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)
@RatedPMusical yesterday in NYC. It was
hysterical... and spot on. SO TRUE. (I think they've been spying on my
“I laughed so hard…”
@RatedPMusical is such a refreshing laugh!”
“Think of it as your life, the musical comedy.” @DailyCandyKids
“GO. SEE. THIS. SHOW.
@ratedpmusical so great so fun”
“The perfect night out for parents is Rated P!” MusicalAvenue.fr
“Rated P for Parenthood is a must-see!”
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