See it if You don't mind sitting through theatre that has no impact whatsoever. The actors weren't listening, set was too much, & direction unclear.
Don't see it if You would like to see a show that works. This is the only show for which I have ever asked for a refund.
See it if You enjoy a modern take on a dated story that gives it new life with perfect casting and brilliant new choreography
Don't see it if You prefer the original, or don't approve of the story as a whole. Can be triggering to some audience members.
See it if You want to see a classic musical theatre work redone with top-notch actors and enjoy a lighthearted romp
Don't see it if You want a full production or prefer non-cheeky humor
See it if You want a fresh immersive take on some of Sondheim's most recognizable work.
Don't see it if You don't like immersive theatre or aren't a fan of the show itself.
See it if You want to see Nancy Opel at the helm of a raunchy, funny, adult show and you enjoy powerful women
Don't see it if You're looking for a PG family show or dislike the story of an older woman
See it if You want to be genuinely thrilled in a theatre. Your heart will pound as the darkness of humanity is laid bare & bloody.
Don't see it if You like traditional Broadway, feel-good plays with happy endings or dislike extreme violence.
See it if You enjoy high-energy musical numbers and a mild storyline.
Don't see it if You want something completely captivating from the first downbeat; this one takes its time to get your heart pumping.
See it if You want a spectacle unlike any other seen on Broadway. This is a true feat of theatrical effects, and the lead woman is brilliant.
Don't see it if You want a clear story or a good score. The text & direction leave questions on the choices made to tell a period story.
See it if You're ready for a not-so-nice show on Broadway. From the very opening with the turn of the stage, this is not a happy-go-lucky bit.
Don't see it if You want a light show. This is gritty, real, and very much a commentary on the darkest parts of life.
See it if You want a twist on the classics. Out of the proverbial box you'd expect. Masterful staging, direction, and knockout performances.
Don't see it if You're not really into period plays. This one transcends that, bringing it to the present, but there is still a hint of older times there.
See it if You have high expectations of operatic singing and staging effects. The use of the stage is pretty profound.
Don't see it if You've seen the movie. This is not that, and you could leave disappointed. The show has trouble carrying itself after all these years.
See it if You want to see a masterful performance in the round and appreciate a not-so-happy ending that shows the way of life for the poor.
Don't see it if You don't appreciate immersive theatre, stories about people of color, or prefer a traditional musical theatre setting.
See it if You love classic musical theatre done at it's absolute peak.
Don't see it if You prefer contemporary theatre and would rather have a more toned-down story.
See it if You enjoy creative takes on a classic childhood cartoon coming to life in a not-so-cliched way
Don't see it if You don't enjoy a show that may be too fun or prefer serious theatre
See it if You enjoy Lesli Margherita at her finest, complete with perfect comedic timing & raunchy takes on Christmas classics to create hilarity.
Don't see it if You prefer to keep an innocent idea of the Who's in Whoville. This is not a family show.
See it if You want to see a very modern Nora take on her choices in the first iteration of A Doll's House & enjoy feminist works.
Don't see it if You were looking for a subdued woman or a serious show, this one is hilarious as well as thought-provoking.
See it if You enjoy day-in-the-life stories that span over years and the development of relationships through hardships.
Don't see it if You can't get into a show that isn't larger than life; this is life onstage & the buildup is slow but worth it.
See it if You want to see something completely new and exciting in the theatre with some of the most brilliant direction possible.
Don't see it if You prefer traditional, non-immersive, straight-forward shows. This one takes some thinking & letting go.
See it if You're a fan of re-imagined Shakespeare & enjoy a company of strong ensemble actors.
Don't see it if You have trouble following old English or don't enjoy feminist takes on classic works.
See it if You want to see the future of what theatre could be. The use of the stage, of movement, and of the show itself is looking to the future.
Don't see it if You want only what you saw in the movie. This is a whole new take, and a very dance-heavy show.
See it if You want something more from theatre. This isn't a Broadway musical, & that's part of what makes it great. They put themselves into the show
Don't see it if You're expecting a refined, fully realized show. Based in improv, this is a company and a show that keeps you guessing.
See it if You want the quintessential over-the-top musical experience. This is what a huge Broadway budget looks like!
Don't see it if You're more about intimacy and realism.