Boone & Cast of BSC's Human Comedy Featured on Radio, 6/16
Joining host and WAMC President Alan Chartock will be BSC Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, Musical Director Darren Cohen and the 18-member cast of "The Human Comedy." Song selections from the Galt MacDermot (Hair, Dude) score - "In a Little Town in California," "Hi Ya, Kid," "I Said, Oh No," and "Beautiful Music"- will be sung by Debby Boone, Eamon Foley, Bobby List, Megan Lewis, Doug Kreeger Cheryl Freeman, and company.
Debby Boone stars as Kate Macauley in BSC's mainstage 2006 season opener - Galt MacDermot's The Human Comedy. Based on William Saroyan's 1943 novel of the same name, the show has a book and lyrics by William Dumaresq. Production dates are June 24 through July 16, at The Robert Boland Theatre at the Koussevitzky Arts Center at Berkshire Community College.
Directed by Julianne Boyd, The Human Comedy reunites her creative team from last season's hit, Follies - choreographer Lara Teeter and musical director Darren Cohen.
"Humorous yet poignant, The Human Comedy is the sung-through musical coming-of-age tale of Homer Macauley (Bobby List), a telegraph messenger who becomes a witness to the sorrows and joys of a small California town during World War II," state press notes. "MacDermot's score for The Human Comedy is an exciting blend of American musical styles including swing, jazz, rock, folk, and gospel."
The cast includes Bobby List (a recent graduate of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music) as Homer, Eamon Foley (Gypsy and Assassins), Morgan James, Doug Kreeger (Off-Broadway's Thrill Me), Heath Calvert, Adam Sansiveri, Megan Lewis (Forbidden Broadway: Special Victims Unit), Cheryl Freeman (The Who's Tommy), Donald Grody (Caroline, or Change), Molly Sorohan, Andre Garner, Kiera O'Neil, Kimberly Cuellar, Robb Sherman, Colin Cunliffe, Matthew Erlbach and Lori Brooke Cohan.
Performances play June 24 through July 16, at the Boland Theatre at the Koussevitzky Arts Center at Berkshire Community College. Performance times are Tuesday at 7pm; Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm; matinees Wednesday, July 12 at 2pm, Friday at 2pm and Sunday at 5pm. The Boland Theatre is fully-accessible with on-site parking. Tickets are $38-$52. Preview nights are Tuesday, June 27 and Wednesday, June 28;tickets are $15. Composer Galt MacDermot will take part in a post-show discussion on Wednesday, June 28. For more information call 413-236-8888, or visit www.barringtonstageco.org.
Debby Boone will also perform "Reflections of Rosemary" at the Boland Theatre at the Koussevitzky Arts Center at Berkshire Community College on Monday, July 3, at 8pm. Tickets are $35 and $25. For more information on this one night only concert, call 413-236-8888.
Photo by Kevin Sprague--Eamon Foley (Ulysses), Bobby List (Homer) and Debby Boone (Kate) in The Human Comedy