Events

Event Calendar for The Berkshires and Litchfield County

May
8
Fri
Norfolk, CT–JONATHAN EDWARDS Folk Legend @ Infinity Music Hall
May 8 @ 8:00 pm

Warm as summer sunshine, real as the truth, intimate as a long overdue visit between old friends … such is a Jonathan Edwards concert. Four decades into a stellar career of uncompromising musical integrity, the man simply delivers, night after night – songs of passion, songs of insight, songs of humor, all rendered in that pure and powerful tenor which, like fine wine, has only grown sweeter with age.

This is one veteran performer who is neither grizzled nor nostalgic. These days Jonathan is likely to be found on the road. I’ve been…doing what I do best, which is playing live in front of people. I’ve been concentrating on that and loving it,” he says.

1.866.666.6306
boxoffice@infinityhall.com

Named Best of Hartford Magazine’s “Best Concert Venue”, “Best Place for Live Music”, “Best Special Events Venue” from 2016-2018. Infinity Music Hall Norfolk opened its doors in 2007. The venue, originally built in 1883 as a combination opera house, barbershop, and saloon- has been restored to include a world-class sound system and modern facilities, but still retains its original stage and ornate detail.

May
14
Thu
Norfolk, CT–Red Molly @ Infinity Music Hall
May 14 @ 8:00 pm

Americana powerhouse vocal trio Red Molly is known for their gorgeous harmonies, crisp musicianship, infectious songwriting, and warm, engaging stage presence. Laurie MacAllister (bass), Abbie Gardner (Dobro), and Molly Venter (guitar) weave together the threads of American music — from folk roots to bluegrass, from heartbreaking ballads to barn-burning honky tonk — as effortlessly as they blend their caramel voices into their signature soaring, crystalline three-part harmonies.

Organic musicianship, a respect for the traditions of American music, and an obvious love of crafting music together lend a joyous atmosphere to their legendary live performances, and a natural balance to their studio recordings.

1.866.666.6306
boxoffice@infinityhall.com

Named Best of Hartford Magazine’s “Best Concert Venue”, “Best Place for Live Music”, “Best Special Events Venue” from 2016-2018. Infinity Music Hall Norfolk opened its doors in 2007. The venue, originally built in 1883 as a combination opera house, barbershop, and saloon- has been restored to include a world-class sound system and modern facilities, but still retains its original stage and ornate detail.

May
15
Fri
Stockbridge, MA–Telling Stories: Dogs of Rwanda @ The Unicorn Theatre
May 15 @ 7:00 pm

In 1994, 16-year-old David journeys to Uganda as a church missionary. He follows the girl of his dreams into the woods as the Rwandan genocide erupts. Twenty years later and half a world away, David still can’t escape what happened, and publishes a book about his extraordinary trip. When a note arrives from the Rwandan boy he once tried to save, David finds himself back in the Uganda woods on a journey towards redemption and forgiveness.

7 pm  – 5/15, 16, 22
2 pm  – 5/16, 23

Stockbridge, MA–Telling Stories:World Premiere The R Word @ the unicorn theatre
May 15 @ 7:00 pm

A mother of a child with special needs has a wild and revealing night out with other moms, who help her come to terms with the challenges of raising her son. In this surprising and humorous world premiere by Rachel Siegel (Special, Von Trapp Family Inn), this mom learns that getting over yourself is sometimes the hardest part.

7 pm –  5/15, 16, 23
2 pm  – 5/17, 24

May
16
Sat
Stockbridge, MA–Telling Stories: Dogs of Rwanda @ The Unicorn Theatre
May 16 @ 2:00 pm

In 1994, 16-year-old David journeys to Uganda as a church missionary. He follows the girl of his dreams into the woods as the Rwandan genocide erupts. Twenty years later and half a world away, David still can’t escape what happened, and publishes a book about his extraordinary trip. When a note arrives from the Rwandan boy he once tried to save, David finds himself back in the Uganda woods on a journey towards redemption and forgiveness.

7 pm  – 5/15, 16, 22
2 pm  – 5/16, 23

Stockbridge, MA–Telling Stories: Dogs of Rwanda @ The Unicorn Theatre
May 16 @ 7:00 pm

In 1994, 16-year-old David journeys to Uganda as a church missionary. He follows the girl of his dreams into the woods as the Rwandan genocide erupts. Twenty years later and half a world away, David still can’t escape what happened, and publishes a book about his extraordinary trip. When a note arrives from the Rwandan boy he once tried to save, David finds himself back in the Uganda woods on a journey towards redemption and forgiveness.

7 pm  – 5/15, 16, 22
2 pm  – 5/16, 23

Stockbridge, MA–Telling Stories:World Premiere The R Word @ the unicorn theatre
May 16 @ 7:00 pm

A mother of a child with special needs has a wild and revealing night out with other moms, who help her come to terms with the challenges of raising her son. In this surprising and humorous world premiere by Rachel Siegel (Special, Von Trapp Family Inn), this mom learns that getting over yourself is sometimes the hardest part.

7 pm –  5/15, 16, 23
2 pm  – 5/17, 24

Norfolk, CT–RONNIE EARL & THE BROADCASTERS @ Infinity Music Hall
May 16 @ 8:00 pm

Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters go “Beyond the Blue Door” in 2020-2021 with their 26th release all while bringing the sweet tones of blues and soul tinged music to the delight of their fans.

“I feel the respect and affection for Ronnie Earl that a father feels for his son. He is one of the most serious blues guitarists you can find today, He makes me proud.” – B.B. King

Legendary Blues guitarist RONNIE EARL is a four-time Blues Music Award winner as Guitar Player of the Year (1997, 1999, 2014, 2018) most recently receiving the award on May 10, 2018 in Memphis.

1.866.666.6306
Infinity Music Hall
32 Front St., Norfolk, CT

boxoffice@infinityhall.com

Named Best of Hartford Magazine’s “Best Concert Venue”, “Best Place for Live Music”, “Best Special Events Venue” from 2016-2018. Infinity Music Hall Norfolk opened its doors in 2007. The venue, originally built in 1883 as a combination opera house, barbershop, and saloon- has been restored to include a world-class sound system and modern facilities, but still retains its original stage and ornate detail.

Pittsfield, MA–Former Guess Who Lead Singer Carl Dixon Sings The Guess Who @ the Colonial Theatre
May 16 @ 8:00 pm

Carl Dixon Sings The Guess Who is a feel-good show full of iconic chart busting hits, sung and played by former members of the band, including Bill Wallace from The Guess Who’s hey-days and reunion tour. As former lead singer of Guess Who, Carl Dixon delivers a brilliant show, true to the original Guess Who sound and spirit. Audiences will hear beloved hits such as “American Woman,” “No Sugar Tonight” and “Those Eyes.”

Ticket Office: (413) 997-4444

May
17
Sun
Stockbridge, MA–Telling Stories:World Premiere The R Word @ the unicorn theatre
May 17 @ 2:00 pm

A mother of a child with special needs has a wild and revealing night out with other moms, who help her come to terms with the challenges of raising her son. In this surprising and humorous world premiere by Rachel Siegel (Special, Von Trapp Family Inn), this mom learns that getting over yourself is sometimes the hardest part.

7 pm –  5/15, 16, 23
2 pm  – 5/17, 24

Stockbridge, MA–Berkshire Lyric Concert: Annual Young Singers Concert @ First Congregational Church
May 17 @ 3:00 pm

featuring the The Blafield Children’s Chorus, Melodious Accord and the The Berkshire Lyric Choral Scholars

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May
21
Thu
Lenox, MA–THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT production @ Shakesepeare & Co.
May 21 @ 7:30 pm

7:30 pm 5/21, 22,23, 29, 30 6/5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 25, 26 7/5, 9, 11

“…terrifically funny dialogue …the debate at the heart of this play transcends comedy and demands serious attention.” —Variety

In this blistering comedy an exacting fact checker takes a famous writer to task for bending the reality of a tragic incident to serve the art of his narrative in the retelling of it. The survival of a prominent magazine depends on the article being a success. Sparks fly and a deadline looms as the editor referees a pitched battle between accuracy and the truth, and who’s to say what that is?

“So canny in its writing and presentation, The Lifespan of a Fact may not only inspire audiences to think more closely about the sources from which they get their news, but maybe even to question the accuracy of the social media memes they’ve been liking and forwarding.” —Broadway World.

