Camp Morning Wood
By Andrew Andrews
Camp Morning Wood delivers everything you’d probably expect based on its synopsis. With nods to The Wizard of Oz and a feature song that’s just different enough from Britney Spears’ Toxic to avoid a copyright infringement lawsuit, this show had the near-capacity opening night crowd laughing-out-loud and clapping along throughout the performance.
With lyrics such as Beware of Bears and Anything’s a Dildo if You’re Brave Enough, the musical numbers are as much fun as the lighthearted script, as long as you don’t expect Broadway-quality singing or dancing (or anything close to it!)
I felt that the casting could have been better, although I can imagine that few actors still in the city right now are willing to expose themselves so literally with the pandemic not-quite-behind us.
Comparing the opening number to a YouTube video of an earlier production, it appears that the script and book have been through the workshop since then, although they could still use some more polish. The show starts out strong, but kind of peters out a bit with Randy’s solo before recovering somewhat with its positive-message finale.
Camp Morning Wood is certainly not for the faint of heart, with blatant language, tons of gay culture references and swinging genitalia from start to finish. But if you purchase discount tickets from one of the many online sources, the seven-member cast supplies an affordable, very entertaining
Andrew Andrews attended Camp Morning Wood at Asylum NYC in Manhattan on Friday, June 4, 2021 @ 9:30pm to write this review.