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See it if You're interested in history, you enjoy dialogue heavy plays, you're interested in the experiment. The singing is phenomenal
Don't see it if You don't like historical plays, you need more action in your plays
See it if You like farces, you want to laugh, you enjoy satire
Don't see it if If you think this will be horror, if you don't enjoy music, if you have no appetite for the absurd
See it if You want to see two powerhouse performances
Don't see it if This is mostly two performers volleying off each other- if you prefer your plays with more action, this will likely not grab you
See it if You enjoy modernized Shakespeare, horror tinged shows, stories about the ruthlessness of overachieving students
Don't see it if The show makes ramblers of all its cast, and thus makes some moments more grating than they should be. The end of the show feels rushed.
See it if You want to see stories involving disabled characters (played by disabled actors). All four actors are brilliant in this piece.
Don't see it if In some ways, it feels as if the show is more about how disabled characters can change the lives of the able bodied characters
See it if You like feel good stories or fabulous dance numbers and costumes
Don't see it if The romance aspect is half baked. The queer politics are very entry level; this is still a story that centers a straight man
See it if You enjoyed the book. There is quite lovely music throughout. You're looking for a good cry. You like introspection/narration
Don't see it if If you're looking for setting. Much of the work is done via sound and small visual cues. If you find yourself bored with soliloquy
See it if You like coming of age stories. Eva Luna's artistic side and boundless hope is gorgeously rendered on stage
Don't see it if You spend so little time in each stage of Eva Luna's life that you'll want to know more about the characters.
See it if You would like to see a show with a complex premise. The acting was great, and the story was interesting.
Don't see it if The music isn't memorable and its hard to keep track of which "What if" the lead is in. The nature of the structure lead to some repetition
See it if You like situations without easy answers or baseball. If you want to laugh
Don't see it if The shades of gray approach doesn't work for you in a play largely about identity or if you dislike humor in dark situations
See it if You want to see poetry and dance on stage. The dancing in particular was beautiful
Don't see it if This is not a typical broadway show; if you go expecting dialogue or sets, you may be disappointed.
See it if If you enjoy dark comedy. If you're interested in examining the validity of executions
Don't see it if If you find it hard to ring comedy from execution and serial killers, this might be an uncomfortable watch
See it if You love acting. This rendition of Cyrano gives precedence to the words being spoken, and the leads are fantastic
Don't see it if You like the other portions of acting: staging, costumes, etc. It can be confusing because the only thing drawing a picture is their words
See it if Its fantastic to see a ghost story played out on stage. The effects were pretty strong at creating a eerie atmosphere.
Don't see it if If you don't enjoy slow burn horror or hauntings, if you're the kind of person who can't suspend disbelief for haunted houses
See it if You enjoy silly people acting silly, your kind of comedy is in absurdity, and you don't care too much about story
Don't see it if Honestly, if slapstick isn't for you, all the jokes will fall flat.
See it if The courtroom staging makes this rendition a necessity in my opinion. If you love a thriller, this is for you.
Don't see it if Parts can feel borderline procedural; if you aren't drawn to those, the show may lose you
See it if You love mysteries. The play may not be as novel as it once was, but there's still a lot of fun to be had.
Don't see it if Parts of the play, due to the nature of Whodunnits, can be slow. If you need constant excitement or laughs, this isn't the show for you
See it if You want to see organized religion and Mormons satirized and almost redeemed
Don't see it if Your reaction to an episode of South Park may tell you if this show is for you or not. If you want insights into life in Uganda
See it if This is honestly what Broadway is at its best. If you like musicals, and can take a tragic ending, you should go.
Don't see it if You don't like musicals or Greek myths
See it if You want a bit of Christmas spirit, you enjoy mysteries and a bit of humor
Don't see it if This is VERY much a mystery over a Christmas Carol, so if you don't like procedural elements, I wouldn't watch
See it if You're interested in stories about human triumph
Don't see it if Come From Away had every actor playing tons of characters, and sometimes, it was hard to keep track of who was who.
See it if You like camp and comedy in a great atmosphere.
Don't see it if You want mystery. There's no room for sleuthing, the musical doesn't really keep up the intrigue. The audience participation is unnecessary
See it if This is a gorgeously put on burlesque show. The atmosphere is fantastic, the singing fun, the acts incredible.
Don't see it if You're looking for a more conventional version of a play.
See it if You want to see a work that explores gender dynamics in a shallow way. It's ambitious in its reach.
