Enter the world of the Dashwoods, two sisters as different as different can be. Elinor, reserved, self-possessed, rational to a fault.  And Marianne, wildly romantic, emotionally uninhibited, and disdainful of half-measures.  Bound by their love for each other and their inner sense of social independence but torn by their conflicting notions of ideal love, they struggle to cope with reduced circumstances and the pressure to marry well. 

Ecstasy, deception, dashed hopes, and near-tragedy lead them to discover profound truths that bring them closer together and finally put them within reach of true and lasting happiness.  In Sense and Sensibility, the repressed feelings, soaring emotions, and signature wit of Jane Austen come alive in a totally new and exciting way.

May 9th, 2pm & 7:30pm

Shakespeare & Company
Elayne P. Bernstein Theater
70 Kemble Street, Lenox, MA (Map)

Reserve your free tickets now: tix@bmtw.org


Jeffrey Haddow
Book & Lyrics

Jeffrey Haddow co-authored the hit musical revue, SCRAMBLED FEET, which enjoyed a two-year run Off-Broadway at the Village Gate and went on to have numerous regional and international productions as well as a Showtime TV special w/Madeline Kahn.  Mr. Haddow is also co-author of the play, CHEKHOV IN YALTA, which had its world premiere at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles and has subsequently been seen in many regional and international productions as well as on a Thames TV special starring Tom Courtenay.  YALTA won a LA Drama Critics Award for distinguished playwriting and appeared as a featured play in Otis Guernsey’s “Best Plays” series.  Both SCRAMBLED FEET and CHEKHOV IN YALTA are published by Samuel French.  Mr. Haddow co-authored DUCKS, a musical revue presented by Musical Theatre Works in NYC, and co-adapted and translated VALESA, a contemporary Polish play presented at the Mark Taper Lab.  Other produced plays include THIN ICE (WPA Theatre, NYC), SCULLY & ROYCE (Detroit Rep Co.), THE DRUNKEN BOAT (Circle Repertory Co., NYC), ONLY CONNECT (Galapagos Theatre Space, NY), and AT THE BACK OF THE NORTH WIND (Book, co-Lyricist) which has had staged readings at the Village Theatre in Issaqua, WA, the Nat’l Arts Club, in NYC, and the Players Theatre in NY (all staged by Sam Scalamoni).  Jeffrey wrote the libretto for the original opera, THE LEGEND OF THE YELLOW ROSE, which will have its premiere this July at The Living Opera Company in Dallas, Texas. Jeffrey is a graduate of Northwestern University, and an active member of the Dramatists Guild and the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop.

Sam Scalamoni

Mr. Scalamoni has served as the Associate Director for Elton John’s Broadway musical LESTAT at San Francisco’s Curran Theatre and the Palace Theatre on Broadway. He was also the Associate Director of DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and also supervised the US national tour, the UK international tour and companies in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Seoul, Korea. He is also the Co-Book writer of his newest project in development, SUMMER STOCK a stage adaptation of the MGM Judy Garland Gene Kelly film. In New York Mr. Scalamoni has directed two incarnations of Alan Menken and Glen Slater’s new Broadway musical LEAP OF FAITH, the debut workshop of MULAN JR. for Disney Theatrical Productions, AT THE BACK OF THE NORTH WIND at the Players Theatre and the National Arts Club, CAIRO at the Players Theatre, THE NEW PICASSO at New World Stages, TREATY 321! at the Lucille Lortel, FIDELITY FUTURESTAGE at New World Stages, and the premier of ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS at The John Houseman Studio Theatre. Regionally he has directed, and in some cases also choreographed, ALL SHOOK UP for Texas Family Musicals, I DO, I DO for Cortland Repertory Theatre, AT THE BACK OF THE NORTH WIND at The Village Theatre in Seattle, four productions of DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST in Montreal, Las Vegas, Illinois, and Oklahoma City, DRACULA at the Bickford Theatre in Morristown, the premier of an original adaptation of A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Rochester Opera House in New Hampshire, and the world premier of QUEEN ESTHER at the Forum Theatre in Metuchen.

Mr. Scalamoni is a founding member and Managing Artistic Director of The Skyline Theatre Company in Bergen County New Jersey. For Skyline he has directed THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG, A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD/ A NIGHT IN THE UKRAINE, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, NUNSENSE, SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, LOVE LETTERS and HAIR. He has served as Artistic/Producing Director of The Hackmatack Playhouse in Maine, and as Artistic Director of The Lycian Centre for the Performing Arts in Orange County New York. He has also been a guest director at Yale University, Manhattan College, and Longwood College. A member of The Society for Stage Directors and Choreographers, Mr. Scalamoni lives in Morris County NJ with his wife Tricia, son Spencer and daughter Mia. www.samscalamoni.com

Neal Hampton

Neal Hampton's compositions include arrangements and additional songs (music/lyrics) for A LITTLE MATCHGIRL at the Gloucester Stage, music for the Commonwealth Ballet's productions of RAPPACCINI'S DAUGHTER and STREET SCENE (the latter performed in Boston and Bulgaria and excerpted for use on the A&E, Nickelodeon, Discovery and Learning channels), incidental music for the Canadian Premier of Lanford Wilson's BOOK OF DAYS and a choral arrangement written for the Columbia Pictures release of MONA LISA SMILE. His adaptation of Charles Dicken's THE CHIMES (book/music/lyrics) was presented at the New Opera and Musical Theater Initiative's 2004 Birth of a Musical Festival. Sense and Sensibility began its development at the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop in New York City.

Mr. Hampton has been engaged as guest conductor by the Savannah Symphony, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the Handel and Haydn Society, the Springfield (MA) Symphony,  the Tallahassee Symphony (with jazz pianist Marcus Roberts), London's Westminster Philharmonic (concert tour to Nova Scotia), and the Vermont Millennium Festival. He has premiered numerous contemporary works and conducted theater productions with Intermezzo Opera,  the Gloucester Stage, the Boston Conservatory, Brandeis University and at Boston University's InCite Festival at Town Hall, New York City, among others. Past posts include Music Director of the Genesee (NY) Symphony and the Lowell (MA) Philharmonic,  and Assistant Conductor of the Young Artist's Orchestra at Tanglewood. He currently serves on the faculties of Brandeis University and Wellesley College as Conductor of the Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra. Member, Dramatist's Guild, BMI Musical Theater Workshop Advanced Class.

Amy Lieberman
Music Director

Amy Lieberman is completing her fifth year as the Director of Choral Activities at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA. Amy was the Director of Choral Activities at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania, where she also conducted the orchestra and was the Music Director for the Musical Theater program. Amy has appeared as guest conductor of the Lexington Symphony and the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, and as assistant conductor of the Rhode Island Philharmonic and the Cantata Singers of Boston. Amy has also taught for the Orchestra of St. Luke's in New York City, the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, and the Belvoir Terrace Fine and Performing Arts Center in Lenox, Mass.

Currently a doctoral candidate in Choral and Orchestral conducting at Boston University, Amy received her B.A. in Music from Stanford University and her M.M. in Choral Conducting from Yale University. Lieberman is also the artistic director of ArtsAhimsa, an international performance series that explores the connection between the power of the arts and non-violent causes. Her work with ArtsAhimsa has brought her to New Delhi and Calcutta, India to give conducting masterclasses and concerts.

Bob Cline
Casting Director

Bob has been a casting director in New York City for the last 17 years. Besides his commercial and film casting, he has helped to populate over 50 National tours and 100's of regional theater productions all over the country. Most recently, he has been casting the National tours of HAIRSPRAY, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, ALTAR BOYS, ANNIE, and THE WEDDING SINGER.