See it if You enjoy quirky comedies and non-sequiters. Some good actors bring lots of laughs to this play (very loosely) based on Uncle Vanya.
Don't see it if You don't like characters breaking the fourth wall or modern reinterpretations of classics.
See it if You have kids who like going to the theatre. The humor is benign and sometimes corny, and the 12 year old in front of me was having a ball.
Don't see it if ...you don't like one-man shows or stand-up comedy. You prefer your comedy dark and edgy. You don't mind watching a man sweat profusely.
See it if ...you are a fan of Tennessee Williams, William Inge, speculative history, a peek behind the scenes, and and a raucously good time.
Don't see it if ...you need your history plays to be 100% historically accurate. You hate gay-themed plays and raunchy humor. You're only into musicals.
See it if You like raunchy humor, cute guys in their underpants, and a few belly laughs.
Don't see it if You can't handle dick jokes, audience participation, or are afraid of being called onstage.
See it if You enjoy farce done in a small theater. The idea of an actor pretending to be a koala sounds funny to you. Raunchy humor is your thing.
Don't see it if You hate the idea of a man pretending to be a koala, and you don't enjoy jokes about sex, drugs, and Hollywood.
See it if You can't. It's over. But if they make a CD, buy it! Enchanting performances and a glorious, star-making turn by Clifton Duncan.
Don't see it if You hate musicals and have no fondness for revues or historical theatrical experiences.
See it if You love the original cast album and would love hearing the songs done by some powerhouse belters.
Don't see it if You don't like small staged readings of big musicals. The actors hold their scripts and there is no orchestra, just a piano and bass.
See it if You like Jeff Hiller, Paul Lynde, Charles Nelson Reilly...on the move, and drunk. If you love to laugh at outrageous characters.
Don't see it if You don't like campy characters or one-man shows where the actor talks to "invisible" other characters onstage.
See it if you are a gay man "of a certain age" who survived the AIDS crisis and need to be reminded to remember. You like drag acts.
Don't see it if You don't like drag humor, have sensitive ears (it's way overmiked) and don't like being lectured at or reminded of the AIDS crisis.
See it if You like plays featuring gay characters and storylines with wonderful performances in a small-scale production.
Don't see it if You think all gay plays should be a laugh riot or want thought-provoking plays to stick with you forever. The show is enjoyable but slight.
See it if ...you love Max Crumm. He is as charming as ever.
Don't see it if ...you don't have time to waste on so-so theatre. Sitcom-y at best, and the characters are borderline annoying. The "secret" is revealed...
See it if you love seriously old-fashioned shows that are lovingly recreated. The entire cast is first rate & the male ensemble is especially superb.
Don't see it if ...you don't like Donna Murphy. She's not an intrinsically funny actress and she's inappropriately repeating a lot of her Wonderful Town...
See it if ...you love Andy Karl and/or Tim Minchin. ...you don't mind waiting until the second act for the fun to start.
Don't see it if ...you get bothered by actors moving the sets and a thin guy inexplicably in a poorly made fat suit. downstage center the whole show (!)
See it if you've liked other shows by Larry Phillips, such as last year's Koalas Are Dicks. This show is totally different, and even funnier.
Don't see it if you don't like David Mamet, profanity, or wicked humor. This is like Steel Magnolias in hell and the audience had a blast.
See it if You like South Park, Book of Mormon or The Producers, but trying too hard to be funny and clever and not quite making it.
Don't see it if You didn't like The Carol Burnett Show. It's like a really loooooong musical parody on a comedy show that doesn't know when to stop.
See it if ...you like absurdist plays with an undercurrent of unrest and relevance. Black comedy at its best,
Don't see it if ...you need literal and linear explanations for everything. You dislike cramped, warm off-Broadway theatre spaces.
See it if You don't know the show. You know the show and are willing to take a fresh look at it.
Don't see it if You can't handle some beloved TV stars cursing. You want to see Jim Parsons drop the southern-fried accent for once.
See it if You like improv comedy–it's not, but it feels like it, juvenile humor, previous StarKid productions, an audience of screaming teenage girls.
Don't see it if You don't like SNL, Scooby-Doo, or childish slapstick.
See it if You like plays with gay themes, plays about recent American history. Lovely score with excellent singing and acting. Julia Knitel is radiant
Don't see it if You're not into small chamber musicals.
See it if You enjoy dramas about dysfunctional families or plays with humpy male nurses kissing others boys. Nurse Donny is the best thing in the show
Don't see it if You've seen Angeles in America. This seems like a bargain basement rip-off, including some less-than-effective fanatasy sequences.
See it if You like one-man shows of all stripes. This one is less than polished.
Don't see it if You dislike one-man shows where one actor plays all the roles. You like professional performances of fully developed plays.
See it if You like shows about the arts and obsessions, like Amadeus or Equus. Maybe. ...You love Marsha Mason. She is remarkable in this.
Don't see it if You loved Amadeus or Equus. This will suffer by comparison. Full disclosure: I left at intermission.
See it if You like "naturalistic" acting, quiet desperation as a theme, and suspenseful plot twists.
Don't see it if You hate "naturalistic" acting (as in so low-key you can't even hear a couple of the actors when they speak) and Lifetime TV movies.
See it if It moves to Broadway. You like comedy, especially with gay characters and storylines.
Don't see it if You don't like seeing revivals of plays you already saw. You don't like gay plays.
See it if you love the songs from the film, I guess. The projection design was great.
Don't see it if you want to see a quality musical. The show introduces the characters clumsily and they are annoying and unsympathetic. The book is a mess.
See it if ...you enjoy seeing naked men in sexy situations, especially if you like a little something to think about with your nudity.
Don't see it if ...you can't deal with nudity, mature themes, and gay characters. Simple as that.
See it if You don't mind being talked to or climbed upon by actors. You like energetic and out-of-the-ordinary spectacle like Cirque du Soleil.
Don't see it if You are bothered by strobe lights. They are excruciating and last FOREVER. Don't see it if you like Josh Groban. He's gone.