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Town Players sets auditions for reading

PITTSFIELD >> Town Players of Pittsfield is holding auditions, beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, for a staged reading of "Flowers for Algernon," a one-act play by David Rogers, based on the book by Daniel Keyes. Auditions will be at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave. Sides from the play will be provided.

Needed for the cast are men and women ranging in age from 20 to 60 years old.

This staged reading is being directed by Thomas Suski and will be presented at the Whitney at 2 p.m. on Sept. 25, along with a reading of "Phaedra," written and read by Richard Matturro.

'Broadway Bounty Hunter' adds matinee

PITTSFIELD >> Due to audience demand, Barrington Stage Company is adding a matinee performance of the world premiere musical, "Broadway Bounty Hunter," at 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

Ticket information is available at barringtonstageco.org; by phone at 413-236-8888; or in person at or Barrington Stage box office at the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, 30 Union St.

"Broadway Bounty Hunter" — a BSC Musical Theatre Lab presentation by Joe Iconis, Lance Rubin, and Jason SweetTooth Williams — stars Annie Golden as a down-on-her-luck Broadway actress "of a certain age" who finds career renewal as a bounty hunter and on the trail of a nefarious drug lord in South America.

The show is scheduled to run through Sunday with performances Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30; and, in addition to Wednesday's added matinee, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday afternoon at 3.

Arlo Guthrie concert airing Wednesday

TROY, N.Y. >> Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant 50th Aniversary Tour concert will be aired at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday on WMHT-TV (PBS).

Fifty years ago, Arlo Guthrie took out the trash following a "Thanksgiving dinner that couldn't be beat." The hilarious account of actual events that precluded Arlo from military service in 1966 went on to become "Alice's Restaurant," a platinum-selling record in 1967, and a full-length motion picture in 1969. For the first time in a decade, Guthrie has brought "The Alice's Restaurant Massacree" in its entirety to the stage in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Arlo's arrest for littering on that fateful Thanksgiving.

Taped at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield in May 2015, Arlo is joined onstage by his son Abe Guthrie on keyboards, longtime friend Terry A La Berry on drums, Darren Todd on bass and Bobby Sweet on guitar and fiddle.

The program is produced and directed by four-time Emmy Award-winner Jim Brown, whose other films include "50 Years With Peter, Paul and Mary," "Pete Seeger: The Power of Song" and "The Weavers: Wasn't That a Time!"

As part of the broadcast, WMHT will offer portions of an exclusive interview with Guthrie that was taped in the balcony of the church where the events that inspired "Alice's Restaurant" took place.


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