“Trademark innovations… idiosyncratic touches”

“Charming performances, choreography by Susan Stroman that cannily blends period steps with her trademark innovations, and some of Kander and Ebb’s strongest writing in years. Dancing on Tony Walton’s eye-popping set — a large rotunda lined with hundreds of light bulbs — the couples enact their various dramas while showcasing Stroman’s vibrant choreography. The dances range from the fox trot and tap to the Lindy Hop, and even within the constraints of the historical dance styles, Stroman works in her idiosyncratic touches: Listen to how the shuffling of the ghostly dancers in the first scene mimics the sound of ocean waves.”