With four composers creating new works for this group, their residency at Mass MoCA also includes serious study of death metal techniques with Androo O’Hearn of the Texas-based group Shaolin Death Squad. It culminates Friday, August 19 with a performance in the Hunter Center.
This musical features over 25 Allan Sherman songs telling the lifelong love story of Barry and Sarah Jackman and their eccentric family.
Writes Gail Burns: “I have seen Good Plaids and Bad Plaids. And I am happy to report that the cast director Trey Compton has assembled for the current production at The Theater Barn are Excellent Plaids.”
Mariachi Flor de Toloache commands the open-air courtyard at MASS MoCA on Saturday, August 6, at 8pm.
Hit songs from the 50’s, great harmonies, and a fun sense of humor make “Forever Plaid” forever golden.
Marni Nixon’s beautiful soprano has been captured on numerous films where she was a “ghost” voice filling in for name stars, but Nixon also graced opera and concert stages during a long career spent both in the spotlight and the shadows.
With Ravel, Saint-Saens and Prokofiev on the program and the BSO back in the Berkshires, it was a perfect evening, despite the rain.