Fiorello!

Fiorello New York CSC2 book by Jerome Weidman and George Abbott
music by Jerry Bock
lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
original production presented by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince

directed by Bob Moss
choreography by Michael Callahan
music direction by Evan Zavada

at The East 13th Street Theater,
136 East 13th Street
New York, NY 10003

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The Bakelite Masterpiece

The Bakelite MasterpieceAmerican Premiere

The Bakelite Masterpiece
by Kate Cayley 
directed by Kristen van Ginhoven
with David Adkins and Corinna May
a co-production with WAM Theatre

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

Previews: Thursday, September 29 and Friday, September 30
Press Opening/Opening Night: Saturday, October 1 at 7pm
Talkback:
Sunday, October 2 after 2pm performance
Thursday, October 6 after 7pm performance
Saturday, October 8 after 2pm performance
Sunday, October 9 after 2pm performance
Friday, October 14 after 7pm performance
Saturday, October 15 after 2pm performance
Sunday, October 16 after 2pm performance
Saturday, October 22 after 2pm performance
Sunday, October 23 after 2pm performance
Closing: Sunday, October 23 at 2pm performance 
Closing: Sunday, October 23 at 2pm
Tickets: Preview: $45
Tickets: $50
Sponsored By: Lead Unicorn Sponsor Bobbie Hallig, Furlano & Arace PC, Greylock Federal Credit Union, Berkshire Magazine, Mass Humanties, The Rook Wood Inn
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Memories of Patsy

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Saturday, October 1 at 7:30pm
Tickets: A: $39 B: $29

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The legendary Patsy Cline comes to life once again in the national touring show, Memories of Patsy. This incredible tribute concert takes its audience on a trip back in time to the days when the amazing singer graced the stages of America. The songs are woven into the very fabric of American music and the voice is spectacular. Some of the great tunes you can expect to hear include: "Crazy,"  "Walkin’ After Midnight," "I Fall to Pieces," "She’s Got You," "San Antonio Rose," "Sweet Dreams" and many more.

 

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Community Talk: Creating a Trauma Informed Community

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Wednesday, October 5, at 5:30pm
Tickets:  Free and open to the public!
Must RSVP through Box Office
(413) 997-4444

The Massachusetts Department of Mental Health has developed an initiative to increase public awareness about mental health issues through “Community Conversations.” In Berkshire County, we would like to have a conversation about becoming a “Trauma Informed Community”. We see this as an opportunity for educational, law enforcement, legal services, business owners, medical providers and residential citizens as a chance to understand what being “trauma- informed” is, and how changing our perspective, could enhance our entire community.

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On The Stage Series: Jonathan Edwards

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Thursday, October 6 at 8pm
Tickets: $40

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Four decades into a stellar career, Jonathan Edwards has only grown sweeter with age. His highly respected repertoire includes such classics as "Honky Tonk Stardust Cowboy,” “Sometimes,” “One Day Closer,” “Don’t Cry Blue,” “Emma,”  “Everybody Knows Her,” “Athens County,” “Shanty” and the classic, “Sunshine (Go Away Today),” that fierce proclamation of protest and independence that resonated with thousands of frustrated and angry young men and women when it was first released in 1971. This is a rare opportunity where audience and musical icon share the stage for one night only.

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Liz Longley: Weightless Tour

Liz LongleyOn The Stage Series
Liz Longley: Weightless Tour

with Special Guest,  Anthony D’Amato
at The Colonial Theatre
Saturday, October 8 at 8pm
Tickets: $30

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Award-winning singer/songwriter, Liz Longley, has taken home top prizes at some of the most prestigious songwriting competitions in the country, including the BMI John Lennon Songwriting Scholarship Competition, the International Acoustic Music Awards and the Rocky Mountain Folk Fest Songwriting Competition. According to Longley, she opens her soul in the service of her art because that's what matters most to her. "Every time I get into these songs they resonate with me, lock with me, because they're based on something I went through. I hope they connect with people and that they'll help with whatever they've gone through." Longley's songs and vocals invite complimentary comparisons to Shawn Colvin, Paula Cole and Nanci Griffith—all artists she's shared the stage with.

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The Everly Brothers Experience by the Bird Dogs

The Everly Brothers Experienceat The Colonial Theatre 
Thursday, October 13 at 8pm
Tickets: A: $35 B: $20

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The Bird Dogs bring a genuine and youthful Everly Brothers experience to the stage. The Zmed brothers, Dylan and Zachary, celebrate the genetic intimacy so ever present in the harmonies created by Don and Phil Everly.  When the guitar became electric, The Everly Brothers bridged the gap between country and rock ’n’ roll.  With countless hits and classics, The Everly Brothers inspired bands like the Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, The Kinks, Buddy Holly and many groups that utilize the blend of two part harmony.  Their career spanned three decades and they continue to influence artists around the world.

