See it if You missed Matilda but still want to see a show featuring a bunch of talented young performers. You love the Jack Black movie.
Don't see it if You didn't care for the movie- it's a very faithful adaptation. You want to be able to make out every line and lyric - it's a loud show.
See it if You've seen everything else and really want to see a show. You were in an a capella group in coLlewellyn and just have it in your veins.
Don't see it if You expect more from your shows than pizza-rat gags. You want a score that doesn't sound exactly the same song after song.
See it if You read the play in high school but didn't get the point of it. This production is strikingly relevant and modern without changing a word
Don't see it if You hated van Hove's View from the Bridge. This production is wonderful in many of the same ways. If you liked one, chances are you'll enjoy
See it if You like Casey Nicholaw, but wish he would tone it down just a little. A bigger retelling of a very quiet, timeless children's novel
Don't see it if You liked the novel Tuck just as it was, the show is much "bigger," and adds some subplots that may actually smooth out the narrative
See it if You love the objective of Encores! You adore Sondheim, but wish his music was more "tuneful." You miss the 1950s/60s and love travel.
Don't see it if You care most about the book of a musical. You love Sondheim for the music he writes. You only like the modern musicals on Broadway now.
See it if You enjoy family dramas and don't mind ambiguity with your ending. You thought August: Osage County was missing a touch the of supernatural.
Don't see it if You need a story with a clear cut, spoonfed ending. You don't need another tense, frustrating Thanksgiving dinner after your own.
See it if you care about seeing the Japanese Internment depicted on stage, you are a George Takei fan.
Don't see it if an important topic cannot make up for truly mediocre music in a musical.
See it if You've already seen An American in Paris, but want to see a *real* American classic on stage.
Don't see it if you prefer your plot to be stronger than your dance numbers; you prefer a show with 21st century style.
See it if you enjoy Kander & Ebb but are ready for something more morally complex than Chicago.
Don't see it if you like to be told how to feel, want to leave humming the hit title number, or want to see a happy little fluffy show.
See it if You like Alex Timbers's work. See this forgotten show in a fun and fast way with a killer cast. Plot is slight & gets muddled, but still fun
Don't see it if Bluegrass is a turnoff. Or you hated Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Or you need a serious, "important" musical. This is pure whimsy with grit
See it if It's coming to where you live - this tour is just as good as the Broadway production. Truly lovely and engrossing.
Don't see it if You cannot understand accents - even toned down from what came before, it may be tough for some to make sense of the Irish brogue put on.
See it if You have not seen it yet. You want an easy show to enjoy. You already like the music or ALW. You can get a seat under the chandelier.
Don't see it if You didn't like the movie. Want to see something new - while a classic, it can easily be bested by new ambitious theater opening around it.
See it if You want to be reminded of how much theater can do with so little. This revival of a classic play makes it feel brand new.
Don't see it if You prefer your shows to be upbeat, fun, and cute. This is a serious production of a serious show.
See it if You've ever been uncomfortable around others. Christopher, though not neurotypical, is still played with such relevance that all can connect
Don't see it if You're sensitive to flashing lights, loud noises. Though about a boy on the autism spectrum, this show is NOT autism-friendly. Still amazing
See it if You haven't yet. A decent show with a good slew of songs. Great character vehicles for a night of riffing and high belting.
Don't see it if You have already. Though always a great time, Wicked will be here for years more. Go see something new tonight!
See it if You have kids (are still a kid inside) but want a little more than the Disney choices offer.
Don't see it if You don't like casts (or audiences) where children outnumber adults.
See it if You want to laugh. Boyer is amazing as both the teenaged boy and the demonic puppet, especially when acting opposite himself in scenes.
Don't see it if You are bringing young children. While hilarious, this is not a show for the tots or the prude as it is hard to censor a satanic puppet.
See it if You have ever been part of a family. Though focused on two queer characters seeking their place in the universe, this is a universal story.
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with LGBT+ themes. Do not expect big dance numbers, the beautiful score is not toe-tapping in this grounded musical.
See it if You love dance and the classic sounds of the Gershwins. A beautiful show to look at and listen to.
Don't see it if You require more to your musical than stunning choreography. Though a visual feast, the plot is a little thin and some songs seem forced in
See it if You want to be brought inside a modern and exciting retelling of a slim sliver of an epic novel.
