BEST OF 2013: Berkshire on Stage’s Best Plays and Musicals of the Year

WAM’s Emilie was a stunner.
WAM’s Emilie was a stunner.

by Gail M.Burns, Roseann Cane and Larry Murray

Gail M. Burns: As the clock runs out on 2013, it’s memory time, and how blessed we are to be living and working in the Berkshire regional arts community. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, history will recognize this as an extraordinary time and place for the arts in America, especially for live theatre, which is what you, Roseann and I team up to cover.

Larry Murray: Our readers look to our reports for both guidance and to compare their reactions with ours. If we are the theatre-crazed trio, they are the force that keep our local theatre companies going.

Gail: We both acknowledge that there is more summer theatre in the region than any one person can cover, so this year we agreed to divide and conquer – for instance you covered the season in Williamstown and I covered the season in Chester, while Roseann pitched in to round out the coverage. Consequently there were many shows that only one of us saw, so this “Best of…” list reflects our combined opinions.

Click to read the rest at Berkshire on Stage.

Richard Brody’s Top 14 Shows of the Year
Timothy Reidy’s Top 10 Concerts Outside of Albany
Timothy Reidy’s Best Albany Concerts of the Year
Stanley Johnson’s Top 15 Most Memorable Entertainment Events of the Year
Fred Rudofsky’s Top 25 Concerts of the Year
Timothy Reidy’s Year in Review Video
Mike Hotter’s Favorite Albums of the Year
Fred Rudofsky’s Best Albums of the Year
J Hunter’s Best Concerts of the Year
J Hunter’s Best Jazz Albums, Part II
J Hunter’s Best Jazz Albums, Part I

Got a Best of 2013 list that you’d like to share with Nippertown readers? Best concerts of the year? Best Local 518 music moments of the year? Best plays? Best art gallery exhibits? Best books by local authors? Best whatever? Please keep it local, but send it along to [email protected]

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