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See it if You enjoy Morrisette’s music and a heavy subject matter. Jukebox musicals - the plot worked better here than others I’ve seen.
Don't see it if You want a musical to be “fluff” - this one is intense.
See it if An interesting reflection on LBJ’s Presidency and what he wanted to accomplish vs what he could. See if you enjoy a reflection on history.
Don't see it if You don’t enjoy history.
See it if You don’t care much about the script or acting choices. The set is brilliant.
Don't see it if You expect character development, relevance or strong acting choices. Half of the 2nd act was spent with everyone screaming for no reason.
See it if You enjoyed the book, you like Kate Hamil’s work, you want to see clever and entertaining theatre.
Don't see it if You expect an exact duplicate of the book.
See it if You like political drama. You want to see two fantastic actors do their thing. Lithgow and Metcalf are fantastic.
Don't see it if You agreed with the outcome of the 2016 election.
See it if You want to see some great acting and singing. The plot is weak but some numbers are clever and fun.
Don't see it if You expect an adaption of the movie or a musical that uses the music numbers to move the plot forward or a strong book.
See it if You enjoy campy melodrama-styled theatre or CHarles Busch in particular.
Don't see it if You don’t like over-the-top, overplayed (on purpose) drama.
See it if You like revues and Maury Yeston’s music. There’s even a few songs not yet heard in there. Simple staging but wonderful singing And acting.
Don't see it if You want a plot or spectacle.
See it if You want to see fantastic acting, a compelling and thought-provoking adaption whether or not you’ve read the book (I hadn’t).
Don't see it if You expect an imitation of Gregory Peck’s performance in the film.
See it if You enjoy a well done, silly little musical.
Don't see it if You want a big musical experience. This is an intimate space but used well.
See it if Act 1 is well thought out and the idea is intriguing. Some great music and ideas. See if you want to see a show still finding its way.
Don't see it if You want a fully flushed out show. Act 2 loses its way and feels like the writers couldn’t quite resolve the story.
See it if You’re a Disney fan, a Frozen fan or have a child who is a fan. Great staging and great actors. Far more enjoyable than I expected.
Don't see it if You hate Disney adaptations.
See it if If you love the movie, go see this. If you don’t know the movie but want a fun and entertaining night of theatre go see it.
Don't see it if You did not enjoy the movie. You expect ground- breaking theatre.