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

76%
(108 Reviews)
Positive
75%
Mixed
19%
Negative
6%
Members say
Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Hilarious, Quirky

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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Member Reviews (108)

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866 Reviews | 898 Followers
82
Funny, Fun, Entertaining, Surprising

See it if you're a fan of the series or even have only a passing knowledge of it. Great script/songs and most performances.

Don't see it if It's a small, unpolished production done for laughs. Read more

841 Reviews | 1006 Followers
88
Hilarious, Clever, Nostalgic, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if Perfect sendup to series- Clever songs, Costumes on point, Great impersonations(Esp Rachel). Impressive how they fit so much story in 2hrs.

Don't see it if If you didn't like the series, you probably won't care for this. However even those w/ a general knowledge of the sitcom should find it fun!

963 Reviews | 338 Followers
65
Mindless entertainment, Great singing, Hardworking actors, Needs a better script/lyrics, Very loud

See it if you were a fan of the show; you'll get a kick out of the in-jokes. You'll also enjoy strong, energetic performances. Some laughs/good songs.

Don't see it if you expect consistent cleverness. Many lame, broad jokes. Act II is better than Act I. Could use trimming. Over-mic'ed; lots of yelling. Read more

942 Reviews | 225 Followers
79
Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if really liked this play, a hidden gem! Good acting, many actors imitated the friends characters exactly. God songs, staging and lighting.

Don't see it if If you don't like spoof parodies or musicals.

507 Reviews | 1867 Followers
72
Funny, Silly, Clever

See it if They certainly captured all the show references. It’s stupid, silly fun. Good if you want a night of 90’s nostalgia.

Don't see it if You are not familiar with the TV show.

MJK
677 Reviews | 186 Followers
78
Funny, Clever, Nostalgic, Entertaining

See it if you're nostalgic for & seek an amusing homage to the TV show; you can laugh at the absurdity of Friends' characters & situations.

Don't see it if you aren't well acquainted with the TV show [It's assumed that the audience is very familiar]; you seek challenging or provocative theater. Read more

470 Reviews | 112 Followers
89
Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You love fun parody musicals that fly by. Cast looks like they're really having fun!

Don't see it if You prefer a more serious drama

399 Reviews | 203 Followers
79
Funny, Fun, Nostalgic, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if For Friends fans only. If you can recite the lines of the show, this show’s for you. A lot of fun, engaging cast. Good memories.

Don't see it if If you aren’t familiar with or fond of “Friends,” this show isn’t for you. For true fans only.

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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