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    The Berkshire Theatre Group Production of the world premiere of "B.R.O.K.E.N code B.I.R.D switching" written by Tara Wilson Noth is running through July 9 at The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. In this timely play, a woman representing a black teenager accused of murder is forced to face truths about marriage, race and the choices she has made and the unspoken lies she told herself to conform. We welcome actors Torsten Johnson and DeAnna Supplee.
  • It would be a logical guess that the toughest problem for Richard Maltby, Jr, when he was creating “Ain’t Misbehavin’”was deciding which of the over 400 songs Fats Waller wrote should be included in the musical revue.
  • The soul and jazz singer Ledisi will perform twice this summer at The Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York.This weekend she’ll take the amphitheater stage at SPAC as part of the 2022 Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival on Sunday, June 26th. She’ll return on August 3 with the Philadelphia Orchestra with her renowned “Ledisi Sings Nina” concert - a tribute to Nina Simone, which she’s also released as an album and a version was filmed for PBS as “Ledisi Live: A Tribute to Nina Simone.”Ledisi is an acclaimed and award-winning musician and actor and she joins us to talk about her career, her music, and her philosophy.
  • Set in an apple orchard in the foothills of the Berkshires, PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century presents dance, music, and theater. PS21 programming also includes free performances for kids, dance, and theater workshops, and movie screenings. PS21 has returned with an adventurous season of programming full of surprises and wonder. Elena Siyanko is the Artistic & Executive Director of PS21.
  • The mission of the Aston Magna Foundation in Great Barrington, MA is to enrich the appreciation of music of the past through the use of historical instruments and practices in performances, recordings, and workshops, and through innovative interdisciplinary educational programs, publications, and electronic media. Aston Magna’s 2022 Summer Festival begins this weekend with two musical/theatrical works that feature the struggle between personifications of good and evil: Scarlatti’s “Humanity and Lucifer” (1706) and Stravinsky’s Faustian “The Soldier’s Tale” (1918). Daniel Stepner is Artistic Director of Aston Magna and he joins us to preview this weekend’s concerts and the season on the whole.
  • Each Wednesday and Sunday evening at 8 p.m. “Live At The Linda” brings you some of the best musical acts to grace the stage at The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Studio. This week, we showcase team work. So, STOP! Collaborate and listen.
  • The Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival returns to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center with two full days of programming on two stages – this Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26, the festival is celebrating its 45th year at SPAC. Wynton Marsalis - managing and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center and a world-renowned trumpeter and composer will be headlining Sunday’s show with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Wynton Marsalis joins us.
  • For its 86th season as Vermont’s oldest professional theater, Weston Playhouse Theatre Company has become Weston Theater Company. With the name change – the organization wanted to give focus to the town, the community, and make sure the theater as a whole encompasses its two buildings, Weston Playhouse and Walker Farm, rather than just one. Weston will present productions at Weston Playhouse and the more intimate Walker Farm. And to celebrate the occasion, all five shows this season will be familiar to most theater lovers. To tell us all about it we welcome Executive Artistic Director Susanna Gellert.
  • Dorset Theatre Festival in Dorset, VT will open the 45th Season of professional summer theatre at the Dorset Playhouse with a regional revival of the classic thriller, “Wait Until Dark,” directed by Jackson Gay. The preview performance is scheduled for Thursday and the play opens on Friday, June 24 and runs through July 9th at the Dorset Playhouse. Dina Janis is the Artistic Director of the Dorset Theatre Festival and joins us this morning with a preview.
  • The Adirondack Theatre Festival’s 28th season is currently underway in Glens Falls, New York. The season includes exclusive first looks at new drafts of cutting-edge titles that have generated major buzz throughout American theater. First up is: “The Chinese Lady” – running through June 26th - fresh from a sold-out run at NYC’s Public Theater, this show is quickly becoming one of the most widely produced plays in America. Miriam Weisfeld is producing artistic director of Adirondack Theatre Festival in Glens Falls, NY and is presenting her first ATF season.
  • This is a cheerleading piece. Because Tuesday is the first official day of summer and I’m a lover of the arts, I get especially excited about summer.
  • WAMC Listening Party playlist as aired on Saturday, June 18th, 2022: