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    Dirty Dancing

    Presented by Lexus Broadway In Boston at Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre, Boston

    April 28 - May 10, 2015

    Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance, and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer ...more


    Women's Voices from the Middle Ages

    Presented by Harvard College

    May 6, 2015

    Women's Voices from the Middle Ages, a vocal and musical performance reviving the female voice as preserved in historical Yiddish, Latin, and German texts and traditions. The performance, the...more

    Music in Motion

    Presented by Oberon and Juventas New Music Ensemble at OBERON, Cambridge

    May 5 - May 6, 2015

    Experience an unforgettable evening of music and visual theater as Juventas New Music Ensemble joins with Puppet Showplace Theater on a journey through 100 years of modern music. Travel back...more

    ArtsEmerson 2015/16 Season Preview

    Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Paramount Center, Boston

    May 7, 2015

    Our 2015/16 Season will be different. In the midst of a wild array of fresh stories from around the globe, we’ll invite you to be part of something wholly eclectic…and entirely...more

    The Adding Machine

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage, Boston

    May 1 - May 8, 2015

    By Elmer Rice
    Directed by Tim Spears
    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre

    After 25 years at his job, Mr. Zero—an accountant at...more

    The Uno Duos Sketch Show

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre, Cambridge

    May 1 - May 8, 2015

    ImprovBoston's newest improv/sketch revue featuring some of the best young talent in the city of Boston. Developed over the last 3 months, these performers will bring you new sketches, and...more

    The Hour of Feeling

    Presented by '62 Center Theatre for Performing Arts at Williams College '62 Center for Theatre and Dance, Williamstown

    May 7 - May 9, 2015

    “It’s 1967 and the map of the Middle East is about to change drastically. Fueled by a love of English Romantic poetry, Adham journeys from Palestine to London with his new wife, Abir,...more

    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...more

    WTF Queerlesque Chapter 3

    Presented by Mortis Ministries

    May 8 - May 9, 2015

    Boston's madcap seasonal variety show by and for the queer community is back! Join us for a night of extra queer craziness, burlesque and boylesque debuts, standup comedy, drag performers of...more

    The Voices of We

    Presented by Goodwin Group at Boston Playwrights' Theatre, Boston

    April 25 - May 9, 2015

    Award-winning Boston area stage and screenwriter, Robbi D'Allessandro, explores the many faces of shame as 333 Productions presents the World Premiere of her original play. The Voices of...more

    Queen Night at The Donkey Show

    Presented by American Repertory Theater and Oberon at OBERON, Cambridge

    March 28 - May 9, 2015

    Once a month The Donkey Show's glittery world gets a little more glitter with Queen Night! The Queens will be in the disco booth and all over the dance floor shaking their...more

    Watch City Steampunk Festival

    Presented by Downtown Waltham Partnership

    May 9, 2015

    A festival to celebrate all things Steampunk! Steampunk is a literary, artistic, and lifestyle movement melding elements of Victorian-era history and fashion with retro-futuristic...more

    Guys and Dolls

    Presented by The Longwood Players at Cambridge YMCA Theatre, Cambridge

    May 1 - May 9, 2015

    The Longwood Players continues its 2014-2015 season with the classic American musical, Guys and Dolls. Filled with colorful characters and show-stopping numbers, Guys and Dolls tells...more

    A Nordic Spring Sojourn with Stambandet

    Presented by Lexington Community Education at Follen Community Church, Lexington

    May 9, 2015

    If you live in the land of the midnight sun, you can be forgiven an obsession with summer. Precious months of nearly constant day call forth a delight that borders on cult-like devotion. The...more

    Endgame

    Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club at Loeb Experimental Theater, Cambridge

    May 1 - May 9, 2015

    With biting comedy and titillating sadness, Samuel Beckett portrays a family at the end of all things. Should we hang on? Or leave forever? Do we need each other? Was humankind an abomination to...more

    Cast of Characters

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre, Cambridge

    May 2 - May 9, 2015

    “Cast of Characters” is a variety show spotlighting local actors and comedians who perform in character. Explore the strange and exciting world of performers who don’t fit neatly...more

    Kiss Me, Kate

    Presented by Concord Players at The Performing Arts Center at 51 Walden, Concord

    May 8 - May 9, 2015

    It’s your last chance to see Cole Porter’s first and most popular musical, Kiss Me Kate. This story of a production company staging a musical version of Shakespeare’s...more

    Camelot

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester

    May 8 - May 10, 2015

    Experience Camelot’s “one brief shining moment” as Lerner and Loewe envisioned it in one of theatre’s most legendary musicals. Recount the time-honored legend of King...more

    Don Giovanni

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera at Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston

    May 1 - May 10, 2015

    Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
    Sung in Italian with projected English translation

    Don Giovanni is a man obsessed. Women rule his life; he desires...more

    Jack and the Beanstalk

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    May 7 - May 10, 2015

    By Spring Valley Puppet Theater

    Can a boy outwit a giant? Can beans make wishes come true? They can and do in this award-winning puppet production!...more

    Sweeney Todd School Edition

    Presented by Watertown Children's Theatre and Arsenal Center for the Arts at Arsenal Center for the Arts Black Box Theater, Watertown

    May 1 - May 10, 2015

    Watertown Children’s Theatre presents Sweeney Todd School Edition.

