Curtain Call Theatre Presents “Over the River and Through the Woods”

Latham, NY — Curtain Call Theatre is presenting Over the River and Through the Woods by Joe DiPietro, directed by Steve Fletcher. Nick is a young bachelor living in New Jersey who religiously spends every Sunday having dinner with his Italian Grandparents. When he breaks the news that his employer…

REVIEW: “Witness for the Prosecution” at The Theater Barn

by Gail M. Burns It breaks my heart to have to inform you that The Theater Barn has mounted  a ponderous and shabby production of Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution. Contrary to popular opinion, critics do not salivate at the prospect of writing negative reviews. We want every production…

Review: A Touching Musical Version of ‘A Wonderful Life’ at Cohoes Music Hall

Of all the classic Christmas stories, Frank Capra’s A Wonderful Life is the holiday touchstone that best conflates holiday nostalgia with authentic real life situations. The Nutcracker is a bit too sugary, A Christmas Carol typically Victorian, Santaland Diaries is somewhat world weary and sarcastic, but A Wonderful Life hits…

REVIEW: “On Golden Pond” at The Theater Barn

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, September 2006 On Golden Pond takes place from May-September of the 44th summer Norman (John Noble) and Ethel (Marci Bing) Thayer spend at their cabin on the titular lake in Maine. Norman turns 80 in July, and this milestone prompts a visit home from the Thayers’…

REVIEW: “Caught in the Net” at The Theater Barn

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, June 2006 The Theater Barn has launched their 23rd season with a rip-snorting farce, Caught in the Net, which has been directed with verve by Michael Marotta and performed at break-neck speed by an amiable cast, solidly anchored by the hilarious performance of John Philip Cromie…

REVIEW: “Anything Goes” at the Cohoes Music Hall

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, May 2005 Wowie-wow-wow! Whadda show! All singing, all dancing. Everyone and everything in the Cohoes Music Hall production of Anything Goes looks and sounds just great. This current retooling of the 1934 Cole Porter opus, which I am assuming is the 1987 Broadway version with a revised…

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