THE WALL STREET JOURNAL!
It’s wacky. It’s a family affair. And it’s proof that the musical is not dead. “Pope!” uses a light story—an earnest young man becomes pope, only to be brought down by a manufactured scandal, then stages a comeback—paired with classic stage elements that make musicals fun and entertaining. Directed by Greg Moran and written by his son Justin Moran, this romp is full of smart songs and snappy choreography, with nods to Jerome Robbins and Busby Berkeley. Be prepared for a few good laughs.