 

May
22
Fri
Stockbridge, MA–Telling Stories: Dogs of Rwanda @ The Unicorn Theatre
May 22 @ 7:00 pm

In 1994, 16-year-old David journeys to Uganda as a church missionary. He follows the girl of his dreams into the woods as the Rwandan genocide erupts. Twenty years later and half a world away, David still can’t escape what happened, and publishes a book about his extraordinary trip. When a note arrives from the Rwandan boy he once tried to save, David finds himself back in the Uganda woods on a journey towards redemption and forgiveness.

7 pm  – 5/15, 16, 22
2 pm  – 5/16, 23

Lenox, MA–THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT production @ Shakesepeare & Co.
May 22 @ 7:30 pm

7:30 pm 5/21, 22,23, 29, 30 6/5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 25, 26 7/5, 9, 11

“…terrifically funny dialogue …the debate at the heart of this play transcends comedy and demands serious attention.” —Variety

In this blistering comedy an exacting fact checker takes a famous writer to task for bending the reality of a tragic incident to serve the art of his narrative in the retelling of it. The survival of a prominent magazine depends on the article being a success. Sparks fly and a deadline looms as the editor referees a pitched battle between accuracy and the truth, and who’s to say what that is?

“So canny in its writing and presentation, The Lifespan of a Fact may not only inspire audiences to think more closely about the sources from which they get their news, but maybe even to question the accuracy of the social media memes they’ve been liking and forwarding.” —Broadway World.

 

May
23
Sat
Stockbridge, MA–Telling Stories: Dogs of Rwanda @ The Unicorn Theatre
May 23 @ 2:00 pm

In 1994, 16-year-old David journeys to Uganda as a church missionary. He follows the girl of his dreams into the woods as the Rwandan genocide erupts. Twenty years later and half a world away, David still can’t escape what happened, and publishes a book about his extraordinary trip. When a note arrives from the Rwandan boy he once tried to save, David finds himself back in the Uganda woods on a journey towards redemption and forgiveness.

7 pm  – 5/15, 16, 22
2 pm  – 5/16, 23

Gt. Barrington, MA–Close Encounters With Music: Celebration of an Immortal Genius – Beethoven at 250! @ The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
May 23 @ 6:00 pm

$28 Upper Balcony / $52 Mezzanine & Orchestra

Mahaiwe Member Discounts do not apply for this performance.

The prototype of the romantic artist who overcomes adversity, the composer’s composer, and exemplar of artistic freedom and bold expressive power, Beethoven left an indelible mark that forever altered the landscape of classical music. This program will chart three stations in a glorious history: Sonata No. 2 opus 5 for Cello, where he is still following a historic trajectory as a student of Haydn; the Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor opus 30 from his Middle period as he moves towards his zenith; and the Olympian “Archduke” Trio. Each is a sublime masterpiece representative of his career from young composer-performer to the start of his struggle with deafness and the cruel end of his own performing career. Apart from his dynamic energy and compositional genius, we are also drawn to Beethoven the man, with his musical expression of a utopia where people live together in harmony and his political aspirations for humankind. Ludwig van Beethoven turns 250 in December 2020, but is forever contemporary, relevant and fresh.

Inna Faliks, piano; Irina Muresanu, violin; Yehuda Hanani, cello
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Pittsfield, MA–5th Annual Dance Party & Cabaret @ the Colonial Theatre
May 23 @ 7:00 pm

Berkshire Theatre Group Guest PresentationGet into LGBTQ Pride celebration early at the 5th Annual Berkshire Dance Party and Cabaret and 3rd Annual Miss/Mr. Berkshire Drag Pageant at The Colonial Theatre on May 23! Doors open at 6pm.

Renowned NYC drag performer Brita Filter will be back as hostess of the pageant and local drag personality Boxxa Vine will coordinate again this year. Check back often for updates on performers, judges and other exciting announcements!

There will be entertainment on every stage–a party for all that celebrates diversity!

Accessibility statement: the venue is totally accessible, as the event will take place on the ground floor. This is not a fragrance free event, is 18+, and the event will feature music, so it will be loud. There is likely to be strobe lighting used during the event.

Tickets: 18+ (ID Required for Admission)

General Admission: $31
Dance Party Only (Admission at 8pm): $21
Ticket Office: (413) 997-4444

Stockbridge, MA–Telling Stories:World Premiere The R Word @ the unicorn theatre
May 23 @ 7:00 pm

A mother of a child with special needs has a wild and revealing night out with other moms, who help her come to terms with the challenges of raising her son. In this surprising and humorous world premiere by Rachel Siegel (Special, Von Trapp Family Inn), this mom learns that getting over yourself is sometimes the hardest part.

7 pm –  5/15, 16, 23
2 pm  – 5/17, 24

Lenox, MA–THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT production @ Shakesepeare & Co.
May 23 @ 7:30 pm

7:30 pm 5/21, 22,23, 29, 30 6/5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 25, 26 7/5, 9, 11

“…terrifically funny dialogue …the debate at the heart of this play transcends comedy and demands serious attention.” —Variety

In this blistering comedy an exacting fact checker takes a famous writer to task for bending the reality of a tragic incident to serve the art of his narrative in the retelling of it. The survival of a prominent magazine depends on the article being a success. Sparks fly and a deadline looms as the editor referees a pitched battle between accuracy and the truth, and who’s to say what that is?

“So canny in its writing and presentation, The Lifespan of a Fact may not only inspire audiences to think more closely about the sources from which they get their news, but maybe even to question the accuracy of the social media memes they’ve been liking and forwarding.” —Broadway World.

 

May
24
Sun
Stockbridge, MA–Telling Stories:World Premiere The R Word @ the unicorn theatre
May 24 @ 2:00 pm

A mother of a child with special needs has a wild and revealing night out with other moms, who help her come to terms with the challenges of raising her son. In this surprising and humorous world premiere by Rachel Siegel (Special, Von Trapp Family Inn), this mom learns that getting over yourself is sometimes the hardest part.

7 pm –  5/15, 16, 23
2 pm  – 5/17, 24

Lenox, MA–Masterworks Concert: Brahms, Schicksalslied Bruckner, Te Deum @ Tanglewood--Seiji Ozawa Hall
May 24 @ 3:00 pm

featuring the Berkshire Lyric Chorus and the Lyric Orchestra,
Andrea Bargabos, soprano
Marjorie Dix, alto
tenor tba
John Demler, bass

with The Blafield Children’s Chorus and Melodious Accord

May
28
Thu
Lenox, MA–Tanglewood Learning Institute: Taste Full Program–Around the World @ Tanglewood--Linde Center
May 28 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Featuring immigrant master musicians rooted in the traditions of their homelands and presented in conjunction with Mass Cultural Council’s Folk Arts & Heritage Program. 4pm: African drumming and dancing workshop with Balla Kouyaté and family (great for kids!). 6:00pm: Around the World dinner. 7:30pm: Concert featuring Shyam Nepali, Nepalese sarangi; Vasilis Kostas, laouto; and Balla Kouyaté, balafon.

Lenox, MA–Tanglewood Learning Institute Taste Concert @ Tanglewood--Linde Center
May 28 @ 7:30 pm

Artists may include:
Vasilis Kostas (laouto, Greece)
Balla Kouyate (balafon, Djeli-West African)
Shyam Nepali (sarangi, Nepal)
Presented in collaboration with Mass Cultural Council Folk Arts & Heritage Program

May
29
Fri
The Nashville Beat with Fabrizio and the Fever @ the Colonial Theatre
May 29 @ 7:00 pm

Join us in a high energy night of music. There will also be a special performance by RO/BMS Winter Rock band, an outgrowth of the Rock On and Berkshire Music School initiative to provide year-round music programs for teens in downtown Pittsfield.

The Richie duPont Scholarship Fund was established in 2005 in memory of a talented young actor who performed in two of BTG’s Main Stage productions. This fund provides summer camp scholarships, so children can pursue their dreams of being on stage.

Fabrizio and the Fever is an alternative-rock entity formed in 2013 by Berkshire native singer, songwriter, artist and entrepreneur, Michael Fabrizio. The band, dubbed “genre-gypsies,” pulls from a plethora of inspirations including country, rock, Americana, folk-rock, as well as pop and hip-hop influences.

