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    Detroit

    Presented by Apollinaire Theatre Company at Chelsea Theatre Works, Chelsea

    April 10 - May 9, 2015

    By Lisa D'Amour

    In a “first ring” suburb outside a midsize American city, Ben and Mary fire up the grill to welcome the new neighbors who’ve moved into the long-empty house next door. The fledgling friendship soon veers out of control, shattering the fragile hold that newly unemployed Ben and burgeoning alcoholic Mary have on their way of life. The quintessential American ...more


    33rd Elliot Norton Awards

    Presented by The Boston Theater Critics Association at Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston

    May 11, 2015

    Lea DeLaria, the triple-threat actress-comedian-singer, will be this year’s guest of honor at the 33rd Elliot Norton Awards. The ceremony will be at the Shubert Theatre at 7 p.m....more

    The Concord Film Project Presents The Snapper

    Presented by The Umbrella Community Arts Center at The Umbrella Community Arts Center, Concord

    May 12, 2015

    The Umbrella Community Arts Center and The Concord Film Project invite audiences to view a screening of The Snapper on May 12. Directed by Stephen Frears, the film centers on Sharon, the oldest...more

    Man and Superman

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    May 14, 2015

    Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List; Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty,...more

    Much Ado About Nothing

    Presented by Needham Community Theatre

    May 8 - May 16, 2015

    Needham Community Theatre is proud to present:

    Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

    Set in the 1960's 
    Directed by Marianne Phinney


    The Mrs. Potatohead All New Old Show

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre, Cambridge

    May 2 - May 16, 2015

    In 1995, Dorothy Dwyer and Margaret Ann Brady (founding and just old members of ImprovBoston, Guilty Children and The Other White Meat) teamed up to try and get grant funding for a show...more

    The Outgoing Tide

    Presented by Merrimack Repertory Theatre at Nancy L. Donahue Theatre at Liberty Hall, Lowell

    April 23 - May 17, 2015

    By Bruce Graham

    Tormented by the menacing grip of an aging mind and with an uncertain future ahead, one man has a plan – but it is not what his...more

    The Three Billy Goats Gruff & The Lion and the Mouse

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    May 14 - May 17, 2015

    By Pumpernickel Puppets

    Two classic tales make up this wonderful show. In "The Three Billy Goats Gruff," the quick-witted billy goats...more

    Scenes from an Adultery

    Presented by New Repertory Theatre at Arsenal Center for the Arts Charles Mosesian Theater, Watertown

    April 25 - May 17, 2015

    Local playwright Ronan Noone, a graduate of Boston University’s MFA Playwriting Program and currently an Assistant Professor in the same program, takes the traditional British drawing...more

    Who Would Be King

    Presented by Oberon and Liars & Believers at OBERON, Cambridge

    May 18, 2015

    Adapted from the ancient tale of King Saul, Who Would Be King is the story of a good man given an impossible task, who stands up and fails nobly. It asks, what is the difference between...more

    Mother Mary Says to Me: A Caberet

    Presented by Oberon at OBERON, Cambridge

    May 20, 2015

    We all know a Mother Mary—a mother who critiques her kid’s fashion choices, pokes fun at her kid’s love life, and disapproves of her kid’s artistic career—all with...more

    Girl, Incarcerated

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre, Cambridge

    April 17 - May 22, 2015

    Girl, Incarcerated is more than just a show for fans of Orange is the New Black. Leave your dignity at the door as you enter the stifling, unflatteringly lit walls of Galcatraz. Each week, a...more

    The Reluctant Dragon

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    May 21 - May 25, 2015

    By All Hands Productions

    Princess Penelope loves to read about dragons. Imagine her surprise when she actually meets one! When the much-touted dragon slayer Sir Reginald Thwebes...more

    Much Ado About Nothing

    Presented by American Repertory Theater at Loeb Drama Center, Cambridge

    May 21 - May 29, 2015

    Directed by Anya Saffir. Featuring graduate acting students in the A.R.T. Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University.

