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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


    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

    The Story Collider

    Presented by Oberon at OBERON, Cambridge

    April 21, 2015

    "The tones balanced stand-up funny and powerfully confessional... The crowd's reactions veered from belly laughs to pin-drop silence." --...more

    The Legend of Banana Kid

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater and at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    April 21 - April 23, 2015

    April Vacation Week Show
    By Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers

    Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers are back in Boston with the inspiring story of a young kid...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

    Mortified

    Presented by Oberon at OBERON, Cambridge

    April 24, 2015

    Hailed as a "cultural phenomenon" by NewsWeek and celebrated for years by the likes of This American Life, The Today Show, The Onion AV Club, & Entertainment...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

    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 at Emerson College, 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 Theatre, 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

    6 Playwrights in Search of a Stage

    Presented by Roxbury Repertory Theater at Roxbury Community College Mainstage Theater, Roxbury

    April 24 - April 25, 2015

    Roxbury Repertory Theater presents its annual production of "6 Playwrights in Search of a Stage," with six, new ten-minute plays.  This year's featured playwrights include James...more

    Boston University Allegrettos A Cappella Concert!

    Presented by The Allegrettos

    April 25, 2015

    Do you or your family members love the movie, "Pitch Perfect?" Spend a night of family fun with The Allegrettos, Boston University's premier a cappella group, as we host our...more

    Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts

    Presented by Brandeis University

    April 23 - April 26, 2015

    Find your light at the annual Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts! Four days and nights of music, dance, film, visual arts, and demonstrations and workshops for all...more

    Ulysses on Bottles

    Presented by ArtsEmerson

    April 9 - April 26, 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Neverland Theatre's Beauty and the Beast (Non-Musical)

    Presented by Neverland Theatre

    April 22 - April 26, 2015

    Neverland has gathered a talented group of kids, teens and adults to present this delightful, non-musical version of the fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast over April Vacation! Fun for the whole...more

    Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston presents Guy & Ralna of “The Lawrence Welk Show”

    Presented by Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston

    April 26, 2015

    Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston is excited to sing along with Guy & Ralna of “The Lawrence Welk Show”.  This dynamic duo, and the most popular singing couple on...more

    Everybody Loves Pirates

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    April 24 - April 26, 2015

    April Vacation Week Show
    By Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers

    Eight-year-old Lucy and her goofy pal Little Chucky are searching for buried treasure,...more

    Coerced: a documentary play

    Presented by Brandeis Theater Company at Spingold Theater Center, Waltham

    April 23 - April 26, 2015

    The true story of a coerced confession to murder and the outrage it caused.

    Worcester, Massachusetts, 2008: After almost 3-hours of an illegal interrogation, 16-year-old Nga Truong...more

    A Dark Knight in the Asylum

    Presented by Oberon at OBERON, Cambridge

    April 24 - April 26, 2015

    The inmates are back!! After a fabulous sold out show last year, this Boston burlesque shock rock troupe is happy to prescribe you a double dose of...A DARK KNIGHT IN THE ASYLUM: A...more

    Four-Handed Illusions: An Intimate Evening of Laughs and Wonder

    Presented by Magician Joel Acevedo at Hampshire House, Boston

    April 26, 2015

    Illusionists Joel Acevedo and Steve Kradolfer join their talents in a performance that is engaging, funny, and mystifying. As one of only 50 guests, you will surely experience the magic just a few...more

    Senior Festival

    Presented by Brandeis Theater Company at Spingold Theater Center, Waltham

    April 21 - April 26, 2015

    Now in its fourth year, the Senior Festival is an opportunity for graduating theater arts students to showcase their work. Under the guidance of Jesse Hinson, MFA '11, students will take on a...more

    Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin - Boston Premiere

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall, Boston

    April 27, 2015

    Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín, a profoundly moving multimedia concert-drama, combines the magnificent music of Verdi with video testimonials and narration, to tell the story of the...more

    Shakespeare & Leadership: King Lear

    Presented by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and BabsonARTS at Sorenson Center for the Arts, Babson College, Wellesley

    April 28, 2015

    King Lear, which tells the tragic story of an aging king and the transfer of the rule of England to his three daughters, elevates the concept of "family business" to epic...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

    Shit-faced Shakespeare

    Presented by Magnificent Bastard Productions at Davis Square Theatre, Somerville

    April 14 - May 1, 2015

    Shit-faced Shakespeare is the deeply highbrow fusion of an entirely serious Shakespeare play with an entirely shit-faced cast member.
    Side-splitting, raucous and completely...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

    Humorist Kinky Friedman

    Presented by Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston and Boston Jewish Music Festival 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

    Betty Bam!

    Presented by imaginary beasts at BCA Plaza Black Box, Boston

    April 10 - May 2, 2015

    A knock at the door followed by an accusation of an undisclosed crime forces Betty Bam to engage in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with her would-be pursuers. Charming Betty will take on many...more

    Flora's Holiday

    Presented by Tower Hill Botanic Garden

    May 1 - May 2, 2015

    Celebrate flowers and the coming of spring with a unique story and music journey through the beautiful springtime blossoms of Tower Hill Botanic Gardens.  This event, specially crafted for...more

    Middletown

    Presented by Harvard Radcliffe Dramatic Club at Loeb Drama Center, Cambridge

    April 24 - May 2, 2015

    When Mary Swanson moves to Middletown, it seems as humdrum as a small American town can be: “Population: stable; elevation: same. The main street is called Main Street. The side streets are...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

    Anchors Aweigh - Marblehead Little Theatre's Spring Gala

    Presented by Marblehead Little Theatre at Marblehead Little Theatre, Marblehead

    May 2, 2015

    The theme of this year’s Marblehead Little Theatre Gala...more

    Open Arts Day

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

    May 2, 2015

    The Arsenal Center for the Arts hosts its annual Open Arts Day, a Watertown favorite, this year as part of ArtWeek Boston!

    This family-friendly, free event takes place on Saturday, May 2,...more

    Crave by Sarah Kane

    Presented by Green Street Studios and at Green Street Studios, Cambridge

    May 1 - May 2, 2015

    Winner of the 2014 New York International Fringe Festival Excellence Award for Directing

    In this unique multimedia rendition the poetry of Kane's play is expressed...more

    Betty Barn by Daniil Kharms

    Presented by Imaginary Beasts

    May 1 - May 2, 2015

    Catch the final week of the critically acclaimed Imaginary Beasts’ production of Betty Bam!, appropriate for ages 13 and up. Join us for a special talkback following...more

    Henry VI Part 2 Rehearsal with Tina Packer

    Presented by Actors' Shakespeare Project at The Modern Theatre at Suffolk University, Boston

    May 2, 2015

    Actors’ Shakespeare Project is working with international Shakespeare luminary Tina Packer who returns to ASP to direct Henry VI, Part 2. The Open Rehearsal is an up-close-and-personal...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

    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

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