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    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, innovative films and television programs. Cinematheque is the department’s premiere screening series.

    There are few American independent filmmakers as passionate and prolific as Chicago’s Frank V. Ross. ...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 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

    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

    The Lowell Humanities Series and Poetry Days present Laura Kasischke

    Presented by Boston College at Boston College Gasson Hall, Room 100, Chestnut Hill

    November 5, 2014

    Laura Kasischke’s narrative virtuosity helps account for her dual, award-winning career as a novelist and poet. Her books of poetry include Wild Brides, Fire and Flower, Dance and...more

    5Point Film Festival

    Presented by 5Point Film Festival at Somerville Theatre, Somerville

    November 5 - November 6, 2014

    The 5Point Film Festival features outdoor and adventure films handpicked to get your heart pumping, mind engaged, and self inspired. Each night will feature different short adventure stories with...more

    "The Three Pigs and Other Tales" by Deborah Costine

    Presented by Galapagos Puppets at Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington

    November 8, 2014

    Join puppeteer Deborah Costine for gentler versions of classic stories told with shadow puppets. “The Three Pigs and Other Tales” is designed especially for children ages three and up,...more

    Migration by Golden Rod Puppets, Hobey Ford

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    November 6 - November 9, 2014

    “Migration” is an inspiring original story about a young Mexican girl, Beatriz, who draws on the incredible experiences of monarch butterflies, polar bears, and other migratory animals...more

    Extraordinary Extremities

    Presented by Pontine Theatre

    November 7 - November 9, 2014

    This solo show, performed by Carlo Adonolfi, is a tale of resilience, adaptation and ingenuity. It tells the story of puppet-maker Geppetto, who is attempting to perform — all by himself for...more

    The Amazing Max Magic Show

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

    November 11, 2014

    Enjoy striking visual magic, comedy and loads of audience participation at the Amazing Max Magic Show. Geared for families with children ages 3+ years. 

    Show is part of the JCC Magic...more

    Peter Fallon: Spring, My Love - A Poetry Reading

    Presented by Boston College at Boston College Gasson Hall, Room 100, Chestnut Hill

    November 12, 2014

    In 1970, Peter Fallon founded The Gallery Press, Ireland’s leading literary publishing company. His new collection of poems, Strong, My Love, was published in 2014. He is a graduate...more

    Of Bread and Paper by Finn Campman, Company of Strangers

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    November 14 - November 15, 2014

    This evocative piece transports audiences to a world made entirely of paper, where a poor refugee with nothing but a round of bread in his pocket tries to find his way home. Beguiled by a dream of...more

    Trace Adkins, The Christmas Show

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    November 16, 2014

    Country star Trace Adkins’ The Christmas Show 2014 Tour is a reverent, family-friendly theatrical production, featuring songs from his Celtic Christmas album, The King’s Gift. The show...more

    Raccoon Tales created by Paul Vincent Davis, performed by Brad Shur

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    November 11 - November 16, 2014

    Journey deep into the forest with the trickster Ring-Around-His-Tail Raccoon as your guide! The animals in the forest are always getting into trouble playing tricks on each other. Will they ever...more

    Judy! A Legendary Film Career

    Presented by Arts at the Armory at Arts at the Armory, Somerville

    November 16, 2014

    Emmy Award-winning producer/writer John Fricke reviews highlights from Garland's historic motion picture work, tracing her on-screen performance arc from age seven as one of the Gumm Sisters...more

    Crabgrass Puppet Theatre's Jack & The Beanstalk

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

    November 22, 2014

    Crabgrass Puppet Theatre returns with this hilarious retelling of the tallest of tales that is full of fun and loaded with laughs. The gorgeously whimsical stage houses a life-sized cow, a...more

    Ruby Wax: Sane New World

    Presented by Oberon and American Repertory Theater at OBERON, Cambridge

    November 18 - November 23, 2014

    Written by & featuring Ruby Wax

    Comedian, writer, and mental health campaigner Ruby Wax shows us how our minds can jeopardize our sanity in this one-woman show inspired by her book,...more

    The Conference of the Birds

    Presented by Brandeis Theater Company at Spingold Theater Center, Waltham

    November 20 - November 23, 2014

    The Conference of the Birds
    By Peter Brook and Jean-Claude Carriere
    Based on the poem by Farid ud-Din Attar
    Directed by Hafiz Karmali

    All the birds of the world...more

    Bat Boy: The Musical

    Presented by Harvard University Office for the Arts

    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

    Puppet Playtime for Toddlers and Tiny Tots

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    September 17 - November 26, 2014

    Puppet Showplace Theater's weekly interactive performance recommended for children 3 and under (and their grownups).

