I totally agree, “the rhythm IS gonna get you” during ON YOUR FEET!, the wonderfully exuberant bio-sical about Emilio and Gloria Estefan’s music and romance. The songs are infectious, the performances are dynamic (including every member of the chorus), and the choreography is the whipped cream on top of the sundae. This is the crowd-pleasing kind of show you can recommend to a friend and know they will be entertained.
The book by Alexander Dinelaris of the movie BIRDMAN (OR…you know the rest) and the Off-Broadway musical ZANNA DON’T!, doesn’t fall into such an easy definition. There are moments where the audience cheers, there are moments when the audience laughs and claps, there are also many clichés and over-simplifications. But any book of a raucous musical that can pull off a bus crash and dream dance without a titter in the house can’t be dismissed easily. It certainly doesn’t stop anyone from leaping to their feet and dancing thru the curtain call.