This new musical is a high-energy celebration of American women, and an exploration of their changing role from 1900 to today as illustrated through pop music. More…
‘This One’s For the Girls’ carries the audience from the codependence of ‘I Will Follow Him’ to the anger of ‘These Boots are Made for Walking,’ to the cynicism of “What’s Love Got to Do with it,” and finally to the strength of ‘Hero.’ Combining excerpts of 60 songs with women’s own stories about finding dreams, lost love, relationship issues, entering the workforce, gaining independence, and more, this show is a lively look at music’s depiction of women, as they go from codependence to independence.
“Dorothy Marcic pulls off a feat of theatrical legerdemain, writing an entertaining jukebox musical that also has an important message. Using 40 Top 40 hit songs of the past 100 years, Ms. Marcic's ‘This One's For the Girls’ cleverly exposes how women were and are perceived-by themselves, men and society-during different periods, beginning with ‘My Man,’ Fanny Brice's 1921 masochistic lament, and its 1967 sister song, ‘It Must Be Him,’ through the drippy, square 1950's ‘Que Sera.’” Full Review
"One of the brightest Off-Broadway shows I have seen. It is filled with an innocent vibrance that brims with hope and a childlike glee. This musical is so joyful it might take you aback, but the audience, scoped in ages, was eager to hear the music that defined their era and share a few sweet laughs...'This One’s For The Girls' truly lives up to its name and aim to show loving your womanhood defines female confidence." Full Review
"This smart musical revue tells the changing attitudes of and toward women over a century with the lyrics of popular songs...The musical moves through 60 songs to tell the story of women as ink blots of American culture...A terrific if sometimes depressing measure of what pop music has said about, how it has indoctrinated, American women in the past 100 years. There couldn’t be a better moment for this show." Full Review
"It’s for anyone who loves music that makes you want to jump out of your seat and dance...The show features four dynamic and talented women...Each of these ladies shine as they take their turn in the spotlight. They make a strong ensemble with their tight harmonies and also performing solo numbers...A joyful musical aimed at a wide audience. The show is well directed by Tamara Kangas Erickson, with musical direction by Zachary Ryan." Full Review
"Erickson keeps this show at a clip and allows us to see all the archetypes we have become through out the ages. Her choreography is perfection, as she follows the dances though out the centuries...I can see this high-octane celebration of the American women and where she’s come from and where she’s going, having a long run...Great-grandmothers can take their grandmothers, mothers, and teens. It is a bonding experience." Full Review
"A few songs become stories, giving each of the other three female performers opportunities to showcase their skills...Besides the wonderfully familiar music, the show makes effective use of photos...As the ladies sang, we found ourselves identifying the famous people...The show moves quickly and is quite entertaining...It knows how to hit all the right buttons...A show written about women for women. It makes for a great girls’ night out." Full Review
“Lighthearted entertainment, but with an empowering message, this Valentine to women through the past 100 + years, will have you dancing in your seat or cheering or both...The talented and versatile cast of four play a multitude of roles and keep things moving...Swindal is a particular standout...This feel good show is particularly timely and relatable given the climate of today’s society. It makes for a fun, uplifting girls night out.” Full Review
“Marcic takes us on a historical journey in this high energy ‘let’s hear it for the girls' new musical...It’s all cleverly told with a colorful list of classic song arrangements that touch on women’s roles that changed history and shaped the world...The set is enhanced by a rear projection screen that helps move you through time as does the lively choreography by Erickson who also directs this little gem...Get ‘Over There’ and show your support today.” Full Review
"The show promotes female empowerment through the lens of the ideal woman from every time period and leaves the audience feeling inspired and nostalgic for these songs performed by amazing women...This play is perfect for anyone of any age. The bounty of amazing songs means anyone could relate, regardless of age or gender. People were singing along and clapping throughout the entire show." Full Review
“What becomes evident is that...it’s overwhelmingly about the boys, in the vast majority of 'women’s' lyrics...Consequently, the most effective segments in the show are the parodies...The contents of the songs are supported by entertaining segments of period-style dance, themed vintage accessories...and back panels and projections with images of the times and the people who contributed to our socio-cultural view of women and ‘the soundtrack of your life.’” Full Review
