The Theater: Charles the Vapid

GOODTIME CHARLEY

Book by SIDNEY MICHAELS Music by LARRY GROSSMAN Lyrics by HAL HACKADY

If this musical runs long enough to generate word of mouth, the word is likely to be "blah." Not that Goodtime Charley is malignant; it is merely inane. It is not clear how the notion entered the producers' heads that the saga of Joan of Arc raising sword and soldiers to have the Dauphin crowned King of France (while she ultimately dies at the stake) had the makings of a musical comedy. At that crazed moment, they should have...

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