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This musical, filled with sketches, monologues and clever musical numbers, offers a woman's perspective on love, life, motherhood, and friendship. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and perhaps you'll learn a little more about the women in your life. Winner of the Outer Critics Circle award for best revue. Called "delightful" by The New York Times and "A Boodle of Laughs" by The New York Post, you won't want to miss this fun night out.
When in debt, panic. Then sing.
Virginia Carpolotti is a devoted widow with loving memories for her recently-deceased husband. Though her love endures, her confidence in him flounders as one shady character after another comes calling for the debt that Ed put in her name, and things really heat up when a mysterious $1million ransom note appears. A delightful comic musical featuring Tony Award-nominee Penny Fuller.
Love turns everything upside down and leads everyone down paths they couldn't have imagined. A modern Romeo and Juliet story, driven by a pop-rock score that transcends the vast cultural differences of warring nations to inspire peace.
This new musical adaptation takes Lewis Carroll's beloved Alice down a somewhat different rabbit hole, one that lands her in a confusing Wonderland filled with polite, grown-up social activities like poetry recitals and croquet matches. Now framed as more of a coming-of-age fantasy aimed at older kids and adults, Alice is forced to figure out how to navigate this strange world of strict social customs and conformity while maintaining her individuality. But her latest song-filled adventure still includes tea parties and important dates with royals.
What lies beneath the stage at Merrimack Repertory Theatre?
This late-night backstage tour starts like any other tour until something happens to your tour guide, turning this into a chilling, bloodcurdling, nightmare-inducing evening!
Performances begin every 5-10 minutes as each group proceeds to the next room. Entire performance lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Two cousins wage war over a coveted family heirloom in this biting comedy about religion and culture. At odds are the annoyingly devout Daphna Feygenbaum, a young woman who wears her Jewishness like a righteous badge of honor, and her equally self-centered cousin Liam Haber, an entitled young man who has spent much of his life distancing himself from his cultural traditions. When the combatants are forced to spend the night in close quarters, the result is a viciously funny brawl over family, faith, and legacy.
When the dog is mom's best friend.
When Kyle and Hamilton Best's mother dies in a bizarre accident involving a Filipino drag queen, the two brothers try to find common ground – often failing with hilarious results. They bicker over the details of the obituary, Kyle's unfortunate taste in men, and whom Mom loved best – only to find it may very well have been the dog.
Big Fish centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman whose larger-than-life stories of epic adventures delight everyone around him, except his pragmatic son Will. Just as Edward's health begins to decline, Will learns that he is about to become a father, and sets out to discover his family's real story by seeking the truth behind his father's tall tales.
Join the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra with Conductor Keith Lockhart for their sparkling and beloved Holiday Pops concert. Capturing the magic of the Christmas season and the winter charms of New England, the Boston Pops will perform their signature Sleigh Ride, as well as other Holiday classics, and new arrangements of seasonal favorites. The magnificence of hearing these pieces performed by America's Orchestra is not to be missed! Santa Claus himself will make a guest appearance during the concert's finale followed by the traditional Boston Pops Holiday Sing-a-long to bring this special performance to a close.
From the author of Emergency and Knock Knock comes a musical tale of faith, hope and family. Before Marian Anderson and Paul Robeson, there was Roland Hayes—the first world-renowned African-American classical vocalist. Born the son of a slave in rural Georgia, Mr. Hayes built a career in Boston that blossomed around the world. This play chronicles his journey from a child singing in church to a master musician singing before the crowned heads of Europe. Written by celebrated poet and author Daniel Beaty, Breath & Imagination explores the life of an American pioneer through words, movement, spirituals and classical music.
Featuring a major Broadway star and a dozen Good Theater favorites these concerts always sell-out and patrons are urged to get their tickets early.
Neverland Theatre is proud to bring you this upbeat Broadway Kids Revue starring a talented all youth cast performing everyone's favorite and popular songs from Broadway and movies. Featuring songs from Disney's Frozen to Broadway's Wicked, this show is sure to please the entire family!
Set in 1930s Germany, as the Nazi party begins to rise to power, the play follows young American novelist Clifford Bradshaw as he explores the seedy underbelly of Berlin through the decadent Kit Kat Klub, with British headliner Sally Bowles, and the other boarders in Fraulein Schneider's less-than-reputable house on the Nollendorfplatz.
