See it if You want to be been away by an incredible puppet. (You'll be on the edge of your seat) Strong lead actress & cool choreo.
Don't see it if You want a good strong story with character development.
See it if You want to be transported. You like seeing new musicals that feel fresh. Brilliant storytelling -making magic from the mundane. Great music
Don't see it if You like big band musicals with lots of choreography.
See it if you are a fan of Harry Potter, lots of inside jokes. This is a delight. A bit messy but loads of fun.
Don't see it if you've never read the books, or watched the movie everything will go over your head and you'll just be watching so-so performances.
See it if you enjoyed the mystery around Anastasia. You are looking for a pleasant night at a enjoyable show. Very cool scenery!
Don't see it if you are looking for a ground breaking or inspiring night of theatre. This show is good but not great.
See it if You want to be moved, or inspired. This is a beautifully crafted show, strong direction, excellent acting.
Don't see it if You don't want to deal with hard questions or topics like injustice, WWII, anti-semitism.
See it if you want to be provoked, have your preconceived notions questioned, and like shows playing with the 4th wall. 3 strong actors.
Don't see it if you do not like violence, sexually violent stories.
See it if you want to be transported, and immersed into a theatrical experience. Also if you like modernized versions of classic stories.
Don't see it if you don't like sung through shows, or shows with lots of plot through lines & characters. Also if you don't like non traditional shows.
See it if You want to experience apiece of theatre that feels like the current political climate, a bit nuts, simultaneously funny and heart wrenching
Don't see it if You like linear, story driven plots that never break the 4th wall
See it if you like adult puppetry, visual art, animation, really beautiful theatre & a very poignant piece about Japanese internment.
Don't see it if you want to see actors performing in front of you. This show is very transporting and visually stimulating but not about the actor.
See it if You want to be blown away by powerful voices, incredible acting, and an resonant story. SO GOOD!!!
Don't see it if just see it... unless you can't handle emotional tales
See it if you like straight up Commedia shows. You enjoy raunchy & timely jokes. You appreciate the work of strong professionals having a good time.
Don't see it if you don't like shows with a loose focus, without a driving plot. Repetitive story lines. Plot needs tightening & shortening.
See it if you want to be wowed, on the edge of your seat, like to be immersed into a unique and magical quirky world. These are top of the top acts.
Don't see it if you want a play or musical with a plot. This is a circus performance.
See it if you want an artistic perspective into autism, and like unique storytelling, amazing theatrical staging, & a moving story.
Don't see it if you can't handle intense light and sound elements, and varying story lines.
See it if you like immersive aspects, folky tunes, tight harmonies, and timeless stories told with a twist.
Don't see it if you don't like to be included in the action, or theatre in the round. Or you like literal storytelling
See it if you like to think about questions of faith, and social pressure. You want to see a very prodigious production.
Don't see it if you don't like to leave the theater feeling depressed, and frustrated.
See it if you like being transported into a completely new world filled with magic. These artists are masters in the forms of puppetry and physicality
Don't see it if you don't like puppets, or the wizard of oz.
See it if you love physical and immersive theatre. You like Shakespeare done in new ways. You want to have a completely unique experience.
Don't see it if you don't like to be immersed in the experience and put on the spot.
See it if You like: love triangles, and relationship dramas. There is some good acting too. Good one liners.
Don't see it if You want to see the edges pushed. (Sadly ended up rather predictably). Some writing cliches.
See it if You are a teen or a parent, I think it resonates with those people the most. If you like to see emotional journeys
Don't see it if You don't like to see suicide used as a plot device.
See it if You love Lear. Like new interpretations of Shakespeare. I loved most of the cast, and the direction was strong. Loved Edmund.
Don't see it if You need a show to drive forward and not drag. 3.5 hours is too long for you. You've seen an actor perform a Lear that you already love.
See it if you love John Lithgow, love being read/told stories, like to use your own imagination & have a strong level of focus. He's very charismatic.
Don't see it if your mind wanders easily, you don't want to listen to one man tell you stories from his childhood. You aren't a Lithgow fan.
See it if you like family dramas, shows with strong female leads, and dealing with heavy topics through wit
Don't see it if you want a rollicking good time, or to be moved to tears (this is a fine show but not quite there in terms of emotional connection for me)
See it if you like seeing strong women in a kitchen table drama that deals with tough concepts (sexual identity, abuse). Surprisingly heartwarming
Don't see it if you are triggered by abuse, or loud noises. You don't like plays that center around family relationships
See it if You like immersive theatre. You want to be part of the action. You enjoy traditional tales modernized, and flipped.
Don't see it if You don't like audience engagement, unique and unusual storytelling, or actors in your personal space/on your table.
Also This is a really well done immersive theatre experience!
See it if you want an epic musical experience. Quite the journey. Kim and The Engineer are really awesome. You like stories that hit political points.
Don't see it if you are turned off by implied sex and lots of raunchy moments. Also if you don't like thinking about USA in negative light.
See it if you are obsessed with John Cage (this show exalts his work, using his words). Some comic moments. Cute & necessary dance breaks.
Don't see it if you have sound sensitivity, want to be entertained, or haven't had caffeine before hand.
See it if You are a Shakespeare fan, like seeing new twists, fan of mash-ups, cool simple set use, original music, well paced. Strong Ensemble.
Don't see it if You are not a Shakespeare fan, or struggle to follow a complicated, twisting plot. A bit long, with folding chair seats.
See it if you enjoy musicals and Shakespeare. This is a witty combo of both filled with references that will crack you up.
Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare or musicals, or bawdy humor.
See it if You love the story and want to see it come to life. Extremely fun, and playful. Talented cast. Beautiful swing scene.
Don't see it if You struggle with accents, or having the story told by children.
See it if you love masters of their craft pouring their hearts out. Quirky love triangles/pentagons, and exploring love and family from all angles.
Don't see it if you are looking for a large ensemble or dance show. If you have a short attention span (2:45 is current run time)
See it if you like family dramas, unique stories, and fresh perspectives. Good acting.
Don't see it if Sadly the director struggled with how to stage in the round. 89% of the time we had actors backs to us. Which ruined some moments.
See it if you like impressive circus acts that will make you gasp out loud mixed into a musical. Cool video elements & masterful circus acts.
Don't see it if you want a strong plot, and a unique story. Or hate aerial circus acts.
See it if you love quality, awesome performances of Shakespeare. RSC is one of the best companies in the world for good Shakespeare.
Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare. Or you can't sit in uncomfortable seats for long periods of time.
See it if you are ready for a party, absorbing, exciting theatrical experience. You want to experience a club/theater show.
Don't see it if You aren't ready to be on your feet, and experience with all of your senses.
See it if you enjoy seeing one of Shakespeare's more difficult plays handled extremely well, like a mix of theatrical styles, beauty, & great staging
Don't see it if you are bothered by rambling, fantastical storylines or if you prefer 'traditional' Shakespeare.
See it if you enjoy Dark humor. Witty Banter. Teen age perspectives. Walt Whitman. Shows that make you gasp.
Don't see it if if don't want discussions on sickness, death, and dying, and teenage language.
See it if you want to be swept away by the beauty of the play, both in the acting and the set.
Don't see it if you'd be bothered by some of the racial 'issues' in the text and portrayals on stage.