War Paint


February 26 - March 21, 2021

Book by Doug Wright

Music by Scott Frankel

Lyrics by Michael Korie

Directed and Choreographed by Julia Deter

Sponsored by Jennifer and Wilson Schünemann 

Hailed as “thoroughly compelling and masterfully entertaining” WAR PAINT is the true-to-life story of Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubenstein, masters of self-invention and titans of the cosmetics industry who became the country’s first major female entrepreneurs in a time when only men were thought to be capable of building international empires. This fascinating, female-forward bio-musical spans their 50 year rivalry, is a master-class for two stars and will feature Boston’s own leading ladies, Leigh Barrett and Shana Dirik in one of the first productions in the country since the musical closed on Broadway in November, 2017.


Leigh Barrett* as Elizabeth Arden

Shana Dirik* as Helena Rubinstein




Directed and Choreographed by Julia Deter

Music Directed by Dan Rodriguez

Stage Manager: Nicole O'Keeffe

Scenic Designer: Janie Howland

Lighting Designer: SeifAllah Sallotto-Cristobal

Sound Designer: Elizabeth Havenor

Costume Designer: Brian Simons

Properties and Set Dressing by Sarajane Morse Mullins

Hair Designer: Marc Capizzi


02/26/2021 - 8:00pm
02/27/2021 - 8:00pm
02/28/2021 - 3:00pm
03/04/2021 - 7:30pm
03/05/2021 - 8:00pm
03/06/2021 - 8:00pm
03/07/2021 - 3:00pm
03/11/2021 - 7:30pm
03/12/2021 - 8:00pm
03/13/2021 - 8:00pm
03/14/2021 - 3:00pm
03/18/2021 - 7:30pm
03/19/2021 - 8:00pm
03/20/2021 - 8:00pm
03/21/2021 - 3:00pm