See it if you enjoy political history. MFS tells the Deep Throat story from different angles. It helps to know the key players/events. Talented cast.
Don't see it if you want a big musical; this is bare-bones staging (although clever). If you were a Nixon fan, best to stay away. Echoes in 2017 fears.
"A jaunty score and enjoyable performances are the most successful elements…Rosenblum’s lively and clever score recalls the hard-edged 'Evita.' The dense book is a rudimentary and repetitive serio-comic treatment…Rosenblum’s treatment doesn’t totally succeed at tying together all of its complicated threads…Though somewhat unfocused and rambling, this incarnation of 'Mark Felt, Superstar' is a very good try at musicalizing such offbeat and complex subject matter."
"The lyrics are witty and fresh...The music borrows motifs from 'Baby' and 'Jesus Christ Superstar' and is at its best when it is jazzy and bluesy. The book is smart and brings you back in time and you realize things really have not changed. The cast is excellent, especially Mr. McCoy, though Mr. Mayer touches our soul with 'Thanks, Uncle Sam.' Director Annette Jolles keeps this show going at a clip, but manages to get all its points across."
"It’s a niche topic to turn into a song and dance, but surprisingly—it works!...The number of players involved is dense, but director Annette Jolles capably puts her talented cast of five to work as they each play a myriad of parts. At times, our leading man gets lost in the shuffle and it would be nice if Rosenblum had given us a deeper insight into the background and psychology of Felt. Rosenblum’s jazz infused score is well suited to the mysterious noir-like drama."
"“It has just the right mix of thought-provoking content, history, music, whimsy, and humor…One does not have to be a history buff to appreciate the Watergate story and the brilliant approach of this musical…Rosenblum deftly relates the story of Mark Felt through delicious dialogue and wonderful musical numbers, ranging from purely comical to poignant, transporting us back into recent history…The very talented cast of five perform superbly."