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Birthday Boy

From 25 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Profound, Must see

About the show

This new musical tells the story a young man who was abandoned as a child, placed in an orphanage, and abused. What can a boy say when all he knows is taken away? Part of the 2018 Planet Connections Festivity. More…

On his 8th birthday, Johnny Rogers’s mother dropped him off at a Brooklyn orphanage saying, “This is summer camp! I’ll be back to get you in the fall,” and never returned. Now as a young man, he must learn to trust, to love, and to be love again.  

Member Reviews (25)


Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Profound, Must see

Slow, Indulgent, Dated, Cliched, Banal

See it if You like shows that are a bit of a throwback. You like melodrama, and lots of it.

Don't see it if You are looking for a show that handles serious subject matter with the focus it deserves.

Also Yikes. This piece is like an operetta you might imagine in the midst o... Read more Read less

Disappointing, Needs work, Unevenly performed, Predictable

See it if You want to support first time writers and young performing talent. Interesting idea for a show.

Don't see it if You want to see a refined or refreshing new musical or if you want to hear a consistently good singing cast.

Also I was disappointed in the predictable music and lyrics that often foug... Read more Read less

Insipid, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you like original musicals and can tolerate just about anything

Don't see it if you are looking for thought provoking and/or high quality theater

“Birthday Boy” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

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