David Grover

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March 25 at 11am
Tickets: FREE!
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Save The Dates:
April 1, 8 and 15 11am
Tickets: FREE!
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413-997-4444. 6 tickets per transaction.


David Grover is a Berkshires favorite who led Arlo Guthrie’s band for many years. David has performed and written with many talented musicians, including Pete Seeger and Doc Watson. His ability to connect with people of all ages creates a powerful sense of unity, and is a rousing crowd-pleaser. David will be performing accompanied by his daughter Jessica on bass.

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OLLI Spring Open House

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Wednesday, March 29 10am-11:30am

FREE!

Curious about OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College? Your invited to their free Spring Open House to enjoy refreshments, learn about OLLI’s exciting spring semester of classes and special events, meet our instructors, and get a sneak preview of upcoming programming from Berkshire Theatre Group’s Artistic Director, Kate Maguire!

OLLI is a lifelong learning organization with over 1,000 members that offers terrific educational , social, and learning opportunities designed especially by and for people fifty years old and up in the Berkshires. For more information on their programs, visit BerkshireOLLI.org

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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

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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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Comedy Garage: Emma Willmann

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Thursday, April 27 at 7:30pm
Tickets: $5
Sponsored by: The Pittsfield Cooperative Bank

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Hailed as "The Best Place to see Comedy" by The Berkshire Record, join us at The Comedy Garage! On Thursday nights, for only $5, The Comedy Garage presents acclaimed comedians from near and far. After the show, head down the street to Methuselah Bar & Lounge and show your Comedy Garage 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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Ruth P. Boraski Celebration Evening 27th Annual Event Acknowledging Excellence

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Thursday, May 4 
Cocktail hour begins at 5pm
Event begins at 6pm

Tickets: $50, available at BrighamCenter.org

For over 20 years, Girls Inc. of the Berkshires has recognized women in the community with the She Knows Where She’s Going Award at the Ruth P. Boraski Celebration Evening. These women are chosen because they have made a difference in our community and serve as role models to the girls we serve. This year we are excited to honor Brenda Burdick of General Dynamics Mission Systems, for her commitment to Berkshire County. We will also award $10,000 in college scholarships to deserving young women who are graduating high school and pursuing higher education. 

Cocktails & lite fare will be served. Sponsorship & advertising opportunities are also available.

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High School Student Cabaret

High School Student Cabaretdirected 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

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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

Encore!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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Catch the Fever: An Evening with Fabrizio and the Fever! Raising scholarship funds for the Richie duPont Award to fulfill kids’ dreams to attend theatre camp

Fabrizio

at The Colonial Theatre
Friday, May 19 at 7pm
Tickets: VIP: $50
Regular: $25

Concert ~ Raffle ~ Silent Auction

VIP Tickets includes premium seating and a 6pm pre-show reception in the Garage with complimentary refreshments, special acoustic set with Michael Fabrizio, and preview of silent auction items

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The Richie duPont Award was established in 2005 in memory of a talented young actor who performed in two of Berkshire Theatre Group's Main Stage productions. This fund provides camp scholarships so children can pursue their dreams of being on stage.

Fabrizio and the Fever is led by Berkshire native, musician/songwriter, Michael Fabrizio. After moving to Nashville, Fabrizio started Fabrizio and the Fever. The band features: sound engineer and songwriter, Mark Lonsway (backing vocals and acoustic guitar), Matt Zehr (electric guitar), Berklee Music grad, Christine Moad (bass) and, the time keeper of the group, Steve Wolfe (drums). Fabrizio and the Fever has opened for esteemed acts from all genres, including: Sleeper Agent, Boston, Trigger Hippie, Robert Randolph, Craig Morgan, Jessica Andrews, John Carter Cash, Raelyn Nelson, Lewis Brice and more. The band has recently completed their sophomore album Head Theatre

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Comedy Garage: Joe Zimmerman

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Thursday, May 25 at 7:30pm
Tickets: $5
Sponsored by: The Pittsfield Cooperative Bank

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Hailed as "The Best Place to see Comedy" by The Berkshire Record, join us at The Comedy Garage! On Thursday nights, for only $5, The Comedy Garage presents acclaimed comedians from near and far. After the show, head down the street to Methuselah Bar & Lounge and show your Comedy Garage 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 Radio Group Presents Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot Celebrating the Music of Billy Joel

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Saturday, May 27 at 8pm
Tickets: A: $45 B: $37 C: $26

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Celebrate the music of Billy Joel with Mike Delguidice & Big Shot, the only Billy Joel tribute show endorsed by Billy Joel and featuring members of Billy Joel’s own band. Hand-picked by Billy Joel to be in his band, Mike is currently on tour with Billy Joel, but he will be in the Berkshires on May 27th to treat Billy Joel fans to an evening they will never forget. Mike and his extraordinary band are well known and respected for providing superior entertainment, giving audiences a show that is packed with hit after hit of Billy Joel’s chart-topping songs, along with astonishing renditions of McCartney, the Beatles, Elton John, Journey, Chicago and more.