Lenox, MA–THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT production @ Shakesepeare & Co.
May 29 @ 7:30 pm

7:30 pm 5/21, 22,23, 29, 30 6/5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 25, 26 7/5, 9, 11

“…terrifically funny dialogue …the debate at the heart of this play transcends comedy and demands serious attention.” —Variety

In this blistering comedy an exacting fact checker takes a famous writer to task for bending the reality of a tragic incident to serve the art of his narrative in the retelling of it. The survival of a prominent magazine depends on the article being a success. Sparks fly and a deadline looms as the editor referees a pitched battle between accuracy and the truth, and who’s to say what that is?

“So canny in its writing and presentation, The Lifespan of a Fact may not only inspire audiences to think more closely about the sources from which they get their news, but maybe even to question the accuracy of the social media memes they’ve been liking and forwarding.” —Broadway World.

 

May
30
Sat
Lenox, MA–THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT production @ Shakesepeare & Co.
May 30 @ 7:30 pm

7:30 pm 5/21, 22,23, 29, 30 6/5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 25, 26 7/5, 9, 11

“…terrifically funny dialogue …the debate at the heart of this play transcends comedy and demands serious attention.” —Variety

In this blistering comedy an exacting fact checker takes a famous writer to task for bending the reality of a tragic incident to serve the art of his narrative in the retelling of it. The survival of a prominent magazine depends on the article being a success. Sparks fly and a deadline looms as the editor referees a pitched battle between accuracy and the truth, and who’s to say what that is?

“So canny in its writing and presentation, The Lifespan of a Fact may not only inspire audiences to think more closely about the sources from which they get their news, but maybe even to question the accuracy of the social media memes they’ve been liking and forwarding.” —Broadway World.

 

Norfolk, CT–PETER WOLF AND THE MIDNIGHT TRAVELERS @ Infinity Music Hall
May 30 @ 8:00 pm

Peter Wolf has been known for decades as the dynamic lead singer and song writer of the J. Geils Band, with whom he showcased his talents on such hits as “Centerfold,” “Freeze Frame,” “Love Stinks” and “Musta Got Lost.”

Wolf’s musical roots precede rock ‘n’ roll and are inspired by his friendships and performances with such distinguished artists as Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and Van Morrison.

His solo career has produced critically acclaimed recordings that include duets with legendary performers such as Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Aretha Franklin, Merle Haggard, Steve Earle and Neko Case.

1.866.666.6306

boxoffice@infinityhall.com

Named Best of Hartford Magazine’s “Best Concert Venue”, “Best Place for Live Music”, “Best Special Events Venue” from 2016-2018. Infinity Music Hall Norfolk opened its doors in 2007. The venue, originally built in 1883 as a combination opera house, barbershop, and saloon- has been restored to include a world-class sound system and modern facilities, but still retains its original stage and ornate detail.

Jun
4
Thu
West Stockbridge, MA–The Suffrage Project: a WAM Theatre Play (Where Arts and Activism Meets) @ The Foundry
Jun 4 @ 7:00 pm

“a chance to get beyond stereotypes and have meaningful conversations that ordinarily wouldn’t happen.”

This year marks 100 years since the 19th Amendment was passed which allowed women full rights to vote. Full removal of racial disenfranchisement of citizens was not secured until the Voting Rights Act of 1965 gained passage through Congress following the Civil Rights Movement. For state elections, it was not until the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in Harper v. Virginia Board of Elections (1966) that all state poll taxes were declared unconstitutional as violating the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. This removed a burden on the poor, including some poor whites who had been disenfranchised. It is in celebration of this centennial, as well as in acknowledgement of its complicated history and the battles of citizenship still to be won, that WAM has chosen this topic for our 2020 ensembles.

THE SUFFRAGE PROJECT will culminate in an original performance devised by WAM’s Elder Ensemble. In addition to the Elder Ensemble, WAM Teaching Artists will be running devising workshops on the topic of suffrage and citizenship with: Immigrants (in collaboration with BRIDGE’s Women to Women Group), Veterans (in collaboration with Soldier On!) and with a new intergenerational People of Color Ensemble led by WAM’s Associate Producing Director Lia Russell-Self.
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Norfolk, CT–David Wilcox @ Infinity Music Hall
Jun 4 @ 8:00 pm

Cleveland-born David Wilcox , now 20 records into a career marked by personal revelation and wildly loyal fans. His lyrical insight is matched by a smooth baritone voice, virtuosic guitar chops, and creative open tunings. Considered a ‘songwriter’s songwriter’, his songs have been covered by artists such as k.d. lang and many others.

Wilcox released an independent album in 1987, was a winner of the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk award in 1988, and by 1990 his A&M Records debut, How Did You Find Me Here, had sold over 100,000 copies. His latest record is The View From the Edge (2018).

1.866.666.6306
boxoffice@infinityhall.com

Named Best of Hartford Magazine’s “Best Concert Venue”, “Best Place for Live Music”, “Best Special Events Venue” from 2016-2018. Infinity Music Hall Norfolk opened its doors in 2007. The venue, originally built in 1883 as a combination opera house, barbershop, and saloon- has been restored to include a world-class sound system and modern facilities, but still retains

Jun
5
Fri
Lenox, MA–THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT production @ Shakesepeare & Co.
Jun 5 @ 7:30 pm

7:30 pm 5/21, 22,23, 29, 30 6/5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 25, 26 7/5, 9, 11

“…terrifically funny dialogue …the debate at the heart of this play transcends comedy and demands serious attention.” —Variety

In this blistering comedy an exacting fact checker takes a famous writer to task for bending the reality of a tragic incident to serve the art of his narrative in the retelling of it. The survival of a prominent magazine depends on the article being a success. Sparks fly and a deadline looms as the editor referees a pitched battle between accuracy and the truth, and who’s to say what that is?

“So canny in its writing and presentation, The Lifespan of a Fact may not only inspire audiences to think more closely about the sources from which they get their news, but maybe even to question the accuracy of the social media memes they’ve been liking and forwarding.” —Broadway World.

 

Jun
6
Sat
Pittsfield, MA–The Suffrage Project: a WAM Theatre Play (Where Arts and Activism Meets) @ Berkshire Museum
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm

About WAM Theatre

“a chance to get beyond stereotypes and have meaningful conversations that ordinarily wouldn’t happen.”

This year marks 100 years since the 19th Amendment was passed which allowed women full rights to vote. Full removal of racial disenfranchisement of citizens was not secured until the Voting Rights Act of 1965 gained passage through Congress following the Civil Rights Movement. For state elections, it was not until the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in Harper v. Virginia Board of Elections (1966) that all state poll taxes were declared unconstitutional as violating the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. This removed a burden on the poor, including some poor whites who had been disenfranchised. It is in celebration of this centennial, as well as in acknowledgement of its complicated history and the battles of citizenship still to be won, that WAM has chosen this topic for our 2020 ensembles.

THE SUFFRAGE PROJECT will culminate in an original performance devised by WAM’s Elder Ensemble. In addition to the Elder Ensemble, WAM Teaching Artists will be running devising workshops on the topic of suffrage and citizenship with: Immigrants (in collaboration with BRIDGE’s Women to Women Group), Veterans (in collaboration with Soldier On!) and with a new intergenerational People of Color Ensemble led by WAM’s Associate Producing Director Lia Russell-Self.
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Lenox, MA–THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT production @ Shakesepeare & Co.
Jun 6 @ 7:30 pm

7:30 pm 5/21, 22,23, 29, 30 6/5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 25, 26 7/5, 9, 11

“…terrifically funny dialogue …the debate at the heart of this play transcends comedy and demands serious attention.” —Variety

In this blistering comedy an exacting fact checker takes a famous writer to task for bending the reality of a tragic incident to serve the art of his narrative in the retelling of it. The survival of a prominent magazine depends on the article being a success. Sparks fly and a deadline looms as the editor referees a pitched battle between accuracy and the truth, and who’s to say what that is?

“So canny in its writing and presentation, The Lifespan of a Fact may not only inspire audiences to think more closely about the sources from which they get their news, but maybe even to question the accuracy of the social media memes they’ve been liking and forwarding.” —Broadway World.

