One would need a helium-filled heart for it not to sink at the mention of an operetta based on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King. Like a jazz ballet commemorating the Trail of Tears or a limited edition of Bono's collected sayings, such a project threatens to blend school-assembly earnestness with crimes against good taste. To their credit, the savvy members of the theater company Waterwell have sidestepped this kitsch potential. But they offer instead a frustrating hodgepodge of a piece—infectious, profound, and... More >>>