SUBMIT ABOUT FAQ
PEOPLE COMPANIES VENUES
LOGIN NEW USER PRODUCTIONS
REVIEWERS SIX DEGREES
A User-Driven Site for Theater in Atlanta, Georgia
josephdrummer [ALL REVIEWERS]
Companies Reviewed#
Barnbuster Musicals1
Average Rating Given : 3.00000
Reviews in Last 6 months :
REVIEWS

Guys and Dolls, by
Review from an insider
Monday, March 29, 2004
3.0
I would like to take this opportunity to review the production for which I am currently serving as percussionist (yes, I know that most of you thought that the drums were too much, but after 8 of 10 shows, there is nothing I can realistically do - unless you have some serious suggestions). Most of you condemn reviews of shows by cast or crew members, but I will not sing the praises of every single piece of the show and not bring up the bad parts.
In Barnbuster Musicals' performance of Guys and Dolls, I was asked to accompany the pianist (who also played a part in the show) on the drums. Since the pianist has a part in the play, some of you are correct in deducing that much of the music was prerecorded. However, only two slow songs (that is, the ones in which the soloist leads) were recorded - "Luck be a Lady" and "Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat" - and all the rest were accompanied by our talented pianist.
I would appreciate replies to this message by Johnnyreb and Okely-Dokely telling me exactly why they thought I did a less-than-adequate job on the drums, and how Okely-Dokely heard anything that sounded like techno music. And, just for your clarification, I am a 14-year-old self-taught drummer and singer who has been playing for 2 years, and I am in my church's praise band (leading worship for over 500 people per service - of which there are two).
I would also really appreciate replies by anyone who saw Guys and Dolls telling me how I could improve my broadway-style drumming skills for "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat", the next show for which I am playing.
Thank you for the time you took to read this, and I look forward to some kind, constructive criticism.
God Bless,
Michael

OPENING SOON
Outside Mullingar
by John Patrick Shanley
Live Arts Theatre
CLOSING SOON
Harvest 10-10-10
by Jordan Richards, Bruce Karp, Robin Doupe, Brad Sytsma, Joe Starzyk, Lindsey Brown, Matthew Fowler, Jenny Mead, Emily McClain, Emily Hageman
Onion Man Productions
Julius Caesar
by William Shakespeare
The New American Shakespeare Tavern
Mac | Beth
by Erica Schmidt, adapted from William Shakespeare
Synchronicity Performance Group
Small Mouth Sounds
by Bess Wohl
Alliance Theatre Company
Spring Awakening
by Duncan Sheik (music), Steven Sater (words)
Oglethorpe University Theatre Department
The 39 Steps
by Patrick Barlow
Theatre Buford
NOW PLAYING
Almost, Maine
by John Cariani
Centerstage North Theatre
BattleActs Fall 2019
Laughing Matters
Daddy Long Legs
by John Caird (book) and Paul Gordon (songs)
The Legacy Theatre
Harvest 10-10-10
by Jordan Richards, Bruce Karp, Robin Doupe, Brad Sytsma, Joe Starzyk, Lindsey Brown, Matthew Fowler, Jenny Mead, Emily McClain, Emily Hageman
Onion Man Productions
Julius Caesar
by William Shakespeare
The New American Shakespeare Tavern
Mac | Beth
by Erica Schmidt, adapted from William Shakespeare
Synchronicity Performance Group
Midnight at the Masquerade
by The Murder Mystery Company
The Murder Mystery Company in Atlanta
Ridiculous Beasts and Where to Kill Them
by Ryan Girard
Agathas: A Taste of Mystery
Safety Net
by Daryl Lisa Fazio
Theatrical Outfit
Small Mouth Sounds
by Bess Wohl
Alliance Theatre Company
Spring Awakening
by Duncan Sheik (music), Steven Sater (words)
Oglethorpe University Theatre Department
The 39 Steps
by Patrick Barlow
Theatre Buford

©2012 TheaterReview.com. All rights reserved.