Stagestruck: Curtain Up on Stage 3

Stagestruck: Curtain Up on Stage 3

While most theaters in our area remain closed, others are looking past Zoom for ways to offer in-person performances. Last week, as I was thinking about this tipping point between lockdown and relaunch, I got an unexpected invitation.

Stagestruck: Summer Stages – The prospects for live performance

Stagestruck: Summer Stages – The prospects for live performance

The images flashing behind the glass wall of your TV or computer just can’t replace the permeable fourth wall of live performance. As summer approaches, theater folks are longing for the proverbial smell of the actors’ greasepaint and the roar of the in-person crowd. And some theaters are delivering.

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Staff Picks: Wet’suwet’en Nation fundraiser, Wishbone Zoë, Shelter Me: In Times of Need, and a Sherlock Holmes mystery

Staff Picks: Wet’suwet’en Nation fundraiser, Wishbone Zoë, Shelter Me: In Times of Need, and a Sherlock Holmes mystery

A fundraiser at Majestic Saloon for the Wet’suwet’en Nation, an indigenous group in the British Columbia region; experimentalist songwriter Wishbone Zoë is set to release her third album, French of the Bird; “Shelter Me: In Times of Need,” by Hadley native Steve Latham, is airing on WGBY-TV; a dramatic reading of Sherlock Holmes at the Hooker-Dunham Theater.

Stagestruck: Curtain Up on Stage 3

Stagestruck: Curtain Up on Stage 3

While most theaters in our area remain closed, others are looking past Zoom for ways to offer in-person performances. Last week, as I was thinking about this tipping point between lockdown and relaunch, I got an unexpected invitation.