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See it if you enjoy adaptations of Frankenstein, long stretches of wordless/physical theater, are not confused by people playing multiple characters.
Don't see it if you like fast-paced shows or don't like shows with minimal cast, props, costumes, and set pieces. There's no stage makeup for the monster.
See it if You like musicals, adaptations of Shakespeare, comedies with 60s and New York jokes and puns. Well casted and staged with a minimal set.
Don't see it if You want a big budget, serious drama with a lot of plot.
See it if you want to experience a current moment in American history. This show does a great job of focusing in on what could just be a headline.
Don't see it if you need a lot of plot-driven action or lean towards fantasy/escapism for your shows. The show unfolds slowly through dialogue.
See it if you'd enjoy seeing a Biblical text in a physical way. With some staging and lighting, the words come to life in a different way than read.
Don't see it if You do not like one-person monologues with some voices of different characters, or will fall asleep. It was about 2 hours long,
See it if you don't mind following a main character's story through many different actors. It was interesting to see the different settings for Chris.
Don't see it if you want a lot of plot or a big story. This is about one person's normal life told through different actors.
See it if you enjoy dinner theater. The food was better than the service and and show. The jazz band was talented.
Don't see it if you want a real plot and memorable songs. The talent and tone of the actors was uneven. My view was obstructed by a large pole.
See it if you like naturalistic plays that are mainly conversations taking place in real time. Believable people and relationships with 80s music.
Don't see it if you need a lot of plot and don't want to see women hanging out, drinking, smoking, and chatting.
See it if you enjoy showmanship/a variety of acts (singing, contortion, hoop, aerial). Impressive design, sets, costumes, performances + drinks.
Don't see it if you need more of a story (this is an outline/introduction of Alice in Wonderland characters). You want everyone to be fully clothed.
See it if You enjoy Shakespeare and semi-immersive shows. The music, singing, acting, staging, and food were all great.
Don't see it if You don't like or can't understand Shakespeare. Don't want to eat or drink while watching a play and want to see everything on a stage.
See it if You want to see 2 great actors breaking down walls and reservations to connect.
Don't see it if You are bothered by (tasteful) full nudity. The number of times she asks him to leave and he doesn't isn't great in today's times.
See it if you enjoy finding the comedy in tragedy. Language is updated for a modern, young audience with the absurdity of the tragedy highlighted.
Don't see it if you prefer classical works done classically with period costumes. Very modern retelling/inflections. If you need space, actors are close.
See it if you'd enjoy a setting of the Revelations text to some great music, with a lot of rhythmic choreography, sort of of like Godspell.
Don't see it if you need a clear plot or distillation of a heavily symbolic text. Some sound balance issues at times as well.
See it if you'd enjoy a small budget performance of great musical that focuses on racial and blended family tensions. Some standout performances.
Don't see it if you need high budget or lots of plot. This musical is sung through and has some magical realism (moon, washer, and dryer are characters).
See it if You like immersive shows, jazz, black culture, and some irreverent fun. It was cool to learn about the little known creator of jazz.
Don't see it if You want a traditional play. Are bothered by performers playing multiple characters. Some chairs were available, but it's mostly standing.
See it if You are ready for a new take on a classic that mines all the awkward and uncomfortable in gender roles and toxic masculinity.
Don't see it if You don't like musicals and want to stay comfortable.
See it if you enjoy musicals about teens. Quality of songwriting and singing were great, beyond what I expected. A fun show with a lot of strengths.
Don't see it if You need a lot of plot or like more serious/classical shows or plays. You are annoyed by teen drama.
See it if You like strong writing, performances, and one act plays. The second one was a highlight.
Don't see it if You don't like long monologues or are easily offended by discussions that involve the Holocaust, race, and shootings.
See it if You enjoy political comedy/commentary on America. Colin is very experienced with good delivery. His short Trump impression was on point.
Don't see it if You don't like comedy, politics, or one man shows.
See it if You want to hear a very personal story that includes monologues about a few generations. Chesney does perform some beatboxing.
Don't see it if You need a tight plot or will get confused by dancers playing multiple roles.
See it if You want an experience. Pre-show interactions were fun and charming. The actual show was well acted and the acapella singing was dramatic.
Don't see it if You can't sit on a crate for more than an hour. You need everything to be set up and clear. You don't like dim or self-lit lighting.
See it if You'll enjoy a straight forward musical with adorable and talented kids. I enjoyed the music and the cast was good. Great adaptation.
Don't see it if You want to see some really new and edgy. This is a feel-good show.
See it if You like theater that makes you uncomfortable and spotlights cultural issues. It covers atrocities during a civil war and their effects.
Don't see it if You want a happy, neat, uplifting story. Or if some narration and miming bother you. How some moments unfolded worked better than others.
See it if You enjoy 30 minutes scenes with some good writing. What is really going on takes awhile to develop, and the endings are earning.
Don't see it if You want longer plots and more of a through line.
See it if You enjoy hearing very personal stories told in a funny way. Chris has a natural, relaxed delivery and a great story. It was honest.
Don't see it if You want something very staged and lighthearted.
See it if You like shows where the cast uses the whole room and you're standing so you move to see what's happening. Some audience interaction
Don't see it if You're not a fan of 60s type plots where the women are supposed to be sexy the whole time and a little ditzy.
See it if you enjoy seeing classics under a new lens. Strong performances, great staging, costumes, lighting. Funny, poignant, suspenseful, great!
