See it if You like longform/shortform improv, beatboxing, a show that is literally different each night
Don't see it if You do not like leaving a show up to chance and impromptu creativity, are expecting PG content
See it if You are a fan of shows set in ‘30s and 40’s theatre, big & busy choreography, will-they/won’t-they relationships, strong female leads
Don't see it if You need a modern performance or orchestration
See it if You like seeing the backing band live on-stage, mythology/fairytales, immersive stage design
Don't see it if You do not enjoy narration, you prefer dialogue to not rhyme, low/high vocal ranges
See it if You enjoy the standard repertoire of Rodgers & Hammerstein, are curious about revivals of classics, enjoy contemporary dance.
Don't see it if You prefer modern or fast-paced style, or more dialogue than dance. You have trouble understanding Northeastern accents. Aversion to abuse.
See it if You enjoy the songs of the animated film, want a straightforward story.
Don't see it if You are attached to the characters of the animated film, or dislike Russian culture/history.
See it if You enjoy subtle, reserved humour, Israeli music, singing in Arabic, and/or the film adaptation.
Don't see it if You have trouble understanding English with an accent, you expect a fast-paced show, you are uncomfortable during long periods of silence.
See it if You are close with your brothers/father, enjoy or are interested in discussions of privilege & mental health, do not need closure.
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable w/ foul language, the LGBTQ community, or don’t often grasp irony or sarcasm. You expect an intermission/set change.
See it if You are fond of the animated film and its soundtrack - because this show truly brings all of it to live action and in a RAINBOW of color!
Don't see it if You have no interest in talking animals, or children in the audience.
See it if You enjoy old school hip hop infused with history! Or maybe the other way around? Detail stage design and choreography for multiple viewings
Don't see it if You cannot appreciate or focus during a play that is completely sung thru.
See it if You are a big fan of the film/quotes, relish lavish lifestyles, are looking for a rags to riches story
Don't see it if You want unpredictable twists in plot, lyrics or concepts with depth
See it if You are intrigued by modern retellings, have enjoyed other performances at Circle in the Square, love immersive or experimental theatre
Don't see it if You are a purist of the source material, are uncomfortable with breaking of the 4th wall, are easily startled/anxious
See it if You would like insight into the history of media, enjoy period pieces of the ‘60s and ‘70s, detailed stage design
Don't see it if You have an irritation toward cigarette smoke, cannot understand British accents, have an aversion to swearing or lewdness
See it if you understand the appeal of the Beetlejuice movie, are a fan of Alex Brightman, are fascinated with set design
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with the macabre, have young kids susceptible to humor that may be considered crass or vulgar
See it if You are a lifelong follower of Harry Potter and its fanbase. You’d enjoy a UCB-style of off-broadway. You enjoy intimate theaters.
Don't see it if You have not read/seen Harry Potter. You are bringing kids to the evening performance (separate fam-friendly matinee). Want elaborate sets.
See it if You have an opinion on “truth” in journalism, enjoy Bobby Cannavale’s performances, fan of Cherry Jones, Daniel Radcliffe, want relevance.
Don't see it if You have a sensitivity to obscenities, tense moments, mentions of death/suicide.
See it if You are curious how an immersive world is created. You love magic/illusions. (Obviously) you are a Harry Potter fan!
Don't see it if You cannot enjoy fantasy/suspended reality, do not know the general story lines of the Harry Potter series, dislike hints of the macabre.
See it if You enjoy opera, classic musicals, a light atmosphere of fantasy
Don't see it if You need your musicals to be modern in delivery and content, you need extreme realism in story
See it if You are bringing children who enjoy live theater and the songs from Aladdin. If you like a progressive theme about independence.
Don't see it if You are expecting the caliber of The Lion King or Frozen on Broadway, or a serious emotional aspect. You don’t like predictability.
See it if You are a fan of songs from the movie, enjoy fairytales, are bringing children.
Don't see it if You feel the songs from the movie are overplayed, hope for unpredictable plots.
See it if You love a great beat to toe-tap to! You’re musically inclined and want a display of creativity.
Don't see it if You are looking for more dialogue and story than sound and ambience.
See it if You are familiar with Matt Stone & Trey Parker’s work, and love sarcastic, ironic double-entendres.
Don't see it if You are worried about politcal correctness, or raunchiness, or are devout/religious.
See it if You watch Mean Girls (the movie) every day, or at the very least love everything Tina Fey has ever touched. Listen to a positive message.
Don't see it if You don’t have a desire to understand the current generation, or do not wish to have a mature conversation with any children you bring with.