Irish Rep revives its adaptation of the classic E.Y. Harburg Burton Lane musical with Tony-nominee Melissa Errico reprising her role as Sharon. Hit songs include "Old Devil Moon" and "If This Isn't Love." More…
Equal parts romantic fairy tale and sociopolitical satire, this groundbreaking 1947 musical follows an Irishman who steals a feisty leprechaun’s pot of gold and escapes with his daughter, Sharon, to Missitucky, a mythical region in the United States that is part of the Jim Crow South. The daughter and the sprite each find love with others, but also encounter bigotry, economic disparity, and cultural injustice.
See it if Light hearted crooning 40's music, enthusiastic performances, race/class insights ahead of its time. Hopes and dreams for a better world.
Don't see it if Shallow characters, mostly ballads, not too dramatic. Good show for my parents but not my teenagers.
See it if Wonderful score by Burton/Harburg & both leads in excellent voice keeps this hokum afloat. Moore's streamlined script helps a bit
Don't see it if Even at a crisp 2 hrs. show still feels draggy ; clunky adaptation can hinder enjoyment but the music is incandescent
See it if want to see one of the best productions of the show in an intimate setting. Melissa Errico performs the same role that she did 12 years ago
Don't see it if costumes are your forte. Something seemed to be missing here..
See it if the show is new to you, you're a fan of Melissa Errico, curious about staging on Irish Rep's small stage, you enjoy the score performed live
Don't see it if you want a big, brash musical with elaborate numbers & strong subsidiary characters, fairy-tale racial tolerance theme out of place today
See it if you're looking for something uplifting with a beautiful score and solid performances. Despite this show's age, it's surprisingly relevant.
Don't see it if you like dark, moody, or edgy material.
See it if You enjoy a well acted and sung musical. Very charming presentation.
Don't see it if You don't like musicals. This show is all about the music, the story line is sophomoric.
See it if the music is much more important than the plot to you - this has a wonderful score and all the voices excellent but the plot is very weak
Don't see it if you want a coherent plot or a romantic one; did not feel the chemistry between the Sharon and Woody - Not due to Errico (see below)
See it if You love this show. Melissa did this ten years or so ago and was better then although she still has a beautiful voice. If never saw her, go.
Don't see it if You love this show. Disappointing production. Melissa E lovely but too old for the part. No chemistry with leading man. She could be his mom
See it if Beautiful score that combines romance, socially relevant and political themes into a magical, fantasy-type production. Catchy tunes.
Don't see it if Do not enjoy old-fashioned, musical or fantasy theater.
See it if You want to hear the fine score of this show largely well delivered.
Don't see it if Clunky direction and a dated book are deal killers for you.
See it if This small stage intimate production is perfect for this sweet fairy tale with a gorgeous score and delightful ensemble
Don't see it if U hate cuts that are nonetheless very judicious and truly make the show better. Antidote to toxic political season we have just survived
See it if You want to really hear a beautifully sung show without over amplification. The simplicity and purity of the production is a pleasure.
Don't see it if You don't like musicals.
See it if You love musical comedy with superb performances and songs you already know.
Don't see it if You don't like dated shows even if they resonate today.
See it if You love leprechauns, lilting Irish accents and hummable songs, optimism and happy endings
Don't see it if you like dark, heavy stuff where it all ends badly
See it if you want to hear one classic song after another performed by dazzling singer/actor/dancers, reminding us of what fun musical comedies can be
Don't see it if you don't like musical comedies.
See it if want a wonderful, intimate staging of a classic show; fantastic cast, beautiful music; you'll know almost every song
Don't see it if want a big orchestra or lavish production
See it if You want a wonderful score sung beautifully and presented with love and honest affection. What musicals should be--not the glitz and hype
Don't see it if you need to have the above-mentioned glitz and special effects. or if you are put off by basic truths about relationships and responsibility
See it if you like shows that are based in fantasy and that have songs you may recognize.
Don't see it if you only like shows that are complete realistic or have never been done before.
See it if You adore a score where almost every song is enchanting and memorable. Many have deservedly become standards and they are well served here.
Don't see it if You seek good production values, a cohesive ensemble-no chemistry at all between performers. Evans as Og steals not the gold, but the show!
See it if you like the show, music, or Irish themed theater.
Don't see it if you want a story that has depth or makes sense. It's dated, aged poorly, & it deals with race in awkward, almost cringeworthy ways