Broadway Rose Theatre Company
July 2, 2005; closes July 17, 2005
One of musical theatre’s best scores, but this production’s a little gaunt, with characters left unsold, perhaps resting too heavily on legs of import Peggy Taphorn (Velma/director/choreographer). Entertaining, but warm-and-fuzzy showgirls-who-wanna-make-it-big are mistaken. Sharp, edgy compulsive players who’ll do anything/anyone out of desperation are what make this a killer musical.