Project Description

(Quotes link to full review).

“It’s hard to imagine more ideal summer entertainment than the exhilarating production of The Pirates of Penzance.” – The New York Times

“Rejoice greatly!….it’s funny – wildly, gloriously funny…” – The Wall Street Journal

“There is not a better time to be had in the theater this summer than at this exhilarating production.” – The Boston Globe

“Pirates is a show we need to revisit regularly, a model of silliness that is also tender and witty and accessibly melodic and as surefire and confident as a cannon.” – New York Magazine

“It is a thoroughly fun experience and not to be missed…BSC…doing what it does best: entertaining us and making us laugh.” -Berkshire Bright Focus

“The Pirates of Penzance feels fresh and new, with simply dazzling staging, on a par with just about anything on Broadway today.” -Westfield News

“Wildly entertaining, beautifully sung and deeply funny, Barrington Stage Company’s new production of The Pirates of Penzance is a complete triumph. It is directed by John Rando, as was the company’s smash hit On the Town three years ago, and this Pirates deserves to go to Broadway just as that show did.” -Albany Times Union

“It’s hard to imagine a more deliciously gleeful The Pirates of Penzance than the rollicking, robust revival of Joseph Papp’s 1980s version now at Barrington Stage in Pittsfield, MA.” -Off SCRIPT

“The production of Barrington Stage Company’s The Pirates of Penzance is as much fun as you can have in the theater. The cast is brilliant, the staging energetic, the laughs abundant, the production values astounding and the excitement palatable.” – Troy Record

“Big balanced voices singing with bold assurance and action that finds the slightest pretext to create mayhem” – The Berkshire Eagle

“Dazzling…exceptional… ideal spectacle for kids” -Curtain Up

“A riot of family fun.” -Berkshire Record



Darius Barnes (Ensemble) Broadway: Memphis (u/s Gator), Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, R+H’s Cinderella. Tours: Memphis (1st Nat’l – u/s Wailin’ Joe), R+Hʼs Cinderella (1st Natʼl). TV: NBC SMASH, CBS 65th TONY Awards Show, CBS Thanksgiving Day Parade, Conqueror (Estelle, music video). Regional: My Paris (Long Wharf Theater), A Midsummer Nightʼs Dream (Guthrie Theater), La Cage aux Folles (Goodspeed). NYC: Cabin in the Sky (Encores!), Aida (Metropolitan Opera), Radio City Christmas Spectacular, (workshops): Hazel, Superfly, Sousatzka (Toronto). Companies: New York City Ballet, Dance Theater of Harlem, Suzanne Farrell Ballet. Thanks Pirates team, MSA, family and crew. @dblexicon.


Boykin_phillip_2x3Phillip Boykin* (Samuel) Bass-Baritone, TONY Award nominee for “Crown” in The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. Graduate of Hartt School of Music he also studied Jazz and Vocal performance at Howard University and NC School of the Arts. Phillip has toured throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, Russia, Poland, Ireland and North America. Performances include the role of Joe in Show Boat I.R.N.E. Award, On The Town, “Ken” Ain’t Misbehavin’, Caiaphas In Jesus Christ Superstar. Movies Top Five, Freedom & Easter Mysteries. Phillip thanks his family, wife Felicia, director John and Josh, this talented cast and you. For more information, CD’s/DVD’s please visit


Bracco_tommy_2x3Tommy Bracco* (Ensemble) BSC: Guys and Dolls. Tommy is so happy to be back at Barrington and working with this genius creative team again! Favorite stage credits: Newsies (Original B’way), Empire (LaMirada Theatre), Grease (Papermill), Guys And Dolls (Barrington Stage). Film: Fourth Man Out. Tommy loves performing, choreographing and teaching, and feels so grateful to be living the life he is. Thanks to his hardworking agents at Stewart Talent and love to his favorite people in the world, his family! @tommybracco



Carr_jane_2x3Jane Carr* (Ruth) came to America with the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Nicholas Nickleby in 1986. She had an early success with the TV series Dear John and has worked extensively on TV ever since, most recently in How I Met Your Mother, Two and a Half Men and The Closer. Jane appeared in many plays with the Royal Shakespeare Company and The National Theatre of Great Britain. In the US she has trod the boards in Lettice and Lovage, Noises Off, She Stoops to Folly, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Blithe Spirit, Sylvia, What the Butler Saw, Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Habeas Corpus, The Cider House Rules, Stuff Happens and Pride and Prejudice. On Broadway she has appeared as Mrs. Brill in Mary Poppins and Miss Shingle in last year’s Tony Award-winning best musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.


