The original Cassie in A Chorus Line, Donna McKechnie is headed for Pittsfield and the Colonial Theatre at 8 pm on July 28, 2012 when she will appear in Donna McKechnie: My Musical Comedy Life, a benefit to honor Larry Vaber who did so much for the Berkshire Theatre Festival.
About Donna McKechnie
Tony Award-winning original member of A Chorus Line, Ms. McKechnie is regarded internationally as one of Broadway’s foremost dancing and singing stars. Her cabaret show, My Musical Comedy Life, which received unanimous raves from New York theater critics, won a Mac Award Nomination for Best Female Singer and the Backstage Bistro Award for Outstanding Major Engagement.
Some of Ms. McKechnie’s Broadway credits include: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (national tour); The Education of Hyman Kaplan; Sondheim-A Musical Tribute (which she also choreographed); On the Town; Promises, Promises; Company and State Fair. To see Ms. McKechnie in action is to celebrate the best of musical theatre.
About Larry Vaber
Former Berkshire Theatre Group Board Member, Larry Vaber, was an integral part of the fundraising and building of BTG’s Unicorn Theatre. In honor of Larry Vaber’s life and work, Berkshire Theatre Group has created the Larry Vaber Fund in order to support the work created in The Unicorn Theatre. A portion of the proceeds from Ms. McKechnie’s appearance at the Colonial will go towards supporting the Larry Vaber Fund and the continuation of Larry Vaber’s work and dreams.
Tickets to Donna McKechnie: My Musical Comedy Life are $25-$100. Contact the Stockbridge Campus Ticket Office at 83 East Main Street, by calling 413-298-5576 or the Colonial Ticket Office at 111 South Street, Pittsfield by calling 413-997-4444. Tickets can also be bought online at www.berkshiretheatregroup.org. Ticket Offices are open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturdays 10am-2pm or on any performance day from 10am until curtain. All plays, schedules, casting and prices are subject to change.