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 you enjoy Borcht Belt humor, don;t mind a stylistic mish-mosh. Enjoy a quality production of less than stellar material.
Don't see it if Stereotypes, sloppy lyrics or muddled plot offend you,
See it if you're patient. ALTHM's ending satisfies, but some meh material to get there. High prodn values, but disappointing songs, 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. Good message.
See it if Some poignant moments in the last 10 minutes during the flashback scene. Older man & older woman are both talented actors.
Don't see it if Most of show moves along slowly, with some cringe-worthy lyrics for the year 2018. And it's hardly about Harvey Milk/gay plot at all!!!
See it if like musicals about sexual identity, delivers excellent "messages," pleasant moments, "obvious" humor and some good singing.
Don't see it if you prefer non-stereotyped characters, in-depth rather than superficial handling of issues, nuanced humor and high levels of singing ability
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.