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Mahaiwe Tent


Parties & Openings

Nov. 18 – Pittsfield
Festival of Trees

Nov. 15 – G. Barrington
Indwe Learning Center Benefit

Nov. 11 - Chatham
PS21 Gala

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Berkshire Theatre Group & The Mount Throw Masquerade Balls

Amy Krzanik reports from Pittsfield and Lenox. November 1, the day after the spookiest day of the year, was still pretty frightening in the Berkshires, as both the Berkshire Theatre Group and The Mount held masquerade balls to celebrate the Halloween holiday. BTG’s annual fall fundraising gala was held on the stage of the Colonial Theatre and featured a drama-themed silent auction, a staged reading of The Raven by cast members of POE, and dancing. Masked guests enjoyed a generous buffet from Mazzeo’s Meat and Seafood, which featured delicious meats, cheeses, grilled vegetables, hot dishes and more. No ghoul or goblin went home hungry. Above, Tara K. Young, BTG’s Director of Special Events and Donor Relations, with Artistic Director and CEO Kate Maguire.

Pam Malumphy, Joan DiMartino, Lisa Tully and Melissa Mazzeo; Tony Gibson and John Culver of the Purple Plume in Lenox.

Lynne and Mike Mazzeo; The stars of BTG’s POE, Brian Plouffe, David Adkins and Corinna May, with BTG Board President Ruth Blodgett.

BTG board member Linda Cooper with Sue Mooney and Heather Wells Heim; Rhiannon Hagen, Jody Fairweather and Gina Foley.

Mike Fazio and Cori Salvini; Michael and Denise Richardello flank George Haddad.

Casey Meade, Johanna Wise, Katherine Davis and George Manley.

Later in the night, Edith Wharton’s former mansion served up a supernatural scene as the lights were turned low, no… lower… lower… that’s good, for a Victorian Boudoir party hosted by Berkshire Shenanigans. Nineteenth century lords and ladies mingled with superheroes, a come-to-life sculpture, two David Bowies, Waldo from the Where’s Waldo? books (we found him, er… her) and many other beastly and beautiful partygoers. DJ BFG spun tunes for the sold-out crowd inside and How We Roll served up hot eggrolls to hungry guests outside. In the running for party of the year? We think so.

Rachel Parzick as a happy little tree and Michael Boroniec as painter Bob Ross won the Couples Costume award; Antoinette Simms and Seth Levy.

Virgil Kerr, assistant winemaker at Balderdash Cellars, with Jen Frederick and Chris Mollomo; Nancy Fitzpatrick, Nathan Hanford and Rebecca Weinman.

Jon and Carrie Hornbeck; John Ryall and Lori Flynn.

Emily Moraes, Gillian Gorman and Karden Rabin of Radiance Yoga, with Amy Huebner.

Rob Levardi and Lisa Sears; Scott Cole of the Monterey General Store with artist Tom Taylor.

Jennifer Peloquin and Ryan Picard; Darryl Lipinski, Victoria Spelling and Josh Chittenden.

The spooky view of Edith Wharton’s mansion upon arrival.

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