Tag: Colonial Theatre

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

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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
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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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Happenings: Colonial Theatre


There is a great variety of events taking place at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA, this month.

Friday, Dec 7th 2007
Warren Miller’s PLAYGROUND

6:30pm & 9:30pm $18.50

“Warren Miller’s PLAYGROUND, the largest action sports film on the planet, will kickoff the winter sports season. Presented in stunning high definition, PLAYGROUND chronicles extraordinary action and breathtaking cinematography from Sweden, Japan, Dubai, Alaska and more. Warren Miller premiers are an experience, a party and a phenomenon not to be missed.”

Saturday, Dec 8th 2007
Oldies but Goodies: Are We There Yet?

7:30PM A: $22 B:$15

“Guest Presentation to benefit United Cerebral Palsy.”

Sunday, Dec 9th 2007
The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley

2:00 pm and 4:00 pm $8-$12

Children are encouraged to bring their own Flat Stanley figures to the performance. Several will be chosen to have adventures with Colonial Theatre performers before being mailed home to their original artists. Recommended for ages 5 and up.

Thursday, Dec 13th 2007
Celtic Yuletide

8:00 pm $22-$45

Michael Londra, the Irish Tenor best known as the vocalist of Riverdance, presents an evening of “Christmas from Ireland,” told in song, dance and the classic stories of his youth.

Saturday, Dec 15th 2007
Albany Symphony Orchestra: Memories of the Old Country

7:30pm $27, 3 Concert Series $77

The centerpiece of the December concert is a Klezmer Fantasy for Cello and Orchestra, written by Williamstown composer Stephen Dankner for the brilliant Israeli-American virtuoso, Matt Haimovitz. Matt gained particular attention for his multi-year solo recital tour in unconventional venues, bringing concert music to new listeners (in roadhouses, bars, pizza parlors, etc…). For this work, Dankner imagines the orchestra as a giant Klezmer Band, and pays homage to his own and Haimovitz’s Jewish ancestry. Also on the program, Haimovitz performs Shostakovich’s achingly beautiful Cello Concerto No. 1, and the orchestra performs Bartok’s Rumanian Folk Dances and the Schubert “Unfinished” Symphony.

Friday, Dec 21st 2007
Albany Berkshire Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker

12/21 at 4:30PM & 7:30PM
12/22 at 1:00PM & 4:30PM
$19-$32

The Colonial Theatre is located at 111 South Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201.
For more information, call 413-448-8084 or click on thecolonialtheatre.org