Events

Jul
26
Wed
Pittsfield, MA–“The Music Man” @ The Colonial Theatre-The Berkshire Theatre Group
Jul 26 @ 2:00 pm

The Music Man is about a con-man who ultimately does good by a community. “Professor” Harold Hill’s heart opens up through the course of one of America’s most beloved musicals. In the magical number “’Till There Was You,” we all recognize that the power of love is greater than all else, and change is always possible. In fact, Harold Hill and the children of River City, Iowa, remind us that the ordinary can indeed be changed to the extraordinary.

Sound the Seventy-Six Trombones, the Tony Award-winning musical, The Music Man comes to The Colonial Theatre!  This beloved musical features over 100 talented Berkshire youths, as well as Rylan Morsbach (BTG: Mary Poppins, The Homecoming), who was recently hailed as “terrific” by The New York Times in BTG’s Off-Broadway transfer of Fiorello!

Performances at 7 PM– July 6-7-8-11-12-13-14-15-18-19-20-21-22-25-26-27-28-29   Aug 1-2-3-4-5

Performances at 2 pm–July 8-9-12-15-16-19-22-23-26-29-30   Aug 2-5-6

Hancock, MA–Shaker Barn Music: Anna & Elizabeth @ Hancock Shaker Village
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm

We’re kicking off summer with a new American roots music series in our 1910 Barn, which hasn’t seen more than hay and cows in a hundred years. Imagine: a Berkshire barn, on a summer night, with great local beer and spirits, and soulful music that sets the fireflies dancing, all the while overlooking the fields and forests of an authentic Shaker village.

Doors open at 6 pm/Show begins at  7 pm

The collaboration between Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle spans worlds—between their homes in Brooklyn and rural Virginia; between deep study of mountain ballads and explorations into the avant garde. One year ago found them researching in traditional music archives in Vermont and Virginia, then using that raw material to develop new work at residencies at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts and the MacDowell Colony. They spent the summer and fall touring across the US, UK, and Ireland, including The Newport Folk Festival and Cambridge Folk Festival (UK). Their mission is to balance respect for traditional music and musicians who came before with a relentless push into new artistic territories.

Inspired by the richness and tradition of the music, Anna & Elizabeth gather songs and stories from archives and visits with elders. They bring these songs to life in performance with sparse, atmospheric arrangements using guitar, banjo, fiddle, and the uncanny blend of their voices in close harmony. They accompany their songs with stories—of the lyrics, of the singer, of the quest to learn the song—and they illustrate them in mesmerizing fashion. The pair’s growing acclaim springs from a shared quartet of talents: Both are historians, storytellers, visual artists, and gifted, intuitive musicians—in combination, a groundbreaking approach.

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Pittsfield, MA–“The Music Man” @ The Colonial Theatre-The Berkshire Theatre Group
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm

 

The Music Man is about a con-man who ultimately does good by a community. “Professor” Harold Hill’s heart opens up through the course of one of America’s most beloved musicals. In the magical number “’Till There Was You,” we all recognize that the power of love is greater than all else, and change is always possible. In fact, Harold Hill and the children of River City, Iowa, remind us that the ordinary can indeed be changed to the extraordinary.

Sound the Seventy-Six Trombones, the Tony Award-winning musical, The Music Man comes to The Colonial Theatre!  This beloved musical features over 100 talented Berkshire youths, as well as Rylan Morsbach (BTG: Mary Poppins, The Homecoming), who was recently hailed as “terrific” by The New York Times in BTG’s Off-Broadway transfer of Fiorello!

Performances at 7 PM– July 6-7-8-11-12-13-14-15-18-19-20-21-22-25-26-27-28-29   Aug 1-2-3-4-5

Performances at 2 pm–July 8-9-12-15-16-19-22-23-26-29-30   Aug 2-5-6

Stockbridge, MA–Edward Albee’s “At Home at the Zoo (Zoo story)” @ The Unicorn Stage
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm

“It’s just that if you can’t deal with people, you have to make a start somewhere. With animals. Don’t you see? A person has to find a way of dealing with something. If not with people…something.”   Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo (Zoo story) delves deep into the complex concept of human loneliness and social disparity.

Set in New York City, Act 1, Homelife opens with a look inside the isolated marriage of wealthy textbook company executive,  and his articulate, Upper East Side wife, Ann. Unable to communicate their feelings to each other, the foundation of their marriage is built on unspoken agreements. Somehow, they find comfort in their boring relationship, yet, they are never truly on the same page.

Act 2, The Zoo Story, follows Peter to Central Park. While sitting on a park bench, Peter encounters forlorn and forsaken stranger, Jerry. This stranger, who appears desperate for human contact and connection, forces Peter to listen his stories, as he digs deep into Peter’s life, and his own.
Performances at 7 pm– july 19-20-24-25-26-27-31 aug 1-2-3-7-8-9-10-14-15-16-17-21-22-23-24

Performances at 8 pm– july 21-22-28-29- aug 4-5-11-12-18-19-25-26

Performances at 2 pm–july 22-29- aug 5-12-19-26

Becket, MA–BALLET HISPANICO Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 26 @ 8:00 pm

Ballet Hispanico brings captivating style, crisp technique, and charismatic bravado to the Ted Shawn Theatre. “The versatile Ballet Hispanico dancers are exquisite” (The Washington Post).

Ballet Hispanico offers the thrilling diversity of Latino culture—a fusion of classical, Latin, and contemporary dance. The program features the Pillow-commissioned and flamenco-inspired Línea Recta by Colombian-Belgian choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, set to Spanish guitar by Eric Vaarzon Morel

also at 2 pm- on 7/27,7/29

Lenox, MA–Takács Quartet @ Tanglewood
Jul 26 @ 8:00 pm

Garrick Ohlsson, piano*
HAYDN String Quartet No. 27 in D, Op. 20, No. 4
BEETHOVEN String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat, Op. 130
ELGAR Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 84
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Becket, MA–ATE9 DANCECOMPANY Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 26 @ 8:15 pm

Led by “choreography’s It girl” (The Los Angeles Times) Danielle Agami, the Los Angeles-based Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY brings the mesmerizing intensity of Gaga movement to the intimate Doris Duke Theatre.

A former company member and rehearsal director of Ohad Naharin’s world-renowned Batsheva Dance Company, the work of Israeli-born Agami is athletic, direct, and intelligent. Her ensemble work Exhibit B exposes the challenges the Israeli conflict brings to daily life, and is set to Omid Walizadeh’s hip-hop and Iranian music score.

also at 2:15 pm – 7/29, 30

Jul
27
Thu
Lenox, MA–Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano–Birds in Music @ Tanglewood
Jul 27 @ 8:00 am

In a fascinating centuries-spanning program, Pierre-Laurent Aimard explores the many recreations of birdsong in music by a diverse range of composers from the Baroque to the present day, including music by Daquin, Schumann, Ravel, Bartók, and Julian Anderson. The centerpiece will be a selection from Messiaen’s monumental Catalogue of the Birds, to be interspersed with electronic works by French composer Bernard Fort incorporating the same bird calls.

Becket, MA–BALLET HISPANICO Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 27 @ 2:00 pm

Ballet Hispanico brings captivating style, crisp technique, and charismatic bravado to the Ted Shawn Theatre. “The versatile Ballet Hispanico dancers are exquisite” (The Washington Post).

Ballet Hispanico offers the thrilling diversity of Latino culture—a fusion of classical, Latin, and contemporary dance. The program features the Pillow-commissioned and flamenco-inspired Línea Recta by Colombian-Belgian choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, set to Spanish guitar by Eric Vaarzon Morel

 

Pittsfield, MA–“The Music Man” @ The Colonial Theatre-The Berkshire Theatre Group
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm

 

The Music Man is about a con-man who ultimately does good by a community. “Professor” Harold Hill’s heart opens up through the course of one of America’s most beloved musicals. In the magical number “’Till There Was You,” we all recognize that the power of love is greater than all else, and change is always possible. In fact, Harold Hill and the children of River City, Iowa, remind us that the ordinary can indeed be changed to the extraordinary.

Sound the Seventy-Six Trombones, the Tony Award-winning musical, The Music Man comes to The Colonial Theatre!  This beloved musical features over 100 talented Berkshire youths, as well as Rylan Morsbach (BTG: Mary Poppins, The Homecoming), who was recently hailed as “terrific” by The New York Times in BTG’s Off-Broadway transfer of Fiorello!

Performances at 7 PM– July 6-7-8-11-12-13-14-15-18-19-20-21-22-25-26-27-28-29   Aug 1-2-3-4-5

Performances at 2 pm–July 8-9-12-15-16-19-22-23-26-29-30   Aug 2-5-6

Stockbridge, MA–“Arsenic and Old Lace” @ The Berkshire Theatre Group-The Fitzpatrick Main Stage
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm

Celebrated as playwright Joseph Kesselring’s most successful play, Arsenic and Old Lace is a side-splitting, farcical tale. An American classic, Arsenic and Old Lace first debuted on Broadway in 1941, in which New York Times critic Brooks Atkinson raved that the production’s “casual point of view that is so robustly entertaining.” Filled with colorful characters and witty plot twists, this quirky comedy is one for the ages. This production is directed by Tony Award-nominated Gregg Edelman (Broadway: City of Angels, 1776, Into The Woods; BTG: Constellations, Deathtrap).

Good-hearted drama critic, Mortimer Brewster appears to lead a normal, happy life. Recently engaged to be married, Mortimer plans a trip to visit his charming, spinster aunts, Abby and Martha Brewster. However, shortly after Mortimer’s arrival, he discovers that his innocent aunts have a deadly secret buried in the basement—about a dozen older gentlemen. To Mortimer’s dismay, Abby and Martha deem their poisonous habits as charitable acts; convinced that they are putting these men out of their misery. Attempting to protect society without sending Abby and Martha to prison, hilarity and madness ensues as Mortimer tries to wrangle in his crazy aunts, along with his brothers—Theodore, who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt, and maniacal, murderous Jonathan.

Performances at:

7 pm on  july 27-31- aug 1-2-3-7-8-9-10-14-15-16-17-

8 pm  on july 28-29- aug 4-5-11-12-18-19

2 pm on july 29- aug 2-5-9-12-16-19

Stockbridge, MA–Edward Albee’s “At Home at the Zoo (Zoo story)” @ The Unicorn Stage
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm

“It’s just that if you can’t deal with people, you have to make a start somewhere. With animals. Don’t you see? A person has to find a way of dealing with something. If not with people…something.”   Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo (Zoo story) delves deep into the complex concept of human loneliness and social disparity.

Set in New York City, Act 1, Homelife opens with a look inside the isolated marriage of wealthy textbook company executive,  and his articulate, Upper East Side wife, Ann. Unable to communicate their feelings to each other, the foundation of their marriage is built on unspoken agreements. Somehow, they find comfort in their boring relationship, yet, they are never truly on the same page.

