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Lysistrata Jones

From 61 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Great staging, Great acting

About the show

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.

2h 10m | Already closed | The Ophelia Theater (Queens)

Member Reviews (61)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Great staging, Great acting
84
Avg Score

85
Lively, Quirky, Delightful, Refreshing, Raunchy

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.

88
Great staging, Enthusiastic performances, Clever, Entertaining, Quirky

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.

95
Great singing, Great writing, Hilarious, Fun, Great acting and dancing

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.

Also I read some of the reviews and said "were we at the same play"? Everyo... Read more Read less

87
Great choreography, Great singing, Delightful, Heart-warming, Fun

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.

80
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Fluffy

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.

88
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing, Raunchy

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.

83
Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Relevant, Great staging

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.

90
Great singing, Refreshing, Riveting, Fun, Entertaining

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.

80
Entertaining, Quirky, Fun, High energy

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

85
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if You love fun, quirky musicals with clever, inventive staging.

Don't see it if You can’t make the short journey to astoria.

55
Ambitious, Dated, Cliched, Quirky, Overrated

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)

Also They really tried very hard, but the material is poor and very dated (... Read more Read less

88
Ambitious, Enthusiastic cast, Entertaining, Effective open staging, Funny

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.

68
Indulgent, Slight, Amateur

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.

85
Dynamic, Fun, Refreshing, Uplifting

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.

90
Dynamite choreography!, Exuberant. clever. sassy!, Cheerful and fun - with a message, too.

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.

55
Delightful, Disappointing, Great staging, Great writing, Great singing

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.

Also How can a director allow a band to play so loudly as to overpower most... Read more Read less

87
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Funny

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.

75
Dated, Cliched, Slow, Insipid

See it if cute cartoonish but for younger viewers

Don't see it if Not for mature audiences

84
Fun, Lively, Infectious

See it if you want to have fun or need cheering up

Don't see it if you dislike school sports stories or would be annoyed by bad sound quality

77
Great singing, Great staging, Energetic, Fun, Sweet

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.

100
Delightful, Exquisite, Great singing, Must see

See it if very professional

Don't see it if see it

49
Amateurish, Cliched, Fluffy

See it if If you don’t mind seeing an enthusiastic cast in a somewhat entertaining but clichéed musical.

Don't see it if You prefer to see a more polished production.

Also We had enough after first act and left at intermission. Cast had some ... Read more Read less

90
Hilarious, Entertaining, Raunchy, Intelligent, Great acting

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.

Also This production is staged immersively in a space that resembles a coll... Read more Read less

88
Energetic, Heart-felt, Delightful, Relevant

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.

85
Clever, Minimalist, Low-budget, Creative, Delightful

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.


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