Show-Sam

San Francisco | 25-34 | Female
About:  Still waiting for 'Viva Forever!' to come to Broadway
Reviews (24)
95
Office Hour
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You want to be challenged in how you understand the intersection of race, ethnicity and mental health. America needs this play.

Don't see it if You’re seeking a light night of theater to turn off your brain, that doesn’t involve deep and critical thinking

Also This play has gotten some tough reviews from critics, and I grapple to... Read more Read less

80
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great staging, Fluffy, Romantic

See it if you adored the movie as a kid, like I did, and you're looking for a very classically "Musically" musical.

Don't see it if you're looking for profound stories or transcendent acting.

69
Disappointing, Quirky, Slow

See it if you're a theater-lover and want to support the Broadway Cares community efforts, despite varying qualities of performances year to year

Don't see it if you're not involved/interested in the theater community, or if you're a sensitive conservative (this year-2017 got very political)

87
Significant Other
Midtown W
Delightful, Great acting, Great staging, Funny, Relevant

See it if you are a 20/30-something, and a little bit sarcastic about weddings and dating

Don't see it if you don't like plays using modern/current themes or language

79
During previews
Amelie
Midtown W
Entertaining, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if you liked the movie, and you LOVE Pippa's flawless voice.

Don't see it if You haven't seen the movie (in this case, it might help to know the movie plot ahead of time, to understand some of the specific references)

79
Entertaining, Fluffy, Dated

See it if You like catchy music, drag, and glitter, lots of glitter!

Don't see it if You're looking for a little more contemporary or unexpected approach to drag and LGBTQ subject matter.

83
Delightful, Funny, Fluffy

See it if you are a theatre-nerd! Lots of theatre-related jokes in this show, which I, for one, appreciated!

Don't see it if You're not into albeit corny-at-times theatre jokes, or "not into musicals" (for shame!)

88
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Clever, Delightful

See it if you can appreciate some edgy comedy from the hands/mouths of skilled puppeteers

Don't see it if you're easily offended

67
Cliched, Great singing, Indulgent

See it if you like Jersey Boys

Don't see it if you're looking for a more original story to tell on stage

86
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Funny, Great singing, Romantic, Great writing, Delightful

See it if you've enjoyed the movie version, or if you appreciate how well Sara Bareilles writes music and lyrics

Don't see it if you haven't eaten before the show (the pie smell is intoxicatingly torturous on a hungry stomach!)

50
During previews
The Outer Space
East Village
Cliched, Slow, Quirky

See it if you enjoy blue grass band music from a voice that sounds like Bruce Springstein

Don't see it if you're looking for a theatrical experience. This was more of a workshop concert piece rather than what I would classify as a "Musical."

85
In Transit
Midtown W
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great staging, Romantic

See it if you appreciate clever staging and a cappella

Don't see it if you're looking for a more thought-provoking night of theatre. This show was fairly casual and light

80
Soot and Spit
West Village
Ambitious, Great acting, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if you're open to experimental theatre and under-the-radar talent, or if you want to support Deaf Talent or Talent with disabilities.

Don't see it if you're looking for a linear plot or traditional play or musical. This show is not traditional in any sense.

85
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great singing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You haven't yet...definitely worth supporting this show for the production value, and the quality of acting and singing from Eva Noblezada

Don't see it if You're looking for a happy, light show--this is not...

90
The Infinite Wrench
East Village
Ambitious, Clever, Edgy, Dizzying, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy unconventional, edgy-at-times, modern, topical, smart, short plays

Don't see it if you're easily offended by political (albeit left-leaning) humor

73
During previews
Beneath The Gavel
Midtown E
Funny, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if you are intrigued by artists and art museums like the MoMA, and you don't mind experimental theatre or audience participation

Don't see it if you prefer traditional linear plot structures or you do not like audience participation. I also found a bit of art knowledge helped

95
Absorbing, Enchanting, Must see, Refreshing, Resonant

See it if you want to be truly moved by theatre. I saw this show 5 times, and I hope for more #DeafTalent on the Broadway stage, more frequently!

Don't see it if you can't get close enough seating as a Deaf or HoH audience member (captions and signing were sometimes hard to see, depending on seats)

80
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great staging

See it if You loved Disney's The Lion King as a kid, and if you ever wanted to feel like you were IN the movie!

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

80
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Great singing, Great staging, Slow, Entertaining

See it if You loved Aladdin as a kid, or if you can appreciate some theatre-jokes

Don't see it if you're looking for a movie-replica on stage (they do kind of rush through the 2nd act...)

90
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Enchanting, Great singing, Epic

See it if you're looking for a great musical: staging, singing, score and all

Don't see it if you're not a "theatre person"

87
Ambitious, Great singing, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you can appreciate some talented young musicians

Don't see it if you're looking for a more profound night of theatre. This one is pretty casual and light

69
Cliched, Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if you like South Park humor.

Don't see it if you'v never really been into South Park, or if you're easily offended.

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing, Refreshing, Masterful

See it if you've got the money. (It should be noted that I saw the original cast for original prices in 2015, so I appreciate the show even more, now!

Don't see it if you don't have the money. Unless you've got a healthy disposable income, no show is worth taking out a loan, as wonderful as this show is...

90
Clever, Hilarious, Delightful, Quirky, Great staging

See it if you enjoy Harry Potter and are looking for a light evening of comedy and theatre

Don't see it if you don't know anything about Harry Potter and have never read a single book or seen the movies