What is the Story of F#%king Up Everything?
F#%king Up Everything is a classic boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy works to win girl back story—only here, the boy in question is a dorky children’s puppeteer Christian Schwartzelberg and the lady in question is an equally unique singer-songwriter Juliana. Through the course of the musical, seven young characters fall in love, bed-hop and partner-switch until each finds his/her perfect love.
Despite its title song dropping more F-bombs than you’d think possible in a single number, ‘F#%king Up Everything’ is actually a sweetly old-fashioned boy-meets-girl musical. Set in hipster-populated Williamsburg — quickly becoming a musical theater cliché — it possesses modest charms that won it several awards at 2009’s Musical Theatre Festival. The show is lighthearted, breezy fun. While youthful audiences will find it most relatable, older musical theater fans shouldn’t be put off by its deceptively offensive title.Review by Frank Scheck from New York Post
For those seeking a fresh musical ripe with humor, ‘Everything’ delivers. Max Crumm sells the geeky and awkward Christian well, leading a strong, young cast. Katharine Cozumel fills in nicely as his love interest.Review by Danny Groner from Huffington Post
What Is F#%king Up Everything Like?
Billed as a rock comedy and set in 2013 Brooklyn, F#%king Up Everything is a fun, contemporary musical. The 100-minute-long show is set in bars, parks and bedrooms through hip New York borough aand features a superior original score. Composer and lyricist David Eric Davis crafted killer rock anthems, sweet romantic duets and classic musical character solos that both pop fans and theater fans can enjoy. F#%king Up Everything also benefits from lovable performances by its young cast.
Is F#%king Up Everything Good for Kids?
No, don’t bring your children to a show with f#%king in the title. The play features adult language, graphic sexual situations and drug and alcohol use. The musical is great for older teens and twenty-somethings, but not kids.