Once

The Colonial Theatre
111 South Street · Pittsfield · MA 01201
Once

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination with ID is required for this performance.
Masks are mandatory at The Colonial Theatre.

From the very first note, Once draws you in and never lets go. Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical, Once tells the story of a guy who gave up on love and music and the girl who inspired him to dream again.

On the streets of Dublin, an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant are drawn together by their shared love of music. “Guy” is a singer and songwriter who spends his days fixing vacuums in the Dublin shop he runs with his father and his nights playing his music in local pubs. He is on the verge of giving up music altogether when “Girl,” walks into the bar, hears him play and refuses to let him abandon his guitar. Over the course of one fateful week, an unexpected friendship and collaboration quickly evolve into a powerful but complicated love story.

Featuring all of the magical songs from the critically acclaimed film, including the Oscar-winning “Falling Slowly,” this is the only show to have music that won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, an Olivier Award and a Tony Award. Achingly beautiful, joyously uplifting, it strikes an unforgettable chord in audiences and speaks to the power of music to connect us all. A show like that only comes around Once.

Production

based upon the motion picture written and directed by John Carney
music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová
book by Enda Walsh

directed by Gregg Edelman
musical direction by Andy Taylor
movement direction by Isadora Wolfe

Previews: Friday, July 1 at 7pm and Saturday, July 2 at 7pm
Opening/Press Performance: Sunday, July 3 at 2pm
Talk Back: Tuesday, July 5 at 7pm
Sensory Friendly Performance: Tuesday, July 12 at 7pm
Closing: Saturday, July 16 at 7pm

Tickets: Preview: $60
Tickets: Sensory Friendly $15
Tickets: $75; Teen (12-17) $37.50; Premium Seats $90

Run time: TBA

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Safety Protocols

At Berkshire Theatre Group, we are committed to keeping audiences, artists, volunteers and employees safe. To that end, we are updating COVID-19 safety protocols as necessary. Thank you for your compliance and we look forward to seeing you at our theatres.

For All Performances:

  • Patrons must be fully vaccinated.* Proof of vaccination and ID is required for all events. Patrons may present a digital or physical vaccination card upon arrival to the theatre. *Fully vaccinated means the performance date must be at least 14 days after the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or at least 14 days after a single-dose vaccine.
  • Individuals who need accommodations due to a medical condition that prevents vaccination or sincerely held religious beliefs may also provide a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 12 hours or PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time. Printed test results or email of test results from a third party testing site or a time-stamped photo of at-home test results are accepted.
  • Masks are mandatory at our 122 seat Unicorn Theatre.
  • Masks are mandatory at our 780 seat Colonial Theatre.
  • All seats are eligible for sale.
  • There will be no distancing between parties.
  • Contactless ticket scanning will be done for patrons at their point of entry.
  • Seating and surface areas are sanitized frequently using an electrostatic sprayer.
  • Our theatres have upgraded HVAC filters, added ozone-free NPB ionization and otherwise complies with all local and state safety requirements.
  • Free-standing hand sanitizer stations will be placed at various locations.
  • A doctor/nurse is on duty for all performances.
  • Patrons who are not feeling well should contact BTG’s box office to discuss rescheduling options.
  • We are reviewing our safety protocols regularly in accordance with local and national data and guidance. If policies change, patrons will be notified.
Please make sure every patron in your party is aware of these safety measures.
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