There are reasons that the world went gaga over American musicals, and we can see them in every production from Austin Musical Theatre. True, the company has just three shows to its credit, but its Peter Pan, West Side Story, and Annie were so consistent in their exuberance, high gloss, and sheer zest for the expression of emotion in song and dance that it's as clear as that sun comin' up tomorrow that AMT understands what makes a musical magical - and can conjure it with the energy, enchantment, and élan that echoes Broadway in its glory days. All we can say to AMT founders Scott Thompson and Richard Byron - serious pros whose deep love of the genre push them to seek perfection and get it, from dazzling guest artists and Austinites alike - is: Applause, applause!
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