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    Dirty Dancing

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

    April 28 - May 10, 2015

    Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance, and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer ...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

    Ulysses on Bottles

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

    April 9 - April 25, 2015

    Winner of Israel Theater Prize’s Best Original Play in 2012, Gilad Evron’s poetic and poignant examination of lives in conflict receives its North American premiere from Boston’s...more

    A Night on the Clowns

    Presented by Brandeis Theater Company at Spingold Theater Center, Waltham

    April 24 - April 25, 2015

    Enjoy an evening of comedy, music, magic and silliness featuring some of the best physical comedians and variety artists working today. These entertainers have performed on Broadway, with Cirque...more

    Tenth Annual Newburyport Literary Festival: A Page in Time

    Presented by Newburyport Literary Association

    April 25, 2015

    Join us for a full day of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and children’s literature and activities beginning with Coffee with the Poets and ending with the Closing Ceremony. Featured authors...more

    Merrily We Roll Along

    Presented by Emerson Stage at Cutler Majestic Theatre, Boston

    April 23 - April 25, 2015

    Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
    Book by George Furth
    Based on the original play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
    Orchestrations by...more

    Kimberly Akimbo

    Presented by Moonbox Productions at BCA Plaza Black Box, Boston

    April 3 - April 25, 2015

    By her 16th birthday, Kimberly looks more like her grandmother than her peers. A teenager with a rare disease that causes her to age several times faster than normal, she's facing the end of...more

    Full Moon Story Slam at The Actors Studio of Newburyport

    Presented by The Actors Studio of Newburyport

    April 25, 2015

    The Story Slam is our chance to gather friends and share true stories from our lives. Simply put, a story slam is a competition based on the art of storytelling. It...more

    Family Show

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre, Cambridge

    March 28 - April 25, 2015

    Winner of the Nickelodeon award for Best Children's Theater, Family Show dishes out laughs for adults and children every Saturday. Audiences consider us the “Pixar” of...more

    Come Back, Little Sheba

    Presented by Huntington Theatre Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Boston

    March 27 - April 26, 2015

    When Doc and Lola Delaney rent a room in their cluttered Midwestern home to Marie, a vivacious college student, her youthful energy stirs up forgotten dreams and missed opportunities. Visionary...more

    Coolsville, a concert musical

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at The Boston Conservatory Theater, Boston

    April 24 - April 26, 2015

    Set to the music of two-time Grammy Award-winning vocalist Rickie Lee Jones, Coolsville is a poetic theatrical vision of life as seen through the eyes of a children's playground. Past...more

    Fiddler on the Roof, presented by Assumption College Theatre Dept.

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

    April 24 - April 26, 2015

    Set in the Pale of Imperial Russia in 1905, Fiddler on the Roof tells the story of Tevye, the father of five daughters, as he struggles to maintain his family and Jewish tradition while...more

    Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales

    Presented by Feld Entertainment at Agganis Arena, Boston

    April 24 - April 26, 2015

    Step into a world of wonder where dreams come true in Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt. Join Mickey and Minnie as they bring the...more

    Neville's Island

    Presented by Stoneham Theatre and at Stoneham Theatre, Stoneham

    April 9 - April 26, 2015

    By Tim Firth
    Directed by Weylin Symes

    "deliciously dark and...more

    Shrek the Musical Jr.

    Presented by The Company Theatre

    April 12 - April 26, 2015

    Shrek the Musical Jr. is a youth version of the Tony Award® winning new musical. Based on the Oscar®-winning film, the fairy tale adventure gathers all the...more

    April Vacation Week Show! "Everybody Loves Pirates" by Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers!

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    April 24 - April 26, 2015

    Eight-year-old Lucy and her goofy pal Little Chucky are searching for buried treasure, but a gang of bumbling pirates keeps getting in the way! The kids get some...more

    Spring Awakening

    Presented by Salem State University Center for Creative and Performing Arts at Callan Studio Theatre, Salem

    April 16 - April 26, 2015

    Tony Award-winning musical Spring Awakening retells Frank Wedekind’s controversial and often banned German play from 1891. The story follows a group of teenagers on a quest...more

    Vanity Project

    Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum Theater, Boston

    September 3, 2014 - April 29, 2015

    Improv Asylum founders/original cast members Chet Harding and Norm Laviolette join Artistic Director Jeremy Brothers, as well as alums and special guests to perform two extended sets of...more

    W.D. Kay: The Politics of Star Trek

    Presented by Arlington Community Education

    April 29, 2015

    Part of Arlington Community Ed's Conversations with David Whitford series.