 

Norfolk, CT–LUCY KAPLANSKY @ Infinity Music Hall
Jun 6 @ 8:00 pm

Lucy Kaplansky, hailed by the Boston Globe as the “troubadour laureate of modern city folk” is a rare vocal talent. Blending country, folk and pop styles, she has the unique ability to make every song sound fresh, whether singing her own sweet originals, covering country classics by June Carter Cash and Gram Parsons or singing pop favorites by Lennon/McCartney and Nick Lowe

1.866.666.6306
boxoffice@infinityhall.com

Named Best of Hartford Magazine’s “Best Concert Venue”, “Best Place for Live Music”, “Best Special Events Venue” from 2016-2018. Infinity Music Hall Norfolk opened its doors in 2007. The venue, originally built in 1883 as a combination opera house, barbershop, and saloon- has been restored to include a world-class sound system and modern facilities, but still retains its original stage and ornate detail.
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Jun
7
Sun
Lenox, MA–The Suffrage Project: a WAM Theatre Play (Where Arts and Activism Meets) @ The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home
Jun 7 @ 2:00 pm

“a chance to get beyond stereotypes and have meaningful conversations that ordinarily wouldn’t happen.”

This year marks 100 years since the 19th Amendment was passed which allowed women full rights to vote. Full removal of racial disenfranchisement of citizens was not secured until the Voting Rights Act of 1965 gained passage through Congress following the Civil Rights Movement. For state elections, it was not until the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in Harper v. Virginia Board of Elections (1966) that all state poll taxes were declared unconstitutional as violating the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. This removed a burden on the poor, including some poor whites who had been disenfranchised. It is in celebration of this centennial, as well as in acknowledgement of its complicated history and the battles of citizenship still to be won, that WAM has chosen this topic for our 2020 ensembles.

THE SUFFRAGE PROJECT will culminate in an original performance devised by WAM’s Elder Ensemble. In addition to the Elder Ensemble, WAM Teaching Artists will be running devising workshops on the topic of suffrage and citizenship with: Immigrants (in collaboration with BRIDGE’s Women to Women Group), Veterans (in collaboration with Soldier On!) and with a new intergenerational People of Color Ensemble led by WAM’s Associate Producing Director Lia Russell-Self.

About WAM Theatre

Jun
11
Thu
Stockbridge, MA–They’re Playing Our Song production @ Berkshire Theatre Group--the Unicorn Theatre
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm

Nominated for four Tony Awards and inspired by Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager’s real-life romance, They’re Playing Our Song chronicles the ups and downs of a successful composer and an inexperienced, but very talented, lyricist, who fall in love. Professionally, this duo is a major success, but privately, this couple’s conflict leads to one hilarious song after another.  They’re Playing Our Song is a romantic and delightful musical treat.

7 pm – 6/ 11, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30 7/1, 2,

8 pm  – 6/12, 19, 20, 26, 27 7/3

Norfolk, CT–Bob Schneider @ Infinity Music Hall
Jun 11 @ 8:00 pm

Bob Schneider is an Austin, TX based singer/songwriter, and former front-man of The Ugly Americans and The Scabs. Schneider’s musical approach as a solo artist has proved to be as eclectic as the diverse musical styles of his former bands, combining the traditional singer/songwriter aesthetic with elements of funk, country, rock, and folk. His scruffy good looks and strong, husky voice attracted some attention, too, but it was Schneider’s music — redolent of ’70s icons from Neil Young to Paul Simon, with a slightly more modern sensibility reminiscent of Beck and edgy lyrics about alienation, drug addiction, and lost romance — that maintained his high profile around Austin.

1.866.666.6306
boxoffice@infinityhall.com

Named Best of Hartford Magazine’s “Best Concert Venue”, “Best Place for Live Music”, “Best Special Events Venue” from 2016-2018. Infinity Music Hall Norfolk opened its doors in 2007. The venue, originally built in 1883 as a combination opera house, barbershop, and saloon- has been restored to include a world-class sound system and modern facilities, but still retains its original stage and ornate detail.
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Jun
12
Fri
Lenox, MA–THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT production @ Shakesepeare & Co.
Jun 12 @ 7:30 pm

7:30 pm 5/21, 22,23, 29, 30 6/5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 25, 26 7/5, 9, 11

“…terrifically funny dialogue …the debate at the heart of this play transcends comedy and demands serious attention.” —Variety

In this blistering comedy an exacting fact checker takes a famous writer to task for bending the reality of a tragic incident to serve the art of his narrative in the retelling of it. The survival of a prominent magazine depends on the article being a success. Sparks fly and a deadline looms as the editor referees a pitched battle between accuracy and the truth, and who’s to say what that is?

“So canny in its writing and presentation, The Lifespan of a Fact may not only inspire audiences to think more closely about the sources from which they get their news, but maybe even to question the accuracy of the social media memes they’ve been liking and forwarding.” —Broadway World.

 

Stockbridge, MA–They’re Playing Our Song production @ Berkshire Theatre Group--the Unicorn Theatre
Jun 12 @ 8:00 pm

Nominated for four Tony Awards and inspired by Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager’s real-life romance, They’re Playing Our Song chronicles the ups and downs of a successful composer and an inexperienced, but very talented, lyricist, who fall in love. Professionally, this duo is a major success, but privately, this couple’s conflict leads to one hilarious song after another.  They’re Playing Our Song is a romantic and delightful musical treat.

7 pm – 6/ 11, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30 7/1, 2,

8 pm  – 6/12, 19, 20, 26, 27  &  7/3

Jun
13
Sat
Gt. Barrington, MA–Close Encounters With Music: Café Music – Jazz, Rap, and World Premiere! @ The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm

Paul Schoenfield’s runaway classical hit, Café Music for piano trio, sets the tone for this celebration of summer. Combining ingredients of classical music, jazz, klezmer and whimsy, Café Music is irresistible and full of energy—caffeine-fueled music at its most entertaining. Claude Bolling’s classical/jazz musings in the Suite for Cello and Jazz Trio (double bass and percussion) offer up interpolations of boogie-woogie and ragtime with Baroque underpinnings, not to mention sizzling panache. Gershwin, who “made an honest woman of jazz,” is represented with his Three Preludes for Piano. Close Encounters continues its commissioning program with the unveiling of a new work by Tamar Muskal for tabla drums, cello and rap artist, featuring Avirodh Sharma, who has performed at Lincoln Center, the Joseph Papp Public Theater, the Joyce, Harlem Stage, and Joe’s Pub. Of Muskal’s music, the Chicago Tribune has written: “The ripples and shimmers that filled Muskal’s post-minimalist score were as evanescent as swirling, digitized visuals—dissolving into one another with kaleidoscopic beauty…high-tech music theater at its most inventive and fascinating.”

Michael Chertock, piano; Xiao-Dong Wang, violin; Avirodh Sharma, tabla; Artie Dixson, percussion; James Cammack, double bass; Yehuda Hanani, cello
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Lenox, MA–THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT production @ Shakesepeare & Co.
Jun 13 @ 7:30 pm

7:30 pm 5/21, 22,23, 29, 30 6/5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 25, 26 7/5, 9, 11

“…terrifically funny dialogue …the debate at the heart of this play transcends comedy and demands serious attention.” —Variety

In this blistering comedy an exacting fact checker takes a famous writer to task for bending the reality of a tragic incident to serve the art of his narrative in the retelling of it. The survival of a prominent magazine depends on the article being a success. Sparks fly and a deadline looms as the editor referees a pitched battle between accuracy and the truth, and who’s to say what that is?

“So canny in its writing and presentation, The Lifespan of a Fact may not only inspire audiences to think more closely about the sources from which they get their news, but maybe even to question the accuracy of the social media memes they’ve been liking and forwarding.” —Broadway World.

 

Jun
14
Sun
Norfolk, CT–TAPESTRY: TRIBUTE TO CAROLE KING @ Infinity Music Hall
Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm

A beautiful re-creation of the Carole King songbook performed with live band and multi-media images.  Starring Jeannie Austin on piano and vocals with her back-up singers and band, Tapestry: Tribute to Carole King faithfully recreates the glorious sound of a Carole King concert, leaving you with memories of the great music she wrote and recorded, including “You’ve Got a Friend”, “Take Good Care of My Baby”, “The Loco-Motion” , “Natural Woman”, “It’s Too Late”, “So Far Away”, “Pleasant Valley Sunday”, “One Fine Day”, “Beautiful”, and “I Feel the Earth Move”.

