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This One's For The Girls
This One’s For The Girls is playing at St. Luke’s located at 308 West 46th Street. It runs one hour thirty minutes with no intermission. It plays on Friday evenings and Saturday matinee. The musical closes on June 30, 2018.
Dorothy Marcic is the playwright. She created Sistas, The Musical. It is the longest running African American musical in New York City.
We are told there are 2,401 songs about women. There are forty that are sung.
Janet (Jana Robbins) tells her friends Eden (Erin Cronican), Rosa (Anessa Folds) and Samantha Bailey Swindal) about a man she likes. She invites him to a party she is having. He brings a woman with him. She’s surprised and hurt.
Janet decides to research and finally write a book about women. She asks her friends out of all the songs which would represent you.
Starting from 1900 to the present she talks about how women are expected to act. A song will be sung about it. Pictures are on the back wall showing that era. Either pictures of women or things that represent how women were thought to be.
Women had no rights. The thought of them voting, oh my!
In the 40’s during World War two women worked in factory’s at a lower salary then the men got. After the war they were fired.
Rosa Parks was fined $14 for not moving to the back of the bus. She stood her ground.
In the 60’s it was okay for men to have sex if he wasn’t married but if a women did she was a slut!
These are some of the subjects sung by song.
Others like “Sweet Talkin Man” they showed pictures of Nixon, OJ, Trump etc. “Stand By Your Man” they showed picture of Angelia Jolie and Brad Pitt, among many.
The closing song was “I Will Survive”
This is just to give you an idea about the show and not to spoil it for you.
This is a must see show on the history on how far women have come and how far we still have to fight for equal rights!
Women will relate to it more. Younger generations need to know how things were and inspire them to keep up the fight. Men need to see it to realize if they haven’t already realized were not taking it anymore. We are equal.
The cast does an outstanding job.
The only thing is I wish they had a sheet of the songs, who sang them and when in the Playbill.
Review by Rozanna Radakovich
Photos by Annazor.
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