Parties & Openings
March 1 - Rhinebeck
February 22 - Pittsfield
BIFF Academy Awards
February 19 - Pittsfield
10x10 Real Art Party
TriArts Gala at the Salisbury School Boat House
On May 29, TriArts— the hybrid semi-professional theater at the Sharon Playhouse that usually features professional actors in the leading roles with college theater majors in many of the supporting roles—had its annual summer preview and benefit at the stunning Salisbury School Boathouse on the Twin Lakes. Dazzled by the setting, guests seemed giddy and bid generously on the silent and live auctions. Ryan Speakman (left) who will be playing Curly in TriArts production of Oklahoma! (August 5 - 22 ) performed as did several TriArts board members who will appear in Divas Do (More) Broadway, the company’s annual sold out weekend of show-stopping tunes performed with razzle dazzle by local ladies. The TriArts season opens with The Wedding Singer (June 24 - July 11) and follows with William Finn’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (July 16 - 25.)
Aglet Theatre founders Gloria Miller & Macey Levin, who are having their own fundraiser on June 19; Debra Frank and Marcie Aiuvalasit
TriArs artistic director Michael Berkeley with chairman of the board Pat Best and Arnold Fisher.
Ruth & Bill Ehrlich; wine merchant and real estate broker Andrew Gates and Eugenie Warner.
Jim Montanari and Dan Dwyer of Johnnycake Books; Millerton florist Kamilla Najdek and her husband, Donald Najdek, of EcoBuild.
Priscilla McCord, who is organizing the Jill Clayburgh/Edward Herrmann staged reading of a Gail Sheehy play on June 5, with fellow TriArts board member Deborah Reyelt; board members Carol Kalikow and Mimi Estes.
Jodie Harney, Brigitte Harney, and Elyse Harney; Amber Cameron, who’s the dance captain for The Wedding Singer and Oklahoma! with Ryan Conlin.
Board members Emily Soell, Priscilla McCord & Mimi Estes who performed at the preview party.