The York Theatre Company presents the New York premiere of this musical that starts off in 1957 Illinois as four female friends enter a Betty Crocker cooking contest with life-altering results. More…
Little do these women know that the contest is a recipe for disaster, one that will set off a chain reaction that will change their lives forever. When they reunite ten years later, they are very different people in a very different world—but can they still be as close as they once were? In an age when the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, they'll discover that the way to a woman's heart is through her best friends.
See it if you like polished productions. Strong voices, well-staged numbers, great all-female band. Moving reminders of: you've come a long way, baby.
Don't see it if you require a strong book; it's more a concert show. Still, its message is moving. In a decade (1957-67) women's lives changed radically.
See it if you like shows that are topical yet light and fun at the same time. This is one of those rare shows that is fluffy yet has a good message.
Don't see it if you don't care about women's issues or politics in general. This is very light but it's still got a meaty (almost SPAM-like) core.
See it if Pedestrian staging & choreography fail to dim 4 zesty leading ladies and their quest for fufilling destinies in turbulent 1950's - 60's
Don't see it if Nothing new in material but done with panache & verve by entertaining B'way musical vets Usually capable choreographer Latarro missteps here
See it if you like to see women learning empowerment, a 50's & 60's inspired original score, strong cast with great dancing & all-female band
Don't see it if 50's and 60's set shows don't inspire you, you don't like simplistic approaches to women's issues, dated humor or exaggerated performances
See it if you enjoy a good time based on great singing and sharply observed details. All the performers including the band are marvelous.
Don't see it if hearing words coming too quickly is difficult. Some of the lyrics are sung at rapid speeds . You will still understand the subjects.
See it if A picture postcard of women's lives in the 1950's and the late 1960's. Wonderful costumes, hairdos and set design !
Don't see it if You are looking for a deep and or serious show. This is most definitely NOT that ! If you don't enjoy sashaying down memory lane !
See it if You enjoy an all female cast discussing the state of the world through their own lenses, with song, sass, and heart. Great voices. Funny.
Don't see it if You don't like your plays a little raunchy. Or a little cliche- but the entertainment value nullifies my feelings about the story.
See it if 4 strong singers / actors in a light fun depiction of women in the 50s and 60s. Great set, costumes and music. Characters and situations a
Don't see it if bit cookie-cutter / caricatured and lacked real depth, but overall most enjoyable.
See it if you enjoy clever pastiches of the 50's. Details are very well done. Four very talented performers.
Don't see it if musical cliches are not your thing.
See it if You like clever, funny musicals with characters who charm, a story that resonates, and songs that bring smiles and wistful recognition.
Don't see it if You want something big and splashy; this is a musical with heart - where the music and the characters touch you, but without spectacle.
See it if 4 talented women whose friendship centers around the weekly cooking club, who find their strengths and growth during a 10-yr. separation.
Don't see it if Do not like dated shows centering upon women's friendships, separations from each other and their growth.
Also Very well executed!
See it if You want to see a snapshot of women's life in the '50s, in a show with delightful music that is both funny and thought-provoking.
Don't see it if You're a misogynist, or want more out of shows than four women chatting in a kitchen.
See it if you enjoy fun, nostalgic musicals that take place in the 50's/60's. Awesome cast who performed well together.
Don't see it if If you are looking for a large scale musical or you do not care to period pieces.
See it if you lived through the 50s-60s, and/or have an interest in the birth of feminism; enjoy a terrific all-female production from "soup to nuts"
Don't see it if you have zero interest in women's issues, can't appreciate fun, lightweight but engaging musical theater with a live band & great singers
See it if You want to see a delicious show that serves up saucy tunes, tasteful subjects and shows you what's cooking in the minds of women. (LOL)
Don't see it if You are misogynistic, don't like perky tunes or don't like shows set between 1950s-1960s.
See it if One of my favorite off-Broadway shows in a while. Stage and choreography is better than Hamilton. Fun Show. Recommend. Ready for Broadway!
Don't see it if not looking for a good fun show.
See it if You enjoy superb talent, good music, and a look at what life was in the 50s for women and what it could become.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy shows that have a women only cast and band. You don't like shows that deal with woman's issues even if funny.
See it if you like a perky musical. Talented cast performs original music with verve. The show moves along well and is easy to watch.
Don't see it if are not interested 50s and 60s women's issues. First act is fun. Second act gets slightly cliched and preachy, but doesn't spoil the fun .
See it if You like musicals, or a interested in the evolution of women's rolls in the 50's and 60's. This show was fabulous!!
Don't see it if You don't like all woman shows or musicals.
See it if You want to both enjoy the fun singing of extremely talented women and remember or learn that women's rights were a struggle.
Don't see it if You need a deeper storyline. But it's fun with a good message and great female band.
See it if Story centers around 4 friends in a midwestern chapter of a Betty Crocker cooking club in the 1950's-all with their own challenges & secrets
Don't see it if If you are not up for a bit of nostalgia or light feminist commentary, wrapped in bouncy musical numbers.
See it if you like shows about the deep bonds of female friendship and/or what life was like for women in the 50's and 60's
Don't see it if you'd like shows about women or shows that are set in the past.