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    Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA

    Presented by Fiddlehead Theatre Company at The Strand Theatre, Boston

    October 17 - October 26, 2014

    A modern Romeo and Juliet story, AIDA is a contemporary musical tale of the bond between an enslaved Nubian princess and an Egyptian soldier. It is a battle against all odds with an uplifting finish. It inspires us all to reach for the stars.

    Music by Elton John. Lyrics by Tim Rice. Book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls and David Henry Hwang.

    ...more


    Kids' Shows: The BJ Hickman Magic Show

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    October 25, 2014

    The BJ Hickman Magic Show is family entertainment, with fun, audience participation magic, and silliness galore. New England-based magician BJ Hickman has performed shows nationwide, in locations...more

    David Rogers’ Big Bugs

    Presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens

    May 31 - October 26, 2014

    What happens when you recreate the insects all around us on a gargantuan scale using all natural materials? You have Big Bugs.

    Sculptor David Rogers creates insects such as 25-foot long...more

    Heritage Museums & Gardens Is Buzzing with Excitement Over David Rogers’ Big Bugs

    Presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens

    May 31 - October 26, 2014

    What happens when you re-create insects on a gargantuan scale using all natural materials? You have ‘Big Bugs’! Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich, MA, celebrating its 45th...more

    YOUNG PEOPLES CONCERT: The Emperor and the Nightengale

    Presented by Mistral at St. Paul's Church, Brookline, Brookline

    October 26, 2014

    Kids can attend for free and are invited to wear their Halloween constumes! An engaging and poignant Hans Christian...more

    Inside the Haunted House by The Gerwick Puppets

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    October 25 - October 26, 2014

    In this original Halloween story, two brave children dress up as ghosts to investigate a creepy old mansion. Find out what haunted surprises await them inside! Elaborate scenery, large-scale...more

    Creepy Crawlies

    Presented by Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary at Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, Natick

    October 26, 2014

    It is almost Halloween! How do you hiss without using your mouth? Breathe without lungs or gills? Move if you don't have legs? This program features some of the strange and creepy critters...more

    Joshua Redman Trio

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston

    October 24 - October 26, 2014

    Joshua Redman is one of the most acclaimed and charismatic jazz artists to have emerged in the decade of the 1990s. Born in Berkeley, California, he is the son of legendary saxophonist Dewey...more

    Vocalist Cyrille Aimee

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston

    October 29, 2014

    Winner of the Montreux Jazz Festival's International Vocal Competition, the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition and finalist in the Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition,...more

    MONSTERS WHO DON’T KNOW THEY’RE MONSTERS by Jason Freedman

    Presented by Clock Tower Gallery and Winthrop Cultural Council

    October 2 - October 30, 2014

    MONSTERS WHO DON’T KNOW THEY’RE MONSTERS by Jason Freedman. Rhode Island-based artist Jason Freeman’s first solo exhibit in Massachusetts will showcase dozens of colorful...more

    Rockapella

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston

    October 31, 2014

    Often imitated, never duplicated, this certifiably unique pop musical group has taken the traditional genre of a cappella to a new level. The little miracle that keeps the crowds coming back...more

    Kenneth Weiss, harpsichord

    Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    November 1, 2014

    Native New Yorker and alumnus of the “famed” High School for the Performing Arts, keyboardist Kenneth Weiss has been heralded as “a musician at the zenith of his art”...more

    Kids' Shows: Tim (of Tim and the Space Cadets)

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    November 1, 2014

    Brooklyn-based Tim (of Tim and the Space Cadets) play songs about the important things in life: pizza parties, snow days, and summer vacations. Songwriters Tim Kubart and Matt Puckett weave their...more

    Mamma Mia!

