But it's not perfect. Jennifer Hudson nails it as a well-worn tale struggles to transcend the Ray model.
Urinetown, the Musical makes a splashy debut; Average Day overcomes unusual night
It's the docs that rock this year's USAFF schedule
Talent reigns in Dreamgirls, the '80s pop-opera about hits and heartbreak in Motown
A Chorus Line just shuffles along; The Last Session offers serious singing
A Class Act at Theatre Three starts with a bad premise and ends on a sour note