As lead Nina Rosario, the brilliant Lucia Godinez absolutely shines. This Northwestern University junior double-major in theatre and Latino Studies offers, perhaps, the most important voice to the conversation while simultaneously providing the standout voice of this production.
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The production features scenic design by Tony Award®-winner Scott Pask (Pippin, Book of Mormon), lighting design by Tony Award®-winner Kenneth Posner (The Coast of Utopia, Pippin), costume design by Suttirat Larlarb (Of Mice and Men), sound design by Tony Award®-nominee Jonathan Deans (Pippin, La Cage aux Folles), hair and make-up design by Richard Mawbey, projection design by Jon Driscoll and casting by Stewart/Whitley.
However, with so many workshops and out-of-town tryouts in its past, one would think that someone would’ve had the guts to point out the sheer offensiveness of this musical. Even the technical support behind this show, a musical that’s hoping to eventually make it to Broadway, is shoddy and unimaginative.
Sally Staats has that energy—Lord, can she chase the clouds away with “Don’t Rain on My Parade” or reach deep inside to connect with ”People” and—but it’s projected at an unreceptive ensemble, who just sort of mill about, even when they’re kicking up their heels.