By John Nathan, March 4, 2011
There is a whiff of freak show as well as feel good about William Finn's shallow, very American musical. It is populated by cartoonish, teenage nerds who can all spell better than the spell-check on my computer. In the US, apparently, Jewish children do well at spelling competitions. A contestant here made the final only because two better qualified children had a batmitzvah to go to.