After a laugh-filled run on Broadway and ten 2015 Tony Award nominations, this musical comedy about the very first musical kicks off its national tour at the Boston Opera House. More…
This mash-up of 16th-century Shakespeare and 21st-century Broadway tells the story of brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, two playwrights stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star Will Shakespeare. When a soothsayer foretells the next big thing in theater, the Bottom brothers set out to write the world’s first musical.
See it if you enjoy fluffy, broad humor.I found it calculating and sophomoric, but liked it more than Book of Mormon. Fun big numbers, talented cast.
Don't see it if you want a meaningful musical. This is light and airy. Wish women had more roles (why not a female soothsayer?)
See it if You love to laugh and love big musicals with incredible music, winning performances, great choreography, exquisite costumes! Crowd Pleaser!
Don't see it if You don't like musicals
See it if Your looking for a completely mindless show and you haven't already seen Spamalot, Drowsy Chaperone or Book of Mormon.
Don't see it if You've seen Spamalot, Drowsy Chaperone or Book of Mormon or you've already seen all the jokes of this show. Nothing original going on here.
See it if Over-the-top parody of Shakespeare plays and many musicals. Lively upbeat music and staging, with plenty of clever wordplay.
Don't see it if You are looking for something serious.
See it if you are willing to leave after the funny, original, smart, entertaining first act.
Don't see it if you intend to sit through the pandering, half-baked, ridiculous, sophomoric second act.
See it if you're interested in a zany musical about show biz during Shakespeare's time, you appreciate loving parodies of past & current musicals
Don't see it if Broad humor is not your thing, you prefer realistic drama over farce, you would be upset to miss so many Shakespeare references
See it if You want to laugh! You want clever lyrics. You know Broadway musicals. You know Shakespeare's plays. You want to be entertained!
Don't see it if You don't know Broadway musicals. You're unfamiliar w/Shakespeare's plays. You want drama. You want social issues.
See it if you LOVE musicals. This show is a celebration of musical theatre. You'll laugh and laugh and laugh.
Don't see it if you don't love musicals or a caricature depiction of Shakespeare.
See it if You're a lover of all things musical theater.
Don't see it if You're not in the mood for a laugh-out-loud show that can be very campy at times.
See it if you like to laugh! It doesn't get any sillier then this thoroughly enjoyable visit to the London the first Queen Elizabeth's 16th century.
Don't see it if you need logical reality in your theatrical experiences. There is nothing significant or likely to provoke thought here.
See it if You don't want to miss one of the most hilarious and brilliantly written and acted musical ever. I saw 5 times !
Don't see it if You would not like Shakespeare seen through a satirical lens. You don't like contemporary all styles, irreverent musicals
See it if you like musical comedy with a great cast, enjoy laughing out loud and sophisticated silliness.
Don't see it if you prefer serious plays, contemporary costumes and sets and you dislike slap stick and theater jokes.
See it if you enjoy high-energy musicals which are legitimately very funny, you want to see a spectacle of singing/dancing that seems fresh, not dated
Don't see it if you're looking for something dark, serious or of the classic golden age musical variety
See it if Want to have FUN! This was hilarious and entertaining. Don't go looking for a deep story. This is a musical of the best kind! Fun and funny!
Don't see it if You don't like having fun. Not all the songs are spot on, but it is 90% hilarious and a good time. The absurdity is part of the funny.
See it if Like the premise, Shakespeare writes 1st musical. If you like clever references, and puns and don't mind breaking fourth wall.
Don't see it if you dont like to see a conceit overworked. You don't like broad comedy that invites you to be part of it and comments on itself.
See it if You just want to be entertained. Enjoy old fashioned musicals and will get the references. You want to see top notch musical performers
Don't see it if You like challenging theater You aren't a fan of musical theater. You won't appreciate the references.
See it if you're a musical theatre aficionado who's looking for a fun, entertaining night out.
Don't see it if you don't have any exposure to Shakespeare or Broadway. Without a basic understanding, there's no way to understand half the references.