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Missed Connections: A Craigslist Musical

Members say: Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful

About the show

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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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
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

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

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

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


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.

100
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Must see, Hilarious

See it if You're looking for a fun night out to see a talented group of people with an amazing range of voices and acting.

Don't see it if If you want a plot, don't bother. Each song is an individual ad with no connection to each other or an underlying story.

97
Funny, Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You are tired of run-of-the-mill musicals. This is the best one since Book of Mormon. Some of the most talented artists currently onstage

Don't see it if you can't get a ticket. There is literally no reason 2 miss this show. Every actor also plays muliple instruments beautifully. See this show

96
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you have even read a Craig's List ad. We laughed constantly!

Don't see it if you aren't familiar with Craig's List and the Internet.

96
Funny, Clever, Great writing, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You're aware of "Craigslist"! Like musicals. Like small theatre/ Rock singing. If you liked/loved "Rent", you can definitely get into this.

Don't see it if Hate great TALENT, sexual innuendos, cats, penguins, roommates, dolls, "Rent", "Chicago"; musicals, period & are a prude. I ENJOYED myself.

95
Original, Clever, Delightful, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you want a evening of songs, some absolutely hysterical, delivered by a very talented and engaging cast.

Don't see it if you are looking for a straight forward book musical or dislike the song cycle format.

93
Funny, Original, Clever, Relevant

See it if You care about people and their quirky needs for relationships with other people or their possessions. You enjoy original clever theater.

Don't see it if You do not like musicals and prefer linear story lines.

93
Clever, Intelligent, Refreshing, Resonant, Hilarious

See it if a fun night with eccentric portraits played full out by a ridiculously talented cast of actor/musicians superbly directed by Phillip George

Don't see it if you want a traditional story and structure.

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.

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

91
Funny, Clever, Intelligent, Quirky, Terrific cast

See it if In the mood for a tight, urbane witty & clever musical meditation on modern life wonderfully performed by a versatile & multitalented cast.

Don't see it if You need a plot; or big storied musicals with drama sentiment or schmaltz; or revivals.Or if you're ignorant of or simply dislike Craigslist

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.

90
Funny, Clever, Resonant, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you enjoy witty but truth-based songs in a revue-like format, with much more singing than talking, and you don't mind quirky sexual humor.

Don't see it if you prefer a story-driven show with a linear plot, as this is more like a musical revue with spare bits of dialogue interspersed throughout.

Also This is one of the more entertaining off-Broadway experiences I've see... Read more Read less

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

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.

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

86
Funny, Clever, Intelligent, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you like musical numbers and you want to see really talented young people

Don't see it if you are expecting a plot

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

85
Funny, Clever, Intelligent, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if Want to be pulled out of the dull-drums

Don't see it if You can't laugh at yourself.

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.

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.

85
Original, Clever, Quirky, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You want to see an entertaining show performed by very talented singers and musicians. Songs are actual Craigslist ads

Don't see it if You need a story line. I've never looked at Craigslist and really enjoyed it so go and see it!

85
Funny, Original, Clever, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you like satire and music

Don't see it if you're not for after an alternative stage experience

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.

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.


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