“And pretty funny it is”

"And pretty funny it is, what with Brooks and co-librettist Thomas Meehan's antic as well as antique humor, resuscitating the film's old gags and adding condign new ones.... All of the performances are praiseworthy...The dizzily burlesque goings-on and devilishly acrobatic dances -- most famously the `Puttin' on the Ritz'' number that serves as the Monster's debutante ball -- are the inspired work of director and choreographer Susan Stroman."