See it if You want to be challenged in how you understand the intersection of race, ethnicity and mental health. America needs this play.
Don't see it if You’re seeking a light night of theater to turn off your brain, that doesn’t involve deep and critical thinking
See it if you adored the movie as a kid, like I did, and you're looking for a very classically "Musically" musical.
Don't see it if you're looking for profound stories or transcendent acting.
See it if you're a theater-lover and want to support the Broadway Cares community efforts, despite varying qualities of performances year to year
Don't see it if you're not involved/interested in the theater community, or if you're a sensitive conservative (this year-2017 got very political)
See it if you liked the movie, and you LOVE Pippa's flawless voice.
Don't see it if You haven't seen the movie (in this case, it might help to know the movie plot ahead of time, to understand some of the specific references)
See it if you are a theatre-nerd! Lots of theatre-related jokes in this show, which I, for one, appreciated!
Don't see it if You're not into albeit corny-at-times theatre jokes, or "not into musicals" (for shame!)
See it if you've enjoyed the movie version, or if you appreciate how well Sara Bareilles writes music and lyrics
Don't see it if you haven't eaten before the show (the pie smell is intoxicatingly torturous on a hungry stomach!)
See it if you enjoy blue grass band music from a voice that sounds like Bruce Springstein
Don't see it if you're looking for a theatrical experience. This was more of a workshop concert piece rather than what I would classify as a "Musical."
See it if you're open to experimental theatre and under-the-radar talent, or if you want to support Deaf Talent or Talent with disabilities.
Don't see it if you're looking for a linear plot or traditional play or musical. This show is not traditional in any sense.
See it if You haven't yet...definitely worth supporting this show for the production value, and the quality of acting and singing from Eva Noblezada
Don't see it if You're looking for a happy, light show--this is not...
See it if you are intrigued by artists and art museums like the MoMA, and you don't mind experimental theatre or audience participation
Don't see it if you prefer traditional linear plot structures or you do not like audience participation. I also found a bit of art knowledge helped
See it if you want to be truly moved by theatre. I saw this show 5 times, and I hope for more #DeafTalent on the Broadway stage, more frequently!
Don't see it if you can't get close enough seating as a Deaf or HoH audience member (captions and signing were sometimes hard to see, depending on seats)
See it if You loved Aladdin as a kid, or if you can appreciate some theatre-jokes
Don't see it if you're looking for a movie-replica on stage (they do kind of rush through the 2nd act...)
See it if you can appreciate some talented young musicians
Don't see it if you're looking for a more profound night of theatre. This one is pretty casual and light
See it if you've got the money. (It should be noted that I saw the original cast for original prices in 2015, so I appreciate the show even more, now!
Don't see it if you don't have the money. Unless you've got a healthy disposable income, no show is worth taking out a loan, as wonderful as this show is...
See it if you enjoy Harry Potter and are looking for a light evening of comedy and theatre
Don't see it if you don't know anything about Harry Potter and have never read a single book or seen the movies