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Lyric Stage Company of Boston Barbecue
In this rowdy and raucous new comedy, the dysfunctional O'Mallery family gathers at the local park for a barbecue ... and an intervention with their drug-abusing sister, Barbara. As they wait for her to arrive, the O'Mallerys drink, smoke and dredge up old feuds and grudges, all the while keeping their Taser close at hand in case Barbara doesn't react well to the news of her upcoming trip to rehab. Summer L. Williams directs this hysterical production of Robert O'Hara's Barbecue at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston.
Boston Center for the Arts Barnum
The big top circus was the creation of Phineas Taylor Barnum, a consummate showman who wasn't above creating a tall tale or two to entertain the crowds and make a buck. The musical Barnum delves into the life of this unique personality from inside the center ring of his own circus. You'll marvel as the play tells Barnum's tale, complete with the many famous characters he introduced to the world, all set to toe-tapping ballads, dazzling marches and ragtime tunes composed by Cy Coleman and Michael Stewart. Don't miss this Moonbox Productions presentation of the dazzling Barnum at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts. This show is approximately two hours long, with one intermission, and is recommended for ages 8 and older.
Big Fish  
Umbrella Center for the Arts Big Fish
Big Fish is a whimsical and touching tale that centers on the charismatic Edward Bloom. He has lived a full and fantastic life populated by magical creatures, true love that stops time in its tracks and acts of heroism that push the limits of belief. But not everyone is thrilled with Edward's stories. His tall tales frustrate his son Will, who wants to know who his father truly is. As Edward's final chapter approaches, Will embarks on his own journey to untangle the real man from the myths his father has created about his life. Big Fish is a heartfelt, powerful, and truly magical musical about fathers, sons, and the stories that we use to define our identities. With spine-tinglingly beautiful music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, and a funny, heartwarming book by John August, the Umbrella Center for the Arts' production of Big Fish is a magnificent "big fish" of a tale itself -- spectacular, fantastical and overflowing with love.
Blue Man Group  
Charles Playhouse Blue Man Group
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.

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Loeb Drama Center Dryside
Dryside follows two interracial couples as they survive the aftermath of a global climate disaster. With the city's poor and minority population disproportionately affected, the couples are forced to come to terms with their own powerlessness to make a difference in a chaotic world. Meanwhile, nature paves a path for their salvation, and the four struggle to live out their destinies. See it when it takes the stage of the Loeb Drama Center in Cambridge.
Every Piece of Me  
Boston Playwrights' Theatre Every Piece of Me
When Aine returns to her native Ireland to introduce her American fiance to her family, she finds her younger sister pregnant, her mother still controlling, and her father suffering with a failing heart. During the visit Aine comes to terms with how her absence has affected her family, and revisits old wounds. This play about guilt, mercy and the power of love is a Boston University New Play Initiative production, written by Mary Conroy and produced by Boston Playwrights' Theatre and the Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre.
Chelsea Theatre Works Everyman
When Death unexpectedly pays Everyman a visit, he must scramble to find out who among his friends or family will accompany him on his final journey. First written and performed in the late 15th century, Everyman remains a timeless morality play that weaves together poetry, music and movement, bringing humanity's greatest moral questions vividly to life. See this modern adaptation from poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy at Apollinaire Theatre Company at Chelsea Theatre Works.
Stoneham Theatre Gabriel
Called "riveting ... a tense tale of wartime intrigue and romance" by The New York Times, this off-Broadway thriller is set in 1943 on Nazi-occupied Guernsey Island, where a woman is desperate to keep her young daughter alive by any means necessary -- including responding to the advances of a German officer. But more danger washes ashore in the form of a fighter pilot with no apparent memory of who he is or which side he's fighting for. Stoneham Theatre stages the New England premiere of Moira Buffini's award-winning play.
My Fair Lady  
Rogers Center for the Performing Arts My Fair Lady
Set during the suffragette movement, this musical classic from Broadway's Golden Age explores class distinctions and women's rights with a little bit of steampunk style added in. On a wager, a professor sets out to transform a lower-class flower girl into a high-class society lady. Months of hard work are rewarded when the pupil passes the test, but things take an unexpected turn when her independent streak shines through. With its winning story and unforgettable music, My Fair Lady at Rogers Center for the Arts will have you falling in love with Eliza all over again.
One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest  
Boston Center for the Arts One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
The line between faking insanity and being insane proves too fine for Randle P. McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Before it was adapted into an Oscar-winning movie, Ken Kesey's novel was made into a Tony-winning stage play. McMurphy thinks he's pulled a fast one by feigning insanity to get out of a prison sentence. But instead of resting up at the state mental hospital, he finds himself going toe-to-toe with the controlling Nurse Ratched. Now the pre-professional training students of Boston's Children's Theatre will perform this emotional and thought-provoking drama at the Boston Center for the Arts' Plaza Theatre.
Shear Madness  
Charles Playhouse Shear Madness
"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.
WaistWatchers The Musical!  
Regent Theatre WaistWatchers The Musical!
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.