interest.

80
The Pied Piper
Midtown W
Enchanting, Entertaining, Masterful, Fun, Absorbing

See it if you would like to see or have never seen an old-fashioned marionette show. Very talented marionettists; child-friendly.

Don't see it if being around a lot of kids bother you; you don't like marionettes and hate make believe.

79
Shear Madness
Midtown W
Entertaining, Fluffy, Energetic, Comedic whodunit, Interactive

See it if you want to participate in a partially improved funny whodunit interweaved w/some current events. I thought the character Tony was hilarious

Don't see it if audience participation is not your thing thang. There is nothing deep in this show. Nothing mind blowing or new. Just a night of fun.

80
Absorbing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever, Delightful

See it if you like up close magic. This is a one man show about a story of why Nelson Lugo loves magic. How he came about this love, that and Batman!

Don't see it if you're looking for a flashy big magic show; You are not into utterly charming one man shows; and if rope and card tricks are not your thing

81
Cliched, Confusing, Disappointing, Fluffy, Overrated

See it if you love watching dance and listening to Gershwin show tunes but do not care much about story/plot, acting, or singing voices.

Don't see it if you expect it to follow the movie;not well written story/plot,mediocre acting & singing voices;very mechanical,emotionless, cold

90
Straight
Midtown W
Absorbing, Edgy, Riveting, Thought-provoking, Clever

See it if you are okay with modern subjects like bisexuality and homosexuality; you can watch and empathize with one's struggle with sexual identity

Don't see it if you are ultra conservative and are bothered by sexual themes in plays.

93
Daddy Long Legs
Midtown W
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Romantic, Entertaining

See it if you would like a small, charming, romantic, period drama-musical; total cast of two; based on a 1912 novel; nice old-fashioned romance

Don't see it if you do not have a heart; not into period romances and musicals; if you are into big, flashy, showy productions.

65
Ideation
Midtown E
Dizzying, Excruciating, Slow, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You want to see a bunch of paranoid project managers think out how to do a strange project that could be parallel to a project during WW II.

Don't see it if You want some song and dance show. This play happens all in one room and there was no satisfying ending to the story.

92
Butterfly
Midtown E
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Quirky, Riveting

See it if you are okay with no dialogue, don't mind interpreting the story told by using physical movement, and don't mind darker subject matters

Don't see it if you want a light show. Show has very mature subject matters. Very inappropriate for children even though there is puppetry.

95
Absorbing, Edgy, Great staging, Original, Riveting

See it if you like musical coming of age stories. It's different than the Broadway shows out there now. Story told with flashbacks. Staging is cool.

Don't see it if you want a traditional Broadway show experience. If you are uncomfortable w/ homosexual themes, this is not for you. There's no intermission

79
Trip of Love
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great staging, Hilarious, Delightful, Cliched

See it if you are looking for a light entertaining & fun show with a hardworking cast, expensive colorful sets, and energetic dancing.

Don't see it if you don't like Vegas-type of shows, you're expecting a plot or a story, there is none. Keep your expectations low and you will enjoy.

92
Must see, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Great staging

See it if You like being moved to tears, want to be entertained, like musicals, like sentimentality & being emotional,didn't like Peter & Starcatcher

Don't see it if You're a robot, you don't feel emotions,don't like syrupy sweet stuff, you don't like musicals, and like to follow the professional critics.