Based on the best-selling novel by Sue Monk Kidd, Atlantic's world premiere musical comes from the creative team that brought you "Sweat," "Spring Awakening," "Working," and "Fun Home." More…
South Carolina, 1964. Lily Owens, a restless white teenager, struggles with her merciless father and the haunting memory of her mother’s death. When Rosaleen, her black caregiver, is beaten and jailed for asserting her right to vote, Lily’s rebellious spirit is ignited. She and Rosaleen escape on an adventure where they are taken in by a trio of black beekeeping sisters. While Lily tries to unlock the secrets of her past, she and Rosaleen find solace in the mesmerizing world of bees and spirituality in this extraordinary tale of awakening, fellowship, and healing.
See it if you are a fan of Duncan Sheik, Lynn Nottage, Sam Gold and/or Sue Monk Kidd's novel and you like musicals that address important issues.
Don't see it if you are looking for a breezy mindless musical with fancy production values.
See it if U enjoy toe tapping music, African and Caribbean rhythms; powerful women embracing each other and changing their world; happy endings
Don't see it if you dislike any of the above, and musicals in general; you are infuriated by concepts of racial hatred and parental abuse on stage.
See it if Lyrical telling a coming of age story w/ racial tension as Civil & Voting Rights Acts were signed. Notes of mysterious spiritual compassion.
Don't see it if The plot skims over a whole novel of material and doesn’t provide in-depth understanding of the characters or their interactions.
See it if you enjoy beautiful singing, Civil Rights era story still relevant today, and powerful performances. Saycon Sengbloh standout as Rosaleen.
Don't see it if you're not interested in themes of racism, faith, coming of age, and loss/grief.
See it if you enjoy a dramatization of a great novel that has been made into a wonderful musical
Don't see it if Slightly dated stories that hearken back to the days after the civil rights bill was signed do not appeal to you
See it if you want to see a beautifully realized show with strong female characters, a great cast, great music & makes you really care.
Don't see it if you want elaborate staging; can't handle scenes of brutality; not interested 1964 civil rights struggles.
See it if Touching story set in South in 1964. Some disturbing racism issues but also uplifting story of the power of female community.
Don't see it if Don't want strong female characters, spirituality (especially non-conventional); don't like minimalist staging or orchestra on the stage
See it if loved the book, the musical does it justice (some changes in plot). beautiful overall with great music, peformances, and heart
Don't see it if not exactly true to the book (a major plot change). a small ensemble driven show may not be for all
See it if You're a fan of the book and want to see how it plays as a musical; if you're a fan of LaChanze. She does great work here.
Don't see it if You're not up for an edgy musical showing unpleasant things; if you don't like depictions of violence onstage.
See it if you loved the book, enjoy Southern stories and song-lines, and can tolerate over-loud sound.
Don't see it if you have hearing issues or don't want to see a cliched race-based story line.
See it if you're a fan of the book; you want a fairly standard story about the Civil Rights era South; you like good singing from a great cast
Don't see it if you want a Southern race-oriented story in which a white girl *isn't* the center of the narrative; you want complete adherence to the book
See it if Wonderful music, especially when the songs aren't expected to the move the plot forward. Great acting from the whole cast, including Teeter.
Don't see it if (never read the book but) I found the plot hamfisted, boring, and heavily reliant on the tired trope of the "magical negro". Lily's annoying
See it if to see a well constructed show where all parts work together--good acting, singing, music, story. I was invested in it from the beginning.
Don't see it if you don't like smaller or more minimalist staging. If you don't want to be see horrible racial injustice and abuse.
See it if So I love the book. And it sticks to the basics well. I didn't feel like they cheated me out of the story.
Don't see it if I think some of the songs need some work. Also, while this was not my personal issue, apparently lots of dripping honey can trigger a gag.
See it if You want to see Broadway caliber talent in a more intimate setting. This is the evolution of Duncan Sheik's music.
Don't see it if You're uncomfortable with civil rights matters or want something lighthearted.
See it if Very entertaining story of coming of age in Mississippi in the 60's. Powerful tale of faith and feminism.
Don't see it if If stories dealing with child abuse and racism make you uncomfortable.
See it if you want a personal experience both brutal and uplifting. Good and bad are clearly depicted here but you are caught up in the music and soul
Don't see it if you do not want to experience the ugliness of people or the power of belief.This is about human connection in the face of prejudice and fear
See it if you'd enjoy seeing this classic work set to music by an outstanding team and sung by some serious vocal talent; this show is full of heart.
Don't see it if you dislike plays about race or can't bear for anyone to touch the classic story, although this is truly a loving adaptation
See it if you want to hear some wonderful voices belt out songs with an African and jazz beat and feel hopeful and teary when the show is over.
Don't see it if loud music bothers you or if you have no interest in the plight of blacks in the South in the '60s or if you think black lives don't matter.