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WAM Announces Expansion of Theater Leadership

Talya Kingston has been named associate artistic director and Max Galdos-Shapiro will join WAM as general manager. Together with Artistic Director Kristen van Ginhoven and Philanthropy and Outreach Coordinator Gwendolyn Tunnicliffe, they comprise the leadership team at WAM Theatre.

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Whitney Center for the Arts Taps New Director

A resident of New Lebanon, N.Y., Bliss volunteered as president and chair of publicity for Town Players of Pittsfield, Pittsfield's own historic 98-year old community theater. Previously, she worked as a sales manager for Barrington Stage Company.

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Berkshire Theatre Critics Association Announces Nominations for Berkie Awards

The purpose of the BTCA and the Berkshire Theatre Awards is to promote and celebrate the quality and diversity of theater in the greater Berkshire region. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Nov. 6 on the St. Germain Stage in the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center at Barrington Stage in Pittsfield.

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Review: 'Ragtime' at Barrington Stage Company A Relevent, Beautiful Musical

The societal problems of "Ragtime" - police prejudice against blacks, prejudice against all immigrants, the privileges of the rich - remain the problems of today, which is why "Ragtime" is both deeply thought-provoking and spectacularly entertaining.

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Wahconah's Apollonian Players Present '42nd Street'

The play is under the direction of Pamela Fortlage-Gold, assisted by Liz Daniels, with musical direction by Ann-Marie Desautelle and choreography by Vickie Hornstein.

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Common Folk Host Play Examining Gun Violence

Common Folk will host the play "Venable 8: Three Lessons on Gun Violence" followed by a conversation in hopes to disarm the difficult discussion about gun violence in schools. The local artist's collective production of the three-act play this week examines gun violence in the classroom, why it occurs and how it can be prevented.

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New Berkshire Theatre Awards Program Names Winners

There were tie votes in both the male and female Outstanding Support Performance categories, and many of the votes were extremely close.

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Starlight Stage Presents 'Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'

This new stage adaptation was created for Starlight by Gail M. Burns, from Adams' 1978 radio scripts.

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Local Theater Group Brings the Arctic to the Berkshires

In a news release, Kickball describes "Passage" as "a dark comedy exploring themes of a changing climate, love and loss (that) integrates sea otters on razor scooters, a guru of ultimate enlightenment, dead sailors, marketing executives and questions of hubris and faith to reveal the cyclical nature of human history."

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WES Sixth-Graders Present 'Lion King Jr.'

The show is the annual sixth-grade musical performance and features dozens of the school's graduating sixth-graders as well as some of their younger siblings.

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Mill City Productions Selling Off Props to Fund New Home

If all the world's a stage, then Mill City Productions may have the props you need for your personal play. The local stage company is holding a tag sale this weekend to sell off extra props to fund its eventual move to a new theater space.

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Mount Greylock Presents 'Nice Work If You Can Get It'

This production involves more than 40 members of the Mount Greylock student body as actors, singers, pit musicians and crew members.

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