Dream Big Theatrical presents this '30s-set musical about an integrated group of musicians touring the Jim Crow South. More…
Based on real events, 'Sweetee' tells the story of an outcast minister, a young street singer, and a band of orphans in the Depression-era South. As they struggle to make music and find their place in a world amid bigotry and poverty, a tale of spiritual triumph in the face of adversity and racism emerges. Directed by two-time Emmy winner and five-time Tony-nominee Patricia Birch.
See it if Some good songs, well-sung. The young leads are talented; everyone tries hard. The band is good. Nice costumes.
Don't see it if you want a coherent plot with an emotional impact. This is a mess. Many of the dull songs should be cut. Other songs should be lengthened.
See it if You want to see a show that has a couple good singers but no great songs and a poorly written book. It's not a total waste of time.
Don't see it if You want a good show. You need to find things to like about this. Some good talent they were just not given good material to work with.
See it if you enjoy new musicals, black singing groups in the 30's-40's, fan of jazz and gospel, tracing growth of a shy young female to assertiveness
Don't see it if musicals in development are not your thing, issues of abuse discomfort you, expect large production numbers, too much coincidence
See it if You want to hear very talented singers. You like Southern-style music. You want a musical w/a social message.
Don't see it if You want good acting from the whole cast: some are painful! You want a clear story: there are unexplained plot points & time jumps.
See it if you enjoy an interesting story about a black girl growing up in deep south in the 30s. Very excellent performance by girl who played Sweetee
Don't see it if you don't like stories about Jim Crow South. The story does show how one can rise despite bad beginnings
See it if You like supporting actors most of whom are making their off-Broadway debuts. You like slow musicals with tons of songs that sound the same.
Don't see it if You want a fast-paced musical, you want to feel the emotions (rather than one-dimensional flat & boring characters).
See it if You like small ensembles with varying talents. Costumes and a few moments are good, but the cast is not well-served by the script.
Don't see it if You want creative staging or sets. Although the cast works hard, at times it felt merely like a good high school production.
See it if You appreciate an ambitious new musical with a large, talented cast for such a small production. You're interested in Jim Crow south stories
Don't see it if You were hoping for a greater emotional pull. Songs are okay, but lacking any showstoppers which is unfortunate since cast has the pipes.
See it if A musical concerning social and political issues of the South in the 1930's. Although the cast tried hard the material was limited.
Don't see it if You do not like small budget off Broadway musicals.
See it if You want to see a show early in its development that needs lots of work, that's what this run should provide .
Don't see it if You want character development and great singing , still not sure who or why we were watching these people
See it if you enjoy eating cake batter before it gets the chance to become, with all the all the magical ingredients, it's intended purpose.
Don't see it if you prefer to eat a fully baked cake, icing and all.
See it if you'd enjoy listening to great music, strong singers, & experiencing a debuting ingenue. Musically entertaining; sadly, script is very weak.
Don't see it if you're expecting a BIG epic musical. Minimal set, though perfect for small house. Show has SO much potential, just not quite fulfilled yet.
See it if You like to see a developing musical with a super cast, great jazzy score, and a wonderful group of talent.
Don't see it if If you need a fully staged musical with full set. You can use you imagination with Sweetee and it's wonderful
See it if you want to see a mildly entertaining musical about an orphan singing troupe in the 1940's South, and all the hardships in a weak musical
Don't see it if you don't want to see a musical that should have been moving and heartwarming, but lacked that emotional punch and connection.
See it if You enjoy a throwback to a simpler time with some great singing and staging
Don't see it if You want a contemporary non-involving Broadway production
See it if You want to see up & coming actors in a heart-warming show, great singing by Jelani Alladin & Jordan Tyson, if you support young actors.
Don't see it if You expect a Tony winning show, elaborate stage, huge theatre or a show that is tight. Needs a bit of work.
See it if you like a jazz musical. The young cast is exuberant and fun to watch. The story is a little weak, but it is still a fun play.
Don't see it if don't like musicals or shows that are a bit predictable.
See it if if you want to see young actors/singers tell the story of blacks growing up in the south - not a new story, but always an emotional one.
Don't see it if if you are looking for a great musical with consistent singing and a well developed plot and script
See it if Delightful and talented cast is enough to let you overlook the clichéd story.
Don't see it if Excellent musical talent isn't enough to overcome the tired same old story you know by heart.
See it if Not a bad seat in the house given three qtr thrust. Young cast supplies as much pluck as possible. Lead's suitor feels more like lead.
Don't see it if Mediocre, forgettable songs. Lead is sweet and charming, but lacked presence. How many shows about orphans can audiences endure?
See it if you want to see a well acted show with a touching story and nice music.
Don't see it if you don't like shows about kids that form bands or that deal with big issues like poverty and racial injustice.