Carole King is without question the most successful and revered female singer-songwriter in pop music history. More than 400 of her compositions have been recorded by over 1000 artists, resulting in 100 hit singles

1.866.666.6306
boxoffice@infinityhall.com

Named Best of Hartford Magazine’s “Best Concert Venue”, “Best Place for Live Music”, “Best Special Events Venue” from 2016-2018. Infinity Music Hall Norfolk opened its doors in 2007. The venue, originally built in 1883 as a combination opera house, barbershop, and saloon- has been restored to include a world-class sound system and modern facilities, but still retains its original stage and ornate detail.
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Jun
17
Wed
Stockbridge, MA–They’re Playing Our Song production @ Berkshire Theatre Group--the Unicorn Theatre
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm

Nominated for four Tony Awards and inspired by Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager’s real-life romance, They’re Playing Our Song chronicles the ups and downs of a successful composer and an inexperienced, but very talented, lyricist, who fall in love. Professionally, this duo is a major success, but privately, this couple’s conflict leads to one hilarious song after another.  They’re Playing Our Song is a romantic and delightful musical treat.

7 pm – 6/ 11, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30 7/1, 2,

8 pm  – 6/12, 19, 20, 26, 27 7/3

Jun
18
Thu
Stockbridge, MA–Letters to the President production @ THE FITZPATRICK MAIN STAGE
Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm

Since 1789, writing letters to the president has provided citizens of all backgrounds an outlet to express their most personal concerns, hopes and dreams. In this multi-composer, new musical event, select historical letters from the National Archives are reimagined as songs, with topics ranging from women’s suffrage, Western Expansion, World Wars I and II and the civil rights movement.  Letters to the President offers a strikingly intimate, and sometimes comical, glimpse into American democracy by setting the White House’s most memorable mail to song.

7 pm june 18,22,23,24,25,29,30 & july 1,2,6,7,8,9,13,14,15,16

2 pm june 20,24,27, & july 1,3,8,11,15,18

8 pm june 19,20,26,27 & july 3,4,10,11,17,18

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Stockbridge, MA–They’re Playing Our Song production @ Berkshire Theatre Group--the Unicorn Theatre
Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm

Nominated for four Tony Awards and inspired by Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager’s real-life romance, They’re Playing Our Song chronicles the ups and downs of a successful composer and an inexperienced, but very talented, lyricist, who fall in love. Professionally, this duo is a major success, but privately, this couple’s conflict leads to one hilarious song after another.  They’re Playing Our Song is a romantic and delightful musical treat.

7 pm – 6/ 11, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30 7/1, 2,

8 pm  – 6/12, 19, 20, 26, 27 7/3

Jun
19
Fri
Lenox, MA–Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band @ Tanglewood
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm
Lenox, MA–THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT production @ Shakesepeare & Co.
Jun 19 @ 7:30 pm

7:30 pm 5/21, 22,23, 29, 30 6/5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 25, 26 7/5, 9, 11

“…terrifically funny dialogue …the debate at the heart of this play transcends comedy and demands serious attention.” —Variety

In this blistering comedy an exacting fact checker takes a famous writer to task for bending the reality of a tragic incident to serve the art of his narrative in the retelling of it. The survival of a prominent magazine depends on the article being a success. Sparks fly and a deadline looms as the editor referees a pitched battle between accuracy and the truth, and who’s to say what that is?

“So canny in its writing and presentation, The Lifespan of a Fact may not only inspire audiences to think more closely about the sources from which they get their news, but maybe even to question the accuracy of the social media memes they’ve been liking and forwarding.” —Broadway World.

 

Stockbridge, MA–Letters to the President production @ THE FITZPATRICK MAIN STAGE
Jun 19 @ 8:00 pm

Since 1789, writing letters to the president has provided citizens of all backgrounds an outlet to express their most personal concerns, hopes and dreams. In this multi-composer, new musical event, select historical letters from the National Archives are reimagined as songs, with topics ranging from women’s suffrage, Western Expansion, World Wars I and II and the civil rights movement.  Letters to the President offers a strikingly intimate, and sometimes comical, glimpse into American democracy by setting the White House’s most memorable mail to song.

8 pm june 19,20,26,27 & july 3,4,10,11,17,18

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Stockbridge, MA–They’re Playing Our Song production @ Berkshire Theatre Group--the Unicorn Theatre
Jun 19 @ 8:00 pm

Nominated for four Tony Awards and inspired by Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager’s real-life romance, They’re Playing Our Song chronicles the ups and downs of a successful composer and an inexperienced, but very talented, lyricist, who fall in love. Professionally, this duo is a major success, but privately, this couple’s conflict leads to one hilarious song after another.  They’re Playing Our Song is a romantic and delightful musical treat.

7 pm – 6/ 11, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30 7/1, 2,

8 pm  – 6/12, 19, 20, 26, 27  &  7/3

Jun
20
Sat
Stockbridge, MA–Letters to the President production @ THE FITZPATRICK MAIN STAGE
Jun 20 @ 2:00 pm

Since 1789, writing letters to the president has provided citizens of all backgrounds an outlet to express their most personal concerns, hopes and dreams. In this multi-composer, new musical event, select historical letters from the National Archives are reimagined as songs, with topics ranging from women’s suffrage, Western Expansion, World Wars I and II and the civil rights movement.  Letters to the President offers a strikingly intimate, and sometimes comical, glimpse into American democracy by setting the White House’s most memorable mail to song.

 

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Lenox, MA–THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT production @ Shakesepeare & Co.
Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm

7:30 pm 5/21, 22,23, 29, 30 6/5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 25, 26 7/5, 9, 11

“…terrifically funny dialogue …the debate at the heart of this play transcends comedy and demands serious attention.” —Variety

In this blistering comedy an exacting fact checker takes a famous writer to task for bending the reality of a tragic incident to serve the art of his narrative in the retelling of it. The survival of a prominent magazine depends on the article being a success. Sparks fly and a deadline looms as the editor referees a pitched battle between accuracy and the truth, and who’s to say what that is?

“So canny in its writing and presentation, The Lifespan of a Fact may not only inspire audiences to think more closely about the sources from which they get their news, but maybe even to question the accuracy of the social media memes they’ve been liking and forwarding.” —Broadway World.

 

Lenox, MA–Trey Anastasio with the Boston Pops @ Tanglewood
Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm

617-266-1200

Stockbridge, MA–Letters to the President production @ THE FITZPATRICK MAIN STAGE
Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm

Since 1789, writing letters to the president has provided citizens of all backgrounds an outlet to express their most personal concerns, hopes and dreams. In this multi-composer, new musical event, select historical letters from the National Archives are reimagined as songs, with topics ranging from women’s suffrage, Western Expansion, World Wars I and II and the civil rights movement.  Letters to the President offers a strikingly intimate, and sometimes comical, glimpse into American democracy by setting the White House’s most memorable mail to song.

8 pm june 19,20,26,27 & july 3,4,10,11,17,18

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Stockbridge, MA–They’re Playing Our Song production @ Berkshire Theatre Group--the Unicorn Theatre
Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm

Nominated for four Tony Awards and inspired by Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager’s real-life romance, They’re Playing Our Song chronicles the ups and downs of a successful composer and an inexperienced, but very talented, lyricist, who fall in love. Professionally, this duo is a major success, but privately, this couple’s conflict leads to one hilarious song after another.  They’re Playing Our Song is a romantic and delightful musical treat.

7 pm – 6/ 11, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30 7/1, 2,

8 pm  – 6/12, 19, 20, 26, 27  &  7/3

Jun
21
Sun
Lenox, MA–Judy Collins and Arlo Guthrie with special guest Jesse Colin Young @ Tanglewood
Jun 21 @ 2:30 pm

617-266-1200

 

Jun
22
Mon
Lenox, MA–Tanglewood Master Class String Quartet MasterPass @ Tanglewood
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm

The Tanglewood Music Center Fellowship Program is the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer academy for advanced musical study. The TMC offers an intensive schedule of study and performance for emerging professional instrumentalists, singers, conductors, and composers who have completed most of their formal study.

customerservice@bso.org

Stockbridge, MA–Letters to the President production @ THE FITZPATRICK MAIN STAGE
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm

Since 1789, writing letters to the president has provided citizens of all backgrounds an outlet to express their most personal concerns, hopes and dreams. In this multi-composer, new musical event, select historical letters from the National Archives are reimagined as songs, with topics ranging from women’s suffrage, Western Expansion, World Wars I and II and the civil rights movement.  Letters to the President offers a strikingly intimate, and sometimes comical, glimpse into American democracy by setting the White House’s most memorable mail to song.

