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Berkshires first place for live theater's triumphant return

Dan Levy & WNYT Staff
Updated: July 07, 2020 07:26 PM
Created: July 07, 2020 07:21 PM

When the curtain comes up next month at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, it will mark the first time since the coronavirus pandemic erupted that equity actors will perform for a live audience anywhere in the United States.

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The curtain comes up on the musical "Godspell" August 6.

As you might imagine, there will be quite a few scenery changes when theatergoers get there. They involve on stage changes and audience changes.

To begin with, the performance will take place under a tent in the parking lot.

There will be a reduced crowd size, only about 75 to 100 audience members allowed at each performance.

In addition, temperature scans will done when people enter the theater and masks will be required. A doctor and nurse will be on duty for all performances.

Learn more about how the theater got the green light to re-open by watching the video of Dan Levy's story.


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