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    Phedre

    Presented by Actors' Shakespeare Project at First Church in Boston, Boston

    November 19 - December 7, 2014

    Being descended from philandering gods and bloodthirsty warriors does not make for a fate of calm karmic seas. If Phèdre is troubled by her family's erotic history, it may come as no surprise that she falls hard for her stepson, Hippolytus, when her husband, Theseus, appears to be on permanent vacation. If only switching horses was that easy. Instead, monumental rage, mistrust, guilt, and ...more


    Puppet Playtime for Toddlers and Tiny Tots

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    September 17 - November 26, 2014

    Puppet Showplace Theater's weekly interactive performance recommended for children 3 and under (and their grownups).

    Puppet Playtime is a fun, interactive performance...more

    Judy Garland Live In Concert

    Presented by The Judy Garland Show at Jacques Underground, Boston

    November 8 - November 28, 2014

    Tribute artist Peter Mac is legendary star of stage and screen Judy Garland in Judy Garland Live in Concert. A self-described "male actress," Mac provides a seriously fun and...more

    Bad Jews

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

    October 24 - November 29, 2014

    Two cousins wage war over a coveted family heirloom in this biting comedy about religion and culture. At odds are the annoyingly devout Daphna Feygenbaum, a young woman who wears her Jewishness...more

    Satan's Family Thanksgiving

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre, Cambridge

    November 15 - November 29, 2014

    Lucifer "Lucy" D. Abramowitz, otherwise known as the prince of darkness, invites his family over for the holidays. So come spend the holidays with Satan, his wife (a former witch of...more

    BEMF Chamber Opera Series: Pergolesi's La serva padrona & Livietta e Tracollo

    Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    November 29 - November 30, 2014

    The BEMF Chamber Opera Series returns for its 6th production, with a double bill of Neapolitan comic opera by Pergolesi. Musical Directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs along with Stage...more

    The Yankee Peddler: Stories and Songs from Old New England

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    November 20 - November 30, 2014

    Have you ever wanted to sing along with a sea shanty? Or dive deep into a fox's den? Then come along on this a whirlwind tour of New England's tallest tales! Along the way, you'll help...more

    Sing-A-Long Mary Poppins

    Presented by Regent Theatre and Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    November 28 - November 30, 2014

    Sing-a-long with on-screen lyrics, play-a-long with your supercalifragilistic bag of props, and march-a-long in the onstage costume parade in your Mary Poppins inspired...more

    HairSpray

    Presented by Needham Community Theatre at Newman Elementary School, Needham

    November 21 - November 30, 2014

    Needham Community Theatre presents HairSpray. Set in the 60's, it tells the story of a teenage girl fighting to integrate her local TV dance show.


    The Nutcracker Character Breakfast to Benefit Globe Santa

    Presented by Boston Globe Foundation

    November 30, 2014

     This wintertime celebration features ice skating at the Boston Harbor Hotel followed by brunch with characters from the Nutcracker and tickets to the afternoon performance of the Boston...more

    4 Girls 4: A Christmas Together

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    December 2, 2014

    A fabulously flirty, funny frolic featuring four famous females: Andrea McArdle (Broadway’s original “Annie”, Starlight Express), Maureen McGovern (Grammy-nominated and...more

    You're the Expert

    Presented by American Repertory Theater at OBERON, Cambridge

    December 2, 2014

     You're the Expert bridges the worlds of comedy and academia, attracting a comedy audience while providing them with meaningful content. Each show features an...more

    National Theatre Live: Of Mice And Men

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    December 3, 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

    Tomaseen Foley's A Celtic Christmas - Plymouth

    Presented by Spectacle Management at Plymouth Memorial Hall, Plymouth

    December 5, 2014

    Now in its 18th season, Tomaseen Foley's A Celtic Christmas recreates the joy and innocence of a night before Christmas. In a remote farmhouse in the parish of Teampall an Ghleanntain...more

    A Christmas Carol

    Presented by South Shore Conservatory and at South Shore Conservatory, Hingham

    December 5, 2014

    South Shore Conservatory (SSC) and Bay Colony Shakespeare Company team up to present the IRNE award nominated one-man performance of A Christmas Carol on Friday, December 5, 8 pm at One...more

    Tomaseen Foley's A Celtic Christmas - Beverly

    Presented by Spectacle Management at Larcom Theatre, Beverly

    December 4 - December 6, 2014

    Now in its 18th season, Tomaseen Foley's A Celtic Christmas recreates the joy and innocence of a night before Christmas. In a remote farmhouse in the parish of Teampall an Ghleanntain...more

