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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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Mac-Haydn Final Performance of Showstoppers: A Musical Revue, Sep 29

The Mac-Haydn’s annual fundraising event returned for 2021 with four performances throughout the month of September. Your final chance to see the show is Wednesday, September 29th.

Join your favorite Mac-Haydn cast members as they deliver show stopping performances of musical theater’s greatest hits. From classic to contemporary, it’s the ultimate show tunes revue.

Vaccination is required for all patrons. For tickets and details on COVID-19 protocols, please visit http://www.machaydntheatre.org or call the box office at (518) 392-9292.

DATES/TIMES: Wednesday, September 29, 2021 / 7pm

TICKETS: $42
Tickets can be purchased through machaydntheatre.org by clicking here.

LOCATION: Mac-Haydn Theatre
1925 NY-203
Chatham, NY 12037

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Mac-Haydn Theatre Presents Man of La Mancha

Opening next at The Mac-Haydn, is Man of La Mancha. Running August 26 through September 5.

A moving tale about a man’s refusal to give up his impossible dream, inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ masterpiece Don Quixote. Powerful, brutal, hilarious, and heartbreaking, it celebrates the perseverance of someone who refuses to relinquish his ideals or his passion.

The celebrated score includes “The Impossible Dream,” “I, Don Quixote,” and “Dulcinea.”

Leading the cast as Miguel De Cervantes/Don Quixote is Mac-Haydn favorite Gabe Belyeu, known for his performances in previous years as Javert in Les Miserables, Arthur in Camelot, and Tateh in Ragtime. Maya Cuevas, last seen as Catherine in the 2021 production of Pippin, returns as Aldonza. Audiences will remember Cuevas for her standout performance as Sarah in the award-winning 2019 production of Ragtime. Continuing his debut season at the Mac-Haydn, Anthony Velez plays Sancho Panza.

Rounding out the cast are Kylan Ross as Padre, Andrew Burton Kelley as the Duke and Dr. Carrasco, Chris Frazier as the Captain and Barber, Kelly Gabrielle Murphy as Antonia, and Rachel Pantazis as the Housekeeper.

Man of La Mancha is directed by Todd Underwood and associate directed by Erin Spears Ledford, with movement coordination by Ashley DeLane Burger and music direction by David Maglione. The production features original costume design by Kurt Alger and coordination by Daniel Hewson, hair and makeup design by Matthew Oliver, and lighting and scenic design by Andrew Gmoser. 

Vaccination is required for all patrons. For tickets and details on COVID-19 protocols, please visit http://www.machaydntheatre.org or call the box office at (518) 392-9292.

Music by Mitch Leigh
Lyrics by Joe Darion
Book by Dale Wasserman

Production information from machaydntheatre.org

DATES/TIMES: Thursday, August 26 – Sunday, September 5, 2021

Thursday, August 26 at 2:00pm
Thursday, August 26 at 8:00pm
Friday, August 27 at 8:00pm
Saturday, August 28 at 4:00pm
Saturday, August 28 at 8:00pm
Sunday, August 29 at 2:00pm
Sunday, August 29 at 7:00pm
Wednesday, September 1 at 2:00pm
Thursday, September 2 at 2:00pm
Thursday, September 2 at 8:00pm
Friday, September 3 at 8:00pm
Saturday, September 4 at 4:00pm
Saturday, September 4 at 8:00pm
Sunday, September 5 at 2:00pm
Sunday, September 5 at 7:00pm

TICKETS: $42

Tickets can be purchased through machaydntheatre.org by clicking here.

LOCATION: Mac-Haydn Theatre
1925 NY-203
Chatham, NY 12037

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Box Office Phone: 518-392-9292

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Mac-Haydn Theatre Presents She Loves Me

The Mac-Haydn’s latest production, She Loves Me, is running now through August 22nd.

Considered by many to be the most charming musical ever written, She Loves Me is a warm, romantic comedy with an endearing innocence and a touch of old-world elegance. Set in a 1930s European perfumery, two feuding shop clerks both respond to a “lonely hearts advertisement” in the newspaper. They now live for the love letters that they exchange, but the identity of their admirers remains unknown.

Alumna Kelly Gabrielle Murphy returns to the Mac-Haydn as soprano Amalia Balash, after touring with Fiddler on the Roof as Tzeitel nationally before the pandemic. Murphy returns following her fan-favorite performances at the Mac-Haydn as Sophie in Mamma Mia! (2018), Johanna in Sweeney Todd (2017), and Jolene in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (2017).

Newcomer Xander James makes his Mac-Haydn debut as Georg Nowack after a ten-year hiatus from live theatre. James currently works as a professional musician based in New York City, and his previous stage credits include Henry in Next to Normal, Chip in …Spelling Bee, and Jud in Oklahoma.

Rounding out the cast are returnees Erin Spears Ledford as Ilona Ritter, Andrew Burton Kelley as Steven Kodaly, Gabe Belyeu as Mr. Maraczek, William Taitel as Ladislav Sipos and Brian Wagner as Keller. Anthony Velez, continuing his debut season at the Mac-Haydn, is Arpad Laszlo.

She Loves Me is directed by Producing Artistic Director John Saunders, choreographed by Ashley DeLane Burger and music directed by David Maglione, with costume design by Bethany Marx, hair and makeup design by Matthew Oliver, lighting design by Andrew Gmoser, props by Emily Spateholts, sound design by Corbin White, and scenic design by Erin Kiernan

Vaccination is required for all patrons. For tickets and details on COVID-19 protocols, please visit http://www.machaydntheatre.org or call the box office at (518) 392-9292.

Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Book by Joe Masteroff

Production information from machaydntheatre.org

DATES/TIMES: August 12 – Sunday, August 22, 2021

Wednesday, August 18 at 2:00pm
Thursday, August 19 at 2:00pm
Thursday, August 19 at 8:00pm
Friday, August 20 at 8:00pm
Saturday, August 21 at 4:00pm
Saturday, August 21 at 8:00pm
Sunday, August 22 at 2:00pm
Sunday, August 22 at 7:00pm

TICKETS: $42

Tickets can be purchased through machaydntheatre.org by clicking here.

LOCATION: Mac-Haydn Theatre
1925 NY-203
Chatham, NY 12037

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Box Office Phone: 518-392-9292

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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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