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See it if you want to see really interesting performances in a sparse staging
Don't see it if you're looking for a conventionally structured play, or expect a lot of dialogue
See it if you want a hell of a high-energy show and an audience that's super excited.
Don't see it if you want people to be calm or reserved - the audience sang along on a number of songs when I saw the show.
See it if you're looking for something with a lot of conflict, both between and within characters
Don't see it if you're looking for something polished - the premise is good, but the writing resorts to cliches at pivotal moments.
See it if you're looking for an emotionally devastating musical that doesn't force a happy ending to make the audience comfortable.
Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with a frank treatment of how some queer youth are treated, or are uncomfortable with the use of slurs.
See it if you didn't see it off Broadway or in Jersey, I guess?
Don't see it if you saw an earlier version of the show. They RUINED it in the transfer up. It went from being earnest and lovely to a hollow caricature.
See it if you want to see 3 very nimble actors in a 360 degree production about the moral conversation around the vietnam war
Don't see it if you're looking for a flashy production - this is pretty stripped down, which adds a lot to the show.
See it if you really love Cher, and don't mind hearing other audience members more than the cast.
Don't see it if you want an original take on the singer biomusical. Same devices as Summer, just Cher songs.
See it if you're looking for a piece of queer children's theater
Don't see it if you want a more mature/adult-oriented production; this is clearly written for children.
See it if you want the best fusion of a musical, a concert, and a drag show that I've ever seen. I'm going again ASAP.
Don't see it if you're looking for a standard staging/show, or can't handle loud music.
See it if you're a fan of Michael C. Hall and can appreciate the subtlety of his performance.
Don't see it if you'd struggle to find the art in what feels like 70 minutes of stream of consciousness rambling.
See it if you want a fun, hilarious queering of Elizabethan versions of greek tragedies. SUCH A GOOD TIME. I can't quite describe how much fun I had.
Don't see it if you're looking for a serious drama, or are opposed to any representation of the queer community.
See it if you want to see some fantastic acting by the lead in a very intense play.
Don't see it if you're sensitive to discussions of childhood sexual trauma or suicide.
See it if you're up for a modified version of the movie with some excellent singing
Don't see it if you're attached to an exact repeat of the movie, or loud audiences bother you - they wouldn't shut up!
See it if you've liked other Kate Hamill reimaginings of classics, or are interested in the idea of overtly feminist reworkings.
Don't see it if you want an exact replica of the original
See it if you have a pre-teen who's into it, or just like musicals even if they're not terribly complex.
Don't see it if you're looking for something deep or subtle - this is neither.
See it if you want an excellent production of a classic.
Don't see it if you're looking for light subject matter.
Also I expected the supertitles to be much more distracting than they were.
See it if you want to hear a whole lot of theories about consciousness rapid-fire, but in a fun way.
Don't see it if you don't like rap or want a slower, more deliberate discussion of these theories.
See it if you want to see a fantastically constructed drama about family ties.
Don't see it if you're looking for something lighthearted - while this has light moments, it's a heavy work.
See it if you want a campy take on the trials of being a high school girl with excellent vocal performances. Think updated Heathers.
Don't see it if you're not a fan of camp, or are expecting a flashy production.
See it if you want a fun, flashy, glittery, immersive post-apocalyptic telling of the life of Oscar Wilde and contemplation of its lessons.
Don't see it if you're uncomfortable in loud, crowded spaces or queer bars.
See it if you want to have a good laugh while learning more about the impacts of chronic illness on families.
Don't see it if you're opposed to discussions of sex - it's a pretty relevant theme.
See it if you're interested in the stagecraft aspect - the gorilla is really cool! I also love the performance of Christiani Pitts.
Don't see it if you're expecting something more complex than the original B-movie material (which I think is unfair to the show, tbh).
See it if you want a funny and touching mixture of character sketches, stand up, music, and video interviews.
Don't see it if you're looking for a conventional play or musical.
See it if you want a fun, intelligent take on what queer spaces mean to their inhabitants.
Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with plays about gay men, or hate Scottish accents.
See it if you want to support shows that include ASL in really creative ways and has superb acting all around
Don't see it if TRIGGER WARNING: depictions of suicide and substance abuse, discussion of sexual abuse.
See it if you really love Carole King, or want to see a good ensemble performance with some great singing.
Don't see it if you're looking for a high-intensity show.
See it if you can commit to a long, convoluted, often painful story which fails to provide resolution.
Don't see it if you're sensitive to discussions/depictions of emotional, physical, or sexual abuse/manipulation.
See it if you want to see some great acting and writing.
Don't see it if you're looking for something light and disconnected from the modern world - despite being old the central conflict holds up.
See it if you want to see a solid cast perform a decently written queer piece.
Don't see it if you're looking for a completely polished work - the conclusion is still a bit rough.
See it if you want to see a really cool incorporation of dance into storytelling centered around women's experiences.
Don't see it if you're looking for an even treatment.
See it if you want a touching look at queer life not so long ago that will make you laugh (gotta love Tennessee Williams).
Don't see it if you're sensitive to portrayals and discussion of homosexuality.