Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Big Apple Circus, where you can "ooh!" and "ahh!" at some of the world's most celebrated circus acts in the most intimate setting. You'll be sitting ringside with your eyes trained on the skies as 10-time world record holder Nik Wallenda launches into his signature daring feats. Hailed as "The King of the High Wire," he'll lead his Fabulous Wallendas through unforgettable aerial stunts like the seven-man pyramid. Trapeze artists will leave you gulping and clowns will keep you laughing when this Big Top bonanza comes to the Boston area.
They don't call Placido Domingo the "King of the Opera" for nothing -- along with winning a dozen Grammy Awards for several of his multi-platinum albums, he's performed some 150 roles in six languages, recorded more than 100 complete operas, and in what many would consider a crowning achievement, he starred as himself on The Simpsons. Originally from Spain, Domingo gained fame as one of the Three Tenors, alongside José Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti, and he's currently the General Director of the LA Opera, both conducting and performing. He'll be appearing in concert in Boston for the first time in a decade at the Boch Center, accompanied by two sopranos, Micaëla Oeste and Camila Titinger, and the Domingo Festival Orchestra, a hand-picked group of talented young musicians from the area. Maestro Eugene Kohn promises an enjoyable, accessible evening of music, ranging from recognizable opera and operetta selections to Broadway favorites, Spanish zarzuela-style numbers and beloved Latin tunes as well.
Gritty, sexy and thought-provoking, this musical about a society on the brink of catastrophic change is set during the rise of the Nazis in 1930s Germany. The hard-hitting story revolves around the seedy Kit Kat Klub, where patrons -- captivated by the decadent allure -- come to escape the deteriorating world outside. Written by the incomparable team of John Kander (music), Fred Ebb (lyrics) and Joe Masteroff (book), Cabaret is a provocative musical that remains ever-relevant, exploring the devastating results of authoritarianism, bigotry and cultural upheaval in times of political change. Enjoy this Moonbox Productions presentation of the timeless musical at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts.
With smash hits like "Conga" and "1-2-3," Cuban-born Gloria Estefan became the most successful crossover artist of all time. Together with her husband and producer, Emilio, Estefan has won 26 Grammy Awards, sold over 100 million records and packed stadiums from Sydney to Singapore. Now, the Estefans' incredible story comes to the stage in the musical On Your Feet! A top-notch creative team -- including Jerry Mitchell, the Tony-winning director of Kinky Boots; Sergio Trujillo, choreographer of Jersey Boys; and Alexander Dinelaris, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Birdman -- brings this musical to life. From their early days in Miami to global superstardom, the Estefans' journey is told through some of the biggest hits of the last 30 years: "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You," "Get on Your Feet," "Don't Wanna Lose You," "Coming Out of the Dark" and more. Catch On Your Feet! at Boston Opera House.
Add "feminine intuition" to the list of Sherlock's tremendous qualities and you have one hell of a detective! The female versions of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary characters negotiate the tricky political and social realities of 1880s England as they solve crimes. The two delightfully unconventional women forge their way in an era that refuses to accept them, forming a bond of trust so they can work together to uncover the secrets surrounding a corrupt police investigator whose wives keep dying mysteriously. At Greater Boston Stage Company in Stoneham, the game is afoot!
Winston Smith is a low-ranking member of the ruling Party in London, in the nation of Oceania. Everywhere Winston goes, the Party watches him through telescreens. Everywhere he looks he sees the face of the Party's seemingly omniscient leader -- Big Brother. The Party controls everything in Oceania, even the people's history and language. Even thinking rebellious thoughts is illegal. Winston dares to express his thoughts in a diary even though he knows ... big brother is watching. See George Orwell's timeless story of an oppressive future when 1984 hits the stage at Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts.
The high-stakes world of middle-school spelling competitions takes center stage, along with a plethora of pubescent angst and awkwardness, in this hit musical comedy about six overachieving would-be wordsmiths and their neurotic parents. While sharing funny and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of increasingly challenging words, and find that winning doesn't have to be the only definition of success. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee was nominated for Best Musical and five other Tonys in its original run, winning for Best Book. Experience the classic at the American Legion Post 210 in Saugus.
