SHANNIE M

Astoria | 35-49 | Female

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Reviews (47)
85
During previews
Hangmen (Broadway)
Midtown W
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you enjoy dark comedies and/or Mark Addy. He's fantastic.

Don't see it if you don't like stories about horrible crimes or death.

65
During previews
West Side Story
Midtown W
Disappointing, Dated, Great dancing, Great singing

See it if you like to watch great dancing and choreography.

Don't see it if you're expecting the show to be as good as the movie.

70
Great staging, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want silly slapstick fun. The audience laughed the whole time. I thought parts were funny.

Don't see it if you want a serious show or tight comedy. The jokes go too long - easily cut this down a half hour and not lose anything.

75
Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you want a spectacle! It is a visually fun, over the top show.

Don't see it if you don't like pop music. The chosen songs were clever, but after a while it got old. This felt very American, not Parisian.

55
During previews
Confusing, Disappointing, Great singing

See it if you want a low budget musical about two passionate Star Wars fans. This is more about them than the franchise. Get discount tickets!

Don't see it if you love Star Wars and want to see a show that dives into all the movies or conversely, you don't like Star Wars.

Also The two actors are amazingly passionate about Star Wars and very talen... Read more Read less

90
Great acting, Resonant, Absorbing, Great writing

See it if you want a glimpse into the life of a family struggling with senility. Elaine May is outstanding.

Don't see it if you are in denial about aging.

85
During previews
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Artistic, Creative

See it if The artistry and execution of King Kong is amazing. Christiani Pitts is great too! I wish the whole show was only the two of them!

Don't see it if It is an action movie, so if you don't like them, you won't like this. Also I think the male lead was weak and the music wasn't cohesive.

40
During previews
Rocktopia
Midtown W
Disappointing, Excruciating, Embarrassing

See it if you like bad cover bands.

Don't see it if you love Zeppelin and Hendrix because their songs are murdered.

Also The reason I gave it 40 points was because the orchestra, violinist, a... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Meteor Shower
Midtown W
Great acting, Entertaining, Confusing, Hilarious

See it if you like having silly fun. I laughed the whole time! Amy Schumer and Keegan-Michael Key are naturals.

Don't see it if you want a serious show with meaning. It's also confusing with different timelines, but I ignored it and enjoyed the fun.

85
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Long

See it if you like fun, colorful musicals! And if you love Spongebob. The characters are all spot on from the cartoon! Squidward steals the show!

Don't see it if you like serious plays. It's also too long, they should cut at least three songs. Might be bad for kids on school nights as it ends at 10:30

90
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you like Michael Moore and his values. The show is about his early life and his thoughts on the world today.

Don't see it if you are a Trump supporter. In fact, don't come to NYC at all. We don't want you.

80
Great singing, Funny, Fluffy, Overrated

See it if you love Bette Midler. I gave this a high score only because of her. The ensemble is great too, but the show itself is mediocre.

Don't see it if you don't care about Bette or you've seen lots of musicals. First timers will love the spectacle, but the book is pretty bad.

65
During previews
Quirky, Confusing, Funny, Good music, Okay

See it if you love live music and jam sessions, quirky plays, and random storylines.

Don't see it if you prefer big productions or are on a budget.

80
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you like lighthearted musicals and the movie. I LOVE the movie and was blown away by Andy Karl and the staging, but the rest was meh.

Don't see it if you hate when source material is changed. The Rita and Nancy solos are weird and unnecessary. Cut em, focus on Phil, and I'd score this a 95

90
In Transit
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Must see, Clever

See it if you want to see a fun show with amazing musical talent. And if you ride the subway regularly, you'll laugh at all the inside jokes!

Don't see it if you don't like musicals.

95
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Must see, Intelligent

See it if you want a layered and thoughtful story, great singing and songwriting, and an innovative production. Ben Platt is amazing. Must see show!

Don't see it if you prefer boring plays and standard set design.

40
Disappointing, Slow, Boring, Pretty, Uninspired

See it if you love pretty colors and gorgeous sets. If you love Cirque shows, there are a handful of impressive acrobatics, but not much.

Don't see it if you're expecting a fantastic Cirque show with an Avatar related story. It has nothing to do with either. No clue what they were thinking.

85
Strange Country
Soho/Tribeca
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Original, Profound

See it if you appreciate a person's true self, good or bad.

Don't see it if you don't like messy relationships or screwed up people.

20
Rhinoceros
East Village
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Banal, Too long

See it if you're easily amused. I did not find this show funny at all, but other people in the audience were laughing. I guess I just didn't get it.

Don't see it if you prefer quality productions.

90
Great staging, Must see, Original, Clever

See it if you enjoyed the movie or appreciate design, costuming, and production. Definitely sit in an orchestra aisle seat for the beautiful opening.

Don't see it if you hated the movie, hate lions, hate musicals, and hate the circle of life.

95
Clever, Original, Must see, Refreshing, Intelligent

See it if you loved the book or enjoy a good story with a unique production. This is weird and cool and fun!

Don't see it if you hated the book or if you like standard play/musical formats.

95
Great staging, Great writing, Original, Must see, Great singing

See it if you loved the graphic novel like I did and/or enjoy original, thought-provoking, and progressive stories.

Don't see it if you are a bigot with the inability to be introspective.

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Must see, Original, Resonant

See it if you are human. IT'S AMAZING.

