98° is coming to Mashantucket's Grand Theater this Christmas season to warm your cockles and melt your heart with cuts off their all-new holiday album, Let It Snow. The amazing vocal quartet of Nick Lachey, Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre and Jeff Timmons first ruled the airwaves in the late-'90s with their pristine harmonies and hits like "Thank God I Found You" and "The Hardest Thing," selling a staggering 10 million records. Now, 18 years after the the release of their platinum-certified disc This Christmas, the boys are back with their first new album in four years, featuring more cool seasonal tunes like "What Christmas Means To Me," "Little Saint Nick" and "Run Rudolph Run." This concert is also set to include the guys' greatest hits, and maybe some other fun surprises to boot.
This holiday season, global superstar and best-selling female artist of all time Mariah Carey returns to New York's Beacon Theatre for her fourth annual All I Want For Christmas Is You concert. Nobody sings Christmas classics like Mariah, including hits like "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" and "O Holy Night." This special concert is fast becoming a special annual homecoming for the multiple Grammy Award winner, who was born and raised in New York. Let Carey's powerhouse vocals, 23-year hit catalog and celebrated live show lift your holiday spirits! Get your tickets now!
The Color Purple was the 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival. Hailed as "a direct hit to the heart" (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic has conquered Broadway in an all-new "ravishingly re-conceived production that is a glory to behold" (The New York Times). Directed by Tony winner John Doyle and with a soul-raising score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, The Color Purple gives an exhilarating new spirit to the Pulitzer Prize-winning story. Don't miss this stunning re-imagining of an epic story about a young woman's journey to love and triumph in the American South. Experience the exhilarating power of this theatrical triumph when The Color Purple comes to the Boch Center's Shubert Theatre in Boston.
Returning to the Theatre District after more than 10 years and boasting all-new sets and costumes, José Mateo Ballet Theatre's production of The Nutcracker at Boston's Cutler Majestic is poised to bring back cherished memories, as well as to introduce a new generation to this magical production. This beloved holiday dance, set to Tchaikovsky's masterful score, tells the story of a young girl who receives a nutcracker as a Christmas Eve gift and who dreams of an enchanted adventure full of excitement, romance and plenty of Sugar Plum Fairies.
Alfred Hitchcock and Monty Python collide in The 39 Steps, a hilarious spy-melodrama-turned-comedy that toys with all the best tropes -- a beautiful woman with a mysterious past, a murder, a nationwide manhunt and a nefarious ring of spies. It's equal parts adventure, romance and absurdity. Moonbox Productions cues up a cast of more than 150 characters ... played by just four actors. And as the plot thickens on the the BCA Plaza Theatre stage, you'll witness a series of death-defying leaps (all from short distances) and behold an array of dazzling special effects (all pulled from a steamer trunk).
The great author, broadcaster and journalist Studs Terkel touched a nerve in 1974 when he published Working, an oral history of real people and the jobs they performed. From sanitation truck drivers to professional athletes, the book gave voice to a sweepingly diverse cross-section of American life and was subsequently adapted into a Tony-nominated Broadway musical of the same name. Now that you're hooked on seeing it, prepared to be reeled in -- the Working musical was recently updated with new songs by Hamilton impresario Lin-Manuel Miranda, adding a whole new level of clout and resonance for the modern age, and it's coming to the Umbrella Annex in Concord. See it and be powerfully reminded that though there is much that divides us, we are all school teachers, millworkers, waitresses and masons. We are all united by the need to work, and to find meaning in the work that we do.
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.
Catch some holiday-themed theater for a good cause with The Quannapowitt Players, who bring their sixth season of Suburban Holidays to the Boston area. At this fundraiser, you'll watch six brand new plays from aspiring playwrights covering all holidays. Featured works include Holiday Council, Blood Relations, Trimmed to Nothingness and more.
Of all the Christmas movies that have been made, there are only a couple that demand year-after-year viewings. A Christmas Story is one. Now you can experience this seasonal favorite as it comes to life onstage in a musical adaption. From the Red Ryder BB gun and bunny onesy to the leg lamp and tongue-on-flagpole incident, all the classic moments are relived as 9-year-old Ralphie Parker navigates the pitfalls of the season. His adventures are made even more hilarious with songs like "Sticky Situation," "Up on Santa's Lap" and, of course, "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out!" Fans of the movie will thrill to see this beloved tale come to life, while newbies are in for one fun introduction at The Bushnell in Hartford.
