“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.” Full Review
"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." Full Review
“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." Full Review
"While those unacquainted with the world of 'Friends' are unlikely to enjoy, fans with even a general knowledge of the series’ running jokes will find something to love about this hilarious parody...The play does a good job of balancing the parody of classic moments with overall jabs...The entire cast is fantastic...All the actors really captured the mannerisms of the layered characters they were portraying...The majority of the songs are fantastic." Full Review
"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." Full Review
"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." Full Review
“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.” Full Review
“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.” Full Review
"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. " Full Review
See it if You are a fan of Friends but can admit that there are quite a few flaws here and there.
Don't see it if You haven't seen Friends and aren't willing to see an Off-Broadway show with an Off-Broadway budget.
See it if Your job's a joke, you're broke, your love life's doa..... if you know where Central. Perk is.... and if you love FRIENDS.
Don't see it if You do not know who Ross, Rachel, Joey, Phoebe, Monica and Chandler are.
See it if The show was hysterical. All the actors were dead on. The songs went down easy. See it if you watched the show and remember it fondly.
Don't see it if Don't see it if you did not watch the show. It was basically an "in joke". I did feel the parody of Tom Seleck was a bit off. But the
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.
See it if You miss the '90s and know every episode of Friends by heart. You love irreverent humor and bawdy jokes.
Don't see it if You're easily offended or prudish. Maybe don't bring your grandma.
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!
See it if you are a fan of the TV show. This musical is part satire and part homage to Friends. Totally fun from beginning to end.
Don't see it if you didn't like Friends, If you didn't see the show, you won't get the jokes. Or if you prefer serious dramas or epic musicals.
See it if You're a fan of "Friends", duh. The actors portraying "Rachel" and "Ross" are on point! "Joey" feels authentic. Iffy on "Phoebe". No comment
Don't see it if on "Chandler" & others, since he's in every show parody this company offers. "Monica" was ok. Overall, decent signing. Funny moments. There
See it if you've seen every tv episode of Friends and would like to see a loving send-up of the series with references to everything you remember.
Don't see it if Don't like farce, not a fan of Friends, or if you've never seen Friends.
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.
See it if You are truly familiar with the tv series "Friends" and want to see a hilarious and delightful parody.
Don't see it if If you are not very familiar with the show because there is so much wit and humor that will pass over your head.
See it if you're a Friends fan who appreciates poking fun at the show and its cast, and will pick up the many show references.
Don't see it if you're not terribly familiar with Friends or if you don't like parodies.
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