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See it if You're looking for a short, star-cast play that's based on a true story
Don't see it if You want a play with a strong message. There's some dialogue about the importance of facts that resonates, but it didn't leave me shaken.
See it if You're looking for an accessible approach to Shakespeare in a fun, communal atmosphere. Actors are having fun and you will too!
Don't see it if You don't like contemporary adaptations of the Bard's work. This show incorporates a great soundtrack & fun interaction for modern audience
See it if you're a student of theatre. An oft-forgotten Tennessee Williams play full of well-rounded characters. Beautiful performances by all actors.
Don't see it if you don't want to see fabulous performers make a meal of Williams' words. Transport Group's stripped-down staging makes text more engaging
See it if you want to see Broadway's longest-running musical. Theatre is full of adoring audiences and the performers change often to keep it fresh.
Don't see it if you've see it before, were absolutely wowed & don't want tarnished memories. It's been 30 years running, and the special effects feel dated.
See it if you enjoy contemporary mother/daughter stories. Hayley Mills is a delight and the rest of the cast brings the laughs. Great girls' night out
Don't see it if you don't appreciate a good catfight. This is a strong, female-driven comedy: 5 women onstage, plus playwright, director and most designers.
See it if you enjoy poetry, short character vignettes or folk music. Remarkable cast of multi-talented performers play numerous characters throughout.
Don't see it if you're looking for a musical with a solid storyline. This gives you 1-3min glimpses into the lives of small town folk w/o connecting them.
See it if you're interested in the next conversation re gay marriage & relationships (mother, son, husband, friend). Poignant moments strike a chord.
Don't see it if you're unable to relate to others. This isn't just about gay community. Everyone can relate to challenging situations & escalating emotions.
See it if You enjoy classic comedies like Blithe Spirit and You Can't Take It With You. Great performances by Kevin Kline and Kristine Nielsen.
Don't see it if You don't have the attention span for a long, classic play (2 acts + 2 pauses), You find circular humor tiring - same jokes again & again.
See it if You enjoy WWII era music and humor. I felt like I was of the GIs in 'White Christmas' watching the troops perform. Silly scenes & patriotism
Don't see it if You need a fast paced show
See it if You're fascinated to follow characters through 3 diff periods of time. Appreciated looking at how my parent's generation differs from my own
Don't see it if You don't like plays that jump in time. This is 3 distinct acts with the same characters. Opens discussion btwn Boomers & young people today
See it if You feel like you need to see a classic. It's from a time when theater was the only entertainment and no one had anything else to do.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy plays that run unnecessarily long. The plot drags on and never feels as 'sexy' or 'seductive' as promised.
See it if You love original musicals about that time in your life when you're on the edge of awesome greatness or failure. Incredible performances!
Don't see it if You hate live performances by awesome band & talented actors. Nick Blaemire embodies Jonathan Larson with so much heart you want to hug him!
See it if you're open to 21st century dialogue on race issues still plaguing our country. You like experimental theater that makes a statement
Don't see it if you want to sit back & relax. The lights go up on the audience to make sure you're paying attention. Only 75 mins; discuss w/ a friend after
See it if you want to see America's favorite old broads yuk it up in puppet form. All the classic jokes are there, won't disappoint a GG fan
Don't see it if you're looking for a brand-new story instead of a heartwarming throwback to classic storylines and themes
See it if You enjoy topical sketch comedy a la SNL and Daily Show, set to music. Talented actors work hard and do impressions ok enough w small cast
Don't see it if Jokes about Kim Kardashian & Real Housewives turn you off; they're sprinkled in among the political satire. Low budget, but laugh inducing.
See it if you like Shakespeare mixed with contemporary language, topical jokes, audience participation and booze. I understand Macbeth much better now
Don't see it if you're offended by sexual innuendo or foul language. If you're scared of audience interaction, sit upstairs; they're less likely to find you
See it if There's so much talent on that stage, you'll kick yourself if you miss it! Actors inhabit real-life characters on a tap dance-filled journey
Don't see it if You won't appreciate learning about an underrepresented piece of theatre history through incredible dance, music and acting. Otherwise, go!
See it if you love the actors and/or '70s disco music. Super-cheeseball moments provoke some eye-rolling, but I guess that's what they're going for.
Don't see it if you're paying a lot - you'll need the extra cash for a stiff drink at the bar. Better suited for a smaller house like it had off-Broadway.
See it if you haven't laughed in awhile and need reminding that life's not so bad. Songs are hilarious on their own, but singing puppets up the ante!
Don't see it if you don't want to see puppets resembling beloved Sesame Street characters grown up, cursing, drinking and having sex a la Muppets TV remake
See it if you want to feel the wonderment of childhood again. I'm not ashamed to say I took my adult sister for her birthday. We had a blast!
Don't see it if you're not easily impressed. It's bubbles - there's going to be some cheesy tricks and audience participation. Also ends with a light show.