Act 2, The Zoo Story, follows Peter to Central Park. While sitting on a park bench, Peter encounters forlorn and forsaken stranger, Jerry. This stranger, who appears desperate for human contact and connection, forces Peter to listen his stories, as he digs deep into Peter’s life, and his own.
Performances at 7 pm– july 19-20-24-25-26-27-31 aug 1-2-3-7-8-9-10-14-15-16-17-21-22-23-24

Performances at 8 pm– july 21-22-28-29- aug 4-5-11-12-18-19-25-26

Performances at 2 pm–july 22-29- aug 5-12-19-26

Lakeville, CT–Piano Concert Series Featuring Oxana Yablonskaya @ The Hotchkiss School--Katherine M. Elfers Hall • Esther Eastman Music Center
Jul 27 @ 7:30 pm

CONCERT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
(860) 435-2591

Summer Portals offers a free concert series to the Portals community and the public. World-renowned artists and student performers share the stage in Hotchkiss’s state-of-the-art music facilities, where audiences can enjoy incredible acoustics and clear views of Lake Wononscopomuc and the Berkshire-Taconic mountains. Concert-goers can picnic on the Hotchkiss grounds.

OXANA YABLONSKAYA is one of a number of hugely talented expatriate
Russian pianists to have emerged from the post-World War II
era. Yablonskaya possesses an all-encompassing technique and vast
repertory that takes in works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Chopin,
Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Scriabin, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev,
Shostakovich, and many others. She has made numerous recordings
throughout her career, including for Melodiya, Naxos, Connoisseur
Society, and Classical Records.

Becket, MA–BALLET HISPANICO Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm

Ballet Hispanico brings captivating style, crisp technique, and charismatic bravado to the Ted Shawn Theatre. “The versatile Ballet Hispanico dancers are exquisite” (The Washington Post).

Ballet Hispanico offers the thrilling diversity of Latino culture—a fusion of classical, Latin, and contemporary dance. The program features the Pillow-commissioned and flamenco-inspired Línea Recta by Colombian-Belgian choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, set to Spanish guitar by Eric Vaarzon Morel

also at 2 pm- on 7/27,7/29

Becket, MA–ATE9 DANCECOMPANY Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 27 @ 8:15 pm

Led by “choreography’s It girl” (The Los Angeles Times) Danielle Agami, the Los Angeles-based Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY brings the mesmerizing intensity of Gaga movement to the intimate Doris Duke Theatre.

A former company member and rehearsal director of Ohad Naharin’s world-renowned Batsheva Dance Company, the work of Israeli-born Agami is athletic, direct, and intelligent. Her ensemble work Exhibit B exposes the challenges the Israeli conflict brings to daily life, and is set to Omid Walizadeh’s hip-hop and Iranian music score.

also at 2:15 pm – 7/29, 30

Jul
28
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–“The Music Man” @ The Colonial Theatre-The Berkshire Theatre Group
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm

 

The Music Man is about a con-man who ultimately does good by a community. “Professor” Harold Hill’s heart opens up through the course of one of America’s most beloved musicals. In the magical number “’Till There Was You,” we all recognize that the power of love is greater than all else, and change is always possible. In fact, Harold Hill and the children of River City, Iowa, remind us that the ordinary can indeed be changed to the extraordinary.

Sound the Seventy-Six Trombones, the Tony Award-winning musical, The Music Man comes to The Colonial Theatre!  This beloved musical features over 100 talented Berkshire youths, as well as Rylan Morsbach (BTG: Mary Poppins, The Homecoming), who was recently hailed as “terrific” by The New York Times in BTG’s Off-Broadway transfer of Fiorello!

Performances at 7 PM– July 6-7-8-11-12-13-14-15-18-19-20-21-22-25-26-27-28-29   Aug 1-2-3-4-5

Performances at 2 pm–July 8-9-12-15-16-19-22-23-26-29-30   Aug 2-5-6

Becket, MA–BALLET HISPANICO Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 28 @ 8:00 pm

Ballet Hispanico brings captivating style, crisp technique, and charismatic bravado to the Ted Shawn Theatre. “The versatile Ballet Hispanico dancers are exquisite” (The Washington Post).

Ballet Hispanico offers the thrilling diversity of Latino culture—a fusion of classical, Latin, and contemporary dance. The program features the Pillow-commissioned and flamenco-inspired Línea Recta by Colombian-Belgian choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, set to Spanish guitar by Eric Vaarzon Morel

also at 2 pm- on 7/27,7/29

Great Barrington, MA–Troubadour Series Music Performance: Seth Glier CD Release  @ The Guthrie Center at the Old Trinity Church
Jul 28 @ 8:00 pm

To purchase tickets, call (413) 528-1955 — Tuesday thru Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

His music has … caught the ears of fans, industry and critics alike, with USA Today stating that his “exquisite tenor echoes Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel.” Building on the acclaim of his Grammy®-nominated sophomore album “The Next Right Thing”, Glier’s subsequent record “Things I Should Let You Know” landed him his first Daytrotter session, was called “a genuine revelation” by Blurt Magazine, and was praised by Music & Musicians Magazine for its “shimmering, seductive melodies”.
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Lenox, MA–Boston Symphony Orchestra
Jul 28 @ 8:00 pm

 

Charles Dutoit, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano
BEETHOVEN Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus
BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 2
DVORÁK Symphony No. 9, From the New World

Norfolk, CT–Dvořák and Nationalism @ Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate
Jul 28 @ 8:00 pm

DVOŘÁK
COLERIDGE-TAYLOR
MARSALIS
BRAHMS selections from Slavonic Dances
Four African Dances, Op 58
Meeelaan
Piano Quartet No. 1 in g minor, Op 25

at 7:00 PM • Music Shed • Pre-Concert Conversation with Paul Berry
Join us before the concert for an engaging and enlightening viewpoint on a musical topic related to the evening’s programs.

Frank Morelli bassoon, Melvin Chen piano, Daniel Ching violin,
John Largess viola, Joshua Gindele cello,
with Fellows of the Norfolk Festival

Tickets: $55 – $20, $10 (Young Adults 18-25), and Kids Come Free! (under 18)

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Over the years, while Norfolk has become a symbol of quality in chamber music performance and professional study, thousands have enjoyed the picturesque environment of the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate and the excellence of one of America’s most distinguished musical traditions.

Stockbridge, MA–“Arsenic and Old Lace” @ The Berkshire Theatre Group-The Fitzpatrick Main Stage
Jul 28 @ 8:00 pm

Celebrated as playwright Joseph Kesselring’s most successful play, Arsenic and Old Lace is a side-splitting, farcical tale. An American classic, Arsenic and Old Lace first debuted on Broadway in 1941, in which New York Times critic Brooks Atkinson raved that the production’s “casual point of view that is so robustly entertaining.” Filled with colorful characters and witty plot twists, this quirky comedy is one for the ages. This production is directed by Tony Award-nominated Gregg Edelman (Broadway: City of Angels, 1776, Into The Woods; BTG: Constellations, Deathtrap).

Good-hearted drama critic, Mortimer Brewster appears to lead a normal, happy life. Recently engaged to be married, Mortimer plans a trip to visit his charming, spinster aunts, Abby and Martha Brewster. However, shortly after Mortimer’s arrival, he discovers that his innocent aunts have a deadly secret buried in the basement—about a dozen older gentlemen. To Mortimer’s dismay, Abby and Martha deem their poisonous habits as charitable acts; convinced that they are putting these men out of their misery. Attempting to protect society without sending Abby and Martha to prison, hilarity and madness ensues as Mortimer tries to wrangle in his crazy aunts, along with his brothers—Theodore, who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt, and maniacal, murderous Jonathan.

Performances at:

7 pm on  july 27-31- aug 1-2-3-7-8-9-10-14-15-16-17-

8 pm  on july 28-29- aug 4-5-11-12-18-19

2 pm on july 29- aug 2-5-9-12-16-19

Stockbridge, MA–Edward Albee’s “At Home at the Zoo (Zoo story)” @ The Unicorn Stage
Jul 28 @ 8:00 pm

“It’s just that if you can’t deal with people, you have to make a start somewhere. With animals. Don’t you see? A person has to find a way of dealing with something. If not with people…something.”   Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo (Zoo story) delves deep into the complex concept of human loneliness and social disparity.

Set in New York City, Act 1, Homelife opens with a look inside the isolated marriage of wealthy textbook company executive,  and his articulate, Upper East Side wife, Ann. Unable to communicate their feelings to each other, the foundation of their marriage is built on unspoken agreements. Somehow, they find comfort in their boring relationship, yet, they are never truly on the same page.

Act 2, The Zoo Story, follows Peter to Central Park. While sitting on a park bench, Peter encounters forlorn and forsaken stranger, Jerry. This stranger, who appears desperate for human contact and connection, forces Peter to listen his stories, as he digs deep into Peter’s life, and his own.
Performances at 7 pm– july 19-20-24-25-26-27-31 aug 1-2-3-7-8-9-10-14-15-16-17-21-22-23-24

Performances at 8 pm– july 21-22-28-29- aug 4-5-11-12-18-19-25-26

Performances at 2 pm–july 22-29- aug 5-12-19-26

Becket, MA–ATE9 DANCECOMPANY Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 28 @ 8:15 pm

Led by “choreography’s It girl” (The Los Angeles Times) Danielle Agami, the Los Angeles-based Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY brings the mesmerizing intensity of Gaga movement to the intimate Doris Duke Theatre.

A former company member and rehearsal director of Ohad Naharin’s world-renowned Batsheva Dance Company, the work of Israeli-born Agami is athletic, direct, and intelligent. Her ensemble work Exhibit B exposes the challenges the Israeli conflict brings to daily life, and is set to Omid Walizadeh’s hip-hop and Iranian music score.

also at 2:15 pm – 7/29, 30

Jul
29
Sat
Becket, MA–BALLET HISPANICO Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm

Ballet Hispanico brings captivating style, crisp technique, and charismatic bravado to the Ted Shawn Theatre. “The versatile Ballet Hispanico dancers are exquisite” (The Washington Post).

Ballet Hispanico offers the thrilling diversity of Latino culture—a fusion of classical, Latin, and contemporary dance. The program features the Pillow-commissioned and flamenco-inspired Línea Recta by Colombian-Belgian choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, set to Spanish guitar by Eric Vaarzon Morel

 

Pittsfield, MA–“The Music Man” @ The Colonial Theatre-The Berkshire Theatre Group
Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm

The Music Man is about a con-man who ultimately does good by a community. “Professor” Harold Hill’s heart opens up through the course of one of America’s most beloved musicals. In the magical number “’Till There Was You,” we all recognize that the power of love is greater than all else, and change is always possible. In fact, Harold Hill and the children of River City, Iowa, remind us that the ordinary can indeed be changed to the extraordinary.

Sound the Seventy-Six Trombones, the Tony Award-winning musical, The Music Man comes to The Colonial Theatre!  This beloved musical features over 100 talented Berkshire youths, as well as Rylan Morsbach (BTG: Mary Poppins, The Homecoming), who was recently hailed as “terrific” by The New York Times in BTG’s Off-Broadway transfer of Fiorello!

