Tag: Berkshires

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
Click here for full schedule

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

MORE:
www.berkshiretheatregroup.org
facebook.com/berkshiretheatregroup
instagram.com/berkshiretheatregroup

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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

MORE:
www.berkshiretheatregroup.org
facebook.com/berkshiretheatregroup
instagram.com/berkshiretheatregroup

 

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Cultural Traditions: A Holiday Celebration Exhibit at Norman Rockwell Museum

The Norman Rockwell Museum presents Cultural Traditions: A Holiday Celebration. This limited run exhibit explores the commonality and distinctiveness of peoples and their traditions around the world through the art and stories in children’s picture books. Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and the Chinese New Year are celebrated in over 40 original works created by six award-winning children’s book illustrators, highlighting our shared hopes and dreams for our communities and families.

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Karla Gudeon.
Illustration for Hanukkah Haiku by Harriet Ziefert [Maplewood, NJ: Blue Apple Books, 2008.] Watercolor on paper
Courtesy of R. Michelson Galleries
©2008 by Karla Gudeon. All rights reserved.
DATE/TIME:
Now through January 20, 2019
Open Daily:
Weekdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Weekends and holidays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ADMISSION:
Members: FREE
Kids 18 and under FREE
Adults $20
Seniors (65+): $18
Veterans: $17
College students with ID: $10

LOCATION:
The Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Glendale Rd / Rte 183
Stockbridge , MA 01262

MORE:
NRM.org
facebook.com/NormanRockwellMuseum
instagram.com/norman_rockwell_museum
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Festival of Trees 2018 at Berkshire Museum

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The Festival of Trees at the Berkshire Museum in downtown Pittsfield, MA, is an annual holiday tradition that has grown from a handful of holiday trees, to an exhibition of more than 100 decorated trees.

This year discover Festival of Trees 2018: Often Heard, a  collection of dazzling, decorated trees, each depicting a favorite song. The 2018 Festival  will feature more than 100 holiday trees, each depicting a popular song. From hip-hop to doo-wop, blues and jazz to pop, country, and rock, can you guess the song titles from the decorations on each tree? All the trees festooned with musical themes are sponsored by businesses, schools, and community organizations in this beloved annual celebration of the holiday season.

The museum is also hosting an after hours viewing on Saturdays. When the twinkling lights are ablaze on every tree but the galleries are dark. The indoor forest of imaginatively decorated trees festooned with musical motifs offer a dreamy atmosphere during evening hours, and guessing the song title that matches each tree’s décor becomes more of a challenge at night!

DATES/TIMES:
Saturday, November 17, 2018 through Sunday, January 6, 2019:
Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, noon to 5 pm

After Hours: Saturdays, November 17, November 24, December 1, December 8, December 15, December 22: 5 to 7pm

LOCATION:
The Berkshire Museum
39 South Street (Route 7)
Pittsfield, MA.

COST:
$13 adult. $6 child
Museum members & children 3 and under get in for free
After Hours: $5, Museum members $3

MORE:
berkshiremuseum.org
facebook.com/BerkshireMuseum

 

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David Sedaris at The Colonial Theater in Pittsfield, Apr 13

David Sedaris is coming to The Colonial Theater this Friday. Here’s some info from Berkshire Theatre Group, “With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, best-selling American author, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.”

I’ve been a fan of David Sedaris for years, and have always wanted to attend one of his stage appearances. He has been to the Colonial several times, but this Friday is the first time that I’ll be free when he is in Pittsfield. I’ve got my tickets, and can’t wait! Tickets are still available (see below for details).

DATE/TIME:
Friday, April 13 2018, at 8pm

TICKETS:
$40 – $60. Click Here to purchase

LOCATION:
The Colonial Theatre
111 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

MORE:
www.berkshiretheatregroup.org
facebook.com/berkshiretheatregroup

 

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