In and Around Lakeville, CT
Tri-Arts at The Sharon Playhouse
49 Amenia Road, POB 1187
Sharon, CT 06069
Phone: (860) 364-SHOW (7469)
Summer Fax: (860) 364-8043
Winter Fax: (860) 435-6222
Excellent local theater at Sharon Playhouse / Tri State Theater for the Arts. TRI-ARTS is a professionally enhanced, community-based organization, dedicated to bringing quality theater to the tri-state area. Bill Suter, Board member, Broadway producer and Tony award voter says, "Based on my experience, we have succeeded in creating this professional quality theater at TRI-ARTS and are committed to maintaining or exceeding it at The Sharon Playhouse."
On-line at: www.triarts.net
Barrington Stage Company
30 Union Street
Box Office: 413-236-8888
30 Union Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center
(including St. Germain Stage and Mr. Finn’s Cabaret)
36 Linden Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Barrington Stage Company (BSC) is a professional award-winning Equity theatre presenting top-notch musicals, masterful classics, thought-provoking new work, cabarets and youth theater on four stages from May through October as well as a New Play Festival in February. Co-founded in 1995 by Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, BSC is perhaps best known for premiering William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin’s Tony Award-winning musical "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" and was voted Best Theatre by The Berkshire Eagle readers in 2011 and 2012. BSC welcomes groups and offers senior and youth discounts.
On-line at www.barringtonstageco.org
Berkshire Theatre Festival
Main Street, Box 797
Stockbridge, MA 01262
It is of no surprise that the Berkshire Theatre Festival's Playhouse has become both an historical and cultural icon. From its inception, the building has had nothing but great minds and high ideals (save for a brief, early stint as the Stockbridge Casino); the building was designed by Stanford White's architectural firm and first became an active theatre as a result of Mabel Choate selling the building to Walter Clark, Dr. Austen Fox Riggs and Daniel Chester French, who formed a sort of "pre-Tribeca" artistic alliance called the Three Arts Society.
The Berkshire Playhouse's opening night was on June 4, 1928 and has since seen some the age's most notable actors treading the stage, including Cagney, Barrymore, Gish, Hepburn, Keaton, Hackman, Hoffman, Pacino, and countless others performing the great works of Wilder, Hellman, O'Neil and Williams.
In 1967, the Berkshire Playhouse was renamed the Berkshire Theatre Festival. To make room for the many new and different works, the Unicorn Theatre was created in the 1970s, specifically to showcase more experimental, challenging or provocative works. In recent years, the building has been renovated and improved to make the theatre and even more pleasant entertainment. The BTF has shepherded a critically acclaimed set of works, while helping focus on outreach to bring the theatre closer to the people of the community, as well as offering residencies where students can hone their craft. The entire experience challenges and benefits both artist and audience.
On-line at: www.berkshiretheatre.org
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
PO Box 287
Box Office 413-243-0745
Jacob's Pillow is an internationally celebrated center for dance that presents dance in all forms from the world over during its annual Festival; supports the creation of new work through commissions and residencies; engages the public through free performances, exhibits, lectures, and talks with artists and scholars; educates professional dancers at its School under the guidance of an international faculty; trains interns in arts administration and technical theatre; and preserves dance legacies through documentation and an extensive historical Archive.
Jacob's Pillow was originally a family farm and a station on the Underground Railroad in the 1800s. Since its modern day founding in 1933 by the legendary dancer Ted Shawn, extraordinary artists have taught, performed and created dance at the Pillow. For its contribution to cultural life in America, Jacob's Pillow was named in 2001 to the National Register of Historic Places.
On-line at: www.jacobspillow.org
Shakespeare & Co
Box Office: 413-637-3353
2 Plunkett Street
PO Box 865
Lenox, MA 01240
Founded in 1978, Shakespeare & Company aspires to create a theatre of unprecedented excellence rooted in the classical ideals of inquiry, balance and harmony; a company which performs as the Elizabethans did - in love with poetry, mystical prowess, and the mysteries of the universe. With a core of over one hundred artists, the Company performs Shakespeare, generating opportunities for collaboration between actors, directors and designers of all races, nationalities and backgrounds.
Shakespeare & Company provides original, in-depth, classical training and performance methods. Shakespeare & Company also develops and produces new plays of social and political significance. Shakespeare & Company's educational programs inspire a new generation of students and scholars to discover the resonance of Shakespeare's truths, in the everyday world, demonstrating the influence that classical theatre can have within a community.
On-line at: www.shakespeare.org
The Theater Barn
654 Route 20
New Lebanon, NY 12125
Phone: (518) 794-8989
Productions throughout Summer and Fall.
On-line at: www.theaterbarn.com