Arts & Entertainment

Who’s Your Baghdaddy?

Blake Erickson

Who’s Your Baghdaddy? is set in a support group style, satirically depicting those who started the Iraq War. The dark, boisterous, and irreverent production will be presented by Curveball Creative and directed by Neil Gooding.

The play stars Blake Erickson from Shrek, Phillip Lowe from Georgy Girl, and Laura Murphy from Muriel’s Wedding, amongst other notable performers.

The satirical musical comedy is based on a true story, with music and book by Marshall Paillet, lyrics and book by A.D. Penedo, and is based on an unproduced screenplay by J.T. Allen.

Who’s Your Baghdaddy? was produced by Keith Muir, Sam Ducker, and Steven Kreamer, who say that the play is “a reflection of how people in power shape and form our world, and the importance of keeping them accountable in times of crisis.”

In an interview with City Hub, when asked about the unique concept for the play, Kreamer said, “the idea came from the need to adapt and rethink how we present theatre during these times, and is an experiment in what is possible for musicals given the limitations during this time.”

When asked how he hopes to impact viewers with the play, Kreamer said, “The themes in the show about those in government being accountable and reliable seem particularly relevant right now, but in the end we want people to enjoy themselves and escape into this world and story.”

Jun 24-28. Online. $22-$99+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.baghdaddymusical.com.au

By Rida Babar