Blue Man Group is best known for its award-winning theatrical productions which critics have described as "ground-breaking," "hilarious," "visually stunning" and "musically powerful." These performances feature three enigmatic bald and blue characters who take the audience through a multi-sensory experience that combines theatre, percussive music, art, science and vaudeville into a form of entertainment that is like nothing else. Experience the thrill of Blue Man Group in Boston.
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.
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.
Samuel R. Delaney's acclaimed science fiction novel Dhalgren was once called "a riddle that was never meant to be solved" by fellow writer William Gibson. Now, the Fort Point Theater Channel brings this enigmatic story to the stage at Chelsea Theatre Works in Dhalgren Sunrise, a multimedia performance that blends music, improvisation and audience interaction. Adapter-director-actor-musician Mitchel Ahern is set to perform on an instrument he invented, created from the farm implement known as a harrow.
Are Connie and Tristan really in love, or is it just the antidepressants talking? As volunteers in a clinical trial for a new super-drug, their sudden and illicit romance forces the supervising doctors to intervene and confront the ethics of what they're doing. After playing at The National Theatre in London and off-Broadway at the Barrow Street Theatre, The Effect comes to the Gloucester Stage starring SNL alum Brad Hall and Academy Award nominee Lindsay Crouse. See this funny and moving look at our pill-popping culture that The New York Times called "a knockout, a ravishment of the senses."
Fun Home -- winner of five 2015 Tony Awards, including Best Musical -- has been praised as "the best of what Broadway can do" (Associated Press) and "something of a miracle" (New York Magazine). Based on Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir, Fun Home tells the story of Alison at three different ages, alongside her uniquely dysfunctional family -- her mother, brothers and brilliant, volatile father. Intimate, emotional and refreshingly honest, Fun Home captures the experience of seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. When Fun Home played on Broadway, Newsday called it "a blazingly original heartbreaker and a nonstop treasure of invention." Don't miss this Broadway sensation when it comes to The Bushnell in Hartford.
For Giulia, an Italian New Yorker trying her best to navigate life as a single gal, a new date provides the perfect opportunity to show off her cooking skills. As she prepares a three-course dinner from scratch -- utilizing real ingredients and an actual working kitchen to prepare a meal that will be served to eight members of the audience -- she recounts stories of Italian food and boyfriends. And over the course of the delightful and delectable I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti, you'll find that her taste in food far surpasses her taste in men. Kerri Jill Garbis returns to the stage of the Stoneham Theatre in this one-woman show, adapted from the memoir by Giulia Melucci.
50 years ago, the Midvale High School class of 1954 walked across the stage at graduation, tossed their hats in the air and set off on life's great adventure. 50 years later, Tom and Bettina arrive at the reunion and see each other for the first time in half a century. They're both looking for a second chance at what they had -- or might have had -- in high school, and as the evening works its way toward the highly anticipated dance contest they repeatedly flash back to their formative moments together as students. But after so long, are those memories even real? Debra Wise and NYPD Blue's Gordon Clapp star in The Midvale High School Fiftieth Reunion at the Central Square Theater in Cambridge.
In this fanciful, imaginary "lost" epic from the pen of Charles Dickens, penniless Penny wanders a deliciously comic and convoluted maze of curious relationships, benevolent benefactors and astonishing self-discovery. Written by by Chris Weikel, the labyrinthine romp through Victorian literature follows a short-staffed theater troupe with Royal Shakespeare Company aspirations as they struggle to mount the gender-bending tale of true love thwarted, deception, abduction, and true love regained. Titanic Theatre Company presents the comic play's New England premiere at Central Square Theater.
"Shear Madness" is one of the most popular entertainments in the world, delighting audiences night after night with its unique blend of madcap improvisation and spine-tickling mystery.
This unique comedy-whodunit takes place today in the "Shear Madness" hairstyling salon and is chock full of up-to-the-minute spontaneous humor. During the course of the action, a murder is committed and the audience gets to spot the clues, question the suspects, and solve the funniest mystery in the annals of crime.The outcome is never the same, which is why many audience members return again and again to the scene of the mayhem.
Four very different women wrestling with dieting, exercise, plastic surgery, sex over the age of 40 and other body image issues tackle them all with humor and pizzazz in WaistWatchers The Musical! This clever production at Arlington's Regent Theatre follows the popular pattern of Menopause the Musical, and it features all original music inspired by pop and show tunes that parody the themes at hand. With 22 tunes, this fast-paced show gives its talented performers quite a workout, while you benefit from the belly laughs.
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).