REVIEW: “Cabaret” at The Theater Barn

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, August 2004 Grimy and lewd, disturbing and surreal, the Theater Barn has pulled out all the stops to present a chilling and entertaining production of Kander and Ebb’s 1966 masterpiece Cabaret. Not a show for the faint of heart, Cabaret boldly blends music and theatre to bring the…

REVIEW: “Beguiled Again” at The Theater Barn

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, July 2004 Okay, this is another one of those revues, the kind I usually don’t like. The formula is simple, take an even number of attractive and moderately talented young men and women and select a group of songs with a common theme – they…

REVIEW: “Chicago” at The Theater Barn

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, August, 2003 It doesn’t really matter what I say in this review because the Theater Barn’s production of Chicago will sell out (if it hasn’t already) anyway. That is because, as Artistic Director Bert Bernardi remarked in his curtain speech, America has Chicago fever. Cleverly timed to open the…

REVIEW: “Hollywood Pinafore” at The Theater Barn

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, August, 2003 I just loved this show! Of course, I know every line, lyric, and note of Gilbert & Sullivan’s 1878 operetta H.M.S. Pinafore – of which this 1945 George S. Kaufman opus is a clever parody – so I cannot imagine what entertainment value the show…

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