This uplifting and heartwarming multi-generational musical explores the challenges and triumphs of an immigrant Jewish American family. More…
Louis Goldstein has written a tell-all family memoir. The book is a best-seller. But is it true? This original musical reminds us that families are complicated, the truth is never clear, and forgiveness is our best hope.
See it if you really like the Jewish schmaltz. If you like Jewish theater and do not care about what the material is.If you do not care about good act
Don't see it if ing.Show is too tired, not ambitious and acting fair at best. It is overloaded with the bubals and has no substance. Show was really bad.
See it if Intimate theater Great acting, So like the sagas of a family written years ago Clever T. Wilder exiting. Cast of 7 all great.
Don't see it if no weakness in the production but Reminder:. Actor's Temple is a great choice for this play but seating is as expected in a non theater
See it if movingly shows gap btwn real & romanticized family life, tragedy of corrosive secrets; actors all pros; some songs clever/tuneful
Don't see it if last 20 mins pointless; understates monstrousness of parents crushing children's dreams; lyrics simplistic/no memorable tunes
See it if you find complex family relationships compelling. Nice music, good singing, excellent costumes. Rewarding ideas about truth & memory.
Don't see it if you believe in absolute truth. The characters choices based on their needs makes the past slide between possible truths.
See it if You enjoy immigrant, family stories, & want to explore themes of legacy and familial love/challenges. No new ground here, but it’s enjoyable
Don't see it if Want a more memorable score (tho music is melodic/well-performed), want a fresh look on old story about family tensions/expectations.
See it if Presents Jewish history and family relationships over several generations. An entertaining evening, with themes that many may relate to.
Don't see it if Do not see if you expect a polished musical with memorable music and songs.
See it if You want to see a play with some good acting and singing. You want to see a play about family secrets and what happens when they're revealed
Don't see it if You don't like musicals about family. You don't want to laugh. You don't want to be touched by the family and their secrets
See it if you enjoy a sweet little musical about a man's personal family history. The actors sing their hearts out and offer top notch performances.
Don't see it if you want a show with an edge or don't like musicals.
See it if like musicals about 3 generations of a family that immigrated to the USA, their relationships, difficulties and an interesting story line.
Don't see it if you desire professional production values, consistently good acting and a script that engenders emotional identification with characters.
See it if You want to see a moving, beautifully told musical story of a multi generational immigrant family with conflicting truths.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy musicals about family history and secrets
See it if You like stories about families that are real and touching and brilliantly told. A must see for all.
Don't see it if If you like big Broadway type shows. It’s still worth seeing though.
See it if Want to see a heartwarming story, like smaller theatres, are not a Broadway snob, want a nice night out. Sweet, sweet show.
Don't see it if Are a Broadway snob, expect glitz, glitter & Beoadway set, don't like stereotypes in a show, can't relate to dysfunctio. In families.
See it if Great ensemble and interesting concept exploring identity and legacy through multiple generations of an immigrant family
Don't see it if Misses the mark because it is innocuous and bland and wastes a very talented cast, but sweet in its own way
See it if You are interested in Jewish themed plays, like good singing like short plays with no intermission
Don't see it if you are looking for interesting music in your musical, The melodies are trite banal and derivative, the lyrics are far better
See it if you enjoy Jewish plays that show 3 generations of the same family.
Don't see it if if you want a fresh, polished musical with characters you can become emotionally involved with.
See it if Relatable family dynamics, touching drama with a bit of comedic relief, lovely sweet harmonies make an enjoyable evening
Don't see it if You need strong or complex character development, fast paced plot lines, energetic performances, a longer show
See it if Multi generation Jewish story is of interest. If you like anything Jewish in general. Schmaltz central.
Don't see it if Almost no set and small stage is not worth the retail price. Last twenty minutes pure fluff filler to inflate running time. Just walk out.
See it if A Jewish family story told through three generations; Megan McGinnis' songs were my favorite.
Don't see it if there are too many ideas crammed into 90+ minutes that the story is muddled.
See it if you like retelling of immigrant Jewish stories you've heard before, beautiful music & lyrics, and for the humble gem "Visiting Your Mother".
Don't see it if you expect originality or a new take on the "Jewish family" experience, look for high production values, or a less cliched book.
See it if you are up for a very uplifting and heartwarming musical about a Jewish American family. Traces 90 years of secrets and sacrifices in song.
Don't see it if you are not curious about how the challenges of immigrants and the need to forgive are part of many family stories and legacies.
See it if You enjoy shows about family dynamics over 3 generations. Very entertaining and some songs (eg Visiting Your Mother) masterfully performed
Don't see it if You don’t like musicals or comedy. However this show is well done.
See it if a multigenerational musical with a multitude of well written Jewish themed songs performed by talented singers on a bare set is of interest.
Don't see it if the stories of Jewish immigrants & their subsequent generations isn't of interest, no matter how good the voices or well written the songs