Ragtag Theatre’s Cinderella
Book, Music and Lyrics by Sam LaFrage
Directed by Dennis Corsi and Sam LaFrage
Additional Music by Matthew Marsh
Saturday, November 17 at 2pm
Winner of Best Family Show (by NYC’s Off Broadway Alliance), Ragtag Theatre’s Cinderella follows a troupe of poor “Italian” actors as they present an interactive twisted version of the well-known fairy tale in a brand-new way—with daffy llamas, roller-skating fairy godmothers, selfie-taking stepsisters and Carol Channing. When the players leave the expensive ballgown in the minivan, Cinderella has to go to the ball wearing what was left in a trunk backstage and learn what it means to be truly fabulous. This drag-infused production is done in the style of Commedia dell’Arte and is highly-interactive — incorporating improvisation and loads of audience participation.
“New York’s most over-the-top take on Cinderella! Ragtag Theatre’s one-of-a-kind Italian street theater-inspired rendition offers both laugh-out-loud songs and thoughtful messages to rocket-launch this show beyond your average children’s theater production!”
-Timeout New York
“A stellar cast, a script to die for, and a reckless silliness powered by good taste and native wit. You don’t stop laughing. Your children will love it, you will love it, I love it.”
“Families will love this fairy tale twist!”
“The funniest version of Cinderella ever presented on stage.”
-Says Me, Says Mom
Tickets are $15.
Thank you for joining us for our
2018 Special Performances!
Sponsored by Suzan Grandt and Stanley Kaplan.
The Platinum Standard
Monday, August 13 at 8pm
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 Roz and Charles Stuzin.
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.
Featuring Alyse Alan Louis (City Center Encores A New Brain), Alan H. Green (BSC’s The Royal Family of Broadway), Ken Marks (Dear Evan Hansen), Ellen Harvey (BSC’s Company), Doreen Montalvo, Sam Heldt, John-Andrew Morrison, Cami Arboles, and Noah Virgile.
Tickets are $15.
Sponsored by Reba & Bruce Evenchik, Sheila and Hal Richman & Karen and Bob Youdelman
Joe Iconis & Family
Takeover the Mainstage
Sunday, September 2 at 7pm
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.