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Pittsfield CityJazz Festival: the Karrin Allyson Trio, and the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors

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Saturday, October 15 at 7:30pm
Tickets: A: $35 B: $20

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Music lovers and critics around the world have been marveling at the range of vocalist, Karrin Allyson. Allyson is an extraordinary musician, who moves with ease and authority, from the Great American Songbook of Gershwin and Porter to the Great American Jazzbook.  Her trio appears with America's Big Band, the U.S. Army’s 19-piece Jazz Ambassadors, who have received worldwide acclaim performing America's original art form. The evening will also feature the Berkshires Jazz Youth Ensemble, in residence at Herberg Middle School.

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The Havana Cuba All-Stars: Performing “Cuban Nights”

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Thursday, October 20 at 8pm
Tickets: A: $65 B: $50 C: $25

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The Havana Cuba All-Stars is a band comprised of Cuba’s greatest and most prominent musicians, and is devoted to promoting the entire tapestry of Cuban music. The origin of the Havana Cuba All-Stars began when it was created to exemplify the great musical traditions of the Cuban people. This is their debut tour in the United States and Canada.

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Berkshire Family YMCA MasquerAID Party & Fundraiser

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Saturday, October 22 at 5:30pm
Tickets:  A: $75.00 VIP ticket (including cocktail event & prime seating)
B: $35.00 Concert only

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The Berkshire YMCA is celebrating the merger of the Pittsfield and Northern Berkshire branches as well as the 130th anniversary of both branches with a special event, a MasquerAID! Join us for a Gala Celebration catered by Mazzeo’s Restaurant and entertainment by the Rev Tor Band and T-Bone Daddy.

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Laugh Lounge: Dave Hill

Dave Hillat The Garage
Wednesday, October 26 at 8pm
Tickets: $12 in advance and $15 the day of the show

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Dave Hill burst onto the NYC comedy scene in 2005, and within two years was named one of “10 Comics to Watch” by Variety Magazine. In addition to performing at comedy festivals all over the world, including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, he is a regular on Comedy Central’s @midnight, TruTV’s Comedy Knockout, and has appeared on Inside Amy Schumer, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, The Jim Gaffigan Show among many other shows. A published writer in The New York Times, GQ, Paris Review, XXL, McSweeney's, The Believer, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Salon, and The Huffington Post, Hill’s second book, Dave Hill Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, was published earlier this year to critical acclaim. Hill’s comedy goes far beyond the traditional joke-punchline format, combining his unique perspective with storytelling, music, and more! 

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On The Stage Series: Will Evans and Rising Tide and The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow

Will Marshat The Colonial Theatre
Thursday, October 27 at 8pm
Tickets: $25

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Will Evans has spent the last decade as the primary songwriter, drummer, and front man for the roots-rock band, Barefoot Truth. Will recorded four full-length albums and several EP’s of his original music with the band. Their most recent release, “Carry Us On,” debuted at #10 on the iTunes Rock Chart. Will has shared the stage with many top artists including Crosby and Nash, Grace Potter, Bruce Hornsby, Rusted Root, Trevor Hall, Donavon Frankenreiter, Railroad Earth and members of Dispatch.

The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow is an Americana, rock and roots-folk band that brings together five Massachusetts singer-songwriters: Tory Hanna, Billy Keane, David Tanklefsky, Greg Smith and Chris Merenda.

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Butter to the Edges

Mary Mottby Mary Mott
directed by Bob Moss
at The Unicorn Theatre
Saturday, October 29 at 7pm and Sunday, October 30 at 2pm 
Saturday, November 5 at 7pm and Sunday, November 6 at 2pm
Ticket: $30

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In this humorous one-woman performance, Mary Mott takes us on a comedic ride, as she explores the subject of aging! Horrified by her most recent birthday, Mary set out to explore her innermost feelings on the subject of growing older. From sensible walking shoes to squatting, Colonel Sanders to bathing suits, organ donation to the network news, Mary takes our hand and leads us down the path of what's ahead...and how to laugh about it.

Please join us for a talk back after the show.

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Danny Dollar, Millionaire Extraordinaire

110316 DannyDollar 2A Play Adapted from the book by Ty Allan Jackson
By E. Gray Simons III
Directed by Travis G Daly

at The Colonial Theatre
Thursday, November 3 at 7pm

Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for students and children

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Danny Dollar, just your average Eastchester neighborhood kid! Good student Monday through Friday, basketball in the park with friends on Saturday, church with the family on Sunday, and puts up with his annoying older sister seven days a week. Just your ordinary kid, who also happens to have more odd jobs than you can count on two hands, who faithfully makes a trip to the bank every week to deposit his earnings into a savings account, and who’s knowledge of high finance and entrepreneurial skill would likely earn him a job at any reputable, big-time investment firm. Yep, just your typical, every-day kid who aspires to be a millionaire by the time he’s twenty-one years old! Only his grand ideas don’t always go as planned, especially when Pablo and his gang are prowling the block. From his lemonade stand, to town hall, to a big company board room, it’s all part of the average, ordinary, typical, every-day life of Danny Dollar, Millionaire Extraordinaire!