Performances at 7 PM– July 6-7-8-11-12-13-14-15-18-19-20-21-22-25-26-27-28-29   Aug 1-2-3-4-5

Performances at 2 pm–July 8-9-12-15-16-19-22-23-26-29-30   Aug 2-5-6

Stockbridge, MA–“Arsenic and Old Lace” @ The Berkshire Theatre Group-The Fitzpatrick Main Stage
Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm

Celebrated as playwright Joseph Kesselring’s most successful play, Arsenic and Old Lace is a side-splitting, farcical tale. An American classic, Arsenic and Old Lace first debuted on Broadway in 1941, in which New York Times critic Brooks Atkinson raved that the production’s “casual point of view that is so robustly entertaining.” Filled with colorful characters and witty plot twists, this quirky comedy is one for the ages. This production is directed by Tony Award-nominated Gregg Edelman (Broadway: City of Angels, 1776, Into The Woods; BTG: Constellations, Deathtrap).

Good-hearted drama critic, Mortimer Brewster appears to lead a normal, happy life. Recently engaged to be married, Mortimer plans a trip to visit his charming, spinster aunts, Abby and Martha Brewster. However, shortly after Mortimer’s arrival, he discovers that his innocent aunts have a deadly secret buried in the basement—about a dozen older gentlemen. To Mortimer’s dismay, Abby and Martha deem their poisonous habits as charitable acts; convinced that they are putting these men out of their misery. Attempting to protect society without sending Abby and Martha to prison, hilarity and madness ensues as Mortimer tries to wrangle in his crazy aunts, along with his brothers—Theodore, who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt, and maniacal, murderous Jonathan.

Performances at:

7 pm on  july 27-31- aug 1-2-3-7-8-9-10-14-15-16-17-

8 pm  on july 28-29- aug 4-5-11-12-18-19

2 pm on july 29- aug 2-5-9-12-16-19

Stockbridge, MA–Edward Albee’s “At Home at the Zoo (Zoo story)” @ The Unicorn Stage
Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm

“It’s just that if you can’t deal with people, you have to make a start somewhere. With animals. Don’t you see? A person has to find a way of dealing with something. If not with people…something.”   Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo (Zoo story) delves deep into the complex concept of human loneliness and social disparity.

Set in New York City, Act 1, Homelife opens with a look inside the isolated marriage of wealthy textbook company executive,  and his articulate, Upper East Side wife, Ann. Unable to communicate their feelings to each other, the foundation of their marriage is built on unspoken agreements. Somehow, they find comfort in their boring relationship, yet, they are never truly on the same page.

Act 2, The Zoo Story, follows Peter to Central Park. While sitting on a park bench, Peter encounters forlorn and forsaken stranger, Jerry. This stranger, who appears desperate for human contact and connection, forces Peter to listen his stories, as he digs deep into Peter’s life, and his own.
Performances at 7 pm– july 19-20-24-25-26-27-31 aug 1-2-3-7-8-9-10-14-15-16-17-21-22-23-24

Performances at 8 pm– july 21-22-28-29- aug 4-5-11-12-18-19-25-26

Performances at 2 pm–july 22-29- aug 5-12-19-26

Becket, MA–ATE9 DANCECOMPANY Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 29 @ 2:15 pm

Led by “choreography’s It girl” (The Los Angeles Times) Danielle Agami, the Los Angeles-based Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY brings the mesmerizing intensity of Gaga movement to the intimate Doris Duke Theatre.

A former company member and rehearsal director of Ohad Naharin’s world-renowned Batsheva Dance Company, the work of Israeli-born Agami is athletic, direct, and intelligent. Her ensemble work Exhibit B exposes the challenges the Israeli conflict brings to daily life, and is set to Omid Walizadeh’s hip-hop and Iranian music score.

 

Lenox, MA–Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Orchestra @ Tanglewood
Jul 29 @ 2:30 pm

Paul Haas, conductor
BACH/STOKOWSKI Toccata and Fugue in
D minor, BWV 565
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 10
Additional repertoire to be announced

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Falls Village, CT–Alan Ferber Nonet @ Music Mountain
Jul 29 @ 6:30 pm

Nominated for a Grammy award in the ‘Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album’ category, the Alan Ferber Nonet is ‘somehow both old school and cutting edge’ (The Wall Street Journal). Trombonist-composer Alan Ferber has been recognized as one of the leading trombonists of his generation in DownBeat’s International Critics’ Poll and Readers’ Poll.

Pittsfield, MA–“The Music Man” @ The Colonial Theatre-The Berkshire Theatre Group
Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm

 

The Music Man is about a con-man who ultimately does good by a community. “Professor” Harold Hill’s heart opens up through the course of one of America’s most beloved musicals. In the magical number “’Till There Was You,” we all recognize that the power of love is greater than all else, and change is always possible. In fact, Harold Hill and the children of River City, Iowa, remind us that the ordinary can indeed be changed to the extraordinary.

Sound the Seventy-Six Trombones, the Tony Award-winning musical, The Music Man comes to The Colonial Theatre!  This beloved musical features over 100 talented Berkshire youths, as well as Rylan Morsbach (BTG: Mary Poppins, The Homecoming), who was recently hailed as “terrific” by The New York Times in BTG’s Off-Broadway transfer of Fiorello!

Performances at 7 PM– July 6-7-8-11-12-13-14-15-18-19-20-21-22-25-26-27-28-29   Aug 1-2-3-4-5

Performances at 2 pm–July 8-9-12-15-16-19-22-23-26-29-30   Aug 2-5-6

Lakeville, CT–Piano Concert Series Grand Finale Concert @ The Hotchkiss School--Katherine M. Elfers Hall • Esther Eastman Music Center
Jul 29 @ 7:30 pm

Summer Portals offers a free concert series to the Portals community and the public. World-renowned artists and student performers share the stage in Hotchkiss’s state-of-the-art music facilities, where audiences can enjoy incredible acoustics and clear views of Lake Wononscopomuc and the Berkshire-Taconic mountains. Concert-goers can picnic on the Hotchkiss grounds.   (860) 435-2591

CONCERT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Becket, MA–BALLET HISPANICO Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 29 @ 8:00 pm

Ballet Hispanico brings captivating style, crisp technique, and charismatic bravado to the Ted Shawn Theatre. “The versatile Ballet Hispanico dancers are exquisite” (The Washington Post).

Ballet Hispanico offers the thrilling diversity of Latino culture—a fusion of classical, Latin, and contemporary dance. The program features the Pillow-commissioned and flamenco-inspired Línea Recta by Colombian-Belgian choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, set to Spanish guitar by Eric Vaarzon Morel

also at 2 pm- on 7/27,7/29

Great Barrington, MA–Troubadour Series Music Performance: Seth Glier CD Release  @ The Guthrie Center at the Old Trinity Church
Jul 29 @ 8:00 pm

To purchase tickets, call (413) 528-1955 — Tuesday thru Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

His music has … caught the ears of fans, industry and critics alike, with USA Today stating that his “exquisite tenor echoes Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel.” Building on the acclaim of his Grammy®-nominated sophomore album “The Next Right Thing”, Glier’s subsequent record “Things I Should Let You Know” landed him his first Daytrotter session, was called “a genuine revelation” by Blurt Magazine, and was praised by Music & Musicians Magazine for its “shimmering, seductive melodies”.
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Lenox, MA–Boston Symphony Orchestra & Tanglewood Festival Chorus & Children’s Chorus @ Tanglewood
Jul 29 @ 8:00 pm

 

Charles Dutoit, conductor
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano
Paul Groves, tenor

STRAVINSKY Chant funèbre
RAVEL Piano Concerto for the left hand
BERLIOZ Te Deum

 

Norfolk, CT–The Miró Quartet @ Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate
Jul 29 @ 8:00 pm

DVOŘÁK program

Tickets: $55 – $20, $10 (Young Adults 18-25), and Kids Come Free! (under 18)

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Over the years, while Norfolk has become a symbol of quality in chamber music performance and professional study, thousands have enjoyed the picturesque environment of the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate and the excellence of one of America’s most distinguished musical traditions.

Stockbridge, MA–Edward Albee’s “At Home at the Zoo (Zoo story)” @ The Unicorn Stage
Jul 29 @ 8:00 pm

“It’s just that if you can’t deal with people, you have to make a start somewhere. With animals. Don’t you see? A person has to find a way of dealing with something. If not with people…something.”   Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo (Zoo story) delves deep into the complex concept of human loneliness and social disparity.

Set in New York City, Act 1, Homelife opens with a look inside the isolated marriage of wealthy textbook company executive,  and his articulate, Upper East Side wife, Ann. Unable to communicate their feelings to each other, the foundation of their marriage is built on unspoken agreements. Somehow, they find comfort in their boring relationship, yet, they are never truly on the same page.

Act 2, The Zoo Story, follows Peter to Central Park. While sitting on a park bench, Peter encounters forlorn and forsaken stranger, Jerry. This stranger, who appears desperate for human contact and connection, forces Peter to listen his stories, as he digs deep into Peter’s life, and his own.
Performances at 7 pm– july 19-20-24-25-26-27-31 aug 1-2-3-7-8-9-10-14-15-16-17-21-22-23-24

Performances at 8 pm– july 21-22-28-29- aug 4-5-11-12-18-19-25-26

Performances at 2 pm–july 22-29- aug 5-12-19-26

Becket, MA–ATE9 DANCECOMPANY Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 29 @ 8:15 pm

Led by “choreography’s It girl” (The Los Angeles Times) Danielle Agami, the Los Angeles-based Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY brings the mesmerizing intensity of Gaga movement to the intimate Doris Duke Theatre.

A former company member and rehearsal director of Ohad Naharin’s world-renowned Batsheva Dance Company, the work of Israeli-born Agami is athletic, direct, and intelligent. Her ensemble work Exhibit B exposes the challenges the Israeli conflict brings to daily life, and is set to Omid Walizadeh’s hip-hop and Iranian music score.

also at 2:15 pm – 7/29, 30

Jul
30
Sun
Pittsfield, MA–“The Music Man” @ The Colonial Theatre-The Berkshire Theatre Group
Jul 30 @ 2:00 pm

The Music Man is about a con-man who ultimately does good by a community. “Professor” Harold Hill’s heart opens up through the course of one of America’s most beloved musicals. In the magical number “’Till There Was You,” we all recognize that the power of love is greater than all else, and change is always possible. In fact, Harold Hill and the children of River City, Iowa, remind us that the ordinary can indeed be changed to the extraordinary.

Sound the Seventy-Six Trombones, the Tony Award-winning musical, The Music Man comes to The Colonial Theatre!  This beloved musical features over 100 talented Berkshire youths, as well as Rylan Morsbach (BTG: Mary Poppins, The Homecoming), who was recently hailed as “terrific” by The New York Times in BTG’s Off-Broadway transfer of Fiorello!

