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See it if you love the tunes and want to learn more about the true story of these legends.
Don't see it if you're averse to jukebox musicals in general, or you're expecting it to be all lighthearted.
See it if you want to revel for a few hours in a funny, poignant, and very relatable slice of real life.
Don't see it if thinking about the effects of old age makes you squirm.
See it if you are in it for more of a Cher concert than an actual narrative.
Don't see it if the thought of Vegas or Branson makes you cringe. This feels like that.
See it if you're a Santino fan. His presence alone was the one saving grace. Or, if you like your entertainment very dated and old fashioned.
Don't see it if you expect something current or relevant to 2019.
See it if you love Tina's music and want something to fill the void of not being able to see her live.
Don't see it if you get antsy. This one is LONG!
See it if you want to be filled with the holiday spirit in a way that’s tasteful and smart rather than garish or loud.
Don't see it if you’re a humbug.
See it if you want to see the Disney classic with a refreshing, community minded twist.
Don't see it if you expect to see the movie translated exactly. The mission of Public Works wins the day here, and to great effect.
See it if you don't have a smidge of loyalty to the movie, you just want Vegas bachelorette-style spectacle.
Don't see it if you expect to see the scenes / hear the songs / feel the feels from the movie. It's nothing like that. And it's too afraid of melancholy.
See it if you love great performances al fresco.
Don't see it if you aren't a Shakespeare fan in general. Despite the modern setting, this one feels very traditional in execution.
See it if you want to see some stunning performances. You don’t have an allegiance to the book and thus don’t mind what all they’ve changed.
Don't see it if you hold the text as sacred and expect to see the story you know and love. This takes a lot of dramatic license and doesn’t tell it all.
See it if you want to see a show with a sweet message, some catchy tunes, and some powerhouse performances from Broadway vets.
Don't see it if you're averse to true musical comedy. This is, for the most part, old fashioned fun with some pathos mixed in.
See it if you want renditions of classic songs you’ll be dying to hear over and over, and a production that’s a fascinating examination of the text.
Don't see it if you’re expecting what you know.
See it if you love Alice tales in general. You want to experience inventive costumes, sets, and staging.
Don't see it if you don’t like youthful angst a la Spring Awakening. You get a lot of it here.
See it if you want to seen incredible performances (both lead AND featured) and experience an important work of the time.
Don't see it if you want more action that discussion.
See it if you like the cast and want to see them chew scenery.
Don't see it if you can’t look past material that doesn’t hold up well to modern moral standards.
See it if you’re ok with a totally cheesy night out, surrounding by tipsy and rowdy fellow audience members.
Don't see it if you want your musical theater to have some weight or import to it.
See it if you’re a fan of Birbiglia’s comedy, you’re a parent, or you’re convinced you never want to be a parent.
Don't see it if you generally dislike solo shows.
See it if you need a good dose of holiday cheer, want to be part of a grand tradition, or you like camels.
Don't see it if you're a cotton-headed ninny muggins.
See it if you're interested in Irish history, want to see masterful performances by a large, uniformly excellent cast (plus a goose).
Don't see it if you want your plays to be more of the sunshine and rainbows variety.
See it if you're open to a mixed bag in order to see some compelling performances, and get a few laughs.
Don't see it if you're expecting a profound commentary on this time period, it's more an interesting slice of life.
See it if you just want to bask in some of your favorite tunes for a few hours sung by great voices.
Don't see it if you’re expecting plot or production values.
See it if you're already a fan of solo shows and like to see them in their many forms.
Don't see it if you get antsy easily. Despite the running time, this one really requires your attention.
See it if you like seeing works in progress that are rough around the edges, or you're drawn to anything Oz-centric.
Don't see it if you bore easily or you're expecting complete polish.
See it if you like Southern tales, poignant stories.
Don't see it if you're expecting the book as you remember it - a lot of liberties were taken with the story.
See it if you're an old Hollywood fan. Or you love magnificent puppetry and don't care much about the accompanying plot.
Don't see it if you want to leave remembering any of the music after the fact.
See it if you want to grin ear to ear for 2 hours
Don't see it if you’re squeamish, or you already have a dental phobia ;)
See it if you don't have a particular allegiance to the sanctity of the novel or the characters as-written.
Don't see it if you think the novel is a perfect specimen of storytelling. Sorkin is ballsy with his changes.
See it if you breathe Disney magic like oxygen.
Don't see it if you don't want to be surrounded by kiddos during your night at the theater. Or you're just generally cynical.
See it if you are in for a night of zany fun that doesn't require a whole lot of thought.
Don't see it if you only like your theater with a serious side to it.
See it if you want two see two masterful performers at the top of their game, performing a classic work.
Don't see it if you prefer bigger shows with huge casts and a lot of splashy bells and whistles.
See it if you want to witness a tour-de-force performance featuring true drama and humor all rolled into an intense but fast-paced 70 minutes.
Don't see it if you don't like solo shows.
See it if you like to see a small show with a lot of heart counteract all the bigger, splashier adaptations du Jour.
Don't see it if you’re expecting a huge cast and big ensemble numbers.
See it if you want to champion original work on Broadway and see a crazy talented cast in action. Plus, laughs.
Don't see it if you’re averse to quirk or to high school tales with the resultant high school humor.
See it if you admire gutsy original musicals with no underlying source material.
Don't see it if you don’t like superhero lore - there’s a lot of it packed in here.
See it if you want to see a host of masterful performances and a riveting story.
Don't see it if you’re thinking it’s a musical. It’s not. It is firmly in the “play with music” category.
See it if you want to see improv masters at work, with an element of surprise thrown in.
Don't see it if you’re expecting Lin-Manuel. He’s not there every night.
See it if you’ve never seen the show and want to see a very quality and faithful staging.
Don't see it if you’re familiar with Fiasco’s work and are expecting something unexpected. This is very by the book, especially for them.
See it if you’re a Shondaland diehard who just has to say you saw Washington live onstage.
Don't see it if you get antsy easily. This is a 90 min play that feels like 3 hours.
See it if you like journalistic drama like “Spotlight” or you wanna see the Boy Wizard do a great American accent
Don't see it if you want something big and splashy with a lot of set pieces.
See it if you love Donna Summer and want to come drink and dance in the aisles with your pals.
Don't see it if you want a cohesive plot or emotional resonance along with your jukebox action.
See it if you love it when new life and new ideas are breathed into a classic, you love a stripped down, folksy score, you like chili.
Don't see it if you get upset when any liberties at all, no matter how justified, are taken with a classic.
See it if you love Irish things or unique immersive theater, want to glimpse inside a gorgeous historic building and/or just have an amazing meal.
Don't see it if you don't want to be on your feet for a couple hours.