The toasty Northern Lights yacht in full holiday décor ushers you atop the water as you view the city lights of Boston Harbor and enjoy jazzy Christmas tunes. Hot chocolate, peppermint schnapps and Irish coffees are available for purchase, then you can snuggle up on the lounge furniture and enjoy panoramic views of the Boston skyline, the Bunker Hill Monument, USS Constitution and the Marriott Custom House Tower. With jazzy Christmas classics, the Benjamin Young Jazz Trio of the Berklee School of Music gets you in the holiday spirit during this festive cruise.
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.
Ring in the holiday season with a warm and cozy cruise around Boston Harbor aboard the Northern Lights luxury yacht, all while enjoying piping hot cocoa and singing along to Christmas carols with musicians and vocalists from the Berklee School of Music. This cruise gives you a breathtaking view of the Boston waterfront, including landmarks like the U.S.S. Constitution, the Bunker Hill Monument and the Marriott Custom House Tower. No matter how chilly it gets outside, you can count on being nice and toasty in the Northern Lights' climate controlled cabin, where there's plenty of lounge furniture to snuggle up on and snacks and drinks available for purchase.
Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:45pm)Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 / 8:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:15pm)Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:45pm)Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 / 8:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:15pm)Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:45pm)Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 / 8:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:15pm)Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:45pm)Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 8:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:15pm)
The holidays are great, but they can be a hassle too. The stores are crowded and if family is visiting, it can be hard to take a breather. Whether you need to escape the crowds, or keep the fam entertained without a lot of effort, Classic Harbor Line's Holiday Brunch Cruise has got you covered. Get away from the hustle and bustle and out onto the water. Once you've got a steaming cup of hot chocolate in your mitts and are watching the panoramic harbor views float by from the cozy interior of the Northern Lights, all that holiday stress will melt away. The 2.5-hour narrated cruise includes a full brunch and hot chocolate bar. If you want to get a little more festive, you can spike your hot chocolate or get mimosas and Bloody Mary cocktails for additional purchase.
Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:15am)Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:15am)Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:15am)Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:15am)Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:15am)Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:15am)Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:15am)Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:15am)
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 Boston. 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 Laugh Boston for Much Ado About Nothing, because this is Shakespeare as you never knew you wanted to see him before.
The disco-fueled interactive dance party known as The Donkey Show, very loosely inspired by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, puts you smack in the middle of the action in a funky Cambridge lounge setting. Featuring two full bars and a dance floor, OBERON's Diane Paulus-created wonderland was inspired by Studio 54 in its heyday, when celebrities and art icons would mix and mingle with kids from Queens, and the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack would be shaking the speakers. While you -- and the rest of the audience -- drink, dance to disco classics or just check out the action, the motley crew of characters in this glammed-up, sex-fueled version of Shakespeare's play re-enact the hilariously chaotic tale of a magic elixir that wreaks havoc at the nightclub. But it's mostly just a cool boogie-filled bash.
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 six years, Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare has been performed in the darkest corners and diviest bars in the UK, and the cast is now bringing the good time to Boston. 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 over to The Rockwell for a drunken twist on Romeo and Juliet, 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.
Classic Harbor Lines' Holiday Sunset Cruise is everything you want in a holiday activity. One, they've got a hot chocolate bar. Two, they've got a warm, cozy interior that's festively decorated. Three, you can spike your hot chocolate or order up your favorite adult beverage at the cash bar. You don't really need much more than that, but you'll also get beautiful sunset and skyline views and cannon fire at sunset from the USS Constitution. It's perfect for a romantic evening out, a break from holiday stress or a special activity for visiting family.
Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:15pm)Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:15pm)Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:15pm)Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:15pm)Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:15pm)Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:15pm)Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:15pm)Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:15pm)
The only holiday moment more magical than watching A Charlie Brown Christmas on TV is watching it live on stage in this all-new production. Join good ol' Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the entire Peanuts gang for this fun, festive show that's a nostalgic trip for some and a holiday treat for all. Eric Schaeffer's acclaimed adaptation centers around everyone's favorite football-whiffing kid who, alarmed by the commercialism he sees all around him, tries to find the true meaning of Christmas. This very special show at the Larcom Theatre near Boston features brand new staging and direction, plus many of your favorite Christmas tunes.
Leap through the holidays with the accomplished dancers of Commonwealth Ballet and guest artists, as they frolic, battle and dance to Tchaikovsky's majestic score. The timeless tale of The Nutcracker follows young Clara, who receives a nutcracker soldier as a gift and has a magical dream that her toy comes to life. Together they experience a grand adventure that takes them through an epic battle with the Rat King, through the beautiful Snow Forest to the Sugar Plum Fairy's Land of Sweets. Start -- or continue -- a family tradition full of laughter, magic and wonder with The Nutcracker at Regis College Fine Arts Center.
It wouldn't be the holidays without miserly Ebenezer Scrooge trying to derail everyone's enjoyment, and in Underground Railway Theater's production of A Christmas Carol, the Dickens classic is given a facelift that infuses even more holiday energy. Featuring puppetry, a live musical score, dancing and an intimate setting, the sights, sounds and scents of this Christmas favorite leap off the stage. Celebrate the season with this unique look at a timeless tale.
This holiday season, gather the gang for a Tipsy Chocolate Tour through Boston's Back Bay. Warm up with boozy-inspired chocolate selections like rum caramel-filled chocolates, champagne truffles, and a spiked hot chocolate! Enjoy the crisp autumn air, the changing leaves along Newbury Street and the festive spirit of the neighborhood while learning about the history of chocolate and its ties to Massachusetts.
Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 / 12:30pm (Check-in at 12:15pm)Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 / 12:30pm (Check-in at 12:15pm)Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 / 12:30pm (Check-in at 12:15pm)Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 12:30pm (Check-in at 12:15pm)
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, Nov. 26, 2017 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:15pm)Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:15pm)Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:15pm)Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:15pm)
A pair of feuding perfume shop employees don't realize that they're secretly and anonymously writing love letters to each other in the sentimental musical comedy She Loves Me. You can think of it as NBC's Superstore but with music. The Tony Award-winning tale also features music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick -- the same pair that wrote the tunes for the Broadway classic Fiddler on the Roof. Produced on Broadway in 1963 and revived in 1993, the story is adapted from the play Parfumerie by Hungarian playwright Miklos Laszlo, which served as the inspiration for the films The Shop Around the Corner and You've Got Mail. Enjoy this production of She Loves Me at the Greater Boston Stage Company in Stoneham.
Maestro Benjamin Zander and the Boston Philharmonic welcome George Li, whose "staggering technical prowess, sense of command and depth of expression" have wowed The Washington Post and The New York Times, which declared him a "powerhouse." At his first performances in Boston, the Lexington native's feet could barely reach the pedals. Now after winning Second Prize in the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, he's become an artist in demand around the world. The work that so stunned audiences and juries in Moscow is the same one that he will be playing with the BPO, Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1. You'll also hear pieces by Wagner and Prokofiev at Boston Symphony Hall.
Are your kids feeling imaginative? Well, grab your family and come on out to flex those creative muscles at Kerplunk!, where each show is a unique musical adventure created from audience suggestions. Whether it's filled with space pirates, talking dogs or trees that like to wrap people up in hugs, every performance is based on fresh ideas from the crowd, so no two shows are the same at the Rockwell in Somerville.
An all-female cast is shaking up everything you thought you knew about Julius Caesar -- and gender roles -- in a futuristic version. Queen Elizabeth I may have been rocking the crown when Shakespeare wrote this political thriller, but only men could perform it and during the Roman Empire, the setting of this tragedy, men held all of the political power. Gender roles are flipped from those times in this parallel universe as these badass women aren't just equal, they hold all of the cards. This "history play" (ehem "her-story play") has the drama of a Scandal episode between betrayal, relationships breaking down, civil war and the ugly fight for the top spot in politics. The stakes will be high and the glass ceiling will break with this Actors' Shakespeare Project's production in Boston at the Huntington Avenue Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210.