Performances at 7 PM– July 6-7-8-11-12-13-14-15-18-19-20-21-22-25-26-27-28-29   Aug 1-2-3-4-5

Performances at 2 pm–July 8-9-12-15-16-19-22-23-26-29-30   Aug 2-5-6

Becket, MA–ATE9 DANCECOMPANY Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 30 @ 2:15 pm

Led by “choreography’s It girl” (The Los Angeles Times) Danielle Agami, the Los Angeles-based Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY brings the mesmerizing intensity of Gaga movement to the intimate Doris Duke Theatre.

A former company member and rehearsal director of Ohad Naharin’s world-renowned Batsheva Dance Company, the work of Israeli-born Agami is athletic, direct, and intelligent. Her ensemble work Exhibit B exposes the challenges the Israeli conflict brings to daily life, and is set to Omid Walizadeh’s hip-hop and Iranian music score.

 

Lenox, MA–Boston Symphony Orchestra & Tanglewood Festival Chorus @ Tanglewood
Jul 30 @ 2:30 pm

Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Pinchas Zukerman, violin
Ryan Speedo Green,
bass-baritone
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto
WALTON Belshazzar’s Feast
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Lenox, MA–Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Wind Ensemble @ Tanglewood
Jul 30 @ 2:30 pm

H. Robert Reynolds, conductor
David GILLINGHAM Concerto for Woodwind
Quintet and Wind Ensemble
HUSA Smetana Fanfare
JACOB Old Wine in New Bottles
John MACKEY Sheltering Sky
REED La Fiesta Mexicana
SCHOENBERG Theme and Variations,Op. 43a
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Falls Village, CT–Harlem String Quartet @ Music Mountain
Jul 30 @ 3:00 pm

Fei-Fei Dong, Piano
Webern: Langsamer Satz (1905) (3)
Mozart: String Quartet in B Flat Major, K. 458 ‘Hunt’ (1784) (14)
Duke Ellington: Sophisticated Lady (1932) arr. Alan Broadbent (2016) (1)
William Bolcom: Three Rags for String Quartet (comp. 1970; arr. 1989) (1)
    Poltergeist
    Graceful Ghost
    Incineratorag
Guido López-Gavilán: Guaguancó (comp. 1998, arr. 2015) (1)
Brahms: Piano Quartet in C Minor, Opus 60 (1875) (19)

Gt. Barrirngton, MA–2017 Mahaiwe Gala: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Jul 30 @ 7:00 pm

$80 – $150 (Show Only Tickets) / *Gala Package* Pricing is TBD

*GALA PACKAGES: The pricing and on sale date are TBD, which will include premium seating and a pre-show dinner. More info soon.

It’s impossible to say enough about this extraordinary musician and this magnificent 15-piece orchestra. Suffice it to say, this will be an evening of jazz played by the very best. Since 1988, Wynton Marsalis has led the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, which simultaneously honors the rich heritage of Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong while presenting a stunning variety of new works from illustrious names, many of whom perform regularly with the ensemble.

“You know it’s a good gig when you can’t tell if the band or the audience is having more fun.”  –Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Jul
31
Mon
Lenox, MA–Berkshire Jewish Film Festival 2017 @ Duffin Theater, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School
Jul 31 @ 4:00 pm

” Keep Quiet”–
Rising through the ranks of Hungary’s far-right extremist party, Csanad Szegedi has built a career of denying the Holocaust and dehumanizing Jews, until he learns that his maternal grandparents were not only Jewish but survivors of the Holocaust.

The Berkshire Jewish Film Festival is excited and honored to be presenting 12 world-class films this summer!
We’re going to make you laugh. You’re going to want to dance in the aisles. And your hearts will sing.
Seating is general admission. Filmgoers may purchase individual tickets at the door.

 

 

 

 

Pittsfield, MA–Concerts Sponsored by ShireCity @ First Street Common
Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm

Shire City Sessions are back for 2017 with free concerts, an inspired lineup of live, original music at the First Street Common. The concerts will run for three consecutive Mondays beginning July 24. All events start at 6 pm and are free and open to all ages.

July 24 – features singer/songwriter Drew Angus, a 2016 American Idol finalist, with special guest Izzy Heltai, an acoustic folk singer-songwriter from North Adams.

July 31 – features Born Without Bones, a three-piece hailing from Milford, MA with special guest, local hero Luke Tobin from North Adams.

August 7 – presents Vundabar from Boston , who is currently on tour with Rozwell Kid. The opening band that night is Francesca Shanks, a two-piece band out of North Adams featuring ukulele, moog and percussion, who’s currently wrapping up a tour of their own.

Wandering Star Craft Brewery will be pouring craft beer all evening and Ernie will be selling hot dogs each night.

For more info about the performers, go to https://shirecitymusic.com/ and like Shire City Sessions on Facebook.

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Stockbridge, MA–“Arsenic and Old Lace” @ The Berkshire Theatre Group-The Fitzpatrick Main Stage
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm

Celebrated as playwright Joseph Kesselring’s most successful play, Arsenic and Old Lace is a side-splitting, farcical tale. An American classic, Arsenic and Old Lace first debuted on Broadway in 1941, in which New York Times critic Brooks Atkinson raved that the production’s “casual point of view that is so robustly entertaining.” Filled with colorful characters and witty plot twists, this quirky comedy is one for the ages. This production is directed by Tony Award-nominated Gregg Edelman (Broadway: City of Angels, 1776, Into The Woods; BTG: Constellations, Deathtrap).

Good-hearted drama critic, Mortimer Brewster appears to lead a normal, happy life. Recently engaged to be married, Mortimer plans a trip to visit his charming, spinster aunts, Abby and Martha Brewster. However, shortly after Mortimer’s arrival, he discovers that his innocent aunts have a deadly secret buried in the basement—about a dozen older gentlemen. To Mortimer’s dismay, Abby and Martha deem their poisonous habits as charitable acts; convinced that they are putting these men out of their misery. Attempting to protect society without sending Abby and Martha to prison, hilarity and madness ensues as Mortimer tries to wrangle in his crazy aunts, along with his brothers—Theodore, who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt, and maniacal, murderous Jonathan.

Performances at:

7 pm on  july 27-31- aug 1-2-3-7-8-9-10-14-15-16-17-

8 pm  on july 28-29- aug 4-5-11-12-18-19

2 pm on july 29- aug 2-5-9-12-16-19

Stockbridge, MA–Edward Albee’s “At Home at the Zoo (Zoo story)” @ The Unicorn Stage
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm

“It’s just that if you can’t deal with people, you have to make a start somewhere. With animals. Don’t you see? A person has to find a way of dealing with something. If not with people…something.”   Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo (Zoo story) delves deep into the complex concept of human loneliness and social disparity.

Set in New York City, Act 1, Homelife opens with a look inside the isolated marriage of wealthy textbook company executive,  and his articulate, Upper East Side wife, Ann. Unable to communicate their feelings to each other, the foundation of their marriage is built on unspoken agreements. Somehow, they find comfort in their boring relationship, yet, they are never truly on the same page.

Act 2, The Zoo Story, follows Peter to Central Park. While sitting on a park bench, Peter encounters forlorn and forsaken stranger, Jerry. This stranger, who appears desperate for human contact and connection, forces Peter to listen his stories, as he digs deep into Peter’s life, and his own.
Performances at 7 pm– july 19-20-24-25-26-27-31 aug 1-2-3-7-8-9-10-14-15-16-17-21-22-23-24

Performances at 8 pm– july 21-22-28-29- aug 4-5-11-12-18-19-25-26

Performances at 2 pm–july 22-29- aug 5-12-19-26

Aug
1
Tue
Lenox, MA–TANGLEWOOD ON PARADE withthe Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops Orchestra, and the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra @ Tanglewood
Aug 1 all-day

At 8 pm–the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops Orchestra, and the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra

Charles Dutoit, Moritz Gnann, Keith Lockhart,
Bramwell Tovey, and John Williams, conductors
Garrick Ohlsson, piano*
Dawn Upshaw, soprano

COPLAND Fanfare for the Common Man
COPLAND Piano Concerto
KODÁLY Suite from Háry János
MENDELSSOHN Overture, The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave)
RODGERS and HART Blue Moon and Manhattan
John WILLIAMS Music from Jurassic Park, Minority Report, and Jaws

TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture—Fireworks to follow the concert

—-ALSO DURING THE DAY-LONG-EVENTS AT TANGLEWOOD—

2:30pm, Ozawa Hall–TMC Chamber Music, Cello Ensemble

3:15, Tappan Porch–TMC Chamber Music, Wind Ensembles

3:30pm, Ozawa Hall–TMC Chamber Music, Solo Piano Program

4pm, Shed–Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Orchestra and Chorus

5pm, Ozawa Hall–TMC Vocal Music

7:30pm, Shed–TMC Fanfares: BU TANGLEWOOD INSTITUTE

Pittsfield, MA–“The Music Man” @ The Colonial Theatre-The Berkshire Theatre Group
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm

 

The Music Man is about a con-man who ultimately does good by a community. “Professor” Harold Hill’s heart opens up through the course of one of America’s most beloved musicals. In the magical number “’Till There Was You,” we all recognize that the power of love is greater than all else, and change is always possible. In fact, Harold Hill and the children of River City, Iowa, remind us that the ordinary can indeed be changed to the extraordinary.

Sound the Seventy-Six Trombones, the Tony Award-winning musical, The Music Man comes to The Colonial Theatre!  This beloved musical features over 100 talented Berkshire youths, as well as Rylan Morsbach (BTG: Mary Poppins, The Homecoming), who was recently hailed as “terrific” by The New York Times in BTG’s Off-Broadway transfer of Fiorello!

Performances at 7 PM– July 6-7-8-11-12-13-14-15-18-19-20-21-22-25-26-27-28-29   Aug 1-2-3-4-5

Performances at 2 pm–July 8-9-12-15-16-19-22-23-26-29-30   Aug 2-5-6

Stockbridge, MA–“Arsenic and Old Lace” @ The Berkshire Theatre Group-The Fitzpatrick Main Stage
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm

Celebrated as playwright Joseph Kesselring’s most successful play, Arsenic and Old Lace is a side-splitting, farcical tale. An American classic, Arsenic and Old Lace first debuted on Broadway in 1941, in which New York Times critic Brooks Atkinson raved that the production’s “casual point of view that is so robustly entertaining.” Filled with colorful characters and witty plot twists, this quirky comedy is one for the ages. This production is directed by Tony Award-nominated Gregg Edelman (Broadway: City of Angels, 1776, Into The Woods; BTG: Constellations, Deathtrap).

Good-hearted drama critic, Mortimer Brewster appears to lead a normal, happy life. Recently engaged to be married, Mortimer plans a trip to visit his charming, spinster aunts, Abby and Martha Brewster. However, shortly after Mortimer’s arrival, he discovers that his innocent aunts have a deadly secret buried in the basement—about a dozen older gentlemen. To Mortimer’s dismay, Abby and Martha deem their poisonous habits as charitable acts; convinced that they are putting these men out of their misery. Attempting to protect society without sending Abby and Martha to prison, hilarity and madness ensues as Mortimer tries to wrangle in his crazy aunts, along with his brothers—Theodore, who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt, and maniacal, murderous Jonathan.

