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From 36 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Quirky

About the show

Hit the Cutting Room for this musical parody of iconic '80s sitcom 'The Golden Girls,' starring drag queens as the sassy seniors. Expect period fashion, petty fights, sex talk, cheesecake, group hugs, and songs. More…

This live stage show follows your favorite, over-the-hill funny ladies from Miami—Blanchet, Dorothea, Roz, and Sophie—as they prep for the annual Shady Oaks Retirement Home Talent Show. When pop-star Ricky Marin moves in next door and enters the contest, too, the competition gets seriously stiff. The only way the Golden Girls can win first prize is to pull out all their talent and beat him at his own showbiz game. Bonus for big fans: Come early and compete in 'The Ultimate Golden Girls Trivia Challenge!' Winners are crowned 30 minutes before showtime. $20 food/drink minimum per person, which is part of the ticket fee indicated.

Member Reviews (36)


Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Quirky
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Funny, Campy, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you crave a loving, campy tribute to the classic tv show. An entirely original story with original songs, inspired by familiar characters.

Don't see it if you expect the perfect timing of the tv show & its actresses. This isn't quite as witty, well-paced or polished, but it's still a good time.

Entertaining, Fluffy, Hilarious, Raunchy, Quirky

See it if You're a fan of The Golden Girls. You like fun, raunchy humor. You like drag shows. You want a fun night out.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of The Golden Girls. You dislike drag shows. You don't like raunchy humor.

Also It's important to get to the show when the doors open to have your cho... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Disappointing, Raunchy, Ridiculous, Frustrating

See it if You LOVE the Golden Girls. The acting is fine, the story is mediocre. The food (dinner theater) was excellent. They started everything late.

Don't see it if The whole event was marred by bad service and mediocre production. The actors faltered at the finish line making it hard to focus.

Clever, Hilarious, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing

See it if Drag queen performances, cabaret show and the Golden Girls and Maude television shows amuse you.

Don't see it if Sexual references and transvestite or transgender humor or subject matter offends you.

Delightful, Hilarious, Raunchy, Quirky, Fun

See it if you loved The Golden Girls, and like musicals featuring Drag Queens. A hilarious outing! Bea Arthur never looked so feminine!

Don't see it if you're a prude, are intimidated by Drag Queens, can't laugh, or just generally don't like The Golden Girls or being entertained.

Delightful, Funny, Hilarious, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy the Golden Girls with a risqué, dragged up twist! Super fun.

Don't see it if You are offended by naughty humor and men in drag.

Kitschy, Campy, Quirky, Drag

See it if you're a Golden Girls enthusiast

Don't see it if you're expecting a super raunchy show -- this was pretty tame by drag standards. The Golden Girls puppet show is much better!

Fluffy, Funny, Entertaining, Raunchy, Quirky

See it if You are a "Golden Girls" Fan that needs to see them imitated and enjoys parodies..

Don't see it if You will be offended by drag humor and expect the characters to actually resemble those in the popular sitcom.

Hilarious, Raunchy, Quirky, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if fan of the golden girls and want to see a very funny drag show

Don't see it if don't like to laugh or fan of drag queens doing a show about the golden girls.

Clever, Cliched, Funny, Fluffy, Dizzying

See it if you like a solid, campy and fabulous parody.

Don't see it if if you are looking for high brow humor or high production value.

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if Love to be entertained! Great singing and performance!

Don't see it if you are expecting conventional performances.

Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Hilarious, Relevant

See it if you love the Golden Girls and can appreciate a drag show.

Don't see it if you don't like the Golden Girls &/or don't like drag queens

Clever, Funny, Raunchy, Entertaining

See it if You love the golden girls and enjoy drag shows. You want to laugh a lot/

Don't see it if Drag shows aren't your thing, you're not interested of have not seen the golden girls

Entertaining, Hilarious, Aumsing

See it if I've seen very little of TGG, but I knew enough to know these boys pretty much nailed the characters. I enjoyed it very much!

