The Berkshires are Alive with Live Theater Opportunities this Summer!

Diverse Theater Selection Brings Entertainment & Education Opportunities for Entire Family

The Berkshires are alive! Get your tickets for a theater production and bring the family. There are options that fit all budgets!

The Berkshires region of western Massachusetts is filled with endless opportunities for learning and playing – especially in the summer. A popular vacation destination for locals and out-of-towners alike, the region offers up a wide variety of things to do, places to visit, and stuff to see. And this summer, some of the best stuff to see is on stage at the Berkshires’ many theaters and performance spaces! From children’s theater to clowning, Shakespeare to musicals, the Berkshires’ numerous theater companies are dishing out shows that not only entertain, but also present valuable learning opportunities. Read the rest of this entry »

Theatrical Playground at the Williamstown Theatre Festival for Families this Summer

Williamstown Theatre Festival Offers Free Family Entertainment & Educational Opportunities this Summer

Kids can enjoy free theater workshops and performances all summer long this year!  The Williamstown Theater Festival’s summer line-up includes some wonderful family-friendly shows, and each Friday evening performance will be preceded by a special workshop focused on some aspect of acting and/or theater production.

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The first Main Stage show of the summer, Animal Crackers, opens on Thursday, June 27th and runs through July 14th.  The show, a hilarious creation by the Marx Brothers, is sure to please anyone with a sense of humor. This family-friendly musical is best for ages 8yo and older.  The Main Stage will also host Pygmalion, a witty and engaging production for all ages, as well as the world premiere of the musical version of The Bridges of Madison County (not appropriate for all ages).  Tickets for kids are normally discounted with the purchase of an adult ticket, but on Friday nights kids can see these theater productions for free!

In conjunction with the theater’s free Friday evening children’s tickets is the festival’s workshop series, featuring a new theatrical topic each week.  Families can take part in a slapstick comedy activity, explore the theater’s props department, examine special effects production for a Main Stage show, and maybe even create their very own performance!  Bring the family to any of these workshops in this series and help to unlock the many creative possibilities that theater offers – kids who aren’t interested in acting may make the happy discovery that they love the behind-the-scenes aspects of theater production…

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