Originally from New Jersey, Anthony DeVito is a NYC-based comedian. Anthony has appeared on Comedy Central's Adam Devine's House Party, was one of the “New Faces” at the 2012 Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, has been on NPR’s This American Life, and AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live. In addition to stand-up, he’s appeared on TV Land's The Jim Gaffigan Show, is a regular on Fox News Channel's Red Eye, has been a featured guest on Sirius XM's Bennington Show, and has been published as a writer in Timeout NY and The New York Times.
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.
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.
at The Colonial Theatre
Thursday, November 3 at 7pm
Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for students and children
Sponsored by: Berkshire Bank and Massachusetts Cultural Council
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!
The Eagles Community Concert Band is pleased to present their Annual Fall Concert. The band, under the direction of Carl Jenkins, will present a varied program of works including a recent commission by local composer David Fetter. Composed in 2015, “Situation Update” is an accompaniment commissioned by the Eagles Band for this premiere with Ronald Barron in celebration of the band’s 80th Anniversary. Ronald Barron will be the trombone soloist for this composition. For 33 years Mr. Barron was the Principal Trombonist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Other works on the program include a Leroy Anderson favorite, Arthur Pryor’s “Whistler and his Dog”, “Rolling Thunder” by Henry Fillmore, Aaron Copland’s “An Outdoor Overture”, “Folk Song Suite” by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and John Philip Sousa’s “El Capitan March”.
Comedian Ralphie May is back due to popular demand! Ever since Ralphie May made his comedic debut on season one of Last Comic Standing, audiences can’t get enough of the larger than life comedian. Voted one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch,” May’s record-setting comedy specials and repeated sold out tours prove that his relatable comedic genius is in higher demand than ever. In 2015, Ralphie May released his first Netflix special, Unruly. May doesn’t shy away from touchy topics, nor does he bite his tongue when society suggests—he believes that as long as what he’s saying is true, people need to hear it.
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.
Honoring Actress, Director,
Business Woman and Artistic Associate
at The Colonial Theatre
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.
For more information call 413-448-8084 x14
The 6th annual festival features cutting-edge theatrical works performed as staged readings, live music, film, short stories and dance in a festival atmosphere like no other. New and innovative pieces as well as established work will be presented by local Berkshire County playwrights, actors, directors, musicians and performers. Featured as performance blocks, Made in the Berkshires will allow audiences to enjoy the breadth and depth of the artistic talent that has landed in Berkshire County while celebrating the best in the visual and performing arts. Professional artists and artists-in-the-making gather to share their talent with the Berkshire community. The festival will once again be curated by Hilary Somers Deely and Barbara Sims; two local artists who have helped create the rich cultural tapestry that permeates the Berkshires.
Friday, November 11th
at The Colonial Theatre
Visual Art in Lobby
CROP | New Works from the Berkshires visual art installation features works in a variety of mediums by established to emerging artists including Audrey Blafield, Lucie Castaldo, Joshua Field, Shawn Fields, Nathan Hanford, Michael King, Stephan Lanphear, Lee Rogers, Mary Carol Rudin, Jeanine Schoeffer, Natalie Tyer, Nicole Webster Clark, Jared Gelormino and Josh Harriman. Co Curated by Rebecca Weinman and Carrie Wright
Made in the Berkshires 2016 Opening Night Celebration
Tickets: $50 (includes post-performance Taste of the Berkshires and Dance Party!)
The 18 piece Eagles Big Band opens Made in the Berkshires with a swinging medley that sets the tone for a fabulous night of entertainment, as we celebrate the artists who make the Berkshires such a unique and special place!
