School of Les Fun Hamilton and the Jersey Inch of 1812

Pittsburgh | 18-24 | Female
About:  Aspiring actor who wants to see every show in NYC and make a huge Playbill collection. Hopefully I'll see my name in lights one day! I try to see at least one show a week so expect a weekly review!
Reviews (31)
78
Tuck Everlasting
Midtown W
Great staging, Delightful, Oddly paced, Fluffy, Great singing

See it if You like the novel/film, you love gorgeous sets, you love outstanding orchestrations or you like dancing with well done choreography.

Don't see it if You need memorable lyrics or you need something more innovative, not sentimental. The ending would have been stronger without the ballet.

85
The Fantasticks
Midtown W
Charming, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Dated

See it if You like minimalist shows, you want to see something cute, or you want to see a classic musical that's self aware and filled with heart.

Don't see it if You prefer big productions, you want a show that challenges you, or you want to see something new.

97
Blackbird
Midtown W
Edgy, Great acting, Intelligent, Profound, Must see

See it if You like intense plays, writing is very important to you, you love raw acting performances, or you like smaller productions.

Don't see it if You're looking for something playful, you need a big production to keep you entertained, you want a longer show, or you want a musical.

70
Great acting, Slow, Great staging, Disappointing, Funny

See it if You want to see a classic Broadway show, you value creative staging, or you want to see a well acted piece of theater.

Don't see it if You want to see something cheerful or you need a high energy show. The story dragged on with a noticeably lackluster second act that fizzles

100
Ambitious, Great staging, Great acting, Intelligent, Must see

See it if You want to see unique staging, you love great acting, or you want to dive into the mind of someone on the Autism spectrum.

Don't see it if You prefer a musical or a more comedic show. Other than that, I highly doubt that most people would dislike the show.

90
During previews
Bright Star
Midtown W
Original, Must see, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like blue grass, you like original stories, you're a fan of Steve Martin, or you want to see fresh, heartwarming theatre.

Don't see it if Blue grass isn't your thing, you want a darker show, or you would rather see a play.

87
Delightful, Hilarious, Great staging, Funny, Great acting

See it if You want a show with lots of dancing, you like Cyndi Lauper's music, you like drag queens, and if you want to see a very fun show.

Don't see it if You want something serious, you don't like dance heavy musicals, or if you're not interested in a show with drag queens.

80
Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if You love the book or movie, you love gospel music, you like shows with heavy content, or you love good acting and singing.

Don't see it if You aren't a fan of gospel music or you like shows with less serious themes.

100
Great acting, Hilarious, Great writing, Must see, Entertaining

See it if You love rock music (duh), you loved the movie, you want to see something fun, or if you love good humor.

Don't see it if Rock music isn't your thing, you want something dramatic, or you want to see something with calmer energy.

55
Therese Raquin
Midtown W
Great staging, Slow, Insipid, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if You like the novel, you like Keira Knightley, or you like good staging. The set looked amazing and the pool was so interesting.

Don't see it if You like a show with energy or pace. This show is so ridiculously slow, it takes more than an act to be remotely interesting.

97
Edgy, Funny, Great acting, Original, Ambitious

See it if You love rock, quick comedic humor, heart-wrenching stories, amazing characters, and stories for the people who've ever felt like losers.

Don't see it if You hate rock music or you like large ensembles (it's mostly Hedwig and Yitzhak running the show).

92
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Must see

See it if You love powerful singing, original story, great acting, amazing staging, and wonderful writing. Believe the hype - it's a wonderful musical

Don't see it if You don't like the Wizard of Oz, if you're not into fantasy, or you want something with on a lower scale (everything is BIG).

97
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Epic, Must see

See it if You love the novel/movie/musical , great story, great music, great acting, and drama. This could be the best production of it I've seen.

Don't see it if You like shorter musicals or you want a lot of comedy (it's title translates to "The Miserable Ones"). Most, however, would love the show.

90
Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Clever, Delightful

See it if You love comedy, intelligent humor and jokes, great writing, fantastic acting, and if you want to see something cheap. It's a lovely show!

Don't see it if You prefer dramatic pieces or huge numbers. The show is almost always comedic and there's no big "shabam" number that a lot of people love.

83
Fool For Love
Midtown W
Ambitious, Original, Disappointing, Edgy, Great acting

See it if You like complex stories, well written characters, good acting, and dramatic work. Plus, the "endless" ending makes you want to see more.

Don't see it if You're easily bored. While the second half makes up for it, the first half can get pretty slow.