When you savor a glass of fine wine, the glass you drink it in contributes to your enjoyment, whether you realize it or not. Have you ever wondered how exactly coarse little grains of sand become those delicate, translucent objects? See for yourself as you enjoy a tasting of delicious wine, cheese and a selection of snacks while experiencing a glass blowing demonstration from Boston's Diablo Glass School. One lucky guest will go home with a unique glass piece from the event.
See the world through the eyes of a child in the hit musical Finding Neverland, "a must-see you'll remember for years to come" (Vogue). Directed by visionary Tony winner Diane Paulus and based on the Academy Award-winning film starring Johnny Depp, Finding Neverland tells the incredible story behind one of the world's most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys' enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound his audience. With a bit of pixie dust and a whole lot of faith, Barrie takes a monumental leap, leaving the real world behind for Neverland, where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. See this magical production, which NPR called "far and away the best musical of the year!" at the Providence Performing Arts Center.
Winner of the Nickelodeon Award for Best Children's Theater, Family Show dishes out laughs for kids and adults every Saturday on the ImprovBoston stage. This improv and music extravaganza is full of hilarious scenes, sketches and games (think Whose Line Is It Anyway? for the Phineas and Ferb set) that are completely made up on the spot based on audience suggestions. To add to the anything-goes fun, children in the audience who want to participate in the show will have a number of chances to be chosen to hop on stage and take part in the fun. ImprovBoston's Family Show is designed for the whole family to enjoy, and is geared for children between the ages of 4 and 12.
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.
Improv comedy and Broadway musicals collide in Boston's Unscripted Musical Project. The B.U.M.P. troupe takes a single suggestion from the audience and uses it to spontaneously create a fully improvised one-act musical spectacular. The heroes and villains invent hilarious lyrics and choreography to tell their story, while a full band dreams up a score to match. Because every show is totally unique, you never know just what B.U.M.P. will come up with, but with veterans of Chicago's legendary Second City and Improv Olympic as well as ImprovBoston and Improv Asylum performing, you can be sure this show won't be your typical Broadway musical. Experience the mirth at Davis Square Theatre in Somerville.
Improv Asylum founders and original cast members Chet Harding and Norm Laviolette take the stage with current Improv Asylum actors, alums and special guests to perform two extended sets of anything-goes, hilarious longform improvisation in Vanity Project. It's a different show every time with this group of top-notch performers. Goldstar members who've attended call it "improv comedy at its best" and "a fantastic, laugh till it hurts but you can't stop laughing" event.
Like a subterranean mashup of Whose Line Is It Anyway and Saturday Night Live, Improv Asylum's Sunday Night Show combines sketch comedy and improv in one, beautifully renovated basement locale. Since 1997, Improv Asylum has been supplying Boston with some of the biggest laughs in town, courtesy of its main stage players, house teams and student shows. Get a taste of all of it as performers from every corner of the company hit the stage for both spontaneous and scripted comedy. You never know what to expect at The Sunday Night Show, except that it's sure to be funny.
Looking to share a unique experience with your family this holiday season? Well, make your way to the hottest (literally) place in Boston: the Diablo Glass School. Take a break from the winter chill and warm up with a glass blowing demonstration. To top it off, you'll also have the opportunity to make a fused glass ornament or pendant -- an experience (and a keepsake) your family is bound to treasure for many years to come.
Cruise through Boston Harbor aboard the luxurious and recently updated Odyssey, and enjoy unparalleled views of the city's greatest landmarks. You'll be treated to a delicious dinner, along with an opportunity to dance to the music of a live band or DJs. Creative appetizers, entrees and desserts are prepared fresh on board daily, and the charming waitstaff will offer an assortment of award-winning wines. These cruises are great for special occasions and romantic evenings on the harbor.
Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:00pm)Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:00pm)Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:00pm)Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 8:00pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 8:00pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017 / 8:00pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)
A writer for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Josh Gondelman knows how to find the funny in the world around him. His good-natured storytelling and charming wit have won over audiences in person and on TV. His comedy album Physical Whisper debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Comedy chart and No. 4 on Billboard's Comedy Albums chart. He co-authored the award-winning Modern Seinfeld Twitter account and his own Twitter account was named the year's best by Paste Magazine in 2015. Experience the playful and clever comic at Laugh Boston.
