Catskill’s Bridge Street Theatre Announces 2016 Season of Shows [Berkshire on Stage]

February 18th, 2016, 1:00 pm by Sara

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Following a short winter hiatus, Catskill’s Bridge Street Theatre is brushing away the snow and preparing to spring back into action. With a new marquee providing greater visibility to travelers along the West Bridge Street corridor and continuing improvements to its interior spaces, 2016 promises to be even more seriously entertaining at what one reviewer has called “the ballsiest theater in the region.”

The theater kicks off the season in high style at 6pm on Saturday (February 20) with a sold-out benefit appearance in BST’s Speakeasy by internationally renowned performer/playwright Charles Busch – a special sneak preview performance of his new cabaret act “The Lady at the Mic,” which will have its official premiere the following week as part of Lincoln Center’s American Songbook Series. In the show, Busch pays tribute to four cabaret legends (Elaine Stritch, Polly Bergen, Julie Wilson, and Mary Cleere Harran) as well as Joan Rivers, all of whom were close personal friends. He’ll be joined onstage by long-time musical director (and Catskill resident) Tom Judson at the piano, Joe Gallant on upright bass and Guy Klucevsek on the accordion. This gala evening – the first public performance of this new show – will be followed by an intimate champagne meet-and-greet with the artists.

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