James Taylor who has been a resident of the Berkshires for several years and a frequent summertime attraction at Tanglewood will become a downtown Pittsfield attraction when A Christmas Carol opens on December 17 for a two week run at the Colonial Theatre. Taylor will appear in the role of Bob Cratchit, joining a cast that already includes wife Kim and sons Henry and Rufus who were in the cast last year too.
Berkshire Theatre Group, formed in 2010 with the merging of the Berkshire Theatre Festival and the Colonial Theatre, is producing the play under the co-direction of Eric Hill and E. Gray Simons III. The cast includes four graduate students from BTG’s partner academic institution, Brandeis University, Sarah Elizabeth Bedard, Sam Gillam, Brandon Green and Eddie Shields; three of Berkshire Theatre Group’s Artists-in-Residence, Rachael Balcanoff, Jacob Gold and Lauren Stanek; in addition to 20 children, representing nine schools and seven towns in the Berkshires.
The Colonial Theatre tickets contact information
- 111 South St. – Pittsfield, Mass 01201
(Photo of James Taylor in 2007 One Man Band concert at the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield, by Jaime Goldenberg © BerkshireLinks.com)