Monday, June 15, 2009

Girls Night Out at Colonial This Weekend

Girls just want to have fun. Photo by Mark Frohna

Thursday you are likely heading downtown for Pittsfield's Third Thursday, so why not plan a whole evening out? The theatrical version of a Girl's Night Out promises to be a hoot and a haha as well as a delightful bit of nostalgia when the Colonial Theatre welcomes this show for four performances beginning Thursday. The quality of their attractions this year have been superb, and there's no reason to think that this won't be another very memorable trip down Memory Lane.

Girls Night: The Musical follows five friends in their 30s and 40s during a wild and outrageous girls night out at a karaoke bar. Friends since their teens, they have all had their fair share of heartache and tragedy, joy and success. Among the characters are Carol the party girl, blunt Anita who tells it like it is, Liza with her marital (and eating) issues, boring Kate the designated driver and Sharon, the not-so-angelic angel who just couldn't resist tagging along. Together, they reminisce about their younger days, celebrate their current lives and look to the future, all the while belting out an array of classic anthems such as "It's Raining Men," "I Will Survive," "Lady Marmalade," "Man, I Feel Like a Woman" and "Girls Just Want to Have Fun."

Funny thing is, I know an awful lot of gay boys that would love those songs even more than you guys. So this is clearly an equal opportunity show. There's something here for everyone!

The four performances are Thursday at 7:30PM, Friday at 8PM, and Saturday at 3PM and 8PM. Tickets are $45-$25 and can be purchased in person at the Colonial Ticket Office at 111 South Street in Pittsfield Monday-Friday 10AM-5PM, performance Saturdays 10AM-2PM, by calling (413) 997-4444 or online at

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