Handbill & Callboard: Theater Studies Through Engagement in Western MA for September

Handbill & Callboard:
September Theater Productions and Call for Auditions in Western MA

Support a love for theater with these featured September theater productions in Western MA! A great way to engage in your community while supporting an interest in theater studies.

Comic Drama and Contemporary Musical at the Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield; Children’s Musical at Ruth B. Smith Auditorium in Orange; Play Festival at A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton; Outdoor Traveling Spectacle with Double Edge Theatre in Springfield.

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Handbill & Callboard: Theater Studies Through Engagement in Western MA for August

Handbill & Callboard:
August Theater Productions and Call for Auditions in Western MA

Support a love for theater with these featured August theater productions in Western MA! A great way to engage in your community while supporting an interest in theater studies.

Contemporary drama at Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre in Lenox, children’s musical at Majestic Theater in West Springfield, Shakeseare at Shakespeare & Co. in Lenox, youth theater at  The Williston Theater in Easthampton, community theater in the park in Pittsfield, comedic drama at Historic North Hall in Huntington, contemporary musical on the St. Germain Stage in Pittsfield, comedic opera  on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage in Pittsfield, historical drama at the Chester Theatre Company in Chester, children’s theater at Red Door Theatre in Feeding Hills,  indoor-outdoor traveling spectacle at Double Edge Theatre in Ashfield, musical at the Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield! Read the rest of this entry »

Handbill & Callboard: Theater Studies Through Engagement in Western MA for July

Handbill & Callboard:
July Theater Productions and Call for Auditions in Western MA

Support a love for theater with these featured July theater productions in Western MA! A great way to engage in your community while supporting an interest in theater studies.

Shakespeare in the Park in Pittsfield, Shakespeare Under the Stars with Hampshire Shakespeare Company in Amherst, world premier of contemporary drama with Chester Theatre Company, contemporary drama with Shakespeare & Co. at Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre in Lenox, audience participatory youth theater with PaintBox in Easthampton and Turners Falls, children’s theater musical at Majestic Theater in West Springfield, literature in theater at Red Door Theatre in Feeding Hills, comedic opera with Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, and an indoor-outdoor traveling spectacle with Double Edge Theatre in Ashfield! Read the rest of this entry »

Explore the Art of Dance Through Community-Based Resources

Explore the Art of Dance Through Community-Based Resources

Jacob's Pillow

Every year, Jacob’s Pillow in Becket hosts a free community day for families to enjoy dance-themed activities family-friendly dance classes and dance performances. This year their annual event happens on Saturday, June 11, 2016, beginning at noon.

Combining artistry, physical fitness and lessons in culture and traditions, dance combines the creativity of the human mind with the capabilities of the human body. From traditional ballet to contact improvisation, western Massachusetts is home to a wide variety of dance-based community resources. Families can find a wealth of classes year-round catering to all ages, interests, and abilities, and can attend dance performances of all kinds offered through community groups, dance studios, and educational institutions.

Dance-based community events pass on age-old traditions and build community through creative movement, and the practice of dance in any form supports dancers in finding themselves within their bodies, supporting the development of self-awareness and gross motor skills. Read the rest of this entry »

Handbill & Callboard: Theater Studies Through Engagement in Western MA for June

Handbill & Callboard:
June Theater Productions and Call for Auditions in Western MA

Support a love for theater with these featured June theater productions in Western MA! A great way to engage in your community while supporting an interest in theater studies.

Performances include world premier musical at St. Germain Stage in Pittsfield, Shakespeare and contemporary drama at Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre in Lenox, radio theater at Theatre 14 in Northampton, adult comedy at East Meadow School in Granby, theater festival at Art Block in Greenfield, and world premiere contemporary theater at Boyd-Quinson Mainstage in Pittsfield! Read the rest of this entry »

Handbill & Callboard: Theater Studies Through Engagement in Western MA for April

Handbill & Callboard:
April Theater Productions and Call for Auditions in Western MA

Support a love for theater with these featured May theater productions in Western MA! A great way to engage in your community while supporting an interest in theater studies.

Performances include rock musical at Arena Civic Theater in Orange, high school broadway musical at Williston Northampton Theater in Easthampton, historical comedy in Studio 3 at Amherst College, and youth musical at Academy of Music Theatre in Northampton. Read the rest of this entry »

Handbill & Callboard: Theater Studies Through Engagement in Western MA for April

Handbill & Callboard:
April Theater Productions and Call for Auditions in Western MA

Support a love for theater with these featured April theater productions in Western MA! A great way to engage in your community while supporting an interest in theater studies.

Performances include slapstick comedy at Double Edge Theatre in Ashfield, contemporary mystery & existential performances  in the Mendenhall Center for Performing Arts at Smith College in Northampton, musical at the Majestic Theater in West Springfield, staged reading at The Unicorn Theater in Stockbridge, and a rock musical at the Ruth B. Smith Auditorium at the Orange Town Hall!  Read the rest of this entry »

Handbill & Callboard: Theater Studies Through Engagement in Western MA for March

Handbill & Callboard:
March Theater Productions and Call for Auditions in Western MA

Support a love for theater with these featured March theater productions in Western MA! A great way to engage in your community while supporting an interest in theater studies.

Performances include contemporary theater on the Curtain Theater stage at UMass Fine Arts Center, youth musical in the  Herbert M. Goldstein Auditorium at the Jewish Community Center in Springfield, musical theater on the Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre stage at Smith College in Northampton, children’s theater on the Mills Theatre stage at Bay Path University in Longmeadow, and a performing arts festival on the stage at Memorial Hall in Shelburne Falls! Read the rest of this entry »

Handbill & Callboard: Theater Studies Through Engagement in Western MA for February

Handbill & Callboard:
February Theater Productions and Call for Auditions in Western MA

Support a love for theater with these featured February theater productions in Western MA! A great way to engage in your community while supporting an interest in theater studies.

Performances include community theater at the the Majestic Theater in West Springfield, improve at 121 Club at Eastworks in Easthampton, youth theater at the Drama Studio in Springfield, a new play festival at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center in Pittsfield, and a new playreading series at Smith College Department of Theatre in Northampton!  Read the rest of this entry »

PINA Pays Tribute to Legendary Choreographer’s Imagination

Unique Film Showcases the Legacy of a Legendary Choreographer
Sunday, June 15, 2014, 7:30pm

Amherst Cinema’s photography series – of films that explore the “works and worlds” of great photographers – presents an extra-special screening of PINA in conjunction with the Smith College Museum of Art. PINA is an Academy Award-nominated feature-length film by famed German director Wim Wenders in memory of modern dancer and choreographer Philippina “Pina” Bausch. Set to work together in 2009 on a film that would explore Bausch’s “thrillingly unpredictable,” sensual, playful dance pieces, Wenders continued to work on the film after her unexpected and untimely death that year. Featuring her choreography and members of her Tanztheater Wuppertal group, PINA is a monumental tribute to a unique, influential woman, and brilliantly showcases her contributions to the world. Viewers are drawn into the detailed, imaginative sets that Bausch created, including a stage covered with dirt; a cafe-like setup in which the performers dance with their eyes closed, bumping into chairs and tables; and a man-made waterfall. Inspired by Pina’s last words: “Dance, dance, or we are lost,” the film highlights the power of dance as a vital mode of expression. It has been lauded as a milestone in both dance and filmmaking.

Check out the featured trailer: 

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