Joslyn H

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Reviews (20)
82
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy

See it if you liked the movie and pop musicals with great roles for women

Don't see it if you expect something very serious or brilliantly written or different from the movie

88
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Warm, Resonant

See it if You enjoy joyous musicals, inventively staged and beautifully sung, even with slightly over-simplified fables as the core story

Don't see it if You want perfect representation of another culture, you can't lose yourself in lush showtunes in service of sparse character work

80
Absorbing, Clever, Quirky, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you're interested in family dramas with relevant themes

Don't see it if you want something more light-hearted and fun like a musical

75
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Quirky, Indulgent

See it if you like Tim Minchin's aggressively quirky songwriting, you're interested in the thoughtful story, you have the chance to see Andy Karl

Don't see it if you didn't care for Matilda, you don't like repetitive songs, the leads (in future productions) don't come with stellar reviews

70
Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You like inventively-staged shows with thoughtful characters, you're a World's Fair history fan

Don't see it if You need high stakes or intense drama to stay invested in a show, you dislike sad/ambiguous endings

78
Funny, Entertaining, Inspiring, Condensed, Enjoyable

See it if you enjoyed the movie, find Jason Sudekis charming, want a short night out (100 minutes, no intermission)

Don't see it if you want something innovative or gut-wrenchingly emotional, or are maybe done with stories about only white boys

Also A lovely night out, Dead Poets Society is charming and well-cast. It's... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Ambitious, Great acting, Quirky, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if you like unconventional musicals, family dramas, Jewish neuroses, affecting gay romance, and scene-stealing women.

Don't see it if you strongly prefer classically sung/structured musicals, as the score is unconventional and some of the scenes are abstract expressions

80
Great writing, Great staging, Absorbing, Funny, Intelligent

See it if You like modern, naturalistic dramas with thoughtful characters and themes on nostalgia and coming-of-age.

Don't see it if You prefer shows with more spectacle and/or stakes. It was a bit slow/quiet in parts.

90
Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if like straight-forward, compelling productions of Shakespeare, enjoy outdoor theatre, are on a budget (it's free!).

Don't see it if you're distracted by playground/street noises, are looking for something somber, can't imagine Shakespeare with gender-fluid casting.

85
Delightful, Romantic, Charming, Funny, Great singing

See it if You like classic musicals, romance, beautifully sung show tunes, humor and charm.

Don't see it if You are looking for something very serious, or if you don't enjoy light musical theatre fare.

70
During previews
Entertaining, Cliched, Fluffy, Romantic, Slow

See it if you like modern romantic musicals and anything Andy Karl and Orfeh are a part of

Don't see it if you demand brilliant writing or intense emotional arcs

78
Intelligent, Romantic, Thought-provoking, Dated, Resonant

See it if You like dramas about relationships that also explore broader social issues, you like thoughtful personal stories

Don't see it if you get bored in plays longer than 90 minutes, you take issue with outdated modes of thinking around differently-abled teaching

85
Romantic, Fluffy, Exquisite, Enchanting, Lovely

See it if You loved the movie, and classic/animated movie musicals in general, you want a family-friendly charmer of a show

Don't see it if you want something very unexpected or edgy, you are a Communist

86
Great staging, Intelligent, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you like innovative theatre about theatre, historical dramas presented with modern storytelling language, Jewish history/Holocaust dramas

Don't see it if you want something lighthearted or funny

Also Extremely clever and acted with enormous heart, the fascinating tale o... Read more Read less

89
Great singing, Warm-hearted, Moving, Uneven, Great acting

See it if you know/love the songs, you're moved by stories abt human connections, you enjoy country/folk/gospel, you can view our history as flawed

Don't see it if you need grand staging, you can't abide some janky throw-away numbers, you want pure classical "showtunes", you're bored by subplots

80
Entertaining, Funny, Cliched, Great acting, Gimmicky

See it if You want a rousing, funny show without too much thought behind the plot or character development; you enjoy musical theater references

Don't see it if you want a drama or something with any emotional heft/impact; you don't know too much musical theater, the "jokes" will not work

75
Ambitious, Funny, Indulgent, Overrated, Quirky

See it if you like big, quirky musicals with a decidedly British sense of humor, and lots of children singing loudly. Ambitious and funny, with heart.

Don't see it if you don't care for lots of children singing loudly.

80
Delightful, Quirky, Romantic, Charming, Great singing

See it if you enjoy sweet pop musicals with great roles for women, want a romantic, heartfelt comedy with touching moments

Don't see it if you don't like a bit of quirk in your comedy/romance, don't care for Sara Bareilles' music as it all sounds very much like her

90
Entertaining, Great acting, Romantic, Funny, Clever

See it if you like Carole King's music or the songs of the 60's, or just warmhearted stories of artistic struggle and triumph.

Don't see it if you want something very serious or if you're a misogynist.

100
Ambitious, Masterful, Must see, Riveting, Relevant

See it if You can.

Don't see it if You're opposed to anything new at the theatre.