David Garrison* (Major-General) BSC: Art. Broadway: A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine (Tony nom.), Wicked (Carbonell Award), Titanic, The Visit, Torch Song Trilogy, The Pirates of Penzance, Bells Are Ringing. Encores: Strike Up the Band, Little Me. Off Broadway: I Do! I Do! (Drama Desk nom.), Middletown, New Jerusalem, It’s Only a Play, Silence! The Musical. Regional: Merrily We Roll Along (Arena Stage/Helen Hayes Award), Randy Newman’s Faust (La Jolla/Goodman), Travesties (Williamstown), Candide (Glimmerglass). Television: The West Wing, The Practice, Law & Order, The Good Wife, Madame Secretary, 30 Rock, NYPD Blue, Everybody Loves Raymond, Murphy Brown, Murder She Wrote, Steve Rhoades on Married With Children.


Gibson_Alex_2x3Alex Gibson* (Sergeant) New York: Bombshell in Concert (The Actors’ Fund), Adele: Live in New York City (Radio City Music Hall), Atlantic Theater Co., La MaMa ETC, HERE Arts Center. Regional: Guthrie Theater, Connecticut Rep., Ordway Center, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. Tour: Scar in Disney on Classic (with Tokyo Philharmonic). Training: NYU Tisch’s New Studio on Broadway.



Hartung_Michael_2x3Michael Hartung* (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his Barrington Stage Company debut! Originally from Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, Michael is a New York City-based actor and writer. Training: The University of Michigan, The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Favorite credits: NBC’s Peter Pan Live!, The Muny, MTW, Gateway Playhouse, West Virginia Public Theater, TUTS. Endless thanks and love to family, friends, CTG, Jason and this incredible cast and company.



Ladd_Samuel_2x3Samuel Ladd (Ensemble) is over the moon to be making his Barrington debut! Favorite credits: We Will Rock You (RCCL), A Christmas Carol (McCarter), West Side Story (International Tour), A Chorus Line (Paul). Thank you John, Josh and Darren for this blessed opportunity. So much gratitude to my MSA ladies. Love to my Dust family. Unspeakable words for Fellows.



Leinbach_Melanie_2x3Melanie Leinbach (Ensemble) has established herself as a versatile performer in opera and musical theater. Recent appearances include Lucia in The Rape of Lucretia (LoftOpera), Cunegonde in Candide (Emerald City Opera), Edith in The Pirates of Penzance (Fiddlehead Theater Company), also leading roles in Carmen, Don Giovanni and Die Fledermaus (Tri-Cities Opera). Education: University of Virginia (BA), New England Conservatory (MM). She is thrilled to make her Barrington Stage Company debut this summer!



Kyle Dean Massey* (Frederic) recently recurred on two seasons of ABC’s Nashville as country music songwriter Kevin Bicks. He is best known for his Broadway roles, most recently starring as the title character in Pippin. Other Broadway appearances include Gabe in Next to Normal, Fiyero in Wicked and Thalia in Xanadu. Kyle Dean has previously appeared on TV in The Good Wife (CBS), Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central), High Maintenance (Web), Up All Night (NBC), Hart of Dixie (CW) and Cupid (ABC). Film credits include Sex and the City 2, Contest and the upcoming film The Afterparty. @kyledeanmassey


Minson_Jeanette_2x3Jeanette Minson (Ensemble) is beyond thrilled to be making her Barrington debut with Pirates! Regional: Fiddler on the Roof (Goodspeed), Geroge M!, It Happened One… (Westchester Broadway Theatre), Sister Act (The Fulton) and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse). In NYC, she has sung at Joe’s Pub, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Public Theater and Town Hall. BFA with honors NYU/Tisch. Jeanette thanks Julianne and everyone at Barrington, the cast, crew and team of Pirates, especially John, Joshua and Darren, her family and teachers. For Granny.


Nellessen_Drew_2x3Drew Nellessen* (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his Barrington debut and spending the summer in such a beautiful area of the country! Tours: Chicago (National, Tokyo, Bangkok and Dubai productions), West Side Story (Riff). Select regional favorites: Goodspeed Opera House, Goodman Theatre, Sacramento Music Circus, St. Louis MUNY, Bobby in Crazy For You (Riverside Theatre) and many more! TV: General Hospital. Thanks to John, Josh, Darren, Pat, ClearTalent and the entire team at Barrington. Love to Mom and Dad!


