"This uncharacteristically risqué and witty Berlin musical about political corruption in the mythical city of New Orleans (not seen locally since 1996) has been given a sharp, fast-paced revival by Musicals Tonight! Credit director/choreographer Donald Brenner with making this 77-year-old musical comedy look spanking new with his well-cast and accomplished production.
… Brenner’s varied choreography turns many of the songs into accomplished production numbers … his fast-paced and polished production of the rarely seen Louisiana Purchase for Musicals Tonight! makes a good case for this as a classic musical comedy of the type they don’t write in our era of the concept musical.
-- Victor Gluck