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See it if you enjoy Taylor Mac's other works - it is similar to his others (political, potty humor, ball pit, mud flinging, crazy costumes)
Don't see it if you are from the country or a red state (it's pretty insulting), you can't follow rhyming couplets, you're not into audience participation
See it if you want to see something beautiful and unique, you don't need tons of spectacle to be entranced, you believe in the power of music
Don't see it if you are a tourist who is NOT a theater buff, you're not interested in folk music, you want a happy ending.
See it if you are a tourist, you value spectacle above all, you don't mind being told the story rather than shown it
Don't see it if you have read the novella, you have respect for Dickens, you're a fan of Andrea Martin
See it if you are a person. There is absolutely no one who should not see this show.
Don't see it if I mean, there are people who won't like it, probably - if you like very cohesively crafted story with a tied-in-a-bow ending.
See it if you are in the mood for a light, very funny retro show with a fabulous cast, great design, and a look into what 1961 was like for women.
Don't see it if you have no ability to understand that it was written in 1961, and it was a different time, and you need to take it from where it comes.
See it if you are pro-union, anti-establishment, enjoy popular music of the 1930s, are interested in how similar the corruption of the 30s is to today
Don't see it if you are wanting a spectacular musical theater production, find '30s pop excruciating, are often confused by convoluted plots, want modernity
See it if you are a fan of Jerusalem; you are a theater person; you like drama - this is about as dramatic as it gets; you want to get "shook"
Don't see it if you are a tourist; you can't take being "shook" or being on the edge of your seat for the last hour of the show - it's stressful!
See it if You are a fan of the musical itself, or the music, you are a fan of dance, you want to hear some legit singing, you're ok with a slower pace
Don't see it if You are into new musicals only, you do not like classical singing, you get bored of extended dance numbers, youre a victim of domestic abuse
See it if you want to see an amazingly well done Off-Off Broadway production, you love new, non-traditional musical theater, you're into history.
Don't see it if You like traditional musical theater, you don't particularly like country music, you want a really structured plot that is easy to follow.
See it if you are a mother or a teenager. You want a show that takes place in a familiar world - right here, right now.
Don't see it if you are expecting a well-written piece. You've had personal experiences with depression - this show is very unrealistic
See it if you have kids, you are a Spongebob fan, or you are just a theater connoisseur and want to see an all around well done production.
Don't see it if You don't care for Spongebob initially, or you dislike it. If you dislike color and lots of spectacle - sometimes it is dizzying!
See it if you are a theater geek & want to reminisce about shows you've seen or wished you'd seen, or want a tasting of music from well known shows
Don't see it if you want to learn something about Hal Prince or are hoping for a story line or insight into his success. You will learn nothing.
See it if you love Patti LuPone or Christine Ebersole - they are magnificent, or if you love to great costume design.
Don't see it if you are expecting something moving, thought provoking, or are hoping for a good fashion history story.
See it if you've never seen it before. It's a must see for the inventive staging, puppetry, masks and costumes. A masterpiece.
Don't see it if you want something ultra modern, edgy, incorporating the latest in theatrical technology. It's a bit dated.
See it if You like heavy melodrama. You're interested in learning about the lives of factory workers in Reading, PA. You are from Reading, PA.
Don't see it if You're expecting to be enlightened about the world of middle American Trump voters. There's nothing new here.
See it if You are interested in history, or you HATED history in school.
Don't see it if You really, really have no patience for any kind of rap music. It's not all rap by any means, but there is enough to annoy certain people.
See it if you enjoy the breaking of the fourth wall, you aren't looking for anything intellectual or deep, you never saw the movie
Don't see it if you are a grandmother, you aren't into language on stage, you're a theater person with no sense of humor, you are expecting the movie
See it if you are a fan of the movie and want to compare, you have a child, you want to see more Disney magic on stage, you love spectacle
Don't see it if you are a bigger theater snob than I am, you are a perfectionist, you don't want to deal with extra fluff added to make the show longer
See it if you are a Shakespeare aficionado, especially if you've never seen this play performed before, it's a cool, breezy day.
Don't see it if you are expecting something high energy, are a tourist, want to see something fun/fluffy, are an ordinary theater-goer who is meh about Shak
See it if you are looking for a classic musical-theater musical with a fresh, modern story that still manages to be heartwarming.
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with homosexuality, interracial relationships, or are looking for a show with edgier music or a more raw feeling.
See it if you are a fan of Taylor Mac, you love very VERY silly humor (SO many penis jokes), or want to see some incredible acting.
Don't see it if you do NOT like very silly humor, you want to see a musical, or you are expecting something like the 24 Hr History of Pop Music.
See it if you are a super Sondheim fan; you're a fan of Fiasco (it's done the same way as all their other shows); you've never seen Merrily before
Don't see it if you're looking for something VERY deep, VERY funny, or life changing.
See it if you are a tourist, you are a fan of the movie, you're looking to be entertained and nothing more, you have teenagers (especially girls).
Don't see it if you are looking for a thought-provoking story or something meaningful or life changing, you want to hear some well-written music.
See it if you are interested in the history of the AIDS crisis, and want a different view - the very early days in a small town.
Don't see it if you can't sit through long shows, illness and death upset you greatly.
See it if you are a theater person - you will appreciate it even more; enjoy slapstick comedy and silly puns; you're a Monty Python fan.
Don't see it if you don't like Monty Python; your sense of humor is very sophisticated; you don't find humor in silly gags - they don't stop coming!
See it if you want a relaxing, subtle, beautiful experience, with absolutely incredibly moving Middle Eastern-inspired music.
Don't see it if you like complicated plots, lots of spectacle, choreography, or anything else found in a traditional Broadway blockbuster.
See it if you're a fan of Andy Karl - he's magnificent, if you appreciate clever stagecraft, if you want something funny with a heartwarming ending
Don't see it if you'll be triggered by visions of suicide - seriously, you want something without foul language. Not for grandmothers or children under 13.
See it if you're a big fan of Sarah Bairelles and her music, the only thing that matters to you in a musical is the music.
Don't see it if you have any sort of taste in theater whatsoever, you are hoping for some sort of plot, dynamics, or characters that are not stereotypes.
See it if you're looking for a fun night out with a group of friends; you enjoy ridiculous humor
Don't see it if you're looking for something to take your grandparents to; You detest vulgarity; you're looking for a pop-rock musical
See it if You are a tourist and want to see the flashiest piece of theater in existence.
Don't see it if You liked the original book, you are sensitive to the persecution of people who are different, disguised behind a happy-go-lucky musical