REVIEW: “The Smell of the Kill” at the Berkshire Theatre Festival

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, August, 2001 “Now give three cheers. I?ll lead the way. Hoorah, hoorah, hooray!” – W.S. Gilbert, H.M.S. Pinafore Now give three cheers and one cheer more! That?s one cheer for each of the fine actresses and the extra for?well, I can?t decide whether it should be…

REVIEW: “Jesus Christ Superstar” at the Mac-Haydn

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, August, 2001 Like many people of my respectable middle age, I have a personal attachment to Jesus Christ Superstar born of it being a seminal piece of music from my early adolescence. And yet I had never seen the show staged. I was a fourteen-year-old atheist living…

REVIEW: “Victor, Victoria” at the Mac-Haydn

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, August, 2001 For reasons best left undisclosed, I have seen the 1982 film version of Victor, Victoria many more times than I should have, but I had not seen the “egregiously overlooked” 1995 stage version until today when I made my first trip of the season down…

REVIEW: “And God Created Great Whales” at MASS MoCA

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, August 2001 I see an awful lot of traditional, realistic, proscenium-bound theatre, so when the opportunity arises to see something that promises a change, I go for it. While And God Created Great Whales was performed in conventional, fourth-wall style, that was the only thing conventional about…

REVIEW: “The Tempest” at Shakespeare & Company

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, August, 2001. Did I tell everyone that A Midsummer Night’s Dream was the must-see show at Shakespeare & Company this season? I take that back. If you only have the time and money to see one grand Shakespearean production this summer, by all means make it The Tempest.…

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