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    The Sound of Music

    Presented by New Bedford Festival Theatre at Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

    July 25 - August 3, 2014

    To celebrate its 25th Season of bringing the best of Broadway to Southern New England, Festival Theatre will present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved musical THE SOUND OF MUSIC – “the happiest sound in all the world”. 

    An audience favorite, THE SOUND OF MUSIC returns to Festival Theatre due to overwhelming audience demand. The 1999 Festival Theatre production was universally ...more


    Playing With Tap - Using music to create & explore rhythmic ideas with your feet!

    Presented by T.J. JAZZ at Green Street Studios

    July 24 - July 31, 2014

    We take lots of classes, but how often do we know what to do with all that vocabulary and technique once we leave the classroom? Never mind working with live musicians or...more

    Pocahontas

    Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

    August 1, 2014

    This historically accurate tale follows the life of Pocahontas from when she meets John Smith and the English colonists, to her marriage to John Rolfe, and her journey to England.


    The Pump and Dump: A Parentally Incorrect Comedy Show and Night Out For Once

    Presented by Mommy-Con Boston at the Revere Hotel

    August 1, 2014

    The Pump and Dump is a parents' night out, designed to laugh away a kid-filled day while throwing a few back and remembering who we all were before we had children. Comedian/musician Shayna...more

    The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

    Presented by Hub Theatre Company of Boston at Club Cafe

    July 18 - August 2, 2014

    Hub Theatre Company of Boston continues its second season with the irreverent comedy The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) by Adam...more

    Shakespeare at The Spire Presents Macbeth

    Presented by The Bay Colony Shakespeare Company

    July 5 - August 2, 2014

    The Bay Colony Shakespeare Company presents a famous tale of greed, madness, and murder. We begin on the battlefield, where two generals, MacBeth and Banquo, have just experienced a victory....more

    Creative License - A New Musical

    Presented by Creative License Productions

    July 24 - August 2, 2014

    Creative License presents A New Musical about an Irish pub, a Scottish play, and two former friends. It's the banter-laced, rocking musical comedy about a would-be writer and his former...more

    Shakespeare at The Spire Presents Hamlet

    July 23 - August 3, 2014

    The Bay Colony Shakespeare Company presents a journey of revenge and mortality. When Prince Hamlet's father, the late King, appears to him as a ghost, he asks of his son only one thing:...more

    Opera del West presents Chekov's The Seagull

    Presented by TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick at The Center for Arts in Natick

    August 1 - August 3, 2014

    Join Opera del West for the New England premiere of The Seagull.  “Chekhov’s voice has resounded from stages all over the Boston area," according to Don Aucoin of the Boston...more

    "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"

    Presented by Priscilla Beach Theatre

    July 25 - August 3, 2014

    Priscilla Beach Theatre (PBT) proudly presents the Tony Award winning musical comedy, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee".  The story follows six awkward adolescents...more

    Shakespeare at The Spire Presents Much Ado About Nothing

    July 2 - August 3, 2014

    The Bay Colony Shakespeare Company presents a "merry war" of wit, dishonesty, disguise and true love. In the town of Messina, Leonato's household prepares to welcome his friend, a...more

    Summer Starlight: An Evening with Ricardo Antonio Chavira

    Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Indoor Theater

    August 4, 2014

    Cape Rep is honored to have accomplished film, television and theater actor Ricardo Antonio Chavira—best known for his role as Carlos Solis on Desperate Housewives—one...more

    The Dixie Swim Club

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

    August 1 - August 10, 2014

    The Dixie Swim Club is the story of five Southern women whose friendships began on their college swim team. Every August, they meet at the same cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks...more

    "Dr. Doohickey's Monster Machine" by Brad Shur

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theatre at Puppet Showplace Theater

    August 13 - August 16, 2014

     Dr. Doohickey always thought that monsters were more interesting than people. Why have two arms when you could have seven? Join the good doctor and his rabbit assistant, Reginald, as they...more

    ASTRO BOY & THE GOD OF COMICS

    Presented by Company One Theatre at BCA Plaza Theatre

    July 18 - August 16, 2014

    Lauded for its technical and artistic genius, Astro Boy & the God of Comics serves up live animation, interactive video, and a 1960s dream of the future. Astro Boy, a crime-fighting,...more

    Teen Workshop of "All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten"

    Presented by Priscilla Beach Theatre

    July 15 - August 16, 2014

    Priscilla Beach Theatre is excited to announce its new Teen Intensive Workshop production of “All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten”, based on Robert Fulghum’s...more

    Smile!

