The Death of Lady Macduff from the recent production of the Scottish Play at Hubbard Hall
Summer is on its way. I know this from the press releases piling up on my desk announcing the summer theatrical season from companies all around the region, from The Berkshires, Columbia County, southern Vermont and other locations that surround or touch on the Berkshire region. We're lucky here because there is always so much to see, to hear and enjoy. Thirty years ago we had a slight off-season set of offerings but now, with so many resident companies and so many more performance spaces available the best is with us all the time.
I don't like to make predictions because I am just as often wrong as right about what is to come. I will say, however, that "Oklahoma" is not my favorite musical, not even my favorite Rodgers and Hammerstein show. I've been surprised before when seeing an offering from a local producer and director, so I can't count it out of the possible season favorites list. I do love "On the Town" and that is also being offered along with rarities such as "The Cat and The Canary," "Mother Courage and Her Children," "Master Class," "La Cage aux Folles," "Anna Christie" and "They're Playing Our Song." Join me for a good old-fashioned night at the theater!
Coming Soon Watch this space for Things to focus on:
Master Class at Shakespeare & Company
SURPRISES IN THE NEAR FUTURE
DON'T MISS THEM!
THIS SITE IS UNDERGOING SOME MAJOR CHANGES but not going down for any appreciable time, SO KEEP YOUR EYES ON US...
and there'll be much, much more
There's a new Focus On....
The Fantasticks at the MacHaydn - reviewed
A Strange Disappearance of Beesat Oldcastle Theater - reviewed
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at the Ghent Playhouse - reviewed
Shirley Valentineat Hubbard Hall -reviewed
AND LOTS MORE FROM THE PAST YEAR IN OUR FILES AND ARCHIVES, ACCESSIBLE ABOVE
Watch for news, reviews and overviews in future weeks.