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    Big Fish

    Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Boston

    March 13 - April 11, 2015

    Big Fish centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman whose larger-than-life stories of epic adventures delight everyone around him, except his pragmatic son Will. Just as Edward's health begins to decline, Will learns that he is about to become a father, and sets out to discover his family's real story by seeking the truth behind his father's tall tales.

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    Tiger Tales

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    March 26 - March 29, 2015

    By Chinese Theater Works

    Four performers blend Chinese and Western styles of shadow puppetry to create a...more

    Brandeis Improv Festival 2015, featuring Milford Graves

    Presented by Slosberg Music Center, Brandeis University at Slosberg Music Center at Brandeis University, Waltham

    March 27 - March 29, 2015

    Explore the many ways that improvisation enlivens the arts and sciences; inspires individual and group creativity; and encourages cultural innovation at the first annual Brandeis Improv Festival,...more

    Culture Clash 30th Anniversary Tour: The Muse and Morros

    Presented by ArtsEmerson at The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Paramount Center, Boston

    March 12 - March 29, 2015

    The three-man comic hurricane returns to Boston celebrating their 30th Anniversary as the most prominent Chicano-Latino performance troupe in the country. From Southern California, master...more

    National Theatre Live in HD: A View from the Bridge

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 31, 2015

    Don’t miss a stellar cast led by Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) in the Young Vic’s “magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold” production...more

    Mud Matters in the First Circle

    Presented by Salem State University Center for Creative and Performing Arts

    April 2, 2015

    “Mud Matters in the First Circle” is a performance creation piece, told in the improvisational spirit of jazz, integrating spoken word, music and the visual arts. Beginning in the late...more

    Keith Munslow in concert

    Presented by Needham Public Library

    April 3, 2015

    An award-winning performer who combines rock solid funky piano playing, soulful singing, hilarious stories, and lightning fast cartooning, Keith Munslow has entertained thousands of children and...more

    The Misadventures of Spy Matthais

    Presented by Theatre on Fire at Charlestown Working Theater, Charlestown

    March 13 - April 4, 2015

    Meet Matty Olchak. Matty is a an artist. And a voyeur. An artist/voyeur, if you will. When everybody he cares about self-destructs or disappears, Matty must find his way through a world of...more

    Complete History of America (abridged)

    Presented by Arts After Hours

    March 27 - April 4, 2015

    Arts After Hours (AAH) will present the comedic play Complete History of America (abridged) March 27 to April 4, 2015 at the Rantoul Black Box Theatre in LynnArts on 25 Exchange Street, Lynn, MA...more

    The Queen of Spades

    Presented by Lowell House Opera

    March 25 - April 4, 2015

    This spring, LHO presents Tchaikovsky's operatic thriller The Queen of Spades – complete with courtly intrigue, ghostly apparitions, and a...more

    Peter Rabbit Tales

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    April 2 - April 4, 2015

    By Tuckers' Tales

    Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit stories have been loved for generations. Now, Tuckers' Tales Puppet Theatre brings them to life in irresistible...more

    Annabel Lost

    Presented by Chameleon's Dish at Democracy Center, Cambridge

    March 29 - April 5, 2015

    This four-person play combines visual art and performance poetry with a montage of dramatic scenes to tell the story of Quetzal, an orphaned refugee of colonial wars, and her otherworldly...more

    Stratford Shakespeare Festiva: King John

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    April 9, 2015

    War is the inevitable result when the King of France demands that John relinquish his crown in favour of his nephew, the young Prince Arthur. Ex-communication, attempted atrocity, rebellion and...more

    A View From the Bridge

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    April 9, 2015

    Don’t miss a stellar cast led by Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) in the Young Vic’s ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’...more

    A Streetcar Named Desire

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester

    April 10, 2015

    Local community based theatre company, 4th Wall puts a fresh spin on this American classic which deals with the culture clash between Blanche DuBois, a pretentious fading relic of the Old South,...more

    Banned in Boston - The Boston Survival Guide '15

    Presented by Urban Improv at House of Blues, Boston

    April 10, 2015

    Urban Improv celebrates the 20th anniversary of Banned in Boston, a madcap musical revue that raises funds for interactive drama programs to help young people in Boston explore the challenging...more

    We Are… A Festival of Identity in Poetry, Prose, Music, and Dance

    Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge

    March 27 - April 10, 2015

    The Poets’ Theatre will be joining us at the Multicultural Arts Center for a festival of the arts! The performances throughout March and April will address various topics including current...more

    Kids' Shows: Alex the Jester

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    April 11, 2015

    It’s easy to imagine a court jester – the colorful trickster with bells jingling from his floppy hat. But have you ever seen one perform in real time? A rare treat,...more