    Presented by New Exhibition Room at BCA Plaza Black Box Theatre

    July 31 - August 16, 2014

    It’s the hottest summer on record since 1989; slugs and jackals overrun the streets. To escape this lawless season, four women park themselves at a holistic retreat to ride out the storm....more

    One Day University

    Presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens

    August 17, 2014

    One Day University is returning to Cape Cod! At One Day University there are no grades, no tests, no homework, and certainly no stress! The One Day University program offers a half-day of the best...more

    4000 Miles

    Presented by Gloucester Stage Company at Gloucester Stage

    July 31 - August 17, 2014

     The play looks at how two outsiders find their way in today's world. After suffering a major loss while he was on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo seeks solace from his feisty...more

    Singin' In The Rain

    Presented by Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston at Robinson Theater

    August 7 - August 17, 2014

    An audience favorite, Reagle's productions of Singin' In The Rain have received rave reviews and IRNE awards for best director, best musical, and best choreographer.  Director Kirby...more

    Les Miserables

    Presented by The Company Theatre

    July 24 - August 17, 2014

    Epic, grand and uplifting, Les Misérables packs an emotional wallop thrilling audiences on the global stage. As winner of over 100 international awards and seen by over 65 million...more

    Playhouse Creatures by April DeAngelis

    Presented by Maiden Phoenix Theatre Company at The Factory Theatre

    August 1 - August 17, 2014

    Maiden Phoenix Theatre Company is proud to present its inaugural show, Playhouse Creatures by April DeAngelis. This riveting play explores the struggles, endurance, and hope of the first actresses...more

    We Don't Need Another Hero

    Presented by Frequently Asked Questions: A Circus Collective and Arlington Center for the Arts at Arlington Center for the Arts

    August 15 - August 17, 2014

    In a world filled with super heroes, alter egos, and status updates, a group of artists collide into each other's worlds and are forced to question their constructed identities. Who am I once...more

    Summer Classics: Moliere’s The Misanthrope

    Presented by The Actors Studio of Newburyport

    August 15 - August 17, 2014

    First performed in 1666, this comedy of manners satirizes the hypocrisies ...more

    1st Person Plural: The Art of Storytelling

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    August 18, 2014

    This monthly series features accomplished storytellers from Mass Mouth, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting the timeless art of storytelling through social media, education and live performance....more

    Pitter Patter Puppets

    Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Outdoor Theatre

    June 27 - August 22, 2014

    Perfect for ages 2-6 and great fun for ages 7-100!

    Puppeteer Mary Wilson’s wildly popular puppet shows are interactive, inventive, and extremely funny.


    Speakeasy Circus

    Presented by Boston Circus Guild and American Repertory Theater at OBERON

    May 23 - August 22, 2014

    Celebrate the spirit of the roaring ‘20s with live music, glittering dancers, and jaw-dropping circus spectacle.

    Get dolled up in your finest threads and put on your dancing shoes!...more

    Cinderella

    Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

    August 22, 2014

    The washing and waxing and scrubbing have been finished, but Cinderella's gown is ruined and her Stepmother and stepsisters have already left for the ball! Will the Fairy Godmother arrive in...more

    Young At Art Camp

    Presented by Arlington Center for the Arts at Arlington Center for the Arts

    June 24 - August 22, 2014

    Young at Art Camp is designed specifically for ages 4-5..  It runs 9 weeks, from June 23 through August 22.  You may enroll for one or more weeks.

    Young at Art includes age...more

    Oz with Orchestra at Tanglewood

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

    August 22, 2014

    The Wizard of Oz was a technical marvel for the MGM studio in the late 1930s. MGM has stunningly re-mastered this timeless classic, and in this version, produced by John Goberman, the brilliantly...more

    "Sir George and the Dragon" by Pumpernickel Puppets

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theatre at Puppet Showplace Theater

    August 23, 2014

     Join an adventurous princess as she journeys to Mystery Mountain to visit the Great Green Dragon. Along the way you'll meet Zelda the babysitter, a silly bat, Sir George and his clumsy...more

    The Light in the Piazza

    Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Indoor Theater

    July 29 - August 23, 2014

    Book by Craig Lucas • Music by Adam Guettel
    Directed by William Roudebush • Musical Direction by Scott Storr

    It is 1953 and Margaret Johnson is touring Tuscany with her...more

    Mansion Mysteries - Hooray for Hollywood

    Presented by Mystery Cafe and New England Fun

    July 19 - August 23, 2014

    IT’S A CASTING-CALL FOR THE NEXT GREAT MOVIE!
    Famous Director Rudy Von Hessel is there with his bevy of talent to make the film. His leading lady—the gorgeous, talented and...more

    Mort Sahl Live: An Evening with a Comedy Legend

    Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

    August 22 - August 24, 2014

    Crowned as leading the new breed of modern comedians by Time magazine in 1960, Mort Sahl was the first entertainer ever to appear on its cover. Before comedy clubs existed, Sahl began...more

