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. More…
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.
See it if The direction and cast is good. If you like the jewish humor. It is a fast paced musical but lacks dialogue of any meaning.
Don't see it if Boring at times, bad dialogue as well as predictable. If you don't like Jewish humor, plays about LGBT or the holocaust.
See it if You like 90 minute musicals. You enjoy musicals based on historical events.
Don't see it if You are wanting to see a re enactment of the shooting of Harvey Milk. This show strays far from the actual events.
See it if You want to see a compelling lead performance. Unevenly sung but with great stage presence. All his songs were lovely. Nice band. Some
Don't see it if You like good harmony. My ears hurt every time more than one person sang.
See it if You enjoy shows that deal with Jewish and or LGBT history. You enjoy more "traditional" new musicals. This one feels like a throwback.
Don't see it if You like your contemporary theatre more on the contemporary side.
See it if you're willing to meander through some pleasant, well directed scenes and songs along the way to an unsurprising conclusion
Don't see it if you expect polished lyrics or expert integration of book & songs; are looking for a nuanced treatment of themes of acceptance & persistence
See it if the main storyline of a teacher/student - young girl/older man friendship is nicely done. All jewish/gay developments are cliched.
Don't see it if you don’t want to settle for average. Non-memorable music, just ok singing and acting, disappointing overall.
See it if you're looking for a simple, well-intentioned, small scale musical with a lovely score, that wears its heart proudly on its sleeve.
Don't see it if you're looking for anything above community-theater grade, resent a contrived plot, stereotypical characters and obvious emotional appeals
See it if you enjoy a more traditional musical comedy style.
Don't see it if you aren't willing to take an unexpected journey. Not really what you expect it to be about. Odd piece w BIG ideas that don't always land.
See it if You want to see a musical by a committee that combines the Holocaust, Borscht belt, Harvey milk, gay acceptance but is tedious and cloying
Don't see it if You expect an intelligent musical about Harvey milk.A musical that is so well-intentioned, that it’s eye rolling.
See it if You enjoy traditional musicals, cliched characters, mix of humor and sad themes of friendship, acceptance, loss.
Don't see it if You expect a polished show w/strong story & great music. Was moderately entertaining but at times boring. story tried to cover too much.
See it if you like new musicals. The singing is good. The songs, not so much.
Don't see it if you hate seeing everything sung or you hate overwrought dramatic stories. It's a little nothing of a story until it's simply too much.
See it if you would like to see a good musical with nice singing with some sort of twist at the end.
Don't see it if you expect a great score... some of the songs are neither here nor there. Story telling could be better..
See it if Extremely Jewish humor and language. A man's interesting story, told in an interesting but overly ambitious way. Good singing voices.
Don't see it if Takes on too much for 90 minutes. The "dead wife" is so sterotyped and Ham. A few boring bits, and one awful. Too many musical styles.
See it if Jewish and Gay themes; outstanding acting and singing; nicely staged and orchestrated.
Don't see it if Cliches/stereotypes. Misguided untalented book & music camouflaged by a talented cast, band & polished production values.
See it if You are a resident of a Jewish retirement home on eastern Long Island and want an afternoon entertainment.
Don't see it if You expect more than stereotypical characters and “feel good” shows about gay rights, the Holocaust and the death of Harvey Milk.
See it if You are interested in Harvey Milk’s legacy, LBGT issues, Jewish culture.
Don't see it if You are expecting this to be a memorable musical. It’s not—it doesn’t need to be a musical and the songs feel out of place and uninspiring.
See it if you are interested in Jewish life in SF in the 80's
Don't see it if you're looking for thought provoking, relevant, daring play about LGBTQ rights
See it if If you love everything Jewish, even when it is in somewhat questionable taste and you have to see every musical in NYC.
Don't see it if You do not mind a hodge podge of plot points that can be very irritating.
See it if You like the history of this era and Harvey Milk and gay themes; you like a riveting ending.
Don't see it if You don’t want to see a slow piece that’s saved by the ending; you like a traditional musical, not one where the songs are just stuck in.
See it if you like to see serious themes presented musically
Don't see it if you're looking for great singing, acting or staging or compelling music and lyrics
See it if You enjoy under-developed 90 minute musicals that follow the tropes of conventional musical theatre.
Don't see it if You want to see a well developed musical with fully fledged characters and a story worth telling.