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Berkshire Dance Party and Cabaret

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Saturday, June 3 at 7pm
Presented by Berkshire Theatre Group and Only In My Dreams Events LLC
General Admission Tickets: $35
All Inclusive VIP Tickets: $75
Strictly 21+ (ID Required for Admission)

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Sponsored by: Bobbie Hallig, Berkshire Property Agents, The Bookloft, Salisbury Bank, Berkshire Mountain Distillers ,Domaney's Liquors & Fine Wines, Hotel on North, Mahaiwe Tent and Robert and Mary Ann Norris.

Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month at BTG's Second Annual Berkshire Dance Party and Cabaret. Walk the Pink Carpet, then break in your dancing shoes with DJ BFG for an unforgettable evening. Featuring local performance artists and talent. There will entertainment on every stage...a party for all that celebrates diversity!

This event is a fundraiser for Berkshire Theatre Group.

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Bobby Sweet CD Release Party

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Sunday, June 11 at 7pm
Tickets: $15

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Bobby has shared the bill with top country and folk artists Vince Gill, Martin Sexton, Pete Seeger, and many others. As a sought-after lead guitarist he has opened for George Jones, Asleep at the Wheel, Willie Nelson, and more. He recently returned home from his fourth US tour with Arlo Guthrie. 

As a songwriter, Bobby was selected as a finalist at the Kerrville Folk Festival in TX. His songs have also received recognition from The Billboard Songwriting Contest and have aired on many hit television series including Nashville, Touched By An Angel, Walker Texas Ranger, and CSI.

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Million Dollar Quartet

Million Dollar Quartetbook by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux
original concept and direction by Floyd Mutrux
Inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins
directed and music direction by James Barry

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

Previews: Wednesday, June 14 through Friday, June 16
Press Opening/Opening Night: Saturday, June 17 at 8pm
Talkback: Monday, June 19 after 7pm performance
Closing: Saturday, July 15 at 8pm
Tickets: Preview: $55
Tickets: $65
Sponsored by: Lead Sponsor, Bobbie Hallig and Furlano and Arace, PC

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The Airplane Family & Friends with Live Dead ‘69

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Saturday, June 17 at 8pm
Tickets: A: $50 B: $25

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The Airplane Family & Friends with Live Dead ‘69 reunites Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, Grateful Dead alumni, and other musical luminaries, comprising a veritable “Who’s Who” of “The Summer of Love’s” legendary musicians. 

The Airplane Family & Friends band members include: Darby Slick, composer of “Somebody To Love,” who launched the career of Grace Slick in his band The Great Society before she joined Jefferson Airplane in 1966; Peter Kaukonen, a founding member of both Hot Tuna and Jefferson Starship, and a member of Jefferson Airplane; Prairie Prince, Jefferson Starship drummer (1992-2007), co-founded The Tubes, and regularly tours with Todd Rundgren; Slick Aguilar, lead guitarist for Jefferson Starship (1992-2015) and David Crosby (1983-1986); Eva Avila, Canadian Idol winner, actress (The Wall Theatrical Extravaganza) makes her U.S. debut reprising Grace Slick’s vocal repertoire; Joli Valenti, son of Dino Valenti, sings Marty Balin’s timeless parts, and brings selections from Quicksilver Messenger Service.

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Children of a Lesser God

Children of a Lesser God 1000by Mark Medoff
directed by Kenny Leon
with Joshua Jackson, John McGinty, Lauren Ridloff and Stephen Spinella

at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage
BTG’s Stockbridge Campus, 83 East Main Street

Previews: Thursday, June 22 through Friday, June 23
Press Opening/Opening Night: Saturday, June 24 at 8pm
Talkback: Monday, June 26 after 7pm performance
Closing: Saturday, July 22 at 8pm
Tickets: Preview: $45
Tickets: $65
Sponsored by: Lead Sponsor, 37 Interlaken Road Project; David and Susan Auerbach; Natalie and Howard Shawn; Blantyre, Country Curtains and Red Lion Inn

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In today's culture, there are endless methods of communication. Are we truly listening to one another? At the core of the Tony Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award and the Drama Desk Award-winning, Children of a Lesser God, written by Tony Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Obie Award and Drama Desk Award-winner Mark Medoff, is a poignant story about human communication, connection and compromise. Directed by Tony Award-winner, Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun), this production features Joshua Jackson (TV: The Affair, Dawson's Creek, Fringe; Film: Cruel Intentions, Lay The Favorite; West End: A Life In The Theatre; Off-Broadway: Smart People), John McGinty (Off-Broadway: The Healing), Lauren Ridloff (Film: Wonderstruck, Other: former Miss Deaf America), and Stephen Spinella (Broadway: Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, James Joyce's The Dead).

