Monday, March 06, 2006
Excerpt from a glowing review of the original production of Golden Apple
When we went to the Phoenix for the premiere of "The Golden Apple", we were a little apprehensive. From what we had heard it sounded like a noble experiment. We feared that it would be precious and pretentious. Instead it turned out to be an utterly delightful musical satire. It was art without being arty.
OK, I can't help but remark that it's a bit of the pot calling the kettle black for someone who refers to himself as a "we" to call anything pretentious, no? I'm guessing (hoping) that was the standard of the day.
But I'm gonna cut the guy some slack, since he also says:
"The Golden Apple" strikes us as being the most important musical since "Oklahoma!" and No less revolutionary, in our opinion, is "The Golden Apple."
There's more, but I'll whet your appetite with those choice quotes.