Barb Burke

Barb Burke Barb Burke, a writer and a life-long New Englander, loves the arts in all its forms. She also volunteers at living history events.


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BWW Review: SYLVIA at Newport Playhouse And Cabaret RestaurantBWW Review: SYLVIA at Newport Playhouse And Cabaret Restaurant
Posted: Oct. 21, 2018


BWW Review: THE NUTCRACKER at Festival Ballet ProvidenceBWW Review: THE NUTCRACKER at Festival Ballet Providence
Posted: Dec. 18, 2017


BWW Review: DIRECTOR'S CHOICE at Festival Ballet ProvidenceBWW Review: DIRECTOR'S CHOICE at Festival Ballet Providence
Posted: Feb. 10, 2018


BWW Review: A COMEDY OF TENORS at Granite TheatreBWW Review: A COMEDY OF TENORS at Granite Theatre
Posted: Jul. 7, 2018


BWW Review: OTHELLO at Trinity RepBWW Review: OTHELLO at Trinity Rep
Posted: Feb. 22, 2018


BWW Review: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at Contemporary Theater CompanyBWW Review: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at Contemporary Theater Company
Posted: Jul. 5, 2018


BWW Review: A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED at Granite TheatreBWW Review: A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED at Granite Theatre
Posted: Sep. 14, 2018


BWW Review: SYLVIA at Newport Playhouse And Cabaret RestaurantBWW Review: SYLVIA at Newport Playhouse And Cabaret Restaurant
October 21, 2018

Sit, stay...see Sylvia at the Newport Playhouse.

BWW Review: A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED at Granite TheatreBWW Review: A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED at Granite Theatre
September 14, 2018

A Murder is Announced... and a good time is had by all.

BWW Review: A COMEDY OF TENORS at Granite TheatreBWW Review: A COMEDY OF TENORS at Granite Theatre
July 7, 2018

Laugh the night away at A Comedy of Tenors at Westerly's Granite Theater.

BWW Review: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at Contemporary Theater CompanyBWW Review: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at Contemporary Theater Company
July 5, 2018

If you go see the Contemporary Theater Company's current production ofPeter and the Starcatcher,prepare to be enchanted. This production - at times poignant, at times delightfully silly - casts a spell over the viewer with the imaginative ways it tellsthe backstory of Peter Pan. The play, adapted for stage by Rick Elice, is based on the 2004 book by humorist Dave Barry andRidley Pearson. Music is by Wayne Barker.

BWW Review: QYRQ QYZ at FirstWorksBWW Review: QYRQ QYZ at FirstWorks
March 16, 2018

Central Asian ensemble finds a modern way to bring an ancient tale to life with music, film and spoken word.

BWW Review: OTHELLO at Trinity RepBWW Review: OTHELLO at Trinity Rep
February 22, 2018

Trinity Rep's Othello is macho, engaging and spirited

BWW Review: DIRECTOR'S CHOICE at Festival Ballet ProvidenceBWW Review: DIRECTOR'S CHOICE at Festival Ballet Providence
February 10, 2018

A new adaptation of Igor Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale made its world debut at the VETS, Providence last night in a Festival Ballet Providence's production where it was, as per the ballet's direction, "read, played and danced.

BWW Review: THE NUTCRACKER at Festival Ballet ProvidenceBWW Review: THE NUTCRACKER at Festival Ballet Providence
December 18, 2017

Beautifully choreographed by Mihailo Djuric, The Festival Ballet welcomes the audience with a first act full of charm and humor, inviting the viewer to enjoy the excellent dancing to follow, making this production ideal for both the first-time ballet goer as well as the seasoned ballet lover.

BWW Review: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Granite TheatreBWW Review: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Granite Theatre
October 27, 2017

A powerful production of it in a comfortable, intimate setting.

BWW Review: ON GOLDEN POND at The Arctic PlayhouseBWW Review: ON GOLDEN POND at The Arctic Playhouse
October 9, 2017

Be sure to share this moment with friends soon as the Arctic Playhouse's production of On Golden Pond ends October 14.

BWW Review: ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST at Contemporary Theatre CompanyBWW Review: ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST at Contemporary Theatre Company
June 23, 2017

Experience some of this South Country magic.

BWW Review: SOUVENIR at Granite TheatreBWW Review: SOUVENIR at Granite Theatre
May 27, 2017

It takes a true professional-both musical and comedic- to assault some of opera's most beloved arias and make it entertaining. In the Granite Theatre's production of Souvenir, the story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the joke never gets old.

BWW Review: TAKING SIDES at Granite TheatreBWW Review: TAKING SIDES at Granite Theatre
April 24, 2017

The Granite Theatre in Westerly RI successfully tackles Taking Sides, the thought-provoking drama set in post-war Berlin.

BWW Review: SHE WOULD IF SHE COULD at AS220 Black BoxBWW Review: SHE WOULD IF SHE COULD at AS220 Black Box
April 1, 2017

Treat yourself to She Would if She Could, Head Trick Theatre's delicious production of Sir George Etherege's bawdy comedy of manners, this weekend at AS220.