    Puppet Playtime is a fun, interactive performance...more

    The Yankee Peddler: Stories and Songs from Old New England by Brad Shur and Chris Monti

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    November 20 - November 30, 2014

    Have you ever wanted to sing along with a sea shanty? Or dive deep into a fox's den? Then come along on this a whirlwind tour of New England's tallest tales! Along the way, you'll help...more

    Sing-A-Long Mary Poppins

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

    November 28 - November 30, 2014

    Sing-a-long with on-screen lyrics, play-a-long with your supercalifragilistic bag of props, and march-a-long in the onstage costume parade in your Mary Poppins inspired...more

    Tomaseen Foley's A Celtic Christmas

    Presented by Spectacle Management

    December 5, 2014

    Now in its 18th season, Tomaseen Foley's "A Celtic Christmas" recreates the joy and innocence of a night before Christmas. In a remote farmhouse in the parish of Teampall an...more

    Tomaseen Foley's A Celtic Christmas

    Presented by Spectacle Management

    December 4 - December 6, 2014

    Now in its 18th season, Tomaseen Foley's "A Celtic Christmas" recreates the joy and innocence of a night before Christmas. In a remote farmhouse in the parish of Teampall an...more

    Tomaseen Foley's A Celtic Christmas

    Presented by Spectacle Management at Lowell Memorial Auditorium, Lowell

    December 7, 2014

    Spend an afternoon with native Irish storyteller Tomaseen Foley and some of the most gifted Celtic musicians and dancers performing today as they share songs, stories and dance from Ireland's...more

    King Midas by Liz Joyce & A Couple of Puppets

    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

    A New England Christmas

    Presented by Pontine Theatre

    December 12 - December 14, 2014

    Each season, Pontine’s Artistic Directors, Marguerite Mathews and Greg Gathers, perform a selection of Christmas stories and poems by New England authors, combining old favorites with new...more

    Velveteen Rabbit by Applause Unlimited (Christoper Hudert)

    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 Velveteen Rabbit

    Presented by Boston Children's Theatre at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, Boston

    December 6 - December 21, 2014

    Based on the favorite children’s book and adapted for the stage by Boston Children's Theatre Executive Artistic Director Burgess Clark, The Velveteen Rabbit is a story about a...more

    Cinderella by Tanglewood Marionettes

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    December 18 - December 21, 2014

    "Cinderella" is the classic story of a young woman whose good heart transports her from rags to royalty. Set in the eighteenth century and featuring a dozen lavishly costumed 30”...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

    Mr. Punch's Christmas Carol by Crabgrass Puppet Theatre

    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

    Arabian Nights

    Presented by Central Square Theater at Central Square Theater, Cambridge

    November 28 - December 31, 2014

    Enter ancient Persia, and be transformed by the power of storytelling. The Nora Theatre Company and Underground Railway Theater revive their award-winning production (2012 Independent Reviewers of...more

    Beauty and the Beast by the National Marionette Theatre

    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 Joshua Show by Joshua Holden

    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

    Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre, 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

    Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes, and Anna Bass in "Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host"

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Citi Shubert Theatre, 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...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

    Peter and the Wolf along with Hansel and Gretel: Classic Tales Told Through Music and Dance

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre, Worcester

    February 25, 2015

    Hansel and Gretel tells the story of a brother and sister who save themselves by outwitting a witch. Composed by Rhode Island native Larry Bell, this ballet transforms the well known...more

    The Muse and Morros: 30 Years of Revolutionary Comedy Remastered

    Presented by ArtsEmerson at The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Paramount Center, Boston

    March 11 - March 29, 2015

    The three-man comic hurricane returns to Boston celebrating their 30th Anniversary as the most prominent Chicano-Latino performance troupe in the country. From Southern California, master...more

    The Muse and Morros: 30 Years of Revolutionary Comedy Remastered

    Presented by ArtsEmerson at The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Paramount Center, Boston

    March 11 - March 29, 2015

    The three-man comic hurricane returns to Boston celebrating their 30th Anniversary as the most prominent Chicano-Latino performance troupe in the country. From Southern California, master...more

    Chuggington Live! The Great Rescue Adventure

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre, Worcester

    April 18, 2015

    The live children’s show, based on the popular Disney Junior TV program, will give young fans and their parents the opportunity to experience first-hand the traintastic adventures of the...more

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