Show-Sam

San Francisco | 25-34 | Female
About:  Still waiting for 'Viva Forever!' to come to Broadway
Reviews (24)
Preview oh2
95
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

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

Preview anastasia1
80
Romantic, Fluffy, Great staging, Entertaining

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.

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69
Slow, Quirky, Disappointing

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)

Preview significant other1
87
Relevant, Funny, Great staging, Great acting, Delightful

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

Preview amelie1
79
During previews
Quirky, Fluffy, Entertaining

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)

Preview kinkybootsnew180
79
Dated, Fluffy, Entertaining

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.

Preview rotten 2
83
Fluffy, Funny, Delightful

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!)

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88
Delightful, Clever, Ambitious

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

Preview bronx tale1
67
Indulgent, Great singing, Cliched

See it if you like Jersey Boys

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

Preview waitress
86
Delightful, Great writing, Romantic, Great singing, Funny

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!)

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50
During previews
Quirky, Slow, Cliched

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."

Preview in transit
85
Romantic, Great staging, Entertaining, Ambitious

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

Preview sas1
80
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Great acting, Ambitious

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.

Preview miss saigon1
85
Great acting, Great staging, Great singing, Intense, Thought-provoking

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...

Preview show score poster
90
Thought-provoking, Dizzying, Edgy, Clever, Ambitious

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

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73
During previews
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Funny

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

Preview springawakeningnew180
95
Resonant, Refreshing, Must see, Enchanting, Absorbing

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)

Preview tlk 180x270
80
Great staging, Ambitious, Absorbing

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.

Preview aldn1
80
Entertaining, Slow, Great staging, Great singing

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...)

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90
Epic, Great singing, Enchanting, Ambitious, Absorbing

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"

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87
Entertaining, Quirky, Great singing, Ambitious

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

Preview bom2015july180
69
Disappointing, Entertaining, Cliched

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.

Preview hamilton180
100
Masterful, Refreshing, Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious

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...

Preview puffs 800x1200
90
Great staging, Quirky, Delightful, Hilarious, Clever

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