CAPE COD AND THE BERKSHIRES
For great summer destination activities what could be better than a short drive to Cape Cod or the Berkshires.
If you’re fond of sand dunes and salty air, quaint little villages here and there, you’re sure to fall in love with the arts at Old Cape Cod. Ok that’s not the way the lyrics go but you get my point.
For instance, in Cotuit there is a terrific arts center aptly called Cotuit Center for the Art. They have everything there from ukulele courses ( which I took) to classes in pastels, art exhibits, concerts and plays. It’s worth checking out.
There next production is the THE LAST FIVE YEARS by Jason Robert Brown. As a matter of fact Jason Alexander AKA George Costanza opened his set at pops with one of the songs from that show Shiksa Goddess. Anyhow… it is about Jamie Wellerstein a young, talented up and coming Jewish novelist who falls in love with Cathy Hiatt, a Shiksa Goddess struggling actress. Their story is told almost entirely through songs using an intercutting time line device; all of Cathy’s songs begin at the end of their marriage and move backwards in time to the beginning of their love affair while Jamie’s songs start at the beginning of their affair and move forward to the end of their marriage. They meet in the center when Jamie proposes. This reminds me of the original concept called East Side Story about a chasidik boy and Catholic girl A LA Romeo and Juliette that morphed into West Side Story.
So as they say if you’re at the Cape Do it At Cotuit
The Cape Playhouse has been bringing top notch talent and theatre to Dennis for over 80 years. Quite a track record. From June 23-July 5 it’s Freud’s Last Sesson, which is a Cape Cod Premier.
Marching in July 7-1is 9 the stirring historical musical 1776.
If you like farces it’s the English Romantic Farce Perfect Wedding July 21-Aug 2 I can imagine how perfect the wedding will be.
August has Pump Boys and Dinettes and they close the season with Almost Maine.
Tickets on line, in person or call 508 385 3911
If the hills are alive with the sound of music for you, then the perfect destination is Tanglewood in the Bershires.Read\
For season press releases, downloadable photos, artist bios, and Tanglewood history and chronology, visit tanglewood.org/presskit; for press tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-638-9286
Tickets, priced from $10 to $121, are available through Tanglewood’s website, www.tanglewood.org, through SymphonyCharge at 888-266-1200, and at the Symphony Hall Box Office at 301 Massachusetts Avenue, More
I am impressed that the tickets start at only $10. Yes they do go up to $121 but that gives everyone a chance to share our musical treasure.
What could be better than spending July 4th week end with James Taylor? LEGENDARY SINGER-SONGWRITER AND BELOVED TANGLEWOOD GUEST JAMES TAYLOR RETURNS FOR TWO EVENINGS JULY 3 AND 4
Tanglewood’s 2014 pre-season begins in Ozawa Hall Friday, June 27, at 8 p.m, with jazz music by the Kenny Barron Trio. The trio is led by the wide-ranging Philadelphia native pianist Kenny Barron, who has been active for nearly 50 years and has been featured on hundreds of recordings, and now teaches at The Juilliard School. He has been nominated for nine Grammy Awards and the American Jazz Hall of Fame, and has performed and recorded with many of the greatest names in jazz, including Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz, Freddie Hubbard, and Elvin Jones.
FRIDAY, JUNE 27, TANGLEWOOD FAMILY FUN FEST
THURSDAY, JULY 3, AND FRIDAY, JULY 4 – TWO NIGHTS WITH THE LEGENDARY JAMES TAYLOR
James Taylor, one of Tanglewood’s most beloved guests, makes his annual appearance with his extraordinary band, bringing his legendary original songs, inimitable voice, and virtuosic guitar playing to the Shed in two spectacular concerts On Friday, July 4, at 8 p.m. Tanglewood’s annual Independence Day fireworks display follows the July 4 concert.
Whether you love The Boston Symphony Orchestra or the Pops or both it is all there for you all summer.