Conductor Jim Stolberg-Tenor Sax; Manager Hank Malafronte-Trumpet
Steven Sanborn-Tenor Sax; Charles DiNunzio-Baritone Sax; Tom Sadin-Alto Sax;
Diane Chicoine- Alto Sax; Marianne Hall-Alto Sax; David Potter-Trombone;
Deanna Fraher-Trombone; Dick Paul-Trumpet; Ray Kinsella-Trumpet; Curt Robie
Film Tribute to Karen Allen
Senor Breakfast (Dance)
Choreographed by Ruslan Sprague; danced by Ruslan Sprague and Georgia Comeau
Through the Looking Glass (Theatre)
Letters from the works of Catherine Maria Sedgwick, Francis Anne (Fanny) Kemble, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Edith Wharton and Edna St Vincent Millay
We see ourselves in the reflections these women cast, and with every leap forward we take, we know that we stand on the shoulders of these
remarkable, determined, ordinary, extraordinary women.
Looking Glass – Hilary Somers Deely, Barbara Sims, Kate Maguire plus 2 with projections by Joe Wheaton
Berkshire Children and Families’ Kids 4 Harmony (Music)
Berkshire Children and Families President and CEO Carolyn Mower Burns; Kids 4 Harmony Artistic Director Alicia Stevenson ; Kids 4 Harmony Senior Teaching Artist Courtney Clark
Violin 1- Geivens Dextra, Gerdlie Jean Louis; Violin 2- Leila Paredes, Tianna Houle; Viola-Johan Serrano, Hannah Beckington Cello-Gerdrose Jean Louis, Heather Cruz Pieces: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 by J.S. Bach, III. Allegro; Por Una Cabeza by Carlos Gardel
Funk Box Studio (Dance)
We, The B boys, people of this community would like to show the public that this dance is not “just spinning on our heads and rap music”, this dance is far more than that. It is art, self esteem, self love, self expression, inspiration, discipline, movement, fun, athletics, respect, peace and more importantly it is who you are as a person.
Taste of the Berkshires Reception and Dance Party!
Saturday, November 12th
at The Colonial Theatre: Garage
Visual Artist Panel
The community is invited to join curators Rebecca Weinman and Carrie Wright for a less-than-formal artist panel discussion featuring established and emerging artists. There will be a cash bar and nibbles provided by Elm Street Sandwiches.
Saturday, November 12th
at The Unicorn Theatre
The Shorts (Poetry, Plays and Stories)
Immortality, I Choose, Percolating Change Poetry by Shellin Lubin
Intensive Care by Donald Marcus; Directed by Hilary Somers Deely featuring Rocco Sisto as ‘Joe’ and Kale Brown as ‘George’ with Rudi Bach reading stage directions
Altered Plans by Constance Bullard; Read by Caitlin Teeley
Message to Billy by Steven Somkin , Directed by Andrew Joffe featuring Lora Lee Ecobelli as Deborah and Eddie Allen as Fred
Short Play: “Kate and Bill” by Larry Zingale, directed by Barbara Sims, Featuring David Adkins, Corinna May and Rudi Bachs
Saturday, November 12th
at The Colonial Theatre
“Four Seasons” choreographed by Ruby Aver
“Spring” danced by Brighton Sawyer, Kendra Lassor
“Summer” danced by Juniper Shalles
“Autumn” danced by Sonora Malik
“Winter” danced by Tess Ackiewicz and Laura Coe
Music: selection from Prokoviev’s “Cinderella”
“BTZ” choreographed by Tom Masters Danced by Brighton Sawyer, Antonius Louw, Zenith Limon
Music: “I Will Wait,” “The 2 Cellos”
“A Waltz with the Woman in the Milk House,” A Tribute to the Women in Wartime
Choreographed by Bettina Montano
“Remembrance” danced by Carrie Petrik-Huff, Susan Quinn, Sonora Malik
