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're comfortable with a mix of disparate ideas and elements (Jewish ethnicity, gay bias, and other unrelated stuff), set to music.
Don't see it if you want to learn something about Harvey Milk or the political and social issues of the day.
See it if You like horrendous musicals that are trite & borderline offensive. You don't care about losing 2 hours of your life to cringe-worthy crap.
Don't see it if You value your time & money. You're a Jewish person with any shred of self-respect. You prefer entertainment that isn't cringe-worthy crap.
See it if This is musical to entice Jews and gays with a bait-and-switch scenario. The story and characters are too simple with a forgettable score.
Don't see it if There is drama, humor, a dead wife, a butcher, Nazi camp, Harvey Milk and a lesbian, aka, everything but Marlene Dietrich singing her songs.