Vicki 6143

Miami | 65+ | Female

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Reviews (201)
67
Quirky, Indulgent, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You saw "Here Lies Love" and enjoyed the "movable" stage aspect. Plot and connection to Oscar Wilde was murky at best. Too much going once.

Don't see it if You don't like to stand during the entire performance and are not used to a chaotic scene on & off stage.

83
Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever

See it if You like musical extravaganzas. Staging is mesmerizing in the extreme. Dancing is very creative. Loved the casting. Everyone did their best.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals and want an original score instead of old rock songs inserted into dialogue.

84
During previews
Profound, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy bravura performances from 2 highly talented actors. Each shares very personal, difficult life experiences. Most of us would not.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in the introspection of others or if you don't want to think about your own fears of intimacy.

72
During previews
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You find short plays satisfying. 1st play-WWII vet unable to cope. 2nd-couple still wondering about being married. 3rd addresses racism.

Don't see it if You don't like short plays because they don't cover enough ground.

70
Dated, Ambitious, Funny, Clever

See it if You like Chekhov's plays. Interesting characters. Trying to find the 3 Sisters updated was challenging. Loved that Masha was played by a man

Don't see it if You don't like Chekhov's plays which can be very outdated and heavy handed.

65
Fairview
Brooklyn
Thought-provoking, Overrated, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if You're interested in understanding your subconscious racist attitudes. Do you think a black family could live in a middle class setting?

Don't see it if You don't want to figure out some of the play's ways of provoking your undercurrent racism. Who is really in the family is confusing.

83
Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You are a big fan of the movie and want to see how it transfers to the stage. Hilarious, clever, great performances by Alex Brightman.et al.

Don't see it if You don't know about the movie, don't have a sense of humor and don't want to see a show about death.

88
Burn This
Midtown W
Resonant, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy theater that surprises you from start to finish. The acting is superb and the characters engage your interest.

Don't see it if You don't care about personal relationship's ups and down.

73
Relevant, Quirky, Intelligent, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You enjoy a show with a controversial subject. Heidi Schreck tells you about the scope of the constitution and its shortcomings.

Don't see it if You want to see a show that is more like Bway. This is almost a standup performance with a minimal cast and staging. Remains small.

82
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You love Bway musicals. And if you enjoyed Tootsie the movie, you'll love Tootsie the musical. It's a love story. "Me too" has new meaning.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals and didn't like Tootsie the movie. Accepting idea of a man dressing as a woman & getting a job as a woman is hard.

89
During previews
Boesman and Lena
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You love a human interest story of a family wandering homeless in their own country. The acting is outstanding. Like Waiting for Godot.

Don't see it if You have no empathy for refugees or people without rights in their own country.

83
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You remember the years when the Vietnam war draft was front & center for all young men. Passions ran high. Reliving those times was hard.

Don't see it if You don't care to remember which side of the anti-war movement you were supporting. Still not clear if protests changed anything.

73
During previews
Alice By Heart
Midtown W
Clever, Ambitious, Great staging, Great singing, Intelligent

See it if You love Alice in Wonderland and are willing to see how it can be changed to suit this fantastic story of love & loss. Very compelling story

Don't see it if You don't like musicals and don't care about fairytales.

93
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great singing, Great staging, Masterful, Must see

See it if You want to experience American history in a new effective way. Learn about a 1st father thru music and rap dialogue. Unique and fabulous.

Don't see it if You don't like rap music or musicals, have no interest in American history.

73
For a previous production
The Jungle
Brooklyn
Absorbing, Profound, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Delightful

See it if The intent of The Jungle from the moment you enter the theater is to subject you to the chaos, indignity & cruelty of Calais detention camp.

Don't see it if Don't see The Jungle if you don't care about the huge # of people stranded miles from home. If you know life sucks for some, don't bother.

86
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Exquisite

See it if You love Cher and Bway musicals. Gorgeous costumes. Stephanie Block captures Cher's magic. Fabulous. Clever use of 3 Cher characters.

