Baghdaddy begins in a support group for the disgraced spies who helped start the Iraq War, and quickly escalates into a manic musical comedy where the characters tell their stories and search for redemption. More…
The show begins in a church basement, where disgraced spies gather for a support group meeting. The action soon shifts to Frankfurt Airport, where a mysterious Iraqi defector claims he built secret bio-weapons labs. At CIA headquarters, our other characters are contending with their own ambitions, rash decisions, inflexible bosses, unrequited affections, and unremitting boredom, when a fax arrives from Germany with a golden opportunity. If the defector's story holds up, it will be the ticket out of the basement and into a corner office. It's all fun and games until the looming cataclysm changes everything. 'Baghdaddy' was previously produced in New York in 2015 under the title 'Who’s Your Baghdaddy?' at the Actors Temple Theatre.
See it if you enjoy musicals based on current events. This has energy and insight, although I'm not sure that it needed to be a musical.
Don't see it if you're unwilling to face the horrible mistakes made in the lead-up to the Iraq War. Or if you hate musicals.
See it if you can get past the title & enjoy a sharp, clever, jaunty (& scattered) new musical/sketch show about gov't intrigue & the Iraqi War.
Don't see it if you don't have at least a basic knowledge of the timeline, events & characters involved in the Iraqi War.
See it if You can accept musical sketches about the run-up to the Iraq War with odd characters and loopy dancing. It's very good, not must-see,however
Don't see it if Uninterested in the human quirks that may have been the impetus for waging war. Odd changes of tone & some unneeded characters may bug you.
See it if Seems like a report of a Congressional investigation put into songs. Timely in that mistakes at the top could lead to war.
Don't see it if You don't want to revisit the Iraq war.
Also Surprisingly good for shows in this venue.
See it if You are interested in a contemporary musical based in fact; are willing to find humor in war
Don't see it if You want to avoid any topic of politics or the Iraq War, are looking for a splashy production
Also Free wine was a great start to the evening!
See it if you like theater can both entertain and challenge your thinking. I will be thinking about this one long after, but it was also a lot of fun!
Don't see it if you are simply looking for a fluff piece and don't like theater that is topical or political
See it if you like crazy stories and theories about real life events; like rock type musicals; like a really well put together off-broadway musical
Don't see it if you don't like stories about 9/11 or war; don't like fake stories about same; don't enjoy a good laugh over the roots of the iraq war
See it if you like clever stuff and great performances from the cast but perhaps a bit longer than it needs to be with a rather anti-climactic ending
Don't see it if you don't want to see past events related in song and dance and you dont like shows with a 'message'
See it if you want to laugh so hard you cry while being made to think deeply about the repercussions of your actions.
Don't see it if you're sensitive to discussion of 9/11 and/or Iraq.
See it if Terrific talent, from writing to acting. About who caused Iraq War (and the moral is: everybody). Fresh, funny and wonderfully staged.
Don't see it if Yes, it's political, and you'll think of America's current political mess. So if you're looking for a brainless romp, keep looking.
See it if Mix the Jr FBI /NS Staff of House of Cards with Hamiltonish music this mash up is a great 1st effort for all concerned
Don't see it if If the Iraq war and 9/ 11 subject matter is sensitivetive to you
See it if u want to see a totally original, tightly performed, intelligent, disturbing, funny musical about political f*&# ups. Superb talent & music
Don't see it if you are not in the mood for an intense, political, edgy, thoughtful performance. Wait until you are. And then go see it! It's entertaining!
See it if Good idea and in quirky theatre in basement of church. Well performed, well written.
Don't see it if Too long by a half hour.....should be 90 minutes. Didn't love rap music in first act as they seemed to be knocking off Hamilton
See it if you like shows on important topics, or campy musicals, or just want to be entertained. This is a crowd pleaser on all fronts!
Don't see it if you want a high-budget production. (FYI: They do a great job on a limited, off-Broadway budget & the cast really gives it their all!)
See it if You like new musicals with fine songs and orchestration, strong acting and exceptional singing. It's funny with serious message.
Don't see it if You like "safe bets." This is a sprawling musical about the Iraq War's background. It's political and campy. But it works.
See it if ..you are not opposed to the idea of the comedy musical about painful political topic. The humor hits all the right notes.
Don't see it if ..you are in the mood for serious political drama. Go see Oslo instead.
See it if you like smart, well-written, AND fun musicals!
Don't see it if you don't think you could find real-life farce related to Iraq funny in any way
See it if if you like the Daily Show, Avenue Q, or The Onion. It's the lovechild of those three things.
Don't see it if you want to turn off your brain. It's a really, really smart show, and will make you feel smart after watching it.
Also More timely now than ever. Really incredible production.