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    Mamma Mia!

    Presented by Lexus Broadway In Boston at Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre, Boston

    October 28 - November 2, 2014

    A mother. A daughter. 3 possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget! Over 45 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show! Writer Catherine Johnson's sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the ...more


    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Bizet - Carmen

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    November 1, 2014

    Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress....more

    Circus Minimus

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

    November 1, 2014

    From Kevin O’Keefe’s suitcase an entire circus emerges: tent, band, lights, the boisterous ringmaster Steve Fitzpatrick, the officious Mervin Merkle, the incredible Bumbilini Family,...more

    Richard Lewis

    Presented by Leventhal-Sidman JCC at Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Newton Centre

    November 1, 2014

    Master of angst and self-loathing, comic genius Richard Lewis will perform at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on Saturday, November 1 at 8pm and...more

    Cannibal: The Musical

    Presented by Arts After Hours

    October 17 - November 1, 2014

    Arts After Hours (AAH) will present the incredibly funny production Cannibal! The Musical October 17-November 1 at the Rantoul Black Box Theatre in LynnArts on 25 Exchange Street, Lynn, MA 01901....more

    Gorefest: The Gruesome Tale of Penny Dreadful

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre, Cambridge

    October 23 - November 1, 2014

    The perfect Halloween outing! An ImprovBoston tradition, GoreFest is an intimate splatter musical with a steampunk vibe, dripping with unidentifiable bodily fluids and lacking in good taste. This...more

    The Glass Menagerie

    Presented by Roxbury Repertory Theater at Roxbury Community College Mainstage, Roxbury

    October 23 - November 1, 2014

    The Glass Menagerie” centers on the Wingfields, a disconnected family living in illusions. Amanda basks in her days as a young Southern belle through countless retellings of all her...more

    Mother Courage and Her Children

    Presented by Office for the Arts at Harvard and Harvard Radcliffe Dramatic Club

    October 30 - November 1, 2014

    The Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club and the Office for the Arts at Harvard Presents Bertold Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children.

    Written in response to Hitler’s invasion of...more

    AFD Theatre Presents "Avenue Q" Oct 17-Nov 2

    Presented by Arlington Friends of the Drama at AFD Theatre, Arlington

    October 17 - November 2, 2014

    AFD Theatre’s 92nd season of the highest quality community theater begins with the Tony-Award winning musical “Avenue Q” at the theatre’s location on 22 Academy Street. The...more

    The Hard Times of Woody Guthrie

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    November 1 - November 2, 2014

    An American folk hero teaches a young friend about hard times and how to get out of them in this toe-tapping adventure tale. The Dolly Wagglers use their signature brand of wit, wisdom, and whimsy...more

    Joseph Kesselring's Arsenic and Old Lace

    Presented by The Community House of Hamilton and Wenham

    October 25 - November 2, 2014

    This classic comedic play is perhaps best known through the film adaption staring Cary Grant and directed by Frank Capra. Since 1941, Joseph Kesselring's play has had audiences laughing in...more

    Why Do Fools Fall in Love?

    Presented by Priscilla Beach Theatre

    October 24 - November 2, 2014

    Priscilla Beach Theatre proudly presents the delightfully funny and nostalgic musical Why Do Fools Fall in Love? by Roger Bean. The story opens as Millie’s best friends decide to...more

    Comedian Richard Lewis

    Presented by Leventhal-Sidman JCC at Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Newton Centre

    November 2, 2014

    Lewis has taken his lifelong therapy fodder and carved it into a commanding, compelling art form. Comedy Central recognized Lewis as one of the top 50 stand-up comedians of all time. GQ Magazine...more

    Wot? No Fish!

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston

    October 31 - November 2, 2014

    In 2009 British playwright Danny Braverman inherited an unlikely family treasure: more than 50 years’ worth of weekly wage packets, each small brown envelope featuring a drawing...more

    Our Town

    Presented by Mount Auburn Cemetery at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge

    November 1 - November 2, 2014

    “Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it? -every, every minute?”

    Please join us for this unique staged reading of Thornton Wilder’s classic...more

    Much Ado About Nothing

    Presented by Boston Theater Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Boston

    October 17 - November 2, 2014

    Boston Theater Company has a new take on Shakespeare's beloved comedy Much Ado about Nothing, mixing modern-day technology into the play's already existing themes of miscommunication. In a...more

    Met Opera Live in HD- Carmen

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    November 2, 2014

    Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress....more

    The Artful Cranky!

