StacieLJ

Boston | 35-49 | Female
About:  I live in MA and work in NJ. I try to see as many shows as my travel schedule will allow.
Reviews (49)
70
West Side Story
Midtown W
Intense, Thought-provoking, Great performances

See it if you want to see great performances. That's it, great singing and acting. The staging and use of the screen are distracting.

Don't see it if you'd rather a musical than a movie. The use of the screen detracted from the action on stage. Or if sexual assault is a trigger for you.

88
Intelligent, Great acting, Exquisite, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You love Laura Linney or loved the book.

Don't see it if I can't think of a reason not to see this show. So good!

90
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Must see, Masterful, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you have a heart, if you lived through the AIDS crisis, or if you know anyone in the LGBTQ community. So powerful and moving. SEE BOTH PARTS

Don't see it if you don't want to see a show with adult themes/subjects. There are tough topics and some nudity.

90
Intense, Intelligent, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want to explore taboo topics. The script is shocking and jaw-dropping. The conversation on stage is important and timely.

Don't see it if nudity and sexual themes make you uncomfortable.

92
Betrayal
Midtown W
Resonant, Intelligent, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want to see top performers at their best. The acting in this show is mesmerizing and intelligent and moving.

Don't see it if you like shows with a happy ending.

92
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Must see, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Clever

See it if you want to see a moving, thought provoking show with amazing performances.

Don't see it if real relationships and emotions are not for you. Or if you would be upset by nudity and simulated sex scenes on stage.

90
Masterful, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Ambitious

See it if You like pop musicals. Or if you loved the movie. Or are a romantic. Or want to experience the amazingly spectacular Spectacular.

Don't see it if You don’t like pop musicals.

90
Must see, Indescribable, Clever

See it if You want to be wowed by a new experience.

Don't see it if You are unadventurous.

88
Great acting, Absorbing, Masterful

See it if you appreciate great acting. The performances were spellbinding. Both actors captured your attention telling their powerful, moving stories.

Don't see it if you don't want to feel uncomfortable or sad at the theater. Definitely dealing with heavy topics.

85
Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you liked the movie. You want an entertaining show that doesn't make you think too much.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a show about death. There is some adult language though this show is highly marketed to kids.

92
Riveting, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a great show about two people trying to connect. The acting is amazing. What a pleasure to see Audra McDonald on stage.

Don't see it if you don't like heavy shows. Also note, there is brief nudity and sexual content.

90
Relevant, Masterful, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you like a good play with an important message. The acting was impeccable. The script retells a story most know in a new and absorbing way.

Don't see it if stories of inequality and human cruelty are hard for you to watch.

89
Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Masterful, Enchanting

See it if you want to see the hot new show on Broadway. The music in this show is unique and moving and will stay with you long after the show.

Don't see it if can't think of a reason to not see this.

94
Absorbing, Entertaining, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you want a truly profound broadway experience. The acting is amazing!!!

Don't see it if you don't want to challenge your world view or if racial inequality is a trigger for you. (But if it is, you should see this show!)

92
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Masterful, Profound, Riveting, Amazingly good performances

See it if you want to see a heart wrenching drama with magnificent performances.

Don't see it if 70's/80's gay culture isn't your thing.

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Intelligent, Must see, Great singing, Great writing

See it if you like great singing, dancing and acting; you appreciate American History, or you want to see THE BEST most innovative show on Broadway!

Don't see it if Just see it, but don’t pay crazy high prices to resellers. Sign up on the Hamilton website to receive information on the next ticket release

98
Enchanting, Entertaining, Magical, Masterful, Must see

See it if you'd like a thoroughly entertaining day at the theater or if you like Harry Potter and the wizarding world.

Don't see it if you can't sit in a seat for a 7 hour play or if you know nothing about the Harry Potter universe (though an excellent primer is provided).

85
Entertaining, Funny, A toe tapping good time

See it if you are/were a theater geek, you love a theater geek or you want an entertaining show with songs that will stick with you (in a good way)!

Don't see it if you don't like teenagers or high school cliches. The show and audience are very teen centric.

80
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great dancing, Fun night out!

See it if you like jazz, you like Bob Fosse style choreography or you just want an entertaining night on broadway.

Don't see it if the suggestive scenes would make you uncomfortable (this is a very sexy show).

95
Absorbing, Entertaining, Masterful, Intense, Must see

See it if you like Bruce Springsteen and/or want a thought provoking meaningful night in an intimate setting on Broadway. Totally worth the money!!!

Don't see it if you hate Bruce Springsteen.

92
Hilarious, Entertaining, Clever, Refreshing

See it if you like to laugh and you like the humor of South Park.

Don't see it if irreverent humor and bad language are a problem for you.

87
Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you want a fun night on Broadway. Truly mesmerizing performances.

Don't see it if (SPOILER ALERT) you didn't like Romeo and Juliet or any other story of doomed star crossed lovers.

90
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a well acted, thought provoking drama depicting the way things were 50 odd years ago.

