Thomas JC

Manhattan | 50-64 | Male

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Reviews (34)
91
Relevant, Quirky, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want to have a super fun time at show. Very clever book and wonderful cast.

Don't see it if you have younger children as there should be a PG-13 rating for sure on this rather adult musical.

90
Refreshing, Fluffy, Great singing, Clever

See it if you love Cher and everything about her. It's fun night out.

Don't see it if you're expecting some masterpiece of theater.

55
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Banal, Disappointing, Great staging, Great puppetry

See it if you want to see a spectacular King Kong "live" on stage -- truly once in a lifetime thing.

Don't see it if you don't care about a spectacular Kong. The show is a hot mess - horrible book, terrible music, leads swallowed by staging and material.

95
Hilarious, Must see, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if you want a fun night out at the theater with a very talented cast -- at the same time bring a few tissues

Don't see it if you are bothered by LGBTQ themes, or are offended by a some over the top gay characters.

92
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Hilarious, Fluffy, Funny

See it if you can let yourself go and just have a good time. The show has issues but the fun factor outweighs them.

Don't see it if LGBTQ themes are offensive to you, you're expecting large scale production broadway musical, or you're a kid.

97
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Must see

See it if you enjoy a classic musical with beautiful dancing, pretty pictures, and a wonderful, top notch cast.

Don't see it if you're so bitter and/or offended about any changes to the original, or if you're bored by ballet scenes.

99
Funny, Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy, Refreshing

See it if you want a fun night out with the "mean girls" and are not too tied to the movie as it's not an exact copy of it, which is refreshing.

Don't see it if you're looking for something with lots of depth or don't wanna have fun. Or you're so tied to the movie that you can't get past any changes.

80
During previews
Ambitious, Great staging, Overrated, Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if you're a huge HP fan and budget isn't an issue. You want to see what all the hype is about. You appreciate some brilliant magic tricks.

Don't see it if you're not familiar with HP world, have a hard time understanding actors that don't project, or you're not ready to commit to just over 5 hr

95
Great acting, Great singing, Must see, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want to see a once in a lifetime performance by the talented Bette Midler and just want to have some fun.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of rather silly broadway musicals.

85
For a previous production
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Great singing, Clever, Fluffy, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if want to you enjoy a small scale lighthearted musical with a talented cast, and want a few laughs.

Don't see it if you like large scale musicals or don't like predictable plot lines.

92
Bandstand
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Relevant

See it if you enjoy fantastic singing and dancing along with well staged musical based on a serious topic.

Don't see it if veteran stories hit a little too close to home, or want to leave the theatre singing a memorable tune.

90
Clever, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Masterful

See it if you're willing to let go a bit and experience some pretty cool mental manipulations of the audience.

Don't see it if you're looking for a play or musical. It's more a mind reading with some magic thrown in. You have a phobia of audience participation.

90
Clever, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you want a fun, entertaining, not too serious show, and/or are an Andy Karl fan.

Don't see it if you into more serious plays or don't appreciate clever staging.

81
Amelie
Midtown W
Great staging, Quirky, Refreshing, Delightful

See it if you love the movie, or have seen the movie, as without the reference, it might be very hard to follow

Don't see it if you don't appreciate a sweat little show.

86
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great staging, Must see, Masterful, Great acting

See it if want to say you saw the vulnerable Glenn Close in the role again, in a paired down version with a beautiful orchestration behind it.

Don't see it if you want a big set production like the original, or you don't appreciate a broadway star on equal footing with the orchestra.

90
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing, Great dancing

See it if you love a fun old-time classic broadway musical, with an incredible cast that looks like they're having the time of their lives.

Don't see it if you don't like thin storylines with lots of song and dance.

90
Great acting, Great writing, Great singing, Masterful

See it if you want to see a wonderful performance from two talented actors and two talented musicians.

Don't see it if you don't like to hear signing in a play.

85
Delightful, Fluffy, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you like to be entertained by classic shows and great songs.

Don't see it if you don't like classics that sometimes make no sense at all.

95
Masterful, Intense, Great staging, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you are inspired by, and open to, new interpretations on older works. From the first note I was hooked.

Don't see it if you think you'll be seeing anything close to how you've seen before, or if complete darkness or loud gunshots freak you out.

45
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow, Banal

See it if you have nothing else to see. I love Disney but this was just bad. Olaf, reindeer and Anna were best parts.

Don't see it if you like a free-for-all of children talking and eating crinkley candy. Shame on the production for selling candy that make so much noise.

78
Great singing, Romantic, Fluffy, Dated, Entertaining

See it if you're a fan of the movie and want to see it performed on stage. All leads are fantastic. Opera scene is clever and well performed.

Don't see it if you're looking for anything more than mild entertainment. Sets and choreography gave it a cruise ship vibe.

92
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Must see

See it if you'd like to enjoy an incredible evening at the theater with an all star cast.

Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with homosexuality. Could hit a little too close to home for some.

50
Moolah
Midtown W
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Raunchy

See it if you're in love with mobster types and want to support off off Broadway plays.

Don't see it if you value your time. It was billed as a comedy but there were no laughs. Sorry but had to leave a intermission.

95
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Delightful

See it if you appreciate the classical musical done right. Fantastic staging and Lauren's voice is angelic.

Don't see it if you can't sit through a 3 hour show, you want the lead to be a powerhouse singer, or you want your musicals not to be like a play.

91
Absorbing, Great staging, Great singing, Delightful, Relevant

See it if you want to see a uniquely staged well performed "new" musical.

Don't see it if you are not ok with unconventional staging and interpretation on a revival.

91
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Romantic, Masterful

See it if you prefer plays more than musicals and want to experience a very unique show with such a talented cast.

Don't see it if you are expecting the usually big broadway musical formula, or you don't like long one act shows.

91
For a previous production
Clever, Funny, Great staging, Refreshing, Hilarious

See it if want to laugh out loud from the pre-show to the final curtain call, all from a very talented cast and set design.

Don't see it if slapstick humor is not your thing, or you're above silly plot/story lines.

90
Absorbing, Great singing, Epic, Riveting, Great staging

See it if you like huge Broadway epic musicals with fantastic leads and grand staging. I definitely would not sit closer than row 10.

Don't see it if you don't like to cry in public.

70
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Fluffy, Dizzying, Great singing, Projection overload, Entertaining

See it if you want to family oriented production with lovely costumes, a nice ballet number, and some pleasant singing.

Don't see it if you despise projections, as some are clever but they overpower the entire show; or you don't like sappy shows.

Also Sound was horrible on Thursday night. I'm shocked they didn't stop the... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Must see

See it if you love masterful musical theater presented by a wonderful cast.

Don't see it if you want to build walls, or if experiencing 9/11 events would be too painful.

95
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Clever, Great staging, Relevant, Must see

See it if you want a truly wonderful theater experience like no other.

Don't see it if you absolutely despise rap music.

Also This was the second time seeing the show, and have to say I preferred ... Read more Read less

60
Ambitious, Confusing, Overrated, Quirky, Disappointing

See it if you're a Josh Gorban super fan, or love modern experimental theater with creative staging and beautiful lighting.

Don't see it if you're not up for an unconventional musical, like spoken word, or bothered with actors interacting with you.

94
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Thought-provoking, Must see

See it if you appreciate a great cast performing difficult and thought provoking subject matter taking place in the right now.

Don't see it if you're expecting big broadway musical numbers or huge cast, or want a lighter subject matter.

67
Storage Locker
East Village
Clever, Confusing, Quirky

See it if you want to see some interesting use of live stream video in staging, and you'd like to support this theater.

Don't see it if you're expecting a riveting play experience.