O'Neill_Lindsay_2x3Lindsay O’Neil* (Edith) is thrilled to be spending her first summer at Barrington Stage! Broadway/National Tour: The Phantom of the Opera, A Christmas Story: The Musical, Cats. New York: The Most Happy Fella, Little Me, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Encores!), Carousel (New York Philharmonic), A Prairie Home Companion—Live at Town Hall (with Garrison Keillor), W.S. Gilbert… (Lyrics and Lyricists), Babes in Toyland (Avery Fisher Hall). Regional: Good News, The Pirates of Penzance, Sunset Boulevard, The Music Man, Sweeney Todd. Thanks to her family, Jason and Clara for their love and support.


Petroccia_Jacqueline_2x3Jacqueline Petroccia* (Kate) recently starred in the national tour of Always…Patsy Cline opposite Cindy Williams. She has also portrayed Ms. Cline at numerous regional theaters across the country including the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Flat Rock Playhouse and the Ivoryton Playhouse (Connecticut Critics Circle Award). Other credits include the Emmy award-winning Sweeney Todd, Carousel (both with the NY Philharmonic/PBS’ Live From Lincoln Center), Single Wide (NYMF/Outstanding Individual Performance), The Producers, Fiddler on the Roof and The Sound Of Music. Last spring she made her 54 Below solo concert debut with Sometimes Patsy Cline.  She is a graduate of UNC-Greensboro.


Rivera_Benjamin_2x3Benjamin Rivera (Ensemble), a graduate from Oklahoma City University, has worked for Disney Cruise Line on the Fantasy as Dance Captain/Swing and has performed in the National Tour of Dirty Dancing (Swing, u/s Neil), Anything Goes (Swing) and Elf (ensemble). Some of his favorite shows include Legally Blonde (Nikos), Mary Poppins (Ensemble) and Spamalot (Ensemble) at MTWichita.



Rose_Morgan_2x3Morgan Rose* (Ensemble/Dance Captain) Favorite Credits: Evita (Revival 1st Nat’l Tour), Shrek the Musical (1st Nat’l Tour), Dear Edwina (Off Broadway), The Fig Leaves are Falling (NY), A Chorus Line (Maine State Music Theatre), Funny Girl (Westchester Broadway). BFA in Music Theatre from Florida State University. Proud Member of AEA. Many thanks to Josh, John, Darren, Katja, Ali and Todd at ATB. For Dustin. Lots of love to Mom, Dad and Trey.



Saunders_Alanna_2x3Alanna Saunders* (Ensemble) is excited to make her BSC debut! BFA graduate from University of Miami. TV: NBC’s Peter Pan Live! (Tiger Lily). Other credits: CPH: Little Shop of Horrors (Keyboard II/Urchin), CTC: Peter Pan the Musical! (Wendy), CRT: A Chorus Line (Diana Morales), Gypsy (June), A Music Man, The Pirates of Penzance, Adrienne Arsht Center: Metamorphoses (Myrrah/Ceres). Love to her family, her class and Samuel.



Saunders_Claire_2x3Claire Saunders (Ensemble) Off Broadway: Taming of the Shrew (Bianca). New York Classical Theatre: Saunders Siblings Cabaret at 54 Below/Feinstein’s, Symphony Space’s All in the Family Concert. Film: The Intern (Kiko). Regional: In the Heights (Vanessa) with Carrnivale Theatrics in Pittsburgh, PA and again with Gallery Players in Brooklyn, Lippa’s The Wild Party (Queenie) at CMU. Proud graduate of Carnegie Mellon University. Love to God, her never ending counterpart—Alanna, the rest of the fam, Rach and Ben.



Strallen_Scarlett_2x3Scarlett Strallen* (Mabel) Theatre credits include the role of Sibella Hallward in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Walter Kerr), Lady Macduff in Kenneth Branagh and Rob Ashford’s Macbeth (Park Avenue Armory in New York), Cunegonde in Candide (Menier Chocolate Factory), Cassie in A Chorus Line (The London Palladium), Kathy Selden in Singin’ In The Rain (Palace Theatre London; Olivier Award  nom. for Best Actress), Clara in Passion (Donmar Warehouse), title role in Mary Poppins (Broadway), a role she also played in the West End and Sydney. Prior to this she played Marian in The Music Man (Chichester Festival Theatre). She has worked for the Royal Shakespeare Company in Merry Wives of Windsor. Other credits: Josephine in HMS Pinafore (Regents Park Open Air Theatre; Olivier nom.) Cymbeline, Twelfth Night, Truly Scrumptious in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London Palladium), original casts of Mamma Mia! (Prince Edward), The Witches of Eastwick (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane) and Peggy Sue Got Married (Shaftesbury).

