Events

Mar
27
Wed
Stockbridge, MA–Spring Bulb Show @ Berkshire Botanical Garden
Mar 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Featuring New England favorites and unusual South African bulbs

Our Fitzpatrick Conservatory is a welcomed harbinger of spring from March 4 to 29 for the Garden’s annual exhibition of New England springtime flowering bulbs and a collection of blooming South African bulbs rarely seen in the northeast.

Visitors to the greenhouse will see an evolving collection of hundreds of blooming plants over a four-week period including traditional New England favorites such as narcissus, tulips and grape hyacinths blooming alongside the Garden’s unique collection of South African bulbs. These are plants whose dormant period coincides with hot, dry summers rather than the cold winters that constitute the dormant period of our hardy bulbs. The environment created in the Fitzpatrick Conservatory mimics the conditions which would bring these bulbs into bloom in their native Cape Province of South Africa, home to some 1200 species of bulbous plants.

The Bulb Show is the Garden’s annual springtime gift to the community. Come see this unique pairing of flowering bulbs and get a unique glimpse of early spring. Visit often, as different bulbs will be blooming throughout the month!

Admission is free.

 

Mar
28
Thu
Stockbridge, MA–Spring Bulb Show @ Berkshire Botanical Garden
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Featuring New England favorites and unusual South African bulbs

Our Fitzpatrick Conservatory is a welcomed harbinger of spring from March 4 to 29 for the Garden’s annual exhibition of New England springtime flowering bulbs and a collection of blooming South African bulbs rarely seen in the northeast.

Visitors to the greenhouse will see an evolving collection of hundreds of blooming plants over a four-week period including traditional New England favorites such as narcissus, tulips and grape hyacinths blooming alongside the Garden’s unique collection of South African bulbs. These are plants whose dormant period coincides with hot, dry summers rather than the cold winters that constitute the dormant period of our hardy bulbs. The environment created in the Fitzpatrick Conservatory mimics the conditions which would bring these bulbs into bloom in their native Cape Province of South Africa, home to some 1200 species of bulbous plants.

The Bulb Show is the Garden’s annual springtime gift to the community. Come see this unique pairing of flowering bulbs and get a unique glimpse of early spring. Visit often, as different bulbs will be blooming throughout the month!

Admission is free.

 

Mar
29
Fri
Stockbridge, MA–Spring Bulb Show @ Berkshire Botanical Garden
Mar 29 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Featuring New England favorites and unusual South African bulbs

Our Fitzpatrick Conservatory is a welcomed harbinger of spring from March 4 to 29 for the Garden’s annual exhibition of New England springtime flowering bulbs and a collection of blooming South African bulbs rarely seen in the northeast.

Visitors to the greenhouse will see an evolving collection of hundreds of blooming plants over a four-week period including traditional New England favorites such as narcissus, tulips and grape hyacinths blooming alongside the Garden’s unique collection of South African bulbs. These are plants whose dormant period coincides with hot, dry summers rather than the cold winters that constitute the dormant period of our hardy bulbs. The environment created in the Fitzpatrick Conservatory mimics the conditions which would bring these bulbs into bloom in their native Cape Province of South Africa, home to some 1200 species of bulbous plants.

The Bulb Show is the Garden’s annual springtime gift to the community. Come see this unique pairing of flowering bulbs and get a unique glimpse of early spring. Visit often, as different bulbs will be blooming throughout the month!

Admission is free.

 

Mar
30
Sat
Pittsfield, MA–“Who Are You – A Celebration of The Who” Performance @ The Colonial Theatre--The Garage
Mar 30 @ 6:00 pm

Pre-show Entertainment: Rev Tor Solo
Who Are You last played The Colonial Theatre in November 2013. Soon after, lead singer, Craig Simmons suffered a spontaneous brain bleed, leaving him unable to perform with the band…until now. In Craig’s first show back, Who Are You returns to the Colonial for a night of Who classics.

The music of The Who defined a generation. Songs like “My Generation,” “Won’t Get Fooled Again” and “Behind Blue Eyes” are just as relevant now as they were when The Who lead guitarist Pete Townshend penned them decades ago. Who Are You, brings audiences an exciting multimedia experience and boasts a complete repertoire of The Who songs ranging from, “I Can’t Explain,” “Magic Bus,” “Baba O’Riley” and “Who Are You” to the revolutionary album, “Tommy.”

“It’s impossible to recreate the sound of The Who with any degree of perfection, but Who Are You comes damn close…You’d be hard pressed to find this sort of experience anywhere else, save perhaps a performance from Pete and Roger themselves.”
–Mia Summerson, Tonawanda News

Run Time: 90 minutes followed by a meet and greet with the band in The Garage
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Apr
6
Sat
Gt. Barrington, MA–Crescendo: The Mystical 16–The 1616 Settings of Psalm 116, and Contemporary Versions @ St. James Place
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm

In the year 1616 Burckhard Grossmann, a merchant from Jena, Germany, after surviving a near death experience, in gratitude commissioned 16 composers from central Germany to write settings of Psalm 116. Among them were master composers of church music such as Heinrich Schütz, Christoph Demantius and Johann Hermann Schein.

Our program will feature motets from this collection by these three composers, as well as Gregorian Chant, and works by Benedictus Ducis and Orlando di Lasso and J.S. Bach. Modern settings of the psalm by composers Jonny Priano and others will use contemporary poetry written for Crescendo by Bruce McEver, Frances Roth and Juliet Mattila.

Three works have been commissioned for Crescendo, and will be premiered at this performance.

Performers are Crescendo Chorus, Vocal Ensemble and Soloists, with Period Instruments, directed by Christine Gevert.

 

Pittsfield, MA–Changes in Latitudes: Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show @ Colonial Theatre--The Garage
Apr 6 @ 8:00 pm

Escape to Margaritaville with Changes in Latitudes. Over their ten-year history, Changes in Latitudes has performed all over the world, immersing audiences in an authentic reproduction of the Jimmy Buffett concert experience, complete with a tropical stage setup, flying beach balls and dancing conga lines.

Audiences will hear Buffett’s fan favorites such as: “Margaritaville,” “It’s Five O’clock Somewhere,” “Come Monday,” “Cheeseburger In Paradise,” “Volcano,” “Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes,” among many others.

Run Time: 2 hours

Apr
14
Sun
Gt. Barrington, MA–Chick Corea Trio @ The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center 1
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm

$41 Upper Balcony (Limited)
$91 Reserved
$106 Preferred
$121 Premium
(Members receive $5 off each ticket)

$15 Youth Tickets – call the Box Office for information

Chick Corea has attained iconic status in music. The keyboardist, composer and bandleader is a DownBeat Hall of Famer and NEA Jazz Master, as well as the fourth-most nominated artist in Grammy Awards history with 63 nods – and 22 wins, in addition to a number of Latin Grammys. From straight-ahead to avant-garde, bebop to jazz-rock fusion, children’s songs to chamber and symphonic works, Chick has touched an astonishing number of musical bases in his career since playing with the genre-shattering bands of Miles Davis in the late ’60s and early ’70s.
Box Office: 413-528-0100 Admin: 413-644-9040
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Apr
26
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–Disney’s Aladdin JR. Performance @ Colonial Theatre
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm

THE COLONIAL THEATRE 111 South Street · PITTSFIELD · MA 01201
7 pm –4/26
11 am-4/27
2pm 4/27-28.
5 pm 4-28

Disney’s Aladdin JR. is based on the 1992 Academy-Award®-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway show. Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and a wisecracking Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to win the heart of Princess Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on a magic carpet ride adventure where he faces the evil sorcerer, Jafar and ultimately, himself. With favorite songs such as “Friend Like Me,” “One Jump Ahead” and “Prince Ali,” along with original songs and thrills, this new adaptation of the beloved story will open up “A Whole New World” for the entire family!

Apr
27
Sat
Pittsfield, MA–Disney’s Aladdin JR. Performance @ Colonial Theatre
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am

7 pm –4/26
11 am-4/27
2 pm -4/27-28.
5 pm- 4-28

Disney’s Aladdin JR. is based on the 1992 Academy-Award®-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway show. Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and a wisecracking Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to win the heart of Princess Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on a magic carpet ride adventure where he faces the evil sorcerer, Jafar and ultimately, himself. With favorite songs such as “Friend Like Me,” “One Jump Ahead” and “Prince Ali,” along with original songs and thrills, this new adaptation of the beloved story will open up “A Whole New World” for the entire family!

Pittsfield, MA–Disney’s Aladdin JR. Performance @ Colonial Theatre
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm

7 pm –4/26
11 am-4/27
2 pm -4/27-28.
5 pm- 4-28

Disney’s Aladdin JR. is based on the 1992 Academy-Award®-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway show. Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and a wisecracking Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to win the heart of Princess Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on a magic carpet ride adventure where he faces the evil sorcerer, Jafar and ultimately, himself. With favorite songs such as “Friend Like Me,” “One Jump Ahead” and “Prince Ali,” along with original songs and thrills, this new adaptation of the beloved story will open up “A Whole New World” for the entire family!

Apr
28
Sun
Pittsfield, MA–Disney’s Aladdin JR. Performance @ Colonial Theatre
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm

7 pm –4/26
11 am-4/27
2 pm -4/27-28.
5 pm- 4-28

Disney’s Aladdin JR. is based on the 1992 Academy-Award®-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway show. Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and a wisecracking Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to win the heart of Princess Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on a magic carpet ride adventure where he faces the evil sorcerer, Jafar and ultimately, himself. With favorite songs such as “Friend Like Me,” “One Jump Ahead” and “Prince Ali,” along with original songs and thrills, this new adaptation of the beloved story will open up “A Whole New World” for the entire family!

