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    Quest

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre, Cambridge

    October 24 - November 21, 2014

     Eight performers inhabit a world of medieval fantasy, guided by a mysterious game master and the whims of the audience. In each episode of this five-week journey, the players explore their Quest domain, uncertain of their future or final destination. Will they encounter fire-breathing dragons, fair maidens, noble elves, poisonous potions, or diabolical demons? Out of this chaos come heroes and perhaps ...more


    Riverside Theatre Works Presents A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

    Presented by Riverside Theatre Works at Riverside Theatre Works, Boston

    November 14 - November 23, 2014

    Tragedy tomorrow…comedy tonight! Riverside Theatre Works presents “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” an uproarious musical about love, class, and mistaken...more

    Bat Boy: The Musical

    Presented by Office for the Arts at Harvard

    November 14 - November 23, 2014

    Harvard University’s production of the cult hit musical comedy will debut new material by the show’s original writers! Hope Falls, West Virginia is a tranquil farming town like any...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

    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

    Awake and Sing!

    Presented by Huntington Theatre Company at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage, Boston

    November 7 - December 7, 2014

    In a cramped Bronx apartment, a working-class Jewish family dreams of a brighter future. Matriarch Bessie Berger's fierce determination keeps her family afloat, whatever the cost. Gritty,...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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 Tale of the Allergist's Wife

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

    November 21 - December 20, 2014

    A middle-aged Upper-West-Side doctor’s wife is devoted to mornings at the Whitney, afternoons at MOMA, and evenings at BAM. Plunged into a mid-life crisis of Medea-like proportions,...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

    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

    13 Things About Ed Carpolotti

    Presented by Merrimack Repertory Theatre at Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Lowell

    November 28 - December 21, 2014

    Virginia Carpolotti is a devoted widow with loving memories for her recently-deceased husband. Though her love endures, her confidence in him flounders as one shady character after another comes...more

    West Fest New Vaudeville Festival: The Wright Brothers

    Presented by Pontine Theatre

    December 26, 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

    Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show

    Presented by Dinner Detective Boston

    March 1 - December 27, 2014

     The Dinner Detective® is America’s largest interactive murder mystery comedy dinner show. You’ll solve a hilarious murder case while you enjoy a fantastic four-course plated...more

    Mainstage

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre, Cambridge

    May 2 - December 27, 2014

    ImprovBoston Mainstage is the cornerstone of comedic talent at ImprovBoston. Showcasing our Freeform style of play, an ever-evolving show, Mainstage is the heart of ImprovBoston. Blending games,...more

    Murder on Mount Olympus

    Presented by Mystery Cafe and New England Fun

    September 27 - December 27, 2014

    Zeus has called for a grand feast to be held at The Arena on the base of Mount Olympus, and you are invited to join the celebration with Apollo and Aphrodite, Ares and Athena! The Gods are known...more

    Stage Time: The Improvised Improv Show for Improvisers

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre, Cambridge

    November 8 - December 27, 2014

     You want stage time? This is STAGE TIME, the improvised improv show for improvisers. Everybody gets to see a great show, and upper-level and grad improv students can get up onstage, geek out...more

    The Judy Garland Christmas Special

    Presented by The Judy Garland Show at Jacques Underground, Boston

    December 6 - December 27, 2014

    Back in 1963, the legendary star of stage and screen Judy Garland starred in a now-iconic Christmas special on CBS. Tribute artist Peter Mac steps into Garland's high heels in a salute to this...more

    The ImprovBoston Holiday Spectacular

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre, Cambridge

    November 28 - December 27, 2014

     Boston's best writers and performers come together to present a holiday show that unwraps the funny. Give yourself the gift of this laugh-filled musical and comedy spectacular that...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

    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

    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

    Shear Madness

    Presented by Shear Madness

    September 19 - December 31, 2014

    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

    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 Catchism, as Sister takes on the mystery that has intrigued historians throughout...more

    Blue Man Group

    Presented by Blue Man Group at The Charles Playhouse, Boston

    September 17 - December 31, 2014

    OUR SPACE HAS A NEW FACE. Experience Blue Man Group at the newly renovated Charles Playhouse!

    Blue Man Group's critically acclaimed show has been called "visually...more

    The Donkey Show New Year's Eve Celebration 2015

    Presented by American Repertory Theater and Oberon at OBERON, Cambridge

    December 31, 2014

    Ring in 2015 with Boston's Best Dance Party! Dance the night away at OBERON, Harvard Square's hottest destination for theater and nightlife. Enjoy a performance of A.R.T.'s celebrated...more

    O.P.C.

    Presented by American Repertory Theater at Loeb Drama Center, Cambridge

    November 28, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    A new play from Eve Ensler, the author of The Vagina MonologuesO.P.C....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

    The Best Brothers

    Presented by Merrimack Repertory Theatre at Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Lowell

    January 8 - February 1, 2015

    When Kyle and Hamilton Best’s mother dies in a bizarre accident at a gay pride parade, the two brothers try to find common ground – often failing with hilarious results. They bicker...more

    Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

    Presented by Huntington Theatre Company

    January 2 - February 1, 2015

    In this wickedly wonderful Chekhovian mashup from master of comedy Christopher Durang (Betty's Summer Vacation), Vanya and Sonia's quiet, bucolic life is hilariously upended when their...more

    Measure for Measure

    Presented by Actors' Shakespeare Project at Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge

    January 7 - February 1, 2015

    Society is going to hell in a handbasket. Duke Vincentio figures the best way to rectifty a bad situation is to remove himself and put the government into the hands of the one person who can...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

    Uncommon Women and Others

    Presented by Emerson Stage at Emerson College at The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Paramount Center, Boston

    February 5 - February 8, 2015

    By Wendy Wasserstein
    Directed by Maureen Shea

    Six years after graduation, seven women meet for...more

    Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus

    Presented by Spectacle Management

    February 12 - February 15, 2015

     A Valentine's Weekend Must See! When Mars and Venus collide, the adventures are earth-shatteringly hysterical! Join our favorite Martian and discover how to get a little...more

    Pinocchio

    Presented by Wheelock Family Theatre at Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston

    January 30 - February 22, 2015

    An original adaptation influenced by Japanese traditions of Kabuki, Noh, and Bunraku puppetry, Pinocchio will surprise and delight audiences of all ages. Mystical creatures, live musicians,...more

    Uncle Jack

    Presented by Boston Center for American Performance and Boston Playwrights' Theatre at Boston University Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210, Boston

    February 12 - March 1, 2015

    Boston Center for American Performance and Boston Playwrights’ Theatre present this Boston University New Play Initiative production, a comedy of Chekhovian proportions! In this...more

    I Love Lucy: Live On Stage

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

    March 6 - March 8, 2015

    I Love Lucy: Live On Stage is the brand-new hit stage show adapted from the most beloved program in television history! America’s favorite foursome – Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel...more

    Sherlock Jr. featuring Buster Keaton

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

    March 15, 2015

    This performance includes live music on the Mighty Wurlitzer before the show!

    Widely regarded as one of the most visually inventive silent comedies ever made, Sherlock Jr. offers...more

    Dishing With The Divas: A Musical Comedy

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

    March 27, 2015

    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

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