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'THE WHALE'
Pittsfield, 8 p.m.
Town Players of Pittsfield presents “The Whale” by Samuel D Hunter at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave. Charlie weighs 600 pounds. He is a gentle but grieving giant beached on a couch in Northern Idaho. Isolated from the outside world, Charlie spends his days surrounded by empty food containers and the essays from students he teaches in on-line English classes, seeing no one but his nurse and only friend Liz. Donations of nonperishable food items will be collected for distribution to local food pantries at the door of each show. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 for seniors, students and groups of 10 or more; call 413-443-9279. This show contains strong language.

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'YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU'
Adams, 7:30 p.m.
BArT Charter Public School's Theatre Department will present "You Can’t Take it With You" by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. Ticket prices are $5 for general admission, $2 for seniors and non-BART students, and BART students get in free. All tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the performance. BART is located at One Commercial Street in Adams.

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'THE WHALE'
Pittsfield, 2 p.m.
Town Players of Pittsfield presents “The Whale” by Samuel D Hunter at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave. Charlie weighs 600 pounds. He is a gentle but grieving giant beached on a couch in Northern Idaho. Isolated from the outside world, Charlie spends his days surrounded by empty food containers and the essays from students he teaches in on-line English classes, seeing no one but his nurse and only friend Liz. Donations of nonperishable food items will be collected for distribution to local food pantries at the door of each show. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 for seniors, students and groups of 10 or more; call 413-443-9279. This show contains strong language.

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'YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU'
Adams, 2 p.m.
BArT Charter Public School's Theatre Department will present "You Can’t Take it With You" by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. Ticket prices are $5 for general admission, $2 for seniors and non-BART students, and BART students get in free. All tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the performance. BART is located at One Commercial Street in Adams.

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BCC PLAYERS AUDITIONS
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
The Berkshire Community College (BCC) Players will hold auditions for their spring production, "Next to Normal." With book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, Next to Normal explores how one suburban family copes with crisis and mental illness. Auditions will be held in BCC's Boland Theater (K-110) in the Koussevitzky Arts Center at the college's main campus at 1350 West St. in Pittsfield. Those trying out need only attend one evening. Those auditioning will be taught selections from the show the night of audition; there is no need to prepare a song or monologue. Rehearsals begin March 31. Performances will take place Friday and Saturday, May 12, 13, 19 and 20, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 14 and 21, at 2 p.m. in the Boland Theatre at BCC.

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BCC PLAYERS AUDITIONS
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
The Berkshire Community College (BCC) Players will hold auditions for their spring production, "Next to Normal." With book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, Next to Normal explores how one suburban family copes with crisis and mental illness. Auditions will be held in BCC's Boland Theater (K-110) in the Koussevitzky Arts Center at the college's main campus at 1350 West St. in Pittsfield. Those trying out need only attend one evening. Those auditioning will be taught selections from the show the night of audition; there is no need to prepare a song or monologue. Rehearsals begin March 31. Performances will take place Friday and Saturday, May 12, 13, 19 and 20, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 14 and 21, at 2 p.m. in the Boland Theatre at BCC.

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'SISTER ACT'
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
Taconic Theatre presents "Sister Act," a musical comedy in the Taconic High School Auditorium, 96 Valentine Road. Tickets are $10 for general admission seating and can be purchased at the door or online.

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'HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL'
Great Barrington, 7 p.m.
Monument Mountain Regional High School announces the student spring musical performances of "High School Musical." The actors will be accompanied by a pit orchestra comprised mostly of student musicians. Some of the most popular songs include “Start of Something New,” “Get’Cha Head in the Game” and “Stick to the Status Quo.” With a plot described as a modern adaptation of Romeo & Juliet, High School Musical is a story about two high school Juniors from rival cliques – Troy Bolton, captain of the basketball team, and Gabriella Montez, a shy transfer student who excels in mathematics and science. Together, they audition for lead roles in their high school musical and, as a result, divide the school. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance at the front desk of Monument Mountain High School (9-3pm) or at the school the night of the performance.

