I admit I have mixed feelings about this musical. I cheerfully confess I was crazy go nuts over the music when I was a junior in high school and I still feel bad I've never actually seen it on stage.
The older I got though (and after I discovered what a freakin' GENIUS Steven Sondheim is,) the more I realized just how much Andrew Lloyd Weber writes "appeal to the masses common denominator music."
Sure it's fun...but it's meaningless. Not unlike doughnuts.