Summer theater guide: A graphical approach to the season’s plays and musicals

The plays mentioned in this chart and a link to each theater company:

Classic musicals
“On the Town” @ Barrington Stage Company, June 12-July 13,
“Singing in the Rain” @ Mac-Haydn, July 4-21,
“Oklahoma” @ Colonial Theater, July 6-20,
“Camelot” @ Glimmerglass Festival, July 13-August 23, starring operatic baritone Nathan Gunn!,
“Les Miserables” @ Mac-Haydn, July 25-August 4,
“Gypsy” @ Mac-Haydn, August 22-September 1,

Also a touring show worth a look: “Anthony Goes” @ Proctors, July 9 – 14,

Family-friendly musicals
“Shrek” @ Park Playhouse Aug 6 1- 18,
“Spamalot” @ Park Playhouse July 5 – 28,
“Animal Crackers” @ Williamstown Theatre Festival, June 26-July 14,

Musicals with men dressed as women
“La Cage Aux Folles” @ Mac-Haydn, June 20-30,
“Sugar” @ at Cohoes Music Hall, August 15-25, based on Billy Wilder’s “Some Like it Hot”,

Musicals with monsters
“Young Frankenstein” @ Theater Barn, August 22-September 1,
“Shrek” @ Park Playhouse Aug 6 1- 18,

Musical about women plotting to kill men
“9 to 5” @ at Mac-Haydn, June 6-16,

Musical about R-rated puppets
“Avenue Q” @ Adirondack Theater Festival, July 25-August 3,

A play with music
“Heartbreaker” @ Adirondack Theatre Festival, June 26-July 6,

Brand new musicals
“The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers” @ Capital Rep, July 9-August 4,
“Southern Comfort” @ Barrington Stage Company, July 19-August 10,
“Bridges of Madison County” @ Williamstown Theatre Festival, August 1-18, score by Jason Robert Brown,

Old serious dramas
“Richard II” @ Shakespeare & Co., July 5-21,
“Mother Courage” @ Shakespeare & Co., July 26-August 25, with Olympia Dukakis!,
“Anna Christie” @ Berkshire Theatre Group, August 24-31,

New-ish serious drama about a visual artist
“Filming O’Keeffe” @ Adirondack Theatre Festival, July 11-20,

New-ish serious dramas about a musician
Maria Callas, “Master Class” @ Shakespeare & Co., thru August 18,
Judy Garland, “Heartbreaker” @ Adirondack Theatre Festival, June 26-July 6,
Tchaikovsky, “None But The Lonely Heart” @ Shakespeare & Co., July 26 through August 25,

New-ish serious drama about dead writers
“Scott and Hem in the Garden of Allah” @ Barrington Stage Company, August 15-September 29,

“Muckrakers” @ Barrington Stage Company, June 13-July 6,
“The Unexpected Guest” @ Theater Barn, July 11-21, by Agatha Christie,
“Extremities” @ Berkshire Theatre Group, July 13-27,

“Heroes” @ Shakespeare & Co., June 13-September 1,
“Looped” @ Stageworks Hudson, July 10-28, backstage with Tallulah Bankhead!
“Much Ado About Nothing” @ Barrington Stage Company, August 8-25,
“Merry Wives of Windsor” @ Saratoga Shakespeare, July 16-28

Mysterious and funny
“Hapgood” @ Williamstown Theatre Festival, July 10-21,


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