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Review of Sundown, Barter Theater

The Barter Theatre’s currently running East Coast premiere of the musical play Sundown is a rollicking, tuneful re-telling of the Old-West tale of the gunfight at the OK Corral. The challenge of this enterprise is to bring a fresh and engaging approach to a story so well-known as to have become a part of mythic […]

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Sundown Combines Grit and Beauty

by Robert McKinney / BRISTOL HERALD COURIER Barter Theatre has been selected for the East Coast premier of Sundown, a wonderful new musical drama that recounts the events leading up to the famous Gunfight At The O.K. Corral, in October of 1881, the gunfight itself that lasted all of 90 seconds, and a brief glance […]

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Theater Reviews World Premiere Sundown

John Garcia’s THE COLUMN April 23, 2002 **Reviewed 04-20-02 performance What new laurels and accolades can we bestow on Lyric Stage that hasn’t already been said? Lyric Stage is the only theater company in Texas that has the bulk of their productions mounted that are totally fresh and new, never to have been produced before. […]

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Western Classic Hits the Mark as Musical

Posted on Mon, Apr. 22, 2002 By PERRY STEWART Special to the Star-Telegram IRVING – Ah, the joys of live theater: the roar of the crowd, the smell of the greasepaint and the gunsmoke …Yep, gunsmoke. The actors at Lyric Stage are packing real six-shooters. That’s only fitting for a new musical that climaxes with […]

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A Brief History of King of Hearts

What follows is a brief history and some random thoughts about KING OF HEARTS written originally by composer Peter Link in 1980 and updated in 2003: KING OF HEARTS has always been more than just another musical for me. Since I first saw the film some years ago it has been more of an obsession. […]