Heather Dell’Amore’s “No Hope for Oz” is a Powerful and Realistic Depiction of Motherhood

Heather Dell’Amore debuted her one-woman show, “No Hope for Oz,” at the Stissing Center in Pine Plains on Sunday, April 28. 

The show, which is centered around Heather’s life thus far, addresses the ways in which motherhood mirrors childhood and how the way we grow up impacts the ways in which we […]

By |2024-04-29T15:09:20-04:00April 30th, 2024|Backstage, Main Street News, Main Street Recommends, The Arts|

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|


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|

A Walk in the Woods

A ticket to experience “A Walk in the Woods” on stage at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA through September 4th is the invitation to witness a master class in acting cloaked in 2 hours of dramatic brilliance. Lee Blessing’s carefully crafted story of two arms negotiators – Andrey Botvinnick, a Russian played with unbridled […]

By |2022-08-02T16:59:41-04:00July 18th, 2022|Backstage, Main Street|

Much Ado About Nothing

There is a bit of everything in the current offering of “Much Ado About Nothing” at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA, playing through August 14 th in The New Spruce Theatre. In sumptuous blending, there is treachery and trickery, jealousy and jeopardy, love and loss and above all a wonderful blanket of comedy. The […]

By |2022-07-13T19:54:16-04:00July 9th, 2022|Backstage, Main Street|


“Once,” on stage at Berkshire Theatre Group’s Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield runs through July 16th.  If your summer plans have an open evening, this is the place to spend it … wrapped in the music, the magic of this incredible production.  The closing ballad of this 8 TONY Award winning play celebrates the tsunami of […]

By |2022-07-13T19:55:27-04:00July 5th, 2022|Backstage, Main Street|
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