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See it if You like nightclub atmospheres where you can dance around and interact with the performers. Overall the space and show are fun.
Don't see it if The sound levels are not very balanced; most of the show I could not hear the dialogue or lyrics so it was more about watching/dancing
See it if You like more experimental, minimalist shows that are in development and being work shopped. Innovative topic and necessary social dialogue
Don't see it if You want a highly developed show with advanced tech, complex blocking and finalize dialogue. This show has potential but not complete yet.
See it if You want to catch the revival of a classic Broadway show. Joshua Henry’s performance alone is the reason to go
Don't see it if If you want a show with a well-developed plot or relevant themes. Carousel feels very dated for a 2018 show.
See it if You want to see an impressive technical show or appreciate strong direction. The cast are full of energy and the show radiates in the house
Don't see it if The plot does leave something to be desired and unfortunately brings the show down a bit. There are some moments that could be scary to some
See it if Bernadette Peters is enchanting as Dolly, and the ensemble overall are believable in this classic Broadway show.
Don't see it if You enjoy contemporary theater more than older show. The songs/staging/story line are very classic Broadway, which can sometimes feel slow
See it if You want to see a show that was on Broadway 2 years ago but has dated writing with jokes that may have gone over in the mid-20th century
Don't see it if You are expecting a memorable score or intelligent writing. Although there is a plot twist in the show, there is not much to celebrate
See it if you enjoy song cycles and you want to experience four relative new comers to the New York theater scene
Don't see it if You expect creative lyrics or songs you'll remember once you walk out the door. No real storyline throughout the song cycle
See it if You want to be transformed to and engrossed by a relevant historical event
Don't see it if You do not enjoy stories about plays or having storylines be slightly unlinear
See it if You enjoy shows with a classic feel. The scenery and costuming stole the show. Ebersole and LuPone both played their characters very well.
Don't see it if You want a show with a incredible score or engaging dialogue. The storyline moves pretty slowly, especially in the middle of the second act.
See it if Very stripped down show with limited staging; very heavy on dialogue and interactions between characters.
Don't see it if Drawn out dialogue (2 hour show) with little "theatrics." A little dated but it can be charming at times.
Also Sally Field as Amanda was very captivating
See it if Laura Osnes steals the show; she's the reason to see Bandstand. Some of the songs have a catchy, swing feel to them.
Don't see it if You're expecting a fast-moving musical. Boring set design, boring costuming, confusing choreography.
See it if You enjoy classic musical theater and a plot driven story. Eva Noblezada's portrayal of Kim is wonderful.
Don't see it if You don't like sung dialogue similar to les mis/rent, there is a lot of vibrato. The theater is huge so seat choice matters for engagement
See it if You enjoy the music of ABBA or want to see a feel-good musical with a fun score and colorful set design
Don't see it if You want a complex, thought-provoking musical or if you did not enjoy the movie as it is very similar
See it if You want an innovative musical with a fun storyline and good book & score. Bryce Pinkham is also stellar
Don't see it if You want a more serious-toned musical or if you do not enjoy humorous dialogue and songs
See it if You want to experience a true musical theater classic. This storyline takes you through a whirlwind of emotions.
Don't see it if You don't like kitchy songs or shows that deal with heavy subject matter.
See it if You enjoy Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's style, if you are an Idina Menzel fan, or you appreciate a risk in how musicals are delivered
Don't see it if You want a show that will really impress you away with its soundtrack or plot
See it if You like classic musical theater with a romantic story line, beautiful set design, and talented actors/singers.
Don't see it if You want a story that is new or innovative. This show will not blow you away, but will leave you leaving the theater feeling good.
See it if The content matter is personally relevant to you and the representation is enough to overcome an underwhelming script
Don't see it if You want big broadway numbers (it's performed in theater in the round). If you want a script that has all the answers for the audience
See it if You enjoy more classic theater and can appreciate shows that seem slightly dated even if the content is still relevant
Don't see it if You're used to new age Broadway with big show stopping numbers and memorable scores
See it if The nostalgia of the movie is enough to take you through a mediocre Broadway transfer
Don't see it if You're expecting the best Lion King on Broadway from Disney Theatrical
See it if You want to take part in a true Broadway classic. The costume design is reason enough to see this show that'll take you back to the movie
Don't see it if You have already seen it once; it loses some of its magic the second time around
See it if You want a true Broadway experience and want to be in the audience of a real classic. You'll fall in love with the story and the soundtrack
Don't see it if You don't want your views of the classic wizard of oz to be skewed by a prequel
See it if You want to open your mind to new sub cultures and enjoy a great score and dance numbers
Don't see it if You're close-minded and will distract other patrons because you did not do your research ahead of time
See it if You appreciate good theater tech and innovative staging for a Broadway show
Don't see it if You don't appreciate literature or if you want a showstopping Broadway musical
See it if The show has a ton of hype and the crowd was so into it, which made the experience more enjoyable. Some of the visuals are well executed.
