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Berkshire Theatre Group Receives $12,000 Grant from Berkshire United Way

Berkshire Theatre Group is proud to announce it is the recipient of a $12,000 grant from Berkshire United Way to support BTG PLAYS! After School Program.

Artistic Director, CEO Kate Maguire says, "Support for our children is vital. We, as a community, must support, encourage and raise our youth with the upmost care and thought. Berkshire United Way is partnering with Berkshire Theatre Group to do just that. Both organizations have a long-standing relationship with Berkshire County, and in particular, with its families and children. This opportunity to collaborate and achieve our shared community goals will enhance the well-being of our Berkshire County families. BTG PLAYS! After School Program in the Pittsfield Public Schools, along with the 21st Century Program, create a physically and emotionally safe place for our children. Due to cuts in After School Programs, as well as in Arts Education, our work with Berkshire County families is in jeopardy. We must face this truth. And it is because of this truth that I am inspired and motivated by Berkshire United Way’s recent grant award and partnership.”

Kristine Hazzard, president and CEO of Berkshire United Way, says, “By bringing donors, volunteers, nonprofits, and businesses together, combining each dollar, volunteer hour, and voice to make a greater impact, Berkshire United Way ignites the collective power of individuals and organizations to build a stronger community together.”

“Berkshire United Way is thrilled to expand our partnership with Berkshire Theatre Group, an organization with significant community impact,” added Hazzard.

About Berkshire United Way

Berkshire United Way has served 26 towns throughout Berkshire County for over 90 years, mobilizing the resources necessary to address the most pressing issues and lead the way to a thriving community. As part of a global network, we focus on creating lasting change by giving parents the tools they need to be partners in their child’s success, leading to healthy decision making by youth and resulting in a successful, stable life. For more information about Berkshire United Way, please visit
www.berkshireunitedway.org.


Amazon Original Kids Series Lost in Oz Debuts August 4 on Prime Video

Brand-New Series Expands on Multiple Emmy-Winning Special and Stars Voice Talent of Ashley Boettcher, Gina Gershon, Allison Mack, Jorge Diaz and Nika Futterman

Amazon announced that Lost in Oz, the highly-anticipated animated kid series for children ages 6-11, is scheduled to premiere August 4 on Prime Video in the US and UK. The new series, which expands on the multiple Emmy Award-winning Amazon Original special, Lost in Oz: Extended Adventure, is a magical, modern adaptation of the beloved Oz books from L. Frank Baum for today's generation of families. For the series launch, the special will be broken into 3 separate episodes and 10 new episodes will be added on. Lost in Oz, featuring the voice talent of Ashley Boettcher (Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street), Gina Gershon (Red Oaks), Allison Mack (Smallville), Jorge Diaz (Elena of Avalor), Nika Futterman (Star Wars: Clone Wars), Stephen Stanton (Star Wars Rebels) and Keith Ferguson (The Lego Movie), will be available to stream exclusively for Prime members via the Amazon Prime Video app for TVs; connected devices, including Fire TV and mobile devices; and online. Prime members can also download the series to mobile devices for offline viewing at no additional cost to their membership.

In Lost in Oz, 12-year-old Dorothy Gale discovers her mother's magical travel journal hidden beneath the floorboards of their Kansas home. The book triggers a tornado, which rips her house from its foundation and transports Dorothy and her dog, Toto, to Emerald City, a bustling, modern, metropolis. In order to get home, Dorothy learns she must acquire every element on Oz's "periodic table of magic" - while the city faces the worst magic drought in eons! Along the way, Dorothy and Toto meet unlikely allies in West, Ojo, Reigh the Lion, Scarecrow, and Glinda the Good, who are each eager to help, but struggling with their own problems. Together, they navigate the magical landscape of Oz while undergoing their own unique journeys of self-discovery.

"We're excited for families everywhere to experience the magic of this serialized action-adventure comedy, led by a fearless female character and featuring a diverse group of friends," said Tara Sorensen, Head of Kids Programming at Amazon Studios. "The Lost in Oz pilot and the extended special were extremely popular with young viewers and parents alike, and the new series, poised to be the next Oz-based classic, serves up even more fun for fans."

