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Me and My Girl

From 120 member  reviews
Members say: Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Fluffy

About the show

Encores! brings this delightfully old-fashioned musical comedy to New York for the first time in nearly 30 years, in a new staging starring Christian Borle ('Peter and the Starcatcher') and Laura Michelle Kelly ('Mary Poppins'). More…

The toast of the 1937 London season, 'Me and My Girl' centers around Cockney everyman Bill Snibson (Christian Borle) who, after being unexpectedly elevated to the lofty position of Earl of Hareford, wreaks havoc on high society and risks losing his girl, Sally Smith (Laura Michelle Kelly). Part music hall frolic, part class-warfare comedy, 'Me and My Girl' features an infectious score by Noel Gay, which includes popular songs like "Leaning on a Lamp Post" and "The Lambeth Walk" - the famous first act finale that launched a worldwide dance craze. 


Member Reviews (120)

MEMBERS SAY:

Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Fluffy
88
Avg Score

90
Funny, Fluffy, Great singing, Great staging, Delightful

See it if you like feel-good musicals. Bowler-hats off to Encores for an exuberant evening. Strong performances (although Borle mugs like mad).

Don't see it if you want enlightenment; nothing new here. But who needs it when there is memorable music, broad comedy, energetic dancing & a happy ending?

Also A few quibbles: there's too much business with the hat (it's distracti... Read more Read less

85
Great music, Romantic, Classic, Great singing, Sweet

See it if Classic Broadway. Lovely music and story. Great performances and dancing.

Don't see it if Sweet romantic stories are not "deep" enough for you.

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great performances, Romantic

See it if You like romantic musical comedies. Wonderful music. Cast has great chemistry. It's a sweet story that's very easy to sit back and enjoy.

Don't see it if You dislike romantic comedies or are looking for something serious.

85
Delightful, Fluffy, Great singing, Entertaining

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Also Score is average of my 95 % and partner's 75%... Read more Read less

78
Dated, Banal, Fluffy, Indulgent, Entertaining

See it if Despite it's hoary British vaudeville roots & old school musical tropes, still has charm Borle's bag of tricks & Carlyle's choreo work well

Don't see it if Innocuous, book heavy first act (w/Carlyle's rather flat staging) nearly defeats evening but second act roars into life (with cutsy ending)

81
Come on ny times - this is not hamlet or sondheim, just fluff; but it's very entertaining fluff

See it if nice tunes, high-spirited dancing, fine orchestra; top drawer cast including Christian Borle and Lisa Kelly; audience loved it!

Don't see it if mindless predictable plot, but who cares with a skillfully-performed, effervescent piece of entertainment like this?

82
Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Fluffy, Cliched

See it if You’d love a fluffier, more lighthearted version of the My Fair Lady story with lovely performances and choreography.

Don't see it if You hate “stupid but cute” romantic comedy musicals that can be treacly and insipid.

96
Delightful, Great singing, Great staging, Great dancing, Must see

See it if I loved it! Wonderful songs, A very happy, fluffy musical. Beautiful costumes. The audience LOVED it. Perfect singing & dancing. Charming

Don't see it if You want a serious storyline. You hate musicals (although I think this one could cure you of that!)

Also So much fun all the way through. Christian Borle, Laura Michelle Kelly... Read more Read less

100
Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if Classic musical comedy with great dancing and signing. You will laugh and have a great time. Good feeling show.

Don't see it if You don't like musical or classic.

96
Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Funny

See it if you want to see some of the best dancing in town!! Warren Carlyle's choreography is astounding.

Don't see it if you do not like featherweight musicals.

Also "Me and My Girl" gives Christian Borle one of his best roles to date .... Read more Read less

81
Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Great staging, Dated

See it if you enjoy a light musical with great dance numbers and wonderful staging. Great cast. Encores comes thru again!

Don't see it if you like a musical with a serious plot and memorable songs. These songs are fun but not great.

Also Everyone in elevator was singing, humming Lambeth Walk on the way out!... Read more Read less

87
Delightful, Great staging, Classic, Great cast, Hilarious

See it if return to classic musical comedy style, ChristianBorle, MarkEvans, HarrietHarris, LauraMichelleKelly, ChuckCooper LisaOHare will thrill you

Don't see it if dislike musical comedy, joy, actors who know how to generate laughs from an audience, want 2 stay at home & be miserable

91
Delightful, Great singing, Great staging, Great choreography, Fluffy

See it if you love Encores, Christian Borle, great dancing.It's a fun show,very light book, but who cares.It's fun.Borle is brilliant.Choreography wow

Don't see it if you miss the days when Encores was less staged or if you're looking for a meaningful musical like Next toNormal,Evan Hansen.This is just fun

88
Great singing, Great staging, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if You like slight English drawing room fare set to rather banal music with the exception of "Once you lose your heart". Laura Michelle Kelly

Don't see it if You dont want to see fluff. There is very little here to ever think of again. But for 2 hours on a rainy sunday, it was perfect.

