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Chita Rivera at Colonial Theatre, May 29

The Berkshire Theatre Group presents “Chita: The Rhythm of My Life” on Sunday, May 29, 2022.

Come celebrate the one and only Chita Rivera in a unique concert event! The incomparable two-time Tony Award winner will recreate signature moments from her legendary career from West Side StorySweet Charity and Bye Bye Birdie to ChicagoKiss of the Spider WomanThe Visit and more. Her special guest for the evening will be George Dvorsky. In addition to a tribute to her dear friends John Kander and Fred Ebb, the timeless music of Leonard Bernstein, Charles Strouse and Lee Adams, Jerry Herman and Stephen Sondheim will also be featured, accompanied by her long-time trio.

A theatrical icon and one of Broadway’s greatest triple-threat talents, Chita Rivera is one of the most nominated performers in Tony Award history having earned ten nominations, won twice and received the 2018 Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.  A versatile actress/singer/dancer, she recently starred in The Visit, the final John Kander/Fred Ebb/Terrence McNally musical directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Graciela Daniele on Broadway; the Broadway revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood; the Broadway and touring productions of The Dancer’s Life, a dazzling new musical celebrating her spectacular career, written by Terrence McNally and directed by Graciela Daniele and the revival of the Broadway musical Nine with Antonio Banderas.

Her electric performance as Anita in the original Broadway premiere of West Side Story brought her stardom, which she repeated in London. Her career is highlighted by starring roles in Bye Bye BirdieThe Rink (Tony Award), ChicagoJerry’s GirlsKiss of the Spider Woman (Tony Award), and the original Broadway casts of Guys and DollsCan-CanSeventh Heaven and Mr. Wonderful.  Chita was awarded The Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2009 and received the coveted Kennedy Center Honor in 2002. In 2019, Chita performed her solo concert at London’s Cadogan Hall; in 2018 she was honored as a Living Landmark by the New York Landmarks Conservancy; in 2016 she headlined at Carnegie Hall and in 2015, Great Performances aired their special Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin’ To Do, a retrospective of her extraordinary life and career nationally on PBS.

Patrons must be fully vaccinated* in order to attend this event. Proof of vaccination and ID is required for this event. Patrons may present a digital or physical vaccination card upon arrival to the theatre.

DATE/TIMESunday, May 29, 2022 / 2pm

TICKETS$75 and up
To purchase, visit www.berkshiretheatregroup.org

LOCATIONThe Colonial Theatre
111 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

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Mac-Haydn Theatre Announces 2022 Line-Up

Earlier this week, the Mac-Haydn Theatre announced the lineup for the 2022 Mainstage Season.

The summer season will feature both classic and contemporary hit musicals, including ‘A Chorus Line’, ‘Kiss Me Kate’, ‘Urinetown’, and ‘The Full Monty’ among others. For more information on the 2022 season, visit www.machaydntheatre.org/season-of-shows

DATES: June 23 – October 2, 2022
Ticket and subscription sales begin April 1

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

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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

Click here for the full 2021 rundown for the Main Stage

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