This autobiographical 1998 musical from Tony Award winner William Finn is a medical tragedy as seen through the lens of a Looney Tunes short. More…
After struggling composer Gordon Michael Schwinn collapses face-first into a plate of spaghetti, he is diagnosed with a brain tumor and is forced to come to terms with his creative ambitions and the lovable screw-ups in his life: an overbearing mother, a ruthless kiddie-show host named Mr. Bungee, and a boyfriend who’d “rather be sailing.”
See it if You want to hear one of the best musical theater scores of the past 20 years.
Don't see it if You like shows with big production numbers.
See it if you are a fan of the music (which you should be), you're interested in musicals that tell a unique story.
Don't see it if you're afraid of hospitals.
See it if you're looking for biographical show that is a little unconventional & don't mind one that deals with some serious medical themes.
Don't see it if you're turned off by autobiographical shows or irreverent depictions of medial issues.
See it if You like William Finn musicals, you don't have any issues with the storyline.
Don't see it if You are turned off by quirky and different musicals.
See it if A great job done by actors putting 110%. Most of the music enjoyable. I appreciated this show as a medical professional.
Don't see it if Some numbers were just odd, but overall well done. Don't enjoy semi-stagged productions.
See it if You want to be amazed by William Finn's genius. You want a story of second chances. You want an original, witty musical.
Don't see it if The description says "through the lens of a Looney Tunes short," it's accurate. It's zany at times, and if zany isn't your thing, skip it.
See it if you want to see an biographical musical with a great cast and a good score
Don't see it if You don't like the cast or are looking for a big production with a large cast and big song and dance numbers
See it if great actors, soundtrack is entertaining and hilarious, interesting and unique musical
Don't see it if the plot is a little confusing, if you aren’t familiar with Finn’s work may not be as enjoyable, also no staging and costumes
See it if you like the wonderful lyrics of William Finn and excellent acting and vocals
Don't see it if you can't sit for 80++ minutes without and intermission or have issues with medical or gay themes.
See it if You like witty comedy. This show has good music. Great set design as well. Its a cute show. Not my favorite but its good.
Don't see it if you have any issues with sexuality.
See it if you want to exerience a story that will tug at your heart strings and really get you thinking about human relationships and emotions
Don't see it if you are in to the glitz and glam musical theatre can often bring
See it if If you appreciate tongue-n-cheek lyrics and appreciate stellar jazz harmonies.
Don't see it if If you aren't slightly silly. This show requires a twisted, dark humor.