Remember When Rock Was Young The Elton John Tribute Starring Craig A. Meyer

Craig Meyer Almost Elton Johnat The Colonial Theatre
Thursday, February 2 at 7pm

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

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This spectacular, musical journey celebrates the decades of chart-topping hits of Sir Elton John, including “Benny and the Jets,” “Philadelphia Freedom,” and “Crocodile Rock,” just to name a few.  Hailed as “a top notch performer” by Daily Variety, award-winning actor/singer, Craig Meyer, uses his uncanny musical abilities to celebrate the character, costumes and charisma of the famed pianist and singer.

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Rev Tor’s 6th Annual Dead Of Winter Jam

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Celebrating The Music of The Grateful Dead

At The Garage
Thursday, February 9 at 8pm

Tickets: $12 advance ticket and $15 at the door

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Since its conception in the mid-90s, The Rev Tor Band, led by singer and lead guitarist Tor Krautter, has become one of the most compelling and exciting acts on the blues and jam-band circuit. This show will be a mid-winter celebration of the music of The Grateful Dead featuring a multitude of local and beloved guest artists. Pulling inspiration from a variety of influences, Tor and his band have shared the stage with members of The Grateful Dead, Phish, The Allman Brothers and The New Riders of the Purple Sage.

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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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Laugh Lounge: Myq Kaplan

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Thursday, February 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 Laugh Lounge at The Garage! Now on Thursday nights, for only $5, the Laugh Lounge presents acclaimed comedians from near and far.  After the show, head down the street to Methuselah Bar & Lounge and show your Laugh Lounge ticket for a $5 beverage.

Myq Kaplan is a 2010 Last Comic Standing Finalist, and has appeared on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, The Late Show with David Letterman and Comedy Central Presents. You can listen to Myq’s podcast, Hang Out With Me, on the Keith and The Girl network. His debut CD, Vegan Mind Meld, was one of iTunes’ top ten best-selling comedy albums in 2010, followed by Meat Robot in 2013 and his one-hour Netflix special, Small Dork and Handsome in 2014.

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On The Stage Series: Jeffrey Foucault

FOUCAULTAt 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

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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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Laugh Lounge: 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 Laugh Lounge at The Garage! Now on Thursday nights, for only $5, the Laugh Lounge presents acclaimed comedians from near and far.  After the show, head down the street to Methuselah Bar & Lounge and show your Laugh Lounge 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

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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

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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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Laugh Lounge: Emma Willmann

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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 Laugh Lounge at The Garage! Now on Thursday nights, for only $5, the Laugh Lounge presents acclaimed comedians from near and far.  After the show, head down the street to Methuselah Bar & Lounge and show your Laugh Lounge 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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High School Student Cabaret

directed 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

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

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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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Laugh Lounge: 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 Laugh Lounge at The Garage! Now on Thursday nights, for only $5, the Laugh Lounge presents acclaimed comedians from near and far.  After the show, head down the street to Methuselah Bar & Lounge and show your Laugh Lounge 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 Opera Festival Presents: Ariadne auf Naxos

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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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