With music direction by Castle, the production plays BSC's Stage 2 in downtown Pittsfield, MA. The show boasts the lyrics of Bill Nelson, and music by various composers including Will Aronson, Rob Broadhurst, Hailey Chang, Creighton Irons, Anna K. Jacobs, David Mallamud, Katya Stanislavskaya and Niko Tsakalakos.
Here's how BSC characterizes the show: "A musical revue where the only thing naked is the lyrics. If David Sedaris were musicalized, he'd sound like Bill Nelson. Nelson's lyrics are equal parts jaw-dropping, profound and daffy. Join Bill and the guys for a casual, fun evening of fresh, inventive theatre songs."
Castle is a veteran of Broadway's Company; Elder and Mendoza were seen in Road Show; Galgano performed in Naked Boys Singing; and Bahorek was recently seen in Off-Broadway's See Rock City and Other Destinations.
Playwright/lyricist/bookwriter Bill Nelson received an MFA from the NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program where he wrote, with composer Daniel Lincoln, Savannah: a Musical Fable. His plays have been performed across the country and his songs have been heard at cabarets around the world, including the William Finn-curated concert Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers and Lyricists — presented at both Barrington Stages and Joe's Pub — and New York Theatre Barn's The Oh, So Sexy Songs of Bill Nelson. A Dramatist Guild fellow and published lyricist, he's currently working with composer Anna K. Jacobs on a new musical, Harmony, Kansas, about a gay men's chorus in rural Kansas.
Performances play BSC Stage 2 space, 36 Linden Street , on Aug. 26 at 9:30 PM, Aug. 27 at 9:30 PM and Aug. 28 at 10 PM. Tickets are $15 (general admission) by calling the BSC box office at (413) 236-8888 or online at www.barringtonstageco.org. For more about Bill Nelson, visit www.BillNelsonBillNelson.com.