    Star Trek premiered on NBC in the fall of 1966. Over the next 50 years, across...more

    Shear Madness

    Presented by Shear Madness at Charles Playhouse, Boston

    September 19, 2014 - April 30, 2015

    Discover for yourself why over 8 million people around the world have seen Shear Madness, the uproarious whodunit where the audience gets to solve the crime. A mixture of improvisation...more

    Broadway On Highland

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    May 1, 2015

    An open singing event!  If you love Broadway musicals, come sing your favorite Broadway tune with our fabulous accompanist, or just sit in the audience and enjoy the sing-a-long numbers. All...more

    Godspell

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

    May 2, 2015

    Presented by Voices of Hope at North Shore Music Theatre. Proceeds from the show go to the Termeer Center for Targeted Therapies at the MGH Cancer Center....more

    Kinky Friedman: Singer, Raconteur, Author

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

    May 2, 2015

    Richard “Kinky” Friedman styles himself in the mold of popular American satirists Will Rogers and Mark Twain. Outrageous and irreverent but always thought-provoking, Kinky Friedman...more

    The Diary of Anne Frank

    Presented by Boston Children's Theatre at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Boston

    April 18 - May 2, 2015

    One of the most poignant plays of our generation, The Diary of Anne Frank tells the honest story of a young Jewish girl in Amsterdam hiding from the Nazi’s during World War...more

    La Cage Aux Folles

    Presented by The Umbrella Community Arts Center at The Umbrella Community Arts Center, Concord

    April 17 - May 2, 2015

    Much revived, most recently in a 2010 production transferred to Broadway from London’s Menier Chocolate Factory, La Cage Aux Folles remains one of the all time biggest hits, adding...more

    They Came Two by Two

    Presented by Georgetown Theatre Workshop

    April 24 - May 2, 2015

    Noah Sark is a very successful marriage counselor.  What happens, though, when the couple that needs counseling the most is he and his wife, Robin.  In...more

    Jesus Christ Superstar

    Presented by Fiddlehead Theatre Company at Strand Theatre, Boston

    April 24 - May 3, 2015

    Propelled by a stirring score, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.


    The Grand Parade (of the 20th Century)

    Presented by ArtsEmerson at Paramount Center, Boston

    April 30 - May 3, 2015

    Created on a farm in Ashfield, Massachusetts, Double Edge Theatre's surreal, theatrical collage takes us along a 100-year historic journey of the mythology of our time in a style inspired by...more

    Love, Loss, and What I Wore

    Presented by Spectacle Management at Larcom Theatre, Beverly

    May 1 - May 3, 2015

    Proving that a great shows is always in fashion, Love, Loss, and What I Wore has become an international hit! This intimate collection of stories about clothing, accessories, and the...more

    The Cripple of Inishmaan

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Boston University Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210, Boston

    April 29 - May 3, 2015

    A dark comedy in the great tradition of Irish storytelling set on a remote Irish island in 1934. As word arrives on Inishmaan that a Hollywood director is coming to the neighboring island of...more

    "The Emperor's New Clothes" by Magpie Puppets!

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    April 30 - May 3, 2015

    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 all the shops and schools in the kingdom to close so that...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

    The Amazing Nano Brothers Juggling Show

    Presented by Museum of Science, Boston at Museum of Science, Boston, Boston

    February 19 - May 9, 2015

    Fun for the whole family, this comedy show is all about the mysteries of matter — including atoms, molecules, and nanotechnology. Join brothers Dan and Joel...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

    Detroit

    Presented by Apollinaire Theatre Company at Chelsea Theatre Works, Chelsea

    April 10 - May 9, 2015

    By Lisa D'Amour

    In a “first ring” suburb outside a midsize American city, Ben and Mary fire up the grill to welcome the new neighbors who’ve moved into the long-empty...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

    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

    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" by Spring Valley Puppet Theater!

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    May 7 - May 10, 2015

    Can a boy outwit a giant? Can beans make wishes come true? They can and do in this award-winning puppet production! When Jack trades the family cow for a few magic beans — which grow into a...more

    Scribbles to Novels

    Presented by Jumpstart

    May 11, 2015

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


    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

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