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INDEX
Summer 2013 Reviews
Animal Crackers
Arms On fire
Bashir Lazhar

The Beauty Queen of Leenane
The Chosen
Clybourne Park
Extremities
Hapgood
Heroes
Kaufman's Barber Shop
The Lion in Winter
kers
Love's Labours Lost
Morgan O-Yuki, Geisha of the Gilded Age
Much Ado About Nothing
Muckrakers
Oklahoma
On the Town
Pygmalion
Scott and Hem in the Garden of Allah
Southern Comfort


Berkshire Summer 2012 -- Sumup
All My Sons
Animals Out of Paper Chester Theatre
Brace Yourself -BTG, Main Stage
Chorus Line-Berkshire Theatre Group
Cassandra Speaks -Shakespeare & Co
A Class Act
Dr. Ruth, All the Way
Edith -BTG-Main Stage
Endurance - Shakespeare & Co. Far From Heaven --WTF
Fiddler on the Roof - Barrington Stange
Homestead Crossing- BTG
The Importance of Being Earnest -WTF
The Inner House -Wharton Salon
Jacob's Pillow
King Lear -Shakespeare & Co
Last of the Red Hot Lovers -WTF
Lungs-Barrington Stage
The North Pool -BarringtonStage
Parasite Drag at Shakespeare & Co. -Shakespeare & Co
Running -- Chester Theater
See How They Run -Barrington Stage
The Tale of the Allergist's Wife -Shakespeare & Co
The Tempest -Shakespeare & Co
A Thousand Clowns -Berkshire Theatre Group br> We are Women: A Bernstein Cabaret


Summer 2011 Reviews
Ludwig Live! Seven Hills Inn Cabaret

The Memory of Water Shakespeare & Company . . .

Period of Adjustment -Berkshire Theater Festival Main Stage .

The Hound of the Baskervilles- Shakespeare & Company's Founders Theater. . .
Capitol Steps. at Cranwell Autres Temps - Wharton Salon at the Mount- . . .

Autres Temps - Wharton Salon at the Mount- . . .
The Game at Barrington Stage
Ten Cents a DanceWTF Main Stage
Update: Summer 2011 at Jacob's Pillow
Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins - Shakespeare &n Company
Four Dogs and a Bone - Berkshire Actors Theatre . . .- -->
In the Mood Berkshire Theater Festival Main Stage
Touch(ed) - WTF-Nikos Stage
She Stoops To Conquer - Williamstown Threatre Festival
The Best of Enemies - Barrington Stage Company Update: Due to unprecedented demand the show will play a return engagement in October!
A Doll's House- WTF-Nikos Stage
Sylvia- Berkshire Theater in Stockbridge
The Hollow Crown- Shakespeare & Company
The Who's Tommy - the new Berkshire Theater Group at the Colonial
Three Hotels Williamstown Main Stage
Guys and Dolls at Barrington Stage
Going to St. Ives - Barrington Stage
A Streetcar Named Desire


Summer 2010 Reviews
Absurd Person Singular Barrington Stage
After the Revolution A WTF-Nikos world premiere
Art- Yasmina Rez's super hit at Barrington Stage (closing 8/07/10)
Bad Dates Shakespeare & Company 2nd Stage
Berkshire Summer '10 Retrospective
A Delicate Balance Berkshire Theatre Festival
Endgame- BerkshireTheatre Festival-Unicorn
Fifth of July Wtf last Main Stage production
Freud's Last Session Barrington Stage
A Funny Thing Happened to Me on the Way to the Forum- WTF's all-male production
/ Gender Benders Are Big Winners in Two Prime Berkshire Venues : Jacob's Pillow & WTF Feature
The Guardsman Berkshire Theatre Festival Main Stage
The Last Five Years-Jason Robert Brown's popular 2-hander at Berkshire Theatre Festival . . .
The Last Goodbye WTF-Nikos World Premier
Gender Benders Are Big Winners in Two Prime Berkshire Venues : Jacob's Pillow & WTF Feature
A Look at Barrington Stage's Youth Theater--Into the Woods
The Life and Death of King Richard III Shakespeare & Company . . .
Macbeth Berkshire Theatre Festival Main Stage
The Memory Show Barrington Stage Music Theatre Lab
Mengelberg and Mahler Shakespeare & Co.
Our Town Wilder's classic at WTF's Main Stage
Samuel J. and K.- (WTF-Nikos
Sea Marks Barrington Stage @
Six Degrees of Separation WTF Main Stage
Summer /Wharton Salon
Sweeney Todd at Barrington Stage- . . .
The TasterShakespeare & Co.
The Winter's Tale at Shakespeare & Company-Founders Theater
The Whipping Mant Barrington Stage2 .



