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See it if You don't mind seeing something that feels like a play with music. If you like new interpretations of familiar songs.
Don't see it if You're expecting a big, splashy musical. It's certainly not that. Great music, but a lot of talking.
See it if You love this era of music, if you don't mind jukebox musicals; if you love to smile and dance in your seat. the energy was infectious!
Don't see it if you prefer original storylines and aren't interested in musical history/music from this era.
See it if You were a fan of the book (I presume), if you like new, refreshing music that's relevant to today's teens - it speaks to that audience.
Don't see it if You can't handle LOUD moments, if you have zero interest in topics on teenage angst; it may not be for members of another generation
See it if You like new, original material; If you like the creative team; If you you enjoy great voices and talent.
Don't see it if You are expecting a new DEH or Next to Normal. If you want to leave the theater singing. I wish I remembered a song, but I don't.
See it if Of course if you loved the movie. It was so fun to recite the lines (in your head!) with them. Singing is fun and entertaining.
Don't see it if You don't appreciate cheesy moments. I think b/c it really follows the movie so closely, it felt cheesy when they broke out into song.
See it if You want to see this top notch ensemble; they are each truly remarkable; if you are interested in seeing a show that depicts "realness"
Don't see it if you have a hard time watching people be their true selves. there are hard moments in this play and the acting is phenomenal.
See it if You don't mind Old English syntax; if you enjoy jukebox musicals - it's really fun to see how the songs are interwoven into the context.
Don't see it if you don't like jukebox musicals; if you like big, fancy sets (I feel like the sets would be amazing for a university setting).
See it if like others say, you like the classics and want to see one reinvented. This is a stunning performance and the actors shined and surprised.
Don't see it if You prefer more modern, relevant stories and/or aren't interested in classic Bway.
See it if you love to rock in your seat to the music and dancing; if you don't mind a small, intimate setting; if you want to be absorbed in fantasy
Don't see it if you prefer serious, straight plays. while there are *some* deeper moments, this is a story at its core. the talent is stunning, so go!
See it if You love splashy theater with wonderful talent (the entire cast is superb), meaningful story line and get-up-and-dance feeling.
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with gender related topics. If you prefer plays, if you simply don't like musicals
See it if You appreciate theater (any theater!) and culture... if you want to be fully absorbed in history from start to finish.
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with culture/history that may not be your own. even if it is not your own, this is so relevant. U should still see it.
See it if You simply love Bway. This musical was an absolute delight. It was so clever and fun. Even if you hated the movie, see this!
Don't see it if You prefer serious subject matters.
See it if You can see this production and see a real star. The show IS Glenn Close. A real treat to see her in action. Orchestra on stage is stunning
Don't see it if You want some unsung dialogue; almost everything is set to music; I didn't love every song, but certainly there are a few a show-stoppers.
See it if U simply love any theater. This is a remarkable show - please go! A stunning, heartfelt story. Laughing & crying & smiling at the same time!
Don't see it if I truly can't think of a reason. I really believe this show is for everyone. The music is so relevant to the time and the setting as well.
See it if You love descriptive story-telling; if you love beautiful music that could be stand-alone songs outside of musical theater. Fun & upbeat.
Don't see it if You prefer large set designs; this was an extremely simple stage production as is typical for this venue.
Also I am sorry that it was such a short run and more people can't see it.
See it if You enjoy nostalgia and a fun time at the theater...you like to watch amazing dance numbers and enjoy cast members playing multiple roles.
Don't see it if If you prefer large scale productions or have zero interest in learning a bit about James Cagney.
See it if You want to see acting as its best. These actors portray awful people you can't help but love - on stage, a real feat.
Don't see it if You are looking for a shorter play: this comes close to 3 hours (but the time goes by fast). If you are offended by dark, sexual scenes.
See it if u r interested in seeing a refreshing and fun new look at an old way of living. lots of reminiscing & amazement of how things "used to be."
Don't see it if u prefer a more diverse cast (this is all-women). if u r looking for a large-scale production. if u aren't interested in women's issues.
See it if if u enjoy rock/non-traditional musicals, small casts and low-key productions; +++ talent; if u want a real portrayal of life as an artist
Don't see it if seemed very loud at times, esp for a small theater; if you prefer splashy productions
See it if you want to be moved to tears by stunning vocals, performances and subject matter... if u like mostly music & don't mind simple stage design
Don't see it if u have a hard time with serious subject matter; if u prefer splashy stage design - it is fairly simple but appropriate for the show.
See it if you like raunchy humor and don't offend easily. you love a good laugh mixed with a real B'way experience with showstopping numbers.
Don't see it if you take life too seriously and can't handle poking fun at religious life.
See it if you like seeing professional kids perform, don't mind low-key sets that remind you of a middle school performance... you like small theaters
Don't see it if you are looking for a replica of the past B'way shows. This is an extremely small production with professional kid actors. great kids tho.
See it if You love amazing dance numbers, big musical numbers and have the desire to dance in your seat... if you like to see history come to life.
Don't see it if You may want to do a little homework before seeing the show to more easily follow what's going on. a bit hard to figure out in the beginning
See it if You like a relevant, modern-day story. The music was stunning. For a musical, a lot of talking, but the acting is phenomenal.
Don't see it if you prefer a traditional Bway show with a huge cast and traditional sets. There are only 8 people in this show, and each one shines.
See it if you like slap-stick comedy. I really wanted to like it but I just didn't get the appeal. I loved all the actors save the story/cheesy factor
Don't see it if you prefer musicals or shows that may be more direct. maybe it was an off night for me!
