Berkshire Theatre Critics Association Announces Nominations for the 5th Berkie Awards

(Pittsfield, MA) – The Berkshire Theatre Critics Association (BTCA) is pleased to announce the nominees for the 5th Berkshire Theatre Awards, known colloquially as The Berkies. This would be the 5th annual awards, but of course last year no awards were given because of the pandemic, so this year’s awards recognize shows that…

REVIEW: “The Mountaintop” at the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

by Jeannie Marlin Woods The setting for THE MOUNTAINTOP is extremely specific: Room 306 at the Lorraine Motel, in Memphis, Tennessee. The date, April 3, 1968, is full of significance. It is the day before the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would be assassinated on the balcony of the…

Review of “The Chairs” at Shakespeare & Company

by Macey Levin An isolated lighthouse sets the scene for  Eugene Ionesco’s The Chairs at Shakespeare & Company’s Tina Packer Playhouse in Lenox, Massachusetts.  James Warwick has directed a quirky and provocative production of one of the classics of The Theatre of  the Absurd. The plays of Jean Genet, Samuel…

REVIEW: “Shirley Valentine” at the Berkshire Theatre Group

by Jeannie Marlin Wood SHIRLEY VALENTINE is a one-woman comedy performed with charm, sensitivity, and great warmth by Corinna May. This play by Willy Russell is now playing at the Berkshire Theatre Group‘s Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge and it brings us into the small, drab world of Shirley from the…

REVIEW: “The Chairs” at Shakespeare & Company

by Barbara Waldinger Shakespeare & Company’s production of The Chairs has shaved off Ionesco’s sharp edges, anything unpleasant or uncomfortable, focusing instead on the relationship between an Old Man (Malcolm Ingram) and Old Woman (Barbara Sims) who have been married for seventy-five years.   The Old Woman begs her husband…

An Interview with MaConnia Chesser and Jeffrey Mousseau About “An Iliad” at the Ancram Opera House

October 21-24 MaConnia Chesser, an actor well known to Berkshire audiences, seen this past summer as Goneril in “King Lear” at Shakespeare & Company, will be performing in the solo show “An Iliad” at the Ancram Opera House. “An Iliad” by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare based on Robert Fagle’s…

Curtain Call Theatre Presents “Over the River and Through the Woods”

Latham, NY — Curtain Call Theatre is presenting Over the River and Through the Woods by Joe DiPietro, directed by Steve Fletcher. Nick is a young bachelor living in New Jersey who religiously spends every Sunday having dinner with his Italian Grandparents. When he breaks the news that his employer…

The Two Of Us Productions Presents “Cabaret”

“Life is a CABARET my friend!” The Two Of Us Productions, a local theater company based in Copake NY, is pleased to return to live in-person theater with CABARET, the award winning musical drama by Joe Masteroff, with music by John Kander & lyrics by Fred Ebb.  Performances are Nov. 12th,…

Curtain Call Theatre Announces Auditions for “Long Lost”

Curtain Call Theatre (Latham, NY) will be holding auditions for “LONG LOST”  By Donald Margulies Directed by Carol Max Auditions: Please call (518) 877-7529 to schedule an audition Location: Curtain Call Theatre – 1 Jeanne Jugan Lane, Latham,  NY 12110  Rehearsals: Begin late March 2022 Sunday – Wednesday evenings (4-5 times…

UMass Department of Theater Announces Auditions for “Witch”

UMass Department of Theater presentsWitch AuditionRoom 413, Bromery Center for the Arts (formerly the Fine Arts Center) Monday, October 25 from 6:30 – 10:30 pmTuesday, October 26 from 6:30 – 10:30 pmWednesday, October 27 from 5:00  –  8:00 pm Callbacks: Friday, October 29 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm First Rehearsal:…

Silverthorne Theater’s 2021 Play Reading Series Wraps Up in November

Greenfield – Two powerful plays by playwright Ellen W. Kaplan round out the Silverthorne Theater Company‘s 2021 Theater Thursday play reading series: Someone Is Sure to Come (November 11) and Testimonies(November 18). Both readings begin at 7:30 pm and are free to the public. The live readings take place in The LAVA Center at 324 Main…

Local Teens Address Universal Issues with “Podcasts 2.0” Premiere

Valley Playwright Mentoring (VPM) is a Piti Theatre program for teenagers where participants develop podcasts based on stories from their lives. On Sunday, October 24 at 6 pm, the teens will present their 2nd batch of “radio plays” via Zoom followed by Q&A. Scenes address topics like COVID-19, family conflict, aging,…

Casting a Young Man for “Admissions” at SLCA

CASTING YOUNG MAN Admissions by Joshua Harmon Auditions 11/1 & 11/2 “Shockingly insightful and outrageously hilarious satire about class, race and the increasingly unbridgeable American cultural divide.”-St. Louis Post-Dispatch Sherri Rosen-Mason is head of the admissions department at a New England prep school, fighting to diversify the student body. Alongside…

Playhouse Stage Seeking Talent for “Head Over Heels”

Playhouse Stage is casting our Summer 2022 outdoor production of HEAD OVER HEELS, the musical comedy featuring the music of The Go-Gos. Seeking diverse talent of all races, nationalities, gender identities and physical types. Rehearsals June, 2022 in Cohoes, NY . Performances at Park Playhouse in Albany’s Washington Park through…

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