Lost in Oz is created by Bureau of Magic and animated by Polygon Pictures. The series is developed and executive produced by Abram Makowka, Darin Mark, Jared Mark, and Mark Warshaw (East Los High). The Amazon Original Special, Lost in Oz: Extended Adventure, won three 2017 Daytime Emmy Awards for "Outstanding Children's Animated Program," "Outstanding Sound Mixing - Animation," and "Outstanding Sound Editing - Animation."

Below are what customers have said about Lost in Oz:

"Wow! Lost in Oz is incredibly engaging, funny, action packed, full of heart, and surprisingly not at all predictable."

"It's smart, funny, and very cute. AND MOREOVER, there is nothing objectionable for parents in this!"

"My kids can barely sit still for 30 minutes but they were Lost in Oz!"

"The visual effects are stunning! The story has many smart and fresh twists that we adults couldn't stop watching with our 5 year old."

"Great adaptation. Seriously, couldn't stop watching. I enjoy that it's modern and fanciful, with lots of technology and a hint of magic here and there."

"Sometimes I watch shows with my grandsons purely because they like them. This time, not only did THEY enjoy it...I loved it as well! The characters were lovable, the story line was well written, and the animation was terrific. This is a successful modern twist on an old classic."

"It's a great show that the family can watch together."

"My 6 yr. old granddaughter has watched it twice and her Mom said she wouldn't stop talking about it. Love that the heroine is a girl."

The Lost in Oz: Extended Adventure special is currently available to stream and enjoy using the Amazon Video app for TVs; connected devices, including Amazon Fire TV and mobile devices; and online at www.amazon.com/originals. Customers who are not already a Prime member can sign up for a free trial at www.amazon.com/prime. For a list of all Amazon Video compatible devices, visit www.amazon.com/howtostream. Lost in Oz is also available as part of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, the all-you-can-eat subscription service designed from the ground up for kids. FreeTime Unlimited is available exclusively on Amazon devices, including Amazon Fire TV and Fire tablets, and a year-long subscription is included with every Fire Kids Edition.

About Amazon Originals Kids Programming

In 2014, Amazon Studios began introducing Original Kids Series for Prime Video, kicking off with the Emmy award-winning series, Tumble Leaf, about a delightfully curious blue fox, and his best friend Stick, a quirky caterpillar, as they embark on a fun and nature-filled adventure. Today, customers can enjoy 14 Original Kids Series including Just Add Magic, Annedroids, Dino Dana, Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street, Danger & Eggs, and An American Girl Story which consists of four separate specials. Four additional series are confirmed to debut later this year including, Emmy award-winning Niko and the Sword of Light, Emmy award-winning Lost in Oz, Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.

The mission of Amazon's original preschool series is to inspire lifelong creative learning in children beginning at the preschool age. The aim is to validate, maintain and foster young children's creative, joyful, and curious learning spirit through offering core content that is integrated with skills children need now and for the future. This is accomplished by integrating a curriculum thread through all preschool shows including The Stinky & Dirty Show, Creative Galaxy and Wishenpoof, working with established creators and educational advisors that comprise the Thought Leader Board and developing learning experiences that extend beyond the screen. All of this is to give parents confidence that these programs will provide valuable skills and life lessons that children can use in their real life--while being entertaining at the same time.

To date, Amazon Original Kids Series has won numerous awards including 16 Daytime Creative Arts Emmys, 3 Annie Awards, 20 Parent's Choice Awards, 1 Annecy, and many more. Prime Video's growing line-up of award-winning and critically-acclaimed Originals for kids and families are available to stream and enjoy using the Amazon Prime Video app for compatible TVs, connected devices, including Amazon Fire TV and mobile devices, or online at www.amazon.com/kidsoriginals.



