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See it if If you love re-tellings of old stories spun into a very new tale, women's stories, and being challenged about your notions of good & bad.
Don't see it if You don't love musicals, you need men at the center of all your stories, and you don't want to re-look at Wizard of Oz.
See it if you love period pieces that are re-imagined and incredibly relevant, beautifully directed & acted
Don't see it if you know and don't like the play, you don't like trips of fantasy, you like all classic plays to be done the way they've always been done
See it if you like fun, silly things that are surprisingly deep, and very timely and political with inventive creative sets and staging that delight
Don't see it if you don't like silly things, you like your sets and costumes to be completely representational, you are politically right wing
See it if you love magic, magic as metaphor, identity as a process of discovery, but you don't need it to be done by a great showman.
Don't see it if your magician having an unassuming presence is distracting for you
See it if you like work that is challenging and moving, and you don't need one linear story from beginning to end
Don't see it if people meeting personal challenges makes you uncomfortable, and you like linear plays with simple plots
See it if you like experiments in theatre-making, and experimental mind-travels, even if they're not completely successful or fully realized
Don't see it if you need your theatre to be very clear and structured, or if inconsistent acting makes you uncomfortable
See it if you love Stephen Sondheim's artfully constructed music and lyrics, and great musical theatre actor/singers performing songs with dark themes
Don't see it if you need a plot and continuity - there's really not much here in that regard
See it if you love a good story that has surprises, discoveries, moments that are heart-breaking, and moments that are heart-warming
Don't see it if you cannot deal with watching people who have disabilities, or with people who have disabilities who are not otherwise perfect and wonderful
See it if you can both laugh at and be moved by the foibles of a couple who are essentially creating their own hell, but grow through it.
Don't see it if you find the issues of privileged white middle-class people grappling with infertility and the deterioration of their relationship tedious.
See it if you love pop/rock musicals and seamless storytelling that is both heartfelt and socio-politically challenging
Don't see it if you're politically reactionary and/or don't like pop/rock musicals
See it if you hate Trump and his presidency, you like political theatre, you're okay with a play that is fundamentally all about dialogue
Don't see it if you hate political theatre and/or 2-handers
See it if you like women-centered stories and contemporary pop-rock musicals, and can accept characters less than 3-dimensional but well-played
Don't see it if you think only stories with men at the center have value and meaning
See it if You love re-examining classic musicals with new takes, and leads in musicals who act the songs but can't necessarily handle them vocally.
Don't see it if You want your classic musicals done classically and need your romantic ending.
See it if you love A.R. Gurney, intelligent albeit somewhat self-indulgent writing, and period pieces that are relevant now, you get TBTB productions
Don't see it if you don't like a combination of expressionistic and realistic theatre which doesn't always mesh the two adeptly
See it if you like shows that have beautiful contemporary scores, and modern characters struggling with age-old issues in a modern high-tech world
Don't see it if you like your musicals old-fashioned and with happy endings
See it if you love explorations of humanity, culture, and commonalities across cultures
Don't see it if you like your musicals with big dance numbers and catchy repeating choruses
See it if you love magic and being carried on the joy of the magic and the magician's story (with a very good contortionist assistant)
Don't see it if magic itself is not enough for you and you don't like an audience with lots of kids and families
See it if You love a story--an extraordinary, relevant, profound, beautiful story--well told with all the characters played out before you.
Don't see it if You don't like 1-person shows, you don't like plays that are storytelling, you don't believe in equality and justice.
See it if you like playful, well-executed, light-hearted (with a dark underbelly), musicals in verse with lots of surprises (all in Act II)
Don't see it if you like your Shakespearean tales straight
See it if you like family plays, estranged people who find their way back to each other, and open to the connections that give life meaning
Don't see it if you get frustrated with things that move and unfold slowly (it's humorous, but slow), on a stage set that is hugely expansive
See it if you love brilliant musical theatre performances without much of a show
Don't see it if mediocre lyrics grate on you and you want your storylines with as much complexity as the direction and acting
See it if you love learning about immigrants and immigration history in this country, Yiddish, the Jewish people, and great klezmer music.
Don't see it if You can't stand reading titles or watching things that are not completely in English.
See it if you love romantic love stories told in a new way theatrically but not at all a new way writing-wise
Don't see it if you are tired of romantic love stories and get irritated (as we did) by people telling the story about their characters in the third person
See it if you loved the movie (and the story of) Groundhog Day, you love magical realism, shifting perspective, & growth through discovery
Don't see it if you don't believe people can change and become better people, and that idea makes you angry
See it if you care about the evolution of women in this country, particularly in STEM fields (in this case, aviation and rocket science)
Don't see it if you think women's stories aren't important
See it if You like musicals with warm, touching stories--a bit challenging, but not too much, big band music (played by an all-white band)
Don't see it if You don't like old-fashioned musicals
See it if You love creative, musical theatrical storytelling, seeing actors create multiple characters, going on a journey.
Don't see it if You don't want to be reminded of 9/11, you hate Canada, you only like old-fashioned musicals.
See it if you love classic old-fashioned musicals with exquisite scores that have a bit of cynicism and intellectual challenge--but it is a bit dated
Don't see it if you don't
See it if You love inventive staging, direction, and choreography, and/or if you loved the movie.
Don't see it if you hated the movie and don't like stories about non-humans