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

Jill Sobule's F*ck7thgrade NYC Reviews and Tickets

(18 Reviews)
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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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Member Reviews (18)

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1113 Reviews | 287 Followers
Clever, Slow, Quirky, Disappointing

See it if You don't care if a story line is not solid. Some good music to it. The adolescents part of plot is entertaining enough.

Don't see it if Music can be loud. Story is slow at times. Needs work.

904 Reviews | 259 Followers
Funny, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if if you enjoy autobiographical presentations, here with narration between alt-rock band songs to tell most of the story with great props.

Don't see it if you are looking for a play as this is closer to a concert with low-key song introductions that frame one person's story from youth to today.

494 Reviews | 94 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.

261 Reviews | 47 Followers
Great singing

See it if you are a fan of Jill at all or at all interested in Jill. She has a good band and they play a concert that tells Jill's life story.

Don't see it if you are more into the play aspect as while I think Jill is a good narrator her story as she tells it is a bit meandering (isn't it always). Read more

213 Reviews | 40 Followers
Quirky, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if Sobule's rock concert as therapy session is both quirky, entertaining fun & a heartfelt plea for tolerance & compassion Plot is lyric driven

Don't see it if Often a little too loud to absorb the message - adolescent angst that follows into adulthood & Sobule's acting often weak (but genuine)

158 Reviews | 219 Followers
Funny, Autobiographical musical, Entertaining

See it if You like shows based upon true stories.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with shows about gays.

135 Reviews | 122 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

170 Reviews | 22 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.

Critic Reviews (6)

January 28th, 2023

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

“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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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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