Kid Victory, now playing at Signature Theater, is an odd combination of disparate elements.
First, it is a musical. But it is a musical about a pedophile who kidnaps, rapes and beats an underage teenage boy.
Yes, it is a musical.
It tackles the themes of faith, homosexuality, anonymous sexual dating sites, Vikings, lawns ( yes, I said lawns), and families dealing with teenage angst.
I personally felt very uncomfortable watching the pedophile kidnapper singing about his "love" for his victim.
One has a hard time not squirming with mortification. Yet, there are some positives. The actors all deliver stellar performances, especially the main character, who totally nails teenage boy angst. His face is a map of his thoughts.
Signature Theater in Arlington loves to explore the occasional edgy theme, but perhaps there is a limit of good taste, that would be welcome.
Please, no more musicals about sexual predators.
Your imaginary theater critic,