OPINION: Why You Should Go See the BSC Musical Theatre Lab Productions

by Gail M. Burns, August 2006 The remaining show in the inaugural season of Barrington Stage Company’s Musical Theatre Lab – Disorder: A Mother/Daughter Vaudeville is not open for review, therefore I will not be writing one. But that doesn’t mean I’m not going to take this opportunity to encourage you to go…

REVIEW: Bakerloo Theatre Project Presents “Antigone”

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, August 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!! This production should be…

REVIEW: “Via Dolorosa” at the Berkshire Theatre Festival

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, August, 2006 For it would seem that we write not with the fingers, but with the whole person. The nerve which controls the pen winds itself about every fiber of our being, threads the heart, pierces the liver. – Virginia Woolf Seeing Via Dolorosa made me think a…

REVIEW: “Two Rooms” at the Chester Theatre Company

by Gail M. Burns, August 2006 Michael Wells, a history professor at the American University in Beirut, is being held hostage by Shiite Muslim extremists. Back at home, his wife Lainie, a naturalist, has stripped his home office bare and sits in it constantly, trying to stay connected to Michael…

REVIEW: “Rent” at the Colonial Theatre

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, August 2006 About halfway through the very long first act of Rent I was beginning to panic. Why wasn’t I thrilled and excited by this show? It’s won Tonys and Pulitzers, for lord’s sake. It’s run for a decade on Broadway and has a huge cult following…

REVIEW: “Gigi” at The Mac-Haydn

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, August, 2006 When you say the name Gigi people usually have rapturous responses linked directly to their memories of the 1958 musical film starring Leslie Caron, Hermione Gingold, and Maurice Chevalier. The music is so lovely, the Parisian scenery is so beautiful, Leslie Caron is so charming,…

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