Barrington Stage has gone all out with this production. It has a cast of 27, and when they're all dancing, filling the stage with energy, grace and simply perfect body lines, I realized that even the latest Broadway revival in 2009 wasn't in the same league. The depth of talent is staggering.
Provenz was the director of the Annual Fund and Special Events at Berkshire Country Day School for the past three years, where she implemented all aspects of fundraising in support of the $3.5 million annual budget. She also helped complete a $3.2 million Capital Campaign, surpassing the $3 million goal, which resulted in the new Kim & James Taylor Music/Performance Room and the Kevin Hirt Library and Learning Commons and strengthened the Endowed Fund for Faculty Salaries.
In song, dance and frequently hilarious performances, love and Broadway are the heart of their conflicts in the world premiere comedic musical "The Royal Family of Broadway" at Barrington Stage Company. While not always perfect, the production is huge, dazzling and great fun.
Associate artists are integral members of the BSC theater family who have made extraordinary contributions to the theater. They have helped the theater accomplish its mission, both by collaborating on top-notch work at BSC and by fostering a close relationship with the community.
"Company" premiered in April of 1970, and while it's not quite as relevant today as it was back then – when marriage was more de rigueur – it still resonates with its humor and irony. Practically the whole show is built on irony.
The societal problems of "Ragtime" - police prejudice against blacks, prejudice against all immigrants, the privileges of the rich - remain the problems of today, which is why "Ragtime" is both deeply thought-provoking and spectacularly entertaining.
Weathers comes to Barrington Stage Company from PlayMakers Repertory Company, having recently served as the theatre's interim managing director under the leadership of Joseph Haj and Vivienne Benesch. In New York, she was the assistant general manager for the Off-Broadway production of "In The Heights" and also served on the management teams at Barrow Street Theatre for its production of Austin Pendleton's "Orson's Shadow" and at Stuart Thompson Productions on Adam Rapp's "Red Light Winter."
Pirsig joins the Barrington Stage Company team having previously served as the director of development at Flat Rock Playhouse (Flat Rock, N.C.) and assistant director of development for Virginia Stage Company in Norfolk.