REVIEW: “Barnum” at The Mac-Haydn

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, August 2004 Phineas Taylor Barnum (1810-1891) was 60 years old when Barnum’s Grand Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan, and Circus made its debut. At the time, it was the largest circus venture in American history. Shortly thereafter Barnum coined the phrase “The greatest show on earth,”…

REVIEW: “Gypsy” at The Mac-Haydn

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, June 2004 Gypsy is a great big, old-fashioned musical. Big is the operative word here. It calls for a big cast and endless scenery and costume changes as it spans a couple of decades and tries to tell the interlocking stories of several people’s lives. Someone…

REVIEW: “Sugar Babies” at The Mac-Haydn

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, July, 2003 WOW! Wowie-wow-wow! Whatta show! What a load of silly fun! Go! Buy tickets NOW, I tell you! There is no plot to Sugar Babies, no moral, no uplifting moments. Just songs and dance, laughs and fun, all for you. That’s what it says on…

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