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    Musical Theater is a Serious Medium

    Kayla Rose’s review of ‘Mamma Mia’ (September 8, 2008) displays an ignorance that is unfortunate for a theater reviewer. She writes, ‘A young couple beside me actually left at intermission because they felt the acting was too ‘phony.’ However, that is musical theater.’ No, it’s not. Mr. Rose needs to get out more. That has not been true of musical theater since the 1930s. How about a little less bias born of ignorance? She should try seeing some serious musical theater done by serious artists and she’ll see how wrong she is. No art form can be, in and of itself, trivial or phony — only the uses to which it is put. – Scott Miller

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