Over the rainbow

Although it was one of the big hit musicals of the postwar era, "Finian's Rainbow" has not been done much recently, perhaps because its unusual mix of fantasy and outspoken political satire is too jarring for modern sensibilities.

Nevertheless, Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, CT, has taken a flyer on this neglected piece, and, says LD Phil Monat, it has proven to be thoroughly stageworthy.

Gabriel Barre's straightforward production is designed to let the show speak for i

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