Summer 2009 Reviews
Broadway by the Year (BTF)
Candide (Berkshire Theatre Festival-Unicorn)
Caroline in Jersey (Nikos- Williamstown)
Rodger & Hammerstein's Carousel (Barrington Stage)
Children (WTF)
--> Devil's Advocate (Shakespeare & Co)
Jeff Daniels In Concert (Colonial Theater)
Dov and Ali (Chester Theater)
The Dreamer Examines His Pillow(Shakespeare & Co.)
The Einstein Project (BTF)
Don Giovanni /Mozart (Berkshires-Tanglewood2009)
Freud's Last Session Return engagement extended again! (Barrington Stage)
Ghosts (Berksire Theatre Festival )
Hamlet (Reprised)
Jacob's Pillow 2009
Knickerbocker (WTF)
Pinter's Mirror— Elizabeth Ingram & Malcolm Ingram in 3 Harold Pinter One-Acts
The Prisoner of Second Avenue (BTF- Main Stage)
Quartermaine's Terms (Williamstown Theatre Festival)
Sick (Berkshire Theatre Festival)
br> Shirley Valentine— Tina Packer reprises her solo performance for the season's Diva series
Sleuth (Barrington Stage)
A Streetcar Named Desire (Barrington Stage)
Summer '09 Sumup --with Labor Day just around the corner, time for a look back at the Berkshires season. . .
The Torch-Bearers (Williamstown Theatre Festival)
True West (WTF 2009)
Twelfth Night (Shakespeare & Co.)
Underneath the Lintel(Barrington Stage)
What's the Cause of Thunder? (WTF-Nikos)
A New Kid on the Block: The Wharton Salon at Edith Wharton's Lenox Estate, The Mount.
White People


Summer 2008 Reviews & Features
All's Well That Ends Well (Shakespeare & Co.)
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The Atheist( Williamstown Nikos Stage)
Beyond Therapy (Williamstown Theatre Festival, Nikos Stage)
Blackbird (Chester Theater)
The Book Club Play (Berkshire Theatre Festival)
Broke-ology Williamstown Nikos Stage
Candida (Berkshire Theatre Festival)
The Caretaker (Berkshire Theatre Festival)
The Dishwashers
A Flea In Her Ear Williamstown Theater Main Stage
Fridays @ 3 Reading Series--Schedule & Summaries
The Goatwoman of Corvis County, a brand new play in the brand new Elayne Bernstein Theater
Home
Addendum: The Ladies Man-2 months later-at Shakespeare & Company
A Man for All Seasons Berkshire Theatre Festival
The Marriage of Figaro
The Musical of Musicals Theater Barn, New Lebanon
The Mysteries of Harris Burdick (Barrington Stage II
Noël Coward in 2 Keys (Berkshire Theatre Festival
Not Waving (Williamstown Theatre Festival-Nikos Stage
Othello-John Douglas Thompson's Othello is definitely the star of the Shakespeare & Company production . . . .
Pageant Play (Berkshire Theatre Festival-Unicorn)
Private Lives at Barrington Stage
See Rock City and Other Destinations
She Loves Me(Williamstown Theatre Festival, Main Stage)
Sleepless Variations Barrington Stage-- Mary Testa solo musical for weekend only ()
Three Sisters (Williamstown Theatre Festival)
Tilted House (Chester Theater)
The Understudy
The Violet Hour (Barrington Stage)
Waiting For Godot BTF's Unicorn Theater-

