Photo Coverage: William Finn and More in 'Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers...' at Barrington Stage Co.

Barrington Stage Company’s Musical Theatre Lab presented the seventh edition of "Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers and Lyricists You Probably Don’t Know But Should…" this weekend, August 31-September 1, at Barrington Stage’s Boyd-Quinson Mainstage.

A Labor Day weekend celebration of extraordinary new songs, Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist William Finn (Falsettos, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) narrated this fresh, fun introduction to new voices in musical theatre and shared with the audience what makes a good lyric, why some work and others don’t.

Barrington Stage Company’s Musical Theatre Lab presented the seventh edition of "Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers and Lyricists You Probably Don’t Know But Should…" this weekend, August 31-September 1 at Barrington Stage’s Boyd-Quinson Mainstage.

Check out photos of Finn and the rest of the ensemble onstage below!

Direction was by Associate Producer Shakina Nayfack, music direction by Jeremy Robin Lyons, lighting design by Robert Brown. Zac Chandler was stage manager.

Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers and Lyricists You Probably Don’t Know But Should… featured the talents of Rebecca Naomi Jones (BSC debut/Broadway: American Idiot/Passing Strange); Joelle Lurie (BSC debut); Jeremy Morse (BSC’s Hell Raisers and Joe Iconis & Family), Amanda Savan (NYMF Cruel Shoes), and Alysha Umphress (BSC’s Funked Up Fairy Tales/Carmel’s Candy Store; Broadway: American Idiot/Priscilla, Queen of the Desert). Songs also featured special appearances by songwriters Nikko Benson, Noel Carey, Josh Freilich, Joe Iconis, Salomon Lerner, Jahn Sood, and Christopher Staskel.

The composers and lyricists represented were Danny Abosch, Will Aronson, Nikko Benson, Julian Blackmore, Will Buck, Noel Carey, Joey Contreras, Sara Cooper, Carmel Dean, Josh Freilich, Sarah Hirsch, Joe Iconis, Micah Joel, Sukari Jones, Laura Kleinbaum, Hannah Kohl, Gi-hieh Lee, Salomon Lerner, Scott Murphy, Yea Bin Diana Oh, Sean Patterson, Jason Purdy, Rona Siddiqui, Jahn Sood, Jenny Stafford, Christopher Staskel, Elizabeth Suggs, and Nikos Tsakalakos.

For more about this performance and Barrington Stage Co., visit www.barringtonstageco.org.

Photo credit: Stephen Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: William Finn and More in 'Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers...' at Barrington Stage Co.

Photo Coverage: William Finn and More in 'Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers...' at Barrington Stage Co.
Barrington Stage Company

Photo Coverage: William Finn and More in 'Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers...' at Barrington Stage Co.
William Finn

Photo Coverage: William Finn and More in 'Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers...' at Barrington Stage Co.
Producer/Director Shakina Nayfak

Photo Coverage: William Finn and More in 'Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers...' at Barrington Stage Co.
Rebecca Naomi Jones

Photo Coverage: William Finn and More in 'Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers...' at Barrington Stage Co.
Amanda Savan

Photo Coverage: William Finn and More in 'Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers...' at Barrington Stage Co.
Amanda Savan

Photo Coverage: William Finn and More in 'Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers...' at Barrington Stage Co.
Joelle Lurie

Photo Coverage: William Finn and More in 'Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers...' at Barrington Stage Co.
Joelle Lurie

Photo Coverage: William Finn and More in 'Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers...' at Barrington Stage Co.
Jeremy Morse

Photo Coverage: William Finn and More in 'Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers...' at Barrington Stage Co.
Jeremy Morse

Photo Coverage: William Finn and More in 'Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers...' at Barrington Stage Co.
Amanda Savan and William Finn

Photo Coverage: William Finn and More in 'Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers...' at Barrington Stage Co.
The Ensemble on Boyd-Quinson MainStage

Photo Coverage: William Finn and More in 'Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers...' at Barrington Stage Co.
Noel Carey

Photo Coverage: William Finn and More in 'Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers...' at Barrington Stage Co.
Jahn Sood

Photo Coverage: William Finn and More in 'Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers...' at Barrington Stage Co.
Jahn Sood

Photo Coverage: William Finn and More in 'Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers...' at Barrington Stage Co.
Rebecca Naomi Jones, Joelle Lurie and Amanda Savan

Photo Coverage: William Finn and More in 'Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers...' at Barrington Stage Co.
Rebecca Naomi Jones and Joelle Lurie

Photo Coverage: William Finn and More in 'Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers...' at Barrington Stage Co.
Rebecca Naomi Jones, Joelle Lurie and Amanda Savan

Photo Coverage: William Finn and More in 'Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers...' at Barrington Stage Co.
William Finn

Photo Coverage: William Finn and More in 'Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers...' at Barrington Stage Co.
Nikko Benson

Photo Coverage: William Finn and More in 'Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers...' at Barrington Stage Co.
Joe Iconis and Company

Photo Coverage: William Finn and More in 'Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers...' at Barrington Stage Co.
Joe Iconis

Photo Coverage: William Finn and More in 'Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers...' at Barrington Stage Co.
Curtain Call

Photo Coverage: William Finn and More in 'Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers...' at Barrington Stage Co.
Curtain Call

Photo Coverage: William Finn and More in 'Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers...' at Barrington Stage Co.
Professor William Finn

Photo Coverage: William Finn and More in 'Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers...' at Barrington Stage Co.

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Stephen Sorokoff Stephen's life seems to have always revolved around a camera and a piano. He studied at Manhattan School of Music and performed in the "Borsht Belt" during college vacations, where in the true DIRTY DANCING tradition he met his wife Eda. Stephen was a Board Member of the First All Children's Theater and his wife, a classical pianist, is a Board Member of Barrington Stage Co. In between he made time to be CEO of a multi national machinery company and President of a domestic Textile Mfg. Co. In retirement, he now takes pictures of his 5 grandchildren and various other performers.


 
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