Musicals Tonight! revives Irving Berlin's obscure 1940 musical satire of Louisiana Governor Huey Long. More…
An honest US senator travels to Louisiana to investigate corruption in the Louisiana Purchase Company. The company's lawyer attempts to divert him via the attentions of two beautiful women, but the senator maintains his integrity and even ends up marrying one of the gals. Songs include "Sex Marches On," "You're Lonely and I'm Lonely," "Latins Know How," "Outside of That I Love You," and "Fools Fall in Love."
See it if you enjoy seeing an old musical even w/a dated 1940 book. Some lovely songs, very well-sung. I love Musicals Tonight, but it's not Encores.
Don't see it if you want a lot of polish or a strong plot. LP is just fun...and surprisingly well staged and performed. That Berlin guy sure was talented!
See it if A musical for our time written 70 years ago with music by Irving Berlin. The plot could actually be ripped from today's headlines !
Don't see it if You don't enjoy old style musicals. You can't deal with any more political scandals ! This is a thinly veiled satire on Huey Long of Nawlins
See it if You can appreciate it thru the lens of what Musicals Tonight is all about - resurrecting little-known or forgotten musicals. Top notch cast.
Don't see it if This is not Irving Berlin's finest, but it's interesting for a glimpse of 1940s politics, tho some jokes & references were too dated to get.
See it if You need a break from the subject matter of new musicals. Also, Berlin was a master, and any chance to catch his work is a must-do.
Don't see it if You don't care about the origins of the musical art form, or need a full-out production to be satisfied.
See it if want a really old fashioned musical. It's not Berlin's best, but cast is energetic and everyone can sing. It's an entertaining evening.
Don't see it if want a big production, or deep meaning. Much of the context (Huey Long and Louisiana politics) is lost on a modern audience.
See it if you like rarely produced players by famous playwrights
Don't see it if you don't like a show that has good songs but not a very interesting story.
See it if you want to see a "forgotten musical" done really well.
Don't see it if you aren't prepared for a dated, topical show without sets or full orchestra. Or you want to see HAMILTON.
See it if you want to see a rarely revived, slightly risqué Irving Berlin musical with witty songs & performances; don't mind concert-style bare bones
Don't see it if you like only fully staged shows, not concert versions; are not a fan of old Irving Berlin musicals; have had enough of politics/corp greed.
See it if You want to see a rarely done musical comedy with a great score and delightful performances.
Don't see it if You aren't willing to sit through a terrible book to enjoy the score.
See it if want to enjoy some Irving Berlin--not so familiar--tunes sung by a wonderful cast in a 1940ish musical.
Don't see it if are looking for a profound plot and you can not be charmed by lovely and witty songs, performed by a very talented cast.
See it if you would enjoy a delightful, yet little-known, Irving Berlin musical well-acted by a talented cast who seemed to really enjoy themselves.
Don't see it if you only like big productions. (The set is minimal but effective.)