Come May, Connecticut's Goodspeed Opera House will be hit with Both Barrels. That's the name of a new five-person revue of songs by John Forster which will begin performances May 6 at the theatre and run through May 30, said Goodspeed spokesperson Jennifer Wislocki. The revue will play the company's second space at the Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, CT, and then move to an Off-Broadway theatre in New York directly afterwards. Forster, who writes both the music and lyrics for the revue, is best known for the book and lyrics to the Mary Rodgers musical Freaky Friday. Recently he was nominated for a Grammy Award as co-producer of Tom Chapin's children's album "In My Hometown." Both Barrels is described as "20 miniature musical plays" poking fun at a variety of societal topics.
Paul Kreppel will direct Both Barrels, with Steve Orich acting as musical director.
--By Robert Simonson