Last week, Caryn and I were invited to go see Lysistrata Jones, a new Broadway musical. Â The musical is based on the story Lysistrata by Aristophanes. Â For those not familiar with the musical, basically the story is a college men’s basketball team is on a losing streak, so the girlfriends of the players decide to hold out on “giving it up” to their boyfriends until they win.
While the show didn’t have a ton of memorable songs, minus When She Smiles which appears in the second act and has been streaming on YouTube in my house for the past week, I found the show to be quite enjoyable. If you were wondering what type of music the show was like, it reminded me a lot of the music from Legally Blonde-type show. Â There were plenty of current event jokes peppered throughout the show (a la Penn State, Siri, etc) and I definitely found myself giggling from time to time. Â As a twenty-something, the story line was definitely perfect for someone our age group. Â I wouldn’t rush to bring my parents to the show, but I’d definitely grab my girlfriends to check it out.
I love Broadway, but some musicals in the past have caused me to open my Playbill mid-show to see how many songs are left in the Act. Â Not the case at Lysistrata Jones. The show kept my attention the entire time, and the cast looked like they were having a blast throughout the performance – even the keyboardist and guitarist in the “orchestra” looked happy to be there.
In true 89th and Broke fashion, we have a deal tip for you. Â For any of you with student IDs, you can score $25 rush tickets to Lysistrata Jones. Â Just visit the box office the day of the performance, beginning at 10am to grab your tickets. Â The theater is pretty small, so you’ll have a great seat no matter where you are in the house. Â You can also get balcony/upper deck tickets to the show for $25 too, even if you don’t have an ID. If you decide to check it out, let us know what you think!
Disclaimer: We received complimentary tickets to Lysistrata Jones but opinions are our own.Â