REVIEW: “Fall Springs” at Barrington Stage

by Barbara Waldinger   A musical about fracking?  Is it doomed to share the fate suffered by entertainments on such unlikely subjects as Anne Frank or Anna Karenina, the Musicals:  obscurity and a critical chorus of “What could they have been thinking?” Decidedly not! Fall Springs by Niko Tsakalakos (music and lyrics) and Peter Sinn…

REVIEW: “Gertrude and Claudius” at Barrington Stage Company

by Barbara Waldinger Gertrude and Claudius, Barrington Stage Company’s newest offering by Mark St. Germain, based on John Updike’s 2000 novel by the same name, might well have been called simply Gertrude, for this is her story.  A prequel to Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the play traces thirty years in the life of Hamlet’s mother. The action…

Barrington Stage Presents World Premiere of “Fall Springs”

(Pittsfield, MA) Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, is proud to present the world premiere musical Fall Springs. Previews begin August 9, with an official Opening Night on August 14, with performances through August 31 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street).  …

Barrington Stage Company Offers New Mark St. Germain Play,

(Pittsfield, MA) Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in the Berkshires under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, is proud to present Gertrude and Claudius, a new play by BSC Associate Artist Mark St. Germain (Dancing Lessons, Freud’s Last Session), based on the novel by John Updike.   Directed by Julianne Boyd (BSC’s…

“The Lightning Thief” The Percy Jackson Musical” Comes to Proctors

SCHENECTADY, N.Y.—FEB. 6, 2019—Proctors is thrilled to announce that THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL, an “electrifying” (Newsday) musical adaption of the New York Times best-selling novel written by Rick Riordan, will play Schenectady, 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22; and 2 & 8 p.m. Saturday Feb. 23. Tickets, $20–$50, are available at the Box Office at Proctors, 432 State Street,…

Barrington Stage Company Presents “West Side Story”

(Pittsfield, MA) Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in the Berkshires (Pittsfield, MA) under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, is proud to present the landmark musical West Side Story from August 3 through September 1 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street). West Side Story is based on conception by Jerome Robbins,…