A strong argument could be made that Oliver! is one of the most engaging and delightful musicals ever written. In fact, we'll make it. But don't let all that delight get to your head, because this tale also travels down some dark pathways, putting its characters through the narrative wringer. Lionel Bart brought Charles Dickens' unforgettable characters to vivid new life with this lively, heel-kicking classic about an innocent orphan thrown into the dark world of double-dealing thieves and con men of 19th-century London. Overflowing with jubilant songs like "You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two," "Consider Yourself," "I'd Do Anything" and "Food, Glorious Food," this production of Oliver! serves up a musical feast for the eyes and ears that'll have you calling out for "More!" at Newman Elementary School Auditorium in Boston.
What happens before a transgender change? The play Looking for Normal chronicles this time, using humor to explore the challenges faced with immediate and extended family, as well as positions posed by religious beliefs, work and societal norms and behaviors. As The Hollywood Reporter wrote, "Jane Anderson's bittersweet transgender domestic comedy-drama ... is thoughtful and touching and full of wit and wisdom. A real audience pleaser." See the drama at Hovey Players - Abbott Memorial Theater in Waltham.
All Access Improv delivers a high-octane, completely spontaneous comedy show that's fast, furious and funny. This weekly improv showcase at Cambridge's Main Theater packs nonstop improvised scenes, songs and games into a tight hourlong timeframe. All Access combines the best improvisers from ImprovBoston's popular Family Show and the fast-paced Face Off, as well as the troupe's renowned national touring company. These daring and athletic professional comedians are committed to sweating hard so you can laugh harder. The result is blazingly quick-witted comedy, spur-of-the-moment music and, of course, your joke-fueling audience interaction.
ImprovBoston's The Last Laugh comedy showcase is definitely not for kids. In fact, it might not even be for some adults. Every Saturday, this naughty hour of comedy delivers all the filthy fun you can handle. It's a different style of comedy each time -- from improv to sketch to stand-up -- all served up at the witching hour. Check your hang-ups at the door and settle in for something raunchy, profane and just the right kind of wrong.
The holiday theater slate always includes classic scripted favorites like The Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol, making it easy to forget that the season also inspires some great unscripted comedy. Case in point: ImprovBoston's Holiday Spectacular, featuring some of the area's funniest and most experienced improvisers and sketch artists. The show is true to ImprovBoston's style, meaning there's no boundaries and no rules. It's designed as an alternative to your usual seasonal programming, complete with no-holds-barred laughs and musical numbers. But don't worry, it's still focused the holidays -- just the funnier, raunchier parts of the season that you might not want to repeat around grandma.
A pair of ImprovBoston's best comedy teams battle for your approval in Face Off, an improvisational comedy competition in which your laughter and applause will determine which is the mightier team. Both groups are battling for the highly coveted Cheapest Trophy in the World, but only one team can walk away with the sweet taste of victory; the other will sulk away in hilariously agonizing defeat. The real champion, though, is the audience, who gets to enjoy a high-spirited comedy show without fear of defeat. Talk about a major win. Face Off features everything from improv games to team challenges, so kick back and enjoy the spirit of competition.
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.
Boston comedy hub Improv Asylum presents The NXT Show, a fast-paced improv revue that's back for another season of on-the-fly fun. A highly-trained cast of talented performers brings this midweek treat to the stage at the Asylum, in a show that's been described as Whose Line is it Anyway? meets Saturday Night Live. A group of local improv vets and newbies alike will turn your suggestions into a comic array of scenes, sketches, songs and stories in We Found Love in a Hopeless Space.
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.
This beginner course will introduce flameworking at a stationary bench torch. This class is the ideal way to enjoy the excitement of melting the glass in the torch while making your very own piece. Students will experience putting the melted glass on the mandrel, controlling, shaping and sculpting it to produce colorful beads. This course at Boston's Diablo Glass School is intended to briefly introduce flame work to the student for further consideration.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.