Don't see it if you are not human.

60
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Beautiful costumes, Cool set, Overrated

See it if you bring kids, they'll love it. I loved the movie, but wasn't impressed by the play. The costumes and one scene were amazing though.

Don't see it if you are on a budget. Plenty of other good plays to see!

75
Six
Midtown W
Funny, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you're familiar with Henry VIII's wives and you want a kickass concert rather than a play.

Don't see it if you do not like musicals or want a story line.

90
Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you want a fun production of a classic! Christian Borle and Audrey II stole the show!

Don't see it if you want a strong female lead. I was disappointed with Tammy Blanchard, but still thought the show was great.

75
During previews
Betrayal
Midtown W
Great writing, Slow, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if you like stories about relationships and minimalistic plays.

Don't see it if you want to be blown away. Great acting, but this is not earth shattering.

70
Overrated, Funny, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you want a silly and fun night at a musical and can get a ticket under $75.

Don't see it if you want the movie on stage. It's totally different. If you loved the movie, maybe skip this. If you are Tim Burton, definitely skip this.

Also I'm confused as to how someone saw Beetlejuice the movie and decided i... Read more Read less

65
Great singing, Confusing, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if you enjoy great singers, especially the lead who played Christine.

Don't see it if you're expecting to be wowed after all these years. It was thrown together and confusing.

85
Hilarious, Entertaining, Absorbing, Refreshing

See it if you're a Birbigs fan or like hilarious and honest autobiographical stories.

Don't see it if you want a play. This is stand-up.

65
Travesties
Midtown W
Great acting, Intelligent, Confusing, Dizzying

See it if you are familiar with WWI history, James Joyce, Dadaism, and/or Lenin.

Don't see it if you know nothing about the above. It all went over my head. I did like when they talked about the meaning of art though.

70
During previews
Disappointing, Funny, Great singing, Overrated

See it if you like Disney or you want to take your kids to the theater for a special family event. Also the actress who plays Anna is lovely.

Don't see it if you're a seasoned theater goer looking to be wowed. There is one scene that is amazing, but the rest is nothing new.

80
During previews
Entertaining, Great staging, Great dancing

See it if you're into dance and cool set design! Best parts of the show.

Don't see it if you want big voices. Some singers were great, but I had a hard time hearing all of the words even though it's a small theater.

40
During previews
Disappointing, Confusing, Overrated

See it if you want a homo-erotic Magic Mike version of A Clockwork Orange.

Don't see it if you love the book or movie. Chippendale ballet aside, the play is confusing, random, and does nothing special with the source material.

75
During previews
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Clever, Profound, Intense, Relevant

See it if you've read the book or at least know the premise. This is not a show to see at random. Also, mature audiences only.

Don't see it if you are sensitive to loud noises, bright lights, or graphic violence. The first half may be confusing if you didn't read the book.

85
In & Of Itself
Gramercy
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Masterful, Slow

See it if you enjoy magic and thoughtful performances. It's so good, especially the end!

Don't see it if you want a Vegas style show with non-stop explosive tricks. This is a little slow, but Derek is deliberate in his thoughts and actions.

65
During previews
Clever, Great acting, Quirky, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if you like the book, the movie songs, and Christian Borle.

Don't see it if you want amazing sets. The design is clever at times, but the factory was a huge disappointment. Total missed the opportunity to wow us.

Also I really liked the first act, but don't know what to think about the s... Read more Read less

80
Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining, Great staging, Funny

See it if you like August Wilson, obviously. The writing is fantastic. And the acting is great as well. They have a lot of words to remember!!

Don't see it if you prefer musicals or more fast-paced plays. The first act was excellent, but I felt the second act was slow.

75
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if you like Harry Potter, obviously. It's a cute play on the POV of another student.

Don't see it if you don't know Harry Potter at all. It doesn't stand alone without the reference.

40
During previews
The Front Page
Midtown W
Great staging, Excruciating, Slow, Too long, Overrated

See it if You like John Slattery. He and the set design were the only good things about the show.

Don't see it if You want Nathan Lane to shine. His character is beneath his talent. Also, it's 3 hours of nothing. It'd be better if half of it was cut.

85
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great dancing, Fluffy

See it if you enjoy great dancing, singing, and obviously, Irving Berlin. It's a very cute musical.

Don't see it if you want thought-provoking plot or something new and inventive. This is a fun play, but it's not breaking any ground.

80
Simon Says
East Village
Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing, Original, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy the supernatural, spiritual, or philosophical. There were some slow parts, but the script was well written. B. Murray is terrific.

Don't see it if you hate the supernatural and/or don't believe in past lives.

95
Clever, Great staging, Hilarious, Original, Must see

See it if you're a fan of South Park or have a raunchy, wild sense of humor. I cried laughing!!

Don't see it if you are easily offended and/or have zero personality.

95
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Must see, Great singing

See it if you want to be taken to Oz!

Don't see it if you don't like musicals or big productions.

85
Something Rotten!
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Original

See it if you like to laugh!

Don't see it if you don't like musicals and don't have a sense of humor.

85
Delightful, Great dancing, Enchanting

See it if you enjoy musicals and ballets. It's lovely!

Don't see it if ballets aren't your thing. You'll get bored.

80
Bright Star
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you like a feel-good story! It's predictable, but it's cute! Carmen Cusack is fantastic.

Don't see it if you like dramas and plays with more depth.