The Story of Bea and Ben

Inspired by the characters from Much Ado About Nothing, The Story of Bea and Ben is set in post World War I New York on New Year’s Eve 1919.  The two main characters rekindle their feuding relationship and are surrounded by an eclectic crowd of friends and onlookers who enjoy nothing more than to put these two together in the same room.  Infused with musical elements from the time period, this show has a feeling of Downton Abbey set in New York City. [Read more…]

16. If All else Fails

“Bea & Ben” in concert at Barrington Stage Company. Thankful to these amazing performers at the Musical Theatre Conservatory New Year’s Eve, 1919, In this finale, “If All Else Fails” love letters are revealed, bringing together the feuding couples at last. Thanks to Seth Roseman for directing, Adam Pelty, director of the MTC program, Steven Moore, video, Wes Halloran, audio

15. Fill The Pages (Reprise) (from Bea & Ben)

 

“Bea & Ben” in concert at Barrington Stage Company. Thankful to these amazing performers at the Musical Theatre Conservatory New Year’s Day, 1920, “Fill The Pages (Reprise)” is the moment where Margaret, mother to Bea, delivers some much needed advice on how to move forward in life. Thanks to Seth Roseman for directing, Adam Pelty, director of the MTC program, Steven Moore, video, Wes Halloran, audio

14. Sigh No More (from Bea & Ben)

“Bea & Ben” in concert at Barrington Stage Company. Thankful to these amazing performers at the Musical Theatre Conservatory. It’s New Year’s Day, 1920, “Sigh No More” is a song set with the original Shakespeare text, between two close friends reconcliing their differences. Thanks to Seth Roseman for directing, Adam Pelty, director of the MTC program, Steven Moore, video, Wes Halloran, audio

 

13. I Realize (from Bea & Ben)

“Bea & Ben” in concert at Barrington Stage Company. Thankful to these amazing performers at the Musical Theatre Conservatory New Year’s Day, 1920, “I Realize,” is a moment of self-discovery for our leading couple, Bea and Ben. Thanks to Seth Roseman for directing, Adam Pelty, director of the MTC program, Steven Moore, video, Wes Halloran, audio

12. What Do I Care?

“Bea & Ben” in concert at Barrington Stage Company. Thankful to these amazing performers at the Musical Theatre Conservatory New Year’s Eve, 1919, “What Do I Care,” is where we discover Lily has been ghost writing for Bea, and George is more the hero than Ben. Both have kept this a secret, and now it comes out. Thanks to Seth Roseman for directing, Adam Pelty, director of the MTC program, Steven Moore, video, Wes Halloran, audio

11. The Right Time

“Bea & Ben” in concert at Barrington Stage Company. Thankful to these amazing performers at the Musical Theatre Conservatory. It’s New Year’s Day, 1920, “The Right Time,” is where Bea ruminates on what it means to have free speech, and when is the right time to speak up? Thanks to Seth Roseman for directing, Adam Pelty, director of the MTC program, Steven Moore, video, Wes Halloran, audio

 

10. Every Now And Then

“Bea & Ben” in concert at Barrington Stage Company. Thankful to these amazing performers at the Musical Theatre Conservatory. It’s New Year’s Day, 1920, “Every Now And Then,” is a patische song for Imogene, the chorine, who shares some of her experiences, and how she always finds her way, every now and then. Thanks to Seth Roseman for directing, Adam Pelty, director of the MTC program, Steven Moore, video, Wes Halloran, audio.

9. What They Don’t Know

“Bea & Ben” in concert at Barrington Stage Company. Thankful to these amazing performers at the Musical Theatre Conservatory. It’s New Year’s Day, 1919, “What They Don’t Know” is a song where Freddy ruminates on his past, and the wrong things he did for the right reasons, all for the sake of his family. Thanks to Seth Roseman for directing, Adam Pelty, director of the MTC program, Steven Moore, video, Wes Halloran, audio

8. I’m Having A Marvelous Time

“Bea & Ben” in concert at Barrington Stage Company, Thankful to these amazing performers at the Musical Theatre Conservatory. It’s New Year’s Eve, 1919, and the countdown to midnight is about to begin. “I’m Having a Marvelous Time,” is the end of Act One, where through misunderstandings, stolen items and emotions running high, everyone is at odds, excpet for our hostess, Margaret, who is determined to have a marvelous time. Thanks to Seth Roseman for directing, Adam Pelty, director of the MTC program, Steven Moore, video, Wes Halloran, audio

7. Ben’s Song

“Bea & Ben” in concert at Barrington Stage Company Thankful to these amazing performers at the Musical Theatre Conservatory. It’s New Year’s Eve, 1919, “Ben’s Song” follows a moment for our leading man, Ben, who is confronted will the memories of his past during the Great War, and how it relates to his present. Thanks to Eli Goykhman for his incredbile singing, Seth Roseman for directing, Adam Pelty, director of the MTC program, Steven Moore, video, Wes Halloran, audio.