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Late Nite Catechism 2: Sister Strikes Again Aug 24 - Aug 27, 2017  
Stoneham Theatre Late Nite Catechism 2: Sister Strikes Again
 
In this even funnier follow-up to Maripat Donovan's outrageously successful and equally irreverent international hit Late Nite Catechism, Sister gives you all the inside tips you need to know on how to get into heaven and avoid hell, comparing the whole cosmic enterprise to a game of Chutes and Ladders. You'll also learn tons of other important and hilarious info, starting with her list of new sins for the 21st century, and which celebrities have been breaking them repeatedly and with impunity. Experience Sister Strikes Again at Boston's Stoneham Theatre.
 
   
The Cure for the Common Comedy Aug 27  
Wilbur Theatre The Cure for the Common Comedy
 
With alumni ranging from Bill Murray and Mike Myers to Stephen Colbert and Tina Fey, Chicago's Second City improv and sketch troupe is a legendary proving ground for comedy's biggest stars. Now, The Second City is hitting the road and coming to The Wilbur Theatre in Boston to bring you The Cure for the Common Comedy. Discover tomorrow's comedy stars in this all-new show of hilarious and thought-provoking comedy befitting nearly 60 years of pushing the envelope.
 
   
Gypsy Sep 1 - Oct 8, 2017  
Lyric Stage Company of Boston Gypsy
 
There's a reason why actresses like Ethel Merman, Patti Lupone and Bette Midler have wanted to play the mother of all musical roles. Gypsy is that good. Even The New York Times says it "may be the greatest of all American musicals." Only an epic this grand could capture the real-life Mama Rose, the ultimate stage mother, who groomed her two daughters to be vaudeville stars ... only to watch one of them leave it all behind to become the burlesque star Gypsy Rose Lee. With a book by Arthur Laurents (West Side Story), music by Jule Styne (Funny Girl) and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods), this timeless favorite features crowd-pleasing songs like "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Let Me Entertain You," "Together Wherever We Go," "Some People," "You Gotta Have a Gimmick" and the show-stopping "Rose's Turn." Catch this classic at Lyric Stage Company of Boston.
 
   
Reversible Sep 6 - Sep 24, 2017  
Cutler Majestic Theatre Reversible
 
Montreal circus troupe 7 Fingers will make your jaw drop with their ability to blend uncanny feats of acrobatics with avant-garde detours in dance, comedy and narrative that plumb the depths of the human spirit. The 7 Fingers are returning after wowing audiences with last summer's Cuisine & Confessions. In their new show Reversible, a U.S. premiere, eight astonishingly talented performers mix theater, movement and music into vignettes exploring the histories of their own families. Moments of sublime grace yield to rushes of pure adrenaline as the ensemble travels through time and space on an epic journey of beauty, emotion and hope. Catch this groundbreaking act as they return to Boston's Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre.
 
   
Constellations Sep 7 - Oct 8, 2017  
Central Square Theater Constellations
 
Roland is a beekeeper. Marianne is a quantum physicist. What are their odds of falling in love? With infinite moments that can alter the trajectory of a life, it's anyone's guess how cosmic collision is possible. Nick Payne's Olivier-nominated hit Constellations is a charming, devastating and profound exploration of the universal truth of finding and losing love. Ben Brantley of The New York Times raved, "Who knew that higher physics could be so sexy, so accessible -- and so emotionally devastating?" Ponder the show's big questions about the differences between choice and destiny when Constellations comes to Cambridge's Central Square Theater, directed by six-time Elliot Norton Award winner Scott Edmiston.
 
   
Dames at Sea Sep 7 - Sep 24, 2017  
Stoneham Theatre Dames at Sea
 
Enjoy the old-timey charm of '30s movie musicals during Dames at Sea, an affectionate parody of the gloriously over-the-top song-and-dance productions of that era. The story follows Ruby, a sweet small-town girl with stars in her eyes, who goes to the Big Apple to chase her dream of making it big on Broadway. Once she arrives, she falls in love with Dick, a songwriting sailor who makes for a great duet partner -- but will Mona, a temperamental Broadway diva, stand in their way? Don't miss this gem of a show, coming to the Boston area's Stoneham Theatre, as it shines with glittering nostalgia, spectacular choreography and showstoppers like "Broadway Baby," "Good Times Are Here to Stay" and "It's You."
 
   
The Menopausal Mermaid Sep 7 - Sep 24, 2017  
Club Cafe The Menopausal Mermaid
 
In Michael Gaucher's new drag parody, The Little Mermaid's Ariel is back on stage spilling the tea about Eric -- the man she thought she loved -- and Ursula, the sea hag who ruined her life. Ariel is now older, wiser and she doesn't have a single f#*k left to give! This loving tribute is for all those women and girls who thought life would be like the Disney Princesses' ... but found out that it's usually more like The Simpsons. Laugh-out-loud funny, charming and thought provoking, The Menopausal Mermaid features fabulous costumes, delightful drag, yummy dancing mermen and songs that span the diva repertoire. Enjoy full table and bar service when the show comes to Club Cafe's Moonshine Room.
 
