I love the corps, yada, yada. I'm also fully prepared to dish out criticism when it's called for. The corps hired this staff... and with little to no oversight of what they produce. They were given a free hand. If Boston's management is not calling them out when they don't dig as deeply as the competition, then WHO WILL?????
I love the staff... go way back with some of them... and enjoy the energy they've brought.
Wicked Games was an excellent show. Total turnaround for Boston. The GE was there. S. O. S. had many great qualities, but felt like the designers were resting on their GE laurels, instead of charging into new territory. It did not lead the activity, like last year's medalists did. Goliath is another great show. Total step up from a technical standpoint. There was obviously a lot of thought and work that went into this production. However, there is not the level of artistic risk, and GE variety, that this set of designers is capable of.