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See it if You really like Shakespeare and/or you want to see Glenda Jackson.
Don't see it if You can't manage Shakespeare or a very long show or unusual interpretation of a classic.
See it if You like a one-woman show and you are prepared for an intense hour.
Don't see it if You are looking for simple entertainment--this is definitely not that. There is humor, but not an ounce of fluff.
See it if You are ready to laugh, but don't mind a funny show having an underlying message.
Don't see it if You are bothered by your theatre having an agenda. The play is really funny, but it definitely is trying to make a point.
See it if You love "The Way Things Work" or have curious kids. An enjoyable companion to That Physics Show.
Don't see it if You are looking for something mind-blowing, or if your kids have hit jaded teenager age--the target kid audience is probably about 4-12.
See it if You need a break from the serious side of life, if you are amused by clever writing and enjoyable music
Don't see it if You want something deep or dark or relevant. Or if you are offended by the idea of having a little fun with Shakespeare!
See it if You like smart storytelling, compelling characters, a play that makes you think.
Don't see it if You are looking for a light theatre experience--you really need to be willing to go along with the ride on this one
See it if You love intense performances and appreciate music in a play, and if you are open to original ways to tell a story.
Don't see it if You are looking for a contemporary story or if you are bothered by hearing opera or watching the depiction of mental illness.
See it if You are up for a good drama and like following a mysteriously unfolding story.
Don't see it if You are looking for just entertainment--this one draws you in and makes you think!
See it if You appreciate great staging, real emotion in a musical, a completely absorbing theatre experience.
Don't see it if You are looking for complete fluff or are uncomfortable with a semi-serious musical.
See it if You are curious about how things work, you want to be educated and entertained, if you have kids with you--or even if you don't!
Don't see it if You are looking for traditional theater storytelling--this is an experience more than a story!
See it if You are up for 90 minutes of intense drama. It is a strong show, but the combination of subject and presentation can be exhausting.
Don't see it if You are looking to be lightly entertained. There is pretty much nothing light about this show.
See it if You love theatre--what a treasure trove of props and costumes and production notes! What you never knew about Broadway and West End theatre!
Don't see it if You aren't interested in theatre or really don't care about anything that goes on behind what you see.
See it if You like musicals that don't just entertain, but also make you think. You want to see phenomenal perfs (by Glenn Close--amazing--and others)
Don't see it if You want something bright and sunshine-y, or if you don't like musicals with wall to wall music.
See it if You like a Capella music, if you are open to new approaches to musicals, if you are from New York City-or even if you're not!
Don't see it if You are not open to new musical interpretations or you are put off by language that is true to what you might hear in the city.
See it if You appreciate the combination of a good story and ambitious, magnificent staging and effects.
Don't see it if You are bothered by stories focused on kids or if you don't like big effects.
See it if You like Four Seasons or similar music and you like to see "the story behind the story."
Don't see it if You only like more traditional musicals or if you are looking for something big and dance-y.
See it if You like Shakespeare enough to see a light version of it, and if you like to be more involved than just sitting in a theatre.
Don't see it if You don't like the outdoors and you are very happy to be sitting in a comfy theater seat.
See it if You appreciate a big musical, you like new musical material and great dancing. It's a mix of old storytelling and new.
Don't see it if You only like traditional musicals. There is traditional in here, but the vibe is young and bright and a little loud.
See it if You are up for a long, complex, serious, intense show. There are moments of the humor of a big family, but this is in no way a light show.
Don't see it if You are looking for bright, colorful entertainment, and if you just want to be entertained. This one will make you think.
See it if You like hearing old music--the trip through decades of music is fun. And if you enjoy a women-centered show and great voices.
Don't see it if You are expecting a coherent story to go along with the music. This is a revue of sorts--kind of more a concert than a show.
See it if You appreciate a classic style big musical, and, of course, if you love Bernadette Peters. All the big musical features, and a huge heart!
Don't see it if You are looking for something deep and serious
See it if You like intimate musicals, value shows about women, enjoy hearing a wide range of music styles
Don't see it if You are looking for a big musical experience or are bothered by relevant messages in your theatre
See it if You are open to non-traditional material in a musical, and are interested in a little history and social justice in your theater experience.
Don't see it if You are looking for a big musical or simple, fluffy subject matter.
See it if You like a good jukebox musical, you like Carole King music.
Don't see it if You hate jukebox musicals or are looking for something big and flashy
See it if You are interested in historical material, willing to concentrate on a sometimes complicated story.
Don't see it if You are looking for light entertainment. Oslo is riveting, but requires focus, as a lot happens in a short time.
See it if You like plays with good story, great characters/acting, intelligent dialogue. If you like coming away really affected by what you've seen.
Don't see it if You are looking for just a fluff play. There is comedy, but the play has so many layers, you really have to want to appreciate all of that.
See it if You like farce and physical comedy--think "Noises Off."
Don't see it if You are looking for something serious, thought-provoking, or deep.
See it if You appreciate a strong, emotional story with great performances and a real-world message.
Don't see it if You are bothered by profanity or gritty situations. This is not a light, feel-good play- if you want just entertainment, see something else.
See it if You have an open mind and a lot of stamina. It is quite an extravaganza of staging and effects--really offbeat elements and constant motion.
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with immersive theater, loud music, strobe effects, or if you only want to see traditional staging/storytelling.
See it if You like a musical with a good, meaningful story, great music, and terrific dancing.
Don't see it if You don't like musicals, you're looking for experimental rather than classic.
See it if You want to see a long running classic in a refreshingly small space.
Don't see it if You are expecting a big, modern musical. It is sweet, but it is not big by any means!
See it if You have a sense of humor and an open mind about the theater you see.
Don't see it if You are offended by occasional off-color language and tone in a musical--or bothered by puppets!
See it if You like musicals, especially if you have seen a lot of them to understand the many references to other shows, and if you like to laugh!
Don't see it if You don't appreciate broad humor or really don't like musicals.