42nd Street offers very little story; it’s just an excuse for a series of set pieces. And while many people are very happy with that, it can get a little repetitive. Spectale is only spectacular when evoked sparingly. It’s a musical about a musical and I couldn’t help thinking that the subject, Pretty Girl, with its shootings and weddings might have been better.
Nevertheless, tap is quite fascinating (although Katharine reckons that there are only three or four steps) and it delivers in a ‘does what it says on the tin’ kind of way.
And with so many clearly well loved numbers, it’s a show that will continue to run and run.
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