"If you want to learn about the history of women in this country in a fun and interesting way, go and see this musical...There is a little bit of plot involving a woman whose own changing personal history seems to reflect what is going on in the country at the time. However, the plot is slight and not nearly as interesting as the music...The show is still worth seeing, however, because the music and singing are both great and ultimately the music is what is at the heart of this show." Full Review
"The amusing new musical is a series of witty snapshots...Takes a sassy jaunt down the memory lane of the women’s movement with chart topping hits from the past 100 years to punctuate memorable strides by women...Wonderful cast of four women...With hardly a lull in the spirited evening the women sing their hearts out on a host of nostalgic songs." Full Review
"It boasts a host of memorable music, impressive talent, and lazy insight, scholarship, and politics. It will appeal to those who came of age in the 40s, 50s and 60s, and can ignore the between the songs patter...There is a wealth of vocal power on stage that, had the connecting bits given them any help at all, would have had the audience stomping and screaming...As it is, it kind of feels like exploitation, and an attempt at making a fast buck." Full Review
See it if Must see if you have daughters. Shows women’s independence and strength from 1900 to present through familiar songs and photographs
Don't see it if Don’t see it if you don’t like musicals and plays about women
See it if you like story lines that are drawn together by songs (like Trip Of Love, Mama Mia...), make you laugh, make you sing and clap your hands
Don't see it if you don't like muisicals or small productions
See it if you are a woman who has ever been in a relationship . Great if you grew up in the 60's Great night out with the girlfriends
Don't see it if you don't like small cast . don't want to be faced with women's issues
See it if you enjoy delightful shows describing women over the ages using music.The show was a lot of fun and I would not mind seeing it again.
Don't see it if you do not like popular music or wonderful singing. It should be noted that women outnumbered men about 8 to 1 in the audience.
See it if You enjoy innovative musicals with excellent singing and fast-paced historical content. Would especially appeal to female baby boomers
Don't see it if You would be turned off by an all-female cast, don't like musicals or want a linear plot.
See it if You are interested in the connection between history and pop music as it relates to girls and women. You love pop music.
Don't see it if You have no interest in the history of pop music or how it reflects societies mores throughout history.
See it if Anyone who loves some of the oldies and appreciates women's issues over the years.
Don't see it if you are expecting an off-Broadway-type show in a great off-Broadway-type theatre. The venue is not very comfortable at all.
See it if It's a show that will bring back wonderful memories in your life. With every song, you will know exactly what was happening in your life.
Don't see it if I can't think of any reason not to see this show. I will return with more girlfriends!!
See it if You're a woman, or have ever loved a woman, or have ever seen a woman!
Don't see it if you don't enjoy FANTASTIC singers, or can't appreciate how music reflects our lives at any given moment.
See it if interested in women’s history, the growth of feminism and the changing roles of women in history. Great, female empowering songs, original
Don't see it if You’re not interested in women’s issues or want to see a large scale musical. It’s a three person cast singing well known music.
See it if you enjoy hit songs from past decades. Want to hear good to great singers and want to see a mostly upbeat show without having to think.
Don't see it if you want a show with a strong plot or one that has a large cast and sets. You do not enjoy jukebox musicals.
See it if This show is just lots of fun. The music is wonderful and the cast sang the songs well. Fun to reflect back.
Don't see it if You have no interest in women's history or you expect something totally original
See it if You want a singing history lesson about women and the history of men wronging them. Also, talented singers and great scenes/ songs.
Don't see it if You are conservative. And don’t like singing revues.
See it if Revue of women's social development messaged through what tops decades of the pop charts. More than fifty pearls sampled by four women.
Don't see it if Song samples drive the narrative. Like the jittery passenger who can't keep fingers off of the radio dial on a road trip.
See it if Enjoy good singing, like musicals without a linear story. Great history of women through song.
Don't see it if Want a linear story, don''t like musicals, especially those focusing on women
See it if This was a great combination of story-telling, musical review, and research. If you have an interest in the great songs sung by women.
Don't see it if You don't like cover songs or the story of women's struggles and their history.
Also I now have the book that the play-write wrote.
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