Valentina 6306

Brooklyn | 25-34
About:  Italian, but in love with the whole world. Love travelling and reading. Movies and music. Musical and theater addicted. Tea lover and foodie.
Reviews (37)
79
During previews
Funny, Great writing, Relevant, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy plays about family dinamycs, and scripts that make you think about important topics, even in a uncomfortable way.

Don't see it if you don't like plays about interpersonal relationships, non completely clear plot, and open endings.

87
Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Great staging, Funny

See it if you like great staged musicals, with a good plot, but especially with great numbers, including well-staged coreographies.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals with a really developed set, but prefer minimalism. You prefer character-focused plots.

Also I went to see this show with a lot pf prejudices, and after a lot of p... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Log Cabin
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if you like plays that are present, focusing on relevant topics such as gender and sexual identity, with great balance between laughs and tears

Don't see it if you are not ok with gender issues and/or not open to a play that addresses the subject. Also, don't see if you don't like rotating set.

Also "Log Cabin" is the play anyone should see in this time of rising aware... Read more Read less

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Thought-provoking

See it if you like plays focused on human behavior, and important themes, and which have a good balance between seriousness and laughs.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy plays set in only one place, and prefer light themes.

Also I was looking forward to this play, and it didn't disappoint me. I was... Read more Read less

78
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intense, Minimalist set

See it if you like plays about love overcoming differences between people, plays with a minimalist set.

Don't see it if you prefer funny and lighthearted plays and/or plays with a scenic set.

Also Despite the great acting from the entire casy - Ridlof is amazing - I ... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Funny

See it if You like non linear plots, and really small casts. It's a drama about a woman life, so you might need to be ready to hear an all-female view

Don't see it if You are not a fan of plays about a character's life and its revisioning it. You prefer light and visually stunning plays.

Also About the script, I found the writing interesting and clever, with rea... Read more Read less

89
Meteor Shower
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you like comedies with a few characters (there are only four) and basically a two-pieces set.

Don't see it if you prefer dramas, and a storyline with more dinamic, not focused on the relationships between a few people.

Also I found "Meteor Shower"'s script well-written and clever, with a non l... Read more Read less

88
Thought-provoking, Intense, Profound, Great acting

See it if you enjoy great actors performing moving monologues adapted from African children's stories.

Don't see it if you don't like show focused on the performance, without a scenography, and mostly about though, sad subjects.

Also I had a really good evening watching and being moved by great actors' ... Read more Read less

76
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Clever, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you like a show with songs from various musicals, all linked by spoken parts about Hal Prince's life.

Don't see it if you prefer shows with a plot, and/or are not a fan of Hal Prince's work.

100
Absorbing, Hilarious, Great singing, Delightful

See it if you really love Patti, and are interested not only in her career, but in her life, too.

Don't see it if you don't appreciate her, her performances and personality.

Also Patti LuPone is an outstanding performer, and such a genuine and funny... Read more Read less

74
Funny, Nice production, Good acting, Good costumes, Good staging

See it if you like a kid story, with an easy and predictable plot and with nice, famous songs. performed by a small, really good company.

Don't see it if you prefer complitcated stories, which need you to really follow the storyline and the songs.

Also This production of ''Annie'' is a small one, but I found it well-made.... Read more Read less

75
Great singing, Great staging, Operistic, Overrated, Slow

See it if You like the operatic style of Andrew Lloyd Webber, focused more on long musical and danced parts than on the characters' development.

Don't see it if You like a show focused on the libretto and the characters' development more than on long dancing parts. You're more a Sondheim's fan.

77
Cats
Midtown W
Great staging, Great singing, Overrated, Slow, Dated

See it if you enjoy musicals with not a solid storyline and more dancing than anything else.

Don't see it if you prefer a show with an actualy plot, with a good balance of singing, acting, and dancing.

Also I found ''Cats'' a show focused more on the dancing part than on the s... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Hilarious, Thought-provoking

See it if you like character-focued plays , with an almost empty scene, focused on great themes that are brought to the audience with a lot of humor.

Don't see it if you prefer plays with a great scene and action, imponent costumes and/or a lot of characters.

Also This play pictures society in a splendid way, talking about the role o... Read more Read less

89
War Paint
Midtown W
Great acting, Great singing, Interesting, Slow, Funny

See it if you like slow musicals, and you really want to see two of the greatest stars in musical theater - I mean, Ebersole and LuPone are terrific!

Don't see it if you see musicals mostly for the scenography and coreography. And if you prefer stories with action.

79
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Funny, Overrated, Great writing, Slow, Great costumes

See it if you want to see wonderful costumes and great special effects. See it if you want to see a great Major Attaway as Genie.

Don't see it if you are a fan of great singing and dancing, and if you want to feel more ''involved'' in the story. I found it a little off.

100
Intense, Must see, Great singing, Enchanting, Epic

See it if Just see it. You'll find yourself in the 19th century Russia, loving the characters and the plot. Oh, trust me: try to get an onstage seat!

Don't see it if Maybe you would be disappointed if you're not a fan of costumes that are not historical accurate - they are accurate for the 90% of the time

Also This show was amazing. They include the audience, and I'm sure the ons... Read more Read less

96
Mamma Mia!
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Must see

See it if you love musicals with songs who make you sing and dance.

