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See it if You love the book series and liked Be More Chill
Don't see it if You're over the age of 16.
See it if You love traditional musical comedies with great legitimately funny books and scores
Don't see it if You don't like funny shows with great performances or if you hated the original movie
See it if You're a fan of reinterpreted classics or if you're a huge fan of Fiddler on the Roof
Don't see it if You're not into reading supertitles for over 2 hours.
See it if You're a teen who loves new musical theater or if you love the NJ cast recording.
Don't see it if You're over 24 years old, or if your theater tastes have changed since you first discovered musical theater
See it if You love an original musical with a great cast and great singing from everyone. Also if you love original musicals with a deeper message
Don't see it if You're not into quirky shows, or if you're looking for a show with a hollywood celebrity.
See it if You're a fan of seeing diversity on stage. Great performances by both Lauren Ridloff and Joshua Jackson.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy dated material. A wonderful part of a revival is sometimes contextualizing it for a modern audience, this show didn't
See it if You're a fan of the movie and want to experience a bit more about the world and some additional backstory on the characters.
Don't see it if You hate Disney or if you hate projections, this show uses a lot of them.
See it if You loved the book, or love absurd, silly, and fun family shows that work on more than one level.
Don't see it if You are expecting to see the movie (Original Version) plopped on the stage.
See it if You want to see two of the greatest stage actors (Laura Benanti and Jeremy Shamos) deliver amazing performances.
Don't see it if You're not into non-linear storylines with slightly confusing plots.
See it if You have an undying love for Spongebob and/or have small children who also love Spongebob.
Don't see it if You get distracted easily, are looking for something easy to follow along. You have only seen a handful of Spongebob episodes, and hate him.
See it if You love Groovelily shows like Striking 12 or if you love small shows with great music
Don't see it if You don't like experimental music or small quirky shows
See it if You like experimental musicals that draw on multiple styles of musical theater and pop music.
Don't see it if You're more of a fan of traditional musical theater structure and musical theater songs.
See it if You are looking for a fun musical that is filled with pure joy, great writing, and great performances.
Don't see it if You're not a fan of loud shows or if you hated the movie.
See it if You want to try something new. The sound design and use of audio recordings was an ingenious way to tell a complex story.
Don't see it if You're not okay with sitting for long periods of time. Two hours without an intermission is too long.
See it if you're a fan of innovative musicals that are small in scale and large in message.
Don't see it if you're not a fan of small intimate musicals presented in the round
See it if you're a fan of quirky small musicals and old Hollywood stories ala All About Eve and The Bad Seed.
Don't see it if you're into bigger musicals or prefer more robust scores.
See it if You love the story of The Color Purple and you're into minimalism directing and set design
Don't see it if You're looking for a bombastic spectacular
See it if You're looking to dig into how messed up Oklahoma! actually is, or if you're love reinventions of classic musicals
Don't see it if You're expecting to see a light and fluffy production of Oklahoma! while the music and book are the same, it's not frivolous
See it if You love comedies masquerading as experimental theater or if you're a fan of Taylor Mac
Don't see it if You like theater that makes sense or if you like shows that are fast paced.
See it if You're a fan of bio-musicals done right and are into the history of modern pop music.
Don't see it if You hate the songs of Carole King
See it if You grew up loving the movie and wanted to see the universe expanded. Also see if you love beautiful costumes as the costuming was exquisite
Don't see it if You don't like the animated movie. Also don't see if you're looking for a show with actual conflict and an actual villain.
See it if You love Jimmy Buffett and traditional musical theater storylines. You can go in with an open mind
Don't see it if You're too into serious theater, this show is not serious. It's campy and ridiculous. Also if you hate Jimmy Buffett, steer clear
See it if You've seen all the Harry Potter movies and want to see a continuation of the lives of your favorite characters.
Don't see it if You're precious about Harry Potter and don't want to see the universe expanded.
See it if You loved the movie and love seeing fresh takes on movies. Also see if you loved Legally Blonde.
Don't see it if You hated the movie and don't like stories about students going to high school. Also don't see it if you hate Tina Fey
See it if You love amazing writing full of lots of heart supported by amazing performances by a tight ensemble
Don't see it if You're not into religious themes and stories of redemption.
See it if You're a fan of new musicals and star making turns. Also see if you love Andy Karl
Don't see it if You're looking for memorable music or show stopping numbers.
See it if You love Sutton Foster, she manages to breathe new life into a show that at sometimes can seem creaky and tired.
Don't see it if You're into more contemporary musical theater, the show, while staged modern, can at times seem like a relic of its time.
See it if you love emerging musical theater writers who know how to craft original stories for musical theater.
Don't see it if you're not a fan of emotional musicals with pop scores, or if you hate musicals about high school
See it if You just want a silly escape or if you love amazing dancers. Also see if you want to sit back and just enjoy the experience of theater.
Don't see it if You want your show to have a distinct beginning, middle, and end. There really was no storyline, just a bunch of fun songs and loose plot.
See it if You have children you would like to expose to musical theater, note that some parts of the show were slighty scary for kids under 10
Don't see it if You want to understand every word of a song that is being sung and you hate whimsey
See it if you're a fan of traditional musicals and a classic Bock and Harnick score.
Don't see it if you're a fan of newer more contemporary musicals.
See it if You love when directors push the boundaries of what you think theater is capable of
Don't see it if You are disturbed by lighting effects