Don't see it if You don't like big musicals and don't appreciate Cher or her music.

86
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy great word play and the difference between literal/figurative, poetic license vs journalistic accuracy. What matters in an essay?

Don't see it if Don't see the show if you prefer musicals and don't like wordy dramas.

88
During previews
Private Peaceful
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You care about lives of soldiers at war. Amazing how one actor can accurately depict the horrors of war on stage. War is hell for everyone.

Don't see it if Can't bare to see how the horrors of war impact ordinary people's lives.

88
Carmen Jones
East Village
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Resonant

See it if You want to experience a brilliant reenactment of Bizet's music of Carmen with Hammerstein's lyrics in a familiar story of unrequited love.

Don't see it if You don't like the music of Carmen. Give your seat to someone who cares.

91
Great acting, Great singing, Must see, Relevant, Great writing

See it if You loved Fiddler in all its iterations for its message, it's humor, poignancy & authenticity. Great production & performances. Intimate.

Don't see it if you don't care to see this show in Yiddish, the way it should be seen.

77
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if You're a disco fan and especially loved Donna Summer. Using 3 actors to play Donna at different stages was brilliant. La Chanze is fabulous.

Don't see it if You don't like disco music. Life story is light on facts,

78
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if You're the type to listen and absorb new unfamiliar concepts. Consciousness is what we all have and never thought about. Great experience

Don't see it if You don't like rap and don't want to have to think about what you're hearing.

83
During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Must see

See it if You are interested in gay history and the anxiety of existing in the closet. Friends gather and issues arise and resolve. Love finds a way.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a play about gay men and their life choices.

87
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Relevant

See it if You want to see a classic of the modern theater which grabs you from the moment the curtain rises.

Don't see it if You don't think this play has anything to say to you. It chronicles the real life of men who have been struck by a killer they don't know.

86
For a previous production
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining, Hilarious

See it if Loved the show. Lots of tongue in cheek dialogue and clever lyrics. Lots of fun.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals or Western.

88
Betrayal
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Profound, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like plays by Harold Pinter who is a word master. Minimal staging perfect for play emphasizing deep meaning of characters' interactions.

Don't see it if You don't like dramas that aren't literal and that don't help you understand the playwright's intentions.

75
Romantic, Resonant, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if you understand the story of Orpheus & Euridice and want to see a reworking of the ancient story. Andre De Shields is marvelous. Inventive.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals and aren't ready for new interpretations of old myths.

85
Resonant, Masterful, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You love the music of the Temptations. The performances by all the actors in the show are perfection. Perfect choreography, staging, dancing

Don't see it if You don't know the Temptations and don't care to know more about them and listen to their stories.

70
In the Green
Upper W Side
Intelligent, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You're interested in medieval history of women. Families with too many kids gave them to the Church. In prison, women achieved creativity.

Don't see it if You don't like seeing historic Church cruelty under the guise of, "Look how much they accomplished in isolation."

70
Two's a Crowd
Midtown E
Cliched, Dated, Ambitious, Funny

See it if You like Rita Rudner's sense of humor. Somewhat preposterous premise. The singing was impressive and unexpected.

Don't see it if You don't find Rita Rudner's sense of humor interesting.

70
I Spy a Spy
Midtown W
Slow, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You enjoy wonderful singing and actors who are hoping to make a difference.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals. The book fails to make the story important.

76
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You enjoyed the movie and want to see what Bway can do with it. Very familiar story of high school kids who don't always behave nicely.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals and don't care to see high school girls/boys behaving like you did.

82
Relevant, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy a Bway musical with a winning story about how "right" can prevail. I love a happy ending...

Don't see it if You don't like musicals and have no empathy for students who don't get recognition for being who they are and who they love.

82
During previews
Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy stories about ordinary people trying to make emotional & affectionate connections. Michael Shannon & Audra McDonald are great.

