Commercials quote reviews that have praised TSO as "a new holiday classic" and "stunning." To that, we add "the apotheosis of mullet culture" and "a disturbing development in the commodification of a once-sacred holiday." Though fans will undoubtedly take offense at the less-than-glowing appraisal -- the Christ Child Himself knows that Northeast Ohio's teeming with devotees; last year, the troupe played more than a dozen dates in the Cleveland-Akron area -- let the record show that we're taking it easy. The Boston Herald's Robin Vaughan called TSO "an overwrought spectacle" of "phony, empty crap." Hey, her words, not ours.
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