See it if You want a fun evening and don’t expect a life-changing experience. It’s worth going just to see Eric Anderson. He’s the real star.
Don't see it if You prefer something with depth and passion. This is the broadway version of a popcorn movie.
See it if You want a fun, upbeat, loud musical with a little bit of adult humor
Don't see it if You hate shows where you can't make out half of the lyrics to the songs because the band is louder than the singers, or you're a prude.
See it if You want to see the performance of a lifetime. It is that good. Intense, gripping, exhausting. It’s not at all happy, but it’s incredible.
Don't see it if Gripping portrayal of infertility would break you. Also, there are strobes and very loud discordant noises at times, and bodily fluids.
See it if You love complex glimpses into human nature
Don't see it if You’re looking for cheery. It’s funny but it’s definiteky not a play you’re going to walk out of whistling a happy song.
See it if If you can get tickets. *even* if you didn’t like some bits of the movie like the trolls and Olaf — they’re much better here. See it!
Don't see it if You deeply hated the movie, and not just because of constant overexposure. The show is not the same as the movie, but the core pieces match.
See it if You can tolerate 30+ minutes of boredom before the genie appears and the show gets to be fun - it’s incredible when he’s doing his thing.
Don't see it if You think a bunch of cheesy NYC in jokes & boring bits with extra characters (al’s friends) that weren’t in the movie will ruin it for you.
See it if You want a bizarre and interesting experience, or need a bit of an aperitif before personally indulging in psychedelics.
Don't see it if You prefer shows that make sense and aren’t best described as “it was an experience” It is not something the average person will enjoy.
See it if Loved the movie, hated the lousy villain&bat? See it. No magic -- just soviets. Or if you loved S. Pimpernel: the dynamic is similar.
Don't see it if You really want to see Bartok the bat on stage, romances bore you, or you want something stunning and original.
See it if You're a parrot head, a lover of romance comedy, want a solid, enjoyable musical that isn't edgy, dirty, dark, experimental, or puppet laden
Don't see it if You hate Buffett' music, and want your Shows to push boundaries or be gritty and depressing or intellectual, or if you're a prude
See it if You need a reason to smile and enjoy something different and beautiful. I left this show happy.
Don't see it if You are unable to suspend disbelief. 4 gods play a huge role in the show and without them, it's a delusional tragedy.
See it if You have ever not been a world saving hero or his trusty sidekicks, curly mop and red mop.
Don't see it if You hated the entire concept of the Harry Potter books or fantasy in general, or loved them and have no sense of humor for gentle ribbing.
See it if You enjoy musical theater and humor.
Don't see it if You're an absolute Shakespeare purist and get your panties in a bunch if someone swipes the bare bones of a plot to make a whole new show.
See it if You can afford to. Just do it. Even if you don’t like hip hop or history. Go.
Don't see it if You can’t afford it or can’t handle any show that wasn’t made by Rodgers & Hammerstein.
Also It really lives up to the hype! Incredible show.
See it if You enjoy layered, complex slices of life, glimpses into the experiences of others, never fully explained or realized.
Don't see it if You’re looking for a shiny flashy broadway show or a predictable Hollywood style plot
See it if You’re interested in learning more about the design decisions behind wicked and how shows are made in general, with bits of actors’ lives.
Don't see it if You’re expecting to actually go behind the emerald curtain - not happening.
See it if You really want to see Cap playing a slimeball and Cera doing what he does best, or just like the show description, check it out!
Don't see it if Hearing people laugh like a sitcom laugh track at even the not terribly funny lines because a celeb said them annoys you.
See it if You’ve never seen Phantom - everyone should see it once
Don't see it if Slow shows with lots of overlapped lyrics aren’t your thing. Phantom is one of those shows that would work better with opera style captions.
See it if You enjoy an immersive theater experience, with excellent performers singing occasionally at arms length. It’s worth paying for good seats!
Don't see it if You dislike dark comedy and implied violence (if you prefer some distance, you can skip the immersive nature by getting upstairs seats)
See it if You have the patience for a somewhat rambling 1:45 long conversation between 3 excellent actors
Don't see it if You find British humor irritating, or were looking for something fast paced, or really need a neatly wrapped ending.
See it if You want to hear beautiful countertenor arias and experience a surprisingly funny yet sad and thought-provoking performance
Don't see it if You hate opera, are uncomfortable seeing insanity portrayed, can't handle a little profanity, or want a nice, traditional play or opera
See it if You're interested in CS Lewis' personal life, or generally enjoy gentle intelligent conversation that ends in tragedy
Don't see it if You're unfamiliar with the story and expect to leave in a cheerful mood, or if a mismatch in relative talent levels. Or hate stodgy brits.
See it if You already know what it's about and are familiar with the music, or just want to see some great dancing and a neat set design
Don't see it if A show that's mostly dancing bores you or you expect to hear the singers over the excessively loud orchestra.
See it if You're a fan of the book or movie, or have kids, and won't mind a somewhat awkward "updating" of Mike tv and violet beauregard.
Don't see it if You or your kids are nightmare prone. (human squirrels with glowing eyes that turn red just before ripping veruca to pieces on stage??)