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It's not a kick-line and smile kind of musical, hewing closer to a modern sensibility with an intimate, realistic story that uses music as a lens on emotionally tangled territory.

After a long lead-up, ‘Bright Side’ gets in tune

May 18th, 2016

It's not a kick-line and smile kind of musical, hewing closer to a modern sensibility with an intimate, realistic story that uses music as a lens on emotionally tangled territory.

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