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)


Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Raunchy

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

Cliched, Disappointing, Quirky, Raunchy, Indulgent

See it if You enjoy the grinch and think that Lesli can do no wrong. A new kind of holiday event for you to try.

Don't see it if You are easily offended and are expecting a laugh out loud. It was only 55 minutes and most of it was sentimental. Just ok. Can’t recommend

Also Lesli was really inconsistent when we were there and you could tell th... Read more Read less

Cliched, Quirky, Cheap humor, Great stage set, Disappointing

See it if U want anything with a holiday theme title. U want to see a loosely based Grinch absurdist story with adult contents. Not for under 17!

Don't see it if U expect quality & class for a holiday show. It is also not a complete comedy for there is a dark undertone that is incongruent to "joy"!

Also The bright Stage Set is great!This is a quirky weird so-called comedy ... Read more Read less

During previews

See it if You enjoy high school humor like giggling when the grown woman tells rhymes with curse words, drinks, and tells of eating a dog.

Don't see it if You're turned off by a 60 minute cabaret act by an actress that's charging up to $125 per ticket. This belongs at Don't Tell Mama instead.

During previews
Disappointing, Quirky, Raunchy, Slow, Insipid

See it if You're interested in RRated Dr Seuss.

Don't see it if You can find something else to do like sleep.

During previews
Clever, Disappointing, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if you'll enjoy an hour long solo performance that is more of a skit or a stand up comedy act than a play.

Don't see it if you don't like solo shows; you want a show with a fully developed plot.

During previews
Ambitious, Clever, Great writing, Quirky, Funny

See it if This was billed as Dr. Suess for adults and it definitely was. Lesli Margherita was great. Initially, I was annoyed by the rhyming, but

Don't see it if once I got into the rhythm, it was very funny. You probably will not like it if you don't like Dr. Suess. Some of the jokes were very

Also predictable, especially the one aboout how her daughter, who is green,... Read more Read less

During previews
Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Quirky

See it if You are a big Dr. Who fan and love Leslie Margarita!

Don't see it if You don’t like one person shows and the rhythm of dialogue.

During previews
Clever, Great acting, Quirky, Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if You like stand up comedy. A quirky production and cocktail wieners

Don't see it if you are looking for the dr seuse of your youth.

During previews
Appealing oddky

See it if You laugh at swear words. Are in the mood for silliness. Appreciate underused talent.

Don't see it if You like sophisticated humor.

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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