The story as you've never seen it before! Experience Camelot's "one brief shining moment" as Lerner and Loewe envisioned it in one of theatre's most legendary musicals. Recount the time-honored legend of King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table in an enchanting fable of chivalry, majesty, and brotherhood in this four-time Tony Award® winning show.
Camelot tells the story of the legend of King Arthur who rules his kingdom with new ideals, bringing peace to a troubled land. But when his beautiful new Queen Guinevere and the dashing Sir Lancelot, his most trusted knight, give in to their passion for one another, one of the most fabled love triangles of all time ensues. When Mordred, King Arthur's illegitimate son, catches on and sees a kingdom in chaos, he attempts to destroy all that is Camelot!
Intimate and fresh, never has this story of passion, pageantry and betrayal been more captivating.
Three generations of mothers and memories combine to change the fate of a schizophrenic man at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, as he waits for a sister he hardly knows, to fulfill an agreement that was never made. Adoption, desertion, and forgiveness—all this makes up a family. What are the ties that bind?
With dazzling special effects that have grown even more exciting over time, traditional and original songs, and colorful costumes, A Christmas Carol has become a holiday favorite throughout New England. Based on the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol tells the tale of curmudgeonly miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who is visited by the ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future hoping to change his destiny and save his soul. This brilliant musical, an original adaptation written by former NSMT Artistic Director, Jon Kimbell, follows Scrooge through a series of strange and magical journeys, where he ultimately discovers the true spirit of the holiday season.
"God Bless us, everyone!" Continue our family holiday tradition and start getting in the holiday spirit with Troy Siebels' adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic tale. You know the story, you love the message of Christmas redemption, and the love for mankind that the season brings. Join us for our 6th annual spectacular production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.
Every year, The Christmas Revels journeys to a different time and place to explore a culture through its music and holiday rituals. This year, please join us as we sally forth (or sally back, as it were) to Victorian London, and more specifically, the "Crystal Palace," the remarkable glass building erected for the Great Exhibition of 1851. Inside you'll find a colorful cast of characters, including a harried producer, cheeky street performers, and even composer Sir Arthur Sullivan, all caught up in a scheme to produce a whirlwind Christmas performance fit for a Prince. And so our story begins...
Ballybeg, County Donegal, Ireland. During the summer of 1936, the five Mundy sisters welcome home their mentally and physically frail elder brother, returning from a life as a missionary in Africa. Love briefly seems possible for some of them, but their world and family are rapidly being changed and challenged as summer, dreams and hopes fade away. As the now-grown Michael shares the story of his mother and her sisters, the women join together to celebrate the Celtic harvest festival of Lughnasa and allow themselves one last joyous dance before reaping their bitter harvest. Vivid, layered characters and language combine in this elegant and rueful memory play that is widely regarded as Brian Friel's masterpiece, and his tribute to the spirit and valor of the past.
Told through the extensive and imaginative correspondence between two of the 20th century's most important and celebrated American poets — Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell — Dear Elizabeth is a different kind of love story, of artists and friends. Bishop and Lowell's thirty-five-year friendship served to buoy each other up in life and art, each being profoundly impacted by the other. Celebrated playwright Sarah Ruhl weaves a lyrical, moving portrait of a friendship between two writers that transcends oceans, continents, and time.
A holiday show for all ages! An upbeat and fun variety show featuring some of Worcester county's finest singers, dancers and actors, Holiday Spectacular is in it's fourth season. This show will leave you tapping your toes and singing Christmas tunes all the way home (and for days after). Join us for lots of holiday cheer and some singing and dancing snowmen, reindeer and hot chocolate for everyone!
Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the coming-of-age drama of Francis (aka Baby) and dance instructor Johnny.
Two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds come together in what will be the most challenging and ultimately triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, Hungry Eyes, Hey Baby, Do you Love Me and the legendary (I've Had) The Time of My Life.
Differing from the popular stock character-sung musical, this dance-heavy production tells its story with the help of live singers who reside outside the main action. Break out your leotards and dance socks for this experience of a lifetime!
Mickey Mouse and friends rock the world with the stars from "The Little Mermaid," "Aladdin" and Disney/Pixar's "Toy Story" in their new touring show Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival. Disney hits are remixed to the hottest sounds of today featuring hip hop, pop, swing, reggae, rock, country and much more! The irresistible lineup of performers, including Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy; Ariel, Sebastian and Ursula; Jasmine, Aladdin and Genie; and Woody, Buzz and Jessie; are among the more than 25 Disney stars featured in this jam session fit for the entire family! You can't resist dancing, singing, playing your air-guitar and laughing with this band of characters. Come join them at Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival for a lively concert experience guaranteed to deliver enough rockin' memories to last a lifetime.
