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'Ghost the Musical' leaves mixed impression at the Hippodrome
'Ghost the Musical' leaves mixed impression at the Hippodrome

Psychic powers are not required to detect the problems with "Ghost the Musical," which haunts the Hippodrome this week as part of a national tour.  For a start, it's over-produced. It seems the creators wanted to have it both ways, wanted it to be a stage show and a movie at the same time, with all sorts of cinematic elements popping up seemingly every few minutes. If you wanted to see the 1990 "Ghost," you'd put it in your Netflix queue. Another problem is that, like many a new musical ("Flashdance" screeches to mind), this one is over-sung. That's an extra-troubling condition since the "American Idol"-ized caterwauling is...

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