hill country observerThe independent newspaper of eastern New York, southwestern Vermont and the Berkshires

 

CALENDAR DIRECTORY 

 

Adirondack Theatre Festival • (Charles R. Wood Theatre) P.O. Box 3203, Glens Falls, NY 12801 • 518-874-0800 • www.ATFestival.org

 

Aston Magna (early music concerts in Great Barrington, MA, and touring) • 1-800-875-7156 • www.astonmagna.org

 

Barrington Stage Company • 30 Union St., Pittsfield, MA 01201 • tickets 413-236-8888 •
www.barringtonstageco.org

 

Bennington College • Route 67A, Bennington, VT 05201 • 802-442-5401 • www.bennington.edu

Bennington Free Library • 101 Silver Street,
Bennington, VT 05201 • 802 - 442-9051
benningtonfreelibrary.org

 

Bennington Museum • W. Main, Bennington, VT 05201 • 802-447-1571 • www.benningtonmuseum.org

 

Berkshire Botanical Garden • Intersection Rtes 102 & 183 , P.O. Box 826, Stockbridge, MA 01262 • 413-298-3926 • www.berkshirebotanical.org

 

Berkshire Fringe • 6 Cherry Hill Rd., Box 226, Stockbridge, MA 01262 • All performances at Daniels Arts Center, Simon’s Rock • www. berkshirefringe.org

 

Berkshire Lyric Theatre • POB 347, Pittsfield, • 413-499-0258 • www.berkshirelyrictheatre.org

 

Berkshire Museum • 39 South St, Pittsfield, MA 01201 • 413-443-7171, Ext. 10 for Little Cinema • www.berkshiremuseum.org

 

Berkshire Theatre Festival (BTF) • P.O. Box 797, Stockbridge, MA 01262 • box office: 413-298-5576 • berkshiretheatre.org

 

Brunswick Community Library • 4118 State Highway 2, Troy, NY 12180 • 518-279-4023 library@brunswicklibrary.org

 

Caffè Lena • 47 Phila, POB 245, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 • 518-583-0022 • www.Caffelena.com

 

Carving Studio and Sculpture Center
P.O. Box 495, 636 Marble St., West Rutland, VT, 05777 • 802-438-2097 • www.carvingstudio.org

 

Castleton State College • 86 Seminary, Castleton, VT 05735 • 802-468-5611 • www.csc.vsc.edu

 

Chapman Historical Museum • 348 Glen St., Glens Falls, NY 12801 • 518-793-2826 • www.chapmanmuseum.org

 

Chatham Bookstore • 27 Main St., Chatham, NY • 518-392-3005 • www.chathambookstore.com

 

Children’s Museum of Science and Technology • 250 Jordan Road, Troy, NY 12180 • 518-235-2120 • www.CMOST.org

 

(Sterling and Francine) Clark Art Institute • 225 South St., Williamstown, MA 01267 • 413-458-2303 • www.clarkart.edu

 

Clermont State Historic Site • One Clermont Ave., Germantown, NY 12526 • 518-537-4240 • www.friendsofclermont.org

 

Colonial Theatre • 111 South St., Pittsfield, MA 01201 • 413-448-8084 • www.thecolonialtheatre.org

 

Columbia-Greene Community College 4400 Rte. 23, Hudson, NY • 845-436-5668 • www.sunycgcc.edu

 

Crandall Public Library • 251 Glen, Glens Falls, NY 12801 • 518-792-6508 • www.crandalllibrary.org

 

Dorset Theatre Festival • 104 Cheney Road, just off of Route 30 in Dorset, VT • 802-867-2223 • dorsettheatrefestival.org

 

Fort Salem Theater • E. Broadway, Salem, NY 12865 • 518-854-9200 • www.fortsalemtheater.com

 

The Georgi on the Battenkill • Adams Lane, Box 150, Shushan, NY 12873 • 518-854-3773 • www.thegeorgi.com

 

Ghent Playhouse • Town Hall Road (across from

firehouse) • 518-392-6264 • ghentplayhouse.org

 

Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra • P.O. Box 2036, Glens Falls, NY 12801-2036 • 518-793-1348 • www.glensfallssymphony.org

 

Green Mountain College • One College Circle, Poultney, VT 05743 • 802-287-8000 or
800-776-6675 • www.greenmtn.edu

 

Guthrie Center • The Guthrie Center, 2
Van Deusenville Road, Housatonic, MA • 413-528-1955 • www.guthriecenter.org

