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    The Procrastinator's Guide to Sketch Comedy

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

    June 7 - July 26, 2014

    In this showcase, watch sketch comedians perform an evening of irreverent and off-kilter comedy. The catch? Half of the sketches in the show are written LIVE by cast members backstage based on audience suggestion. When the writer’s time is up, the troupe must perform the hastily composed sketches cold. As the show goes on, the challenges to the writer get more difficult, and the results more hilariously ...more


    Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten

    Presented by Boston Opera Collaborative at The Strand Theatre

    July 24 - July 27, 2014

    Boston Opera Collaborative presents, Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten.

    The scene: The zany residents of Loxford, England are preparing for their local May Day festivities. The...more

    Harold Night

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

    May 8 - July 31, 2014

    TICKETS: $12, $10 with Student ID (NO TICKET FEES ONLINE!)
    Every Thursday night at 730PM and 930PM our resident ImprovBoston Harold teams perform Harold, THE classic long form improv format,...more

    The Pump and Dump: A Parentally Incorrect Comedy Show and Night Out For Once

    Presented by Mommy-Con Boston at the Revere Hotel

    August 1, 2014

    The Pump and Dump is a parents' night out, designed to laugh away a kid-filled day while throwing a few back and remembering who we all were before we had children. Comedian/musician Shayna...more

    The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

    Presented by Hub Theatre Company of Boston at Club Cafe

    July 18 - August 2, 2014

    Hub Theatre Company of Boston continues its second season with the irreverent comedy The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) by Adam...more

    Creative License - A New Musical

    Presented by Creative License Productions

    July 24 - August 2, 2014

    Creative License presents A New Musical about an Irish pub, a Scottish play, and two former friends. It's the banter-laced, rocking musical comedy about a would-be writer and his former...more

    Opera del West presents Chekov's The Seagull

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

    August 1 - August 3, 2014

    Join Opera del West for the New England premiere of The Seagull.  “Chekhov’s voice has resounded from stages all over the Boston area," according to Don Aucoin of the Boston...more

    Shakespeare at The Spire Presents Much Ado About Nothing

    July 2 - August 3, 2014

    The Bay Colony Shakespeare Company presents a "merry war" of wit, dishonesty, disguise and true love. In the town of Messina, Leonato's household prepares to welcome his friend, a...more

    "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"

    Presented by Priscilla Beach Theatre

    July 25 - August 3, 2014

    Priscilla Beach Theatre (PBT) proudly presents the Tony Award winning musical comedy, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee".  The story follows six awkward adolescents...more

    Summer Starlight: An Evening with Ricardo Antonio Chavira

    Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Indoor Theater

    August 4, 2014

    Cape Rep is honored to have accomplished film, television and theater actor Ricardo Antonio Chavira—best known for his role as Carlos Solis on Desperate Housewives—one...more

    Her Aching Heart

    Presented by Central Square Theater at Central Square Theater

    July 10 - August 10, 2014

    Harriet and Molly just happen to be reading the same pulpy romance novel, Her Aching Heart. Transported by their imaginations into the Victorian world of the trashy tale, they embody the...more

    Shakespeare on the Common: Twelfth Night

    Presented by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company at Boston Common

    July 23 - August 10, 2014

    Join us on the Boston Common for Bard’s classic comedy of love in disguise. Follow the journey of Viola and Sebastian, twins separated by a shipwreck, as they encounter loss and love in...more

    The Dixie Swim Club

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

    August 1 - August 10, 2014

    The Dixie Swim Club is the story of five Southern women whose friendships began on their college swim team. Every August, they meet at the same cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks...more

    Teen Workshop of "All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten"

    Presented by Priscilla Beach Theatre

    July 15 - August 16, 2014

    Priscilla Beach Theatre is excited to announce its new Teen Intensive Workshop production of “All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten”, based on Robert Fulghum’s...more

    One Day University

    Presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens

    August 17, 2014

    One Day University is returning to Cape Cod! At One Day University there are no grades, no tests, no homework, and certainly no stress! The One Day University program offers a half-day of the best...more

