Berkshires Summer Theatre Festival

 

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July 27-30, 2018 

 Trip Highlights

Our annual cultural trip includes tickets to 3 performances: Tanglewood Music Festival, Williamstown Theatre Festival and Berkshire Theatre Group. Tours of museums and historic sites further enrich the summer holiday. This trip sells out quickly, single rooms are limited. This trip is offered by Carew Travel with The Theatre Development Fund, our travel partner for over 25 years.

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Detailed Descriptions

Day One Friday, July 27:   

Board the coach and meet your Carew Travel tour director in Manhattan (30th Street @ 7th Avenue) at 8:30am. On the way to the Berkshires you visit Olana, the home and studio of Hudson River School artist Frederic Edwin Church. The 250-acre historic estate features breathtaking views of the Hudson River and a Persian-inspired mansion filled with Church’s original sketches, studies and paintings. Following lunch, it’s a short drive to Pittsfield MA where you check in at the centrally located Crowne Plaza Hotel. The recently refurbished hotel has a pool, fitness center, restaurant and pub. After dinner, enjoy your first performance. The iconic 1960’s rock musical “Hair!”  headlines the 90th season at the  Berkshire Theatre Group’s Unicorn Theatre. (L/D)

Day Two Saturday, July 28:   

Begin the day at the nearby Hancock Village to learn about the Shaker values of equality, sustainability, sharing, innovation and authentic living. Established in 1783, Hancock Village thrived as an active Shaker community during most of the following two centuries. The largest Shaker museum in the east it contains 20 historic buildings, extensive gardens, and a significant collection of Shaker artifacts.

Next you have free time for lunch and exploring the charming town of Lenox. You return to the hotel to refresh before your Tanglewood evening. You have supper on the grounds prior to the performance in the Shed. In celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday The Boston Symphony plays Leonard Bernstein’s electrifying score of Westside Story live, while the newly remastered film is shown on large screens in high definition with the original vocals and dialogue intact. Experience a thrilling presentation of this iconic film and winner of ten Academy Awards, including Best Picture. This classic romantic tragedy, directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, and with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, is one of the greatest achievements in the history of movie musicals. It features Robbins’ breathtaking choreography and a screenplay by Ernest Lehman based on the masterful book by Arthur Laurents.

Day Three Sunday, July 29:  

Enjoy a day in Williamstown, the picturesque, quintessential Berkshires village. You visit the renowned Clark Institute and see their special summer exhibit, Women Artists in Paris, 1850-1900. This exhibition showcases the remarkable women artists working in Paris during the latter half of the nineteenth century. These artists range from the well-known—Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt, and Rosa Bonheur—to those less recognizable to US audiences, such as Kitty Kielland, Louise Breslau, and Anna Ancher. After lunch, you have matinee tickets at the Williamstown Theatre Festival for the world premiere of the musical “Lempika”. Fleeing the Russian revolution aristocrat Tamara Lempika and her beloved husband are forced to make a new life in Paris. The play is inspired by the life of the artist who transformed herself from penniless refugee to star of the art world when the world itself teetered on chaos. Return to Pittsfield for a group dinner. (B/L/D)

Day Four Monday, July 30: 

Check out of the hotel and visit the Norman Rockwell Museum, housing the world’s largest collection of the artist’s original works. This was his home and studio for the last 25 years of his life. Lunch will be ion-site. After lunch depart for New York and return to your pick-up point at approximately 530pm. (B)/L)

 

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Notes & Pricing

This engaging experience includes:

  • Concert at Tanglewood
  • Williamstown Theatre Festival Performance
  • Berkshire Theatre Group Performance
  • Tours of: Clark Institute. Olana, and the Norman Rockwell Museum
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Private coach with pickup and return to midtown NYC
  • 3 nights – Pittsfield Crowne Plaza
  • Carew Travel tour director
     

PROGRAM PRICES:

Per person (double occupancy): $1459 until April 1.  After April 1, $1500

(Based on a minimum of 25 people)

Single Supplement: $300

DEPOSIT:  $300 per person due May 1

BALANCE: Due prior to June 10

CANCELLATION TERMS:

$300.00 deposit due May 1. Deposit is non-refundable. Final payment due June 10 and is non- refundable after this date.

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