Thursday, January 07, 2010
Look to the Rainbow
We were looking for an optimistic perspective on such issues as foreclosures and tax sales, not to mention land developers. Throw in a few more controversial issues like immigration, racism, the national debt, and political corruption and you have key elements to Finian's Rainbow. We were lucky enough to catch the rarely revived Broadway musical satire this week and found it as topical as it must have seemed when it opened in 1947. The musical's economic themes — the perils of easy credit are among them — seem even more relevant today. It's also a lot of fun with unforgettable musical numbers. In spite of rave reviews, it's closing on January 17th.