Pittsfield, MA–Disney’s Aladdin JR. Performance @ Colonial Theatre
Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm

7 pm –4/26
11 am-4/27
2 pm -4/27-28.
5 pm- 4-28

Disney’s Aladdin JR. is based on the 1992 Academy-Award®-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway show. Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and a wisecracking Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to win the heart of Princess Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on a magic carpet ride adventure where he faces the evil sorcerer, Jafar and ultimately, himself. With favorite songs such as “Friend Like Me,” “One Jump Ahead” and “Prince Ali,” along with original songs and thrills, this new adaptation of the beloved story will open up “A Whole New World” for the entire family!

May
5
Sun
Stockbridge, MA–“Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
May 5 @ 7:00 pm

2 pm–5/26, 6/1-2-8-9-15

8 pm–5/24-25-31 6/1-7-8-14

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? won all the major awards for best new play of the year in 2002: Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle.

Martin, a successful architect who has just turned fifty, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: Naked, At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming).

Tickets: $56

May
8
Wed
Stockbridge, MA–Hike at Stockbridge Trails—Laura’s Tower, Ice Glen, and Mary Flynn Trail
May 8 @ 10:00 am

Come explore a lovely in-town triplex of trails that lead out from one parking area and into some fine white pine and hemlock glades and then through a dark and dramatic ravine. These trails are maintained by the Laurel Hill Association, although the Ice Glen property is owned by the Town of Stockbridge.

The other two trails are on the Sedgwick Reservation. Altogether the mileage is about 4 miles and there is about 700’ of vertical. The Glen requires some boulder scrambling; it is not an easy trail to negotiate and will take some time.

We will likely car pool since the parking area is limited. See https://housatonicheritage.org/Places/lauras-tower-trail-ice-glen-trail-stockbridge-mass/

Contact leaders for time and place to meet…– Karen Ross, 794-7474 or kcoyross@aol.com or Lori McCarron, 587-1957 or mmccarr2@nycap.rr.com

 

Stockbridge, MA —Hike to Laura’s Tower, Ice Glen, and Mary Flynn Trail
May 8 @ 11:30 am

Come explore a lovely in-town triplex of trails that lead out from one parking area and into some fine white pine and hemlock glades and then through a dark and dramatic ravine. These trails are maintained by the Laurel Hill Association, although the Ice Glen property is owned by the Town of Stockbridge.

The other two trails are on the Sedgwick Reservation. Altogether the mileage is about 4 miles and there is about 700’ of vertical. The Glen requires some boulder scrambling; it is not an easy trail to negotiate and will take some time. We will likely car pool since the parking area is limited.

See https://housatonicheritage.org/Places/lauras-tower-trail-ice-glen-trail-stockbridge-mass/ Contact leaders for time and place to meet.

Leaders: Karen Ross, kcoyross@aol.com
Lori McCarron, mmccarr2@nycap.rr.com

 

May
18
Sat
CHESTER, MA–The 28th Anniversary: Chester On Track Events
May 18 all-day

2019 marks the 178th year since the railroad was opened.

There will be a massive parade, Civil War, Blacksmith demos, Hand hewn woodworking demo, and early Irish railroad re-enactors from Storrowton Village, will be on the north lawn of the station. A train show will be in the station, and commemorative envelopes and historic stamps with a special postal cancellation.

State Police K-9 demo, Steam Train Derby, Bounce House, Petting Zoo Garden Tractor pulls, Sand Art and other amusements will be in full swing at the ballfield on Emery St.

A craft fair, face painting and ‘one-lung’ steam & gas engine demos will be along Main St and on the lawn of the Chester Inn. Also on the Chester Inn front porch will be live music throughout the day by the group, ‘Just Us’.

Classic cars from Model ‘T’s to the newest Corvettes will line up on Maple St., where kids can visit the and be entertained by Nicole the Railroad Clown, formerly of Ringling Bros. Circus.

The railroad station outdoor stage will host music by the Pitoniak Bros., Pioneer Valley Fiddlers, Dogwalker, and an open jam session by a number of local musicians during the afternoon. The Pioneer Valley Live Steamers will display their large scale operating steam and diesel locomotives and a selection of rolling stock on the station’s south lawn.

The Hamilton Memorial Library will hold a Book and Bake Sale on the lawn, and the Library’s Chester Mineral Collection will be open for tours with John Marge from 10 AM to 1 PM. The Chester Historical Commission will be on hand at the Old Jail for tours from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

The Cornerstone Church will be open for lunch, A&L Market will be open all day, and the Foundation’s own Blue Caboose will open at 8 AM for breakfast and have a hearty railroad man’s menu throughout the day, where you can eat ‘hobo style’ in an antique wooden boxcar.

A number of 1920’s-era freight cars, including the 100 year old wooden caboose and ‘Children’s Boxcar’ will be open to the public. The Fire Dept. will hold their annual Duck Race on the Westfield River at 3:00 PM.

Visitor’s can hike to the first American cluster of stone arch RR bridges on the first MA Wild & Scenic River the Westfield. Tour an archeological stone works, enjoy historic displays & more! FREE (donations accepted) Partially funded through a grant by the Chester Cultural Council, a local agency, through Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

(413) 354-7878 or  Chester, MA 01011-0743. Like us on Facebook!

Gt. Barrington, MA–Crescendo: Prince of Light and Prince of Darkness–Motets and Madrigals by Monteverdi & Gesualdo @ St. James Place
May 18 @ 6:00 pm

Claudio Monteverdi lived in a time of great change, as the vocal polyphony of the Renaissance gave way to the textures of the early Baroque. He harnessed both styles with great skill, sometimes contrasting them in the same work, and wrote successfully in every vocal genre. His contemporary Carlo Gesualdo’s vocal music is among the most experimental and expressive of the late Renaissance. One of the most obvious characteristics of his music is the extravagant text setting of words representing extremes of emotion.

This program features sacred and secular motets and madrigals by the two composers.

 

May
24
Fri
Stockbridge, MA–“Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
May 24 @ 8:00 pm

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? won all the major awards for best new play of the year in 2002: Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle.

Martin, a successful architect who has just turned fifty, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: Naked, At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming).

Tickets: $56

May
25
Sat
Stockbridge, MA–“Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
May 25 @ 8:00 pm

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? won all the major awards for best new play of the year in 2002: Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle.

Martin, a successful architect who has just turned fifty, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: Naked, At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming).

Tickets: $56

May
26
Sun
Stockbridge, MA–“Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
May 26 @ 2:00 pm

8 pm–5/24-25-31 6/1-7-8-14

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? won all the major awards for best new play of the year in 2002: Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle.

Martin, a successful architect who has just turned fifty, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: Naked, At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming).

Tickets: $56

Jun
1
Sat
Stockbridge, MA–“Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
Jun 1 @ 2:00 pm

8 pm–5/24-25-31 6/1-7-8-14

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? won all the major awards for best new play of the year in 2002: Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle.

Martin, a successful architect who has just turned fifty, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: Naked, At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming).

Tickets: $56

Stockbridge, MA–“Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
Jun 1 @ 8:00 pm

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? won all the major awards for best new play of the year in 2002: Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle.

Martin, a successful architect who has just turned fifty, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: Naked, At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming).

Tickets: $56

Jun
2
Sun
Stockbridge, MA–“Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
Jun 2 @ 2:00 pm

8 pm–5/24-25-31 6/1-7-8-14

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? won all the major awards for best new play of the year in 2002: Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle.

Martin, a successful architect who has just turned fifty, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: Naked, At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming).

Tickets: $56

Jun
6
Thu
Stockbridge, MA–“Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm

2 pm–5/26, 6/1-2-8-9-15

8 pm–5/24-25-31 6/1-7-8-14

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? won all the major awards for best new play of the year in 2002: Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle.

Martin, a successful architect who has just turned fifty, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: Naked, At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming).

Tickets: $56

Jun
7
Fri
Stockbridge, MA–“Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
Jun 7 @ 8:00 pm

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? won all the major awards for best new play of the year in 2002: Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle.

Martin, a successful architect who has just turned fifty, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: Naked, At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming).

Tickets: $56

Jun
8
Sat
Stockbridge, MA–“Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
Jun 8 @ 2:00 pm

8 pm–5/24-25-31 6/1-7-8-14

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? won all the major awards for best new play of the year in 2002: Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle.

Martin, a successful architect who has just turned fifty, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: Naked, At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming).

Tickets: $56

Stockbridge, MA–“Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
Jun 8 @ 8:00 pm

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? won all the major awards for best new play of the year in 2002: Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle.

Martin, a successful architect who has just turned fifty, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: Naked, At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming).

Tickets: $56

Jun
9
Sun
Stockbridge, MA–“Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
Jun 9 @ 2:00 pm

8 pm–5/24-25-31 6/1-7-8-14

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? won all the major awards for best new play of the year in 2002: Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle.

Martin, a successful architect who has just turned fifty, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: Naked, At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming).

Tickets: $56

Jun
12
Wed
Stockbridge, MA–“Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm

2 pm–5/26, 6/1-2-8-9-15

8 pm–5/24-25-31 6/1-7-8-14

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? won all the major awards for best new play of the year in 2002: Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle.

Martin, a successful architect who has just turned fifty, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: Naked, At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming).

Tickets: $56

Jun
13
Thu
Stockbridge, MA–“Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm

2 pm–5/26, 6/1-2-8-9-15

8 pm–5/24-25-31 6/1-7-8-14

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? won all the major awards for best new play of the year in 2002: Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle.

Martin, a successful architect who has just turned fifty, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: Naked, At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming).

Tickets: $56

Jun
14
Fri
Stockbridge, MA–“Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? won all the major awards for best new play of the year in 2002: Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle.

Martin, a successful architect who has just turned fifty, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: Naked, At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming).

Tickets: $56

Jun
15
Sat
Stockbridge, MA–“Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
Jun 15 @ 2:00 pm

8 pm–5/24-25-31 6/1-7-8-14

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? won all the major awards for best new play of the year in 2002: Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle.

Martin, a successful architect who has just turned fifty, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: Naked, At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming).

