berkshire theatre group http://wamc.org en Berkshire Theatre Group Presents "A Little Night Music" Through July 19th http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-theatre-group-presents-little-night-music-through-july-19th <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>One of Stephen Sondheim’s most beloved and award-winning musicals, <em>A Little Night Music</em> offers an amusing and farcical tale of unexpected liaisons, relentless desire, and ill-fated heartbreak in the life of acclaimed actress, Desiree Armfeldt.</p><p>In <a href="http://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/">The Berkshire Theatre Group</a> production of <em>A Little Night Music</em>, currently running at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA, Desiree Armfeldt is played by renowned actress, vocalist and Berkshire native, Maureen O’Flynn, and is directed by Ethan Heard.</p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:34:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 94245 at http://wamc.org Berkshire Theatre Group Presents "A Little Night Music" Through July 19th Donation Will Support Educational Center And Berkshire Theatre Group http://wamc.org/post/donation-will-support-educational-center-and-berkshire-theatre-group <p>The <a href="http://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/" target="_blank">Berkshire Theatre Group</a> has announced a major grant from longtime area supporters and business leaders.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 21:30:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 91160 at http://wamc.org Donation Will Support Educational Center And Berkshire Theatre Group Herbert Wolff Reviews Anna Christie http://wamc.org/post/herbert-wolff-reviews-anna-christie <p>Herbert Wolff takes a look at Berkshire Theatre Group's current production of Eugene O'Neill's "Anna Christie."&nbsp;</p><p> Sat, 31 Aug 2013 16:50:00 +0000 Herbert Wolff 72603 at http://wamc.org Herbert Wolff Reviews Anna Christie Berkshire Theatre Group's production of "Same Time, Next Year" http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-theatre-groups-production-same-time-next-year <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/">The Berkshire Theatre Group</a> presents Bernard Slade’s <em>Same Time, Next Year</em> at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage in Stockbridge through August 10th.</p><p>In the show, George and Doris are married, but not to each other. After a passionate chance meeting, the two decide to meet once a year to rekindle their relationship. Encompassing twenty five years of reunions, manners and morals, this Tony-nominated and Drama Desk Winning play is a hilarious and touching look at unconventional love and changing times.</p><p>In the BTG production, directed by Kyle Fable, Corinna May plays Doris and David Adkins plays George.</p><p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Ray Graf 70095 at http://wamc.org Berkshire Theatre Group's production of "Same Time, Next Year" Berkshire Theatre Group's production of "Oklahoma!" http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-theatre-groups-production-oklahoma <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Oklahoma!</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is the first musical written by Rodgers and </span>Hammerstein<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> – the original Broadway production opened on March 31, 1943.</span></p><p>Featuring timeless songs such as "Oh What a Beautiful Mornin,'" "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top," “I Cain't Say No," "People Will Say We're in Love," and of course "Oklahoma!," this landmark, Pulitzer Prize winning musical is currently enjoying the <a href="http://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org">Berkshire Theatre Group</a> treatment on stage at The Colonial in Pittsfield, MA.</p><p>Eric Hill directs this American classic and he joins to tell us more.</p><p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 69404 at http://wamc.org Berkshire Theatre Group's production of "Oklahoma!" Berkshire Theatre Group's production of "Extremities" http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-theatre-groups-production-extremities <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In William Mastrosimone’s psychological thriller, a young woman is violently attacked in her own home. However, once the tables turn, <a href="http://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/on-our-stages/theatre/360-extremities.html"><em>Extremities</em></a> raises provocative and difficult questions about rape and its aftermath, violence and its justification, justice and its reliability. Who will be held responsible in this riveting game of cat and mouse?</p><p>Directed by original cast member, Karen Allen for <a href="http://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/">The Berkshire Theatre Group</a>, <em>Extremities</em> runs through July 27th at The Unicorn Theatre.</p><p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 14:45:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 69332 at http://wamc.org Berkshire Theatre Group's production of "Extremities" Tanglewood - Berkshire Theatre Group's production of "The Lion in Winter" http://wamc.org/post/tanglewood-berkshire-theatre-groups-production-lion-winter <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>An epic and humorous tale of political strategy and family dynamics, <em>The Lion In Winter</em>, set during Christmas 1183, tells the story of King Henry II, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, and their sons, Richard, Geoffrey and John as they play a deadly game of real life chess; winner takes the throne. Who will come out on top as the ruler of England and the ruler of the family? The Lion in Winter proves just how absurd and lethal family rivalries can be.</p><p><em>The Lion in Winter</em> is now up and running at the <a href="http://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/">Berkshire Theatre Group</a>’s Fitzpatrick stage and plays through July 13th.</p><p>To tell us more, we welcome two stars of the production. Jayne Atkinson received Tony nominations for her roles in<em> Enchanted April</em> and <em>The Rainmaker</em>, she has also been seen on Broadway in <em>Blithe Spirit</em>, <em>Our Town</em> and <em>Ivanov</em>. Here television credits include <em>Criminal Minds</em> and 24 and she was in the Netflix series <em>House of Cards</em>. She plays Eleanor of Aquitaine.</p><p>Treat Williams plays Henry. Treat Williams began his career on Broadway as Danny Zuko in <em>Grease</em>. His first big film role was the part of Berger in the film version of <em>Hair</em>. For four seasons he starred as Dr. Andy Brown in the critically acclaimed series <em>Everwood</em>. He has been nominated for four Golden Globe Awards, an Emmy, and has won two Theatre Guild Awards.</p><p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 15:45:00 +0000 Joe Donahue & Alan Chartock 68440 at http://wamc.org Tanglewood - Berkshire Theatre Group's production of "The Lion in Winter" 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 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 Berkshire Theatre Group's "A Christmas Carol" http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-theatre-groups-christmas-carol <p>Charles Dickens' timeless holiday classic, <em>A Christmas Carol</em>, is ubiquitous this time of year. Everyone has their favorite interpretation and one of our favorites is the annual production presented by <a href="http://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/">The Berkshire Theatre Group</a>.</p><p>All of your friends: Bob Cratchitt, Tiny Tim, Young Fred, Ebenezer Scrooge and – of course – some ghosts take the stage at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA weekends December 15th through the 30th is the production adapted for the stage and directed by our friend, Eric Hill.</p> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 53833 at http://wamc.org