Who's Holiday!
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Who's Holiday!
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Who's Holiday! NYC Reviews and Tickets

83%
(169 Ratings)
Positive
90%
Mixed
6%
Negative
4%
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'). 

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Show-Score Member Reviews (169)

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75 Reviews | 18 Followers
100
Delightful, Masterful, Hilarious, Queen lesli, Great fun!

See it if If you love Lesli Margherita and want to see a hilarious, raunchy Christmas show!

Don't see it if If you get offended by crude language and boozing.

69 Reviews | 29 Followers
100
Clever, Great acting, Must see, Masterful, Hilarious

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

Don't see it if N/A

485 Reviews | 92 Followers
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. Read more

127 Reviews | 24 Followers
100
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of How the Grinch stole Christmas and want an adult and very real feeling sequel. You want to see a masterful performance.

Don't see it if You are expecting a children s show. You want the Grinch story to remain pure in your mind.

314 Reviews | 52 Followers
96
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.

219 Reviews | 88 Followers
96
Hilarious, Great acting, Refreshing, Raunchy, Quirky

See it if You like Lesli Margherita (this is a tour de force). You like Dr Seuss, and parodies. You don’t take the holidays too seriously.

Don't see it if You’re offended by adult language or themes. REALLY adult. Read more

146 Reviews | 34 Followers
95
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!

95 Reviews | 17 Followers
95
Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Raunchy

See it if you want something fun, interesting twist on a childhood classic all grown up,

Don't see it if aren't familiar with the Grinch That Stole Christmas, won't like that the whole show rhymes, or you get offended easily, you're under 17

Critic Reviews (12)

The New York Times
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 comfortable ad-libbing...Zippily directed...Tellingly, it loses steam when sentimentality creeps in, and eventually concludes with an earnest singalong of a Yule classic."
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Time Out New York
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 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."
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Theatermania
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 comic instincts...I walked away convinced that Lesli Margherita ought to have a Christmas special, but perhaps not one written by Lombardo."
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BroadwayWorld
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. After an hour of lunacy, a sweet, sentiment ending is added, sending audience members off with a warm smile and probably exhausted from laughter."
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Lighting & Sound America
December 11th, 2017

"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."
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Theater Pizzazz
November 28th, 2017

"'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."
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Front Row Center
November 28th, 2017

"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."
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Theatre's Leiter Side
November 28th, 2017

“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.”
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