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Rated P For Parenthood

Rated P For Parenthood, Westside Theatre , NYC Show Poster
Westside Theatre

407 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036

1hr. 30mins
0 Intermission
Important Dates
Feb 08, 2012
Feb 29, 2012
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A new musical chronicling every stage of modern-day parenting, from conception to college.


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What Is the Story of Rated P For Parenthood?
Dubbed as a “sketch comedy musical,” Rated P For Parenthood is a collection of short scenes and songs about parenting. Beginning with the birth of a child and ending when a teen goes off to college, the production is a collage of child-rearing milestones, from the touching to the humorous to the downright embarrassing. An ensemble cast of four plays a variety of parents, children, and even elderly grandparents, switching characters and costumes at the speed of light in this high-energy production.

Critics’ Reviews

Joanna Young, Chris Hoch and Courtney Balan are personable and versatile, with David Josefsberg proving especially adept.

Review by Steven Suskin from Variety

Sweet and wistfully funny, even for audience members who have never known the challenges of 3 a.m. feedings.

Review by Anita Gates from The New York Times

Cast & Creative


  • Performer
    Courtney Balan
  • Performer
    Chris Hoch
  • Performer
    David Josefsberg
  • Performer
    Joanna Young


  • Music
    Dan Lipton and David Rossmer
  • Lyrics
    Sandy Rustin, Dan Lipton and David Rossmer
  • Book
    Sandy Rustin
  • Director
    Jeremy Dobrish

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Rated P For Parenthood Like?
Rated P For Parenthood is a sentimental and silly portrait of parenting in the 21st century. The production features vibrant songs by Dan Lipton, David Rossmer and Sandy Rustin, including “Parent Teacher Conference” and “Prayer for Ellie.” The show also includes humorous Saturday Night Live-type sketches poking fun at parenting milestones from buying breast pumps to dressing up like the Tooth Fairy.

Is Rated P For Parenthood Good for Kids?
Hire a babysitter and see Rated P for Parenthood with adult friends. Aside from inappropriate language and references to sex, there are awkward conversations between parents and children aplenty in the sketches, including a scene where a mother finds a condom in her teen’s pocket. Although older teens may be mature enough to handle the subject matter, they might feel embarrassed to see this production with their parents!