Parties & Openings
Sept. 26 - Hyde Park
Half Moon Theatre Gala
Sept. 25 - Spencertown
Kitchen Tour Preview
Sept. 21 - G. Barrington
Berkshire Grown Supper
Follow the Fold: Barrington Stage Company’s 2011 Gala
The gym at St Joseph’s Central High School is where Barrington Stage Company always holds its season-opening gala, and it feels like a homecoming dance. It’s become a ritual for the audience to parade up North Street from the theatre to the school, and last Saturday night the rains held off for this promenade. The young cast members from the sensational production of Guys & Dolls mingled and dined side by side with the big-pocket donors—most notably the evening’s honorees Sydelle & Lee Blatt— who have supported Barrington Stage’s 17-year-long metamorphosis from a summer stock theater at a public high school in Sheffield to a year-round regional theater that has become a pillar of Pittsfield’s cultural community. And Dan Mathieu’s MAX Ultimate catered a meal that was visually exciting and delectably delicious, too.
Lyn & Bob Petricca; Jessie & Bernard Wolfson
Since Guys & Dolls premiered in 1950, the gala invitation suggested dressing “fifties,” and one group of friends came in outfits from another period musical (Grease.)
Mary Jo Herman and her son Matthew Risch, who plays Sky Masterson in Guys & Dolls, with Linda Brown.