Already closed | 1h 30m | Gramercy

That Golden Girls Show!

From 95 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Great acting

About the show

Set in that sassy Miami house in 1985, this brand-new show parodies classic moments from the beloved sitcom 'The Golden Girls'—with puppets! More…

An evening of cheesecake, laughter, Jazzercise, shoulder pads, sex, and the elegant art of the quick-witted put down. Devoted fans and first-timers alike will experience the classic TV series on stage, including Sophia's get-rich-quick schemes, Rose's St. Olaf tales, Blanche's insatiable hunt for men, and Dorothy's daily struggle to keep her roommates in check while fending off her pesky ex-husband once and for all. All characters are portrayed by 'Avenue Q'-style puppets, with the puppeteers visible.

1h 30m | Already closed | DR2 Theatre (Gramercy)

Member Reviews (95)


Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Great acting
Avg Score

Disappointing, Intermittently-entertaining, Dull, Missed opportunity, Great staging

See it if you want to imagine, amidst the perfectly recreated set, expertly crafted puppets & accurate portrayals, what a fun homage it could've been.

Don't see it if you expect the same ratio of laughs per minute as the tv show; you expect a parody. (The writing's as toothless as Sophia w/o her dentures.)

Funny, Great acting, Delightful, These golden girls are golden!!!!

See it if If you want to have a fun evening full of laughs and enjoy puppetry at its' best see this show. And of course the actors are top-notch too!!

Don't see it if If you want to see something serious or dark.

Slow, Amusing, Fun, Puppets, Silly

See it if you're a massive Golden Girls fan. (And this is the only reason to see it.) It's really fun to see the puppet mannerisms. The cast is great.

Don't see it if you're looking for something really clever or witty. This ain't Avenue Q. There are fun GG references but the dull story line really drags.

Entertaining, Hilarious, Fun, Quirky, Great staging

See it if you're a Golden Girls enthusiast. The puppet and set design are fabulous.

Don't see it if you don't care for puppetry

Campy delightful fun!!!!

See it if You have a good sense of high camp and love the Golden Girls and want to have a great time.

Don't see it if Silliness and campiness don't float your boat. But I found it an unexpected hoot!

Clever, Hilarious, Quirky, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if fan of the golden girls and love pupets (like avenue Q) very funny and well done

Don't see it if not a fan of the golden girls

Funny, Disappointing, Great acting, Fluffy, Indulgent

See it if you're interested in it. It's fun, but too long. They could cut 20-30 minutes of the show, and it'd be much better. It's silly fluff.

Don't see it if you have no desire to see it, you hate puppets, you don't like The Golden Girls, you want to actually see a good show.

Funny, Fluffy, Disappointing, Dated, Slow

See it if it is for people who support homo sexuality and want a forum. The leads are 4 men dressed as the girls. Some are better than others.

Don't see it if Very sexual and against Trump. The story is very fluffy

Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if The puppet concept was great..first two scenes were funny not enough profanity, great acting & singing, Entertaining.

Don't see it if If you didn't like the Golden girls & don't like puppets.

Also Playwright said he toned down the profanity but I think it would have ... Read more Read less

Disappointing, Weak jokes, Good puppeteering, Good voice work, Inconsistent comic timing

See it if you can get a good discount. Not the rollicking good time I expected nor even the affectionate parody this beloved show deserves.

Don't see it if you're expecting something like "Avenue Q." Aside from a handful of saucy words and mild innuendos, it's not nearly as edgy or funny.

Also While the vocal performances (particularly having a man portray Bea Ar... Read more Read less

Cliched, Disappointing, Sprinkled with moments of fun, Delightful puppetry, Fab cast

See it if You enjoyed the Golden Girls and wondered what would happen if Avenue Q took over

Don't see it if You are looking for a bright and refreshing take on the Golden Girls. This version is remix of old episodes without the same twinkle.

Slow, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if Anything remotely Golden Girls-related entertains you.

Don't see it if you ask more.

Also 90 minutes of a (rather slow) GG episode. 2 of the five actors do good... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Disappointing, Fluffy, Indulgent, Raunchy

See it if you love puppets and want to unplug your brain for ninety minutes.

