“This spring season’s productions feature an unlikely feminist and an outrageously rotten theatre company, which serve as examples of characters from both classic and contemporary works.” – Laura Standley, assistant professor of theatre at MCLA
Berkshire historian Cornelia Brooke Gilder sifts through the dust to tell us about tell the real accident that happened in Lenox on March 11, 1904, and whether that influenced Wharton to incorporate a similar accident into her novel, Ethan Frome.
It began off-Broadway to great reviews, but it virtually exploded when Audra McDonald was cast for the revival of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. You can see her amazing performance as her version of the great singer reaches home screens on Saturday, March 12 at 9 PM on HBO.
An opera of dueling personalities, expressways carved out of neighborhoods, and a titan of urban development brought to earth by a single, determined woman who was the first to stop unelected czar of easy suburban access to New York City. One night only, March 12 in Williamstown.
We preview “Manon Lescaut,” Puccini’s passionate adaptation of the classic novel about a free-spirited country girl who becomes the toast of Paris complete with clips of arias, some history and a synopsis.
Slam poetry meets new music in this electrifying and thought-provoking program of music and words presented by three spectacular contemporary performers in MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center on Saturday, March 26, at 8pm.
Four great musicals – one brand new – and a play about opera singers hit the right note in Sharon, CT.