Tickets: $56

Jun
19
Wed
Becket, MA–Inside/Out Performance Series @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 19 @ 6:15 pm

The Dance Festival 2019 will take place from June 19-August 25 and Inside/Out performances occur every Wednesday, Thursday,Friday evenings at 6:15 pm .

Performances take place at The Marcia and Seymour Simon Performance Space on the outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage. Both the audience and performers are surrounded by nature and the stunning backdrop of the Berkshire Hills. In the instances of inclement weather, performances move indoors into our new, state of the art Perles Family Studio. Performances are free and open to the public. They are geared toward exposing audiences to dance in an informal way, giving all people, regardless of their financial means, the opportunity to experience a wide variety of dance.

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Becket, MA–BALLET BC Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 19 @ 8:00 pm

Hailing from Vancouver, Ballet BC pushes the boundaries of classical ballet with a cutting-edge, contemporary sensibility and “gorgeous energy” (The Independent). Praised as “physically rigorous, dramatically solid, and truly contemporary” (Dance Magazine), Ballet BC celebrates ten years under the leadership of Artistic Director and former company member Emily Molnar, whose vision has guided the company into an unprecedented era of innovation and collaboration.

As one of the most significant Canadian companies, Ballet BC returns to the Pillow with a diverse program including Molnar’s most recent work To this day and the U.S. premiere of Bedroom Folk, originally created for Nederlands Dans Theater by sought-after Israeli collaborators Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, among others.

 

 

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Becket, MA–Circa Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 19 @ 8:15 pm

CIRCA
“Circus at its purest and most thrilling” (Daily Review), Brisbane-based Circa is at the forefront of a new wave of contemporary Australian circus, creating awe-inspiring performance from extreme physicality. Three fearless acrobats challenge perceptions of what the human body is capable of through a sublime display of interlocking bodies, aerial rope, and trapeze work in What Will Have Been, accompanied by a live, on-stage violinist who plays a thrilling fusion of electronic music.

Founded by visionary Yaron Lifschitz, the ensemble blurs the lines between movement, dance, theater, and circus and has toured to over 39 countries across six continents since 2004, returning to the Pillow for the third time.

 

 

Jun
20
Thu
Becket, MA–Guided Tour @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 20 @ 5:30 pm

Every Thursday & Saturday at 5:30 pm

Learn about the history and legends of Jacob’s Pillow on a free 30-minute guided tour of the National Historic Landmark grounds. The Pillow is a treasured National Historic Landmark, named so for its place in American culture and history, and is a site on the Upper Housatonic Valley’s African American Heritage Trail. Discover the history and legends of the Pillow’s beautiful and historic grounds during 30-minute walking tours led by Jacob’s Pillow staff and interns. Start from the Welcome Center, which is located next to the Ted Shawn Theatre.

 

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Becket, MA–Inside/Out Performance Series @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 20 @ 6:15 pm

The Dance Festival 2019 will take place from June 19-August 25 and Inside/Out performances occur every Wednesday, Thursday,Friday evenings at 6:15 pm .

Performances take place at The Marcia and Seymour Simon Performance Space on the outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage. Both the audience and performers are surrounded by nature and the stunning backdrop of the Berkshire Hills. In the instances of inclement weather, performances move indoors into our new, state of the art Perles Family Studio. Performances are free and open to the public. They are geared toward exposing audiences to dance in an informal way, giving all people, regardless of their financial means, the opportunity to experience a wide variety of dance.

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Becket, MA–BALLET BC Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm

Hailing from Vancouver, Ballet BC pushes the boundaries of classical ballet with a cutting-edge, contemporary sensibility and “gorgeous energy” (The Independent). Praised as “physically rigorous, dramatically solid, and truly contemporary” (Dance Magazine), Ballet BC celebrates ten years under the leadership of Artistic Director and former company member Emily Molnar, whose vision has guided the company into an unprecedented era of innovation and collaboration.

As one of the most significant Canadian companies, Ballet BC returns to the Pillow with a diverse program including Molnar’s most recent work To this day and the U.S. premiere of Bedroom Folk, originally created for Nederlands Dans Theater by sought-after Israeli collaborators Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, among others.

 

 

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Becket, MA–Circa Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 20 @ 8:15 pm

CIRCA
“Circus at its purest and most thrilling” (Daily Review), Brisbane-based Circa is at the forefront of a new wave of contemporary Australian circus, creating awe-inspiring performance from extreme physicality. Three fearless acrobats challenge perceptions of what the human body is capable of through a sublime display of interlocking bodies, aerial rope, and trapeze work in What Will Have Been, accompanied by a live, on-stage violinist who plays a thrilling fusion of electronic music.

Founded by visionary Yaron Lifschitz, the ensemble blurs the lines between movement, dance, theater, and circus and has toured to over 39 countries across six continents since 2004, returning to the Pillow for the third time.

 

 

Jun
21
Fri
Becket, MA–Inside/Out Performance Series @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 21 @ 6:15 pm

The Dance Festival 2019 will take place from June 19-August 25 and Inside/Out performances occur every Wednesday, Thursday,Friday evenings at 6:15 pm .

Performances take place at The Marcia and Seymour Simon Performance Space on the outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage. Both the audience and performers are surrounded by nature and the stunning backdrop of the Berkshire Hills. In the instances of inclement weather, performances move indoors into our new, state of the art Perles Family Studio. Performances are free and open to the public. They are geared toward exposing audiences to dance in an informal way, giving all people, regardless of their financial means, the opportunity to experience a wide variety of dance.

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Becket, MA–BALLET BC Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm

Hailing from Vancouver, Ballet BC pushes the boundaries of classical ballet with a cutting-edge, contemporary sensibility and “gorgeous energy” (The Independent). Praised as “physically rigorous, dramatically solid, and truly contemporary” (Dance Magazine), Ballet BC celebrates ten years under the leadership of Artistic Director and former company member Emily Molnar, whose vision has guided the company into an unprecedented era of innovation and collaboration.

As one of the most significant Canadian companies, Ballet BC returns to the Pillow with a diverse program including Molnar’s most recent work To this day and the U.S. premiere of Bedroom Folk, originally created for Nederlands Dans Theater by sought-after Israeli collaborators Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, among others.

 

 

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Becket, MA–Circa Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 21 @ 8:15 pm

CIRCA
“Circus at its purest and most thrilling” (Daily Review), Brisbane-based Circa is at the forefront of a new wave of contemporary Australian circus, creating awe-inspiring performance from extreme physicality. Three fearless acrobats challenge perceptions of what the human body is capable of through a sublime display of interlocking bodies, aerial rope, and trapeze work in What Will Have Been, accompanied by a live, on-stage violinist who plays a thrilling fusion of electronic music.

Founded by visionary Yaron Lifschitz, the ensemble blurs the lines between movement, dance, theater, and circus and has toured to over 39 countries across six continents since 2004, returning to the Pillow for the third time.

 

 

Jun
22
Sat
Becket, MA–BALLET BC Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 22 @ 2:00 pm

Hailing from Vancouver, Ballet BC pushes the boundaries of classical ballet with a cutting-edge, contemporary sensibility and “gorgeous energy” (The Independent). Praised as “physically rigorous, dramatically solid, and truly contemporary” (Dance Magazine), Ballet BC celebrates ten years under the leadership of Artistic Director and former company member Emily Molnar, whose vision has guided the company into an unprecedented era of innovation and collaboration.

As one of the most significant Canadian companies, Ballet BC returns to the Pillow with a diverse program including Molnar’s most recent work To this day and the U.S. premiere of Bedroom Folk, originally created for Nederlands Dans Theater by sought-after Israeli collaborators Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, among others.

 

 

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Becket, MA–Guided Tour @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 22 @ 5:30 pm

Every Thursday & Saturday at 5:30 pm

Learn about the history and legends of Jacob’s Pillow on a free 30-minute guided tour of the National Historic Landmark grounds. The Pillow is a treasured National Historic Landmark, named so for its place in American culture and history, and is a site on the Upper Housatonic Valley’s African American Heritage Trail. Discover the history and legends of the Pillow’s beautiful and historic grounds during 30-minute walking tours led by Jacob’s Pillow staff and interns. Start from the Welcome Center, which is located next to the Ted Shawn Theatre.

 

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Becket, MA–BALLET BC Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm

Hailing from Vancouver, Ballet BC pushes the boundaries of classical ballet with a cutting-edge, contemporary sensibility and “gorgeous energy” (The Independent). Praised as “physically rigorous, dramatically solid, and truly contemporary” (Dance Magazine), Ballet BC celebrates ten years under the leadership of Artistic Director and former company member Emily Molnar, whose vision has guided the company into an unprecedented era of innovation and collaboration.

As one of the most significant Canadian companies, Ballet BC returns to the Pillow with a diverse program including Molnar’s most recent work To this day and the U.S. premiere of Bedroom Folk, originally created for Nederlands Dans Theater by sought-after Israeli collaborators Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, among others.

 

 

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Becket, MA–Circa Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 22 @ 8:15 pm

CIRCA
“Circus at its purest and most thrilling” (Daily Review), Brisbane-based Circa is at the forefront of a new wave of contemporary Australian circus, creating awe-inspiring performance from extreme physicality. Three fearless acrobats challenge perceptions of what the human body is capable of through a sublime display of interlocking bodies, aerial rope, and trapeze work in What Will Have Been, accompanied by a live, on-stage violinist who plays a thrilling fusion of electronic music.

Founded by visionary Yaron Lifschitz, the ensemble blurs the lines between movement, dance, theater, and circus and has toured to over 39 countries across six continents since 2004, returning to the Pillow for the third time.

 

 

Jun
23
Sun
Becket, MA–BALLET BC Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm

Hailing from Vancouver, Ballet BC pushes the boundaries of classical ballet with a cutting-edge, contemporary sensibility and “gorgeous energy” (The Independent). Praised as “physically rigorous, dramatically solid, and truly contemporary” (Dance Magazine), Ballet BC celebrates ten years under the leadership of Artistic Director and former company member Emily Molnar, whose vision has guided the company into an unprecedented era of innovation and collaboration.

