The Golden Girls Are Getting Muppety With This Delightful New Stage Show

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If you don’t love The Golden Girls, then you don’t have a soul.

Who doesn’t love this amazing, funny, heartfelt, and provoking show about four older ladies trying to live their lives. Today, only our beloved Betty White remains as she continues to be America’s Grandma.

Even though the show is long since over, it’s still widely considered to be one of the best sitcoms ever made. It’s enjoyed quite the resurgence thanks to a generation that spent sick days watching the show or enjoying it in college dorms.

Either way, don’t count these friends out.

Now this show is hitting the stage except with puppets.

That Golden Girls Show created by writer-director Jonathan Rockefeller is opening next week on Off-Broadway. The show’s website describes it as “Get set for an evening of cheesecake, laughter, Jazzercise, shoulder pads, sex, and the elegant art of the quick-witted put down.”

Oh yeah. That definitely sums up the best part of this 80s staple.

The show recreated the opening credits a few days ago.

In an interview with The Huffington Post, Rockefeller talked about why this particular show. Mostly because there’s still a resonance of these characters to this day.

He said: “They were talking about race, religion, sex, gender — all these things – and I think that’s what made them interesting. They were talking about gay marriage back in 1985, and now we’ve just got that in the past couple of years.”

The show opens at the DR2 theatre on October 3rd. You know, in case you want to thank them for being your friends.

Bec Heim