Special Performances 2018-03-09T14:28:56+00:00


Sponsored by Suzan Grandt and Stanley Kaplan.

Melissa Manchester
The Platinum Standard

Monday, August 13 at 8pm
Boyd-Quinson Mainstage

Let’s hear it for the boys! More than 25 years after singer/songwriter Melissa Manchester released Tribute, her 1989 album that honored the great female singers who influenced her, she turns the tables with The Fellas, a brilliant new tribute to the men, including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Dean Martin, and the iconic songs they made famous. Singing with a verve and emotional vulnerability that immediately captivates, the Grammy winner inventively reimagines these beloved classics, “the Platinum Standard” of popular music, both for their superb writing and their masterful performers. She turns “Chances Are” into a sly bossa nova and scats with seemingly impossible ease on “Love Is Just Around The Corner,” while bringing an understated urgency to “Night and Day.”

Tickets range from $40-45. VIP tickets, which include premium seating and a post-show reception with Melissa Manchester, are available for $75.  

Sponsored by Karen and Bob Youdelman & Sheila and Hal Richman.

Joe Iconis & Family
Takeover the Mainstage

Sunday, September 2 at 7pm
Boyd-Quinson Mainstage

Back by popular demand! Come celebrate Labor Day with musical theater rabble rouser Joe Iconis and his family of supremely talented singers and musicians.  These musical mavericks will make it clear why The New York Times calls Joe  “the Future of Musical Theatre” with songs about anything and everything that make you laugh, cry, scream or drink.  The perfect way to say goodbye to summer.

Tickets range from $35-45. Limited onstage tickets are available for $60 and can only be purchased at the BSC Box Office or over the phone at (413) 236-8888.


Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House
Play Reading Series

Sunday, July 1 at 8pm
Boyd-Quinson Mainstage

Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House scandalized audiences when it debuted in 1879 by questioning the roles of men and women in marriage, when protagonist Nora walked out on her husband and three children. This play led playwright Lucas Hnath 138 years later to imagine what happened when Nora returned home to her family in A Doll’s House, Part 2. (Although seeing Ibsen’s A Doll’s House is not needed to enjoy Hnath’s A Doll’s House, Part 2, we want to share the original play with those members of our audience who are inquisitive about the original.)

Tickets are $15. General admission.

Sponsored by Roz and Charles Stuzin.

Fall Springs
From the Musical Theatre Lab

August 30 and August 31 at 2pm
St. Germain Stage

Barrington Stage Company’s Musical Theatre Lab will present a reading of the new musical, Fall Springs, with music and lyrics by Niko Tsakalakos, book and lyrics by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb. From the creator of Pool Boy comes Fall Springs, an irreverent, funny and relevant new musical. The town of Fall Springs is cash-strapped but sits directly on top of America’s largest reserve of cosmetic essential oils. It has big dreams but at what cost? With new fracking techniques being recklessly implemented, the ground beneath Fall Springs is crumbling. Boulders, buildings, and the occasional bartender are being swallowed into the ground. And that’s only the beginning.

Tickets are $15. General admission.