Berkshire Theatre Group is set to announce that renowned fiddler and Celtic musician, Natalie MacMaster will present Christmas in Cape Breton as a special holiday event sponsored by Nelson E. Furlano, CPA at The Colonial Theatre on Wednesday, November 30 at 7:30pm.
Tickets to Natalie MacMaster: Christmas in Cape Breton are $20-$55 and VIP tickets are $60. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Colonial Ticket Office at 111 South Street or by calling (413) 997-4444 or online at www.TheColonialTheatre.org. The Ticket Office is open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturdays 10am-2pm or on any performance day from 10am until intermission.
Natalie MacMaster's master fiddling has resonated with world audiences through 10 albums, multiple gold sales figures and a 27 year career. She has received numerous Juno and East Coast Music Awards; two honorary degrees (from Niagara University, NY, and Trent University) and an honorary doctorate (St. Thomas University); the Order Of Canada-and a reputation as one of Canada's most captivating performers.
Born June 13, 1972 in Troy, Inverness County, Nova Scotia, Natalie MacMaster's impressive musical lineage includes amazing fiddlers, including her uncle, fiddle prodigy Buddy MacMaster (with whom Natalie recorded the 2005 gem Traditional Music From Cape Breton Island); her cousin Andrea Beaton and the late, great Canadian folk icon John Allan Cameron.
However, MacMaster determined to create her own sound, debuted her fiddling prowess at the age of nine-and-a-half years at concert in Glendale, Cape Breton. She delivered her first album, Four On The Floor, at the age of 16. This strength and confidence has only grown through the years, whether it's through an album such as Fit As A Fiddle, that marks her fueling her familial tradition, or through the exploration of Texas and bluegrass swing, Gaelic singing on No Boundaries, a touch of folk rock and new age on In My Hands, a contrasting embrace of the modern and old roots on Live, or her self-published book Cape Breton Aire.
Natalie MacMaster has performed on stage with The Chieftains, Paul Simon, Faith Hill, Luciano Pavarotti and in front of millions on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, the ABC 2002 New Year's Eve Special and Good Morning America. She has thrilled audiences throughout Europe and North America, especially in her native Canada. Her strength and confidence in performing the fiddle continues to drive her passion and hunger to explore her love of music even further-and satisfy her audiences, and herself, in the process. MacMaster's fiddling is the perfect way to ring in the holidays in true Celtic fashion.
For audio and video clips as well as more information about the performance, please visit our website at http://www.TheColonialTheatre.org
About Berkshire Theatre Group
The Colonial Theatre, founded in 1903, and Berkshire Theatre Festival, founded in 1928, are two of the oldest cultural organizations in the Berkshires. Having united in November of 2010 under the helm of Artistic Director and CEO Kate Maguire, these two institutions are providing the Berkshires and beyond with the finest in live theatre, music, dance and the visual arts on four stages in Stockbridge, MA, Pittsfield, MA and Lenox, MA. The Fitzpatrick Main Stage (408 seats), cataloged by the National Register of Historic Places, was originally designed and built by Stanford White as the Stockbridge Casino in 1888. The intimate Unicorn Theatre (122 seats) is a home for emerging artists and new theatrical ideas. The Colonial in Pittsfield (800 seats) re-opened in August of 2006, following a $21 million restoration, and boasts pristine acoustics, classic gilded age architecture and state-of-the-art technical systems. BTG also performs at the newly built outdoor Neil Ellenoff stage at the Mount. Together they serve over 100,000 patrons per year and reach over 10,000 students through their educational and outreach programs. For more information on BTF call (413) 298-5536 and on The Colonial call (413) 448-8084. To purchase tickets, call (413) 997-4444 or (413) 298-5576 or go online to www.berkshiretheatre.org or www.thecolonialtheatre.org.