Girls Night: The Musical, the off-Broadway hit, comes to Boston’s Club Café for a limited engagement, beginning Tuesday, October 13 and running through Sunday, November 22. Written by Louise Roche and directed by Jack Randle, Girls Night is bursting with energy and is packed with every notable female anthem,includingGirls Just Want to Have Fun, I Will Survive, We Are Family, and Lady Marmalade. Press night is set for Wednesday, October 21 at 7:30 PM.
Girls Night: The Musical has earned rave reviews, playing packed houses throughout the United Kingdom since 2003. It premiered in the US in May 2007 and has toured across the country since then. Currently playing a sold-out, open ended run at New York’s Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, it has been described as “’Desperate Housewives’ meets Mamma Mia!” (Applause Magazine), “a boisterous, bust-out, bawdy musical revue” (Wisconsin State Journal), “An infectious, exhilarating sense of intoxication!” (Hollywood Reporter) and “As funny and outrageous as Sex and the City!” (The Advocate).
A touching and hilarious 'tell-it-like-it-is' look at the lives of a group of female friends, Girls Night: The Musical follows five friends in their 30s and 40s as they re-live their past, celebrate their present and look to the future on a wild and hilarious night out at a karaoke bar. Friends since their teens, they have all had their fair share of heartache and tragedy, joy and success. Among the characters are Carol the party girl, blunt Anita who tells it like it is, Liza with her marital (and eating) issues, boring Kate the designated driver and Sharon, the not-so-angelic angel who just couldn’t resist tagging along. Together, they reminisce about their younger days, celebrate their current lives and look to the future, all the while belting out an array of classic anthems such as It’s Raining Men, I Will Survive, Lady Marmalade, We Are Family, Man I Feel Like a Woman, and Girls Just Want to Have Fun.
The Boston engagement marks the latest chapter in Girls Night’s meteoric rise from an idea in a British mother’s kitchen, through a community production, medium scale tour and culminating in 2006 in an extensive National Tour in the U.K., starring Lucy Speed (“EastEnders”) and Gwyneth Strong (“Only Fools and Horses”). The story behind Girls Night is an inspiration to any writer still waiting for their big break. Louise Roche, a mother of three children under five, went out one night with a group of friends to see a musical. She looked around the theatre, saw that the audience was mostly women and thought “I could do this…I could write a show that lots of women will enjoy watching.” So she did. She went home and wrote her first play, Girls Night; since that modest beginning, Girls Night has gone from success to success.
Performances of Girls Night: The Musical are Tuesday thru Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM, with matinees on Saturdays at 4 PM and Sundays at 3 PM. The show runs at Club Café, 209 Columbus Ave., Boston MA, for six weeks, playing October 13 through November 22. Nearby parking is available at several area garages, including the John Hancock Garage on Clarendon St. Tickets for all performances are $55 and may be purchased online at www.girlsnightthemusical.com or by phone at 877-386-6968.