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Production looks at changing gender roles

Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014
How much did a woman’s role change between 1970 and 2005? James Sherman explores that topic in his 2006 play, “Half and Half,” and this month at The Theater Barn in New Lebanon.
 
Read all about it: Proctors show one hot ticket
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Read all about it: Proctors show one hot ticket

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014
By 8 a.m. Tuesday, two hours before tickets went on sale for “Newsies the Musical,” a line of people had set up camp with coffee and folding chairs outside the Proctors box office.
 

Fall Arts preview: Dance (with schedule)

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014
Best bets in dance from writer Wendy Liberatore.
 
Fall Arts preview: Theater (with schedule)

Fall Arts preview: Theater (with schedule)

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014
Theater critic Matthew G. Moross provides best bets on local stages this fall.
 

Actors to carry action in ACT’s minimal setting

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014
Whether you’re talking a realistic or minimalistic stage design, Rich Montena and John Birchler know one important key to success: very good actors.
 
Q & A: Actress says play like peeking through keyhole at family

Q & A: Actress says play like peeking through keyhole at family

Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014
In Tom Dudzick’s play “Lake Effect,” Hillary Parker’s character does have her anxious moments, which makes her performance both challenging and enjoyable.
 
‘Full Monty’ actor also known for his singing

‘Full Monty’ actor also known for his singing

Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014
Like many talented teenagers with a great voice back in the 1970s, George Dvorsky had high hopes of becoming a pop star. That’s not how things turned out.
 
STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.

Review: '50s play tackles drug addiction

Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014
Review: “A Hatful of Rain,” by Michael V. Gazzo, is included in John Gassner’s “Best American Plays 1951-1957,” alongside such enduring masterworks as “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” and “The Crucible.” If you want to see what the enthusiasm was about in 1955, you can catch a sturdy production of it by the Berkshire Theater Group.
 
Q & A: Banner’s art complemented mother’s dance writing

Q & A: Banner’s art complemented mother’s dance writing

Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014
Critic Mae Banner’s words brought dance to life. And when coupled with the fluid line drawings by her son Shawn Banner, the images conjured were richer, clearer and more satisfying to the reader.
 
LENOX, Mass.

Durang’s farce both moving and hilarious

Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014
In “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” Christopher Durang’s Tony-award winning play running at Shakespeare & Company, you see another side of Durang: He’s finally grown up.
 

Barrington’s ‘Dancing Lessons’ is stale story

Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014
Barrington Stage’s world premiere of Mark St. Germain’s new play “Dancing Lessons” can't be saved by the fine performance of its lead actor.
 

A hit or miss offering by Brazilian hip-hop troupe

Friday, Aug. 15, 2014
Hip-hop is a solo art. Thus, it takes effort, a lot of effort, to transform a crew of house and break dancers into a cohesive ensemble.
 

Oldcastle’s ‘My Fair Lady’ to make Henry Higgins a little more human

Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014
Scott MacGowan thinks Rex Harrison’s performance in “My Fair Lady” is up there with the best of them. His own Henry Higgins, however, will be a much kinder and gentler man.
 
Still-relevant 'Hatful of Rain' opens Saturday in Stockbridge

Still-relevant 'Hatful of Rain' opens Saturday in Stockbridge

Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014
When “A Hatful of Rain” came out on Broadway in 1955, people were shocked by the subject matter. These days the problems of returning war veterans may no longer be surprising, but unfortunately they are still quite relevant.
 

Newsies tickets on sale Sept. 2 at Proctors

Monday, Aug. 11, 2014
Tickets for Disney’s Newsies will go on sale starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2, Disney Theatrical Productions and Proctors announced Monday.
 
 

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