Calvin Berger (Barrington Stage Company)

Run date: July 3, 2007 – July 14, 2007
Theater: Barrington Stage Company (New York, NY)

Cast: David Perlman (Calvin), Elizabeth Lundberg (Rosanna), Aaron Tveit (Matt), Gillian Goldberg (Bret)

Libretti by: Barry Wyner
Lyrics by: Barry Wyner
Music by: Barry Wyner

Directed by: Stephen Terrell
Choreographed by: Stephen Terrell

What if Cyrano de Bergerac’s swashbuckling adventures took place not in 17th century France but in your average American high school? Anyone who has ever felt self-conscious will relate to this modern-day Cyrano — young comic-neurotic Calvin Berger. Too insecure about the size of his nose to ask out the girl of his dreams, Calvin communicates with her through the handsome new kid in school. The result is a hip, heartfelt musical comedy that is certain to delight audiences of all ages.


01. Opening Dream
02. Security Meltdown *
03. I Can See Him Now *
04. Don’tcha Think?
05. It Just Wasn’t Meant to Happen
06. We’re The Man! *
07. Never Know Lyrics *
08. Saturday Alone
09. More Than Meets The Eye
10. Act One Finale


01. Second Dream
02. Mr. Potato Head
03. Graduation Day
04. Saturday Alone (Reprise)
05. The Fight *
06. How Can I Compete With That? *
07. Perfect For You
08. We’re The Man! (Reprise)
09. Calm, Cool, and Collected
10. Finale *

An asterisk (*) denotes a song featuring Aaron.


“The blonde and hunky Aaron Tveit is Matt. Gillian Goldberg plays Bret. As Calvin we have David Perlman. All four performers are young, attractive and very, very talented. They act, sing and dance with a professional aplomb that overwhelms. With not a flaw among them, except the ones their characters claim hinder them (and we never really see those — only they do), they give us a delightful evening of teenage angst, teenage power and teenage romance. It’s like a beach-blanket movie without the extras, without the conflicts.”

“The third strength is the performance of Aaron Tveit as Matt, who delivers the rap. Tveit is a dynamic force, creating a likable lug who can’t speak in the presence of the fairer sex. Playing dumb sympathetically isn’t easy, but Tveit makes Matt endearing. In addition to being funny, Tveit injects Matt with a strong physical presence. His performance is athletic — including strong dancing moves — with body language communicating teen highs and lows.”

“Tveit is a handsome lead who fearlessly presents himself as an utterly charming fool.”



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