7 pm june 18,22,23,24,25,29,30 & july 1,2,6,7,8,9,13,14,15,16

2 pm june 20,24,27, & july 1,3,8,11,15,18

8 pm june 19,20,26,27 & july 3,4,10,11,17,18

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Jun
23
Tue
Lenox, MA–Tanglewood Master Class String Quartet MasterPass @ Tanglewood
Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm

The Tanglewood Music Center Fellowship Program is the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer academy for advanced musical study. The TMC offers an intensive schedule of study and performance for emerging professional instrumentalists, singers, conductors, and composers who have completed most of their formal study.

customerservice@bso.org

Stockbridge, MA–Letters to the President production @ THE FITZPATRICK MAIN STAGE
Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm

Since 1789, writing letters to the president has provided citizens of all backgrounds an outlet to express their most personal concerns, hopes and dreams. In this multi-composer, new musical event, select historical letters from the National Archives are reimagined as songs, with topics ranging from women’s suffrage, Western Expansion, World Wars I and II and the civil rights movement.  Letters to the President offers a strikingly intimate, and sometimes comical, glimpse into American democracy by setting the White House’s most memorable mail to song.

7 pm june 18,22,23,24,25,29,30 & july 1,2,6,7,8,9,13,14,15,16

2 pm june 20,24,27, & july 1,3,8,11,15,18

8 pm june 19,20,26,27 & july 3,4,10,11,17,18

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Stockbridge, MA–They’re Playing Our Song production @ Berkshire Theatre Group--the Unicorn Theatre
Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm

Nominated for four Tony Awards and inspired by Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager’s real-life romance, They’re Playing Our Song chronicles the ups and downs of a successful composer and an inexperienced, but very talented, lyricist, who fall in love. Professionally, this duo is a major success, but privately, this couple’s conflict leads to one hilarious song after another.  They’re Playing Our Song is a romantic and delightful musical treat.

7 pm – 6/ 11, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30 7/1, 2,

8 pm  – 6/12, 19, 20, 26, 27 7/3

Jun
24
Wed
Stockbridge, MA–Letters to the President production @ THE FITZPATRICK MAIN STAGE
Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm

Since 1789, writing letters to the president has provided citizens of all backgrounds an outlet to express their most personal concerns, hopes and dreams. In this multi-composer, new musical event, select historical letters from the National Archives are reimagined as songs, with topics ranging from women’s suffrage, Western Expansion, World Wars I and II and the civil rights movement.  Letters to the President offers a strikingly intimate, and sometimes comical, glimpse into American democracy by setting the White House’s most memorable mail to song.

 

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Becket, MA–Inside Out Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 24 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm

The Inside/Out Performance Series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday, Thurs, Fri and Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival, 6/24 thru 8/30.

The Henry J. Leir Stage and Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space, comprise this outdoor amphitheatre with a panoramic view of the Berkshires Hills. An essential part of the Pillow’s mission and a beloved tradition, Inside/Out performances are free (Donations are accepted) and open to the public. Patrons are welcome to arrive early to claim a seat or to bring chairs from home. Food and drink are welcome in the performance space.

Lenox, MA–Tanglewood Master Class String Quartet MasterPass @ Tanglewood
Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm

The Tanglewood Music Center Fellowship Program is the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer academy for advanced musical study. The TMC offers an intensive schedule of study and performance for emerging professional instrumentalists, singers, conductors, and composers who have completed most of their formal study.

customerservice@bso.org

Stockbridge, MA–Letters to the President production @ THE FITZPATRICK MAIN STAGE
Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm

Since 1789, writing letters to the president has provided citizens of all backgrounds an outlet to express their most personal concerns, hopes and dreams. In this multi-composer, new musical event, select historical letters from the National Archives are reimagined as songs, with topics ranging from women’s suffrage, Western Expansion, World Wars I and II and the civil rights movement.  Letters to the President offers a strikingly intimate, and sometimes comical, glimpse into American democracy by setting the White House’s most memorable mail to song.

7 pm june 18,22,23,24,25,29,30 & july 1,2,6,7,8,9,13,14,15,16

2 pm june 20,24,27, & july 1,3,8,11,15,18

8 pm june 19,20,26,27 & july 3,4,10,11,17,18

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Stockbridge, MA–They’re Playing Our Song production @ Berkshire Theatre Group--the Unicorn Theatre
Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm

Nominated for four Tony Awards and inspired by Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager’s real-life romance, They’re Playing Our Song chronicles the ups and downs of a successful composer and an inexperienced, but very talented, lyricist, who fall in love. Professionally, this duo is a major success, but privately, this couple’s conflict leads to one hilarious song after another.  They’re Playing Our Song is a romantic and delightful musical treat.

7 pm – 6/ 11, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30 7/1, 2,

8 pm  – 6/12, 19, 20, 26, 27 7/3

Jun
25
Thu
Becket, MA–Inside Out Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 25 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm

The Inside/Out Performance Series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday, Thurs, Fri and Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival, 6/24 thru 8/30.

The Henry J. Leir Stage and Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space, comprise this outdoor amphitheatre with a panoramic view of the Berkshires Hills. An essential part of the Pillow’s mission and a beloved tradition, Inside/Out performances are free (Donations are accepted) and open to the public. Patrons are welcome to arrive early to claim a seat or to bring chairs from home. Food and drink are welcome in the performance space.

Stockbridge, MA–Letters to the President production @ THE FITZPATRICK MAIN STAGE
Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm

Since 1789, writing letters to the president has provided citizens of all backgrounds an outlet to express their most personal concerns, hopes and dreams. In this multi-composer, new musical event, select historical letters from the National Archives are reimagined as songs, with topics ranging from women’s suffrage, Western Expansion, World Wars I and II and the civil rights movement.  Letters to the President offers a strikingly intimate, and sometimes comical, glimpse into American democracy by setting the White House’s most memorable mail to song.

7 pm june 18,22,23,24,25,29,30 & july 1,2,6,7,8,9,13,14,15,16

2 pm june 20,24,27, & july 1,3,8,11,15,18

8 pm june 19,20,26,27 & july 3,4,10,11,17,18

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Stockbridge, MA–They’re Playing Our Song production @ Berkshire Theatre Group--the Unicorn Theatre
Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm

Nominated for four Tony Awards and inspired by Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager’s real-life romance, They’re Playing Our Song chronicles the ups and downs of a successful composer and an inexperienced, but very talented, lyricist, who fall in love. Professionally, this duo is a major success, but privately, this couple’s conflict leads to one hilarious song after another.  They’re Playing Our Song is a romantic and delightful musical treat.

7 pm – 6/ 11, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30 7/1, 2,

8 pm  – 6/12, 19, 20, 26, 27 7/3

Lenox, MA–THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT production @ Shakesepeare & Co.
Jun 25 @ 7:30 pm

7:30 pm 5/21, 22,23, 29, 30 6/5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 25, 26 7/5, 9, 11

“…terrifically funny dialogue …the debate at the heart of this play transcends comedy and demands serious attention.” —Variety

In this blistering comedy an exacting fact checker takes a famous writer to task for bending the reality of a tragic incident to serve the art of his narrative in the retelling of it. The survival of a prominent magazine depends on the article being a success. Sparks fly and a deadline looms as the editor referees a pitched battle between accuracy and the truth, and who’s to say what that is?

“So canny in its writing and presentation, The Lifespan of a Fact may not only inspire audiences to think more closely about the sources from which they get their news, but maybe even to question the accuracy of the social media memes they’ve been liking and forwarding.” —Broadway World.

 

Jun
26
Fri
Becket, MA–Inside Out Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 26 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm

The Inside/Out Performance Series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday, Thurs, Fri and Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival, 6/24 thru 8/30.

