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    A Christmas Carol

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

    December 19 - December 28, 2014

    "God Bless us, everyone!" Continue our family holiday tradition and start getting in the holiday spirit with Troy Siebels' adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic tale. You know the story, you love the message of Christmas redemption, and the love for mankind that the season brings. Join us for our 6th annual spectacular production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.  ...more


    The Christmas Revels

    Presented by Revels at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    December 12 - December 28, 2014

    A holiday tradition returns! The 44th annual Christmas Revels journeys to Victorian England for a joyous theatrical production set in the amazing Crystal Palace originally erected for London's...more

    Meet Me in St. Louis

    Presented by Stoneham Theatre at Stoneham Theatre, Stoneham

    November 28 - December 28, 2014

    Join the Smith family for the holidays as they face leaving their beloved St. Louis home and relocating to New York City. This heart-warming American musical is a celebration of family, home,...more

    West Fest New Vaudeville Festival: The YoYo Show

    Presented by Pontine Theatre

    December 28, 2014

    Pontine Theatre presents a host of New Vaudeville performers at its Sixth Annual West Fest New Vaudeville Festival. Each family-friendly show features a different exciting performer sure to...more

    Mr. Punch's Christmas Carol

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    December 24 - December 28, 2014

    The celebrated hand puppet hero Mr. Punch stars as Ebenezer Scrooge in this rollicking retelling of Charles Dickens' classic tale. Scrooge's bad attitude makes everyone around him...more

    Urban Nutcracker

    Presented by Tony Williams Dance Center at John Hancock Hall, Boston

    December 12 - December 28, 2014

    Anthony Williams’ Urban Nutcracker, Boston’s original holiday classic, is back for its 13th season and packed with more magic for the whole family. Fusing Tchaikovsky’s...more

    West Fest New Vaudeville Festival: King Pong

    Presented by Pontine Theatre

    December 29, 2014

    Pontine Theatre presents a host of New Vaudeville performers at its Sixth Annual West Fest New Vaudeville Festival. Each family-friendly show features a different exciting performer sure to...more

    Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy

    Presented by Feld Entertainment at Agganis Arena, Boston

    December 19 - December 29, 2014

    Experience a magical Disney fantasy live on ice! Rev up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy Presented by Stonyfield YoKids...more

    Sing-A-Long Sound of Music

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

    December 26 - December 30, 2014

    Have you ever been to a film musical and had the uncontrollable urge to burst into song? Do you muse over the endless tailoring opportunities for chintz curtains? Have you always wondered what it...more

    The Search for the Cat in the Hat: A Magical Tribute to Dr, Seuss

    Presented by Neverland Theatre

    December 30, 2014

     

     Neverland Theatre & Fooltales present The Search for the Cat in the Hat: A Magical Tribute to Dr. Seuss
    In their latest interactive show, the Cat in the Hat is...more

    Harold Night

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre, Cambridge

    August 6 - December 31, 2014

    Every Wednesday night starting at 730PM and 9:30PM our resident ImprovBoston Harold teams perform Harold, The classic long form improv format, with occasional special guests. From a single...more

    Late Nite Catechism: Sister's Christmas Catechism, The Mystery of the Magi's Gold

    Presented by Spectacle Management at Larcom Theatre, Beverly

    December 16 - December 31, 2014

    It's "CSI: Bethlehem" in this holiday mystery extravaganza, from the author of Late Nite Catechism, as Sister takes on the mystery that has intrigued historians...more

    The Donkey Show New Year's Eve

    Presented by American Repertory Theater and at OBERON, Cambridge

    December 31, 2014

    Ring in 2015 with "Boston's Best Dance Party" (Boston Magazine)! Dance the night away at OBERON, Harvard Square's hottest destination for theater and nightlife. Enjoy a...more

    New Year's Eve with The Boston Babydolls

    Presented by Boston Babydolls Burlesque and Boston Event Works at Chevalier Theatre, Medford

    December 31, 2014

    The Boston Babydolls, New England's award-winningest burlesque troupe, pull out all the stops for a New Year's Eve spectacular! A swirling blend of Times Square, the Moulin Rouge, and the...more

    Beauty and the Beast

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    December 29, 2014 - January 1, 2015

    A handsome prince of the realm is changed into a hideous beast by an evil enchantment. The only way to reverse the spell is for someone to fall in love with him in spite of his appearance. Will a...more

    THE ICE

    Presented by First Night at Faneuil Hall Marketplace (Quincy Market), Boston

    December 30, 2014 - January 1, 2015

    "THE ICE" features a collection of interactive, family-friendly ice sculptures complemented by live street theater performances.