Eugene O'Neill's enduring master work, Anna Christie, is a surprisingly contemporary play that still crackles with fierce physicality, humor and drama. After a 20-year separation, a coal barge captain (Lyric Stage favorite Johnny Lee Davenport) is reunited with the daughter he unwittingly abandoned to a life of hardship. It seems like Anna has found love with a shipwrecked sailor, only to be rejected by both of the men in her life when her dark past is revealed. As both her father and her suitor come to recognize their own responsibility for her plight, all three of them struggle to find forgiveness and redemption in each other. Following his acclaimed production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Scott Edmiston takes a fresh look at one of America's greatest playwrights.
Bring the kids and enjoy a 60-minute, fully-narrated sightseeing cruise along the Charles River. Your captain and crew will entertain and educate while pointing out the historic and cultural sights of Boston and Cambridge, including Beacon Hill, Esplanade Park, the Back Bay, Boston University, M.I.T., Harvard and countless sailboats and rowers.
From E.B. White, the beloved author of Charlotte's Web, comes Stuart Little, the endearing and enduring classic about a mouse who is born into an ordinary New York family. This fun-filled children's theater adaptation by Joseph Robinette captures all the charm, wisdom and joy of the original story, bringing Stuart's many larger-than-life adventures to the stage while teaching young ones all about the timeless values of loyalty and friendship. See this family favorite at the Wheelock Family Theatre in Boston.
At a beautiful country farmhouse during the summer of 1995, eight gay men come together over three holiday weekends -- Memorial Day, the 4th of July and Labor Day. They share romance, anger, laughter and difficult truths. Terrence McNally's Love! Valour! Compassion! unfolds with great humor as the men address revealing questions of gay identity, self-esteem, the threat of AIDS and male love. Zeitgeist Stage Company brings the Tony-winning play to Boston Center for the Arts, with its themes of love, friendship, fear, pride and acceptance that are just as poignant and relevant today. Don't miss the show about which The New York Times wrote: "It's utterly contemporary; its one-liners are sometimes hysterical and are slammed home with style; it has genuine pathos that's only slightly tinged with sentimentality."
In the late 1800s at Harvard College observatory -- long before the heroines of Hidden Figures made their contributions at NASA -- a group of "computers," aka women employed for half a man's salary to analyze astronomic data, proved that the universe was larger than anyone ever dreamed. The Women Who Mapped the Stars reveals the thrilling untold story of the five brave analysts who paved the way for previously impossible advances in astronomy. The Nora Theatre Company stages this world premiere by Joyce Van Dyke at the Central Square Theater in Cambridge.
For far too long comedy has been a boys' club. But with female comedians like Tig Notaro, Maria Bamford, Jenny Slate, Kristen Wiig, Tiffany Haddish and Kate McKinnon (just to name a few) burning up screens big and small, funny women are finally getting their due! From stand-up to improv to sketch, it all starts on the stage. You can catch some of the funniest female comedians around performing live at the Women in Comedy Festival. You've seen their names in the credits of The President Show and The Daily Show, on Time Out's list of Funniest Women in New York, and at all the top clubs and festivals. Now you can catch them on stages around Boston before they become the next big comedy stars. The festival will also feature live podcasts, films, workshops and musical performances.
You'll not only be treated to a full brunch on this weekend cruise aboard the elegant Northern Lights yacht, but you'll also enjoy a narrated tour of the sights. On this 2.5-hour excursion around Boston Harbor, soak up panoramic views while indulging in a three-course brunch menu filled with savory and sweet treats, including waffles, bagels, bacon, a Greek egg scramble, freshly baked cookies and more. The meal comes with your ticket, and cocktails will be available for purchase, including the Northern Lights Mimosa featuring St. Germain, orange juice and bubbles. You'll also see and hear about historic sites like the harbor islands, Independence Fort, Bunker Hill Monument, Old North Church, the USS Constitution and more -- not to mention that famous Boston skyline.
