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In Somerville, a powerhouse of custom costume-making for Boston and beyond

In an inconspicuous brick building on a side street in Somerville, the staff at Costume Works creates elaborate, often fantastical costumes for theater, opera, dance, and other companies.

Dance Review

Merce Cunningham dances are marvels anew with Compagnie CNDC-Angers

Robert Swinston, a longtime Cunningham dancer and now the director of his own troupe, brings three Cunningham works to Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. The dancers are terrific, the setting ideal, the timing glorious.

theater

Jessie Mueller steps out of character — with some trepidation

The Tony-winning star of “Beautiful’’ and “Waitress’’ will talk about her career and sing tunes from her shows at the Colonial with Seth Rudetsky.

After the show’s over, stay and explore

Lenox, Williamstown, Stockbridge, and Pittsfield are filled with attractions for hikers, art lovers, history buffs, not to mention dining options for anyone who likes to eat out.

A dozen shows to see in the Berkshires this summer

A sampling of the most promising productions.

Stages

A sound and vision for ‘Curious Incident’ that will unfold under the stars

Apollinaire Theatre Company is staging the Tony Award-winning play at PORT Park in Chelsea.

Dance Review

Much to relish from Ballet BC at Jacob’s Pillow

While the dances on the company’s program share an athletically rubbery, kinetically articulate movement vocabulary, the dancers are full of individuality.

Stage Review

The sun sets on the British empire in Nora Theatre Company’s ‘Cloud Nine’

Director Lee Mikeska Gardner and an extraordinary cast deliver a first-class production of Caryl Churchill’s 1979 play about colonialism, oppression, sexual politics, and power.