Summer 2007 Reviews & Features
A Look Back at the Berkshire Summer '07 Season
Shakespeare & Company
Williamstown Theatre Festival
Berkshire Theatre Festival
Barrington Stage
Chester Theater
Theater Barn New Lebanon
Marni Nixon: The Voice of Hollywood (one-night only special at Barrington Stage)
Jacob's Pillow—Summer 2007
Summer 2006 Reviews & Features
Amadeusl (Berkshire Theatre Festival)
Anything Goes (Williamstown Theatre Festival)
Auntie and Me (Chester Theater)
Burnt Part Boys (Barrington Stage Musical Theatre Lab)
Coastal Disturbances (Berkshire Theatre Festival)
The Collyer Brothers at Home& Period Piece (Barrington Stage II)
Double Double (Williamstown Theatre Festival)
Duet For One (Chester Theater)
From Grand Old Theater to Paint Store and Back to Grand Old-New Theater: The Colonial Theatre Re-Launches Itself With Rent
Hamlet (Shakespeare & Co)
Hansel and Gretel (Berkshire Opera)
The Heidi Chronicles (Berkshire Theatre Festival-Main Stage)
The Human Comedy (Barrington Stage)
The Illusion (Berkshire Theatre Festival/Unicorn)
CurtainUp Visits Jacob's Pillow
A Look Back at the 2006 Berkshires Season, a CurtainUp Berkshire Report
Lucy and the Conquest (Williamstown-Nikos)
Madama Butterfly (Berkshire Opera)
Martha Mitchell Calling/No Background Music (Shakespeare & Co)
The Merry Wives of Windsor (Shakespeare & Co)
Mozart: 250
A Nervous Smile (WTF-Nikos Stage)
The Night of the Iguana (BTF-Unicorn)
The Opposite of Sex (Williamstown-Nikos Stage)
Play Readings That Play, a CurtainUp Feature
(Rent) From Grand Old Theater to Paint Store and Back to Grand Old-New Theater: The Colonial Theatre Re-Launches Itself With Rent
Report on Tanglewood and Shakespeare & Company's One Night Collaboration at Ozawa Hall
A Look Back at the 2006 Berkshires Season
Ring Round the Moon (Barrington Stage)
The Servant of Two Masters (Shakespeare & Co, Rose Print)
Sweet Bird of Youth (Williamstown-Main Stage)
Travels With My Discontent: A New Musical Revue (a report--NOT a review of 2nd Barrington Stage Music Theater LAB)
Two Rooms (Chester Theater)
Where Has Tommy Flowers Gone?
Wonder of the World (Barrington Stage)

Summer 2005 Reviews & Features
American Buffalo (BTF Main Stage)
Barry Manilowe's Copacabana (Mac-Haydn)
Bus Stop (WTF)
Elegies (Barrington Stage)
The Father (BTF-Unicorn)
Follies
Fuente (Barrington Stage)
Hair (Barrington Stage)
Ice Glen (Shakespeare & Co)
I Do! I Do! (Berkshire Theatre Festival)
The Importance of Being Earnest (Barrington Stage)
King John (Shakespeare & Co)
Lady Windemere's Fan (WTF)
Notes on 2005 Nikos Season
The Nina Variations (Miniature Theatre of Chester
On the Razzle
Rat in the Skull (BTF, Unicorn)
See Rock City (Miniature Theatre of Chester)
Side By Side by Sondheim
(Berkshire Theatre Festival)
Summer at Jacob's Pillow
The Taming of the Shrew Shakespeare & Company
Top Girls (WTF)
The Tricky Part Shakespeare & Company
Two One-Act, Two Piano Operas(Berkshire Opera)
The Wharton One–Acts: The Mission of Jane & The PromiseShakespeare & Company Summer 2004 Reviews">

Summer 2004 Reviews
American Opera Trio Berkshire Opera
As You Like It Shakespeare & Company
Barnum (Mac-Haydn)
Blues For an Alabama Sky (BTR)
Cabaret & MainWTF
The Cherry Orchard WTF
The Comedy of Errors
Cyrano de Bergerac (Barrington Stage)
Eugene's Home, BTF
Floyd Collins (BTF-Unicorn) to 7/04/04.
Full Gallop Shakespeare & Co.
The God Committee, Barrington Stage
HeartbreakHouse
Interview with Michael John La Chiusa
An interview with Michael Ritchie before he leaves WTF for LA's Center Theatre Group
Lettice and Lovage Shakespeare & Co.
Looking Back at Summer 2004-- a sumup essay on the season
A Midsummer Night's Dream(WTF)
The Miracle Worker BTF
The Misanthrope (BTF)
Music & DanceDiary last updated 8/24/04
Nikos Stage Productions-- overview
The Pavilion, Miniature Theatre of Chester
Rigoletto Berkshire Opera Company
Siddharta, BTF-Unicorn
Skylight Miniature Theatre of Chester
So Long, Sleeping Beauty Miniature Theatre of Chester
Sweet Charity Barrington Stage
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Barrington Stage)
They're Playing Our Song Colonial Theater
Thief River, Barrington Stage
Vita & Virginia -- 2003 season reprise

