Oddly, this play is wishy-washy politically. Instead of remaining a straightforward depiction of a powerful man who committed horrific acts — not forgetting to acknowledge his private sufferings and personal decencies — a narrative passage toward the end goes for a you-be-the-judge pseudo-fairness, asking us to balance his atrocities with his good deeds. ("So, Mr. Hitler, would you like to discuss this vegetarianism you've gotten into?")

Since this is a rock musical with a shoot-'em-up Western flair, it has to have a kickass band, so it does, led by David Tessier on guitar and piano,with Javi Merida on guitar, drummer Thomas Grace, and Paolo "Zeus" Sousa on bass. Dance choreography by Kate Lester keeps things moving, and fight choreography by Brien Lang keeps the energy amped up.

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