5/23/2023 0 Comments
Pittsfield/Adams-- Nutshell Playhouse announces its first two performances of the 2023 Summer Season. The troupe will perform “SpyJinks LIVE!” In “SpyJinks LIVE!”, three intrepid spies and a parrot named Taco are on their very first mission. They must rescue the beautiful and brilliant Jolandalinda who has been kidnapped and hidden on the Island of Very Bad Luck. Follow their adventures as they sink up to their belly buttons in quicksand, get unexpected help from a local llama, defy gravity, and a lot more silliness. Will they succeed? There’s only one way to find out! Come to the show!
The season opens on Saturday, May 27th at 2 p.m. with “SpyJinks LIVE!!” at the Berkshire Athenaeum. The Berkshire Athenaeum is home to a wonderful children’s library with programming such as Tinker Tots, Lego Club, “Me, We, & You” Playgroup, Summer Reading Programs, Short Story Contests, a Bear Hunt, and much more.
The Nutshell Playhouse 2023 summer season continues on Sunday, June 4th at 1 p.m. at the Bascom Lodge in Adams. Did you know that Mount Greylock is a part of the Harry Potter legacy? According to the literature, the Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the American Hogwarts, sits at the highest peak of the mountain. Bascom Lodge sits on this very same site! Towering over the Hoosac Valley, visitors can view 90-mile vistas of four states and five mountain ranges.
Both the Berkshire Athenaeum and the Bascom Lodge performance are FREE for all families, and to celebrate the new season, the Nutshell Playhouse is giving away a FREE toy to the first 50 attendees of the season!
Performed by Berkshire County actors Stefanie Weber, Johnny Segalla, and Mark Hohlstein with live music by director/composer Don Jordan, “SpyJinks LIVE!” is appropriate for children and adults of all ages, although kids ages 3-10 will particularly enjoy the show.
Nutshell Playhouse is a troupe of distinctive artists dedicated to bringing the magic of innovative and exciting live performance to family audiences. Nutshell Playhouse creates music for children of all ages and abilities that appeals to parents and accompanying adults, providing a delightful and memorable experience the whole family can share.
Don Jordan taught and performed with Teatro Studio and I Gesti di Roma throughout Europe for fifteen years before being invited to perform with Mummenschanz on Broadway. He served as Artistic Director of the Pickle Family Circus. He’s shared his skills as an adjunct faculty member of Smith College, Berkshire Community College, Shakespeare and Company, Barnard College and the Juilliard School. Don’s vast experiences are a gift to his young audiences and have shaped the interactive nature of the performances crafted by the Nutshell Playhouse ensemble today.
These interactive performances are on Saturday, May 27th at 2 p.m. at the Berkshire Athenaeum on Wendell Avenue in Pittsfield and Sunday, June 4th at 1 p.m. at the Bascom Lodge on N Adams Road in Adams. The show runs 55 minutes with no intermission. This is a FREE family event! For more information, visit Nutshell Playhouse online. For videos and music, visit Nutshell Playhouse on YouTube.
The Nutshell Playhouse 2023 Summer Season Sponsor is the Berkshire’s own indoor playground, Ready Set Play. To learn more, visit Ready Set Play online.