REVIEW: “The Snow Queen” at the Ancram Opera House

by Barbara Waldinger Fairy tales never lose their power to affect us, no matter how old we get.  Jeffrey Mousseau’s beautiful production of The Snow Queen at Ancram Opera House both moves and delights us as we root for the good guys to triumph over evil. Mousseau, co-director of Ancram Opera House (with Paul Ricciardi)…

REVIEW: “Working: A Musical” at the Berkshire Theatre Group

by Fred Baumgarten At the risk of stating the extremely obvious: it’s 2019. American goods are manufactured in Mexico, Vietnam, and China. Something called “Democratic Socialists” are making a political stir. The wealth gap continues to grow to obscene proportions. I mention this not to start an argument, but because “Working,” the musical adaptation of…

Berkshire Theatre Group Announces No Boundaries in Art Free Summer Readings

Pittsfield, MA – Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) and Kate Maguire (Artistic Director, CEO) are proud to announce free readings at The Unicorn Theatre (6 East Street, Stockbridge, MA) of So This Is My Family: Mr. Green Part 2, Jeff Baron’s continuation to his award-winning play, Visiting Mr. Green on July 12. Back by popular demand, Evidence of Things Unseen by Katie…

Berkshire Theatre Group Announces Casting for 2019 Season

At the Fitzpatrick Main Stage The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder directed by David Auburn at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage BTG’s Stockbridge Campus, 83 East Main Street Running: July 11–August 3 Casting: Lauren Baez, Woman Lynnette Freeman, Fortune Teller Marcus Gladney, Henry Harriet Harris, Mrs. Antrobus Danny Johnson, Mr. Antrobus Ralph Petillo, Man Marjie Shrimpton, Woman Claire…

REVIEW: “Hair” at the Berkshire Theatre Group

by Roseann Cane I was just shy of 15 when Hair opened off-Broadway and began to cause a stir in 1967, a pivotal time in American culture. When a significantly revised version of the show opened on Broadway in 1968, it rapidly permeated the culture it reflected. It’s impossible to overstate the national turbulence caused…

Berkshire Theatre Group Announces Casting for 2018 Summer Season

Pittsfield, MA – Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) and Kate Maguire (Artistic Director/CEO) are thrilled to announce casting for Berkshire Theatre’s 90th Anniversary Season. Church & State by Jason Odell Williams directed by Charlotte Cohn at The Unicorn Theatre The Larry Vaber Stage BTG’s Stockbridge Campus, 6 East Street Running: Thursday, June 14 at 7pm through Saturday, June 30…

REVIEW: “Arsenic and Old Lace” in Stockbridge

“Arsenic”—Old Hat? by Barbara Waldinger Can this 1941 farcical black comedy still amuse an audience in 2017?  You bet–check out Berkshire Theatre Group’s production of Arsenic and Old Lace on The Fitzpatrick Main Stage.  If its initial pre-war audience craved an escapist entertainment, perhaps we too might be grateful to enjoy a good laugh and…