Awesomer and Awesomer – Review by Bonnie Goldberg

With a title like “Awesomer and Awesomer,” this musical starts off promising to be special and it doesn’t disappoint. Until Saturday, July 16, the Legacy Theatre in Branford will be lifting the curtain on Phoebe Kreutz’s zany sense of humor and views on the world in a series of slightly cynical and amazingly clever vignettes on life and love and beer and the Beatles and any other topic that may currently be on your mind. With a wildly talented quartet of actresses – Jennifer Barnhart, Katie Boren, Emma Green and Katrien Van Riel – with Gary Adler on piano and Billy Bustamante fielding choreography, these ladies are off and running with such inspired tunes as boyfriends who are “Dumber Than I Thought” and clearly a “Disaster.” These wild wanderings travel to Paris and Ireland, muse about what might happen “If God Is A Woman” and promote the culinary delights of Taco Bell, all under the creative direction of Alan Muraoka.

Also on the Legacy’s bulletin board are a one-woman play with songs, stories and hope written and performed by Julie Fitzpatrick 77 U-Turn; a Concert by Jelani Remy: This Is My Moment! on Sunday, July 17, (he is currently starring as the Emcee in “Cabaret” at Goodspeed Musicals); a Playwrights Circle Festival of Plays on Sunday, July 24 starting at 10 a.m. until almost 4 p.m. with almost a dozen new offerings; a film on Saturday, July 30 “Born at The Water’s Edge” revealing the history of Stony Creek; and culminating on Sunday, July 31 with a film by Stephen Dest “I am Shakespeare: The Henry Green Story.”

Call the box office at 203-315-1901 or online at for specific times and ticket prices.

Legacy Theatre is sure to provide a wonderful entertainment series for the whole family, including children’s programing. Don’t miss the boat!