Also The multiple references to My Fair Lady playing just up the block at L... Read more Read less

85
Funny, Enchanting, Great singing

See it if enjoy an old chestnut revived "encores" style, great voices, choreography and fun

Don't see it if obscure old musicals do not suit your fancy

78
Entertaining, fun, yet disappointing

See it if You like all out musicals, lots of tap dancing. If you like Christian Borle, a must see.

Don't see it if You saw the charming Broadway production. This version has updated "jokes", it is over choreographed. Borle works hard but is clownish.

93
Charming, Intelligent wordplay, Well-acted (a talented cast!), Hilarious, Old-fashioned delight

See it if a fan of the actors, old-fashioned British plays with witty physical and verbal slapstick, and/or stellar performances in an infectious gem.

Don't see it if you seek seriousness, contemporary work, or elaborate sets; dislike cockney accents or silliness (but it’s fun! You won't mind groaning!).

Also If you can’t run, “Lambeth Walk” to NY City Center to see Me and My Gi... Read more Read less

93
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great dancing

See it if You want bright entertainment with lots of laughs and great dancing even though the show may be a bit creeky

Don't see it if You want drama or full scale productions

92
Joyful, Funny,, Fast moving, Full of talent, All on 10 days rehearsal

See it if You want to smile and have fun. Great music, singing, dancing, social commentary. Timely as ever! When Christian Borle is onstage........

Don't see it if You are a curmudgeon or a Trumpite. If you hate pure fun, stay away.

52
Slow, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if and only if you are a fan of Christian Borle.

Don't see it if you are NOT feeling nostalgic for the 1986 Broadway musical of the same name.

Also The 1986 production earned a record 13 tony nominations and starred Ro... Read more Read less

94
Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Great dancing, Great score

See it if you want a tuneful, exhilarating evening in the theater. You'll walk out with a smile on your face and Lambeth Walk ringing in your ears.

Don't see it if you're looking for something more modern. This is a joyous trip down Memory Lane, happy ending and all.

Also I saw the show in the mid-80's in London with Robert Lindsay and Emma ... Read more Read less

89
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Great dancing, Pure fun

See it if you want to see My Fair Lady with all the fun put back in it.

Don't see it if Doing the Lambeth Walk drives you absolutely nuts.

Also This peppy Encores production once again defies the logic of doing thi... Read more Read less

88
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Funny

See it if Very enjoyable revival,with great singing and tap dancing.The whole cast is terrific,especially Christian Borle's performance.

Don't see it if You prefer more modern musical fare,with great technology and special effects.

95
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Hilarious

See it if You are looking for a good time. This show is pure undistilled joy.

Don't see it if You want something deep and meaningful, not escapist theatre.

95
Delightful, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if Great City Center production. Not dated and no missteps. Well staged. Christian Borle and the Lambeth Walk.

Don't see it if No reason not to...a total delight.


May 10th, 2018
"Its basic stupidity should have required a content advisory: Pay no attention to the story...Amid the Gilbert and Sullivan pastiches and dance band ditties, all serviceable but unremarkable, a few stand out...If nothing else, it’s fascinating to hear an ’80s interpretation of a ’30s musical idio...
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May 10th, 2018
"The show demonstrates Encores' amazing ability to put together polished productions, featuring elaborate musical numbers, in just a few weeks...As usual, the music sounds glorious as performed by the Encores Orchestra under the musical direction of Rob Berman...Effectively streamlined by adapter...
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May 10th, 2018
"It is nice to attend a feel-good show that leaves you at intermission with a smile on your face, a catchy tune in your head and a dance in your step...Director-choreographer Warren Carlyle misses no opportunity for showmanship, making production numbers as splashy as possible. He also deserves c...
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May 10th, 2018
"Theater at its silliest. And that's what Encores! does best...A delight from start to finish. Even when the book scenes teetered, Carlyle's staging smartly played to his actors' strengths...The 'Lambeth Walk' is the highlight of the show, the best production number of the season in New York City...
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