This deliciously dark new musical comedy, based on the cult film (and the bard's "Macbeth"), tells the story of a burger-joint manager and his wife, who cook up a plan to super-size their lives. More…
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This deliciously dark new musical comedy, based on the cult film (and the bard's Macbeth), springs to life in a sleepy Pennsylvania town (population 1,203—and dropping), where a burger-joint manager and his wife cook up a plan to super-size their lives. As their ambitions grow and the bodies fall, the couple finds out just how far they’ll go for a taste of the oh-so-tempting American dream.
See it if you enjoy sm scale musicals. Clever use of Macbeth plot! Music unmemorable. Gd singing/strg cast (but Lady M too gentle). Creative staging.
Don't see it if you need great music. Or efficiency (needs 2-3 songs cut). Sh cut crass words (they detract) Gd sets/costumes (ugly 70s garb). Lots of fun!
See it if You want to see a really fun, clever take on Macbeth. Well staged, sung and acted. Great book. Above average sets and costumes.
Don't see it if You want the show to have that extra little something... it’s missing some heart. None of the songs draw you in or will stay with you.
See it if 1st act 90. Bubbly takeoff on Macbeth set in a 1970’s burger joint. Creative script, songs & production make for a fun dark comedy.
Don't see it if 2nd act 70. Predictable and not nearly as funny. Plays out as a cliched morality tale.
See it if you enjoy a clever and funny modern and musical interpretation of MacBeth. Wonderful staging and good music.
Don't see it if you only like a traditional setting of Macbeth or do not like comedy.
See it if You love a fast-paced musical (loosely based on Macbeth) about a "mean" fast food boss & what happens to him, & the people around him.
Don't see it if You don't like to witness (gruesome) murders. You don't like musicals with original scores & Broadway-caliber singing.
See it if Macbeth set in 1975 Pennsylvania McDonald's -- a clever adaptation. Pleasant pop score sung by talented cast. The witches are stoners!
Don't see it if It's helpful (but not essential) if you know the plot of Macbeth lest some of meaning escapes you. I liked McCartan, Johnson and Umphress.
See it if a rock version of Macbeth updated to 1975 Pennsylvania is of interest. Talented, hard working cast; some clever touches...
Don't see it if some predictable choices. Starts slowly but picks up in act 2. Score is not bad, but not memorable, but very well performed.
See it if you want to see a musical combining Macbeth, hamburgers, '70's culture (and great costumes), and Kojack mentions. Some fun ensues.
Don't see it if you're looking for memorable tunes. These are forgettable. The show could be cut, but there is much to like and the cast is winning.
See it if MacBeth meets Hands on a Hardbody in this very funny dark comedy imagining of MacBeth in a modern burger joint. Ensemble is terrific
Don't see it if Anything with Alysha Humphress is a must see - and she is a great as one of the witches imagined as stoners. It’s light fare
See it if you want to support new, smaller musicals. Or are a huge fan of Jay Armstrong Johnson, who is the most fully realized performance.
Don't see it if you're expecting something new with the MacBeth formula. Or don't like musicals involving murder.
See it if you want to see a very funny musical comedy based loosely on Macbeth. Even though it get very dark at the end - it still remains funny!
Don't see it if you don't want to see Macbeth turned into a funny musical. You are a true purist.
See it if You like the idea of a musical Macbeth set in a burger joint in a small town in the 70s. Pretty tunes well sung, clever at times, but silly.
Don't see it if You like your Shakespeare unbastardized. This takes lots of liberties. Many will find it too silly. I generally did.
See it if you want to see a quirky musical that crosses "Macbeth" and "Fargo" into an entertaining production.
Don't see it if you don't like black comedies and/or want a larger-scale musical with big production numbers.
See it if You'd like Macbeth mixed w Ray Kroc, & a schmaltzy unmemorable score, despite outstanding Jay Armstrong Johnson as dumbed down Banko.
Don't see it if Expect a slow 1st act, gruesome murders & comedic musical spin on Shakespeare's classic tragedy. Very bland.
See it if You like musicals and don’t care how ridiculous they are. May be great for cultists and lovers of blood and gore.
Don't see it if You don’t appreciate high school musicals on Broadway. Much too many unnecessary f-bombs and sexual innuendos.
See it if For the delightful, talented cast. The story was inspired by Macbeth, has a good rock style score. Set in the 70’s, it filled with campy fun
Don't see it if you don’t like dark humor. The show could be trimmed a bit. Be prepared for gunshots.
See it if if you liked Starmites, Be More Chill and other not-so-deep musicals. Based on Macbeth and the creation of McDonald's it should be more fun.
Don't see it if if you want more than just a few good hearty laughs. Not fanciful enough and not insightful enough.
See it if you want to see a clever rendition of MacBeth. It's a dark comedy musical. Great singing and staging, clever interpretation. Good sets too!
Don't see it if You don't like musicals or dark comedies. I mean, it's MacBeth set as a 70's fast food restaurant. I do agree that the music isn't great.
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