See it if you enjoy great lead actors in small theatre, fantastic supporting singers and intentionally campy humor/performances.
Don't see it if over-the edge campiness is too much for you.
See it if you enjoy caricature-like, light shows. Even with a theoretically heavy topic of segregation, the show feels like a light confection.
Don't see it if you're not up for the retro vibe.
See it if ... you like musicals that feel like full immersion in another world of storytelling, music and feeling.
Don't see it if ... you're looking for a happy, sing-along kind of show.
See it if you enjoyed either the Harry Potter books or movies. It's an immersive Potter fan experience with a talented & dynamic cast.
Don't see it if you need to explain the magic instead of just basking in it.
See it if you think the movie is cult classic and want to re-experience the characters and well-known lines in a new way (shout out to stage Janice)
Don't see it if you need the show to stand on it's own feet (versus rest on its movie laurels)
See it if You enjoy Carol King's music, gaining insight into her life story and having potential aha's about who wrote different songs of the past.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy music of the 50's and 60's.
See it if You have the patience to be drawn into the sometimes magical moments of eerily beautiful music delivered by wonderfully talented leads.
Don't see it if You need a faster pace to your shows.
See it if You can get pulled into the Kitchy humor and incredible feat of one actor pulling off so many humorous roles.
Don't see it if You need songs that will stay with you afterwards.
See it if you're a fan of Aaron Tveit's or enjoy guessing what jukebox song is about to be woven into the scene.
Don't see it if you 're looking for original music or a very cohesive flow to the show (Act I jumps around).
See it if you want combined story-telling and music brought to life by a wonderful cast of talent. It made me laugh, cry and come back a second time.
Don't see it if you want to be hyper-critical of the premise (seeing someone go down 2 different paths they could choose and finishing strong).
See it if ...you want laughs. Maybe the best comedic book I've ever experienced in a musical. And, it was paired with great comedic acting/singing.
Don't see it if ... you need to leave singing songs from the show.
See it if you enjoy a personal experience created by a small theatre-in-the-round feel and powerful moments created by lesser-known talent.
Don't see it if you want large production value or a score that will keep you singing after you leave.
See it if you enjoy being immersed in the energy and feeling of a show with both heaviness of emotion and lightness of spirit.
Don't see it if continual narration bothers you or you aren't comfortable with 9-11 as the backdrop for a musical.
See it if you enjoy the power of combined storytelling, music & performance talent with an edgy vibe. It pulled me into the moment and kept me there.
Don't see it if you prefer classic musicals.
See it if You are up for a triple threat show of spectacular staging, acting and singing ... all wrapped up in a yummy musical confection.
Don't see it if You get bothered by extremely busy staging.
See it if You appreciate intensely personal storytelling, original works and emotionally intense content with healthy dashes of humor.
Don't see it if you need your musicals in a neat, tidy package.
See it if you're a Fosse fan, love the music or want to see an iconic show
Don't see it if you need the original. It's been around so long that the cast and impact may not live up to a build up in one's mind.
See it if you want a high energy show, outstanding leads & supports, humor & heart... Even better 2nd time I just saw it. Touching, funny & timely.
Don't see it if you don't like glitz or aren't open to a show that integrates (amazing) performances in drag.