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

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, June 1999 Let me make this very, very clear. For 21 years now Shakespeare & Company has been mounting the Bard’s work at The Mount in Lenox. This year they are doing “as You Like It” along with three other Shakespeare plays. This production is…

REVIEW: “Mack and Mabel” at Barrington Stage Company

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, June, 1999 This is one of those fabulous flops that enters into modern theatre folk-lore. “Mack and Mabel” ran this than two months in its initial Broadway outing in 1974, but people still talk about it. Because of this continued interest it is often produced…

REVIEW: “Camino Real” at the Williamstown Theatre Festival

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, June, 1999 I suppose, if the WTF is to continue its tradition as a leading interpreter of Tennessee Williams, that eventually they would have to do “Camino Real”. In fact this is not the first time they have dragged Williams’ incoherent 1953 flop on to…

REVIEW: “Once On This Island” at the Weston Playhouse

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, June 1999 “Once on this Island” is probably the perfect family musical. It is brief (85 minutes), uplifting, and tuneful. And Weston Playhouse is giving it a nifty production that is simultaneously simple and full of surprises. Since its off-Broadway debut in 1990 “Once on…

REVIEW: “South Pacific” at the Mac-Haydn

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, June, 1999 Mac-Haydn is off to a good start this season with a second fine musical production – this time Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1950 opus “South Pacific”. Based on a group of shorth stories by James Michener, “South Pacific” was a tremendous hit for Rodgers…

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