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    City of Angels

    Presented by The Lyric Stage Company of Boston at The Lyric Stage Company, Boston

    March 27 - May 2, 2015

    Set in the seductive Hollywood of the 1940s, City of Angels chronicles the misadventures of Stine, a disillusioned young novelist attempting to write a screenplay for a tyrannical movie producer. As his marriage falls apart, we follow Stine's film alter ego, the dashing detective Stone, who is haunted by the memory of the girl that got away. With a jazzy, brassy score, City of Angels ...more


    Jake's Women

    Presented by Harvard Radcliffe Dramatic Club at Agassiz Theater, Cambridge

    April 23 - May 3, 2015

    Jake, a novelist who is more successful with fiction than with life, faces a marital crisis by daydreaming about the women in his life. The wildly comic and sometimes moving flashbacks played in...more

    The Emperor's New Clothes

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    April 30 - May 3, 2015

    By Magpie Puppets

    Kids learn to speak up for what’s right in this fun and highly interactive show. The Emperor has so many outfits that he orders...more

    Muse and the Marketplace 2015

    Presented by GrubStreet at Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Boston

    May 1 - May 3, 2015

    The Muse and the Marketplace is a three-day literary conference designed to give aspiring writers a better understanding about the craft of writing fiction and non-fiction, to prepare...more

    This Is My Brave - The Show Boston

    Presented by This Is My Brave, Inc. at The Footlight Club, Boston

    May 3, 2015

    This Is My Brave - The Show Boston is a theater style presentation of personal stories from people who live with or love someone who lives with mental illness.  Cast members share their...more

    Arts First: A Celebration of the Arts at Harvard

    Presented by Office for the Arts at Harvard

    April 30 - May 3, 2015

    ARTS FIRST is Harvard's annual showcase of student and faculty creativity. Produced by the OFA, with support from the Board of Overseers of Harvard College, the festival is a public event with...more

    PERFORMANCE | "The Oven"

    Presented by Yiddish Book Center at National Yiddish Book Center, Amherst

    May 3, 2015

    A monologue, written and performed by professor and author Ilan Stavans and directed by Matthew Glassman, in which Stavans recounts a life-transforming experience he had after...more

    Second Annual PreXFenway

    Presented by Huntington Theatre Company and The Fenway Alliance

    May 4, 2015

    Are you an Agitator or an Innovator? Interested in hearing how people are disrupting to make change?

    If yes, The Fenway Alliance invites you to the Second Annual PreXFenway. This year, in...more

    Dirty Dancing Experience

    Presented by Broadway in Boston

    May 5, 2015

    DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGEreturns to Boston for 2 weeks only from April 28-May 10, and is a record-breaking live theatre sensation,...more

    ArtsEmerson 2015/16 Season Preview

    Presented by ArtsEmerson at Paramount Center, Boston

    May 7, 2015

    Our 2015/16 Season will be different. In the midst of a wild array of fresh stories from around the globe, we’ll invite you to be part of something wholly eclectic…and entirely...more

    AcousticaElectronica

    Presented by Oberon and toUch performance art

    November 15, 2013 - May 8, 2015

    Presented by Touch Performance Art and OBERON, AcousticaElectronica is a mind-blowing event that blends elements of electronic and classical music, dance, circus arts and...more

    The Adding Machine

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

    May 1 - May 8, 2015

    By Elmer Rice
    Directed by Tim Spears
    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre

    After 25 years at his job, Mr. Zero—an accountant at...more

    The Hour of Feeling

    Presented by '62 Center Theatre for Performing Arts at Williams College '62 Center for Theatre and Dance, Williamstown

    May 7 - May 9, 2015

    “It’s 1967 and the map of the Middle East is about to change drastically. Fueled by a love of English Romantic poetry, Adham journeys from Palestine to London with his new wife, Abir,...more

    WTF Queerlesque Chapter 3

    Presented by Mortis Ministries

    May 8 - May 9, 2015

    Boston's madcap seasonal variety show by and for the queer community is back! Join us for a night of extra queer craziness, burlesque and boylesque debuts, standup comedy, drag performers of...more

    Queen Night at The Donkey Show

    Presented by American Repertory Theater and Oberon at OBERON, Cambridge

    March 28 - May 9, 2015

    Once a month The Donkey Show's glittery world gets a little more glitter with Queen Night! The Queens will be in the disco booth and all over the dance floor shaking their...more

    The Voices of We

    Presented by Goodwin Group at Boston Playwrights' Theatre, Boston

    April 25 - May 9, 2015

    Award-winning Boston area stage and screenwriter, Robbi D'Allessandro, explores the many faces of shame as 333 Productions presents the World Premiere of her original play. The Voices of...more

