REVIEW: “Urinetown” at The Theater Barn

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, August 2006 No matter where you live, there has probably been a production of Urinetown mounted within an hour’s drive of your home this summer. This award-winning musical about a city where you have to pay to pee is a hot property, and the Theater Barn has…

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…

REVIEW: “The Mystery of Irma Vep” at The Theater Barn

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, July, 2003 The current production of his melodramatic parody The Mystery of Irma Vep at the Theater Barn undoubtedly has the late playwright Charles Ludlam (1943-1987) rolling in his grave. Rolling with laughter that is! Nay, more than just rolling. Probably thrashing violently in order to resurrect…

REVIEW: “My Way: A Tribute to Frank Sinatra” at The Theater Barn

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, June, 2002 If you like the Lawrence Welk Show, then you will just love My Way, a lightweight entertainment billed as a “tribute to Frank Sinatra” currently running at the Theater Barn. Basically this is a ninety minute concert of 56 Sinatra standards, strung together by…

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