Mr. Finn’s Cabaret is located at The Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield.
Mr. Finn’s Cabaret 2018 Lineup
Sponsored by Eda and Stephen Sorokoff
in A Cabaret with Marilyn Maye
August 19 & 20 at 8:00 PM
$65 VIP Seating and Post Show Reception/Meet & Greet
We are thrilled to have one of the greatest nightclub singers of all time – Marilyn Maye – perform at Mr Finn’s Cabaret.
Rex Reed says it all: “Marilyn Maye has everything. She can belt, she can sing ballads with the kind of warmth that makes your heart smile. She has theatrical flair that captivates and enthralls, and jazz-spiced chops that can reach notes most singers a third her age can’t even hit in their dreams. She’s the real deal, the surviving artist of the American popular singer.”
Sponsored by Shirley and Ira Yohalem
in Ella in Concert
June 3 & 4 at 8:00 PM
Jazz vocalist extraordinaire Tina Fabrique brings to Mr. Finn’s a musical journey through Ella Fitzegerald’s Great American Songbook – a celebration of the timeless music of Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, the Gershwins and more. One of the greatest interpreters of Ella Fitzgerald’s music you will ever hear.
NEW SONGWRITERS CABARET
Benji Goldsmith & Stefan Melynyk
in Lies We Tell Ourselves
June 17 at 8:30 pm June 18 at 8:00 pm
An evening of songs about how we lie to ourselves about…everything! Each song provides a piercing insight into these lies, but always with a wry sense of humor and a surprising twist. Stefan’s literary style and wit pair with the momentum and panache of Benji’s music to form a set of funny, striking and even occasionally heartbreaking songs.
in My Kinda Sixties
JUNE 24 & 25 at 8:00 PM
$60 VIP Seating
and Post Show Reception/Meet & Greet
“Whether singing or dishing about his life or celebrities he has known, Charles Busch is always the epitome of entertainment and class.” – Cabaret Scenes
Weaving tales of his Manhattan childhood and adolescence (and being raised by his indomitable Aunt Lillian) through the lens of the tumultuous decade of the 1960s, Charles regales us with hilarious stories and songs from Broadway to Pop, featuring the work of Burt Bacharach, Jimmy Webb, the Beatles, Henry Mancini, Bob Dylan, Stephen Sondheim, Kander and Ebb and more.
Sponsored by Judith Goldsmith
2018 Musical Theatre Conservatory
in Best of ‘Songs By Ridiculously Talented Composers and Lyricists You Probably Don’t Know, But Should’
July 2 at 9:30 PM
The best songs from Bill Finn’s Songs By Ridiculously Talented Composers and Lyricists You Probably Don’t Know, But Should will be sung by ridiculously talented performers you probably don’t know, but should.
Sponsored by Sydelle and Lee Blatt
David Lutken & The Seats of the Pants Band
in Give Me Liberty, 2018
July 3 at 9:30 PM; July 4 at 8:00 PM
Back for the annual ‘4th of July American-a-rama’, with songs of Myth and Legend, History and Humor, Patriotism, Rebellion and Resistance played on banjo, bass, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, harmonica and guitar. Songs by James Bland, Jimmie Rodgers, Maybelle Carter, Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly and Pete Seeger- an American Folk Musical Mt. Rushmore. Come and sing along to America’s great music again.
Sponsored by The Gregory E. Bulger Foundation/Gregory Bulger and Richard Dix
in Half Jew, All Guilt
July 8 & 9 at 8:00 PM
Critics rave, …”can we just assign her all the comic female theatre leads in musical theatre!” Leslie Kritzer (BSC: Guys and Dolls; Broadway: Sondheim on Sondheim, Legally Blonde, Something Rotten) returns to Barrington Stage with another hilarious unapologetic evening of stories and songs about her life. She already feels guilty about it.
NEW SONGWRITERS CABARET
Jacob Fjeldheim & Paulie Pecorella
in Good Times and Sleepless Nights
July 13 at 9:30 PM
Featuring a host of songs ranging from the poignant to the ridiculous, Good Times and Sleepless Nights features two shamelessly funny and heartfelt performers/composers/lyricists. These wildly talented songwriters are backed up by a versatile jazz trio and vocal ensemble in an evening not soon to be forgotten.
Jason Robert Brown
in An Evening with Jason Robert Brown
July 29 & 30 at 8:00 PM
For this unique performance, Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Bridges of Madison County, 13, The Last Five Years) will incorporate an eclectic mix of material, featuring music from throughout his acclaimed career, along with songs from his new album How We React and How We Recover.
Sponsored by Arleen and Shelley Weiner
in The Songs of William Finn
August 5 & 6 at 8:00 PM
Fresh off his acclaimed turn as Mendel in the Broadway revival of Falsettos, Tony Award nominee Brandon Uranowitz gets up close and personal with audiences while sharing songs by the one-and-only Tony Award-winning William Finn.
Expect everything from In Trousers to Falsettos to A New Brain to Elegies and beyond, as Uranowitz lends his unstoppable talent to a selection of work from one of our greatest living Broadway writers. At turns hilarious and soaringly emotional, this is one evening you won’t want to miss.