Fall Festivities

Although many of us struggle to transition from summer to autumn, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate the season. As we leave the long leisurely days of summer behind us, we learn to embrace the more structured routines that come along with fall. Many people enjoy their autumn traditions, which may include visiting corn mazes with […]

By |2022-10-08T16:20:10-04:00October 8th, 2022|Main Street|

Farm Party With a Purpose

The Centennial Farms Foundation is having a party. It deserves to for all the hard work it does. It’s a party with a purpose, of course, and everyone of any age is invited. It’s the 2nd Annual Centennial Hay Day Charity Music Event at Kemmerer Farm in Stanfordville, NY. It’s on Saturday, October 8, from […]

By |2022-09-29T22:59:16-04:00September 29th, 2022|Main Street|

Pine Plains Community Day Returns

When you think of the quintessential small American town, what comes to mind? Pine Plains, NY, comes to the mind of many. Perhaps it is the fact that it’s a one-stop-light town; it has a committed fire department in the heart of the town as well as a beautiful library; it’s got numerous amazing restaurants; […]

By |2022-09-01T21:32:00-04:00September 1st, 2022|Main Street|

Measure for Measure

It’s not out of the question that were Shakespeare a contemporary playwright, the title of Measure for Measure (on stage at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA through September 18) might have been “What Goes Around Comes Around.” It does … with truly engaging results.

The production marks a return of the work to the Lenox […]

By |2022-08-27T17:29:19-04:00August 27th, 2022|Backstage, Main Street|

The Phantom of the Open

Can we find time for a gentle, heart-warming story in this summer of discontent? Can we find a few hours to step inside the cool, dark confines of a local theatre and dive into the almost unbelievable story of golfer Maurice Flitcroft who was, in truth “The Phantom of the Open?” Indeed we can … […]

By |2022-08-18T11:21:23-04:00August 17th, 2022|Main Street, Movie Reviews|


Dracula will be haunting the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA through August 27 th as Berkshire Theatre Company presents an intriguing new interpretation of the classic adaptation of Bram Stoker’s iconic novel.

In all candor, the play has been done and redone, adapted and filmed so many times that the mere announcement of yet another production […]

By |2022-08-17T12:43:29-04:00August 17th, 2022|Backstage, Main Street|

Guys and Dolls

Live theatre is back at the venerable Sharon Playhouse (Sharon, CT) where their full-blown production of Guys and Dolls is in place through August 14th.  Director/Choreographer Justin Boccitto, who is also serving as “Interim Artistic Director,” made the creative decision to have all of the dancing be tap, and the result is quite amazing.  This […]

By |2022-08-07T22:47:36-04:00August 2nd, 2022|Backstage, Main Street|

Maestros and Mountains at 93

With the New England summer halfway through its creative arc, Music Mountain, the Falls Village, CT, treasure that has been celebrating live performances for 93 years continues to charm … and to evolve. “We’ve brought some of the finest chamber music groups and legendary jazz musicians together for another great season,” offers artistic director Oskar […]

By |2022-08-02T16:52:03-04:00August 1st, 2022|Backstage, Main Street|


Let’s start with the basic, unemotional information.  Hymn, a new play by British playwright Lolita Chakrabarti is running at the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre on the campus of Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA through August 28th.  The “two hander”  is directed by Regge Life and stars Kevin Craig West and “ranney.”

Now, for the emotional […]

By |2022-07-25T17:10:12-04:00July 25th, 2022|Backstage, Main Street|
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