Set in Fremont, New Hampshire in the early '70s, The Shaggs is based on the true story of a working class dad (Peter Friedman) who has a vision of rock n' roll destiny for his three talentless daughters, convinced they're his family's one-way ticket out of hardship and obscurity. But the girls have ideas of their own - and as their father's ambition turns to obsession, the price of familial obligation becomes all too clear.
FOUR STARS. CRITIC'S PICK. A captivating and bravely weird new musical that elicits sweet harmonies from the worlds worst rock band. There are deep, disturbing joys to be had in this oddball-underdog odyssey. Pure and original. The Shaggs deserves a serious listen.
--David Cote, Time Out New York
Remarkably -- insistently -- memorable. Jamey Hood, Sarah Sokolovic and Emily Walton are sensational. Peter Friedman is astonishing."
--Jeremy Gerard, Bloomberg News
Sweetly Shaggs-adelic and genuinely heartbreaking.
--Elisabeth Vincentelli, NY Post
One of the most provocative and strange musicals to come along, drawn with poetic license from true events of the '60s. Annie Golden is one-of-a-kind wonderful.
--Joe Dziemianowicz, NY Daily News
"As played by Peter Friedman, Austin is one of the most frighteningly tragic paternal characters to grace the stage since Willy Loman."
--Chris Kompanek, The Huffington Post
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