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 to represent the best of…

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 the Christmas sweet spot perfectly.…