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Hasty Pudding Theatricals: "Intermission Impossible"
Farkas Hall

Hasty Pudding Theatricals: "Intermission Impossible"

Farkas Hall
10-12 Holyoke Street Cambridge MA 02138

Hasty Pudding Theatricals' 170th Production

Buy Tickets $15 - $20 $30 - $40

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!

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 / 8:00pm Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 8:00pm Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 / 5:00pm Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 / 8:00pm Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 8:00pm Sunday, Mar. 4, 2018 / 5:00pm

"Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat"
Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts

"Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat"

Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts
527 Tremont Street Boston MA 02116

Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat

Buy Tickets COMP - $15 $20 - $30

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.

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 / 2:00pm Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 / 4:00pm Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 / 2:00pm Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 / 4:00pm Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 2:00pm Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 4:00pm Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 2:00pm Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 4:00pm

Violist Marcus Thompson
Kresge Auditorium

Violist Marcus Thompson

Kresge Auditorium
48 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge MA 02139

Marcus Thompson's MIT Faculty Recital Honors MLK

Buy Tickets COMP $15

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.

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 8:00pm

Stand-Up Comedy at Nick's Comedy Stop
Nick's Comedy Stop - Boston

Stand-Up Comedy at Nick's Comedy Stop

Nick's Comedy Stop - Boston
100 Warrenton Street Boston MA 02116

Catch Top Stars and Rising Comedians at Nick's Comedy Stop

Buy Tickets COMP - $10 $20

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: "Sticks & Stones"
Regent Theatre

Serge Clivio: "Sticks & Stones"

Regent Theatre
7 Medford Street Arlington MA 02474

Serge Clivio ("Fire Away") at The Regent

Buy Tickets $14 $28

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!

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 / 7:30pm

Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare: "The Taming of the Shrew"
The Rockwell

Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare: "The Taming of the Shrew"

Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare

The Rockwell
255 Elm St. Somerville MA 02144

The Taming of the Shrew With Drunken Cast Member

Buy Tickets $15 $25

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 / 7:00pm Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 7:00pm Friday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 7:00pm Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 7:00pm Friday, Mar. 9, 2018 / 7:00pm Saturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 7:00pm Friday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 7:00pm Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 6:00pm

Disney's "Frozen" Sing-Along
Regent Theatre

Disney's "Frozen" Sing-Along

Regent Theatre
7 Medford Street Arlington MA 02474

Disney's Frozen Sing-Along

Buy Tickets $8 - $10 $15 - $17.50

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!

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 / 10:30am Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 / 2:30pm Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 / 10:30am Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 / 2:30pm Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 10:30am Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 2:30pm Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 10:30am Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 2:30pm

CRASHfest: A Music Festival
House of Blues

CRASHfest: A Music Festival

House of Blues
15 Lansdowne St. Boston MA 02215

CRASHfest: A Global Music Festival

Buy Tickets $38.40 $48

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.

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 5:30pm

"The Bodyguard"
The Bushnell

"The Bodyguard"

The Bushnell
166 Capitol Avenue Hartford CT 06106

Deborah Cox in Musical Adaptation of The Bodyguard

Buy Tickets $29 - $49 $49.50 - $75.50

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."

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 / 7:30pm

"The Donkey Show"
OBERON

"The Donkey Show"

OBERON
2 Arrow Street Cambridge MA 02138

The Donkey Show: A Midsummer Night's Disco, Theatrical Dance Party

Buy Tickets $15 $35

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 / 10:30pm Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 7:30pm Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 10:30pm Saturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 10:30pm Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 10:30pm Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 10:30pm Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 7:30pm Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 10:30pm

"Beautiful -- The Carole King Musical"
Providence Performing Arts Center

"Beautiful -- The Carole King Musical"

Providence Performing Arts Center
220 Weybosset Street Providence RI 02903

Beautiful -- The Carole King Musical in Providence

Buy Tickets $33 - $66 $46 - $76

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 / 7:00pm Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 / 7:00pm Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018 / 7:30pm Friday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 7:30pm Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 2:00pm Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 8:00pm Sunday, Mar. 4, 2018 / 1:00pm Sunday, Mar. 4, 2018 / 6:30pm

"Shear Madness"
Charles Playhouse

"Shear Madness"

Shear Madness

Charles Playhouse
74 Warrenton St. Boston MA 02116

Boston's Hilarious Whodunit Shear Madness

Buy Tickets $22 - $37 $56

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.

