Serena C

New York City | 25-34 | Female
About:  NYC native. Graphic Designer. Broadway obsessed. Creator of BroadwayWiz.com
Reviews (66)
60
During previews
Disappointing, Annoying, Slightly amusing

See it if you're a die-hard fan of Jason Alexander. The actors are all great (esp Aimee) but the actual show was annoying and pointless.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of any of the actors in the show. There are a few funny moments but the show as a whole isn't worth your time.

70
Entertaining, Great singing, Slow

See it if you want to see a group of talented performers revisit classic Broadway musicals. Tony Yazbeck and Brandon Uranowitz are fabulous.

Don't see it if Out of context some of the numbers don't hold up well, esp if you're not familiar with the original. The lack of a storyline made it boring.

86
Funny, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if Donna Murphy is performing! Bette who?? The choreography is so fun to watch. Gavin Creel, Taylor Trensch & Beanie Feldstein steal the show.

Don't see it if you expect a modern show that has more profound meaning. This is a good old fashioned musical, done in the best way.

75
Great acting, Slow, Profound

See it if you want to see Jake Gyllenhaal give a masterful performance. Annaleigh Ashford was delightful as always and the chromolume was super cool.

Don't see it if you want a more engaging story and prefer elaborate sets.

70
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Dizzying, Quirky

See it if you want some family-friendly fun. It's a gimmicky, silly show that is prob more fun if you're drunk or a kid.

Don't see it if you're afraid of audience participation. They just might decide to pick on you!

90
Riveting, Intense, Great acting, Great lighting, Gorgeous music

See it if you want to be swept up in an intense drama with a lavish score and fantastic actors. The lighting in this show is also amazing.

Don't see it if you don't like dark or depressing war stories and want to see something more light hearted.

70
Funny, Great singing, Indulgent, Inane

See it if you want to hear songs that all sound pretty similar. Dialogue was punny but cute, tapping was great. Arnie Burton stole the show.

Don't see it if you expect the plot to be riveting. It just a lot of fluff and silliness and the actors acknowledge that.

59
During previews
Disappointing, Slow, Boring

See it if you're a fan of Phillipa Soo and will enjoy her singing boring music. There are a few charming/funny moments in the show & the cast is good.

Don't see it if You are expecting to be charmed. The music was blah & the staging was disappointing.

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64
During previews
Great acting, Slow, Dated

See it if you want to see a fantastic cast.

Don't see it if you want to stay awake. It takes a while for anything to happen in the play and it's a little boring at first.

84
For a previous production
Clever, Great singing, Intelligent

See it if you want to hear beautiful music and see a show that has a interesting perspective on human interactions.

Don't see it if you need something more fast paced. The show moves very slowly and not much happens, but it's still very moving.

68
Overrated, Slow, Delightful

See it if you're a fan of Sutton Foster. She sparkles in this production with her usual charm. Ensemble is also great.

Don't see it if you're expecting to be blown away. It's a small production so some of the numbers felt small and underdone.

73
Dated, Classic, Entertaining

See it if you haven't yet. It's a classic Broadway show that has some great musical numbers and some humor.

Don't see it if you're looking for a modern production. This show feels a little tired and dated. The costumes are risqué and it makes light of murder.

100
Great staging, Masterful, Clever

See it if you want to be wowed by a completely unique show that has an excellent cast and is madly entertaining.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of immersive theater and hate rock-opera music

92
Great acting, Masterful, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see insanely good performers sing a fantastic score that takes you on an emotional roller coaster.

Don't see it if you are expecting an uplifting, happy show. But see it anyways!

85
Delightful, Dated, Great tapping

See it if you like a good old fashioned musical with plenty of charm and lovely dance numbers

Don't see it if you're not a fan of old musicals or Irving Berlin music

65
Cliched, Overrated, Slightly amusing

See it if you love Sean Hayes and want to see him on Broadway

Don't see it if the humor is banal and nothing really happens in the show. It's just Hayes talking at the audience.

75
Dated, Classic, Great singing

See it if you're a fan of Andrew Lloyd Weber's beautiful score

Don't see it if you're expecting a modern, groundbreaking show. I love the music, but the show feels so dated

80
Delightful, Dated, Overrated

See it if you love Disney and The Lion King and want to see some really inventive scenery and costumes.

Don't see it if you're on a budget. There are other great shows that are much cheaper!

81
During previews
Great acting, Profound, Original, Great staging

See it if you want to experience people communicating very clearly with their body language. Very unique experience that keeps your interest througout

Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with brief nudity or if the lack of dialogue will annoy you.

80
Loud, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you want to be impressed by some adorably talented kids and watch Alex Brightman leave his heart and soul on the stage every night

Don't see it if you dislike rock or loud music and hated the movie.

80
During previews
Funny, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if you're a fan of Shakespeare and want to see a great cast put on a hilarious, interactive performance.

Don't see it if you don't like low-budget productions. Don't sit in the front row if you do not want to participate.

84
Great acting, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you love Jesse Tyler Ferguson & want to see him masterfully portray over 40 characters in a hilarious way. Similar to Craving for Travel.

Don't see it if you want a full blown Broadway production that has a full cast and more of a plot.

69
Funny, Banal, Disappointing

See it if you like jukebox musicals and silly entertainment.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of the music and you prefer more intelligent humor.

85
Banal, Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if you like creative storytelling. This show is zany & hilarious with a superb ensemble cast.

Don't see it if you want to see a show that takes itself seriously. This is very hokey, but that's part of the fun.

80
Ambitious, Clever, Great staging, Great acting, Masterful

See it if you like extremely creative and imaginative storytelling.

Don't see it if There is very little talking throughout the show, the only sounds are someone playing violin and sound effects created by the cast.

