Nutshell Playhouse Presents “Top Bananas” at Ventfort Hall

A fantasy filled performance of visual and musical delights, with Annie Anaconda the singing snake, Engelbert, the morphing storyteller, a melodious saw, tap dancing, brand spanking new songs, and of course, frolicsome SHENANIGANS. Nutshell Playhouse presents TOP BANANAS outdoors on the Lawn at Ventfort Hall, 104 Walker Street, Lenox. Bring…

Barrington Stage Company receives $30,000 Grant from NEA

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in support of The Supadupa Kid (Pittsfield, MA) — Barrington Stage Company has been approved for a $30,000 Grants for Arts Projects from the National Endowment for the Arts. This project will support Barrington Stage Company’s World Premiere production of The Supadupa Kid, a…

PS21 Announces 2021 Season

May through September 2021:  A Full Season of Inspiring Performances, Classes, Workshops, and Encounters, all Socially Distanced. PS21:Performance Spaces for the 21st Century in Chatham, NY, announces that their 2021 Season of music, opera, contemporary circus and processional arts will again benefit from PS21’s unique open-air Pavilion Theater and breathtaking 100-acre…

REVIEW: “The Snow Queen” at the Ancram Opera House

by Barbara Waldinger Fairy tales never lose their power to affect us, no matter how old we get.  Jeffrey Mousseau’s beautiful production of The Snow Queen at Ancram Opera House both moves and delights us as we root for the good guys to triumph over evil. Mousseau, co-director of Ancram…

REVIEW: “Peter and the Starcatcher” at GhostLit Rep

by Macey Levin   Peter and the Starcatcher, Rick Elice’s prequel to James Barrie’s Peter Pan, seems to be building a cult-like reputation.  This raucous play is produced by the GhostLit Repertory Theatre Company at Great Barrington’s St. James Place.  There are problems some of which are attributable to the…

2019 Ko Festival of Performance Announces Line-up

July 5—August 4, 2019 on the Amherst College campus in Amherst, MA AMHERST, MA – The Ko Festival of Performance, in its 28th summer season on the Amherst College campus, is a perennially popular summer experience in Western Massachusetts, featuring five weeks of theatrical performances, the KoFest Story Slam, and three 6-day intensive theater…

REVIEW: “The Elves and The Shoemaker” Panto 2018

After two years of good-but-not-great Panto productions, the Pantoloons at the Ghent Playhouse have regained their mojo and are currently tearing up the stage with a hum-dinger of a holiday treat. The Elves and The Shoemaker is funny, timely, and colorful. The script and songs, concocted by director Cathy Lee-Visscher…

REVIEW: “Annie” at the Mac-Haydn Theatre

by Lisa Jarisch Surely there is no better cure for melancholy that approaches as the curtain descends on the summer theater season than a healthy dose of rambunctious orphans, a rags to riches story, a guaranteed happy ending…AND a dog.  The Mac-Haydn Theatre fills the prescription to a “T”…or in this…

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