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 5:00pm Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 8:00pm Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 / 3:00pm Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018 / 8:00pm Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 / 8:00pm

"Something Rotten!"
The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts

"Something Rotten!"

Something Rotten

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
2 Southbridge Street Worcester MA 01608

Broadway's Smash Hit Something Rotten!

Buy Tickets $29 - $49 $44 - $69

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.

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 / 7:30pm Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 / 7:30pm Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 / 7:30pm Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 / 6:30pm

"Best of the MOMologues"
Greater Boston Stage Company

"Best of the MOMologues"

Greater Boston Stage Company
395 Main Street Stoneham MA 02180

Best of the MOMologues: Hilarious Parenting Tales

Buy Tickets $15 $30

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.

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 / 7:30pm Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 8:00pm Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 / 2:00pm

"Phantom of the Disco!"
Club Cafe

"Phantom of the Disco!"

Club Cafe
209 Columbus Avenue Boston MA 02116

Drag Musical Extravaganza Phantom of the Disco!

Buy Tickets $17.50 $35

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.

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018 / 7:30pm Friday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 7:30pm

"For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf"
Hibernian Hall

"For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf"

Hibernian Hall
184 Dudley Street Roxbury MA 02119

Ntozake Shange's Acclaimed For Colored Girls ...

Buy Tickets Sold Out n/a

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.

Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 / 7:30pm

"Your Terrible Ex!"
The Riot Theater

"Your Terrible Ex!"

The Riot Theater
146A South Street Jamaica Plain MA 02130

Your Terrible Ex! -- Improv Show Based on Bad Relationships

Buy Tickets COMP $5

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 / 10:00pm Friday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 10:00pm Friday, Mar. 9, 2018 / 10:00pm Friday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 10:00pm Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 10:00pm Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 10:00pm

"Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet"
Laugh Boston

"Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet"

Laugh Boston
425 Summer Street Boston MA 02210

Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

Buy Tickets $15 $25

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 / 7:30pm Sunday, Mar. 4, 2018 / 7:30pm Sunday, Mar. 18, 2018 / 7:30pm

"Hype Man: a break beat play"
Boston Center for the Arts - Plaza Theatre

"Hype Man: a break beat play"

Boston Center for the Arts - Plaza Theatre
539 Tremont Street Boston MA 02116

Hype Man: a break beat play

Buy Tickets Sold Out n/a

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?

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 / 7:30pm Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 8:00pm

Virginia Woolf's "Orlando"
Lyric Stage Company of Boston

Virginia Woolf's "Orlando"

Lyric Stage Company of Boston
140 Clarendon Street Boston MA 02116

Virginia Woolf's Gender-Bending Odyssey Orlando

Buy Tickets $23.50 - $36.50 $47 - $73

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.

Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 3:00pm Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 8:00pm Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 / 3:00pm Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 / 7:30pm Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018 / 7:30pm Friday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 8:00pm

"Almost, Maine"
American Legion Post 210

"Almost, Maine"

American Legion Post 210
44 Taylor Street Saugus MA 01906

Whimsical, Mystical Love Story: Almost, Maine

Buy Tickets COMP - $8.50 $17

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.

Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 8:00pm Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 / 2:00pm

"Getting Paid to Talk: An Introduction to Voice Over"
Boston Hotel Buckminster

"Getting Paid to Talk: An Introduction to Voice Over"

Getting Paid to Talk

Boston Hotel Buckminster
645 Beacon Street Boston MA 02215

Getting Paid to Talk: An Introduction to Voice-Over

Buy Tickets $15 $30

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.

