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    The Forgetting Curve

    Presented by Bridge Repertory Theater of Boston at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

    September 11 - September 27, 2014

    Rising Company, Bridge Rep of Boston, presents World Premiere of The Forgetting Curve, a new play inspired by the true-life story of Patient HM.

    Desperate to cure his epilepsy, a young man underwent an experimental neurosurgery in 1953 -- shockingly, the procedure destroyed his brain's ability to form new memories. Now known as Patient HM, he became widely studied, and his fascinating case ...more


    The Rocky Horror Show: Alive on Stage!

    Presented by Winthrop Playmakers

    October 9 - October 17, 2014

    This is not actors performing in front of a film, it's the complete stage version with a fully live, in-your-face performance with a professional band. This cult classic horror/sci-fi parody...more

    Hidden Falls Presents: Movie! The Musical

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

    September 19 - October 17, 2014

    The renowned Boston musical improv troupe, Hidden Falls, returns with their newest installment of jam-packed fun, Movie! the Musical, where classic movies evolve into spectacular musicals on the...more

    Pirates of Penzance

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

    October 18, 2014

     THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, the frothy, fanciful Gilbert & Sullivan musical produced by Opera Providence; stage director, Nathaniel Merchant; and Artistic Director, Rene de la Garza. There...more

    Angels In America, Part II- Perestroika

    Presented by Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts at Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts

    October 3 - October 18, 2014

    In the second part of Tony Kushner’s epic tale of AIDS, homosexuality and religion in 1980s New York, the plague of the illness worsens, relationships fall apart as new ones form, and...more

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Mozart- Le Nozze di Figaro

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    October 18, 2014

    Met Music Director James Levine conducts a spirited new production of Mozart’s masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre, who sets the action of this classic domestic comedy in a 19th-century...more

    Puppet Showplace Slam: "Grown-Up Fairy Tales"

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

    October 18, 2014

    Boston's only evening puppetry cabaret returns this July with an exciting line up of short-form acts created by and for adults. This high-impact evening of...more

    Hamlet

    Presented by Sea Change Theatre Company

    October 3 - October 18, 2014

     Sea Change Theatre Company presents Hamlet by William Shakespeare.  Join us for the classic tradgedy of vengeance, muder, and madness.


    The Femme Show 2014

    Presented by In The Streets Productions at Cambridge Family YMCA Theatre

    October 17 - October 18, 2014

    Back for its 8th year, Boston’s beloved Femme Show brings deep, personal explorations of queer and subversive femininity to the stage in a fun, eclectic variety show. This is queer...more

    pool (no water)

    Presented by Oberon and Oberon at OBERON

    October 15 - October 18, 2014

    By Mark Ravenhill
    Directed by Ianthe Demos

    One Year Lease Theater Company presents pool (no water), a visceral play about the fragility of friendship and the jealousy...more

    Knock! The Daniil Kharms Project

    Presented by imaginary beasts at BCA Plaza Black Box Theatre

    September 26 - October 18, 2014

    Knock Knock! (Who's there?)

    imaginary beasts invites you into the strange and comical world of Russian writer Daniil Kharms, where a simple knock on the door can lead to redemption or...more

    First, Second presented by Wee Beasties

    Presented by imaginary beasts at BCA Plaza Black Box Theatre

    October 4 - October 18, 2014

    If you have enjoyed imaginary beasts' Annual Winter Panto, then don't miss Wee Beasties!

    Wee Beasties is a companion program to our season productions that will offer...more

    Escape Reality: Come to King Richard's Faire

    Presented by King Richard's Faire

    August 30 - October 19, 2014

    King Richard's Faire, New England's largest and longest-running Renaissance Festival, announces its 2014 season, to run August 30 through October 19, 2014 on...more

    Good People

    Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Indoor Theater

    September 18 - October 19, 2014

    Pulitzer prize winning playwright, David Lindsay Abaire, employs his brilliant humor and understanding of the human condition to take a look at class in America through the lens of his boyhood...more

    Little Red Rosie and the Dragon of Dümm by Sea Beast Puppet Company

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

    October 18 - October 19, 2014

    Join us for our 40th Anniversary Season: Fall Fairy Tale festival with a series of enchanting puppet shows that feature re-tellings of classic fairy tales. About "Little Red Rosie and the...more

    The Comedy of Errors

    Presented by Actors' Shakespeare Project

    September 24 - October 19, 2014

    What happens when a group of traveling side show performers decide to mount one of Shakespeare's first comedies for a lark? A ribald romp of mistaken identities ensues. One of...more

    On the Town

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at The Boston Conservatory Theater

    October 16 - October 19, 2014

     A New York City musical comedy bursting with high energy and dancing, On the Town is the 1944-set story of three sailors who embark on an adventurous, 24-hour escapade to the Big Apple in...more

    In His Ecstasy: The Passion of Gerard Manley Hopkins

    Presented by Lexington Community Education at Follen Community Church

    October 19, 2014

    The 19th century English Jesuit poet Gerard Manley Hopkins's unusual imagination and experiments in rhythm and syntax have had a tremendous influence on the direction of modern poetry. In the...more

    Reconsidering Hanna(h)

    Presented by Boston Playwrights' Theatre

    September 25 - October 19, 2014

    Hanna, a brutally blunt international journalist, is struggling to come to terms with her husband’s violent death. After accepting a seemingly tame assignment, she becomes increasingly...more

    Fort Point Fall Open Studios

    Presented by Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC)

    October 17 - October 19, 2014

    More than 150 artists will open their studio doors to thousands of visitors as we celebrate 35 years of Open Studios in Fort Point.

