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summer theater 2022

  • The Berkshire Theatre Group is presenting a new production on Dracula” at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA through August 27. Based on Bram Stoker’s classic novel of gothic horror and directed by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award Winner, David Auburn, “Dracula” has been striking fear into the hearts of people around the world for over a hundred years. To learn more – we welcome actors Mitchell Winter who plays Dracula, and Nomè SiDone who plays Jonathan Harker.
  • In the play, “Hymn,” now running at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Massachusetts, two men meet at a funeral. One knew the deceased; one did not. They form a deep bond, but cracks appear as they begin to realize that true courage comes in different forms. The new play, filled with music, asks what it takes to be a good father, brother, or son.“Hymn” by playwright Lolita Chakrabarti features performers "ranney" and Kevin Craig West and runs through August 28 at Shakespeare & Company’s Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre. We welcome the production’s director – Regge Life.
  • Taking to the Main Stage at Williamstown Theater Festival, Alex Edelman's "Just For Us," takes the audience through hilarious anecdotes from Alex Edelman’s life. After a string of anti-Semitic abuse is directed at Edelman online, he decides to covertly attend a gathering of White Nationalists in New York City and comes face to face with the people behind the keyboards. The result is a hair-raising encounter that gives "Just For Us" its title and final, jaw-dropping twist.
  • The first musical from Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown ("Parade," "Bridges of Madison County"), "Songs for the New World" is a moving collection of songs which examine life, love and the choices that we make. It’s about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice or take a stand or turn around and go back. These are the stories and characters of today, the "Songs for a New World."With a small, powerhouse, multi-ethnic cast and a driving, exquisitely crafted score that runs the gamut of today’s popular music, Songs for a New World brings us face to face with those moments in life when everything seems perfect and then goes sideways.Mia Munn and Nathe Rowbothan are both company members and join us this morning.
  • Simon and his mother, Ora, have always been close. She’s been his champion, his defender, and his friend. But when a life-changing secret comes to light, can their bond survive? 2020 WTF Foeller Fellow Tyler Thomas directs "we are continuous" - a WTF-commissioned play by Harrison David Rivers (Where Storms Are Born) that explores how people can change and how love can evolve."we are continuous" runs on the Nikos Stage August 2-14.
  • Shadowland Stages in Ellenville, New York presents the world premiere of "Safe Home," written by Tom Hanks and James Glossman, based on stories from Hanks' book "Uncommon Type." The play stars Emmy Award-Winning actor Timothy Busfield whose credits include playing Elliot Weston on the TV drama "thirtysomething" and Danny Concannon on Aaron Sorkin’s "The West Wing." He has hundreds of credits acting, producing, and directing.
  • The Berkshire Theatre Group Production of "Once" runs through 16 at The Colonial Theatre, where the audience is being transported to a bustling Irish pub with a stage full of incredibly talented actors singing and playing their own instruments.Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical, Once tells the story of a guy who gave up on love and music and the girl who inspired him to dream again.
  • 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.
  • 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.