Self-described kooky Commander-in-Chief Don Jordan of the Nutshell Playhouse will bring his troupe to appear in an original production here at the mansion. The program is appropriate for children of all ages accompanied by their grown-ups, according to Jordan. Kids ages 3 – 10 will particularly enjoy the show. Admission tickets are $15 for adults, $7.00 for ages 4 – 17 and ages 3 and under are free. The performance will be held outside on the mansion grounds. Please bring chairs or blankets. Masks required if unvaccinated. Reservations for attending the performance are required by calling us at 413-637-3206. The mansion is located at 104 Walker Street in Lenox.
SAVING JAZZY is a Musical and Visual Eco-Fantasy that asks the question, “Can Mambo and Nemonee save the beautiful but endangered Floratius Serendipitus, namely Jazzy LaFleur, The Most Beautiful Flower in the World?” Special Guests are Annie Anaconda, the Singing Snake in addition and The Ghost of King Nutinmuchinkamen. Jordan also promises a Ride on the Tapasonic Air Transportaflyer to The Amazon Rain Forest, The North Pole and The Great Sahara Desert, where the audience will meet the show’s wonderful characters performed by Alexia Trainer and Stefanie Weber.
This original production provides a chance to awaken children to earth’s mysteries and the delicate balance of nature. It will also provide a wonderful complement to elementary school science programs.
Jordan, Artistic Director/Accompanist, founded the Nutshell Playhouse in 2003. Before then, he taught and performed with Teatro Studio and I Gesti di Roma in Italy before being invited to perform with Mummenschanz on Broadway. He directed the Pan Twilight Circus’s 1995 production of Creatures of the Lawn, and served as Artistic Director of the Pickle Family Circus.
Jordan has taught as an adjunct faculty member at Smith College, Berkshire Community College, Shakespeare and Co., Barnard College and the Julliard School. He has also taught at schools in France and Spain. He is a graduate of the Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris.
Nutshell Playhouse productions have been performed throughout the Berkshires, including the Barrington Stage Company, Berkshire Athenaeum, Main Street Stage, The Gutherie Center, Clark Art Institute and Whitney Center for the Arts.
Rain date info: In case of inclement weather all attendees will be notified via email about the cancellation. Those who did not provide an email address will receive a phone call. The cancellation will also be posted on our Facebook and Instagram pages. Here are your options for what to do with your ticket in this scenario:
- Exchange to a future event with the Nutshell Playhouse at Ventfort Hall
- Use the tickets as a credit on the day of the scheduled performance to visit Ventfort Hall on a self-guided tour (cannot be transferred to a future date).
- Donate the tickets to Ventfort Hall and receive a receipt for a tax deductible donation.