Already closed | 2h 30m | East Village

I'll Say She Is

From 27 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Delightful, Entertaining, Clever, Hilarious

About the show

Gimme a Thrill Productions presents a revival of the Marx Brothers' debut Broadway revue, about an heiress looking for kicks. More…

Before they became film legends, the Marx Brothers starred in three Broadway musicals. Two of them, 'The Cocoanuts' and 'Animal Crackers,' were adapted into movies, and are often revived onstage. But the Marx Brothers' 1924 Broadway debut, 'I'll Say She Is,' was lost to history. Drawn from multiple sources, Noah Diamond's adaptation reconstructs, refines, embellishes, and otherwise grapples with this enigmatic entry in the Marx Brothers' canon. This 2014 Fringe Festival hit is enjoying a brand-new, fully realized production.

2h 30m | Already closed | Connelly Theatre (East Village)

Member Reviews (27)


Funny, Delightful, Entertaining, Clever, Hilarious
Avg Score

Joyful rendering, Archival quality to it, Audience constantly laughing, Community theatre air, labor of love, Entertaining

See it if you appreciate all things Marx brothers performed by a company that loves all things Marx brothers & its throwback to vaudeville stylings

Don't see it if you find the corn of early musical theatre & vaudeville below your pay level

Ambitious, Disappointing, Dizzying, Funny, Should have been better

See it if As I, if you have an interest in the Marx brothers

Don't see it if If you don't know who the Marx brothers were. Once the musical numbers begin, the show falls apart

Delightful, Funny, Zany, Clever, Entertaining

See it if If you ever wished you could have seen the Marx Bros in person, here's your chance. Actors really channel Groucho, Chico, Harpo- a fun time!

Don't see it if You require a polished production; needed more and better sets. But the actors were obviously having a ball & the fun & joy was infectious.

An important early marx musical, lovingly recreated, Like a trip back in time, Appropriately zany, Don't miss noah diamond as groucho, Harpo actually plays the harp!

See it if You're a nostalgia buff and a Marx Brothers fan.

Don't see it if You lose patience with a show that ambles along amiably.

Funny, Zany, Vaudevillian, Farce, Great singing, acting, and dancing

See it if you like the Marx Brothers or funny, zany, slapstick, vaudevillian, shows performed by talented singers, actors, and dancsrs

Don't see it if you dis-lke the Marx Brothers or broad, repetitive, vaudeville-like skits

Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Fun, Delightful

See it if like the Marx Brothers, want a good laugh, like musical comedies of the 20's and 30's

Don't see it if want elaborate staging or a strong plot, have Margaret Dumont's sense of humor

Delightful, Funny, Dizzying, Refreshing, Must see

See it if you are a rapid Marx and missed this show last time around at NYMF; it's like seeing an early Marx Bros. movie live on stage, funny

Don't see it if you're not a Marx Bros. fan, don't like early musical comedies that had no real book or plot, don't like zany comedy or 1920s style songs.

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Dated

See it if you love the Marx Brothers, puns, and great sight gags. Also if you want to laugh and aren't a stick-in-the-mud fuddy-duddy. :)

Don't see it if you take your theatre too seriously. Or hate puns. You won't find it funny, if you don't like them.

Hilarious, Ambitious, Delightful

See it if you love the Marx Brothers! This is as close as you'll get to seeing them live, in a "new" show. Brilliant revival!!!

Don't see it if you don't love the Marx Brothers, 1920s revue-style shows, chorines and singing dowager aunts, and did I mention the Marx Brothers?

Funny, Fluffy, Dated

See it if you love the Marx Brothers, if you enjoy excavated theater history, or if you like old 1920's movie musical revues. Funny and charming.

Don't see it if you are looking for a plotted musical. This is sketch comedy, extremely well staged on a tiny budged.

Clever, Hilarious, Delightful, Dizzying, Must see

See it if You're a fan of the Marx Bros. or classic comedy

Don't see it if You don't want to laugh your ass off

Dated, Disappointing, Dizzying, Banal, Insipid

See it if Only if you are a huge fan of marx brothers. Other than that, it has a contrived and arbitrary plot device.