Don't see it if You don't like making eye contact... or any contact with the performers of a show. You need a deep and important story to enjoy a show.
See it if You want to see a show that speaks to the people -especially young people and their parents- of today.
Don't see it if You want to escape into another time or place. This show is beautifully and arrestingly "now."
See it if You like going into a musical and NOT knowing what happens next, feels good to see something not based on a movie, novel, or history playing
Don't see it if Banjos make you cringe. The score is delightful, but bluegrass on Broadway may not be everyone's idea of classic "showtunes"
See it if You liked the movie, you like Jessie Mueller or Sara Bareilles. You enjoy a classic-style show w modern sensibilities and contemporary music
Don't see it if You like women-centered shows, but are tired of your women always being victims of men whose problems arelated solved by newfound motherhood
See it if You're taking young kids. You like your music harmless and forgettable. You enjoy a strong performance from child actors.
Don't see it if You need your stories highly focused. You can't stand the Peter Pan story.
See it if You go to the theatre to be emotionally moved. You want to see one of the season's best performances, courtesy Ms. Cynthia Erivo.
Don't see it if You prefer a silent, non-reactive audience; you haven't read the book or seen the movie - the show does a lot of condensing.
See it if you keep waiting for that Shakespeare guy to write a new play already! You suffer from a strong case of Anglophenia.
Don't see it if every year you complain about the amount of imports on Broadway; the idea of a modern History Play gives you bad flashbacks to drama class.
See it if you always say, "Hey, wouldn't Sliding Doors make a GREAT musical?!" ...you've loved Kitt & Yorkey since Next to Normal won all those awards
Don't see it if you have trouble following a duel narrative, don't like the new contemporary pop-rock-radio sound of theatre.
See it if You are open for something new, enjoy reruns of I♡the80s and social satire ... or if you want to see what being Patrick Bateman feels like.
Don't see it if You are at all squeamish or put off by violence - this is a Sweeney Toddy for the 21st century. Or, if you hate club music and techno feel.
See it if You have a love for American history, can't get tickets to Hamilton, just sae Hamilton. You don't mind a musical that's mostly dialogue.
Don't see it if You despise concert performances.
See it if You need a palate cleanser after too many deep, dark, brooding works. Pure joy and good old romantic musical feel from the Fiddler team.
Don't see it if You require your shows to be serious and modern - this is pure throwback. And a gem of it!
See it if ...you enjoy big song and dance numbers. ...you have ever questioned your purpose. ...you like a good pair of heels.
Don't see it if ...you can't stand just a little camp. ...the thought of men in heels somehow confuses you even though it's the 21st century.
See it if You love Noises Off and are itching to see a perfect revival with an A+ cast! If you've never seen Noises Off, what're you waiting for?!
Don't see it if You can't stand comedy and the sound of doors slamming makes you cringe.
See it if You care about theatre being an inclusive space. This revival has created a piece fully accessible to hearing and deaf audiences.
Don't see it if You could nevet enjoy SA's score. Though most can overlook SA's faults for the beauty of the production, it's still Spring Awakening.
See it if The commercials aren't enough. Costumes and staging are still unlike anything else on Broadway.
Don't see it if You can find enough clips online. Circle of Life is amazing and worth the price of entry, but the rest does not live up to the kids movie.
See it if You like send-ups or referential humor. A good show to pair with another, heavier performance on a two-show day.
Don't see it if You think just naming another thing does not count as making a joke. Though enjoyable, SR does not live up to the hype. Cute show, not more.
See it if You have not before. A classic and much-loved musical in a revival that brings nothing new to the show.
Don't see it if You saw it in a previous production. Though the cast is always great, this Miz does not differ enough from previous to demand a return trip.
See it if You can! This show is amazing in its ability to marry early-American history with today's music all performed by an astounding, diverse cast
Don't see it if You have to buy your ticket secondhand. Though you may have to wait, do not give in to scalpers and resellers.
See it if You don't need your show to "be important" or "say something." DAMES is pure fun and a delight to behold. Amazing triple-threat cast of six!
Don't see it if You cringe at the thought of old-timey "let's put on a show!" movie-musical confections. Though a send-up, it's earnestness is still present
See it if You enjoy the English Music Hall feel and enjoy quick-changes, hijinks, and hilarity.
Don't see it if You're looking for something modern. The show is charming and clever, but can seem like a new staging of something from yesteryear.