See it if you are a fan of Duncan Sheik's music and want to see a new approach to musical theater.
Don't see it if you are offended by teenagers' sexual thoughts, desires, and actions.
See it if you want to see a modern, well written production, excellent choreography, and an up and coming cast of future stars
Don't see it if you want a traditional experience or are sensitive to sexual situations
See it if you secretly have an angsty teenager still inside you. Or if you are one still. And like rock-style musicals.
Don't see it if you're offended by talk of sex. Or foul language. Or kids growing up.
See it if you enjoy seeing the boundaries of musical theatre pushed / you understand the value of theatre to explore the uncomfortable
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with frank explorations of controversial topics / you dislike rock musicals.
See it if You like contemporary approaches to musical theatre. Refreshingly relevant update of a work from 1891. Great score, disappointing 2nd act.
Don't see it if You're not mature enough to handle sexual scenes involving teens, you don't like contemporary musicals.
See it if You love Duncan Sheik's score and are in your teens.
Don't see it if You can't stand goofy, melodramatic dialogue...albeit that dialogue ensconced in extraordinarily beautiful music performed by an epic cast.
See it if this was a stunning, moving, difficult piece of theatre worthy of all its accolades. Smart, intense, dark, unforgettable.
Don't see it if Not for young kids. If you can't suspend disbelief for the incongruous modern rock numbers in a 19th century school.
See it if Saw it off then on Bway. New stars John Gallagher, Jr., (Tony award), Jonathan Groff, (Tony nomination), Lea Michele, (Glee). Great score.
Don't see it if You are prudish, hate rock, like modern stories.
See it if Interesting concept. Some parts work better than others. The music is great. The singing is wonderful, the acting is not.
Don't see it if it's bare bones to the bare bones. The story is dated. The new production is way better, more exciting and moving.
See it if I thought I was scoring the revival and not the original. Please ignore this review.
Don't see it if I thought I was scoring the revival and not the original. Please ignore this review.
See it if You wanted loud singing and no pathos in a ruination of an amazing original source text
Don't see it if you don't want the above. I just wrote this to show how incredible the revival is comparatively :P