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

During previews
90
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing

See it if You want just about an hour of great fun

Don't see it if Don't enjoy a short, silly, entertaining one-woman show

During previews
80
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Raunchy, Great acting

See it if if you want to see an entertaining show that is far from the usual holiday offerings but still leaves you feeling good. Lots of talent here!

Don't see it if you are not interested in a short (~ 70 minutes) 1 person R-rated holiday show.

During previews
77
Funny, Fluffy, Raunchy, Slow, Edgy

See it if you're looking for a fun holiday laugh. Lesli is great, and certainly commands the room. Her spirit is infectious.

Don't see it if rhymes and couplets frustrate you, sexuality makes you uncomfortable, or you don't have any holiday spirit!

During previews
68
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
76
Hilarious, Raunchy, Quirky

See it if you enjoy rhymes, audience participation and some raunchyness in a show

Don't see it if you don’t like or have never seen the grinch who stole Christmas or read any Dr Seuss books

During previews
77
Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if you like a solid solo performance and are fine with 90 minutes of rhyming couplets. This play is cute, the actress is charming.

Don't see it if You want a story arc with conflict.

During previews
60
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
80
Clever, Entertaining, Fluffy, Raunchy, Charming

See it if You're looking for a Christmas show with a little bite and a little backbone.

Don't see it if You dislike raunchy humor or you're expecting a major production.

Also I had a great time at this show, but it's 50 minutes long (not 75) and... Read more Read less

During previews
91
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Edgy, Hilarious

See it if You are a big Christmas fan, love Seuss. LOve to laugh and have a fun night out

Don't see it if you are easily offended.

During previews
68
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.

During previews
95
Delightful, Funny, Hilarious

See it if You want to laugh...really hard. If you want to see a fun silly show to get you in the holiday spirit, this one’s it!

Don't see it if You don’t like dirty humor or rhyming.

During previews
100
Funny, Great acting, Hilarious, Great writing, Raunchy

See it if You want a funny take on a classic story, have a good sense of humor, enjoy a good laugh

Don't see it if You don't like adult humor, you're not there for a good time, you're a snob about theatre and can't have fun in a show.

During previews
100
Funny, Great acting, Hilarious, Must see, Clever

See it if you like immersive shows where the actors interact with you and you're able to embrace a different take on The Grinch.

Don't see it if You're expecting a family friendly show about the Dr. Seuss classic- for more mature audiences in my opinion.

During previews
100
Entertaining, Funny, Edgy, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you love raunchy, unapologetic comedies with a serious side, or just love Lesli Margherita.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy crude/sexual language, one-woman shows, or don't respect theatre royalty.

Also Wow. Just... wow. I very rarely give shows a perfect score, but there ... Read more Read less

During previews
35
Cliched, Banal, Great acting, Raunchy, Excruciating

See it if you love terrible rhymes, enjoy predictability, have a juvenile sense of humor, wonder what happened to Cindy Lou Who, have nothing to do.

Don't see it if you love Dr. Seuss, think a couplet is a garment, care about losing 60 minutes you will never get back, hold Off Broadway to a high standard

During previews
90
Entertaining, Hilarious, Clever

See it if you want some good, uninhibited laughs

Don't see it if you don't like highly irreverent humor

Also Lesli Margherita does an exquisite job delivering Lombardo's clever co... Read more Read less

During previews
100
Clever, Entertaining, Raunchy, Quirky, Funny

See it if you enjoy Dr. Suess, Lesli Margherita, or a hysterical tour de force performance with a surprisingly lovely message.

Don't see it if you don't like one woman shows or inappropriate humor.

During previews
88
Hilarious, Edgy, Raunchy, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if camp, satire, irreverent humor

Don't see it if 4 letter words offend, can't handle biting humor

During previews
10
Banal, Cliched, Great acting, Insipid, Oblivious

See it if You want to see a pro do her job like a pro. Lesli Margherita is stuck in this one, clearly knows it's bad, but keeps punching.

Don't see it if You don't like racial stereotypes. Have a sense of humor, or cringe at bad rhymes.

Also The impossible ignorance required to set up the grinches fur color as ... Read more Read less

During previews
100
Funny, Hilarious, Must see, Raunchy, Quirky

See it if You have good taste. The script is just hilarious and impressive to keep the couplets. Lesli Margherita is A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH!!!

Don't see it if You don’t like audience interactive shows. If You have bad taste or are a general theatre snob. If you hate having fun.


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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