Berkshire Theatre Group adding pre-show acts to its schedule

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PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Theatre Group is adding pre-show performers to many of its presented events at The Colonial Theatre.

Pre-show acts will include: The Rev Tor Solo Show before Melvin Seals and JGB (Thursday); David Grover before The Glen Campbell Xperience (Friday); DBX2 before Pittsfield CityJAZZ Festival — Christian McBride (Saturday), Acoustic Groove before Respect: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul (Nov. 1); and Randy Cormier before BonJourneyNY: A Tribute to Bon Jovi and Journey (Nov. 10).

In a press release, BTG CEO/artistic director Kate Maguire said, "We are encouraging audiences to come to The Garage before the main event to enjoy a refreshment and wonderful Berkshire entertainment before they go into the ... Colonial Theatre for more ... entertainment."

Complete ticket and schedule information is available in person at the Colonial Ticket Office at 111 South St.; by phone at 413-997-4444; or online at BerkshireTheatreGroup.org.













PRE-SHOW ENTERTAINMENT ADDITIONS





The Rev Tor Solo Show (before Melvin Seals and JGB)

at the Garage (in the Colonial Lobby)

Thursday, October 11 at 6pm







With a large repertoire of well-crafted original tunes and classic rock/folk covers, Rev Tor is capable of delivering an energy driven acoustic set or a laid back coffee house/pub performance depending on the mood of the venue and audience.















David Grover (before The Glen Campbell Xperience)

at the Garage (in the Colonial Lobby)

Friday, October 12 at 6:30pm







Folk-rock for every generation, David Grover has been compared to Mr. Rogers, James Taylor, Paul Simon and Raffi. He has won countless awards including a Grammy Award-nomination and Artist of the Year, and has performed at the White House, The Today Show, the Detroit Symphony and the UN.















DBx2 (before Pittsfield CityJazz Festival: Christian McBride)

at the Garage (in the Colonial Lobby)

Saturday, October 13 at 6pm







Two musicians at the heart of the local jazz scene, David Bartley and Daniel Broad are an exciting piano and bass duo who perform throughout Western New England and New York. They entertain audiences with a blend of jazz standards, originals and vocal selections.















Acoustic Groove (before Respect: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul)



At the Garage (in the Colonial Lobby)



Thursday, November 1 at 6pm







Penny is a powerful singer, known from the bands WYKYD and License to Groove, and Garrett plays the guitar among many other electronic instruments. Together, they play an acoustic set filled with hits from the last forty years.











Randy Cormier (before BonJourneyNY: A Tribute to Bon Jovi and Journey)



At the Garage (in the Colonial Lobby)



Saturday, November 10 at 6:00pm







Randy Cormier helped form the band, Xavier, which opened and shared the stage with musical legends such as: Willie Nelson, Pete Seeger, Kris Kristofferson, Foghat, The Outlaws, Brad Delp (singer of Boston), John Mellencamp, among others. In 2010, Randy started the band Whiskey City, earning the title as "Berkshires Best Band" four years in a row.





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About Berkshire Theatre Group



                                                                                                    



The Colonial Theatre, founded in 1903, and Berkshire Theatre Festival, founded in 1928, are two of the oldest cultural organizations in the Berkshires. In 2010, under the leadership of Artistic Director and CEO Kate Maguire, the two organizations merged to form Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG). Berkshire Theatre Group's mission is to support wide ranging artistic exploration and acclaimed performances in theatre, dance, music and entertainment. Every year, BTG produces and presents performances to over 68,000 attendees and, through our Educational Program, serves over 13,000 Berkshire County schoolchildren annually. BTG's celebrated stages reflect the history of the American theatre; they represent a priceless cultural resource for the community.



Administrative



Offices:



111 South Street



Pittsfield, MA 01201



(413) 448.8084



The Fitzpatrick Main Stage



and The Unicorn Theatre:



6 East Street



Stockbridge, MA 01262



(413) 997.4444



The Colonial Theatre and The Garage:



111 South Street



Pittsfield, MA 01201



(413) 997.4444









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