Summer 2003 Reviewsbr> American Primitive (Berkshire Threatre Festival)
Assassins (Berkshire Threatre Festival)
The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet at Jacob's Pillow
Chekhov One-Acts (Shakespeare & Company)
Christopher Plummer Makes A Midsummer Night's Dream Soar at Tanglewood
The Drawer Boy (Chester)
Ears On a Beatle (Barrington Stage)
Electra (Music-Theatre Works
Enemy Of the People (Williamstown)
Enter Laughing (BTF- Main Stage)
Ethan Frome-- Reprised at the Founders Theater
Fanny Kemble's Address
The Fly-Bottle
Funny Girl (Barrington Stage)
The Game
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago at 25
King Lear
La Traviata--Concert Staging
Landscape of the Body
Lobby Hero (Barrington Stage)
Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare & Co)
The News In Revue: Between Iraq and a Hard Place
Nijinsky's Last Dance (BTF-Unicorn)
Peter Pan
The Secret Marriage (Berkshire Opera)
Shaker Mountain Performing Arts Festival Summer 2003-- Manon, Norma, L'Elisir d'Amore>
The Shape of Things--extended to 8/16/03! (Barrington Stage)
The Stillborn Lover (Richard Chamberlain--BTF Main Stage)
Summing Up Summer 2003 in the Berkshires
Talley's Folly
The Three Penny Opera
Travesties
Under Milkwood
Vita & Virginia
The Who's Tommy (BTF Unicorn )

Summer 2002 Reviews
Back Story at Berkshire Theatre Festival/Unicorn.
Black Sheep (Barrington Stage)
Brownstone(BTF-Unicorn)
Dimetos (BTF-Unicorn)
Experiencing the War of the Roses in Shakespeare & Company's Rose Playhouse In the Making
Falsettos (Barrington Stage)
The Foreigner (BTF)
God of Vengeance (WTF)
Golda's Balcony -- Extended to 9/01!.
Grupo Corpo--Jacob's Pillow.
Henry V .
Insurrection: Holding History.
Macbeth
Miss Julie
Mixing Musical Genres For a More Mixed Audience.
Once In a Lifetime.
Quartet
A Saint She Ain't.
South Pacific.
Three Days of Rain.
Tanglewood's Talented Music Students Give Concerts a Theatrical Twist
The Turn of the Screw(Berkshire Opera)
Valley of Decision
The Wharton One-Acts: The Other Two and Roman Fever.
Where's Charley WTF.
White Oak Dance Project -- Jacobs Pillow
Zorba --Berkshire Theatre Festival.