    Grease

    Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

    August 12 - August 24, 2014

    Get out your leather jackets, pull on your bobby socks and take a trip to the fabulous fifties with the original rock ‘n roll high school musical, GREASE! Bad boy Danny and good girl Sandy...more

    You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

    Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Outdoor Theatre

    June 23 - August 26, 2014

    Based on the comic strip "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schulz
    Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner
    Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer
    Additional Music and Lyrics by...more

    Harold Night

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

    July 24 - August 27, 2014

    Every Thursday night at 730PM and 930PM our resident ImprovBoston Harold teams perform Harold, the classic long form improv format, with occasional special guests. From a single audience...more

    Lyle, the Crocodile

    Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Outdoor Theatre

    July 2 - August 28, 2014

    Based on the book Lyle, Lyle Crocodile by Bernard Waber
    Adapted for the Stage by Kevin Kling
    Music by Richard Gray Directed by Holly Erin McCarthy
    Musical Direction by...more

    Summer 2014 Programs at Brookline Music School

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

    June 30 - August 28, 2014

    Whether you are 4 years old looking for a general music and arts experience, 9 years old ready to choose an instrument, or an experienced teen/adult interested in ensemble playing, Brookline Music...more

    Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

    August 28, 2014

    NPR's oddly informative weekly hour-long news quiz program is again live at Tanglewood. The Peabody Award-winning series offers a fast-paced, irreverent look at the week's news, hosted by...more

    Summer Arts Program

    Presented by United South End Settlements' Children's Art Centre

    June 23 - August 29, 2014

    Full day vacation programming for children ages 4.5 - 12.

    Session 1: June 23 - July 3, 2014*............$425 (*Closed July 4, 2014)

    Session 2: July 7 - 18,...more

    William Devry and Ryan Paevey

    Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

    August 30, 2014

     William Devry and Ryan Paevey from ABC's "General Hospital". Will plays "Julian Jerome" and Ryan plays "Detective Nathan West". LIMITED TICKETS...more

    Blue Man Group

    Presented by Blue Man Group at The Charles Playhouse

    April 1 - August 31, 2014

    OUR SPACE HAS A NEW FACE. Experience Blue Man Group at the newly renovated Charles Playhouse!

     

    Blue Man Group's critically acclaimed show has been called...more

    Murder Ballad: A New Musical

    Presented by Oberon and at OBERON

    August 29 - August 31, 2014

    NEW ENGLAND REGIONAL PREMIERE!

    Murder Ballad is a 360-degree immersive theatrical experience where the action happens everywhere you look. With a...more

    "Squirrel Stole My Underpants" by Bonnie Duncan

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theatre at Puppet Showplace Theater

    August 30 - September 1, 2014

     Sylvie is sent to the backyard to hang up the laundry. The moment her back is turned, a mischievous squirrel steals her favorite piece of clothing and runs off. When Sylvie gives chase, an...more

    Seasons of Love: A 20th Anniversary Celebration of Musical Dinner Revues!

    Presented by Cape Rep Theatre

    June 15 - September 1, 2014

    Cape Rep Theatre presents Seasons of Love: A 20th Anniversary Celebration of Musical Dinner Revues! at the Old Sea Pines Inn, directed and designed by Scott Storr, running Sundays, June 15...more

    Bread and Roses Heritage Festival

    Presented by Bread and Roses Heritage Committee, Inc.

    September 1, 2014

    This open-air Festival for the whole family is a free, social justice event with great ethnic food, arts and crafts, community workshops, music, theater, dance, trolley and walking tours, and...more

    The Teaseday Club

    Presented by Boston Babydolls Burlesque at The Davis Square Theater

    September 10, 2013 - September 2, 2014

    Every month King Teaseday presents a showcase of Boston's best variety! Comedy , striptease, burlesque, magic, juggling, and more!


    Voices of Hope Presents UNFINISHED 2

    Presented by North Shore Music Theatre and Voices of Hope Boston at North Shore Music Theatre

    September 6, 2014

    A one night benefit presented by Voices of Hope at North Shore Music Theatre. Building on the theme of last year's sold out UNFINISHED benefit, UNFINISHED 2 is a musical revue paying tribute...more

    Reunions Can Be Murder

    Presented by Mystery Cafe and New England Fun

    May 3 - September 6, 2014

    It’s your class reunion at All American High! Get ready to show off all you’ve become while you get reacquainted with familiar faces and high school favorites.

    A former...more

    Fences

    Presented by Gloucester Stage Company at Gloucester Stage

    August 21 - September 7, 2014

     This sensational drama starred James Earl Jones as Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who now works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. Excluded from the major leagues...more

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