Music: Mandolino Italiano-World Music Ensemble, Midnight Waltz-Adam Hurst, Gaucho-Hot Club Sandwich, The Ghost Pavane-Christopher Young
Cantarella School of Dance Modern Group
“All the Little Things” choreographed by Olivia Wilber
Danced by Madeline Art, Aurora Smedvig, Olivia Kriedeman-Hubbard, Julia C.Y. Rhind, Alexis Barzousky, Petra Orloff, Chloe Boehm, Gianna Maddalena, Paige Campbell
Berkshire Dance Theater
“Vegetarian Voodoo Soup” choreography by Chuck Paquette
Music by Brent Lew
Danced by Sophia Acquista, Victoria Alibozek, Jenna Charron, Jessica Charron,
Cara Fitzhugh, Rina Hatakeyama, Rachel Hemmer
“Can’t Feel the Classics” choreographed by: Jamal Ahamad
Danced by Jamal Ahamad
Music by Monty Norman, “Classic (Better Than I Ever Been)” by Kanye West, Nas, KRS One, Rakim, Rick Rubin, DJ Premier, “Classic Man” by Jidenna, Amethyst Amelia Kelly, Charlotte Aitchison, Eleanor Kateri Tannis, George Astasio, Jasbir Sehra, Jason Pebworth, Jidenna Theodore Mobisson, John Turner, Jonathan Christopher Shave, Kurtis McKenzie, Milan Wiley, Nana Kwabena Tuffuor, Nathaniel Irvin III, Roman GianArthur Irvin
“Wake Me Up Before You Go Go” choreography by Stacey Broderick
Danced by Sophia Acquista, Jenna Charron, Jessica Charron, Cara Fitzhugh, Elizabeth Malinowski, Lydia Richardson, Emily Taylor. Music by Wham
“Fantastic Beasts” and “Where the Wild Things Are” choreography by Becky Ahamad
Danced by Catherine Samson, Jacqueline Lemaire, Grace McGrath
Grace Krzanik, Madeline Zelazo Olivia Sobon, Nicole St. Germain
Music by “Amazing” by Kanye West, Jay Jenkins, Malik Jones, Dexter Mills, Jeff Bhasker, “Wild Things” by Alessia Cara, Alessia Caracciolo, Coleridge Tillman, Thabiso “Tab” Nkhereanye, James Ho, “Wild Things (feat. Terry Mak)” by K Theory x Adara, “Roar Cosmic Dawn Club Remix” by Katy Perry, DJ Javi Tambo, Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Henry Walter, “Jungle Bae” (featuring Bunji Garlin and MX Prime)” by Jack Ü
“Red and the Wolf” choreography by Becky Ahamad
Danced by Jacqueline Lemaire, Sophia Acquista, Victoria Alibozek
Cara Fitzhugh, Lydia Richardson, Jessica Charron, Jenna Charron, Madison Hopkins
Music by “Roman’s Revenge” by Nicki Minaj, Onika Maraj, Marshall Mathers, Kaseem Dean Trevor Smith,
“Out of the Woods” by Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff, Toy Armada & DJ GRIND Anthem Mix, “Big Bad Wolf” by Duck Sauce, “Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf)” by Awolnation, Aaron Bruno, Goshfather & Jinco Remix, “Animals” by Maroon 5, Adam Levine, Shellback, Benjamin Levin, Dub n Trap, Trap Remix
“Never Too Much” choreographed by Jamal Ahamad
Danced by: Jamal Ahamad, music by by Luther Vandross
“Panda, Panda, Panda” choreography by Becky Ahamad
Danced by Jacqueline Lemaire, Sophia Acquista, Victoria Alibozek,
Cara Fitzhugh, Lydia Richardson, Jessica Charron, Jenna Charron, Grace Krzanik, Grace McGrath, Madeline Zelazo, Olivia Sobon, Nicole St. Germain, Madison Hopkins, Elizabeth Malinowski
Music by “Controlla-DJ Flex Remix” by Drake, Aubrey Graham, Matthew Samuels, Allen Ritter, Dwayne Chin-Quee, Stephen McGregor, Moses Davis, Donald Dennis, Gary Jackson, Patrick Roberts
Andrew Thomas “Panda Instrumental” by Designer, Sidney Selby III, Adnan Khan
Albany Berkshire Ballet
“Nocturnes” Choreographed by Mary Talmi
Danced by Ruslan Sprague, Anna Acker, and Lisa McBride.
Music by Chopin.
