See it if You want to see a clever but sweet show that achieves that seldom reached goal of laughter thru tears. Great singing and very funny.
Don't see it if You need a linear story. This is choppy...headlines and snippets. Short songs and funny quick acts.
See it if you want a pleasant evening of sometimes poignant but mostly trifling Craigslist posts set to music & performed by a charming, talented cast
Don't see it if you expect a sidesplitting night of comedy. Mining the vast output of odd Craigslist posts, they overlooked a lot better potential material.
"The musical offers a lot of funny moments...However, those moments don’t always translate into a coherent story line. As the vignettes continue largely without relation to each other, the show becomes something of a missed connection in itself...Despite the disconnect, each vignette was an individual success...The wide variety of kooky characters calls for versatile performances, which the company manages to deliver with great insight and comedic timing."
"The show begins with great promise…It begins to falter when all the ads assume a similar tone with little or no surprise or substance…There are too many missed opportunities to deliver a poignant statement and add depth…The entire cast was a joy to hear and watch, keeping the action moving and interesting, and handling the rather pedestrian choreography with ease…The production is not all that it could be but is certainly an entertaining evening delivered by a top-rate cast!"
"The half dozen performers are talented; the songs are tuneful. There are many songs that theatergoers in the right frame of mind will surely find amusing. And yes, there are some poignant moments too…But Weird Al Yankovich wrote about all this (much more briefly) in his song ‘Craigslist’…’Missed Connections’ struck me as entertaining without being insightful; clever without being particularly funny. It seems to miss the point of Craigslist, or at least what’s most interesting about it."
"One of the most talented ensembles I’ve seen in a while. Their energy is infectious, their love for the subject is apparent, and their abilities are constantly reminding us we are watching a special cast…The production has some misses in its repertoire, but not enough to take anything away from the production...In the end, you will have such a fun evening; you will be in love, rooting for the little musical about the people nobody wants to talk about. At least I did."
"All at once completely bizarre and yet, at times oddly relatable...The quintessential kitchy New York City Off-Broadway experience…The quirky songs showcased the cast members’ vocal range extremely well and each got to show off their multi-hyphenate talents...It’s frenetic and, unfortunately for me, most of the connections remain missed. Rather than tying together the nonfictional listings, they are left as they are, unrequited, which at times was unsatisfying."