Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Calendar Listings: The 10th Big Broadcast

DATELINE: January 8, 2015

Mark G. Auerbach
Mark G. Auerbach Public Relations
413-733-7095 or 413-427-7352


Madelyn Gardner
Berkshire Theatre Group
413-447-8084 ext  15


The Jazz Ensembles of Mount Holyoke College

10th Anniversary Edition

Sunday, March 8, 2015
2PM and 7PM
Chapin Auditorium
Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, MA 01075

Friday, March 13, 2015
The Colonial Theatre
111 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

The Show

The Jazz Ensembles of Mount Holyoke College's 10th annual presentation of a live 1940’s radio broadcast created by Mark Gionfriddo (onstage as “Matt Morgan”) with WWLP-TV meteorologist Brian Lapis as emcee “Fred Kelley”. Under Gionfriddo’s direction, the Mount Holyoke Big Band, Vocal Jazz, and Chamber Jazz Ensembles perform well-known tunes from the swing era, including music by Bing Crosby, the Andrews Sisters, Glenn Miller, and Benny Goodman, among others.

South Hadley Performances

Sponsors to date include: Mount Holyoke College, Baystate Medical Practices, Peoples Bank, Loomis Communities, New England Public Radio, The Westfield News Group, and WWLP-22News.

Tickets are general admission. $20.00 premium front and center seating. $15.00 regular seating. $10.00 seniors and students. Tickets are available (beginning January 15, 2015) at the UMASS Fine Arts Center Box-Office in Amherst, at the Odyssey Bookshop, Village Commons, South Hadley, and at the door (subject to availability).  For phone orders: 413-545-2511 or 1-800-999-UMASS. For online orders:

Pittsfield Performance

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10.00 for students  Tickets are available (beginning January 15, 2015) at The Colonial Theatre Ticket Office, by phone at 413-997-4444 and online at

The Pittsfield performance of "The Big Broadcast" will benefit BTG PLAYS!. Education and training programs are a fundamental component of Berkshire Theatre Group's mission to serve our community. 

Berkshire Theatre Group is one of the largest and most exciting arts organizations in Berkshire County. Created by the merger of two of the oldest Berkshire County establishments, Berkshire Theatre Festival in Stockbridge and The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, it presents the finest in theatre, music and the performing arts. Berkshire Theatre Festival was founded in 1928 and The Colonial Theatre opened in 1903. Serving over 100,000 patrons each season and 17,000 students with its wide range of education programs, Berkshire Theatre Group brings the best of the arts to the residents of Berkshire County and beyond year-round. For more information, please visit


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