Nov 20 Sunday
A play within a play, a lusty but innocent flirtation, a philandering husband, some mistaken identity, a wealthy count, and delightful music.
Die Fledermaus – Operetta or Musical?
Call it whatever you like, but do come and be thoroughly entertained as Valley Light Opera performs Strauss', Die Fledermaus. It’s presented in English and is a comical riot of flirtation, mistaken identity, and sumptuous music.
Die Fledermaus begins with an overture as famous as the rest of the show. You’ll love it from the moment you hear the opening bars of music.
From there, we are led on a journey into a play within a play. A practical joke between friends leads to an intricate plot featuring lust, longing, and love of life. With a generous amount of champagne, all is revealed before the final curtain falls.
You are guaranteed a delightful evening that will leave you tapping your feet and humming some very familiar music.
Die Fledermaus will be performed at the Academy of Music in Northampton on November 5, 11, and 12 at 7:30 p.m. and on November 6 and 13 at 2:00 p.m.
Nov 25 Friday
Nov 26 Saturday
Up: One Man's Journey to FeminismAn Autobiographical Play in Support of Gender Equality
What does it take for a man to become a feminist—and why does it matter? In seven diverse and poignant vignettes from his own life, Peter Pruyn (“prine”), a trauma therapist who works with female survivors, takes us on his journey, including the experiences of attending an all-boys primary school, being the only man in a Women’s Studies class, flying as a pilot in Alaska, interviewing at the trauma unit of a psych hospital, and working in a methadone clinic—culminating in a personal reflection on male privilege as a fundamental barrier to social change. Along the way, Peter accompanies himself with improvised piano. Each performance is followed by a period of reflections from the audience.
Dec 02 Friday
The theater arts program at AIC is excited to present its first major production since March 2020, with August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize winning production of Fences, about the lives of African Americans in this country in the 1950s. The themes include race relations in a pre-civil-rights movement, pre-Vietnam-war-era mentality. AIC’s Theater Arts program is proud to be able to produce this level of work with culturally and racially diverse actors. Fences is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome and appreciated.
Location: Esther B. Griswold Theater, Karen Sprague Cultural Arts Center on the AIC campus at 1000 State Street in SpringfieldTime: Friday 12/2 and Saturday 12/3 at 7:30 PM | Sunday 12/4 at 2:30 PM
Dec 03 Saturday
“Mother Tongue” is an original multilingual physical theater performance, created by Springfield’s First Generation Ensemble.“Mother Tongue” is inspired by events and stories from Congo/Tanzania, Bhutan/Nepal, South Sudan, Holyoke, and Springfield. The performance incorporates movement, music, dance, and stories in Arabic, Swahili, Nepali, and English. The 90 minute piece incorporates the themes of culture, language, diaspora, identity, and the school to prison pipeline, among others.
Dec 04 Sunday
Dec 08 Thursday
Come out and hear some outrageous, funny and heartwarming true stories told in five minutes by your friends and neighbors from around the valley. The audience picks the winner, and a storytelling star is born! Grab a beer and get ready for a night of great entertainment. The winners of each slam will go on to compete in our “Best of Valley Voices” event!
This event is participating in the Card to Culture Program! They will be offering 10 seats at a discounted price of $10 to any patrons with a valid EBT, WIC, or ConnectorCare card. To purchase these tickets, please visit or call the Academy of Music box office. Limit 4 tickets per cardholder per show. Tickets are sold on a first come, first serve basis.
The Academy will hold all shows at full capacity and this show will require no additional COVID precautions or requirements. All sales are final. If you have any questions about accessibility, please contact the box office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (413) 584-9032 X105.
Curran & Keegan Financial is NEPM's Valley Voices Season 8 sponsor.
Dec 10 Saturday