The Donkey Show is the intoxicating international sensation that takes you behind the velvet ropes into a glittered wonderland of decadence, divas, and disco, inspired by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Come party on the dance floor to all the disco hits you know by heart as The Donkey Show unfolds all around you. It's a show . . . it's a party . . . it's the ultimate disco experience.
Must be 18 to enter, 21 to drink.
What's more powerful – a kiss or a crime?
Molly and Ray unexpectedly meet 25 years after their teenage romance. Though their kiss has had a lasting effect on both of them, the memory of their youthful fling is overshadowed by tragic revelations about what has happened in the intervening years.
Elf is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy's enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner Elf.
A new treatment promising to end pain pits a doctor and his student in an epic battle between altruism and ambition. Based on the true story of the discovery of ether as an anesthetic in 1846 and set in Boston's own Massachusetts General Hospital, this fascinating new play explores the ecstasy of pain, the sweetness of relief, and the hysteria that erupts when healthcare becomes big business.
Produced in association with Alley Theatre, Hartford Stage, and La Jolla Playhouse.
Singer, songwriter, and actor, Paul Anka became famous in the late 1950s, 60s, and 70s with hit songs like "Diana," "Lonely Boy," and "Put Your Head on My Shoulder." In addition to his illustrious singing career, Anka wrote the theme music for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Tom Jones' "She's a Lady," the English lyrics for Frank Sinatra's signature song "My Way," and Michael Jackson's posthumous hit "This Is It." Anka is the only artist in history to have a record on Billboard's Top 50 chart for seven consecutive decades, and has cemented his places as one of the most prolific and versatile singer/songwriters of any generation.
Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, the pop culture phenomenon of Flashdance is now live on stage. With electrifying dance at its core, Flashdance: The Musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer. When romance with her steel mill boss threatens to complicate her ambitions, Alex learns the meaning of love and its power to fuel the pursuit of her dream.
Flashdance: The Musical features a score that includes the biggest hit songs from the movie, including the Academy Award-winning title song "Flashdance - What a Feeling," "Maniac," "Manhunt" and "I Love Rock & Roll."
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons return for an evening filled with their chart topping hits, including "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You," "My Eyes Adored You," and many more.
Frankie Valli was catapulted into rock and roll stardom after his iconic American Bandstand performance of "Sherry" with the Four Seasons. As a solo artist and with the Four Seasons, Valli has produced 19 top ten hits and sold over 100 million records worldwide. Hit singles include "December, '63 (Oh, What a Night)," "Bye Bye Baby," "Dawn," as well as the hit title track of the bestselling "Grease" soundtrack.
The Fresh Beat Band, Nickelodeon's preschool music group and stars of the hit Emmy Award-winning TV series of the same name, are bringing an all new concert to cities across the U.S. The Fresh Beat Band Greatest Hits Live features Kiki (Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer), Shout (Thomas Hobson), Marina (Tara Perry), and Twist (Jon Beavers) performing in this brand new production featuring new hit songs such as "Walk Like an Egyptian" along with fan favorites from their live-action TV show and recent albums. The band will perform all of their biggest hits that teach preschoolers about music appreciation and how to express their feelings through movement, song and instrumental music. Fresh Beat Band Party packages, which include a meet and greet with The Fresh Beat Band will be available.
Set in New York in the early 1900s, this is the story of vaudeville, radio, film and theater comedienne, Fanny Brice, from her Brooklyn beginnings as a star-struck Jewish teenager who fast-talked and wisecracked her way into show business, to her turn as the toast of New York, to the unraveling of her personal life. This American classic features the great music of Jule Styne, including the hits "People" and "Don't Rain on My Parade."
Claire and Max find their values put to the test when best friends Alex and Elena announce they are having a baby. Claire is climbing the corporate ladder in advertising, while her husband Max is a puppeteer for PBS. With friends entering into parenthood, they ask: What happened to the indie-rock kids that hated everything their parents believed in? A dark comedy about friendship, babies, and defining success.
