See it if you want to take a guy to the theatre that doesn't really like theatre! It's a fun evening with a bunch of great songs and a solid story.
Don't see it if you are looking for a masterpiece of a show. It is definitely flawed but most everyone will still have a good time.
See it if You want a slightly sad story about a community refusing to modernize, but great cast including Sting
Don't see it if You need to be invested in the story; I couldn't help getting frustrated that this town would spend so many resources on an unwanted ship
See it if you want to see an intelligent, original musical, with a great score by Sting; unfortunately was underrated during its all too short run
Don't see it if you are not a fan of smart, serious musicals, or only want to see things with happy endings and tons of laughs.
See it if you're a Sting fan, or an Anglophile, you like the thought of men dancing with flaming, sparking welding tools - or just want to be moved
Don't see it if you're not a fan of Sting tunes, you want it all happy and peppy
See it if You are a big Sting fan, and are good at completely suspending disbelief in the name of emotional arcs.
Don't see it if You are unable to completely shut down your brain while watching a show, leading you to realize how laughably ridiculous the plot is.
See it if you want to see something original with music by Sting (I also saw him in the show and it really added to the experience).
Don't see it if you're expecting a Sting jukebox musical.
See it if you like Sting and watching him avoid everyone in the cast during the dance sequences, shipyards and plot points from a mile away thrill you
Don't see it if you like shows that are memorable; the music was decent but nothing really stood out. And another show with a 100-1 man-woman ratio.
See it if Show was a bit plodding. Story was familiar, did not bring out any particular characters. Story of the decline of another industry.
Don't see it if You want something bright and cheerful, you want to come out humming a happy tune
See it if You love Sting's music - beautiful score but ultimately a bit of a mess. The book is pretty terrible. Cliched and predictable.
Don't see it if You're looking for an even, well told story. Suffered in a large Broadway house, would've been better as an intimate piece.
See it if You like Sting or The Police or if you have a lot of time to kill. Otherwise...
Don't see it if You like to be surprised by musicals' plots.. And if you want deja vu, just sub in the working class men of Billy Elliot for the men here.
See it if you enjoy thoughty musical theatre with an English working man/historical basis, a la Billy Elliot, Kinky Boots, etc. & Sting's music.
Don't see it if you are not a fan of Sting or prefer lots of action in your shows.
See it if you want a heartbreaking story with pitch-perfect performances. The music by Sting will stay with you forever
Don't see it if You don't want to cry or need a flashier production
See it if you're a huge Sting fan & want to hear his original score, or if you're into Irish shipyards for some weird reason.
Don't see it if you're looking for something resonant or particularly exciting.... b/c this show was slow & on the dull side.