    Explore the historic waterfront warehouses that are home...more

    Violet

    Presented by Marblehead Little Theatre at Marblehead Little Theatre

    October 10 - October 19, 2014

    Violet is based on The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts, the story follows Violet who as a young girls was struck by a wayward axe blade when her father...more

    Creative Writing: Getting Started and Staying with It

    Presented by Montserrat College of Art

    October 1 - October 22, 2014

    Do you have a story to tell? Are you looking for a way to begin? This short course will give you a place to start. Each session will begin with an exercise that will fling you right into the...more

    King Lear

    Presented by ArtsEmerson at Paramount Center

    October 15 - October 23, 2014

     Shakespeare’s Globe returns to ArtsEmerson after their well received Hamlet with a striking production of King Lear. Joseph Marcell (celebrated classical actor also known for his role...more

    NT Live: Skylight

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

    October 23, 2014

    Bill Nighy (Love Actually, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby) feature in the highly anticipated production of David...more

    John Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MEN

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

    October 23, 2014

    Boston University College of Fine Arts and New Repertory Theatre present New Rep's Classic Repertory Company, New Rep's flagship educational outreach program, which tours professional...more

    Shakespeare's MACBETH

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

    October 24, 2014

    Classic Repertory Company, New Repertory Theatre’s flagship educational outreach program, tours professional productions of classic and modern works of relevant literature to schools,...more

    The Department of Visual and Performing Arts presents "The Shape of Things"

    Presented by The Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College at Rogers Center for the Arts

    October 23 - October 25, 2014

    The Shape of Things tells the story of young art student Evelyn, and shy, insecure student Adam, who become entangled in a steamy affair after meeting in a museum. Evelyn decides to give...more

    Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA

    Presented by Fiddlehead Theatre Company at The Strand Theatre

    October 17 - October 26, 2014

    A modern Romeo and Juliet story, AIDA is a contemporary musical tale of the bond between an enslaved Nubian princess and an Egyptian soldier. It is a battle against all odds with an uplifting...more

    Assassins

    Presented by New Repertory Theatre at Arsenal Center For The Arts Charles Mosesian Theater

    October 4 - October 26, 2014

    “Side-splitting and sobering in equal measure,” raves The Los Angeles Times of this five-time Tony Award winner, including Best Revival of a Musical. Stephen Sondheim takes us...more

    The Magic Flute

    Presented by ArtsEmerson at Cutler Majestic Theatre

    October 21 - October 26, 2014

    South Africa’s Award-winning Isango Ensemble gloriously bursts on the scene with The Magic Flute, Mozart’s classic opera, completely reimagined, transformed and transported. The...more

    Fall Fringe Festival

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

    October 8 - October 26, 2014

    The BU Fall Fringe Festival, now in its 18th season, is a collaboration between the College of Fine Arts School of Music: Opera Institute and School of Theatre. The festival’s mission is to...more

    Inside the Haunted House by The Gerwick Puppets

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

    October 25 - October 26, 2014

    In this original Halloween story, two brave children dress up as ghosts to investigate a creepy old mansion. Find out what haunted surprises await them inside! Elaborate scenery, large-scale...more

    J.A.S.O.N.

    Presented by Office of War Information

    October 4 - October 26, 2014

    J.A.S.O.N.

    Myth, Murder & Mayhem in a Punk Rock World

    A comic re-imagining of The Argonautica & Euripides' Medea retold as Punk...more

    In the Summer House

    Presented by Fort Point Theatre Channel

    October 16 - October 26, 2014

    Written just before the modern feminist revolution opened new vistas for women, In the Summer House tells the story of the mysterious and powerful relationship between mothers and their...more

    National Theatre of London in HD: Skylight

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    October 28, 2014

    Bill Nighy (Love Actually, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby) feature in the highly anticipated production of...more

    NT Live: Frankenstein

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

    October 30, 2014

    National Theatre Live’s 2011 broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas as part of National Theatre Live's 5th anniversary celebrations.

    Frankenstein enjoyed a...more

    Scary Story Slam

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

    October 30, 2014

    Experience the dark side of traditional folklore in this annual Halloween storytelling event. First, massmouth's professional storytellers send shivers down...more

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Bizet - Carmen

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    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

    Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

    October 28 - November 2, 2014

    One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs...more

    Mamma Mia!

    Presented by Lexus Broadway In Boston at Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre

    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...more

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

    Presented by Arlington Friends of the Drama at AFD Theatre

    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 by The Dolly Wagglers

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

    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

    Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

    November 7, 2014

     Mickey Mouse and friends rock the world with the stars from "The Little Mermaid," "Aladdin" and Disney/Pixar’s "Toy Story" in their new touring show...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

    Dancing at Lughnasa

    Presented by Emerson Stage at Emerson College at Semel Theater

    November 6 - November 9, 2014

    By Brian Friel
    Directed by Courtney O'Connor

    Ballybeg, County Donegal, Ireland. During the...more

    Les Miserables

    Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

    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

    Dear Elizabeth

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

    October 17 - November 9, 2014

    A play in letters from Elizabeth Bishop to Robert Lowell and back again.

    Told through the extensive and imaginative correspondence between two of the 20th century’s most important...more

    The Addams Family A New Musical

    Presented by Stoneham Theatre at Stoneham Theatre

    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

    Migration by Golden Rod Puppets, Hobey Ford

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

    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

    SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

    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

    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

    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

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