Friday, June 29, 2018

My Interview with PRIME Magazine

Debbie Gardner at PRIME Magazine asked me a few questions about my summer picks in the 413. I had plenty to say about the good things going on in W.Mass. Thanks, Debbie.

ArtsBeat Radio 89.5fm/WSKB 6/29/18: Kristen Van Ginhoven

ArtsBeat Radio on 89.5fm/WSKB. Kristen van Ginhoven, WAM Theatre co-founder, who's directing "Disgraced" at Chester Theatre.

ArtsBeat Radio on 89.5fmWSKB: Kristen Van Ginhoven

ArtsBeat Radio on 89.5fm/WSKB. Kristen van Ginhoven, WAM Theatre co-founder, who's directing "Disgraced" at Chester Theatre.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Westfield News Group ArtsBeat 6/28/18

Westfield News Group ArtsBeat 6/28/18. "Coming Back Like A Song" premieres at Berkshire Theatre Group. "Oliver!" plays Goodspeed Musicals, and Alan Cumming, James Taylor, and Doc Severinsen perform on area stages.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

News from Mark G Auerbach Public Relations / July

We’re proud to share our clients’ activities

Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative hosts the 5th annual Posh Picnic at Tanglewood on July 22. Kent Jones, whose new film, Diane, stars Mary Kay Place and won Best U.S. Narrative Feature, Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, will be honored..Posh Picnic includes tickets to Tanglewood, the picnic, a Bloody Mary bar, and more. For event details:

The Capitol Steps perform every Friday and Saturday in the Amphitheater at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, DC. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster. They also perform throughout the year at theatres coast-to-coast. Look for them at Cranwell in the Berkshires this summer. through August 31. Their new CD, Make America Grin Again, comes out this  month, and they'll have a new Politics Takes a Holiday radio special around July 4th..At Cranwell, public TV station WGBY is filming a Capitol Steps segment for their news magazine Connecting Point, and 89.5fm/WSKB is recording a special for broadcast this month. For details:

Kevin Rhodes is preparing for his upcoming season which includes the Springfield MA Symphony’s 75th anniversary, The Traverse Symphony in MI and the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra in Boston. He’ll be conducting the new production of Sylvia at the Vienna State Opera Ballet, and productions of The Nutcracker in Oslo and Vienna. For details:

Jeanne Yocum, publisher of the award-winning blog Succeeding in Small Business, completed a New England tour for her new book, The Self-Employment Survival Guide: Proven Strategies to Succeed as Your Own Boss, published by Rowman and Littlefield. Jeanne’s available for readings/booksignings, workshops, and more. For details: Pioneer Valley Radio’s Bernadette Duncan interviewed Jeanne for her program “The Writers Group”:  

More Shameless Self-Promotion

89.5fm/WSKB’s ArtsBeat Radio airs weekly on Fridays at 8AM. July guests include: TheaterWorks Artistic Director Rob Ruggiero; Mona Golabek, star of The Pianist of Willesden Lane at Hartford Stage; actor Rylan Morsbach, The Capitol Steps, and members of Berkshire Theatre Group. Tune in on 89.5fm/WSKB, on Comcast Ch.15 in Westfield, or streamed via or 

My ArtsBeat columns and theatre reviews for Westfield News Group, and articles for Succeeding in Small Business are catalogued atRandom Notes From a P.R. Guy

Enjoy the summer!

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Westfield News Group Review: The Cake at Barrington Stage

Westfield News Group review of Bekah Brunstetter's wonderful new play "The Cake". Debra Jo Rupp stars as a baker, who is conflicted about baking a wedding cake for a lesbian couple. A serious subject, surrounded by some hysterical laughs, and Rupp's performance make this a must-see.

Review: Sweeney Todd at Connecticut Rep

Westfield News Group Review: "Sweeney Todd" at CT Repertory Theatre's Nutmeg Summer Series. Terrence Mann and Liz Larsen co-star in a superb production of the Sondheim masterpiece.

Friday, June 22, 2018

ArtsBeat Radio / 89.5fm/WSKB / 6/22/18 Eric Hill

ArtsBeat Radio for 89.5fm/WSKB for 6/22/18. Mark G. Auerbach spends an hour with actor/director and teacher Eric Hill.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Westfield News Group ArtsBeat 6/20/18

Westfield News Group ArtsBeat for 6/20/18. Debra Jo Rupp headlines "The Cake" at Barrington Stage; "Bar Mitzvah Boy" premieres at Chester Theatre and other arts news for WMass and CT.

Review: On Your Feet! at The bushnell

My Westfield News Group review of On Your Feet!, the Emilio and Gloria Estefan Broadway musical at The Bushnell. It sizzles!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Review: Berkshire Theatre Group's "Church & State"

Westfield News Group review of Jason Odell Williams' "Church & State" a dynamic opening to Berkshire Theatre Group's season.

Friday, June 15, 2018

ArtsBeat Radio 6/15/18 on 89.5fm/WSKB

ArtsBeat Radio on 89.5fm/WSKB for 6/15/18. Mark G. Auerbach interviews Sevenars Concerts' Rorianne Schrade and Beryl Jolly from the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Westfield News Group Review: "The Royal Family of Broadway" at Barrington Stage

Westfield News Group review o the world premiere of William Finn's and Rachel Sheinkin's "The Royal Family of Broadway" has great performances from Will Swenson, Harriet Harris, and Laura Michelle Kelly, and sizzling choreography by Joshua Bergasse.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Westfield News Group ArtsBeat 6/13/18

Westfield News Group ArtsBeat 6/13/18. Terrence Mann and Liz Larsen star in "Sweeney Todd" at CT Rep's Nutmeg Summer Series. Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley perform Broadway at Great Barrington's Mahaiwe, and arts news for WMass and No.CT.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Monday, June 11, 2018

ArtsBeat Radio on 89.5fm/WSKB for 6/8/18

ArtsBeat Radio on 89.5fm/WSKB on 6/8/18. Guest host Patrick Berry chats with UMass Fine Arts Center's Shawn Farley.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Westfield News Group ArtsBeat 6/6/18

Westfield News Group ArtsBeat 6/6/18. Bernstein musicals and opera at Tanglewood; Rob Ruggiero's 25th Anniversary at TheaterWorks; "Church & State" opens Berkshire Theatre Group season; "Honor Killing" at WAM; "In The Heights" at Playhouse on Park.

Friday, June 1, 2018

ArtsBeat Radio on 89.5fm/WSKB 6/1/18

ArtsBeat Radio on 89.5fm/WSKB for 6/1/18. Host Mark G. Auerbach interviews Terrence Mann, Artistic Director of The Nutmeg Summer Series at Connecticut Repertory Theatre, and David M. Lutken, star of Goodspeed Musicals' "The Will Rogers Follies",

Review: "The Invisible Hand" at TheaterWorks

My Westfield News Group review of "The Invisible Hand" at Theaterworks in Hartford. A tense, taut thriller about an American banker, kidnapped by a Pakistani group labelled as "terrorists". They make him raise his ransom.