Quotes from the Critics
succeeds because it's got drama and heart.
Not just a colorful and episodic political pageant, but a drama that
turns on real issues. Even a die-hard anti-Rooseveltian should respond
to the intimate personal and family drama at the center of this bunting-bedecked
musical. And there's Thomas Tierney's score ... tooting, jazzy, syncopated
Christopher Rawson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
grips us from start to finish. With a
crisp and informative book by Jonathan Bolt, lovely and interesting music
by Thomas Tierney, and clever, often moving lyrics by John Forster. It
would be hard to name another musical play that so deftly captures the
genuine qualities of a real heroine. A wonderful rousing success. Fresh
and appealing ... a memorable experience."
Beekman Cottrell, WQED-FM
"sparkles with humor and pathos. It's
a winner, richly deserving of the standing ovation the audience awarded
it. The music is memorable ... the show's dialogue flows seamlessly into
Gladys Blews Wilson, Times/Beaver Newspapers
professionalism and theatricality. A stylish
production and an attractive cast that win by a landslide. Red-white-and-blue
history with energy and warmth, pace and fluidity."
Donald Rosenberg, The Pittsburgh Press