Phil tried to break the news to Andrew as gently as possible. But there was no other way but to simply blurt it out.
“It’s 3 hours long. Act 1 is 1 hour 37 minutes”.
The corners of Andrew’s mouth turned due south as his eyebrows shot off in entirely the opposite direction; you’d think he’d just heard that Carol Channing had announced her retirement.
The problem with Rodgers and Hammerstein is they just didn’t know when to stop. Many musicals are lucky to produce any, let alone one or two memorable numbers. They should heed South Pacific and weep: it has over a dozen of them plus the reprises. Read the rest of this entry »