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Unbeatable the Musical

From 35 member  reviews
Members say: Great singing, Clever, Absorbing, Funny, Entertaining

About the show

Driven by her over-scheduled, overachieving life, Tracy Boyd encounters an unexpected medical diagnosis in this new musical. A one-night concert reading with a portion of the proceeds benefiting The Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative. More…

Based on a true story, this fast-paced 90 minute show chronicles Tracy's roller coaster life over the course of one transformative year with humor, courage, wit, and strength. With high stakes for herself and her support team, we root for Tracy as she navigates the unknown.

A program of The Actors Fund, The Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative was founded to help women in entertainment navigate the steps that follow a life-changing diagnosis.

Member Reviews (35)


Great singing, Clever, Absorbing, Funny, Entertaining

Absorbing, Entertaining, Sincere, Touching, Funny

See it if uplifting story about the hardship of a cancer diagnosis/treatment. Lots of heart, laughter, tears, emotion and camaraderie. Jen Colella!

Don't see it if you would rather not see a show about the effects of cancer on the patient & friends/family. Not a finished product but has potential.

Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Refreshing, Resonant

See it if you want to see why theater can positively work with a negative subject

Don't see it if you want to see in detail all the pain a person diagnosed with an aggressive disease goes through

Also My friend, a cancer survivor, wanted more of the day to day pain and u... Read more Read less

Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great singing

See it if You’d enjoy a clever, funny, poignant look at one woman’s journey with Cancer. It’s an homage to living. Great cast!

Don't see it if You can’t appreciate humor thrown at a very serious medical diagnosis.

Entertaining, Great singing, Cliched, Uneven, Heartfelt

See it if Jenn Colella was phenomenal. If you've dealt with serious illness, it is relatable. Serious themes with a humorous touch.

Don't see it if you are offended by cancer addressed in a comedic way. Some songs didn't work for me at all, others were very moving.

Also This was a staged reading. I could see a full production having a run ... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if If you want to see a cancer survivor tale bumps and all from a real perspective. The lead from come from away was a great surprise as a lead

Don't see it if You want a staged version of things.

Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant, Must see

See it if Great show about cancer. Uplifting,emotional & heroic. Cast of very talented actors. Songs were hilarious & poignant. Humor helps situation

Don't see it if You do not want to understand the roller coaster of emotions that a cancer patient goes through.

Also Enjoyed the story behind this awesome musical. Really upbeat but good ... Read more Read less

Clever, Funny, Great singing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you can!! This was a once-in-a-lifetime reading. Great cast! and it was wonderful to have a Q&A with the producer/originator.

Don't see it if You can't deal with the subject of [breast] cancer. Otherwise, see it if you can!!

Absorbing, Delightful, Great singing, Thought-provoking, Must see

See it if you can enjoy an amazing story of personal growth through adversity set to great music.

Don't see it if you dislike stories involving illness or the life of a person with cancer.

Cliched, Funny, Relevant

See it if you've been hit with bad news that knocks you off-kilter; this was a lighthearted take on a serious subject, but it somehow worked. Also,

Don't see it if Well, it's closed already, so... you probably aren't going to see this. But Jenn Colella is THE BEST and I love her.

Entertaining, Heartfelt, Great singing

See it if If you have been effect by cancer or know someone who has. Or want to see one persons heartfelt story about her cancer treatment

Don't see it if If you don’t want to cry

Also Went to see Jen, but really enjoyed the show. I laughed and cried. A h... Read more Read less

Clever, Relevant, Must see

See it if You want to see an awesome musical that touches on a serious subject but will make you laugh.

Don't see it if You can’t handle a story about a life changing illness.

Also Incredible. I didn’t know how I would feel about a reading as opposed ... Read more Read less

Banal, Funny, Great acting, Excruciating, Intense

See it if stories about struggling with sickness and mortality appeal to you, you're a fan of jenn colella

Don't see it if the discussion of how we waste so much time and opportunity in our lives puts you off, existentialism doesn't appeal to you

Enchanting, Great writing, Intelligent, Great acting, Riveting

See it if you enjoyed Come From Away and Dear Evan Hansen. This is an exceptionally well written play that was brilliantly acted. Bravo to Jenn & cast

Don't see it if you require a fully staged play. Even without costumes and theatrical staging this play is a winner.

Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing, Resonant

See it if You love musicals-there are quite a few memorable songs.

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals. You are cancer phobic.

Also The entire cast was fabulous, especially given that they had 6 hours t... Read more Read less

Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if you like great singing; interesting lyrics; good ensemble cast. You are able to look at serious illness with humor. Agree should play as is.

Don't see it if perhaps if you or someone close is dealing with Cancer. Not sure I can recommend to someone like that, though I bought the CD to give.

A must see for anyone affected by cancer, Absorbing, Intense

See it if you enjoy funny lyrics and dialogue while deftly exploring a deadly serious topic

Don't see it if A play about cancer scares you

Absorbing, Funny, Great writing, Intelligent, Must see

See it if you are ok with seeing amazing actors expertly read through their roles.

Don't see it if You expect amazing costumes and staging. This play is a work in progress.

Great singing, Uplifting, Funny, Entertaining, Heart-warming

See it if you'd like an uplifting, funny, and original story about facing and being changed by the hardship of cancer

Don't see it if you'd be turned off by a satirical interpretation of medical treatments and chemo symptoms

Also Even though it was just a reading, the dialogue, acting, and singing w... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Entertaining, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if should you ever have the opportunity, catch this show. This version was edited for concert presentation. I’m dying to see the whole thing

Don't see it if There is absolutely no reason why anyone should miss this. PG langauge throughout. Uplifting. Hopeful.

Also and completely staged.

Ambitious, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you are looking for something uplifting, if a bit cliched.

Don't see it if you are looking for something fully staged.

Also The reading that I saw had, apparently, been cut for time. I wonder if... Read more Read less

Clever, Funny, Resonant

See it if This show hit home for me on many levels and I appreciated the humor throughout given the intense subject matter.

Don't see it if You don’t wish to see a show about battling cancer.

Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Cliched, Thought-provoking

See it if Musical about a hard driven success of a gal, who's life is turned upside down, after a medical diagnosis

Don't see it if Satirical play about breast cancer

Also Jenn Colella was amazing. The cast members pulled it together with onl... Read more Read less

Funny, Masterful, Profound, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to a brilliantly written show that takes you through a whole spectrum of feels!

Don't see it if ...this really is one to see!

Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Clever

See it if This was a reading, but was amazingly well done for a reading.

Don't see it if You do not like readings.

Clever, Resonant, Relatable

See it if like an ensemble piece based on the actual experiences of a real person. And see it if Jenn Collela is in it!

Don't see it if want to see a fully-staged show; you long for more clever lyrics and less repetitive music

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