Jill Sobule's F*ck7thgrade
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Jill Sobule's F*ck7thgrade

Jill Sobule's F*ck7thgrade NYC Reviews and Tickets

(25 Ratings)
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Entertaining, Delightful, Quirky, Great singing, Funny

About the Show

Award-winning singer-songwriter Jill Sobule's queer musical memoir.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (24)

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161 Reviews | 167 Followers
Full of personality, Great songs, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you were damaged by life in 7th grade. Jill is charming and overflowing with personality, interesting stories and great songs. Perfect night

Don't see it if you think you are too cool … but if you really are cool, then you know to get your ass into a seat for this show. Read more

187 Reviews | 21 Followers
Relevant, Quirky, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like well performed, well-sung rock music and an intelligent, well-told story

Don't see it if if you are turned off by rock music or lesbian themes.

519 Reviews | 256 Followers
Resonant, Relevant, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if A pleasant concert memoir performed most w songs by award winner,songwriter,guitarist & singer Jill Sobule,accompanied by an excellent band.

Don't see it if Uninterested in Jill's story abt her quest for a sexual identity,coming of age&fulfillment of her dreams.The story may b relatable2many ppl.

712 Reviews | 401 Followers
Resonant, Quirky, Great singing, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if A journey of a songwriter’s sexuality thru wonderful music & storytelling. A very talented band which had the audience rocking.

Don't see it if There were moments in the show were a tightning of the script could have produced a bigger bang for the buck.

561 Reviews | 99 Followers
Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you get the chance. A funny, moving journey through Sobule’s life that I’m happy to have taken.

Don't see it if you can’t find a production available.

144 Reviews | 24 Followers
A must see: unlike any show on stage

See it if Jill Sobile's incredible lyrics and entertaining presentation with an ensemble of friends, presents an autobiographical work of genuis.

Don't see it if Even if you don't think a show about growing up a Lesbian would interest you, still see it; you won't be disappointed. Read more

204 Reviews | 56 Followers
Jukebox musical meets alt-rock concert, Touching and relatable, Talented quartet of musicians, Peppy and wise, Unique and sincere

See it if talented and sincere alt-rocker sings about overcoming her demons and realizing her dreams. Story is enjoyable, relatable and touching.

Don't see it if Don't enjoy alt-rock. Don't like autobiographical coming of age stories full of gay & sexual content. I think the story is relatable to all. Read more

51 Reviews | 12 Followers
Badass, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy coming out tales and "behind the scenes" stories about the 90s music scene performed by the underrated musician Jill Sobule.

Don't see it if You dislike biographical LGBTQ music or pop/rock music.

Critic Reviews (6)

The New York Times
October 23rd, 2022
For a previous production

"A show for Sobule fans, and for a queer audience, but it’s also for the many nerds who grew up to be the cool people."
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Time Out New York
October 21st, 2022
For a previous production

"The show is unsentimental, humorous, and gently weird: a tribute to all the oddballs still haunted by former selves."
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Lighting & Sound America
October 27th, 2022
For a previous production

Jill Sobule's new show is just like her: sly, sweet, disarming, musically gifted, and often hilarious. Best-known for 1995 hit "I Kissed a Girl," she has flown under the radar in recent years; now she is ready to tell all about the road to her brief moment in the sun. This musical memoir, performed by the singer and the members of her band Secrets of the Vatican -- a name that gives you a good sense of her deliciously flaky sense of humor -- is a modest, unalloyed delight.
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New York Stage Review
October 21st, 2022
For a previous production

"You don’t have to be a pre-devoted, certified fan to be captivated. If you are, though, you’ll get all that you came for and more."
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January 28th, 2023
For a previous production

Whether you know the songs of Jill Sobule or not, she and her band are excellent company. The show also makes the point that is not often made that we are shaped in middle school where most of us feel like failures and envy everyone else. Aside from the show’s explicit title, the musical with its book by Liza Birkenmeier, author of "Dr. Ride’s American Beach House," and its score made up of the hits of Jill Sobule is both sweet and tender in this coming of age story and what came after.
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Off Off Online
February 2nd, 2023
For a previous production

“Directed by Lisa Peterson, Sobule shares her life story thus far, cleverly drawing upon her stultifying days in seventh grade as a jumping-off point to examine her life beyond middle school.”
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