Already closed | 1h 30m | Midtown W

This One's For The Girls

From 175 member  reviews
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. 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.

1h 30m | Already closed | St Luke's Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (175)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Funny, Clever
76
Avg Score

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.]

Also Does it bother anyone else that a show that claims to be a celebration... Read more Read less

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Also I sat in first row but had trouble seeing some of the videos since the... Read more Read less

72
Through popular songs and magazine photos, History of girls/women/feminists, Creative insightful musical review

See it if Memorable and entertaining treatment of attitudes toward women through almost a century of songs.

Don't see it if You want an in-depth treatment of social issues and cultural mores rather than a quick flip book.

63
Ambitious, Disappointing, Funny, Clever, Resonant

See it if You can sit through a problemed production with an audience that is predominantly composed of very badly mannered women.

Don't see it if You find it difficult to sit with women constantly checking their messages and explaining the play to their neighbor three seats away.

Also This show is pregnant with potential.however it desperately needs a ne... Read more Read less

78
Great singing, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you enjoyed Sistas (same author) or if you like feminist issues, specially told through songs, or if you like pop music, old and new.

Don't see it if you are not into feminism and female issues or you do not enjoy popular music.

71
Entertaining, Slow, Fluffy

See it if If you enjoy a limited musical production composed of 4 females who sing the songs of women’s lives through the decades.Entertaining evening

Don't see it if If you prefer dramas or full production musicals.

70
Cute / humorous moments, Some good singing, Bit frantic & dizzying, Relevant / historical, Just ok acting

See it if sorority sisters are having a girls' nite out, or you're just hanging w/girlfriends (my excuse). A lot of story-telling w/some ok singing.

Don't see it if you want to see a lavish production. More of a history lesson w/tons of singing, simple choreography, & lite set. Bit amateurish at times.

Also Though title says it's "for the girls"...... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Delightful

See it if You want to spend a fun evening with wonderful women and how we got that way.

Don't see it if You don't like juke box style musicals.

70
Rousing, Great songs, Excellent singing, Muddled message, Lacking production values

See it if you like themes relating to women's issues, fine singing, wonderful songs about women throughout generations and a "rousing" atmosphere.

Don't see it if you desire a musical in-depth analysis of women's issues from the early 20th century to the present and a theater that has OK sight lines.

77
Intelligent, Great singing, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you want an intelligent piece of theater that entertainingly tells of 20th century women's history through lens of popular music. Well done!

Don't see it if you're not open to thinking about the evolution of women's roles -- from property to (greater) equality. Gotta love fun pop music, too.

75
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if You want a night out with your BFF, remember the songs you sang out loud, to LOL, a wonderful musical with a great cast, for memories

Don't see it if You are mysogonistic, don't like musicals, don't support small theatre, expect Broadway budget and sets, are too young to get the references

58
Superficial, Entertaining, Cabaret, Instantly forgettable, Derivative

See it if you'd enjoy a benign Cabaret show about an 'awakening of feminism,"like some light musical theater-style singing; you're nostalgic

Don't see it if you're looking for an actual play with real substance - this is a Cabaret performance

Also I would really love to see this show performed by drag queens- it woul... Read more Read less

82
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if It's a fun show w/ pop songs sung by women from the early days of Tin Pan Alley to the present. Not really a play; more of a musical revue.

Don't see it if you prefer a plot & developed characters; like fully staged shows & shows which aren't performed at ear shattering decibel levels.

78
Entertaining

See it if you like popular music. Very good performances make this show easy to watch. Choice of music is appropriate. Not too heavy with the message.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals.

86
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Thought-provoking

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.

75
Entertaining, Funny

See it if You want to see the role of women since 1900 evolve to today through pop music. Fun for a group of girl friends to see together.

Don't see it if If your not interested in hearing about woman, or want something serious.

70
Great singing, Disappointing, Relevant, Slow

See it if you want to see a show that covers the history of women through song

Don't see it if you don't like historical shows or shows with very thin plots.

70
Banal, Cliched, Great singing, Indulgent, Harmless look at women's progress seen thru popular song lyrics; too fluffy to have any real impact, but pleasant enough.

See it if You don't really want to deal seriously and just want a pleasant tuneful trip down memory lane.

Don't see it if You think women's struggle for justice and equality thru the years is too important for such toothless treatment.

68
Relevant, Overrated, Entertaining, Disappointing, Great writing

See it if you want to see a well written play with great songs about women and how women have evolved.

Don't see it if you expect to hear great voices. I thought the voices could have been better.


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...
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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 number...
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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 a...
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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...
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