So much youth and energy onstage! I haven't seen the show before, so I can't compare it to the original NY production, but this one is worth seeing. I really like the music. Choreography, direction, actors... all just wonderful.
Photo borrowed from WaterTower Theatre
The set - by Chris Pickart - makes a handsome framework, with just enough detail to suggest the period. Its whitewashed texture of brick, wood, and metal acts as a sort of building/cyc for the lighting. Leann Burns' lighting is fantastic! Rock-n-roll colors and moving light; sensitive transitions, mood shifting as if on a swivel; stars; wild grafitti-like scribbles of light dancing; and there's a moment when dots of light seem to flutter across the stage and collect like blown autumn leaves that's so beautiful and so perfect...
This is a show that I could see suffering under a weak production - this marvelous one is worth celebrating! Glad I caught it on its last day.