Absence is a tough concept to cover in a musical. We are far more conditioned for characters to sing to fill a void than for their melodic personalities to hover, enigmatically, in a theater’s negative space.
So for its novelty alone, Maggie-Kate Coleman and Anna K. Jacobs’s “Pop!” — a 90-minute musical tumble down the curious rabbit hole of artist Andy Warhol — is an intriguing and on occasion rousing evening, a bold and inventive attempt to give tuneful form to Warhol’s obsessive pursuit of the mundane.
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