Chick Flick the Musical
Midtown W
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Chick Flick the Musical NYC Reviews and Tickets

64%
(50 Reviews)
Positive
58%
Mixed
20%
Negative
22%
Members say
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Disappointing, Fluffy

About the Show

"Chick Flick the Musical" is a new musical comedy about life's greatest love story: friendship.

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Member Reviews (50)

50
Disappointing, Broad, Silly, Toothless, Pleasant

See it if you are looking to completely shut your brain off.

Don't see it if you want something that has any substance at all.

70
Fluffy, Great staging, Quirky, Funny

See it if Chick Flick has some funny parts, singing and dancing. Four Friends wanting their life happy.

Don't see it if If you want a plot.

Critic Reviews (13)

March 8th, 2019

"There's no plot except for how the four find emotional support from each other and from the fantasy world their favorite movies supply...Conn has a talent for pleasing melodies but the intended cleverness of her book and lyrics tends to lag. Fortunately, the four women on stage sell the show terrifically while director David Ruttura and choreographer Sarah O'Gleby keep the proceedings moving at a lively pace."
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March 8th, 2019

"A show that knows its target audience and how to woo it. A girls'-night-out entertainment about a girls' night out, it is almost indecently poised to cater to fun-seeking females in the market for easy, familiar jokes...'Chick Flick,' for all its bountiful clichés and predictable gags, is a bit better than it needs to be...The ladies make an ingratiating quartet, and, under Ruttura's sensible direction, they look like they're having a good time; they make weak material seem better than it is."
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March 7th, 2019

"Conn’s songs are a series of cliché-ridden trivialities, one more forgettable than the next. And the characters are little more than cardboard cutouts. But let’s look on the bright side. The women don’t sing into their hairbrushes...But I’m pretty sure I’m overanalyzing a show that’s meant to be enjoyed with your BFFs and a few glasses of Chateau Ste. Michelle (or whatever’s your chardonnay of choice). And a shot or two of Patrón Silver."
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March 7th, 2019

"That late, hopeful glimmer of effectively winking self-awareness is gone...Which is, sadly, pretty much par for the course in this aggressively cheery, entirely unbelievable, bring-the-bachelorettes musical...'Chick Flick the Musical' is exactly what you expect it to be, for better and for worse, and that might well be enough to earn it a dedicated girls-night-out audience...The songs come at you, the dancing comes at you, the amplification comes at you. As such, David Ruttura’s direction is relentless."
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March 12th, 2019

"Conn’s zesty score is a fusion of her peppy music and well-crafted lyrics...Conn’s upbeat book is an orderly framework charting the everyday predicaments of her plucky stock characters...The scenario manages to just about sustain its 80 minute length. Conn strives for and achieves a feel-good tone for this escapist escapade...Director David Ruttura and choreographer Sarah O’Gleby bring as much razzle dazzle as possible to the production with their animated presentational flourishes."
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March 8th, 2019

"Attempts to recreate the feeling of watching a romantic comedy as a wine-and-tequila-soaked night in with the ladies and your favorite feel-good films. 'Chick Flick' ends up landing somewhere close, an entertaining celebration of the 'chick flick' film, yet a reflection rather than a commentary of its unrealistic expectations...Led by a strong cast of four women who breathe life into Conn’s group of girlfriends...A fun night out with the ladies at a feel good film."
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March 8th, 2019

"A charming excuse to take your girlfriend, gay friend, sister or mother to an Off-Broadway show that won’t disappoint...All while belting out 14 original tunes... Conn has a talent for pleasing melodies but the intended cleverness of her book and lyrics tends to lag...Fortunately, the four women on stage sell the show terrifically... If you’ve got the urge to 'forget yourself and live Joan Wilder’s life' via a hilarious musical with a flashy, Dreamgirls-inspired finale, head over to the Westside Theatre."
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March 12th, 2019

"A spirited, nearly plotless, chamber musical…The generic but still listenable pop music score gives us 14 songs...The lyrics aren't Sondheim, but a few come close enough…No one has much dimensionality, and each behaves in ways certain feminists would probably reject…Given the slam-bang performances and personalities they're provided by this quartet of dynamically talented singer-dancer-actresses, that's all that's necessary…Like its final song, it certainly needs no apologies."
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March 7th, 2019

"Though there are some catchy, popish tunes, most of the melodies sound like other songs and there isn’t a clear sound to this show. It just sounds outdated...The story is cliché, the women are stereotypes and outdated...The actresses cast, pull off these cardboard cutouts by being endearing...David Ruttura’s direction kept things moving as he steered the show on a fluid course...I just don’t see women flocking to see this. I think we are more evolved."
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March 8th, 2019

"The actresses are clearly talented as performers and singers—it’s the characters they play who are a hopeless lot. What makes the foursome look ridiculous is that while they behave like teenagers at a sleepover they are really mature women in terms of age...Perhaps the dialogue and songs and the intimate get-together for a chick night of booze and gab speak to an audience ready to swallow the brainless banter defining the lives of these exuberant losers. Good luck."
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March 7th, 2019

"Despite the banality of the narrative, a talented ensemble captures the affable (albeit hackneyed) characters and situations, their camaraderie, conflicts, and concerns, with as much commitment and vitality as anyone could possibly muster. Under David Ruttura’s fast-paced direction and fluid transitions, not a moment is wasted or delayed...Apart from the stale story, everyone should appreciate the quality of the excellent vocals, musicianship, and artistic design."
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March 13th, 2019

“If you’re into chick flicks...’Chick Flick the Musical’ may well be a show for you...The script supplies a happy ending...The score...is serviceable, sometimes more than that, but also a bit monotonous...All the razzle-dazzle doesn’t obscure the work of the four performers who impress with their tireless energy and talent, even though the material they have to work with could be more compelling, at least for those of us who are not chick flick zealots.”
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March 15th, 2019

"A chick flick in the form of a musical...The show was fun to watch and the dialogue was witty and clever. There were lots of references to famous chick flicks. I think most women who love these types of movies will get the references but most of the references are simply quotes, so you don’t need to know the film to enjoy the show. The show is fun either way and ends on a happy note.”
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