Friends! The Musical Parody
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Friends! The Musical Parody
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Friends! The Musical Parody NYC Reviews and Tickets

74%
(138 Ratings)
Positive
71%
Mixed
20%
Negative
9%
Members say
Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Hilarious, Delightful

About the Show

From the creators of '90210! The Musical!,' 'Katdashian: The Musical!,' and 'Full House! The Musical!,' comes this new unauthorized musical parody of the beloved sitcom about the antics of six young New Yorkers.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (138)

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160 Reviews | 17 Followers
82
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great staging, Relevant

See it if You like musicals and are fans of the TV series.

Don't see it if You don't like fun musicals.

5 Reviews | 3 Followers
95
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Great staging

See it if you have watched every episode of friends and your a big fan, or if you have a great sense of humor.

Don't see it if you have never watched an episode of friends, or you won't get the funny things, and if you haven't finished the show and don't want it to b

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15 Reviews | 19 Followers
84
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy parodies, are a dedicated fan of Friends who will appreciate the loads of references, and someone who likes to try something new!

Don't see it if You don’t know a lot about Friends, or don’t enjoy the show.

142 Reviews | 22 Followers
95
Funny, Quirky, Fluffy, Entertaining, Silly

See it if You loved the tv show, like musicals, like silly, funny shows. Enjoy a good parody

Don't see it if You don't like the tv show or musicals. If you're not familiar with the show you might not find it entertaining or funny.

Also The show is pretty much a 2 hour summarized version of the whole tv series with musical numbers, so as a big fan of the tv show and musical theater, I personally loved it! It was funny and the actors did a great job with the parody of the characters. If you're a hard core Friends fan I'd definitely recommend it

127 Reviews | 28 Followers
55
Raunchy, Quirky, Overrated, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you have low expectations, being an avid theater goer of large/smaller scale shows I was highly disappointed but there were funny elements.

Don't see it if you don't like parodies, silly theater and expect more than all 10 seasons of Friends retold in 2 hours (FYI I am a Friends' Fan)

106 Reviews | 75 Followers
70
Raunchy, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of the TV series. Like musicals and can understand the references of the show.

Don't see it if you want a serious musical.

286 Reviews | 23 Followers
60
Slow, Cliched, Great acting

See it if You want to see some terrific impressions of the characters (of special note the gal playing Rachel is dead-on and Joey is really good too).

Don't see it if You're looking for a true parody - it's more a synopsis of the show. The jokes are rehashed from the show and it doesn't offer much new.

38 Reviews | 9 Followers
60
Fluffy, Mixed bag, Intermittently amusing, Obvious

See it if You know every episode of Friends and are amused by the mere recognition of specific memorable moments from the show. The 3 women are great.

Don't see it if You need wit or clever lyrics in your satire & are annoyed by sweaty overwrought performances (not by all the actors, but by more than one).

Critic Reviews (9)

Theatermania
November 2nd, 2017

"It's nothing the sitcom didn't send up itself. The biggest laughs are often for the lines cribbed directly from the show. A roast loses its teeth when the subject beats you to the punch line. None of this is the fault of the performers, who are giving their all to have fun with the material and the free-wheeling direction...A good parody should do more than aimlessly point at a material with a mocking laugh. "
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BroadwayWorld
November 4th, 2017

“The well-written book hits the series' main plot points...The singing is uneven, but the uniformly strong acting makes up for these vocal deficiencies. And while the show occasionally veers into slapstick, the parody remains at a mostly even pitch...The final number gets at the rare and magical bond that develops between actors and fans on a show like ‘Friends’...Skillfully directed (and choreographed) by Paul Stancato, 'Friends! The Musical Parody' is an entertaining trip down memory lane.”
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Theater Pizzazz
November 2nd, 2017

"Absolutely delivers on the promise of sending up the show...The musical happily and hysterically depicts moments from the friends’ adventures...They find the underside and ridiculousness of the sitcom plots and the cast gleefully captures the spirit, vocal and physical tics...They fare best with highly comedic songs in the hands of a gloriously talented cast...Genial fun that zings the underbelly of must-see television with bite...This is a fun night out for any fan – casual or dedicated."
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Stage Buddy
November 2nd, 2017

"Quick witted, good hearted, a tiny bit raunchy, and filled with laughs...The art of this piece is that it’s fun loving, not mean spirited, with well-crafted harmonies and surprisingly satisfying performances all around...Trust me, folks, it’s a really fun night. The writers managed to get the entire ten seasons into a two-hour show that’s brimming with inside jokes and a nod to the careers of the celebrities involved."
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Manhattan Digest
December 5th, 2017

“An irresistibly hilarious night of comedy...Devoted fans of the immensely successful sitcom will surely recognize most of the references and supporting characters...Each player captures the essence of their television counterparts in a manner that is self-deprecating, but never mean-spirited or ridiculing...Even a total newcomer to the series will be in for a treat...Gleizner’s bouncy melodies are endearing and keep the quick-witted comedy moving ahead at full speed.”
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Says Me Says Mom
November 4th, 2017

"If you like the 'Friends' TV show, you will probably enjoy 'Friends the Musical'...Although it is hard to cram a ten year TV series into a 2 hour musical, the writers of this show do an admirable job of it...The set, costumes, and even the hairdos are all really spot on too. The acting is good. Some of the actors do a better job of portraying their characters than others. The actor who plays Ross in particular does a really great job."
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Z
November 3rd, 2017

“The musical is well-cast, but at the end of the night, I found something missing from the production; it didn’t feel like a story about the friends I knew...The plot points are all there, but the genuineness from the show wasn’t all that present on stage, and it made the show fall a little flat...They could have downplayed the antics a bit, but that’s what parodies are all about. The show manages to pay homage to a classic TV show which is probably all you can ask for.”
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T
November 14th, 2017

“This musical is a hysterical send-up of all that you loved to hate (or hated to love) about the 90s...The show’s greatest attribute is its ability to hit on series favorites quickly and memorably...Stancato’s direction and choreography is smart and intuitive...Though Gleizner’s music is a bit forgettable, the lyrics accompanying it will leave their mark...’Friends!’ will make you laugh so hard your face will hurt, your eyes will tear, and you’ll be ready to come back."
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