Saturday, Apr. 21, 2018 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:15am)Sunday, Apr. 22, 2018 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:15am)Saturday, Apr. 28, 2018 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:15am)Sunday, Apr. 29, 2018 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:15am)Saturday, May. 5, 2018 / Noon (Boarding Begins at 11:45am)Sunday, May. 6, 2018 / Noon (Boarding Begins at 11:45am)Saturday, May. 12, 2018 / Noon (Boarding Begins at 11:45am)Sunday, May. 13, 2018 / Noon (Boarding Begins at 11:45am)
Celebrated violinist Sirena Huang first performed with the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra when she was just nine years old, and in the years since has performed in 17 countries as a soloist with groups including the New York Philharmonic and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. In this performance at Converse Hall in Boston, Huang performs Beethoven's "Violin Concerto" and Mendelssohn's music for A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Sunday, Apr. 22, 2018 / 3:00pm (Pre-Concert Lecture at 2:00pm)
Fans of Drunk History and all its slurred education will fall over laughing at Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare, which combines an entirely serious Shakespeare play with one completely inebriated cast member. For the last six years, Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare has been performed in the darkest corners and diviest bars in the U.K., and the cast is bringing the good time to Austin. Side-splitting, raucous and completely interactive, the show is fresh off sell-out runs at the Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe festivals, where a cast member drinks beer, wine and whiskey on stage, drunkenly sings the Dawson's Creek theme song and occasionally (accidentally, of course) bares a nipple or two. Brush up on your Bard knowledge, and head down to The Rockwell near Boston for The Taming of the Shrew, because this is Shakespeare as you never knew you wanted to see him before.
Set in a local hair salon, Shear Madness is a hilarious whodunit with you as a central character and jokes and lines as up-to-date as the morning's news. When the beauty parlor's landlady is murdered at the outset, a blend of mystery and improvisational theater ensues, with audience members called upon to make sense of the clues, question the actors and ultimately solve the crime. This award-winning Boston institution, ongoing at the Charles Playhouse since 1980, boasts new clues and ripped-from-the-headlines humor every night, resulting in rollicking repeat visits, and has spawned 50 different productions in cities as far-flung as Barcelona, Rome, Paris, Tel Aviv, Melbourne and Johannesburg.
Brooklyn-based Calamari "sisters" Delphine and Carmela host a hilarious faux broadcast of their public-access cable cooking show, blending outrageous musical numbers, spicy anecdotes and a dash of audience participation into a delectable comic stew. While they whip up their authentic Italian recipes live on stage, the Calamaris sing, dance and bicker their way into your hearts -- and stomachs -- with renditions of beloved tunes like ""Volare," "Come On-A My House," "Botch-A-Me," "Que Sera Sera," "Mambo Italiano" and more. Don't be surprised if they get a bit naughty as they update their treasured family recipes with saucy secrets and anecdotes that will leave you rolling in the aisles. And who knows? You might even get to sample these two sisters' kitchen creations. Be prepared to laugh until your sides hurt when they come to the stage of Arlington's Regent Theatre.
Bill Murray, the star of Ghostbusters, Rushmore, The Life Aquatic and countless bizarre urban legends, is joining forces with cellist Jan Vogler, violinist Mira Wang and pianist Vanessa Perez for a performance that blends classical music with classic literature. New Worlds blends classical music, American standards and literary readings from composers like Johann Sebastian Bach and Maurice Ravel to authors such as Ernest Hemingway, Walt Whitman and Mark Twain. When this charming cultural combo comes to The Hanover Theatre in Worcester, you'll see Murray step outside his usual comedy lane to perform several tunes, including Stephen Foster's "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair" and a West Side Story medley of "Somewhere," "I Feel Pretty" and "America."
A perfect end to your weekend, the Sunday Evening Jazz Cruise takes you on a relaxing sunset trip around the harbor set to live jazz. Come aboard the Northern Lights, a 1920s-style New England yacht, as the sun dips down over the beautiful Boston skyline and waterfront. You'll enjoy great views of landmarks like Fort Independence, Bunker Hill Monument, USS Constitution and the Marriot Custom House Tower, all while the Benjamin Young Trio keeps things swingin' with jazz favorites and original tunes. This 1.5-hour cruise will also have drinks and snacks available for purchase.
Sunday, Apr. 22, 2018 / 6:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:15pm)Sunday, Apr. 29, 2018 / 6:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:15pm)Sunday, May. 13, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:45pm)Sunday, May. 27, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:45pm)Sunday, Jun. 3, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:45pm)Sunday, Jun. 10, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:45pm)Sunday, Jun. 17, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:45pm)
The New York Times has called the Los Angeles Philharmonic "the most important orchestra in the country." Under the baton of superstar conductor Gustavo Dudamel, the orchestra has been living up to that billing. Now, Dudamel and LA Phil come to Boston Symphony Hall as part of the Celebrity Series of Boston. Anchoring this performance is Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony, a piece that's said to distill the composer's great trademarks -- his playfulness as well as his grand vision -- into a perfect blend. It's no surprise, then, that its premiere was met with an ovation that lasted more than half an hour. Also on the program for this concert are a piece from former LA Phil conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen and Verese's Amériques.