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 / 7:00pm

"Boston Chocolate Workshop"
Elephant & Castle Pub and Restaurant

"Boston Chocolate Workshop"

Elephant & Castle Pub and Restaurant
161 Devonshire Street Boston MA 02110

Boston Chocolate Workshop: Make Your Own Truffles and More

Buy Tickets Sold Out n/a

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.

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / Noon Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / Noon

"KERPLUNK!"
The Rockwell

"KERPLUNK!"

The Rockwell
255 Elm St. Somerville MA 02144

KERPLUNK!: Family Improv Show With Space Pirates, Talking Dogs & More

Buy Tickets FREE - $7.50 COMP - $15

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 / 11:00am Saturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 11:00am Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 11:00am

"The Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Show" Boston
Holiday Inn Boston - Somerville

"The Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Show" Boston

The Dinner Detective

Holiday Inn Boston - Somerville
30 Washington Street Somerville MA 02143

The Dinner Detective: An Interactive Mystery Dinner Show

Buy Tickets $59.75 $99.59

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.

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 6:15pm

"Boston's Unscripted Musical Project"
The Rockwell

"Boston's Unscripted Musical Project"

The Rockwell
255 Elm St. Somerville MA 02144

Improvised Musical Theater: Boston's Unscripted Musical Project

Buy Tickets COMP - $5 $10

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 / 9:00pm Friday, Mar. 9, 2018 / 9:00pm Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 9:00pm

"Lonely Planet"
Mosesian Center for the Arts

"Lonely Planet"

Mosesian Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street Watertown MA 02472

Lonely Planet Looks at Friends Coping in a Crisis

Buy Tickets $19 - $21 $38 - $42

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.

Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 3:00pm Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018 / 2:00pm

"You Can't Take It With You"
The Concord Players

"You Can't Take It With You"

The Concord Players
51 Walden Street Concord Massachusetts 01742

Classic Screwball Comedy You Can't Take It With You

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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.

Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 8:00pm

ImprovBoston Family Show
ImprovBoston

ImprovBoston Family Show

ImprovBoston
40 Prospect Street Cambridge MA 02139

Improv Fun for Kids & Adults at Nickelodeon Award-Winning Family Show

Buy Tickets $4 - $7 $8 - $14

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 / 4:00pm Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 4:00pm Saturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 4:00pm Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 4:00pm Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 4:00pm Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 4:00pm Saturday, Apr. 7, 2018 / 4:00pm Saturday, Apr. 14, 2018 / 4:00pm

Improv Jones Boston
The Riot Theater

Improv Jones Boston

The Riot Theater
146A South Street Jamaica Plain MA 02130

Improv Jones Boston: On-the-Spot Sketches & Games

Buy Tickets COMP - $5 $10

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

"Huzzah! Tavern Nights"
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

"Huzzah! Tavern Nights"

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
306 Congress Street Boston MA 02210

Party Like a Colonial at Huzzah! Tavern Nights

Buy Tickets $41.25 $55

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 / 7:00pm Friday, Mar. 9, 2018 / 7:00pm Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 7:00pm

"All Access Improv"
ImprovBoston

"All Access Improv"

ImprovBoston
40 Prospect Street Cambridge MA 02139

ImprovBoston Keeps the Laughs Rolling With All Access Improv

Buy Tickets $5 - $8 $10 - $16

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 / 6:00pm Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 6:00pm Saturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 6:00pm Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 6:00pm Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 6:00pm Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 6:00pm Saturday, Apr. 7, 2018 / 6:00pm Saturday, Apr. 14, 2018 / 6:00pm

"Winter Solstice"
Apollinaire Theatre Company at Chelsea Theatre Works

"Winter Solstice"

