This One's For The Girls
Closed 1h 30m
This One's For The Girls
76

This One's For The Girls NYC Reviews and Tickets

76%
(176 Reviews)
Positive
80%
Mixed
17%
Negative
3%
Members say
Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Funny, Clever

About the Show

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.

Read more Show less

Member Reviews (176)

Sort by:
  • Default
  • Standing in our community
  • Highest first
  • Lowest first
  • Newest first
  • Oldest first
  • Only positive
  • Only negative
  • Only mixed
870 Reviews | 248 Followers
79
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Refreshing, Delightful

See it if you'd like to listen to some very familiar songs over more than 7 decades interspersed with humor, politics and activism for women's rights.

Don't see it if you want top-notch production values, especially sound, and the very best voices on every song.

754 Reviews | 124 Followers
83
Great photo montage, Funny, Resonant, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you like popular music of the last 50 or so years. Surprisingly serious commentary created by contrast of chart toppers & historical photos

Don't see it if you are right leaning and do not find liberal views entertaining. The thin plot is inconsistent as the women play multiple roles.

MJK
677 Reviews | 189 Followers
79
Surprisingly entertaining, Empowering, Delightful, High-spirited

See it if to take a pop-musical journey thru 100 yrs of female influence via familiar tunes, cute dance numbers & a few poignant biographical sketches

Don't see it if you expect to learn, hear or discover anything new. [This show sticks to familiar faces, familiar songs & familiar moments in US history.] Read more

697 Reviews | 106 Followers
76
Clever, Entertaining, Fluffy, Funny, Relevant

See it if you enjoy a show about the progress women have made since 1900. Some musical numbers very witty and funny. Nice use of videos.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy shows about women's progress. This show is mostly for women but men (who are tolerant) can also enjoy it. Read more

641 Reviews | 127 Followers
78
Funny, Entertaining, Great singing, Great music

See it if about women journey thru music. The singing was good. It a Funny show if you like the music.

Don't see it if Not really a story, if you do not like music. It a women show.

567 Reviews | 147 Followers
85
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing

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.

563 Reviews | 194 Followers
75
Great singing, Dated, Cliched, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if You want a well-sung collection of female songs. You want a non-offensivr show for multiple generations. You want a pleasant revue.

Don't see it if You don't like the revue format. You want a contemporary and/or original portrait of women: we've seen this many times before.

476 Reviews | 131 Followers
94
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great writing

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.

Critic Reviews (13)

TheaterScene.net
October 29th, 2017

“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.’”
Read more

Theater Pizzazz
November 11th, 2017

"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."
Read more

Front Row Center
November 28th, 2017

"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."
Read more

Stage Buddy
October 27th, 2017

"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."
Read more

Times Square Chronicles
October 28th, 2017

"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."
Read more

DC Metro Theater Arts
October 27th, 2017

“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.’”
Read more

Diandra Reviews it All
October 30th, 2017

"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."
Read more

Says Me Says Mom
January 6th, 2018

"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."
Read more