Stretch_Eric_2x3Eric Stretch* (Ensemble) Broadway: Wicked, La Cage aux Folles, Bombshell in Concert. Tours/Regional: Wicked, AIDA, Waiting for the Moon, Zelda: An American Love Story, Frog Kiss, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. TV: Boardwalk Empire, Saturday Night Live, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, America’s Got Talent, The Tonight Show, TONY Awards. Music: Beyoncé (GRAMMY Awards), Madonna (‘Give Me All Your Luvin’ video), No Authority (lead), Britney Spears, Destiny’s Child, Pink, 98 Degrees (world tours). Other: Groundlings. Thanks to Josh Bergasse!



Swenson_Will_2x3Will Swenson* (Pirate King) This past year Will has starred opposite his wife Audra McDonald in Moon for the Misbegotten at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, played Javert on Broadway in Les Miserables, played Tony in Disaster!: The Musical on Broadway, and played Cleon in Pericles directed by Trevor Nunn. Prior Broadway: Priscilla: Queen of the Desert (Drama League nom.), Hair (Tony and Drama Desk noms.), 110 in the Shade, Lestat, Brooklyn. Off Broadway: Murder Ballad, Little Miss Sunshine, Rock of Ages, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Adrift in Macao. Film/TV: This Is Where I Leave You, The Switch, Sons of Provo, The Good Wife, Law & Order.



Williams_Michael_2x3Michael Williams* (Ensemble), South Carolina native, is thrilled to be apart of such an amazing vision! His dance training began at The Studio of Dance in Georgetown, SC. Michael also attended the University of the Arts in Philadelphia for four years and received a BFA in dance with emphasis on ballet. He is a performer, teacher and mentor. Broadway: On the Town, Wicked, West Side Story (Asst. Dance Captain/Pepe). National Tours: Wicked (2nd National), Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away (Ensemble/Marty/ Chanos). Unconditional love and thanks to Mom, Dad and Ms. B.



Creative Team

Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (Words) is best remembered for his Savoy operas (produced at Savoy Theatre in London) created in collaboration with Sir Arthur Sullivan. Before he began his association with Sullivan in 1871, Gilbert had made a reputation for himself with his “Bab Ballads” (1869) and several plays. His partnership with Sullivan began with Thespis, or, The Gods Grew Old (1871) and lasted twenty-five years through The Grand Duke, or, The Statutory Duel (1896). Their collaboration finally collapsed after a long separation brought on by financial disagreement.

Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan (Music) was the first holder of the Mendelssohn scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music. His principal ambition was to be a serious composer—thus the success of his collaboration with Gilbert did not satisfy him. Despite many serious compositions (the oratorios such as “The Golden Legend” and “Kenilworth”, and the grand opera Ivanhoe), only operettas remain popular, and two of his songs (“Onward Christian Soldiers” and “The Lost Chord”) continue to be sung.

John Rando (Director) BSC productions: On the Town and Guys and Dolls. Broadway: On the Town (Tony nom.), Penn & Teller, Urinetown (Tony Award and Outer Critic’s Circle Award), The Wedding Singer, A Thousand Clowns and Neil Simon’s The Dinner Party. City Center Encores!: Annie Get Your Gun, Little Me, Superman, On the Town, Damn Yankees, Face the Music, Of Thee I Sing, Pajama Game, Do Re Mi and Strike Up the Band. His many Off Broadway credits include Lives of the Saints, The Heir Apparent (Callaway Award), All in the Timing (Obie Award), The Toxic Avenger, among many others.

Josh Bergasse (Choreographer) BSC: On the Town, Guys and Dolls, Carousel, World Goes Round, West Side Story. Broadway: On the Town (TONY, Drama Desk, OCC noms.; Astaire Award) and Gigi. Encores!: Little Me and It’s A Bird…It’s A Plane… It’s Superman!. Carnegie Hall: Guys and Dolls and The Sound of Music. Off Broadway: Cagney (Drama Desk, OCC, Astaire noms.; Callaway Finalist), Bomb-itty of Errors and Captain Louie. Director/Choreographer: Hazel (Drury Lane) and West Side Story (NCT). Co-Director/Choreographer: Bombshell on Broadway (Minskoff Theater). TV: Smash (Emmy Award), So You Think You Can Dance and Sinatra: Voice for a Century (PBS).

