See it if you want to be swept away in incredible stagecraft, masterful direction & storytelling. The cast is one of the most talented ensembles ever.
Don't see it if ...there is not reason to not see this piece. It is a "play plus", infusing music, movement, and physical metaphor intertwined with words.
See it if you like "hummable-mummable" melodies- the score is full of gems. I saw the original broadway company so have not seen the replacements.
Don't see it if having a dialogue about gender constructs is not preferable to you, you don't like pop-sensible scores.
See it if you like virtuosic performances and will appreciate well-trained singers. Its a clever reclaiming of the "small" musical. Super smart.
Don't see it if you like glitter bombs thrown around stage. You won't find any here.
See it if want a breezy night in the theatre. If you have out of town guests visiting. It's totally serviceable.
Don't see it if you won't be disappointed that they never quite find their own musical. If you want more diversity onstage because you won't find it there
See it if you love masterful storytelling, brilliant scores, historical fiction, absorbing content.
Don't see it if you don't care about seeing groundbreaking new works of art.
See it if You love well-crafted scores and appreciate great orchestrations. The book is powerful in creating a real world for these characters.
Don't see it if Coming of Age stories aren't your thing. If you won't be able to get past the sexual identity issues present in the piece.
See it if you've never seen it- this is most people's gateway show; captures the essence of theatrical spectacle story telling. Go 4 Masquerade alone
Don't see it if Andrew Lloyd Webber makes your ears bleed. though it is one of his best, least repetitive scores.
See it if you like charming, throw back musicals with a lot of spectacle. Tony winner James M. Iglehart is a particular treat if you can catch him
Don't see it if I can't really think of a compelling reason not to see it. Its not ground breaking but it is perfectly lovely.
See it if you like classic musical theater and Randy Skinner tap. Lesli Margherita is wickedly charming and a character actress for the ages.
Don't see it if you're tired. It will make you mad.
See it if your love of the score will outweigh the disappointment of the staging of the production.
Don't see it if you want to feel like the material is in good hands. I felt it playing for laughs and the sensibilities of a modern audiences. #tourists
See it if you have children who aspire to be on the stage. The kids ensemble is worth the price- they are magical.
Don't see it if you like heartwarming- the piece is a bit cold in its delivery and loud-like the song title. It's a bit stiff upper lip but satisfying
See it if You've always wanted to go to the ballet but never pulled the trigger, you secretly love being swept away by spectacle. Balc seats are good
Don't see it if You like to spend your time seeing edgy and challenging work. This is classic all the way.
See it if For Lea Salonga's voice- it's a magnificent instrument, the incredible artful staging by Stafford Arima, the true story you didn't study
Don't see it if Jukebox musicals are your jam. This one is all original. Book, music, and lyrics.