REVIEW: “Wonder of the World” at Barrington Stage

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, July 2006 A fine cast, fast-paced direction by Rob Ruggerio and clever sets by Luke Hegel-Canatraella render David Lindsay-Abraire’s less than perfect comedy Wonder of the World appear far more wonderful than it actually is. Lindsay-Abaire’s writing is slick, but, in this work at least, he often…

REVIEW: Bakerloo Theatre Project Presents “Julius Caesar”

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, July 2006 Once again the good folks at the Bakerloo Theatre Project are offering a special discount to GailSez readers! Mention this Web site at the box office at any Thursday or Sunday performance of “Julius Caesar” or “Antigone” and pay just $5!! Like Eleanor Holdridge’s Hamlet currently running…

REVIEW: “Rounding Third” at the Chester Theatre Company

by Gail M. Burns, July 2006. What an amusing and gentle bit of summer fun Rounding Third is. This tale of two very different men struggling to get along as the coach and assistant coach of the Little League team on which both of their sons play is consistently funny and has…

REVIEW: “Duet for One” at the Chester Theatre Company

by Gail M. Burns, July 2006. Duet for One made me very angry. I suspect this is a very personal response because my fellow audience members did not appear to be leaving the theatre with steam coming out of their ears. This play did win the London Theatre Critics’ award for…

REVIEW: “Cats” at The Mac-Haydn

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, July, 2006 My little brown cat Mary is the epitome of style over substance. I believe she is constituted thusly:5% Purrs and Meows5% Owl-y Eyes and Pointy Ears15% Structural Necessities (i.e. bones, blood, vital organs, etc.)75% Fluff Andrew Lloyd Webber has constructed his Cats along the same…

REVIEW: “Funny Girl” at The Mac-Haydn

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, July, 2006 Somehow, I had managed to live 49.5 years without paying much attention to Funny Girl. I had never seen the show or the film. I discovered that I wasn’t even that familiar with the score, which was a surprise. So the first question I…

REVIEW: “Where’s My Money?” at Main Street Stage

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, July 2006 Henry (Joshua Bishoff), a divorce lawyer, and Natalie (Kelli Newby), an accountant, have been married for two years and they are experiencing some marital difficulties. Both of them brought some excess baggage into the relationship – Henry the bitter memory of his first…

REVIEW: “The Rosenbach Company” at MASS MoCA

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, July 2006 This summer the Berkshires are all about celebrating brothers who collect things. Starting with the Barrington Stage Company’s Stage II production of The Collyer Brothers at Home and continuing with The Rosenbach Company and the exhibit The Clark Brothers Collect: Impressionist and Early Modern Paintings at the Sterling and Francine Clark…

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