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Shakespeare & Company Announces 2019 Fall Festival Of Shakespeare Photo Shakespeare & Company Announces 2019 Fall Festival Of Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019

The annual Fall Festival of Shakespeare is back! Bringing hundreds of teenagers from ten area high schools to the Tina Packer Playhouse at Shakespeare & Company. 

Shakespeare & Company's Fall Festival Common Classes Begin Photo Shakespeare & Company's Fall Festival Common Classes Begin
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019

Shakespeare & Company's acclaimed Fall Festival of Shakespeare is back, bringing together over 500 middle and high school students to explore Shakespeare, creativity, and teamwork.

GhostLit Repertory Theatre Company Presents Regional Premiere Of PETER AND THE STARCA Photo GhostLit Repertory Theatre Company Presents Regional Premiere Of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019

GhostLit Repertory Theatre Company, under the leadership of Artistic Directors Caitlin Teeley and Harrison Lang, is proud to present the regional premiere production of the Tony Award-Winning play, Peter and the Starcatcher. 

GhostLit Repertory Theatre Company Announces Casting For Regional Premiere Of PETER A Photo GhostLit Repertory Theatre Company Announces Casting For Regional Premiere Of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2019

Peter and the Starcatcher will be directed by Co-Artistic Directors Caitlin Teeley and Harrison Lang, with choreography by Natalie Sala and Music Direction by Jackson Teeley. Starring will be Cody Lee Miller as Black Stache, Caroline Fairweather as Molly Aster, Corey Bryant as Boy/Peter, Christopher-Michael Vecchia as Grempkin/Mack/ Sanchez/ Fighting Prawn, Dana Harrison as Mrs. Bumbrake/Teacher, Patrick Toole as Slank/ Hawking Clam/ Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Noah Lewis Bailey as Smee, Noah Pott as Prentiss, Harrison Lang as Alf, and Alec Bachman as Ted. The casting of Lord Leonard Aster will be announced at a later date.

GhostLit Repertory Theatre Company Announces 2019 Season Photo GhostLit Repertory Theatre Company Announces 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

GhostLit Repertory Theatre Company, under the leadership of Artistic Directors Caitlin Teeley and Harrison Lang, is proud to announce its spring and summer 2019 season, featuring the regional premieres of Nicky Silver's absurdist dark comedy, Pterodactyls, and the Tony Award-winning play Peter and the Starcatcher.

The Fall Festival Of Shakespeare Celebrates 30 Years Photo The Fall Festival Of Shakespeare Celebrates 30 Years
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018

The Fall Festival of Shakespeare celebrates its 30th season, bringing together over 500 local students to explore Shakespeare, creativity, and teamwork. The nationally recognized program begins with an integral series of four Common Classes where hundreds of teenagers come together for workshops in Stage Combat, Dance and Movement, Technical Theatre and Performance Preparation. Ten different schools are represented in this year's Festival, coming from the Berkshires, Pioneer Valley, and eastern New York State.

Not Right Productions Presents INSPECTING CAROL At Rover Dramawerks Photo Not Right Productions Presents INSPECTING CAROL At Rover Dramawerks
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

New theatre company Not Right Productions presents Inspecting Carol, by Daniel Sullivan and the Seattle Repertory Theatre, directed by Artistic Director Paul McKenzie. Performances will be at Rover Dramawerks in Plano, located in Ruisseau Village at 221 W. Parker Rd, Suite 580, at the northwest corner of Parker and 75. Performances are Fridays, December 1 and 8 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays, December 2 and 9 at 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., with a preview performance on Thursday, November 30 at 8:00 p.m.

Shakespeare & Company to Kick Off 2017 Fall Festival of Shakespeare with MACBETH & 'M Photo Shakespeare & Company to Kick Off 2017 Fall Festival of Shakespeare with MACBETH & 'MIDSUMMER'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

Hundreds of teenagers from ten different high schools will take to the stage at Shakespeare & Company, beginning November 16th, for the 29th Fall Festival of Shakespeare. An annual tradition, the Fall Festival is the culmination of the nationally recognized program that places Shakespeare & Company Education Artists in ten local and regional schools, where they lead students in a nine-week exploration of creative thinking, teamwork and Shakespeare.

Shakespeare & Company to Kick Off 2017 Fall Festival of Shakespeare with MACBETH & 'M Photo Shakespeare & Company to Kick Off 2017 Fall Festival of Shakespeare with MACBETH & 'MIDSUMMER'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

Hundreds of teenagers from ten different high schools will take to the stage at Shakespeare & Company, beginning November 16th, for the 29th Fall Festival of Shakespeare. An annual tradition, the Fall Festival is the culmination of the nationally recognized program that places Shakespeare & Company Education Artists in ten local and regional schools, where they lead students in a nine-week exploration of creative thinking, teamwork and Shakespeare.

