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BARRINGTON STAGE COMPANY
2015 SEASON PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
MUSICALS, PLAYS, CABARETS, CONCERTS, AND FREE EVENTS!
May 14 – June 13. BUTLER by Richard Strand. Starring David Schramm.  Directed by Joe Discher. Regional premiere. St. Germain Stage at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield. Performances are Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 4pm(excluding May 16), and Sunday at 3pm. Added performance Wednesday, June 10 at 3pm. There will be 2 additional matinees Thursday, June 4 and June 11 at 4pm. Press Opening: Wednesday, May 20 at 7:30pm. Tickets start at $40. Low priced previews May 14 and 15 are $15. (413) 236-8888.
June 8. T’AINT NOBODY’S BIZZNESS IF I DO…AND OTHER SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE: Starring WANDA HOUSTON. June 8 at 8pm. Tickets are $25, reserved seating. An evening with Wanda Houston and Friends! Back by popular demand, powerhouse performer Wanda Houston returns to take us on a soulful walk through the blues, jazz and gospel songs that reflect her love affair with life and love. This is a one-night-only performance you won’t want to miss. Mr. Finn’s Cabaret at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield. (413) 236-8888.
June 10– July 11. MAN OF LA MANCHA, music by Mitch Leigh, lyrics by Joe Darion, book by Dale Wasserman, directed by Julianne Boyd, choreographed by Greg Graham, and music directed by Darren R.Cohen.Man of La Mancha is based Cervantes Don Quixote and stars Jeff McCarthy, Felicia Boswell and Tom Alan Robbins. Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, 30 Union Street, Pittsfield. Performances Tuesday and Wednesday at 7pm, Thursday-Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 5pm, Wednesday and Friday matinees at 2pm (excluding 6/10, 6/12). Press Opening: Sunday, June 14 at 5pm. Tickets start at $20. Low priced previews June 10-12 are $15/$20. Youth ages 6-18, tickets $15/$20 all performances (subject to availability). (413) 236-8888.
June 13. BSC FIESTA GRANDE CELEBRATION. Join us June 13 for our Annual Gala when BSC kicks off the Berkshire cultural season with one of the world’s most popular musicals, Man of La Mancha, starring one of BSC’s most popular artists, Jeff McCarthy. Following the performance join the cast and friends for a Fiesta Grande of Spanish-inspired food, drinks, music, and dancing.  Saturday, 5pm performance at Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, 30 Union Street. 7:30 Cocktails, Dinner & Dancing at The Boys & Girls Club, 16 Melville St, Pittsfield. For tickets call (413) 997-6118.
June 18 – July 11. SHINING CITY. By Conor McPherson, directed by Christopher Innvar and starring Associate Artist Mark H. Dold (Breaking the Code). A Dubliner seeks help from a counselor after claiming to have seen the ghost of his recently deceased wife. As their sessions unfold, secrets are exposed in this thriller where a simple tale turns out to be anything but. St. Germain Stage at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield. Performances Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Thursdays and Saturdays at 4pm (excluding June 18 and 20), and Sunday at 3pm. Press Opening: Sunday, June 21 at 3pm. Tickets start at $40. Low priced previews June 18 and 19 are $15. Youth ages 6-18, tickets $15 all performances (subject to availability). (413) 236-8888.
JUNE 22. SWINGIN’ GERSHWIN. June 22 at 8pm. Tickets: $35/$45. Formed by renowned tuba player Eli Newberger, the Hot Six will perform the songs of America’s most beloved composer, George Gershwin. As a pianist and composer of classical, jazz, popular and theatrical songs, Gershwin’s voice is instantly recognizable and deeply affecting. You’ll hear the swirling phrases of “Fascinatin’ Rhythm,” and the rocketing jazz anthem, “I Got Rhythm,” as well as the glorious “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” and songs that speak to every yearning heart in “The Man I Love” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.”  Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, 30 Union Street, Pittsfield. (413) 236-8888.
