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See it if you love hair metal, glam rock, and the music of the 80s. You enjoy a good old rock and roll blast of energy and a seriously fun romp
Don't see it if you dislike jukebox musicals, don't appreciate mature content/humor/language
See it if incredible blend of circus, burlesque, opera, ballet, and more. A sparkly, sexy take on a classic with an INSANELY talented cast
Don't see it if prefer firm structure/linear storytelling, are expecting more of a theater/play structure versus a cabaret/circus style, are under 18.
See it if you love Macbeth and fresh takes on it, like new musicals, enjoy wicked sense of humor about fast food/the 70s/American cultural history
Don't see it if You don't like modernized or freshly-interpreted classics, don't like new musicals, you avoid blood/gore/violence
See it if You like classics delivered creatively and playfully; enjoy grand romance, swashbuckling sword action, and humor
Don't see it if You want a strictly period-accurate piece in language, setting, and structure
See it if you are an Aaron Sorkin fan, you enjoy creative adaptations of classic literature
Don't see it if you're looking for a nuanced exploration of racism, you prefer your adaptations to be absolutely faithful, if understanding accents is hard
See it if you enjoy fresh interpretations of history, theatrical innovation, want to see what the hype is all about!
Don't see it if you're a historical purist, you can't deal with the (very accessible) rap and hip-hop influences
See it if you loved the animated movie, you like romance, you enjoyed other musicals from this creative team, you're a Disney(ish) princess fan
Don't see it if you aren't okay with taking liberties with a historical period
See it if you like pop music and history and combo of the two, love powerful vocals and super witty book/lyrics, want an exhilarating super fun time
Don't see it if you prefer linear storyline and plot structures, object to a concert-style show
See it if You love the Christmas Carol but aren't afraid of new adaptations, enjoyed a magical staging a la Cursed Child, love to see classics updated
Don't see it if absolutely hate the Christmas Carol, prefer fully-staged period pieces
See it if you're in the theater industry or interested in it behind the scenes, into Shakespeare and examinations of Shakespeare/theater and race
Don't see it if 1-person shows aren't your thing, uncomfortable with discussions of race, little knowledge of Shakespeare and Othello especially.
See it if you like adventurous new theater from exciting current talent, enjoy great acting, like non-linear or experimental storytelling
Don't see it if you don't like experimental plot structure, dislike engaging with racism, expect a somewhat familiar family drama story
See it if you enjoy farce (or enjoy seeing a farce of farce), like shows about theater, want a laugh, enjoy slapstick
Don't see it if you don't like physical comedy, are looking for strong social messaging
See it if you love classic musicals or shows-about-shows, you're interested in a career creating theater
Don't see it if you're looking for more complicated stories or characters
See it if you love an incredible dance ensemble, you're hungry for a fun beautiful fabulously queer story, you want to laugh (and cry a little)
Don't see it if you can't handle occassional 1500s speech, you're a jukebox musical skeptic or GoGos purist