100
Great acting, Must see, Great writing, Intelligent, Original

See it if You've had any complex relationships with family, your identity, or if you just love theater (a perfect representation of a great musical).

Don't see it if You're low on cash (not the cheapest), you like huge productions, you want a longer show, or you're sensitive to very real situations.

95
Fully Committed
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Hilarious, Delightful, Touching

See it if You want to see a fun show, you want a show with heart, or you love great acting. At some point I forgot I was watching a one man show.

Don't see it if You prefer gigantic productions, you want something more serious, or watching a stressful job makes you stressed.

55
Banal, Disappointing, Slow, Predictable, Excruciating

See it if You like slapstick humor, you love hit songs from the 1970's, you like over-the-top shows, or you want to see Jennifer Simard steal the show

Don't see it if You don't like predictable jokes, bad characters, flat plots, or bad use of score. It's a show that panders to the lowest common denominator

90
Great acting, Profound, Resonant, Intense, Must see

See it if You something serious, you want to see an outstanding performance from Langella, or you want an experience that will strike a chord.

Don't see it if You want a feel good show, you have trouble following some shows, or a loved one struggling with dementia hits too close to home.

96
During previews
American Psycho
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Clever, Edgy

See it if You like great story telling, amazing acting, social satire, 1980's references, electronic music, and lots of gore.

Don't see it if You dislike electronic music, you'd rather see an uplifting show, or you're sensitive to crude language, violence, or sex (don't bring kids)

100
During previews
The Crucible
Midtown W
Great acting, Relevant, Must see, A classic reinvented, Adventurous staging

See it if You love great acting, inventive theater, and genius writing. This classic is as relevant and strong today as it was in 1953.Do not miss it.

Don't see it if You don't like dark and heavy content, you aren't a fan of Arthur Miller's work, or you're not a fan of Ivo van Hove's directing.

80
During previews
Ideation
Midtown E
Entertaining, Original, Thought-provoking, Interesting, Middle of the road

See it if You want to see something new, you want something thought provoking, or if you want to see an interesting cliff hanger.

Don't see it if You want to see a game changer (wasn't great, wasn't terrible), or you like strong acting technique (posture and vocal energy wasn't strong)

95
Allegiance
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Must see, Refreshing

See it if You want to see something original, you love history, you love good drama, you love good singing, or you want to see amazing acting.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of history, you want something more comedic, or you're not interested in dark themes.

90
Innovative, Clever, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if You love the original show, you want to see a creative interpretation, you like rock music, or if you like progressive themed shows

Don't see it if You have a conservative outlook, you're not a fan of rock music, or you're not fan of the original show.

90
Sylvia
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Original, Hilarious

See it if You love good humor, you're a dog lover, you enjoy great writing and acting, and you like an original story.

Don't see it if You aren't a fan of animals, plays aren't your thing, you want a big spectacle performance, or you want something dramatic.

90
Hand to God
Midtown W
Clever, Hilarious, Great acting, Original, Entertaining

See it if You like puppetry, laugh-out-loud humor, great acting, original story, and a really cheap way to have a great time.

Don't see it if Humor isn't your thing, you're sensitive to some material, or if you want something with bigger production.

53
Disappointing, Cliched, Great staging, Overrated, Over-the-top

See it if You like beautiful scenery/costumes, you want to see famous musicals, you like Andrew Llyod Webber, and you like dramatic music.

Don't see it if You like well written story, fully developed characters, good dialogue, and good pacing. VERY LACKING IN THESE AREAS.

97
For a previous production
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Funny, Delightful, Original, Must see

See it if You love classic songs, good acting, good writing, good balance of drama and comedy, and good staging. The show will take you back in time

Don't see it if You don't like classic jazz pieces, you don't like Frankie Valli's music/style, or you want to hear new music.

83
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if You love comedy, humor about theatre (it covers ALL theatre), good writing, good staging, and you want to see a show for really cheap.

Don't see it if You think acting is important. There were a lot of people involved who weren't the best at acting except for a select few.

65
Disappointing, Slow, Romantic, Overrated, Great staging

See it if You love dance or you love old Gershwin music. The dancing is lovely and heavily feature throughout and I enjoyed hearing some classic songs

Don't see it if Plot is very important to you. It takes forever for things to get somewhat interesting and it's very bland - especially the ending ballet.

75
Matilda
Midtown W
Clever, Overrated, Great acting, Delightful, Insipid

See it if You have kids, you want to see a cheap show, you loved the book or move, or you want to easily pass the time.

Don't see it if You're brand new to the story and don't have kids. The production is well done, but it's clearly meant for kids and it can get really cheesy