‘A Musical Whose Time Has Gone’: Three D.C. Critics Have At ‘Phantom Of The Opera’

Anne Midgette: “With its emphasis on spectacle and size, Phantom certainly reflects a particular era of musical theater: the stage equivalent of 1980s-style big hair.”
Philip Kennicott: “Phantom looks better today than it did when it was new … [it] seemed to me then as it does now a testament to the degradation of theatrical taste.”
Nelson Pressley: “Now I sort of like the kitsch.”