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    Auld Lang Syne

    Presented by Gloucester Stage Company at Gloucester Stage

    July 10 - July 27, 2014

    Part mystery, part drama, and part comedy, this absorbing thriller will certainly make you laugh and you may even shed a few tears. The tale of a New Year’s Eve “business” encounter between a neighborhood lowlife and a retired school teacher will surprisingly reveal why she has summoned him to her rambling South Boston home on short notice and their real connection to one another. Some strong ...more


    Jack and the Beanstalk

    Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

    July 25, 2014

    When Jack sells Matilda the Cow for invisible magic beans, his mother is upset. But Jack climbs the Beanstalk to seek his fortune. He'll need your help to defeat the Giant, and to help his...more

    Boston Ballet School Summer Dance Workshop

    Presented by Boston Ballet School - Northshore at Boston Ballet School- Northshore

    July 7 - July 25, 2014

    Study ballet and the wider world of dance daily in a camp-like setting. Enrichment classes include Chinese Dance, Musical Theatre, Drama & Acting, Jazz, Choreography and more. Extended care...more

    Happy Birthday, Beatrix Potter Storytime

    Presented by World's Only Curious George Store at World's Only Curious George Store

    July 25, 2014

    The late, great Beatrix Potter, creator of Peter Rabbit, was born July 28th, 1866. She published over 23 books. Peter Rabbit first appeared in 1901 in a self-published storybook for her friends...more

    The Cottage

    Presented by Americana Theatre Company

    July 5 - July 26, 2014

     Plymouth’s professional theatre, Americana Theatre Co. presents The Cottage. 3 couples, secret affairs and a loaded gun. Set in the English countryside of 1923, this mostly non-violent...more

    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...more

    The Hanover Theatre's Youth Summer Program presents Footloose

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

    July 25 - July 26, 2014

    One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory, Footloose bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town,...more

    Living on Love

    Presented by Williamstown Theatre Festival

    July 16 - July 26, 2014

    World-renowned soprano Renée Fleming takes the festival stage as celebrated diva Raquel De Angelis. When her husband, the fiery and egomaniacal Maestro Vito De Angelis, becomes enamored...more

    Invasion! by Jonas Hassen Khemiri

    Presented by Apollinaire Theatre Company at Mary O'Malley Park

    July 9 - July 26, 2014

    Apollinaire Theatre Company’s 11th year of offering free bilingual productions on alternating nights in English and Spanish in Chelsea’s Mary O’Malley Park features 2 plays about...more

    Moonlight and Magnolias

    Presented by Americana Theatre Company

    July 5 - July 27, 2014

     Plymouth’s professional theatre, Americana Theatre Co. presents Moonlight and Magnolias. It’s 1939 and Hollywood’s hottest producer has a big problem. Production has...more

    The Little Mermaid

    Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

    July 8 - July 27, 2014

    Journey "under the sea" to a magical underwater kingdom, with the beautiful young mermaid Ariel who longs to leave her ocean home - and her fins - behind and live in the world above. But...more

    The Musical Life of London: Music of Clementi, Pleyel, and Haydn

    Presented by Gore Place at Gore Place

    July 27, 2014

    The program will include solo music and chamber music, including a chamber version of Haydn’s beloved Symphony No. 104 made by the impresario responsible for bringing Haydn to London, Johann...more

    ¡Bocón! by Lisa Loomer

    Presented by Apollinaire Theatre Company at Mary O'Malley Park

    July 10 - July 27, 2014

    Apollinaire Theatre Company’s 11th year of offering free bilingual productions on alternating nights in English and Spanish in Chelsea’s Mary O’Malley Park features 2 plays about...more

    The Walk Across America for Mother Earth

    Presented by The Circuit Theatre Company at OBERON

    July 9 - July 27, 2014

    THE WALK ACROSS AMERICA FOR MOTHER EARTH By Taylor Mac, Music by Ellen Maddow, Directed by Christopher Annas-Lee
     

    Political activism meets bedazzled drag show in this story...more

    Welcome to Arroyo's

    Presented by The Circuit Theatre Company at OBERON

    July 10 - July 27, 2014

     WELCOME TO ARROYO'S By Kristoffer Diaz, Directed by Jen Diamond
     

    Alejandro Arroyo owns the newest (and cleanest) lounge in New York City's Lower East Side. His...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

    Playing With Tap - Using music to create & explore rhythmic ideas with your feet!