Performances at:

7 pm on  july 27-31- aug 1-2-3-7-8-9-10-14-15-16-17-

8 pm  on july 28-29- aug 4-5-11-12-18-19

2 pm on july 29- aug 2-5-9-12-16-19

Stockbridge, MA–Edward Albee’s “At Home at the Zoo (Zoo story)” @ The Unicorn Stage
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm

“It’s just that if you can’t deal with people, you have to make a start somewhere. With animals. Don’t you see? A person has to find a way of dealing with something. If not with people…something.”   Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo (Zoo story) delves deep into the complex concept of human loneliness and social disparity.

Set in New York City, Act 1, Homelife opens with a look inside the isolated marriage of wealthy textbook company executive,  and his articulate, Upper East Side wife, Ann. Unable to communicate their feelings to each other, the foundation of their marriage is built on unspoken agreements. Somehow, they find comfort in their boring relationship, yet, they are never truly on the same page.

Act 2, The Zoo Story, follows Peter to Central Park. While sitting on a park bench, Peter encounters forlorn and forsaken stranger, Jerry. This stranger, who appears desperate for human contact and connection, forces Peter to listen his stories, as he digs deep into Peter’s life, and his own.
Performances at 7 pm– july 19-20-24-25-26-27-31 aug 1-2-3-7-8-9-10-14-15-16-17-21-22-23-24

Performances at 8 pm– july 21-22-28-29- aug 4-5-11-12-18-19-25-26

Performances at 2 pm–july 22-29- aug 5-12-19-26

Aug
2
Wed
Pittsfield, MA–“The Music Man” @ The Colonial Theatre-The Berkshire Theatre Group
Aug 2 @ 2:00 pm

The Music Man is about a con-man who ultimately does good by a community. “Professor” Harold Hill’s heart opens up through the course of one of America’s most beloved musicals. In the magical number “’Till There Was You,” we all recognize that the power of love is greater than all else, and change is always possible. In fact, Harold Hill and the children of River City, Iowa, remind us that the ordinary can indeed be changed to the extraordinary.

Sound the Seventy-Six Trombones, the Tony Award-winning musical, The Music Man comes to The Colonial Theatre!  This beloved musical features over 100 talented Berkshire youths, as well as Rylan Morsbach (BTG: Mary Poppins, The Homecoming), who was recently hailed as “terrific” by The New York Times in BTG’s Off-Broadway transfer of Fiorello!

Performances at 7 PM– July 6-7-8-11-12-13-14-15-18-19-20-21-22-25-26-27-28-29   Aug 1-2-3-4-5

Performances at 2 pm–July 8-9-12-15-16-19-22-23-26-29-30   Aug 2-5-6

Stockbridge, MA–“Arsenic and Old Lace” @ The Berkshire Theatre Group-The Fitzpatrick Main Stage
Aug 2 @ 2:00 pm

Celebrated as playwright Joseph Kesselring’s most successful play, Arsenic and Old Lace is a side-splitting, farcical tale. An American classic, Arsenic and Old Lace first debuted on Broadway in 1941, in which New York Times critic Brooks Atkinson raved that the production’s “casual point of view that is so robustly entertaining.” Filled with colorful characters and witty plot twists, this quirky comedy is one for the ages. This production is directed by Tony Award-nominated Gregg Edelman (Broadway: City of Angels, 1776, Into The Woods; BTG: Constellations, Deathtrap).

Good-hearted drama critic, Mortimer Brewster appears to lead a normal, happy life. Recently engaged to be married, Mortimer plans a trip to visit his charming, spinster aunts, Abby and Martha Brewster. However, shortly after Mortimer’s arrival, he discovers that his innocent aunts have a deadly secret buried in the basement—about a dozen older gentlemen. To Mortimer’s dismay, Abby and Martha deem their poisonous habits as charitable acts; convinced that they are putting these men out of their misery. Attempting to protect society without sending Abby and Martha to prison, hilarity and madness ensues as Mortimer tries to wrangle in his crazy aunts, along with his brothers—Theodore, who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt, and maniacal, murderous Jonathan.

Performances at:

7 pm on  july 27-31- aug 1-2-3-7-8-9-10-14-15-16-17-

8 pm  on july 28-29- aug 4-5-11-12-18-19

2 pm on july 29- aug 2-5-9-12-16-19

Pittsfield, MA–“The Music Man” @ The Colonial Theatre-The Berkshire Theatre Group
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm

 

The Music Man is about a con-man who ultimately does good by a community. “Professor” Harold Hill’s heart opens up through the course of one of America’s most beloved musicals. In the magical number “’Till There Was You,” we all recognize that the power of love is greater than all else, and change is always possible. In fact, Harold Hill and the children of River City, Iowa, remind us that the ordinary can indeed be changed to the extraordinary.

Sound the Seventy-Six Trombones, the Tony Award-winning musical, The Music Man comes to The Colonial Theatre!  This beloved musical features over 100 talented Berkshire youths, as well as Rylan Morsbach (BTG: Mary Poppins, The Homecoming), who was recently hailed as “terrific” by The New York Times in BTG’s Off-Broadway transfer of Fiorello!

Performances at 7 PM– July 6-7-8-11-12-13-14-15-18-19-20-21-22-25-26-27-28-29   Aug 1-2-3-4-5

Performances at 2 pm–July 8-9-12-15-16-19-22-23-26-29-30   Aug 2-5-6

Stockbridge, MA–“Arsenic and Old Lace” @ The Berkshire Theatre Group-The Fitzpatrick Main Stage
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm

Celebrated as playwright Joseph Kesselring’s most successful play, Arsenic and Old Lace is a side-splitting, farcical tale. An American classic, Arsenic and Old Lace first debuted on Broadway in 1941, in which New York Times critic Brooks Atkinson raved that the production’s “casual point of view that is so robustly entertaining.” Filled with colorful characters and witty plot twists, this quirky comedy is one for the ages. This production is directed by Tony Award-nominated Gregg Edelman (Broadway: City of Angels, 1776, Into The Woods; BTG: Constellations, Deathtrap).

Good-hearted drama critic, Mortimer Brewster appears to lead a normal, happy life. Recently engaged to be married, Mortimer plans a trip to visit his charming, spinster aunts, Abby and Martha Brewster. However, shortly after Mortimer’s arrival, he discovers that his innocent aunts have a deadly secret buried in the basement—about a dozen older gentlemen. To Mortimer’s dismay, Abby and Martha deem their poisonous habits as charitable acts; convinced that they are putting these men out of their misery. Attempting to protect society without sending Abby and Martha to prison, hilarity and madness ensues as Mortimer tries to wrangle in his crazy aunts, along with his brothers—Theodore, who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt, and maniacal, murderous Jonathan.

Performances at:

7 pm on  july 27-31- aug 1-2-3-7-8-9-10-14-15-16-17-

8 pm  on july 28-29- aug 4-5-11-12-18-19

2 pm on july 29- aug 2-5-9-12-16-19

Stockbridge, MA–Edward Albee’s “At Home at the Zoo (Zoo story)” @ The Unicorn Stage
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm

“It’s just that if you can’t deal with people, you have to make a start somewhere. With animals. Don’t you see? A person has to find a way of dealing with something. If not with people…something.”   Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo (Zoo story) delves deep into the complex concept of human loneliness and social disparity.

Set in New York City, Act 1, Homelife opens with a look inside the isolated marriage of wealthy textbook company executive,  and his articulate, Upper East Side wife, Ann. Unable to communicate their feelings to each other, the foundation of their marriage is built on unspoken agreements. Somehow, they find comfort in their boring relationship, yet, they are never truly on the same page.

Act 2, The Zoo Story, follows Peter to Central Park. While sitting on a park bench, Peter encounters forlorn and forsaken stranger, Jerry. This stranger, who appears desperate for human contact and connection, forces Peter to listen his stories, as he digs deep into Peter’s life, and his own.
Performances at 7 pm– july 19-20-24-25-26-27-31 aug 1-2-3-7-8-9-10-14-15-16-17-21-22-23-24

Performances at 8 pm– july 21-22-28-29- aug 4-5-11-12-18-19-25-26

Performances at 2 pm–july 22-29- aug 5-12-19-26

Becket, MA–DOUG VARONE & DANCERS Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 2 @ 8:00 pm

Praised for its “sheer kinetic force and profound emotional insight” (The Washington Post), modern dance company Doug Varone & Dancers delivers expansive vision, versatility, and technical prowess to the Ted Shawn Theatre.

Celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year, the company brings ReComposed, inspired by expressionist painter Joan Mitchell’s swirling pastels, set to acclaimed composer Michael Gordon’s tremendous orchestral score Dystopia, among other works to be announced.

413.243.9919

also at 2 pm- on 8/5, 6

Becket, MA–KYLE ABRAHAM /ABRAHAM.IN.MOTION Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 2 @ 8:15 pm

Abraham returns to the Pillow with his newest work Dearest Home, a lush collection of solos and duets that embody love and longing, born from dialogues with a diverse set of subcultures. Dearest Home is an interactive dance performance that explores cultural views and exchanges about love and the absence of love.

413.243.9919

also at 2:15 pm-on  8/3,5

Aug
3
Thu
Becket, MA–KYLE ABRAHAM /ABRAHAM.IN.MOTION Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 3 @ 2:15 pm

Abraham returns to the Pillow with his newest work Dearest Home, a lush collection of solos and duets that embody love and longing, born from dialogues with a diverse set of subcultures. Dearest Home is an interactive dance performance that explores cultural views and exchanges about love and the absence of love.

413.243.9919

 

Pittsfield, MA–“The Music Man” @ The Colonial Theatre-The Berkshire Theatre Group
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm

 

The Music Man is about a con-man who ultimately does good by a community. “Professor” Harold Hill’s heart opens up through the course of one of America’s most beloved musicals. In the magical number “’Till There Was You,” we all recognize that the power of love is greater than all else, and change is always possible. In fact, Harold Hill and the children of River City, Iowa, remind us that the ordinary can indeed be changed to the extraordinary.

Sound the Seventy-Six Trombones, the Tony Award-winning musical, The Music Man comes to The Colonial Theatre!  This beloved musical features over 100 talented Berkshire youths, as well as Rylan Morsbach (BTG: Mary Poppins, The Homecoming), who was recently hailed as “terrific” by The New York Times in BTG’s Off-Broadway transfer of Fiorello!

Performances at 7 PM– July 6-7-8-11-12-13-14-15-18-19-20-21-22-25-26-27-28-29   Aug 1-2-3-4-5

Performances at 2 pm–July 8-9-12-15-16-19-22-23-26-29-30   Aug 2-5-6

Stockbridge, MA–“Arsenic and Old Lace” @ The Berkshire Theatre Group-The Fitzpatrick Main Stage
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm

Celebrated as playwright Joseph Kesselring’s most successful play, Arsenic and Old Lace is a side-splitting, farcical tale. An American classic, Arsenic and Old Lace first debuted on Broadway in 1941, in which New York Times critic Brooks Atkinson raved that the production’s “casual point of view that is so robustly entertaining.” Filled with colorful characters and witty plot twists, this quirky comedy is one for the ages. This production is directed by Tony Award-nominated Gregg Edelman (Broadway: City of Angels, 1776, Into The Woods; BTG: Constellations, Deathtrap).

