Already closed | 1h 0m | Greenwich V

So Long Boulder City

From 38 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Quirky, Disappointing, Indulgent, Entertaining

About the show

Straight from the world of almost-Best Picture winner 'La La Land' comes this comic take on Emma Stone’s character’s ill-fated, never-before-seen, one-woman show. Starring Jimmy Fowlie as Mia Dolan. More…

What was it about this poorly produced, shoddily designed and sparsely attended production that was supposed to launch this struggling actress into super stardom? 'So Long Boulder City' is a life-affirming tale of determination, ambition, crushed hopes, and Hollywood triumph.

1h 0m | Already closed | SubCulture Theater (Greenwich V)

Member Reviews (38)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Quirky, Disappointing, Indulgent, Entertaining
60
Avg Score

7
Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if You want to support an up-and-coming actor who tries his best. Or want to laugh along w/the "creative team" who were the only ones laughing.

Don't see it if You hate lengthy scene changes, blasting music, incomprehensible plot & bad acting. Not funny in the least. Worst drag I've ever seen.

15
Excruciating, Indulgent, Insipid, Sophmoric, Not funny at all

See it if you really want to see bad theater

Don't see it if you have any respect for your eyes and ears.

20
Banal, Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if You are a friend of the "artist". You enjoy lampooning what is already self-lampooning. You enjoy laughing at the inept.

Don't see it if You want drama or an interesting character.

53
Excruciating, Indulgent, Fluffy, Disappointing, Banal

See it if You are friends with Jimmy. You like drag. You like pop culture humor. You want to see a show somewhat related to LA LA Land.

Don't see it if You want to be entertained. You want a fast paced show. You want a comedic show to be funny. You want a show that you will remember.

Also I don't know Jimmy other than from this show. His friends seemed to be... Read more Read less

75
Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Raunchy, Campy

See it if you like campy shows with tongue firmly in cheek & don’t mind small-scale, low-budget productions. No need to be a “LaLa Land” fan to enjoy.

Don't see it if you don’t like camp, solo performers or you have some strange issue with seeing men portray women.

44
Disappointing

See it if I didn't enjoy the show ,It wasn't funny and the story was annoying.

Don't see it if You don't like drag.

85
Ambitious, Clever, Funny

See it if You love satire.

Don't see it if You don’t like self referential comdies

Also A very funny take-off of One Person Shows.

66
Clever, Funny

See it if find humor in insider movie-biz references, celebrity satire and intentionally bad acting.

Don't see it if a one drag queen show based on a bit of trivia from the film La la Land will not hold your attention for an hour.

60
Funny, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if You love La La Land or love making fun of La La Land.

Don't see it if You've never seen La La Land and don't enjoy parodies.

61
Insipid, Edgy, Funny, Quirky, Trite

See it if You enjoy parodies and Laughing at women

Don't see it if You're offended by humor targeted at females

97
Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Hilarious, Masterful

See it if You have ever had to sit thru a self indulgent one person show and/or if you loled during La La Land when Emma Stone said she would do one

Don't see it if You don't want to see anybody making fun of La La Land

83
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if i love parodies so this was fun, and i hated lala land which made this more enjoyable

Don't see it if you dont like one man sows who play a woman

50
Cliched, Quirky

See it if You think guys in bad drag is funny.

Don't see it if If you're tired of clever "bad" one-person shows.

72
Funny, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if entertaining show, making fun of the earnest Mia Darrow from La La Land. Main actor had many of her mannerisms from the movie downpat.

Don't see it if you did not see la la land.

During previews
75
Hilarious, Masterful, Compelling, Stupid, Delightful

See it if you're tickled by shining a light on bad acting and bad writing and bad show business delusions.

Don't see it if you're not interested in seeing a person do a masterful job at satirizing all the things that make one-person shows terrible.

During previews
82
Hilarious, Fluffy, Campy, Satirical, Quirky

See it if You've seen La La Land. You like satire. You want a funny satire of terrible one-performer shows. You like camp.

