B.R.O.K.E.N. code B.I.R.D. switching

It’s not your typical summer fare. “B.R.O.K.E.N. code B.I.R.D. switching” currently on the Larry Vaber Stage at Berkshire Theatre Group’s Unicorn Stage in Stockbridge has intriguing music, engrossing visuals, superb acting and a grip on the audience that lasts well past a thunderous curtain call into the Berkshire evening. It is not, however, light, breezy, […]

By |2022-06-27T10:28:03-04:00June 27th, 2022|Backstage, Main Street|

Keeping the Faith

Within the last few years, many of us have experienced challenging times. With the arrival of the pandemic, we’ve all faced varying amounts of uncertainty, fear, and the effects of isolation. Many of us were overburdened as we juggled our jobs and the demands of family life during a time of remote work and home […]

By |2022-05-28T18:25:17-04:00May 28th, 2022|Author Profiles|

A Touch of Holiday Nostalgia

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

Berkshire Theatre Group, Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield, MA

Without question, this is the time of year that is flavored with nostalgia. The daily fusillades of pandemic numbers, employment crises, political caterwauling do little to “make the season bright.” To borrow a holiday standard, “We need a little Christmas … right this very minute.”

Irving Berlin’s […]

By |2022-01-09T13:38:20-05:00December 10th, 2021|Backstage|

Come Fall in Love

Shirley Valentine at Berkshire Theatre Group, Stockbridge, MA

You will fall in love with Corinna May as Shirley Valentine at Berkshire Theatre Company’s current production. Running through October 24th at the company’s Unicorn Theatre location in Stockbridge, MA, the play is a “one hander” … a monologue … a solo performance that brought the opening night […]

By |2021-10-07T10:10:42-04:00October 7th, 2021|Backstage, Main Street|

Review-Nina Simone:Four Women

Nina Simone:Four Women

Berkshire Theatre Group

The Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge, MA

BRILLIANT

It’s not often that one word can capture the essence of a theatrical evening. The word most often overheard as the audience left Berkshire Theatre Company’s production of Nina Simone: Four Women, on stage at the Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, MA until Sunday, September 5 … was […]

By |2021-08-17T13:08:53-04:00August 17th, 2021|Backstage, Main Street|

Elegant ART

The Roman Garden Theatre

Shakespeare & Company, Lenox, MA

In a summer of hesitancy and uncertainty, of recrimination and instability, Shakespeare & Company has deftly placed a brilliant production of Yasmina Reza’s ART in the Roman Garden Theatre and invited us all to contemplate its beauty.

Whether it was serendipity or simply the expected genius of Allyn Burrows, […]

By |2021-08-05T09:18:14-04:00August 5th, 2021|Backstage, Main Street|

King Lear; Shakespeare & Company

The Season Begins … At Long Last

There is something momentous about the production of Shakespeare’s King Lear currently in The New Spruce Theatre at Shakespeare & Company. Beyond the heroic efforts of the acting company, headed by international superstar Christopher Lloyd in the title role … beyond the introduction of a new, stunning amphitheater on […]

By |2021-07-20T10:07:04-04:00July 19th, 2021|Backstage, Main Street|

Theatre Review-THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST :Berkshire Theatre Group

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

Berkshire Theatre Group (Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge, MA)

Through July 10, 2021

It needs to be said. The subtitle that Oscar Wilde gave to his best known play The Importance of Being Earnest which is on stage at the Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, MA through July 10th is “A Trivial Comedy for Serious People.”

It’s […]

By |2021-06-24T12:12:56-04:00June 24th, 2021|Backstage, Main Street|

Summer-Enter Stage Right

How long has the year been? How deep the winter? We have plumbed the depths of streaming videos, watched endless re-runs of programs we once loved, learned how to squint at a computer screen to watch dancers, tiny and flickering … and longed to be present, to be in the moment, to be consumed with […]

By |2021-05-28T18:03:25-04:00May 28th, 2021|Backstage|
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