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    November 2, 2014

    Get wrapped up in the magical world of hand-cranked scrolling pictures in this fun all-ages workshop. Participants will learn about the myriad uses of crankies, from ancient story scrolls to...more

    The Lowell Humanities Series and Poetry Days present Laura Kasischke

    Presented by Boston College at Boston College Gasson Hall, Room 100, Chestnut Hill

    November 5, 2014

    Laura Kasischke’s narrative virtuosity helps account for her dual, award-winning career as a novelist and poet. Her books of poetry include Wild Brides, Fire and Flower, Dance and...more

    5Point Film Festival

    Presented by 5Point Film Festival at Somerville Theatre, Somerville

    November 5 - November 6, 2014

    The 5Point Film Festival features outdoor and adventure films handpicked to get your heart pumping, mind engaged, and self inspired. Each night will feature different short adventure stories with...more

    Mastering Mechanisms

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    November 6, 2014

    Explore the intricate world of puppet mechanisms with a master puppeteer as your guide! Taught by Hobey Ford, this class will focus on the principles of understanding and designing rod puppet...more

    Haunted Dinner Theater - Ding Dong, The Witch Is Dead!

    Presented by Mystery Cafe and New England Fun

    September 19 - November 7, 2014

    Join us the Haunted Dinner Theater presented by the Mystery Cafe as we present our show “Ding-Dong! The Witch is Dead!” this fall at the iconic Hawthorne Hotel in Salem’s...more

    Shida - A New Musical in Development

    Presented by American Repertory Theater and Oberon at OBERON, Cambridge

    November 5 - November 7, 2014

    Broadway veteran Jeannette Bayardelle (The Color Purple) returns to A.R.T. after 2010’s Best of Both Worlds with her inspirational one-woman...more

    FUFU & OREOS: Coming to America

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre, Cambridge

    November 7, 2014

    In FUFU & OREOS, Boston-based actress/writer Obehi Janice will talk about the complexities of being Nigerian, American, and Black, all while dealing with the realities of her own mental...more

    "The Three Pigs and Other Tales" by Deborah Costine

    Presented by Galapagos Puppets at Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington

    November 8, 2014

    Join puppeteer Deborah Costine for gentler versions of classic stories told with shadow puppets. “The Three Pigs and Other Tales” is designed especially for children ages three and up,...more

    Les Miserables

    Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre, Beverly

    October 28 - November 9, 2014

    Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, LES MISÉRABLES tells an enthralling epic story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption. The world's most...more

    The Addams Family A New Musical

    Presented by Stoneham Theatre at Stoneham Theatre, Stoneham

    October 16 - November 9, 2014

    Gomez and Morticia Addams couldn't be prouder of their creepy and kooky family. But when their delightfully sinister daughter, Wednesday, falls in love with a perfectly normal boy and invites...more

    TCAN Players present Deathtrap

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

    November 7 - November 9, 2014

    A down-on-his-luck playwright's student tells him that he has written the perfect suspense play and will bring it to the playwright's Connecticut home that night. The suspense over whether...more

    Migration

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    November 6 - November 9, 2014

    “Migration” is an inspiring original story about a young Mexican girl, Beatriz, who draws on the incredible experiences of monarch butterflies, polar bears, and other migratory animals...more

    Extraordinary Extremities

    Presented by Pontine Theatre

    November 7 - November 9, 2014

    This solo show, performed by Carlo Adonolfi, is a tale of resilience, adaptation and ingenuity. It tells the story of puppet-maker Geppetto, who is attempting to perform — all by himself for...more

    Chicago

    Presented by University of New Hampshire

    November 5 - November 9, 2014

    The longest running revival in Broadway history finds its way to the UNH Stage. A Tony Award winning tale of lies, deception, murder, and money told with swinging music, sassy songs, and daring...more

    The Gondoliers; or, The King of Barataria

    Presented by Harvard Radcliffe Dramatic Club at Agassiz Theatre, Cambridge

    October 30 - November 9, 2014

    Soon after his birth, the Prince of Barataria was married to another infant. However, shortly after this happy union, the young prince was kidnapped and hidden in Venice by the Grand Inquisitor....more

    Places, Please!

    Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company

    November 10, 2014

    Places, Please! is our new annual fall benefit performance in which SpeakEasy board members team up with local performers to put on a wildly entertaining variety show. Broadway playwright...more

    The Amazing Max Magic Show

    Presented by Leventhal-Sidman JCC at Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Newton Centre

    November 11, 2014

    Enjoy striking visual magic, comedy and loads of audience participation at the Amazing Max Magic Show. Geared for families with children ages 3+ years. 

