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BERKSHIRE BRIGHT FOCUS.com 

Reviewing theatre in Berkshire County, Massachusetts

and theaters within driving distance in New York State  (including New York City ),

Vermont, Connecticut, and Massachusetts

YEAR ROUND

Our seasons begin Oct 1 and end September 30

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and

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WELCOME TO ONE MAN'S VIEWS ON THE BERKSHIRE REGIONAL

THEATRE SCENE & MORE.

For reviews for 2018-2021 see blue pages below;

For older reviews go to Archives

MUSE ON NEWS

For the month of April I will be publishing a new poem every day at https://TupeloPress.org/the-3030-project. Each morning a new collection of poems will be posted by eight of us; You can read them there and you can pledge a donation in my name to help Tupelo Press fund the publication of new books of poetry. I have just published a review of three of their recently availablel new books. You will find that review in my new section under BOOK REVIEWS.


With the republication of my first novel, "SMALL IRONIES" by Author Reputation Press following the IPPY Award for my second novel 'CEMENT DUST" (Silver Street Media Books) things are looking up. Benji Cole of CBS Radio's "People of Distinction" has just interviewed me, and the chat will be posted for listeners shortly. (Check back for date of availability.) Meanwhile the book is available at Barnes and Noble.com. Amazon.con and other places including the publisher where it can be purchased as a softcover book or a download. Let me know what you think of it!

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT WHAT'S AVAILABLE?

Click on the links in each region (the most recent at the top) below;

then make up your own mind about what to see.

BERKSHIRE COUNTY/REGION THEATRES


including:

Barrington Stage Company, Berkshire Opera Festival, Berkshire Playwrights Lab, Berkshire Theatre Group, Chester Theatre, Cranwell, Emergent Ensemble, GhostLit Theatre, Great Barrington Public Theatre, Majestic Theater - West Springfield, Northampton Academy of Music, Pauline Productions, Shakespeare and Company, St. James Place, The Stables at Edith Wharton's The Mount, Studio One, The Town Players, WAM Theatre, Whitney Center for the Arts-Pittsfield, Williamstown Theatre Festival



Oct 1 2021 - Sept. 30,, 2022


The Approach

9 To 5, the Musical

Blithe Spirit

10x10 New Play Festival

Call Fosse at the Minskoff

The Chairs

Kamloopa

Shirley Valentine
















VERMONT AND CONNECTICUT THEATRES


Including:

Bennington Community Theatre, Dorset Theatre Festival, Goodspeed Musicals, Hartford Stage, Living Room Theatre, Northern Stage, Oldcastle Theatre,  Sharon Playhouse, Weston Playhouse



Oct 1, 2021 _ Sept. 30, 2022


Gypsy Layne Valentine's Spectacular

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

The Haunting of Hill House





NEW YORK STATE

THEATRES


including:

The Actors' Ensemble, Albany Civic Theatre, Ancram Opera House, Bridge Street Theatre, Broadway and Off- Broadway, Capital Rep, Copake Theatre Company, Harbinger Theatre, Hubbard Hall,  MacHaydn Theatre, Proctors Schenectady, PS21, Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Schenectady Civic Players, Theater Barn, Theater at the Grange, Walking the Dog



Oct 1, 2021 - Sept. 30, 2022


Last Train to Nibroc

My Fair Lady

A Shayna Maidel

Cats

Clarkston

Destroying David

The True

Fun Home

Dear Evan Hansen

The Light

Admissions

The Prom

Hurricane Diane

FLY

Come From Away

Rapunzel; The Tale of a Quaran-Teen

Cabaret

Long Day's Journey Into Night

My Witch: The Margaret Hamilton Stories

An Iliad

Dead and Breathing























Current Archives: 2018-2021

BOOK REVIEWS

what's new in books

        Rise Above It, Darling

            Three From Tu




i have often written book reviews and have now decided to make them a part of this site rather than just publish them elsewhere.


I also write books and should include other people's review of them. My last novel won an IPPY Silver Aaward for fiction published in the Northeast states (New England and New York State.) 


Check back periodically for more new book reviews.