   
Lawn and Disorder Comedy Show Sep 9  
Larcom Theatre Lawn and  Disorder Comedy Show
 
Is your house a disaster? Yard a disgrace? Family crazy? You're perfect -- for the Lawn & Disorder Comedy Show, that is. National headlining comedians Karen Morgan and Jim Colliton join together in this hilarious show about life as we know it: mowing grass, talking trash and better halves that make us laugh. Through stand-up comedy, audience participation and a crazy couples' game show, Jim and Karen onstage at the Larcom Theatre in Beverly will make will make you forget about the dirty dishes in the sink at home.
 
   
The Phantom of the Opera Sep 13 - Oct 1, 2017  
Boston Opera House The Phantom of the Opera
 
Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera comes to a city near you as part of a brand new North American Tour. This production, which retains the beloved story and thrilling score, boasts exciting new special effects, scenic and lighting designs, staging and choreography and has been hailed by critics as "bigger and better than ever before."
 
   
Faceless Sep 15 - Oct 7, 2017  
Boston Center for the Arts Faceless
 
Faceless finds 18-year-old Susie Glenn on trial for conspiring to commit acts of terrorism. Recent Harvard Law grad and practicing Muslim Claire Fathi has been brought on the case to prosecute. Though pitted against one another in the courtroom, the two young women are fighting a similar battle to defend their morals, motives and religious freedoms in this riveting drama. Award-winning playwright Selina Fillinger's timely play makes its New England premiere at the Boston Center for the Arts' Plaza Theatre.
 
   
Les Miserables Sep 21 - Sep 30, 2017  
Providence Performing Arts Center Les Miserables
 
Cameron Mackintosh presents the all-new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning Les Miserables, direct from an acclaimed two-and-a-half-year return to Broadway. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Miserables tells an unforgettable story of heartbreak, passion, and the resilience of the human spirit. Featuring the beloved songs "I Dreamed A Dream," "On My Own," "Stars," "Bring Him Home," "One Day More" and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production is leaving audiences and critics alike awestruck. Be sure to see it when it comes to the stage at Providence Performing Arts Center this fall.
 
   
The Golden Girls Live On Stage Oct 5 - Oct 6, 2017  
Club Cafe The Golden Girls Live On Stage
 
Audiences loved the long-running NBC sitcom The Golden Girls, tuning in weekly to laugh at the bawdy antics and hilarious quips of geriatric roomies Dorothy, Blanche, Rose and Sophia. Now, you can be a live audience member as this affectionate stage-show drag parody, starring its original cast, returns from a series of shows in New York and Las Vegas to play just two shows at Boston's Club Cafe. This all-male cast portrays the silver-haired ladies live on stage as if they'd never left their Miami home -- in fact, they're so good in their roles, Betty White herself told Ellen Degeneres "They play them better than we did!"
 
   
Fun Home Oct 17 - Oct 29, 2017  
Boston Opera House Fun Home
 
One of the most groundbreaking productions ever to hit Broadway, FUN HOME is the winner of five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Based on Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir, FUN HOME features music by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics by Lisa Kron and direction by Sam Gold, whose work on this production earned them the 2015 Tony Awards for Best Score, Best Book and Best Direction. FUN HOME introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family - her mother, brothers and volatile, brilliant, enigmatic father - that connect with her in surprising new ways.
 
   
The Revolutionists Oct 19 - Nov 12, 2017  
Central Square Theater The Revolutionists
 
Putting her own spin on the national motto of France, "Liberte, Egalite, Sororite," Helen Hayes-nominated playwright Lauren Gunderson has penned yet another stellar tale of women in history. Join playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, Haitian activist Marianne Angelle and former queen Marie Antoinette as they conspire to avoid literally losing their heads during the insanity of the Reign of Terror. The Revolutionists is an irreverent, fantastical comedy that examines feminism, extremism, art, and how we actually go about changing the world. Score tickets now, with this special presale offer, to The Nora Theatre Company's staging of the show at the Central Square Theater in Cambridge.
 
   
Goosebumps the Musical Oct 20 - Nov 5, 2017  
Larcom Theatre Goosebumps the Musical
 
Brooke and Zeke are thrilled to learn that they've won the starring roles in the new school musical -- a mysterious production called The Phantom. But when strange, seemingly supernatural events begin interrupting rehearsals, the friends begin to wonder whether the show they're acting in might be cursed. In the slightly spooky, family-friendly world of Goosebumps the Musical: Phantom of the Auditorium from Boston Children's Theatre, Brooke and Zeke must race to find out whether they're being haunted by ghosts or hoodwinked by pranksters.
 