One of Boston's oldest comedy houses and one of the top clubs in the country, Nick's Comedy Stop has hosted such legendary comedians as Denis Leary, Jerry Seinfeld, Phyllis Diller, Lenny Clarke and Jay Leno for more than 30 years. Nick's draws national headliners while providing a space for up-and-coming talent, as well as the leading local stand-up comics in Boston, including Steve Sweeney and Joe Wong. This hub for humor -- named the Top Comedy Club in Boston by Travel + Leisure magazine -- is located in the heart of the city's Theater District.
Not only does this early evening cruise let you see some of Boston's most famous sights bathed in a beautiful glow, but it also provides prime views of the U.S.S. Constitution, which fires off its cannon every day to announce the setting of the sun. Relax aboard the classically styled motor yacht Northern Lights on the open-air top deck or the climate-controlled cabin below, enjoying a captain's commentary and light music, as well as a bar with adult beverages, soda, water and snacks available for purchase. This 90-minute sail floats by Fort Independence, passes under the iconic Tobin Bridge and gives you a glimpse of the Old North Church, where Paul Revere took his famous ride.
Friday, Apr. 20, 2018 / 6:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:15pm)Saturday, Apr. 21, 2018 / 6:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:15pm)Friday, Apr. 27, 2018 / 6:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:15pm)Saturday, Apr. 28, 2018 / 6:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:15pm)Friday, May. 4, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:45pm)Saturday, May. 5, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:45pm)Thursday, May. 10, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:45pm)Friday, May. 11, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:45pm)
The final show of Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre's 2017-18 season, Moving Violations is a thrilling performance featuring three original Mateo ballets. For over 30 years, José Mateo Ballet Theatre has been one of the leading producers of new ballets in the country. Artistic Director José Mateo continues to choreograph inspiring and dynamic new repertory works featuring his signature minimalistic and modern approach. With intimate cabaret-style seating in the stunning Sanctuary Theatre, a show by José Mateo Ballet Theatre is unlike any other arts experience in Boston. In fact, the company was named Boston's Best Date Night in 2017 by The Improper Bostonian.
Family patriarch Ben Lyons is in the hospital, dying from cancer. As his time grows short, his wife and two adult children gather at his bedside for an atypical goodbye in The Lyons, a "smart and funny and moving" (New York Observer) drama that The Hollywood Reporter hailed as "black comedy perfection" during its 2012 run. Ben, freed from social conventions thanks to his condition, will say anything he wishes -- salty language included. Rita, his partner in a 40-year-long loveless marriage, finds her mind drifting toward thoughts of the future. The couple's alcoholic daughter and gay son have their own issues and agendas. Written by Nicky Silver (Beautiful Child), The Lyons is now playing at the Boston Center for the Arts - Plaza Black Box Theatre.
Inspired by the hit animated series on Disney Junior, PJ Masks Live! Time to Be a Hero invites your kids along on an all-new musical adventure starring the famed trio of pajama-clad superheroes. As the story goes, "bedtime is the right time to fight crime" for Connor, Amaya and Greg -- three average, everyday 6-year-olds who transform into Catboy, Owlette and Gekko after dark. There's plenty of interactive excitement to be had at The Bushnell in Hartford when they battle it out with the Baddies in a high-energy stage show filled with music and acrobatics, designed to appeal to kids ages 2-6. Be part of the fast-paced fun as the fleece-footed pals embark on action-packed capers, solving mysteries and learning valuable lessons along the way.
Fans of Drunk History and all its slurred education will fall over laughing at Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare, where an entirely serious Shakespeare play is performed with one entirely inebriated cast member. For the last seven years, Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare has been performed in the darkest corners and diviest bars in the U.K., and the cast has brought the good time to Boston. They'll deliver a side-splitting, raucous and completely interactive drunken twist on Romeo and Juliet at Laugh Boston. This is Shakespeare as you never knew you wanted to see him before.
Awful relationships cause more than their fair share of heartaches (and headaches), and now Naffy Improv comes to the rescue with Your Terrible Ex! From clingers to cheapos to deadbeats and beyond, Boston's top cast of improvisers will transform all of your real relationship nightmares into one hilarious show that'll make your sides ache with laughter. Even if you've never had a cringe-worthy love life, you'll still get a kick out of seeing everyone else's stories unfold before your very eyes. You're guaranteed to enjoy this bad date when You're Terrible Ex! takes over The Riot Theater.
