Judging by the production as it was earlier this year in Dallas, I feel quite differently about GIANT, liking it a lot, and loving parts of it, though I can understand there are probably many folk to whom it would not appeal. Surely, though, there were more performances and moments worthy of mention--or did you not find that so? I was so impressed by both Katie Thompson and Natalie Cortez (I hope her solo early-ish in the second act is still in the show), it's surprising to me to read a review that doesn't single them out. I loved Matt Doyle as Jordy, but have heard good reports of Bobby Steggert. Miguel Cervantes, too, really shone in his song. Did the orchestral ensemble and its director not make any impression?
I guess the fact that so little of your brief review is actually about the show indicates how negatively you felt about it (or, I guess, how little it made you feel). You're certainly not alone, but I would have hoped for a little more detail and more specifics in the review, given how much I respect your work and opinions. Then again, it sounds like it was that kind of experience for you, where it just didn't stir much interest, such that you're not even interested in delving deeper into what didn't work or why. It appears that, with GIANT, Mr. LaChiusa, along with Ms. Pearson, has written another very polarizing show.