    Meet Me In St. Louis - Weston

    Presented by Weston Friendly Society of the Performing Arts at Weston Town Hall Theatre, Weston

    November 29 - December 6, 2014

    Meet Me In St. Louis is based on the classic, heartwarming 1944 film starring Judy Garland. A story about the Smith family that takes place in 1904 on the eve of the St. Louis World's...more

    "Badger Meets the Fairies" by Margaret Moody of Galapagos Puppets

    Presented by Galapagos Puppets at Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington

    December 6, 2014

    Mr. Badger is thrilled to meet Blossom, a flower fairy, in the garden. He flies away with her to help the fairies build a playground. But then it's complicated: the fairies won't use...more

    Funny Girl

    Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Indoor Theater, Brewster

    November 6 - December 7, 2014

    Set in New York in the early 1900s, this is the story of vaudeville, radio, film and theater comedienne, Fanny Brice, from her Brooklyn beginnings as a star-struck Jewish teenager who...more

    Diane Kelley presents Holiday Spectacular 2014

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

    December 7, 2014

    A holiday show for all ages! An upbeat and fun variety show featuring some of Worcester county's finest singers, dancers and actors, Holiday Spectacular is in it's fourth season. This show...more

    The Trip to Bountiful

    Presented by ArtsEmerson at Cutler Majestic Theatre, Boston

    November 20 - December 7, 2014

    Cicely Tyson reprises her Tony Award-winning performance as the feisty and funny Carrie Watts in Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Horton Foote’s beloved American classic The Trip to...more

    Tomaseen Foley's A Celtic Christmas - Lowell

    Presented by Spectacle Management at Lowell Memorial Auditorium, Lowell

    December 7, 2014

    Tomaseen Foley’s A Celtic Christmas recreates the joy and innocence of a night before Christmas in a farmhouse in the remote parish of Teampall an Ghleanntain in the west of...more

    The Story of King Midas

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    December 4 - December 7, 2014

    A greedy king learns lessons of love in this delightful musical performance, inspired by a famous Greek myth. Award-winning puppeteer Liz Joyce brings a cast of colorful hand puppet characters to...more

    A Shayna Maidel

    Presented by University of New Hampshire

    December 3 - December 7, 2014

    Two sisters, separated by a chasm of experience, are reunited in 1946. Rose came to Brooklyn as a young child in 1925 with her father, while her older sister stayed with her mother in their Polish...more

    Music on Tap: Slainte! A BHP Celtic Christmas

    Presented by Bad Habit Productions at The Burren, Somerville

    December 7, 2014

    A BHP Celtic Christmas!


    Music at the Museum at the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds

    Presented by Historic Newton

    December 7, 2014

    The Cavalier consort is a group dedicated to performing lesser known music for the viola da gamba from the era of the English Civil War and Interregnum. They will perform a program of music from...more

    Odyssey Opera and BMOP Join Forces for Fantastic Mr. Fox

    Presented by Odyssey Opera and Boston Modern Orchestra Project at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    December 7, 2014

     For one performance only, Fantastic Mr. Fox unites Odyssey Opera, BMOP, the Boston Children’s Chorus, and some of today’s top vocal performers including baritone John Brancy and...more

    Jubilee

    Presented by Arlekin Players Theatre at Arsenal Center for the Arts Black Box Theater, Watertown

    December 6 - December 7, 2014

    Arlekin Players Theatre presents a new production directed by Igor Golyak and originally staged in Chicago, IL. Come and spend one hour with the characters of Jubilee. They are wonderfully...more

    Kitsch In Sync Festivus of Comedy Improv show 12/07/14

    Presented by Kitsch In Sync at Davis Square Theatre, Somerville

    December 7, 2014

    Featuring local stand-ups, improv comedy groups, and Kitsch In Sync Improv Comedy!

    3pm - Airing of Grievances, $10. (This is a family-friendly show - bring the kids!)
    7pm - Feats of...more

    Full Moon ‘Super’ Story Slam

    Presented by The Actors Studio of Newburyport

    December 7, 2014

     

    Theme: Newburyport - Why we came; Why we stay.

    For tickets please go to: ...more

    Concert for Kids! “A Musical Village – the Story of Béla Bartók”

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School at Winchester Community Music School, Winchester

    December 7, 2014

    Experience the enchanting world of Hungarian composer Béla Bartók with a performance of music, song, and dance in authentic Eastern European costumes. The whole family will enjoy...more

    d.arc water

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

    November 20 - December 7, 2014

    The year is 2114. Only one source of fresh water remains on the planet after decades of human conflict. Governing corporation F&R owns the sole rights to this water source but rival ENCO owns...more

    The Big Quiz Thing

    Presented by American Repertory Theater at OBERON, Cambridge

    November 10 - December 8, 2014

    The Big Quiz Thing, the major-league game show that you get to play, is live at OBERON every month! Quizmaster Noah Tarnow presents five big rounds of the world’s...more

    Assassins

    Presented by Oberon and Harvard Radcliffe Dramatic Club at OBERON, Cambridge

    December 5 - December 8, 2014

     “Everybody’s got the right to be happy.”

