Directed by John Simpkins, artistic director of the Tri-Arts Playhouse in Sharon, CT, Hell Raisers features Molly Hager (regional runs of Fat Camp and Factory Girls), Jeremy Morse (Drama Desk nominee for Bloodsong of Love), Lance Rubin (BSC's Songs in 2006 and 2007; Off-Broadway's Bloodsong of Love) and Jason "SweetTooth" Williams (Off-Broadway's Bloodsong of Love). Composer-lyricist Iconis is music director.
Seth Eliser is drummer and guitarist. Dylan Uremovich is lighting designer. Allison Smartt is sound designer. Natasha Sinha is associate producer. Christopher Donovan is production stage manager.
Here how BSC bills the show: "Join Joe Iconis and his merry band of musical theater punks for an explosive night of high-octane showtunes. Quirky portraits of normal people, outcasts, vagabonds, suburbanites, weirdos, fat kids and porn stars are set to hummable music that pulses with the energy and excitement of a barroom brawl. Grab a drink, gather round the old piano and sing along to songs with a rock and roll spirit and an old fashioned heart."
The Hell Raisers performance schedule is Aug. 11 at 8 PM, Aug. 12 at 8 PM and Aug. 13 at 8 PM and 10 PM at BSC Stage 2 at 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield.
Iconis (music/lyrics, music director) is a writer and concert performer. He has been nominated for two Drama Desk Awards, a Lucille Lortel Award, and is the recipient of an Ed Kleban Award, a Dottie Burman Songwriting Award (MAC), a Jonathan Larson Award and a 1992 Stratford Elementary School Excellence in Music Certificate. He is the author of Bloodsong of Love (NAMT 23rd annual Festival of New Musicals, October 2011), The Black Suits (book co-written with Robert Maddock), ReWrite, Theaterworks USA's The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks and We The People. The original cast recording of Things To Ruin, his theatrical rock concert, is available on Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight records. For more information, visit www.MrJoeIconis.com. Tickets are $15 Thursday/Friday and $20 on Saturday. For reservations, call (413) 236-8888 at the Barrington Stage box office (30 Union Street), or online at www.barringtonstageco.org.
BSC's leadership is Julianne Boyd (artistic director) and Tristan Willson (managing director).