The Marquee News and Views from MTI
Filichia’s Features: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is Still Flying High
by: Peter Filichia on February 23, 2012
"Many performers have played Yente the Matchmaker as acid-tongued, probably because they’re used to hearing Beatrice Arthur dourly intone her lines on the cast album. Arthur does sound as if she’s just out to make a buck. Here, Barbi McGuire instead decided to show us a matchmaker who really thought that she was doing a genuine service that would bring happiness to all. It’s a good approach"
"Barbi McGuire plays the elderly Edith Beale in Act II, with a gutsy acceptance of her condition, more to be pitied than condemned"
Black River's 'Grey Gardens,' a glimpse of American royalty
Published: Tuesday, July 05, 2011, 5:20 PM
By Liz Keill/Independent Press
"While the ensemble piece features five admirable performances, the role of sassy farmer’s wife
Mavis Gilmerson (played by Barbi McGuire) often steals the show. Whether she is cooling herself off
by sitting by the refrigerator — she is going through “The Change” — or using her know-how to keep
the church heated, she draws the most laughs and for good reason."
Wayside Church Ladies Rule
Published: June 7, 2013
by Laura McFarland