Parties & Openings
Nov. 18 - Pittsfield
Berkshire Museum Tree Fest
Nov. 17 - Lenox
Multicultural BRIDGE Awards
Nov. 15 - Torrington
NWCT Arts Council Awards
Barrington Stage Company’s 15th Anniversary Gala
What could be more unpretentious than a picnic dinner in a parochial school gym? Barrington Stage Company returned to St. Joseph High School for its 15th annual gala, which followed a late afternoon performance of Carousel (which runs through July 11). The party honored artistic director Julianne Boyd, who was serenaded by BSC alumni, including Debbie Boone, who sang her 1997 #1 hit song, “You Light Up My Life.” The party confirmed some definite trends emerging on the charity circuit: On the food front, meals are being served family style which creates a sense of conviviality at the table and allows you to help yourself to seconds—and everyone wanted more of the awesome fried chicken, sliced steak, corn-and-green bean and potato salads served by Max Ultimate Food. On the fashion front, men are feeling comfortable to wear flip-flops and shorts with sports jackets so they can be as cool as the ladies in their sleeveless dresses.
Lucy Holland, Molly Boxer and Annie Selke of Pine Cone Hill; Jonathan Ball of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in Pittsfield and Barbara Schulman of Gabel Real Estate
BSC Musical Theater Lab producer William Finn, who is currently writing songs for a Broadway version of Little Miss Sunshine, with his partner, Arthur Salvatore, walking down North Street to the post-performance party; Bob and Karen Youdelman
Pittsfield gallery owner Leslie Ferrin and Mary Garnish of Berkshire Living; Jessie & Bernie Wolfson with Donna Weiss.
Tucker & Cindy Welch; David Rosenthal & Leslie Milton
BSC founder and artistic director Julianne Boyd flanked by her daughter Sarah Boyd, who flew in from Los Angeles, and her son, Dr. Norman “Ned” Boyd III, who donated a teeth whitening procedure for the evening’s silent auction.
Norman Boyd with Debbie Boone, who sang “You Light Up My Life,” her #1 hit song from 1977, to Julianne Boyd, who is standing with Mary Ann “Minkie” Quinson, who has been president of the BSC board since its founding.
Reid White, a former Barrington Stage trustee, and Andrew Volkoff, who is directing Underneath the Lintel, which runs at BSC’s Stage from July 8 - 26.
BSC trustee Reba Evenchik and Tom Potter; Lou Boxer and caterer Dan Mathieu.
Nancy Macauly and Wendy Lauren; Carousel stars Patricia Noonan, who plays Julie Jordan, and Aaron Ramsey, who plays Billy Bigelow
BSC interns Russell Peck, Liz Dion, Joceyln Olson, and Michael Greehan