Since Broadway can't seem to come up with any new, original hits, its latest recycled plot is Lassie: The Musical.
A variety of TV and movie Lassie plots have been combined to create this cold dish of leftovers. The only highpoint in the failed extrava-stranger is the classic scene where Lassie rushes into the farmhouse to alert the family that Timmie has fallen into the well, again...
In an effort at topical relevance, this production has named the little blond farm boy-pain in the ass, Iraq.
Mom and Dad Farmer awaken to heroine dog Lassie's alarum as the loyal beast bites and claws at the dimwitted couple who are singing a rap duet called: "Whatizit, HoeGirl!"
After guesses ranging from Saddam Hussein caused 9-11 to the Taliban recruit Mexican illegal border crossers to harvest America's Cornucopia, the dullards remember that Lassie only comes when Timmie or in this case Iraq has fallen into the well, again. In a stirring choral piece called, "Iraq, Here We Come Again", the entire cast rushes to the well and en masse all fall in and drown with Timmie-Iraq in a much welcomed denouement.