The Grand Parade (of the 20th Century) depicts major events of the 20th century in a theatrical style inspired by famed artist Marc Chagall's kaleidoscopic vision of humanity at play, at war and at rest. Trapeze, circus, dance, projections and popular culture fill the height and breadth of the stage in a spectacle of history populated by people and animals in acts of grace and destruction. History is recounted with a variety of iconic images from film, television and photography. It's a glorious work of memory, memorial and celebration that shows us to ourselves and makes us consider where we are now by examining where we have come from.
Iconic actress Isabella Rossellini teams up with legendary screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière to present Green Porno, Live On Stage, a hysterical and eye-opening zoology lesson on the kinky and confounding mating rituals of insects and marine life. Rossellini has adapted The Sundance Channel series of the same name into an intimate lecture using cheeky theatrics to delightfully discuss this bizzare world of seductions and deadly enigmas.
This family friendly event is open to children of all ages and will feature a Trick-or-Treat tour backstage, where kids can meet "spooky" actors and other theatre professionals. Event will include face painting and photo opportunities.
Neverland Theatre presents Disney's High School Musical, a stage version based on the Disney Channel's original smash hit movie.
I Love Lucy: Live On Stage is the brand-new hit stage show adapted from the most beloved program in television history! America's favorite foursome – Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel – is live on stage and in color for the very first time!
It's 1952 and you are a member of the studio audience awaiting the filming of two hilarious and oh-so-familiar I Love Lucy® episodes. Imagine stepping back in time onto the Desilu Playhouse soundstage where a charming host entertains and enlightens you to the behind-the-scenes filming process, the 1950s hi-fidelity technology and this brand-new thing called "television." The episodes begin and you witness, firsthand, the side-splitting antics of that crazy redhead in the Ricardo's New York apartment and thrill to the Cuban sounds of "The Ricky Ricardo Orchestra" at the famed Tropicana Nightclub.
In Search of Our Father is the story of a young brother and sister growing up in poverty in El Salvador. After they lose their mother to gang violence, the wise-beyond-their-years siblings embark on a dangerous journey to the US, hoping to find the man their mother always claimed was their father: Sylvester Stallone.
Written just before the modern feminist revolution opened new vistas for women, In the Summer House tells the story of the mysterious and powerful relationship between mothers and their daughters. This remarkable play by Jane Bowles premiered on Broadway in the 1953 and was revived at Lincoln center 40 years later. It explores ideas and issues that remain just as immediate and enthralling today.
From the author of By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, Intimate Apparel is a loving and evocative portrait of Esther, an independent but lonely African American seamstress in early 20th-century Manhattan who earns a living sewing exquisite lingerie for wealthy socialites uptown, and women of ill repute downtown. When Esther receives a letter from a stranger who is laboring on the Panama Canal, she begins an epistolary courtship with him, only to discover that he is not all that he seems. Disillusioned but unbroken, Esther reluctantly returns to her sewing machine to refashion her dreams from the cloth of her life's experiences.
One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel's favorite son.
Directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, this new production will feature Broadway/television star Diana DeGarmo (Hairspray, Hair) as The Narrator and Broadway star Ace Young (Grease, Hair) as Joseph.
Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colors, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including "Those Canaan Days," "Any Dream Will Do" and "Close Every Door."
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat tells the Biblical saga of a boy blessed with prophetic dreams, his jealous brothers, a paranoid Pharoah, famine, forgiveness and reconciliation. Brought to vibrant life by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, this enduring musical has charmed audiences around the world with its excitement, energy and engaging mix of musical styles!
Kevin James, producer, co-writer, and star of the hit comedies Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009) and Here Comes The Boom (2012) is returning to the stage to perform the kind of stand-up that got him discovered back in 1996.
Shakespeare's Globe returns to ArtsEmerson after their well received Hamlet with a striking production of King Lear. Joseph Marcell (celebrated classical actor also known for his role as Geoffrey in "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air") gives a commanding performance as Lear, a king suspicious of his daughters' loyalty after he has divided his realm among them. With an ensemble of eight actors creating all the characters and music, this production reinvigorates this classic story with extraordinary theatricality.
Set in the provincial Northampton, England, London-bound Charlie Price is surprised to suddenly inherit his beloved father's shoe factory and even more surprised to find that handmade men's dress shoes are no longer quite as in vogue as they used to be. Facing closure, a dejected Charlie chances upon Lola, the charismatic, brassy and fabulous drag queen and finds himself forming an unlikely business partnership, creating custom shoes for drag queens, which will change their lives forever...
Focusing on the early years of Barbra and her rise to fame, the show will feature such tunes as "Cry Me a River," "My Man," "Second Hand Rose," "People," "Don't Rain on My Parade," and "Happy Days Are Here Again."
