Randy Harrison and More Featured in Berkshire Theatre Group's FOUND Pre-Show, 9/22

Randy Harrison and More Featured in Berkshire Theatre Group's FOUND Pre-Show, 9/22

Berkshire Theatre Group is excited to announce the special guests for FOUND's pre-show performance and reception on September 22 at 7pm. Join book writer and actor Hunter Bell, along with BTG alumnus Randy Harrison from Queer as Folk and Silence! The Musical, as well as FOUND cast member and cabaret and comedy star, Shaina Taub, and Broadway performers Natalie Joy Johnson and Marty Thomas at 7pm at the Colonial for intimate, pre-show entertainment; exclusive performances and a cocktail party.

Tickets to the FOUND pre-show party and performance are $75, general tickets are $25 for admission to the performance only, and student tickets are $20. Contact the Colonial Ticket Office at 111 South Street, Pittsfield by calling 413-997-4444. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.berkshiretheatregroup.org. The ticket office is open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturdays 10am-2pm or on any performance day from 10am until curtain. All plays, schedules, casting and prices are subject to change.
Hunter Bell received an Obie Award and a Tony Nomination for the book of [title of show]. Queer as Folk's Randy Harrison, who has appeared in BTG's productions ofThe Who's Tommy, Endgame and Ghosts, recently starred in Silence! The Musical. Shaina Taub, who will be appearing in FOUND at The Colonial Theatre, has also appeared in the national tour of Seussical, and The Daughters at Joe's Pub. Natalie Joy Johnson has appeared in the Off Broadway production of BARE: A Pop Opera as well as the Broadway production of Legally Blonde: The Musical. Grammy Nominated Marty Thomas has appeared on Broadway in Xanadu, Wickedand The Secret Garden.

Join these actors before the show on September 22 at 7pm for special performances and then enjoy the Pre-Broadway Workshop of FOUND at the Colonial.

FOUND is inspired by Found Magazine with music by Eli Bolin, book by Hunter Bell and Lee Overtree, directed by Lee Overtree, and produced by Victoria Lang, Benjamin Salka and Eva Price.

Based on Davy Rothbart's popular Found books, magazines, tours and appearances on This American Life comes a new musical comedy about the hidden beauty and humor in so-called "junk.” Hunter Bell joins composer/lyricist Eli Bolin, director Lee Overtree, and indie-comedy favorite, the Story Pirates troupe, in a semi-autobiographical account of Davy's life and loves as he performs around the country, set against a backdrop of the hilarious real notes and letters from the pages of Found magazine, as they come to life on stage.

When Davy meets and falls for Kate, a schoolteacher, he is forced to choose between his wild existence on the road and a "normal” life with her. FOUND explores both the objects and the people we encounter along the way, and reveals the funny and touching stories hidden in plain sight in the world around us.
Performance Dates are Friday, September 21, 8pm and Saturday, September 22, 8pm.

For more information about the performance, please visit our website at www.BerkshireTheatreGroup.org

The Colonial Theatre, founded in 1903, and Berkshire Theatre Festival, founded in 1928, are two of the oldest cultural organizations in the Berkshires. Having united in November of 2010 under the leadership of Artistic Director and CEO Kate Maguire, these two institutions are providing the Berkshires and beyond with the finest in live theatre, music, dance and the visual arts on five stages in Stockbridge, MA, Pittsfield, MA and Lenox, MA. The Fitzpatrick Main Stage (408 seats), cataloged by the National Register of Historic Places, was originally designed and built by Stanford White as the Stockbridge Casino in 1888. The intimate Unicorn Theatre (122 seats) is a home for emerging artists and new theatrical ideas. The Colonial in Pittsfield (780 seats) re-opened in August of 2006, following a $21 million restoration, and boasts pristine acoustics, classic gilded age architecture and state-of-the-art technical systems. BTG also performs at the newly built outdoor Neil Ellenoff stage at the Mount and at The Garage, a music venue located in the lobby of The Colonial. Together they serve over 100,000 patrons per year and reach over 10,000 students through their educational and outreach programs. For more information on BTF call (413) 298-5536 and on The Colonial call (413) 448-8084. To purchase tickets, call (413) 997-4444 or (413) 298-5576 or go online to www.BerkshireTheatreGroup.org.

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