    Presented by T.J. JAZZ at Green Street Studios

    July 24 - July 31, 2014

    We take lots of classes, but how often do we know what to do with all that vocabulary and technique once we leave the classroom? Never mind working with live musicians or...more

    Pocahontas

    Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

    August 1, 2014

    This historically accurate tale follows the life of Pocahontas from when she meets John Smith and the English colonists, to her marriage to John Rolfe, and her journey to England.


    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

    Shakespeare at The Spire Presents Macbeth

    Presented by The Bay Colony Shakespeare Company

    July 5 - August 2, 2014

    The Bay Colony Shakespeare Company presents a famous tale of greed, madness, and murder. We begin on the battlefield, where two generals, MacBeth and Banquo, have just experienced a victory....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

    Shakespeare at The Spire Presents Hamlet

    July 23 - August 3, 2014

    The Bay Colony Shakespeare Company presents a journey of revenge and mortality. When Prince Hamlet's father, the late King, appears to him as a ghost, he asks of his son only one thing:...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

    "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

    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

    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

    "Dr. Doohickey's Monster Machine" by Brad Shur

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theatre at Puppet Showplace Theater

    August 13 - August 16, 2014

     Dr. Doohickey always thought that monsters were more interesting than people. Why have two arms when you could have seven? Join the good doctor and his rabbit assistant, Reginald, as they...more

    ASTRO BOY & THE GOD OF COMICS

    Presented by Company One Theatre at BCA Plaza Theatre

    July 18 - August 16, 2014

    Lauded for its technical and artistic genius, Astro Boy & the God of Comics serves up live animation, interactive video, and a 1960s dream of the future. Astro Boy, a crime-fighting,...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

    Smile!

    Presented by New Exhibition Room at BCA Plaza Black Box Theatre

    July 31 - August 16, 2014

    It’s the hottest summer on record since 1989; slugs and jackals overrun the streets. To escape this lawless season, four women park themselves at a holistic retreat to ride out the storm....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

    Les Miserables

    Presented by The Company Theatre

    July 24 - August 17, 2014

    Epic, grand and uplifting, Les Misérables packs an emotional wallop thrilling audiences on the global stage. As winner of over 100 international awards and seen by over 65 million...more

    Playhouse Creatures by April DeAngelis

    Presented by Maiden Phoenix Theatre Company at The Factory Theatre

    August 1 - August 17, 2014

    Maiden Phoenix Theatre Company is proud to present its inaugural show, Playhouse Creatures by April DeAngelis. This riveting play explores the struggles, endurance, and hope of the first actresses...more

    We Don't Need Another Hero

    Presented by Frequently Asked Questions: A Circus Collective and Arlington Center for the Arts at Arlington Center for the Arts

    August 15 - August 17, 2014

    In a world filled with super heroes, alter egos, and status updates, a group of artists collide into each other's worlds and are forced to question their constructed identities. Who am I once...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

    1st Person Plural: The Art of Storytelling

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    August 18, 2014

    This monthly series features accomplished storytellers from Mass Mouth, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting the timeless art of storytelling through social media, education and live performance....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

    Cinderella

    Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

    August 22, 2014

    The washing and waxing and scrubbing have been finished, but Cinderella's gown is ruined and her Stepmother and stepsisters have already left for the ball! Will the Fairy Godmother arrive in...more

    Young At Art Camp

    Presented by Arlington Center for the Arts at Arlington Center for the Arts

    June 24 - August 22, 2014

    Young at Art Camp is designed specifically for ages 4-5..  It runs 9 weeks, from June 23 through August 22.  You may enroll for one or more weeks.

    Young at Art includes age...more

    Oz with Orchestra at Tanglewood

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

    August 22, 2014

    The Wizard of Oz was a technical marvel for the MGM studio in the late 1930s. MGM has stunningly re-mastered this timeless classic, and in this version, produced by John Goberman, the brilliantly...more

    "Sir George and the Dragon" by Pumpernickel Puppets

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theatre at Puppet Showplace Theater

    August 23, 2014

     Join an adventurous princess as she journeys to Mystery Mountain to visit the Great Green Dragon. Along the way you'll meet Zelda the babysitter, a silly bat, Sir George and his clumsy...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

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