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Noche Flamenca Dances Full-Length “Antigona” @ Mahaiwe on Friday [Berkshire on Stage]

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
Friday at the Mahaiwe: Noche Flamenca’s Antigona (photo: Chris Bennion)

Friday at the Mahaiwe: Noche Flamenca’s Antigona (photo: Chris Bennion)

Noche Flamenca will present Antigona at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center on Friday (January 23) at 8pm. Praised by some critics for its transcendent and deeply emotional performances, Noche Flamenca is one of the most authentic flamenco companies in the world today, and Soledad Barrio is its star. This new evening-length work based on Sophocles’ ancient Greek heroine combines live music, song and dance, bringing the fiery, expressive nature of flamenco to one of the world’s great tragedies. There will be a post-show Q & A with the artists about flamenco and the production.

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Vivaldi, Mozart, Bach @ the Mahaiwe with St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble [Berkshire on Stage]

Friday, September 26th, 2014

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The Berkshire Bach Society has put together a fascinating program titled “Bridging the Baroque” which connects early music with the Baroque era, from which came the classical period. With the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble – the artistic core of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s – it is an evening of Baroque and Classical favorites.

Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” is one of the most popular and evocative pieces in the canon, and Bach’s vibrant “Orchestral Suite No. 2″ is clearly influenced by Vivaldi’s brilliant Italianate harmonies, while Mozart’s “Divertimento” in D Major traces the transformation of light music into the Classical era.

The welcome classical music event takes place on Saturday (September 27) at 7:30pm at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington. 413 528-0100 Tickets: $25-$70 (Box Office fees apply.) Berkshire Bach membership discount $5 $15 for 30-years and younger with ID. Students free with ID.

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Blues Phenomenon Jonny Lang @ the Mahaiwe Thursday [Berkshire on Stage]

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
Jonny Lang (photo: Larry Philpot)

Jonny Lang (photo: Larry Philpot)

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center will present Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist and singer-songwriter Jonny Lang on Thursday (August 21) at 8pm. “I’m very excited to welcome this blues phenomenon to the Mahaiwe stage for the first time. It promises to be an unforgettable night,” said Mahaiwe Executive Director Beryl Jolly.

Jonny Lang is a blues, gospel and rock singer, songwriter, guitarist and recording artist. As a 12-year-old, he began a musical journey in Fargo, North Dakota that has brought him to points across the globe. He mastered his skills at an amazingly young age, topping the Billboard charts with his first album, Lie to Me, in 1996 when he was only 16. Over the years, he has shared the stage with the Rolling Stones, B.B. King, Aerosmith, Sting and Buddy Guy, who he continues to tour with today.

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Mass Live Arts in Great Barrington Offers Experimental Performance, Film, Art, July 7-26 [Berkshire on Stage]

Monday, July 7th, 2014
Thank You for Coming by Faye Driscoll (photo:  Maria Baranova)

“Thank You for Coming” by Faye Driscoll (photo: Maria Baranova)

Mass Live Arts, a summer festival of contemporary and experimental performing arts, returns for its second year to Bard College at Simon’s Rock in the Berkshires, tonight (July 7) through July 26. This year’s festival presents three New England premieres of critically-acclaimed, new and remounted works by choreographer Faye Driscoll, theater artists Sibyl Kempson and Mike Iveson, Jr., along with two media based performances by director Phil Soltanoff.

In addition to works of live performance, this year’s offerings have been expanded to include a Monday night film series July 7, 14 & 21 of “The Bogeyman Trilogy” by seminal theater director Reza Abdoh (1963-1995), as well as a rotating gallery showcasing visual works by established American theater artists Andrew Schneider (of the Wooster Group), Anne Gridley and Nature Theater of Oklahoma. This year will also be the first of an annual benefit dance party on Sunday, July 20 to raise funds for year-round residencies to commission and develop large-scale new works.

Mass Live Arts 2014 takes place July 7-26 at the Daniel Arts Center [Bard College at Simon’s Rock] 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, MA 02130. Tickets are on sale now and range $10-30 with $150 all-inclusive Festival Passes.

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Natalie Merchant Returns to the Mahaiwe with New Album “Leave Your Sleep” [Berkshire on Stage]

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
Natalie Merchant returns July 5 at the Mahaiwe

Natalie Merchant returns July 5 at the Mahaiwe

Natalie Merchant is a new Mahaiwe audience favorite, having sold out her performance here with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic last year,” said Mahaiwe Executive Director Beryl Jolly. “We are delighted to welcome her back to Great Barrington to celebrate the release of her new album.”

Natalie Merchant returns to the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center the with her band on Saturday (July 5) at 8pm.

Over her 30-year career, Merchant has earned a distinguished place among America’s most respected recording artists with a reputation for being a prolific songwriter with a compelling artistic vision and a unique and captivating performance style. With her latest and highly acclaimed Nonesuch recording, Leave Your Sleep, which debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at No. 17, she embarks on a new artistic path, creating songs from literary inspiration which are composed for expanded musical ensembles and orchestra.

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Extended! Daniel Osman in “Fully Committed” Adds Performances [Berkshire on Stage]

Monday, May 12th, 2014
Daniel Osman is fully committed to his own restaurant business. (photo :Enrico Spada)

Daniel Osman is fully committed to his own restaurant business. (photo :Enrico Spada)

The proprietor of Dream Away Lodge, Daniel Osman, plays 40 roles in Fully Committed, a play by Becky Mode.

In fact, he does it so well, New Stage Performing Arts has extended the run of the comedy for an additional three performances. Originally slated to end on May 11, the play has added performances on Thursday, Friday and Sunday (May 15, 16 & 18).

This comedy about the restaurant business is being undertaken by New Stage Performing Arts and is directed by Laura Margolis at the Mixed Company Theatre in Great Barrington. It began its run on April 24.

The show itself centers on an out-of-work actor named Sam, who is a reservationist at a trendy restaurant in New York City. The humor comes when Sam has to deal with the hilarious but often insane phone calls from the patrons, restaurant staff and his family in this one-man show, where the phones never stop ringing.

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Radio, Radio: Live On Stage

Friday, May 9th, 2014

On The Radio

Radio has been making the leap from the airwaves to the stage in recent years, and folks who love to watch live radio – rather than just listen to it – have a wealth of options during the summer performance season. Here are a few live radio presentations that fans might want to check out:

SATURDAY (MAY 10), 7pm
“Hudson Air: Static Cling”
Hudson Opera House, Hudson
$15; $10 students
Original comedies by Andrew Joffe, Byron Nilsson, Lora Lee Ecobelli, Sandy McKnight and a radio adaptation of a Christopher Durang play. Directed by Andrew Joffe with live sound effects by foley artist Bob Hanley and music by renowned pianist Lincoln Mayorga.

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Restauranteur Daniel Osman is “Fully Committed” to the Stage, Too [Berkshire on Stage]

Monday, April 21st, 2014
Daniel Osman is fully committed to his own restaurant business. (photo: Enrico Spada)

Daniel Osman is fully committed to his own restaurant business. (photo: Enrico Spada)

The proprietor of Dream Away Lodge in Becket, Daniel Osman, will play 40 roles in Fully Committed by Becky Mode.

This comedy about the restaurant business is being undertaken by New Stage Performing Arts and will be directed by Laura Margolis at the Mixed Company Theatre in Great Barrington from Thursday (April 24) through Sunday, May 11.

The show itself centers on an out-of-work actor named Sam, who is a reservationist at a trendy restaurant in New York City. The humor comes when Sam has to deal with the hilarious but often insane phone calls from the patrons, restaurant staff and his family in this one-man show, where the phones never stop ringing.

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