A Class Act, by Edward Kleban, lyricist of A Chorus Line, will be performed at The Unicorn Theatre by Berkshire Theatre Group's Unicorn Company. Previews begin July 11 with an official press opening on July 14 at 8pm and closing on August 4.
Tickets to A Class Act are $45, preview tickets are $35. Contact the Stockbridge Campus Ticket Office at 83 East Main Street, by calling 413-298-5576 or the Colonial Ticket Office at 111 South Street, Pittsfield by calling 413-997-4444. Tickets can also be bought online at www.berkshiretheatregroup.org. Ticket Offices are open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturdays 10am-2pm or on any performance day from 10am until curtain. All plays, schedules, casting and prices are subject to change.
A Class Act was nominated for 5 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and 3 Drama Desk Awards. This small musical with a big heart is a tribute to Edward Kleban, one of the collaborators of A Chorus Line. It's a behind the scenes glimpse of the joy and struggle that go into making music soar.
To help continue and enhance the life of Edward Kleban's work, Linda Kline, author of the book for A Class Act, will be collaborating with director Robert Moss on Berkshire Theatre Group's production. According to director Robert Moss, when collaborating, "All kinds of material comes to life that enhances our productions. Everyone is collaborating in an open spirit of generosity. We are all coming together, and one of the things I say, is that there are no turf issues. Collaboration liberates everyone and what you get is a treasure trove of creativity with no preconceived ideas of what it should look like or feel like. Linda has helped to ground this so we are not describing a world that is not Ed Kleban's.”
The cast includes Rachael Balcanoff as Lucy; Ross Baum as Ed Kleban; Marie Eife as Mona; Brian Scannell as Charley, Marvin Hamlisch, Dr. Nodine and Jean-Claude Chevray; Eddie Shields as Bobby and Michael Bennett; Robbie Simpson as Lehman Engel; Tessa Hope Slovis as Felicia Lipshitz; and Anya Whelan-Smith as Sophie.
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