    4000 Miles

    Presented by Gloucester Stage Company at Gloucester Stage

    July 31 - August 17, 2014

     The play looks at how two outsiders find their way in today's world. After suffering a major loss while he was on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo seeks solace from his feisty...more

    Singin' In The Rain

    Presented by Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston at Robinson Theater

    August 7 - August 17, 2014

    An audience favorite, Reagle's productions of Singin' In The Rain have received rave reviews and IRNE awards for best director, best musical, and best choreographer.  Director Kirby...more

    Summer Classics: Moliere’s The Misanthrope

    Presented by The Actors Studio of Newburyport

    August 15 - August 17, 2014

    First performed in 1666, this comedy of manners satirizes the hypocrisies ...more

    Pitter Patter Puppets

    Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Outdoor Theatre

    June 27 - August 22, 2014

    Perfect for ages 2-6 and great fun for ages 7-100!

    Puppeteer Mary Wilson’s wildly popular puppet shows are interactive, inventive, and extremely funny.


    Speakeasy Circus

    Presented by Boston Circus Guild and American Repertory Theater at OBERON

    May 23 - August 22, 2014

    Celebrate the spirit of the roaring ‘20s with live music, glittering dancers, and jaw-dropping circus spectacle.

    Get dolled up in your finest threads and put on your dancing shoes!...more

    The Light in the Piazza

    Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Indoor Theater

    July 29 - August 23, 2014

    Book by Craig Lucas • Music by Adam Guettel
    Directed by William Roudebush • Musical Direction by Scott Storr

    It is 1953 and Margaret Johnson is touring Tuscany with her...more

    Mansion Mysteries - Hooray for Hollywood

    Presented by Mystery Cafe and New England Fun

    July 19 - August 23, 2014

    IT’S A CASTING-CALL FOR THE NEXT GREAT MOVIE!
    Famous Director Rudy Von Hessel is there with his bevy of talent to make the film. His leading lady—the gorgeous, talented and...more

    Mort Sahl Live: An Evening with a Comedy Legend

    Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

    August 22 - August 24, 2014

    Crowned as leading the new breed of modern comedians by Time magazine in 1960, Mort Sahl was the first entertainer ever to appear on its cover. Before comedy clubs existed, Sahl began...more

    You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

    Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Outdoor Theatre

    June 23 - August 26, 2014

    Based on the comic strip "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schulz
    Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner
    Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer
    Additional Music and Lyrics by...more

    Lyle, the Crocodile

    Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Outdoor Theatre

    July 2 - August 28, 2014

    Based on the book Lyle, Lyle Crocodile by Bernard Waber
    Adapted for the Stage by Kevin Kling
    Music by Richard Gray Directed by Holly Erin McCarthy
    Musical Direction by...more

    The Teaseday Club

    Presented by Boston Babydolls Burlesque at The Davis Square Theater

    September 10, 2013 - September 2, 2014

    Every month King Teaseday presents a showcase of Boston's best variety! Comedy , striptease, burlesque, magic, juggling, and more!


    Reunions Can Be Murder

    Presented by Mystery Cafe and New England Fun

    May 3 - September 6, 2014

    It’s your class reunion at All American High! Get ready to show off all you’ve become while you get reacquainted with familiar faces and high school favorites.

    A former...more

    The Comedy Lab

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

    September 25, 2013 - September 17, 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. Look for specific show...more

    The Family Show

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

    September 23, 2013 - September 19, 2014

    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 Boston...more

    NightCap

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

    September 27, 2013 - September 20, 2014

    NightCap is a late-night fringe comedy show that showcases up and coming talent in Boston. Before you call it a night on a Fridays and Saturdays, make plans to stop by ImprovBoston, grab a drink...more

    The Martin & Lewis Tribute Show - Classic Songs and Comedy Routines

    Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

    September 20, 2014

    90-minute Show from the World's Best Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Impersonators! Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis were the hottest act in America during the early 50’s. Dean of course was the...more

    The Jam

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

    September 29, 2013 - September 21, 2014

    The Jam is where audience members can get out of their seats and jump on stage to perform alongside with visiting troupes and ImprovBoston cast members. 