    Tommy

    Presented by The Footlight Club at The Footlight Club, Boston

    March 27 - April 11, 2015

    Tommy
    The stage adaptation of The Who's classic rock opera. Music and Lyrics by Pete Townsend.
    The stage adaptation of The Who's 1969 rock opera with...more

    Hamlet

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

    April 3 - April 11, 2015

    While dying in Horatio’s arms, Hamlet asks his best friend one last favor, “tell my story.” Horatio has kept his promise with...more

    OMG--Oceanside Magic Gala! Spectacular Magic and Illusion On Stage

    Presented by Rotary Club of Yarmouth

    April 11, 2015

    One Show Only!  Don't miss this never-to-be-repeated spectacular magical event--starring some of the top magicians in the world today! Featuring Las Vegas superstar female magician Ariann...more

    The Servant of Two Masters

    Presented by Suffolk University at C. Walsh Theatre, Boston

    April 9 - April 11, 2015

    Big laughs of 1753 continue to ring out in 2015 with this new adaptation. The Suffolk University Theatre Department is delighted to present the great comedy masterpiece, The Servant of Two...more

    Out of the City

    Presented by Merrimack Repertory Theatre at Nancy L. Donahue Theatre at Liberty Hall, Lowell

    March 19 - April 12, 2015

    Everyone loves a birthday surprise. When two middle-aged married couples take a weekend trip to celebrate a milestone birthday, they find themselves pondering elusive romance and contemplating...more

    Needles and Opium

    Presented by ArtsEmerson at Cutler Majestic Theatre, Boston

    April 9 - April 12, 2015

    Legendary Canadian artist Robert Lepage (The Andersen Project) returns with a reimagined version of his acclaimed Needles and Opium, a cinematic exploration of art, love,...more

    WST Presents: The Home Front Women's Voices from The Great War

    Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Alumnae Hall, Wellesley

    April 9 - April 12, 2015

     World premiere. In song, story, and music, the experiences of women in World War I come to vivid life. The performance space is reimagined, and audiences are transported to the sights and...more

    Novel Writing Workshop

    Presented by Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston at Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Newton

    April 12, 2015

    Learn how to build the framework for a novel in a one-day workshop at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center. Participants should bring story idea(s), index cards, pens, a computer or...more

    Hub Theatre Company of Boston presents "Loot" by Joe Orton

    Presented by Hub Theatre Company of Boston at First Church in Boston, Boston

    March 27 - April 12, 2015

    It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye-literally! 

    Hub Theatre Company of Boston will kick off its third season this spring with Joe Orton’s irreverent and...more

    Equus

    Presented by Off The Grid Theatre Company

    April 2 - April 12, 2015

    Off The Grid Theatre Company is proud to present Peter Shaffer’s Equus, starring Steven Berkhimer and directed by Christopher Webb. Revered by many as Shaffer’s masterpiece, Equus will...more

    Twelfth Night

    Presented by Salem Theatre Company at Salem Theatre Company, Salem

    March 28 - April 12, 2015

    Twelfth Night is the story of a community upended by a shipwreck and how those involved take to comedy and music to solve their dilemmas. The play centers around the hilarious and wild chaos...more

    "The Magic Soup and Other Stories" by Resident Artist Brad Shur!

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    April 9 - April 12, 2015

    What do you do when your relatives are coming over for dinner, but there's no food in sight? A young man's search for a family recipe ends up bringing folk...more

    The Edge of Peace

    Presented by Central Square Theater at Central Square Theater, Cambridge

    April 3 - April 12, 2015

    As World War II comes to a close, a small town in Illinois desperately waits for news from a young soldier. Buddy, the younger brother, glamorizes the battlefield and refuses to believe his...more

    "My Wars are laid away in Books" Emily Dickinson's Music Book: A Prelude to the Civil War

    Presented by The Red Skies Music Ensemble at OBERON, Cambridge

    April 12, 2015

    Bringing research to the stage through Emily Dickinson’s own wit, letters, poetry, and live performance of the music she loved and played, The Red Skies Music Ensemble takes audiences on a...more

    The 18th Annual IRNE Awards

    Presented by The Independent Reviewers of New England at BCA Cyclorama, Boston

    April 13, 2015

    This is New England’s largest theater arts recognition program, recognizing the work of playwrights, designers, actors, choreographers and directors among small, mid-size, small and fringe...more

    NEW CENTER ONSTAGE PRESENTS THE BOSTON DEBUT OF THE “JEWISH PLAYS PROJECT”

