February 27, 2013
Flixster seem to have merged two versions of Barnum together. Both were made for TV specials made in 1986 so I guess it's forgivable. I'm rating the Michael Crawford one that is pictured. It's a childhood favorite.
April 8, 2009
[i]Barnum[/i] is my musical director's favorite musical, and after seeing the DVD of a theater performance starring the incredible Michael Crawford (AKA Cornelius Hackl and the Phantom), it's not hard to see why. The story of P.T. Barnum is a lot of fun, especially with so many acrobatics and a lot of great music. The sets and costumes also add a lot to the show, which whizzes by. The performances are solid all around, and it's just so much fun. It's a bit hard to track down, but if you can, do. A wonderful show.