Stacy B

Portland | 35-49 | Female
About:  I'm stuck here in Maine but take many trips to NYC. I'll admit I'm a 'newer' theatre geek. My daughter got involved in theatre in grade school and it developed into an obsession which I quickly joined in on. Now we get to NYC for quick 2-3 day trips where we squeeze in 3-4 shows! As Seth would s... Read more Read less
Reviews (28)
95
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if obviously an HP fan but even if you're not, I think if you brief yourself w/the playbill you will definitely still enjoy it

Don't see it if you can't make the commitment for the full show

Also This show was spectacular, both visually and story line. It was so ver... Read more Read less

85
Clever, Enchanting, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you want to hear amazing singing and see live goats and rain inside a theatre!

Don't see it if you hate chickens

78
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Edgy, Intense

See it if you'd like to be absorbed in an intensely acted play. Definitely something you can have many discussions about after the show.

Don't see it if You can't take graphic violence. Don't care for political plays.

100
Delightful, Entertaining, Must see

See it if You want to see the ultimate Broadway show! This show is exactly what you would think of when you think of a grand, entertaining show!

Don't see it if You have a black heart and don't like feeling joyful

88
Significant Other
Midtown W
Delightful, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you'd like to see a contemporary new show. Like slightly crude humor.

Don't see it if want an old fashioned play.

Also I loved this show! I thought it was cleverly done, very relatable to t... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Clever, Funny, Quirky

See it if want to have some fun at the theatre! Lighthearted and funny. Andy Carl works hard in this one! Great staging and 'tricks'!!

Don't see it if it's kind of long but I didn't notice as it was pretty entertaining throughout

Also Parts were a little slow, think the show could be cut down a little bi... Read more Read less

90
Ambitious, Confusing, Exquisite, Dizzying, Great staging

See it if Want a completely different theatre experience.The theatre set up is exquisite,go early to take it in.The show is an experience!!

Don't see it if Want traditional show.Dont pick a seat on stage or even aisle/front row of mezzanine if you would be uncomfortable being part of the show

97
The Humans
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Must see

See it if you enjoy fantastic acting. Watching a family having one of the shittiest years all around but still managing to live & love each other.

Don't see it if you want a musical or a full on comedy. Definitely lots of one liners you'll chuckle at but lots of bad news. If Dementia/9/11 are too much

Also I knew the basic plot of this story and of course that it was Tony awa... Read more Read less

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You want to see a classic Broadway show. Danny Burstein'S performance is absolutely outstanding.

Don't see it if Looking for something modern & new

70
Buried Child
Midtown W
Confusing, Great acting, Disappointing, Intense, Quirky

See it if Great acting by Ed Harris. I was unfamiliar w/this play so didn't know what to expect, didn't care for it. Male characters were well acted.

Don't see it if If you don't like dark, slightly confusing platy that doesn't answer all questions. I thought Taissa Farmiga's performance was rather weak.

85
During previews
The Crucible
Midtown W
Great acting, Riveting, Edgy, Intense, Slow

See it if You like very intense theatre. Great acting. Set in older era.

Don't see it if You want lighthearted or lots of laughs. Show can also be a bit slow at times.

100
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Enchanting, Original, Fluffy

See it if it's your first Broadway show (it was mine!). You really can't go wrong with this show, it has everything you want in a big musical.

Don't see it if easily frightened by flying monkeys because they're creepy as F**k in this show!

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense, Riveting

See it if you like a very non traditional musical in a smaller, intimate theatre. A very moving story with dark comedy.

Don't see it if you like big flashy broadway song and dance. Uncomfortable with gay themes.

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Great writing, Masterful, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if You want to see one of the most clever, amazingly written and original musicals, see this! I can't say anything that hasn't been said!

Don't see it if I can't think of a single reason. Don't think you won't like it because you don't care for rap or historical shows, you WILL love it.

100
For a previous production
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Must see

See it if you want a brilliantly done comedy. This show had the entire audience roaring with laughter from beginning to end.

Don't see it if you have no sense of humor or get seats that are all the way over stage right, you'll miss way too much!

90
Delightful, Refreshing

See it if you want to be thoroughly entertained! This show, while can be very touching and a bit sad, is mostly fun and uplifting!

Don't see it if you don't care for drag

85
Bandstand
Midtown W
Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You like classic-type Broadway shows. This has the feel of an old time show but is relevant to today as well. Dancing is gorgeous!

Don't see it if You don't care for big band type music or tap.

100
Delightful, Funny, Hilarious

See it if You love great comedic acting! You want to give Shakespeare a try for the first time! Annaleigh Ashford is delightful!

Don't see it if You don't like to laugh or want something more serious!

85
Entertaining, Epic, Great staging

See it if you want a grand Broadway show with huge numbers and crazy props!

Don't see it if you want some spoken word, it's all in song. Want an intimate theatre experience.

99
Delightful, Entertaining, Must see

See it if want to see an amazing true feel good story about 9/11 set to very catchy music.

Don't see it if you'd rather not relive anything having to do with 9/11. You can't sit through an 100 min show w/o intermission

Also This will restore your faith in humanity! Amazing showing of human kin... Read more Read less

84
Falsettos
Midtown W
Great singing, Great staging, Quirky

See it if want to see some fantastic singing. Stephanie Block's "I'm breaking down" is absolutely amazing! Best part of the show. Very clever staging

Don't see it if you don't like quirky. Looking for a big staging. Don't care for a gay story line.

90
Great acting, Great staging, Relevant

See it if you want to see an amazing performance by Ben Platt. Very topical to today. Staging was fantastic. Story original, upsetting & uplifting

Don't see it if teen suicide is too upsetting. Not a light hearted show, some cry from beginning to end.

100
Absorbing, Must see, Riveting, Great singing

See it if you enjoy phenomenal singing. The talent is so great, it makes you want to give up on everything cus you'll never be as good at anything!

Don't see it if you don't like musicals, only reason I can think of. I originally didn't care if I had seen this show but my daughter insisted, thank God!!

100
Hilarious, Original, Quirky, Clever, Delightful

See it if You want the most fun night on Broadway!! It's 'amahzing' and very cleverly done. I absolutely love this and hope it has a nice long run!

Don't see it if You don't want a light, funny show. May not be as enjoyable if you're under 40ish although a couple 20 somethings @stage door LOVED it.

75
Dames at Sea
Midtown W
Fluffy, Quirky, Slow, Cliched, Delightful

See it if It's really making fun of tradition, non realistic plots in musicals but slightly misses the mark. Can't get tickets to something else.

Don't see it if you don't like tap dancing and old broadway type shows.

95
Enchanting, Exquisite, Great staging, Must see, Riveting

See it if you like big broadway productions, this will not disappoint! A beautiful show with outstanding singing & beautiful sets.

Don't see it if you don't like long shows

98
Absorbing, Clever, Great staging, Riveting, Original

See it if you love something really different. It's a very clever and touching show.The staging is amazing. The acting is truly moving.

Don't see it if you like more traditional shows. Or if you are sensitive to flashing lights, lots of sensory overload.

100
For a previous production
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Funny, Great staging, Original, Entertaining

See it if You love phenomenal singing, quirky characters, great story with laughter and a few tears as well.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals! I don't know how anyone could not like this show!