Beowulf Boritt (Set Designer) BSC: On the Town and …Spelling Bee at Barrington Stage and on Broadway. Broadway: Act One (Tony Award), Terese Raquin (Tony nom.), The Scottsboro Boys (Tony nom.), Hand to God, Sondheim on Sondheim, LoveMusik, Rock of Ages, Chaplin, Bronx Bombers, Grace, The Two and Only. Off Broadway: more than 90 shows including The Last Five Years, The Toxic Avenger and Miss Julie. Other designs: The Seven Deadly Sins (NY City Ballet) and Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. 2007 OBIE for sustained excellence.

Ed Chapman (Sound Designer) BSC: Man of La Mancha, Kiss Me Kate, On the Town, Fiddler on the Roof, Guys and Dolls, The Game, Sweeney Todd. National/International Tours: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2013-16), A Christmas Story (2014-16), The Joker’s Game (world premiere in China), The Producers and Guys and Dolls. Off Broadway: Jasper in Deadland, Bedbugs. Other Regional: Weston Playhouse, Walnut St. Theatre’s Mary Poppins, In the Heights and Wizard of Oz. Theatre of the Stars, Theatre Under the Stars, American Pops Orchestra (Tokyo, Japan). Love and thanks to parents John and Gayle, wife Kate, Mary Ann Ivan and sons Johnny and Eddie.

Darren R. Cohen (Musical Director/Conductor) BSC: Over 14 shows including On the Town, Follies, Mack & Mabel, Guys and Dolls, Cabaret, and Sweeney Todd. Broadway/Off Broadway: A Chorus Line, Chicago, Fosse, Carnegie Hall w/ Michael Feinstein, Make Me A Song (original cast recording), Zombie Prom (orig. cast recording), Carnival, Anyone Can Whistle, A…My Name Is Still Alice, The Fantasticks, And the World Goes ‘Round, Nunsense, Show Me Where the Good Times Are. Regional: Sacramento Music Circus, Center Stage/Baltimore, Studio Theatre (DC), Goodspeed, North Shore Music Theatre, Coconut Grove, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse, The MUNY, Kansas City Starlight, Asolo, George Street Playhouse. Mr. Cohen has also been a professor at NYU and Marymount Manhattan College. Author: The Complete Professional Audition (Back Stage Books) and a graduate of the Eastman School of Music.

Jess Goldstein (Costume Designer) New York credits include Jersey Boys, Newsies, On the Town, The Rivals (2005 Tony Award), The Merchant of Venice with Al Pacino (Tony nom.), Henry IV with Kevin Kline (Tony nom.), Proof, The Apple Tree with Kristin Chenoweth, Julius Caesar with Denzel Washington, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Take Me Out, Enchanted April, Tintypes, The Most Happy Fella, Buried Child, How I Learned To Drive, Stuff Happens, Dinner with Friends and The Mineola Twins (Lortel and Hewes Awards). Jess was recently the recipient of the Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and has taught there since 1990.

Heather Klein* (Assistant Stage Manager) is thrilled to continue her summer at Barrington Stage having ASM-ed the world premiere of Presto Change-O at the St. Germain Stage earlier this season. Also at Barrington: Man of La Mancha and His Girl Friday. New York: Who’ll Save the Plowboy (Davenport Theatre), Theatre Cs Radiant Baby (Joe’s Pub), alloy theatre company’s The Mushroom Pickers, Vertical Player Repertorys A View from the Bridge, an Opera, Clubbed Thumb’s Enfrascada. Regional: 14 productions at Goodspeed Musicals (favorites include world premieres of Jim Henson’s Emmet Otter and Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn, Fiddler on the Roof, 42nd Street), Long Wharf, Hartford Stage, Fusion Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center, Yale School of Drama, Berkshire Theatre Group. BA Brandeis University.

