Getting Out of Town: Summer Theatre Outside the City

By Carey Purcell
01 Jul 2013

Berkshire Theatre Group

Some highlights of the summer season at this theatre company in Stockbridge, MA, include Audra McDonald in concert, The Lion in the Winter (now through July 13), Oklahoma! (now through July 20), Extremeties (July 18-27) and Just So Stories (July 18-Aug.10) performed in both classic, gilded-age theatres and more rustic performing spaces. Visit

Barrington Stage Company

Also located in downtown Pittsfield, this company was home to the development of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Their summer season includes On the Town (now through July 13), Muckrackers (now through July 6), The Chosen (July 18-Aug. 3), Southern Comfort (July 19-Aug. 10), Disney's The Little Mermaid JR. (July 24-Aug. 11), Much Ado About Nothing (Aug. 8-25) and Scott and Hem in the Garden of Allah (Aug. 15-Sept. 29). Visit

Bucks County Playhouse

This stage, at the site of a former grist mill on the banks of the Delaware River in New Hope, PA, features The World Goes Round (now through July 21), Really Rosie (July 5-July 21), Summer of '42 (July 25-Aug. 11) and The Tale of the Allergist's Wife (Aug. 15-Sept. 1). Visit

Bucks County Playhouse