Part of the New York Musical Festival: This musical based on by Sheryl and Carrie Berk bestselling young adult chapter book originated at Vital Children's Theatre.Read more Show less
See it if you like shows for tweens acted by tweens with a relevant message.
Don't see it if if you don't like shows where the casts is mostly kids or shows with a message.
See it if You like plays about dysfunctional families that ring true . I would see Lois Smith do anything even not speaking. A bit slow but worth it.
Don't see it if you do not like a mean spirited subjects.
See it if you want to watch a group of super talented kids sing catchy new songs about relevant issues.
Don't see it if The show is more suited to a younger audience so don't expect to be blown away by a big production that has a satisfying emotional journey.
See it if You are a kid who enjoys kids musicals. The theme is topical and tweens and teens will appreciate it.
Don't see it if You are an adult who doesn't enjoy musicals geared for kids. Read more
See it if the show has a great message about standing up to bullies!
Don't see it if You don't like cupcakes
See it if You are a kid or once a kid who has been bullied. Also if you want to laugh like you've never laughed before.
Don't see it if You don't want to see talented kids perform and spread awareness about bullying
See it if your kid is in the cast, you appreciate great pop-rock songs sung by kids.
Don't see it if you expect a story that makes sense. Read more
See it if you want to see an upbeat show that promotes good character.
Don't see it if you hate kids
"While this family-appropriate show could use some editing, it shows a great deal of promise...One of the biggest takeaways is to never underestimate a cast made up of kids...Though 'Peace, Love, and Cupcakes' features some great performances, the production could benefit from additional development. While Hip-Flores' pop-infused score proves exceptional, the book needs tightening. Too many jokes fall flat, the dialogue feels dumbed down, and the musical's cast of over 20 kids is too large."
"Brings a unique twist to the classic story of a girl coming into herself despite the school bullies standing in her way...The large ensemble sparkles as well, with the Allergy Table bringing in some of the show’s best jokes. Though the musical’s cupcake solution to bullying might be a little simplistic, it’s baked to the brim with charm, and will surely encourage its young audience members to embrace their own uniqueness in equally delicious ways."
"A sweet bubble gum musical that, on the surface, addresses the issue of bullying at school and its deleterious effects...Under Sandhu’s direction, the members of the cast handle their roles and musical numbers with apparent skill...Hip-Flores’ lyrics are less satisfying than his upbeat music...The musical’s emphasis on feeling good about yourself and loving who you are represent rich and enduring themes; however, they cannot fully combat the horrors of school bullying that terrifies students."
“A solid, crisp family musical that is very accessible to kids...The large number of people in the story and the desire to bring home the point may lead to more obvious telegraphing and broad-stroke outlines in drawing characters, some of whom fall into 'types,' but shortcuts help young audiences connect the dots…Rick Hip-Flores has written music and lyrics that really capture the moods and attitudes…A peppy and effective musical with lessons to teach.”