TechnicallyAly

Borough of Queens | 25-34 | Female
About:  Theatre creative living in NYC. Lover of dogs, mozzarella sticks, and musicals where someone dies in the end.
Reviews (35)
63
1776 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Indulgent, Great acting, Cliched
December 22nd, 2022

See it if great performances — the debate scenes were great.

Don't see it if songs weren't very exciting, and the whole thing felt very try-hard/self congratulatory.

90
During previews
Enchanting, Great acting, Quirky, Clever, Absorbing
October 21st, 2022

See it if you want to see a new, refreshing musical! heartfelt, tear-jerker, worth it.

Don't see it if conversations around aging, death+dying are sources of anxiety for you.

100
Refreshing, Relevant, Hilarious, Entertaining, Clever
August 30th, 2022

See it if you like improv comedy, supporting bipoc artists, and love a good murder mystery!

Don't see it if you want a traditional theatre experience, you don't like audience participation, or you dislike fun.

63
Ambitious, Overrated, Dated
May 30th, 2022

See it if you want a simple, straightforward, "Classic Musical". Good choreography + ensemble.

Don't see it if you're looking for something new and exciting, or a different take on a classic.

79
During previews
Relevant, Profound, Confusing, Ambitious, Absorbing
April 15th, 2022

See it if you want to see beautiful set design, powerful acting, and a timeless and relevant message

Don't see it if you want something simple and straightforward.

74
During previews
Slow, Great writing, Great acting
April 14th, 2022

See it if you enjoy stories that are less linear and more anecdotes/vignettes with strong acting and powerful character work

Don't see it if you prefer more plot / action-driven work.

66
Confusing, Enchanting
April 11th, 2022

See it if you're interested in beautiful choreography! Truly a highlight, but unfortunately, that's all it had going for it.

Don't see it if you're looking for a plot.

Also It's too slow and monotonous for children, and the adults in my party ... Read more Read less

30
The Visitor
East Village
Disappointing, Tone deaf, Excruciating
November 23rd, 2021

See it if you're interested in a tone-deaf, "Deportation: The Musical!" white-savior story where the people of color lose.

Don't see it if You want a genuine, heartfelt story exploring our immigration system.

Also This would've been a better play — adding music cheapened a lot of the... Read more Read less

90
Entertaining, Masterful, Clever
November 5th, 2021

See it if you want a fun night of high energy, raw talent, and lots of laughs!

Don't see it if You dislike hip-hop, or audience participation.

80
SIX (Broadway)
Midtown W
Great singing, Entertaining, Clever
November 5th, 2021

See it if You're interested in a low-stakes, high energy, concert. Great vocals, beautiful costumes! Vibes are immaculate!

Don't see it if You want a more linear, story-based experience.

86
One in Two
Midtown W
Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking
December 15th, 2019

See it if you want a touching, heart breaking, honest look at a man's psyche after being diagnosed with HIV.

Don't see it if you're homophobic, don't like simulated sex on stage, or don't want to sob your way through the final 10 minutes.

Also There was a moment where it felt a little preachy, where the absurd wo... Read more Read less

96
Riveting, Relevant, Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing
December 15th, 2019

See it if you don't want a real, slice-of-life look at the lives of homeless women

Don't see it if you don't like foul language or flawed characters

60
During previews
Sing Street
East Village
Overrated, Great singing, Great acting, Disappointing, Cliched
December 15th, 2019

See it if You love the synth/pop-punk music of the 80s.

Don't see it if You want an original, though provoking story.

86
Midsummer: A Banquet
Greenwich V
Clever, Great acting, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing
August 17th, 2019

See it if you want a unique immersive experience with food and drinks

Don't see it if you dislike Shakespeare, or are a picky eater.

89
The White Dress
Soho/Tribeca
Refreshing, Romantic, Resonant, Relevant, Clever
July 5th, 2019

See it if you want a raw, honest take on queer coming-of-age. Beautiful lights, clever use of costumes and props.

Don't see it if you’re uninterested in queer stories. (The theatre was v hot and dizzying towards the end. Hopefully they fix this for future performances)

87
During previews
Delightful, Absorbing, Refreshing, Funny
June 2nd, 2019

See it if you love strong women with quick wits.

Don't see it if you dislike Shakespeare, or black people.

71
During previews
A Strange Loop
Midtown W
Relevant, Edgy, Dizzying, Thought-provoking, Raunchy
June 2nd, 2019

See it if u want a refreshing, brutally honest take on being a gay black theatre maker. Literally, there are no soft blows here, only cold hard facts.

Don't see it if you want a cohesive piece of theatre-- the show takes place in a mind, and like a mind, there's no logical connection btwn some scene jumps

98
During previews
Enchanting, Resonant, Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing
May 19th, 2019

See it if you're interested in dystopian takes on art, humanity, and life set to music with glitter.