CONCERT VENUES

Amazing Things Art Center,160 Hollis Street, Framingham, MA, 01702, 508 405 2787
amazingthings.org

Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA, 02473, 617 923-7631
Arsenalarts.org

Bank of America Pavilion, 290 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210, 617 728-1600
livenation.com

Berklee Performance Center, 136 Mass Ave, Boston, MA 02116, 617 747-2261
berkleebpc.com

Blackman Theatre, 360 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, 617 373-4700
centerforthearts.neu.edu

Blue Ocean Music Hall, 4 Oceanfront North, Salisbury, MA 01952, 978 462-5888
blueoceanhall.com

Boston Colonial Theatre, 106 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, 617 426-9366
bostonscolonialtheatre.com

Boston Opera House, 539 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111, 617 259-3400
bostonoperahouse.com

Boston Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, 617 638-9345
bso.org

Calderwood Pavilion, 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116, 617 266-0800
huntingtontheatre.org

Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, 41 Second St., Cambridge, MA 02141, 617 577-1400
cmacusa.org

Cape Cod Melody Tent, West Main Street, Hyannis, Cape Cod, MA 02601, 508 775-5630
melodytent.org

Chevalier Theatre, 30 Forest Street, Medford, MA 02155, 781 395-1732
chevaliertheatre.com

Colonial Theatre, 111 South Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201, 413 997-4444
thecolonialtheatre.org

Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116, 617 824-8000
maj.org

Firehouse Center for the Arts, One Market Square, Newburyport, MA 01950, 978 462-7336
firehouse.org

Hanover Theatre, 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA 01608, 877 571 - SHOW
thehanovertheatre.org

Jacob’s Pillow, 358 George Carter Road, Becket, MA 01223, 413.243.0745
Jacobspillow.org

Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA 02115
617 868-5885
necmusic.edu

Longy Conservatory of Music, 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, 617 876-0956
longy.edu

Lowell Summer Series, Boarding House Park, French and John Streets, Lowell, 978 970-5200
lowellsummermusicseries.org

Maudslay Arts Center, Newburyport, 95 Curzon Mill Road, Newburyport, MA 01950, 978-499-0050
maudslayartscenter.org

Mechanics Hall, 321 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608,, 508 752-5608
mechanicshall.org

Moseley's on the Charles, 50 Bridge St, Dedham, MA 02026, 781 326-3075
moseleysonthecharles.com

Museum of Fine Arts, Remis Auditorium, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02116, 617 267-9300
mfa.org

Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan Street, Fall River, MA 02721, 508 324-1926
ncfta.org

Natick Center for the Arts, 14 Summer St, Natick, MA 01760, 508 647-0097
natickarts.org

Orpheum Theatre, 1 Hamilton Place, Boston, MA 02108, 617 482-0650
livenation.com

Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970, 978 745-9500
pem.org

Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court Street, Plymouth, MA 02630, 508 747-1622
memorialhall.com

Reagle Players, 617 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA 02452, 781 891-5600
reagleplayers.com

Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington, MA 02474, 781 646-4849
regenttheatre.com

Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike Street, North Andover
merrimack.edu

Roxbury Center for Arts at Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley Street|, Roxbury, MA 02119, 617 849-6322
madison-park.org

Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138, 617 496-2222
fas.harvard.edu

Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966, 978 546-7391
Rockportmusic.org

Showcase Live, 1 Patriot Place, Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA 02035, 781 461-1600
showcaselive.com

South Shore Conservatory, 1 Conservatory Drive, Duxbury, MA 02043, 781 749-7565
sscmusic.org

South Shore Music Circus, Route 3A, Cohasset, MA 02025, 781 383-9850
themusiccircus.org

Springstep, 98 George P. Hassett Drive, Medford, MA 02155, 781 395-0402
http://www.springstep.org

The Fine Arts Center, 151 Presidents Dr., Amherst, MA 01003, 413 545-2511
fineartscenter.com

Villa Victoria, 85 W. Newton Street, Boston, MA 02118, 617 927-1735
villavictoriaarts.org

Wang Theatre, Citi Center for the Performing Arts, 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116, 617 482-9393
citicenter.org

Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116, 617 248-9700
thewilburtheatre.com


MOVIES COMING IN APRIL 2017