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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Ogunquit Playhouse 2015 Season - Ogunquit, Maine

This year's lineup of plays at Ogunquit's fabulous OGUNQUIT PLAYHOUSE...

For more, or to order tickets, here's their website.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Dan Gabel's High Society Orchestra - Massachusetts

Jazz, Big Band, swing -- these are American musical art forms that are neither dead nor diminished, certainly not among devoted fans and not among a younger generation which appreciates them.  Dan Gabel is a young man who not only appreciates this music, but perpetuates it.  He is a musician, arranger, and the leader of a splendid variety of musical groups that are a tribute not only to his musical talent and appreciation, but his entrepreneurial spirit.  One of his idols is Vaughn Monroe, and that's good enough for me.  I hope in future to write more on Dan Gabel's the Abeltones and his High Society Orchestra, but for now, have a look at his Facebook page, his website, and start marking your calendars for his upcoming events.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

New book on Springfield, Mass. Founder William Pynchon

Coming up in Springfield, Mass. - a free talk by author David Powers on a new book about the founder of Springfield:



 WILLIAM PYNCHON, THE INDIANS, AND THE FIRST BOOK BANNED (AND BURNED) IN BOSTON”                                                                 Wipf & Stock, Eugene, OR, 2015


Springfield was founded on May 14, 1636 by William Pynchon.
Let’s celebrate this important event with a talk by author David M. Powers.

SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2015  ~  2:00PM

hosted by Historic Classical, Inc., a non-profit agency


Parking available in lot to right of building. Site is wheelchair accessible.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Berkshire Theatre Group - Stockbridge, Massachusetts - Summer 2015 Schedule


Thoreau or, Return to Walden

at The Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge
The Larry Vaber Stage
Thursday, June 18-Saturday, July 11
New England Transcendentalist, poet, and philosopher, Henry David Thoreau, built his life around the idea of simplicity and love. The enlightened thinker's reflections come to life in the world premiere of David Adkins' one-man play, Thoreau or, Return to Walden. With 22 seasons at Berkshire Theatre Group under his belt, Adkins has been in BTG productions including: Poe, Benefactors, Same Time, Next Year; Homestead Crossing; Sylvia and Faith Healer. Long-time BTG Artist, Eric Hill, who most recently wrote and directed Adkins in the wildly well-received Poe, will direct this production. Hill has directed numerous shows at BTG, including: The Who's Tommy, A Chorus Line, Oklahoma! and the annual classic, A Christmas Carol.

I Saw My Neighbor On the Train and I Didn't Even Smile
a Co-Production with New Neighborhood

 at The Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge
The Larry Vaber Stage
Wednesday, July 15-Saturday, August 15

After yet another incident at school, Sadie, a clever teenager with a hard exterior, is sent to stay with her estranged father, Jamie, a struggling music producer. Already weighed down with personal matters, Jamie guilts his neurotic, naïve sister, Rebecca, played by Keira Naughton (Birthday Boy, Macbeth, Faith Healer, The Book Club Play) into watching Sadie. Plagued by her overwhelming, cynical mother, Daphne, played by Linda Gehringer (The Crowd You're With, How to Write a New Book for the Bible), Rebecca reluctantly invites Sadie into her secluded life. As each character's carefully constructed layers unfurl, they are forced to step out of their comfort zone, and embrace life's blemishes.

The Homecoming

at The Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge
The Larry Vaber Stage
Thursday, October 1-Sunday, October 25

Philosophy teacher, Teddy, brings his wife of six years, Ruth, played by Tara Franklin (Lion in Winter, Equus, The Einstein Project), to his childhood home in North London to meet his family after a long estrangement. Without warning of their visit, Teddy and Ruth are greeted by Teddy's domineering family; Teddy's aggressive father, Max, played by Rocco Sisto (Quills, Seminar, Amadeaus) Max's younger, incompetent brother, Sam; and Teddy's two brothers—Joey, an aspiring boxer and Lenny, an amateur hustler. Teddy and Ruth's homecoming instigates a power struggle for the ages, and family ties begin to unravel. 

Masha's Seagull
at The Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge
The Larry Vaber Stage
Friday, May 22 through
Sunday, May 24

Inspired by incomparable dramatist Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, Justin Scheuer, Artistic Director of The Classical Edge Theatre, explores new territory in, Masha's Seagull. Directed by BTG artist Eric Hill, this production takes on Chekhov's classic work, and examines a minor, yet intriguing, character in the original story, Masha, played by Virginia Scheuer. 

Searching For The Moon:
A Heroine's Journey
 at The Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge
The Larry Vaber Stage
Thursday, August 27 through Saturday, August 29

Searching For The Moon: A Heroine's Journey is a one woman show written and performed by Amber Chand. This powerful show depicts acts and tales of love, despair, faith and forgiveness. Director Jayne Atkinson and Amber Chand promise to create an unforgettable evening of one woman's global journey of heroism.

Join us to see musicals at the Colonial in Pittsfield and/or theatre at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage and The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge. Passholders are not locked into a specific day of the week or a specific theatre: you choose what you see and when you see it!

Each pass includes special benefits: preferred seating, VIP Parking at the Main Stage, pre-show dramaturgical packets and invites to special events throughout the year.

For more on the Berkshire Theatre Group, have a look at their website here.

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