Members say: Great singing, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Cliched, Entertaining

About the show

Set in San Francisco in 1986, this musical deals with issues of friendship and loss, the grip of the past, and the hard-won acceptance set in motion by the most unexpected people. 

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What could Harry, an amiable but lonely retired kosher butcher have in common with Barbara, his young lesbian writing teacher at the senior center? Is it enough to bridge the divide?  When Harry fulfills a writing assignment to compose a letter to someone from his past who’s dead, he writes not to his late wife Frannie, but to Harvey Milk, the first openly gay political leader in California. Barbara is stunned. Harry's letter evokes life-changing revelations that neither could have foreseen. 


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77
During previews
Resonant, Historical, Great singing, Heartfelt, Restrained

See it if you want a fun historically relevant musical that has more to do with Harvey Milk's legacy than the man himself. Impressive musical talent.

Don't see it if you don't like want a thoughtful reflection on Jewish and gay culture. The play meanders but pulls together beautifully in last 10 minutes

65
During previews
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Cliched, Dated

See it if Cringe-worthy at times, yet it ultimately succeeds in spite of itself. Better suited to Del Boca Vista dinner theatre than off-broadway.

Don't see it if Has something to say about tolerance and acceptance, but its cheesiness doesn’t do the subject justice.

60
During previews
Slow, Clunky, Earnest, Tired humor, Weak lyrics

See it if you're patient. ALTHM's ending satisfies, but meh material to get there. High prodn values, but poor lyrics/melodies, uneven tone/acting.

Don't see it if you want clever lyrics (1 song offends w/reference to Nazis) or a sophisticated book. Still teacher/student have some charm. Sweet story.

74
During previews
Funny, Ambitious, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great singing

See it if you want to understand the difficulties of being different in this world. A quick 60-minute musical about an old Jewish man and a lesbian.

Don't see it if you don't like old jokes or can't sit still for an hour.

72
During previews
Nice music. nice performances.

See it if You like small sentimental musicals.

Don't see it if You don't like sentimental small musicals.

73
During previews
Relevant, Cliched, Entertaining, Surprising, Contrived

See it if You want to see a show about the human spirit more than Harvey Milk. Pushes all the right buttons even though it feels a bit forced.

Don't see it if You don’t like having your emotions toyed with. This show is not what it appears. That’s not necessarily a bad thing but it’s not good.

96
During previews
Great acting, Profound, Great writing, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you are gay or Jewish or know someone who is... or have a beating heart in your chest. And own tissues (because you'll need 'em).

Don't see it if you are anti-gay, anti-Semitic, don't want to be moved... no, wait, you should see it anyway. You SHOULD see it. Just go. And take tissues.

Also I thought this would be a show about Harvey Milk, but it was not. It w... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a really good inexpensive show. You can place yourself in 1986.

Don't see it if You are prejudice. You dont want to cry.

72
During previews
Ambitious, Cliched, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if you can forgive a show with big aspirations that falls a little short. It doesn't have much political bite now that LGBTQIA is so accepted.

Don't see it if you can't abide characters that are clichéd, ethnic humor or a simplistic score and lyrics. Good singing, particularly from Bartoli as Milk.


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