Original Cabaret Features Brourman and Mac Rae at Barrington Stage

Heather Mac Rae

Heather Mac Rae

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Singer/songwriter Michele Brourman and cabaret artist Heather Mac Rae star in “Love & Take Out” at Barrington Stage Company (BSC) on Saturday, September 21, 2013, at 9:30pm and Sunday, September 22, 2013, at 7:30pm. The show takes place at Mr. Finn’s Cabaret, located on the lower level of the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center at 36 Linden Street.  Tickets are $25.

“Love & Take Out” is an evening of original songs about romance, Chinese food and more. Michele Brourman is familiar to BSC audiences as musical director for Amanda McBroom’s popular cabarets. Heather Mac Rae has appeared at Barrington Stage in “A…My Name is Still Alice” and “Disorder: A Mother/Daughter Vaudeville.”

Michele Brourman is an award-winning singer-songwriter whose song “My Favorite Year” has become a cabaret standard, recorded by Michael Feinstein, Margaret Whiting, Cleo Laine and Amanda McBroom. Other songs have been recorded by Heather Mac Rae, Rita Coolidge, Sheena Easton, and Donny Osmond and featured in television (“Cagney & Lacey”, “Designing Women”) and film.

Michele Brourman

Michele Brourman

Brourman and Amanda McBroom wrote the songs for 16 animated features for Universal Studios, including the beloved “Land Before Time” series, and created the score for the musical “Dangerous Beauty,” which premiered at the Pasadena Playhouse in 2011.

With lyricist Sheilah Rae, Brourman created the score for the off-Broadway musical “I Married Wyatt Earp.”  She composed the dance and incidental music for the original Broadway production of “Working.” As a musical director, she’s worked with artists such as Dixie Carter, Heather Mac Rae, Bernadette Peters, Mariette Hartley, George Ball and Amanda McBroom.

Heather Mac Rae returns to BSC having starred in “A My Name Will Always Be Alice,” directed by Julie Boyd. Brourman was Mac Rae’s first musical director when she started her cabaret and concert career many years ago. Mac Rae has performed throughout America in clubs and concert halls. Her highly acclaimed solo act, “Songs For My Father,” won her a MAC and BISTRO award. She has appeared on Broadway in: HAIR, Coastal Disturbances, Falsettos and A Catered Affair. Her solo recordings: Songs For My Father and I Choose Love. Other recordings: Falsettoland, I Love New York, Abie’s Island Rose.

Tickets are $25 with general admission seating.  Beer, wine and soda are available.  Mr. Finn’s Cabaret is located on the lower level of the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield. The Box Office at Mr. Finn’s Cabaret opens 30 minutes prior to curtain.  To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Barrington Stage Box Office at 413-236-8888 or visit Barrington Stage Company. The Box Office is located at 30 Union Street.




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