Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival announced its 90th season, running June 22 through August 28 at its Becket campus. The renovated Ted Shawn Theater will be back in action, and some of the season’s program highlights include Kyle Abraham’s AIM, the Miami City Ballet, Limon Dance Company, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Liz Lerman with her new dance piece ” Wicked Bodies”. For program details: www.jacobspillow.org.
the 16th edition Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals, the highly anticipated three-day festival of unreleased works returns to the Goodspeed campus, March 18-20, with presentations of three new musicals, all written by women. The festival kicks off on March 18 with a staged reading of “A House Without Windows”. This fascinating new tuner includes a book by Anna Ziegler and music and lyrics by Anna K. Jacobs. March 19 will be highlighted with a staged reading of the dark and powerful new musical “HoT,” which has music by Lynne Shankel and lyrics by Sara Cooper. The final day of the festival features ‘The Gunfighter Meets His Match’, a new musical filled with humor and heart with book, music and lyrics by Abby Payne. Other festival events, including seminars, symposiums and exclusive cabarets, will complete this exciting weekend. For more details: www.goodspeed.org.