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The Top 5 Shows to See on Your Next Girls’ Trip to NYC

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|by Amy Sapp |

Grab the gals and book a show

Your annual girls’ getaway has finally arrived! You’ve booked the flights, packed your bags, recruited your besties, and grabbed your favorite pair of sparkling heels, knowing that there’s no time like the holiday season to head to New York and see the city in all its glittering glory. But what about your entertainment itinerary? We’ve got you covered. Below, check out our top 5 Broadway show picks, curated especially for your next ladies’ vacation to Manhattan.

Nicolette Robinson currently stars as Jenna in ‘Waitress’ (Photo: Matthew Murphy)

Nicolette Robinson currently stars as Jenna in ‘Waitress’ (Photo: Matthew Murphy)

Mean Girls
Look, we’re not saying you have to be a member of the “Plastics” to enjoy this musical. We’re certain, however, that ladies of all ages who have ever witnessed a “Plastic” in action, or felt themselves become a bit of a mean girl, will fall in love with this musical. Based on the classic film by Tina Fey, Mean Girls the musical embodies those emotions of high school antics through rocking musical numbers and stellar performers. Regina, Karen, Gretchen and Cady all return in this reimagined version of the 2004 film. It’s fun, it’s fresh and it’s so fetch.

The Cher Show
Honestly, if the title alone doesn’t sell you and your girlfriends, we’d be astonished. The Cher Show is exactly what you’d expect: 35 of Cher’s greatest hits, showcased through the lens of the icon’s life. Three formidable actresses portray the legendary voice throughout the course of her career, and each one brings a fresh take to the songs you’ve already grown to adore. Turn back time with some of your best friends, and don’t miss the opportunity to screlt your heart out to Cher’s repertoire.

A musical with an entirely female creative team, Waitress should not be missed on your next girls’ trip to New York. The show is infused with the electric music and lyrics of recording powerhouse Sara Bareilles, brought to life by a cast of fiercely talented performers, currently led by the remarkable Nicolette Robinson. In the story based on Adrienne Shelly’s film of the same name, the leading protagonist, Jenna, relies on her two closest girlfriends to help shepherd and comfort her as she navigates the treacherous waters of marital abuse, motherhood and affairs. In songs like “A Soft Place to Land,” the audience gets to witness these three confidants lean on one another and exhibit what strength and sisterhood that woman can create for one another.

Come From Away
One major through-line of this Tony Award-winning musical is the camaraderie of women that refuse to stick with the status quo – and instead pursue careers in flight despite the fact that the majority of pilots are men. No doubt, the song “Me and the Sky” (made famous by Tony-nominated Jenn Colella as Captain Beverly Bass) sparks a sense of female empowerment as the chorus of all-women join together and sing lines likes, “No one saying you can’t or you won’t or you know you’re not anything ‘cause you’re a girl.” Trust us, when these fierce ladies start clapping and belting, you will feel the urge to grab onto your best friend’s hand and hold tight in reverence. 

Head Over Heels
A jukebox musical featuring the music of the Go-Go’s, set in medieval’ve got our attention. That’s exactly what you’ll uncover with your girls when you book a ticket to see Head Over Heels on Broadway at the Hudson Theatre. This musical’s got heart, spunk and a dash of female power for your entire crew. In fact, this musical features several representations of the LGBTQ+ community in new lights not seen on the Great White Way in the past. Plus, you won’t be able to stop your feet from dancing when radio hits like “Vacation” and “We Got the Beat” start emanating throughout the aisles.

For more of the best of Broadway, check out our list of the Top Shows in New York in December 2018.

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