Berkshires Christmas holiday entertainment schedule is highlighted by the annual production by Berkshire Theatre Festival of A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, which runs this year Dec. 12 through Dec. 30 at BTF’s Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, MA. Eric Hill will return to direct and star for the fourth year in a row; co-directed by E. Gray Simons III.
BTF will be introducing movie pricing for select performances – Sunday evening performances on December 20 and December 27 will feature $10 tickets for all patrons. Tickets to all other performances are $19.50-$39 for adults, $15-20 for children and students. Discounts are available for groups of 15 or more. Tickets can be purchased via the box office at 413-298-5536 ext. 33 or online at www.berkshiretheatre.org.
The complete cast list, along with previous BTF experience is:
Kori Alston; ; Michael Brahce (A Christmas Carol); Katee Brown (Ghosts); Lauren Console; Sebastian Dowd-Smith; Caroline Fairweather; ; Lillian Marie Ford; Daniel Garrity; Harrison Gibbons; Rebecca Goldstein; Jesse Hinson (The Einstein Project); Jacob Kerzner (A Christmas Carol);; Hanna Koczela; Rob McFadyen (Candide, A Christmas Carol); Ralph Petillo (Peter Pan, A Christmas Carol, Oliver!; directed Candide); Cory Potter; McKenna Powell; Gail Ryan; Kitty Sheridan; Cooper Stanton (Waiting for Godot); Jahna Stanton (A Christmas Carol); Rider Stanton (Coastal Disturbances, A Christmas Carol);; Kerry Stinson (A Christmas Carol); Kristen Wolfe.
Victorian England will come to the Unicorn stage through the work of talented designers from the BTF family. Scenic designer Carl Sprague, costume designer Jessica Risser-Milne, lighting designer Matthew E. Adelson, and sound designer J Hagenbuckle will all collaborate to bring Scrooge’s world to life in new and vivid ways this season.
Please note: Press night is Saturday, December 12 at 7pm.
The Performance Schedule is as follows:
Dec 12—2 pm (preview); 7pm (Press Opening, Holiday Cast Party follows performance)
Dec 13—2pm; 7pm
Dec 14—10am School Matinee performance
Dec 17—10am School Matinee performance
Dec 19—2pm, 7pm
Dec 20—2pm, 7pm (Movie Theatre Pricing night – $10 tickets)
Dec 26—2pm, 7pm
Dec 27—2pm, 7pm (Movie Theatre Pricing night – $10 tickets)
Dec 30—7pm (Closing Night)
More Berkshires Christmas holiday events scheduled …
Visitors to the Berkshires and Berkshire county residents have a variety of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and holiday events to add to their schedules, ranging from the first annual Holiday Farmers markets in Gt. Barrington and Williamstown to long-time favorites, A Christmas Carol at Berkshire Theatre Festival, and the Festival of Trees at the Berkshire Museum.
- Berkshires holiday farmers markets – Nov. 21, 2009 – Gt. Barrington & Williamstown
- Drawn Together, a group art exhibition, is scheduled for display at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts in downtown Pittsfield, MA from November 13, 2009 through January 9, 2010;
- Tomáseen Foley’s “A Celtic Christmas”in performance at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown on Friday, December 4, 8pm;
- Festival of Trees at the Berkshire Museum – November 13 to January 3, 2010;
- A Christmas Carol, Berkshire Theatre Festival – December 12 through December 30, 2009;