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Missed Connections: A Craigslist Musical

Members say: Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful
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Critics
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5 reviews
Members
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69 reviews
 

BeeBar LLC presents a devised musical based on actual Craigslist ads.

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The hit Canadian tuner makes its U.S. debut with a cast of six actor-musicians, who explore the universal desire for human connection from the perspective of people who post on Craigslist. 

 

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Reviews (74)

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73
Avg Score

60
New York Theater

"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." Full Review

70
Theatre Reviews Limited

"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!" Full Review

75
Stage Buddy

"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." Full Review

90
Manhattan With a Twist

"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." Full Review

75
The Knockturnal

"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." Full Review

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84
Avg Score

70
Funny, Clever, Quirky, Raunchy, Relevant

See it if You want to see some funny actors with a good idea for a more developed show.This was like watching a skit from a late show.

Don't see it if You want to see a show with a plot,you are offended by raunchy jokes about hooking up,sexual preferances,online sex,tinder,etc.

85
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you want to be thoroughly entertained with the weirdness of humanity revealed by Craigslist artfully told in song.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with the unusual or are looking for a show with a story arc.

60
Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if You want to see great musical performances (both singing and instrumental) and you're not too concerned with the actual content.

Don't see it if You'll have a hard time staying interested in a show with no plot. It's much more a revue than a narrative musical.

85
Funny, Delightful, Quirky, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you enjoy charming musicals, the Missed Connections section of Craiglist, verbatim theatre, live music.

Don't see it if you want a single, strongly connected plot, you want a more serious play.

88
Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you enjoy musicals with an interesting premise performed by a talented group of singer/musicians

Don't see it if you need a linear plot or are uninterested in revue-type musicals

77
Funny, Refreshing, Relevant, Great staging

See it if you want a funny show about craigslist reality. Nice staging, intimate setting, instrument playing actors, funny songs.

Don't see it if you want a show with a consistant plot.

87
Clever, Delightful, Sweet

See it if You enjoy fun shows that highlight the quirkiness of human nature.

Don't see it if You don't like shows with music or are looking for something serious.

74
Funny, Original, Clever, Quirky, Spirited

See it if you like being entertained in a silly way by people that really seem to be enjoying themselves.

Don't see it if you are looking for something profound that will have you thinking about it long after you've left the theater.

91
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Intelligent, Great singing

See it if you want an entertaining evening with an extremely talented group of singers/muscians/actors. Great writing. Very clever

Don't see it if you linear narratives

78
Original, Clever, Delightful, Intelligent, Great singing

See it if You enjoy great actors, great singers, and great live music! Hilarious and super smart, go see this.

Don't see it if You need a linear story line, this has none. Not all the songs are spot on or funny, but the hit rate is about 85% which is pretty good!

72
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Missed opportunities

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.

90
Clever, Quirky, Entertaining, Smart entertaining romp thru a world of delightful eccentricity....all done in song!

See it if You can be charmed and delighted by a song-filled look at what delightful fools these mortals be.

Don't see it if Clever lyrics and oddball characters leave you cold.

78
Original, Clever, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you want to see a young, talented cast perform musical skits based on Craigslist ads. See it if you enjoy quirky and nontraditional theater.

Don't see it if you prefer a more plot driven show.Some numbers are funnier than others and some is repetitious.

100
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You appreciate the broad spectrum of humanity and marvel at what ppl find appropriate to post online. Amazing Multitalented performers!

Don't see it if You are anti anything tech or digital or people sharing deep and strange messages and requests online. You need flashy staging/dancing.

82
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You like lively music with good singers.

Don't see it if You are bothered by loud, lively music

85
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You want to see a very talented ensemble of young performers, love musicals, want to laugh, enjoy quirky, cute numbers.

Don't see it if You want a super deep, intense experience.

83
Original, Clever, Great acting, Refreshing, Great singing

See it if You want to see a multitalented cast performing often (but not always) clever, original material with great verve.

Don't see it if You want a traditional musical, but you'll miss out on seeing some terrific young performers who all play multiple instruments and sing well

86
Funny, Original, Quirky, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you are a fan of Best of Craigslist and can appreciate amazing musical and comedic talent (cast is incredible!)

Don't see it if you expect a storyline to tie everything neatly together

80
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Quirky

See it if You want to see a great cast, a quirky production, good music and you can think outside of the box. If you've ever checked Craig's list.

Don't see it if You can't think outside of the box, or don't know what Craiglist's missed connection is. (come on, you know you have.)

85
Clever, Great acting, Hilarious, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you enjoy clever lyrics, humorous music, innovative set design, and talented actors who also happen to be talented musicians.

Don't see it if you enjoy a standard book musical, this one is definitely more of an "outside of the box" experience.

85
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you are familiar with Craig's List, specifically Missed Connections, enjoy musicals, like zany, edgy humor

Don't see it if you don't like loud music, have trouble hearing rapid dialogue, are offended by comedic sexual innuendos

Also This was a very clever comedy using Craig's List put to music

92
Funny, Original, Clever, Quirky, Great singing

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.

66
Funny, Quirky, Entertaining, Drags

See it if you don't want to see an actual musical with a plot but instead what's more of a quirky revue of craigslist ads set to music.

Don't see it if you want an actual story or emotional experience.

87
Clever, Hilarious, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You want to watch muti-talented actors, who are gifted musicians and singers, deliver everyday want ads as unique melodies. Great movement

Don't see it if You hated Once and expect a traditional musical. Cannot appreciate the hard work put into an off-off Broadway production.

Also Wonderful choreography and cohesive cast. Actors portray different cha... Read more Read less

75
Original, Clever, Quirky, Simple, Strong cast

See it if you enjoy seeing chemistry among the cast on stage. This is a small production featuring vignettes with great music & a talented cast.

Don't see it if you want strong lyrics or a plot. This isn't a challenging show & doesn't leave much need for a post-show discussion.