Carmel’s Candy Store: The Sweet Songs of Carmel Dean

Carmel's Candy Store: The Sweet Songs of Carmel Dean

Featuring Carmel Dean
With Lisa Howard, Alysha Umphress and Michael Winther

Carmel’s Candy Store provides a tasty sampling of Dean’s work as a composer, with rousing, funny and emotionally evocative lyrics by William Finn, Maya Angelou, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Anna K. Jacobs, Mindi Dickstein and Sarah Underwood. Performers include BSC favorites and Broadway regulars Lisa Howard, Alysha Umphress and Michael Winther.

Aug 23 – Aug 25, 2012
9:30pm on Thursday & Friday and 10pm on Saturday (or immediately following the evening performance at St. Germain Stage)

Limited seating available – click here for tickets!

For more information, click here.

The Musical Theatre Lab is sponsored in part by Elayne Bernstein and Sol Schwartz.

Mr. Finn’s Cabaret is located on the lower level of the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center (formerly Stage 2), 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield.



Through June 24, 2012
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert on Broadway

Priscilla, Queen of the DesertLisa joined the Broadway cast of Priscilla Queen of the Desert as one of the three divas on November 10, 2011!

Bette Midler proudly presents the most outrageously fun musical on Broadway: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT! This spectacular show tells the story of three best friends on the wildest road trip ever. With over 500 dazzling costumes and a hit parade of dance-floor favorites including “It’s Raining Men” and “I Will Survive,” PRISCILLA promises the two happiest hours on Broadway! Plus, it’s got a great story about standing up for your friends and being true to yourself. So get a group together… glam it up… and ENJOY THE RIDE!

Click here for the official Priscilla Queen of the Desert Broadway website.

Click here to get your tickets to see Lisa on Broadway in Priscilla Queen of the Desert.


October 4 – November 6, 2011
It Shoulda Been You at George Street Playhouse

Tyne Daly The George Street Playhouse is thrilled to welcome Tony Award and four-time Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce (from TV’s Frasier) to direct this exciting new musical comedy for anyone with parents.

The bride is Jewish. The groom is Catholic. Her mother is a force of nature, his mother is a tempest in a cocktail shaker. And when the bride’s ex-boyfriend shows up, the perfect wedding starts to unravel faster than you can whistle “Here Comes the Bride!” Plots are hatched, pacts are made, secrets exposed – and the sister of the bride is left to turn a tangled mess into happily ever after!



What’s New on the Rialto?

On Tuesday, April 12th, she is releasing her debut CD, “Songs of Innocence and Experience: The Music of William Finn.” To celebrate the release of this album, Howard will be performing at Birdland on Monday, April 11th at 7pm. She will be making her feature film debut in 2012 in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.

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July 19-31, 2011
The Sound of Music at Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera

Sound of Music poster - Pittsburgh Civic Light OperaHow do you solve a problem like Maria? With one of the world’s best loved musicals! Maria, a young, aspiring but quirky, nun fills the lives of the Von Trapp children with “The Sound of Music” and captures the heart of their stern and lonely father. But, will their harmonious lives be torn apart when their beautiful homeland is ravaged by war?

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Tony® Award-winning musical delights audiences with the uplifting story and an irresistible score: “Climb Every Mountain,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Edelweiss” and “My Favorite Things.”

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