    New Year's Eve Comedy at ImprovBoston

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre, Cambridge

    December 31, 2014 - January 1, 2015

     

     NEW YEAR'S EVE COMEDY IN CAMBRIDGE!


    On Wednesday 12/31 we encourage comedy fans to make early resolutions (READ: RESERVATIONS) and ring in...more

    JCC Kid's Choice December School Vacation Program

    Presented by Leventhal-Sidman JCC

    December 24, 2014 - January 2, 2015

    From sports and swimming to arts, dance, cooking and rock climbing, kids have their choice of activities at the JCC Kid's Choice December Vacation Program. Held at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC...more

    Intro to Improvisation Workshop

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre, Cambridge

    October 18, 2014 - January 3, 2015

    Ever see an improv show and think, "man, that looks like fun?" It is. Come see for yourself. Every Saturday, one of ImprovBoston's top instructors takes participants of every stripe...more

    The Joshua Show

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    January 2 - January 4, 2015

    Hailed as "The Ambassador of Joy" and "A Hipster Mr. Rogers," puppeteer Joshua Holden brings audiences a heartwarming story about friendship, confidence, and the value of being...more

    O.P.C.

    Presented by American Repertory Theater at Loeb Drama Center, Cambridge

    November 28, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    A new comedy from Eve Ensler, the author of The Vagina Monologues, O.P.C. is an exploration of consumption and politics that asks,...more

    Circo Comedia

    Presented by Leventhal-Sidman JCC at Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Newton Centre

    January 4, 2015

    Get ready for unpredictable thrills, side-splitting comedy and daredevil stunts at Circo Comedia starring Jean Saucier & Patrick Côté from Montreal. They will perform acrobatic...more

    Neverland Theatre's Charlie & the Chocolate Factory

    Presented by Neverland Theatre

    January 1 - January 4, 2015

     Neverland Theatre’s Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
    Celebrate the New Year with Neverland Theatre as they present this fun 90 minute non-musical version of the children's...more

    Stage & Screen: Vanya on 42nd Street

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    January 5, 2015

    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

    Alice in Wonderland

    Presented by Bellydance Evolution and at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    January 7, 2015

    Celebrating, exploring, and uniting Middle Eastern and Western dance for the 21st century, Bellydance Evolution presents their latest production of Alice in Wonderland. The...more

    AcousticaElectronica

    Presented by Oberon and toUch performance art at OBERON, Cambridge

    October 3, 2014 - January 9, 2015

    Presented by Touch Performance Art and OBERON, AcousticaElectronica is a mind-blowing event that blends elements of electronic and classical music, dance, circus arts and immersive theatre with...more

    AcousticaElectronica

    Presented by American Repertory Theater and toUch performance art at OBERON, Cambridge

    November 14, 2014 - January 9, 2015

    Presented by Touch Performance Art and OBERON, AcousticaElectronica is a mind-blowing event that blends elements of electronic and classical music, dance, circus arts and...more

    Million Dollar Quartet

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

    January 9 - January 11, 2015

    MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is the Tony® award-­?winning Broadway musical, inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll...more

    MidSummer by David Greig

    Presented by Apollinaire Theatre Company at Chelsea Theatre Works, Chelsea

    December 26, 2014 - January 11, 2015

    "A warm-hearted, beautifully sculpted musical romantic comedy." -The Scotsman

    It's raining. Bob's a failing car salesman on the fringes of the city's...more

    Musical Theatre Discovery

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School, Brookline

    October 17, 2014 - January 16, 2015

    Fridays at 3:30pm
    Starts Friday, 10/17
    Ages 7-12
    Instructor: Jenna Lea Scott

    Musical Theatre Discovery is an interactive, dynamic class for students interested in being...more

    LEHÁR: The Merry Widow

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    January 17, 2015

    The great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and...more

    Sweeney Todd - In Concert/ Woodland Fundraiser

    Presented by Woodland Theatre Company

    January 17, 2015

    Help keep the arts alive in the Metro West area by supporting WTC in our fundraising efforts! This once-a-year special evening includes door prizes, raffles, a silent auction, and live,...more

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Re-Broadcast::The Merry Widow

