The Theater: Good Ship Lollipop


Nostalgia for nostalgia's sake seems to be the only plausible explanation for this show. Fifty-eight songs follow each other with breakneck rapidity, and they date from 1840 to 1938. No discernible rationale governs the choices. They range from the martial patriotism of Battle Hymn of the Republic through the blatant silliness of Rudolf Friml's Something Seems Tingle Ingleing to the Hollywood beat of Lullaby of Broadway.

If familiarity breeds content, A Musical Jubilee is a family album of well-loved numbers, particularly for those 50 and up. At the St. James Theater one can hear / Didn 't Raise My Boy...

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