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling epic story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption. The world's most popular musical examines the metamorphosis of ex-prisoner Jean Valjean who agrees to care for a dying factory worker's young daughter, all the while being hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert. The Tony Award-winning masterpiece has thrilled audiences around the world and will now be presented in a unique in-the-round production.
Presented to great acclaim last season, this adaptation of George MacDonald's classic fairy tale follows a young princess cursed to live without gravity. Floating through life unburdened by cares or sorrow, the princess is always just out of reach of everyone around her. If her parents, the King and Queen, don't help her get back to earth by her 16th birthday, the curse will become permanent. Featuring actors from the A.R.T. Institute Class of 2015, this playful production combines wit and humor, music and movement, to delight both children and their families.
A group of New York theatre-types gather in the Ritz-Carlton Boston hotel room of a grand, charismatic leading lady. The hopeful young playwright and a cynical old one, the high-strung director and the boorish producer, and, of course, the leading lady's mother are all in seventh heaven expecting a smash out-of-town triumph. But after a disastrous reception from the Boston audience, everyone wishes they had opened in Oklahoma. Light Up the Sky is an affectionate and hilarious look at the backstage foibles and frailties of that uniquely fascinating microcosm of the world: the THEATRE!
In this satirical dark comedy, depressed New Yorker Alfred Chamberlain is engaged to perky, can-do Patsy Newquist. As their wedding day grows near, Alfred finds himself embroiled in an urban nightmare involving his fiancée's family, the possibility of marriage without faith, muggings, and a sniper's bullet.
South Africa's Award-winning Isango Ensemble gloriously bursts on the scene with The Magic Flute, Mozart's classic opera, completely reimagined, transformed and transported. The enchanting story tells of a man's quest to rescue his wrongly captured love, and the trials they must endure to be together. Drawing its artists mostly from the townships surrounding Cape Town, this energetic ensemble has traveled all over the world, and with the help of some magical musical instruments, they are able to bring an old story new joy and pleasure.
Jean-Claude Carrière, one of the greatest storytellers of our time, delivers one of grandest epics ever written: The Mahabharata.
Accompanied by a musician and a dancer, Carrière adopts the role of a traveling bard to tell the story to a new generation of listeners, reprising the style in which it would have been performed in ancient India as an oral epic. Set in an ancient, mythic time, the narrative centers on the war for power between two families: the Pandava, five children of the gods, and the Kaurava, the hundred sons of a king whose legitimacy is in question. This pared-down, magical 90-minute retelling of the classic tale is based on Carrière's prior collaboration on The Mahabharata with iconic director Peter Brook which resulted in an acclaimed 9-hour theatrical event as well as a 5-hour film version. Bringing decades of knowledge from working with the text and tracing its roots in India, Carrière provides a deeply personal and unique interpretation of this large epic.
On the sunny Greek Island of Kalokairi, Sophie is dreaming of her forthcoming wedding to Sky, but is saddened that her mother Donna has never told her about her father. Reading Donna?s diary, she identifies three suspects from her past, adventurer Bill, successful Sam and ex-rocker Harry and secretly invites them to the island, hoping to quiz them.
As Donna struggles to confront her past, her and two best friends take a trip down memory lane, recalling their glory days as glam rockers Donna and the Dynamos. But will seeing her ex-lovers rekindle old flames? And who is Sophie's father anyway? Find out in this crowd-pleasing juggernaut!
Mario Frangoulis, the world renowned powerhouse Greek tenor, will be appearing at The Hanover Theatre with his electrifying voice and stunning charisma. As 2011's "Best Male Classical Crossover Artist," he is recognized on Billboard's Classical Crossover charts alongside Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban. Frangoulis wows audiences around the globe with his unique ability to belt out everything from an operatic aria to a booming rock anthem. Fresh off a dazzling performance with the legendary Boston Pops that has gripped millions of public television viewers across the nation, Frangoulis will be performing songs from several of his albums, an emotional repertoire of inspirational songs in five languages. Audiences will marvel at his remarkable vocal talent, and passionate performances.
This performance is in support and celebration of the centennial anniversary of St. Spyridon Cathedral in Worcester.
