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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
To purchase, visit www.berkshiretheatregroup.org

LOCATIONThe Colonial Theatre
111 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

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Berkshire Museum (un)Beach Bash w/ White Eyed Lizard Band, Mar 11

Shake out those winter blues with Berkshire Museum and the White Eyed Lizard Band, on Friday, March 11.

The time between winter and spring might actually be the worst of times. What’s there to do other than sit around and wish for warmer weather? Wish granted! The Berkshire Museum is hosting THE party of the spring in celebration of their Voyage to the Deep exhibition to shake out those winter blues.

Dig out your summer best and join Berkshire Museum, KJ Nosh, Berkshire Mountain Distillers, and Shire Breu-Hous with special guests the White-Eyed Lizard Band and party like its Summer 2022!

DATE/TIME: Friday, March 11, 2022 / 6 – 9pm

LOCATIONThe Berkshire Museum
39 South Street (Route 7)
Pittsfield, MA 01201

COST: $40 / $50
$40 Members / $50 General Admission
Tickets available here

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Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, The Musical at Colonial Theatre

The Colonial Theater presents Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, The Musical, from December 2 – December 23.

Join the Berkshire Theatre Group this holiday season when they transform The Colonial into a snow globe come to life and welcome back Director Gregg Edelman (BTG: Coming Back Like A SongConstellationsArsenic and Old Lace), Music Director Ross Patterson (BTG: Coming Back Like A Song) and Choreographer Gerry McIntyre (BTG: Nina Simone: Four Women, Godspell) as we celebrate the season staging the must-see spectacular, White Christmas!

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas is a timeless tale of joy and goodwill about a song-and-dance team putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn and falling for a stunning sister act in the process. Full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, the dazzling score features, “Blue Skies,” “I Love a Piano,” “How Deep is the Ocean?,” ”Count Your Blessings” and of course the unforgettable title song, “White Christmas.” Give everyone the gift they’re dreaming of with this merry and bright holiday musical.

Based upon the Paramount Pictures Film written for the Screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank
music and lyrics by Irving Berlin
book by David Ives and Paul Blake

directed by Gregg Edelman
music direction by Ross Patterson
choreography by Gerry McIntyre and Bryan Hunt

scenic design by Randall Parsons
costume design by Elivia Bovenzi-Blitz
lighting design by Matthew E. Adelson
sound design by Nathan Leigh
wig design by Mary Schilling-Martin

stage manager Jason Weixelman
assistant stage manager Taylor Meszaros
production assistant Caroline Stamm

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for this performance.
Masks are mandatory for all patrons regardless of age (unless eating or drinking in specified areas).

DATE/TIMEThursday, December 2 – Tuesday, December 23, 2021 / 2pm Matinees & 7pm Evening
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TICKETSAdult: $59, Child (16 and Under): $29
To purchase, visit www.berkshiretheatregroup.org

LOCATIONThe Colonial Theatre
111 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

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Berkshire Theatre Group Presents J.P. Prescott’s Traveling Medicine Show

J.P. Prescott’s Traveling Medicine Show arrives at the Berkshire Theatre Group’s Colonial Theatre, this Friday, September 10.

Welcome to J.P. Prescott’s Traveling Medicine Show—a modern take on the old-time traveling tent shows of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Your Master of Ceremonies, Professor J.P. Prescott III, has traveled the globe in search of just the right ingredients to fuse with his patented, pure graded, 100% American rattlesnake oil. Along the way, he has encountered some of the most amazing performers the world has ever known and has assembled them all in one show, for just one night, under one big tent. So find yourself a seat, you are in for a treat. You have made it to the Medicine Show. J.P. Prescott‘s Traveling Medicine Show stars Mike Wartella as J.P. Prescott with performances by: Gina Coleman, The Picky Bastards, Rosebud Red and Opal Raven Cirque of Gypsy Layne, Comedian Juggler Dan Foley, The Magical Comedy of Peter Gross and Serotonin Flow Performance Art. All with the backing of our house band for the evening, the Rev Tor Band.

by Tor Krautter
directed by Mike Wartella
original music by Tor Krautter

The Colonial Theatre’s ‘Outside Under the Tent’ productions are held under an open-air tent in The Colonial Theatre parking lot. Seating is General Admission and based on party size and social distancing protocols.

DATE/TIMEFriday, September 10, 2021 / 7pm

TICKETS$35 
To purchase, visit www.berkshiretheatregroup.org

LOCATIONThe Colonial Theatre
111 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

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40th Anniversary Screening of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” w/ Guest, Karen Allen at Norman Rockwell Museum

The Norman Rockwell Museum is hosting a special evening to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Raiders of The Lost Ark. This screening will be a benefit for the Norman Rockwell Museum and the Berkshire International Film Festival. Special guest Karen Allen will speak during a VIP reception prior to the film.

Doors open at 6:30 to set up for lawn seating and picnics.
Bring your own chair or blanket.
Food and drink available for purchase.

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, August 25, 2021 /  6pm (Rain date Aug. 26)
6:00 Cocktails and hor d’oeuvres
7:15 Conversation with KAREN ALLEN
8:00 Outdoor Screening

ADMISSION:
$125 per person (includes reception and movie)
$20 per person – movie viewing on the lawn
Children under 17 are free on the lawn.

Tickets available online at https://www.nrm.org/raiders40/

LOCATIONThe Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Glendale Rd / Rte 183
Stockbridge , MA 01262

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