REVIEW: “A Christmas Carol at Main Street Stage

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, December 1999 “I have endeavoured in this ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humor with themselves, with each other, with the season or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly and no…

REVIEW: Cap & Bells Presents “The Glass Menagerie”

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, December, 1999 This is the third production of “The Glass Menagerie” that I have reviewed in the past eighteen months. So I went in thinking I knew it all – Tom, Laura, Amanda, the Gentleman Caller, blue roses and little glass unicorns. But I found…

REVIEW: Cap & Bells Presents “Little Shop of Horrors”

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, December, 1999 They just don’t get it. It is a pity, because “Little Shop of Horrors” is a perfectly constructed small-scale musical, and it has legions of devoted fans – myself included. But the Williams students who have mounted the current production on the AMT…

REVIEW: Williamstheatre Presents “The Trojan Women”

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, November, 1999 The last Greek tragedy that I saw was the WTF production of “Hecuba” in which Olympia Dukakis shook her head and announced “I am da muddah of all mis-ah-rees!” – looking so much like Jimmy Durante that I almost burst out laughing. Of…

Preview of the 1999 Fall Festival of Shakespeare

Preview article by Gail M. Burns, November, 1999 Students from McCann and Mt. Greylock have given up their afternoons and evenings for the past two months to rehearse the 90 minute versions of Shakespeare that they will be presenting at Shakespeare & Company’s 11th annual Fall Festival of Shakespeare. They…

REVIEW: Mt. Greylock Regional High School Presents “The Winter’s Tale”

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, November 1999 I have not seen “The Winter’s Tale” since that hazy period in my life BC (before children). Way back then I did a paper on Shakespeare’s “romances”, and I saw the scarcely performed play at the Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Connecticut, with the…

REVIEW: The Drury Drama Team Presents “The Children’s Hour”

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, November 1999 Watching the Drury Drama Team’s production of Lillian Hellman’s 1934 play “The Children’s Hour” was a great learning experience for me. Usually educational theatre has a greater impact on the students than on the audience, but I found my eyes opened to a…

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