As one of the most significant Canadian companies, Ballet BC returns to the Pillow with a diverse program including Molnar’s most recent work To this day and the U.S. premiere of Bedroom Folk, originally created for Nederlands Dans Theater by sought-after Israeli collaborators Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, among others.

 

 

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Jun
26
Wed
Becket, MA–Inside/Out Performance Series @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 26 @ 6:15 pm

The Dance Festival 2019 will take place from June 19-August 25 and Inside/Out performances occur every Wednesday, Thursday,Friday evenings at 6:15 pm .

Performances take place at The Marcia and Seymour Simon Performance Space on the outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage. Both the audience and performers are surrounded by nature and the stunning backdrop of the Berkshire Hills. In the instances of inclement weather, performances move indoors into our new, state of the art Perles Family Studio. Performances are free and open to the public. They are geared toward exposing audiences to dance in an informal way, giving all people, regardless of their financial means, the opportunity to experience a wide variety of dance.

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Becket, MA–COMPAÑÍA IRENE RODRÍGUEZ Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 26 @ 8:00 pm

FEATURING: LIVE MUSIC & A WORLD PREMIERE

Compañía Irene Rodríguez is a revered voice in the emerging contemporary Cuban dance scene, known for a particular vision of flamenco that is both Spanish and Cuban. Rodríguez, praised as “intense” and “exacting” by The New York Times, created her company in 2012 that has since “succeeded in positioning itself among the best of the Spanish genre in Cuba” (Granma, Cuba). After a sold-out Pillow debut in 2017, this fiery ensemble of dancers and live musicians returns with audiences favorites and a world premiere, including the Pillow-commissioned Pena Negra based on poetry by Federico García Lorca, among others.

Among many accolades, Rodríguez was recently awarded the Order Isabel la Católica from the King of Spain and the Spanish government. The Festival presentation coincides with a two-week Professional Advancement program in the current and historic traditions of flamenco and Spanish dance, directed by Rodríguez in The School at Jacob’s Pillow.

 

 

 

Becket, MA–ABBY Z AND THE NEW UTILITY Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 26 @ 8:15 pm

Abby Zbikowski makes her Pillow debut with abandoned playground, an adrenaline-inducing sequence of hyper physicality and extreme virtuosity. Creating an intimate setup, nine dancers are pushed to the brink of their capabilities and endurance.

Recipient of the 2017 Juried Bessie Award, Abby Z is highlighted for bold, rhythmic, and high-intensity choreography that draws from tap, hip-hop, West African, postmodern, and a deep-rooted punk aesthetic as primary influences. The New York Times describes abandoned playground as “an onslaught of thwacking arms, emphatic kicks, dizzying spins, swift somersaults, perilous balances and slippery contortions.”

Ticketed Performances

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Jun
27
Thu
Becket, MA–Guided Tour @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 27 @ 5:30 pm

Every Thursday & Saturday at 5:30 pm

Learn about the history and legends of Jacob’s Pillow on a free 30-minute guided tour of the National Historic Landmark grounds. The Pillow is a treasured National Historic Landmark, named so for its place in American culture and history, and is a site on the Upper Housatonic Valley’s African American Heritage Trail. Discover the history and legends of the Pillow’s beautiful and historic grounds during 30-minute walking tours led by Jacob’s Pillow staff and interns. Start from the Welcome Center, which is located next to the Ted Shawn Theatre.

 

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Becket, MA–Inside/Out Performance Series @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 27 @ 6:15 pm

The Dance Festival 2019 will take place from June 19-August 25 and Inside/Out performances occur every Wednesday, Thursday,Friday evenings at 6:15 pm .

Performances take place at The Marcia and Seymour Simon Performance Space on the outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage. Both the audience and performers are surrounded by nature and the stunning backdrop of the Berkshire Hills. In the instances of inclement weather, performances move indoors into our new, state of the art Perles Family Studio. Performances are free and open to the public. They are geared toward exposing audiences to dance in an informal way, giving all people, regardless of their financial means, the opportunity to experience a wide variety of dance.

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Pittsfield, MA–“Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story” Performance
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm

2 pm–june 30–july 3-5-6-7-10-13-14-17-20-21

8 pm–june 28-29–july 5-6-12-13-19-20

 

In the summer of 1954, in a small radio station in Cleveland, an unknown disc jockey heard the sound that would change America. And the rest is music history.

Rock and Roll Man is the new musical about the incredible rise and fall of Alan Freed, the man who coined the phrase rock and roll and brought its sound to the world. He discovered black artists—and got them record deals. He traveled the country—and got them heard from coast to coast. He spoke to the younger generation—and brought them to their feet. By the dawn of the ’60s, he was the biggest name in music—until scandal made him the biggest target in America.

This high energy musical highlights the greatest rock and roll legends of all time such as Little Richard, Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, Bill Haley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Screamin’ Jay, just to name a few. Also, featuring original songs and some of the biggest hits of a decade, including “Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” “Tutti Frutti,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Ain’t That a Shame” and many more, Rock and Roll Mantakes you behind the scenes and behind the music of one of the most influential—and controversial—figures in pop music history.

Berkshire Theatre Festival–The Colonial Theatre
111 South Street, Pittsfield, MA

Tickets: A: $75 B: $50

Becket, MA–COMPAÑÍA IRENE RODRÍGUEZ Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 27 @ 8:00 pm

FEATURING: LIVE MUSIC & A WORLD PREMIERE

Compañía Irene Rodríguez is a revered voice in the emerging contemporary Cuban dance scene, known for a particular vision of flamenco that is both Spanish and Cuban. Rodríguez, praised as “intense” and “exacting” by The New York Times, created her company in 2012 that has since “succeeded in positioning itself among the best of the Spanish genre in Cuba” (Granma, Cuba). After a sold-out Pillow debut in 2017, this fiery ensemble of dancers and live musicians returns with audiences favorites and a world premiere, including the Pillow-commissioned Pena Negra based on poetry by Federico García Lorca, among others.

Among many accolades, Rodríguez was recently awarded the Order Isabel la Católica from the King of Spain and the Spanish government. The Festival presentation coincides with a two-week Professional Advancement program in the current and historic traditions of flamenco and Spanish dance, directed by Rodríguez in The School at Jacob’s Pillow.

 

 

 

Becket, MA–ABBY Z AND THE NEW UTILITY Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 27 @ 8:15 pm

Abby Zbikowski makes her Pillow debut with abandoned playground, an adrenaline-inducing sequence of hyper physicality and extreme virtuosity. Creating an intimate setup, nine dancers are pushed to the brink of their capabilities and endurance.

Recipient of the 2017 Juried Bessie Award, Abby Z is highlighted for bold, rhythmic, and high-intensity choreography that draws from tap, hip-hop, West African, postmodern, and a deep-rooted punk aesthetic as primary influences. The New York Times describes abandoned playground as “an onslaught of thwacking arms, emphatic kicks, dizzying spins, swift somersaults, perilous balances and slippery contortions.”

Ticketed Performances

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Jun
28
Fri
Becket, MA–Inside/Out Performance Series @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 28 @ 6:15 pm

The Dance Festival 2019 will take place from June 19-August 25 and Inside/Out performances occur every Wednesday, Thursday,Friday evenings at 6:15 pm .

Performances take place at The Marcia and Seymour Simon Performance Space on the outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage. Both the audience and performers are surrounded by nature and the stunning backdrop of the Berkshire Hills. In the instances of inclement weather, performances move indoors into our new, state of the art Perles Family Studio. Performances are free and open to the public. They are geared toward exposing audiences to dance in an informal way, giving all people, regardless of their financial means, the opportunity to experience a wide variety of dance.

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Becket, MA–COMPAÑÍA IRENE RODRÍGUEZ Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm

FEATURING: LIVE MUSIC & A WORLD PREMIERE

Compañía Irene Rodríguez is a revered voice in the emerging contemporary Cuban dance scene, known for a particular vision of flamenco that is both Spanish and Cuban. Rodríguez, praised as “intense” and “exacting” by The New York Times, created her company in 2012 that has since “succeeded in positioning itself among the best of the Spanish genre in Cuba” (Granma, Cuba). After a sold-out Pillow debut in 2017, this fiery ensemble of dancers and live musicians returns with audiences favorites and a world premiere, including the Pillow-commissioned Pena Negra based on poetry by Federico García Lorca, among others.

Among many accolades, Rodríguez was recently awarded the Order Isabel la Católica from the King of Spain and the Spanish government. The Festival presentation coincides with a two-week Professional Advancement program in the current and historic traditions of flamenco and Spanish dance, directed by Rodríguez in The School at Jacob’s Pillow.

 

 

 

Pittsfield, MA–“Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story” Performance
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm

In the summer of 1954, in a small radio station in Cleveland, an unknown disc jockey heard the sound that would change America. And the rest is music history.

Rock and Roll Man is the new musical about the incredible rise and fall of Alan Freed, the man who coined the phrase rock and roll and brought its sound to the world. He discovered black artists—and got them record deals. He traveled the country—and got them heard from coast to coast. He spoke to the younger generation—and brought them to their feet. By the dawn of the ’60s, he was the biggest name in music—until scandal made him the biggest target in America.

This high energy musical highlights the greatest rock and roll legends of all time such as Little Richard, Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, Bill Haley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Screamin’ Jay, just to name a few. Also, featuring original songs and some of the biggest hits of a decade, including “Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” “Tutti Frutti,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Ain’t That a Shame” and many more, Rock and Roll Mantakes you behind the scenes and behind the music of one of the most influential—and controversial—figures in pop music history.

