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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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Colonial Theatre’s Outside Under the Tent: The Wizard of Oz

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Colonial Theatre’s production of The Wizard of Oz, running from July 23rd through August 15th.

The Berkshire Theatre Group’s extensive education program is now serving 11,000 school children and this year the well-loved community production is back! Relive the classic tale of four unlikely friends on the adventure of a lifetime. Join America’s original heroine Dorothy as she leads her friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow on a journey down the yellow brick road to the magical Emerald City. Set in Kansas during the 20th century, this brand new, reimagined musical adventure is full of world travelers, festive carnival’s and spectacular sideshows for families outside under the Big Tent on the grounds of Berkshire Theatre’s Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield. Featuring the classic songs, “Follow the Yellow Brick Road,” “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead,” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”  

By Frank L. Baum with music and lyrics of the MGM motion picture score by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg
Background music by Herbert Stothart
Book adaptation by John Kane from the motion picture screenplay

Directed by E. Gray Simons III
Music direction by Jacob Kerzner
Choreography by Isadora Wolfe

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, July 23 – Sunday, August 15, 2021 / 2pm Matinees & 7pm Evening
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TICKETSAdult: $50, Child (16 and Under): $25
Some shows are already running low on tickets. 
To purchase, visit www.berkshiretheatregroup.org

LOCATIONThe Colonial Theatre
111 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

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Colonial Concert Series: Outside Under the Tent

The Berkshire Theatre Group’s Spring schedule for The Colonial Theatre’s concert series, ‘Outside Under the Tent’. Concerts 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.

Many of the shows are $25 per ticket and tickets for all front line workers are 50% off.

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May 1:     Harvest & Rust
May 8:    Ryan Montbleau (Solo)
May 15:  The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow
May 22:  Takin’ It To The Streets
May 29:  An Evening with Chris Thile
June 5:   An Evening with Tom Rush
                accompanied by Matt Nakoa
June 12:  KJ Denhert

 

DATE/TIME: Saturdays, May 1 – June 12, 2021 / 5:30pm and 8pm
June 5th show at 3pm and 5:30pm

TICKETS$25 – $100 (varies by show)
Some shows are already sold out but there is a waiting list. 
To purchase, visit https://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/on-our-stages/

LOCATIONThe Colonial Theatre
111 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

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