The Henry J. Leir Stage and Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space, comprise this outdoor amphitheatre with a panoramic view of the Berkshires Hills. An essential part of the Pillow’s mission and a beloved tradition, Inside/Out performances are free (Donations are accepted) and open to the public. Patrons are welcome to arrive early to claim a seat or to bring chairs from home. Food and drink are welcome in the performance space.

Lenox, MA–Popular Artist Series: Brandi Carlile @ Tanglewood
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm

617-266-1200
customerservice@bso.org

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Lenox, MA–THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT production @ Shakesepeare & Co.
Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm

7:30 pm 5/21, 22,23, 29, 30 6/5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 25, 26 7/5, 9, 11

“…terrifically funny dialogue …the debate at the heart of this play transcends comedy and demands serious attention.” —Variety

In this blistering comedy an exacting fact checker takes a famous writer to task for bending the reality of a tragic incident to serve the art of his narrative in the retelling of it. The survival of a prominent magazine depends on the article being a success. Sparks fly and a deadline looms as the editor referees a pitched battle between accuracy and the truth, and who’s to say what that is?

“So canny in its writing and presentation, The Lifespan of a Fact may not only inspire audiences to think more closely about the sources from which they get their news, but maybe even to question the accuracy of the social media memes they’ve been liking and forwarding.” —Broadway World.

 

Stockbridge, MA–Letters to the President production @ THE FITZPATRICK MAIN STAGE
Jun 26 @ 8:00 pm

Since 1789, writing letters to the president has provided citizens of all backgrounds an outlet to express their most personal concerns, hopes and dreams. In this multi-composer, new musical event, select historical letters from the National Archives are reimagined as songs, with topics ranging from women’s suffrage, Western Expansion, World Wars I and II and the civil rights movement.  Letters to the President offers a strikingly intimate, and sometimes comical, glimpse into American democracy by setting the White House’s most memorable mail to song.

8 pm june 19,20,26,27 & july 3,4,10,11,17,18

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Stockbridge, MA–They’re Playing Our Song production @ Berkshire Theatre Group--the Unicorn Theatre
Jun 26 @ 8:00 pm

Nominated for four Tony Awards and inspired by Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager’s real-life romance, They’re Playing Our Song chronicles the ups and downs of a successful composer and an inexperienced, but very talented, lyricist, who fall in love. Professionally, this duo is a major success, but privately, this couple’s conflict leads to one hilarious song after another.  They’re Playing Our Song is a romantic and delightful musical treat.

7 pm – 6/ 11, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30 7/1, 2,

8 pm  – 6/12, 19, 20, 26, 27  &  7/3

Jun
27
Sat
Lenox, MA–String Quartet Marathon @ Tanglewood
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am
Stockbridge, MA–Letters to the President production @ THE FITZPATRICK MAIN STAGE
Jun 27 @ 2:00 pm

Since 1789, writing letters to the president has provided citizens of all backgrounds an outlet to express their most personal concerns, hopes and dreams. In this multi-composer, new musical event, select historical letters from the National Archives are reimagined as songs, with topics ranging from women’s suffrage, Western Expansion, World Wars I and II and the civil rights movement.  Letters to the President offers a strikingly intimate, and sometimes comical, glimpse into American democracy by setting the White House’s most memorable mail to song.

 

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Becket, MA–Inside Out Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 27 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm

The Inside/Out Performance Series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday, Thurs, Fri and Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival, 6/24 thru 8/30.

The Henry J. Leir Stage and Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space, comprise this outdoor amphitheatre with a panoramic view of the Berkshires Hills. An essential part of the Pillow’s mission and a beloved tradition, Inside/Out performances are free (Donations are accepted) and open to the public. Patrons are welcome to arrive early to claim a seat or to bring chairs from home. Food and drink are welcome in the performance space.

Stockbridge, MA–Letters to the President production @ THE FITZPATRICK MAIN STAGE
Jun 27 @ 8:00 pm

Since 1789, writing letters to the president has provided citizens of all backgrounds an outlet to express their most personal concerns, hopes and dreams. In this multi-composer, new musical event, select historical letters from the National Archives are reimagined as songs, with topics ranging from women’s suffrage, Western Expansion, World Wars I and II and the civil rights movement.  Letters to the President offers a strikingly intimate, and sometimes comical, glimpse into American democracy by setting the White House’s most memorable mail to song.

8 pm june 19,20,26,27 & july 3,4,10,11,17,18

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Stockbridge, MA–They’re Playing Our Song production @ Berkshire Theatre Group--the Unicorn Theatre
Jun 27 @ 8:00 pm

Nominated for four Tony Awards and inspired by Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager’s real-life romance, They’re Playing Our Song chronicles the ups and downs of a successful composer and an inexperienced, but very talented, lyricist, who fall in love. Professionally, this duo is a major success, but privately, this couple’s conflict leads to one hilarious song after another.  They’re Playing Our Song is a romantic and delightful musical treat.

7 pm – 6/ 11, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30 7/1, 2,

8 pm  – 6/12, 19, 20, 26, 27  &  7/3

Jun
28
Sun
Lenox, MA–Brass and Percussion Extravaganza @ Tanglewood--Seiji Ozawa Hall
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am
Lenox, MA–Tanglewood Master Class Recital @ Tanglewood
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am

The Tanglewood Music Center Fellowship Program is the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer academy for advanced musical study. The TMC offers an intensive schedule of study and performance for emerging professional instrumentalists, singers, conductors, and composers who have completed most of their formal study.
617-266-1200 customerservice@bso.org

Lenox, MA–Popular Artist Series: The Mavericks & Los Lobos @ Tanglewood
Jun 28 @ 2:30 pm

617-266-1200   customerservice@bso.org

Lenox, MA–String Quartet Marathon @ Tanglewood--Seiji Ozawa Hall
Jun 28 @ 2:30 pm
Lenox, MA–KING LEAR production @ Shakespeare & Co.
Jun 28 @ 7:30 pm

7:30 pm 6/28, 30 7/1,2,3,7,8,10,11,15,18, 19, 22, 25, 26, 29, 31 8/1

A Towering, Timeless Tragedy!

The once powerful but now aging King Lear chooses to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, and so begins one of Shakespeare’s most moving tragedies. At the crucial point of relinquishing his realm, Lear demands to know which of his daughters loves him the most. His ambitious older daughters answer with false praise and lavish flattery, however his youngest daughter, who does truly love him, answers with honesty. Wildly unsatisfied with her response, Lear’s rage sets in motion catastrophic consequences. Ultimately stripped of his privilege and its trappings, Lear must reckon with his own humanity.

 

Lenox, MA–Tanglewood Music Center Recital: An Evening of Bach Cantatas @ Tanglewood--Seiji Ozawa Hall
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm
Norfolk, CT–David Cook @ Infinity Music Hall
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm

Paul McCartney once sang, “Some people want to fill the world with silly love songs” but on David Cook’s latest EP, CHROMANCE, he isn’t one of them. While he has written his share, he decidedly took a different turn this time out. “I wanted this EP to feel like the darker side of love. I recently found some psychology textbooks from college and read about different forms of love – parental, platonic, romantic, obsessive. When most people, including me, write love songs, it’s usually “you and me against the world,” but I wanted to tap in to the murkier aspects of love people rarely talk about.”

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Named Best of Hartford Magazine’s “Best Concert Venue”, “Best Place for Live Music”, “Best Special Events Venue” from 2016-2018. Infinity Music Hall Norfolk opened its doors in 2007. The venue, originally built in 1883 as a combination opera house, barbershop, and saloon- has been restored to include a world-class sound system and modern facilities, but still retains its original stage and ornate detail.
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Jun
29
Mon
Stockbridge, MA–Letters to the President production @ THE FITZPATRICK MAIN STAGE
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm

Since 1789, writing letters to the president has provided citizens of all backgrounds an outlet to express their most personal concerns, hopes and dreams. In this multi-composer, new musical event, select historical letters from the National Archives are reimagined as songs, with topics ranging from women’s suffrage, Western Expansion, World Wars I and II and the civil rights movement.  Letters to the President offers a strikingly intimate, and sometimes comical, glimpse into American democracy by setting the White House’s most memorable mail to song.