    The Jam combines three...more

    Summer Classics: Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest

    Presented by The Actors Studio of Newburyport

    September 19 - September 21, 2014

    The Actors Studio of Newburyport present Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by...more

    Year Zero by Michael Golamco

    Presented by Merrimack Repertory Theatre at Merrimack Repertory Theatre

    September 11 - October 5, 2014

     Divided between two worlds.


    All teenagers need someone to talk to. Vuthy has chosen a skull. He is a young Cambodian-American struggling to find his place – in a...more

    Anything to Declare?

    Presented by Emerson Stage at Emerson College at Greene Theater

    October 2 - October 5, 2014

    By Maurice Hennequin & Pierre Veber
    Directed by Benny Sato Ambush

    Paris, 1912. The...more

    Escape Reality: Come to King Richard's Faire

    Presented by King Richard's Faire

    August 30 - October 19, 2014

    King Richard's Faire, New England's largest and longest-running Renaissance Festival, announces its 2014 season, to run August 30 through October 19, 2014 on...more

    Good People

    Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Indoor Theater

    September 18 - October 19, 2014

    GOOD PEOPLE
    By David Lindsay-Abaire • Directed by Kristin McLaughlin
    Pulitzer prize winning playwright, David Lindsay Abaire, employs his brilliant humor and...more

    Haunted Dinner Theater - Ding Dong, The Witch Is Dead!

    Presented by Mystery Cafe and New England Fun

    September 19 - November 7, 2014

    Join us the Haunted Dinner Theater presented by the Mystery Cafe as we present our show “Ding-Dong! The Witch is Dead!” this fall at the iconic Hawthorne Hotel in Salem’s...more

    Funny Girl

    Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Indoor Theater

    November 6 - December 7, 2014

    FUNNY GIRL
    Music & Lyrics by Bob Merrill & Jule Styne • Book by Isobel Lennart, Jule Styne, & Bob Merrill • Directed by Maura Hanlon • Musical...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

    Face Off

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

    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

    13 Things About Ed Carpolotti Book, Music and Lyrics by Barry Kleinbort

    Presented by Merrimack Repertory Theatre at Merrimack Repertory Theatre

    November 28 - December 21, 2014

    When in debt, panic. Then sing.

     


    Virginia Carpolotti is a devoted widow with loving memories for her recently-deceased husband. Though her love endures, her confidence...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

    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 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 by Daniel MacIvor

    Presented by Merrimack Repertory Theatre at Merrimack Repertory Theatre

    January 8 - February 1, 2015

     When the dog is mom’s best friend.

    When Kyle and Hamilton Best’s mother dies in a bizarre accident involving a Filipino drag queen, the two brothers try to find common...more

    Uncommon Women and Others

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

    February 5 - February 8, 2015

    By Wendy Wasserstein
    Directed by Maureen Shea

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

    I Love Lucy: Live On Stage

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

    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

    Out of the City by Leslie Ayvazian

    Presented by Merrimack Repertory Theatre at Merrimack Repertory Theatre

    March 19 - April 12, 2015

     Everyone loves a birthday surprise.

    When two middle-aged married couples take a weekend trip to celebrate a milestone birthday, they find themselves pondering elusive romance and...more

    The Outgoing Tide by Bruce Graham

    Presented by Merrimack Repertory Theatre at Merrimack Repertory Theatre

    April 23 - May 17, 2015

     Who gets to decide?

    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 family had in mind. A...more

    ComedySportzBoston

    Presented by New England Fun

    August 8, 2014 - June 27, 2015

    ComedySportzBoston (CSz), the fast-paced, family-friendly is improv comedy played as a sport. Every show is driven by audience suggestions, and you pick the winners, so no two matches are alike....more

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