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    King Lear

    Presented by ArtsEmerson at Paramount Center, Boston

    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 as Geoffrey in “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air") gives a commanding performance as Lear, a king suspicious of his daughters’ loyalty after he has divided his realm among them. With an ensemble of eight ...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

    Dishing With The Divas: A Musical Comedy

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

    November 7, 2014

    The high-energy performance surrounds the final live studio broadcast of the hit talk show “GIRL TALK” on WPMS radio. The two radio hosts and their most popular regular guest, sex...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

    Dear Elizabeth

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

    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, 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 by Golden Rod Puppets, Hobey Ford

    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

    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 by Finn Campman, Company of Strangers

    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

    Dusk Rings a Bell by Stephen Belber

    Presented by Merrimack Repertory Theatre

    October 23 - November 16, 2014

    What’s more powerful – a kiss or a crime?
    Molly and Ray unexpectedly meet 25 years after their teenage romance. Though their kiss has had a lasting effect on both of them, the...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

    ALICE

    Presented by Wheelock Family Theatre at Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston

    October 17 - November 16, 2014

    Alice is a new musical written and directed by Andrew Barbato. Based on the books Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Alice through the Looking Glass by Lewis...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 created by Paul Vincent Davis, performed by Brad Shur

    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

    Stage & Screen: Sweet Smell of Success

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    November 17, 2014

    Stage & Screen is a collaboration between the Huntington Theatre Company and the Coolidge that explores the depictions of shared themes in upcoming Huntington productions and acclaimed...more

    A Little Mischief: A Midsummer Musical

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    November 18 - November 19, 2014

    Berklee Musical Theater Ensemble director Rene Pfister presents his original musical adaptation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, featuring the Musical Theater Orchestra...more

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: ROSSINI - Il Barbiere di Siviglia

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    November 22, 2014

    The Met’s effervescent production of Rossini’s classic comedy – featuring some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of opera – stars Isabel Leonard as the...more

    Chosen Child

    Presented by Boston Playwrights' Theatre

    October 30 - November 22, 2014

    Three generations of mothers and memories combine to change the fate of a schizophrenic man at the Port Authority Bus Terminal as he waits for a sister he hardly knows, to fulfill an agreement...more

    Finesse Mitchell

    Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston, Boston

    November 20 - November 22, 2014

    Fresh off of the 2013 Shaq All-Star Comedy Jam tour, Finesse Mitchell shined as a featured performer on the SHAQ All-Star one-hour comedy special taped in Atlanta, GA which recently...more

    Crabgrass Puppet Theatre's Jack & The Beanstalk

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

    November 22, 2014

    Crabgrass Puppet Theatre returns with this hilarious retelling of the tallest of tales that is full of fun and loaded with laughs. The gorgeously whimsical stage houses a life-sized cow, a...more

    Hamlet

    Presented by '62 Center Theatre for Performing Arts

    November 20 - November 22, 2014

    What is it about this play, so apparently simple in its premise, that makes it so endlessly engaging to anyone in any era, anywhere? Why have generations of theatre-makers and their audiences over...more

    The Displaced Hindu Gods Trilogy

    Presented by Company One Theatre at BCA Plaza Theatre, Boston

    October 24 - November 22, 2014

    Loosely inspired by the Hindu trinity of Brahma the creator, Vishnu the protector, and Shiva the destroyer, THE DISPLACED HINDU GODS TRILOGY posits that deities dwell among us in...more

    BRAHMAN/I: A ONE HIJRA STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW

    Presented by Company One Theatre at BCA Plaza Black Box Theatre, Boston

    October 24 - November 22, 2014

    Grab a drink and prepare for the comedic stylings of Brahman... uh... Brahmani... Brahman/i! Get on board as "B" takes on nosy Indian aunties, teenage cliques, ancient Hindu sculpture...more

    THE CHRONICLES OF KALKI

    Presented by Company One Theatre at BCA Plaza Theatre, Boston

    October 24 - November 22, 2014

    It's raining cats and dogs... and the final avatar of Vishnu? Totally badass Kalki mysteriously springs into the mean girl world of high school in this comic-book-infused girl gang...more

    SHIV

    Presented by Company One Theatre at BCA Plaza Theatre, Boston

    October 24 - November 22, 2014

    Shiv, named for the Destroyer God, sails the cosmic ocean on a makeshift raft piled high with the psychic residue of post-colonialism. Drawn by distant radio signals, she navigates the poetry of...more

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