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The Harvey Milk Show, by Patrick Hutchison and Dan Pruitt
OnSatge lost is't voice!
Sunday, November 8, 2009
0.5
There is no question that the performance of The Harvey Milk show was a big step backward for Onstage Atlanta and Barbara Cole-Uterhardt. I think the weakest thing about the show was that 85% of the cast was miss-cast and either undirected or misdirected by Barbara Cole-Uterhardt. She seemed too focused on Harvey the person, rather than seeing a bigger picture---being the impact he made on society and politics. Uterhardt neglected the other 25 people in the cast, leaving them to their own devices, which in turn was distracting and pulled focus.
I have read other reviews that said Harvey was barley in the show titled after him. I believe the show should reflect the effect that this man had on a group of people, and the impact he made in a community. Therefore the show becomes more about a feeling, rather that a person. Its no secret that Barbara has cast her husband in the past 3 musicals at Onstage. Surely there are other actors capable and willing to be cast in lead roles, however, perhaps they haven’t been awarded the opportunity.
This is not a show that speaks just about just Harvey Milk specifically, but to a community. Oddly, the show is around gay pride, but sadly speaks to nothing but Geff Uterhardt’s ego. Other shows in Onstages recent past gave them a “sounding box” in this community it is such a shame that this show didn’t get the same attention. It’s a possibility that
Theatre in Atlanta is dyeing for many reason, one of with is narcissism perhaps Onstage could stand a wakeup call in that department. The rose colored glasses that Onstage has for Uterhardt just might need to be taken off.

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