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