Already closed | 2h 10m | West Village

The Legend of Georgia McBride

From 49 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Great acting, Hilarious

About the show

MCC Theater presents the story of an Elvis impersonator who must become a winning drag queen in the Florida Panhandle to keep everything from falling apart. More…

He's young, he's broke, his landlord's knocking at the door, and he's just found out his wife is going to have a baby. To make matters even more desperate, Casey is fired from his gig as an Elvis impersonator in a run-down, small town Florida bar. When the bar owner brings in a B-level drag show to replace his act, Casey finds that he has a whole lot to learn about show business — and himself.

2h 10m | Already closed | Lucille Lortel Theatre (West Village)

Member Reviews (49)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Great acting, Hilarious
84
Avg Score

65
Cliched, Lightweight, Entertaining, Good performances, Dated (altho new)

See it if you want a superficial, feel-good evening. No heavy-lifting, but there could have been...and it feels like a cheat. No insight into gender.

Don't see it if you want to be challenged, not just entertained. TLOGM is frustrating in its outdated, too easy approach. Some of the numbers dazzle.

Also I'm catching up on past reviews. This show tried hard to please--and s... Read more Read less

80
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Original, Great acting

See it if this is a hilarious show. Very well written and acted!

Don't see it if you're offended by drag queens

88
Entertaining, Hilarious, Great acting, Great writing, Delightful

See it if You want to be entertained and have a great time and if you love drag queens!

Don't see it if You don't like the movies Pricilla Queen of the Desert or To Wong Fu.

50
Cliched, Overrated, Great acting, Disappointing, Uninventive

See it if you want to see a drag show.

Don't see it if you want to see a play.

93
Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious, Great acting, Quirky

See it if you're in the mood to laugh.

Don't see it if you're not into drag shows.

100
Delightful, Funny, Great writing, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a heartwarming, adorable show! Some of the most fun I've had in the theatre a long time! So glad it's coming to LA's Geffen

Don't see it if Don't like Drag, or prefer a Drama.

97
Hilarious, Fun, Entertaining, Great acting, Great costumes

See it if you enjoy hilarious, over-the-top comedies. I laughed through the whole thing, but the show also had an incredible amount of heart.

Don't see it if you would be uncomfortable watching a drag show. Even so, if you are open-minded to it, you just may love it

Also NOTE: I did not see the off-Broadway production--my review is based on... Read more Read less

65
Cliched, Disappointing, Prefictable, Recorded, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy lip synched nostalgic tunes, energetic and innovative dance routines and exquisite costumes of drag queens on a minimal set

Don't see it if you are turned off or bored by LGBT themes and mixed racial romantic relationships, prefer live to recorded singing/music, intellect stimula

80
Fluffy, Quirky, Romantic, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you're looking for light comedy.

Don't see it if drag shows turn you off or if you're looking for something thought-provoking.

95
Great acting, Relevant, Original, Must see, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a great meditation on the blurry lines of gender, as told with utter fabulousness by Dave Thomas Brown and Matt McGrath.

Don't see it if You're close-minded.

100
Eloquently written, Great acting, Funny, Moving

See it if You appreciate well written work by new voices

Don't see it if Can't imagine anyone not enjoying this production

75
Funny, Light, Entertaining, Drag-tastic, Simplistically plotted

See it if You're in the mood for a no-surprises plot, appealing one-dimensional characters and an affectionate sampling of iconic drag numbers

Don't see it if You'd just as soon go to a real drag club for a taste of stereotypical queen-meets-straight gags and deliberately campy acting

87
Delightful, Hilarious, Original, Clever, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to laugh, sing, cry and generally have a wonderful evening. Great acting, singing, and energy with a twist of real thoughtfulness

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with cross-dressing; otherwise, I can't think why anyone wouldn't love this play

82
Delightful, Funny, Hilarious, Raunchy, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy backstage hilarity w/ drag performers, pros & a newbie. The cast & production are terrific. Matt McGrath as Tracy is an original.

Don't see it if if you don't want to have a great time at an old fashioned - hilarious - off-Broadway play.

76
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Predictable, Absorbing

See it if you're looking for something light, fun & rather mindless. It's a somewhat predictable but enjoyable show that goes down really easy.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of shows about drag queens. (But that means we can't ever be friends.)

85
Clever, Delightful, Funny

See it if you like a well-written story about a struggling entertainer who makes good.

Don't see it if you are offended by drag performances

79
Funny, Fluffy, Delightful, Broad, Strong performances

See it if Enormously charming performances, snappy one-liners, and a fast pace let you overlook an under-explored premise and clunky plotting.

Don't see it if You find drag a drag, you demand nuanced writing, & are willing to miss a masterful perf by Matt McGrath & a real find in Dave Thomas Brown.

67
Clever, Edgy, Funny

See it if If you're looking for a charming, funny story with outstanding acting performances;

Don't see it if If you're looking for a more dramatic story regarding drag queens or homosexuality;

60
Overrated, Fluffy, Dated, Boring, Too long

See it if you're into drag culture- there are lots of cultural references. It's lively but cliched, with melodramatic acting. Not a must-see, but ok.

Don't see it if You want intellectual engagement or are averse to the idea of drag or if loud music and classic (way over the top) comedy aren't your thing.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Original

See it if you're looking for a very entertaining show. So much fun and so many laughs that you won't even notice that there is no intermission.

Don't see it if you have no sense of humor

87
Delightful, Funny, Edgy, Hilarious, Fluffy

See it if you want to see a funny, very good off off broadway show. great show for a group of people

Don't see it if you're not into drag queens and very funny show

80
Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if It ever plays again, it has great singing and a good story

Don't see it if You don't like people in drag,

Also I saw it in october of 2015, it was funny and overall a good show. The... Read more Read less

92
Entertaining, Hilarious, Great acting, Quirky

See it if You want a mega-laughs comedy full of incredible drag show routines!! Dave Thomas Brown is some serious eye candy as boy or girl, too.

Don't see it if You cannot stand drag queens, I suppose.

90
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Relevant

See it if you love theatre that makes you laugh with a heartwarming story of acceptance.

Don't see it if you don't like drag queens

87
Funny, Great acting

See it if You like drag and great comic timing.

Don't see it if You don't .


September 9th, 2015
"A stitch-in-your-side funny, if improbable, new comedy...The performances, under the snappy direction of Mike Donahue, are, as might be said backstage (or onstage) at a drag show, totally flawless...Most impressively, while drag queens have practically become stock characters in pop culture, Mr....
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September 9th, 2015
"Matthew Lopez’s feel-good comedy delivers many of the diversions that its premise suggests. The production features silly-glam costumes and snappy one-liners for the queens, an amusing learning-curve montage for our hero and several zippy musical numbers, including a delightful show-tune medley....
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September 9th, 2015
"Featuring enough amusingly bitchy one-liners and energetic musical numbers to be a genuine crowd-pleaser, the play is frothy to the extreme, a show for people who find 'Mamma Mia!' heavy lifting. But its relentless silliness is sweet and amiable enough to make it go down easy...Despite its earne...
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September 10th, 2015
"Shades of 'The Adventures of Priscilla' and 'The Birdcage,' plus a dash of 'Tootsie': 'The Legend of Georgia McBride' is a throwback to the feel-good drag-queen comedies of yore. You can spot every single plot development a mile ahead, but the production is so irrepressible, it’s almost impossib...
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