Berkshire Theatre Festival–The Colonial Theatre
111 South Street, Pittsfield, MA

Tickets: A: $75 B: $50

Becket, MA–ABBY Z AND THE NEW UTILITY Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 28 @ 8:15 pm

Abby Zbikowski makes her Pillow debut with abandoned playground, an adrenaline-inducing sequence of hyper physicality and extreme virtuosity. Creating an intimate setup, nine dancers are pushed to the brink of their capabilities and endurance.

Recipient of the 2017 Juried Bessie Award, Abby Z is highlighted for bold, rhythmic, and high-intensity choreography that draws from tap, hip-hop, West African, postmodern, and a deep-rooted punk aesthetic as primary influences. The New York Times describes abandoned playground as “an onslaught of thwacking arms, emphatic kicks, dizzying spins, swift somersaults, perilous balances and slippery contortions.”

Ticketed Performances

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Jun
29
Sat
Becket, MA–ABBY Z AND THE NEW UTILITY Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 29 @ 2:15 pm

Abby Zbikowski makes her Pillow debut with abandoned playground, an adrenaline-inducing sequence of hyper physicality and extreme virtuosity. Creating an intimate setup, nine dancers are pushed to the brink of their capabilities and endurance.

Recipient of the 2017 Juried Bessie Award, Abby Z is highlighted for bold, rhythmic, and high-intensity choreography that draws from tap, hip-hop, West African, postmodern, and a deep-rooted punk aesthetic as primary influences. The New York Times describes abandoned playground as “an onslaught of thwacking arms, emphatic kicks, dizzying spins, swift somersaults, perilous balances and slippery contortions.”

Ticketed Performances

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Becket, MA–Guided Tour @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 29 @ 5:30 pm

Every Thursday & Saturday at 5:30 pm

Learn about the history and legends of Jacob’s Pillow on a free 30-minute guided tour of the National Historic Landmark grounds. The Pillow is a treasured National Historic Landmark, named so for its place in American culture and history, and is a site on the Upper Housatonic Valley’s African American Heritage Trail. Discover the history and legends of the Pillow’s beautiful and historic grounds during 30-minute walking tours led by Jacob’s Pillow staff and interns. Start from the Welcome Center, which is located next to the Ted Shawn Theatre.

 

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Becket, MA–COMPAÑÍA IRENE RODRÍGUEZ Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm

FEATURING: LIVE MUSIC & A WORLD PREMIERE

Compañía Irene Rodríguez is a revered voice in the emerging contemporary Cuban dance scene, known for a particular vision of flamenco that is both Spanish and Cuban. Rodríguez, praised as “intense” and “exacting” by The New York Times, created her company in 2012 that has since “succeeded in positioning itself among the best of the Spanish genre in Cuba” (Granma, Cuba). After a sold-out Pillow debut in 2017, this fiery ensemble of dancers and live musicians returns with audiences favorites and a world premiere, including the Pillow-commissioned Pena Negra based on poetry by Federico García Lorca, among others.

Among many accolades, Rodríguez was recently awarded the Order Isabel la Católica from the King of Spain and the Spanish government. The Festival presentation coincides with a two-week Professional Advancement program in the current and historic traditions of flamenco and Spanish dance, directed by Rodríguez in The School at Jacob’s Pillow.

 

 

 

Gt. Barrington, MA–Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes @ The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm

Box Office: 413-528-0100 Admin: 413-644-9040

$35 Upper Balcony (Limited)
$55 Reserved
$70 Preferred
(Members receive $5 off each ticket)

$15 Youth Tickets – call the Box Office for information

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes emerged from the New Jersey shore scene in 1974, carrying over a significant influence (and some key personnel) from Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band.

Organized by singer John Lyon, the band is well known for high-energy shows and no-holds-barred songs, including “Don`t Wanna Go Home,” “Havin` a Party,” “The Fever,” “Talk to Me,” “Trapped Again,” and “This Time It`s For Real.” Still tinged with the exuberant rhythm and blues feel that is the Jukes` trademark, and loaded with the driving sound of the legendary Jukes horn section, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes continue to expound their signature Jersey Shore sound – all for the sheer joy of it.

Pittsfield, MA–“Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story” Performance
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm

In the summer of 1954, in a small radio station in Cleveland, an unknown disc jockey heard the sound that would change America. And the rest is music history.

Rock and Roll Man is the new musical about the incredible rise and fall of Alan Freed, the man who coined the phrase rock and roll and brought its sound to the world. He discovered black artists—and got them record deals. He traveled the country—and got them heard from coast to coast. He spoke to the younger generation—and brought them to their feet. By the dawn of the ’60s, he was the biggest name in music—until scandal made him the biggest target in America.

This high energy musical highlights the greatest rock and roll legends of all time such as Little Richard, Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, Bill Haley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Screamin’ Jay, just to name a few. Also, featuring original songs and some of the biggest hits of a decade, including “Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” “Tutti Frutti,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Ain’t That a Shame” and many more, Rock and Roll Mantakes you behind the scenes and behind the music of one of the most influential—and controversial—figures in pop music history.

Berkshire Theatre Festival–The Colonial Theatre
111 South Street, Pittsfield, MA

Tickets: A: $75 B: $50

Becket, MA–ABBY Z AND THE NEW UTILITY Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 29 @ 8:15 pm

Abby Zbikowski makes her Pillow debut with abandoned playground, an adrenaline-inducing sequence of hyper physicality and extreme virtuosity. Creating an intimate setup, nine dancers are pushed to the brink of their capabilities and endurance.

Recipient of the 2017 Juried Bessie Award, Abby Z is highlighted for bold, rhythmic, and high-intensity choreography that draws from tap, hip-hop, West African, postmodern, and a deep-rooted punk aesthetic as primary influences. The New York Times describes abandoned playground as “an onslaught of thwacking arms, emphatic kicks, dizzying spins, swift somersaults, perilous balances and slippery contortions.”

Ticketed Performances

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Jun
30
Sun
Pittsfield, MA–“Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story” Performance
Jun 30 @ 2:00 pm

8 pm–june 28-29–july 5-6-12-13-19-20

In the summer of 1954, in a small radio station in Cleveland, an unknown disc jockey heard the sound that would change America. And the rest is music history.

Rock and Roll Man is the new musical about the incredible rise and fall of Alan Freed, the man who coined the phrase rock and roll and brought its sound to the world. He discovered black artists—and got them record deals. He traveled the country—and got them heard from coast to coast. He spoke to the younger generation—and brought them to their feet. By the dawn of the ’60s, he was the biggest name in music—until scandal made him the biggest target in America.

This high energy musical highlights the greatest rock and roll legends of all time such as Little Richard, Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, Bill Haley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Screamin’ Jay, just to name a few. Also, featuring original songs and some of the biggest hits of a decade, including “Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” “Tutti Frutti,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Ain’t That a Shame” and many more, Rock and Roll Mantakes you behind the scenes and behind the music of one of the most influential—and controversial—figures in pop music history.

Berkshire Theatre Festival–The Colonial Theatre
111 South Street, Pittsfield, MA

Tickets: A: $75 B: $50

Becket, MA–ABBY Z AND THE NEW UTILITY Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 30 @ 2:15 pm

Abby Zbikowski makes her Pillow debut with abandoned playground, an adrenaline-inducing sequence of hyper physicality and extreme virtuosity. Creating an intimate setup, nine dancers are pushed to the brink of their capabilities and endurance.

Recipient of the 2017 Juried Bessie Award, Abby Z is highlighted for bold, rhythmic, and high-intensity choreography that draws from tap, hip-hop, West African, postmodern, and a deep-rooted punk aesthetic as primary influences. The New York Times describes abandoned playground as “an onslaught of thwacking arms, emphatic kicks, dizzying spins, swift somersaults, perilous balances and slippery contortions.”

Ticketed Performances

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Becket, MA–ALL STYLES DANCE BATTLE Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 30 @ 8:00 pm

It’s back! For the third year in a row, we host an all styles dance battle featuring Festival artists, participants of The School at Jacob’s Pillow, regional street artists, surprise judges—and of course, one winner.

Tickets to this event are general admission: be a part of the action as you circle around some of the best dancers across multiple genres, as they battle it out right in front of you.

Ticketed Performances

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Jul
3
Wed
Pittsfield, MA–“Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story” Performance
Jul 3 @ 2:00 pm

8 pm–june 28-29–july 5-6-12-13-19-20

In the summer of 1954, in a small radio station in Cleveland, an unknown disc jockey heard the sound that would change America. And the rest is music history.

Rock and Roll Man is the new musical about the incredible rise and fall of Alan Freed, the man who coined the phrase rock and roll and brought its sound to the world. He discovered black artists—and got them record deals. He traveled the country—and got them heard from coast to coast. He spoke to the younger generation—and brought them to their feet. By the dawn of the ’60s, he was the biggest name in music—until scandal made him the biggest target in America.

This high energy musical highlights the greatest rock and roll legends of all time such as Little Richard, Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, Bill Haley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Screamin’ Jay, just to name a few. Also, featuring original songs and some of the biggest hits of a decade, including “Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” “Tutti Frutti,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Ain’t That a Shame” and many more, Rock and Roll Mantakes you behind the scenes and behind the music of one of the most influential—and controversial—figures in pop music history.

Berkshire Theatre Festival–The Colonial Theatre
111 South Street, Pittsfield, MA

Tickets: A: $75 B: $50

Becket, MA–Inside/Out Performance Series @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 3 @ 6:15 pm

The Dance Festival 2019 will take place from June 19-August 25 and Inside/Out performances occur every Wednesday, Thursday,Friday evenings at 6:15 pm .

Performances take place at The Marcia and Seymour Simon Performance Space on the outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage. Both the audience and performers are surrounded by nature and the stunning backdrop of the Berkshire Hills. In the instances of inclement weather, performances move indoors into our new, state of the art Perles Family Studio. Performances are free and open to the public. They are geared toward exposing audiences to dance in an informal way, giving all people, regardless of their financial means, the opportunity to experience a wide variety of dance.

