The Theater: Floating World

PACIFIC OVERTURES Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM Book by JOHN WEIDMAN Scenic Design by BORIS ARONSON

Producer Harold Prince and Composer-Lyricist Stephen Sondheim are men of giant daring, gifts and vision. In Company and Follies, they gave the U.S. musical theater new horizons. The corollary of valorous risks is the occasional mishap. Pacific Overtures might be called Prince and Sondheim's moonwalk musical. They land, but the dramatic terrain proves to be as arid and airless as the moon.

Unlike a closeup look at the moon, the visual impact of Pacific Overtures...

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