See it if you like pared-down, straight forward shows. Once has no bells & whistles, but the characters are well-drawn and the music is pleasant.
Don't see it if you want something sophisticated or lavish. Probably better in an intimate setting; too small a show for Broadway. A quiet pleasure.
See it if beautiful music, romance, simplicity of stage and script can capture your spirit. There is nothing "big" about it, just its enormous heart.
Don't see it if you're expecting the movie. This is NOT the movie; its BETTER. Ends differently; and BETTER. Deservedly won the Tony; it's ALL heart & soul.
See it if You want to fall in love with a cast album you will listen to on a daily basis. Realistic ending.
Don't see it if You want a happily ever after. If you are seeking truth.
Also Definitely try to catch this while it is touring.
See it if you want to "fall slowly" into an nontraditional type of love story that avoids the cliches. Thoughtful, resonant songs will sweep you away.
Don't see it if you like flashier musicals with intense staging, costuming, and design. There is a sparseness here, but it offers intimacy and delicacy.
See it if you loved the movie, the soundtrack, or are a sucker for a good love story.
Don't see it if you are a longtime Frames fan and find the idea of watching a pale imitation of Glen Hansard for 2+ hours offputting.
See it if You love Irish folk music. You love the love of music. You enjoy actors playing instruments.
Don't see it if you want a complex story. You do not understand the power of music and following ones heart.
See it if you like stories and shows directed at grown ups. You enjoy subtle stories that unfold slowly. You loved the film.
Don't see it if you want lots of action in your shows, or you don't like having the actors play their own instruments.
See it if you like an all encompassing love of all music and its power to express. A boy meets girl done in a new way by surrounding the story w/music
Don't see it if it's just another boy meets girl and somehow in the end...
See it if you like songbook musicals, though it's not really. A fun, folk-inspired score that supports the central love story. Interesting book.
Don't see it if you're looking for intense drama, or clean lines and plots tied up with bows. There's a lot left to the imagination here.
See it if Yiu like simple musicals that focus on the smaller but no less intense moments of human connection. You like Irish folk music.
Don't see it if You need a lot of plot, big moments, or razzle-dazzle.
See it if you want to see something innovative and unique. It's a smaller scale production that packs an emotional punch.
Don't see it if you're looking for a more traditional, flashy musical.