Good-hearted drama critic, Mortimer Brewster appears to lead a normal, happy life. Recently engaged to be married, Mortimer plans a trip to visit his charming, spinster aunts, Abby and Martha Brewster. However, shortly after Mortimer’s arrival, he discovers that his innocent aunts have a deadly secret buried in the basement—about a dozen older gentlemen. To Mortimer’s dismay, Abby and Martha deem their poisonous habits as charitable acts; convinced that they are putting these men out of their misery. Attempting to protect society without sending Abby and Martha to prison, hilarity and madness ensues as Mortimer tries to wrangle in his crazy aunts, along with his brothers—Theodore, who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt, and maniacal, murderous Jonathan.

Performances at:

7 pm on  july 27-31- aug 1-2-3-7-8-9-10-14-15-16-17-

8 pm  on july 28-29- aug 4-5-11-12-18-19

2 pm on july 29- aug 2-5-9-12-16-19

Stockbridge, MA–Edward Albee’s “At Home at the Zoo (Zoo story)” @ The Unicorn Stage
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm

“It’s just that if you can’t deal with people, you have to make a start somewhere. With animals. Don’t you see? A person has to find a way of dealing with something. If not with people…something.”   Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo (Zoo story) delves deep into the complex concept of human loneliness and social disparity.

Set in New York City, Act 1, Homelife opens with a look inside the isolated marriage of wealthy textbook company executive,  and his articulate, Upper East Side wife, Ann. Unable to communicate their feelings to each other, the foundation of their marriage is built on unspoken agreements. Somehow, they find comfort in their boring relationship, yet, they are never truly on the same page.

Act 2, The Zoo Story, follows Peter to Central Park. While sitting on a park bench, Peter encounters forlorn and forsaken stranger, Jerry. This stranger, who appears desperate for human contact and connection, forces Peter to listen his stories, as he digs deep into Peter’s life, and his own.
Performances at 7 pm– july 19-20-24-25-26-27-31 aug 1-2-3-7-8-9-10-14-15-16-17-21-22-23-24

Performances at 8 pm– july 21-22-28-29- aug 4-5-11-12-18-19-25-26

Performances at 2 pm–july 22-29- aug 5-12-19-26

Becket, MA–DOUG VARONE & DANCERS Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 3 @ 8:00 pm

Praised for its “sheer kinetic force and profound emotional insight” (The Washington Post), modern dance company Doug Varone & Dancers delivers expansive vision, versatility, and technical prowess to the Ted Shawn Theatre.

Celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year, the company brings ReComposed, inspired by expressionist painter Joan Mitchell’s swirling pastels, set to acclaimed composer Michael Gordon’s tremendous orchestral score Dystopia, among other works to be announced.

413.243.9919

also at 2 pm- on 8/5, 6

Becket, MA–KYLE ABRAHAM /ABRAHAM.IN.MOTION Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 3 @ 8:15 pm

Abraham returns to the Pillow with his newest work Dearest Home, a lush collection of solos and duets that embody love and longing, born from dialogues with a diverse set of subcultures. Dearest Home is an interactive dance performance that explores cultural views and exchanges about love and the absence of love.

413.243.9919

also at 2:15 pm-on  8/3,5

Aug
4
Fri
Norfolk, CT–“A Weekend in Norfolk”
Aug 4 all-day
Pittsfield, MA–“The Music Man” @ The Colonial Theatre-The Berkshire Theatre Group
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm

 

The Music Man is about a con-man who ultimately does good by a community. “Professor” Harold Hill’s heart opens up through the course of one of America’s most beloved musicals. In the magical number “’Till There Was You,” we all recognize that the power of love is greater than all else, and change is always possible. In fact, Harold Hill and the children of River City, Iowa, remind us that the ordinary can indeed be changed to the extraordinary.

Sound the Seventy-Six Trombones, the Tony Award-winning musical, The Music Man comes to The Colonial Theatre!  This beloved musical features over 100 talented Berkshire youths, as well as Rylan Morsbach (BTG: Mary Poppins, The Homecoming), who was recently hailed as “terrific” by The New York Times in BTG’s Off-Broadway transfer of Fiorello!

Performances at 7 PM– July 6-7-8-11-12-13-14-15-18-19-20-21-22-25-26-27-28-29   Aug 1-2-3-4-5

Performances at 2 pm–July 8-9-12-15-16-19-22-23-26-29-30   Aug 2-5-6

Becket, MA–DOUG VARONE & DANCERS Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 4 @ 8:00 pm

Praised for its “sheer kinetic force and profound emotional insight” (The Washington Post), modern dance company Doug Varone & Dancers delivers expansive vision, versatility, and technical prowess to the Ted Shawn Theatre.

Celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year, the company brings ReComposed, inspired by expressionist painter Joan Mitchell’s swirling pastels, set to acclaimed composer Michael Gordon’s tremendous orchestral score Dystopia, among other works to be announced.

413.243.9919

also at 2 pm- on 8/5, 6

Great Barrington, MA–Troubadour Series Music Performance: Vishten @ The Guthrie Center at the Old Trinity Church
Aug 4 @ 8:00 pm

To purchase tickets, call (413) 528-1955 — Tuesday thru Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

“This Acadian band that mixes rhythms and irresistible dancing and climbing notes and voices to the sky … high voltage musicians.” Le Guéret, France
And from us at the Guthrie Center – the first time we heard Vishten at the church, we decided we’d have them back every year possible. If you come to this show, you’ll know why.
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Norfolk, CT–Dvořák in America @ Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate
Aug 4 @ 8:00 pm

Call of the Plains from Four Compositions for Violin
Witches Sabbath from Four Compositions for Violin
Selected of spirituals for Baritone and Piano
Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano
String Quintet in E-flat Major, Op 97, “American”

at 7:00 PM • Music Shed • Pre-Concert Conversation with Paul Berry
Join us before the concert for an engaging and enlightening viewpoint on a musical topic related to the evening’s programs.

Dashon Burton baritone, Melvin Chen piano, Benjamin Hochman piano,
Harumi Rhodes violin, Atar Arad viola, Ole Akahoshi cello,
with Fellows of the Norfolk Festival

Tickets: $55 – $20, $10 (Young Adults 18-25), and Kids Come Free! (under 18)

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Over the years, while Norfolk has become a symbol of quality in chamber music performance and professional study, thousands have enjoyed the picturesque environment of the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate and the excellence of one of America’s most distinguished musical traditions.

Stockbridge, MA–Edward Albee’s “At Home at the Zoo (Zoo story)” @ The Unicorn Stage
Aug 4 @ 8:00 pm

“It’s just that if you can’t deal with people, you have to make a start somewhere. With animals. Don’t you see? A person has to find a way of dealing with something. If not with people…something.”   Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo (Zoo story) delves deep into the complex concept of human loneliness and social disparity.

Set in New York City, Act 1, Homelife opens with a look inside the isolated marriage of wealthy textbook company executive,  and his articulate, Upper East Side wife, Ann. Unable to communicate their feelings to each other, the foundation of their marriage is built on unspoken agreements. Somehow, they find comfort in their boring relationship, yet, they are never truly on the same page.

Act 2, The Zoo Story, follows Peter to Central Park. While sitting on a park bench, Peter encounters forlorn and forsaken stranger, Jerry. This stranger, who appears desperate for human contact and connection, forces Peter to listen his stories, as he digs deep into Peter’s life, and his own.
Performances at 7 pm– july 19-20-24-25-26-27-31 aug 1-2-3-7-8-9-10-14-15-16-17-21-22-23-24

Performances at 8 pm– july 21-22-28-29- aug 4-5-11-12-18-19-25-26

Performances at 2 pm–july 22-29- aug 5-12-19-26

Becket, MA–KYLE ABRAHAM /ABRAHAM.IN.MOTION Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 4 @ 8:15 pm

Abraham returns to the Pillow with his newest work Dearest Home, a lush collection of solos and duets that embody love and longing, born from dialogues with a diverse set of subcultures. Dearest Home is an interactive dance performance that explores cultural views and exchanges about love and the absence of love.

413.243.9919

also at 2:15 pm-on  8/3,5

Aug
5
Sat
Norfolk, CT–“A Weekend in Norfolk”
Aug 5 all-day
Becket, MA–DOUG VARONE & DANCERS Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 5 @ 2:00 pm

Praised for its “sheer kinetic force and profound emotional insight” (The Washington Post), modern dance company Doug Varone & Dancers delivers expansive vision, versatility, and technical prowess to the Ted Shawn Theatre.

Celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year, the company brings ReComposed, inspired by expressionist painter Joan Mitchell’s swirling pastels, set to acclaimed composer Michael Gordon’s tremendous orchestral score Dystopia, among other works to be announced.

413.243.9919

 

Pittsfield, MA–“The Music Man” @ The Colonial Theatre-The Berkshire Theatre Group
Aug 5 @ 2:00 pm

The Music Man is about a con-man who ultimately does good by a community. “Professor” Harold Hill’s heart opens up through the course of one of America’s most beloved musicals. In the magical number “’Till There Was You,” we all recognize that the power of love is greater than all else, and change is always possible. In fact, Harold Hill and the children of River City, Iowa, remind us that the ordinary can indeed be changed to the extraordinary.

Sound the Seventy-Six Trombones, the Tony Award-winning musical, The Music Man comes to The Colonial Theatre!  This beloved musical features over 100 talented Berkshire youths, as well as Rylan Morsbach (BTG: Mary Poppins, The Homecoming), who was recently hailed as “terrific” by The New York Times in BTG’s Off-Broadway transfer of Fiorello!

Performances at 7 PM– July 6-7-8-11-12-13-14-15-18-19-20-21-22-25-26-27-28-29   Aug 1-2-3-4-5

Performances at 2 pm–July 8-9-12-15-16-19-22-23-26-29-30   Aug 2-5-6

Sharon, CT–The Music Man @ TriArts Sharon Playhouse
Aug 5 @ 2:00 pm

In 1957, Meredith Willson’s The Music Man opened on Broadway and the rest is history. To celebrate it’s 60th anniversary as an American classic the Sharon Playhouse and director Morgan Green invite you to experience The Music Man as you’ve never seen it. The story of a lovable conman who warms his way into the heart of small town America has never been more relevant.