Don't see it if you'll be frustrated by a tremendous missed opportunity here to have done something genuinely funny, insightful, or surprising.

Great acting, Disappointing, Slow, Funny

See it if you enjoy the Golden Girls and puppetry. If you're a fan of the t.v. show the play is like two or three episodes strung together.

Don't see it if you dislike the Golden Girls. You want to see something fast paced. Dislike sitcoms. You expect to be laughing constantly.

Also I'm not a huge fan of the Golden Girls but I did enjoy the t.v. show a... Read more Read less

Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great staging

See it if You love The Golden Girls! This is for the true fans, not the mildly acquainted. Also if you like shows set in the 80s!

Don't see it if You don't care about the Golden Girls or don't like puppets. If sexual innuendo and some cursing offends you, this isn't for you.

Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You loved the Golden Girls, cheesecake, and puppet theater. It's like watching an episode of the Golden Girls.

Don't see it if you didn't like the sitcom

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Fluffy

See it if are a big fan of the Golden Girls show. They did a great job of capturing the essence of the show and the characters especially Dorothy!!

Don't see it if you are expecting the funniest show ever. A little too long for my opinion. Basically a 90 minute episode of the show, but very funny.

Clever, Disappointing, Slow, Cute

See it if You are a HUGE Golden Girls fan and you feel you SHOULD see it because of that.

Don't see it if You don't want to be disappointed inexecution & character choices. Except for Dorothy, the rest did not capture the originals (for me).

Funny, Entertaining, Great staging, Fluffy, Slow

See it if You're a fan of the show. Actors playing Dorothy and Blanche were great. Blending new jokes into old ones taken straight from the show.

Don't see it if Show drags a little -- 30 minute episode stretched into a play. Puppeteers slightly distracting from the puppets at times.

Funny, Overrated, Too short, Poor sets

See it if Your a fan of the Golden Girls from TV or you like guys in Drag.

Don't see it if You are expecting a Broadway production with sets or like shows that are longer than 70 minutes

Also Show was funny but not a quality production. 4 Tall Guys Play the Gold... Read more Read less

Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You are up for anything -they are starting the Halloween version so go -adlibs can be funnier than the prepared dialogue

Don't see it if Drag shows bother you

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You like quirky clever shows

Don't see it if You don't like puppets

Hilarious, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of the 80's show and can't get enough of the "Girls"

Don't see it if You didn't like the TV show

Funny, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if The Golden Girls is a staple watch for you or you enjoy watching occasionally.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy a cheesy parody with lots of one-liners.

Also For fans of the TV show, this is a light-hearted nostalgic look at the... Read more Read less

Slow in act 2, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if You were a fan of The Golden Girls TV series, if you enjoy shows with puppets and like to laugh

Don't see it if You don't like/know The Golden Girls TV show. you are looking for a show with deep meaning or something thought provoking, or hate puppets.

Also Opening night they played to a full house and after someone in the aud... Read more Read less

October 6th, 2016
"The four puppeteers, who are visible onstage, do a decent job of capturing the well-known voices and mannerisms as they work through a scattershot story...The play, though, doesn’t aspire to much beyond being an exchange of zingers...The setup/punch line style of humor here thus often just feels...
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October 3rd, 2016
"It's really not much of a parody (it's difficult to parody something that is already very funny on its own). Rather, this feels like one regular episode stretched out over an hour and a half, creating slackness in the comedy that is only occasionally remedied by the bravura performances of the c...
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October 11th, 2016
"All the expected elements are in place...All that's missing are the laughs...What is on offer here is a quartet of young puppeteers...All four deliver the personas created by the original actresses, but they simply aren't Bea Arthur, Estelle Getty, Rue McClanahan, and Betty White, all of whom co...
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October 4th, 2016
"Had Rockefeller wanted this to look and feel more like the real thing, I don't know that he could have swung it. That fidelity, though, comes at a heavy cost: Once the tribute-paying wears thin, so does the show itself...Assuming you want nothing more from it, 'That Golden Girls Show!' does get ...
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