Swiftly 98

Astoria | 35-49 | Female
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Reviews (14)
97
During previews
Falsettos
Midtown W
Great singing, Quirky, Intelligent, Intense, Profound

See it if You have a heart that beats in your breast for truth & love. You love melodious music w/ clever lyrics. You like intimate musicals.

Don't see it if You want brainless spectacle or something simple. You don't like homosexuals. You lost someone recently to AIDS & the pain is fresh.

Also I do confess this is my favorite musical of all time, and it's not per... Read more Read less

91
Clever, Genuine, Enchanting

See it if you like thought-provoking, dizzying nonlinear storytelling about identity that challenges you.

Don't see it if you want a simple, straight-forward fluffy musical and/or want a musical with a lot of dancing.

92
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if you like snark, you like rolling on the floor laughing, you grew up with the Muppets, you have ever had an existential crisis in your life

Don't see it if You are allergic to felt, you object to clever & witty, you've seen it over 8 times, the cast isn't as high quality as it used to have

76
Paramour
Midtown W
Entertaining, Cliched, Great acrobatics

See it if you like Cirque du Soleil or acrobatics, you like clever dance staging, you like talented actors

Don't see it if You're looking for a riveting original & moving story. This show is all about the theatrics

90
Enchanting, Epic, Great singing

See it if you get lost in romantic music, are a fan of gothic romance, there are strong actors in the lead roles (a plus, but not essential)

Don't see it if You hate Andrew Lloyd Webber and his music, you're expecting complicated--the music swells & overtakes you, but doesn't require thought

76
Disappointing, Cliched, Overrated

See it if You like formulaic musical comedies with little originality.

Don't see it if You want a more challenging musical, if you like the South Park Mormon episode, if you're expecting something more biting

90
Delightful, Resonant, Great dancing

See it if You want to see a beautiful adaptation of Fiddler and you like great choreography. Sheldon Harnick's lyrics still resonate today.

Don't see it if You get triggered by fathers who are overly-attached to their daughters. You want to leave the theatre feeling jovial.

70
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Beautiful music, Weak book, Fast paced

See it if You like romance; you like old fashioned book musicals; you like Sarah Bareilles' music; you want something that's relatively upbeat

Don't see it if you're a big fan of the movie, you prefer substance over style; you want to see a well written story; you want more than beautiful music

Also The unfortunate thing about Waitress is that it was a well-crafted mov... Read more Read less

94
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You like clever, intimate, well-written musicals, you like to see incredible talent bring a true-to-life story to the stage. You have heart

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with homosexuality, you're triggered by suicides, you want a light, fluffy musical.

91
For a previous production
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Great staging, Refreshing, Great singing

See it if you like original storytelling within a clever jukebox musical, you like to be moved, you like the movie then you'll love the stage version

Don't see it if don't like Frankie Valli, want more banal storytelling, want something more fluffy

78
That Physics Show
Midtown W
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Educational

See it if you like science or have an interest in science, don't mind a small amount of audience interaction, not looking for a scientific treatise

Don't see it if you're looking for above introductory level physics, you are uncomfortable around kids, you can watch a TED Talk for free and be entertained

91
Matilda
Midtown W
Clever, Original, Great writing

See it if you like musicals with substance, you like British theatre, you like clever songs, writing and staging

Don't see it if you like style over substance, looking for dizzying special effects, hate children

76
Entertaining, Fluffy, Great music

See it if You love Carole King & her music and enjoy a fun fluffy musical

Don't see it if You want a stronger or more engrossing story

97
Clever, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You like a clever adaptation true to the novel, you like inspiring, heart-warming stories, you like British theatre.

Don't see it if You don't like plays, you have problems with children or autism, you don't like thinking.