I loved it so much that I ended up getting tickets to see it again alone. The second time, Jenna Russell was out sick, but her understudy was adequate. Also, it turns out that I had seen an understudy as Hope, the lead ingenue, the first time and was glad to see the actual actress play the part.
I'm only completely obsessed with this show. I have never seen anything like it. The music styles range from typical musical theatre style to jazz to gospel, and it never feels disjointed or inappropriate. I still can't stop thinking about one woman in the ensemble whose costume includes old fashioned leg braces. It affects her gait and her ability to perform the choreography, but adds to the texture of the scene rather than detracting from an ensemble of shiny dancing clones. Details like this abound and make the show constantly compelling. The musical has a terribly unhappy ending, but you still leave the theatre feeling conflicted about how great you feel about it!
P.S. I got to sit in the second row for both shows and it was fantastic. Even from that close, all of the entrances and exits are brilliantly covered with the use of a turn table which makes it look as if people are magically whisked on and off the stage.