Things We Think, but Don't Dare Say, a new musical featuring book and lyrics by Lauren Taslitz and music by Danny Ursetti, will make its debut with a special two-night run on August 6 and 7 at Mr. Finn's Cabaret (36 Linden Street, Pittsfield) at Barrington Stage Company. The performances will be the final installment of this year's Artists on the Horizon emerging musical theater artists series and will star Broadway veterans Anne L. Nathan (Once) and Jeff Blumenkrantz (Bright Star).
Things We Think, but Don't Dare Say is described as a "mature love story" that "combines humor, honesty, and compassion to deliver a seldom-seen musical look at life from the perspective of late middle age."
"Most theatre tickets are purchased by older people like me," says writer Taslitz, a recent graduate of Tisch's MFA Musical Theatre Writing Program. "A long marriage and raising kids are very relatable experiences for many people, yet they're rarely written about. But it's perfect material for a musical. Those endeavors are both emotional and complex, and — with some perspective — highly entertaining."
The shows will feature music direction by Benji Goldsmith. The orchestra will comprise Emily Chiu (violin, bells, guitar) and Jacob Fjeldheim (cello, keyboard), with student members of Barrington Stage Company's Music Theatre Conservatory Ensemble serving as chorus.
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