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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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Curtains Up on Summer at the TriArts Sharon Playhouse

Sarah Todd reports from Sharon.
At the annual fundraiser and season-opening party for TriArts Sharon Playhouse, held on Saturday, May 25, the mood was as bubbly as the chilled glasses of champagne that greeted guests at the door. Executive director Alice Bemand (left, with race car driving legend Skip Barber) circulated a room packed with theater professionals and the arts supporters who love them. The evening featured preview performances of summer shows like Damn Yankees and Neil Simon/Marvin Hamlish joint They’re Playing Our Song, as well as Youtheatre production 13 The Musical. After a rapid-fire live auction featuring prizes such as an idyllic stay in a South France villa, guests were treated to performances by Broadway stars Jason Tam and Meg Bussert, who regaled the audience with behind-the-scenes tales from the stage in between songs.

Broadway and television actors Jason Tam and Eric Morris charmed the crowd; TriArts board member Anna Traggio with Jessica Fowler and Cathy Riley.

Actress Christy Olson and Marcus Olson, director of theater at The Hotchkiss School; TriArts board member Deborah Reyelt and artistic director John Simpkins.

Real estate broker Pat Best, TriArts vice-president Carol Kalikow, sommelier Sophie Portale, and Gotham Bar and Grill chef and partner Alfred Portale.

Composer and pianist Caleb Hoyer with actress Danielle Gimbal; Norman Kappler and Rusty Chandler.

Carol Lynch and Gary Vycus; TriArts office administrator Audrey Brooks with TriArts chairman and Broadway producer Bill Suter.

TriArts staff Casey Hagwood, Josh Lutton, Jesse Hoyer, and Brad Berridge.

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