the colonial http://wamc.org en Albany Berkshire Ballet's May 3rd and 4th Performances http://wamc.org/post/albany-berkshire-ballets-may-3rd-and-4th-performances <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.berkshireballet.org/">The Albany Berkshire Ballet</a> was founded in 1960 by Artistic Director Madeline Cantarella Culpo as an outgrowth of her school, the Cantarella School of Dance, located in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.</p><p>The Albany Berkshire Ballet is nationally recognized for its versatility in performing both classical and contemporary dance works with excellence and they will present Carmina Burana at <a href="http://www.theegg.org">The Egg</a> in Albany, NY on Friday, May 2 and at <a href="http://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/">The Colonial Theatre</a> in Pittsfield, MA on Saturday, May 3.</p><p>Artistic Director Madeline Culpo and Carmina Burana Choreographer Paula Weber, and company dancer, and teacher, Kerry Piaggione join us to tell us more.</p><p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 89177 at http://wamc.org Albany Berkshire Ballet's May 3rd and 4th Performances Audra McDonald at The Colonial 6/15 http://wamc.org/post/audra-mcdonald-colonial-615 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the seven years since her last album, </span><a href="http://www.audramcdonald.net/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Audra McDonald</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has kept busy…including singing the hook for Neil Patrick Harris' rap at the conclusion of Sunday’s Tony Awards. She spent several years in Hollywood, filming the television series </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Private Practice</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. She's gotten divorced and remarried, absorbed the shock of losing her father in a plane crash and watched her daughter, grow up from a </span>kindergartener<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to a middle-schooler.</span></p><p>Last year, McDonald returned to New York, starred in The Gershwins' <em>Porgy and Bess</em> and won a fifth Tony Award. All the ups and downs, triumphs and tragedies are reflected on her new album, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CB5ERVA/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00CB5ERVA&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Go Back Home</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=B00CB5ERVA" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>. She will be performing at <a href="http://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/">The Colonial</a> in Pittsfield, MA tomorrow night at 8pm.</p><p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 67012 at http://wamc.org Audra McDonald at The Colonial 6/15 Tune for Today http://wamc.org/post/tune-today-123 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>"Go Back Home" - by Kander and Ebb from<a href="http://audramcdonald.net/"> Audra McDonald's</a> latest album.</p><p>The five-time Tony Award winner will perform at <a href="http://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org">The Colonial Theatre</a> in Pittsfield, MA on Saturday, June 15th.</p><p> Wed, 29 May 2013 15:26:00 +0000 65824 at http://wamc.org Tune for Today Jim Breuer at The Colonial on 6/6 http://wamc.org/post/jim-breuer-colonial-66 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.jimbreuer.com">Jim Breuer</a> is one of the most recognizable comedians in the business, known for his charismatic stage antics, dead-on impressions and hilarious stand-up. In 1995 Breuer joined the cast of SNL, where&lt; he quickly became a fan-favorite for his original character “Goat Boy” and his dead-on impressions of actor Joe Pesci.</p><p>Breuer will be at the <a href="http://berskshiretheatregroup.com">Colonial Theatre</a> in Pittsfield, MA on Thursday June 6.</p><p> Thu, 23 May 2013 19:02:57 +0000 Joe Donahue 65402 at http://wamc.org Jim Breuer at The Colonial on 6/6 Joan Rivers at The Colonial on 5/10 http://wamc.org/post/joan-rivers-colonial-510 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Joan Rivers is a comedy legend.</p><p>She continues to dominate television, retail sales on QVC and concert venues – including the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield on Friday night. She even still makes the headlines for offending someone about something.</p><p> Mon, 06 May 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 63953 at http://wamc.org Joan Rivers at The Colonial on 5/10 Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Kate Maguire http://wamc.org/post/alan-chartockin-conversation-kate-maguire <p>Alan is joined by Kate Maguire, artistic director and CEO of the Berkshire Theatre Group, which includes the Berkshire Theatre Festival and The Colonial Theatre. A graduate of Boston College, Maguire has helped shepherd many productions from the Berkshires to New York and is also an accomplished actor.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 57821 at http://wamc.org Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Kate Maguire David Wax Museum at The Colonial on 1/4 http://wamc.org/post/david-wax-museum-colonial-14 <p>Tomorrow night at 8pm, <a href="http://www.davidwaxmuseum.com">David Wax Museum</a> is playing at <a href="http://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/">The Colonial Theatre</a> in Pittsfield, MA. Their indie rock is a unique blend of Americana folk and Mexican son music. The New Yorker said of their sound that it “Kicks up a cloud of excitement with its high-energy border-crossing sensibility.”</p><p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 16:10:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 54992 at http://wamc.org David Wax Museum at The Colonial on 1/4 Jamie Bernstein - We are Women: A Bernstein Cabaret http://wamc.org/post/jamie-bernstein-we-are-women-bernstein-cabaret <p></p><p>From <a href="http://broadwayworld.com/people/Jamie-Bernstein/"><u>Jamie Bernstein</u></a> and <a href="http://broadwayworld.com/people/Michael-Barrett/"><u>Michael Barrett</u></a> comes&nbsp;<em>We are Women: A Bernstein Cabaret</em>. Devised from many of Bernstein&#39;s songs for or about women, evolves the story of a mother and daughter who navigate the tricky terrain of their love lives, and, along the way, learn to accept themselves and delight in the love of others.&nbsp;

</p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 15:10:36 +0000 Joe Donahue 44915 at http://wamc.org Jamie Bernstein - We are Women: A Bernstein Cabaret