East Cleveland, 1976. Jay is a charismatic slacker living above Paradise, the restaurant his father left him. But Jay is in deep debt to many, including Earlene Floyd, who wants to bulldoze Paradise and put up a parking lot. Jay enlists his old-school gang of misfits to help him raise cash by hustling across America, one game of Scrabble at a time. But old factions and Earlene’s offensive to crush them threaten Paradise's chances of survival. Who will have the last word?
See it if U like to hear awesome lyrics and music sung and danced by an energetic young cast;clever storyline about friendship, family, and creativity
Don't see it if You expect elaborate sets and profound dramatic moments; You do not appreciate the hard work involved in creating a brand new musical
See it if High energy dancing and singing. Demented plot - trying to save a failing Indian restaurant in E Cleveland by winning a Scrabble tournament
Don't see it if Talented cast -- some with Broadway credits -- gives the show their ALL. Nice pop score.
See it if You enjoy fun musicals and 70s nostalgia. Also if you like seeing stories about people of ethnicities other than white.
Don't see it if You like shows with more substance or shows with deep characters.
See it if You're a scrabble geek, appreciate great choreography and dancing, and want to support diverse musical theatre (there's an Indian lead!)
Don't see it if You want good or plot-relevant music (the songs seem almost an afterthought in Act 1), or want a sympathetic protagonist (he's the worst)
See it if You like to see what a group of people will do to come up with money to save a business
Don't see it if If you dont like small productions
See it if You think stereotypical representations of minority groups is 'diversity'
Don't see it if You would expect a musical about scrabble to have good lyrics.
See it if you enjoy new musicals with a great cast and tight ensemble. While some of the performances were uneven, as a whole they were charming.
Don't see it if you only enjoy totally polished & finished productions. It's a lot of fun & an entertaining story, but needs some work.
See it if you want to see how a show progresses. Compare this to the rewrite it needs. There is very little sense of drama. And not much scrabble.
Don't see it if you want a finished book & lyrics. The music is solid. And the theater has great air conditioning.
See it if you thought Honeymoon in Vegas was hilarious but wished the music and lyrics were dumber. Decent vocals and lots of dancing. Not a bad cast.
Don't see it if you thought Nick Bottom was incredibly annoying. You don't like repetitive songs that seem endless. You expect a Scrabble show to be clever.
See it if You like new musicals in the making where actors have fun and story keeps you engaged and you root for the good guy in the end!
Don't see it if You want a big polished musical production with all the kinks- which aren't bad- ironed out already
See it if you enjoy a light-hearted show with a lot of potential and an extremely talented cast. Standouts: Finley, Kent, Jain & Kenkel (choreo)
Don't see it if you don't like developmental work. I believe the show should go for a more wacky tone. It isn't perfect, but it has definite potential.
See it if It was just ok for me. The songs were cute, the actors invested, it just wasn't my thing. It was all me, just didn't connect.
Don't see it if I say give it a try. I can see someone else getting a kick out of it.
See it if you like "Rock of Ages"-style (but original, not jukebox) music & a story rife with caricatures & cheesy humor that feels forced at times.
Don't see it if you prefer a compelling story with characters that feel real rather than stereotypical & campy. Some catchy & well-performed songs, though.
See it if you want to see big talents. Some of the choreography are cheesy, but it was an overall fun show!
Don't see it if you're expecting a grand production.
See it if you're looking for a great night out. Cute concept, executed well. Felicia Finley is OUTSTANDING. Would be great for an Off Bway transfer.
Don't see it if you are put off by 70s stories
See it if You Like musicals .. don't mind silly story lines ...enjoy great choreography and like a comfortable cool space to watch a performance.
Don't see it if You want some substance in the story line Don't like silly stuff /don't have the patience to watch 2+ hours of theatre that should be 1 hr