PHOTO CALL: Rebecca Naomi Jones, Alysha Umphress, Taylor Trensch, Elizabeth Stanley and More Offer Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers

By Matthew Blank
17 Dec 2013

Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers and Lyricists You Probably Don't Know but Should, hosted by Tony-winning composer-lyricist William Finn, was presented Dec. 16 at 9:30 PM at 54 Below.



The evening celebrated the work of young writers mentored by the composer of Falsettos, A New Brain, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Elegies and this season's Little Miss Sunshine



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Rebecca Naomi Jones
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Produced and directed by Shakina Nayfack, the concert featured music direction by Jeremy R. Lyons.

Performers included Sally Wilfert, Anne L. Nathan, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Elisabeth Stanley, Alysha Umphress, Taylor Trensch, Mykal Kilgore, Jeremy Morse, Michael Linden and Amanda Savan. These artists interpreted works penned by Will Aronson, Nikko Benson, Julian Blackmore, Sam Chanse, Joey Contreras, Jessica DiGiancinto, Josh Freilich, Emily Goldman, Joe Iconis, Michael R. Jackson, Alana Jacoby, Bob Kelly, Laura Kleinbaum, Salomon Lerner, Sara Nicholson, Brian Pugach, Brett Ryback, Sean Patterson, Jenny Stafford, Katya Stanislavskaya, Liz Suggs, Frank Terry and Niko Tsakalakos.

Originating at Barrington Stage Company (BSC) and now in its 8th year, the Ridiculously Talented concert series has become a hallmark of BSC's Musical Theatre Lab, where Finn serves as artistic producer.