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Lost in Yonkers May 5 - May 21, 2017  
Walpole Footlighters Playhouse Lost in Yonkers
In classic comedies like The Odd Couple, The Sunshine Boys and Plaza Suite, Neil Simon tickled audiences' funny bones -- but in Lost in Yonkers, he touched their hearts. Winner of four Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize, Lost in Yonkers finds Simon at his best, spinning a great story with memorable characters that make you laugh and make you care. Set in 1942 New York, this nostalgic memory play focuses on two young brothers left in the care of their formidable grandmother for the longest 10 months of their lives. The old woman is anything but affectionate, and the rest of the family -- including their sweet, simple-minded Aunt Bella and small-time gangster Uncle Louie -- suffer under her tyrannical rule, until tensions build toward a climactic confrontation. Don't miss the Walpole Footlighters Playhouse production of this classic of American theater.
The Graduate May 12 - May 21, 2017  
Arlington Friends of the Drama The Graduate
"Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me." With such immortal lines, not to mention the most quoted single-word utterance in the history of the movies -- "plastics" -- The Graduate has been a part of our popular culture for decades, first with Charles Webb's 1963 novel and then in the classic 1967 film starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft. Now adapted for the stage by Terry Johnson, The Graduate's memorable dialogue continues to shine in this story about a recent college grad who embarks on an affair with the wife of his father's business partner, then falls in love with her daughter. The seduction comes to the stage of Arlington Friends of the Drama.
Matilda The Musical May 17 - May 21, 2017  
Providence Performing Arts Center Matilda The Musical
From the brilliantly creative mind behind Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach and Fantastic Mr. Fox comes the Tony Award-winning Matilda The Musical. Named Time magazine's No. 1 show of the year, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed only with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda The Musical has a powerhouse team behind it, including Tony-winning director Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage) and Tony-winning playwright Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Australian comedian, musician and composer Tim Minchin. See it at the Providence Performing Arts Center.
Camelot May 19 - Jun 25, 2017  
Lyric Stage Company of Boston Camelot
Of all the many versions of the King Arthur legend, Camelot, the stage musical by Lerner and Loewe (My Fair Lady, Brigadoon, Gigi), remains one of the most popular. Pageantry, adventure and some of the most gorgeous melodies of the past century combine in this Tony Award-winning show about the tumultuous love triangle between King Arthur, Queen Guenevere and Sir Lancelot. Featuring many of Broadway's most beloved songs, including "The Lusty Month of May," "How to Handle a Woman," "I Loved You Once in Silence," "If Ever I Would Leave You" and "What Do the Simple Folk Do?" Camelot continues to enchant audiences more than 50 years after it premiered. Catch this production of the dazzling musical courtesy of the Lyric Stage Company of Boston.
Motown the Musical May 23 - May 28, 2017  
The Hanover Theatre Motown the Musical
Motown the Musical first thrilled Broadway, then took Hollywood by storm during its Los Angeles premiere, and now the incredible musical makes its way to Worcester's Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts. Featuring classic songs from the heyday of the Motown era, the musical tells the story of Berry Gordy's journey from a featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Michael Jackson and many more musical icons. The timeless Motown sound broke down barriers and helped get everyone moving to the same beat. Experience the story behind the music in this smash hit featuring songs like "My Girl," "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "Stop! In the Name of Love," "Baby I Need Your Lovin'" and many more.
Mamma Mia! May 30 - Jun 4, 2017  
Boston Opera House Mamma Mia!
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 music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show! Writer Catherine Johnson's sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone's having the time of their lives!
Days of Atonement Jun 1 - Jun 25, 2017  
Boston Center for the Arts Days of Atonement
After their mother goes missing, four estranged sisters reunite to try and find her. All four are stubborn and strong-willed, and it doesn't take long before they begin to clash over professions, class and religious beliefs. Israeli playwright Hanna Azoulay Hasfari's Days of Atonement is a bitingly funny depiction of four powerful women at their most vulnerable, struggling to reconnect, forgive and forget. This production at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts shows that there's no hardball like family hardball.
Wicked Jun 7 - Jul 23, 2017  
Boston Opera House Wicked
Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One, born with emerald green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for “the most complete—and completely satisfying—new musical in a long time” (USA Today).
Sondheim on Sondheim Jun 15  
Boston Symphony Hall Sondheim on Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim is not merely an Academy Award winner -- he's also earned eight Tony Awards, more than any other composer. Sondheim on Sondheim is both the perfect opportunity for longtime fans to bask in his body of work and a great crash course for new recruits to Sondheim fandom. This intimate portrait of the famed composer, told in his own words, features his own music as performed with lush new arrangements by the Boston Pops. You'll hear over two dozen Sondheim tunes interspersed with interview footage providing an inside look at his personal life and artistic process. Be sure to catch this musical bio of the man The New York Times calls, "the greatest and perhaps best-known artist in the American musical theater" at the beautiful Boston Symphony Hall.
Finding Neverland Aug 8 - Aug 20, 2017  
Boston Opera House Finding Neverland
Finding Neverland is Broadway's biggest new hit and the winner of's Audience Choice Award for Best Musical! This breathtaking smash "captures the kid-at-heart" (Time Magazine). Vogue cheers, "it's a must-see you'll remember for years to come!" Directed by visionary Tony winner Diane Paulus, Finding Neverland tells the incredible story behind one of the world's most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys' enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. The magic of Barrie's classic tale springs spectacularly to life in this heartwarming theatrical event. Finding Neverland is "far and away the best musical of the year!" (NPR).