Society is going to hell in a handbasket. Duke Vincentio figures the best way to rectifty a bad situation is to remove himself and put the government into the hands of the one person who can restore order, Angelo. Big mistake. Angelo may not be as righteous as the laws he enforces. We learn he's sitting on some pretty wrongheaded lust when the one innocent who pleads to him for mercy on behalf of her brother suddenly becomes the object of his deep-seeded desire. Sex, prison, and power collide in a city on the edge, and a vaulted struggle begins.
Million Dollar Quartet is the Tony® award-‐winning Broadway musical, inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.
On December 4, 1956, these four young musicians were gathered together by Sam Phillips, the "Father of Rock 'n' Roll," at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions of all time. Million Dollar Quartet brings that legendary night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal, humorous banter and celebrations featuring timeless hits including "Blue Suede Shoes," "Ring of Fire," "That's All Right," "Sixteen Tons," "Great Balls of Fire," "I Walk the Line," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "See Ya Later, Alligator," "Fever," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Hound Dog" and more.
Southern Illinois 1935. This evocative Depression-era story, part one of a trilogy, explores three outsiders - a foundling girl known only as Girl; a deaf boy eloquent in the language of his silence, and an eccentric recluse, Mother Hicks, who is suspected of being a witch. Told with poetry and sign language, Mother Hicks chronicles the journeys of these three characters as they find themselves, and each other, in a troubled time.
A 2014 Tony Nominee for Best Play, Mothers and Sons is a timely and touching new play that explores our evolving understanding of what it means to be a family. Funny, provocative, and poignant, this acclaimed drama follows Dallas matriarch Katharine Gerard on an unexpected visit to New York to meet with her late son's former partner, who is now married to another man and raising a young son. Forced to consider the life her own son might have led, Katharine must now come to terms with her own life choices and how society has changed around her.
More than just a Broadway show, Motown: The Musical is an incredible look back at the country's most loved genre and the music that transformed America.
Filled with the back stories of legends such as Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson and a whole host of the motor city's favourite stars, and featuring billboard busting classics like 'My Girl' and 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough', this is an uplifting show about how Motown broke down barriers and got us all dancing to the same rhythm!
Motown: The Musical follows writing impresario and founder of the Motown label, Berry Gordy as he fights against the odds to turn his improbable dream into all singing, all dancing reality. Adapted from Berry's own 1994 autobiography, 'To Be Loved', this is an incredible walk down memory lane, as we see how Smokey got his honey toned voice and how Diana found fame, amongst 50 classic songs that are guaranteed to keep you dancing all night long.
The Maine premiere of Mrs. Mannerly, a wacky comedy by Jeffrey Hatcher about an actress, with a past, who now teaches manners classes in Steubenville, Ohio.
The three-man comic hurricane that is Culture Clash returns to Boston to celebrate their 30th anniversary as the most prominent Latino performance troupe in the country. Keep Culture and Clash On: 30 Years of Revolutionary Comedy Remastered remixes iconic moments from their signature satirical and political works into an evening as fresh and unhinged as ever.
A witty and irreverent celebration of musical theater, featuring send-ups of works by Stephen Sondeim, Andrew Lloyd Weber, Rogers & Hammerstein and more.
Based on the popular Emmy-nominated series, co-hosts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage will be presenting demonstrations that take the audience behind the myths and explain how they decide which myths to bust.
Hailing from Indiana farm country, Jamie Hyneman has been a wilderness survival expert, boat captain, diver, linguist, animal wrangler, machinist and cook, to name but a few.
The son of a filmmaker/painter and a psychotherapist, Adam Savage has spent his life gathering skills that allow him to take what's in his brain and make it real. He's built everything from ancient Buddhas to futuristic weapons, from spaceships to dancing vegetables, from fine art sculptures to animated chocolate.
Mythbusters: Behind the Myths Tour is comprised of 4 audience participation sections and a finale "contest". Interspersed with the interactive segments, Adam and Jamie will take questions from the audience with storytelling about the show and questions answered augmented by pictures and video.
Sex, murder, and terrible danger lurk just around the corner in Necessary Monsters, the new reality-bending comedy from John Kuntz, author of the award-winning plays The Salt Girl and The Hotel Nepenthe. Through a series of intricately connected stories, Kuntz pulls us into the labyrinth of the human psyche for this dream-like and darkly hilarious look at the ways that we do violence and the stories we create to keep us up at night.
