Barrington Stage Company has announced its 2012 season performance schedule, including more than 230 performances of musicals, plays, concerts, readings and free events. See details below.
May 23 – June 10. LUNGS, by Duncan Macmillan. Directed by Aaron Posner. New England premiere. St. Germain Stage (formerly Stage 2) at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield. An intimate drama about a young couple contemplating whether or not to have a child in a time of global anxiety and political unrest. Performances Tuesday-Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 4pm and 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. Additional matinee Thursday, June 7 at 3pm. Please note: Saturday, May 26 evening performance is at 7:30pm. Opening Night: Sunday, May 27 at 3pm. Tickets: $15-$39. Seniors: $28 all matinees. Youth 18 and under $15 all performances except Saturday evenings.
May 25. CONVERSATIONS WITH…The Actor at the Center with Julianne Boyd and the cast of Lungs. Friday at 4:30pm. St. Germain Stage (formerly Stage 2) at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield. Join BSC Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and the amazingly talented actors in Lungs to discuss the process of bringing to life their characters in this actor-centric production. Free (reservations recommended).
May 25-26. Joe Iconis & FAMILY. Friday and Saturday at 9:30pm (or immediately following the St. Germain Stage performance). Mr. Finn’s Cabaret at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield. Tickets: $15 (general admission). Joe Iconis and his merry band return this summer for an intimate evening of Iconis tunes, both classic and brand spankin’ new. Featuring sing-a-longs, three-hanky ballads, persnickety character pieces, exhilarating stompers and more. Fire up your washboard and polish your whiskey glass – this is new musical theater at its best! The Musical Theatre Lab is sponsored in part by Elayne Bernstein and Sol Schwartz.
May 29. Post-Show Discussion: LUNGS. St. Germain Stage (formerly Stage 2) at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield. Following the Tuesday 7:30pm performance.
June 3-4. New Play Reading: BASHIR LAZHAR by Evelyne de la Cheneliere, translation by Morwyn Brebner. Directed by Shakina Nayfack. Sunday and Monday at 7pm. St. Germain Stage (formerly Stage 2) at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield. Bashir Lazhar tells the story of an Algerian immigrant who is hurriedly hired as the teacher at an elementary school in Montreal for a class of distressed students. His unorthodox teaching methods draw him into surprisingly explosive territory. Tickets: $15 (reserved seating).
June 13 – July 14. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, book by Joseph Stein, directed and choreographed by Gary John La Rosa. Starring Brad Oscar. Mainstage, 30 Union Street, Pittsfield. Performances Tuesday and Wednesday at 7pm, Thursday-Saturday at 8pm, Wednesday and Friday matinees at 2pm (excluding June 13 and June 15), Sunday at 5pm. Additional Saturday matinee July 14 at 2pm. FIDDLER First Weekend Special! Performances June 15-17 tickets are $35/$40. Opening Night: Sunday, June 17 at 5pm. Tickets: $15-$62. Seniors: $38 all matinees. Youth 18 and under $15 all performances except Saturday evenings.