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See it if See it for some great individual performances and one truly incredible song. Best for middle and HS kids.
Don't see it if It's surprisingly long for a fun family show. I enjoyed it all, but I bet the best 90 minutes of it would have been an even better show.
See it if Michael Urie is terrific, and it's a very entertaining, if slightly long night at the theater.
Don't see it if The play didn't leave me with much to think about, which is only a problem because it seems like it wanted to.
See it if You like the source material and flashy physical production. Great performances.
Don't see it if I like commercial musicals, but somehow despite all that money they spent I was just... bored. Slow, not clever. Missed opportunity.
See it if You like EDM and historical bio shows. It's like the $18 version of Here Lies Love.
Don't see it if You really want to track the story. Some stretches feel like a fun, themed pop concert. The piece is hit and miss but I mostly enjoyed it
See it if you want to see a unique take on a well-worn plot, some really interesting performances, especially by the older son and the aunt.
Don't see it if you're in a hurry or you have to pay full price. If written today this would probably be an 85 minute one act.
See it if saw the new cast, they are terrific. Go for a quick, fun, but thoughtful discourse on gender and marriage.
Don't see it if "sit and talk" plays bore you, or you aren't interested in the playwright's take on gender roles / relationship dynamics.
See it if political intrigue and a nuanced take on American history are your thing. Terrific use of the space, fascinating creative choices.
Don't see it if long stretches of detailed historical info bore you. There's a feint at a love story, but really this is a mainly political piece.
See it if you're looking for a light comedy / farce with a diverse, talented cast. It's bit like a rude "Gentleman's Guide."
Don't see it if you're impatient. I was somewhat confused by the first 30 or 40 minutes, but charmed by the end.
See it if the subject-matter interests you, and you want to support lots of early career talent.
Don't see it if you are looking for a fast paced show with high production values.
See it if great performances, beautiful staging and terrific book and music. You can tell you're in good hands all the way. Sleek and polished.
Don't see it if The lyrics were only ok, second act dragged a bit, but mostly I was totally taken by this.
See it if Beautifully sung, beautifully staged, nicely paced. Overall great night at the theater.
Don't see it if Sound was rough the night I saw it - minus a few points for that. The story is a little incoherent at times? Honestly didn't mind at all.
See it if I thought all of the design was really thoughtful and beautiful. Acting was solid. Some thoughtful dialogue.
Don't see it if The thing sort of petered out for me, and the love story felt surprisingly flat. A pleasant but not incredible night at the theater.
See it if you enjoy high belting and the "new musical theater" sound. Four really excellent individual performances and thoughtful orchestrations.
Don't see it if you're looking for a clear, linear book. The show is very plot-lite and the music stays in a distinctive but repetitive style.
See it if you have little kids and 70 minutes to kill in midtown. The production is surprisingly lavish for TYA, good performances, esp the little boy
Don't see it if you're not with someone 10 and under. The story doesn't make much sense, and you'll have the whole idea in 5 min. But solid kids' show.
See it if you have very small children and want to hear some fun carole king melodies.
Don't see it if I am 1000% supportive of all the young people involved, but they really shouldn't be charging for this.
See it if you're looking for a well-executed, purely fun show.
Don't see it if you're looking for something challenging. This one is just a sugar high. First 30 min a little slow, but once the kids are in it's great.
See it if you've never seen it, or it's been a while. The show and new cast both hold up incredibly well. The jokes still play after 13 yrs.
Don't see it if bad language or edgy humor bothers you.
See it if you are connected to the era and the style of music.
Don't see it if you don't have a strong personal connection to the time. I found this one kind of excruciating, but my grandma would've loved it.