   
Pilobolus Oct 27 - Oct 29, 2017  
Boch Center Shubert Theatre Pilobolus
 
The wildly creative avant-garde dance company Pilobolus has transformed itself into an international entertainment juggernaut and their dynamic feats will be on full display at Boston's Shubert Theatre. The troupe's been featured everywhere from Oprah to 60 Minutes to Sesame Street and they were nominated for a 2012 Grammy Award for the video for OK Go's "All Is Not Lost." Blowing minds since 1971, the company continues to explore new ways of using the human body as a graphic and expressive medium. Watch as they create a mesmerizing physical world in this Boch Center program, which includes "The Inconsistent Pedaler," an absurd, acrobatic and lyrical collaboration with fiction writer Etgar Keret and filmmaker Shira Geffen.
 
   
The Nefarious, Immoral, But Highly Profitable Enterprise of Mr. Burke and Mr. Hare Nov 8 - Nov 12, 2017  
Boston Center for the Arts The Nefarious, Immoral, But Highly Profitable Enterprise of Mr. Burke and Mr. Hare
 
When Edinburgh's world-renowned anatomy schools face a cadaver shortage in the 1820s, two men smell a money-making enterprise. Based on historical events, The Nefarious, Immoral, But Highly Profitable Enterprise of Mr. Burke & Mr. Hare follows the infamous 10-month killing spree of William Burke and William Hare -- and questions how far society will go in the name of "science". With music by Julian Grant and libretto by Mark Campbell, this highly theatrical and brutally funny chamber opera brings both gore and glee to Boston Center for the Arts - Cyclorama.
 
   
A Christmas Carol Nov 24 - Dec 31, 2017  
Central Square Theater A Christmas Carol
 
It wouldn't be the holidays without miserly Ebenezer Scrooge trying to derail everyone's enjoyment, and in Underground Railway Theater's production of A Christmas Carol, the Dickens classic is given a facelift. Featuring puppetry, a live musical score, dancing and an intimate setting, the sights, sounds and scents of this Christmas favorite leap off the stage. Celebrate the season with this unique look at a timeless tale.
 
   
Love Never Dies Jan 30 - Feb 11, 2018  
Boston Opera House Love Never Dies
 
This story of boundless love, full of passion and drama, follows Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, one of the most successful musicals of all time, which has now been seen by more than 130 million people worldwide and is the winner of over 50 international awards. The ultimate love story continues in LOVE NEVER DIES, Andrew Lloyd Webber's spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. LOVE NEVER DIES is a dazzling new production, which takes audiences on a thrilling rollercoaster ride of intrigue, obsession and romance. Be seduced by the beautiful; sometimes magical and poetic; sometimes joyful; and occasionally melancholic score.
 
   
Waitress Feb 20 - Mar 4, 2018  
Boston Opera House Waitress
 
Inspired by Adrienne Shelly's beloved film, WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna - a waitress and expert pie maker, Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town's new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.
 
   
On Your Feet Apr 17 - Apr 29, 2018  
Boston Opera House On Your Feet
 
ON YOUR FEET! is the story of two people who-through an unwavering dedication to one another and their pursuit of the American dream-showcased their talent, their music and their heritage to the world in a remarkable rise to global superstardom. Set to Gloria's chart-topping, smash hits such as "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You, "1-2-3," "Mi Tierra," and "Conga," in addition to new music penned by the Estefans, the show will bring a new sound to Broadway and get audiences on their feet.
 
   
Aladdin Jul 3 - Aug 5, 2018  
Boston Opera House Aladdin
 
Aladdin, adapted from the Disney film and centuries-old folktales including "One Thousand and One Nights," is brought to fresh theatrical life in this bold new musical. Aladdin's journey sweeps audiences into an exotic world of daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance. This new production features a full score, including the five cherished songs from the Academy Award-winning soundtrack and more written especially for the stage.
 
   
The Book of Mormon Aug 14 - Aug 26, 2018  
Boston Opera House The Book of Mormon
 
Winner of 9 Tony Awards including Best Musical! From Trey Parker and Matt Stone, four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of South Park, and Tony Award-winner Robert Lopez, co-creator of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Avenue Q, comes The Book of Mormon, a new Broadway musical that Jon Stewart of The Daily Show describes as, "a crowning achievement, so good it makes me angry" and by Entertainment Weekly as "the funniest musical of all time." Featuring choreography by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw, The Book of Mormon is directed by Nicholaw and Parker. Don't miss your chance to see what Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls "the best musical of this century." Contains explicit language. Don't miss The Book Of Mormon in Boston.
 
   
Hamilton Sep 18 - Nov 18, 2018  
Boston Opera House Hamilton
 
With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton is based on Ron Chernow's biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation's first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton is the story of America then, as told by America now.