REVIEW: “Dracula” at the Berkshire Theatre Group

by Macey Levin Bram Stoker wrote his four-hundred-plus page novel Dracula in 1897.  The world’s best-known vampire story has changed considerably on its way to becoming the play that is now in production at Berkshire Theatre Group’s Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Hamilton Deane, a British playwright, was the first…

REVIEW: “To the Moon and Back” at the Chester Theatre Company

by Barbara Waldinger Chester Theatre Company’s mission statement includes two important goals:  offering audiences “fresh perspectives on vital issues” and developing and supporting new work.  Responding to this, along came Fran Henry, founder of a thirty-year-old organization called Stop It Now!, devoted to preventing “the sexual abuse of  children by…

Ghent Playhouse Announces 2022-2023 Season

The Ghent Playhouse announces their 2022-2023 season. BUYER & CELLAR – Written by Jonathan Tolins – Directed by Cathy Lee-Visscher This outrageously funny and irresistible one-man play from the most peculiar of fictitious premises – a struggling L.A. actor takes a job working in Barbra Streisand’s Malibu, California basement –…

REVIEW: “Hymn” at Shakespeare & Company

by Barbara Waldinger The Shakespeare & Company production of Hymn by Lolita Chakrabarti feels like two actors and a director searching for a plot.  Overstuffed with music, singing, dancing, boxing, changes of costume, set pieces and props (not to mention a ticking metronome) to help fill the 95 minutes, the…

REVIEW: “A Little Night Music” at Barrington Stage

by Roseann Cane To see a well-produced Stephen Sondheim musical is a delight. To see a magnificently crafted Sondheim musical is sublime, especially if that musical is A Little Night Music. In directing her final show as Barrington Stage Company Artistic Director, Julianne Boyd has created a resplendent, mesmerizing event,…

REVIEW: “INVASION!” at the Ancram Opera House

by Macey Levin The intimate Ancram Opera House in Ancram, New York, is producing “Invasion!” by Jonas Hassen Khemiri and translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles, a play that delivers a barrage of themes, witty dialogue, questions and challenges. A talented and vibrant cast of four (Ali Andre Ali, Abuzar Farrukh, Sophie…

REVIEW: “Songs for a New World” at the Berkshire Theatre Group

by Macey Levin Jason Robert Brown is a prolific composer/lyricist, the creator of such shows as The Last Five Years, Parade, and The Bridges of Madison County.  His first production, Off-Broadway 1995, was Songs for a New World, originally conceived by Daisy Prince who provided a unifying thematic concept to…

REVIEW: “A Walk in the Woods” at Shakespeare & Company

by Barbara Waldinger Shakespeare & Company’s production of A Walk in the Woods is a master class in Acting.  Jonathan Epstein and Allyn Burrows play Andrey Botvinnik, a career Soviet negotiator, and John Honeyman, a younger American negotiator, respectively, as they attempt to craft a treaty over the course of…

Capital Repertory Theatre Presents “Jersey Boys”

Update on Future Jersey Boys Performances ALBANY (Aug 9) – Due to the unfortunate circumstance of multiple cast and crew testing positive for COVID and needing to recover, theREP is cancelling the following performances of Jersey Boys: • Tuesday, Aug 9, • Wednesday, Aug 10 (all performances), • Thursday, Aug…

TheaterWorks Hartford Announces 2022-2023 Season

TheaterWorks Hartford, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Rob Ruggiero, is excited to announce its upcoming 2022–2023 season. Rob said “This season, we’re focusing on plays that we hope inspire our audiences to come see LIVE theater. Great music, captivating stories, and world-class writing – these stories are uplifting, powerful … and will engage us all…

Popular Berkshire 1/2 TIX Program Returns June 2

Offering Same-Day, Half-Priced Tickets to Seven Performing Arts Venues (Pittsfield, MA) – Barrington Stage Company is excited to offer the return of the popular ½ TIX program for 2022, which offers half-priced tickets to residents and visitors throughout the Berkshires.  Patrons can buy same-day half-priced tickets to performances at two conveniently…

Open Auditions for Northeast Ballet Company’s “The Nutcracker”

Making its annual return to the MainStage is everyone’s favorite holiday ballet. Enter a world of Christmas dreams to the joyous music of Tchaikovsky in this annual year-end favorite. Join the Sugar Plum Fairy, the heroic Nutcracker Prince and the evil Rat King in this whimsical celebration of the season.…

Theatre Institute at Sage Seeks Scenic Design and Construction Set Designer

Russell Sage College‘s Theatre Institute at Sage is hiring: Scenic Design and Construction Set Designer About Russell Sage College: Russell Sage College is a dynamic, comprehensive college of approximately 2,600 students. Through a strong liberal education curriculum and progressive academic programs, Russell Sage College serves traditional students and working professionals who pursue…

Proctors Collaborative Seeks to Hire Drama Instructor

DRAMA INSTRUCTOR – ARBOR HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL JOB SUMMARY:  Proctors Collaborative is the Capital District’s leading regional arts organization with performing arts venues in Albany, Schenectady and Saratoga, and education, civic engagement and economic development initiatives throughout the region. The Collaborative School of the Arts is the education wing of the…

Chris Lengyel’s “Faster Than The Eye Tour” Comes to Bennington

Saturday, September 24 at 7pm Magician Chris Lengyel brings his high-energy comedy magic show to the Bennington Performing Arts Center (331 Main Street, Bennington, VT) on September 24. Chris’s show features intimate close up magic, mind blowing mentalism, daring yet comical escapes, and he even gives you the chance to learn…

Bennington Community Theater Presents “Questions, Reflections and Pie” New Play Reading Series

BCT launches “New Works Series” August 30, 2022 Bennington Community Theater presents Questions, Reflections and Pie, the first play reading event in its New Works Series: an evening of three one-act plays by playwright/poet, Jana Lillie and directed by Robert Ebert. BCT is excited to initiate the New Works Series with this premiere presentation. Every…

Call for New Plays for Bennington Community Theater New Works Series

Play readings nurture the growth and development of emerging playwrights and connect the community to Bennington Community Theater and learn about the process of creating theater. Script Submission Guidelines: Previously unproduced plays of all lengths (one-acts, shorts, full length) are accepted. Please include cover letter and contact information. Submit digital…

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