REVIEW: “Full Gallop” at Shakespeare & Company

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, July 2004. It is always a treat to see actress Annette Miller on the stage. And I don’t wonder at her choice of vehicles this time around – I can see the allure of playing the charming and eccentric Diana Vreeland, mid-20th century fashionista to…

REVIEW: “Lettice and Lovage” at Shakespeare & Company

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, July 2004. If you did not see this show during its November/December run last year, I would encourage you to go. It is a delightful play – funny and profound – with excellent central performances by Tina Packer and Diane Prusha. My only warning to you is…

REVIEW: “As You Like It” at Shakespeare & Company

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, July 2004 (On July 28th Christine Marie Brown took over the role of Rosalind. Click HERE to read my update.) I saw As You Like It with a crowd of Elderhostel folks. An elderly man was seated to my left and when the final curtain fell (metaphorically,…

REVIEW: “Beguiled Again” at The Theater Barn

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, July 2004 Okay, this is another one of those revues, the kind I usually don’t like. The formula is simple, take an even number of attractive and moderately talented young men and women and select a group of songs with a common theme – they…

REVIEW: “The Unexpected Guest” at The Theater Barn

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, July 2004 Every season the Theater Barn trots out a murder mystery. This year it is Agatha Christie’s The Unexpected Guest, considered by fans to be one of her finest works for the stage. Sure enough, before the lights come up a murder is committed, and…

REVIEW: “The Honky Tonk Angels” at The Theater Barn

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, July, 2004 This piece of fluff is created by Ted Swindley, mastermind behind Always…Patsy Cline and several other revue-type shows on country themes. I am already on record as stating that I am not a country music fan, and I just don’t understand the popularity of these…

REVIEW: “Show Boat” at The Mac-Haydn

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, July 2004 And now, ladies and gentlemen, I have the pleasure of announcing that a star is born! I have been saying all season that Renée Brna is star material, and here in Show Boat, cast in the leading role of Magnolia, she finally gets her…

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