See it if You haven't seen this classic staged before. Acting/singing are a bit uneven but overall very good.
Don't see it if You don't have a sweater - the actors wear heavy layers and dance a lot so they keep the place really cold.
See it if You're with a middle schooler studying US history; don't mind somewhat cheesy songs. Shadings of Side Show, Titanic in the tone.
Don't see it if You want deep character development or any real staging at all; you think it's weird to see a musical in a nightclub space.
See it if you want to see a great cast work in material that's not quite as good as they are - Jessie Mueller was compelling.
Don't see it if you want depth; you dislike pop musicals. It may help to listen to the recording first - a lot of the lyrics get lost in the sound design.
See it if You like the story, want to see a diverse cast, like pretty things.
Don't see it if You're looking for something new or different. This feels traditional, but still a solid production.
See it if You like innovative, emotion-driven performance pieces with sparse use of dialogue but beautiful expression and design
Don't see it if You need dialogue. So glad I tkts'ed this piece.
See it if You're with a middle grader and have seen everything else that's family-friendly. The set and last 10 minutes redeemed the show for me.
Don't see it if You want depth, challenge - anything beyond a pleasing couple of hours of pretty.
See it if you want to see some huge talent who are clearly invested in the show. There are a couple of breathtaking wall-of-sound moments. Plus Audra.
Don't see it if you get bored with historical pieces. It feels anticlimactic and act two was especially messy when I saw it in previews. May be better now.
See it if you must see all Lea Salonga shows; you want to support diversity of stories and casts
Don't see it if you don't care about the issues - it's not compelling enough to merit seeing otherwise
See it if you like bluegrass, don't mind a Hallmark-ish storyline, enjoy a strong female lead
Don't see it if you want heavy drama and seriousness, have trouble suspending disbelief/cynicism, dislike folk music
See it if you liked curious incident or next to normal, you work with high schoolers, you like intimate shows
Don't see it if you'll be uncomfortable with a show that centers on suicide / being different
See it if You like close harmonies in a folksy, bluesy take on a classic tragedy. Could see this transferring successfully.
Don't see it if You want high production value, comfortable chairs, or an original reimagining.
See it if you liked the movie "Sliding Doors"; you have the energy to follow two story lines at once. The music has grown on me over listens.
Don't see it if seeing a remix of Rent cast / story ideas is unappealing; you hate belt songs. The sound design made everything seem Very Loud.
See it if you like ensembles who seem to be having a ton of fun together; you appreciate sight gags; you like plays about/within plays
Don't see it if you want something serious / that takes itself seriously
See it if You like powerful female leads, moving performances, crying at musicals. Headley and Erivo some at the head of a great ensemble.
Don't see it if You need elaborate set design. This strips almost everything away and focuses in on the gorgeous performances.
See it if You like this director or this work; you like trying to dissect imagery
Don't see it if You want to be drawn into the story or set. It all felt pretty stagnant to me, and I never felt like I cared about the characters.
See it if you enjoy character study, rock musicals, high energy, lgbtq portrayals. Especially see it if NPH or JCM ever come back to it.
Don't see it if you're homophobic; you prefer big companies.
See it if you want a less intense intro to immersive theatre than Sleep No More
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable interacting with the cast and audience; you dislike sand; you need linear plot and control of your experience
See it if you enjoyed the book; you want to see an effective staging of the inside of someone's consciousness
Don't see it if you dislike uncomfortable moments within the story
See it if you love dancing, you're okay with feeling confused, you have reasonable aerobic capacity, you don't mind being separated from your friends
Don't see it if you dislike being confused, you are uncomfortable with lack of control, you only like shows with heavy dialogue
See it if you can get tickets :) [especially stage right - the action skews that way and I enjoyed the experience more from that side of the house]
Don't see it if you hate hip hop. or musicals. or brilliance.