Legendary artist Robert Lepage is back with a new production of his acclaimed Needles and Opium. Presented as a hypnotic series of vignettes, this fascinating, introspective performance tracks the intersection and creative drive of Parisian poet/filmmaker Jean Cocteau on his way to New York, and American jazz legend Miles Davis during his stay in Paris in 1949. Startling technical wizardry serves true emotional depth on a journey into the night that puts us under a spell and leads us into the light - as much magic as it is theatre.
Orphaned and homeless, New York's newsboys live, urchin like, day by day, dreaming of a better life. In the meantime, the popular and charismatic Jack and friends have got more than just dodging juvenile detention centre on his mind. The newspaper editors are inflating their prices, meaning the newsies can?t afford to sell them. Now is the time to pull together, create strength in numbers and protest! Join Jack on the adventure of his life as he finds the courage and the hope to change his destiny!
Jump start the holiday season with The Nutcracker presented by Ballet Arts Worcester and the Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra. Share the magic and beauty of this beloved Worcester production with your favorite loved ones!
The past never lets go.
Gwen thought she had successfully walked away from her troubled past. But then her ex-husband returns with news of their grown daughter's disappearance and with him come the demons that she sought to erase from her idyllic new life. A powerful drama that explores complex family dynamics.
The endlessly imaginative PigPen Theatre Co. comes to Boston with a luminously lo-fi spectacle that elevates traditional storytelling to high art. Their fantastical, song-filled tale takes us to the end of the world when an old man abandons his duty of filling the moon with liquid light to search for his missing wife. With a rollicking array of ever-changing characters, inventive theatrical effects and an infectious contemporary folk sound, these seven young actor-musicians transform the seemingly ordinary into sheer wonder.
The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) is America's largest and longest running short form theatre company in the country, founded by Producing Artistic Director Dominic D'Andrea. #1MPF is a barometer project that investigates the zeitgeist of different communities through dialogue and consensus building sessions and a performance of many moments. For the third year #1MPF continues a dynamic partnership with Boston Playwrights' Theatre, with part of the proceeds benefiting BPT's artist residency programming.
The Maine premiere of the recent Broadway hit The Other Place by Sharr White. This psychological thriller wowed NYC audiences in 2013, and an all-star cast will bring the show to life for Good Theater patrons. If audiences like Clybourne Park and Good People, then they will love The Other Place.
Everyone loves a birthday surprise.
When two middle-aged married couples take a weekend trip to celebrate a milestone birthday, they find themselves pondering elusive romance and contemplating what comes next. This unorthodox love story proves that rejuvenation can be found at any age.
Who gets to decide?
Tormented by the menacing grip of an aging mind and with an uncertain future ahead, one man has a plan – but it is not what his family had in mind. A touching family drama sprinkled with surprising humor that asks what it means to truly love someone.
Being descended from philandering gods and bloodthirsty warriors does not make for a fate of calm karmic seas. If Phédre is troubled by her family's erotic history, it may come as no surprise that she falls hard for her stepson, Hippolytus, when her husband, Theseus, appears to be on permanent vacation. If only switching horses was that easy. Instead, monumental rage, mistrust, guilt, and ultimately death seem to be the order of the day for this family story worthy of a Greek tragedy. Oh, wait, it is a Greek tragedy - and one of epic proportions.
Over their 40-plus year history, Pilobolus has appeared at the Olympics, the Oscars, and around the world. This unique and wildly creative dance ensemble continues to amuse, innovate and astonish audiences.
Full program includes:
On the Nature of Things *
Performed by three dancers balanced on a column, On The Nature Of Things explores the power desire and its connection to shame and revenge.
All Is Not Lost 
The live companion to Pilobolus' video collaboration with the Grammy-winning band OK Go changes the way we look at dance through a kaleidoscopic view.
Automation takes place in a world that allows us to view multiple angles at the same time and questions the difference between human and machine.
Masters of trickery, Penn & Teller, team with Pilobolus to create the ultimate piece of gripping, do-not-try-this-at-home choreography.
Sweet Purgatory 
Commissioned for Pilobolus' 20th anniversary, this remarkable piece traces a path from Hades, through Purgatory, to Hope.
"It's as if we're being given a fleeting glimpse of the inner workings of the universe."—The New York
Celebrity Society Professionals Event
The Dance Series is sponsored by The Little Family Foundation and the John S. and Cynthia Reed Foundation.
Student Rush tickets are available in advance in person at the box office for the Friday and Saturday performances. $20.00 per ticket, 2 tickets per ID, Cash only.