Don't see it if I would recommend not to see it.

Fluffy, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Quirky

See it if You enjoy old fashioned comedy of the Marx brothers and are looking for a non-complicated plot with songs used sometimes as scene changes.

Don't see it if Don't like over the top humor, old fashioned musicals, look for intense plots or songs that advance the plot

Dated, Funny, Entertaining, Quirky, Hilarious

See it if You are a fan of the Marx Bros. It was uncanny how alike he actors looked like the original brothers.

Don't see it if You don't like anything from the past.


See it if you like Marx brothers, like wacky humor

Don't see it if you would get upset at seeing portrayal of mass nightclub shooting

Funny, Disappointing, Insipid

See it if you enjoy cabaret style productions with nice music. I appreciate the attempt at recreating the past.

Don't see it if you enjoy theatre above a high school level. Slow, awkward and lacking in true dedication from the cast. Don't walk in expecting much!

Confusing, Dated, Excruciating, Overrated, Indulgent

See it if you enjoy watching people making funny faces while pulling things out of their pants.

Don't see it if you understand that comedy relies on timing.

Clever, Delightful, Dated, Great acting, Fluffy

See it if You like the Marx brothers You can stand their humor You're in the market for a mustache

Don't see it if You like the modern era It doesn't appeal to you

Ambitious, Talented cast, Funny, Fun, Lighthearted

See it if Yuu are a Marx brothers fan.

Don't see it if Because otherwise it is a 1924 musical which is historically appropriate but not paced for us today

Clever, Funny

See it if you like marx bros. AMAZING impersonations. Would give a 95 rating to Fringe version. New version lost a whole 20 points with me

Don't see it if you don't like marx bros. Honestly this production was not as good as the Fringe version, which had me in stitches. Not nearly as funny

Entertaining, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if You enjoy Marx Brothers humor - bad puns, slapstick humor, etc.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy simple humor or the Marx Bros.

Delightful, Funny, Entertaining

See it if a fan of the Marx Brothers, enjoy/get their sense of humor.Like to laugh.

Don't see it if you want a show that has all the dots connected.

Clever, Enchanting, Funny, Hilarious, Masterful

See it if If you love the Marx Brothers you will love this play. It has a lot of bits that they used in other skits. I loved it!!

Don't see it if you don't like comedy or the Marx Brothers but I don't know anyone who doesn't like them

Confusing, Disappointing, Dizzying, Excruciating

See it if Only if you enjoy Marx Brothers comedy/theater.

Don't see it if Just don't waste your time. Boring, not funny whatsoever. Extremely confusing. We walked out during intermission, I've never done that befor

Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if You love the Marx Bros. and want to see an excellent portrayal of their antic brilliance. Actors playing the Bros. truly brought them tolife

Don't see it if You don't like small theaters and off broadway lack of big production values.

June 19th, 2016
"An approximation of the original that is utterly convincing, and darned entertaining as well...Mr. Diamond himself plays Groucho, and he might as well be Groucho. Matt Roper’s Chico and Seth Shelden’s Harpo are also meticulous…This is a vaudeville hodgepodge at heart, with a little bit of everyt...
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June 23rd, 2016
“Amanda Sisk’s scruffy but lovable production benefits from oodles of hey-kids-let’s-put-on-a-show enthusiasm and a remarkably talented foursome as the Marxes. Noah Diamond makes for a more youthful but hilarious Groucho. Seth Shelden’s blissful Harpo plays Debussy on the harp, accompanies Chico ...
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June 21st, 2016
"I've seen several Groucho impersonators in my time and Diamond is one of the best…There's no question that they have stayed true to the loose-limbed, anything for a laugh ethos of pre-'Show Boat' Broadway...Shows like 'I'll Say She Is' depended to a certain degree on making a visual splash -- so...
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June 21st, 2016
“Unfortunately, this vaudeville-style show seems terribly dated. As directed by Amanda Sisk, the pace isn’t fast enough so that the material isn’t as funny as a Marx Brothers movie. The one liners like ‘Two decks of cards and not a brain cell between them’ aren’t very funny anymore. Style...
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