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Music by Marshall Pailet, Book and Lyrics by A.D. Penedo

Directed by Meghan Randolph 

Music Direction by Zach Busch

Choreography by Marin Johnson

August 18, 19, 25, and 26 at 7:30 p.m.

August 20 at 2:00 p.m.

 Wisconsin Union Theater’s Play Circle Theater at Memorial Union (Second Floor), 800 Langdon Street

Tickets on sale in July! 

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A show that rocked off-Broadway in 2015, Baghdaddy is a subversive musical in the style of Adam McKay (The Big Short, Vice). It tells the story of the buildup to the War in Iraq, focusing on an Iraqi refugee (and con artist) codenamed Curveball, the people he interacted with, and what became the biggest CIA blunder in modern history. Filled with bangin' songs, rich history, dark humor, and layered characters, this piece explores how we take responsibility, how we treat people we suspect, and how ambition run amok can spell disaster.


 Box office services are provided through Campus Arts Ticketing at UW-Madison.  Click here to see their hours and policies. 

Ticket Prices: $33 general admission. Students with a valid ID can be admitted for $20 at all performances. 


Unless you elect to have your tickets mailed to you, there are no extra fees added to these prices. 

How to order: 

Tickets can be purchased in one of three ways: 

1. Order online. (Coming in July) 

2. Call the Campus Arts Box Office at 608-265-ARTS. 

3. Order in person at the Campus Arts Ticketing Box Office in Memorial Union (800 Langdon St.) during business hours or starting one hour before performances. Enter through the doors at Park and Langdon Streets. Click here for a map. 


Parking/Transportation: There are over 2500 parking spots within a five-minute walk of Memorial Union. Memorial Union is also widely accessible via public transportation.  Click here for complete information. 

Location: The Play Circle is located on the second floor of the Memorial Union.  Enter through the doors at the corner of Park and Langdon Streets.  The box office is on your left, past the information desk.  The elevator to the second floor is on  your right.  The stairs just inside the door will take you to other parts of the building to enjoy dining and drinks before the performance.  Click here for additional location information. 


Pre-show dining: The Memorial Union is home to several casual dining restaurants including standard American fare, pizza, custom sandwiches, coffee, ice cream, and full-service bars.  Visit the Memorial Union website for details. You can even bring your drinks with you into the theatre! ​ The UW Campus and State Street are within walking distance and have many options for dining and drinks. 

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