Choreography by Ruslan Sprague
“Hey Paula” danced by Ruslan Sprague and Angessa Lynn; music by Ray Hildebrand
David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” danced by Karen Auge, Lisa Avery, Melissa Campbell, Marilyn Kirby, Sylvana Kirby, Valerie Lanfair, Geri Powers, Denise Rocca
Prince’s “When Doves Cry” danced by Lisa Avery and Franck Felix
Sculpture and visual projections by Joe Wheaton
Funk Box Studio
Sunday, November 13th
at The Colonial Theatre
Tickets: $15 per block
or $35 for all three blocks
Touch the Air (35 min)
A film by Alice Spatz and Eric Shepherd, based on the poetry of America’s 19th Poet Laureate, William Jay Smith
The Grazers (69 min.)
by Sarah Teale and Lisa F. Jackson
With interest in farm-to-table food on the rise, a small band of upstate New York farmers sees an opportunity to hold on to their endangered farms by raising and selling grass-fed beef. Forming a cooperative, they soon discover that the marketplace surprisingly can’t support their simple ambitions. Jackson and Teale follow their efforts for two years, through near collapse to an uncertain future, exposing in microcosm the struggles of small-scale farming in our modern, industrial world. An intimate, character-driven chronicle of the group’s struggle Grazers: A Cooperative Story illuminates timely issues regarding our food system. At stake are their farms, the small communities around them, the health of the land and a way of life.
Bob and The Trees (1 hr 31 min.)
Diego Ongaro- Writer/Director, Chris Teague-Co-Director of Photography
‘It is deep winter in rural Massachusetts. Bob, a 50 year old logger with a soft spot for golf and gangsta rap, is struggling to make ends meet in a merciless industry. When a rotten investment threatens the family business, Bob begins to heed the instincts of his ever darkening self.’
“I met Bob Tarasuk seven years ago, shortly after I moved to the rural town of Sandisfield from Paris. Bob—a fast talking, attention-loving, rap enthusiast turned farmer3 with an infectious sense of humor—has been a forester in the area for three decades and is a well-known character in the Berkshires, taking care of and maintaining countless acres of woods.” Diego Ongaro
The film was shot on location in The Berkshires, MA during one of the coldest winters on record. Diego very much wanted to film the feature in the snow and was nervous, as the dates approached that there wouldn’t be any snow on the ground. Luckily, prior to filming, the Polar Vortex hit the Northeast and dropped several feet of snow in The Berkshires. Consequently, much of the filming took place outdoors in two to three feet of snow.Film Festivals and Awards: - Sundance Film Festival (2015, World Premiere) - Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (2015, International Premiere) Crystal Globe (Jury Prize for Best International Feature Film), Ecumenical Prize ; Woodstock Film Festival (2015, NY Premiere), Haskell Wexler Award for Best Cinematography, Honorable Mention, Ultra Indie Award
Ewe Topia (8 min.)
by Ben Hillman
A bit of Cosmic Nonsense set to Bach’s “Sheep May Safely Graze.” A piano sits in the heart of a pastoral dreamscape, where a shepherdess, the goddess Pan, and Johann Sebastian Bach rock out to protect their flock of sheep.
Official Selection Toronto Independent Film Festival, Official Selection Berkshire Int’l Film Festival, Official Selection Athens, Ohio Int’l film Festival, Official Selection Winterthur Int’l Kurzfilmtage
Goodbye Alan (12 min.)
Written by Richard Dresser; Directed by Joe Cacaci
Produced by Black Ice MASS Media, and Black Ice Entertainment
Executive Producers: Joe Cacaci, John Whalan, Richard Dresser, Treat Williams
GOODBYE ALAN is the third in a trilogy of short films called PUBLIC SPEAKING,
starring Treat Williams. In GOODBYE ALAN, a man arrives late at a memorial service (horrible traffic, not his fault) to deliver the eulogy for his best friend, who died owing him $1,200.00
The Paper Trail (49 min.)
by Producer Kelly Carty and Jonathon Bee.
Mr. Bee, with the help of producer Kelly Carty, interviewed a series of authors, booksellers and editors who live or spend time in the Litchfield Hills literary belt. Such notable writers as Susan Orlean, Simon Winchester, Courtney Maum, Mary Randolph Carter, Spencer Reiss and Peter Richmond have all participated and are highlighted in the film. Each reveals their beginnings as authors, their writing process and concerns about and hopes for the future of books for both writers and readers.