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Pittsfield, MA–“Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story” Performance
Jul 3 @ 7:00 pm

2 pm–june 30–july 3-5-6-7-10-13-14-17-20-21

8 pm–june 28-29–july 5-6-12-13-19-20

 

In the summer of 1954, in a small radio station in Cleveland, an unknown disc jockey heard the sound that would change America. And the rest is music history.

Rock and Roll Man is the new musical about the incredible rise and fall of Alan Freed, the man who coined the phrase rock and roll and brought its sound to the world. He discovered black artists—and got them record deals. He traveled the country—and got them heard from coast to coast. He spoke to the younger generation—and brought them to their feet. By the dawn of the ’60s, he was the biggest name in music—until scandal made him the biggest target in America.

This high energy musical highlights the greatest rock and roll legends of all time such as Little Richard, Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, Bill Haley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Screamin’ Jay, just to name a few. Also, featuring original songs and some of the biggest hits of a decade, including “Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” “Tutti Frutti,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Ain’t That a Shame” and many more, Rock and Roll Mantakes you behind the scenes and behind the music of one of the most influential—and controversial—figures in pop music history.

Berkshire Theatre Festival–The Colonial Theatre
111 South Street, Pittsfield, MA

Tickets: A: $75 B: $50

Becket, MA–COMPAGNIE CNDC-ANGERS/ROBERT SWINSTON Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 3 @ 8:00 pm

FEATURING LIVE MUSIC

Compagnie CNDC-Angers/Robert Swinston makes its Pillow debut with work by one of the greatest artistic innovators of the 20th century as part of the worldwide Merce Cunningham Centennial celebration. The company is led by current director of the National Center for Contemporary Dance in Angers, France, Robert Swinston, a longtime dancer with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, later assistant to the choreographer and finally director of choreography. A revered holder of Cunningham’s body of work and revelatory technique, Time Out lauds, “If we can trust anyone to uphold Merce Cunningham’s choreographic legacy, it’s Robert Swinston.”

Commemorating a special Pillow history—the last time Cunningham saw his company perform was through a live stream of the company’s closing performance on the Ted Shawn Theatre stage—the program opens with archival film of Merce Cunningham at Jacob’s Pillow followed by Suite for Five (1953-1958), Inlets 2 (1983), and the frolic How to Pass, Kick, Fall, and Run (1965), which Swinston was awarded a Bessie Award for his role as a dancer and for his participation with Cunningham and Carolyn Brown in the reconstruction of the 2003 revival. Swinston is an original trustee on the Merce Cunningham Trust, whose mission is to carry Merce Cunningham’s legacy into the future.

 

Ticketed Performances

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Becket, MA–David Roussève/REALITY Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 3 @ 8:15 pm

Dance, music, text, and video come together in David Roussève/REALITY’s new work Halfway to Dawn, a “heartfelt and heart-breaking homage” (Times Quotidian) to Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington’s prolific but long-obscured collaborator, known for singles like “Take the ‘A’ Train”, “Satin Doll”, and “Lush Life”. Interpreting Strayhorn’s signature music sensibility through a dynamic movement vocabulary which melds jazz, modern, postmodern, and social dance, Halfway to Dawn creates an abstract portrait of Strayhorn’s life as a gay, African American jazz composer in the 1950s-60s.

Led by “one of this country’s most inspired and inspiring dancemakers” (San Francisco Chronicle), David Roussève/REALITY returns to the Pillow after a developmental stint in the Pillow Lab.

 

 

 

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Jul
4
Thu
Becket, MA–Guided Tour @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 4 @ 5:30 pm

Every Thursday & Saturday at 5:30 pm

Learn about the history and legends of Jacob’s Pillow on a free 30-minute guided tour of the National Historic Landmark grounds. The Pillow is a treasured National Historic Landmark, named so for its place in American culture and history, and is a site on the Upper Housatonic Valley’s African American Heritage Trail. Discover the history and legends of the Pillow’s beautiful and historic grounds during 30-minute walking tours led by Jacob’s Pillow staff and interns. Start from the Welcome Center, which is located next to the Ted Shawn Theatre.

 

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Becket, MA–Inside/Out Performance Series @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 4 @ 6:15 pm

The Dance Festival 2019 will take place from June 19-August 25 and Inside/Out performances occur every Wednesday, Thursday,Friday evenings at 6:15 pm .

Performances take place at The Marcia and Seymour Simon Performance Space on the outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage. Both the audience and performers are surrounded by nature and the stunning backdrop of the Berkshire Hills. In the instances of inclement weather, performances move indoors into our new, state of the art Perles Family Studio. Performances are free and open to the public. They are geared toward exposing audiences to dance in an informal way, giving all people, regardless of their financial means, the opportunity to experience a wide variety of dance.

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Becket, MA–COMPAGNIE CNDC-ANGERS/ROBERT SWINSTON Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 4 @ 8:00 pm

FEATURING LIVE MUSIC

Compagnie CNDC-Angers/Robert Swinston makes its Pillow debut with work by one of the greatest artistic innovators of the 20th century as part of the worldwide Merce Cunningham Centennial celebration. The company is led by current director of the National Center for Contemporary Dance in Angers, France, Robert Swinston, a longtime dancer with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, later assistant to the choreographer and finally director of choreography. A revered holder of Cunningham’s body of work and revelatory technique, Time Out lauds, “If we can trust anyone to uphold Merce Cunningham’s choreographic legacy, it’s Robert Swinston.”

Commemorating a special Pillow history—the last time Cunningham saw his company perform was through a live stream of the company’s closing performance on the Ted Shawn Theatre stage—the program opens with archival film of Merce Cunningham at Jacob’s Pillow followed by Suite for Five (1953-1958), Inlets 2 (1983), and the frolic How to Pass, Kick, Fall, and Run (1965), which Swinston was awarded a Bessie Award for his role as a dancer and for his participation with Cunningham and Carolyn Brown in the reconstruction of the 2003 revival. Swinston is an original trustee on the Merce Cunningham Trust, whose mission is to carry Merce Cunningham’s legacy into the future.

 

Ticketed Performances

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Becket, MA–David Roussève/REALITY Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 4 @ 8:15 pm

Dance, music, text, and video come together in David Roussève/REALITY’s new work Halfway to Dawn, a “heartfelt and heart-breaking homage” (Times Quotidian) to Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington’s prolific but long-obscured collaborator, known for singles like “Take the ‘A’ Train”, “Satin Doll”, and “Lush Life”. Interpreting Strayhorn’s signature music sensibility through a dynamic movement vocabulary which melds jazz, modern, postmodern, and social dance, Halfway to Dawn creates an abstract portrait of Strayhorn’s life as a gay, African American jazz composer in the 1950s-60s.

Led by “one of this country’s most inspired and inspiring dancemakers” (San Francisco Chronicle), David Roussève/REALITY returns to the Pillow after a developmental stint in the Pillow Lab.

 

 

 

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Jul
5
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–“Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story” Performance
Jul 5 @ 2:00 pm

8 pm–june 28-29–july 5-6-12-13-19-20

In the summer of 1954, in a small radio station in Cleveland, an unknown disc jockey heard the sound that would change America. And the rest is music history.

Rock and Roll Man is the new musical about the incredible rise and fall of Alan Freed, the man who coined the phrase rock and roll and brought its sound to the world. He discovered black artists—and got them record deals. He traveled the country—and got them heard from coast to coast. He spoke to the younger generation—and brought them to their feet. By the dawn of the ’60s, he was the biggest name in music—until scandal made him the biggest target in America.

This high energy musical highlights the greatest rock and roll legends of all time such as Little Richard, Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, Bill Haley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Screamin’ Jay, just to name a few. Also, featuring original songs and some of the biggest hits of a decade, including “Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” “Tutti Frutti,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Ain’t That a Shame” and many more, Rock and Roll Mantakes you behind the scenes and behind the music of one of the most influential—and controversial—figures in pop music history.

Berkshire Theatre Festival–The Colonial Theatre
111 South Street, Pittsfield, MA

Tickets: A: $75 B: $50

Becket, MA–Inside/Out Performance Series @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 5 @ 6:15 pm

The Dance Festival 2019 will take place from June 19-August 25 and Inside/Out performances occur every Wednesday, Thursday,Friday evenings at 6:15 pm .

Performances take place at The Marcia and Seymour Simon Performance Space on the outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage. Both the audience and performers are surrounded by nature and the stunning backdrop of the Berkshire Hills. In the instances of inclement weather, performances move indoors into our new, state of the art Perles Family Studio. Performances are free and open to the public. They are geared toward exposing audiences to dance in an informal way, giving all people, regardless of their financial means, the opportunity to experience a wide variety of dance.

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Becket, MA–COMPAGNIE CNDC-ANGERS/ROBERT SWINSTON Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 5 @ 8:00 pm

FEATURING LIVE MUSIC

Compagnie CNDC-Angers/Robert Swinston makes its Pillow debut with work by one of the greatest artistic innovators of the 20th century as part of the worldwide Merce Cunningham Centennial celebration. The company is led by current director of the National Center for Contemporary Dance in Angers, France, Robert Swinston, a longtime dancer with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, later assistant to the choreographer and finally director of choreography. A revered holder of Cunningham’s body of work and revelatory technique, Time Out lauds, “If we can trust anyone to uphold Merce Cunningham’s choreographic legacy, it’s Robert Swinston.”

Commemorating a special Pillow history—the last time Cunningham saw his company perform was through a live stream of the company’s closing performance on the Ted Shawn Theatre stage—the program opens with archival film of Merce Cunningham at Jacob’s Pillow followed by Suite for Five (1953-1958), Inlets 2 (1983), and the frolic How to Pass, Kick, Fall, and Run (1965), which Swinston was awarded a Bessie Award for his role as a dancer and for his participation with Cunningham and Carolyn Brown in the reconstruction of the 2003 revival. Swinston is an original trustee on the Merce Cunningham Trust, whose mission is to carry Merce Cunningham’s legacy into the future.

