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My View: Let The Sun Shine In – HAIR Opening Night at Berkshire Theatre Group

My View: Let The Sun Shine In – HAIR Opening Night at Berkshire Theatre Group

Broadway is currently celebrating the 50th year of Hello Dolly and the Folksbiene is mounting Fiddler On The Roof (in Yiddish) for its same Golden Anniversary. The Berkshire Theatre Group has an exciting production of HAIR also celebrating its Broadway Opening in 1968 on it’s Unicorn Stage.  

This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius.  Celebrating its 50-year anniversary, directed by Daisy Walker, Tony Award-winning rock musical, Hair takes audiences back to the free-spirited, hippie counterculture of the ‘60s.  Hailed as “cuddly sweet, madcap and ecstatic…any theatergoer with a pulse will find it hard to resist their invitation to join the demolition demolition crew,” by The New York Times.

It’s summertime and summer theatre in The Berkshires and The Berkshire Theatre Group has currently “Let the Sun Shine In” with their production of Hair which runs through August 11th.

The Cast: Katie Birenboim (Crissy) Ariel Blackwood (Tribe), Shayna Blass (Tribe), Chance Brayman (Tribe), Andrew Cekala (Claude), Brandon Contreras (Berger) Latoya Edwards (Dionne), Kayla Foster (Shelia), Kristopher Saint Louis (Tribe), Livvy Marcus ( Jeanie), Nick Pankuch (Tribe), sarah Sun Park (Tribe), Will Porter (Woof), Aidan Wharton (Tribe), Eric R. Williams (Hud).



Book & Lyrics by Gerome Ragni & James Rado


Opening Night Hair
Berkshire Theatre Group

Andrew Cekala

Brandon Contreras & Kayla Foster

Andrew Cekala & Eda Sorokoff


Music by Galt MacDermot

Produced for the Braodway stage by Michael Butler

Originally produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival Theatre

Directed by Daisy Walker

Music Diredtion by Eric Svejcar

Choreography by Lisa Shriver


Stephen studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Besides being a pianist, Stephen’s business career was in the Fashion Industry. He was CEO of a textile manufacturing facility and President of an international textile machinery company. Stephen was on the Board of Directors of the “First All Children’s Theatre” which brought the Stephen Schwartz musical The Trip and Captain Louie to the Kennedy Center in Wash DC. His wife Eda, an interior space designer and classical pianist was on the Board of Barrington Stage Company and is still active at BSC. Stephen’s photographs, videos and articles appear on, and The New York Observer. He is active in the entertainment events at the Friars Club, where he is a member. Stephen is thrilled to be the cabaret/ music and co-theatre editor. email:

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