Berkshire Theatre Festival

July 9-12, 2020

This Tour has been postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19.

Our annual cultural trip includes tickets to 4 performances:  Tanglewood Music Festival, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Barrington Stage and Music Mountain. Tours of museums and historic sites further enrich this summer holiday. 

This trip is offered by Carew Travel with The Theatre Development Fund, our travel partner for over 25 years.

Trip sells out quickly, single rooms are limited.

Day 1. Thursday, July 9 (L/D)

Board the coach and meet your Carew Travel tour director in the central midtown Manhattan location (342 7th Avenue) at 8:30am. We stop for lunch enroute and travel to the Frelinghuysen Morris House and Studio. Tour  the home of prolific American Abstract Artists George L.K. Morris and Suzy Frelinghuysen, set on a 46-acre estate in the heart of Lenox, Massachusetts. View their paintings, frescoes, and sculpture; experience their exquisite collection of American and European Cubist Art.

After our visit and tour, it’s a short drive to Pittsfield MA where you check in to the centrally located Holiday Inn and Suites Pittsfield (formerly the Crowne Plaza). The recently refurbished hotel has a pool, fitness center, restaurant and pub. 

Following dinner, enjoy your first performance, South Pacific at the Barrington Stage. Set on an idyllic South Pacific island during World War II, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific intertwines the themes of romance, duty and prejudice to create a story that is at once hilarious, heartbreaking and thought-provoking. 

Day 2. Friday, July 10 (B/D)

The Mount is a turn-of-the-century home, designed and built by Edith Wharton in 1902. A National Historic Landmark, today The Mount is a cultural center that celebrates the intellectual, artistic and humanitarian legacy of Edith Wharton. The classically inspired Main House, elegant Georgian Revival Stable, formal gardens and sculpted landscape represent the only full expression of Wharton’s influential architectural and landscape theories. After our tour there is free time to enjoy the grounds.

Next you are free for lunch and to explore the charming town of Lenox. You return to the hotel to refresh before your Tanglewood evening performance.

Supper tonight is on the Tanglewood grounds prior to the performance in the Shed. Andris Nelsons conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra featuring Debussy, Mozart, Julia Adolphe and Poulenc.

Day 3. Saturday, July 11 (B/L/D)

Today we travel to Williamstown, the picturesque, quintessential Berkshires village. We start at the Clark Institute with 3 special exhibits to explore:  

Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne: Nature Transformed    The first exhibition of this married couple in 40 years provides a fresh perspective on these innovative artists. Their imaginative and powerful sculptures have long delighted international audiences.  

Nikolai Astrup: Visions of Norway    Astrup is considered one of Norway’s most important artists, yet he is largely unknown outside of his homeland. The exhibit features more than eighty-five works celebrating this brilliant painter, printmaker, and horticulturalist. 

Ground/work   Outdoor exhibition Ground/work consists of site-responsive installations by six contemporary artists presented in locations across the pastoral setting of the Clark’s 140-acre campus.

Lunch as a group and then head to the Williamstown Theatre Festival for A Streetcar Named Desire. Following his 2019 production of A Raisin in the Sun, celebrated as “an absorbing, watershed revival,” by the New York Times, Robert O’Hara returns to Williamstown to direct this Tennessee Williams masterpiece. With Emmy, Grammy, and six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald as Blanche DuBois alongside Carla Gugino as Stella and Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Bobby Cannavale as Stanley, O’Hara takes a fresh and visceral look at the emotionally charged relationship between these two iconic sisters.

Dinner as a group before heading back to Pittsfield.

Day 4. Sunday, July 12 (B/L)

After breakfast and a late morning departure we travel to Connecticut and lunch in charming Litchfield county. Enjoy the summer landscape prior to our final performance at Music Mountain, the beautiful and serene chamber music center at the foothills of the Berkshires. Music Mountain is America’s longest running chamber music festival and the oldest performing arts institution in Connecticut.
The coach returns to Manhattan at approximately 8pm.

TOUR INCLUSIONS: 

  • 3 nights – Holiday Inn & Suites Pittsfield
  • Concert at Tanglewood 
  • Barrington Stage Performance
  • Williamstown Theatre Festival Performance
  • Music Mountain Performance 
  • Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio Tour
  • Tour of Edith Wharton’s The Mount 
  • Clark Institute Tour 
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners 
  • Carew Travel tour director 
  • Private coach throughout 

PROGRAM PRICES: (Based on a minimum of 25 people) Per person (double occupancy): $1499 Single Supplement: $325

DEPOSIT: $300 per person due with registration

BALANCE: Due prior to May 31.

CANCELLATION TERMS: $300.00 deposit is non-refundable. Final payment due May 31 and is non- refundable after this date. Insurance is recommended.

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