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    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 mysterious Funny Little Man, and Jack's ever-patient Mom. Sent to the market to sell his old cow, Jack returns home with a measly handful of beans. Jack is in disgrace until the beans become a beanstalk, the beanstalk leads ...more


    Tomaseen Foley's A Celtic Christmas - Plymouth

    Presented by Spectacle Management at Plymouth Memorial Hall, Plymouth

    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 Ghleanntain...more

    A Christmas Carol

    Presented by South Shore Conservatory and at South Shore Conservatory, Hingham

    December 5, 2014

    South Shore Conservatory (SSC) and Bay Colony Shakespeare Company team up to present the IRNE award nominated one-man performance of A Christmas Carol on Friday, December 5, 8 pm at One...more

    Tomaseen Foley's A Celtic Christmas - Beverly

    Presented by Spectacle Management at Larcom Theatre, Beverly

    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 Ghleanntain...more

    Tomaseen Foley's A Celtic Christmas - Lowell

    Presented by Spectacle Management at Lowell Memorial Auditorium, Lowell

    December 7, 2014

    Tomaseen Foley’s A Celtic Christmas recreates the joy and innocence of a night before Christmas in a farmhouse in the remote parish of Teampall an Ghleanntain in the west of...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

    Music on Tap: Slainte! A BHP Celtic Christmas

    Presented by Bad Habit Productions at The Burren, Somerville

    December 7, 2014

    A BHP Celtic Christmas!


    Concert for Kids! “A Musical Village – the Story of Béla Bartók”

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School at Winchester Community Music School, Winchester

    December 7, 2014

    Experience the enchanting world of Hungarian composer Béla Bartók with a performance of music, song, and dance in authentic Eastern European costumes. The whole family will enjoy...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

    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

    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

    Stories, Sounds, and You: Explore Winter Stories through Music!

    Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music, Cambridge

    December 14, 2014

    Join us for an afternoon as we celebrate the winter season with live performance, musical story telling, creative movement and art. We’ll read some beloved winter stories, and turn them into...more

    Artie Shaw and His Cinderella Theatre Staged Reading

    Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Alumnae Hall, Wellesley

    December 15, 2014

     Artie Shaw was a bandleader, clarinetist, precision marksman, expert fly fisher, composer, World War II veteran, and writer in the booming swing era of the 1930’s and 40’s. Born...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 Little Prince

    Presented by New Repertory Theatre at Arsenal Center For The Arts Charles Mosesian Theater, Watertown

    November 22 - December 21, 2014

    An imaginative new take on the beloved novella, The Little Prince tells the story of a world-weary aviator and a mysterious, regal little boy who help each other discover rare and unique...more

    The Velveteen Rabbit

    Presented by Boston Children's Theatre at Mannien Center for the Arts at Endicott College, Beverly

    December 6 - December 21, 2014

    Please note the venue for this production has been changed to the Mannien Center Center for the Arts at Endicott College in Beverly, MA.

    Based on the favorite children’s book...more

    A Christmas Celtic Sojourn with Brian O’Donovan

    Presented by WGBH at Cutler Majestic Theatre, Boston

    December 12 - December 21, 2014

    For this its 12th season, WGBH's A Christmas Celtic Sojourne is exploring the rich music, singing, and dance that crossed over from Ireland and Scotland and to the new world to become...more

    Cinderella

    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

    Black Nativity

    Presented by National Center of Afro-American Artists at Paramount Center, Boston

    December 5 - December 21, 2014

    Produced by the National Center of Afro-American Artists, Black Nativity is the joyous account of an historic event that occurred 2,000 years ago. It’s a celebration that tells the...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

    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

    The Nora Theatre Company and Underground Railway Theater revive their award-winning production (2012 Independent Reviewers of New England Awards for Best Ensemble, Best Puppetry, Best Costumes,...more

    Beauty and the Beast

    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

    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 for the Performing Arts, 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

    Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host

    Presented by Celebrity Series of 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 together...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 for the Performing Arts, 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 for the Performing Arts, 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

    O Ship, Aboard the Ship!

    Presented by Bad Habit Productions at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Boston

    April 11 - April 18, 2015

     Exploring the world and its people.


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