Danny Dollar Millionaire Extraordinaire

DannyDollaronmoneybagCLIPBerkshire Theatre Group's BTG PLAYS! Presents
Danny Dollar Millionaire Extraordinaire 
at The Berkshire Museum

adapted from the book by Ty Allan Jackson 
play by E. Gray Simons III 
directed by Travis G Daly

at the Berkshire Museum
Monday, February 20 through Saturday, February 25 at 11am
Tickets: 
Adult: $15, Child: $8 child
Museum Member Adult:$5, Museum Member Child: $3 
Children 3 and under are free

To purchase tickets, please call the Berkshire Museum at (413) 443-7171

Berkshire Theatre Group's BTG PLAYS!, BTG's year-round education program, presents, Danny Dollar Millionaire Extraordinaire at The Berkshire Museum! Danny Dollar is just your average neighborhood kid! A good student Monday through Friday, basketball with friends on Saturday, and church with the family on Sunday. Just an ordinary kid, who happens to have multiple odd jobs, visits the bank every week to deposit his earnings, and aspires to be a millionaire! Only his grand ideas don't always go as planned. From his lemonade stand to a big company board room, it's all part of the every-day life of Danny Dollar, Millionaire Extraordinaire!

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On The Stage Series: Jeffrey Foucault

FOUCAULTwith special guest, Zak Trojano
At The Colonial Theatre

Thursday, February 23 at 7:30pm
Tickets: $25

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The On The Stage Series gives audiences the opportunity to see their favorite performers, up close and personal, with artists and audience together on the historic Colonial stage.

Hailed as “contemporary and timeless” by The New York Times, Jeffrey Foucault is an American songwriter and record producer. He has been everything from solo country-blues troubadour, to frontman for a six-piece rock ‘n roll band, along the way compiling a discography remarkable for its visceral power and complex poetics. Jeffrey’s sound is influenced by American country, blues, rock 'n' roll, and folk.

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The TEN Tenors: The Power of TEN

TenTenors2016GroupShots 6At The Colonial Theatre
Friday, March 10 at 8pm

Tickets: Premium: $75
Orchestra and Balcony: $40
Gallery: $25

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Celebrated for their wonderfully vast repertoire, breathtaking arrangements and powerful live performances, The TEN Tenors are undoubtedly one of Australia’s most successful touring entertainment groups of all time. Amidst their remarkable achievements, including six Platinum and Gold records, The TEN Tenors have also performed alongside countless music legends including, Andrea Bocelli, André Rieu, John Travolta, Nicole Kidman, Geoffrey Rush, Keith Urban, Rod Stewart, Alanis Morissette, Sarah Brightman, Willie Nelson, Katherine Jenkins and Christina Aguilera.

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Comedy Garage: Kyle Ayers

KyleAyersat The Garage
Thursday, March 16 at 7:30pm
Tickets: $5

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Hailed as "The Best Place to see Comedy" by The Berkshire Record, join us at The Comedy Garage! On Thursday nights, for only $5, The Comedy Garage presents acclaimed comedians from near and far. After the show, head down the street to Methuselah Bar & Lounge and show your Comedy Garage ticket for a $5 beverage.

Kyle Ayers is a comedian, writer, actor, living in New York City. He was a Just For Laughs “New Face Comedian” in 2015. He has written for the Roasts on Comedy Central and Friar's Club Roasts. Kyle has writen for The New York Times, The Huffington Post, BBC, Wired, Post Grad Problems, Buzzfeed and more. He also writes for the satirical sports website, Korked Bats.

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Jimmy Webb: The Glen Campbell Years

Jim Webb 2014 Bob Barry O5A7540At The Colonial Theatre
Saturday, March 18 at 8pm

Tickets: Premium: $45
Orchestra and Balcony: $35
Gallery: $25

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Songwriter Jimmy Webb has had chart-topping hits in a unique range of genres over the last 50 years, from country to pop to disco, with songs including “Worst That Could Happen,” “The Highway Man,” “Up, Up and Away” and “MacArthur Park.” But, perhaps the most enduring partnership out of all those memorable songs, is his musical brotherhood with Glen Campbell. Jimmy Webb: The Glen Campbell Years highlights some of the 100-plus recordings from the Webb/Campbell songbook, pulling the audience in with hits such as “Honey Come Back,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman,” “Galveston” and more!

