REVIEW: C-R Productions Presents “Kiss Me, Kate”

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, February 2006 Last August, as a special treat, I took my then-sixteen-year-old son Brandon to New York to see Monty Python’s Spamalot. At intermission I turned to him and, indicating the 1,519 or so members of the unwashed masses with whom I was forced to share…

REVIEW: “Annie” at the Cohoes Music Hall

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, December 2005 Exactly thirty years ago this month I was stage managing a workshop production of a musical based on Harold Gray’s legendary comic strip, Little Orphan Annie. It was a fun little show, and the author/director taught me a lot about Gray and the strip’s…

REVIEW: “A Chorus Line” at the Cohoes Music Hall

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, September 2005 After closing their 2004-2005 season with a blockbuster musical directed and choreographed by Tralen Doler, and so it seemed a sensible thing to open the 2005-2006 season with the same. I predict that this one will be as big a hit as the…

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…

REVIEW: “Mesuggah-Nuns” at the Cohoes Music Hall

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, February 2005 If you are looking for high art, go back to my front page and make your selection of award-winning shows running the in Capital District. If you want to have fun, go see Meshuggah-Nuns at Cohoes Music Hall. The premise this time around, and it…

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