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
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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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


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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Made in the Berkshires Festival

Made in the Berkshires Mountainsat The Colonial Theatre, The Unicorn Theatre,
and The Garage

Friday, November 11 through Sunday, November 13
Tickets: range from $15-$50


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
Tickets: FREE!

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!)

Eagles Band
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
Tickets: FREE!

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)
Tickets: $15
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

Brief Intermission

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
Dance Extravaganza
Tickets: $15

Berkshire Pulse
“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
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

Lisa Avery
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

Film Blocks
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



Albany Berkshire Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker

Nutcracker2016COLORGuestPresentersLogoRGB smallat 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.

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A Christmas Carol

CC2011Cast03 Photo by Ken Regan Camera 5 LIGHT2by Charles Dickens
adapted by Eric Hill
directed by Travis G Daly
at The Colonial Theatre

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

Performance Dates:
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.

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