Living in a fantasy world ain't all that bad, at least for a couple hours. One of my joys of summer, besides living a life in Maine, is taking in the four shows of the Maine State Music Theater (MSMT). This summer the shows were Dreamgirls, Les Miserables, Gypsy and Mary Poppins. Usually 3 of the 4 shows are very good. However this year, Dreamgirls and Gypsy fell well below the mark for me. Dreamgirls? Weak musical score. Afterall, it is a musical. My foot should be tappin'. Now, if they had used the Supremes songbook? Winner! Gypsy? Strong storyline, a couple of memorable songs, but I left the theater talking to myself. What's the big deal with Gypsy? It almost put me to sleep. I was yawning! Les Mis? See this show before you die. It's that good. Maybe the best show I've seen here since 1998. Mary Poppins? Fine musical score. The 2+ hours whizzed by. J- laughed throughout the production. It was hilarious! I can't believe Julie Andrews was any better then this gal. Many of my friends believe I live part of my existence in a fantasyland Four times a summer, I do. I have the Playbills to prove it. * What's ahead for next summer- Buddy, Chamberlain, 7 Brides for 7 Brothers, and Footloose. Can't wait.