Berkshire Theatre Group to Host Benefit Reading of Martin Rabbett's New Musical SOMETIMES LOVE at Colonial Theatre, 7/18

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Berkshire Theatre Group to Host Benefit Reading of Martin Rabbett's New Musical SOMETIMES LOVE at Colonial Theatre, 7/18

Berkshire Theatre Group presents a special benefit event featuring a reading of Martin Rabbett's new musical Sometimes Love at the Colonial Theatre on Friday, July 18 at 2pm with participating artist, Richard Chamberlain.

Tickets to Sometimes Love are $40 and include a catered boxed supper and talk back with the cast. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased in person at the Colonial Ticket Office at 111 South Street, Pittsfield; at the Fitzpatrick Main Stage Ticket Office at 83 East Main Street, Stockbridge; by calling (413) 997-4444 or online at www.BerkshireTheatreGroup.org. All plays, schedules, casting and prices are subject to change.

In Sometimes Love, seven contemporary New Yorkers, most of them longtime friends, discover that life brings empowerment in surprising ways. They face the full spectrum of challenges: unemployment, infidelity, narcissistic lovers and alcoholic parents. But when the shame is confronted head-on and the smoke finally clears, their broken lives arrive at a fragile order, a simple and elegant truth. Love comes and goes, they discover, and the only way to make it stay is to adapt to its many mutations.

"I wrote the music for 'Sometimes Love' over a three-year period, during which I was going through a painful personal experience," Martin Rabbett director, composer, and writer said. "Through it all, I discovered that it was not just the writing of the music that helped me heal, but the friends who lived through that time with me. It was, for me, a redefining of family-the realization that in the end, we really can create our own family. That experience empowered me and ultimately saved my life."

The 18 songs featured in the new work range from melancholy ballads to up tempo tangos, a defiant rant, a humorous riff made entirely of clichés, and "Hope" a signature song for the zeitgeist. In all its formless glory, says sometimes love can heal even the most broken of spirits, if only we honor our vulnerabilities and recognize love's disguises.

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