“Broadway Bounty Hunter” Delights Critics and Public, adds Performance | Berkshire On Stage
New musicals are the most difficult for Berkshire theatres to put together successfully for the simple reason that there are twice as many creative voices to be heard and not much more time for hashing it all out than for a simple play.
Just scan the credits in the program and there they are: music director, musicians, choreographer, composer, lyricist, book writers, and likely a lead dancer and wig maker to boot. And yes, a producing genius, and artistic director to watch over the whole process, ready to step in when needed, to adjudicate a conflict, or solve the impossible problem.
All of these came to bear on the wildly successful Barrington Stage production of Broadway Bounty Hunter, now playing at the intimate St. Germain Theatre in Pittsfield. Area critics – as well as Charles Isherwood from the New York Times and Don Aucoin from the Boston Globe – added their praise and criticisms to the growing mountain of reviews. Only one critic was totally negative, Bob Goepfert of the Troy Union.