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On the Stage Series: Dana Louise and the Glorious Birds

danalouisegloriousbirdsat The Colonial Theatre
Thursday, March 23 at 7:30pm
Tickets: $30

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During a solo journey to the Azores Islands in 2011, Dana Louise, a visual artist, taught herself to play guitar. The daughter of Ezra Idlet of the Grammy-nominated Trout Fishing in America, Dana forged the beginnings of her sound, practicing amidst the archipelago’s lava rocks and dragon trees. Back in the States, she began singing and songwriting professionally, touring regionally and internationally, and is currently touring her debut album with Trout Records.

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BSO Community Chamber Concert

Strand CCCGuestPresentersLogoRGB smallat The Colonial Theatre
Sunday, April 9 at 3pm
Tickets: Free and open to the public

To reserve at at 617-266-1200 or online
at www.bso.org/communitychamberconcerts

BSO Community Chamber Concerts provide high-quality, relevant, and engaging free chamber music concerts performed by BSO musicians in Greater Boston area communities limited in access to the BSO by distance or economics. These Community Chamber Concerts build personal connections to the BSO and orchestral music, allowing community members to become more deeply engaged with the BSO over time. Each concert program lasts approximately one hour and is followed by a coffee and dessert reception for the audience. Tickets are now available by calling 617-266-1200 or online at www.bso.org/communitychamberconcerts.

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Romance, Soul & Rock ‘N Roll & Berkshire Olde Tyme Review Present

042117 RSRRThe Night of The Comet: A Totally Magical Evening

At The Colonial Theatre
Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22 at 7:30pm

Tickets: $20

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Romance, Soul & Rock N’ Roll is happy to be back at The Colonial Theatre performing in their 14th annual show! This year’s, The Night of The Comet is being produced and performed in collaboration with another well-known talented local group, Berkshire Olde Tyme Review. BOTR Director David LaPlante, RSRR Director Ted Concepcion, Musical Director David Pickard, along with an amazing cast and crew, are thrilled to be part of this unforgettable performance, filled with many toe-tapping familiar songs, as well as a special surprise or two! All proceeds will benefit Berkshire Theatre Group’s BTG PLAYS!, BTG’s year-round education program.

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Comedy Garage: Emma Willmann

EmmaWillmannHeadshot8at The Garage
Thursday, April 27 at 7:30pm
Tickets: $5

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Hailed as "The Best Place to see Comedy" by The Berkshire Record, join us at The Comedy Garage! On Thursday nights, for only $5, The Comedy Garage presents acclaimed comedians from near and far. After the show, head down the street to Methuselah Bar & Lounge and show your Comedy Garage ticket for a $5 beverage.

Emma Willmann is one of the New York comedy scene’s fast risers. In the past two years, she was featured in Just for Laughs New Faces, was named one of the “10 Funniest Women in New York” according to Time Out New York, featured in Elle Magazine, performed at the NY Comedy Cellar, became a regular on SiriusXM’s Raw Dog, appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and will soon be appearing on a new show on FuseTV in October.

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Ruth P. Boraski Celebration Evening 27th Annual Event Acknowledging Excellence

Brenda Burdick head shotGuestPresentersLogoRGB smallat The Colonial Theatre
Thursday, May 4 
Cocktail hour begins at 5pm
Event begins at 6pm

Tickets: $50, available at BrighamCenter.org

For over 20 years, Girls Inc. of the Berkshires has recognized women in the community with the She Knows Where She’s Going Award at the Ruth P. Boraski Celebration Evening. These women are chosen because they have made a difference in our community and serve as role models to the girls we serve. This year we are excited to honor Brenda Burdick of General Dynamics Mission Systems, for her commitment to Berkshire County. We will also award $10,000 in college scholarships to deserving young women who are graduating high school and pursuing higher education. 

Cocktails & lite fare will be served. Sponsorship & advertising opportunities are also available.

