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Parties & Openings

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PS21 Gala

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Oh, What A Beautiful Evening: “Oklahoma!” Opens at the Colonial

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Oh, what a beautiful evening it was on Saturday, July 6, as Berkshire Theatre Group opened its production of Oklahoma! with a party at the Colonial Theatre. Guests enjoyed cocktails inside, then a finger-licking barbecue dinner from Soma Catering — complete with pecan pie — under the big tent outside. While the food was definitely a highlight of the night, the cast of Oklahoma! really stole the show with their high-energy rendition of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic musical, which had the crowd clapping in their seats. All theatergoers were invited back into the tent post-show for snacks from Mission Bar + Tapas and dancing to the lively hoe-down music of Chris Merenda & The Wheel. Proceeds from the opening night fundraising dinner go toward funding the Group’s education programs. (Pictured left: BTG Board President Ruth Blodgett, with her mother Allie Blodgett, and her aunt Kate Flather.)

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Gene Dellea and Alan Chartok; OK! Music Director Steve Freeman, Mary-Elizabeth Fenn, and OK! Scenic Designer Brett Banakis.

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MaryJane Centeno and Carlo Centeno; Laurie Mick and Angela Corrado.

Randy Shapiro, Dan Ripp, and Barry and Robin Kriesberg pose under the tent.

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Jerry and Norma Strassler, who’ve been patrons of BTG for over 30 years; Joyce Greenberg, with mother Anna Greenberg, and daughter Lena Deutsch.

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Debbie Reisner with her parents, BTG Board Member David Auerbach, and Susie Auerbach; Nina Corby and Benno Gerson, who came from Washington, D.C. to see their niece, Tamrin Goldberg, perform in the show.

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Board Member Marvin Seline and the lovely Eileen Young; BTG General Manager Liz Zieminski, Board Treasurer Lee Perlman, and Board Member Betsey McKearnan.

Meg Mortimer Lloyd, Dr. Lenora Felderman, Ellen Kennedy, and Massachusetts Representative Smitty Pignatelli.

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Joan Callahan, Meredith Nicolaescu, and David Lloyd; Fred Mensch and Andrea Bodine.

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Sheila Dowd, with her mother Linda Dowd, whose son Sebastian is in the cast; Gene and Dolly Curletti with Katie Frisina and BTG Board Member Ralph Frisina.

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BTG Ticket Office Manager Liz Uchtman, BTG General Manager Liz Zieminski, and BTG Manager of Special Events and Donor Relations Tara Young; Diane Kelly and John Kelly.

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