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Barrington Stage Company’s Carnivale at Jae’s Spice
Nicole Garzino reports from Pittsfield: Why fly south when you can enjoy a red-hot, rock-n-roll salsain Pittsfield? More than 100 masked revelers did just that on Saturday, February 6, dancing the night away to the Latin groove of Los Sugar Kings at last weekend’s benefit Carnivale for Barrington Stage Company’s upcoming summer season. Hosted in the baubled and bedazzled Upstairs at Jae’s Spice, this caliente dance party came complete with Latin-inspired treats, including Brazilian BBQ, handmade guacamole and the freshest fruit-laden sangria. The party-goers included William Finn, the Tony Award-winning creator of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, state senator Benjamin Downing, the event’s honorary chair, and masked maidens such as (above, from left to right) Jessica Ridgley, Andrea Lewis and Tina DaFonde
Leslie Milton, director of major gifts for New York’s Tenement Museum, and David Rosenthal; Mary Ann Quinson, president of Barrington Stage Company’s board or trustees, and Elaine Grant.
Renee DeRagon of Berkshire Shenanigans, Rachel Plaine, and Paul Dodds.
Barrington Stage board member Reba Evenchik and Tony Award winning composer William Finn; Liz Wedge, Mike Clary and Barrington Stage capital campaign manager Manisha Tanzman-Rivas.
Photographer Keith Emerling, Orit Kadosh, and Kris Anderson.
Mark Siegars and Fran Steiner; Dr. Norman Boyd and Barrington Stage artistic director Julianne Boyd.
Ada Flores, Mario Flores, Dr. Michelle Monnin, Dr. Boris Murillo, Alfredo Najera and Clara Najera.
Molly Paluilis and Aleah Kozlowski; one of Los Sugar Kings.