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

93
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Masterful, Quirky

See it if Enjoyment rises with a greater knowledge of the Seuss anthology; however QueenLesli gets to show off her range of talent regardless

Don't see it if Bawdy adult humor falls between an R and NC-17; hour and a few minutes length may reduce the sense of value; audience participation at times

90
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Raunchy

See it if you like adult humor and clever writing. I had a delightful time. The actress is very funny and talented. The set and costumes were great.

Don't see it if you are easily offended, you don't enjoy silliness, you don't care for one-person shows and/or audience interaction.

75
Funny, Great acting, Disappointing, Uneven, Irreverent

See it if you like your Christmas treats twisted. It works best when it shticks to campy fun. Moments of serious sentimentality slide off the mark.

Don't see it if you're looking for "pure" holiday joy. This is Bad Santa meets Dr. Seuss but sadly not nearly as outrageous or clever as either.

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.

85
Who's got an olivier

See it if Fan of award winning performer or just want to get toasty and warmer. Want an offbeat holiday show? You shall leave with your face all aglow

Don't see it if Fifty five minutes is too short a show. Wait until prices get really low. Expensive entertainment in midtown, so ticket prices get you down.

Also Margherita is a hoot. She even throws in two rap songs. The wig is hid... Read more Read less

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious, Raunchy, Refreshing

See it if You like clever takes on traditional topics. You will laugh at many of the sly references.

Don't see it if You are easily offended or want traditional fare.

69
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

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.

Also First off, Lesli Margherita is wonderful!! She does an amazing monolog... Read more Read less

80
Entertaining, Great acting, Hilarious, Raunchy

See it if you enjoy spins off existing works. This is crass, and hilarious. Lesli knows how to engage (and mock) her audience, and does so directly.

Don't see it if you want to do something with the kids. This is not kid-friendly. If you're sensitive or overly-PC, you will probably not enjoy it.

81
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.

82
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You like one woman shows. Great acting. Very enjoyable. Well written

Don't see it if You don't like Christmas shows.

80
Clever, Great acting, Hilarious, Raunchy, Refreshing

See it if you want big laughs from an irreverent satire with a hilarious star turn.

Don't see it if you're easily offended by dirty talk and want a fully developed drama

90
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Must see

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.

85
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Suprising, Raunchy

See it if You like a saucy Lesli Margherita set loose on a crowd. But also, the play ends up being surprisingly poignant. It creeps up on you

Don't see it if You can't stand the rhyming verse, or you don't like audience participation

Also In another actor's hands, this would probably be really ham-fisted, bu... Read more Read less

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!

87
Great staging, Great writing, Clever, Hilarious, Quirky

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

83
Bawdy, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Naught but nice

See it if you want a funny, fast, zippy one woman show that entertains and delights, occasionally dipping into sad reflection. Great holiday outing!

Don't see it if you can't handle an hour of rhyming couplets or are put off by mild vulgarity and drug reference. Everyone in audience had a great time. GO!

68
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

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.

85
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting

See it if You enjoy a raunchy take on Dr. Seuss.

Don't see it if You are easily offended or planned to see a family-friendly show.

60
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

78
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Clever, Delightful

See it if you like your Seuss raunchy, you need to learn what an isthmus is, or if you love The Queen, Lesli Margherita.

Don't see it if you hate smiling, you hate cleverness, or your favorite thing about Theodor Geisel is that his drawings of Asian people are totally racist.

90
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you can appreciate Christmas related off color entertainment. Lesli M. was excellent.

Don't see it if You are not enamored with off color Christmas entertainment.

84
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Great singing

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.

88
Clever, Raunchy, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if you're familiar with the Grinch's story and are ready for a raunchy version of how Cindy Lou Who's life turned out

Don't see it if you don't want to listen to an hour plus of rhymes. It's amazing how Lesli Margherita can remember them all in this one woman show

Also As long as you are not easily offended by foul language and raunchines... Read more Read less


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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