REVIEW: “The Full Monty” at The Theater Barn

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, August 2005 When the six bathrobe-clad leading men of the Theater Barn’s production of The Full Monty came out to take their curtain call, the audience as a body leapt to their feet cheering. Not this business where one or two people stand and then a couple…

REVIEW: “Lucky Stiff” at The Theater Barn

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, August 2005 What a delightful little gem of a musical! Lucky Stiff, currently being given a luminous production at the Theater Barn, was the first musical from the Tony award-winning team of Lynn Ahrens (book and lyrics) and Stephen Flaherty (music) who went on to fame…

REVIEW: “Songs for a New World” at The Theater Barn

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, July 2005 Songs for a New World is basically a semi-staged concert of songs by Jason Robert Brown, an up-and-coming young composer and lyricist. In the decade since its brief 28 performance premiere at the WPA theatre in New York, the show has had over 300…

REVIEW: “Swingtime Canteen” at The Theater Barn

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, July 2005 I really don’t understand why this is such a dismal production of Swingtime Canteen. This is the kind of small, funny revue that the Theater Barn usually does very well. Director Peggy Ayn Maas has a long history with this show – she is…

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…

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