One of the local treasures near our Lenox Bed and Breakfast is the Mahaiwe Theater in Great Barrington. Opened in September 1905, the Mahaiwe is one of the oldest theaters in the country. At the beginning of its career, the theater presented touring vaudeville acts and performers. It was transformed into a movie palace in 1930 and has been in continuous operation for over 100 years. The theater has astounding acoustics and has played an important role in the local flavor of the area.

The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center was formed in December 2002. The theater has been restored with great lengths taken for accurate historical detail, at a cost of over $9 million.  The theater is a recipient of support from Save America’s Treasures.

The Mahaiwe is now a year-round performing arts center presenting music, dance, theater, opera, and classic films in the southern Berkshires. The theater seats almost 700 audience members. One can see everything from Operas from the Met LIVE in High Definition, to music acts and even classic hits like “When Harry Met Sally”. It is a diverse venue and we are lucky to have another place in which to feed our cultural appetite. Stay a night in our Stockbridge MA bed and breakfast and join us!

Some of the events from their web site scheduled for the rest of this month:

Johnny Winter

“Johnny Winter can still play as if his arms were on fire!!!” – Hartford Current

For over 30 years, Johnny Winter has been a guitar hero without equal. Constantly shifting between simple country blues in the vein of Robert Johnson, to all-out electric slide guitar blues-rock, Johnny has always been one of the most respected singers and guitar players in rock and the clear link between British blues-rock and American Southern rock (a la the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd.)

The Met Opera “Live in HD” Gluck’s ORFEO ED EURIDICE

Mark Morris’s acclaimed production returns. This complete vision for Gluck, with choreography by Morris and costumes by Isaac Mizrahi, features the artistry of Stephanie Blythe in the male title role. The alluring Danielle de Niese is Orfeo’s adored wife, Euridice, who inspires the hero to face the underworld for her sake. Music Director James Levine conducts.

Warm Up the Winter: A Benefit Concert for Fuel Assistance in Berkshire County. Proceeds go to Construct Inc.

Join us for a benefit concert featuring a group of wonderful Berkshire musicians who have come together to “warm up the winter” for our friends and neighbors who seek help with fuel assistance during these cold and dark winter months.