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attended Sep 15 2004

Not what I expected. Very disturbing.

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“It shimmers with hope for the future of the American Musical.” —New York Times

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From the Pulitzer Prize to the Tony Award sweep, from the critical accolades to the nightly ovations, Jonathan Larson’s musical has become a new American icon.

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is about being young, being brave and being scared, being in love and being in trouble — having hope for today and faith for tomorrow.

The story is told with a mixture of rock, dance music, salsa and R&B, plus gentler themes reminiscent of Sondheim.