In 1844, Harvard's Hasty Pudding Society began producing original, elaborate annual shows written by and starring its members -- and while a lot has changed at Harvard since then, that yearly tradition has not. This year marks the society's 170th production: Intermission Impossible, a ridiculous World War II-era theater comedy that sees alcoholic playwright Tennessee Whiskey trying to prepare for his Broadway debut while contending with an absurd group of characters with even more absurd names, like aging actress Faye Dinaway, pageant queen Amber Wavesofgrain and hunky sailor Sal Pacific. Men play all the roles in this bawdy, old-school burlesque at Farkas Hall in Cambridge -- but women are involved in all other aspects of the production, from writing to music to producing the show. Being a part of Harvard history has never been this fun -- or funny!
From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat that they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and the craziest of ideas, he is certainly loads of fun. He turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure ... but what will mum find when she gets home? Enjoy Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts.
April 4, 1968 was a momentous day for Marcus Thompson. That was the day the young violist made his debut in a recital at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. It also turned out to be the day Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Thompson learned of King's death not long before walking onstage. Needless to say, the news "was a very heavy burden to carry." But it also marked the start of an illustrious career for the Juilliard-educated musician, who then, as now, was one of only a handful of African-Americans to find success in classical music. It was with these twin legacies in mind -- King's and his own -- that Thompson, now an Institute professor at MIT, designed the program for his upcoming recital at Kresge Auditorium on Feb. 24. The concert, which is part of MIT's Sounding Series, presented by the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology and Music and Theater Arts, coincides with the 50th anniversary of King's death, as well as the founding of the MIT Black Students' Union. The program begins with Vivaldi's "Concerto for Viola D'Amore and Strings." Next up is "Rothko Chapel," an exquisite work by the 20th century composer Morton Feldman. The program also boasts the Boston premiere of Elena Ruehr's "Shadow Light," a concerto for solo viola and string quartet. The evening's final installment, Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Flos Campi," features the MIT Chamber Chorus under the direction of MIT's Director of Choral Programs, Dr. William Cutter.
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.
Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 8:00pm (Sean Sullivan)Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 8:00pm (Awkward Sex)Friday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 8:00pm (Mike Whitman)Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 8:00pm (Mike Whitman)Friday, Mar. 9, 2018 / 8:00pm (Kelly MacFarland)Saturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 8:00pm (Kelly MacFarland)Friday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 8:00pm (John Perrotta)Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 8:00pm (John Perrotta)
Serge Clivio is the quintessence of a true homegrown talent. Raised in nearby Waltham, Massachusetts he found an appreciation for singing and acting by the age of 5 as part of an after-school program at a local Arlington music school located in a studio below the Regent Theatre. Serge, a recent graduate of The Boston Conservatory, is thrilled to be returning to the Regent in Arlington for one-night only in a solo concert performance entitled Sticks & Stones. He has built the event around a recent single that was released last summer, "Fire Away." The concert will feature original songs, pop favorites, and songs of many different genres that are fitting of this -- his first homecoming solo concert!
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.
Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Mar. 9, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 6:00pm
A Regent Theatre school vacation week exclusive! See the #1 all-time animated film with sing along song lyrics on the big screen and relive the magic of all the memorable music. Join Anna as she sets off on an epic journey -- teaming up with mountain man Kristoff and a snowman named Olaf -- to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. Join us to recapture the magic and majesty of this sparkling masterpiece as you sing along to all your favorite Frozen songs. It will be pure enchantment -- and full of fun for the entire family. Beforehand you can march along in the on-stage parade while wearing your favorite Frozen-inspired costume!
A kaleidoscope of sounds and cultures come together at CRASHfest, an indoor music festival that brings an eclectic and worldly spin to the Boston music scene. Experience some of the best music from around the world with 10 incredible bands representing over 15 nationalities. House of Blues will transform, with lush lounge areas and an assortment of international beer and custom cocktails available for purchase. New this year, you can purchase global street food from nine of Boston's best food trucks. Chill in the seated balcony area overlooking the main stage, hang out for more intimate listening in the Foundation Room or get down on the expansive dance floor while you take in the international sounds of artists and musicians such as Rubblebucket, Vieux Farka Touré, Mokoomba, Zeshan B, Flor de Toloache and more.
World-famous pop superstar Rachel Marron has hired former Secret Service agent Frank Farmer to protect her from an anonymous stalker. At first, the headstrong and free-spirited Marron finds herself at odds with her disciplined and risk-averse bodyguard -- but as her stalker's threats intensify, she and Farmer begin to fall in love. The Bodyguard is a breathtaking musical adaptation of the 1992 romantic thriller that starred Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, and it's coming to The Bushnell in Hartford with Grammy-nominated R&B star Deborah Cox in the lead role and featuring irresistible songs like "Queen of the Night," "So Emotional" and one of the biggest-selling songs of all time: "I Will Always Love You."