    Watch City Steampunk Festival

    Presented by Downtown Waltham Partnership

    May 9, 2015

    A festival to celebrate all things Steampunk! Steampunk is a literary, artistic, and lifestyle movement melding elements of Victorian-era history and fashion with retro-futuristic...more

    Guys and Dolls

    Presented by The Longwood Players at Cambridge YMCA Theatre, Cambridge

    May 1 - May 9, 2015

    The Longwood Players continues its 2014-2015 season with the classic American musical, Guys and Dolls. Filled with colorful characters and show-stopping numbers, Guys and Dolls tells...more

    A Nordic Spring Sojourn with Stambandet

    Presented by Lexington Community Education at Follen Community Church, Lexington

    May 9, 2015

    If you live in the land of the midnight sun, you can be forgiven an obsession with summer. Precious months of nearly constant day call forth a delight that borders on cult-like devotion. The...more

    Endgame

    Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club at Loeb Experimental Theater, Cambridge

    May 1 - May 9, 2015

    With biting comedy and titillating sadness, Samuel Beckett portrays a family at the end of all things. Should we hang on? Or leave forever? Do we need each other? Was humankind an abomination to...more

    Camelot

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

    May 8 - May 10, 2015

    Experience Camelot’s “one brief shining moment” as Lerner and Loewe envisioned it in one of theatre’s most legendary musicals. Recount the time-honored legend of King...more

    Don Giovanni

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston

    May 1 - May 10, 2015

    Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
    Sung in Italian with projected English translation

    Don Giovanni is a man obsessed. Women rule his life; he desires...more

    Jack and the Beanstalk

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    May 7 - May 10, 2015

    By Spring Valley Puppet Theater

    Can a boy outwit a giant? Can beans make wishes come true? They can and do in this award-winning puppet production!...more

    ArtWeek Boston

    Presented by Citi Performing Arts Center

    May 1 - May 10, 2015

    ArtWeek is an award-winning, bi-annual, 10-day celebration of community creativity that features unexpected and creative experiences that are interactive or offer behind-the-scenes access to...more

    Sweeney Todd School Edition

    Presented by Watertown Children's Theatre and Arsenal Center for the Arts at Arsenal Center for the Arts Black Box Theater, Watertown

    May 1 - May 10, 2015

    Watertown Children’s Theatre presents Sweeney Todd School Edition.

    The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, a musical thriller, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Hugh...more

    Scribbles to Novels

    Presented by Jumpstart

    May 11, 2015

     An annual gala to celebrate the written word while supporting children's literacy efforts.


    33rd Elliot Norton Awards

    Presented by The Boston Theater Critics Association at Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston

    May 11, 2015

    Lea DeLaria, the triple-threat actress-comedian-singer, will be this year’s guest of honor at the 33rd Elliot Norton Awards. The ceremony will be at the Shubert Theatre at 7 p.m....more

    Man and Superman

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    May 14, 2015

    Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List; Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty,...more

    NT Live: MAN AND SUPERMAN

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    May 14, 2015

    Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List; Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s...more

    Cossack beyond the Danube

    Presented by Commonwealth Lyric Theater at First Baptist Church in Newton, Newton

    May 14 - May 15, 2015

    Cossack beyond the Danube, the First National Ukrainian Opera, has never been professionally produced in Boston.  Commonwealth Lyric Theater brings together an international cast...more

    Much Ado About Nothing

    Presented by Needham Community Theatre

    May 8 - May 16, 2015

    Needham Community Theatre is proud to present:

    Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

    Set in the 1960's 
    Directed by Marianne Phinney


    The Outgoing Tide

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

    April 23 - May 17, 2015

    By Bruce Graham

    Tormented by the menacing grip of an aging mind and with an uncertain future ahead, one man has a plan – but it is not what his...more

    Titanic The Musical

    Presented by Woodland Theatre Company

    May 8 - May 17, 2015

    TITANIC THE MUSICAL sets sail on the Woodland Theatre Company stage! This internationally-acclaimed musical examines the lives of the passengers aboard the doomed luxury liner Titanic —...more

    The Three Billy Goats Gruff & The Lion and the Mouse

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    May 14 - May 17, 2015

    By Pumpernickel Puppets

    Two classic tales make up this wonderful show. In "The Three Billy Goats Gruff," the quick-witted billy goats...more

    Scenes from an Adultery

    Presented by New Repertory Theatre at Arsenal Center for the Arts Charles Mosesian Theater, Watertown

    April 25 - May 17, 2015

    Local playwright Ronan Noone, a graduate of Boston University’s MFA Playwriting Program and currently an Assistant Professor in the same program, takes the traditional British drawing...more

