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 like well crafted historical based stories with great music that need to be told even they are probably fiction.
Don't see it if you don't like "80" minute shows that are really 95 minutes. What the end of the story would be was obvious before the extra 15 minutes.
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 funny, sensitive stories that are extremely well done with great singing and acting. Very poignant. Strongly recommended.
Don't see it if You are not into musicals. However, this is highly recommended.
See it if Serious drama, shows that deal with gay and lesbian topics in a rational and sophisticated manner. Unique portrayal of historical events
Don't see it if Not interested in gay issues or the holocaust. Only enjoy fluff
See it if You like borscht belt humor, are a fan of Ghost, want to hear lovely voices, don’t mind a predictable plot, & thin song lyrics
Don't see it if Want tight, twisting plot and memorable music/lyrics more than meaningful subject matter and talented cast.
See it if You want to see a great play about one man's relationship with Harvey Milk mixed with some Jewish perspectives.
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with gay issues or have no interest in the history of the Gay Rights movement.
See it if you enjoy a quality show with great singing, solid acting and songs. An utterly entertaining evening of theater. Enjoyable and relevant!
Don't see it if you don't enjoy smaller theater productions.
See it if Milk’s life/death & inspiration to young LBTQs has a connection to why most Holocaust survivors hide their history from their grandkids.
Don't see it if You are bothered by ‘playful’ lyrics, Jewish stereotypes, Nazis, gay themes, guns, etc. It’s quirky, but moving, but...quirky.
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 talented cast in a decent show that tries a little to hard to make an impact.
Don't see it if you have a hard time ignoring amateurish staging despite some very good moments, and a sometimes annoying score despite great performances.
See it if You want somethimg very unexpected with delightful performances and A very good singer. Pleasant production.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy a production that deals with the Jewish/Gay diaspora. Expect a full cast of good singers.
See it if If a touching look at a May-December relationship developing, not romance against a background of prejudice & a haunting wife intrigues you
Don't see it if If you expect a story more about the title character instead of revolving around him but not about him per se
See it if you are looking for a sweet little musical about homophobia. Take your gay teen.
Don't see it if you are looking for fireworks, edge or freshness. A perfectly enjoyable 85 minutes that has a lot of charm and talent on display.
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 If you like historical intertwined stories. This one is told by a man with a big heart with lots of funny moments. Go see it!
Don't see it if You don’t like great singing, staging or are homophobic..
See it if you want an enjoyable night of theater but don't expect to necessarily be reached emotionally. book could be better but worth it for knitel
Don't see it if A rushed conflict/resolution that didn't go beyond surface to truly explore character feelings will ruin it for you.
See it if Fantastic, fascinating funny and heart-wrenching musical. Very well done.
Don't see it if You need to have an open mind to enjoy this musical.
See it if you want to see a compelling show, performed by a strong cast, in the early stages of development
Don't see it if you're looking for something polished. This show really struggles with pacing and focus.
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.