This is my first book by this author. The premise sounded fun and I was able to obtain it at a local used book store.
However, the first few chapters seemed to drag and I had a problem maintaining interest. Also, in the beginning each chapter seem to alternate between the present and flashbacks. Finally, I realized that the chapters were switching back and forth between two characters in the same time frame. Sometimes, half a chapter would be from one character's viewpoint and then switch to the second character for the other half of the chapter.
Once I finally clued in to what the author was doing I began to enjoy the story. I'll be reading the sequels as this is a trilogy.
-----Dust jacket blurb-----
By the 26th century, humanity had begun its expansion to the stars, and the Interstellar Dominion Electorates reigned over a unified Terra -- but New York was still New York, Broadway was still Broadway, and live theater was bigger and better than ever.
The excited theater pioneers of the newly formed Star Company were dedicated to taking their act on the road -- and out to the stars. They were far too busy with tryouts to pay any attention to current events and the constant harangues of the reactionary LORDS party on the public wallscreens.
Then the Lords party turned its attack on theater and its "timeless repertory of immorality." Suddenly the Star Company was off on a madcap race to finish its preparations, buy a ship and hire a pilot, and lift off Terra before it was grounded forever... or worse!