The Fabulous Baker Couple Heads Williamstown Cabaret July 15-17

News   The Fabulous Baker Couple Heads Williamstown Cabaret July 15-17 Husband and wife thesps Dylan and Becky Ann Baker will headline the Williamstown Theatre Festival's annual Cabaret July 15-17 at the 1896 House, at Routes 7 & 2 in Williamstown. They will not be performing together, but they will appear one after another. Dylan will first try his hand at the Randy Newman standard "I Love L.A.," after which Becky Ann will lend her voice to "Nevertheless (I'm in Love with You)."

Husband and wife thesps Dylan and Becky Ann Baker will headline the Williamstown Theatre Festival's annual Cabaret July 15-17 at the 1896 House, at Routes 7 & 2 in Williamstown. They will not be performing together, but they will appear one after another. Dylan will first try his hand at the Randy Newman standard "I Love L.A.," after which Becky Ann will lend her voice to "Nevertheless (I'm in Love with You)."

A number of other actors, some not necessarily known for their singing, will also be featured in the Cabaret. Kate Burton, for instance, will give voice to the bluesy Al Green classic "Take Me to the River." Andrea Martin will no doubt deliver a cheeky rendition of her planned "Besame Mucho." Following is the song list for this year's event:

Act I:
"Try a Little Tenderness" (Harry Woods-Jimmy Campbell-Reg Connelly), sung by Christopher Fitzgerald, with Kate Burton and Katie MacNichol
"Don't Go to Strangers" (Arthur Kent-Dave Mason-Redd Evans), sung by Christopher Fitzgerald
"Dindi" (Antonio Carlos Jobin-Ray Gilbert), sung by Erik Lochtefeld
"Take Me to the River" (Al Green-Mabon Hodges), sung by Kate Burton
"I Know Things Now" (Stephen Sondheim), sung by Anna Belkap
"Suppertime" (Irving Berlin), sung by Linda Edmonds

Act II
"I Love L.A." (Randy Newman), sung by Dylan Baker
"Nevertheless (I'm in Love with You)" (Bert Kalmer-Harry Ruby), sung by Becky Ann Baker
"Nina" (Noel Coward), sung by MichaelJohn (sic) McGann
"Besame Mucho" (Conseulo Velazquez-Sunny Skylar), sung by Andrea Martin
"I Am Woman" (Ray Burton-Helen Reddy), sung by the Williamstown apprentices

Stand-up comic and actor Lewis Black will perform emcee duties for the second straight year. James Sampliner is musical director. Williamstown has presented a Cabaret since 1972. For ticket information, call (413) 597-3400. For casting and event updates, call the Festival's information line at (413) 597-3399. -- By Robert Simonson

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