June 23. BROADWAY TO THE BERKSHIRES featuring BSC Musical Theatre Conservatory. June 23 at 10pm. Tickets: $15. Enjoy the outstanding talents of our 2015 MTC ensemble as they bring Broadway to the Berkshires! This one-night-only tribute to the best of Broadway will feature classic Broadway songs as well as songs from the hottest shows currently on the Great White Way.  Mr. Finn’s Cabaret at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield. Reserved seating. (413) 236-8888.
June 28-29. NIKO TSAKALAKOS: INTO THE WILD. June 28 and 29 at8pm. Tickets: $25. Join singer/songwriter and BSC favorite Niko Tsakalakos as he presents songs from his new folk/rock musical Into the Wild, based on the best-selling book by Jon Krakauer. Follow the true story of Christopher McCandless, a young man who leaves behind his conventional lifestyle and parents to set out on an odyssey across the country, ultimately headed for Alaska. Reserved seating. Mr. Finn’s Cabaret at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield. (413) 236-8888.
July 5-6. SONGWRITERS CABARET: Kate Chadwick and John Blaylock. July 5 and 6 at 8pm. Tickets: $15.  Composers Kate Chadwick and John Blaylock lend their remarkable talents to an evening featuring their brand new work. Accompanied by a dynamite cast, Kate Chadwick will charm you with Turn Out, a musical look at the life of a ballet dancer. John Blaylock will captivate you with his look at the humorous holidays. Mr. Finn’s Cabaret at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield.  (413) 236-8888.
July 16 – August 1. LOST IN YONKERS by Neil Simon. Directed by Jenn Thompson. Neil Simon’s semi-autobiographical Pulitzer and Tony-winning comedy drama set during WW II starring Lynn Cohen. Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, 30 Union Street, Pittsfield. Performances Tuesday and Wednesday at 7pm, Thursday-Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 5pm, Wednesday and Friday matinees at 2pm (excluding 7/19). Press Opening: Sunday, July 19 at 5pm. Tickets start at $20. Low priced previews July 16-18 tickets are $15/$20. Youth ages 6-18, tickets $15/$20 all performances (subject to availability). (413) 236-8888.
July 17 – August 8. BSC Musical Theatre Lab presents A LITTLE MORE ALIVE. A new musical with book, music and lyrics by Nick Blaemire. Directed by Sheryl Kaller and music directed by Vadim Feichtner. In this heartfelt and original folk-pop musical, two estranged brothers reunite at their childhood home after their mother’s funeral. An unexpected revelation distorts every memory they have, and as they uncover secrets that had been hiding in plain sight their whole lives, Nate and Jeremy find that no one is exempt from the gray area between right and wrong.  Performances Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30pm, Thurs/Sat/Sun at 3pm (excluding 7/18, 7/23).  Press Opening: Wednesday, July 22 at 7:30pm. Tickets start at $40. Low priced previews July 17-18 are $15. Youth ages 6-18, tickets $15 all performances (subject to availability). (413) 236-8888.
July 19. CONVERSATIONS WITH: Putting It Together. July 19 at 1pm. The musical’s the thing when we talk with composer, lyricist, and bookwriter Nick Blaemire about the process of creating an original musical. How does the puzzle fit together? What is the process from one person having a musical idea to working with an entire creative team made up of a musical director, a director, an orchestrator and a videographer? Free admission, general seating. St. Germain Stage the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield.
July 20. ALYSHA UMPHRESS: I’VE BEEN PLAYED. Alysha will be performing songs from her new album "I've Been Played." She’ll sing (and swing!) the songs of Jeff Blumenkrantz with fellow On the Town cast member and her real life boyfriend Cody Williams. Adam Wachter on piano.July 20 at 8pm. Tickets: $45. Mr. Finn’s Cabaret at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield. (413) 236-8888.
