Members say: Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Raunchy

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This wildly irreverent solo show is a heartfelt holiday parody that looks at the life of a grown-up Cindy Lou Who. Starring Lesli Margherita ('Matilda The Musical'). 

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A middle-aged Cindy Lou Who, now residing in a beaten-down trailer in the snowy hills of Mount Crumpit, is about to host a Christmas Eve party for her friends. As she prepares, she recalls from her own perspective that fated night when she first met the Grinch, and the strange turn of events her life has taken for the past 40 years.

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The New York Times

"This hourlong production’s point, which is to watch the brassy, very funny Ms. Margherita strut her stuff in the costume designer Jess Goldstein’s festive holiday get-up. She expertly milks the many double entendres and profane limerick-like rhymes, but this cabaret regular is equally comfortable ad-libbing...Zippily directed...Tellingly, it loses steam when sentimentality creeps in, and eventually concludes with an earnest singalong of a Yule classic." Full Review


"Lombardo attempts to salvage his burnt piecrust of a play with massive amounts of whipped cream, sending us out with a sing-along and a feel-good Christmas message. But by then, it is difficult to feel much more than confusion...Incredibly, Margherita nearly saves the play with her irrepressible comic instincts...I walked away convinced that Lesli Margherita ought to have a Christmas special, but perhaps not one written by Lombardo." Full Review


"Though the years haven't been kind to Cindy Lou...the booze-guzzling, cigarette sucking bleached blonde stays lovably upbeat...Margherita is a comical riot, shining with moxie-laden tastelessness and irreverence. She engages front row audience members, sings with gutsy verve and even raps a bit. After an hour of lunacy, a sweet, sentiment ending is added, sending audience members off with a warm smile and probably exhausted from laughter." Full Review

Lighting & Sound America

"The surprise of 'Who's Holiday!' is that, as the story darkens, the playwright and star go with it, forgoing laughs (mostly) for a good third of its running time; this sort of show rarely asks audiences to feel anything, but, under Carl Andress' remarkably adept direction, you may find yourself genuinely touched as Cindy Lou, alone in the night, delivers a downbeat little ditty titled "Blue Christmas...Adults who enjoy their eggnog with an extra jigger of bourbon will gulp it right down." Full Review

Front Row Center

"If you are going to mess with a classic you better arrive with a full picnic basket. This production was a few sandwiches shy from the start. There is not much of a plot onto which you can hang your Santa’s hat. Matthew Lombardo’s story is ho-hum. Ms. Margherita plays one note throughout: cute but with an edge. Perhaps if she had had more guidance from her director, Carl Andress, she would have been able to rise above the material. That did not seem to be the case here." Full Review

Theatre's Leiter Side

“Notable for giving the ultra-talented Lesli Margherita...a...platform to demonstrate her arsenal of physical, vocal, and comedic weapons…Some of it is definitely laugh-provoking but too much is sophomoric, failing to do her larger-than-life persona the justice it deserves…The constant rhyming, which teeters on tiresomeness…is hit and miss…Cindy Lou is so colorfully outrageous, her voice so big, and her manner so flippantly flamboyant that Margherita…could almost be mistaken for a drag artist.” Full Review

The Huffington Post

"Lesli Margherita has turned herself into a local favorite...Combining that gleeful attitude with beauty and a strong voice, she has audiences eating out of her well-manicured hand...As directed by Carl Andress of Charles Busch fame, it’s all slightly tacky, but tackiness doesn’t always preclude some kind of fun." Full Review

Times Square Chronicles

"Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita shines past this material creating a warm, gleeful, profanity spewing, lovable and oh so over the top performance...Carl Andress, directs this piece allowing Margherita to twist us around her little finger, which she does effortlessly. This show is outlandish and if it had played before camp became improper and nobody could take a joke, I could see this running every Christmas. The audience I saw this with was laughing hilariously." Full Review

Time Out New York

"This irreverent, adults-only sequel stars the wacky and wonderful Lesli Margherita...'Who’s Holiday!' works best when it dares to be as tasteless as possible while replicating Seuss’s trademark rhythms...Margherita is flawless, juggling comedy, musical interludes and audience interaction like a champ. But Lombardo can’t resist the temptation to tug at our heartstrings, turning what begins as a cheeky antidote to holiday humbug into a yuletide bummer with a pat hopeful ending." Full Review

