See it if If you like the original show and great intimate staging with a PHENOMENAL Usnavi.
Don't see it if If you like perfect performances throughout the cast. There were a few standouts and many who just didn't seem comfortable.
See it if If you like one woman variety style musicals.
Don't see it if If you want a strong score, story, and performance. This show is incredibly lacking in all of those aspects.
See it if The music is catchy and a great cast.
Don't see it if If you don't like stories that make no sense, have mismatched time themes, undeveloped and dumb characters, and lots of bad stereotypes.
See it if If you like creative theatrical lessons interlaced with magic. (With a finale that will blow your mind)
Don't see it if If you really just want magic. There were few tricks during the show and it focused more on life lessons and stories.
See it if If you like Arthur Miller's work performed to perfection! You won't find a better cast. Everyone gives stellar performances.
Don't see it if If you need a quick pace or a story that will really hold your attention throughout. It takes a long time for anything to really happen.
See it if If you like brilliant performances with some really fun jazz music and a deeper story than you thought there would be.
Don't see it if If you don't like swing music and a lot of diegetic songs. Or if war stories are triggering to you.
See it if If you like very meta shows in small intimate theaters with a cute score and book.
Don't see it if If you want a big production or a deep story. This felt kind of like a really good community theatre production.
See it if If you enjoy a brilliant and hysterical parody. I couldn't stop laughing.
Don't see it if If you didn't enjoy the book or don't like inappropriate jokes.
See it if If you like a beautifully crafted and heartfelt love story with phenomenal performances, lighting, staging, and music.
Don't see it if If you don't like simple romantic stories. This is a beautifully done love story. There are other aspects. But the main focus is the romance
See it if If you enjoy enormous productions that focus on serious spectacle and theatrical magic. It's truly a beautiful show with a powerful story.
Don't see it if If you prefer more intimate shows or don't want to cry.
See it if If you're Canadian, you may find something to connect to.
Don't see it if If you're not Canadian. The tone shifts, poor lyrics and music, and unfocused storyline will put you to sleep.
See it if If you like dark shows with beautiful messages and an amazing cast and score.
Don't see it if If you don't want to really think. It can be very confusing at times.
See it if If you want to see the performance of a lifetime. Glen Close delivers!!! A beautiful revival of this show with an amazing 40 piece orchestra
Don't see it if If you weren't a fan of the original or you prefer something more intimate. (or if you hate insanely cramped seats. Gotta love the Palace)
See it if If you like "classic" musicals with an amazing cast and want a night at the theatre that will simply entertain.
Don't see it if If you want a show with a good story and music that is deep and meaningful. To sum things up, it's a great production of a terrible show.
See it if If you enjoy a show with some really great music and staging that focuses on women's issues
Don't see it if If you don't enjoy fairly intimate shows that focus on 1950's/60's women's issues.
See it if If you want to see some incredible a-capella singing, a nearly perfect cast, and a really honest and touching story.
Don't see it if If you don't like a-capella music. That's honestly the only reason I can think of not to see it. It's really good!!
See it if If you enjoy science and want a fun night out that is also a nice learning experience.
Don't see it if If you want a story or a traditional theatre experience. This is not that. It's just fun, cool, learning.
See it if If you understand spanish and know the background of the music and culture.
Don't see it if If you DON'T understand spanish and know the background of the music and culture.
See it if If you like brilliant performances and an incredibly important and thought provoking show.
Don't see it if If you prefer one overarching story rather than several smaller stories within one show.
See it if If you like killer lead performances.
Don't see it if If you don't like shows with over the top confusing arcs that make you uncomfortable and sleepy.
See it if If you like strong performances and pretty melodies
Don't see it if If you prefer plots that move somewhere or music that has more than one level throughout.
See it if If you love Nancy Opel or sex humor. Nancy is onstage shaking her butt to the audience 95% of the show lol.
Don't see it if If you don't like sexual humor or true stories without too much depth.
See it if If you like inappropriate humor with catchy songs and a story that'll remind you of the side plot to "something rotten".
Don't see it if If you can't handle sex jokes or if you don't like open seating like me.
See it if If you love brilliant mentalism that's very audience interactive.
Don't see it if If you don't like magic or just want to be a spectator.
See it if A wonderfully stripped down production of this Sondheim masterpiece. If you love Sondheim and brilliant intimate theatre, go see this.
Don't see it if If you don't want to see a lot of changes to this show. Or if you don't like really intimate theaters/audience interaction.
See it if If you loved the book series and want to see a very stripped down and more heartfelt version of it.
Don't see it if If you are expecting a really big and spectacle type of production. It focuses more on the emotions. It's beautiful though.
See it if If you enjoy great dancing and wonderful performances.
Don't see it if If you want a truly deep story where all the songs are relevant and further plot/character.
See it if If you're a fan of boring "classics". Or if you like the cast.
Don't see it if If you prefer a deep and moving show that isn't a piece of its time.
See it if I can't recommend this show enough!! See it if you love brilliant writing and performances! Staged absolutely perfectly.
Don't see it if If you're triggered by suicide. BIG suicide trigger warning.
See it if If you like old fashioned musical theatre with a stellar cast.
Don't see it if If you want to walk out of the theatre humming the tunes or really remembering much of what you saw at all.
See it if if you like one woman shows that take a while to get to a fairly strong punchline.
Don't see it if If you want a show that continues moving throughout. It's also not completely polished. Previews of the world premiere. So it needed work.
See it if If you want to see a true Sondheim masterpiece performed brilliantly.
Don't see it if If you prefer large dance heavy shows with lots of staging and jazz hands. This is much more intimate and scaled down much like Encores.
See it if I cannot recommend this enough. If you enjoy a brilliantly classic performed flawlessly with inventive and terrifying staging, go see this.
Don't see it if If you don't enjoy really dark shows and audience interaction.
See it if If you like brilliantly written political/religious shows.
Don't see it if If you're like me and don't care much about politics and religion, this will bore you beyond belief despite how good the show is.
See it if If you like older musicals with a phenomenal cast and creative team.
Don't see it if If you prefer a deep plot and well written book. It's an incredibly fluffy and under-thought piece.
See it if If you want a truly unique show with wonderful music, great cast, great staging, and a really interesting and thoughtful story.
Don't see it if If you want a show that has a plot that continues moving instead of just developing characters. Or if you don't like dark comedies.
See it if If you want to see a few great songs and a stellar cast.
Don't see it if If you want a polished show. This show has a few amazing numbers. But overall, the score is very bland and boring with a really weak book.
See it if If you want to see a very good yet amateur production of a classic show with an incredible Bobby and Joanne with great directing.
Don't see it if If you want to see a professional show. This is a strong community theatre production. Or if you want to understand what's being said.
See it if If you love Kristin Chenoweth. She gives an incredible performance and the concert is really amazing!!
Don't see it if If you don't like Kristin Chenoweth.....Though if you don't like her, I don't know why you're even considering this show lol.
See it if If you like shows from that era that are just cute, fun, dancey entertainment with a great cast.
Don't see it if If you want a deep plot or a real masterful work of theatre.
See it if If you want to see a wonderfully written show that rings true to current events.
Don't see it if If you want flashy jazz hands and chorus girls doing kick lines.