July 22 – August 9. BSC’s Youth Theatre presents SHREK THE MUSICAL TYA. Directed and choreographed by Christine O’Grady. At Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street, Pittsfield. Performances Wednesday-Friday at 7pm, Matinees Wed/Thurs/Sat/Sun at 2pm (excluding July 22). (Additional Monday matinee July 27 at 1pm). Tickets start at $12. Low priced previews July 22-23 are $10. NEW Family Saturdays! Children ages 3 and older are welcome to attend any Saturday performance of Shrek when accompanied by an adult. No children under the age of 3 will be permitted in the theatre for Family Saturday performances. For all other performances ofShrek, children ages 4 and older are welcome. Please be aware that all patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket. No exceptions. (413) 236-8888.
July 25 - 26. MUSICAL SHORTS: Starring BSC Musical Theatre Conservatory. July 25 at 10pm and July 26 at 8pm. Some of the best and brightest emerging new composers & songwriters show off their talents with an evening of short musicals, performed by our Musical Theatre Conservatory Ensemble.  Tickets: $15. Mr. Finn’s Cabaret at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield. (413) 236-8888.
July 27. BROADWAY AND BEYOND: MARIN MAZZIE AND JASON DANIELEYJuly 27 at 8pm. Tickets: $35/$45; VIP tickets: $75. Buy a VIP ticket with premium seating and enjoy a post-show reception with Marin and Jason at Hotel on North. “Broadway’s Golden Couple” Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley share their favorite songs from the Broadway musicals they’ve starred in and other selections from the Great American Songbook. Come hear these master storytellers interpret beloved songs in a fresh and unforgettable way. Boyd-Quinson Mainstage 30 Union Street, Pittsfield.
August 2-3. SALLY WILFERT – FRESH AND FANCY FREE.  August 2 and 3 at 8pm. Tickets: $35. Join the brilliant song stylist, Sally Wilfert, as she offers up a plate of ripe and ready tunes by exciting new and emerging artists.  Sally invites you to experience the hilarious & heartbreaking stories of life from a new generation of artists who tell their tales in fresh, new musical voices.  Mr. Finn’s Cabaret at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield. (413) 236-8888.
August 6-30. HIS GIRL FRIDAY by John Guare, based on The Front Pageand the Columbia Pictures film. Starring Associate Artists Christopher Innvar and Mark H. Dold, directed by Julianne Boyd. Editor Walter Burns will do anything to find an ace reporter cunning enough to scoop a story in the cutthroat Chicago press world, even if that means turning to his ex-wife, Hildy Johnson, who comes back to the newsroom one last time before leaving the game for good. In Guare’s adaptation, the play takes place in 1939, the day before war breaks out in Europe, which adds a political framework to the otherwise antic proceedings. Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, 30 Union St., Pittsfield. Performances Tuesday and Wednesday at 7pm, Thursday-Saturday at 8pm, Wednesday and Friday matinees at 2pm (excluding 8/9), Sunday at 5pm. Press Opening: Wednesday, August 12 at 7pm. Tickets start at $20. Low priced previews August 6-9 are $15/$20. Youth ages 6-18, tickets $15/$20 all performances (subject to availability). (413) 236-8888.
August 10. ELIZABETH STANLEY- I GET CARRIED AWAY.  August 10 at 8pm. Tickets $45. Inspired by her current role as Claire De Loone in the Broadway revival of On the Town, leading lady Elizabeth Stanley pays homage to the witty and poignant songbook of the show's creators and original stars, Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Ms. Stanley explores some of the legendary duo's unforgettable hits ("Just In Time,” "Make Someone Happy") and celebrates their collaborations with some of the greatest American theatre composers. Mr. Finn’s Cabaret at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield. (413) 236-8888.
August 13-30. ENGAGEMENTS. A World Premiere comedy by Lucy Teitler. Directed by Louisa Proske. It’s summer in New England and everyone who’s anyone is getting married…except Lauren, who doesn’t want to give up her single life. Or does she? Guided by instinct, denial and a lot of Pinot Grigio, Lauren forges ahead into a summer of engagement parties, determined to dodge the gazpacho cups and stay on the right side of adulthood. St. Germain Stage at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield. Performances are Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Thursday and Saturday at 4pm (excluding August 13, 15 and 20), Sunday at 3pm. Press Opening: Wednesday, August 19 at 7:30pm.  Tickets start at $40. Low priced previews August 13-14 are $15. Youth ages 6-18, tickets $15 all performances (subject to availability). (413) 236-8888.
