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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


    NT Live: Skylight

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    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, Boston

    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, Boston

    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

    BU Cinematheque: An Evening with Frank V. Ross

    Presented by Boston University

    October 24, 2014

    Boston University's Film and Television Department’s Cinemathèque is a series of meetings and conversations with filmmakers/televison-makers and free screenings of important,...more

    Broadway On Highland

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    October 24, 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

    Spellbound: A Fractured Fairytale

    Presented by The Harvard Pops Orchestra at Lowell Lecture Hall, Cambridge

    October 24, 2014

    Alack! The Wicked (Schwartz) sorceress Eleanora Thistle has cast a dangerous spell on the kingdom of Harmonia and it’s going to take The Harvard Pops Orchestra all of the courage in...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, North Andover

    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

    NT LIVE: Frankenstein

    Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players, Peterborough

    October 25, 2014

    As a special Halloween treat, we will be screening Nick Dear’s Frankenstein on our screen again: This time with Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek: Into...more

    Little Murders

    Presented by Harvard Radcliffe Dramatic Club and American Repertory Theater at Loeb Drama Center, Cambridge

    October 17 - October 25, 2014

    In a decayed and bullet-ridden New York City, the Newquist clan will stop at nothing to become the perfect American family. When daughter Patsy brings home Alfred...more

    M'Dici

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre, Cambridge

    October 4 - October 25, 2014

    Top-notch longform improv comedy from some of Boston's finest. They perform all over the city, but during October, they take over ImprovBoston every Saturday night.


    Battle Royale

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre, Cambridge

    October 4 - October 25, 2014

    Battle Royale, Boston’s bold new comedy competition, adds to ImprovBoston’s influence as a leader in Sketch and StandUp comedy. Battle Royale provides sketch teams and local comics...more

    Fall Fest: 40th Anniversary Spectacular

    Presented by Suffolk University Performing Arts Office and Suffolk University at C. Walsh Theatre, Boston

    October 24 - October 25, 2014

    Fall Fest is Suffolk University's longest running arts event on campus! The show takes place during homecoming weekend and centers around community and tradition. Each year follows a different...more

    Ice Theatre of New York Show

    Presented by The Skating Club of Boston

    October 25, 2014

    The performances of Ice Theatre of New York are a flawless combination of figure skating, dance, and theatre, ranked by the New York Times as one of the top ten theatre picks in New York...more

    Fall Fringe Festival

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

    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, Brookline

    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

    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

    The All Night Strut

    Presented by Walnut Hill School for the Arts

    October 24 - October 26, 2014

    The All Night Strut! moves through the Depression, World War II and the post war boom in a two-act musical celebration of the 1930's and 40's filled with jazz, blues, bebop and...more

    The Mahabharata

    Presented by ArtsEmerson at Paramount Center, Boston

    October 25 - October 26, 2014

    Jean-Claude Carrière, one of the greatest storytellers of our time, delivers one of grandest epics ever written: The Mahabharata. Accompanied by a musician and a dancer,...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

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

    Presented by Magician Joel Acevedo

    October 26, 2014

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

    As Bees in Honey Drown

    Presented by Salem State University Center for Creative and Performing Arts

    October 16 - October 26, 2014

    First-time novelist Evan Wyler is hypnotized by a mysterious woman, Alexa Vere de Vere who promises success beyond his wildest dreams. Alexa, is the “Queen Bee” of instant notoriety...more

    A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

    Presented by Boston College at Boston College, Robsham Theater Arts Center, Chestnut Hill

    October 22 - October 26, 2014

    A non-stop laugh-fest, in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful but slow-witted courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom.


    The Phantom Tollbooth

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

    October 24 - October 26, 2014

    The Phantom Tollbooth, By Susan Nanus. Based on the book by Norton Juster. Presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC, on October 24 at 7 pm, October 25 at 1 pm and 7 pm, October 26...more

    West Side Story

    Presented by Woodland Theatre Company

    October 17 - October 26, 2014

    West Side Story
    Music by Leonard Bernstein / Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim / Book by Arthur Laurents
    Based on Conception of Jerome Robbins / Based on Shakespeare's Romeo and...more

    Scenes Fom the Big Picture

    Presented by Solas Nua in Boston at The Burren, Somerville

    October 27, 2014

    solas nua in boston presents a staged reading of owen mccafferty's award-winning snapshot of a day in the life of hardscrabble belfast, first produced in the u.s. by solas nua in washington,...more

    National Theatre of London in HD: Skylight

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    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

    IN SEARCH OF OUR FATHER, SYLVESTER STALLONE

    Presented by Central Square Theater and Women and Music Mix at Central Square Theater, Cambridge

    October 28, 2014

    Harvard Square Script Writers and Women in Film and Video: New England partner to present a staged reading event this fall Cambridge, MA—Harvard Square Script Writers (HSSW) and Women in...more

    Gorelesque Idol

    Presented by The Duchess Group at OBERON, Cambridge

    October 28, 2014

    Coming straight from five successful years in London's prestigious West End, a critically-acclaimed national tour of Australia, and a monthly residency at one of New York City's most...more

    Comedy Lab

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre, Cambridge

    October 1 - October 29, 2014

    Each month ImprovBoston presents a brand new comedy show comprised of THREE sets.

