Fabulous! The QUEEN of New Musical Comedies
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Fabulous! The QUEEN of New Musical Comedies
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Fabulous! The QUEEN of New Musical Comedies NYC Reviews and Tickets

83%
(3 Reviews)
Positive
67%
Mixed
33%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great acting, Entertaining, Fluffy, Riveting, Clever

About the Show

Vintage musical comedy meets modern farce when two female impersonators start working as showgirls on a cruise ship.

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240 Reviews | 69 Followers
95
Funny, Great acting, Hilarious, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if You want a hilarious comedy that's a sendup of "Anything Goes" in drag. Really the perfectly fluffy good time.

Don't see it if You want something serious, and don't enjoy characters who are caricatures.

192 Reviews | 42 Followers
69
Banal, Cliched, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if like colorful productions

Don't see it if you like more substance to your theater

2 Reviews | 2 Followers
87
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Refreshing, Riveting

See it if You like glam

Don't see it if You dislike glam

Critic Reviews (9)

A
February 20th, 2015

"A delightfully fun adventure awaits you with a cast that entertains from curtain rise to its truly fabulous grand finale. The premise is risible and works with its magnificent charm and talent that hits every note through synergy and lighthearted tomfoolery. Fellow zany passengers, a hilarious story-line, strong musical flair and laughs that keep coming make for a sure you don't want to pass you by."
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The New York Times
November 23rd, 2014
For a previous production

“''Fabulous!' piles such silliness upon silliness that it’s almost impossible not to sit there for more than two hours with a stupid grin. Some of the songs aren’t great. Some of the voices are off key, maybe deliberately. But Rick Hamilton has directed with a sublime sense of goofy innocence that fits this second-floor Times Square theater just perfectly."
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Time Out New York
September 11th, 2014
For a previous production

"'Fabulous!' is a big, corny, messy, shabby, silly queen of a show, and it’s often a lot of fun...It is unabashedly nostalgic for a bygone time when Broadway musicals asked you only to check your cares and your brain at the door...Best not to think about the twists that ensue in the overlong plot, and just give yourself up to the familiar zip of Michael Rheault’s melodies, the daffy spirit of musical comedy and the kick of watching twinky sailors girly-man the decks."
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Theater Pizzazz
September 11th, 2014
For a previous production

"'Fabulous', a slightly confused parody/pastiche musical is good natured, energetic and lots of fun...A lot of suspension of disbelief—and good sense—is necessary to enjoy the hijinks of 'Fabulous'...The production is sweetly second rate."
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Stage Buddy
September 10th, 2014
For a previous production

"You have to give it points for its optimism and energy. Its execution however, leaves a bit to be desired.. We keep meeting more and more characters as the plot advances little, all of this making for a show that’s certainly filled with jokes and insanity, but lacks in profundity...'Fabulous!' was trying hard to please everyone but in the process just like its characters it forgot to come up with an identity."
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Broadway Blog
September 16th, 2014
For a previous production

"While 'Fabulous!' may not be breaking ground in the genre, it is most certainly a guilty pleasure worth seeing...For a fun homage to the old days of musical comedy, 'Fabulous!' offers a refreshing evening of light-hearted fun, plenty of laughs and more sequins than a Cher concert."
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The Huffington Post
September 10th, 2014
For a previous production

"'Fabulous!' is a silly, over-the-top trifle...Yet it's so zany, the cast so sincere and the four dancers toe-tapping their hearts out, 'Fabulous!' registers a kooky charm all its own. There are some sweet songs and the bar even offers some Fabulous! cocktails."
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T
September 10th, 2014
For a previous production

"Madcap, yes, but witty? Not so much...'Fabulous!' is aimed as a salute to the Golden Age of Broadway but feels more like slapdash, overworked silliness. Not a total shipwreck, thanks to some catchy, if derivative, tunes...The fun-loving cast makes Fabulous! The Queen of New Musical Comedies, not fabulous but, in its own way, fun."
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