DC Metro Theater Arts

"Carl Andress directs these comical couplets, to saucy effects...Lesli Margherita stars alone in the show. She delivers the raunch, rhymes, and songs like a pro...At the ending we’re left with a serious thought. Which underscores all of the laughter she wrought. That 'white trailer trash' Cindy Lou just needs kindness. It’s good that 'Who’s Holiday!' is here to remind us." Full Review

Theater Pizzazz

"'Who’s Holiday!' is a tragic-comic monologue that’s full of risk, with Margherita meeting every dare...She has extraordinary presence, and isn’t afraid to charm the audience with a song or take up the microphone to bust into rap...There is enough ingenuity and sensitivity in this show to make you beam or grimace. Lesli Margherita sparkles, gliding through each moment, eliciting sympathy in every phrase. Her command of the stage is strong and bold." Full Review

Yes Broadway

"A delightful little 55-minute Christmastime treat!...The role requires someone with experience and real talent, but considering Lesli has a goddamned Olivier Award for her performance in 'Zorro The Musical,' it’s no wonder that she pulls this off without a hitch...If you're feeling a bit cranky this holiday season, head on over to the cozy Westside Theater and let Cindy Lou Who put the Christmas you." Full Review


"It’s a delightful evening of Who mirth and Who merriment, when we join Cindy Lou for her holiday merriness...Lesli Margherita, the only cast member, is funny, and flitty, and one you’ll remember...Lombardo has written the script, it’s delightful, it’s delicious, it just does the trick. Andress’s direction, it must be admired, for his use of small space, was simply inspired...This play should be produced each holiday season, It’s cheaper than Rockettes, and probably more pleasin’." Full Review

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Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want a fun night at the theatre - nothing more, nothing less.

Don't see it if you want something with substance

Delightful, Enchanting, Hilarious, Fluffy

See it if Want to be purely entertained for an hour.

Don't see it if Hate 1-person shows.

Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You enjoy very funny and entertaining shows. Lesli Margherita is phenomenal-A Who’s Who in Whoville great comic talent and singer. Poignant

Don't see it if You are a Grinch, or offended by occasional risqué comments... so worth it though!

Funny, Clever, Must see, Entertaining

See it if See it! It should not be missed. The woman is a comedic genius and she mines the well-written monologue for every bit of its worth!

Don't see it if Cindy Lou Who is a personal hero. You’ll end up in an alley with a bottle of Night Train.

Funny, Absorbing, Great acting, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you're looking for a short, mostly fun holiday show that is full of camp humor. Lesli Margherita owns her role with a great performance.

Don't see it if you're looking for a holiday show to take your kids to. This is very much adult humor and it does include some dark topics.

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Adult content

See it if you want to see a delightful, raunchy 1 person show highlighting what happened to Cindy Lou Who years later, cleverly told in couplets.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of the Grinch or don't like shows that are not PC.

Funny, Clever, Great acting, Quirky, Great singing

See it if You'd like a fun romp through a new story about Cindy Lou Who. It was heartfelt and fun. A Christmas Treat.

Don't see it if Warning...If you're a Grinch you may actually laugh and smile...

Funny, Delightful, Great show for the holidays

See it if You're in the mood for a holiday show and the Elf or the Rockettes are a bit too tame.

Don't see it if You want to bring your kids.

Also Super funny show. Lesli was fantastic and extremely funny. I'll be bac... Read more Read less

Clever, Quirky, Great writing, Hilarious, Great staging

See it if a very funny lady in an adorable trailer, telling her life story in a lovably raunchy way, just might make 2017 a more memorable Christmas!

Don't see it if u are easily offended by cursing & sexual humor. If you don't care for 1 person shows, this talented woman's efforts might change your mind

Funny, Delightful, Great acting, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you love lesli

Don't see it if you don't like silly stories

Amusing grown-up dr. seuss character

See it if in the mood for a naughty solo Seuss story (not for kids) delivered by a saucy actress in rhyming couplets with songs, ad libs, & heart.

