2017 Berkshire Theatre Award Winners Announced!

(Photo coverage of the event by Stephen Sorokoff in Broadway World!) Pittsfield, MA – At an SRO ceremony held on the stage of the St. Germain Theatre at Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, the Board of the Berkshire Theatre Critics Association presented the Berkshire Theatre Awards on the evening of Monday, November 6, 2017. This…

Oldcastle Theatre Inaugurates New Music Series

Oldcastle Theatre is enhancing its emphasis on musical performances with a new series in collaboration with the Bennington Musical Arts bringing an array of powerful individual concerts opening with  “A Colonial Gathering” celebrating Bennington’s Ten years of settlement Sunday October  22 at 2 p.m. and culminating in March with “An Evening of Philip Glass.” The…

REVIEW: “Broadway Bound” at Oldcastle

by Gail M. Burns From his perch in 1986, Neil Simon looked back to 1947 and wrote a play about the future. All the characters in Broadway Bound, the final installment in his quasi-autobiographical trilogy of plays about the Jerome family, is teetering on the verge of the precipice of change. The young people, sons…

Oldcastle Theatre Presents “Broadway Bound”

Oldcastle Theatre‘s 46th regular season comes to a close with Neil Simon’s warm and wonderful comedy Broadway Bound opening Friday September 29th and running through October 15th. Simon, America’s favorite playwright, has authored several autobiographical works such as Chapter Two and Barefoot in the Park. Broadway Bound tells the interwoven stories of Simon and his brother Danny’s beginnings as…

Oldcastle Theatre Presents Vocal Workshop

Oldcastle Theatre will present an eight week Vocal Workshop taught by composer, conductor, singer Thomas Lawrence Toscano  and featuring pianist Joan Forsythe of the Bennington College faculty, beginning Monday evening October 22nd and running through December 11th from seven to nine p.m. at Oldcastle Theatre 331 Main Street in Bennington. The workshop is open to singers at all levels interested in…

REVIEW: “A Comedy of Tenors” at Oldcastle

by Gail M. Burns One of my happiest farcical memories is of seeing Ken Ludwig’s hilarious 1986 opus Lend Me a Tenor at Oldcastle way back when they were performing in the Everett Mansion on the campus of what is now Southern Vermont College. So I was thrilled that they would be the company to introduce…