The only other Boston walking tour that could be as entertaining as the Freedom Trail is a chocolate trail -- Add a few cocktails to the mix, and your day in Bean Town is set. Take the gang to Tipsy Chocolate Tours' two-hour stroll through Boston's finest confectionaries and historic sites. You'll munch on chocolatey treats that infuse even sweeter drinks like champagne truffles and Baileys. All the while, take in the New England architecture of the city streets, and learn about the history of chocolate and its ties to Boston. The tour finishes off with a cocoa-based cocktail crafted personally for guests.
It's 1953 in Cold War-era USA, and Ethel and Julius Rosenberg have been accused of atomic espionage and sentenced to death. The most famous spy case of the 20th century, these events led into the House Committee on Un-American Activities Senate hearings, as the Rosenbergs' love affair broke out of all bounds. Recognized as Denmark's Best Opera of 2015, this tragic love story is adapted from the Rosenbergs' letters from jail. As seen through the lens of the McCarthy witch hunts, echoes of which can still be heard today, it begs the question to all of us: "Would you die for love?" Enjoy this North American premiere of The Rosenbergs, presented in collaboration with the Brandeis University Department of Theatre Arts, at Boston Playwrights' Theatre.
Join John Hancock, Dorothy Quincy and Samuel Adams at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum for a night of merrymaking at Boston's only colonial tavern night experience. Raise your cider high as you sample rustic fare, including a selection of carved meats, fresh cheeses, fruits and vegetables, and hearty breads, all served buffet style. At Huzzah! Tavern Nights, you'll learn boisterous songs and cheerful dance and play 18th-century games with the Sons of Liberty and Daughters of Freedom roaming around to keep the party festive.
Be there when Laurie Forster -- award-winning sommelier, comedian and author of The Sipping Point: A Crash Course in Wine -- delivers an edgy, off-beat and hilarious show where wine meets punchline. Using her down-to-earth approach to "wine education," Forster peels back the labels of a few of her favorite wines while she exposes some of the deep secrets of the wine industry -- and why she thinks it's so funny. Maybe you love the full body of a Malbec or the crisp acidity of a Pinot Grigio. Who knows? Who cares? By the end of this show three things are certain. You'll be confident about what you like, exhausted from laughing and completely relaxed. Her edgy approach to demystifying wine has caught the eye of major networks and led to many guest appearances, and now you can catch her live at Lexington's Cary Memorial Hall.
If you think America is too young a country to have abandoned relics and ghost stories, think again. The two-hour narrated Boston Harbor Island Cruise floats past shipwreck sites, America's oldest lighthouse, an island fort known for its elusive woman in black, a mysterious sunken island and more. Throughout your voyage, the knowledgeable and attentive crew will help with any of your needs. Relax in a climate-controlled cabin, and enjoy an 8-oz. cup of clam chowder and enjoy the sea breeze. Plus, you can buy a drink or snacks at the bar on the top deck. The ship Northern Lights is your guide to the mysteries and monuments of Boston and America's distant past.
Saturday, Apr. 21, 2018 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:15pm)Sunday, Apr. 22, 2018 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:15pm)Friday, Apr. 27, 2018 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:15pm)Saturday, Apr. 28, 2018 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:15pm)Sunday, Apr. 29, 2018 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:15pm)Friday, May. 4, 2018 / 4:00pm (Boarding Begins at 3:45pm)Sunday, May. 6, 2018 / 4:00pm (Boarding Begins at 3:45pm)Thursday, May. 10, 2018 / 4:00pm (Boarding Begins at 3:45pm)
One of the finest sleight-of-hand magicians in the world today, Paul Gertner holds multiple first place awards in international magic competitions. He has three times received Magician of the Year awards from the Magic Castle in Hollywood. Miracles & Other Deceptions is an innovative theatrical sleight-of-hand magic show, performed for an exclusive audience where the magic happens close-up, right before your eyes at Boston's Omni Parker House.
With jokes aimed at both ends of the political spectrum -- and pretty much all of the middle, too -- musical-comedy group The Capitol Steps has been eliciting laughs at democracy's expense since 1981. If you've ever wanted to see Barack Obama sing a show tune, Donald Trump sing a rock song and Vladimir Putin dance shirtless, this is the show for you. The Steps' stage show features numerous song parodies and skits, and the cast even includes some former Congressional staffers, whose firsthand experience helps make the jokes zing that much more. This legendary troupe has recorded more than 30 albums, and their radio specials are featured on NPR stations nationwide four times a year, but there's nothing like experiencing their cutting-edge comedy live when they come to the Larcom Theatre in Beverly.
