Barrington Stage Salutes That's Entertainment

Series of Classic Film Musicals Starts January 28

By: - Jan 05, 2012

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That’s Entertainment!  Barrington Stage Company salutes the American movie musical with a special film series on the big screen at the Mainstage (30 Union Street) beginning January 28. 

Sponsored by Ungar Foundation, the eight award-winning films to be presented are An American in Paris, Singin’ in the Rain, Oliver!, Cabaret, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, My Fair Lady, Funny Girl, and West Side Story
“As the premiere presenter of musicals in the Berkshires, we are delighted to show these classic movie musicals in advance of our 18th season opener Fiddler on the Roof,” said Julianne Boyd.
Saturday, January 28 at 1:00pm – Double Feature: An American in Paris (Academy Award Best Picture 1951) and Singin’ in the Rain – Gene Kelly stars, sings and dances in two of the greatest musicals produced by M-G-M.
Saturday, February 11 at 2:00pm – Oliver! (Academy Award Best Picture 1968) Lionel Bart’s hit musical adaptation of Charles Dickens Oliver Twist is filled with such colorful tunes as “Consider Yourself” and “As Long As He Needs Me.”
Thursday, February 23 at 7:00pm – Cabaret (Academy Award Best Picture 1972) Bob Fosse’s stylish film based on the hit Kander and Ebb stage musical won Oscars for the sizzling performances of Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey.
Saturday, March 10 at 2:00pm - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Gene Wilder stars as the ‘candy man’ Willy Wonka based on the Roald Dahl children’s fantasy.
Thursday, March 22 at 7:00pm - My Fair Lady (Academy Award Best Picture 1964) Lerner and Loewe’s enchanting musical adaptation of Shaw’s Pymaglion stars Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison.
Thursday, April 12 at 7:00pm - Funny Girl “Hello, Gorgeous!” Barbra Streisand’s film debut earned her an Academy Award (tying with Katharine Hepburn for The Lion in Winter) for her brilliant portrayal of Ziegfeld Follies comedienne Fanny Brice.  Featuring the memorable Jule Styne-Bob Merrill score that introduced “People” and “I’m the Greatest Star.”
Thursday, April 26 at 7:00pm - West Side Story (Academy Award for Best Picture 1960)
The landmark musical by Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents that updates Romeo and Juliet to the youth-gang atmosphere of the late 1950s in NYC, featuring the breathtaking choreography of Jerome Robbins.  Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, and Russ Tamblyn star.
Tickets: $6 adults; $10 adults for double feature; Free for youth 13 and younger.  BSC has created a Movie Madness Pass to all seven events (including the double feature!) and is available for just $35 – a 24% savings off the full price!  All ticket handling fees are waived for the Movie Musical Series.