This campy cult favorite that spoofs the world of Broadway and child acting follows Tina, who will do anything to win the part of Pippi Longstocking in her school musical, including murdering the leading lady. More…
Wimpy and untalented mother Judy Denmark has a remarkably talented daughter, Tina, who is desperate to perform. Sleazy agent Sylvia St. Croix encourages Tina to audition for the school play, 'Pippi in Tahiti.' Unfortunately, the third grade teacher, Miss Thorn, chooses the thoroughly untalented Louise Lerman for the lead, making Tina the understudy. Determined to achieve their individual goals, everyone becomes a little ruthless, some more than others.
See it if you like broad humor. This parody of the "make it to the top" genre is over-the-top.The performances are strong. Some very good voices.
Don't see it if you want any substance. This pure silliness, which can get tedious. Some judicious cutting would improve the piece. It can get annoying.
See it if You like camp or musical spoofs.
Don't see it if You haven't seen All About Eve, The Bad Seed or the other movies it spoofs as you will not get all of the referenced humor.
See it if You like witty satiric comedy, fun songs with excellent singers, and being part of a small intimate audience who appreciates the same.
Don't see it if You're not into that warped sense of humor.
See it if you enjoy high-camp & appreciate parodies of classic old movies (Shirley Temple films, Gypsy, The Bad Seed, ...Baby Jane, All About Eve).
Don't see it if you can't accept the thin premise & silly comedy (both by design) or the uneven performances (some of which are amateurish, not by design).
See it if you like big voices, theatrical in jokes and fabulous costumes. Its a fun show with lots of silliness.
Don't see it if you need any reference to reality in your theatrical experiences.
See it if You like over the top stories brilliantly acted and sung by truly talented actors obviously having a lot of fun being melodramatic and silly
Don't see it if You need all your songs to be good,it was a mixed bag. NOT suitable for children under 13. Adult language and adult themes abound.
See it if you like funny shows about young aspiring actors and their families.
Don't see it if you do not like darker comedies about about aspiring young actors' families.
See it if You are interested in a darkly camp story of a "want to be" child actress. Silly, funny. Very tongue in cheek.
Don't see it if You are looking for something deep, or meaningful.
See it if I LOVED this - what a hoot! Campy, over-the-top & totally entertaining. Vocal talent was amazing; cast was having a great time & it shows.
Don't see it if You don't like high camp, satire, cross dressing or a silly plot. But that's what makes it so much fun; audience was howling with laughter.
See it if you want a little silly fun & a campy nite-out. Nothing profound, just some drag hi-jinks, & an edgy kid giving All About Eve realness.
Don't see it if you want classic theater. A few glasses of comp champagne & we were laughing VERY out loud at some funny lyrics & campy over-the-top acting.
See it if you like The Bad Seed, combined with a Mama Rose type grandmother, but far more daring--no holds barred. Ending is unpredictable.
Don't see it if you want to see a family-oriented show with a sweet, lovable and talented child going through the trials of trying to be a "regular" kid.
See it if You like campy musicals and enjoy spoofs.
Don't see it if You'll mind that the cultural references are a bit dated.or you are sensitive to sound blasted at rock concert levels in a small venue
See it if You like campy, over-the-top, wink-wink, broad yet darkish comedy, e.g., Rocky Horror Picture Show
Don't see it if You have a low threshhold for campy material (I checked my watch a lot!) or get seat front left (hard to hear songs over great keyboardists)
See it if You want to see something different with twist, turns and surprises. Funny show with surprisingly good moments.
Don't see it if You don't have a sense of humor or can't appreciate sarcasm.
See it if you like clever musical spoofs with a talented cast and want a good laugh. Enjoyment will be enhanced if you know hit musicals of the past
Don't see it if looking for a more traditional musical, or don't want to see parodies of shows like Gypsy or Mame
See it if See it if want a really fun show; it's not over the top great, but it's certainly over the top. It's funny with very good performances
Don't see it if don't have a sense of humor
See it if I had seen part of it in Bryant Park and wanted to see the whole show. It was hysterical. I loved that we were offered a glass of
Don't see it if champaigne before the show. Don't see it if you don't like drag.
See it if you want to see a truly funny show about getting ahead in show business. The cast is having a great time and pulls the audience in.
Don't see it if you don't like slapstick comedy.
See it if You are in the mood for a campy spoof with a talented cast who can really belt out those tunes.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy dark humor, especially involving kids, or over the top fun.
See it if You are into campy, over the top musicals. I get that it's cliched and over acted on purpose, but it misses the mark and lands in corny town
Don't see it if You're looking for a quality theater experience. I found the style off putting and cheesy, but not entertainingly silly-just strained muggin