Experience the mystique surrounding the infamous Salem witch trials on the city's only comprehensive walking tour dedicated to Colonial witchcraft. During this fascinating tour, you'll examine the demographics, theories and personal stories comprising the dire events of 1692, and although many structures are long gone, you'll visit several locations connected to the witchcraft hysteria from the 17-month reign of terror. See Salem's profound Witch Trials Memorial, dedicated to the innocent victims and explore the symbolism within, shedding new light on an event that turned neighbor against neighbor.
After a long, freezing, snowy winter it's almost hard to believe that spring is finally here -- so get out on the water and see it for yourself! This two-hour cruise through Boston Harbor is a beautiful tour of the city and its various cherry blossoms, dogwoods, black cherry trees and rhododendrons in full bloom. Take in the pink and soft green colors of spring on the Boston Harbor Islands while hearing stories about pirates and ghosts that still haunt the area. Your ticket for this cruise aboard the luxurious Northern Lights yacht includes a gourmet picnic lunch featuring an assortment of sandwiches, fruit, chips and desserts. So dust off those springtime clothes and enjoy a perfect New England afternoon!
Friday, Apr. 27, 2018 / Noon (Boarding Begins at 11:45am)Friday, May. 4, 2018 / 12:30pm (Boarding Begins at 12:15pm)Friday, May. 11, 2018 / 12:30pm (Boarding Begins at 12:15pm)Friday, May. 25, 2018 / 12:30pm (Boarding Begins at 12:15pm)Friday, Jun. 1, 2018 / 12:30pm (Boarding Begins at 12:15pm)Friday, Jun. 8, 2018 / 12:30pm (Boarding Begins at 12:15pm)Friday, Jun. 15, 2018 / 12:30pm (Boarding Begins at 12:15pm)
If you want to see the best improv comedy in New England, you go to ImprovBoston; and if you want to see the best of the best, you go to their Mainstage show. This weekly event showcases their signature style, blending fast-paced games, hilarious scenes, skillful storytelling, memorable music and 100% voluntary audience participation into a completely unique show each Thursday. There are no rules and no boundaries, just hilarious comedy dished up by an elite cast of the best improvisers in the Northeast.
Gritty, sultry and thought-provoking, this musical about a society on the brink of catastrophic change is set during the rise of the Nazis in 1930s Germany. The hard-hitting story revolves around the seedy Kit Kat Klub, where patrons -- captivated by the decadent allure -- come to escape the deteriorating world outside. Written by the incomparable team of John Kander (music), Fred Ebb (lyrics) and Joe Masteroff (book), Cabaret is a provocative musical that remains ever-relevant, exploring the devastating results of authoritarianism, bigotry and cultural upheaval in times of political change. Enjoy this Hingham Civic Music Theatre production at the Sanborn Auditorium.
Apollinaire Theatre Company presents the U.S. premiere of First Love is the Revolution -- a viciously funny and unforgettable play about first love, teenage lust and nature vs. nurture at Chelsea Theatre Works. Rdeca is a young fox keen to test boundaries, whose curiosity lands her in a makeshift trap set by lonely 14-year-old Basti. When their paths cross, the sparks fly and an impossible bond spirals dangerously out of control.
Jon Stetson brings Mind Reading Confidential to the Omni Parker House in Boston. Jon was the inspiration for the CBS hit television series The Mentalist. Interjecting comedy into each show, Jon creates a hilarious and unique presentation that never fails to blow the audience away. He blends the art of Mystery with the study of Psychology, the predictability of human nature and the power of intuition, with a disarming sense of humor. The result is slack-jawed amazement, where the most skeptical of audience members begin to feel a renewed sense of wonder as impossibilities become realities.
Saturday, Apr. 21, 2018 / 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)Sunday, Apr. 22, 2018 / 3:30pm (Doors open at 3:00pm)Sunday, Apr. 22, 2018 / 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
Fighting injustice remains a timeless trait, and in its new show, the Post-Meridian Radio Players highlights what's right in Lest We Forget. The show will reproduce two episodes of the classic 1940s radio series Lest We Forget: The American Dream, "Hey Cabbie" and "Blow That Whistle", adapted by Liz Salazar and directed by Jay Sekora. In addition, there will be an original adaptation of the World War II-era comic book action heroes The War Nurse and Her Commandos in Double Deception, written by Chris Chiampa and directed by Amy Bennett-Zendzian.
