Elizabeth Aspenlieder and Debra Jo Rupp at the first annual Berkshire Theatre Awards, November, 2016
It's here! The Summer 2018 has begun with a "bang." Typhoid Mary has opened the Barrington Stage Company's 24th season and the classic hit-song musical Damn Yankees is brightening our world at the MacHaydn Theater in Chatham, NY starting their 50th year of musical productions in the round. Following on the heels of Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill, New York where a play about German film-maker Leni Riefenstahl just opened, these two new productions are fulfilling the promise of interesting entertainment throughout the region.
The Berkshire Theatre Region, as defined by the Berkshire Theatre Critics Association includes companies within a fifty mile range from the borders of Berkshire County and our coverage keeps expanding to take in more and more companies in Vermont, New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut. If, like me, you cannot get enough live theater you can literally see at least three plays a week this summer without missing much of anything. In August I will be reviewing at least eight shows a week, so watch these pages.
Keep in touch; visit often; go to the theater!!
Watch this space for Things to focus on:
Flo Hayle in Encores at Bridge Street
Cabaret at the MacHaydn
The Nerd at the Theater Barn
Our Town at the Weston Playhouse
Bar-Mitzvah Boy at Chester
There's always more to come!
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