    When a group of friends and rivals comes together...more

    Every Hero Has a Story

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    May 28 - May 31, 2015

    By Sparky's Puppets!

    You never know who will save the day: it’s not always the biggest and strongest! This show is a lively collection of...more

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

    Presented by Magician Joel Acevedo at Hampshire House, Boston

    May 31, 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

    Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus Live!

    Presented by Spectacle Management at Larcom Theatre, Beverly

    June 5 - June 6, 2015

    Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus Live!, the one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up based on The New York Times #1 Bestselling book of the last decade by John Gray, has been...more

    Failure: A Love Story

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

    May 7 - June 7, 2015

    "Upon entering the United States, the first order of business for Heiner and Marishka Failbottom was to have their bottoms chopped off by an overzealous Ellis Island desk clerk."- a line...more

    How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

    Presented by Stoneham Theatre at Stoneham Theatre, Stoneham

    May 14 - June 7, 2015

    Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, and Willie Gilbert
    Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
    Based upon the book by Shepherd Mead
    Originally presented by Cy Feuer and Ernest H....more

    Hansel and Gretel

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    June 6 - June 7, 2015

    By Tanglewood Marionettes

    Hansel and Gretel is a riveting adventure story about a brother and sister who get lost in the woods. In this original adaptation, each sibling has a...more

    Robin Hood

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    June 4 - June 14, 2015

    By Brad Shur, Resident Artists

    Explore the wilds of Sherwood Forest in this rollicking retelling of the classic tale! When Robin discovers that the...more

    NorthEast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza - A Pop Culture Expo

    Presented by IMAGE Meet And Greet Entertainment LLC

    June 20 - June 21, 2015

     NorthEast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza, a Pop Culture Expo, is a family friendly event featuring all things that appeal to fans of comics, movies, television and Nerd culture....more

    The Donkey Show

    Presented by American Repertory Theater at OBERON, Cambridge

    September 6, 2014 - June 27, 2015

    Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus's celebrated smash hit The Donkey Show brings you the ultimate disco experience - a crazy circus of mirror balls and feathered divas, of roller...more

    Shear Madness

    Presented by Shear Madness at Charles Playhouse, Boston

    September 19, 2014 - June 28, 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

    Shit-faced Shakespeare

    Presented by Magnificent Bastard Productions at Davis Square Theatre, Somerville

    April 14 - June 28, 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

    Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show

    Presented by Dinner Detective Boston

    April 25 - July 11, 2015

    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 dinner. A...more

    Intimate Exchanges by Alan Ayckbourn

    Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players, Peterborough

    July 1 - July 12, 2015

    Intimate Exchanges- A comedy by Alan Ayckbourn

    This surprising comedy by Ayckbourn, the master of the form, was nominated for London’s prestigious Olivier Award and...more

    Outside Mullingar

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

    June 25 - July 25, 2015

    Tony Nominee for Best Play, 2014.  From the author of Doubt and Moonstruck, a contemporary romantic comedy set in the Irish countryside. Rosemary is approaching 40 and Anthony...more

    Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley

    Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players, Peterborough

    July 15 - July 26, 2015

    Outside Mullingar - A comedy by John Patrick Shanley

    Tony nominated for Best Broadway play in 2014, Outside Mullingar was written by John Patrick Shanley, author of the...more

    Main Stage Show

    Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum, Boston

    September 5, 2013 - August 1, 2015

    Improv Asylum's Main Stage Show combines interactive improv sets with hilarious sketches that're sure to leave audiences clamoring for more. This hilarious cast comes together on...more

    Charley's Aunt by Brandon Thomas

    Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players, Peterborough

    July 29 - August 9, 2015

    One of the most successful and entertaining farces of all time, Charley’s Aunt centers on two Oxford undergraduates without an appropriate chaperone for a...more

