The Players Theatre presents the New York debut of this song cycle conceived by Jaime Lozano as a tribute to the women in his life. More…
Inspired by his upbringing in a strong matriarchy, Lozano and nine female lyricists wrote songs that explore the unique challenges women face in society today on the journey to find happiness, love, and meaning in their lives. The themes of acceptance, hope, and friendship are universal reminders that no matter who we are or where we come from, our lives are all connected through the shared experience of womanhood.
"A thrilling song cycle...Four gifted women sing the songs...The loose thread that ties together the songs in this cycle are women and their struggles - with men, with body image, with weight, with looks, with relationships, with hope for the future...My only complaint was that the amplification of the piano sometimes drowned out the singers in the intimate space that is Players Theatre." Full Review
"Boasts enough showstoppers to make you wish it were a full-scale musical...The show is filled with poignancy, compassion, anger, insight and humor–truly something for everyone...While some of the songs deal with mildly-clichéd themes, and sometimes resonate less personally and more politically, most of the songs and their performances have the ‘unfakeable’ ring of truth...'A Never-Ending Line' is a loving, respectful homage to women." Full Review
"The score...is rich and resonant...Singers...show their commitment to the moods and characterizations. Though their vocals are sometimes uneven, each excels at hitting the power notes...The show could benefit by embracing more of the joys of...the elements of life that make it a pleasure to be an accomplished independent woman...Lozano is to be applauded for shining a spotlight on women and giving female professionals in musical theater an opportunity to be seen and heard." Full Review
"It may or may not be a case of too many cooks, but the brew is spoiled in any event...Arrangements for most songs have vocals and accompaniment at odds with each other, on separate melodic tracks that are not complementary...Staging is simple, which works well for this type of entertainment...Lyrics are sometimes clever, occasionally moving, often pedestrian. Singers are, for the most part, fine; direction is efficient. But nothing is remarkable." Full Review
"Seems to have a limited view of women...The songs mostly fit into three categories...The few songs that seemingly step away from these narrow views of love and beauty and make a vague attempt to discuss something else fall flat...Beyond the underwhelming vocal performances, unnecessary and strained choreography, and unmemorable music, the biggest problem is this production’s insulting, demeaning and possibly hurtful portrayals of women." Full Review
See it if You like a show that deals with issues women face through their lives in song. Great lyrics and messages with many songs.
Don't see it if You don't want small theater or minimal staging. This was nicely done.
See it if You are single working woman experiencing the ups and downs of contemporary life, love, dating, work, etc. You will identify.
Don't see it if You aren't the target audience. Most guys will be very bored. I sure was.
See it if You like song cycles, or are a woman of a certain age looking for your theme song. It has empowering songs about womanhood and friendship.
Don't see it if Don't like song cycles, cringe when someone says feminist, or if you do not progressive themes in music or shows.
See it if you prefer a Cabaret Act but not a play. and you like historical theaters. Many different styles of song. Some rising talent.
Don't see it if you were expecting a play. Seats are not staggered (from days of yore) Lead singer was replaced. Choreography needs help.
See it if you enjoy off key singing. This show had potential. The songs had good lyrics, and the simple staging with chairs worked.
Don't see it if you enjoy good singing. The cast was so off key that it was painful to hear. With a good cast, this show about women's lives could be great.
See it if you need something to do for a girls nights out. Like shows about women's lives that don't get too deep.
Don't see it if you can't tolerate off key singing and sound system issues
See it if you want to hear some new song writing with four talented singers.
Don't see it if bothered by loud piano over female voices that don't always harmonize on songs that lack something, added to mic troubles in stuffy theater.
See it if you enjoy song cycles and you want to experience four relative new comers to the New York theater scene
Don't see it if You expect creative lyrics or songs you'll remember once you walk out the door. No real storyline throughout the song cycle
See it if You want to sit through the equivalent of a bad high school talent show. Enthusiastic performers, but mediocre performances.
Don't see it if You want to see a professional production. Also, if you're looking for dialogue or a plot this isn't the show for you.
See it if You don't mind sitting in a smelly theater watching a semi entertaining women's cabaret
Don't see it if If you want to see a musical, or if you are a man, who I do not think this musical would appeal to at all.
See it if You like jazz and intricate music. Many of the songs have smart lyrics. The staging is simple but work.
Don't see it if You want a plot. You don't like song cycles. You want to hear easy musical theatre.
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