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See it if you want to see a musical really addressing immigrant experiences in a nuanced way, and don't mind that the show itself needs a ton of edits
Don't see it if you do not like seeing works-in-progress that have uneven character development, confusing songs, bizarre choreography, and too many actors.
See it if You like to see Works in Progress, you don't mind big holes in the plot, & songs that don't push the emotional journey forward. No chemistry
Don't see it if You're expecting polished, professional theater! Good idea, but young, energetic (somewhat skilled) cast is mis-directed. Needs play doctor.
See it if like musical theatre, and understand that singing requires both voice and acting, which may be improved with practice as this show goes on
Don't see it if judge musical theatre by Broadway standards
See it if You like fun interesting venues. You are looking for a new musical. If you can relate to needing to obtain a visa or green card in the US
Don't see it if You are looking for a large Broadway production.
See it if Good story & Music. Needs tons of work. Book:7.5/Music:8/Lyrics:4.5 Acting:6.5/Singing:5.5 Why 20 people onstage at all times?
Don't see it if Every idea thrown in. Needs crazy editing. Embarrassing Choreography Lyrics don't sound proper English: Baffling/Confusing/Unintelligible.
See it if The subject matter of young immigrants in NYC trumps all shortcomings for you.
Don't see it if You want minimal professionalism up to NY theater standards because you'll only find amateur mediocrity here.
See it if The opportunity to see a musical written by a South Korean; to see a talented diversified multi-talented cast; Importance of family
Don't see it if Tired of immigration problems and Trump jokes; Never saw a musical in its early stages of performance Impatient with a meandering storyline
See it if you'll enjoy a new musical with (mostly) good actors and singers. It's a bit derivative & could use some editing. Still, an impressive debut
Don't see it if You aren't willing to put up with a show that needs a little work and/or you are very anti illegal immigration.
See it if you like original shows that are still rough around the edges, full of cheery and enthusiastic young actors working hard with weak material.
Don't see it if you expect an entirely put-together show. Good concept but needs work - Indecipherable lyrics, distracting ensemble, uneven cast & weak book
See it if you are in a forgiving mood & you feel sorry for young actors performing bad songs, bad choreography & a bad script to badly played music.
Don't see it if you want lyrics you can understand, real dancers, good actors, a plausible plot or a theater with decent a/c.
See it if you support Asian and Asian American theater. The 3 leads have beautiful voices. Karaoke scene was great. Act 2 felt stronger.
Don't see it if you need a finished product. This needs a lot of work, artistic (poor staging and dialogue) and technical (mics went out).
See it if you have time to kill. Had moments that were good, but this is overshadowed by bad acting and dance numbers. Has potential with many changes
Don't see it if expecting a fine tuned show. Some actors and singers were decent, while others felt like you were watching a highschool production.
See it if you don't mind seeing a show that is really still a work in progress. It needs a decent amount of rewriting but the bones are there.
Don't see it if you only see want to a completely finished, professional show.
See it if The cast is talented and tries hard. There are some good voices and it's in a great space.
Don't see it if But the writing, staging and character development is so poor. I couldn't sit through the second act and left.
See it if You'd like to support a young, inexperienced & eager cast & crew in their OB and/or NY debuts; if you're a fan of shows like Rent.
Don't see it if You expect memorable or original music, lyrics, dialogue, choreography, direction, or actors cast that can really sing.
See it if You are a family member or friend of the cast. The first half was so painful I kept wishing for an intermission. This show is not ready.
Don't see it if You have anything better to do. A relevant subject and good idea squandered. Blame weak lyrics bad directing and poor casting.
See it if The story & concept are good but execution is not great. The cast has nice energy. Intimate scenes play out better than the bigger ones
Don't see it if Choreography & direction need lots of work. The ensemble dancing&blocking is distracting & cringworthy. Act2 better than Act1 (way to long)