The set doesn't allow for the full acrobatic flying around the platforms that Gene Nelson did, but Yazbeck's dancing and acting ability allow the darker colors to come through. It's the closest we'll get to the Michael Bennett/Gene Nelson original until Tony Yazbeck us cast in a full production.
Speaking as someone who grew up with the Sondheim/Prince pentalogy, I would say definitely DO NOT skip this show, Brody. Although it's no Fosse or Jerome Robbins Broadway, it's one showstopper after another, so ultimately, it's thrilling.
The Follies section alone shows the ghostly quality that all subsequent productions have been missing. The masterful hand of Hal Prince is evident in the pitch-perfect restaging of "Waiting Around for the Girls Upstairs"
These fans who complain about a performed not coming to the stage door should be publicly humiliated and shamed--no! they should be tarred and feathered--but mostly, they should be disallowed to ever attend another theatrical event again until they grow up.