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.
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 10:30pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 10:30pm
Long before Carole King became a chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, a girl from Brooklyn. Beloved for penning such iconic pop classics as "You've Got a Friend" and "I Feel the Earth Move," she fought her way into the record business as a teenager and ultimately flourished, writing hits for some of the biggest acts in rock 'n' roll. But it wasn't until her personal life began to crack that she finally found her true voice.Beautiful is the inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom, from part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. It's no surprise that Beautiful - The Carole King Musical won a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album of 2015. A resounding success on Broadway, this unforgettable show now comes to the Providence Performing Arts Center.
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018 / 7:00pmWednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 / 7:00pmThursday, Mar. 1, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 4, 2018 / 1:00pmSunday, Mar. 4, 2018 / 6:30pm
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.
You're sure to have a stinkin' good time when you see Broadway's Something Rotten! This "big, fat hit" (New York Post) is set in the '90s -- the 1590s, that is -- and tells the hilarious story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers desperate to write their own hit play while the "rock star" Shakespeare keeps getting all the hits. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theater involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world's very first musical. With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, Something Rotten! is "The Producers plus Spamalot plus The Book of Mormon. Squared!" (New York Magazine). Don't miss out on getting your tickets to this dazzling show at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Worcester.
This original comedy about motherhood rips away the gauzy mask of parenthood to reveal what all mothers know but don't always talk about: It's overwhelming, it's exhausting and it's also very, very funny. From the joys of infertility, through reading the same books over and over (and over), to finally seeing your baby get on that school bus, this play mines the all-too-relatable laughs and tears of the early years of motherhood. As four characters tell their individual stories -- either directly to the audience in monologues or in scenes with each other -- every mother in the audience will be nodding and laughing in sympathy with all of the labor stories, frustrations of a simple trip to the store, quests to connect with other mothers and so much more. Enjoy this theatrical tribute to "the toughest job you'll ever love" at the Greater Boston Stage Company in Stoneham.
The Drag Musical Extravaganza: Phantom of the Disco! Everyone's favorite cat-lovin', pinot grigio-drinkin', absent-minded narrator, Elizabeth Battey graces the stage once more to give you the greatest love story ever told. But she's in big trouble, gang! Christine Daae has died and is buried in the back of the discotheque. All Battey is left with is a mannequin dressed as Sarah Brightman and hopes that you, the faithful audience, will sing that famous soprano's part! All drag, part sing-a-long, a mix of Donna Summer and Bee Gees, and Neon Calypso in rollerskates, The Phantom of the Disco promises to be Hot Stuff. Staged in Club Cafe's Moonshine Room, audience members receive 20% discount on food. Food and drinks will be served before and during performance but are not included in the ticket price. Directed by Melissa Barker, with musical direction by James Sims and narration and conception by Joey C. Pelletier.
Poet-playwright Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf is a cornerstone of contemporary American theater. In it, seven women of color share their stories and find strength in each other through "a layin' on of hands." This innovative theater piece is composed of 21 poems, linked by music and dance. The women dance out and declare their everyday joys, hurts and loves. Praxis Stage takes on this Obie-winning, Tony-nominated play at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury.
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.
Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 10:00pmFriday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 10:00pmFriday, Mar. 9, 2018 / 10:00pmFriday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 10:00pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 10:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 10:00pm
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.
Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Mar. 4, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Mar. 18, 2018 / 7:30pm
Frontman Pinnacle and his hype man Verb have been making Hip-Hop together since they were kids. Now that they've got top-notch beatmaker Peep One in the mix, the group is finally on the verge of making it big -- until the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager shakes the trio to its core, and forces them to navigate issues of friendship, race, and privilege. The latest from break beat poet and playwright Idris Goodwin (How We Got On), Hype Man asks us: Who has the responsibility to speak up in the face of social injustice?
Based on Virginia Woolf's masterpiece, Sarah Ruhl's Orlando takes a fresh look at love, gender and relationships. One of America's most exciting young playwrights, Ruhl brings her trademark blend of feminism and fantasy to Woolf's gender-bending tale that follows the young nobleman Orlando, who decides never to grow old. He falls asleep one day and wakes to find himself a woman. Orlando's swashbuckling adventure spans 300 years during which time Orlando ages only 36 years before landing in the 20th century where as a woman, she must come to terms with not only her past, but a present that challenges her. Don't miss this compelling production at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston.
