About This Blog

Rated P is a sketch comedy musical about parenthood celebrating the wonders & lunacy of raising kids from conception to college. This blog, written by Rated P's author & lyricist, Sandy Rustin, offers up a humorous and heartfelt look at the nitty gritty business of parenting.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Well, I did it.  I wore the gold sparkly dress.  It chafed my armpits a little bit, but aside from that, it was perfect.  Wednesday night was wedding good.  My closest friends, family, colleagues, and Rated P collaborators were all there.  The energy in the theatre was electric.  The actors were unstoppable.  By the end of the night, my jaw hurt from smiling so much.  To birth a show like this – to a response like we’ve received – is a true highlight of my life.  At the end of the show when all 299 seats worth of people rose to their feet and demanded extra bows … my husband and I squeezed each other’s hands and thought, it doesn’t get any better than this.

This show was written for fun.  It is intended to be an evening of entertainment.  A goofy reflection of contemporary parenthood.   A moment out of the reality of life, for audiences to laugh at the ridiculousness and sweetness of it all. 

In writing this show, I kept in a mind a quote I read in the New York Times from William Friedkin, an Oscar winning producer/director.  He was asked how he judges if a film is a success.  His response was that it lies in the hands of the audience.  “The audience is right,” he said, “they’re always, always right.”  Our audiences are making this show a success – and I am thrilled and grateful. 

Below are some of my favorite quotes from emails, FB status updates, tweets, and blogs from our audience members who are embracing Rated P as it was intended – a celebration of the joys and lunacy of raising children.  In my upcoming blogs I’ll be sharing more quotes … so blog away, post on FB, tweet about the show – and let me know!  And THANK YOU … for making Rated P “delicious” (Cindy Adams – Page Six of the New York Post).

“Go See this new show!” (Parents Magazine)

“(Rated P) is a rarity: it's incessantly funny, consistently thoughtful, full of heart -- and never once hits a dull chord.” 

“The play is amazing!”  

“Genuinely kind-hearted, thoughtful and hilarious.” 

“The reason people enjoy this is because they can relate.” 

“It's funny and uplifting.” 

“Sometimes funny, sometimes touching and constantly engaging and entertaining.” (http://www.ascendingbutterfly.com/2012/03/rated-p-for-parenthood-ratedpmusical.html)

Rated P is brilliant! Hilarious and touching.” – Playwright, Jason Odell Williams (FB)

“On behalf of new parents everywhere, GO SEE THIS SHOW!” – Actor, Jordan Gelber (FB)

“Saw @RatedPMusical yesterday in NYC. It was hysterical... and spot on. SO TRUE. (I think they've been spying on my parenting.)” @AMadisonMom

“I laughed so hard…” 

@RatedPMusical is such a refreshing laugh!” @MrJayManuel

“Think of it as your life, the musical comedy.” @DailyCandyKids

“GO. SEE. THIS. SHOW. @ratedpmusical so great so fun” @gavincreel

“The perfect night out for parents is Rated P!” MusicalAvenue.fr

Rated P for Parenthood is a must-see!” 

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  1. Chafed armpits? So NOT cool! :)

    I enjoyed the show! I sent an email to check in whether or not blogs can still host a ticket giveaway for readers, can you email me back and confirm? I'd like to include a ticket giveaway in our annual high traffic Mother's Day Buying Guide!

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

  2. Wow! Will be looking into this. Glad to have stumble onto your site from Circle of Moms.

  3. Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog!
    Have a nice day!