Follow the legendary friendship of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson. Through the mystery, action, and cleverness woven throughout Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories, 'My Dear Watson' looks beyond the realm of narrative and into the heart of the man himself...that is, if he has one at all. Is there a man in the machine? An official selection of the 2017 New York Musical Festival.
See it if a fan of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories & don't mind an inchoate, rough, disappointing production reducing beloved tales.
Don't see it if you're expecting something intelligent, masterful, and clever; if it breaks your heart to see favorite literary figures reduced to flatness.
See it if you are a die-hard Holmesian who must experience everything possible concerning him. Children might benefit from this kind of introduction.
Don't see it if you want to experience Holmes on a higher level. The music is dirge-like when it's not sounding like chant. NYMF usually chooses better.
See it if You love anything Holmes and Watson, even though it is not a very good story and the acting and singing are poor.
Don't see it if You are not in the mood to see a community theater quality musical production of beloved fictional characters with bland songs & dialog.
See it if You want to see the most amateurish show NYMF has actually staged, are a big enough Sherlock fan to see anything and everything based on it
Don't see it if U dont want to suffer through a dull story, insipid lyrics, a Sherlock who can't sing surrounded by a cast speak-singing, can see other show
See it if don't see it!!! Period!!! No ifs!!!
Don't see it if you don't want to leave embarrassed and ashamed. It's not a musical but a tasteless text declamation with occasional failed song attempts.
See it if Only if you absolutely love any and all stories dealing with Sherlock Holmes, don't mind an overall amateurishness, unimaginative lyrics.
Don't see it if You expect a taut script, good songs, dislike uneven acting (some better than others), prefer faster-paced imaginative shows w/o cliches.
See it if I went wanting to like it. But after I've seen Benedict Cumberbatch be Holmes, it's hard to accept an older actor without Benedict's spark.
Don't see it if The pace is plodding. The tech (projections and lighting) is better than the script. Overall it's not worth it.
See it if You like Sherlock Holmes then you will enjoy the play. It drags out in parts and is slow and disappointing.
Don't see it if You are not a fan of Sherlock Holmes.
See it if you are a die-hard Sherlock Holmes fan. I enjoyed the actor playing Watson. Music is ok but lyrics need work. See it if you loved Jekyll & H
Don't see it if you know little of Sherlock Holmes, because you probably won't understand what's happening. Don't see it if you hated Jekyll & Hyde.
See it if You like solving mysteries and leave wanting more!
Don't see it if You don't like thinking about the performance after the show has ended.
See it if you're a fan of Holmes who is interested in seeing a true adaptation of the original stories, set to a beautiful musical score.
Don't see it if you are expecting a traditional, big-name musical with love interests and comedic subplots and intricate dance numbers.
See it if You love Sherlock stories, or if you have never been introduced to the series and want an entertaining glimpse into the heart of the stories
Don't see it if You're expecting a Broadway-professional grand theatrical experience production
See it if You are a Holmes fan. The modern day "bromance" term is explored between Holmes & Watson. Projections give you the feel of time & place.
Don't see it if You're wanting a traditional musical. It's in NYMF's Presentation only category. Wish you could have seen the Orlando set design - great!
See it if You like Sherlock Holmes; You want to see a show with creative use of stage technology; You can see beyond imperfections to the core
Don't see it if You're expecting the next Next to Normal; You want a traditional musical; You like large-casts and/or large pits
See it if You are a Sherlock Holmes fan. This show has light humor, mystery, and a study into an unusual friendship.
Don't see it if You want a danceable musical. The songs are catchy but lean more towards ballads and introspection.
See it if You enjoy the story of Sherlock Holmes (a la Benedict Cumberbatch).
Don't see it if You don't have a bit of imagination. The stage doesn't allow for much in the way of an actual set, but this is cleverly averted by video.