Don't see it if you want to stay in your comfort zone. Parts of this show that are uncomfortable for every member of the audience. BUT STILL WORTH IT!

95
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you like the classics, you want to be moved, you have a heart.

Don't see it if sophisticated, well staged, well acted, well performed shows are not your thing.

78
During previews
Entertaining, Hilarious, Quirky, Refreshing, Funny

See it if You want/need a laugh, if you were ever in a garage band, or if you want to see a completely original production.

Don't see it if You want to see a sophisticated completely put together Broadway show.

88
Refreshing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want to be entertained. Super fun and funny, with a very talented cast.

Don't see it if a bloody set would bother you, or if you have a fear of dentists or plants.

88
Must see, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if you want to see a great show with relevant and modern themes. OR if you love Alanis Morissette.

Don't see it if sexual assault is a trigger for you. Very adult themes. Best for ages 14 and up.

78
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Hard to follow, Dizzying, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you love Marisa Tomei. The show can be tough to follow, but her performance is amazing.

Don't see it if you don't like Marisa Tomei.

90
Must see, Funny, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if you want a truly unique Broadway experience. Each show is improv based and therefore a one of a kind.

Don't see it if you don't like foul language.

84
Great music, Kid friendly, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you want a great show for kids/tweens/teens that adults will enjoy too.

Don't see it if you want a more intelligent, grown up show.

90
Must see, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you like David Byrnes. Or you don't know who David Byrnes is, but you like great music.

Don't see it if you don't like David Byrnes or the Talking Heads or great music.

86
Fun, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You want to have a good time at the theater.

Don't see it if You don’t like Motown.

82
Funny, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you are a teenager ar are attending with a teenager. The teens in our group loved this show.

Don't see it if teen topics turn you off or you want a more intellectual theater experience.

65
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Great puppetry

See it if you want to see a marvel of puppetry. Really the King is the only good thing about this show.

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

92
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if you want to take a new look at a much grittier Oklahoma! Its hard to believe this is the same show you remember, but it is, every last word.

Don't see it if you don't like the dark. The theater is completely dark for periods of time during the show.

89
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Clever, Refreshing, Hilarious

See it if you want to have a good laugh at a great musical. So so funny. We all had a great time at this one!

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

92
Great show, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want an all around great show! Loved this show! It has something for everyone. The teens in our group loved this as much as the adults.

Don't see it if you don't like Carole King or musicals or songs from that era.

68
Confusing, Quirky, Disappointing

See it if you love Ethan Hawke to Paul Dano. Or if the alternative is a night in front of the television.

Don't see it if you want to have a fun night on Broadway. This show is not fun and is barely entertaining. Sorry, not my favorite.

96
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Must see, Masterful, Entertaining, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if you want to see the best play on Broadway. Seriously, it's a fantastic and riveting way to spend 3 hours and 15 minutes of your time.

Don't see it if you can't sit for an extended period of time. The show is 3 hours 15 minutes with an intermission after act 1 and a 3 min break after act 2.

84
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you want to have an unconventionally good time at the theater.

Don't see it if you are not interested in LGBTQ themes and inclusivity. But if you have a problem with this, you really should see this show.

92
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Relevant

See it if you want a fun, funny, emotional theater experience or if you are a theater fan (lots of making fun of theater folks - in a good way).

Don't see it if you don't want to see LGBTQ topics on stage (but if that's you, YOU NEED TO SEE THIS SHOW!). This is a important show about inclusivity.

82
Apologia
Midtown W
Intelligent, Masterful, Profound

See it if you like Stockard Channing, great plays or to see family relationships play out on stage.

Don't see it if you have issues with your mother, or do see it for a different perspective...

88
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you want a socially relevant, entertaining, well acted, evening on Broadway. Really enjoyed this show.

Don't see it if your reaction to the "me too" movement is sympathy for the male half of the species or you're sensitive to the plight of straight white men.

90
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Funny

See it if you like music by Sara Bareilles, you want a fun night on broadway, you like pie!

Don't see it if super mild sex scenes and innuendo turn you off.

82
Entertaining, Delightful, Classic

See it if you like classic Rodgers & Hammerstein broadway shows with great singing, acting and lots of dance sequences to tell the story.

Don't see it if you don't like to see people dancing on stage or if sad stories aren't your thing,

94
Clever, Entertaining, Must see, Moving, True story

See it if you want to one moved and entertained. The singing, dancing, staging, everything about this show is superb.

Don't see it if Sept 11th is a trigger for you. This show puts forth the best of humanity on that day and it's aftermath, but could be painful for some.

88
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you are a teenager, you have a teenager or you were a teenager. And if you want to see great performances in a funny, entertaining show.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a high school themed musical.

94
Absorbing, Must see, Great acting, Great singing, Intelligent

See it if you want to be moved by a great story of people coming together despite their differences.

Don't see it if you want a big, colorful, old timey, broadway show.

99
Must see, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you want an entertaining, original, heart-felt show with amazing performances!

Don't see it if you don't like teenagers or the internet.