REVIEW: “Sky Girls” at the Dorset Theatre Festival

by Gail M. Burns August, 2005. From 1942-1944 about 1,100 young women flew American military aircraft stateside in a program called WASP (Women Air Force Service Pilots). They transported planes from the factories to the bases, ferried military brass around the country, and made many other flights considered “a waste…

REVIEW: “Brigadoon” at The Mac-Haydn Theatre

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, August 2005 I have a soft spot in my heart for Brigadoon for two reasons. First, I am married to Robert Burns and therefore required to enjoy all things Scottish, and secondly it was the first musical I ever saw on Broadway. I had just turned six…

REVIEW: “Barry Manilow’s Copacabana” at The Mac-Haydn Theatre

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, August 2005 Like every review I write, this is ONLY my opinion, but from where I sit Barry Manilow’s Copacabana is a terrible musical. It has a ludicrous book, cardboard characters for the hero and heroine, and a score with only one hummable tune – the title…

REVIEW: “The Tricky Part” at Shakespeare & Company

by Gail M. Burns, AUGUST, 2005. Actor Martin Moran was sexually abused by a male camp counselor he met when he was twelve. This relationship continued for three years. Seven years ago, Moran felt a deep desire to write about his experiences and how that shaped him into the man…

REVIEW: “King John” at Shakespeare & Company

by Gail M. Burns, AUGUST, 2005. “John, John, bad King John,Shamed the throne that he sat on…” Thus begins a poem by Herbert and Eleanor Farjeon that was my childhood introduction to this monarch. The illustration that accompanied it showed John, knees akimbo, posed as if ready to flee the…

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