See it if You are open to an offbeat show that hits some high notes but sometimes misses
Don't see it if You like a straightforward narrative that is on a uniformly sophisticated level
See it if You love Carole King's music and are interested in recent music history
Don't see it if You are too young to know or want to learn about Carole King
See it if You can get past the reviews that complain it's over-produced and just be open to enjoying a warm-hearted story
Don't see it if You are a cynic or dislike musicals
See it if You want to see a wonderful play written, acted and directed by women, and you are open to one about Liberia
Don't see it if You have PTSD or assume this subject has to be depressing (it's actually powerful)
See it if You want to see Saoirse Ronan for a few minutes in a wooden production.
Don't see it if You are repulsed by innovation for its own sake. Horrible direction, set & costumes convey nothing, bad acoustics, actors don't connect. Sad
See it if You love Christopher Wheeldon's choreography and won't sit there pining for Jerome Robbins as I did
Don't see it if You are in love with the Gene Kelly version and not open to a drastic update
See it if You trust me (I have seen it six times) and want to see a deeply inspiring show with an historic theme. Go!
Don't see it if You are a cynic and have no interest in getting more optimistic.
See it if You are interested in entering the world of a person with Asperger's and like original staging
Don't see it if You want a costume drama
See it if A play that sticks to your ribs. A "Big Chill" for our time. Like getting together with smart relatives who have been around the block.
Don't see it if You dislike naturalism.
See it if You enjoy Jane Austen or romance and like to be up close to the performers in a creatively staged production
Don't see it if You want s stodgy costume drama
See it if you like Kelli OHara and don't mind if the rest of the show lacks energy.
Don't see it if You find it hard to get into a sexist fantasy where one of the major plot lines involves sex trafficking. Hasnt aged well.