On a moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend (almost) in this delightful midwinter night's dream. Enjoy this world premiere of the third revised edition of Almost, Maine --using the latest as-yet-unpublished revisions to the script provided by the playwright John Cariani -- at the American Legion Post 210 in Saugus.
Have you ever been told you've got a great speaking voice? If you're interested in breaking into the growing world of voice acting for documentaries, cartoons, commercials and more, this popular introductory seminar is a great first step. Learn from an experienced professional what a professional voice demo sounds like, how to avoid common mistakes and what types are most in demand. Plus, you'll even get to record your own mock commercial script under the direction of the instructor/producer. Filled with practical advice rather than bogus "get rich quick" secrets, Getting Paid to Talk could be your first step towards an exciting new career, or just a fun and fascinating glimpse inside a unique industry.
Learn how to roll your own show-stopping truffles filled with everything from champagne cream to chocolate peanut butter, and pick up a few fascinating facts about the sweet science of chocolate along the way at this fun workshop, led by a Master Chocolatier. You'll dip your creations in a variety of delicious toppings, and learn about piping, shaping, coating and packaging for maximum "wow" factor. You'll leave the event at the Elephant & Castle with lots of delicious truffles to show off and share with friends and family. Plus, you'll get great tips on tasting, buying and storing fine chocolate.
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.
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 11:00am
A favorite across the country, The Dinner Detective serves up a tasty whodunit along with a seated four-course dinner. And since this popular comic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll never know whether someone at your table is one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect, including you. The event starts out with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d'oeuvres, followed by the meal, which includes salad, an entree and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth even wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights.
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.
Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 9:00pmFriday, Mar. 9, 2018 / 9:00pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 9:00pm
New Repertory Theatre revives Lonely Planet to commemorate the play's 25th anniversary. Playwright Steven Dietz tells the story of two friends during the height of the AIDS epidemic in America. While Carl is able to see beyond the confines of Jody's map store, Jody refuses to acknowledge what's happening outside. This humorous and touching play brings a tale of friendship, loss and hope to Watertown's Mosesian Center for the Arts.
When a girl named Alice from the happy-go-lucky Sycamore household falls in love with a member of the stiff-upper-lip Kirby family, the two clans come together to celebrate the couple's engagement, only to discover some major differences. In particular, Alice's peculiar extended family -- including her philosophical grandfather, hapless fledgling ballerina sister and fireworks-enthusiast father, Paul -- might just prove a mite too eccentric for the staid Kirbys. First staged in the '30s, You Can't Take it With You was the rare madcap comedy to win the Pulitzer Prize, and now comes to the stage courtesy of the Concord Players.
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.
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 4:00pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 4:00pmSaturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 4:00pmSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 4:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 4:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 4:00pmSaturday, Apr. 7, 2018 / 4:00pmSaturday, Apr. 14, 2018 / 4:00pm
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.
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 10:00pm Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 10:00pm Saturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 10:00pm Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 10:00pm Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 10:00pm Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 10:00pm Saturday, Apr. 7, 2018 / 10:00pm Saturday, Apr. 14, 2018 / 10:00pm
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.
Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Mar. 9, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 7:00pm
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.
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 6:00pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 6:00pmSaturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 6:00pmSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 6:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 6:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 6:00pmSaturday, Apr. 7, 2018 / 6:00pmSaturday, Apr. 14, 2018 / 6:00pm
Fascism doesn't show up in jackboots and swastikas. It arrives in the form of a polite older gentleman on Christmas Eve. Roland Schimmelpfennig's play about the failure of liberal intellectuals to confront the historic danger of extremism was written in 2015 in a German context and it's universal relevance has only become more striking this year. Winter Solstice is a portrait of liberal impotence in the face of blind conviction. Will these well-meaning dedicated people take action when facism is entertaining them in their living room? This production is Apollinaire Theatre's second Schimmelpfennig U.S. premiere staging at Chelsea Theatre Works.
Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Mar. 1, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 4, 2018 / 3:00pmThursday, Mar. 8, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 9, 2018 / 8:00pm
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 new comedic bounty of sketches -- Fresh AF -- to the stage at the Asylum. Here's how it works. The cast meets for two hours each week to pitch, learn and block new sketches to put up on Sunday and Tuesday nights. Mix those new sketches with their signature improv structures and no show is ever the same twice.
Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 4, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 11, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 18, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 8:00pm
Even if you don't consider yourself a ballet lover, consider this: In 2017, the José Mateo Ballet was named Boston's Best Date Night by The Improper Bostonian. If you take someone special there, you'll see why once you're immersed in The Sanctuary Theatre's intimate, cabaret-style surroundings that put you right at the edge of the dance floor. And when the show begins -- Stolen Hearts, a romantic collection of three original works by acclaimed artistic director José Mateo -- you just might find yourself realizing that you're more of a ballet fan than you first thought.
Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 8:00pm Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 / 4:00pm Friday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 8:00pm Sunday, Mar. 4, 2018 / 4:00pm Friday, Mar. 9, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 8:00pm
Few sporting events match the excitement of college basketball, and the Boston College Eagles are sure to have the crowd on its feet when they hit the court at the Conte Forum. With a fast-paced offense, driven by high-scoring guard Jerome Robinson and three-point machine Ky Bowman, the Eagles are soaring high. But with top-20-ranked teams to contend with in the ACC, the Eagles and head coach Jim Christian will have to be firing on all cylinders. It's sure to add up to some intense matchups.
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.
Mixing fact and fiction, Columbinus tells the story of the Columbine school shootings through the eyes of the teenagers and townspeople involved. An all too timely tale, this documentary-style drama uses text drawn from interviews, public records and the shooters' private diaries to illuminate the realities of modern adolescent culture. The grim realities of the average American high school ecosphere come to vivid life on the stage of the Rogers Center for the Arts, as the script co-written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Stephen Karam struggles to understand why two youths in Colorado decided a brutal crime spree was their best course of action.
BostonTalks is throwing it back to the 1960s! Sip brews, network and listen to short talks on crime bosses, rock 'n' roll music and women's activism in the '60s. Join the conversation with: David Bieber, known as Boston's premier music archivist, talks about underground radio, the Beatles, music festivals, music formats and more; Kevin Cullen, an author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for The Boston Globe, chats about Whitey Bulger and other crime bosses; Stephanie Yuhl, an award-winning professor of history at the College of the Holy Cross, discusses Jane Fonda, the origin of bra burning and more; plus host Edgar B. Herwick III.
Hedda Gabler is Henrik Ibsen's masterpiece. One of modern theater's most infamous protagonists, Hedda is an ambitious, talented woman who's just returned from her honeymoon but is already bored by her marriage and feels trapped by obligation and societal conventions. Lying, cheating, scheming and stealing to escape her own boredom, she's heedless of the consequences to those around her until the bitter end. This powerful and emotional work was considered scandalous in its day, and now you can see it from the National Theatre in London, broadcast in HD, at Emerson Paramount Center Bright Family Screening Room in Boston. Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) directs this modern production starring Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Jane Eyre).
Georgian-born, Boston-based pianist Alexander Korsantia joins Maestro Benjamin Zander and the Boston Philharmonic for a deep dive into the heart of the Russian repertory, with beloved masterworks by Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky, as well as the prelude to Mussorgsky's marvelous, but sadly incomplete, last opera, known as Khovanshchina. Winner of the First Prize and Audience Favorite awards at the 1995 Arthur Rubinstein Piano Master Competition, Korsantia is internationally acclaimed for his richly varied tone and virtuosity. He's set to tackle Prokofiev's third, one of the canon's most challenging concertos. The concert at the New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall comes to a climax with the exhilarating Symphony No. 4 by Tchaikovsky.
Drawing inspiration from cult classics like Heathers and The Virgin Suicides, this production of the favorite Romeo & Juliet finds the star-crossed lovers in that most dramatic and perilous of environments: high school. With voice and text coaching by Daniel Thomas Blackwell, this production will blend old and new by recreating the dialect of Elizabethan England with the sensibilities of the 1980s. See Shakespeare as you've never seen or heard it before at Chelsea Theatre Works.
Georgian-born, Boston-based pianist Alexander Korsantia joins Maestro Benjamin Zander and the Boston Philharmonic for a deep dive into the heart of the Russian repertory, with beloved masterworks by Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky, as well as the prelude to Mussorgsky's marvelous, but sadly incomplete, last opera, known as Khovanshchina. Winner of the First Prize and Audience Favorite awards at the 1995 Arthur Rubinstein Piano Master Competition, Korsantia is internationally acclaimed for his richly varied tone and virtuosity. He's set to tackle Prokofiev's third, one of the canon's most challenging concertos. The concert at Harvard's Sanders Theatre comes to a climax with Tchaikovsky's exhilarating Symphony No. 4. The series kicks off with a Discovery Series performance, in which Zander engages the audience with illuminating and entertaining commentary immediately before the performance of each piece on the program.