*Contains partial nudity
Tickets: $35.00 - $75.00
A dyed-in-the-wool liberal from deep in the heart of Texas, the unsinkable Molly Ivins' rapier wit made her one of America's highest-regarded political columnists, satirists, and beloved rabble-rousers. Red Hot Patriot weaves personal anecdotes with Molly's unforgettable humor and wisdom, celebrating her courage and tenacity – even when a complacent America wasn't listening.
Regrets Only by Paul Rudnick is a big over-the-top comedy that is a perfect way to chase off the winter blues. Set in an elegant NYC penthouse apartment among Manhattan's super elite, this comedy explores the latest topics of love, marriage, friendships and squandered riches.
After a sold-out 13-city tour, Shaping Sound returns to the stage. Shaping Sound is an electrifying new show originally seen on the reality television series "All the Right Moves" that features Emmy Award Nominees and Stars of "So You Think You Can Dance" Travis Wall, Nick Lazzarini, Teddy Forance and Kyle Robinson with a dynamic company of contemporary dancers. Experience the exhilarating collaboration of the newest dance visionaries as they mash-up music genres and dance styles in one explosive, commercial dance theater experience for all ages.
It's a day like any other at the Shear Madness salon, when the lady upstairs gets knocked off. WHOdunit? Join the fun as the audience matches wits with the suspects to catch the killer at this wildly popular comedy whodunit.
A middle-aged Upper-West-Side doctor's wife is devoted to mornings at the Whitney, afternoons at MOMA, and evenings at BAM. Plunged into a mid-life crisis of Medea-like proportions, she's shaken out of her lethargy by the reappearance of a fascinating and somewhat mysterious childhood friend. Filled with passion and humor, the New York Times called The Tale of the Allergist's Wife a "window-rattling comedy of mid-life malaise."
Cicely Tyson reprises her Tony-Award winning performance as Carrie Watts in Horton Foote's classic The Trip To Bountiful for a limited engagement in Boston. Living in a cramped apartment with her son and daughter-in-law (Vanessa Williams), Carrie dreams of making one final journey to her hometown of Bountiful. What follows is Foote's masterpiece of memory, mortality and the undeniable, universal yearning for home.
Due to a prior commitment, Vanessa Williams will not appear in performances on Saturday, DEC 06.
Kneehigh's Tristan & Yseult elevates this classic love triangle to epic proportions – complete with forbidden desires, broken hearts and tender truths. This innovative tale finds King Mark of Cornwall at war – ruling with his head, not his heart. But he hasn't counted on falling head over heels for his enemy's sister Yseult, or on the arrival of the enigmatic Tristan. Using music from Irving Berlin to Bob Marley, Kneehigh's thrill-ride of a production blends comedy, live music and jaw-dropping theatricality for a night of theatre as hilarious as it is moving.
Winner of Israel Theater Prize's Best Original Play in 2012, Gilad Evron's poetic and poignant examination of lives in conflict receives its North American premiere from Boston's own Israeli Stage, featuring the acting talents of local favorites Jeremiah Kissel, Will Lyman and Karen MacDonald. With surprising humor and powerful insight, Ulysses on Bottles tells the story of two unlikely companions who meet in prison: an Israeli-Arab literature teacher nicknamed Ulysses and a successful Israeli-Jewish attorney who takes on his case pro bono. Combined, the perspectives of the two men explore the different reactions to Gaza: the collisions of the personal and the political, morality and ambition. Evron wrestles with people living in separate realities where a life of privilege is pitted against a life of deprivation, and the story of Ulysses raises profound questions about absolute morality and personal freedom.
Six years after graduation, seven women meet for an reunion lunch and relive their college days in the early 1970's at Mount Holyoke College, measuring their youthful dreams for the future against the anguish they face living in the "real" world. Wendy Wasserstein (1950-2006) changed the way contemporary women's lives were presented onstage. She celebrated the complexity of the "New York woman" long before Sex and the City arrived on the scene. Her heritage can be seen in the post-1970's "boom" of activity from women playwrights, many writing "serious" plays in Wendy's preferred genre of comedy, from Paula Vogel to Teresa Rebeck, on through toSarah Ruhl. Wasserstein was one of a handful of women who have achieved pre-eminence as a professional playwright. She won a Pulitzer Prize and was the first woman to win an unshared Tony Award for The Heidi Chronicles (1988). Further, she was our most successful commercial female playwright in the last half of the 20th century.
At times playful, sexy, funny, and wistful, X Dance is 90 minutes of experimental choreography and dance.