    Show is part of the JCC Magic...more

    SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    November 12, 2014

    SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody is the hilarious new comedy that brings all the naughty fun of the best-selling book to life. Your inner goddess will be laughing out loud with this clever...more

    Peter Fallon: Spring, My Love - A Poetry Reading

    Presented by Boston College at Boston College Gasson Hall, Room 100, Chestnut Hill

    November 12, 2014

    In 1970, Peter Fallon founded The Gallery Press, Ireland’s leading literary publishing company. His new collection of poems, Strong, My Love, was published in 2014. He is a graduate...more

    National Theatre Live in HD: Of Mice and Men

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    November 13, 2014

    Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee James Franco (127 Hours, Milk) and Tony Award nominee Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, Girls) star in the hit Broadway production Of...more

    FUFU & OREOS: Coming to America

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre, Cambridge

    November 14, 2014

    FUFU & OREOS, where a multi-culti 20-something navigates the collisions between her Nigerian heritage, her American lifestyle, and the loaded promise of Prozac.

    Written and...more

    The Onstagers Dramatic Society presents "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"

    Presented by The Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College at Rogers Center for the Arts, North Andover

    November 13 - November 15, 2014

    The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a musical centering on a middle school spelling bee. This performance will showcase all-time favorites such as “Magic Foot” and...more

    Of Bread and Paper

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    November 14 - November 15, 2014

    This evocative piece transports audiences to a world made entirely of paper, where a poor refugee with nothing but a round of bread in his pocket tries to find his way home. Beguiled by a dream of...more

    Three Sisters

    Presented by Harvard Radcliffe Dramatic Club at Loeb Drama Center, Cambridge

    November 7 - November 15, 2014

    With a new translation by Sarah Ruhl, this reconstruction of Chekhov’s iconic play looks at the beauty, darkness, and perverse humor of lives spent playing make-believe.
    ...more

    Trace Adkins, The Christmas Show

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    November 16, 2014

    Country star Trace Adkins’ The Christmas Show 2014 Tour is a reverent, family-friendly theatrical production, featuring songs from his Celtic Christmas album, The King’s Gift. The show...more

    A... My name is Alice

    Presented by Wellesley Players at Arsenal Center for the Arts Black Box Theater, Watertown

    November 7 - November 16, 2014

    This slick and lively revue offers a marvelous kaleidoscope of contemporary women. Sophisticated, bawdy, funny and insightful, the twenty numbers portray friends, rivals, sisters and even members...more

    Annie

    Presented by Citi Performing Arts Center at Citi Wang Theatre, Boston

    November 5 - November 16, 2014

    The world’s best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of Annie will...more

    A Disappearing Number

    Presented by Central Square Theater at Central Square Theater, Cambridge

    October 16 - November 16, 2014

    In 1913 a clerk in rural India, Ramanujan, sends a letter to the renowned Cambridge mathematician, G.H. Hardy, containing an extraordinary series of theorems. What ensues is a legendary,...more

    Mary Shelley

    Presented by Wellesley College Theatre at Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre, Wellesley

    November 12 - November 16, 2014

    (New England premiere) “We cannot let our lives be small. There is no life but loving.” This compelling new drama explores a crucial episode in the early life of Mary...more

    Menopause The Musical

    Presented by Spectacle Management

    November 12 - November 16, 2014

    Come join the sisterhood! This hilarious musical parody staged to classic tunes from the '60's, '70's, and '80's will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! See what...more

    National Theatre Live: Skylight

    Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players, Peterborough

    November 16, 2014

    Bill Nighy (Love Actually, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby, An Education) feature in the highly anticipated West End production of David...more

    TCAN Players present Deathtrap

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

    November 13 - November 16, 2014

    A down-on-his-luck playwright's student tells him that he has written the perfect suspense play and will bring it to the playwright's Connecticut home that night. The suspense over whether...more

    Raccoon Tales

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    November 11 - November 16, 2014

    Journey deep into the forest with the trickster Ring-Around-His-Tail Raccoon as your guide! The animals in the forest are always getting into trouble playing tricks on each other. Will they ever...more

    Judy! A Legendary Film Career

    Presented by Arts at the Armory at Arts at the Armory, Somerville

    November 16, 2014

    Emmy Award-winning producer/writer John Fricke reviews highlights from Garland's historic motion picture work, tracing her on-screen performance arc from age seven as one of the Gumm Sisters...more

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