See it if You enjoy light comedy, actors in drag, and phenomenal music. Or if you're an actor who will get all the side-eye remarks on the industry.
Don't see it if You expect a well-said and modern viewpoint of feminism, or want a well thought-out rewrite of the film
See it if You enjoy history, comedy, behind-the-scenes drama, Shakespeare, romance, love triangles, feminism, or just the theatre in general.
Don't see it if You must laugh for hours on end in order to enjoy a play. If it must be a musical.
See it if You like cult musicals, love internet and geek culture, have an ear for phenomenal vocals, or enjoy Dear Evan Hansen or Heathers.
Don't see it if You hate internet/millennial/Gen Z culture, don’t like pop/rock musicals, or have sensitivity to strobe lights.
See it if You want a magical show with tons of funny moments, romantic encounters, and great singers and staging. Also Phillipa Soo.
Don't see it if You want a show with great music. Only one or two songs are good enough to remember, and the quirky humor might offput people.
See it if You enjoy classic Broadway music, romantic comedies, love triangles, and phenomenal tap dances.
Don't see it if You want a musical that will change how you see the world...unless you're an actor or city boy.
See it if you want a musical that broke the tradition of musicals being fluffy, or a show with wonderful music and script.
Don't see it if You want a show with a stereotypical happy ending, or a show with a diverse cast.
See it if You want a big musical with quasi-opera music, quasi-rock music, beautiful costumes, or an epic romance.
Don't see it if You have seen it already.
See it if You want a classic-style musical, with wit and great staging, costumes, and music. A tale similar to A Threepenny Opera,
Don't see it if The thought of death makes you queasy, or you don't like romanticizing the Victorian era.
See it if You love the smell of baked goods, delicious double entendres, sweet romance, and wonderful music.
Don't see it if You like darker shows, hate country-esque music, or have food allergies.
See it if You want a fun, toe-tapping, modern retelling of a classic story, with biting wit and abrasive charm. And child friendly!
Don't see it if You want a serious, downplayed, performance, or a close adaptation of the book or movie.
See it if You like the works of classic comedians, like Chaplin and Buster Keaton, and can appreciate playful jabs at modern society. Relieves stress.
Don't see it if You want a dramatic evening, fear being called onstage, or can't stand fluff.
See it if You want a show that sings and dances fantastically, and is a lot of fun.
Don't see it if You have trouble deciphering accents, want a deep and gripping performance, or have epilepsy or asthma.
See it if You've seen "You've Got Mail," or just enjoy romantic comedies, like witty lyrics and varied music, or want to see a star-studded cast.
Don't see it if You like fast paced action, or are prone to leave at intermission for whatever reason.
See it if You appreciate Shakespeare, have an eye for glorious direction and acting, or a heart for intentional, justified, and honest diversity.
Don't see it if You can’t sit still for 2.5 hours straight, you can’t stomach blood, or can’t decipher Elizabethan text.
See it if You want a show with a female protagonist, great dancing, and hilarious writing.
Don't see it if You want a show that means something beyond romance and comedy.
See it if You want a show that has gorgeous music with an atmosphere that surpasses Les Mis in scale, or a gorgeous adaptation of Madam Butterfly.
Don't see it if You are disgusted by prostitution, violence, or stereotypes. Don't see it if you like shows with happy endings.
See it if You're interested in the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, or like their music.
Don't see it if You are expecting a life-changing performance or show.
See it if You want a spectacular musical with many funny and some profound moments, as well as marvelous music, dance numbers and costumes.
Don't see it if You want something serious, dark, and down to earth. This is for people with big imaginations.
See it if You want to have an absorbing story, amazing music, and relatable characters.
Don't see it if You want an intimate, small production, or do not like older shows.
See it if You want a gripping story with beautiful puppetry, and a refreshing take on the world of Oz, humble, free, and full of heart.
Don't see it if You need a show with dialogue, or flashy costumes and sets. Really though, it's amazing.
See it if You are willing to see a show that makes you uncomfortable, or want see a splendidly written and gripping performance.
Don't see it if You are sensitive to sexual abuse commentary, or want to see a feel good show.