 

Ticketed Performances

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Pittsfield, MA–“Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story” Performance
Jul 5 @ 8:00 pm

In the summer of 1954, in a small radio station in Cleveland, an unknown disc jockey heard the sound that would change America. And the rest is music history.

Rock and Roll Man is the new musical about the incredible rise and fall of Alan Freed, the man who coined the phrase rock and roll and brought its sound to the world. He discovered black artists—and got them record deals. He traveled the country—and got them heard from coast to coast. He spoke to the younger generation—and brought them to their feet. By the dawn of the ’60s, he was the biggest name in music—until scandal made him the biggest target in America.

This high energy musical highlights the greatest rock and roll legends of all time such as Little Richard, Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, Bill Haley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Screamin’ Jay, just to name a few. Also, featuring original songs and some of the biggest hits of a decade, including “Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” “Tutti Frutti,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Ain’t That a Shame” and many more, Rock and Roll Mantakes you behind the scenes and behind the music of one of the most influential—and controversial—figures in pop music history.

Berkshire Theatre Festival–The Colonial Theatre
111 South Street, Pittsfield, MA

Tickets: A: $75 B: $50

Becket, MA–David Roussève/REALITY Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 5 @ 8:15 pm

Dance, music, text, and video come together in David Roussève/REALITY’s new work Halfway to Dawn, a “heartfelt and heart-breaking homage” (Times Quotidian) to Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington’s prolific but long-obscured collaborator, known for singles like “Take the ‘A’ Train”, “Satin Doll”, and “Lush Life”. Interpreting Strayhorn’s signature music sensibility through a dynamic movement vocabulary which melds jazz, modern, postmodern, and social dance, Halfway to Dawn creates an abstract portrait of Strayhorn’s life as a gay, African American jazz composer in the 1950s-60s.

Led by “one of this country’s most inspired and inspiring dancemakers” (San Francisco Chronicle), David Roussève/REALITY returns to the Pillow after a developmental stint in the Pillow Lab.

 

 

 

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Jul
6
Sat
Becket, MA–COMPAGNIE CNDC-ANGERS/ROBERT SWINSTON Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 6 @ 2:00 pm

FEATURING LIVE MUSIC

Compagnie CNDC-Angers/Robert Swinston makes its Pillow debut with work by one of the greatest artistic innovators of the 20th century as part of the worldwide Merce Cunningham Centennial celebration. The company is led by current director of the National Center for Contemporary Dance in Angers, France, Robert Swinston, a longtime dancer with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, later assistant to the choreographer and finally director of choreography. A revered holder of Cunningham’s body of work and revelatory technique, Time Out lauds, “If we can trust anyone to uphold Merce Cunningham’s choreographic legacy, it’s Robert Swinston.”

Commemorating a special Pillow history—the last time Cunningham saw his company perform was through a live stream of the company’s closing performance on the Ted Shawn Theatre stage—the program opens with archival film of Merce Cunningham at Jacob’s Pillow followed by Suite for Five (1953-1958), Inlets 2 (1983), and the frolic How to Pass, Kick, Fall, and Run (1965), which Swinston was awarded a Bessie Award for his role as a dancer and for his participation with Cunningham and Carolyn Brown in the reconstruction of the 2003 revival. Swinston is an original trustee on the Merce Cunningham Trust, whose mission is to carry Merce Cunningham’s legacy into the future.

 

Ticketed Performances

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Pittsfield, MA–“Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story” Performance
Jul 6 @ 2:00 pm

8 pm–june 28-29–july 5-6-12-13-19-20

In the summer of 1954, in a small radio station in Cleveland, an unknown disc jockey heard the sound that would change America. And the rest is music history.

Rock and Roll Man is the new musical about the incredible rise and fall of Alan Freed, the man who coined the phrase rock and roll and brought its sound to the world. He discovered black artists—and got them record deals. He traveled the country—and got them heard from coast to coast. He spoke to the younger generation—and brought them to their feet. By the dawn of the ’60s, he was the biggest name in music—until scandal made him the biggest target in America.

This high energy musical highlights the greatest rock and roll legends of all time such as Little Richard, Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, Bill Haley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Screamin’ Jay, just to name a few. Also, featuring original songs and some of the biggest hits of a decade, including “Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” “Tutti Frutti,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Ain’t That a Shame” and many more, Rock and Roll Mantakes you behind the scenes and behind the music of one of the most influential—and controversial—figures in pop music history.

Berkshire Theatre Festival–The Colonial Theatre
111 South Street, Pittsfield, MA

Tickets: A: $75 B: $50

Becket, MA–David Roussève/REALITY Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 6 @ 2:15 pm

Dance, music, text, and video come together in David Roussève/REALITY’s new work Halfway to Dawn, a “heartfelt and heart-breaking homage” (Times Quotidian) to Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington’s prolific but long-obscured collaborator, known for singles like “Take the ‘A’ Train”, “Satin Doll”, and “Lush Life”. Interpreting Strayhorn’s signature music sensibility through a dynamic movement vocabulary which melds jazz, modern, postmodern, and social dance, Halfway to Dawn creates an abstract portrait of Strayhorn’s life as a gay, African American jazz composer in the 1950s-60s.

Led by “one of this country’s most inspired and inspiring dancemakers” (San Francisco Chronicle), David Roussève/REALITY returns to the Pillow after a developmental stint in the Pillow Lab.

 

 

 

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Becket, MA–Guided Tour @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 6 @ 5:30 pm

Every Thursday & Saturday at 5:30 pm

Learn about the history and legends of Jacob’s Pillow on a free 30-minute guided tour of the National Historic Landmark grounds. The Pillow is a treasured National Historic Landmark, named so for its place in American culture and history, and is a site on the Upper Housatonic Valley’s African American Heritage Trail. Discover the history and legends of the Pillow’s beautiful and historic grounds during 30-minute walking tours led by Jacob’s Pillow staff and interns. Start from the Welcome Center, which is located next to the Ted Shawn Theatre.

 

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Becket, MA–COMPAGNIE CNDC-ANGERS/ROBERT SWINSTON Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 6 @ 8:00 pm

FEATURING LIVE MUSIC

Compagnie CNDC-Angers/Robert Swinston makes its Pillow debut with work by one of the greatest artistic innovators of the 20th century as part of the worldwide Merce Cunningham Centennial celebration. The company is led by current director of the National Center for Contemporary Dance in Angers, France, Robert Swinston, a longtime dancer with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, later assistant to the choreographer and finally director of choreography. A revered holder of Cunningham’s body of work and revelatory technique, Time Out lauds, “If we can trust anyone to uphold Merce Cunningham’s choreographic legacy, it’s Robert Swinston.”

Commemorating a special Pillow history—the last time Cunningham saw his company perform was through a live stream of the company’s closing performance on the Ted Shawn Theatre stage—the program opens with archival film of Merce Cunningham at Jacob’s Pillow followed by Suite for Five (1953-1958), Inlets 2 (1983), and the frolic How to Pass, Kick, Fall, and Run (1965), which Swinston was awarded a Bessie Award for his role as a dancer and for his participation with Cunningham and Carolyn Brown in the reconstruction of the 2003 revival. Swinston is an original trustee on the Merce Cunningham Trust, whose mission is to carry Merce Cunningham’s legacy into the future.

 

Ticketed Performances

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Pittsfield, MA–“Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story” Performance
Jul 6 @ 8:00 pm

In the summer of 1954, in a small radio station in Cleveland, an unknown disc jockey heard the sound that would change America. And the rest is music history.

Rock and Roll Man is the new musical about the incredible rise and fall of Alan Freed, the man who coined the phrase rock and roll and brought its sound to the world. He discovered black artists—and got them record deals. He traveled the country—and got them heard from coast to coast. He spoke to the younger generation—and brought them to their feet. By the dawn of the ’60s, he was the biggest name in music—until scandal made him the biggest target in America.

This high energy musical highlights the greatest rock and roll legends of all time such as Little Richard, Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, Bill Haley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Screamin’ Jay, just to name a few. Also, featuring original songs and some of the biggest hits of a decade, including “Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” “Tutti Frutti,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Ain’t That a Shame” and many more, Rock and Roll Mantakes you behind the scenes and behind the music of one of the most influential—and controversial—figures in pop music history.

Berkshire Theatre Festival–The Colonial Theatre
111 South Street, Pittsfield, MA

Tickets: A: $75 B: $50

Becket, MA–David Roussève/REALITY Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 6 @ 8:15 pm

Dance, music, text, and video come together in David Roussève/REALITY’s new work Halfway to Dawn, a “heartfelt and heart-breaking homage” (Times Quotidian) to Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington’s prolific but long-obscured collaborator, known for singles like “Take the ‘A’ Train”, “Satin Doll”, and “Lush Life”. Interpreting Strayhorn’s signature music sensibility through a dynamic movement vocabulary which melds jazz, modern, postmodern, and social dance, Halfway to Dawn creates an abstract portrait of Strayhorn’s life as a gay, African American jazz composer in the 1950s-60s.

Led by “one of this country’s most inspired and inspiring dancemakers” (San Francisco Chronicle), David Roussève/REALITY returns to the Pillow after a developmental stint in the Pillow Lab.

 

 

 

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Jul
7
Sun
Becket, MA–COMPAGNIE CNDC-ANGERS/ROBERT SWINSTON Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 7 @ 2:00 pm

FEATURING LIVE MUSIC

Compagnie CNDC-Angers/Robert Swinston makes its Pillow debut with work by one of the greatest artistic innovators of the 20th century as part of the worldwide Merce Cunningham Centennial celebration. The company is led by current director of the National Center for Contemporary Dance in Angers, France, Robert Swinston, a longtime dancer with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, later assistant to the choreographer and finally director of choreography. A revered holder of Cunningham’s body of work and revelatory technique, Time Out lauds, “If we can trust anyone to uphold Merce Cunningham’s choreographic legacy, it’s Robert Swinston.”