     

    This dark and daring musical explores the life and times of those who have tried to or succeeded in killing...more

    National Theatre Live: JOHN

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    December 9, 2014

    DV8 Physical Theatre has produced 18 highly acclaimed dance-theatre works and four films for television, which have garnered over 50 national and international awards.

    The company’s...more

    MobFellas

    Presented by Mystery Cafe and New England Fun

    October 25, 2013 - December 12, 2014

    Let the Mystery Café usher you into the secret world of the mafia elite. Rub elbows with wiseguys, killers and femmes fatales as you take part in the secret celebration in which a mob...more

    Little Murders

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

    December 9 - December 12, 2014

    In this satirical dark comedy, depressed New Yorker Alfred Chamberlain is engaged to perky, can-do Patsy Newquist. As their wedding day grows near, Alfred finds himself embroiled in an urban...more

    Met Opera Live in HD: WAGNER - Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    December 13, 2014

    James Levine returns to one of his signature Wagner works conducting this epic comedy—back at the Met for the first time in eight years—about a group of Renaissance “master...more

    All's Well That Ends Well

    Presented by Walnut Hill School for the Arts

    December 11 - December 13, 2014

    Walnut Hill School for the Arts presents William Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well.

    All's Well That Ends Well follows young nobleman Bertram and Helena, an...more

    Zolushka

    Presented by Arlekin Players Theatre at Arsenal Center for the Arts Black Box Theater, Watertown

    December 11 - December 13, 2014

    Arlekin Players Theatre presents a rerun of Zolushka - an adaptation of a timeless masterpiece by Charles Perrault's Cinderella. Love, friendship, magic, music, laughter and much...more

    Christmas Time at Reagle!

    Presented by Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston at Robinson Theater, Waltham

    December 5 - December 14, 2014

    Reagle Music Theater of Greater Boston presents its annual holiday spectacular, Christmas Time at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA 02452).  Start your...more

    A New England Christmas

    Presented by Pontine Theatre

    December 12 - December 14, 2014

    Each season, Pontine’s Artistic Directors, Marguerite Mathews and Greg Gathers, perform a selection of Christmas stories and poems by New England authors, combining old favorites with new...more

    The Velveteen Rabbit

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    December 11 - December 14, 2014

    Margery Williams' classic children's book comes to life through puppetry, storytelling, song, and a magic trick (or two!) in this gentle, heartfelt production. "The Velveteen...more

    Stories, Sounds, and You: Explore Winter Stories through Music!

    Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music, Cambridge

    December 14, 2014

    Join us for an afternoon as we celebrate the winter season with live performance, musical story telling, creative movement and art. We’ll read some beloved winter stories, and turn them into...more

    Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

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

    December 9 - December 14, 2014

    First airing in 1964, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer has become a beloved Christmas classic – capturing the hearts and wonder of generations of fans. Now, 50 years later, something...more

    Artie Shaw and His Cinderella Theatre Staged Reading

    Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Alumnae Hall, Wellesley

    December 15, 2014

     Artie Shaw was a bandleader, clarinetist, precision marksman, expert fly fisher, composer, World War II veteran, and writer in the booming swing era of the 1930’s and 40’s. Born...more

    The Human Comedy

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Boston

    December 12 - December 18, 2014

    With music by Galt MacDermot (Hair) and based on William Saroyan’s novel of the same name, The Human Comedy is a folk opera and coming-of-age tale about small-town life in...more

    Broadway On Highland

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    December 19, 2014

    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

    Face Off

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre, Cambridge

    May 3 - December 20, 2014

    Face Off is the fastest, highest energy competitive improv show in Boston. New England's best comedians battle for your laughter and applause in a comedic duel to the death. Two teams...more

    The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)

    Presented by Moonbox Productions at BCA Plaza Theatre, Boston

    November 28 - December 20, 2014

    Moonbox Productions opens its fourth season with the delightful and hilarious musical parody The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) by Joanne Bogart and Eric Rockwell. This witty and...more

    Family Show

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre, Cambridge

    October 4 - December 20, 2014

    Our improv and music extravaganza is completely made up on the spot every week based on your suggestion. No two shows are alike! Best of all, children who want to participate have opportunities to...more

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