Music, comedy and great drama are on the schedule for the newly announced Summer season at the Berkshire Theatre Group's Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield and Fitzpatrick Main Stage and Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge.
Here are some of the highlights: Arsenic and Old Lace, The Music Man, Million Dollar Quartet, a drama by an iconic American playwright, Edward Albee and Lost Lake, a new play by David Auburn.
BTG CEO and artistic director Kate Maguire joins us by phone this morning with a preview.
Press release from BTG:
Berkshire Theatre Group announces the final production of its upcoming 2017 Summer Season will be Mark Medoff’s Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award-winning play, Children of a Lesser God, which will begin performances on Thursday, June 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 24 at 8pm.
This production will feature television and film star Joshua Jackson, Tony Award-winner Stephen Spinella, and acclaimed deaf American actor John McGinty and former Miss Deaf America Lauren Ridloff, all under the direction of Tony Award-winner Kenny Leon. Select performances will include an ASL interpreter.
Additional casting for BTG’s 2017 Summer Season includes Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning actress, Harriet Harris as Abby Brewster and Tony and Drama Desk Award-nominated Mia Dillon as Martha Brewster, in Arsenic and Old Lace, alongside Harris’ real-life husband, Matt Sullivan, as Jonathan Brewster; Katie Birenboim as Elaine Harper; Stephen DeRosa as Dr. Einstein; Walter Hudson as Mr. Witherspoon and Mr. Gibbs; Gerry McIntyre as Officer O'Hara; and Walton Wilson as The Rev. Dr. Harper and Lieutenant Rooney, all under the direction of Tony Award-nominated Gregg Edelman.