There’s magic in the air as song, illlusions, and choreography unite to tell one family’s extraordinary story. May 18-June 11.
On May 6, Charles Giuliano, Astrid Hiemer, Vin Jensen (Ien Nivens), Roman Jones and Sarah Sutro combine talents for a festive evening in North Adams open to all.
Lucy Thurber ( in photo) is creating a new play “Orpheus in the Berkshires” which will feature Berkshire residents performing alongside Festival actors. That and a dozen other new and unusual events and celebrations were announced today by the Williamstown Theatre Festival.
Miss Labeled focuses on the labels young girls feel they are given by society and their peers. It explores issues such as bullying, domestic violence and school dress codes.
“You start out imitating the singers you like,” says John Hiatt. “But then I guess you finally find your own voice. It took me a long time to find my own voice.”
2016 includes a feast of audience favorites and new works as the company begins 39th season, taking part of this year’s worldwide celebration marking the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death.
New works include the U.S. premieres of George Benjamin’s Dream of the Song for countertenor, women’s voices (the Lorelei Ensemble), and orchestra and Joseph Phibbs’s String Quartet No. 1; and the East Coast premiere of Steven Stucky’s Chamber Concerto.. There are two world premieres: Harold Meltzer’s Variations on a Summer Day, and Erin Gee’s composition for voice, violin, viola, and double bass.