See it if you want to see a game group of gays bare it all in a body-positive musical exposing the stereotypes of gay culture & social nudity.
Don't see it if ur there to see great acting, well-timed comedy & accomplished singers. [You know what ur there for... Just sit back & enjoy the silliness.]
See it if Naked Boys Singing meets Love, Valor & Compassion in this fluffy, campy & fully naked musical trifle Witty, effervescent fun while it lasts
Don't see it if Show's Achilles heel is its innocuous, pallid songs; as is length - can't carry an intermission Strong message of gay self-acceptance though
“It succeeds as a joyous flesh parade but disappoints as an actual theater piece. What might have been an engaging encounter group-style exploration depicting facets of the gay male experience is instead labored with a flatly comical cornball plot that’s dragged out to two hours...Falzone’s book is structurally solid and does offer eloquent insights into contemporary NYC gay life but grows tiresome."
"Silly and more than a little rough around the edges. Were it a festival production, it’d be terrific...Those who want more than just nudity might leave unfulfilled. Yet as cheesy as the musical is, its sorely needed message of gay male body positivity takes on a special weight when voiced by a group of cheerful naked men...For those for whom clothing is never ‘optional’, ‘Camp Morning Wood’ offers a glimpse into a world you might otherwise never get to experience.”
“The material elicits an indulgently campy, albeit raunchy(er), ‘Book of Mormon’ vibe...The cast...holds their own...The lyrics, and...the written dialogue, are equally smart and snappy...The music itself...ain’t half-bad either...And while the plot may seem more than paper-thin (and, as a result, the eventual denouement rather predictable), but despite any shortcomings story-wise, rest assured that the heart and its message of acceptance and equal rights for all imparts rings loud and clear."
"The cast lacks powerful vocals, but they’re game...Veering between semi-racy and quaintly old-fashioned, the two-acter leads up to a not fully earned 'Who you are as a person is beautiful' message and it’s about as deep as a 'Here’s Lucy' episode, but it moves along and there are witty observations (and Grindr references) and fourth wall-breakings. So enjoy—but don’t touch the merchandise."