Don't see it if you want a faithful to book/big budget show. Some roles recast as women. Women are front and center of this production. Fairly bare stage.
See it if you enjoy bright, campy musicals with some real showcase numbers and a light plot. Princess, Nerd Face, and Construction Worker stood out.
Don't see it if you want a tight, surprising plot. The show is a little long, and not every moment shines. If you don't like puns, there are many of them.
See it if You'd enjoy a long dance/human dance performance that is cheeky fun, showcasing many styles with riffs on Nutcracker music and themes.
Don't see it if You want a plot. Not as many singers as in Queen of Hearts, and no mouse king. Mostly a showcase for their many talented performers.
See it if you'd enjoy a personal story interwoven with some music. Keith shares anecdotes, music, and jokes in a forthright way. He does a great job.
Don't see it if You want a concert or something epic. This is a show that shares life lessons and observations with music sprinkled in.
See it if you'd like a kitchen/small biz story about art, money, and ego. Great performances, writing, flaring tensions, and real food smells.
Don't see it if you'd be offended by the f-word, don't care about food, are really annoyed rather than entertained by ego driven monologues.
See it if you want to see 2 good actresses play scientist friends who support and jab at each other in 1911. Frequent fiery zingers from Kate.
Don't see it if You need more of a story/plot/shape to your plays. If the script were tighter and had more of a form, this could have been memorable.
See it if you care to see a show of monologues. The 3 characters were fleshed out well and I became invested in Molly's inner life and story.
Don't see it if you need action or something fast paced. The 3 characters recount conversations so they mimic other voices, which could bother some.
See it if you'd enjoy a time-bending immersive show that folds in a little history of Governor's Island. You make your way through rooms of a house.
Don't see it if you need a linear show and can't stand for long periods. There are some chairs to sit in if needed. You can't follow multiple story threads.
See it if you want a glimpse into the lives of teenagers today. Written, directed, and acted by talented young people. Interested in what's next.
Don't see it if you don't like teen musicals or expect a super polished/bigger budget musical. This is promising early work.
See it if You like plays dealing with racial issues. They use simple props and some clever sound cues. Great acting from the cast.
Don't see it if You need a play to unfold linearly. You want to watch a comedy or spectacle rather than a gritty play.
See it if You'll enjoy a modern, sassy musical. The point of view was different and very specific. There were a lot of big laughs and great music.
Don't see it if You want a very plot-driven classical musical. You cannot handle a risque scene.
See it if You' enjoy a handmade world that tells a simply story about a small town. The coordination of live video, sound, and movement is great!
Don't see it if You need plot or actual lines. Any dialog is mainly background noise for the visuals. You want to follow actuals and not simple puppets.
See it if you enjoy nerding out about Star Wars. A funny tribute. Most shows in this space are fairly low budget, but energetic performances sell it.
Don't see it if you want a high budget show with a tight plot. This show ambles and has plenty of low brow humor.
See it if You enjoy one man shows and don't mind not understanding every word (some different languages spoken). Good storytelling and staging.
Don't see it if You can't handle many lighting changes (quite dark at times). Less emphasis on US border than would have thought, not very political.
See it if You want to explore toxic masculinity and how much women/minorities end up adjusting for men in the workplace.
Don't see it if You don't want to watch workplace situations (you are in the same conference room for basically the entire play), don't like crude language.
See it if you enjoy audience participating and being a character in a show that has escape room elements. Participation required!
Don't see it if You just want to sit and watch something. You don't like escape rooms or trying to figure things out.
See it if You love Anne of Green Gables and minimalist shows. Lead actress was good at distinguishing characters and dancers added a nice touch.
Don't see it if You like big productions and will get confused by/don't enjoy seeing one person play all the characters.
See it if You are an art fan and like experimental theater
Don't see it if You don't have earplugs for the first piece. The glam rock vocals were excruciatingly loud. Second piece was interesting but fluffy.
See it if You enjoy on in depth conversations about music and community. The violinist and actors were good. It taught me some history about Israel.
Don't see it if You don't care to hear about the inner thoughts of musicians or Jewish history. This play is 2 long conversations, so not much plot.
See it if You like tall tales and want to learn a little bit of non-white American history. The performers were showcased well. It's a very fun show.
Don't see it if You want a traditional musical and are easily offended. It's aimed towards a younger audience who will get the jokes.
See it if You are interested in examining the effects of baggage from parents and past lovers. The characters are distinct and interesting.
Don't see it if You need tension to start from the beginning. It took a little while to warm up, but I thought the payoffs were worth it.
See it if you'd enjoy an intimate story with strong character development. I felt attached to the characters and knew them quite well.
Don't see it if you mind missing some dialogue because it's not in English. You aren't interested in family dynamics or the immigrant experience.
See it if You want to see a small show with great music. I enjoyed the lyrics and word play. The music and singing were very high in quality.
Don't see it if You need a lot of plot. You see a lot of one scene relationships. Months and years zoom by without character development, just more scenes.
See it if You enjoy sleight of hand magic and audience interaction mixed with some personal anecdotes. I really enjoyed it.
Don't see it if You want to see something with a plot or big/grand staging. This is a smaller show that achieves what it's aiming for.
See it if You love hip hop, trapeze, and stunts. The cast is really talented and fun. The moves were precise and staging was effective.
Don't see it if The story was a bit light, but it didn't need to be deep. The lead had a mumbly voice, but it kind of worked for the character.