Summer 2001 Reviews
. . . and Then You Go On. An anthology of the works of Samuel Beckett
Awake and Sing
Beckett, the Spiritual Matchmaker Behind the Summer 2001 Mating of Albee and Pinter.
Ciao! (Barrington Stage)
Civil Union
Collected Stories
Color the Maestro!
The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspre (Abridged) 
Coriolanus at the new Founders Theatre
Cosí fan tutti (BOC)
A Dream Play(Unicorn)
Fridays-At-Home Tea At Chesterwood
H.M.S. Pinafore
Home Fires Burning (Miniature Theatre at Chester)
Hubbard Street Dancers Break the Fourth Wall
I Do! I Do!
Inappropriate (Off-Broadway production review)
The Last Train to Nibroc stops at Chester
Love and Happiness
The Man Who Had All the LuckArthur Miller's first play)
Mark Morris at Jacob's Pillow
A Midsummer Night's Dream
My Fair Lady (BTF)
One Mo'Time
On the Twentieth Century
Philadelphia, Here I Come! (WTF)
Pound of Flesh (BTF-Unicorn)
2 Ravel Operas at Tanglewood
Schoenberg's Lesson to Broadway's    "New " Music Composers
The Smell of the Kill (BTF)
7 Deadly Sins (Jacob's Pillow)
Street Scene (WTF)
Swimming With Water Melons
Suddenly Last Summer(Barrington Stage)
A Tanglewood Tale A Report on Thésée at Tanglewood
The Tempest (Shakespeare & Co.)
This Is Our Youth
2 Ravel Operas at Tanglewood
Wharton One-Acts
A Winter's Tale
Summer 2000 Reviews
The Actor's Worst Nightmare & Writer's Block
Alphabetical Order
Best Kept Secret
Camelot
Company
The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspre (Abridged) 
Corialanus
Coyote on a Fence
The Double Bass
The Einstein Project 
Emily
Falstaff (opera)
Full Bloom 
The Hot L Baltimore
Hedda Gabler 
I Capuleti e I Montecchi (Opera) 
Jack and Jill
One Acts 2000
Twelfth Night
Don Giovanni (opera)
Light Up the Sky
No Way to Treat a Lady
Romeo and Juliet 
Running Man
Say Yes!
The Shadow of Greatness 
Skin Of Our Teeth
Tonight at 8:30 "A" and "B"
Toys in the Attic 
Twelfth Night 
Turn Today's Kids into Tomorrow's Performing/Visual Arts Audiences (feature)
The annual Wharton One-Acts

Summer '99 Play Reviews

As You Like It
Camino Real
Chaucer In Rome
Crucifer of Blood
DeRosa,  Stephen  (Interview)
Factory Girls
Fiddler On the Roof
Glimmer Brothers
Lives of the Saints 
Love's Fire
Love's Labor's Lost
Mack & Mabel
Marni Nixon: The Voice of Hollywood (feature)
Moby Dick - Rehearsed.
My Fair Lady
November
The Price
Quark Victory
Best of '98
All's Well That Ends Well
The Big Knife
The Consul
Corners
Desire Under The Elm
An Empty Plate at the Café du Grand Boeuf 
The End of the World
Evolution
QuarkVictory
Rando,John -- Interview
A Raisin in the Sun
Richard III
A Room Of One's Own
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
Shoot the Piano Player
South Pacific (Mac-Haydn)
Spunk
Starr's Last Tape
Summer-- the play 
The Taming of the Shrew
Tea
The Waverly Gallery
West Side Story (Mac-Haydn)
The Dilletante & The Mistress (Wharton One-Acts 98, Berkshires)
Summer '99 Miscellaneous Cultural Events
The Barber of SevilleSummer  (the opera)
Vers La Flamme  (theater dance piece)
Far East
The Glass Menagerie
Hecuba
High Spirits
Italian American Reconcilliation
The Lear Project
. . Life's A Dream
The Lower Cortex
The Matchmaker
The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told
A Little Night Music
The Lower Cortex
The Merchant of Venice
The Plains of Ilion
Private Eyes
The Rainmaker
The Rivals
A Room Of One's Own
The Secret Life of the Sexist
Taking Steps Transit Of Venus
Two Children's Fairy Tales
A View From the Roof
The Wharton One-Acts   Wharton's The Dilettante and Guy de Maupassant's The Mistress
Wit
The Consul
The Magic Flute
Summer '97 Play Reviews

Arms and the Man
Betrayal
Broken Sleep
Cabaret
Dead End
Ethan Frome
The Film Society
Four Of a Kind
Frankie and Johnny at the Clair de Lune
Good CompanySongs That Made It From Shows That Didn'
The Inconstant Lovers.
Henry IV, Part I
Johnny On the Spot
Misha's Party
Off the Map
Over the River and Into the Wood
: Quills
Valley Song
Wharton One-Acts
Wilder, Wilder
The Winter's Tale
Woman In Mind
Going Places, 1996: Mercy

Summer '97 Musical Notes

The Marriage of Figaro
Les Mamelles de Tirésias
Rossi's L'Orfeo

Summer '96
Visiting Mr. Green
The Royal Family

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