Already closed | 1h 15m | Midtown W

Who's Holiday!

From 170 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Raunchy

About the show

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').  More…

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.

1h 15m | Already closed | Westside Theatre Upstairs (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (170)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Raunchy
82
Avg Score

90
Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Refreshing, Must see

See it if Margherita at her best (as usual). Hysterically funny, clever an moving. Leaves you wanting more! The best holiday show out there. Must see!

Don't see it if only if you will not take any profanity at all.

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious, Great acting, Heartfelt

See it if You want to see a masterful performance by Margherita. Story is funny, entertaining & heartfelt. The perfect holiday treat.

Don't see it if You are a Grinch or Scrooge and aren't interested in any Holiday Fun.

90
Quirky, Clever, Hilarious, Raunchy, Delightful

See it if Cindy Lou Who's life goes wrong/ A pitiful mess for jokes and song/ Sex, booze and pot/ Innocent she's not/ Warmly she'll bring us along.

Don't see it if You don't like raunchy, irreverent, sarcastic comedy. You are unfamiliar with Dr. Seuss. A whole show in rhyme is too much for you.

82
Funny, Entertaining, Quirky, Campy, Sentimental

See it if you're ready to laugh (and, at times, even "boo hoo") at a twisted sequel to the Grinch, as told by a grown-up, tawdry Cindy Lou.

Don't see it if you're not familiar with the classic story by Seuss, or, as a purist, you don't want to imagine Cindy Lou after years of abuse.

82
Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Slow, Raunchy

See it if Margherita explodes as a delightfully raunchy Cindy Loo Hoo in Lombardo's Dr. Seuss holiday parody Rhymed couplets work suprising well

Don't see it if Grows a little maudlin & sentimental in mid-section but Margherita's savvy wit keeps us hooked (& crooked) Does well w/Xmas ballad & finale

90
Funny, Great acting, Raunchy, Enjoyable, A unique one person show

See it if ...you want to spend an enjoyable hour laughing and seeing the impressive job a solo actor does of holding audience's attention. Very fun!

Don't see it if Not for the kids. Don't see it if you're not familiar with Dr. Seuss. Totally upends the original story.

Also Leslie Margherita is terrific! Her performance is so charming and fun.... Read more Read less

76
Entertaining, Funny, Raunchy

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.

80
Absorbing, Funny, Entertaining, Great acting, Quirky

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.

83
Entertaining, Funny, Surprising, Great acting, Raunchy

See it if you would be interested in a play spoken all in verse, or if you enjoy Christmas characters and would like a story created around them.

Don't see it if if you want a serious play, are offended by raunchy sexual talk, or if you are not familiar with Christmas characters or do not like them.

73
Funny, Cliched, Dizzying, Indulgent, Raunchy

See it if A light solo show with a different twist on the holidays. A campy fun hour.

Don't see it if Do not go if you are offended by gay or sexual jokes. This is a solo show.

84
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Raunchy

See it if you enjoy humor, Christmas, and/or Dr. Suess books. This is Defcon 1 Lesli Margherita, and that is always a very good thing.

Don't see it if you detest rhyming, you hate Christmas, you despise fun, and/or you have a stick up your you-know-where.

80
Clever, Funny, Raunchy, Not for kids, Entertaining

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.

91
Clever, Delightful, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You want a fun show with clever writing. Takes twists and turns. Although a one person show it feels like there are more characters. go see!

Don't see it if Sexual references are not your taste. Three are not many and they are funny.

Also Read up on the Grinch before you go if you don't know the story. Not i... Read more Read less

80
Funny, Entertaining, Quirky, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you want to have a good time, and see a show that's all in rhyme; So get out , even if it's chilly to see a show that is fun and silly.

Don't see it if you're a serious kind, preferring to think and use your mind; for a show in couplets, you have no use and are not a fan of Dr. Suess.

90
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Quirky

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...

85
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.

85
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Raunchy, Refreshing

See it if You need a jolt of holiday spirit, a raunchy laugh, and to spend an evening with the wonderful Lesli Margherita!

Don't see it if You think Dr Seuss’ work is above a parody or if you don’t like raunchiness with your holiday fare

79
Delightful, Enchanting, Hilarious, Fluffy

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

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

83
Clever, Funny, Raunchy, Quirky, Edgy

See it if Want a good laugh and are not offended by raunchy innuendos and abusive language. Lesli is wonderful as Cindy Lou Who.

Don't see it if Want to see a traditional or family show. Keep the kiddies away from this one. If you are offended by abusive language or themes.

100
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

85
Not for church groups, Clever, Delightful, Really enjoyed this, A tour-de-force

See it if You don’t mind an irreverent, raunchy take on Dr. Seuss. Hoo boy!

Don't see it if Off-color humor offends you.

Also Lesli Margherita is a marvel. I usually avoid solo shows, but I loved ... Read more Read less

82
Hilarious, Great acting, Great singing, Raunchy, Entertaining

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

75
Entertaining, Raunchy, Edgy, Brilliant performance, Great staging

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

40
Funny, Disappointing, Raunchy, Pointless, Irrelevant

See it if You are a big enough fan of Lesli Margherita to want to see her in literally anything.

Don't see it if You want a solid show, instead of a half-baked indulgence that's half comedy, half tragedy, and all half-assed. Has nothing to do w/ Grinch

Also My main takeaways from the story:... Read more Read less

84
Funny, Campy, Great acting, Great singing

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.


December 4th, 2017
"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 comfortabl...
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November 28th, 2017
"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 ...
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November 28th, 2017
"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...
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December 3rd, 2017
"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....
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