Berkshire Theatre Group's MARY POPPINS Opens 8/13

Berkshire Theatre Group presents Mary Poppins, BTG's 10th Annual Community Theatre Production, at The Colonial Theatre with over 100 Berkshire County youth. The production opens August 13th at 7pm and closes on August 23 at 2pm.

Tickets to Mary Poppins are $30 and $25 for Adults, and $20 and $15 for Children 16 years old and younger. Tickets 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 All plays, schedules, casting and prices are subject to change.

Mary Poppins flies onto the Colonial stage for Berkshire Theatre Group's 10th Annual Community Theatre Production. In this beloved musical, written by Julian Fellowes of Downton Abbey fame, a practically perfect nanny teaches us "anything can happen if you let it." For the third time in a BTG community production, actors will fly through The Colonial Theatre, the first time was two years ago in Peter Pan, the second in last year's community production Seussical. This year's 10th annual community production will feature over 100 talented Berkshire County natives tap dancing and chimney sweeping their way to your heart.

There is magic stirring in London, England at No. 17 Cherry Tree Lane, home to the troubled Banks family. George and Winifred Banks are frustrated and fed-up with their misbehaving children, Jane and Michael, who have once again sent a nanny running out the door. The seemingly endless search for a suitable caretaker comes to a halt when a nanny by the name of Mary Poppins appears at their door. Through whimsical lessons and unforgettable adventures, Mary Poppins shows Jane and Michael the magic of everyday life. Bert, an elusive Renaissance gent, narrates this timeless tale that captivates audiences with its alluring story, beautiful dance numbers and unforgettable songs including, "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," "A Spoonful Of Sugar," and many more!

This year marks the exciting 10th anniversary of Berkshire Theatre Group's Annual Community Theatre Production. For the past 10 years, BTG's community production has brought together children and adults who have learned from each other all in the midst of collaboration and creativity. Kate Maguire, Berkshire Theatre Group Artistic Director/CEO says, "What could be better than watching Bert and Mary fly over the audience, with 100 children on stage for our 10th annual community production. The iconic Mary Poppins represents love and sensibility-a perfect message to send to an audience of all ages. This enchanting production is filled with phenomenal dance numbers, giving the children the opportunity to show off their dancing chops."

Proceeds from this production benefit many children in Berkshire county beyond those who participate in and enjoy Mary Poppins! Ticket proceeds benefit BTG PLAYS!, Berkshire Theatre Group's Year-Round Education Program. At the heart of BTG PLAYS! is a passionate commitment to bring live theatre and all its inherent excitement and creativity to children throughout the region with hopes this experience will stimulate a life-long love of theatre and help produce the next generation of playgoers, actors and other theatre professionals.

Join us on August 15th, following the 7pm performance of Mary Poppins, for our Spoonful of Sugar Event! Practically perfect in every way feast provided by Mazzeo's Ristorante, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious treats provided by Chocolate Springs. Step in time on the dance floor, marvel at the items in our silent auction and place your bid! This night won't be grey and ordinary, and would be quite unsatisfactory without you. Tickets for the 7pm performance of Mary Poppins sold separately, don't bother calling the nanny...she'll be at the party! For more information call 413-448-8084x14.

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