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 want to see a musical comedy about the first publicly elected gay man in San Francisco, told by a friend.
Don't see it if You dont like musicals, the subject or hearing about the holocaust.
See it if a very touching play. A competent cast guides us through moments full of humor, to moments of special poignancy.Julie Knitel is superb!
Don't see it if you are expecting a hilarious comedy. This is more of a thought-provoking drama.
See it if you like tuneful music that isn't amplified too horribly, you can appreciate interesting characters and their interactions
Don't see it if you want a big splashy Broadway type musical with elaborate costumes and sets
See it if Interested in Harvey Milk. Staging greatExcellent lyrics. Cheryl Stern priceless Story line is tearful and hilariousGreat cast & direction
Don't see it if Not interested In gay issues
See it if you want to see one of the most gripping, horrifying (but necessary) scenes in recent memory that will stay with you for days
Don't see it if you can't sit through a slow start or are triggered by the Holocaust
See it if you have an open mind and don't mind unevenness throughout the show. The beginning is very slow, it picks up towards end.
Don't see it if you want good singing, or memorable music.
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 you don't mind 1970's stereotypes of gays and Jews in a musical.
Don't see it if you object to musicals being made on any and every subject; you hope to learn anything significant about Harvey Milk.
See it if Small thoughtful play w/ songs & humor. Creative piece touching on past & present, sad & funny & unlikely relationships
Don't see it if You prefer big showy musicals—are anti-Semitic or homophobic.
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 Get a glimpse of life of legendary Harvey Milk,through his friend.Fantastic acting and singing, as well as humor makes the 90 min go so fast
Don't see it if You are homophobic, doesn’t like gun, gunshots, scenes from concentration camp.
See it if you are in the mood for a heartwarming story about the healing power of writing and reading + a lesson in seeking and keeping relationships.
Don't see it if you are not open to the inspiring stories of a gay politician, a searching lesbian teacher, and a widowed Jewish senior citizen, with humor.
See it if you'll go in with an open mind and you find the concept interesting. Julia Knitel stands out vocally. Be willing to go along for the ride.
Don't see it if you want to see something polished. The premise has potential, but the execution is uneven. That applies to the book, lyrics, and the cast.
See it if This upbeat musical examines the prejudices against the gay people from the perspective of an old fashioned loving Jewish couple.
Don't see it if you do not like old fashioned peoples
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 like musical dramas with humor that are intimate, deeply felt, and despite having one rather broad stock character, is ultimately moving
Don't see it if you like tunes you can go home humming, don't like dramas, or want more opulent and flashy shows
See it if learning how two groups of people have one thing in common yet are so divided in present time. Jewish and Gay.
Don't see it if Jewish or gay history doesn't interest you
See it if You are interested in the life of HarveyMilk and what precipitated the events leading up to his death. Very good acting. Very entertaining.
Don't see it if You are not interested in the life of Harvey Milk and San Francisco in the 1980’s.