Read this article today. I was actually quite surprised that the review was pretty mediocre. I honestly thought something like this would have been emotional and empowering simultaneously.
This article has reminded me that set and all other parts of theatre really do contribute to it success. This may just be because the theatre has become a spectacle and that people expect to be overwhelmed at the theatre. With the bar already being set so high, musicals with mediocre reviews often stay at the bottom of the list.
It is also clear that un-remedied technical difficulties have contributed to this review, which is unfortunate. However, it does have a huge impact on what can be heard and what can be sung well if the sound system is lacking.
Perhaps this musical will do better once these issues are fixed.