Apollinaire Theatre Company at Chelsea Theatre Works
189 Winnisimmet Street Chelsea MA 02150

Apollinaire Theatre Company's Winter Solstice

Buy Tickets $15 $30

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 / 8:00pm Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 8:00pm Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 8:00pm Sunday, Mar. 4, 2018 / 3:00pm Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Mar. 9, 2018 / 8:00pm

NXT Presents: "Fresh AF"
Improv Asylum

NXT Presents: "Fresh AF"

Improv Asylum
216 Hanover St. Boston MA 02113

NXT Presents Razor-Sharp Sketch Comedy

Buy Tickets $5 $10

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 / 8:00pm Sunday, Mar. 4, 2018 / 8:00pm Sunday, Mar. 11, 2018 / 8:00pm Sunday, Mar. 18, 2018 / 8:00pm Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 8:00pm

"Stolen Hearts"
The Sanctuary Theatre

"Stolen Hearts"

The Sanctuary Theatre
400 Harvard Street Cambridge MA 02138

Enjoy a Romantic Evening of Stolen Hearts

Buy Tickets $25 $45

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

Boston College Eagles Basketball
Conte Forum

Boston College Eagles Basketball

Conte Forum
2599 Beacon Street Chestnut Hill MA 02467

Boston College Takes on the NCAA's Best Basketball Teams

Buy Tickets $16 - $50 $25 - $50

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.

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 / 9:00pm (vs. Syracuse Orange)

"Vanity Project"
Improv Asylum

"Vanity Project"

Improv Asylum
216 Hanover St. Boston MA 02113

Improv Asylum Regulars & Guests Perform Longform Improv in Vanity Project

Buy Tickets $7.50 $15

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.

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 / 8:00pm Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 / 8:00pm

"Columbinus"
Rogers Center for the Arts

"Columbinus"

Rogers Center for the Arts
315 Turnpike Street North Andover MA 01845

Documentary-Style Drama Columbinus

Buy Tickets $5 $10

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.

Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 7:30pm Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 7:30pm

BostonTalks Happy Hour
WGBH Studios

BostonTalks Happy Hour

WGBH Studios
1 Guest Street Brighton MA 02135

WGBH's BostonTalks Happy Hour: Throwback February

Buy Tickets $5 $10

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.

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 / 7:00pm

National Theatre Live Screening: "Hedda Gabler"
Emerson Paramount Center Bright Family Screening Room

National Theatre Live Screening: "Hedda Gabler"

Emerson Paramount Center Bright Family Screening Room
559 Washington Street Boston MA 02110

National Theatre Live Screening: Hedda Gabler

Buy Tickets $9.50 $19

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).

Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 7:00pm Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 2:00pm Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 8:00pm Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 / 1:00pm

Boston Phil: Mussorgsky, Prokofiev & Tchaikovsky
Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory

Boston Phil: Mussorgsky, Prokofiev & Tchaikovsky

Boston Philharmonic

Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory
30 Gainsborough Street Boston MA 02115

Pianist Alexander Korsantia & the Boston Phil

Buy Tickets Sold Out n/a

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.

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 8:00pm

"Romeo & Juliet"
Chelsea Theatre Works

"Romeo & Juliet"

Chelsea Theatre Works
189 Winnisimmet Street Chelsea MA 02150

Elizabethan England Meets 1980s: Romeo & Juliet

Buy Tickets $12.50 $20

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.

Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 8:00pm Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 / 2:00pm Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 8:00pm

Boston Phil: Mussorgsky, Prokofiev & Tchaikovsky
Sanders Theatre at Harvard University

Boston Phil: Mussorgsky, Prokofiev & Tchaikovsky

Boston Philharmonic

Sanders Theatre at Harvard University
45 Quincy Street Cambridge MA 02138

Pianist Alexander Korsantia & the Boston Phil

Buy Tickets Sold Out n/a

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.

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 / 7:30pm Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 / 3:00pm