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See it if You’d like to see new work, enjoy musicals, ensemble cast that works well together, would like to be entertained
Don't see it if You are looking for a profound, revelatory show. This is not purely superficial but is not very deep either.
See it if You are interested in history, particularly ‘45-‘69, appreciate one handlers, and like the music of the boom generation.
Don't see it if You don’t like one man shows, don’t like documentary theatre
See it if You enjoy family dramas, quirky comedies, appreciate ensemble chemistry, great acting
Don't see it if You don’t enjoy off Broadway plays, minimalistic sets, have difficulty tolerating a 90 min show without intermission
See it if You enjoy interpretations of Shakespeare highlighting the relevance of his works to modern times; masterful acting and amazing production.
Don't see it if You are not into Shakespeare plays or prefer classic staging, interpretation etc
See it if you enjoy relevant social and personal issue plays, humorous take on addiction, enjoy great acting.
Don't see it if it would be hard to sit through a 90min play with no intermission (it gets slow at times) and the stories of addiction lost their novelty to
See it if you like the books or have a kid who likes the books; you want to see an entertaining fantasy story.
Don't see it if you want to see something realistic, don't like musicals, or are not a fan of the books.
See it if you enjoy a typical but excellent Broadway musicals, liked the movie, appreciate humor, and great sets, music, acting etc
Don't see it if you're looking for a serious play/drama, or are looking for a more intimate setting - the Marquis isn't as charming as a typical B'way house
See it if You’d like to see Shakespeare under the stars, a good production of Coriolanus, great acting
Don't see it if You don’t like Shakespeare, long plays, or need to see something exceptional. This production was good but very straightforward.
See it if You would enjoy an excellent retelling of the famous Jules Verne’s tale in a Monty Pythonesque way.
Don't see it if You don’t enjoy comedy, children’s theater, slapstick.
See it if you enjoy classical theater, especially Jacobean drama, and something to think about, as well as great ensemble work.
Don't see it if you don’t enjoy figurative language, contemporary settings in translation of period works, dramatic theater and violence
See it if You enjoy watching a well put together ensemble cast and like contemporary plays. It’s not complex but entertaining and enjoyable.
Don't see it if You don’t want to face issues of getting older, dementia, care-giving; or don’t enjoy off Broadway plays
See it if you’ve got kids with a sense of humor, and enjoy live music. All of the cast play instruments and the music is very enjoyable.
Don't see it if you are tired of the story.
See it if You enjoy great staging, video projection effects, wondrous and masterful puppetry and don’t mind pretty traditional story-telling otherwise
Don't see it if You want to avoid a pretty traditional broadway show (with exception of very modern staging, masterful puppetry, and great choreography).
See it if you have kids that like "Frozen". There're many faults with this production but fans of the animated film who are kids would enjoy it.
Don't see it if you care about quality beyond a cliched Broadway musical. Even costumes (horrible wigs!!!) were not up to par. Staging/light were enjoyable.
See it if You’d like to brush up on the modern Russian theater and see some of the current Russian theater and film stars.
Don't see it if Long, dated plays with a true but obvious message bore you
See it if you are interested in the history and atmosphere of Northern England during war time, and the years before WWII; enjoy acting performances.
Don't see it if you have combat PTSD (there are some sudden and loud sounds of bombing in the play); have difficulty following northern English accent and
See it if You like Alan Ayckbourn’s plays, British theater, the genre of tragicomedy, enjoy close up masterful performances.
Don't see it if You don’t enjoy long plays, are looking for a broadway style or a fast paced show
See it if You are interested in the human experience of a mental illness, particularly, autism - both personal perspective and point of view of others
Don't see it if You don’t like unusual story-telling, can’t tolerate loud music or noises, or are looking for light entertainment.
See it if you are a fan of zany British humor, Tom Stoppard, intellectual comedy, and are a bit familiar with the characters of the play.
Don't see it if you are looking for light comedy, not interested in philosophizing about art, politics, social responsibilities in a play that doesn't have
Also a plot arch, but is more like a collection of memories.
See it if You have kids. It is a great kids' show - though funny for adults too, it can get a little slow. Wonderful spirited actors and a great story
Don't see it if You are not into children's theater.
See it if You’d like to confront your death anxiety and like documentary style or intellectualized plays
Don't see it if You need a story, an emotional connection with the characters and are avoidant of thinking about death
See it if you've got young kids (up to age 6-7). It's cute but somewhat repetitive. The acting is great, and shadow puppetry is wonderful.
Don't see it if you don't have kids to take to the show.