Don't see it if You prefer musicals to a straight play. If you don't want to see a play with no real action or plot don't see this play.

70
Overrated, Ambitious, Disappointing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You can't resist R&H musicals. Music is still beautiful & lyrics inspiring. Performances were mostly delightful. Congrats to Mary Testa.

Don't see it if You can't bear to see revisions to an old favorite. Using modern video techniques don't work as well as actors speaking face to face.

Also The modern dance episode in 2nd act did nothing to move or enlighten s... Read more Read less

86
During previews
The Light
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Profound, Relevant

See it if You wonder if you're guilty of racism/sexism and don't know it. Watch a couple in love dealing with their innermost beliefs as they arise.

Don't see it if You don't care about other people's emotional issues or want to face your own.

73
Eddie and Dave
Chelsea
Clever, Entertaining, Refreshing, Ambitious, Funny

See it if You enjoy a unique story about the pop scene performed by an all female cast. Very cleverly performed and unexpectedly interesting & clever.

Don't see it if You don't care anything about Eddie Van Halen & David Lee Roth's shenanigans or don't know about their talents and music.

83
During previews
Superhero
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great singing, Intelligent

See it if You like a great score and a universal story about loss and love in a family. Teenage boy is having a hard time relating to his mother.

Don't see it if You want a typical Broadway musical with lots of sparkle and big dance routines. This show is by the Next to Normal team. It's serious.

70
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy a real spectacle live and on stage. Amazing special effects demonstrating what can be done by clever talented people.

Don't see it if You want more story...& a protagonist to respect. King Kong represents cruelty to animals. Greed and abuse for extravagant personal gains.

60
Popcorn Falls
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Ambitious, Cliched

See it if You like slapstick comedy and 2 excellent performers.

Don't see it if If you don't like slapstick and have limited resources for theater.

87
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Must see

See it if You are concerned about the state of criminal justice for some citizens, primarily of color. Scout was amazing, script was perfect. See it.

Don't see it if You don't care that justice isn't for all. What's wrong with the world isn't your concern.

65
During previews
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Disappointing, Quirky, Confusing

See it if You like British theater regardless of how contrived the plot and unlikely the ending. Well acted. Took 2 viewings to understand.

Don't see it if You like theater that makes you work hard to figure out the convoluted plot.

73
Skintight
Midtown W
Entertaining, Ambitious, Great staging, Clever

See it if You want to see Idina Menzel as a straight actor. She is wonderful. The play has some wonderful characters.

Don't see it if You don't appreciate stories about "odd" couples, or family dynamics that are peculiar and far from normal.

93
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you love the music of Lieber & Stoller. This production does everything right. Sheer delight.

Don't see it if You don't like the songs of Stoller & Lieber.

84
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You love classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals. Production and performances were excellent. Choreographer Justin Peck did amazing dancing.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals. Julie and Billy had no chemistry. Weakened impact of her sacrifices.

91
Travesties
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You enjoy great dialogue with by one of the best playwright... Tom Stoppard. Extremely innovative style and amazing staging.

Don't see it if You don't like British humor and irony or have difficulty with English dialogue.

75
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You enjoy classic musicals with timeless stories and superb music & lyrics. Amazing!! I found Lauren Ambrose inadequate and unconvincing.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals.

88
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You love Elizabethan plays that capture the times when Kings ruled the world. Beautiful staging. Original music & story. Mark Rylance rocks.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy Elizabethan music and a story about an incompetent king.

55
During previews
Rocktopia
Midtown W
Ambitious, Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if You want to hear your favorite rock songs from the 70s and 80s played with an orchestra and talented rock musicians.

Don't see it if You have any respect for classical music. Everytime someone sang an aria, it was played over by a rock song. I love rock music, but.. really

85
During previews
Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You're interested in a woman's perspective on navigating the world, esp education. Relationships, honesty, influence of family and life.

Don't see it if You don't care to understand the universality of life's curves and obstacles.