REVIEW: “Mr. Fullerton” at Great Barrington Public Theater

by Barbara Waldinger Mr. Fullerton, now playing at Bard College at Simon’s Rock’s Daniel Arts Center, is one of the most delightful works of historical fiction to be seen on our Berkshire stages. Produced by the Great Barrington Public Theater written by Anne Undeland and directed by Judy Braha in…

REVIEW: “Next to Normal” at Fort Salem Theater

by Emily Edelman The Pulitzer Prize-winning musical “Next to Normal,” currently playing at Fort Salem Theater in Salem, New York, is an empathetic and accessible portrayal of a familyaffected by mental illness. The show includes adult language and themes that could be triggering for some, and so a certain amount…

REVIEWS: “Eleanor” at Barrington Stage

by Macey Levin Eleanor Roosevelt is one of America’s most important figures whether male or female.  Playwright Mark St. Germain salutes this ingenious and brave woman in his play Eleanor currently at Barrington Stage Company’s Boyd-Quinson main stage theatre in Pittsfield.  If one is familiar with her life there is…

REVIEW: “Laughing Wild” Dorset Theatre Festival

by Emily Edelman Dorset Theatre Festival begins its 2021 season with Christopher Durang’s “Laughing Wild,” directed by Jade King Carroll and performed on a specially built outdoor stage in the meadow at Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester, Vermont. DTF chose the play in large part for the derivation of…

REVIEW: “King Lear” at Shakespeare & Company

by Christopher Tucci Audiences heading to The New Spruce Theater, where 40 foot spruce trees are the natural backdrop to the three-quarter round stage, to see Shakespeare and Company’s King Lear should be prepared for an evening outdoors. Frequent patrons of Tanglewood are familiar with the routine: bug spray, a…

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Announces Week 7 Programming

July 29, 2021 – (BECKET, Mass.) – Internationally recognized Black American Social Dance Tradition-Bearer, LaTasha Barnes, presents The Jazz Continuum this week at Jacob’s Pillow. This new work centers Jazz music and dance as the foundation of globally-celebrated dance forms like House, Hip-Hop, Waacking, Jazz, and Lindy Hop that are…

Bridge Street Theatre Presents “The Addams Family” Quarantine Edition

Bridge Street Theatre presentsTHE ADDAMS FAMILY: QUARANTINE EDITIONA Musical by Andrew Lippa, Marshall Brickman, and Rick EliceStaged and Music Directed by Michelle Storrs-RyanChoreographed by Marcus McGregorSets and Lights by John SowleCostumes by Michelle RogersMake-Up by Lisa WoodProduction Stage Manager: Eve Kelly Bridge Street Theatre returns to full production with a…

Shakespeare & Company Announces Virtual Screening of “King Lear” Featuring Christopher Lloyd

Show Will Stream Exclusively on TheaterMania August 3 through August 28 Due to overwhelming demand, Shakespeare & Company announced it will offer virtual screenings of Shakespeare’s King Lear featuring acclaimed actor and three-time Emmy winner Christopher Lloyd and directed by Nicole Ricciardi. The production was filmed in The New Spruce…

An Inside Look at the Newest David Mamet Drama

by Alexandra Pool David Mamet is a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright whose work in theater and film keeps him based in LA. So how did his latest drama, The Christopher Boy’s Communion, arrive at an upstart theater company in the Berkshires of Western, Massachusetts? Chalk it up to a longtime artistic collaboration between…

Ja’Duke Presents “Young Frankenstein”

Ja’Duke is Puttin’ On The Ritz at the Ja’Duke Theater On August 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 2021 Ja’Duke will present its production of the Mel Brooks musical Young Frankenstein, the horror-comedy tunefest based on the uproariously funny 1974 Mel Brooks film Young Frankenstein. This hilarious adaptation features the music…

Play Incubation Collective Piedmont Plays Project to Northampton

Play Incubation Collective presents Piedmont Plays ProjectAugust 14 and 15 at 5:00 PMNorthampton Arts Trust Parking Lot @ 33 Hawley Street The Play Incubation Collective is pleased to share our first live and in-person presentation of a script-in-progress: excerpts of Darcy Parker Bruce’s “Piedmont Plays,” a 4-play-cycle that PIC has been developing…

“My Evil Twin” Comes to APE@Hawley

MY EVIL TWIN The Workroom at APE@Hawley, 33 Hawley Street, Northampton MA August 13-14, 8pm, August 15, 2pm A genre-bending new theater work comes to the stage at A.P.E.@33 Hawley this August. My Evil Twin is an intimate musical starring identical twin opera singers Jim and John Demler – as Jim and…

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