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Most Happy in Concert

July 13 - July 31 Main Stage
2022 Season

Songs from Frank Loesser’s The Most Happy Fella
Music & Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Conceived & Directed by Daniel Fish
Choreography by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar
Music Arrangements by Daniel Kluger and Nathan Koci
Vocal Arrangements by Nathan Koci and Daniel Fish
Orchestrations by Daniel Kluger
In association with the Fisher Center at Bard

The Main Stage bursts back to life with this evocative meditation on an American musical masterpiece from the director of the boldly reimagined Tony Award-winning revival of Oklahoma! Drawing on a broad range of musical genres and performed by a company of 20 actors and musicians, Most Happy in Concert invigorates the musical concert form, inviting audiences to consider anew... Read More

June Moon

July 2 - July 13 Main Stage
2014 Season

By Ring Lardner and George S. Kaufman
Directed by Jessica Stone

Earnest and gullible young lyricist Fred Stevens boards a train in Schenectady bound for the Big Apple, determined to make a name for himself in the thriving Tin Pan Alley scene. However, the life he’s imagined is rife with seductive distractions — namely dames — that threaten to derail his dream of penning the next big ditty. Both bitterly funny... Read More

Animal Crackers

June 26 - July 13 Main Stage
2013 Season

Author: Kaufman, George S., Morrie Ryskind, Bert Kalmar, and Harry Ruby
Director: Wishcamper, Henry
Hooray for Captain Spaulding! The intrepid African explorer, inveterate womanizer, and interminable jokester hobnobs with high society as the guest of honor at a swanky soiree. But when a priceless painting is pilfered, he and the guests are swept up in a screwball search for the thief. This new interpretation of the Marx Brothers' hit Broadway musical and classic film... Read More

Pygmalion

July 17 - July 27 Main Stage
2013 Season

Author: Shaw, George Bernard
Director: Martin, Nicholas
"You have no idea how frightfully interesting it is to take a human being and change her into a quite different human being." With all the parallels of a modern reality-show makeover, an impoverished flower seller is taken in hand by a linguistics professor who attempts to change her accent and pass her off as the epitome of English society.... Read More

Month in the Country, A

August 1 - August 19 Main Stage
2012 Season

Author: Turgenev, Ivan
Director: Nelson, Richard
One week before her 30th birthday, the simple life of dutiful wife and mother Natalya is upended when the arrival of her son’s charming new tutor unleashes a whirlwind of love, lust, and jealousy. Both psychologically compelling and emotionally raw, Turgenev’s masterpiece reveals the disruptive nature of passion, intermixed with genuine loss and heartbreak, as Natalya and those around her... Read More

The Elephant Man

July 25 - August 5 Nikos Stage
2012 Season

Author: Pomerance, Bernard
Director: Ellis, Scott
From a desperate existence in a Victorian freak show to his days as the toast of London high society, the life of John Merrick, the Elephant Man, has fascinated the world for well over a century. Though his disfigurement brought notoriety, it was his unblemished inner humanity that most astonished those around him, compelling examinations of their own prejudices and... Read More

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