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

    October 28 - November 2, 2014

    A mother. A daughter. 3 possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget! Over 45 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the...more

    Roslindale Open Studios

    Presented by Roslindale Open Studios

    November 1 - November 2, 2014

    2014 is the 10th Anniversary of Open Studios! Roslindale Open Studios (ROS) is a free, family friendly annual community arts event that brings together artists, residents, and...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

    Lucky Day Music Class with Stacey Peasley

    Presented by Leventhal-Sidman JCC at Temple Israel of Natick, Natick

    September 16 - November 4, 2014

    Popular children’s entertainer Stacey Peasley combines her love of young children with her musical talents in an eight week class held at Temple Israel (145 Hartford Street) in Natick on...more

    Piano Masters Series: Michael Lewin

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall, Boston

    November 4, 2014

    American pianist Michael Lewin performs works by Debussy, Scriabin and Schubert.


    Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre, Worcester

    November 7, 2014

     Mickey Mouse and friends rock the world with the stars from "The Little Mermaid," "Aladdin" and Disney/Pixar’s "Toy Story" in their new touring show...more

    An Evening of Illumination

    Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge

    November 8, 2014

    The annual Evening of Illumination will take place at Old Sturbridge Village on November 8. Explore a time without electricity and street lights. Take in the captivating scenes of an early New...more

    Family Concert: Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall, Boston

    November 8, 2014

    BSO Family Concerts are designed to build connection to the orchestra, orchestral music, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO), and Symphony Hall. In this special afternoon, BYSO play's...more

    winds of music, passing on: Schumann, Welcher, Woolrich, Schubert

    Presented by Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston at First Church in Boston, Boston

    November 8, 2014

    One of the most imaginative and mercurial composers of the Romantic era, Robert Schumann embraced the dualities of his own nature, cultivating emotion and intellect, heart and mind. Just as...more

    Kids' Shows: Film - THE PARENT TRAP (1961)

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    November 8, 2014

    Starring Hayley Mills and Hayley Mills, The Parent Trap is the delightful comic tale of twin sisters, long separated, who meet accidentally for the first time at summer camp. After...more

    Laurie Berkner Solo the Rock Till You Drop Tour

    Presented by Citi Performing Arts Center at Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston

    November 8, 2014

    Children’s music superstar and preschool television favorite Laurie Berkner's concert will showcase many songs from The Ultimate Laurie Berkner Band Collection plus an array of...more

    Resurrection: Mahler’s Symphony No. 2

    Presented by Cambridge Symphony Orchestra at MIT's Kresge Auditorium, Cambridge

    November 9, 2014

    Resurrection: Mahler’s Symphony No. 2

    featuring:
    Diana Jacklin, soprano;
    Joanna Porackova, mezzo-soprano; and
    New England Conservatory Youth Choir, Walnut Hill...more

    Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra presents Dvorak & Bartok

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Symphony Hall, Boston

    November 9, 2014

    The real “news” of this concert is the return to Boston of legendary Russian cellist Natalia Gutman. One of the world’s most honored and revered musicians, Gutman has played many...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

    Veteran’s Day

    Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge

    November 11, 2014

    Old Sturbridge Village celebrates Veterans Day on Tuesday, November 11 by offering all veterans and active military personnel and their families (up to six people) free admission. Kids can use toy...more

    Sergey Antonov, cello

    Presented by Music Worcester, Inc.

    November 11, 2014

    Winner of the most famous music competition and educated at the Moscow Conservatory, cellist Sergey Antonov makes his Music Worcester debut in a program mixing rarities and Rachmaninoff’s...more

    Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy

    Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    November 13, 2014

    The rhythmic backbone of Progressive Rock’s first supergroup, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Carl has been hailed as one of the world’s greatest drummers, astounding rock fans worldwide...more

    Busy Beavers

    Presented by Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary at Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, Natick

    November 8 - November 15, 2014

    Fall is a busy time for beavers as they prepare for winter at Broadmoor. We will visit different beaver sites, discover what life is like as a beaver and learn how to recognize signs that a beaver...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

    ALICE

    Presented by Wheelock Family Theatre at Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston

    October 17 - November 16, 2014

    Alice is a new musical written and directed by Andrew Barbato. Based on the books Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Alice through the Looking Glass by Lewis...more

    String Masters Series: Andrew Mark and Max Levinson

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall, Boston

    November 16, 2014

    Cellist and Boston Conservatory faculty member Andrew Mark perform works by Martinu, Beethoven, Harbison and Strauss. Featuring guest artist Max Levinson (piano).