Saturday August 5 2PM
Sunday August 6 2PM
Thursday August 10 2PM
Saturday August 12 2PM
Sunday August 13 2PM
Thursday August 17 2PM
Saturday August 19 2PM
Sunday August 20 2PM

Saturday August 5 8PM
Friday August 11 8PM
Saturday August 12 8PM
Friday August 18 8PM
Saturday August 19 8PM

Thursday August 10 7PM
Wednesday August 16 7PM
Thursday August 17 7PM

 

Stockbridge, MA–“Arsenic and Old Lace” @ The Berkshire Theatre Group-The Fitzpatrick Main Stage
Aug 5 @ 2:00 pm

Celebrated as playwright Joseph Kesselring’s most successful play, Arsenic and Old Lace is a side-splitting, farcical tale. An American classic, Arsenic and Old Lace first debuted on Broadway in 1941, in which New York Times critic Brooks Atkinson raved that the production’s “casual point of view that is so robustly entertaining.” Filled with colorful characters and witty plot twists, this quirky comedy is one for the ages. This production is directed by Tony Award-nominated Gregg Edelman (Broadway: City of Angels, 1776, Into The Woods; BTG: Constellations, Deathtrap).

Good-hearted drama critic, Mortimer Brewster appears to lead a normal, happy life. Recently engaged to be married, Mortimer plans a trip to visit his charming, spinster aunts, Abby and Martha Brewster. However, shortly after Mortimer’s arrival, he discovers that his innocent aunts have a deadly secret buried in the basement—about a dozen older gentlemen. To Mortimer’s dismay, Abby and Martha deem their poisonous habits as charitable acts; convinced that they are putting these men out of their misery. Attempting to protect society without sending Abby and Martha to prison, hilarity and madness ensues as Mortimer tries to wrangle in his crazy aunts, along with his brothers—Theodore, who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt, and maniacal, murderous Jonathan.

Performances at:

7 pm on  july 27-31- aug 1-2-3-7-8-9-10-14-15-16-17-

8 pm  on july 28-29- aug 4-5-11-12-18-19

2 pm on july 29- aug 2-5-9-12-16-19

Stockbridge, MA–Edward Albee’s “At Home at the Zoo (Zoo story)” @ The Unicorn Stage
Aug 5 @ 2:00 pm

“It’s just that if you can’t deal with people, you have to make a start somewhere. With animals. Don’t you see? A person has to find a way of dealing with something. If not with people…something.”   Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo (Zoo story) delves deep into the complex concept of human loneliness and social disparity.

Set in New York City, Act 1, Homelife opens with a look inside the isolated marriage of wealthy textbook company executive,  and his articulate, Upper East Side wife, Ann. Unable to communicate their feelings to each other, the foundation of their marriage is built on unspoken agreements. Somehow, they find comfort in their boring relationship, yet, they are never truly on the same page.

Act 2, The Zoo Story, follows Peter to Central Park. While sitting on a park bench, Peter encounters forlorn and forsaken stranger, Jerry. This stranger, who appears desperate for human contact and connection, forces Peter to listen his stories, as he digs deep into Peter’s life, and his own.
Performances at 7 pm– july 19-20-24-25-26-27-31 aug 1-2-3-7-8-9-10-14-15-16-17-21-22-23-24

Performances at 8 pm– july 21-22-28-29- aug 4-5-11-12-18-19-25-26

Performances at 2 pm–july 22-29- aug 5-12-19-26

Becket, MA–KYLE ABRAHAM /ABRAHAM.IN.MOTION Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 5 @ 2:15 pm

Abraham returns to the Pillow with his newest work Dearest Home, a lush collection of solos and duets that embody love and longing, born from dialogues with a diverse set of subcultures. Dearest Home is an interactive dance performance that explores cultural views and exchanges about love and the absence of love.

413.243.9919

 

Falls Village, CT–Ben Kono Group @ Music Mountain
Aug 5 @ 6:30 pm

 

Music Mountain in Falls Village, Connecticut, is one of the premiere destinations in the United States for intimate chamber music concerts. Gordon Hall is one of the finest chamber music halls in the country with legendary acoustics and resonant, full-bodied sound.

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The Ben Kono Group has garnered high praise for its thoughtful compositions, lush orchestrations, and edgy improvising. ‘Kono places an emphasis on melody, and is a real craftsman, shifting his lovely lines through different textures and harmonies, combining sections that seem like bits of songs into larger forms.’ (The Big City Blog)
*Pre-Concert Dinner

Pittsfield, MA–“The Music Man” @ The Colonial Theatre-The Berkshire Theatre Group
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm

 

The Music Man is about a con-man who ultimately does good by a community. “Professor” Harold Hill’s heart opens up through the course of one of America’s most beloved musicals. In the magical number “’Till There Was You,” we all recognize that the power of love is greater than all else, and change is always possible. In fact, Harold Hill and the children of River City, Iowa, remind us that the ordinary can indeed be changed to the extraordinary.

Sound the Seventy-Six Trombones, the Tony Award-winning musical, The Music Man comes to The Colonial Theatre!  This beloved musical features over 100 talented Berkshire youths, as well as Rylan Morsbach (BTG: Mary Poppins, The Homecoming), who was recently hailed as “terrific” by The New York Times in BTG’s Off-Broadway transfer of Fiorello!

Performances at 7 PM– July 6-7-8-11-12-13-14-15-18-19-20-21-22-25-26-27-28-29   Aug 1-2-3-4-5

Performances at 2 pm–July 8-9-12-15-16-19-22-23-26-29-30   Aug 2-5-6

Becket, MA–DOUG VARONE & DANCERS Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 5 @ 8:00 pm

Praised for its “sheer kinetic force and profound emotional insight” (The Washington Post), modern dance company Doug Varone & Dancers delivers expansive vision, versatility, and technical prowess to the Ted Shawn Theatre.

Celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year, the company brings ReComposed, inspired by expressionist painter Joan Mitchell’s swirling pastels, set to acclaimed composer Michael Gordon’s tremendous orchestral score Dystopia, among other works to be announced.

413.243.9919

also at 2 pm- on 8/5, 6

Gt. Barrington, MA–Long Island Comedy presents Berkshire Comedy Festival @ The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center Theater
Aug 5 @ 8:00 pm

 

$35 – $40

The 3rd annual Berkshire Comedy Festival returns with an all new line up of top comedians from around the country! Enjoy an evening of hilarious fun and non-stop laughs! This is the premiere comedy showcase in the northeast! Experience LIVE stand-up comedy the way it was meant to be.
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Norfolk, CT–Norfolk Festival Gala: The Dvořák Serenades @ Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate
Aug 5 @ 8:00 pm

Norfolk Festival Artists and Fellows perform both of Dvořák’s Serenades — one for strings and one for winds (with cello and bass). Both are simply beautiful works of music, at the very top of the form. Proceeds from this concert will support scholarships for Norfolk Fellows and we thought what better way to celebrate that message than a concert of gorgeous music performed by our 2017 Fellows. You will be mesmerized by the melodies Dvořák incorporated in both Serenades. Dvorak’s Serenades evoke a bygone era of carriages and manners and innocence with tunes that are familiar, unabashedly bittersweet at times, and have been described as ‘light as the evening breeze, but [with] all the colorations of the sunset.’

What better way to celebrate the summer evenings you enjoy at the Norfolk Festival? Plus, your participation in this evening event will allow us to continue bringing the finest young musicians from around the world to come to Norfolk to study and to perform for you, further developing their musicianship. Proceeds from this concert will support scholarships for Norfolk Festival Fellows.

The program will feature:

DVOŘÁK: Sonatina in G Major, Op 100
DVOŘÁK: Serenade in d minor for Wind Instruments, Cello and Bass, Op 44
DVOŘÁK: Serenade in E Major for Strings, Op 22

With:
Ransom Wilson conductor, Harumi Rhodes violin, Atar Arad viola,
Ole Akahoshi cello, and Fellows of the Norfolk Festival

TICKETS–

PATRON SEATING: $300 – $200 of ticket price is tax-deductible • Includes dinner

TABLE of Eight: $2,400 – $1,600 of ticket price is tax-deductible • Includes concert and post concert reception

SECTION A: $150 – $75 of ticket price is tax-deductible • Includes post concert reception

SECTION B: $75 -$30 of ticket price is tax-deductible • Includes post concert reception

SECTION C: $45 -Includes post concert reception

SECTION D: $35 – Includes post concert reception

BALCONY: $35 – Includes post concert reception

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Over the years, while Norfolk has become a symbol of quality in chamber music performance and professional study, thousands have enjoyed the picturesque environment of the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate and the excellence of one of America’s most distinguished musical traditions.

Sharon, CT–The Music Man @ TriArts Sharon Playhouse
Aug 5 @ 8:00 pm

In 1957, Meredith Willson’s The Music Man opened on Broadway and the rest is history. To celebrate it’s 60th anniversary as an American classic the Sharon Playhouse and director Morgan Green invite you to experience The Music Man as you’ve never seen it. The story of a lovable conman who warms his way into the heart of small town America has never been more relevant.

Saturday August 5 2PM
Sunday August 6 2PM
Thursday August 10 2PM
Saturday August 12 2PM
Sunday August 13 2PM
Thursday August 17 2PM
Saturday August 19 2PM
Sunday August 20 2PM

Saturday August 5 8PM
Friday August 11 8PM
Saturday August 12 8PM
Friday August 18 8PM
Saturday August 19 8PM

Thursday August 10 7PM
Wednesday August 16 7PM
Thursday August 17 7PM

 

Stockbridge, MA–Edward Albee’s “At Home at the Zoo (Zoo story)” @ The Unicorn Stage
Aug 5 @ 8:00 pm

“It’s just that if you can’t deal with people, you have to make a start somewhere. With animals. Don’t you see? A person has to find a way of dealing with something. If not with people…something.”   Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo (Zoo story) delves deep into the complex concept of human loneliness and social disparity.

Set in New York City, Act 1, Homelife opens with a look inside the isolated marriage of wealthy textbook company executive,  and his articulate, Upper East Side wife, Ann. Unable to communicate their feelings to each other, the foundation of their marriage is built on unspoken agreements. Somehow, they find comfort in their boring relationship, yet, they are never truly on the same page.

Act 2, The Zoo Story, follows Peter to Central Park. While sitting on a park bench, Peter encounters forlorn and forsaken stranger, Jerry. This stranger, who appears desperate for human contact and connection, forces Peter to listen his stories, as he digs deep into Peter’s life, and his own.
Performances at 7 pm– july 19-20-24-25-26-27-31 aug 1-2-3-7-8-9-10-14-15-16-17-21-22-23-24

Performances at 8 pm– july 21-22-28-29- aug 4-5-11-12-18-19-25-26

Performances at 2 pm–july 22-29- aug 5-12-19-26

Becket, MA–KYLE ABRAHAM /ABRAHAM.IN.MOTION Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 5 @ 8:15 pm

Abraham returns to the Pillow with his newest work Dearest Home, a lush collection of solos and duets that embody love and longing, born from dialogues with a diverse set of subcultures. Dearest Home is an interactive dance performance that explores cultural views and exchanges about love and the absence of love.