Don't see it if you prefer something more dramatic and moving.

100
Absorbing, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you're open to jokes about religion. They are brilliant, and irriverent.

Don't see it if you really cannot appreciate when someone makes fun of religion - but still, it's brilliant.

93
Great singing, Great writing, Must see, Intense, Great staging

See it if you appreciate non-conventional sets, and you like shows about love, relationships, and greater forces.

Don't see it if you like your show to have a happy ending, and you prefer a conventional set.

85
During previews
Skintight
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you like plays about family, relationships, and love dynamics, with humor balancing the more thought-provoking parts.

Don't see it if you don't like plays set in one place, and/or have a problem with relationships between same-sex people and a huge age gap.

Also Although is a 2-hour-long play, time flew. The script is so well balan... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Great singing, Great acting, Great staging, Funny

See it if you like revivals that are faithful to the original. You like stories with a non conventional happy ending.

Don't see it if you prefer revisited revival. Don't like classic musicals.

90
Great singing, Great acting, Great staging, Great dancing, Entertaining

See it if you like a revavil of a classic that remains faithful to the original in the costumes and setting.

Don't see it if you prefer modern revisitation of a classic musical, with more modern setting and costumes.

Also I found this production really faithful to the original, and I really ... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful, Intense

See it if You like long plays about important themes, with intense moments, and with the use of some surrealistic situations and characters.

Don't see it if You prefer short, light-hearted plays and/or don't really like surreal characters/situations.

Also Marianne Elliott's direction is just masterly. She made wonderful choi... Read more Read less

76
The Parisian Woman
Midtown W
Slow beggining, Good cast, Interesting plotline

See it if you like political play about current affairs and do not care if the play it's a bit slow, especially at the beginning.

Don't see it if you are not ok with open critics to the current American political situation, and if you prefer fast-paced, light-hearted plays.

Also A play about current politics in America is not easy to write, especia... Read more Read less

100
Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Great writing, Must see

See it if you like typical musicals, with a predictable, structured storyline, and costume stories.

Don't see it if you enjoy stories not set in a particular historic period. If you're more a drama than a comedy person.

Also This revival of ''Hello, Dolly!" is a really great production. From th... Read more Read less

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

See it if you like musicals with a great story and score, and an amazing cast playing normal people with a drag queen touch.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy drag queens. I really can't find another reason not to go and see this show - and that's not even a good reason.

Also I've waited for Billy Porter and Stard Sand to reprise their roles in ... Read more Read less

88
Great singing, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you like immersive theater, with a distopic setting, and minimalist setting that makes you focus on the actors.

Don't see it if you prefer classical musicals with huge scenography, a large ensamble, and a more joyful plot.

Also I really enjoyed this show. The plot is interesting, not cliched, and ... Read more Read less

4
Let There Be Stuff
East Village
Disappointing, Blatant

See it if You like a sort of disrespectful blasfemy.

Don't see it if You can't handle pure blasfemy, much brutal than the one in "The Book of Mormon".

Also I decided to see this show because I read reviews saying that if you l... Read more Read less

84
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you like cartoons' stage-adaptation with changes.See it if you need a show with funny moments, great singing and not demanding plot.

Don't see it if you prefer thought-provokative shows, focusing on the characters' deveolopment or about important topics.

Also Usually I'm not a great fan of stage-adaptation of cartoons' movies, s... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if you like shows with complicated characters, whose stories are moving and thought-provoking.

Don't see it if you prefer musicals that are not so emotional and have more danced parts.

Also This show is one of the best I've ever seen. It's funny and moving at ... Read more Read less

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

See it if you like to be in the story. The theater is small, and you'll be seating on the stage - Mrs. Lovett pie shop, indeed.

Don't see it if you prefer traditional theater, and are not willing to be a little uncomfortable if you seat in certain seat - from where you have to twist.

Also This revival of Sondheim's classic is amazing. It counts only three mu... Read more Read less

89
Clever, Great acting, Great singing, Hilarious, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy a good story that tells something with a lot of humor.

Don't see it if you don't appreciate that kind humor that doens't rely on curses.

Also The developing of the main character is great, and Andy Karl acts - an... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great costumes

See it if you like funny, not-to-complecated stories. It's a children's musical that adults will enjoy, thanks to clever jokes. Great costumes!

Don't see it if you prefer more thoughtful, demanding stories. It's a comedy with smart lines, but it remains mainly a story for kids.

85
During previews
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Great acting, Intense, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You want to see a great piece of theatre. Glenn Close perfomance was one of the most intense and moving I've ever seen so far. She killed it

Don't see it if You see musicals for the setting. I found the onstage orchestra amazing, but if you prefer a colorful, majestic setting, you may not like it

82
Entertaining, Must see

See it if You want to see awesome and innovative costumes. They're stunning!

Don't see it if You want to discover a new story and not the well-know Disney classic.

100
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Funny, Great singing

See it if you like fantasy. No, wait: you have to see it, no matter what.

Don't see it if Actually, I cannot find a reason why you shouldn't see it. It's funny, moving, and the cast is great.