Don't see it if The score leaves a lot to be desired - most of the songs and singing are forgettable. Some of the special effects are unimpressive.
See it if You love Shakespeare adaptations in any form but truly this one does not hold up to very high standards.
Don't see it if You want a memorable score or high budget broadway. Very little technical aspects and mediocre script.
See it if You are interested in deaf culture or want to see more inclusion on stage and in Broadway
Don't see it if You do not want to be reading subtitles. This play requires that you really tune in to what the actors are doing and saying.
See it if You enjoy somewhat non-linear plot lines or shows that can be taken extremely figuratively
Don't see it if You do not like heavy subject matter or difficult scenarios. This show carries a lot of emotion
See it if You love the original movie or campy shows that’ll take you back to the early 2000s
Don't see it if You’re expecting high quality technical aspects or originality of book and score
See it if You want to be enchanted by great singing. The nostalgia from the movie is enough to have you leave the show happy
Don't see it if You enjoy strong stage direction or if you care about at times lazy book writing. Some plot holes and very long show
See it if You are an Annaleigh Ashford fan, as she steals the show. Or you enjoy Shakespeare light with guaranteed laughs
Don't see it if You like to see strong direction/blocking in plays as this play often relies on the acting of those involved as opposed to the direction.
See it if You enjoyed the book and want to see yet another politically charged show this season on Broadway
Don't see it if You are upset easily by violence and gore. The show is extremely confusing in the first third and the last third drags on.
See it if You enjoy Shakespeare but can appreciate a new age twist on a classic.
Don't see it if You do not want to be confronted directly with the current politic climate of America.
See it if You enjoy plays with engaging dialogue. Lots of very humorous moments, as well as thought-provoking monologues.
Don't see it if You're not familiar with the original play or if you need neat and tidy plots.
See it if You enjoy plays that grasp your attention and completely draw you in.
Don't see it if You do not want something with a lot of depth and complex dialogue.
Also John Benjamin Hickey's performance is phenomenal
See it if You have an appreciation for sign language or deaf culture and if you want to see a beautiful story told through a beautiful medium
Don't see it if You do not enjoy more serious, dark musicals with no show stopping dance numbers
See it if You enjoy the music of this generation and you want to feel like you have transported to a concert
Don't see it if You want a more thought-out plot or character development. This show is mostly singing classic songs
See it if You want a musical that is visually beautiful with impressive dancing throughout
Don't see it if You want powerhouse singers or the focus to be on the score as opposed to dance numbers.
See it if The storyline or issues that the character is dealing with interest you. You enjoy cutting edge, raunchy theater.
Don't see it if You are easily offended by in your face musicals or if you want elaborate staging and set design
Also *Taye Diggs as Hedwig
See it if You want to be completely encapsulated in this plotline and follow the characters on a painful but beautiful story
Don't see it if You cannot get engrossed in a musical while you're in the audience or allow yourself to feel what the characters are going through
See it if you like musicals that pull from other music genres and stray from a traditional Broadway feel
Don't see it if You don't like folk-type shows or slightly cliched story lines that feel more like a classic novel than a new-age musical
See it if you really enjoy experimental theater that does not take itself too seriously in an intimate setting
Don't see it if you are afraid to see creative endeavors fail or if you cannot laugh at yourself or be engaged in a small group theater setting
See it if You can't get enough gerswin in your life and you want to see Corbin Bleu light up the stage
Don't see it if You want a complex and deep show as this one is more superficial with a catchy score and easy story line
See it if You enjoy an unexpected love story with beautiful set design and an unmistakeable score
Don't see it if You don't enjoy more operatic musicals or more classic, old-school musical theater
See it if You want to fall out of your seat laughing while also enjoy an excellent score
Don't see it if You are easily offended or cannot take a crude joke
See it if You want a kid friendly show that moves through a lot of different acts and engages the audience
Don't see it if You are expecting a complex show with a plot and true acting
See it if You enjoy plays that reflect society. Have true social commentary even if it's painful to hear.
Don't see it if You want everything to be wrapped up in a bow and you don't appreciate a developed script