7 pm june 18,22,23,24,25,29,30 & july 1,2,6,7,8,9,13,14,15,16

2 pm june 20,24,27, & july 1,3,8,11,15,18

8 pm june 19,20,26,27 & july 3,4,10,11,17,18

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Stockbridge, MA–They’re Playing Our Song production @ Berkshire Theatre Group--the Unicorn Theatre
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm

Nominated for four Tony Awards and inspired by Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager’s real-life romance, They’re Playing Our Song chronicles the ups and downs of a successful composer and an inexperienced, but very talented, lyricist, who fall in love. Professionally, this duo is a major success, but privately, this couple’s conflict leads to one hilarious song after another.  They’re Playing Our Song is a romantic and delightful musical treat.

7 pm – 6/ 11, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30 7/1, 2,

8 pm  – 6/12, 19, 20, 26, 27 7/3

Jun
30
Tue
Stockbridge, MA–Letters to the President production @ THE FITZPATRICK MAIN STAGE
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm

Since 1789, writing letters to the president has provided citizens of all backgrounds an outlet to express their most personal concerns, hopes and dreams. In this multi-composer, new musical event, select historical letters from the National Archives are reimagined as songs, with topics ranging from women’s suffrage, Western Expansion, World Wars I and II and the civil rights movement.  Letters to the President offers a strikingly intimate, and sometimes comical, glimpse into American democracy by setting the White House’s most memorable mail to song.

7 pm june 18,22,23,24,25,29,30 & july 1,2,6,7,8,9,13,14,15,16

2 pm june 20,24,27, & july 1,3,8,11,15,18

8 pm june 19,20,26,27 & july 3,4,10,11,17,18

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Stockbridge, MA–They’re Playing Our Song production @ Berkshire Theatre Group--the Unicorn Theatre
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm

Nominated for four Tony Awards and inspired by Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager’s real-life romance, They’re Playing Our Song chronicles the ups and downs of a successful composer and an inexperienced, but very talented, lyricist, who fall in love. Professionally, this duo is a major success, but privately, this couple’s conflict leads to one hilarious song after another.  They’re Playing Our Song is a romantic and delightful musical treat.

7 pm – 6/ 11, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30 7/1, 2,

8 pm  – 6/12, 19, 20, 26, 27 7/3

Lenox, MA–KING LEAR production @ Shakespeare & Co.
Jun 30 @ 7:30 pm

7:30 pm 6/28, 30 7/1,2,3,7,8,10,11,15,18, 19, 22, 25, 26, 29, 31 8/1

A Towering, Timeless Tragedy!

The once powerful but now aging King Lear chooses to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, and so begins one of Shakespeare’s most moving tragedies. At the crucial point of relinquishing his realm, Lear demands to know which of his daughters loves him the most. His ambitious older daughters answer with false praise and lavish flattery, however his youngest daughter, who does truly love him, answers with honesty. Wildly unsatisfied with her response, Lear’s rage sets in motion catastrophic consequences. Ultimately stripped of his privilege and its trappings, Lear must reckon with his own humanity.

 

Jul
1
Wed
Lenox, MA–Tanglewood Learning Institute: OpenForum–The Roaring Twenties @ Tanglewood-Linde Center
Jul 1 @ 9:30 am

An exploration of cultural change at the dawn of the modern age, presented in conjunction with Mark Morris Dance Group’s Ozawa Hall recitals and featuring Dr. Nadine Hubbs, University of Michigan and Dr. Harvey Young, Boston University.

Stockbridge, MA–Letters to the President production @ THE FITZPATRICK MAIN STAGE
Jul 1 @ 2:00 pm

Since 1789, writing letters to the president has provided citizens of all backgrounds an outlet to express their most personal concerns, hopes and dreams. In this multi-composer, new musical event, select historical letters from the National Archives are reimagined as songs, with topics ranging from women’s suffrage, Western Expansion, World Wars I and II and the civil rights movement.  Letters to the President offers a strikingly intimate, and sometimes comical, glimpse into American democracy by setting the White House’s most memorable mail to song.

 

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Becket, MA–Inside Out Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 1 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm

The Inside/Out Performance Series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday, Thurs, Fri and Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival, 6/24 thru 8/30.

The Henry J. Leir Stage and Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space, comprise this outdoor amphitheatre with a panoramic view of the Berkshires Hills. An essential part of the Pillow’s mission and a beloved tradition, Inside/Out performances are free (Donations are accepted) and open to the public. Patrons are welcome to arrive early to claim a seat or to bring chairs from home. Food and drink are welcome in the performance space.

Stockbridge, MA–Letters to the President production @ THE FITZPATRICK MAIN STAGE
Jul 1 @ 7:00 pm

Since 1789, writing letters to the president has provided citizens of all backgrounds an outlet to express their most personal concerns, hopes and dreams. In this multi-composer, new musical event, select historical letters from the National Archives are reimagined as songs, with topics ranging from women’s suffrage, Western Expansion, World Wars I and II and the civil rights movement.  Letters to the President offers a strikingly intimate, and sometimes comical, glimpse into American democracy by setting the White House’s most memorable mail to song.

7 pm june 18,22,23,24,25,29,30 & july 1,2,6,7,8,9,13,14,15,16

2 pm june 20,24,27, & july 1,3,8,11,15,18

8 pm june 19,20,26,27 & july 3,4,10,11,17,18

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Stockbridge, MA–They’re Playing Our Song production @ Berkshire Theatre Group--the Unicorn Theatre
Jul 1 @ 7:00 pm

Nominated for four Tony Awards and inspired by Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager’s real-life romance, They’re Playing Our Song chronicles the ups and downs of a successful composer and an inexperienced, but very talented, lyricist, who fall in love. Professionally, this duo is a major success, but privately, this couple’s conflict leads to one hilarious song after another.  They’re Playing Our Song is a romantic and delightful musical treat.

7 pm – 6/ 11, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30 7/1, 2,

8 pm  – 6/12, 19, 20, 26, 27 7/3

Lenox, MA–KING LEAR production @ Shakespeare & Co.
Jul 1 @ 7:30 pm

7:30 pm 6/28, 30 7/1,2,3,7,8,10,11,15,18, 19, 22, 25, 26, 29, 31 8/1

A Towering, Timeless Tragedy!

The once powerful but now aging King Lear chooses to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, and so begins one of Shakespeare’s most moving tragedies. At the crucial point of relinquishing his realm, Lear demands to know which of his daughters loves him the most. His ambitious older daughters answer with false praise and lavish flattery, however his youngest daughter, who does truly love him, answers with honesty. Wildly unsatisfied with her response, Lear’s rage sets in motion catastrophic consequences. Ultimately stripped of his privilege and its trappings, Lear must reckon with his own humanity.

 

Lenox, MA–Mark Morris Dance Group: Frission @ Tanglewood-Seiji Ozawa Hall
Jul 1 @ 8:00 pm

STRAVINSKY Symphonies of Wind Instruments
Pas de Poisson
SATIE (arr. MILHAUD) Cinéma, Symphonic interlude from Relâche Bijoux
SATIE Quatre petites mélodies
SATIE Ludions
All Fours
BARTÓK String Quartet No. 4
New work (world premiere; TMC commission)
RAVEL La Valse

Jul
2
Thu
Lenox, MA–Tanglewood Learning Institute ShopTalks: Soprano Angel Blue and Saxophonist James Carter @ Tanglewood--Linde Center
Jul 2 @ 1:00 pm
Becket, MA–Inside Out Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 2 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm

The Inside/Out Performance Series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday, Thurs, Fri and Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival, 6/24 thru 8/30.

The Henry J. Leir Stage and Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space, comprise this outdoor amphitheatre with a panoramic view of the Berkshires Hills. An essential part of the Pillow’s mission and a beloved tradition, Inside/Out performances are free (Donations are accepted) and open to the public. Patrons are welcome to arrive early to claim a seat or to bring chairs from home. Food and drink are welcome in the performance space.

Pittsfield, MA–Peter Pan production @ the Colonial Theatre
Jul 2 @ 7:00 pm

Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the home of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook. Join Peter, Wendy and his famous Lost Boys as they soar across the Colonial stage and over the audience, among breathtaking and magical technical wonder.
7 pm 7/2,3,7,8,9,10,11,14,15,16,17,18,21,22,23,24,25

2 pm 7/5, 8, 11,12,15,18,19,22,25