They’re back for the summer! Saturday Night Cabaret Trains with Berkshire Scenic Railway return with 9 dates – alternating Saturdays starting on June 8th and running through September 28th. For the fourth consecutive year, the railway brings back popular musical duo, Ron Ramsay & Samantha Talora who bring train-themed tunes (and so much more) to the rails in 2019. “Sam & Ron” as they are known by their faithful audience members return with a soulful mix of nostalgic, toe-tapping songs to keep you dancing in your seats.
Sing along with Sam & Ron’s classic blend of Broadway hits, classic standards and popular tunes. Groove to some old favorites by Cat Stevens, Sheena Easton and Bill Withers and win the big prize in a friendly (but competitive!) game of Trivia! Songs you know and love…and songs you love to know! In 2018, Benjamin Cassidy of the Berkshire Eagle declared “this train is bound for rowdy!” Are you ready for rowdy again?? Get on board!
Berkshire Scenic Railway’s Adams Station is located at 3 Hoosac St., Adams, MA (across the street from Adams Visitors Center). Tickets are $25.00. Trains depart at 7pm, Doors open at 6:30pm. Passengers are encouraged to bring a picnic, beer, wine, cocktails to enjoy during the ride. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.berkshiretrains.org. For more information about Talora & Ramsay, visit www.samandron.com.
Talora & Ramsay’s eclectic music series, spanning a wide array of genres, has delighted audiences with special programs such as “A Sondheim Trilogy, Parts I, II & III,” Affairs of the Heart and The Chairman. These, along with their popular holiday programs for Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Christmas (and more), have quickly become the ideal destination for a romantic date night, or a fun night with family and friends. With passionate performances, and witty storytelling, this pair will make you laugh and cry and always leave you wanting more!
Ron Ramsay attended the High School for the Performing Arts in Dallas Texas and the Manhattan School of Music in NYC, making NYC his home. Classically trained, Ron crossed over to the Broadway and Cabaret scene in NYC. His cabaret nightclub acts have sold out such rooms as the Algonquin, Feinstein’s, Town Hall, Lincoln Center’s Rose Room and Judy’s Chelsea as well as venues in such locales as London, Paris and Mykonos. The New York Post raves of past performances “unusually well stocked and thoughtful, high quality songs …always a sublime Songbook”. Backstage and Theatermania.com “one of the most well rounded and extraordinary shows in recent memory”. Ron is also currently the Director of Music Programs at St. Ann’s Church in Lenox, MA.
Samantha Talora studied theater, voice and received a B.S. in Arts Administration from Wagner College in New York. She has travelled and performed in various venues throughout the United States, including the Isaac Stern Auditorium at New York’s famed Carnegie Hall. Talora makes her home in the Berkshires with husband, Nick, and in addition to her work as a singer throughout the Berkshires at The Berkshire Museum, Searles Castle, The Colonial Theater and BSC and various charitable events, etc., she also currently works in programming, booking artists and talent at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA.
What you should know…
Founded in 1984, the Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum has grown from its humble beginnings to become a premier destination in the Berkshires. Named in 2008 by the Boston Globe as one of the “Top 10 Railroad Museums in New England”, the Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum (BSRM) is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of railroading and trolley lines in the Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts.:
- Cabaret Trains rides are approximately one hour in duration and does not make any stops.
- Bring a picnic – along with beer, wine & cocktails!
- Trains depart at 7pm, boarding begins at 6:30pm.
- Restrooms are available at the neighboring Visitors Center.
- Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Fun and shenanigans are an absolute MUST!