 

Hancock Shaker Village • P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01201• 413-443-01202 •
www.hancockshakervillage.org

 

Hawthorne Valley Farm • 327 County Rte. 21C, Ghent, NY • 518-672-7500 • hawthornevalleyfarm.org

 

Hawthorne Valley School • 330 Route 21C, Ghent, NY • 518-672-7092 • hawthornevalleyschool.org

 

Helsinki Hudson • 405 Columbia St., Hudson, NY • 518.828.4800 • helsinkihudson.com

 

Hildene • Historic Route 7A • Manchester, VT • 802-362-1788 • www.hildene.org

 

Hoosac River Watershed Association (HooRWA) • P,O. Box 667, Williamstown, MA 01267 • 413-458-2742 • www.hoorwa.org

 

Hubbard Hall • 25 East Main, Cambridge, NY 12816 • 518-677-2495 • www.hubbardhall.org

 

Hudson Opera House • 327 Warren, Hudson, NY 12534 • 518-822-1438 • www.hudsonoperahouse.org


BHyde Collection • 161 Warren, Glens Falls, NY 12801 • 518-792-1761 • www.hydecollection.org

 

Images Cinema • 50 Spring St., POB 283, Williamstown, MA 01267 • movie line: 413-458-5612, ffice: 413-458-1039 • www.imagescinema.org

 

IS183 Art School of the Berkshires • P.O. Box 1400 • Stockbridge, MA 01262 • 413-298-5252 • www.is183.org

 

Jacob’s Pillow • George Carter Road, Becket, MA 01223 • 413-243-0324 • www.jacobspillow.org

 

Lake George Dinner Theatre • Performing at Holiday Inn, Rte. 9 north of Exit 21 of I-87 • 518-668-5762 x411 • www.lakegeorgedinnertheatre.com

 

LARAC (Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council) • 7 Lapham Place, Glens Falls 12801• 518-798-1144 • www.larac.org

 

Laumeister Art Center (formerly Bennington Center for the Arts) • Vt. Rte. 9 at Gypsy Lane, P.O. Box 260, Bennington, VT 05201 • 802-442-7158 • www.thebennington.org


Mac-Haydn Theatre • 1925 Route 23, P.O.Box 204, Chatham, NY 12037 • 518-392-9292 •
www.machaydntheatre.org

 

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center • 14 Castle, Great Barrington, MA 01230 • www.mahaiwe.org

 

Manchester Community Library • 138 Cemetery Ave./Rte. 7A, P.O. Box 1105, Manchester Center, VT • 802-362-2607 • www.mclvt.org

 

Manchester Music Festival (MMF) • 42 Dillingham Ave., P.O. Box 33, Manchester, Vt. 05254 • 802-362-1956 • www.mmfvt.org

 

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) • 375 Church St., North Adams, MA 01247-4100 • 413-664-4481 • www.mcla.mass.edu

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) • 87 Marshall, N. Adams, MA 01247 • 413-664-4481 • www.massmoca.org

 

Mettawee River Theater Company • contact info for June-Aug.: 209 Dunnigan Road, Salem, NY 12865 • 518-854-9357 • www.mettawee.org

 

(The) Mount (Edith Wharton’s home) • 2 Plunkett St., Lenox, MA 01240-0974 • 413-637-1899 • www.edithwharton.org

 

Music from Salem 25 EMain St. Cambridge NY • 518.232.2347 • www.musicfromsalem.org

 

Nature Institute • 20 May Hill Road • Harlemville, NY 12075 • (518) 672-0116 • www.natureinstitute.org

 

New York State Museum • Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY • 518-474-5877 • nysm.nysed.gov

 

9 Maple Avenue • 9 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 • 518-583-2582 • www.9mapleavenue.com

 

Norman Rockwell Museum • 9 Glendale Rd., Stockbridge, MA • 413-298-4100 • www.nrm.org

 

North Adams Public Library • 74 Church, No. Adams, MA • 413-662-3133 • www.naplibrary.com

 

No. Adams Museum of History & Science
Building 5A, Western Gateway Heritage State Park, North Adams, MA 01247 • 413-664-4700 • www.northadamshistory.org

 

Northshire Bookstore • P.O. Box 2200, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center, VT 05255 • 1-800-437-3700 • www.northshire.com

 