Don't see it if you dislike EDM music, flashing lights, and being on your feet for 2 hours.

Also Oscar Wilde believed in art for arts sake, and that's what magnified o... Read more Read less

83
Passage
Soho/Tribeca
Thought-provoking, Profound, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing
May 9th, 2019

See it if you want a harrowing picture of colonialism, otherism, and racism.

Don't see it if you don’t want to be challenged and retrospective about hard, real topics.

71
Great singing, Great staging, Disappointing, Great acting
May 9th, 2019

See it if you like toned down accessibly theatre

Don't see it if you want to be impressed by technical and innovative storytelling

94
During previews
Superhero
Midtown W
Absorbing, Must see, Delightful, Emotional, Feel-good
February 20th, 2019

See it if you want to a cathartic experience for the comic book geek inside of you!

Don't see it if you don’t like feel good, emotional stories.

Also McArthur is Broadways next big thing, truly a breakout star. The show ... Read more Read less

56
During previews
Ambitious, Dated, Fluffy, Slow, Overrated
September 11th, 2018

See it if you like the slow-paced classic Chekhov. The actors were good, and the whole thing felt very intimate, which worked.

Don't see it if you want an exciting night out. As a debut for the “Hunter Theatre Project,” it was a bore, and the sound design was hyped too much.

91
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Riveting, Refreshing
August 20th, 2018

See it if You love ensemble work! And if you can keep up with a whirlwind of characters changing at the blink of an eye.

Don't see it if you can't handle emotionally charged stories, especially about 9/11.

93
During previews
Absorbing, Enchanting, Refreshing
July 30th, 2018

See it if You love music, fun, colors, and diversity on stage!

Don't see it if You like period Shakespeare, or dislike musicals.

Also This was so beautiful-- the design elements were phenomenal. The light... Read more Read less

70
Quirky, Entertaining, Disappointing
April 9th, 2018

See it if you want to see an impressive technical feat; the sound, lights, and set are spectacular.

Don't see it if you want a cohesive storyline and a soundtrack that flows together. Good for kids, but it’s not great for the adults that’ll chaperone.

Also Act 1 was beautiful, and the songs were fun on their own, but having s... Read more Read less

94
During previews
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Intelligent, Raunchy
October 7th, 2017

See it if You want a body- and sex-positive concert with brutally honest anectdotes on the state of society today.

Don't see it if You’re not a fan of glitter, audience participation, or intersectional feminism.

83
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Entertaining, Pretty, Classic
June 12th, 2017

See it if you're a fan of classic disney. the designs are beautiful and the cast is talented. also there's a flying carpet.

Don't see it if you're interested in something new or thought provoking.

75
Slow, Great singing, Indulgent
June 12th, 2017

See it if you love gloria estefan and are interested in her music, life, and struggle.

Don't see it if you're someone who leaves after the first act. (seriously, act 2 is better than 1). if you don't like latin music or biographical musicals.

79
Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Intelligent
June 12th, 2017

See it if you're a Hispanic living in NYC. it's filled with latinx pride, and a sense of community you can't get anywhere else. great writing.

Don't see it if you dislike mixing genres of music-- salsa and hip hop/rap and musical theater might not be for everyone, but this musical does it so well.

Also i wasn't a fan of the staging, in that they had a section of seats on ... Read more Read less

81
Great staging, Relevant, Absorbing, Ambitious
June 12th, 2017

See it if you love seeing Shakespeare redone in modern settings. if you're into gender and race blind casting. if you like engaging ensemble work.

Don't see it if you're not into art being politically charged and relevant.

94
Wicked (Broadway)
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Great singing, Great acting, Great writing
June 12th, 2017

See it if a clever retelling of a story we already know. the characters are complex and feel so real, they're written really well.

Don't see it if you hate joy, having fun, or flying monkeys.

96
Clever, Absorbing, Ambitious, Great writing, Fast paced
June 12th, 2017

See it if you love american history. you like hip hop. you like musical theater. if you want to see a show with great writing and talented actors.

Don't see it if you can't keep up-- seriously, this show is fast paced, every line has information relevant to the plot. Blink and you'll miss something.

55
Cats
Midtown W
Confusing, Entertaining, Great singing, Overrated, Pretty
June 12th, 2017

See it if you want to appreciate the work of great actors and designers. Honestly, the saving grace of this show is that it was beautiful to look at.

Don't see it if you're interested in an actual plot or storytelling. The entire 'story' could have been told in one song.

94
Absorbing, Enchanting, Relevant, Resonant
July 1st, 2016

See it if You want an experience that's personal and true

Don't see it if If you need a show with an intermission.

85
Enchanting, Great staging, Original, Ambitious, Entertaining
May 9th, 2016

See it if If you want a hauntingly beautiful Broadway experience.

Don't see it if You believe abstinence-only sex ed is great for teenagers.