    You can expect to see everything from sketch to improv, and even stand up comedy. For specific show...more

    NT Live: Frankenstein

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    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, Brookline

    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

    Book Release Party

    Presented by Boston Comics Roundtable and Cambridge Historical Society

    October 30, 2014

    River Bird Comics and the Boston Comics Roundtable, in celebration of their new Hellbound V: End of Comics anthology, will be hosting a launch party. With additional sponsorship from...more

    Cirque of the Dead

    Presented by Oberon and Boston Circus Guild at OBERON, Cambridge

    October 23 - October 31, 2014

    Boston Circus Guild (BCG) celebrates Halloween with four nights of macabre and unsavory circus, live music and horror in Cirque of the Dead. This new version of...more

    Halloween Storytime with Curious George!

    Presented by World's Only Curious George Store at World's Only Curious George Store, Cambridge

    October 31, 2014

    Curious George is back just in time for candy, costumes, and fun, spooky stories! We will be reading Curious George Goes to A Costume Party and other great Halloween stories. Afterward,...more

    Samhain Soiree

    Presented by Mobius

    October 31, 2014

    Samhain Soiree' is a roaming performance party and series of public (+private) art interventions. Artists will create work for the bustling street-scapes of Central Square on Halloween night....more

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Bizet - Carmen

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    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

    Circus Minimus

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

    November 1, 2014

    From Kevin O’Keefe’s suitcase an entire circus emerges: tent, band, lights, the boisterous ringmaster Steve Fitzpatrick, the officious Mervin Merkle, the incredible Bumbilini Family,...more

    Richard Lewis

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

    November 1, 2014

    Master of angst and self-loathing, comic genius Richard Lewis will perform at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on Saturday, November 1 at 8pm and...more

    Cannibal: The Musical

    Presented by Arts After Hours

    October 17 - November 1, 2014

    Arts After Hours (AAH) will present the incredibly funny production Cannibal! The Musical October 17-November 1 at the Rantoul Black Box Theatre in LynnArts on 25 Exchange Street, Lynn, MA 01901....more

    Gorefest: The Gruesome Tale of Penny Dreadful

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre, Cambridge

    October 23 - November 1, 2014

    The perfect Halloween outing! An ImprovBoston tradition, GoreFest is an intimate splatter musical with a steampunk vibe, dripping with unidentifiable bodily fluids and lacking in good taste. This...more

    The Glass Menagerie

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

    October 23 - November 1, 2014

    The Glass Menagerie” centers on the Wingfields, a disconnected family living in illusions. Amanda basks in her days as a young Southern belle through countless retellings of all her...more

    Mother Courage and Her Children

    Presented by Office for the Arts at Harvard and Harvard Radcliffe Dramatic Club

    October 30 - November 1, 2014

    The Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club and the Office for the Arts at Harvard Presents Bertold Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children.

    Written in response to Hitler’s invasion of...more

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

    Presented by Arlington Friends of the Drama at AFD Theatre, Arlington

    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, Brookline

    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

    Joseph Kesselring's Arsenic and Old Lace

    Presented by The Community House of Hamilton and Wenham

    October 25 - November 2, 2014

    This classic comedic play is perhaps best known through the film adaption staring Cary Grant and directed by Frank Capra. Since 1941, Joseph Kesselring's play has had audiences laughing in...more

    Why Do Fools Fall in Love?

    Presented by Priscilla Beach Theatre

    October 24 - November 2, 2014

    Priscilla Beach Theatre proudly presents the delightfully funny and nostalgic musical Why Do Fools Fall in Love? by Roger Bean. The story opens as Millie’s best friends decide to...more

    Comedian Richard Lewis

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

    November 2, 2014

    Lewis has taken his lifelong therapy fodder and carved it into a commanding, compelling art form. Comedy Central recognized Lewis as one of the top 50 stand-up comedians of all time. GQ Magazine...more

    Wot? No Fish!

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston

    October 31 - November 2, 2014

    In 2009 British playwright Danny Braverman inherited an unlikely family treasure: more than 50 years’ worth of weekly wage packets, each small brown envelope featuring a drawing...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

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