See it if you are interested in the lives of artists, questions of what is art, and enjoy small productions. Acting, staging, writing were all superb.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy small productions, don't like lots of dialogue, not interested in philosophical discussions about art.
See it if You like new interpretations of old works, enjoy modern dance, and Bernstein’s score
Don't see it if You would not like a change in the musical - some numbers are cut; do not like modern takes on classical works; do not want to see violence
See it if you're interested in classic plays, this one mid 19th century farce. It is entertaining, & is an enjoyable production with a great ensemble.
Don't see it if you'd like to see something more contemporary; if you get uncomfortable in relatively tight spaces (seats are packed closely in this house).
See it if You want to be entertained, moved and come out singing tunes from the show. Amazing production with excellent actors, music, staging, etc
Don't see it if No reason not to see it
See it if you want to have fun! The show is so enjoyable from all aspects! Great directing, staging, acting, singing, costumes, music, all of it!
Don't see it if you don't enjoy ludicrous bizarre stories and want something serious.
See it if you want to have pure fun without any hint at seriousness. It does not matter if you hated the movie. This is much better.
Don't see it if you'd rather not have fun or having a feast for the eyes and joy for the ears is not your cup of tea.
See it if you like original musicals, can relate to family issues, teenage years, high school, enjoy great acting and intelligent script
Don't see it if you may be upset seeing a play about mental health issues, suicide, teenagers' loneliness etc
See it if You love Shakespeare’s comedies, word play, various interpretations of his plays, and enjoy theater under the stars!
Don't see it if You don’t follow Shakespeare’s language, don’t like modern interpretations of classical works.
See it if You like a straight-forward plot without anything new to learn.
Don't see it if You need some depth to the story and get bored with hearing the same chewed up info fed to you time after time. The play was terrible
See it if you enjoy Shakespeare, do not get put off by non-traditional interpretations of the plays, & enjoy masterful acting and ensemble work.
Don't see it if you get bored with long plays (it’s 3.5 hours long), Shakespeare and insist on traditional staging/direction.
Also I loved the inclusion of live music, the string quartet.
See it if You love Kurt Vonnegut and quirky plays. It is relevant to current issues but a bit too concrete.
Don't see it if You want to see something emotional
See it if You have a kid interested in the magic of science. It might inspire a young person to try some experiments at home.
Don't see it if You don’t have an interest in science or are not bringing a child. It will also be “over the head” for kids younger than 8-9.
See it if You want to smile non-stop for more than two hours. Being familiar with Soongebob series is not required.
Don't see it if You are not able to enjoy over the top silliness and zany humor, or if you want to see something traditional.
See it if you are a fan of this play, Eugene O'Neill or any of the actors.
Don't see it if You don't like very long plays, fall asleep when the action is slow, and don't need to hear repetition of the same things over and
See it if You are a fan of the crew (StarKid), like quirky plays, parodies, can take it easy with the play poking fun at itself and its fa
Don't see it if you like more serious plays, and not a fan of the crew, Scooby Doo, parodies.
See it if You love Shakespeare; King Lear and SRC
Don't see it if It would be difficult to sit through a very long play (almost 3.5h long with only 1 intermission)
See it if You want to be entertained, laugh and enjoy great staging, acting, voices and choreography of this high energy production
Don't see it if The music is too loud, you are not into high school drama
See it if you'd like to see those movie/TV stars on stage... love Lonergan's work.
Don't see it if the whole play experience is important to you: in the preview that I saw (close to the opening night), I found direction to be poor, with
See it if You love klezmer music, and are interested in learning more about early 20th century immigration/Jewish refugees from Eastern Europe.
Don't see it if Immigration/refugee stories are not new to you - the play does not offer a new look at those stories, and can get a bit boring.
Also The lead actors (the refugee couple) were great; just as the band.
See it if You love Martin McDonagh’s work; black humor; enjoy great theater
Don't see it if You don’t follow quick dialogues, have difficulty with various British accents; don’t enjoy gallows humor
See it if you have kids who enjoy magic tricks and illusions. Jason Bishop performs those very well and is entertaining.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy fairly conventional illusions and magic tricks.
See it if you have kids that love theater, music, pets. This off (off?) Broadway show was endearing and filled with useful lessons, & pleasant music.
Don't see it if You don't care for low budget shows or you are not taking kids to see it.
See it if you enjoy the magic and the language of Oscar Wilde stories; have kids and would like an immersive theater experience
Don't see it if you do not appreciate traditional story-telling or get bored with slow paced stories
See it if you are a fan of Harry Potter books and films. If not - it is still an excellent production, truly magical and wondrous!
Don't see it if you're looking for a more psychological or abstract show. The message of the story is fairly easily interpreted (but still valid & emotional