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Aglet Theatre Company
Sheffield, MA

Bardavon Opera House
Poughkeepsie, NY

Barrington Stage Company
Pittsfield, MA

Berkshire Actors Theatre
Pittsfield, MA

Berkshire Fringe
Pittsfield, MA

Berkshire Playwrights Lab
Great Barrington, MA

Berkshire Theatre Group
Pittsfield & Stockbridge, MA

Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck
Rhinebeck, NY

Chester Theatre Company
Chester, MA

The Desultory Theatre Club
Torrington, CT

The Ghent Playhouse
Ghent, NY

Half Moon Theatre
Hyde Park, NY

Landmark Community Theater
Thomaston, CT

The Mac-Haydn Theatre
Chatham, NY

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Great Barrington, MA

Performance Spaces for the 21st Century
Chatham, NY

Powerhouse Theater
Poughkeepsie, NY

Shakespeare & Company
Lenox, MA

The Sharon Playhouse
Sharon, CT

Hudson, NY

Tangent Theatre Company
Tivoli, NY

The Theater Barn
New Lebanon, NY

Time & Space Limited
Hudson, NY

Warner Theatre
Torrington, CT

Walking the dog Theater
Ghent, NY

WAM Theatre
Lee/Lenox, MA

Williamstown Theatre Festival
Williamstown, MA

Theater Intelligence

Now – Aug. 6
The Music Man

Berkshire Theatre Group presents the Tony Award-winning musical about a con-man who ultimately does good by a community. “Professor” Harold Hill’s heart opens up through the course of one of America’s most beloved musicals. On Thursday, July 20, attend a special performance with an All-American Barbecue. The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield. (Photo by Emma Rothenberg)

Now – Aug. 6
This rarely performed story of intrigue and deception in the face of steely resolve carries the audience through wild plot twists, mistaken identities, and a heart-rending quest for love. Shakespeare & Company, Lenox.

Now – July 29
The Clean House

Tony Award nominees Jayne Atkinson and Jessica Hecht lead the cast in this heartfelt comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl. Lane, an accomplished physician, discovers that her sister Virginia — not her Brazilian housekeeper Matilde — has been cleaning her home every day. Though never close, suddenly the sisters find themselves enmeshed in each other’s lives and in Matilde’s passion for Portuguese jokes. Williamstown Theatre Festival’s Main Stage.

Now – July 30
Good Men Wanted

Kevin Armento’s drama is punctuated by dance sequences set to pop music, and brings to life the true stories of women who disguised themselves as men to fight in the Civil War. Five women of different backgrounds become warriors and spies, endure prison camps and raids, and ultimately intersect at Gettysburg. Powerhouse Theater at Vassar, Poughkeepsie.

Now – Aug. 5
Taking Steps
In Alan Ayckbourn’s laugh-out-loud comedy, a former dancer will do anything to escape her rich but overbearing husband, who is poised to buy a haunted house. The dithering Kitty, reunited with her boring fiancé, will go to extraordinary lengths to elude his presence. Add an inarticulate solicitor and a builder who is a motorcycle maniac, and you have one funny and heartfelt comedy. Barrington Stage Company’s Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Now – Aug. 6
Twelfth Night
Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park is back with free performances on The Common. One of Shakespeare’s most loved comedies, Twelfth Night tells the tale of twins separated by a shipwreck, a countess surprised by her capacity for love, a servant who oversteps his place, and mischievous pranks carried to the extreme. Performances Thursdays – Sundays at 8 p.m.

July 27–30
The Secret Life of Bees

Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black) stars in this musical based on the novel by Sue Monk Kidd, and written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage and Tony-winning composer Duncan Sheik. In 1964 South Carolina, white teenager Lily wrestles with her controlling father and the memory of her dead mother. When Rosaleen, her black caretaker, is beaten and jailed for attempting to vote, Lily and Rosaleen escape on an adventure. Powerhouse Theater at Vassar, Poughkeepsie.

July 28 – Aug. 20
Thoroughly Modern Millie
This six-time Tony Award winner, based on the Academy Award-winning film, reflects the height of the Jazz Age, when flappers were bobbing their hair, entering the workforce and rewriting the rules of love. This high-spirited musical romp is a valentine to the spirit of NYC and the people seeking to discover themselves there. The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck.

August 1
Smart People
WAM Theatre’s “Fresh Takes” play reading series presents Lydia R. Diamond’s witty play about social and sexual politics. On the eve of Obama’s first election, four of Harvard’s brightest are interested in aspects of the brain, particularly how it responds to race. But like all smart people, they’re also searching for love, success and identity. Clark Art, Williamstown. 5 p.m.

Aug. 4 – Aug. 20
The Music Man
To celebrate it’s 60th anniversary, the Sharon Playhouse and director Morgan Green invite you to experience this classic musical as you’ve never seen it. The story of a lovable conman who warms his way into the heart of small town America has never been more relevant.

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