REVIEW: “Dirty Blonde” at The Theater Barn

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, June, 2002 If you take a close look at Mae West (1893-1980), you will see that she is nothing that you expect her to be. She wasn’t really blonde, she wasn’t really busty, and she wasn’t really curvy (heavy corset use there). She was kind…

REVIEW: “Guys and Dolls” at The Theater Barn

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, August, 1999 There are pros and cons to the production of “Guys and Dolls” currently running at the Theater Barn. The pros come mostly from sudden bursts of talent and energy from the cast. The cons lie squarely at the feet of director and choreographer…

REVIEW: “Little Me” at The Theater Barn

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, August, 1999 In 1962 Sid Ceasar was the reigning King of America Comics. He made a triumphant return to the Broadway stage in “Little Me” – a musical tailor-made for him by a hand-picked creative team. Neil Simon wrote the book, Cy Coleman wrote the…

REVIEW: “A Murder is Announced” at The Theater Barn

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, July, 1999 If you really love murder mysteries in general or Agatha Christie and her Miss Marple in particular, I suppose you might enjoy this show. All I could see was a play long past its prime featuring performances barely worthy of a high school…

REVIEW: “Stardust” at The Theater Barn

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, July, 1999 This is a very pleasant evening at the theatre. I left the house thinking, “This will be pleasant.” and when I turned to my companion at the end of the show she said, “Well, that was pleasant.” Pleasant. Pleasant is the word. Is…

REVIEW: “Run For Your Wife” at The Theater Barn

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, June, 1999 The title says it all. This 1960’s British farce is broad and silly. It is an old war-horse of a farce, mumbling polite British apologies as it stumbles through more mistaken identities and chances for people to appear in their underwear than seems…

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