Category: Arts & Entertainment

Ghent Playhouse Presents Last Train to Nibroc

The Ghent Playhouse presents, ‘Last Train to Nibroc’, running weekends from May 20 through June 5, 2022.

In the winter of 1940, two young people are forced to sit next to one another on a crowded train headed east, only to discover a mutual attraction that will change their lives forever.  A poignant and captivating gem of a play, reminiscent of Thornton Wilder.  

Written by Arlene Hutton 
Directed by Sky Vogel 

All attendees must be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination and wear a mask at all time inside the theater. 

DATES/TIMES: May 20-22, 27-29, June 3-5, 2022
Friday & Saturday performances – 7:30pm
Sunday matinee performances – 2pm

TICKETS: $12 – $28
General $28.00
Members of The Ghent Playhouse $23.00
Student $12.00

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LOCATIONThe Ghent Playhouse
6 Town Hall Place
Ghent, NY



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Roeliff Jansen Library Gala Returns, Jun 25

The Roeliff Jansen Library Annual Gala returns to an in-person event on June 25th! After COVID forced the library to cancel the annual gala two years in a row. This year, they are thrilled to announce that they will be having a “live” gala again. 

The gala is the library’s largest fundraising event. This year’s gala will be at an exciting new venue: the Lodge at Catamount Mountain Resort and will feature tasty new food options, in addition to the usual wine selections plus beer from the Roe Jan Brewing Company. The Bash Bish Bluegrass Band will provide toe-tapping entertainment. There will also be both silent and live auctions.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, June 25th, 2022 / 5 – 7pm

COST: Tickets are $125 each

LOCATION: Catamount Mountain Lodge
78 Catamount Rd
Hillsdale, NY 12529


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Staged Reading ‘For the People’ at The Theater Barn in New Lebanon, May 7

HRC Showcase Theatre is presenting a Staged Reading of ‘For The People’ by Carol Mullen, at The Theater Barn, in New Lebanon, on Saturday, May 7th.

For The People is the fictional story of Pittsburgh city councilwoman Meg Cabot, the first openly lesbian elected official in Pennsylvania who, after a vicious hate crime, is suddenly thrust onto the national political stage. With her hard-charging chief of staff steering her towards a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Meg must decide how far she will go to advance her career and what she is (and isn’t) willing to sacrifice to be both a successful politician and a good person.

Pittsburgh playwright Carol Mullen has had works produced by theaters and festivals including the Kick It! Festival (NYC); Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Project; NativeAliens Theater Collective (NYC); Outvisible Theatre (Detroit); OutWorks Festival (Louisiana State University); the Pittsburgh New Works Festival; Shelterbelt Theater (Omaha); Stage Q (Madison); WingSpace Theater (Ithaca); The Women’s Theatre Project (Ft. Lauderdale); 10 x 10 in the Triangle (Carrboro); and, Off-Off Broadway at Emerging Artists Theater and Blue Pearl Theatrics. She has an MFA in Writing for the Screen and Stage from Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts and is a member of the Dramatists Guild. In 2021 For The People was selected as a Finalist by the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, a singular honor.

Artistic Director Barbara Waldinger will direct the cast which includes Raya Malcolm, KD McTeigue, Molly Parker Myers, Shannon Rafferty and Leigh Strimbeck. After the reading there will be a talkback featuring the playwright, director, and cast members.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, May 7, 2022 / 7:30pm

TICKET PRICES: Suggested Donation of $20
Available at
or by calling the Box Office at 518-794-8989

LOCATION: The Theater Barn
654 Columbia Pike (US Rt 20)
New Lebanon, NY 12125

Box Office – 518-794-8989

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A Shayna Maidel (“My Pretty Girl”) Presented by Two Of Us Productions

The Two Of Us Productions the award winning theater company based in Columbia County NY, continues their return to live in-person theater with A Shayna Maidel, the Obie and Outer Critics Circle award winning drama by Barbara Lebow. Presented in the intimate Marylin and Bob Laurie Foundation Gallery at the Claverack Free Library in Claverack, you don’t want to miss this exploration of human strength and frailty punctuated by moments of humor & hope. 