Come one, come all to the Improv Jones Show! For twelve years the veteran improvisers of Improv Jones have taken snippets of daily life and turned them into fast-paced, intelligent, heart-warming and hilarious comedic gold. Give them a suggestion and watch them go. Tell your friends, tell your enemies. This show at at The Riot Theater in Jamaica Plain is not to be missed.
Indie folk-artist Kilgour is an award-winning songwriter (and one-half of Sound an Echo) whose sincere and lyric-driven work bravely walks the line between personal and political. Kilgour has been featured at NYC's Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and by the ASCAP Music Cafe at the Sundance Film Festival. She was the 2015 grand prize winner of the esteemed international NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition and 2017 winner of the Kerrville New Folk Contest. A versatile performer, Kilgour has shared stages with the likes of indie artists Haley Bonar & Jeremy Messersmith as well as folk legends Greg Brown, Cheryl Wheeler & Catie Curtis. Catch her latest gig as part of the Carriage House Concert series at Gore Place in Waltham.
Contrary to popular belief, the ghosts don't go away when the sun is out. Join your costumed tour guide on this one-hour afternoon stroll to unearth Salem's deliciously dark past. Hear true tales from the city's oldest pro walking tour company about documented paranormal activity, chilling cemetery sightings, centuries-old murder cases and colonial witchcraft, and share your own personal experiences with Salem's dearly departed! These tours combine captivating storytelling, dark humor and stellar presentation to creatively convey Witch City's authentic haunted history.
Salem -- few names conjure up so many powerful images. But if all you know about this famous town are the notorious witch trials, you'll be pleasantly surprised on the Salem 101: General History Tour. From its founding in 1626 to its vibrant modern day, you'll explore the other side of Salem's rich history. The birthplace of the National Guard, location of one of the most famous houses in the U.S., and home of one of the country's oldest museums, Salem has tons to discover. On this one-hour walking tour, you'll find out why without Salem, the United States may not have become the United States.
The Mobster & Moll Mixer lets you rub elbows with fun-loving Bostonians ages 21-39 as you revel in a retro 1920s and '30s party vibe at Minibar. Come dressed in your Roaring Twenties best. This social meet-and-greet includes appetizers, as well as icebreakers to help you get the ball rolling. There'll also be an interactive whodunit game, so be ready to crack open a crime case.
Join your costumed tour guide on this 90-minute lantern-lit stroll to unearth Salem's deliciously dark past. Hear true tales about documented paranormal activity, chilling cemetery sightings, centuries-old murder cases and colonial witchcraft, and share your own personal experiences with Salem's dearly departed! These tours combine captivating storytelling, dark humor and stellar presentation to creatively convey Witch City's authentic haunted history.
Jelly spotlights Boston's brightest comedians, from veterans to rising stars, with an emphasis on female talent. The sharp and cutting night of comedy includes a classic TV variety show style featuring live music, sketch, stand-up, improv and audience interaction. Travel through time to the entertainment of yesteryear with a fresh, alternative slant. The show gets going at ImprovBoston, with host Nonye Brown West, announcer Harry Gordon and the Jelly House Band with Jeff Greenwald's rock and jazz ensemble.
With Stories to Scenes, Improv Jones Boston and storytelling collective MassMouth set out to prove that fact can often be stranger than fiction ... and funnier, too. At this monthly Riot Theater event, you'll hear real-life tales of humor, tragedy and more, as relayed by renowned local storytellers. Plus, you'll get to see members of the veteran improv comedy group create spontaneous new scenes -- filled with humor that's fast-paced, clever and physical -- inspired by the stories you've just heard. There's a diverse cast of bards and a new mix of irreverent comedy at each performance.
Join Salem Historical Tours on an exploration of Old Burying Point, the second-oldest documented cemetery in the nation, where you'll unearth the secrets and stories of those who are buried there. Even death can't silence the stories of these colorful Salem residents. You'll see engravings by some of the region's most notable stone carvers and discover the symbolic meaning behind urn, willow, flora and effigy imagery. Learn of Colonial-era burial practices and uncover true tales of the cemetery's most infamous occupants including Mayflower pilgrim Richard More, former governor Simon Bradstreet and Salem Witch Trials judge John Hathorne.