Zap! You've been bitten by the musical bug

Critical Eye

March 04, 2007|By J. Wynn Rousuck | J. Wynn Rousuck,Sun Theater Critic

FOR MEL BROOKS, IT WAS ANYTHING Goes. For director Robert Longbottom it was No, No Nanette. For songwriter Stephen Schwartz it was the short-lived Shinbone Alley. And for me, it was Carnival.

For many children, musicals aren't merely entertainment, they're the embodiment of a yearning that can last -- and shape -- a lifetime. Even now, these theater artists get a wistful tone in their voices when they recall those early, eye-popping experiences.

CARNIVAL / / Through March 11 / / Kennedy Center / / 800-444-1324 or

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