    ComedySportz Boston

    Presented by New England Fun at Davis Square Theatre, Somerville

    August 8, 2014 - August 15, 2015

    ComedySportz Boston is the fast-paced, family-friendly improv comedy played as a sport! A ComedySportz match features two teams of players competing for laughs and points, with a referee...more

    Born Yesterday by Garson Kanin

    Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players, Peterborough

    August 12 - August 23, 2015

    Born Yesterday - A comedy by Garson Kanin

    A Broadway triumph, Born Yesterday is a deliciously witty screwball comedy. Millionaire junk-dealer Harry Brock goes to...more

    Pitter Patter Puppets

    Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Outdoor Theatre, Brewster

    July 7 - August 25, 2015

    Puppeteer Mary Wilson’s wildly popular puppet shows are interactive, inventive and extremely funny.Outdoor Theater Daytime Children’s Shows. Rain or shine.  If it rains, we...more

    ComedySportz Boston

    Presented by New England Fun at The Riot Theater, Jamaica Plain

    February 13 - August 28, 2015

    ComedySportz Boston is the fast-paced, family-friendly improv comedy played as a sport! A ComedySportz match features two teams of players competing for laughs and points, with a referee...more

    The Golden Girls Live!: A Drag Parody

    Presented by Peter Mac, LLC at Club Cafe, Boston

    June 5 - August 29, 2015

    It's a loving drag parody tribute to your favorite sitcom senior citizens featuring everybody's favorite geriatric mother/daughter duo and the ditzy blonde and the southern sexy one....more

    Family Show

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre, Cambridge

    April 4 - August 29, 2015

    Winner of the Nickelodeon award for Best Children's Theater, Family Show dishes out laughs for adults and children every Saturday. Audiences consider us the “Pixar” of...more

    Judy Garland Lives!

    Presented by Peter Mac, LLC at Club Cafe, Boston

    June 6 - August 29, 2015

    Judy Garland Lives! :A Concert Tribute In Boston starring Peter Mac

    With June 2015 marking the 93rd birthday of Judy Garland, it feels entirely appropriate to rediscover the music...more

    Blue Man Group

    Presented by Blue Man Group at Charles Playhouse, Boston

    September 17, 2014 - August 30, 2015

    Blue Man Group's critically acclaimed show has been called "visually stunning," "wildly inventive," and "hysterically funny." Although it is impossible to...more

    Elephant & Piggie's "We are in a Play"

    Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Outdoor Theatre, Brewster

    July 1 - September 3, 2015

    Get ready for a musical experience ripped from the pages of Mo Willems's beloved, award-winning, best-selling children's books that will leave audiences...more

    All Our Best

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

    September 4 - September 5, 2015

    A musical revue designed and directed by Resident Musical Director, Scott Storr, and performed by over 20 Cape Rep company members from far and near, past and present. Special treats and...more

    Stella and Lou by Bruce Graham

    Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players, Peterborough

    August 26 - September 6, 2015

    Stella and Lou - A romantic comedy by Bruce Graham

    Is a second chance at love still possible — for two people who have a lot of miles on them? Lou is just about to...more

    Lip-Schtick; One Boy's Journey To Fabulous And Back! Season Ten!

    Presented by LipSchtick

    May 23 - September 6, 2015

    Scarbie celebrates season ten of Lip-Schtick; a fast, funny, inspiring show for all ages, genders, lifestyles and abilities.

    Lip-Schtick is a musical comedy which presents the life stories...more

    La Cage Aux Folles

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

    November 5 - December 6, 2015

    Albin and Georges are life partners who own a popular drag nightclub in St. Tropez where Albin is the star performer.  When Georges's son, Jean-Michel, wants to bring his fiancée...more

    Studio 40

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre, Cambridge

    October 3, 2014 - December 18, 2015

    Studio Teams are independent improv ensembles from the Boston Area who have been hand-selected by ImprovBoston to showcase regularly in the IB Studio Theater, OH! Oh! Studio! They are...more

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