Three marines, last night stateside, November 21, 1963. Tomorrow they're off to be advisors in a "police action" at Vietnam. They enact an old tradition: a dogfight (see who can bring the ugliest woman to a party). In the Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Peter Duchan musical, Eddie, an Alpha predator, slowly falls for withdrawn Rose and slowly learns to see eye-to-eye. A puzzle; the date is the eve of the Kennedy assassination, yet neither Cygnet nor the musical do anything with it. Without the "Eve of Destruction" subtext, much of the musical plays long and thin. The stronger second act, however, redeems the first. Worth a try.
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