(Pittsfield, MA – June, 2018) – Barrington Stage Company and 1Berkshire in partnership kick off this year’s ½ TIX program on June 12, 2018. This popular program, in its 17th year, offers half-price tickets to residents and visitors throughout the Berkshires. Patrons can buy same-day half-price tickets to performances at three conveniently-located ½ TIX booths: Barrington Stage Company Box Office at 30 Union Street, Pittsfield, Lenox Chamber Visitors Center at 4 Housatonic Street, Lenox and the Triplex Cinema at 70 Railroad Street, Great Barrington. The program runs through September 8, 2018, Tuesday through Sunday from noon until 4:30pm. ½ TIX booths are closed Mondays with ticket sales for Mondays sold on Sundays.
The cultural venues participating in the 2018 ½ TIX Program this year are: Barrington Stage Company, Berkshire Theatre Group, Capitol Steps at Cranwell Resort, Chester Theatre Company, Mac-Haydn Theatre, Shakespeare & Company, Tanglewood, and The Theater Barn.
Patrons seeking information about daily performance availability and general ½ TIX information should call the ½ TIX hotline at 413-743-1339 or visit www.berkshires.org where information is updated daily by 11am. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis and all transactions are cash only.
For questions about ½ TIX, please contact Linda Beach, Marketing Coordinator at 1Berkshire, 413-499-1600 firstname.lastname@example.org; or Carol Chiavetta, Director of Marketing at Barrington Stage, 413-499-5446 x109 email@example.com.
1Berkshire is a county-wide organization focused on economic development and promotion of the region as a preferred place to visit, to live, and to grow a business. It provides programs that connect businesses with each other and with potential customers, and it works to develop future leaders and support entrepreneurs. For more information, visit 1Berkshire.com.
ABOUT BARRINGTON STAGE COMPANY
Barrington Stage Company is a professional award-winning Equity regional theatre located in the heart of the Berkshires, in Pittsfield, MA. It was co-founded in 1995 by Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and has a three-fold mission: to present top-notch, compelling work; to develop new plays and musicals; and to find fresh, bold ways of bringing new audiences into the theatre—especially young people. Barrington Stage garnered national attention in 2004 when it premiered William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin’s musical hit The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee which later transferred to Broadway, where it won two Tony Awards. In 2009, BSC premiered Mark St. Germain’s Freud’s Last Session which later moved Off Broadway and played for two years. St. Germain’s Becoming Dr. Ruth (which premiered at BSC as Dr. Ruth, All the Way in 2012) played Off Broadway at the Westside Theatre in 2013. BSC’s all-time record-breaking musical, On the Town, was originally produced at BSC in 2013. In 2014, it opened on Broadway where it was nominated for four Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival. In 2016, Barrington Stage swept the first Annual Berkshire Theatre Awards by winning 20 out of the 25 awards. In 2016, BSC produced three World Premieres: Presto Change-O, Broadway Bounty Hunter and American Son, the last of which won the Laurents/Hatcher Award for Best New Play. In 2017, BSC won the “Best of the Berkshires Reader’s Choice” for Best Live Theatre and produced the much-lauded revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Company, starring Aaron Tveit.