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FUNNY GIRL Musical Parents Guide Review

Funny Girl Musical is a joyous, vibrant production that will have you laughing, crying, and humming its tunes long after the curtain falls. Check out the details in my parents guide review.

Funny Girl Musical Parents Guide

Funny Girl Musical has come to St. Louis, playing at the Fabulous Fox Theatre from January 23rd through February 4, 2024. The musical Funny Girl is a classic that brings heart, tears, and laughter all rolled up into one beautiful production. Check out the details in my parents guide review.

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Funny Girl Musical Parents Guide

In Funny Girl Musical: Featuring one of the most iconic scores of all time by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, an updated book from Harvey Fierstein based on the original classic by Isobel Lennart, tap choreography by Ayodele Casel, choreography by Ellenore Scott, and direction from Michael Mayer, this love letter to the theatre has the whole shebang!

Funny Girl Musical Parents Guide

Funny Girl Musical Age Rating Parents Guide

Let’s take a look at what parents need to know in this parent’s guide and the age rating of the musical before letting their younger children watch Funny Girl Musical.

LanguageFunny Girl Musical cdoes not contain any inappropriate language that parents need to be made aware of.

Mature Content: The musical is extremely long, running around 3 hours with an intermission, so younger kids may find it too long to keep their attention span. The musical contains mature themes of marital woes and dishonesty within the relationship, as well as some implied sex and sexual references. However, there is no nudity or inappropriate sexual scenes. Characters are shown consuming alcohol.

Age Rating of Funny Girl MusicalThe Fabulous Fox Theatre’s Funny Girl is suggested to have a PG rating by MTI (Musical Theatre International) for adult themes, alcohol use, and some adult references. It is appropriate material for ages 10 and older. The suggestion of parental guidance or an adult guardian is highly recommended for small children under 10 years old. This rating is based on the opinion of the author.

Funny Girl Musical runtime: 2 and 50 minutes with an intermission.

Overall Thoughts

Ah, the 2024 Funny Girl musical tour! Buckle up, theater lovers, because I’m here to spill the tea (and belch out a hearty rendition of “Don’t Rain On My Parade”).

First things first, the talent is undeniable. Katerina McCrimmon, stepping into Barbra Streisand’s iconic shoes, owns the stage with her powerhouse vocals and charming comedic timing. The supporting cast is equally impressive, bringing heart and humor to their roles. The choreography is snappy and playful, and the orchestra delivers the Gershwin score with gusto.

Funny Girl musical doesn’t shy away from modernizing its look and feel while staying true to the essence of the original. The costumes and musical numbers reflect this balance, offering a fresh perspective on a timeless story that continues to resonate with audiences of all ages. So, grab your tissues, your dancing shoes, and prepare to be swept away by the infectious energy and emotional depth of this remarkable revival.

This “Funny Girl” takes some bold choices, adding new layers to the story and tweaking the classic jokes for a modern audience. Some purists might scoff, but I say, bring on the fresh perspective! It keeps the show feeling relevant and relatable

Of course, no review is complete without some nitpicks. The pacing can feel rushed at times, particularly in the opening act. And while the new jokes land most of the time, a couple felt forced. But hey, even Fanny Brice had an off night now and then.

Overall, the 2024 Funny Girl musical tour is a joyous, vibrant production that will have you laughing, crying, and humming its tunes long after the curtain falls. Whether you’re a “Funny Girl” fanatic or a newcomer to the story, this show is sure to put a smile on your face.

Funny Girl Musical Parents Guide

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