79
Cute, Imaginative, Entertaining

See it if you're looking for a family show that is funny and entertaining.

Don't see it if you have big expectations. For real theater fans it's a bit disappointing and lackluster.

79
Adorable, Fun, Relevant

See it if you want to watch a group of super talented kids sing catchy new songs about relevant issues.

Don't see it if The show is more suited to a younger audience so don't expect to be blown away by a big production that has a satisfying emotional journey.

93
During previews
Absorbing, Enchanting, Magical, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you're a fan of the '95 movie and want to be enchanted by this magical production. The cast is stellar and the set and costumes are stunning

Don't see it if you don't like the music from the movie. Though you're crazy not to love it, bc it's amazing and the new songs are also gorgeous.

83
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Kid friendly

See it if you like family friendly musicals that are fun for kids & adults of all ages. The songs are catchy & the actors are great, especially Chris.

Don't see it if you prefer big budget musicals that tackle more serious issues. For a small stage, the set & lighting is really creative & the show is fun.

60
Disappointing, Dated, Silly, Indulgent

See it if you like 50's music and want to see a silly, jukebox musical.

Don't see it if you're expecting to be blown away. The singing is mediocre and the plot is barely propping up the not-so-memorable 50's songs.

87
For a previous production
Great staging, Hilarious, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you need a good laugh. I normally shy away from slapstick comedy and was expecting to hate this, but it really really was funny.

Don't see it if you truly hate slapstick comedy or british accents and want to see a serious show. The physical comedy in this show is genius.

85
During previews
Great staging, Great acting, Clever, Witty, Dark

See it if you enjoy dark comedies and want to see Andy Karl give a masterful performance.

Don't see it if the first half is a bit slow and the repetition can get annoying, but the second half is brilliant.

92
During previews
Emotional, Riveting, Innovative

See it if you're prepared to cry and laugh for 90 minutes of energetic and heartwarming performances from a super talented ensemble cast.

Don't see it if you're looking for a flashy Broadway musical that is fluff entertainment or if reliving 9/11 will upset you too much.

87
During previews
Relevant, Funny, Great acting

See it if you want to see everyday truths put out there with a touch of humor.

Don't see it if you expect an uplifting show. It is very funny, but also a bit depressing.

95
For a previous production
Entertaining, Relevant, Emotional, Great acting

See it if you like new, original work that will entertain while making you cry. Laura Osnes & Corey Cott give superb performances.

Don't see it if you really really hate 1940s band music or want to see something that's less emotionally wrenching. Huge improvements since Paper Mill.

75
Entertaining, Fluffy, Great acrobatics

See it if you want a feast for your eyes. The set design, costumes and acrobatics are dazzling and fun to look at.

Don't see it if you expect an original or clever plot. The actors have great voices, but the songs are not that memorable.

88
Refreshing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like Jersey Boys or West Side Story. This show has a similar vibe, with a lot of fun original musical numbers.

Don't see it if you're expecting a new, groundbreaking show or you get offended by profanity. It is very entertaining, but the story and lyrics just ok.

83
During previews
Relevant, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you're a fan of a cappella and want to see a completely original musical

Don't see it if you hate a cappella

60
Slow, Dated, Great acting

See it if you enjoy plays and are a fan of Chekov

Don't see it if you are easily bored by long, hard to follow dialogue where not much happens

80
Confusing, Great acting, Great dancing

See it if you want to be blown away by some amazing dancing cats and if you're a fan of the music

Don't see it if you expect a cohesive storyline. The show is about music and dancing, but the plot is silly.

89
Clever, Enchanting, Refreshing

See it if you want to be delighted by the excellent scenery, choreography and music. Also stars some adorably talented kids

Don't see it if you're looking for a show with more depth and you're not a fan of Peter Pan

80
Original, Profound, Intelligent

See it if you like thought provoking shows that have a lot of emotional turmoil

Don't see it if slow musicals are not your thing and you get easily bored. This is not a fast-paced, upbeat show.

83
Funny, Cute, Nostalgic

See it if you love camp and want to relive the memories. The cast is adorable and the songs are hilarious. A really fun show.

Don't see it if you only like big budget productions with big sets and lots of costume changes.

90
Entertaining, Taptastic, Clever

See it if you're a fan of classic Hollywood & want to be impressed by a small cast with huge talent. Dancing is incredible, dialogue is sharp & witty.

Don't see it if you're looking for a big Broadway production with a large cast.

93
Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Great singing

See it if you want to be blown away by Jessie Mueller and the rest of the amazing cast. The Sara Bareilles score is fantastic!

Don't see it if you can't handle stories that involve abuse and infidelity.

72
Funny, Entertaining, Adorable

See it if you want to be impressed by a super talented cast of young actors who are just adorable.

Don't see it if you don't like low-budget productions and are not a fan of Charlie Brown.

82
Enchanting, Great staging, Original, Slow

See it if you want to watch beautiful staging and choreography, with an excellent cast.

Don't see it if you hated the book and get bored easily, because there are some slow moments.

96
For a previous production
Hilarious, Entertaining, Great acting, Clever

See it if you have ever read Harry Potter or watched the movies. You will split your sides laughing.

Don't see it if you don't know anything about Harry Potter. There are a lot of references and inside jokes that will go right over your head.

98
Delightful, Great acting, Great staging, Original, Romantic

See it if you like good music & good storytelling. This is a truly original show that has a great cast (Paul Nolan!) and a beautiful score.

Don't see it if you really really really hate country music. (But see it anyways!)

86
Cliched, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like big Disney spectacles that are fun for the whole family

Don't see it if you expect a good or clever storyline, this is just fun and fluff