    The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, a musical thriller, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Hugh...more

    Weird, Fantastic, & Sublime

    Presented by Oberon at OBERON, Cambridge

    May 10, 2015

    Weird, Fantastic, and Sublime is a live literary menagerie of New England area writers of speculative fiction. The cloistered world of books is transformed into intimate theater as authors perform...more

    Scribbles to Novels

    Presented by Jumpstart

    May 11, 2015

     An annual gala to celebrate the written word while supporting children's literacy efforts.


    Cocoon

    Presented by Department of Art and Design, Northeastern University and New England Conservatory

    May 11, 2015

    Cocoon: a collaborative performance between the Safarani Sisters at Northeastern and students from the New England Conservatory. 

    This performance is a short film with live music. The...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

    Ami and Tami

    Presented by Oberon at OBERON, Cambridge

    May 13, 2015

    Created by Matti Kovler at age 17, the musical was given a full production in Israel to much acclaim. Kovler, now living in the US, has had it translated into a hilarious English...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

    NT Live: MAN AND SUPERMAN

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    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...more

    Cossack beyond the Danube

    Presented by Commonwealth Lyric Theater at First Baptist Church in Newton, Newton

    May 14 - May 15, 2015

    Cossack beyond the Danube, the First National Ukrainian Opera, has never been professionally produced in Boston.  Commonwealth Lyric Theater brings together an international cast...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

    Titanic The Musical

    Presented by Woodland Theatre Company

    May 8 - May 17, 2015

    TITANIC THE MUSICAL sets sail on the Woodland Theatre Company stage! This internationally-acclaimed musical examines the lives of the passengers aboard the doomed luxury liner Titanic —...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

    William Shakespeare's Richard III

    Presented by Arlington Children's Theatre - ACT

    May 15 - May 17, 2015

    After our “winter of discontent”, Arlington Children’s Theatre is thrilled to continue their spring tradition of performing a work of William Shakespeare.  This year ACT is...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

    Stratsford Shakespeare Festival: Antony and Cleopatra

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    May 21, 2015

    Reason and judgment prove no match for the tsunami of mutual passion engulfing Mark Antony, one of the three joint rulers of the Roman republic, and Cleopatra, the seductive queen of Egypt....more

    Story Slam: Double Cross

    Presented by Mother Brook Arts & Community Center

    May 21, 2015

    Join us every third Thursday September - June for our Story Slam series. Come and share your own story or listen to outrageous true tales from here and beyond....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

    Odyssey Opera Performs Double Bill

    Presented by Odyssey Opera at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage, Boston

    May 22, 2015

    Odyssey Opera's month-long (May-Jun) THE BRITISH INVASION opera festival continues with a two nights of a double-bill of William Walton’s The Bear and Arthur Sullivan’s The Zoo...more

    Grease - The Musical

    Presented by Walnut Hill School for the Arts

    May 15 - May 23, 2015

    Walnut Hill turns Rydell High for this rollicking musical production! Join us on a trip back to the 1950’s complete with high school romance, fast cars, and memorable tunes like...more

    Shrek The Musical

    Presented by Wheelock Family Theatre at Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston

    April 17 - May 24, 2015

    Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay Abaire
    Music by Jeanine Tesori
    Based on the DreamWorks film Shrek

    Directed by Shelley Bolman
    Musical director: Matthew...more

    ALBATROSS

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

    May 21 - May 24, 2015

    A bold new adaptation of one of the greatest poems ever written, Albatross brings you face to face with the Ancient Mariner, doomed for eternity to retell his harrowing story of an old...more

    Odyssey Opera Performs Double Bill

    Presented by Odyssey Opera at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage, Boston

    May 24, 2015

    Odyssey Opera's month-long (May-Jun) THE BRITISH INVASION opera festival continues with a two nights of a double-bill of William Walton’s The Bear and Arthur Sullivan’s The Zoo...more

    Pedr Solis

    Presented by Guerilla Opera and The Boston Conservatory at The Zack Box, Boston

    May 15 - May 24, 2015

    Guerilla Opera presents Pedr Solis, a world premiere opera by Per Bloland, libretto by Paul Schick, and stage direction by Laine Rettmer. Pedr Solis is partially based on "The Tower," 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

    The Submission

    Presented by Zeitgeist Stage Company at BCA Plaza Black Box, Boston

    May 8 - May 30, 2015

    Shaleeha G’ntamobi has written a gritty, ghetto drama about an alcoholic African-American and her card shark son in the projects, and it’s been accepted by the prestigious Humana...more

    Odyssey Opera Performs Five Monodramas 5/20

    Presented by Odyssey Opera at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage, Boston

    May 30, 2015

    Odyssey Opera's month-long (May-Jun) THE BRITISH INVASION opera festival continues with a one-night only performance (May 30th at 7:30 p.m. at Boston University Theatre, 264 Huntington Avenue,...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

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