    A Disappearing Number

    Presented by Central Square Theater at Central Square Theater, Cambridge

    October 16 - November 16, 2014

    In 1913 a clerk in rural India, Ramanujan, sends a letter to the renowned Cambridge mathematician, G.H. Hardy, containing an extraordinary series of theorems. What ensues is a legendary,...more

    Annie

    Presented by Citi Performing Arts Center at Citi Wang Theatre, Boston

    November 5 - November 16, 2014

    The world’s best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of Annie will...more

    Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    November 16, 2014

    Boston-based singer-songwriter and children’s performer Vanessa Trien has become a local rock star among the young and young at heart. The Coolidge is thrilled to welcome back Vanessa and...more

    Mary Shelley

    Presented by Wellesley College Theatre at Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre, Wellesley

    November 12 - November 16, 2014

    (New England premiere) “We cannot let our lives be small. There is no life but loving.” This compelling new drama explores a crucial episode in the early life of Mary...more

    Kids' Shows: Silly Sally's Bubble Show

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    November 22, 2014

    Silly Sally's Bubble Show is a fun, inventive, educational, silly and interactive show for kids and families of all ages! Little bubbles, medium bubbles and GINORMOUS bubbles collaborate to...more

    Chosen Child

    Presented by Boston Playwrights' Theatre

    October 30 - November 22, 2014

    Three generations of mothers and memories combine to change the fate of a schizophrenic man at the Port Authority Bus Terminal as he waits for a sister he hardly knows, to fulfill an agreement...more

    Boston Philharmonic presents Sibelius & Brahms

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    November 20 - November 23, 2014

    Calling all Sibelius lovers! On this program you will hear three works by the great Finnish master that essentially define him as a composer. First and most famous is Finlandia, turbulent at the...more

    ELF: The Musical

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre, Worcester

    November 21 - November 23, 2014

    Elf is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human,...more

    The Play of Daniel

    Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston, Boston

    November 21 - November 23, 2014

    The Trinity Concert Series welcomes the Boston Camerata as they celebrate their 60th anniversary with a new production of The Play of Daniel. Featuring Boston Camerata soloists and the Trinity...more

    The Italian Girl in Algiers (L’Italiana in Algeri)

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at The Boston Conservatory Theater, Boston

    November 20 - November 23, 2014

    Rossini’s acclaimed comic opera gem, The Italian Girl in Algiers, tells the story of a young woman who travels to Algiers to find her missing lover. Sung in Italian with English...more

    Make-A-Mess With Sarah

    Presented by The Children's Museum in Easton at The Children's Museum in Easton, North Easton

    September 23 - November 25, 2014

    Explore the many different ways to create art using paint, clay and other messy mediums. We’ll try new techniques and use a variety of tools in this hands-on (and sometimes messy)...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

    Arturo Sandoval

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston

    November 28, 2014

    He is one of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time, and has been seen by millions at the Oscars performing with Celine Dion, at the Grammy Awards with Justin Timberlake and in...more

    Kids' Shows: Film - THE MUPPET MOVIE

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    November 29, 2014

     They're irreverent, irrepressible, and downright irresistible…they're the Muppets. In their first full-length movie, see how their meteoric rise to fame and fortune began:...more

    Thanksgiving Weekend

    Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge

    November 27 - November 30, 2014

    Historians at Old Sturbridge Village will interpret a 19th century New England Thanksgiving from November 27 to November 30. Learn about 1830s dining etiquette, and join the men of the Village for...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

    Piano Masters Series: David Korevaar

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall, Boston

    December 2, 2014

    One of America's most probing, intellectually curious, versatile and pianistically-refined musicians, David Korevaar's mastery extends from J.S. Bach to Lowell Liebermann. Featuring a...more

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