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'SISTER ACT'
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
Taconic Theatre presents "Sister Act," a musical comedy in the Taconic High School Auditorium, 96 Valentine Road. Tickets are $10 for general admission seating and can be purchased at the door or online.

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'HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL'
Great Barrington, 7 p.m.
Monument Mountain Regional High School announces the student spring musical performances of "High School Musical." The actors will be accompanied by a pit orchestra comprised mostly of student musicians. Some of the most popular songs include “Start of Something New,” “Get’Cha Head in the Game” and “Stick to the Status Quo.” With a plot described as a modern adaptation of Romeo & Juliet, High School Musical is a story about two high school Juniors from rival cliques – Troy Bolton, captain of the basketball team, and Gabriella Montez, a shy transfer student who excels in mathematics and science. Together, they audition for lead roles in their high school musical and, as a result, divide the school. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance at the front desk of Monument Mountain High School (9-3pm) or at the school the night of the performance.

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'SISTER ACT'
Pittsfield, 2 and 7 p.m.
Taconic Theatre presents "Sister Act," a musical comedy in the Taconic High School Auditorium, 96 Valentine Road. Tickets are $10 for general admission seating and can be purchased at the door or online.

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'LA TRAVIATA'
Williamstown, 1 p.m.
"La Traviata," Giuseppe Verdi’s beloved operatic masterpiece, airs at the Clark Art Institute. The encore performance (recorded March 11, 2017) is broadcast in HD from the Metropolitan Opera. Tickets are $25 ($22 members, $18 students) and may be purchased online or by calling 413-458-0524. Run time is 2 hours, 55 minutes.

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'HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL'
Great Barrington, 2 p.m.
Monument Mountain Regional High School announces the student spring musical performances of "High School Musical." The actors will be accompanied by a pit orchestra comprised mostly of student musicians. Some of the most popular songs include “Start of Something New,” “Get’Cha Head in the Game” and “Stick to the Status Quo.” With a plot described as a modern adaptation of Romeo & Juliet, High School Musical is a story about two high school Juniors from rival cliques – Troy Bolton, captain of the basketball team, and Gabriella Montez, a shy transfer student who excels in mathematics and science. Together, they audition for lead roles in their high school musical and, as a result, divide the school. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance at the front desk of Monument Mountain High School (9-3pm) or at the school the night of the performance.

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BREAD & PUPPET THEATER
Adams, 7 p.m.
Bread & Puppet Theater performs at BArT, 1 Commercial St. They will have spent the week working with BArT to prepare a collaborative performance of Bread and Puppet’s Faust 3, a proletarian rumination on displacement, heaven, and satisfaction in the tradition of Medieval Faust puppet shows and Goethe’s epic verse drama. After the performance Bread and Puppet will serve its famous free sourdough rye bread with aioli, and Bread and Puppet’s “Cheap Art” – books, posters, postcards, pamphlets and banners from the Bread and Puppet Press – will be for sale.

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AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
Must the Promised Land necessarily become cursed and haunted? It is possible to stop moral downfall and pursue happiness instead? In his eye-opening play, Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Letts reveals the secrets of an Americanfamily defeated by its mistakes and avalanching toward its final disintegration. Family members gather to discover how far apart they’ve grown and how dysfunctional their lives have become. Directed by Professor Sangare, this theatrical production will examine contemporary relationships and investigate personal and social values. Relationships can be healed when people meet not merely to join the reunion, but to reunite. Awareness can be awakened, integrity reclaimed, and core values restored—if it isn’t too late. Price $3. Visit the Williams College '62 Center Box Office from Tues-Sat, 1-5 PM or call (413) 597-2425. Buy tickets online at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/32885 For more information, please visit http://62center.williams.edu/  
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