See it if you are a Broadway nerd!
Don't see it if you haven’t seen anything in the past 2-3 seasons (e.g. Oklahoma, Dear Evan Hansen, etc). The (very specific) jokes will go over your head!!
See it if You want to watch a bizarre plot that attempts to touch on every social issue without being realistic about any of them (Some solid singing)
Don't see it if YOU VALUE/LOVE THE ORIGINAL MUSIC. If you want a strong storyline.
See it if you love Mean Girls, or if you want to see some flawless leading ladies take the stage. (Seriously, almost every girl is a powerhouse.)
Don't see it if you're looking for something that goes far beyond the original film (it gets a little repetitive), or if you don't like high school humor.
See it if you love the material/if you want a good laugh. It's cute.
Don't see it if you are looking for something serious and plot-driven. Choreography/staging were offensively bad and the Rum Tum Tugger was disappointing.
See it if you loved the movie! If you want to see the most spectacular moving set you CANNOT miss this show; their tech absolutely brought me to tears
Don't see it if you are hoping to see the wizard from the movie. The show is historically based. If you're a fan of stage combat, you will hate this show.
See it if you want to see amazing performers perform an absolutely beautiful, fantastic, heart-wrenching show. DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW
Don't see it if you are triggered easily by the concepts of suicide, anxiety, or loneliness
See it if you like John Krasinski/Claire Danes/Hank Azaria. Also if you have interest in finance and fairly dry plays about the business world.
Don't see it if you want a great story line and a moving performance by the actors. The performance was dry and the script was dull.
See it if you like to fall asleep in theatres, like to watch other people fall asleep in theatres, like bad accents and/or insipid plotlines.
Don't see it if you have the option to see a show that you might stay awake in.
See it if you like Wayne Brady!!! He absolutely KILLED IT.
Don't see it if you want to see something great. Actors other than Brady were painfully average (couldn't do accents/were pitchy) & Lauper's score is bland.
See it if you want to see a goofy play that pokes fun at pretty spot-on stereotypes. Or if you want to see/support Asian representation in theatre.
Don't see it if you want a thought-provoking show. It's cute, but nothing special.
See it if you want to see a fantastic play that faces the reality of dysfunctional families--the good and the bad. The acting is phenomenal.
Don't see it if you want something bubbly and happy. The show can be dark and very veristic.
See it if you want to see a brilliant, star-studded cast. But don't expect much, the show is complete crap otherwise.
Don't see it if you're Iranian (a topic they sang about at length) and if you don't care about any of the 20th century presidents. I left at intermission.
See it if you enjoy wasting your time at a production that spent more time on set design than reading the script for content.
Don't see it if you want a play of any substance. There was no character development or narrative arch. The actors were subpar.
See it if you want to see amazing talent perform an amazing classic. Audra and Norm blow it out of the water.
Don't see it if old Broadway music bores you. It can often be too operatic and slow.
See it if you want a cute musical and you love older Broadway tunes!
Don't see it if you're looking for something with depth. You can always rent the movie which features the lovely Doris Day.
See it if you want to see amazing talent performing a phenomenal musical in a minimalist way.
Don't see it if you want a traditional Sweeney Todd experience. John Doyle has his cast members score the show...it was an interesting choice....
See it if you want to see amazing talent in a beautiful production. Kelli O'Hara kills it.
Don't see it if you struggle with racist commentary. The show's extremely dated, and can be quite offensive.
See it if you want to see masterful actors and a refreshingly modern plot-line.
Don't see it if you want to bring your children. There's some pretty dark content. The first act can feel a little slow.
See it if you love upbeat tunes and bright colors! & the show features interesting, relevant social commentary on racism, while remaining kid-friendly
Don't see it if you don't like sugary shows. Hairspray is candy coated.
See it if you want to see an absolutely fantastic production (in every sense of the term).
Don't see it if you dislike modern musicals. The score is often times a little too pop-rock for traditional theatre-goers.
See it if you want to explore a whimsical set! It is a beautiful, bizarre experience.
Don't see it if you hate being alone in dark places. If you hate interpretive dancing (though you can avoid it!).
See it if you want to see Idina Menzel in a play and a phenomenal performance by Eli Gelb.
Don't see it if you want a show with depth. The message of the show is underwhelming and unsettling. What will be next, a musical version of Pretty Woman?!
See it if you want to laugh! If you've seen the movie, added bonus. Actors were phenomenal and the music was delightful. Staging was seamless-Perfect!
Don't see it if You have young children, dislike musicals, or want a serious drama
See it if you want to see some amazing singers do a phenomenal job with below-average content
Don't see it if you dislike shows that revolve around race/if you get offended easily. It is not for the fainthearted... do not take children
See it if you like minimalist sets. Also if you like "The Crucible" in itself. (Although there is nothing special about this production).
Don't see it if you have better things to do with $40+
See it if you want to see a fantastic group of singers give it their all. (It's a sort of Rock-Musical, be warned).
Don't see it if you want a cohesive/understandable story. A lot was left to the imagination.
See it if you love Shakespeare! The all-female cast knocks it out of the park.
Don't see it if you have seen Taming of the Shrew. Honestly unnecessary. I had a good time, but not much was brought to the table during the show.
See it if you want to hear people shouting nonsensically about nothing & if you enjoy shows that lack a decent plot/character development
Don't see it if you dislike 25-minute monologues, if you dislike racist stereotypes, or if you want a show of substance.
See it if you enjoy farces and physical comedy. I was dying of laughter the majority of the show; it was incredibly witty and well-staged.
Don't see it if you have little knowledge about live theatre--the hilarious characters embody the archetypes of small theatre productions.
See it if you love theatre and love comedy. It is absolutely fantastic and hilarious. The acting is amazing and the staging is wonderfully unique!
Don't see it if you want a bland version of Sense and Sensibility.
See it if you want to have a truly bizarre, fun time. Everyone has a different experience as actors lead you off to rooms and make you do weird stuff.
Don't see it if you don't like being touched by strangers/if you don't like being stuck watching average dancing for long periods of time.
See it if you love the music or want to see a show with spectacular dancing.
Don't see it if you want to see a solid production of Fiddler. The Tevya was painfully low energy and everyone else was pitchy.
See it if you're a fan of the original show and want to see a new take on it.
Don't see it if you're expecting greatness. The singers were subpar and the stage direction was often muddled and confusing. They were too ambitious.
See it if you like Hugh Jackman... but even he doesn't make up for the utter crap that is "The River"
Don't see it if just don't see it. You can live your entire life without subjecting yourself to this show. The actors were fine but the play was SO BAD.
See it if you love the show. The content itself remains intact and entertaining.
Don't see it if you're expecting the original production. The revival cast was absolutely disappointing.
See it if you want a fun show with fantastic talent. Raul Esparza is amazing and Sondheim's score is great.
Don't see it if you want a traditional musical. In this revival, actors played instruments, typical of director John Doyle, and it doesn't always click.
See it if you love everything Monty Python! The show is kid friendly (and husband friendly). Not to mention it's hilarious.
Don't see it if you don't have a sense of humor.
See it if you love the tunes of Cole Porter! The talent is phenomenal (I mean it is Sutton Foster) and the production quality is through the roof.
Don't see it if you want a serious show. It can be quite flamboyant.
See it if you love all things 80s! The music is fun and the show is lively and entertaining.
Don't see it if you want to bring your kids to a show! There is some pretty vulgar content.