"Fabulous Lipitones" heading for The Whit

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PITTSFIELD — The Berkshire premiere of "The Fabulous Lipitones" by John Markus and Mark St. Germain begins Friday at Whitney Center for the Arts.

Monica Bliss is directing this fully staged musical. Jeff Hunt is music director; Ruslan Sprague is choreographer.

Performances through Aug. 19 are 8 p.m. Friday; 7 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday.

"The Fabulous Lipitones" explores what happens when a barbershop quartet loses a key member to a heart-stopping high "B flat." The three surviving members suddenly find themselves scrambling to find a tenor before the national competition. When the golden tones of "Bob" are heard through the phone the Lipitones are all ears but when they meet him in person, he's not quite what they expected.

Featured in the cast are Brian Litscher, Tony Gubelman, Richard Willey, Jr. and, as Bob, Joseph Cardozo.

John Markus is an Emmy Award-winning writer, playwright, director, and television producer. He has earned an Emmy, a Peabody, and back-to-back Humanitas prizes, and a People's Choice Award for "The Greatest Sitcom of All Time."

Mark St. Germain's numerous writing credits include the Off-Broadway Alliance Award-winning "Freud's Last Session," which had its world premiere at his namesake St. Germain Stage at Barrington Stage Company, and the Outer Critics Circle and the Lucille Lortel Award winning "Camping with Henry and Tom."

Tickets will be available at the door; online at thewhit.org or by calling 413-443-0289.








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