The six band members teach themselves music from behind bars and earn a slot on a prison-based radio program. Through sisterhood, determination, and a little bit of luck, these women work (and play) together to fiddle their way to freedom. Inspired by a true story, 'The Goree All-Girl String Band' is a tale of redemption that features an ensemble of actor-musicians performing a brand-new country score. An official selection of the 2017 New York Musical Festival Next Link Project.
See it if you like C-W music. GASB has many terrific songs, well performed. True story plot fascinates. Great talent on stage. Better than Bright Star
Don't see it if you dislike ALL musicals, but GASB is special. It needs trimming. Too many solos; loses focus. Big Act II song for lead fizzles.
See it if Heartfelt dramatic musical about female inmates at Texas prison farm during the 30's.Great musical pastiche with impressive work from cast
Don't see it if Book need to be fleshed out w/more characterization & pace needs tightening but even still a crowd-pleaser Best of NYMF 2017
See it if you enjoy a show with a problematic book (with tons of cliches), a generic score, and an amateur cast. Poor singing & instrument playing.
Don't see it if you enjoy musicals with a strong book, an interesting score, and highly professional actors.
See it if You want to see an incredible true story nearly forgotten by history, played by a multi-talented cast that'll win your hearts.
Don't see it if You don't like country music or can't sympathize with convicts.
See it if you want to see a show with an interesting subject ad some nice music that you don't typically here on Broadway.
Don't see it if you don't like country music or shows with a lot of underdeveloped characters.
See it if this score has potential as a cute country-like production. Needs good singers and instrumentalists to leave a positive impression.
Don't see it if you can hardly tolerate bad instrument playing and very average singing with some out of tune notes.
See it if you like any of the actors (who were all lovely in the production) and enjoy musicals with pretty, but by no means ground-breaking, music
Don't see it if you have an eye/ear for when you're being queer-baited (the two leads had crazy chemistry, but the script all but shouts "no homo!" at you)
See it if you enjoy "Grand Old Opry" style music. Really enjoyed the singing and dancing but the book let me down.
Don't see it if you want the back story of how the girls got in prison, how they learned to sing/play instruments & formed the band.
See it if You want to see a very upbeat and wonderful play like Come From Away.
Don't see it if You don't like true stories that have a folksie tune.
See it if You like a fact based story with country western music. You enjoy seeing actors & musicians playing dual roles. But some trimming is needed
Don't see it if You dislike a simple set musical, with a Texas/country western flavor. No frothy, fun stuff here.
See it if This new musical has a cast of fantastic actors who are also fantastic musicians. The story is good, everyone gets a solo, a fun evening
Don't see it if You don't like country music or shows like Bright Star. It's not perfect yet, there is some writing that needs a little clarification
See it if You loce a powerhouse of performers who can act, sing, dance and play instruments. The story and music are wonderful!
Don't see it if I voted this as Best of the NYMF fest among the shoes I saw. Can't think of why you would not go.
See it if you enjoy country music and minimalistic sets. This show reminded me of "Once."
Don't see it if You're looking for a fast-paced story line. The book drags throughout and feels a bit corny.
See it if If you enjoy seeing female driven shows, and amazing live bluegrass music played on stage.
Don't see it if A fun evening of entertainment by some New York best rising stars.
See it if You're a fan of country and western or bluegrass music, and enjoy some really great singing.
Don't see it if You're bothered by holes in storylines and plot points that don't really move anything along.
See it if A masterfully constructed country-western score. It has other music genres as well - score is wonderful!
Don't see it if If you don't like some country music.
See it if You like true stories well told in a musical theatre genre by superb actor/musicians. Lyrical and entertaining also moving and powerful.
Don't see it if you don't like musicals that pack a really fun punch.