Already closed | 1h 30m | NJ

Pamela's First Musical

From 40 member reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Clever, Funny

About the show

Two River presents this world premiere family-friendly musical about a young girl who heads to NYC to see her first Broadway musical. Featuring a book by Tony Award winners Wendy Wasserstein and Christopher Durang. More…

The musical tells the story of Pamela, an unhappy, imaginative young girl whose mother has died. Her father, though well-meaning, doesn't fully understand his creative, unusual daughter. When Pamela's eccentric and fabulous Aunt Louise sweeps her away on her birthday to see her very first Broadway musical, Pamela meets many of the colorful personalities of the New York Theater world. In meeting them and watching a clever musical-within-a-musical, Pamela discovers her tribe and the place where, as she sings, "all the pieces fit"-the world of musical theater.

1h 30m | Already closed | Two River Theater (NJ)

Member Reviews (40)


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

Clever, Delightful, Refreshing, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You love to be a kid again! you love musical theater! You enjoy being entertained for 90 solid minutes!

Don't see it if You only enjoy serious plots. You don’t like to laugh. You don’t like to leave a theater happier than when you walked in!

Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if You are a kid at heart and have a love of musical theater. smart humor mixed in with a lovely story of a precocious girl with big dreams.

Don't see it if You are not interested in a lighthearted, charming musical, peppered with a little cheeky humor.

Fluffy, Great singing, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you love classic musicals or shows-about-shows, you're interested in a career creating theater

Don't see it if you're looking for more complicated stories or characters

Fluffy, Cliched, Clever, Delightful

See it if you have children who are interested in the theatre. It's a great introduction to the theatre, energetic and colorful.

Don't see it if you hate kids.

Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Good for all ages

See it if You like musicals in general.

Don't see it if You dislike fluff

Delightful, Ambitious, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if If you love broadway, This show is a love letter to the Broadway musical,

Don't see it if If you don't know Broadway musicals

Great singing, Quirky, Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if A good musical to take children that have never seen a live performance. If you want to see seasoned, amazing talent on stage.

Don't see it if You expect more from the incredible creators of the show and you don't want to be disappointed.

Also After Two River's incredible success with Be More Chill (which I didn'... Read more Read less

Clever, Entertaining, Fluffy, Quirky, Cute

See it if you think you'd like a fun little, old-school love letter to Broadway. The inside jokes made it very enjoyable.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy children or fluffy plot.

Exquisite, Delightful, Enchanting, Funny, Great singing

See it if You like Broadway musicals

Don't see it if You like serious plays.

Clever, Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if a love letter to Broadway and musical theater!

Don't see it if If you hate to laugh!

During previews
Funny, Great singing, Clever, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy a whimsical approach with inside humor along with great singing and clever songs.

Don't see it if you prefer a more dramatic approach and structured story line.

Also The show was a great centerpiece for Carolee Carmello. She performed h... Read more Read less

During previews
Great singing, Funny, Fluffy, Nostalgic

See it if you’d like to see a wonderful cast sing a love letter to Broadway

Don't see it if you’re seeking something profoundly thought-provoking

Also This work is essentially a vehicle to showcase songs commenting on eve... Read more Read less

During previews
Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Must see, Great staging

See it if I took my 4 yr old niece to see this show last night. We sat front row center and LOVED every second. Amazing performances across the board

Don't see it if If you don't like shows for the young at heart this one issn't for you

During previews
Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if Loved the show. Very uplifting and the singing was Broadway quality. Highly recommend to all.

Don't see it if Can't think of a reason

During previews
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You want to have the most fun possible in 90 minutes

Don't see it if You need something more serious and don't want to laugh.

October 2nd, 2018
“A delightful production...Daniele directs this production like a Broadway musical in miniature. All the pieces for something bigger are here: a great cast, memorable songs, and a fast-paced, exciting narrative. But for a show about the Great White Way, ‘Pamela's First Musical’ feels small...Yet....
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September 18th, 2018
“Musical theatre lovers and many more will be delighted by this dazzling, enthralling production...A show that will surely be enjoyed by a broad audience of theatergoers including families with youngsters...’Pamela's First Musical’ is spirited and heartfelt...The highly accomplished company elect...
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September 26th, 2018
“Nearly everything a parent could want in a child's first theater experience...The show boasts a creative team with a miles-long list of accomplishments...But...This roster of theatrical titans seems to have preferred...a dramatized children's story told with a stripped-down simplicity...The cast...
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September 19th, 2018
“Bland and unmemorable at best and shockingly tone-deaf at worst. Those who harbor warm feelings toward Wasserstein or Coleman should stay far away, lest their memories be spoiled...Although Daniele manages to stage an entire musical-inside-a-musical, she never captures the sense of a little girl...
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Cast & Creatives (26)