"BASH'd!, is furious, fast-moving, hip-hop entertainment!
- Associated Press
"Gays get a good rap! The story is not only moving but also hilarious."
- New York Post
“Audiences should be impressed by the passion of its convictions…BASH'd shows its rage, its grief and its driven, heartfelt determination.” - New York Times
"Bash'd is, in all senses, a deeply moving shout-out."
- Village Voice
The original cast recording of the GLAAD Media Award winning Off-Broadway musical, BASH'd! A Gay Rap Opera is now available to download (name your price!) at: www.bashdagayrapopera.
BASH'd! A Gay Rap Opera is an explosive musical that chronicles the tale of Jack and Dillon; two young lovers who must cope with the reality of homophobic hatred when Jack is brutally beaten, prompting Dillon to seek revenge.
Narrated by fictional homo-hip-hop superstars T-Bag and Feminem, BASH'd! is told almost entirely through rap, championing equal marriage and the global LGBTQ community, whilst turning the often-homophobic musical genre on its head and returning it to its social action roots.
Written and performed by Canadian actor/playwrights Chris Craddock and Nathan Cuckow.
Music and production by Aaron Macri.
You can stream the entire original cast recording on the BASH’d! YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/watch?v=
The book is available to purchase at: www.talonbooks.com/books/bash-
What else have the critics been saying about BASH'd! A Gay Rap Opera?
"More amusing than anything else in musical theater's avant-garde.”
- New York Magazine
"Joyful and engaging ... satisfying entertainment! The music is so joyful and engaging that it seems like the perfect soundtrack for falling in love."
"BASH'd! is edgy, comedic, and in-your-face!"
“A tightly-written, fully-integrated, and ferocious production!”
The original cast recording of BASH’d! A Gay Rap Opera was made possible with funding provided by The Edmonton Arts Council and The City of Edmonton.