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The Music Man

The Music Manbook, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson
story by Meredith Willson and and Franklin Lacey
directed by Travis G. Daly
music direction by Mark Gionfriddo 

at The Colonial Theatre
BTG’s Pittsfield Campus, 111 South Street

Preview: Thursday, July 6 through Friday, July 7
Opening Night: Saturday, July 8 at 7pm
Closing: Sunday, August 6 at 2pm
Special Note: There is no press night
for The Music Man
Tickets: Adult A: $42; Adult B: $32 • Child A: $27; Child B: $22
Golden Circle Tickets: Adult: $52 • Child: $37
Sponsored by: Greylock Federal Credit Union, Greylock Insurance Company, Lyon Aviation,Dr. Richard Ziter, Phyllis Parvin and The Berkshire Eagle

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Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo (Zoo story)

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directed by Eric Hill
with David Adkins, Joey Collins and Tara Franklin

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

Previews: Wednesday, July 19 through Friday, July 21
Press Opening/Opening Night: Saturday, July 22 at 8pm
Talkback: Monday, July 24 after 7pm performance
Closing: Saturday, August 26 at 8pm
Tickets: Preview: $47
Tickets: $52
Sponsored by: Lead Sponsor, Bobbie Hallig and Furlano and Arace, PC

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Arsenic and Old Lace

Arsenic and Old LaceBy Joseph Kesselring
directed by Gregg Edelman

at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage
BTG’s Stockbridge Campus, 83 East Main Street

Previews: Thursday, July 27 through Friday, July 28
Press Opening/Opening Night: Saturday, July 29 at 8pm
Talkback: Monday, July 31 after 7pm performance
Closing: Saturday, August 19 at 8pm
Tickets: Preview: $45
Tickets: $65
Sponsored by: Blantyre, Country Curtains and Red Lion Inn

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Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes

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Thursday, August 17 at 8pm
Tickets: A: $50 • B: $30

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For I've always wanted to be a Juke... and I still do." –Jon Bon Jovi

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes are legends in the rock ‘n’ roll scene. For over thirty years they have been delighting audiences and recording music in their hard-driving style. They have turned out more than thirty albums, thousands of live performances around the globe and produced a legion of dedicated and enthusiastic fans. These musical giants of the Jersey Shore influenced musicians from Bruce Springsteen to Bon Jovi and are still going strong today.

Just last year, the iconic Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes released the highly-acclaimed Soultime!, their first new studio CD of all original material in five years.

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New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players I've Got A Little Twist

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Friday, August 18 at 8pm
Tickets: Premium: $45 • A: $35 • B: $25

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Take Gilbert & Sullivan, add a twist of Broadway, and stir! It’s where The Mikado meets The Music Man. Where the HMS Pinafore sets sail for Brigadoon. Where The Pirates of Penzance take shore leave On The Town. It’s a one-of-a-kind show that proves the Gilbert & Sullivan repertoire is as fun, fresh and full of life as, well, three little maids from school! See for yourself as New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players celebrates the legacy of Gilbert & Sullivan in American musical theater, featuring favorites from Rodgers & Hammerstein, Bernstein, Sondheim, Lerner & Loewe, Meredith Willson, and Jerry Herman.

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Janeane Garofalo

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Please note: The date for Janeane Garofalo's performance has changed due to a scheduling conflict.

The new date is: Saturday, October 21st at 8pmPlease contact BTG's box office at 413-997-4444 to exchange or purchase tickets. Thank you.

at The Colonial Theatre
Saturday, October 21 at 8pm
Tickets: $39.50

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Emmy Award-nominated Actress and comedian, SNL alum Janeane Garofalo has been an American institution since she burst on the scene in 1992. Janeane has had many memorable and critically acclaimed roles in films, such as: The Truth About Cats and Dogs, Wet Hot American Summer, Ratatouille, Steal This Movie, Reality Bites, Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion, Mystery Men, The Ten and The Cable Guy. Janeane co-authored the bestseller Feel This Book, with Ben Stiller.

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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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Lost Lake

Lost Lakeby David Auburn
directed by Daisy Walker

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

Previews: Thursday, September 28 and Friday, September 29
Press Opening/Opening Night: Saturday, September 30 at 7pm
Talkback: Thursday, October 5 after 7pm performance
Closing: Sunday, October 22 at 2pm
Tickets: Preview: $45
Tickets: $50
Sponsored by: Lead Sponsor, Bobbie Hallig and Furlano and Arace, PC

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