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Warren Miller Entertainment presents, “Here, There, & Everywhere”

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Thursday, November 10 at 7:30pm
Tickets: Adult: $19

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It’s been 67 years since ski-film pioneer Warren Miller first picked up a camera to capture the wonder, adventure, humor, and beauty that is skiing. Since that time, Warren Miller film crews have traveled the globe—from storied slopes to hidden, snow-covered corners—to celebrate all things snowsports. Their quest has taken powder-hungry filmgoers, Here, There & Everywhere—and this year continues that legacy. This fall, witness a freeform, freeski adventure in Warren Miller Entertainment’s 67th snowsports film, Here, There & Everywhere.

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A Night with Karen

A Night with KarenMade in the Berkshires
Opening Night Benefit Celebration

Honoring Actress, Director,
Business Woman and Artistic Associate
Karen Allen

November 11th
at The Colonial Theatre

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The evening will include cocktails, dinner, performance inspired by Karen, and a dance party.

All proceeds will benefit the next generation of artists fostered through Berkshire Theatre Group's Education Programs.

5PM
Dinner

8PM
Performance

9PM
Taste of the Berkshires Reception and dance party

Individual Tickets:

$250 Artist Ticket
Includes All-festival pass, dinner, performance, and Taste of the Berkshires Reception and dance party. 

$125 Entrepreneur Ticket
Includes dinner, performance, and Taste of the Berkshires Reception and dance party.

$50 Designer Ticket
Includes performance and Taste of the Berkshires Reception and dance party.

Table Sponsorships:
$2,500 Director Table of ten

Includes artist as table guest, recognition is season program book, sponsor listing, all-festival pass, performance, and Taste of the Berkshires Reception and dance party.

$1,250 Actress Table of ten
Includes sponsor listing, all-festival pass, performance, and Taste of the Berkshires Reception and dance party. 

For more information call 413-448-8084 x14

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Almost Queen

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Saturday, November 19 at 8pm
Tickets: A: $39 B: $35 C: $22

BERKSHIRE RADIO GROUP PRESENTS:
Almost Queen
SPONSORED BY BERKSHIRE MONEY MANAGEMENT

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The most authentic Queen live show since the days of Queen themselves. A deliberate four-piece band, Almost Queen delivers a live performance showcasing signature four part harmonies and intricate musical interludes. Donning genuine costumes, AlmostQueen recaptures the live energy and precision that is the Queen experience. 

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Rev Tor Band & Friends Perform The Last Waltz Live: An All Star Re-Creation of The Band’s Classic Concert Film

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Friday, November 25 at 8pm
Tickets: $27.50

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The Last Waltz LIVE is a re-creation of The Band’s classic concert film, featuring The Rev Tor Band as The Band (accompanied by a full horn section) along with a cast of about a dozen local, regional, and national artists as the film’s special guests.  Not a tribute show, but rather a powerful community event. Don't miss this 40th Anniversary Celebration!

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Children's Holiday Extravaganza

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Sunday, November 27, 2016 from 12pm-2pm
Doors open at 11:30am
Tickets: FREE! (must call the Box Office in advance to reserve tickets)

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Entertainment, Face Painting, Popcorn, Pizza, A Visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, Raffles and Prizes and More. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Gift bags will be given out to the first 400 kids. Please bring non-perishable food items for donation.

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Berkshire Musician’s Tribute to John Lennon

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Saturday, February 11 at 7:30pm
Tickets: A: $36 B: $26

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The Berkshires is a hotbed of outstanding musicians. From worldwide legends to amazing regional and local talent, the area serves as home to an incredible array of eclectic performers. An outstanding group of these talented performers, along with some amazing non-Berkshire special guests will take the stage at The Colonial to pay tribute to the legendary John Lennon.

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Berkshire Theatre Group’s Production of “Fiorello!”

is Moving to Off-Broadway this September 

Fiorello NYCDue to critical acclaim and record breaking attendance, BTG’s production of the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning musical, Fiorello! is moving to New York City. This is the first time Berkshire Theatre Group will be producing a show Off-Broadway. 

Directed by Bob Moss, with choreography by Michael Callahan and music direction by Evan Zavada, Fiorello! will run Off-Broadway, at The East 13th Street Theater, located at 136 East 13th Street, from September 2 to October 6. An announcement with further details will be made in the coming weeks.

Berkshire Theatre Group’s production of Fiorello! will continue its sold-out run at The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, MA, until July 23.

To inquire about tickets, please call our Box Office at (413) 997-4444.