Oblong Books & Music • 26 Main, Millerton, NY 12546, 518-789-3797; Montgomery Row, Rhinebeck, NY 12572, 845-876-0500 • oblongbooks.com

 

Olana State Historic Site, 5720 State Rte. 9G, Hudson, NY 12534 • 518-828-0135 • www.olana.org

Oldcastle Theater Company • 331 Main St, Bennington, VT • 802-447-0564 •
oldcastletheatreco.org

 

Omi International Arts Center/Dance Omi • 59 Letter S Road, Ghent, NY 12075 • 212-206-5684 • www.artomi.org

 

Paramount Theatre • 30 Center St., Rutland, VT 05701 • 802-775-0570 • www.paramountvt.or

 

Park-McCullough • One Park St., P.O. Box 388, North Bennington, VT 05257 • 802-442-5441 • www.parkmccullough.org

 

Perfect Wife • 2594 Depot St., Rtes. 11 & 30, Manchester, VT • 802-362-2817 • www.perfectwife.com

 

Pompanuck Farm Institute • 494 Chestnut Hill Road, Cambridge, NY 12816 • 518-677-5552 • www.pompanuck.org

 

Proctor’s Theatre • 432 State, Schenectady, NY 12305 • tickets 518-346-6204 • www.proctors.org

 

PS21 • 2980 Rte. 66, P.O. Box 364, Chatham, NY

12037 • 518-392-6121 • www.ps21chatham.org

 

Revolution Hall at Brown’s Brewing Co. • 421-425 River St., Troy, NY 12180 • 518-273-BEER • www.revolutionhall.com

 

Rock Hill Bakehouse • Hudson Ave. at Elm, Glens Falls, NY

 

Rutland Free Library • 10 Court St., Rutland, VT 05701 • 802-773-1860 • www.rutlandfree.org

 

Salem Art Works • 19 Cary Lane, Salem, NY • 518-854-7674 • www.salemartworks.com

 

Sanctuary for Independent Media • 3361 6th Ave., P.O. Box 35, Troy, NY 12181 • 518-272-2390 • thesanctuaryforindependentmedia.org

 

Sand Lake Center for the Arts • PO Box 179, 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY 12018 • (518)674-2007 • www.slca-ctp.org

 

Saratoga Arts Council/Dee Sarno Theater • 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 • 518-584-4132 • www.saratoga-arts.org

 

Saratoga Film Forum • 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 • 518-584-FILM • www.saratogafilmforum.org

 

Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) • 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 • 518-584-9330 • www.spac.org

 

Saratoga Springs Public Library • 49 Henry, Saratoga Springs, NY • 518-584-7860 • www.sspl.org

 

Schenectady Museum and Suits-Bueche Planetarium • Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady • 518-382-7890 • www.SchenectadyMuseum.org

 

Shaker Museum and Library • 88 Shaker Museum Road, Old Chatham, NY 12136 • 518-794-9100 • shakermuseumandlibrary.org

 

Shakespeare & Company • 70 Kemble St., Lenox, MA 01240 • 413-637-1199 • shakespeare.org

 

Shirt Factory Arts & Healing Center • 71 Lawrence Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801 • 518-907-4478 • shirtfactorygf@gmail.com

 

Simon’s Rock • 84 Alford Rd. • Great Barrington, MA 01230 • 413-528-0771 • www.simons-rock.edu

 

Skidmore College (including the Tang Museum) • 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY • 518-580-5000 • www.skidmore.edu

 

Slate Valley Museum • 17 Water, Granville, NY 12832 • 518-642-1417 • www.slatevalleymuseum.org

 

Southern Vt. Arts Center • West Rd, Manchester, VT 05254 • 802-362-1405 • www.svac.org

 

Southern Vt. College • 982 Mansion Dr., Bennington, VT 05201 • 802-442-5427 • www.svc.edu

 

Spencertown Academy • 790 Route 203, P.O. Box 80, Spencertown, NY 12165 • 518-392-3693 • www.spencertown.org

 

Stageworks/Hudson • 41-A Cross St., Hudson, NY 12534 • 518-822-9667 (box office)
• www.stageworkstheater.org

 

Tanglewood • Lenox, MA 01240 • 413-637-5165 • www.bso.org

 

Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill • 145 E. Main St, Poultney, VT. • (802) 287-8197 or (802) 325-2603 • stonevalleyarts.org

 

Tannery Pond Concerts • P.O. Box 446, New Lebanon, NY 12125 • 888-820-9441 • www.tannerypondconcerts.org