Leah Loukas (Wig Designer) Broadway: The Heidi Chronicles, On the Town, A Night with Janis Joplin, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, American Idiot, Irena’s Vow. Off Broadway: The Royale (Lincoln Center), The Robber Bridegroom (Roundabout), Barbecue, Fortress of Solitude (The Public Theater), Love’s Labour’s Lost, Into the Woods (Shakespeare in the Park series), Heathers: The Musical, Bare: The Musical, Carrie: The Musical, Tribes, Our Lady of Kibeho (Signature Theatre), Ever After, The Little Mermaid (Paper Mill Playhouse), Baskerville (Arena Stage and McCarter Theater), The Second Mrs. Wilson (Long Wharf Theater). Leah holds a BFA from the University of Cincinnati’s CCM (Theater Design and Production/Makeup and Wig Design).

Jason Lyons (Lighting Designer) BSC: Black Suits, On the Town and Kiss Me Kate. Jason designed the Broadway productions of Hand to God, On the Town, Bronx Bombers, Let It Be, Bring It On: The Musical, Rock of Ages (as well as the Vegas, Toronto, Australia, London, and national tours), The Threepenny Opera, Barefoot in the Park and Good Vibrations. His other recent credits include Dry Powder, Barbecue (The Public Theatre), Smart People, Murder for Two (2nd Stage), Heathers: The Musical (New World Stages), The Commons of Pensacola (Manhattan Theatre Club). Jason recently won the 2016 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Lighting Design.

Michael Andrew Rodgers* (Production Stage Manager) BSC: Presto Change-O, Best of Enemies, Pool Boy, Memory Show, Breaking the Code, The Other Place, Romance in Hard Times, Going to St. Ives, Zero Hour, 10×10, Lost in Yonkers, Butler. International Tours of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, Burn the Floor and Blue Man Group. NYC premier of Tony Kushner’s Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide… directed by Michael Grief (Public), world premieres of Terrence McNally’s Golden Age directed by Walter Bobbie (Kennedy Center). A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Anne Bogart (SITI), over 20 productions at the Prince Music Theater. As well as work for Lincoln Center, Drama Desk, Legends in Concert. A proud member of Actors’ Equity. BA Flagler College, MFA University of Alabama.

Evan Roider (Associate Music Director) is currently pursuing his master’s degree at the University of Cincinnati—College-Conservatory of Music, where he holds the graduate assistantship in musical theatre conducting. CCM credits include American Idiot, Big River and next seasons A Chorus Line and Mack and Mabel. Recently, he music directed productions of Into the Woods, The Music Man, Company, Spring Awakening and Avenue Q. He served as an associate music director at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center and has twice attended the Goodspeed Music Direction Intensive. Thanks to Darren Cohen for the opportunity to be a part of BSC!

Ryan Winkles (Fight Choreographer) BSC: The Pirates of Penzance, American Son, Man of La Mancha, His Girl Friday, A Little More Alive, Kiss Me Kate, Golem of Havana, Scott & Hem, Much Ado About Nothing, See How They Run, The Game, Guys and Dolls, The Black Suits, Mormons Mothers and Monsters, Carousel. Regional credits include Shakespeare and Company (Richard III, Antony and Cleopatra, All’s Well That Ends Well, Julius Caesar), Weston Playhouse (To Kill a Mockingbird), Mixed Company (Taking Steps), WAM Theatre (The Attic, The Pearls and Three Fine Girls).


 *Member of Actors’ Equity Association

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The Pirates of Penzance

Sponsored by
Cynthia and Randolph Nelson

The Pirates of Penzance

Libretto by W.S. GILBERT
Musical Direction by DARREN R. COHEN
Choreographed by JOSHUA BERGASSE
Directed by JOHN RANDO

With its swashbuckling pirates, innocent lovers, bumbling policemen and a Major-General who sings one of the most famous patter songs in musical theatre history, The Pirates of Penzance is sure to be a treat for the whole family. Brought to you by the team that created our production of On The Town.

Starring: Will Swenson, Kyle Dean Massey, David Garrison, Jane Carr, and Scarlett Strallen

Sponsored in part by
The Feigenbaum Foundation, Inc.


July 15 – August 13, 2016


Boyd-Quinson Mainstage
30 Union Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201




Latecomers will be seated 15 minutes after the show begins and at the discretion of the house manager.


  • $85 Premium Price
  • Must be over 12 years old
  • Must arrive 15 minutes prior to the show; late arrival will result in the forfeit of your seat on stage
  • No beverages allowed on stage
  • During the show you are not allowed to leave your seats
  • No refunds
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Our Family Night partner

  Tuesdays are Family Night!

  Dress up like a pirate and receive a photo with a cast member after the show
  PLUS we’ll be giving out free pirate tattoos!

  July 26, August 2 & 9.

  Ages 12 & under.