A Shayna Maidel, Yiddish meaning “pretty girl,” tells the story of the reunion of two sisters after World War II, one having survived the Nazi concentration camps. A Shayna Maidel is a memory play in that it is set in three times: when Mordechai Weiss is born in 1876, when his two daughters (Rose White and Lusia Weiss Pechenik) are reunited in New York City during the present (1946), and when Lusia has flashbacks of her life in Poland immediately before and after the Holocaust. 

A Shayna Maidel features Karissa Payson as Rose White, John Leiunug as Morcechai Weiss, Constance Lopez as Lusia Weiss Pechenik, Sorelle Brauth as Mama (Liba Eisenman Weiss), Cathy Hunt-Wheelock as Hanna and Mark Leinung as Duvid Pechenik. The Gallery at the newly renovated Claverack Free Library provides an intimate performance space that brings the audience into this gripping family drama. 

The Claverack Free Library requires masking for these performances. Masks are available for those that need them. 

The Two Of Us Productions is well known throughout the Hudson Valley for presenting quality theater, both musicals and dramas. Their recent productions of Sweeney Todd, Cabaret, Young Frankenstein, Deathtrap, Chicago, Les Miserables, next to normal, Mamma Mia! and Jesus Christ Superstar were all recognized by the Theatre Association of NYS with multiple awards, including outstanding work by the company outstanding performance by the orchestra. Reviews of their recent virtual live-staged readings of three Arthur Miller scripts; All My Sons, Broken Glass, and an adaption of An Enemy Of The People will appear in upcoming editions of The Arthur Miller Journal.

DATES/TIMES: May 13, 14 15 & May 20, 21 & 22, 2022
Friday and Saturday: 7:30pm
Sunday Matinees: 3pm

LOCATION: Claverack Free Library
629 NY-23B,
Claverack, NY 12513

TICKETS: $15 for adults, $10 for Students & Seniors
Please call for Group Rates. For advance reservations visit or call 518-758-1648. Make your reservations early for the best seats on the date you want!


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Chita Rivera at Colonial Theatre, May 29

The Berkshire Theatre Group presents “Chita: The Rhythm of My Life” on Sunday, May 29, 2022.

Come celebrate the one and only Chita Rivera in a unique concert event! The incomparable two-time Tony Award winner will recreate signature moments from her legendary career from West Side StorySweet Charity and Bye Bye Birdie to ChicagoKiss of the Spider WomanThe Visit and more. Her special guest for the evening will be George Dvorsky. In addition to a tribute to her dear friends John Kander and Fred Ebb, the timeless music of Leonard Bernstein, Charles Strouse and Lee Adams, Jerry Herman and Stephen Sondheim will also be featured, accompanied by her long-time trio.

A theatrical icon and one of Broadway’s greatest triple-threat talents, Chita Rivera is one of the most nominated performers in Tony Award history having earned ten nominations, won twice and received the 2018 Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.  A versatile actress/singer/dancer, she recently starred in The Visit, the final John Kander/Fred Ebb/Terrence McNally musical directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Graciela Daniele on Broadway; the Broadway revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood; the Broadway and touring productions of The Dancer’s Life, a dazzling new musical celebrating her spectacular career, written by Terrence McNally and directed by Graciela Daniele and the revival of the Broadway musical Nine with Antonio Banderas.

Her electric performance as Anita in the original Broadway premiere of West Side Story brought her stardom, which she repeated in London. Her career is highlighted by starring roles in Bye Bye BirdieThe Rink (Tony Award), ChicagoJerry’s GirlsKiss of the Spider Woman (Tony Award), and the original Broadway casts of Guys and DollsCan-CanSeventh Heaven and Mr. Wonderful.  Chita was awarded The Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2009 and received the coveted Kennedy Center Honor in 2002. In 2019, Chita performed her solo concert at London’s Cadogan Hall; in 2018 she was honored as a Living Landmark by the New York Landmarks Conservancy; in 2016 she headlined at Carnegie Hall and in 2015, Great Performances aired their special Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin’ To Do, a retrospective of her extraordinary life and career nationally on PBS.

Patrons must be fully vaccinated* in order to attend this event. Proof of vaccination and ID is required for this event. Patrons may present a digital or physical vaccination card upon arrival to the theatre.

DATE/TIMESunday, May 29, 2022 / 2pm

TICKETS$75 and up
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LOCATIONThe Colonial Theatre
111 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201


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