 

Theater Barn • 654 Route 20, New Lebanon, NY 12125 • 518-794-8989 • www.thetheaterbarn.org

 

Time and Space Limited (TSL) • 434 Columbia St.., Hudson, NY 12354 • 518-822-8448 • www.timeandspace.org

 

Town Players of Pittsfield • POB 765, Pittsfield, MA 01201 • www.townplayers.org

 

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall • 30 2nd St, Troy, NY • 518-273-8945 • www.troymusichall.org

 

Trustees of Reservations • Berkshires regional office: 413-298-3239 x3000 • www.thetrustees.org

 

Ventfort Hall • 104 Walker St., Lenox, MA • 413-637-3206 • www.gildedage.org

 

Vermont Arts Exchange • 48 Main Street, North Bennington, VT 05257 • 802-442-5549

 

Walking the Dog Theater • mailing address: 39 Oak Hill Road, Ghent, NY 12075 (various performance spaces (see Web site) • wtdtheater.org

 

Williams College and Williams College
Museum of Art (WCMA) • 15 Lawrence Hall Dr, Ste. 2, Williamstown, MA • 413-597-2429 • www.williams.edu (college) and www.wcma.org

 

Williamstown Theatre Festival (WTF) • P.O. Box 517, Williamstown, MA 01267 • 413-458-3200 • box office: 413-597-3400 • www.WTFestival.org


(Charles R.) Wood Theater • 207 Glen St., P.O. Box 3494, Glens Falls, NY 12801 • 518-798-9663 • www.woodtheater.org

 

THEATER LISTINGS


Berkshire Theatre Group • Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” the classic tale of the irascible miser Ebeneezer Scrooge softened through the redemptive power of Christmas (runs December 8-9, 12-16 & 19-22 • at The Colonial • adults $39; children $29 • tickets and more info at www.berkshiretheatregroup.org


Berkshire Theatre Group presents a special community and sensory-friendly performance of “A Christmas Carol”
on Wed., Dec. 12 at 6 pm, at The Colonial Theatre. A “sensory-friendly” performance is a production that is slightly modified to accommodate individuals with sensory-input disorders, such as people on the autism spectrum


Dorset Players • family musical “Snow White,” which contains a zany, wisecracking Mirror who will only answer if spoken to in rhyme, as well as a whole court full of funny and bubbling characters (runs Dec. 7-9 & 14-16 • at Dorset Playhouse • For tickets ($18/$15 or $8 for youth) go to www.dorsetplayers.org

 

Ghent Playhouse presents THE ELVES & THE SHOEMAKER: THE ANNUAL PANTO. “Buckle up” for mayhem and hilarity, as you meet a down-on-his-luck shoemaker and two magical elves who just want to “help,” in this comical fracturing of yet another classic fairy tale, as only those zany Pantoloons can do. (Performance Dates: November 23-25, November 30-December 2, December 7-9, 2018) • 6 Town Hall Place , Ghent, NY 12075 • 1-800-838-3006 • info and link to tickets ($22/$17 or $10 for students) at www.ghentplayhouse.

 

Home Made Theater presents “A Christmas Story." It’s Christmas and more than anything in the world Ralphie wants a Red Ryder
200-Shot Carbine Action Range Model Air Rifle, but his parents don’t seem to think it’s a good idea. His mother warns, “You’ll shoot your eye out,” and his father is too busy tinkering with the family’s furnace and evading the dogs from next door to pay much attention. Join Ralphie, and the whole family, for this stage adaptation of Jean’s Shephard’s classic holiday film (runs Dec. 9, 14-16) • at The Spa Little Theater, 19 Roosevelt Dr, Saratoga Springs, NY • tickets ($18/$12) at homemadetheater.org

 

Hubbard Hall presents “A Walk in the Woods” by Lee Blessing (runs Jan. 25 - Feb. 3, 2019). Two men, one American and one Soviet, take walks in the woods over the course of a year and struggle to save the world from certain annihilation • Mainstage • $25 Adults/$10 Students Ages 21 and Under • info at 518-677-2495 or www.hubbardhall.org

 

Paramount • Rutland Youth Theatre presents “Newsies” the Broadway Musical, which is set in turn-of-the century New York City, and tells the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies” (runs Dec. 14 & 15) • tickets ($12/$10) at www.paramountvt.org or 802-775-0903