In ‘Howard Barnes,’ a self-aware love letter to musicals

The cast of 'The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes.' Photo by Mark Kitaoka

Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond’s new musical doesn’t exactly represent a revolution at Village Theatre. Less form-busting than fun, it’s a meta-musical with a sometimes esoteric sense of humor.

The Unanswered Question of ‘Pageant’

The cast of 'Pageant,' photo by Nate Watters

There are a lot of things going for A Sensible Theatre Co.’s inaugural production, ‘Pageant,’ but the musical’s glossy production can’t overcome the dated material.