Arundel Barn Playhouse, ME

Judy Garland Dramatically Portrayed in Beyond the Rainbow

“The Judy Garland saga is beautifully told…”

“It is a dramatic and musical masterpiece that should be on this summer’s bucket list of every theater and music aficionado.”

“Arundel Barn Playhouse is wrapping up its 2012 season with a simply outstanding professional production of Beyond the Rainbow. I’ve been attending and reviewing this company since its 1998 inception, and this is definitely the finest show I’ve seen here.”

“…and stage director Gary John La Rosa have teamed up to find a perfect cast which is matched with costuming and scenery that precisely reflect the show’s concept and style.”

Scott Andrews – The Weekly Sentinel

Beyond the Rainbow: Poignant Portrayal of Judy Garland

“The spectacular roller coaster show business and personal life of the legendary Judy Garland becomes a dazzling musical production in Beyond the Rainbow, the final show of the Arundel Barn Playhouse’s 15th season.”

“Director/Choreographer Gary John La Rosa created a seamless blend of action by having his cast move from scene to scene of the compelling story with clarity and style.”

“Beyond the Rainbow is an exciting conclusion for the 15th season at the Arundel Barn Playhouse.”

Steve Hrehovcik – Tourist News

Judy Garland show will stick with you

“History might have you believe that Judy Garland died of a drug overdose in 1969, but they're wrong. Judy, with all her talent, loneliness and addictions, is alive on the Arundel Barn Playhouse stage in "Beyond the Rainbow."

“Set moments before her grand Carnegie Hall performance on April 23, 1961, Judy's life plays out before her — and the audience's — very eyes. Described as a play with music, the audience is taken on a rollercoaster ride of Judy's life, from her childhood to the end of her second marriage, and up to the moments before she took to perform on the Carnegie Hall stage. It's because of this rollercoaster that the show, which is mesmerizing and well-acted, is also incredibly emotional.”

“Touching and jam-packed with emotion, the show is not for the faint of heart. While it has moments of humor, it will likely leave you feeling exhausted after watching Judy transform from young, naïve Frances Gumm to the legend she is known as today.”

"Beyond The Rainbow" breathes new life into a well-known Hollywood story and features some of the best talent suited to tackle the woman behind those ruby red slippers, and The Arundel Barn Playhouse ends their 30th anniversary season on a high-note. The show is a must-see for any fan of the classic Hollywood era, Judy Garland or musical theater — but don't forget the tissues.”

Samantha Stephens –

Feuerstein shines as Judy Garland

“…it is wonderful.”“All of the songs are authentically performed with several that were better than merely great.”

“If you remember and loved Judy Garland, I wouldn’t miss it.”

Morton Gold – Journal Tribune

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