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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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Made in the Berkshires’ Opening Night Introduces Fresh Faces

Amy Krzanik reports from Pittsfield. Made in the Berkshires kicked off another exciting year (their fourth) showcasing local talent at the Colonial Theatre on Friday evening, October 10 with an art exhibit curated by Suky Werman. Werman, co-owner of Stonover Farm and curator of its annual IS183art show, chooses different artists every year in order to give exposure to as much area talent as possible. The night’s main stage performances focused on young talent and included two dance pieces, short films including music videos, two scenes from Lee Kalcheim’s new comedy, Speed Dating, a piano performance by Paul Celebi and a jazz guitar performance by Nico Wohl, and Diary of a Fashionista, a fashion show styled by Destiny Saunders. Afterwards, performers mingled with family and friends in The Garage and enjoyed desserts from local purveyors Caroline’s Chocolates, Becket Bakehouse and Chocolate Springs, along with food from Elm Street Market and Tortured Orchard and cocktails from Bug Hill Farm and others. And that was only opening night – MITB continued for two more full days of talent at the Colonial and Unicorn Theatres. Above: MITB curators Hilary Somers Deely and Barbara Sims.

Kate Morris is flanked by Seven Salon.Spa owners Mark Johnson and Pops Peterson, whose artwork is shown middle and bottom right; Filmmaker Dave Simonds, whose short film and music video were featured on opening night, with Hans Morris.

Becky Brighenti, director of marketing and PR at the Colonial Theatre, with POE star Jonathan Young, BTG’s Artistic Director and CEO Kate Maguire and Wendy A. Rabinowitz.

Dancers Ruslan Sprague and Tess Lane; Kudret and Louise Celebi with Rebecca Schirber, Bob Shepherd, Natalie Celebi and pianist Paul Celebi.

Jenee Edgerton, Gabrielle Kirkland, Destiny Saunders, Serina Saunders and Malyah Jackson.

Megan Whilden and Suky Werman, art show curator; Betsey McKearnan, Pamela Esler and Tjasa Sprague.

Suzanne Ankrum and Ryan Winkles in a scene from Lee Kalcheim’s new comedy, Speed Dating.

Nico Wohl on stage; Nico’s sister, Sarah, and mother, Tessa, came out to support him.

Berkshire Pulse dancer and choreographer Ellen Gorman performs Free Bird Flyin’ with the help of music students from New Lebanon’s Darrow School, including vocalist Zoe Rosemond.

Jeff Diamond and Diane Pearlman, executive director of the Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative; Lisa Voorhis, Sue Ryan, Betty Palucci and Mary Ann.

The evening’s performers take a bow.

Dancers and fashion show models Mackenzie Buckley and Fay Butler; Photographer Susan Geller and Wendy A. Rabinowitz.

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