See it if You’re a Sarah Silverman fan and don’t mind Theatre as therapy. She tells her childhood story in clever, fun song aching for some dance.
Don't see it if You’re expecting star turns from any of the cast. Great material is often lost in unintelligible vocals (and not just from the kids). Read more
See it if It was ok, but nowhere near as clever and creative as critics made it out to be. Applaud Silverman for the attempt, but the jokes didn't sit
Don't see it if You expect a Sarah Silverman stand up set. It's not that.
See it if The funniest musical ever! That is, if you like outrageous, farcical Jewish humor. Wonderful music, acting & singing. Polished production.
Don't see it if You wouldn't appreciate finding the humor & sweetness in a family full of mental health problems, mid-life & adolescent crises.
See it if You enjoy quirky off-Broadway musicals like Fun Home or Kimberly Akimbo. Although lesser than both, it’s in the same vein.
Don't see it if You dislike Silverman’s brand of profane humor or if you’re hoping to see Neuwirth in a lead role (her role is relatively minor).
See it if you’re a fan of Sarah Silverman’s or are interested in personal stories that are both funny and traumatic.
Don't see it if you’re a prude. There’s crass humor throughout, as one might expect from a show written by and about Sarah Silverman.
See it if Get a glimpse into Silverman's 10 year old self; funny, raunchy & brave; great cast; Cassey Levy helps all stay sane in a nutty family.
Don't see it if don't like raunchy language/exaggerated personalities; you'll be singing the Bedwetting song 2 yourself 4 hours on end - when will it stop?
See it if You want to have a good time at the theatre.
Don't see it if You don’t want a good time with an interesting serious subject.
See it if The Atlantic Theater Company delivers another outstanding production which will have you laughing throughout the two acts. Great scores.
Don't see it if If you want a serious drama then skip this one.
"As long as it sticks close to young Sarah’s resilience as she tries to make friends without revealing her mortifying condition, 'The Bedwetter,' an Atlantic Theater Company production, is a potty-mouthed pleasure. But in jimmying the original into a more serious musical format as it proceeds, it achieves only a middling geniality."
"Sarah Silverman’s autobiographical(ish) 'The Bedwetter' deals with a rocky time in the younger Sarah’s life. The musical itself is rocky too — dramatizing a 10-year-old’s emotional breakdown in song poses difficulties for the stage."
"What is surprising about 'The Bedwetter' is the soft center wrapped inside its crunchy comic exterior. Sentiment is not generally part of Ms. Silverman’s playbook, but 'The Bedwetter' succeeds at illuminating Sarah’s trauma, which piles up like sheets waiting to be washed, threatening to bury her."
"All in all, 'The Bedwetter' is an amiable summer diversion, adeptly directed by Anne Kauffman and performed in a loose, affable style with an unimpeachable message of acceptance for everyone, warts and all."
"Sarah Silverman’s pungently irreverent and profane brand of comedy makes the leap into musical theatre with her funny but uneven new show, 'The Bedwetter.'"
"Potential abounds in the tangled show, ... especially in its central idea: that, to the mile-a-minute mind of a 10-year-old, waking up wearing wet pajamas can feel as emotionally traumatic as an adult dealing with divorce or depression. Life already sucks, even at 10."
"I'm sure that Broadway is the goal for 'The Bedwetter,' but it still feels too small and unfinished for that designation right now. With the right kind of revisions, this uproarious and dirty little show could easily find a nice little home in the West 40s."
A likable, scattered, frequently raunchy show, which uses musical comedy pizzaz, not always successfully, to sell a story shot through with heartbreak…The Bedwetter wears itself thin trying to straddle its conflicting moods; if it wants to go forward, it needs a better balance of laughter and pain, more focused direction, and (in some cases) better songs.