I can't believe I've never actually been exposed to this musical before. newsboyhat changed all that and I must confess to being rather impressed. The music was splendid, the lyrics cleverly crafted, and the performances (albeit only in a concert rather than a dramatic setting) were top notch. I can quite see why Lea Salonga garners so much praise - the clarity of her anunciation would have left Henry Higgins reaching for the kleenex. Couple those qualities with a not-overdone-pathos that raised more than a couple of tears to these unwilling eyes and I must confess to being impressed. Next step: get the soundtrack on CD for in-car overuse.