See it if You are interested in this "re-imagined" version of a classic. Talent is amazing and staging/lighting totally unique - if intrigued, see it!
Don't see it if you don't like the music of this show - same music even if different setting. If you prefer traditional theater and staging.
See it if You love loud, entertaining, modern shows that showcases amazing talent and phenomenal dancing! I laughed out loud & smiled throughout!
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with LGBTQ focused story line and/or gay humor in general.
See it if If you enjoy bway classics that feel new. The singing, the dancing, the fun humor was all fantastic.... it was long, but flew by!
Don't see it if You're not a musical lover... I would only describe this as absolutely delightful, so only those non-musical lovers may not enjoy!
See it if You enjoy Sondheim, but also if you would enjoy a more modern flair to his music. Great actors who were fun and compelling
Don't see it if Mostly if you don't appreciate or enjoy Sondheim. This show didn't last long in its original run on Bway, but this production is a delight.
See it if You like the original story; if you are interested in the mechanics of the show - they are honestly amazing; if u like set design and tech.
Don't see it if You're looking for memorable music; I wish they took elements of the movie but cut some other stuff out.
See it if You enjoy original work; if you were raised in the 70s/80s and enjoy some "throwbacks" to the era. If you generally enjoy musical theater.
Don't see it if You are looking for a serious show; if you prefer high-brow stuff.
See it if of course if you loved the movie. As other said, it stayed true enough but also felt new, for today. Really amazing and unique set design!
Don't see it if You love to walk away singing from the show. You really may love the show, but as soon as the curtain closes you may not remember any songs.
See it if You enjoy Broadway classics; if you enjoy stunning high-octave/soprano singing. I didn't think I did, but love listening in this production.
Don't see it if You prefer modern, newer shows. If you don't want to see domestic violence on the stage - it's hard to watch.
See it if U love art and theater and culture references even if you aren't familiar with them. this show is subtle and nuanced = breathtaking!
Don't see it if You have no interest in seeing a glimpse of another culture that may feel foreign; if you prefer big, splashy numbers.
See it if U enjoy a walk down memory late, if u enjoy overall musical reviews; if u enjoy amazing, supremely talented people showcasing great works.
Don't see it if You are looking for new music. If you aren't interested in the shows that are depicted (you may not appreciate it).
See it if You enjoy seeing stories you know come to life. I think they did a nice job incorporating modern concepts into an old story. Set was fun.
Don't see it if You're looking for a top show. It was fun, made for kids (despite the dark tone of the story), and sweet. Not much more to it than that.
See it if You've never seen these 2 stars in person. Their voices are unmatched & they are the only reason to see this show. Costumes are beautiful.
Don't see it if If you're looking for a musical where you'll remember the music and/or you don't mind if you can't understand half the dialogue.
See it if if you simply love musical theater; if you want to be taken back to the "magic of Broadway" with stunning sets and choreography.
Don't see it if if you did not like the original; if you don't like nostalgic, predictable story-lines (although they don't feel trite here IMO)
See it if You've seen and loved this show in the past - you still will; if you want to be reminded of what an A+ large, Bway production really is.
Don't see it if You are offended by some risque, graphic scenes; if you aren't interested in war themes that resonate today; prefer talking over singing.
See it if U like modern stories & New York centric stories. Certainly if u enjoy a cappella - these people are talented! It's a sweet story.
Don't see it if U prefer large splashy sets. It is meant for a small/Off-Bway stage. The story will be dated at some point as well. Best part: 90 mins!
See it if U can see it with THIS 2016 cast. This is a theaterlovers show. If u appreciate deep, intense moments that stays with you for days.
Don't see it if If you are uncomfortable with religious and sexual portrayals on the stage. If you don't like full-music musicals - it is all done in song.
See it if U have never seen a production of this show before. Sutton Foster is beyond dynamic and dominates this role. If u like an intimate setting.
Don't see it if U r interested in a new or more modern musical since this is a revival of an oldie. U want to see a large-scale production.
See it if u are interested in having a few WOW moments; the set design and staging are unlike anything I've ever seen - truly remarkable! 2 leads r ++
Don't see it if U have issues with strobe lighting, bright lights (I didn't see a warning on this) and possible audience participation.
See it if u like modern drama that feels very real; u enjoy detailed stage & set design & outstanding acting. this 90-min play is truly absorbing
Don't see it if you prefer to be swept away from reality to another time period; this very "real" play may resonate too close to home for some.
See it if you love music from the '50s and '60s (jukebox musical!), really talented singers & don't mind a very small off-Bway production.
Don't see it if u don't want a production that resembles a very sophisticated high school set. the talent is great & funbut this is not a splashy Bway show
See it if u like jukebox musicals; amazing talent, great dancing; go back in time and learn Motown history; u don't mind neighbors singining outloud.
Don't see it if u don't like LOUD music (they should fix this); u want splashy sets (seemed amateur); u don't like Motown music; u prefer new music for Bway
See it if you like the Rockettes - their talent certainly is amazing. Sets were super impressive.
Don't see it if you are looking for a real B'way experience. This is definitely a "NY thing" but not a big Bway show.
See it if You like songs that blend into the dialogue, beautiful singing, modern day story, lots of laughter.
Don't see it if you prefer original shows (this is based on the movie and you may want to compare too much). don't see it if you don't like to laugh.
See it if you love to dance and sing. Gloria Estefan's story, set to her music, is an absolute delight that makes you wanting more when you leave.
Don't see it if you want an original story with original music.
See it if you like a good, fun musical. you don't even need to know Roald Dahl's story to enjoy this. the kids are superb.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy odd accents. if you didn't read the book, it was hard to place the time/location of the story and the accents were off.