REVIEW: “Once” at the Berkshire Theatre Group

by Roseann Cane Spending time in Pittsfield’s historic Colonial Theatre is always a treat. Currently the venue for the Berkshire Theatre Group’s production of Once, the experience of soaking in the beautifully restored turn-of-the-20th-century theater is quirkily enhanced by an Irish pub alongside a stage transformed into the streets of…

REVIEW: “Wait Until Dark” at the Dorset Theatre Festival

by Emily Edelman Dorset Theatre Festival has opened its 2022 season with a revival of the Frederick Knott thriller “Wait Until Dark.” The adaptation by Jeffrey Hatcher moves the story from its original mid-‘60s setting into the 1940s, which gives the piece a delicious film-noir feel. The plot follows newlywed…

REVIEW: “B.R.O.K.E.N code B.I.R.D switching” at the Berkshire Theatre Group

by Macey Levin In a program interview Tara L. Wilson Noth, the author of “B.R.O.K.E.N code B.I.R.D switching” says, “I would love for people to acknowledge that change is not possible if we aren’t willing to see that different realities and different truths exist and that’s what informs choices, outlooks…

REVIEW: “Ain’t Misbehavin'” at Barrington Stage

by Barbara Waldinger After two years of planning, AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’, The Fats Waller Musical Show has finally arrived in Pittsfield and it was well worth the wait.  Thanks to the director/choreographer Jeffrey L. Page and his dazzling team of artists both onstage and off, Barrington Stage Company has opened its…

NYC Reading of “Church & State” to Benefit Sandy Hook Promise, Safer Country, and The Brady Campaign

Berkshire Theatre Group Cast Members Judy Jerome, Keira Naughton, and Andy Talen Reunited New York, NY (5/31/22) – In response to the recent massacres in Buffalo and Uvalde, producer and director Charlotte Cohn will present a one-night-only reading of Church & State, the award-winning play by Jason Odell Williams, to benefit Sandy Hook Promise, Safer Country, and the Brady Campaign. The…

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…

REVIEW: “9 to 5” at The Majestic Theater

by Jeannie Marlin Woods Undoubtedly you know the song, “9 to 5,” which hit the top of the charts and went platinum, winning two Grammys, including one for Best Country Song of 1980. Perhaps you also know that the movie where the song originated is on the American Film Institute’s…

Play Incubation Collective Presents a Reading of “Invitation to the Dance”

Play Incubation CollectiveReading of “Invitation to the Dance”July 15 at 7:00 PMNorthampton Center for the Arts at 33 Hawley Join PIC for this premier reading of local writer Nina Dabek’s play: “Invitation to the Dance,” followed by a facilitated community dialogue. FEATURING… ​Marty Bongfeldt, Jane Barish, Judith Fine, Rachel F. Hirsch,…

Great Barrington Public Theater Mainstage Opens with “Public Speaking 101”

The Great Barrington Public Theater 2022 mainstage opens with Public Speaking 101 (July 14 – July 24) a fun, turn-the-tables  comedy by the much loved, wonderfully accomplished and always engaging Berkshire-based playwright Mark St. Germain. When a neurotic, amateur actress leads her community college class of terrified adults to compete in their…

HRC Showcase Theatre Continues Season at the Theater Barn

To our Dear Audiences,             We are still Here!  If you have read of the pause The Theater Barn is taking for the rest of its season, I write to let you know that HRC Showcase Theatre is proceeding with our season there as scheduled, presenting award-winning new plays for audiences at…

PS21 Presents “Magdalene: I am the utterance of my name” on July 10

Preview Premiere: “Magdalene: I am the utterance of my name” July 10 at 8 PM BUY TICKETS HERE Playwright/performer Sylvia Milo and composer/percussionist Nathan Davis are in residency at PS21 to develop Magdalene: I am the utterance of my name, a music-theater piece about the web of clashing myths, beliefs, symbols,…

“Fully Committed” Opens July 22 at Oldcastle Theatre Company

BENNINGTON, VT—“Fully Committed” by Becky Mode (based on characters created by Becky Mode and Mark Setlock) treats the audience to a day in the life of Sam Callahan, an out-of-work actor who runs the red-hot reservation line at Manhattan’s number-one restaurant. Desperate callers will stop at nothing to land a…

Alonzo King LINES Ballet Returns to Jacob’s Pillow 

July 6, 2022 (BECKET, Mass.)—At the forefront of artistic innovation in contemporary ballet, San Francisco’s Alonzo King LINES Ballet celebrates its 40th Anniversary in the Ted Shawn Theatre at Jacob’s Pillow with a range of works showcasing their remarkable company of dancers. Additionally, one-night-only performances will be presented on the…

Hubbard Hall Introduces The Sandbox – Free Studio Space Available

Hubbard Hall Center for the Arts and Education in Cambridge, NY is thrilled to announce: THE SANDBOX A new program dedicated to providing FREE rehearsal, studio, and meeting space for artists, companies, and communities of all kind.  THE SANDBOX FREE Rehearsal, Studio, and Meeting Space Available at Hubbard Hall! This great…

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