The end of the year is always an exciting time, but especially here in the Berkshires with the Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” on stage and the recent release of the Tanglewood 2016 season schedule.
Tanglewood 2016 Season Schedule
Do you crave fresh air and quiet, but can’t imagine a vacation without access to great theater, dance, and music? Do you like the idea of the country, but do you only enjoy dining at excellent restaurants? Fear not, there is a place for you.
Our Lenox inn is nestled in the heart of the Western Massachusetts Berkshires. In addition to the peaceful woods and fields inherent in such a location, we are surrounded by a vibrant arts community that thrives year round. We feel we have the best of both worlds: plenty of tranquility, fresh air and open space, and outstanding arts.
Many people are aware that Tanglewood and Jacob’s Pillow Dance bring world-renowned artists to the region during the summer. Do you also know that the arts flourish at alternate venues throughout the year?
In the coming months, The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in nearby Great Barrington, MA, will present a variety of superb performers. I’ll rattle off a few of the highlights. If you can be spontaneous, you can make it to jazz pianist McCoy Tyner on February 21, and enjoy dinner before the show at the Castle Street Cafe. The Irish Band Cherish the Ladies promises toe-tapping fun on February 27. If you prefer to plan ahead, look forward to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Ailey II on March 21, 2010. This is one of the most popular dance troupes in the country, merging youthful energy and talent with some of the most creative young choreographers in the field.
Or head south to the restored Colonial Theater in Pittsfield. Its calendar boasts everything from a production of “The Wedding Singer” on March 2 and 3, to the Susan B. Anthony Dance Theatre Troupe’s presentation of “Back on Broadway” on April 9. 2010. In between, take in The Irish Rovers, Roger McGuin and Tom Rush, and have a taste of Broadway in the Berkshires.
So don’t despair; it is possible to visit the country without forsaking the great entertainment you’ve come to expect in the city. Our Lenox lodging is about an hour from Hartford, CT, two hours from Boston, MA, and three hours from New York City. You’ll have everything you need once you arrive, so plan to stay awhile.
The Colonial Theater in Pittsfield, has a fabulous line-up of varied and interesting performances. Coming up on Wednesday, March 11, the National Acrobats of China will be here, only 15 minutes from our Lenox Bed and Breakfast!
The National Acrobats of China, the most acclaimed large acrobatic troupe in the world, has thirty-five performers. The troupe has a world-wide reputation, and their antics and physical tests captivate audiences around the globe. The performance will also include stunning displays of Chinese martial arts, illusion and acrobatics. Their feats of physical daring and grace are enhanced by elaborate costumes and traditional music. From plate-spinning and cycling stunts to juggling with their feet, The National Acrobats of China are master contortionists, tumblers and jugglers. This is going to really be a treat!
When we opened our Stockbridge Bed and Breakfast, we knew we wanted to relocate here in the Berkshires, an area that attracts such interesting and diverse cultural events. We look forward to opening our historic and beautiful home to you and sharing our community with you. See you at our Bed and Breakfast Lenox soon!