    William Shakespeare's Richard III

    Presented by Arlington Children's Theatre - ACT

    May 15 - May 17, 2015

    After our “winter of discontent”, Arlington Children’s Theatre is thrilled to continue their spring tradition of performing a work of William Shakespeare.  This year ACT is...more

    Stratsford Shakespeare Festival: Antony and Cleopatra

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    May 21, 2015

    Reason and judgment prove no match for the tsunami of mutual passion engulfing Mark Antony, one of the three joint rulers of the Roman republic, and Cleopatra, the seductive queen of Egypt....more

    Story Slam: Double Cross

    Presented by Mother Brook Arts & Community Center

    May 21, 2015

    Join us every third Thursday September - June for our Story Slam series. Come and share your own story or listen to outrageous true tales from here and beyond....more

    Girl, Incarcerated

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre, Cambridge

    April 17 - May 22, 2015

    Girl, Incarcerated is more than just a show for fans of Orange is the New Black. Leave your dignity at the door as you enter the stifling, unflatteringly lit walls of Galcatraz. Each week, a...more

    Odyssey Opera Performs Double Bill

    Presented by Odyssey Opera at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage, Boston

    May 22, 2015

    Odyssey Opera's month-long (May-Jun) THE BRITISH INVASION opera festival continues with a two nights of a double-bill of William Walton’s The Bear and Arthur Sullivan’s The Zoo...more

    Grease - The Musical

    Presented by Walnut Hill School for the Arts

    May 15 - May 23, 2015

    Walnut Hill turns Rydell High for this rollicking musical production! Join us on a trip back to the 1950’s complete with high school romance, fast cars, and memorable tunes like...more

    Shrek The Musical

    Presented by Wheelock Family Theatre at Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston

    April 17 - May 24, 2015

    Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay Abaire
    Music by Jeanine Tesori
    Based on the DreamWorks film Shrek

    Directed by Shelley Bolman
    Musical director: Matthew...more

    In The Mood

    Presented by Citi Performing Arts Center at Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre, Boston

    May 12 - May 24, 2015

    Hop aboard the "Chattanooga Choo Choo" to “Tuxedo Junction" and get "In the Mood" to hear a “Moonlight Serenade” performed by a 13-piece Big Band and a...more

    Mr g

    Presented by Central Square Theater at Central Square Theater, Cambridge

    April 23 - May 24, 2015

    Mr g creates time, space, matter, a few basic laws of physics. These give birth to stars, planets… but intelligent life? The Creator’s plans go awry when a mysterious rival questions...more

    ALBATROSS

    Presented by New Repertory Theatre at Arsenal Center for the Arts Charles Mosesian Theater, Watertown

    May 21 - May 24, 2015

    A bold new adaptation of one of the greatest poems ever written, Albatross brings you face to face with the Ancient Mariner, doomed for eternity to retell his harrowing story of an old...more

    Odyssey Opera Performs Double Bill

    Presented by Odyssey Opera at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage, Boston

    May 24, 2015

    Odyssey Opera's month-long (May-Jun) THE BRITISH INVASION opera festival continues with a two nights of a double-bill of William Walton’s The Bear and Arthur Sullivan’s The Zoo...more

    The Reluctant Dragon

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    May 21 - May 25, 2015

    By All Hands Productions

    Princess Penelope loves to read about dragons. Imagine her surprise when she actually meets one! When the much-touted dragon slayer Sir Reginald Thwebes...more

    Romeo & Juliet

    Presented by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company at Strand Theatre, Boston

    May 29 - May 30, 2015

    Verona is a city marked by a violent feud between two rival families: the Montagues and the Capulets. As the bloodshed rises to it's peak, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet share a forbidden...more

    The Submission

    Presented by Zeitgeist Stage Company at BCA Plaza Black Box, Boston

    May 8 - May 30, 2015

    Shaleeha G’ntamobi has written a gritty, ghetto drama about an alcoholic African-American and her card shark son in the projects, and it’s been accepted by the prestigious Humana...more

    Odyssey Opera Performs Five Monodramas 5/20

    Presented by Odyssey Opera at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage, Boston

    May 30, 2015

    Odyssey Opera's month-long (May-Jun) THE BRITISH INVASION opera festival continues with a one-night only performance (May 30th at 7:30 p.m. at Boston University Theatre, 264 Huntington Avenue,...more

    Newton Festival of the Arts 2015

    Presented by City of Newton’s Mayor’s Office for Cultural Affairs

    May 1 - May 30, 2015

    A Fabulous Month-Long, City-Wide Celebration & Showcase of Newton's Talented Citizens and Organizations

    What do Matt LeBlanc, Louis CK, John Kruczinski, BJ...more

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