What a Success!!
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The Barn Players, Inc.
Great show! This was not atypical of The Barn.
An old chestnut, dusted off, dressed back up, and put together with aplomb by an experienced director who really has a vision for the production and makes it come alive. Sets, lights and sound all added to his vision but the show itself was stellar amusement.
The cast and the orchestra, with only one exception, was tremendous. The leads, JP Finch and Rosemary, were the cute couple from suburbia that the whole audience wanted to see succeed.
Smitty, Bud Frump, Hedy, were great in their respective supporting roles, each stealing their scenes with humor. The ensemble took the show where it was supposed to go, right to the audience, with "Coffee Break".
The big disappointment came near the end of the show when Jonesey, the big bosses' secretary, who had been doing a really nice job with the role, couldn't hold many of the pitches of "Brotherhood of Man". That is, when she could find them. It really needed her to be someone who could steal that song, belt it out, even with all the high notes it should have been sung at. I've seen it done, and it can be a big hit when the surprise of Jonesey's voice comes out.
Even with that miscue, the show was a solid 5 out of 5.