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    January 17, 2015

    Andrew Davis; Renée Fleming, Kelli O’Hara, Nathan Gunn, Alek Shrader, Thomas Allen
    Susan Stroman (Production); Julian Crouch (Set Designer); William Ivey Long (Costume...more

    Annual Comedy Night at JCC in Newton

    Presented by Leventhal-Sidman JCC at Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Newton Centre

    January 17, 2015

    Comedians Tony V, Dan Naturman and Dan Crohn headline the annual comedy cabaret at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on Saturday, January 17 at 8pm....more

    Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend

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

    January 16 - January 18, 2015

    No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special - so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend...more

    The Diary of Anne Frank

    Presented by The Actors Studio of Newburyport

    January 9 - January 18, 2015

     

    Based on the book, Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl, this play was first produced on Broadway in 1955. The Diary of Anne Frank won the Tony Award for Best Play that year and...more

    Ivy + Bean, The Musical!

    Presented by Leventhal-Sidman JCC at Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Newton Centre

    January 19, 2015

    Enjoy a presentation of Ivy + Bean, The Musical! based on New York Times best-selling children’s books series by author Annie Barrows and illustrator Sophie Blackhall. The popular series...more

    Massmouth Story Slam

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    January 19, 2015

    What is a Story Slam? A story slam is a contest of stories on a set theme by known and undiscovered talent. Themes are posted on our events pages (www.massmouth.org) and story slammers sign up on...more

    National Theatre in HD: Treasure Island

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    January 22, 2015

    Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National...more

    In the Heights

    Presented by Boston Arts Academy at Strand Theatre, Boston

    January 23 - January 24, 2015

    In the Heights is a Tony Award-winning musical about life in Washington Heights, a community in New York City. The Heights is home to a diverse mix of people from many Latin cultures. The...more

    Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    January 24 - January 25, 2015

    This American Life host Ira Glass has been working with Monica Bill Barnes & Company to invent a show that combines two art forms that, as Glass puts it, “have no business being together...more

    Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy

    Presented by Feld Entertainment at Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester

    January 21 - January 25, 2015

    Experience a magical Disney fantasy live on ice! Rev up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy Presented by Stonyfield YoKids...more

    World Premiere: The Pied Piper of Hamelin

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    January 10 - January 25, 2015

     Puppet Showplace Theater presents the "New Year, New Shows!" series featuring new work by local artists. VIEW PERFORMANCE...more

    An Evening with Kip and Vanilla Chip

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center, Newton

    January 29, 2015

    Join artist Stephen St. Francis Decky in an exploration of his adorably subversive characters and the ways in which they navigate life in a terminally cute world. This interactive event promises...more

    Murder Most Medieval

    Presented by Mystery Cafe and New England Fun

    September 13, 2014 - January 31, 2015

    The world famous Mystery Café cordially invites you to attend a Medieval banquet in honor of Sir Lancelittle’s return to court! Party like it’s 1399 with a zany cast of...more

    OFFENBACH: Les Contes d’Hoffmann

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    January 31, 2015

    The magnetic tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title of Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece, in the Met’s wild, kaleidoscopic production....more

    Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins

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

    January 2 - January 31, 2015

    A dyed-in-the wool liberal from the deep heart of Texas, the unsinkable Molly Ivins' rapier wit made her one of America's highest-regarded political columnists, satirists, and beloved...more

    Virginia Woolf's Orlando

    Presented by Wellesley Summer Theatre Company at Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre, Wellesley

    January 8 - February 2, 2015

    In this blithe and passionate adaptation of the 1928 gender flipping Virginia Woolf novel, transformation and identity is magically explored. Ruhl writes and Woolf soars, with both women writers...more

    Woolf's Orlando

    Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre, Wellesley

    January 8 - February 2, 2015

     Woolf’s ORLANDO by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Nora Hussey and performed by Wellesley Summer Theatre Company. WSTC is the professional Equity company in residence at Wellesley College. The...more

    A Future Perfect

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

    January 9 - February 7, 2015

    Claire and Max find their values put to the test when bestfriends Alex and Elena announce they are having a baby. Claire is climbing the corporate ladder in advertising, while her husband Max is a...more

    Winter Panto 2015: KerPlop! The Tale of the Frog Prince

    Presented by imaginary beasts and Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) at BCA Plaza Black Box, Boston

    January 17 - February 7, 2015

    imaginary beasts bound into town this January with a ribbiting tale of wonder when they refashion another classic fairy tale into a fantasy of amphibious proportions.

    The Book of Oracles...more

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