Part of FringeNYC: A mystical poly-gender tale - That’s MISS FITS, to You! - concocts an elaborate journey to self-awareness with cameos by Rosa Parks, Judy Garland and Radical Faeries, oh my. The musical extravaganza will leave you singing with liberation spirit. More…
Categories: Musical/Opera, Comedy, Local. Written by Todd Tif Fernandez, Music, Book & Lyrics. Directed by Jonathan Warman.
"The history of police violence plays a part in this glittering paean to a polygender counterculture that’s increasingly, victoriously mainstream. Lively one moment, torpid the next, the show is utterly overstuffed yet winsome anyway." Full Review
"'That’s MISS FITS to You!' deserves praise both as a lovely, thoughtful exploration of gender, and as an oral history project about the trans liberation movement...Though it runs long and could use some significant edits, the show is memorable for its campy sense of glee and the hard work of the performers...'That’s MISS FITS to You!' comes across as a labor of love, and despite some tarnish on its overall polish, still shines with enthusiasm and joie de vivre." Full Review
"Not your well-made musical...Fernandez's musical is inexcusably far too long. Aside from the fluff material, there was far too much going on with way too many ideas jammed into one piece...Fernandez is desperately seeking a dramaturg...Fernandez needs some assistance reigning his story in and making it sensibly believable...This giant cast looked like they were having fun. And isn't that what theater is all about? Despite the material, the company committed." Full Review
See it if You want to get inside the heads of classic drag queens, go beyond gender binary constructs, and see some beautiful questions.
Don't see it if [as a wise man one said: we're here, we're queer, get used to us. Ergo, why not see the show]
See it if you want to see some wonderful drag queens dressed up in outrageous outfits and acting just as outrageously.
Don't see it if you don't have the patience for a long and convoluted plot with some confusing bits.
See it if You're looking for an entertaining show with singing and characters in drag performed by talented actors.
Don't see it if You're looking for a well-rounded, clear story. The 2nd act especially is unclear and unexplained.
See it if You want to see a bigger than life Drag show rewriting history with some solid musical numbers.
Don't see it if You want a coherent plot. The show moves through so much historic rewriting it loses itself and its audience.
See it if You like shows that are not your typical musical and enjoy humorous performances with enough message to be entertaining, but not overbearing
Don't see it if You don't enjoy drag queens or expect a polished Broadway spectacle.
See it if You are men, women or in between, gender or race identifying or questioning. Empowered to look for equality for all and musically riveting.
Don't see it if Must see!