Somethin’s Fishy (6 min.)
Produced and Directed by Larry Burke
Somethin’s Fishy is about a guy who, on a hot summer day, takes a dip in a murky Berkshires pond, only to find some very surprising and wonderful inhabitants.
What We Were (12 min.)
Written and Directed by Corey Potter, Edited by Jackson Teeley
‘The Gnomist’ (19 min.)
by Director and Producer Sharon Liese; Producer Cynthia Wade, Assoc. Producer Samantha Hake, Director of Photography Ty Jones; Editor Jeremy Carr
The Gnomist is a true story about the mysterious appearance of fairy homes in a suburban forest and the magical experience shared by three women.
Sunday, November 13th
at Hotel on North
Meet the Filmmakers: Festival Wrap Party
This event is For all Film Block ticket holders
“Meet the Filmmakers Festival Wrap Party on Sunday
at The Colonial Theatre
Saturday, November 19 at 8pm
Tickets: A: $39 B: $35 C: $22
BERKSHIRE RADIO GROUP PRESENTS:
SPONSORED BY BERKSHIRE MONEY MANAGEMENT
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.
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!
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.
Recently called one of “the Western Mass. indie scene’s brightest creative lights” by Pitchfork, Northampton, Massachusetts’ And The Kids recently released their debut full-length album, Turn to Each Other (Signature Sounds). Turn to Each Other is more than an album title: it’s a statement of fact for the band, whose bond—as musicians, friends and creative foils—is as tight as they come. The album features 11 tracks full of ringing guitars from Hannah Mohan, knotty rhythms from drummer Rebecca Lasaponaro and bold accents from synthesizers and percussion by Megan Miller. Together, they create “apocalyptic pop,” a dizzying stop-start ride with lush, intricate soundscapes that frame Mohan’s lively lead vocals. Taliana Katz made her debut as And The Kids’ bassist at their NPR Tiny Desk Concert, and continues to carry the energy of the album to the stage.
at The Colonial Theatre
Saturday, December 3 at 2:30pm and 6:30pm
Sunday, December 4 at 1:30pm and 4:30pm
A: Adults $41, Children $28
B: Adults $35, Children $26
C: Adults $ 27.00, Children $19.50
The Albany Berkshire Ballet (ABB) will present its annual tour of the holiday classic The Nutcracker. The production was choreographed by Artistic Director Madeline Cantarella Culpo. Sets and scenery were created by theater and movie set designer Carl Sprague, a Stockbridge native, and costumes were designed by Rita Watson and Victile Donahue. The Nutcracker will feature local dance students in special children’s roles alongside the professional dancers of the ABB. This year’s company includes dancers from around the United States, as well as Brazil and Japan.
Tickets: Adults: $38 Children 16 and under: $28
Sponsored by: Founding Sponsors Blantyre, Country Curtains and The Red Lion Inn, Greylock Federal Credit Union, Greylock Insurance Agency, Berkshire Health Systems, Guardian Life Insurance Company of America and Enterprise Holdings Foundation
Saturday, December 10 at 7pm
Sunday, December 11 at 2pm
Thursday, December 15 at 7pm
Friday, December 16 at 7pm
Saturday, December 17 at 2pm and 7pm
Sunday, December 18 at 2pm and 7pm (sensory friendly performance)
Tuesday, December 20 at 7pm
Wednesday, December 21 at 7pm
Thursday, December 22 at 7pm
Celebrate the timeless holiday tradition of A Christmas Carol with the whole family and revel in the joy and redemptive power of Christmas as told in the timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, the infamous miser who is shown the error of his ways and reformed by four spirits. Journey back to Victorian England and experience the classic story filled with holiday carols and the wonderment of the season.
Please not that the performance on Sunday, December 18 at 7pm is a sensory friendly performance.
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.
To reserve at at 617-266-1200 or online
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.
is Moving to Off-Broadway this September
Due 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.