    Presented by Robert’s Theater Boston Center for the Arts

    April 13, 2015

    After stops in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco, the 4th annual Jewish Playwriting Contest is coming to Boston for the first time! An international search for the best unpublished Jewish...more

    NT Live: THE HARD PROBLEM

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    April 16, 2015

    Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play...more

    OSCAR at The Crown and the love that dare not speak its name

    Presented by Oberon at OBERON, Cambridge

    April 15 - April 17, 2015

    OSCAR at The Crown and the love that dare not speak its name
    Created by Mark Mauriello
    Original Music by Andrew Barret Cox
    Inspired by the Life and Works of...more

    Chuggington Live! The Great Rescue Adventure

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester

    April 18, 2015

    The live children’s show, based on the popular Disney Junior TV program, will give young fans and their parents the opportunity to experience first-hand the traintastic adventures of the...more

    O Ship, Aboard the Ship!

    Presented by Bad Habit Productions at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Boston

    April 11 - April 18, 2015

     Exploring the world and its people.


    Richard III presented by Tufts University Department of Drama Dance

    Presented by Tufts University Department of Drama and Dance

    April 14 - April 18, 2015

    Tufts University Department of Drama and Dance presents Richard III.  Adapted and directed by Gibson Cima.  Written by William Shakespeare.

    In 2012,...more

    Harvard Museum of Natural History Presents: On the Wing - A Celebration of Birds in Music

    Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History

    April 18, 2015

    Join Harvard Museum of Natural History for  On the Wing :A Celebration of Birds in Music and Spoken Word,  a special afternoon of music and poetry that celebrates birds as symbols of...more

    Cendrillon

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage, Boston

    April 16 - April 19, 2015

    Composer: Jules Massenet
    Librettist: Henri Caïn
    Conductor: William Lumpkin
    Stage Director: E. Loren Meeker
    Presented by Boston University College...more

    Neil Berg's 101 Years of Broadway

    Presented by Spectacle Management at Larcom Theatre, Beverly

    April 17 - April 19, 2015

    Back by popular demand with an all new line-up of Broadway hits! A smash-hit revue of American musical treasures from Irving Berlin to Andrew Lloyd Webber, 101 Years of Broadway...more

    Virginia Woolf's Orlando

    Presented by Bad Habit Productions at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Boston

    April 4 - April 19, 2015

    In her stage adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s gender-bending, period-hopping novel, award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl “is her usual unfailingly elegant, unbeatably witty self, cleverly...more

    My Fair Lady

    Presented by Wellesley Players at Arsenal Center for the Arts Charles Mosesian Theater, Watertown

    April 10 - April 19, 2015

    The story, the songs, the characters -- you know and love them. A Broadway hit when it debuted in 1956, this fan-favorite musical has gone on to win Tony Awards, launch careers, and be adapted...more

    The Mugford Street Players Present "Alphabetical Order"

    Presented by Marblehead Little Theatre at Marblehead Little Theatre, Marblehead

    April 2 - April 19, 2015

     MUGFORD STREET PLAYERS PRESENTS ALPHABETICAL ORDER - AN AWARD-WINNING COMEDY OF LOVE AND CHAOS IN THE PRE-DIGITAL AGE.
    Marblehead, MA - Winner of the 1975 Evening Standard Award for...more

    ComedySportz East Coast Tournament

    Presented by New England Fun

    April 17 - April 19, 2015

    Partake in an improv comedy showdown of epic proportions as ComedySportz East Coast cities New York, Philadelphia, Bufffalo and Richmond vie against Boston in an exhibition tournament! ...more

    "African Adventure Tales" by Crabgrass Puppet Theatre!

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    April 16 - April 19, 2015

    In 'Koi and the Kola Nuts,' the youngest son of a tribal chief only receives one small kola nut tree as an inheritance instead of his father's riches....more

    The Hard Problem

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    April 21, 2015

    Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play The Hard...more

    April Vacation Week Show!! "The Legend of Banana Kid" by Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers!

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater and Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    April 21 - April 23, 2015

    Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers are back in Boston with the inspiring story of a young kid with a big imagination who saves the day! Little Chucky loves to watch TV Westerns. One day, he meets a...more

    Tenth Annual Newburyport Literary Festival Opening Ceremony & Dinner With the Authors

    Presented by Newburyport Literary Association

    April 24, 2015

    The tenth annual Newburyport Literary Festival's Opening Ceremony features journalist and award winning author of The Map Thief Michael Blanding. Dinner With the Authors immediately...more

    MASCAGNI: Cavalleria Rusticana LEONCAVALLO: Pagliacci

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    April 25, 2015

    Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village. Marcelo...more

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