August 14-17.  WILLIAM FINN & DEB ABRAMSON - YOU’RE STANDING IN MY WAY: A NEW SONG CYCLE.  August 14 and 15 at 9:30pm and August 16 and 17 at 8pm. Tickets: $45. What are William Finn and Deb Abramson up to these days? Bill has written some knock-down fabulous lyrics to Deb’s thrilling music. The results: funny harangues and skewed portraits in this new bunch of songs.  Mr. Finn’s Cabaret at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield. (413) 236-8888.
August 16. CONVERSATIONS WITH: The Contemporary Character.August 16 at 1pm. Playwright Lucy Teitler will discuss what inspired her to write Engagements and how she developed the script, from page to stage. What are Millennials looking for? How do Millenials see relationships differently from other generations? Lucy will share with us the challenges that come from representing the voice of a generation whose voice hasn’t fully developed yet.  Free admission, general seating. St. Germain Stage the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield.
August 23-24.  RANDY GRAFF – MADE IN BROOKLYN…BOUND FOR BROADWAY. August 23 and 24 at 8pm. Tickets: $45. Tony Award-winner Randy Graff’s new show will pull at your heartstrings in a musical celebration of the songwriters and artists who hail from her hometown of Brooklyn, New York. With great wit and poignancy, Randy takes you on a nostalgic journey in story and song with the music of the Gershwins, Comden and Green, Marvin Hamlisch, Carole King, Neil Sedaka and more. With a voice to knock your socks off, she sings her way from the street corners of Brooklyn to her star turn on Broadway. Mr. Finn’s Cabaret at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield. (413) 236-8888.
August 30-31. DAVID LUTKEN AND FRIENDS. August 30 and 31 at 8pm. Tickets: $35. Folk songs from Woody Guthrie to David Byrne.  You first saw David as the musical virtuoso in Southern Comfort. Along with Andy Teirstein and Helen J. Russell, two other multi-talented musicians, this trio will rock the cabaret with some of the best 20th century folk music. “Rehearsing is cheating” is the mantra of this banjo-strumming, harmonica-playing trio. Join us afterward for an informal, roof-raising hootenanny! Mr. Finn’s Cabaret at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield. (413) 236-8888.
September 4-6. JOE ICONIS AND FAMILY: OUTCAST SUPERSTARS. September 4, 5 and 6 at 8pm. Tickets: $30. Back By Popular Demand! Musical theater rabble rouser Joe Iconis (The Black Suits) is back with his unique mash-up of show tune, cabaret and rock-and-roll jamboree. Come celebrate Labor Day with Joe & his band. Grease up your kazoo, fill your whiskey glass, and stay for a while – it’s going to be a helluva night!  Mr. Finn’s Cabaret at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center (36 Linden Street). (413) 236-8888.
October 1-18. VEILS. By Tom Coash. When Intisar, an African American Muslim student, arrives in Cairo for a year abroad, she hopes to finally be understood. She’s quickly enlisted by her exuberant Egyptian roommate, Samar, to help create a blog debating the practice of wearing veils, but when the Arab Spring intervenes, revolution threatens to overtake their friendship. Performances Wednesday and Thursday at 7pm, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. Press Opening: Sunday, October 4 at 3pm. Tickets start at $20. Low-priced previews October 1-3 are $15/$20. Youth ages 6-18, tickets $15/$20 all performances (subject to availability).  Additional matinees for student groups are scheduled. Contact Group Services at 413-997-6118 for more information. Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, 30 Union Street, Pittsfield. (413) 236-8888.
October 3. CONVERSATIONS WITH: Tackling Difficult Issues. October 3 at 4pm. Free Admission, general seating. Join us for an in-depth discussion with Veils playwright Tom Coash who spent four years in Egypt teaching at the American University in Cairo. He’ll talk about his experiences there, pre-Arab Spring, and how they led him to write Veils. St. Germain Stage the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield.

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