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Showgirls! The Musical!

From 10 critic and 7 member reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Delightful, Raunchy, Edgy, Ambitious

About the show

Showgirls! The Musical! is the unauthorized musical parody of the cult classic film Showgirls from the twisted minds that gave you “Bayside! The Saved by the Bell Musical!" More…

This wild and raunchy musical parody tells the story of Nomi, a "street-smart" drifter who ventures to Las Vegas and climbs the seedy hierarchy from stripper to showgirl.

2h 0m | Already closed | Theatre 80 (East Village)

She Wired

"It’s an already amusing, peculiar and raunchy film, but somehow the new off-off-Broadway Showgirls: The Musical! manages to make it an even more hilarious, inventive and twisted experience. Side-splitting groaners enhance the barrage of ribald dialogue, bizarre characters, and low-budget props that keep the audience in stitches." Full Review


"Showgirls the Musical has elevated mocking the movie to a true art form. Most of the show’s humor is derived by referencing lines and moments from the movie’s script. I thought it a risky move as it presumes the audience’s familiarity. But when I asked my companion who had never seen the show what he thought, he couldn’t answer, because he was still wiping away tears of laughter." Full Review


"If you’re anything like me, you see a title like Showgirls! The Musical! and buy a ticket without even finding out how much it costs first. While MediumFace Productions doesn’t always deliver fully on the promise of their good idea, they nonetheless offer a solid night of sometimes surprising, sometimes sexy, and frequently hilarious fun." Full Review

The New York Times

"It’s uncertain whether Mr. Verhoeven was conscious of his film’s more cartoonish dimensions, but there was no mistaking his chauvinism. Now comes “Showgirls! The Musical!,” with a book, music, lyrics and breathless direction by Bob and Tobly McSmith. Here the chauvinism (and abundant toplessness) is played for laughs, kind of." Full Review

Jo Blo

"Is there a ton of value to be found “Showgirls! The Musical” outside of kitschy kicks and the ample nudity? Not really; you’re not likely to leave remembering many of the songs or lyrics (except for perhaps “Boat Show!”), but the aim by MediumFace doesn’t seem to be to create a classic piece of theater but to deliver a shameless good time. Not unlike Verhoeven and Eszterhas, they did." Full Review

Indie News

"So, if you’re a fan of the original “Showgirls” or just want to check out live naked breasts under the guise of art “Showgirls! The Musical!” fits the bill and then some.  See it before rising rents or the mayor’s no-fun squad, catches up with one of the last topless and delightfully tasteless good times in town." Full Review

Theatre is Easy

"Generally, Bob and Tobly McSmith’s script is decent enough. That said, any shortcomings in the script are made up for tenfold by key performances. Throw in some catchy and hilarious musical numbers, choreography that is consistent, and perfectly dazzling costumes and Showgirls! shapes up to also be a full-fleshed stage musical, teeming with energy." Full Review

The Huffington Post

"It never asks its audience to be taken too seriously. Aware that their source material is a veritable gold mine for laughs, the members of the dynamite cast make “Showgirls!” a memorable night of downtown theater, even if the songs they're singing are occasionally beside the point. Whether you’re seeking legitimate farce or just some old-fashioned, gratuitous nudity, “Showgirls!” satisfies." Full Review

Entertainment Weekly

"To borrow a phrase from Berkley’s Nomi Malone — the stripper/dreamer with a mysterious past, flaccid nipples, and equally nice nails and tits — "it doesn’t suck"...It’s impossible to call this production anything other than a guilty pleasure. Then again, if you’re a fan of Showgirls, that’s precisely what you’re after." Full Review


"A lyrically clever score; the music is not particularly memorable, but nevertheless it captures the essence of the film. So does the craptastic design, which would be a major point of contention in almost any other show, but seems appropriate here." Full Review

Absorbing, Entertaining, Great staging, Must see, Indulgent

See it if You enjoy singing and women

Don't see it if You are uppity.

Delightful, Funny, Edgy, Raunchy, Quirky

See it if You love Showgirls the movie and like a very silly show with pretty decent songs.

Don't see it if You are prudish about nudity. If you don't like purposefully bad acting.

Raunchy, Entertaining, Edgy

See it if you like a good spoof and appreciate the camp qualities of the movie.

Don't see it if you don't like looking at topless ladies.

Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You love musicals!

Don't see it if This one is exceptions! No reason not to see!

Ambitious, Edgy, Raunchy, Dizzying

See it if you loved the movie.

Don't see it if hated the movie LOL

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Ambitious

See it if You love a great show !!

Don't see it if You don't want to see a fabulous show !

Entertaining, Delightful, Great acting

See it if Great show

Don't see it if Welling to see again

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