413.243.9919

also at 2:15 pm-on  8/3,5

Aug
6
Sun
Norfolk, CT–“A Weekend in Norfolk”
Aug 6 all-day
Becket, MA–DOUG VARONE & DANCERS Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 6 @ 2:00 pm

Praised for its “sheer kinetic force and profound emotional insight” (The Washington Post), modern dance company Doug Varone & Dancers delivers expansive vision, versatility, and technical prowess to the Ted Shawn Theatre.

Celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year, the company brings ReComposed, inspired by expressionist painter Joan Mitchell’s swirling pastels, set to acclaimed composer Michael Gordon’s tremendous orchestral score Dystopia, among other works to be announced.

413.243.9919

 

Pittsfield, MA–“The Music Man” @ The Colonial Theatre-The Berkshire Theatre Group
Aug 6 @ 2:00 pm

The Music Man is about a con-man who ultimately does good by a community. “Professor” Harold Hill’s heart opens up through the course of one of America’s most beloved musicals. In the magical number “’Till There Was You,” we all recognize that the power of love is greater than all else, and change is always possible. In fact, Harold Hill and the children of River City, Iowa, remind us that the ordinary can indeed be changed to the extraordinary.

Sound the Seventy-Six Trombones, the Tony Award-winning musical, The Music Man comes to The Colonial Theatre!  This beloved musical features over 100 talented Berkshire youths, as well as Rylan Morsbach (BTG: Mary Poppins, The Homecoming), who was recently hailed as “terrific” by The New York Times in BTG’s Off-Broadway transfer of Fiorello!

Performances at 7 PM– July 6-7-8-11-12-13-14-15-18-19-20-21-22-25-26-27-28-29   Aug 1-2-3-4-5

Performances at 2 pm–July 8-9-12-15-16-19-22-23-26-29-30   Aug 2-5-6

Sharon, CT–The Music Man @ TriArts Sharon Playhouse
Aug 6 @ 2:00 pm

In 1957, Meredith Willson’s The Music Man opened on Broadway and the rest is history. To celebrate it’s 60th anniversary as an American classic the Sharon Playhouse and director Morgan Green invite you to experience The Music Man as you’ve never seen it. The story of a lovable conman who warms his way into the heart of small town America has never been more relevant.

Saturday August 5 2PM
Sunday August 6 2PM
Thursday August 10 2PM
Saturday August 12 2PM
Sunday August 13 2PM
Thursday August 17 2PM
Saturday August 19 2PM
Sunday August 20 2PM

Saturday August 5 8PM
Friday August 11 8PM
Saturday August 12 8PM
Friday August 18 8PM
Saturday August 19 8PM

Thursday August 10 7PM
Wednesday August 16 7PM
Thursday August 17 7PM

 

Falls Village, CT–Aeolus String Quartet @ Music Mountain
Aug 6 @ 3:00 pm

Music Mountain in Falls Village, Connecticut, is one of the premiere destinations in the United States for intimate chamber music concerts. Gordon Hall is one of the finest chamber music halls in the country with legendary acoustics and resonant, full-bodied sound.

Geoffrey Burleson, Piano
Haydn: String Quartet in F Major, Opus 74 #2 (1793) (4)
Mendelssohn: String Quartet in A Minor, Opus 13 (1827) (12)
Franck: Piano Quintet in F Minor (1878-79) (37)
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Gt. Barrington, MA–Michael Feinstein performs the Great American Songbook @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm

$65 – $115
Mahaiwe Member Discount Event

Member Sale: Friday, February 24 at 12 noon
Public Sale: Friday, March 10 at 12 noon

$70 / $65 Members
$115 Premium Seating

Ambassador of the Great American Songbook. This multi-platinum-selling entertainer’s suave vocalism, irresistible charm, and remarkable insights into popular song make his concerts wonderful celebrations of the genre.

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Michael Feinstein has built a dazzling career over the last three decades bringing the music of the Great American songbook to the world. From recordings that have earned him five Grammy Award nominations to his Emmy nominated PBS-TV specials, his acclaimed NPR series and concerts spanning the globe – in addition to his appearances at iconic venues such as The White House, Buckingham Palace, Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall and Sydney Opera House – his work as an educator and archivist define Feinstein as one of the most important musical forces of our time.

Aug
7
Mon
Lenox, MA–Berkshire Jewish Film Festival 2017 @ Duffin Theater, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School
Aug 7 @ 4:00 pm

“Bogdan’s Journey”–
Bogdan Bialek, a Polish Catholic psychologist and teacher, begins a mission to persuade its citizens to confront their community’s suppressed history of anti-Semitism and its murderous consequences.

The Berkshire Jewish Film Festival is excited and honored to be presenting 12 world-class films this summer!
We’re going to make you laugh. You’re going to want to dance in the aisles. And your hearts will sing.
Seating is general admission. Filmgoers may purchase individual tickets at the door.

 

 

 

 

Pittsfield, MA–Concerts Sponsored by ShireCity @ First Street Common
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm

Shire City Sessions are back for 2017 with free concerts, an inspired lineup of live, original music at the First Street Common. The concerts will run for three consecutive Mondays beginning July 24. All events start at 6 pm and are free and open to all ages.

July 24 – features singer/songwriter Drew Angus, a 2016 American Idol finalist, with special guest Izzy Heltai, an acoustic folk singer-songwriter from North Adams.

July 31 – features Born Without Bones, a three-piece hailing from Milford, MA with special guest, local hero Luke Tobin from North Adams.

August 7 – presents Vundabar from Boston , who is currently on tour with Rozwell Kid. The opening band that night is Francesca Shanks, a two-piece band out of North Adams featuring ukulele, moog and percussion, who’s currently wrapping up a tour of their own.

Wandering Star Craft Brewery will be pouring craft beer all evening and Ernie will be selling hot dogs each night.

For more info about the performers, go to https://shirecitymusic.com/ and like Shire City Sessions on Facebook.

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Stockbridge, MA–“Arsenic and Old Lace” @ The Berkshire Theatre Group-The Fitzpatrick Main Stage
Aug 7 @ 7:00 pm

Celebrated as playwright Joseph Kesselring’s most successful play, Arsenic and Old Lace is a side-splitting, farcical tale. An American classic, Arsenic and Old Lace first debuted on Broadway in 1941, in which New York Times critic Brooks Atkinson raved that the production’s “casual point of view that is so robustly entertaining.” Filled with colorful characters and witty plot twists, this quirky comedy is one for the ages. This production is directed by Tony Award-nominated Gregg Edelman (Broadway: City of Angels, 1776, Into The Woods; BTG: Constellations, Deathtrap).

Good-hearted drama critic, Mortimer Brewster appears to lead a normal, happy life. Recently engaged to be married, Mortimer plans a trip to visit his charming, spinster aunts, Abby and Martha Brewster. However, shortly after Mortimer’s arrival, he discovers that his innocent aunts have a deadly secret buried in the basement—about a dozen older gentlemen. To Mortimer’s dismay, Abby and Martha deem their poisonous habits as charitable acts; convinced that they are putting these men out of their misery. Attempting to protect society without sending Abby and Martha to prison, hilarity and madness ensues as Mortimer tries to wrangle in his crazy aunts, along with his brothers—Theodore, who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt, and maniacal, murderous Jonathan.

Performances at:

7 pm on  july 27-31- aug 1-2-3-7-8-9-10-14-15-16-17-

8 pm  on july 28-29- aug 4-5-11-12-18-19

2 pm on july 29- aug 2-5-9-12-16-19

Stockbridge, MA–Edward Albee’s “At Home at the Zoo (Zoo story)” @ The Unicorn Stage
Aug 7 @ 7:00 pm

“It’s just that if you can’t deal with people, you have to make a start somewhere. With animals. Don’t you see? A person has to find a way of dealing with something. If not with people…something.”   Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo (Zoo story) delves deep into the complex concept of human loneliness and social disparity.

Set in New York City, Act 1, Homelife opens with a look inside the isolated marriage of wealthy textbook company executive,  and his articulate, Upper East Side wife, Ann. Unable to communicate their feelings to each other, the foundation of their marriage is built on unspoken agreements. Somehow, they find comfort in their boring relationship, yet, they are never truly on the same page.

Act 2, The Zoo Story, follows Peter to Central Park. While sitting on a park bench, Peter encounters forlorn and forsaken stranger, Jerry. This stranger, who appears desperate for human contact and connection, forces Peter to listen his stories, as he digs deep into Peter’s life, and his own.
Performances at 7 pm– july 19-20-24-25-26-27-31 aug 1-2-3-7-8-9-10-14-15-16-17-21-22-23-24

Performances at 8 pm– july 21-22-28-29- aug 4-5-11-12-18-19-25-26

Performances at 2 pm–july 22-29- aug 5-12-19-26

Lenox, MA–Berkshire Jewish Film Festival 2017 @ Duffin Theater, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School
Aug 7 @ 8:00 pm

“Moos”–
A socially awkward young woman takes tentative steps towards independence and fulfilling a lifelong dream to find her uniquely beautiful voice, in this Dutch romantic dramedy brimming with beguiling characters.

 

The Berkshire Jewish Film Festival is excited and honored to be presenting 12 world-class films this summer!
We’re going to make you laugh. You’re going to want to dance in the aisles. And your hearts will sing.
Seating is general admission. Filmgoers may purchase individual tickets at the door.

 

 

Lenox, MA–TANGLEWOOD MUSIC CENTER–Vocal Chamber Music @ Ozawa Hall--Tanglewood
Aug 7 @ 8:00 pm

Performance to include SCHÜTZ, RAVEL, and DRUCKMAN
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Stockbridge, MA–“Arsenic and Old Lace” @ The Berkshire Theatre Group-The Fitzpatrick Main Stage
Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm

Celebrated as playwright Joseph Kesselring’s most successful play, Arsenic and Old Lace is a side-splitting, farcical tale. An American classic, Arsenic and Old Lace first debuted on Broadway in 1941, in which New York Times critic Brooks Atkinson raved that the production’s “casual point of view that is so robustly entertaining.” Filled with colorful characters and witty plot twists, this quirky comedy is one for the ages. This production is directed by Tony Award-nominated Gregg Edelman (Broadway: City of Angels, 1776, Into The Woods; BTG: Constellations, Deathtrap).

Good-hearted drama critic, Mortimer Brewster appears to lead a normal, happy life. Recently engaged to be married, Mortimer plans a trip to visit his charming, spinster aunts, Abby and Martha Brewster. However, shortly after Mortimer’s arrival, he discovers that his innocent aunts have a deadly secret buried in the basement—about a dozen older gentlemen. To Mortimer’s dismay, Abby and Martha deem their poisonous habits as charitable acts; convinced that they are putting these men out of their misery. Attempting to protect society without sending Abby and Martha to prison, hilarity and madness ensues as Mortimer tries to wrangle in his crazy aunts, along with his brothers—Theodore, who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt, and maniacal, murderous Jonathan.

Performances at:

7 pm on  july 27-31- aug 1-2-3-7-8-9-10-14-15-16-17-

8 pm  on july 28-29- aug 4-5-11-12-18-19

2 pm on july 29- aug 2-5-9-12-16-19