Gotta sing! Gotta dance! with Rainbow Seniors
At the Berkshire Atheneum July 2 from 2:00-4:00 pm
The Rainbow Seniors of Berkshire County love to have a good time, and to celebrate Independence Day Weekend, they’ve tapped a member of their own organization, Vic Ziter, to talk about, demonstrate and teach us some dance moves at our next gathering. As a professional ballroom instructor, Vic has spent a good portion of his life teaching dance and perfecting the highly stylized and varied ballroom dance art form. Most of us remember the Foxtrot, Cha Cha and the Lindy Hop, but we will get to hear about many other styles as well, and get to try some of them ourselves as we refresh our memories. It takes place on Saturday, July 2, 2016 in the downstairs auditorium of the Berkshire Athenaeum on Wendell Street in Pittsfield. The event runs from 2-4 pm.
Tony Award winner William Finn (Falsettos, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) will also be on hand to talk about his Musical Theatre Lab at Barrington Stage Company which began in the basement room we will be meeting in. Bill is here this summer preparing for the world premiere of the new musical Broadway Bounty Hunter. Inspired by the Blaxploitation movies of 1970’s (think Shaft), this exciting new musical follows 60-year-old unemployed actor Annie (“a woman of a certain age”) as she’s asked to become a bounty hunter and capture one of the most dangerous criminals alive, an ex-Broadway producer turned drug warlord. It has a delicious Joe Iconis score rich with R&B and Funk (and a splash of 80’s Rock ‘n’ Roll). Bill will talk about his journey to and from Broadway.
Rainbow Seniors serves the LGBTQ community and its allies in Berkshire County. It holds two meetings a month. In Williamstown it holds a potluck lunch at the First Congregational Church at noon on the third Tuesday of each month, while the other takes place in Pittsfield on the first Saturday 2-4pm at the Berkshire Athenaeum.
To stay in touch with all our activities, send your preferred email to firstname.lastname@example.org or for more information call Ed Sederbaum, 413-441-6006.