Ophelia Theatre Group presents an immersive take on this fun, feminist musical about a determined cheerleader who leads the students around her in a battle of the sexes. More…
In the first production in New York since its Broadway run, the show will be performed on a faux basketball court at the back of the Variety Boys and Girls Club in Queens. Spearheaded by a female-driven production team, 'Lysistrata Jones' features a rocking score written by Lewis Flinn and book by five-time Tony nominee Douglas Carter Beane.
See it if Exciting times as girls try to inspire guys on basketball team to be more passionate. Hopping sexy song & dance with catchy modern music.
Don't see it if You aren’t interested in a song & dance high with scantily clad performers. The plot is silly, feel-good fluff.
See it if supporting a great young company while enjoying a delightful production is a positive use of your time. Great choreography of b-ball scenes
Don't see it if being close to an active performance unnerves you. The performers come right up and look you in the eye. Also the band can be loud.
See it if You want to have a great time. You want to enjoy some good singing, dancing and acting. You need a large production. You like having fun.
Don't see it if You don't like having fun. You need a big production. You don't like small, in your face theater. You don't like plays with singing.
See it if You like to be up close & personal to high-energy musicals with impressive choreography & singing. Sadly,it's closing -you missed a good one
Don't see it if You don't like fun, heartwarming musicals with talented casts, or don't want to leave Manhattan, even for a terrific show.
See it if You want a really fun musical set in college, with witty songs and a clever script.
Don't see it if You want something serious, or if you'll be really irked by the poor miking that made half the lyrics unintelligible.
See it if you embrace a little-engine-that-could spirit. Young, grassroots company is talented & exuberant; you'll root for them exuberantly in turn.
Don't see it if you're irked by iffy miking that at times muffles dialogue & lyrics, by intimate-sized, off-off B'way venues & by those folded metal chairs.
See it if you want a contemporary take on Lysistrata without reading the Cliff Notes and you love rock musicals with a talented cast in a small space
Don't see it if you don't like music that competes with the singers instead of accompanying them and you don't like uncomfortable chairs for a long 1st act.
See it if you want to experience a “little theater company that could!” Incredibly impressive, flawless and entirely committed cast.
Don't see it if you don’t like modern musicals.
See it if This high energy show is a well performed. Hamelton style choreographer and contemporary music makes this a fun but long evening.
Don't see it if If you don’t like Legally Blonde kind of musicals. I wish the plot was more interesting.
Also See them next at BAM and in Scotland at the Edinburgh Fringe Fest
See it if You are a forgiving fan of amateur musical theatre, and are desperate to see every musical that once ran on broadway, a valiant effort thoug
Don't see it if You want a polished production of a strong musical (there’s a reason it only ran for two months on broadway)
See it if you enjoy a light-hearted, youth oriented musical. The venue is well transformed into a court w/ bleacher seating for an effective ambiance.
Don't see it if you don't want to see a community theater type show- a bit amateurish but ambitiously good & worth seeing. No late seating due to staging.
See it if Really enjoy winking MT pop and over the top characters. Scrappy but fun group. Points to Aida Levantaki, Lawryn LaCroix, & Kristen Sandler.
Don't see it if Want a more polished production, or more significant material. Both come off as distinctly community theater level here.
See it if you are attracted by new works with an uplifting message, presented in a minimalist setting by a young and dynamic cast.
Don't see it if you prefer plays in traditional venues suited for musical performances or if you are not attracted by the reworking of a classical play.
See it if This is a fun show by charming performers in an intimate setting. Lovely creative choreography. Fun musical.
Don't see it if Some issues with sound quality was obvious.
See it if you appreciate quirky and heartfelt musicals with clever lyrics and great singing... AND you can figure out the words that you can't hear.
Don't see it if bad sound gets in the way of your enjoyment of a show. The cast was irregularly miked and the band played over most of the songs.
See it if You love musicals & supporting quality, local theater. You like to have fun & see excellent acting/singing/choreography.
Don't see it if You don't like musicals. You don't like Queens. Poor sound mixing & buying skunked wine at the bar annoy you.
See it if you like watching talented young performers leave it all on the stage; well staged, but a wobbly adaptation of a classic.
Don't see it if You're expecting a straight-up adaptation of Lysistrata.
See it if you like musical theatre, teen comedies, and Greek classics. The elements are familiar, but the composition is fresh and exciting.
Don't see it if you dislike song and dance shows. There's a solid message, but it's none too serious in its delivery. The show is meant to entertain.
See it if you like modern takes on classic plays. On the surface it is cheesy and light-hearted, and then it really makes you feel!
Don't see it if you like your classic plays in their original formats. This production is small, and delightful, but admittedly hard to hear at times.
See it if You enjoy smaller, well-done productions of larger shows! The show is great, clean and well-produced, albeit on a small budget.
Don't see it if You want a big broadway musical, or a drama.