By Valerie Gladstone
Updated March 12, 1999 at 05:00 AM EST
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Captains Courageous, The Musical (1999)

type
  • Stage

In this sluggish musical (music by Frederick Freyer and book and lyrics by Patrick Cook) inspired by the Kipling tale, a spoiled brat learns about love and responsibility on the high seas. Unconvincing as a simple Portuguese fisherman, Treat Williams (Hair) imparts these life lessons despite his ruffian colleagues’ contempt. Only Brandon Espinoza, the sweet-voiced youngster, infuses some spirit into the predictable proceedings. C-

Captains Courageous, The Musical (1999)

type
  • Stage
director
  • Lynne Meadow

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