If you’re looking to gather up your favorite gal pals and hit the town, there is no better way to start your night than with “Girls Night: The Musical.”
From the high-energy songs and fun dance moves, to the relatable story the girls play out on stage, there’s a little something for everyone in this fast-paced show at Resorts Casino Hotel.
The off-Broadway musical has been touring and will be in Atlantic City all summer until Sept. 1.
What we liked: All the songs in the show are completely recognizable and are songs everyone knows all the words to. More than 10 songs, including “Let’s Hear it for the Boy,” “I Will Survive” and “Lady Marmalade,” keep the audience moving in their seats.
The show itself is about a woman who died when she was young and now she watchers over her three best friends, and an annoying sister, who take care of the daughter she left behind.
It sounds like a sad story, but everything about this show is upbeat, especially the angel on stage. The cast will consistently rotate so different actresses will portray different parts throughout the course of the run. Although it’s hard to say how another cast could have done any better.
This is no karaoke stage either. Well, technically, the show takes place at a karaoke bar which gives a good excuse for the singing. But, all five girls in the show have some pretty decent pipes to show off and they all get their own moment on the mic.
Hopefully, you’re ready to get out of your seat and dance because a couple times during the show the lead actress will dance through the crowd, pulling patrons up out of their seats to bust a move in the aisles.
The best thing about the show is each character is completely different, and most women know some girls in real life that are the same way. From the scantily-clad, overweight, loud but lovable friend, to the annoying sister that always tags along and doesn’t know what she is doing on the dance floor, to the super-proper and happily married woman, to the bored-in-marriage beauty, everyone is well-represented.
There were a lot more men in the audience than expected, mostly with their wives. This prompted the girl warming up the audience to ask him, “What are you doing here? Did you forget an anniversary? You’re about to reach a new level of regret.”
Not all men will be able to enjoy the show, as the ladies dish about trying on thongs, getting their periods and being completely distracted by a blow-up doll. But those who can are sure to earn some brownie points.
What we didn’t like: The show was entertaining, but at $45 a ticket it’s one of the most expensive long-running shows in town. Also, there wasn’t any updated music in the show. A younger crowd may show up if there were more songs in the lineup from their generation.
Insiders tip: Make sure you get your ticket ahead of time because the box office is 13 floors down on the other side of the casino.
Bottom line: It’s worth the price for a group of middle-aged gals out on the town. Younger girls may not appreciate the older music as much.