BTG PLAYS! offers programming for Pre-K children and their families. BTG offers an interactive parent and child craft workshop. David Grover performs sing-a-long concerts for Pre-K children and their families. Each David Grover performance is free of charge!
Elementary and Middle School Productions
Performed in both spring and fall, students learn collaboration and creativity while performing and assisting with all aspects of the production. These productions help to foster a sense of community as parents and children work together to create sets, props, and costumes for the performance. In 2019, over 2,000 patrons attended Disney’s Aladdin, Jr.! Later this year, BTG is launching the first annual fall production, Willy Wonka Kids, which features 140 students!
Summertime classes are one-week sessions offered during the summer vacation months. Students work together to prepare and perform a classic fairy tale, creating basic props and costume pieces in addition to rehearsing. The final performance is followed by a student-led question and answer session.
High School Original Performances
Encore! An Evening To Celebrate High School Musicals features ten-minute encore performances from Berkshire County high school musicals. 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 showcases the incredible talent in Berkshire County!
Annual Community Theatre Production
Performed and rehearsed each year during the height of the busy summer season, students and community members learn from one another whilst in the midst of collaboration and creativity. In 2019, over 6,500 patrons attended Shrek The Musical, which featured over 100 talented children and adults from the community.
Annual Holiday Production
Performed each December, this holiday production of A Christmas Carol features talented adults and children. Annually, over 40 children take the stage to perform this timeless holiday tradition for their community. Over 750 students and 3,000 patrons saw BTG’s 2018 rendition!
Sensory Friendly Performances
A “sensory-friendly” performance is a production that is slightly modified to accommodate individuals with sensory-input disorders, such as people on the autism spectrum. At this performance, you will notice relaxed “house rules;” people may need to get up, move around, and leave the theatre during the performance. There is no expectation that the audience will be completely quiet during the performance. Our goal is to create an environment where people with autism or sensory needs, along with their families, can enjoy coming to the theatre together and will feel comfortable, supported and free to be themselves.