Don't see it if you're not in the mood for silly intermission-free 75 minutes.

Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Campy

See it if You've got the Holiday blues and need a laugh. Or - just go for the tour-de-force performance. Great comedian, singer and rapper! Fun show.

Don't see it if If you can't handle a bit of crudeness and a lot of gay jokes. LM clearly has a cult gay following.

Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Must see, Quirky

See it if you want to see an adult solo Christmas production that is very funny and touching.. The actress Lesli Margherita is magnificent.

Don't see it if if you are taking a child - it is a bit raunchy. The show is only one hour long.

Clever, Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Hilarious

See it if You enjoy a great show with lots of laughs .Very entertaining !

Don't see it if N/A

Funny, Clever, Great acting

See it if You love some campy Lesli Margherita shenanigans

Don't see it if You find tampering with original Dr. Seuss characters distressing and are offended by bad behavior and curse words.

Great acting, Raunchy, Hilarious, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You could be entertained by seeing a dysfunctional, grown up Cindy-Lou-Who hysterically portrayed by Lesli Margherita.

Don't see it if You are a Dr. Seuss purist, don't like raunchy humor, or would get annoyed with a show performed in rhyming couplets.

Also Billed as "the show that Dr. Seuss doesn't want you to see" for good r... Read more Read less

Funny, Clever, Raunchy, Entertaining, Not for kids

See it if Adults-only, 1-woman holiday parody of Dr. Seuss. Clever, funny, touching. Lesli Margherita is wonderful as a middle aged Cindy Lou Who.

Don't see it if This is a short, 1-hour show. Rhyming could wear thin but Lesli's perfect, funny, nuanced performance elevates it & makes it fresh.

Edgy, Raunchy, Entertaining, Great staging, Brilliant performance

See it if You're a fan of Ms. Margherita or just want the quick laugh of an adult, r-rated respite from the annual forced-march towards holiday cheer.

Don't see it if You're thinking of bringing kids, or if you'd rather keep your Cindy Lou Who memories pristine, untouched by bad luck booze and poor choices

Also While it's not much more than an extended, one-joke skit — and a compl... Read more Read less

I do not like a rhymed iamb; i do not like them sam i am, Broad satiric humor with a touch of sentimentality, Anything-for-a-laugh performance

See it if you want to be wasted away again in Margherita-ville; don't bother if her none-too-subtle brand of humor doesn't amuse you

Don't see it if you don't want a decidedly non-family-friendly, snarky and a tad maudlin take on the aftermath of Cindy Lou Who's encounter with the Grinch

Also The design elements are top drawer, almost raising expectations higher... Read more Read less

Brilliant, Hilarious, Naughty, Touching, Bawdy

See it if You love to be surprised, to laugh and to be touched

Don't see it if You're a prude w/o a sense of humor.

Funny, Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if You are looking for a fun night out with some clever writing and amazing acting. It helps if you know about Dr. Seuss’s Grinch story.

Don't see it if You plan to bring children. Are not a fan of parodies.

Also The Set is beautifully done. The whole show is spoken in rhymes. Lesli... Read more Read less

Funny, Raunchy, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy a funny and raunchy Xmas show. Not for the kids!

Don't see it if you like a traditional and non raunchy Xmas show or don't like one person shows.

Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You want good holiday fun and a different look at Christmas.

Don't see it if You don’t like one woman’s shows and holiday fluff shows.

Funny, Clever, Quirky, Raunchy, Great singing

See it if You aren't an old prude who gets offended by blue humor. This is Dr. Seuss meets John Waters.

Don't see it if You are an old prude who gets offended by blue humor.

Also Leslie Margherita has personality plus as the trashy but big hearted C... Read more Read less

Funny, smart, whimsical, hilarious, raunchy, clever, edgy, masterfully acted, and great writing

See it if the right amount of wacky comedy combined with holiday cheer is exactly what you have been lacking in your life at this time of the year.

Don't see it if a modern update on a classic holiday character would ruffle more than a few of your feathers.

Also Matthew Lombardo’s new play is a 75 minute jam packed laugh riot deliv... Read more Read less

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