Musical begins world premiere run Wednesday at Barrington Stage

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PITTSFIELD >> "Presto Change-O," a new musical by Eric Price (book and lyrics) and Joel Waggoner (music), begins its world premiere engagement Wednesday at Barrington Stage Company's St. Germain Stage in the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, where the BSC Musical Theatre Lab presentation is scheduled to run through June 11. Press opening is 7:30 p.m. May 25.

Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with 3 o'clock matinees Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

"Presto Change-O" tells the story of three generations of magicians who find themselves under one roof for the first time in years. When the grandfather causes real magic to happen, they must confront their past mistakes and re-examine what it means to be a family.

Marc Bruni is directing a cast that includes Tony Award winner Michael Rupert, Tony Award nominee Jarrod Spector, Tony Award nominee Barbara Walsh, Jenni Barber, Bob Walton and Lenny Wolpe.

Choreographer is Chris Bailey. Vadim Feichtner is music director.

Price and Waggoner will discuss the process of creating "Presto Change-O" in the first of the 2016 season's free "Conversations With " series, 12:30 p.m. on May 22 at the St. Germain Stage. Reservations are recommended.

Ticket information is available at barringtonstageco.org; by phone at 413-236-8888; or in person at the MainStage box office, 30 Union St.


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