Don't see it if You've never seen La La Land. You dislike satire and/or camp.

During previews
65
Fluffy, One-note, Mildly entertaining in a few spots.

See it if You love solo movie parody shows with an actor who works hard at...something.

Don't see it if You either never saw or saw and loved La La Land. This show didn’t work for me on many levels.

Also There’s a LOT of fussy stage business with dragging around set pieces ... Read more Read less

During previews
60
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Slow, Insipid

See it if If you’re bored and laugh at anything. Could have potential with a new writer and director on second thought it could use a new star too.

Don't see it if If you need/want to have a good time. Humor is low at best and the seats are uncomfortable.

During previews
70
Clever, Quirky, Fluffy, Funny, Cliched

See it if If you like one person show, if you like spoofs, want to support someone working hard, want to see something out of the ordinary.

Don't see it if You expect a Tony performance, bit budget, expect to see a biological woman in role, don't like satire or spoofs, are straight laced.

Also I admit...this was a bit of a train wreck, but then it was supposed to... Read more Read less

During previews
91
Absurd, Riotous, Refreshing, Intelligent

See it if You are in for an absurd joy ride about self-absorption. Having seen La La Land isn't required but will help you with a few of the jokes.

Don't see it if You are easily offended because there are endless jabs at just about everyone and everything. Nothing is off limits here.

During previews
50
Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent

See it if You belong to star Jimmy Fowlie's cult of fanatics--the audience was packed with them screaming with laughter at every cruel jibe. Ugh!

Don't see it if Like me, you consider ditzy pathetic airheaded losers as objects of your pity rather than a source of cruel sniggering glee. Again, ugh!.

During previews
5
Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Overrated, Slow

See it if You want to be horribly disappointed by a play you thought might be funny. I only gave it a 5 for the $5.00 I payed to see it.

Don't see it if You have any respect for La La Land, Emma Stone, 1 person shows, theater in general or your time. I cannot say AVOID this play loud enough!

During previews
56
Quirky, Indulgent, Fluffy, Funny in parts, Flamboyant

See it if You like quirky plays. Tie ins to LaLa land simewhat a stretch though. Actor certainly tried hard and put himself out there

Don't see it if You expect a clear satire on lala land. More like an actor playing dress up as Emma Stone... though he certainly puts in a good effort

During previews
70
Funny, Silly, One-note, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if You have a love of the absurd You're ready and willing to make fun of La La Land You are in the industry

Don't see it if You didn't see La La Land You don't like awkward humor

Also I felt like there were some true "Waiting for Guffman" moments in this... Read more Read less

During previews
57
Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if you respond to industry jokes and want to see a silly impersonation that gets old fast.

Don't see it if you're willing to sit through more than an hour for a handful of jokes to hit home; you can't buy into the feeling of a frat skit gone wrong


December 12th, 2017
“Most of the jokes hit me as grin-worthy at best, and Mr. Fowlie seemed too convinced of his own funniness, pausing after each line in anticipation of the laugh...The satire is scattershot, the zingers not so zingy...Mia’s show is unintentionally terrible while Mr. Fowlie’s is intentionally bad. ...
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December 8th, 2017
“An amusing portrait of basic-girl enthusiasm and self-delusion...Mia projects a can-do attitude that does not appear to accurately reflect what she is actually capable of. Because her egocentrism is harmless, she remains likeable as the show follows her through a number of terrible accents and s...
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December 7th, 2017
"They're funny bits that will most likely get a laugh out of anyone who's had to drink their way through a friend's self-produced passion project. But they're bits that have been done before, and in much sharper ways. What's missing in all of this clichéd ridicule is either the irreverent love or...
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December 8th, 2017
“A sometimes lighthearted, at times sad, but constantly funny and endearing take on one woman's attempt to be an actor...As engaging with its plot as what Fowlie visually presents to us...A heartfelt, inspirational story that makes us really appreciate the power of a dedicated soul...Fowlie makes...
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