Don't see it if you're offended by drag. Or if you dislike small-scale theatre. This is a stage in the back of a restaurant, so don't expect Broadway.

Clever, Funny, Quirky, Refreshing, Hilarious

See it if For a night of hilarity hit the cutting room for a great time. I laughed so hard I cried. This was so witty + funny very well done! See it

Don't see it if seeing the Golden girls in new twist isn't your thing or you don't want to laugh or have a blast...I can't wait to see it again!

Funny, Edgy, Slow

See it if You enjoy a show that doesn't stay super close to the source material in action, but makes well done jokes in every line.

Don't see it if You are a super fan of Golden Girls.

Delightful, Funny, Entertaining

See it if If you love The Golden Girls and drag.

Don't see it if If you do like off color humor or drag.

Lighthearted, Entertaining, Delightful, Quirky, Fun

See it if You enjoy lighthearted romps and are familiar with the 80s and the Golden Girls. Delightful, quirky homage.

Don't see it if You are unfamiliar with the Golden Girls or the 80s, otherwise you will miss 2/3 of the jokes/references.

Also Throughout the show each character had the opportunity to have a "larg... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Funny, Absorbing

See it if you are a huge Golden Girls fan or if you have seen one or two episodes.

Don't see it if you want to see something completely unoffensive.

Clever, Fluffy, Funny

See it if you LOVE the Golden Girls, you enjoy parodies of well-known properties, you enjoy a fluffy and fun night out with a drink or two.

Don't see it if you hate the GG's, you don't like drag, you can't enjoy something simple and fluffy

Entertaining, Cliched, Fluffy, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if you just wanna kick back, not overthink one thing, and just enjoy campy delightfulness!

Don't see it if you're offended by men playing women, you have no sense of humor, you can't deal with potentially uncomfortable and claustrophobic seating.

Delightful, Entertaining, Light-hearted comedy

See it if you'd like to see the Golden Girls brought back to life in a fun, new, musical story. Good songs, Blanche was fabulous. Trivia before show!

Don't see it if you're not into drag shows. You don't need to be a Golden Girls superfan to enjoy, but bring your imagination and be open to having fun

Clever, Enchanting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You love the Golden Girls and enjoy a well done parody! Funny as hell!

Don't see it if you don't like to laugh.

Clever, Great acting, Funny, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You like quirky musicals and enjoyed "Golden Girls" humor/punchlines

Don't see it if You are looking for a profound storyline or arent fond of one liners

Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Delightful, Clever

See it if you love The Golden Girls, enjoy seeing men perform in drag, and just want to have some fun.

Don't see it if you don't like watching men in drag, or if you're looking for something serious or meaningful.

Also Kudos to the performer who so perfectly presented us with Betty White'... Read more Read less

October 1st, 2016
"The energy level is high, the jokes keep coming, and the dance numbers are entertaining. The girls have to deal with Ricky Martin holding gay sex pool parties next door. All the actors are appropriately dressed, speak with the proper cadence, and nail the hand gestures of each of their character...
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September 29th, 2016
"With spunky musical numbers and nods to the source material, this show is a spirited romp...A charismatic ensemble cast work fantastically together...Featuring high-camp drag portrayals of beloved television characters and snappy innuendos, the timing and sass of 'Thank You' is a breath of fresh...
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January 23rd, 2014
for a previous production "To feel the love for 'The Golden Girls' you have only to see the capacity crowd gathered for ‘Thank You for Being a Friend.'...So you have to wonder what that audience takes away from this drag parody, directed by Nick Brennan, which is so raunchy and overwrought, it’s hard to call it affectiona...
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June 22nd, 2010
for a previous production "If you can stomach some lighthearted vulgarity, then you're sure to find ‘Thank You For Being a Friend’ to be a downright hilarious evening of theatrical fun. This highly irreverent yet loving send-up of TV's ‘The Golden Girls’ proves to be simultaneously evocative of the greatest moments from t...
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