Commemorating a special Pillow history—the last time Cunningham saw his company perform was through a live stream of the company’s closing performance on the Ted Shawn Theatre stage—the program opens with archival film of Merce Cunningham at Jacob’s Pillow followed by Suite for Five (1953-1958), Inlets 2 (1983), and the frolic How to Pass, Kick, Fall, and Run (1965), which Swinston was awarded a Bessie Award for his role as a dancer and for his participation with Cunningham and Carolyn Brown in the reconstruction of the 2003 revival. Swinston is an original trustee on the Merce Cunningham Trust, whose mission is to carry Merce Cunningham’s legacy into the future.

 

Ticketed Performances

==

Pittsfield, MA–“Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story” Performance
Jul 7 @ 2:00 pm

8 pm–june 28-29–july 5-6-12-13-19-20

In the summer of 1954, in a small radio station in Cleveland, an unknown disc jockey heard the sound that would change America. And the rest is music history.

Rock and Roll Man is the new musical about the incredible rise and fall of Alan Freed, the man who coined the phrase rock and roll and brought its sound to the world. He discovered black artists—and got them record deals. He traveled the country—and got them heard from coast to coast. He spoke to the younger generation—and brought them to their feet. By the dawn of the ’60s, he was the biggest name in music—until scandal made him the biggest target in America.

This high energy musical highlights the greatest rock and roll legends of all time such as Little Richard, Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, Bill Haley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Screamin’ Jay, just to name a few. Also, featuring original songs and some of the biggest hits of a decade, including “Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” “Tutti Frutti,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Ain’t That a Shame” and many more, Rock and Roll Mantakes you behind the scenes and behind the music of one of the most influential—and controversial—figures in pop music history.

Berkshire Theatre Festival–The Colonial Theatre
111 South Street, Pittsfield, MA

Tickets: A: $75 B: $50

Becket, MA–David Roussève/REALITY Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 7 @ 2:15 pm

Dance, music, text, and video come together in David Roussève/REALITY’s new work Halfway to Dawn, a “heartfelt and heart-breaking homage” (Times Quotidian) to Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington’s prolific but long-obscured collaborator, known for singles like “Take the ‘A’ Train”, “Satin Doll”, and “Lush Life”. Interpreting Strayhorn’s signature music sensibility through a dynamic movement vocabulary which melds jazz, modern, postmodern, and social dance, Halfway to Dawn creates an abstract portrait of Strayhorn’s life as a gay, African American jazz composer in the 1950s-60s.

Led by “one of this country’s most inspired and inspiring dancemakers” (San Francisco Chronicle), David Roussève/REALITY returns to the Pillow after a developmental stint in the Pillow Lab.

 

 

 

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Jul
9
Tue
Pittsfield, MA–“Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story” Performance
Jul 9 @ 7:00 pm

2 pm–june 30–july 3-5-6-7-10-13-14-17-20-21

8 pm–june 28-29–july 5-6-12-13-19-20

 

In the summer of 1954, in a small radio station in Cleveland, an unknown disc jockey heard the sound that would change America. And the rest is music history.

Rock and Roll Man is the new musical about the incredible rise and fall of Alan Freed, the man who coined the phrase rock and roll and brought its sound to the world. He discovered black artists—and got them record deals. He traveled the country—and got them heard from coast to coast. He spoke to the younger generation—and brought them to their feet. By the dawn of the ’60s, he was the biggest name in music—until scandal made him the biggest target in America.

This high energy musical highlights the greatest rock and roll legends of all time such as Little Richard, Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, Bill Haley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Screamin’ Jay, just to name a few. Also, featuring original songs and some of the biggest hits of a decade, including “Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” “Tutti Frutti,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Ain’t That a Shame” and many more, Rock and Roll Mantakes you behind the scenes and behind the music of one of the most influential—and controversial—figures in pop music history.

Berkshire Theatre Festival–The Colonial Theatre
111 South Street, Pittsfield, MA

Tickets: A: $75 B: $50

Jul
10
Wed
Pittsfield, MA–“Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story” Performance
Jul 10 @ 2:00 pm

8 pm–june 28-29–july 5-6-12-13-19-20

In the summer of 1954, in a small radio station in Cleveland, an unknown disc jockey heard the sound that would change America. And the rest is music history.

Rock and Roll Man is the new musical about the incredible rise and fall of Alan Freed, the man who coined the phrase rock and roll and brought its sound to the world. He discovered black artists—and got them record deals. He traveled the country—and got them heard from coast to coast. He spoke to the younger generation—and brought them to their feet. By the dawn of the ’60s, he was the biggest name in music—until scandal made him the biggest target in America.

This high energy musical highlights the greatest rock and roll legends of all time such as Little Richard, Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, Bill Haley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Screamin’ Jay, just to name a few. Also, featuring original songs and some of the biggest hits of a decade, including “Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” “Tutti Frutti,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Ain’t That a Shame” and many more, Rock and Roll Mantakes you behind the scenes and behind the music of one of the most influential—and controversial—figures in pop music history.

Berkshire Theatre Festival–The Colonial Theatre
111 South Street, Pittsfield, MA

Tickets: A: $75 B: $50

Becket, MA–Inside/Out Performance Series @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 10 @ 6:15 pm

The Dance Festival 2019 will take place from June 19-August 25 and Inside/Out performances occur every Wednesday, Thursday,Friday evenings at 6:15 pm .

Performances take place at The Marcia and Seymour Simon Performance Space on the outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage. Both the audience and performers are surrounded by nature and the stunning backdrop of the Berkshire Hills. In the instances of inclement weather, performances move indoors into our new, state of the art Perles Family Studio. Performances are free and open to the public. They are geared toward exposing audiences to dance in an informal way, giving all people, regardless of their financial means, the opportunity to experience a wide variety of dance.

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Pittsfield, MA–“Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story” Performance
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm

2 pm–june 30–july 3-5-6-7-10-13-14-17-20-21

8 pm–june 28-29–july 5-6-12-13-19-20

 

In the summer of 1954, in a small radio station in Cleveland, an unknown disc jockey heard the sound that would change America. And the rest is music history.

Rock and Roll Man is the new musical about the incredible rise and fall of Alan Freed, the man who coined the phrase rock and roll and brought its sound to the world. He discovered black artists—and got them record deals. He traveled the country—and got them heard from coast to coast. He spoke to the younger generation—and brought them to their feet. By the dawn of the ’60s, he was the biggest name in music—until scandal made him the biggest target in America.

This high energy musical highlights the greatest rock and roll legends of all time such as Little Richard, Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, Bill Haley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Screamin’ Jay, just to name a few. Also, featuring original songs and some of the biggest hits of a decade, including “Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” “Tutti Frutti,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Ain’t That a Shame” and many more, Rock and Roll Mantakes you behind the scenes and behind the music of one of the most influential—and controversial—figures in pop music history.

Berkshire Theatre Festival–The Colonial Theatre
111 South Street, Pittsfield, MA

Tickets: A: $75 B: $50

Becket, MA–DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 10 @ 8:00 pm

Celebrating 50 years of Dance Theatre of Harlem’s signature artistry, this beloved, multi-ethnic ballet company returns in commemoration of co-founder, the late Arthur Mitchell, performing works by George Balanchine, Christopher Wheeldon, and others. Founding member and former principal dancer Virginia Johnson now leads the 16-member company known for a forward-thinking repertoire.

Along with treasured classics, this dynamic company presents innovative, culturally inclusive works that propel ballet into the 21st century. Dance Theatre of Harlem made its first public appearances at the Pillow in 1970, just one year after it was founded and prior to its New York debut.

 

 

Ticketed Performances

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Becket, MA–REGGIE WILSON/FIST AND HEEL PERFORMANCE GROUP @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 10 @ 8:15 pm

Praised for how “his sprawling movement pieces fold history into the present” (The New York Times), award-winning choreographer Reggie Wilson imagines what Black Shaker worship might have looked like in the world premiere of POWER. This Brooklyn-based company and its body of work draws from the spiritual and mundane traditions of Africa and its Diaspora; Wilson often refers to his work as a “post-Africa/Neo-HooDoo Modern dance.”

POWER is commissioned by Jacob’s Pillow and fueled by two residencies at the Pillow Lab with supplemental research at Hancock Shaker Village, a living history museum dedicated to the Shakers, who established the village in Pittsfield, MA in 1783. A special, site-based experience with Reggie Wilson and company will be performed at Hancock Shaker Village on July 6.

 

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Becket, MA–DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 11 @ 2:00 pm

Celebrating 50 years of Dance Theatre of Harlem’s signature artistry, this beloved, multi-ethnic ballet company returns in commemoration of co-founder, the late Arthur Mitchell, performing works by George Balanchine, Christopher Wheeldon, and others. Founding member and former principal dancer Virginia Johnson now leads the 16-member company known for a forward-thinking repertoire.

Along with treasured classics, this dynamic company presents innovative, culturally inclusive works that propel ballet into the 21st century. Dance Theatre of Harlem made its first public appearances at the Pillow in 1970, just one year after it was founded and prior to its New York debut.

 

 

Ticketed Performances

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Becket, MA–Guided Tour @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 11 @ 5:30 pm

Every Thursday & Saturday at 5:30 pm

Learn about the history and legends of Jacob’s Pillow on a free 30-minute guided tour of the National Historic Landmark grounds. The Pillow is a treasured National Historic Landmark, named so for its place in American culture and history, and is a site on the Upper Housatonic Valley’s African American Heritage Trail. Discover the history and legends of the Pillow’s beautiful and historic grounds during 30-minute walking tours led by Jacob’s Pillow staff and interns. Start from the Welcome Center, which is located next to the Ted Shawn Theatre.

 

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