Photo Coverage: Barrington Stage Co. & Shakespeare & Co. Take Top Honors at First Annual Berkshire Theatre Awards
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 14, 2016

It was appropriate that two-time Tony Award winner William Finn was present at The First Annual Berkshire Theatre Award ceremony held in Pittsfield MA. on  Sunday November 13th. Mr. Finn won a Tony for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee which was home grown up in The Berkshires at Barrington Stage Company. Although he didn't have any work in contention for the prestigious award, Finn did accept a few 'Berkies' for some artists who could not receive their awards in person.

First Annual Berkshire Theatre Awards to Honor Winners in Pittsfield This Weekend; Debra Jo Rupp to Headline!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

The winners of the First Annual Berkshire Theatre Awards - already being nicknamed "The Berkies" - will gather at 5 pm on Sunday, November 13, 2016  at Mr. Finn's Cabaret in Pittsfield.

Broadway Star Will Swenson, BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER Among Recently Announced Berkshire Theatre Award Winners - Check Out the Full List Here!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The winners of the First Annual Berkshire Theatre Awards have been announced. Seventeen arts journalists voted on 120 nominees in 25 categories chosen from artists in the 75 live theatre productions mounted in Berkshire County and adjacent areas between October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016.

New Berkshire Theatre Awards Program Announces Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

In the last twelve months, more than 300,000 people attended a live theatre production in or around Berkshire County. With 75 stage productions employing hundreds of professionals, making theatre is an important cog in the area's cultural economy. In fact, many consider the region a hot spot for Broadway bound shows, and a popular summer destination for theatre-goers from around the nation.

WAM Theatre Sets 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

WAM Theatre's Artistic Director Kristen van Ginhoven announced plans for the company's 2016 season today. The Berkshire-based professional theatre company celebrates its seventh year with some notable special events, a thought-provoking series of play readings, and an exciting new collaboration for the fall mainstage production.

WAM Theatre's HOLY LAUGHTER Opens 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2015

 Previews for WAM Theatre's mainstage production of Holy Laughter by Catherine Trieshmann start on Thursday, October 29 and run through Saturday, October 31 at 7:30 pm at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center at 36 Linden Street in Pittsfield. Tickets for preview performances are just $18. This developmental workshop production officially opens at the 2 pm performance on Sunday, November 1, and continues performances Fridays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays at 2 & 7:30 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm through November 22. The production is recommended for ages 13 and up.

WAM Theatre Sets HOLY LAUGHTER Events
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2015

As usual, WAM Theatre is offering a variety of audience enrichment events in conjunction with their fall MainStage production. This year's events include a lobby display featuring this year's beneficiaries, talkbacks with the cast and design team and a writing workshop on comedy with the playwright.

WAM Theatre Wraps Up Second Successful 'Fresh Takes' Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2015

As rehearsals begin for WAM Theatre's fall MainStage production of HOLY LAUGHTER the company is basking in the glow of a successful season of 'Fresh Takes' Play Readings. Curated by WAM's Artistic Associate Molly Clancy, all five of this year's plays were penned by living female playwrights,  directed by women and featured many local professional theatre artists.

Tickets to WAM Theatre's Fall Show Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

Tickets are now on sale for WAM Theatre's fall MainStage production of Holy Laughter, scheduled for for October 29-November 22 at the St. Germain Stage in the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center in Pittsfield. This poignant comedy follows Abigail, an Episcopal priest who finds that the reality of leading a church is radically and hilariously different than what she learned in seminary. Hymns, liturgical dance and a wicked tongue lift playwright Catherine Trieschmann's antic portrait of a small, struggling congregation to comic heights. This will be the first workshop production of this new play, which is still in development.

Cast Announced for WAM Theatre's HOLY LAUGHTER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

WAM Theatre has announced the casting for their fall production of Holy Laughter by Catherine Trieschmann. The production will be directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian and opens on November 1, on the St. Germain Stage at Barrington Stage Company's Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center in Pittsfield.

Fall Festival of Shakespeare Performances Begin Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

The Fall Festival of Shakespeare performances begin next month. Hundreds of teenagers will take to the stage for the culmination of the nationally recognized program that places Shakespeare & Company Education Artists in ten local and regional schools, where they lead students in a nine-week exploration of a Shakespeare play. The program's finale includes a series of performances, first at each school, and then at Shakespeare & Company, in the Tina Packer Playhouse. Built on the transformative power of Shakespeare's language and stories, the Fall Festival engages students in a personally meaningful, educationally rigorous and dramatically compelling experience of classical theatre.

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