Berkshire Theatre Group’s Community Production of “A Christmas Carol” Returns to The Colonial Theatre

Pittsfield, MA–– Berkshire Theatre Group is pleased to announce the 12th annual community production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, adapted by Eric Hill and directed by Travis G. Daly, and presented for the seventh time at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield. A Christmas Carol runs Saturday, December 9 through Friday December 22. Tickets to A Christmas Carol are $38 for adults, and $28 for children 16 and under.

Celebrate the timeless holiday tradition of A Christmas Carol with the whole family, and revel in the joy and redemptive power of Christmas as told in the timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, the infamous miser who is shown the error of his ways and reformed by four spirits. Journey back to Victorian England and experience the classic story filled with holiday carols and the wonderment of the season.

For the second year, BTG will hold a Special Community and Sensory-Friendly Performance of A Christmas Carol on Wednesday, December 13 at 7pm, at The Colonial Theatre. Tickets to this performance are $5. A “sensory-friendly” performance is a production that is slightly modified to accommodate individuals with sensory-input disorders, such as people on the autism spectrum. At this performance, “house rules” will be relaxed. People may need to get up, move around, and leave the theatre during the performance. There is no expectation that the audience will be completely quiet during the performance. Our goal is to create an environment in which people with autism or sensory needs, along with their families, can enjoy coming to the theatre together and will feel comfortable, supported and free to be themselves.

For tickets, contact the Colonial Ticket Office at 111 South Street, Pittsfield by calling413-997-4444, or online at www.berkshiretheatregroup.org. Ticket Offices are openMondaySaturday 10am-5pm, Sundays 10am-2pm or on any performance day from10am until curtain.

A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens
adapted by Eric Hill
directed by Travis G. Daly
at The Colonial Theatre

Tickets: Adults: $38 Children 16 and under: $28

Tickets to the Special Community and Sensory-Friendly Performance on Wednesday, December 13 at 7pm: $5

Sponsored by: Founding Sponsors Country Curtains and The Red Lion Inn, Greylock Federal Credit Union, Greylock Insurance Agency, Guardian Life Insurance Company of America and Enterprise Holdings Foundation

Performance Dates:

Saturday, December 9 at 7pm (Opening)

Sunday, December 10 at 2pm

Wednesday, December 13 at 7pm (Special Community and Sensory-Friendly Performance)

Thursday, December 14 at 7pm

Friday, December 15 at 7pm

Saturday, December 16 at 2pm and 7pm

Sunday, December 17 at 2pm

Wednesday, December 20 at 7pm

Thursday, December 21 at 7pm

Friday, December 22 at 7pm (Closing Performance)

About Berkshire Theatre Group

The Colonial Theatre, founded in 1903, and Berkshire Theatre Festival, founded in 1928, are two of the oldest cultural organizations in the Berkshires. In 2010, under the leadership of Artistic Director and CEO Kate Maguire, the two organizations merged to form Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG). Berkshire Theatre Group’s mission is to support wide ranging artistic exploration and acclaimed performances in theatre, dance, music and entertainment. Every year, BTG produces and presents performances to over 68,000 attendees and, through our Educational Program, serves over 13,000 Berkshire County schoolchildren annually. BTG’s celebrated stages reflect the history of the American theatre; they represent a priceless cultural resource for the community.

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