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High School Student Cabaret

High School Student Cabaretdirected by Travis G. Daly
at The Unicorn Theatre
Wednesday, May 10 at 7pm
Tickets: $10

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BTG's first annual High School Student Cabaret features students from all over the county performing songs, poetry, dance and more! This cabaret-style setting celebrates student collaboration and features tried and true favorites and original works.

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Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

HBE sans instruments 2 Photo by Ray YauAt The Colonial Theatre
Thursday, May 11 at 7pm

Tickets: Premium: $45
Orchestra and Balcony: $35
Gallery: $25

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The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (HBE) is a family band consisting of seven blood brothers who began their musical training at the tender ages of four and five by their father, jazz trumpeter/bandleader, Kelan Phil Cohran (Earth, Wind, & Fire; Chaka Khan and Sun Ra). The boys formed the Phil Cohran Youth Ensemble, and toured the United States performing the original written jazz compositions of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and the music of classical greats Bach and Beethoven. While touring, the brothers were personally being exposed to the hip-hop, rock and reggae music of their own generation and absorbed these components into the cosmic jazz style of their father to create Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.

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Encore! An Evening to Celebrate High School Musicals

Encore!directed by Travis G. Daly
at The Colonial Theatre
Friday, May 12 at 7pm
Tickets: Adults: $15, Children 16 and under: $12 

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The fourth annual Encore! An Evening to Celebrate High School Musicals features ten-minute encore performances from this year's Berkshire County high school musicals.

Ticket proceeds benefit BTG PLAYS!, Berkshire Theatre Group’s year-round education program. At the heart of BTG PLAYS! is a passionate commitment to bring live theatre, and all its inherent excitement and creativity, to children throughout our region. In addition, for many of these students, this is the first theatrical experience on a professional stage. BTG hopes this experience will stimulate a lifelong love of theatre and help produce the next generation of playgoers, actors or other theatre professionals.

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Storm Large

StormLarge2cLauraDomelaAt The Colonial Theatre
Saturday, May 13 at 8pm

Tickets: Premium: $45
Orchestra and Balcony: $35
Gallery: $20

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Musician, actor, playwright and author, Storm Large, shot to national prominence in 2006 as a finalist on CBS’, Rock Star: Supernova. Storm made her debut as a guest vocalist with the band Pink Martini in 2011, singing for sold-out concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. She continues to perform with the band, touring nationally and internationally. Storm has also performed with Grammy-winner, K.D. Lang; pianist, Kirill Gerstein; punk rocker, John Doe; singer/songwriter, Rufus Wainwright; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, George Clinton; The New York Pops Orchestra at Carnegie Hall; Oregon Symphony; The Cincinnati Symphony; The Houston Symphony; and The RTE Concert Orchestra in Dublin. amongst others.

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Comedy Garage: Joe Zimmerman

JoeZimmermanat The Garage
Thursday, May 25 at 7:30pm
Tickets: $5

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Hailed as "The Best Place to see Comedy" by The Berkshire Record, join us at The Comedy Garage! On Thursday nights, for only $5, The Comedy Garage presents acclaimed comedians from near and far. After the show, head down the street to Methuselah Bar & Lounge and show your Comedy Garage ticket for a $5 beverage.

New York City-based comedian, Joe Zimmerman, has had an eventful couple of years. In addition to making his Comedy Central debut on John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show, he was also one of the prestigious comedians to be chosen to film a Comedy Central Half Hour Stand-Up Special in 2014. Joe made his late night debut on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, performed on Nickelodeon’s NickMom Night Out, appeared on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Show, and was chosen as one of the acclaimed New Faces at Just For Laughs Montreal, where he was positively reviewed by both The Spit Take and Time Out NY.  Joe’s debut album Smiling at Wolves reached #2 on the ITunes Comedy charts when released by New Wave Entertainment in January 2014.

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Berkshire Dance Party and Cabaret

Pride17 Flyerat The Colonial Theatre
Saturday, June 3 at 7pm
Presented by Berkshire Theatre Group and Only In My Dreams Events LLC
General Admission Tickets: $35
All Inclusive VIP Tickets: $75
Strictly 21+ (ID Required for Admission)

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Sponsored by: Bobbie Hallig, The Bookloft, Salisbury Bank, Domaney's Liquors & Fine Wines and Hotel on North.

Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month at BTG's Second Annual Berkshire Dance Party and Cabaret. Walk the Pink Carpet, then break in your dancing shoes with DJ BFG for an unforgettable evening. Featuring local performance artists and talent. There will entertainment on every stage...a party for all that celebrates diversity!

This event is a fundraiser for Berkshire Theatre Group.

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Million Dollar Quartet

Million Dollar Quartetbook by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux
original concept and direction by Floyd Mutrux
Inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins
directed and music direction by James Barry

at The Unicorn Theatre
The Larry Vaber Stage
BTG’s Stockbridge Campus, 6 East Street

Previews: Wednesday, June 14 through Friday, June 16
Press Opening/Opening Night: Saturday, June 17 at 8pm
Talkback: Monday, June 19 after 7pm performance
Closing: Saturday, July 15 at 8pm
Tickets: Preview: $55
Tickets: $65
Sponsored by: Lead Sponsor, Bobbie Hallig and Furlano and Arace, PC

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The Music Man

The Music Manbook, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson
story by Meredith Willson and and Franklin Lacey
directed by Travis G. Daly
music direction by Mark Gionfriddo 

at The Colonial Theatre
BTG’s Pittsfield Campus, 111 South Street

Preview: Thursday, July 6 through Friday, July 7
Opening Night: Saturday, July 8 at 7pm
Closing: Sunday, August 6 at 2pm
Special Note: There is no press night
for The Music Man
Tickets: Adult A: $42; Adult B: $32 • Child A: $27; Child B: $22
Golden Circle Tickets: Adult: $52 • Child: $37
Sponsored by: Greylock Federal Credit Union, Greylock Insurance Company, Dr. Richard Ziter, Phyllis Parvin and The Berkshire Eagle

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Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo (Zoo story)

At Home at the Zooby Edward Albee
directed by Eric Hill
with David Adkins, Joey Collins and Tara Franklin

at The Unicorn Stage
The Larry Vaber Stage
BTG’s Stockbridge Campus, 6 East Street

Previews: Wednesday, July 19 through Friday, July 21
Press Opening/Opening Night: Saturday, July 22 at 8pm
Talkback: Monday, July 24 after 7pm performance
Closing: Saturday, August 26 at 8pm
Tickets: Preview: $47
Tickets: $52
Sponsored by: Lead Sponsor, Bobbie Hallig and Furlano and Arace, PC

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Arsenic and Old Lace

Arsenic and Old LaceBy Joseph Kesselring
directed by Gregg Edelman

at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage
BTG’s Stockbridge Campus, 83 East Main Street

Previews: Thursday, July 27 through Friday, July 28
Press Opening/Opening Night: Saturday, July 29 at 8pm
Talkback: Monday, July 31 after 7pm performance
Closing: Saturday, August 19 at 8pm
Tickets: Preview: $45
Tickets: $65
Sponsored by: Blantyre, Country Curtains and Red Lion Inn

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Berkshire Opera Festival Presents: Ariadne auf Naxos

GuestPresentersLogoRGB smallat The Colonial Theatre
August 26 at 7:30pm
August 29  at 7:30pm
September 1 at 7:30pm
Tickets: A: $98 B: $63 C: $38 D: $20

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What happens when high art and lowbrow comedy collide? This hilarious "behind-the-scenes" opera answers the question when a wealthy patron who has commissioned two very different forms of entertainment for the evening finds that time is too short for both, leaving the artistic forces to combine their efforts. The result is a comedic masterpiece set to the exquisitely lush music of Richard Strauss. Come see and hear one of the most whimsical and enchanting operas sung by an outstanding cast of international acclaim.

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Lost Lake

Lost Lakeby David Auburn
directed by Daisy Walker

at The Unicorn Stage
The Larry Vaber Stage
BTG’s Stockbridge Campus, 6 East Street

Previews: Thursday, September 28 and Friday, September 29
Press Opening/Opening Night: Saturday, September 30 at 7pm
Talkback: Thursday, October 5 after 7pm performance
Closing: Sunday, October 22 at 2pm
Tickets: Preview: $45
Tickets: $50
Sponsored by: Lead Sponsor, Bobbie Hallig and Furlano and Arace, PC

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