See it if You love old-school earnest Broadway musicals, and/or you think (as I do) that Beth Malone is a treasure!
Don't see it if You're looking for anything edgy, this is some true schmaltz, or if you're looking for any similarities to the previous plot (movie or show)
See it if You liked Hadestown or Hamilton, I have a feeling it's going to be big.
Don't see it if You don't like pop-style musicals, or musicals with no spoken dialogue (everything is sung or rapped)
See it if You are interested in baseball, history, women's rights, or civil rights
Don't see it if You don't like when the 4th wall is broken
See it if You can answer trivia about the Star Wars Christmas Special
Don't see it if You want big budget, or you don't like Star Wars, or know it well enough to get jokes about the fandom
See it if You want to sit quietly in the dark for 2 hours and listen to Benjamin Britten tunes inexplicably juxtaposed over snippets of HCA stories.
Don't see it if You're looking for something to take the kids to, or you're into the art of puppetry
See it if You love old-fashioned Broadway shows with long dance breaks, great singing, and improbable plot resolutions
Don't see it if You want anything edgy or modern, this is pure schmaltz.
See it if If you've never seen a production of Merrily, this one gets the job done. The 1:45 running time is a blessed relief and the cuts make sense
Don't see it if You're looking for big voices, or you want a fully realized big musical. This feels like a black box production with a crazy set budget
See it if You're interested in finding out how girls grow into their sexuality, and how society treats them.
Don't see it if You're offended by frank sexual talk
See it if You like fast repartee and thinking about the nature of truth
Don't see it if You're looking to connect emotionally with the characters, you're looking for an ethnically diverse show.
See it if You want to see these performers put into a strange (often unresolved and confusing) world that is full of zingers
Don't see it if You're looking for polish, big vocals, or a plot that makes sense
See it if You like intimate, small casts exploring everyday troubles, like whether or not it's time for Harry to move out of his home.
Don't see it if You want something explosive, or a spectacle. This is a quiet affecting play.
See it if You like to see an interesting play beautifully acted by a strong set of (only) men.
Don't see it if You're not interested in procedurals, want something light.
See it if You like musicals like Next to Normal and Spring Awakening.
Don't see it if You're not interested in the problems of a rich, suburban family from CT.
See it if You love spoken word poetry woven with choreography and music. You like shows comprised of monologues and short scenes
Don't see it if You don't like all female, all POC casts nor are you interested in hearing their stories. You want a linear plot.
See it if You like musicals set in present-day, you like Santino Fontana
Don't see it if You're expecting something really "woke." The main gag is still a guy in a dress; they don't explore the idea of gender in a meaningful way
See it if You want a fun sexy night full of gorgeous men and women (knowledge of Alice and Wonderland a plus, but not required)
Don't see it if You are offended by nudity, or you're uncomfortable with the exploration of gender, sexuality and beauty.
See it if You want a musical "Noises Off" kind of experience. Dealing in cliches and tropes, but with panache.
Don't see it if You want depth or emotion. This is strictly silliness.
See it if you like musicals that explore darker subjects like loss, poverty and civil rights
Don't see it if you want something light, or you have trouble hearing or aren't able to sit on a folding chair for 2.5 hours.
See it if You like seeing actors at the top of their games tell a story that will tear your heart apart.
Don't see it if You want a light or upbeat night at the theater.
See it if You like the performers in the cast, and you want to be impressed by their performances
Don't see it if You're looking for a clear narrative, or you want a traditional Alice in Wonderland.
See it if You like improv and want to marvel at performers creating something out of nothing
Don't see it if You don't like audience participation, or you want a long evening of theater
See it if You want to see strong actors sink into some great roles, and you don't mind a little scenery chewing
Don't see it if You don't care about 2 middle-aged white guys dealing with their issues around perceived success and masculinity
See it if You are familiar with Marlene Dietrich and you enjoy a one person show
Don't see it if You don't like one person shows, you're looking for a linear story, as opposed to a character study
See it if You are interested in a fallible Atticus Finch You're ready to talk about how respect must be earned You don't mind adults playing children
Don't see it if You don't want to sit for 3 hours You think it's strange to have few actors of color and no people of color on the creative team.