Saturday, June 6, 2009

Berkshire Theatre Openings for Summer 2009

It's going to be another whirlwind summer for those of us who love the theatre and cabaret, and here's a list of the significant openings that are on our calendar. Those marked with an asterisk (*) are the ones we plan to attend and either review or do a special preview in Berkshire Fine Arts or here. Also included are several quasi-theatrical events that may also be of interest to you.

JUNE 2009

13 Pinters Mirror at Shakespeare and Company
13 Mandy Patinkin at the Colonial Theatre*
14 Freud's Last Session at Barrington Stage Company*
17 Golda's Balcony at Shakespeare & Company
20 Toad of Toad Hall at Shakespeare & Company
20 Broadway by the Year at Berkshire Theatre Festival*
21 Carousel at Barrington Stage Company*
27 Hamlet at Shakespeare & Company
30 PDQ Bach at the Colonial Theatre* (Preview-Interview with Prof. Peter Schickele)

JULY 2009

1 Dov and Ali at Chester Theatre Company
2 Children at Williamstown Theatre Festival
2 Amanda McBroom at Barrington Stage Company
4 The Einstein Project at Berkshire Theatre Festival*
5 Othello at Shakespeare & Company
6 Shirley Jones at Barrington Stage Company
9 Knickerbocker at Williamstown Theatre Festival
11 Candide at Berkshire Theatre Festival*
11 Bebe Neuwirth at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
12 Under the Lintel Tree at Barrington Stage Company*
15 Love Song at Chester Theatre Company
16 True West at Williamstown Theatre Festival
16 Berkshire Fringe opens at Simon's Rock
18 Measure for Measure at Shakespeare & Company*
19 Sleuth at Barrington Stage Company
23 What is the Cause of Thunder at Williamstown Theatre Festival
25 The Prisoner of Second Avenue at Berkshire Theatre Festival*
29 Railroad Bill at Chester Theatre Company
30 Torch Bearers at Wiliamstown Theatre Festival
31 Twelfth Night at Shakespeare & Company*
31 Bill Nelson's All Male Review at Barrington Stage Company


1 Devil's Advocate at Shakespeare & Company
4 Steve Ross - "Live at the Algonquin" at the Colonial Theatre
5 Camelot at Goodspeed Opera (Connecticut)* (Preview-Interview with Rob Ruggiero, director)
6 Caroline in Jersey at Williamstown Theatre Festival
7 The Longing and The Short of It - Daniel Mate Songs
8 A Dreamer Examines His Pillow at Shakespeare & Company*
9 A Streetcar Named Desire at Barrington Stage Company*
12 A Body of Water at Chester Theatre Company
13 Quartermaine's Terms at Williamstown Theatre Festival
14 Ghosts at Berkshire Theatre Festival *(Preview-Interview with Randy Harrison)
17 Andrea Marcovicci at the Colonial Theatre*
20 I'll be Damned at Barrington Stage Company*
22 Sick at Berkshire Theatre Festival*
23 White People at Shakespeare & Comapny

The dates above are the official opening hight dates, and in most cases there are additional performances before and after the one given. Contact the theatre for specific information.

Barrington Stage Company
(Berkshire Fringe Site not yet updated)
Berkshire Theatre Festival
Chester Theatre Company
The Colonial Theatre (turn your sound down first)
Goodspeed Musicals
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Shakespeare & Company
Williamstown Theatre Festival

For details on what is playing right now, always check the current preview/guide story on the home page of Berkshire Fine Arts. For information on other theatres not listed here, including many well beyond the Berkshires, you will find that Gail Sez is an invaluable resource, too.

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