Bobbie's Summer Series
Berkshires are carefully coming back to life as patrons gain access to dining, outdoor recreation and, now, a resurgence of the long summer performance tradition in the region.
Kate Maguire, artistic director and CEO of the Berkshire Theatre Group, has announced another event for the community, Bobbie’s Summer Series—sponsored by Theatre Group President and Emeritus Trustee Bobbie Hallig. On select weekends in August Berkshire County’s musicians and dancers will provide diverse entertainment for adults and children alike.
Misty Blues with lead vocalist Gina Coleman is scheduled for the evening of August 14th; Wanda Houston with Rob Kelly will celebrate the diversity of women of jazz on August 21st; Bobby Sweet will perform with Pete Adams and Abe Guthrie August 22nd; Dancers of The Berkshires, Pause and Pivot: A Works in Progress Showing (an evening of virtual dances created through Zoom) is slated for August 28th, and Hannah Lynn Cohen and Jeremiah Blacklow will present The Evolution of the Violin Duo August 29th.
David Grover, former lead guitarist for Arlo Guthrie, will perform children’s music August 15th; James Barry, a Berkshire-based actor, director and musician, will perform Beatles songs for kids August 22nd; and Terry A La Berry & Friends takes the stage for a children’s show August 29th (A La has been a long-time drummer for Arlo Guthrie and performer for children for more than 30 years).
Following the same health guidelines in effect at its Pittsfield campus, where Godspell is produced outside under a tent, BTG will now open its Stockbridge campus. Seating will be under a tent outdoors outside the Unicorn Theatre patio and patrons are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket for use on the grass.
For evening events, the grounds open at 6PM, with performances at 7PM. Food will be available for purchase from the following vendors: BB’s Hot Spot on August 14th, KJ Nosh on August 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th and TBD on August 29th. Children’s performances are at 10AM.
Evening event only tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for children 16 and younger. Food/beverage is an additional $20 per person and is available for purchase in advance and on site. Saturday morning children’s performances are $5 for children 16 and younger and $10 for adults. Tickets for all front-line workers are 50 percent off.
Tickets can be purchased in person at the Colonial Ticket Office at 111 South Street, Pittsfield MA, online at the link below, by phone at 413-997-4444 or from 10AM until curtain on any performance day.
The ticket office is open Monday–Saturday from 10AM–2PM. All plays, schedules, casting and prices are subject to change.