Don't see it if The women feel like they belong in different shows. The approaches don't mesh. Deeper bits would be derailed by screwball comedy
See it if You want to see some fine performances.
Don't see it if The dialogue is clunky. The structure doesn't allow for surprises: every conflict has its solution revealed beforehand.
See it if You're a fan of the book and would like to see it performed in a different way. You want to laugh.
Don't see it if If you're not a fan. The stage cannot bring to life everything this tries to do. Fitting songs into the narrative felt awkward.
See it if You like horror, and Edgar Allan Poe, in that order. You're willing to ferret out pieces of the story by yourself
Don't see it if The relationships between the characters didn't seem to really matter. We are basically asked to bear witness to mass possession.
See it if I loved the idea of a house where time works differently. The intermingling of the generations was well done
Don't see it if If you don't like moving or want answers. We were split up, and my companion thought he got less of the story than I did upon reflection
See it if A Strange Loop ripped me open in a way I was unprepared for. A gorgeous, self aware exploration of creativity, otherness, and the self
Don't see it if You want to see something more story driven
See it if You want great performances. You want to see something different. This is a meditation on life and grief
Don't see it if The story doesn't really entirely work. There are a couple contrivances and the tension doesn't stay strong throughout
See it if you're looking for a funny high school drama. It takes a pretty well worn idea of popularity but explores it through an interesting lens
Don't see it if The characters are all thinly drawn; some are even grating. I didn't find myself invested in the lead or his dilemma
See it if The set is wonderfully intimate and the lead is a charming, absorbing actor. It is easy to follow him even as he prepares his own downfall
Don't see it if Original Sound concerns musicians, and as such there's a lot of music involved. The story can feel familiar. It lacks real resolution
See it if You want to see a streamlined, more humorous version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The female lead pulls off something spectacular here.
Don't see it if You prefer more something a little less stripped. You get confused easily over character changes
See it if You want to consider gender implications in the bard's work. This score is for the female-Hamlet version, which was riveting.
Don't see it if You expect more than just strong performances. This is a bunch of actors and a stage
See it if Funny, with wonderful actresses and some interesting bonds. This play had a lot of potential
Don't see it if The many tones don't always overlap; the ending feels rushed and I'm left unsure why the mystery would implode like that
See it if Oscar at the Crown is a great concert experience with quite a gut punch waiting. The night club air implicates the audience in the ending
Don't see it if The setting is almost too well done. The music overwhelms the singing and especially the dialogue. I missed large pieces of conversation
See it if You're interested in the idea, if you enjoy parodies and improv, you want to laugh
Don't see it if The premise doesn't always work, and sometimes seems like a work still in progress
See it if The first act is a marvel. Wonderful characters with some interesting relationships. Most of the central characters have well defined motive
Don't see it if The second act drags. The way some of the characters interact (or don't) removes suspense and the ability for guesswork for the solution
See it if Gorgeous singing and dancing. Wonderful performers. I was swept away by the artistry, acrobatics, and costuming.
Don't see it if Your reaction to the idea of a burlesque show with two intermissions will largely inform whether you'll like this or not.
See it if You enjoy seeing quirky characters interact. You want to be entertained. The characters are well introduced and the adult characters shine.
Don't see it if The deeper aspects are very lightly explored. The end seems to happen quickly and without much thought.
See it if You want to see Phantom of the Opera with some modern dancing and music in front of it. You can get a front seat.
Don't see it if The film proved more distracting than enhancing. There are a lot of bad seats in this house; you miss the dancing if you're not in front
See it if You love Potter, if you want a peek at the students who don't have enormous destiny. Funny with just enough winks at the source material
Don't see it if It doesn't take itself very seriously and thus the story is kind of threadbare.
See it if The show attempts to look at soldiers and psychological games. It's interesting to see the pieces that do work.
Don't see it if Too short for its ambition, the scenes seem disjointed and to the end unearned. The threat on the outside is never sold properly
See it if This play is a gut punch. The debates and conversations are interesting enough but do nothing to prepare you for the final act.
Don't see it if The most powerful moments of this story all happen off screen, for better or for worse.
See it if You want to see a powerful, thoughtful meditation on life and the bonds we make. The characters all have depth, flaws, and likability.
Don't see it if You do not want to grapple with themes of depression and suicide.
See it if Very hard to watch at times but the actors kept a steady grasp on entertaining and dark moments.
Don't see it if They're out to gross you out. If you dislike being touched by actors. If you like the fourth wall where it is.