A new revival of the 2015 musical about Korean comfort women who were sold as sex slaves for the Imperial Japanese Army during WWII. More…
The story revolves around a young Korean woman, Goeun, who was promised a job in Japan, but is soon transported to Indonesia as one of the comfort women. The audience witnesses how such a tragedy can permanently and painfully transform the life of a young woman.
See it if Well intentioned effort to bring disturbing subject matter to light; yet musicalization is questionable Actors earnest but undisguishable
Don't see it if Various plotlines confusing & often left unattended after started Large cast often gets lost despite valid attempt by "leads" A sad misfire
See it if you're interested in new musicals , Korean Culture or the history of Southeast Asia in the 1st half of the 20th century.
Don't see it if you prefer your musicals huge. This one stays lean & intimate, even after we land in the middle of World War II
See it if The story has to be told. Huge cast. Great opp. for many young East Asian talent My favorites.. Abigal Choi Arader? and Matheus Ting.
Don't see it if Character development limited as too many in the cast. Sets and staging may need more time effort and $$$$$ Small Audience (see more) .
See it if you want to see a talented, young cast giving it their all in a true story, not likely what you learned about in school. Sound and lights +.
Don't see it if you can't sit for 2 hours without an intermission or you expect a fun and frolic musical - this is a serious subject w/ song & choreography.
See it if Historical musical of the indomitable fortitude of the feminine psyche. Large Asian cast fills a bare stage.
Don't see it if Needs professional tweaking. Empty stage cluttered by all that cast. Sexually violent.
See it if It is a story that needs to be told and it's interesting because a lot of people don't know that it happened.
Don't see it if Violence and abusing women these are the topics, but it also has to do with strength to stay alive.
See it if You know someone in the cast or want a surface look at a horrible moment in history.
Don't see it if You don't like melodrama or long plays with very little depth that try to do too much and fall continuously short.
See it if you enjoy a completely Asian cast and an interesting historical story, some very good singing, but not enough to carry the show.
Don't see it if history bores you; you expect a musical to be uplifting and happy.
See it if you don't mind a very flawed show which concludes with some very good scenes .
Don't see it if a very slow beginning, amateurish voices, weak choreography, and failing to deal with all aspects of a subject doesn't appeal to you.
See it if Korean sex slaves and a Korean man stuck in the Japan military try to preserve themselves for escape. Excellent singing,support Asian actors
Don't see it if Shooting guns/killing people or WWII/war are triggering. Writing isn't fully formed/convincing; could have been more emotionally touching.
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See it if if you want to see a depiction of a horrible historical event. The cast gives it their all for material that often isn't worth their effort.
Don't see it if you do not want to witness one brutal event after another. Some of the songs are lovely and there is a brief comical scene.
See it if You want to learn a bit about a harrowing aspect of WWII that deserves a better script . Korean story with Korean cast.
Don't see it if You want rich, appropriate music, intelligent lyrics , and a book that honors the tragedy of these women . ..this is not it.
See it if you're interested in learning about this not so well-known horrid, tragic, somewhat hidden side of Korean & Japanese 20th century history.
Don't see it if you can't handle sadness & despair. It's intense, there's verbal & physical-abuse, non-stop intimidation & bullying, plus str8-up shootings.
See it if you want to see an ambitious musical about a little known historical event where Korean women were sex slaves for Japanese solders.
Don't see it if you are not interested in historical events turned into musicals that are disturbing and shed a negative light on WW 2 Japanese soldiers.
See it if want to see a wonderful and moving depiction of a complicated aspect of history, with a huge and talented cast--odd and unexpected.
Don't see it if you don't like a huge cast with complex interwoven stories and threads.
See it if You're up for lovely orchestrations, sets and costumes in an earnest if at times trite treatment of a difficult but important subject.
Don't see it if You're looking for happy endings, light fluff or easy entertainment—tho' a sincere attempt, a musical about sexual slavery hard to pull off.
See it if Enjoy historically based productions of important events which are largely ignored.
Don't see it if If you are not a fan of historically-based productions or do not like musicals. I felt that the musical numbers compromised the plot.
See it if You want to see a show that will motivate you to research after leaving the theater. Want to see a GREAT leading performance.
Don't see it if Feel you cannot at this particular moment see a show that deals very viscerally with physical and sexual abuse. It's not an easy experience.
See it if you're interested in the subject: are a friend or relative of a cast member or want to support this young company
Don't see it if you'd find an Americanized musical theater version of a painful subject that evokes very little Korean and/or Japanese feeling distressing
See it if you're looking for an exploration of a seldom seen piece of history
Don't see it if you're not comfortable with depictions of violence
See it if A well enacted show telling a story of a shameful moment in history. Beautiful voices and a compelling story. An original musical.
Don't see it if There are loud noises, gunshots and violence throughout the 140 minutes but it is well presented and a story worth telling.
See it if You like small shows with creative staging, earnest acting, and an interesting story.
Don't see it if You need a show with catchy songs, or don’t like intense subject matter.
See it if You'd like to see a valiant and sincere Asian-American musical play that will impress you with its artistry.
Don't see it if Like me, your own cultural ignorance or insensitivity won't let you get past the subject matter being not right for a musical. My loss.
See it if you want to learn more about a dark part of history. Good sets and choreography and some talented performers.
Don't see it if you want more than just occasional glimpses of artistic inspirations. Some songs and performers were good but others not so much.