See it if You want to see a show with an incredibly talented cast & creative team with great pedigree. Family-friendly but fun for all theater lovers
Don't see it if You don't enjoy a show-within-a-show. Pamela goes to see her first musical, which is a whackadoodle mash up of theater tropes & jokes
See it if You enjoy modern restagings of classic stories. Gorgeous production with outstanding performances from all. Loved their voices. A true gem!
Don't see it if You're an opera purist. Hammerstein blends Bizet's "Carmen" with his own music & lyrics. I much preferred this 90 minute version!
See it if To enjoy a delightful comedy that makes old feel new again. David Ives' wordsmithing is pure art. The show's whiplash pace adds to the humor
Don't see it if You don't want to keep up with a fast-paced farce that's spoken in verse. There's no time to blink here - and definitely don't be late!
See it if you want to see Uma Thurman and Blair Brown who gave the best performances. You'll see anything that pokes fun at the current administration
Don't see it if you're looking for a good, timely show about the state of the country. Feels written in haste and won't be revived as an example of history.
See it if You want to see caricatures from your high school come to life. The jokes are hysterical & relatable whether you've seen the movie or not.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy bright, candy-colored musicals with poppy tunes, à la Legally Blonde & Lysistrata Jones. You don't like PINK!
See it if you want to see a fun, digestible take on "War & Peace". You want to see how Broadway can embrace interactive theatre. Easy to follow.
Don't see it if you very much prefer 'stand and sing' musicals. You don't like a lot of action bouncing around you.
See it if you want to step back in time to 1930 with a purely entertaining musical romp. Lots of Cole Porter tunes, beautiful costumes, & tons of tap!
Don't see it if you hate good times and good feels. Encores! enlivens the lost shows of great artists - this one hasn't been performed in 87 years! So fun!
See it if you haven't seen the movie. It's not quirky enough to satisfy fans of the film. I missed the cinematography, imaginativeness & Audrey Tatou.
Don't see it if you haven't seen the movie. I know that contradicts the above, but there's a lot of odd moments & characters that otherwise don't make sense
See it if You want to see an old musical resurrected with beautiful voices. Sutton Foster, Emily Padgett & Asmeret Ghebremichael are standouts.
Don't see it if You're not interested in revivals that feature over the top characters or leave you hanging in the end.
Also Love the all female band!
See it if You enjoy plays that address societal issues such as women's rights and equality in the workplace. Rebeck's realistic-yet-humorous style A+
Don't see it if You are a chauvinist. You do not appreciate great writing that hooks an audience and lands a (sadly still necessary) message with power.
See it if You enjoy musicals that whisk you away to another era. This was a pure delight and great escapism. So. Much. Tap. Dancing!
Don't see it if You don't appreciate when something new feels old again. This is a brand new stage musical that feels like an old friend. Every song's a hit
See it if you'd like to see the Golden Girls brought back to life in a fun, new, musical story. Good songs, Blanche was fabulous. Trivia before show!
Don't see it if you're not into drag shows. You don't need to be a Golden Girls superfan to enjoy, but bring your imagination and be open to having fun
See it if you love tap dancing! This small but mighty cast fills the theater with energy and music. Great for film lovers and anyone who loves the era
Don't see it if you're not interested in learning more about a Hollywood legend, played by the fantastic Robert Creighton - he could be Cagney's offspring!
See it if you want a fully immersive audio experience. I've never heard an audience be so silent before; everyone was enraptured by the story & tech
Don't see it if you can't sit still for 2 hours listening to a show. I hope more shows use this soundscape design to make stories come to life!
See it if You enjoy good, quirky fun. This is low-budget, high reward. Tight-knit ensemble is very inventive and clearly enjoys storytelling + music
Don't see it if You don't want to use your imagination or not into silly humor. Play w a variety of puppetry styles to enhance story, but come open minded.
See it if you're looking for a fun night out to LOL with your girlfriends! Dena Blizzard's stories are hilarious even if you don't have kids!
Don't see it if you can't get a babysitter! Or if you are incapable of finding humor in all the craziness mothers endure on a daily basis.
See it if A must-see, with incredibly strong all-female cast & creative team. Eye-opening story based on true events that goes beyond media coverage.
Don't see it if you're not expecting dark, serious subject matter involving war & rape. It has lighter moments to ease the tension, but is not for everyone.
See it if So refreshing, broadens the definition of Broadway! Carmen Cusack is a star! Bluegrass-type music. Clever book with unsuspecting plot twists
Don't see it if you've recently experienced a loss. I'd like to see this again now that I've had time to distance myself. Atypical musical, strikes a chord.
See it if you're looking for a fun night out with a group of friends and a few drinks. You choose the ending, so it's never the same show twice!
Don't see it if you're looking for a Neil Simon-level comedy. A lot of the show is improvised, keeping the content current, snappy, and at times bawdy.
See it if you're a Sara Bareilles fan, a fan of the movie Waitress, and enjoy seeing strong female characters onstage conquer real life struggles.
Don't see it if strong women intimidate you; you do not want to get in touch with your emotional side; you hate pie.