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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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Bullets Over Broadway  
Providence Performing Arts Center Bullets Over Broadway
 
Bullets Over Broadway aims for pure entertainment and hits the target with dazzling song-and-dance numbers and a crackling script by none other than Woody Allen, with original direction and choreography by Susan Stroman (The Producers). Based on his beloved film, this hit musical brings New York's Jazz Age to life, as it spins a story about a young playwright who's looking for a producer to back his next show. Instead, he finds a mobster who's looking for a role for his actress girlfriend. "A fun machine from start to finish," (The New Yorker) this delightful musical comes to the Providence Performing Arts Center.
   
Cirque du Soleil's KURIOS - Cabinet of Curiosities  
Grand Chapiteau at Suffolk Downs Cirque du Soleil's KURIOS - Cabinet of Curiosities
 
What if, by engaging your imagination and opening your mind, you could alter reality and unlock the door to a world of wonders? Welcome to the realm of KURIOS -- Cabinet of Curiosities from Cirque du Soleil. Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upside down in a place that's as beautiful as it is mysterious. Stunning acrobatics blend with unusual curiosity acts, and otherworldly characters spring to life before your eyes. Is this magical, mechanical land real, or just a figment of your imagination? You have to see it to disbelieve it. The magic is happening this summer in the Grand Chapiteau at Suffolk Downs in Boston.
   
Dogfight  
SpeakEasy Stage Company at Boston Center for the Arts Dogfight
 
Winner of the 2013 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical, and based on the 1991 film starring River Phoenix and Lili Taylor, DOGFIGHT tells the story of three young Marines enjoying one last night in San Francisco before their deployment to Vietnam. Part of their "fun" includes a contest to see who can bring the ugliest date to a platoon party. But when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, the awkward and idealistic waitress he enlists to win the bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of love and compassion.
   
Get Happy! The Musical 94th Birthday Celebration for Judy Garland  
Club Cafe Get Happy! The Musical 94th Birthday Celebration for Judy Garland
 
Starring the fabulous Peter Mac as Judy Garland, the East Coast debut of Get Happy! takes audiences on a musical journey through the superstar's life -- from her days in vaudeville to her illustrious film career at MGM and her concert comebacks in the '50s and '60s. Los Angeles' premier Judy Garland tribute artist, Peter Mac has been channeling the great Garland to audience and critical acclaim for over a decade, winning the 2012 Southern California Motion Picture Council Golden Halo Award for his loving and stunningly accurate portrayal. A toe-tapping musical in two acts, Get Happy! is a musical 94th birthday celebration for Judy Garland featuring all of the Garland standards you love best, including "The Trolley Song," "The Man That Got Away" and "Over the Rainbow."
   
Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)  
Wellesley Repertory Theatre at Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)
 
When scholar Constance Ledbelly finds the original manuscript for Shakespeare's Othello and Romeo and Juliet, she's transported into the world of the plays themselves! She visits Juliet and Desdemona, saving them from the deaths the Bard intended for them, while learning what the two women are all about. Featuring a voyage of self-discovery filled with twists, fights, dances, seduction and wild surprises, Constance embodies the Shakespearean spirit while plundering the plays to create something entirely new. You can enjoy this gleeful new trip through familiar classics at the Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre in Wellesley.
   
Late Nite Catechism  
Trinity Repertory Company Late Nite Catechism
 
Spit out your gum, sit up straight and enjoy the interactive comedy that resonates with anyone who survived class with an omniscient authoritarian. Part old-time religion catechism, part stand-up routine, Sister takes you back to the days of meatless Fridays and discipline in the form of rulers across knuckles. Late Nite Catechism mixes comedy, nostalgia and Catholic dogma for a riotous adult remedial class at Dowling Theater at Trinity Repertory in Providence.
   
Lettice and Lovage  
Gloucester Stage (a.k.a. Gorton Theatre) Lettice and Lovage
 
Leading tours through an utterly boring English mansion, Lettice Douffet chooses to "enliven" the truth with fanciful fabrications. Sent by the Preservation Trust to investigate, Lotte Schoen is not amused and fires her. But stoic Lotte finds herself drawn to fanciful Lettice's romantic world-view, and the two women forge an unlikely friendship that helps them cope with their dreary modern lives. This winner of two Tony Awards by the author of Equus and Amadeus -- featuring Lindsay Crouse as Lettice -- makes its mark on the Gloucester Stage.
   
Matt and Ben  
The Riot Theater Matt and Ben
 
It's no surprise that Matt Damon and Ben Affleck became movie stars after showing off their acting skills in Good Will Hunting. The shocker is that they also wrote the critically acclaimed screenplay. Unable to believe that claim, comedian Mindy Kaling and actress Brenda Withers created this hilarious comedy that explains the "true" origin of the Academy Award-winning screenplay. In this clever re-imagining of the events that led to the creation of the film, the screenplay for Good Will Hunting drops mysteriously from the heavens and the boys realize they're being tested by a higher power. This affectionate riff on the legendary bromance stars Lauren Robinson and Libby Schap as Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, and follows them over the course of one long Saturday in Somerville as they fight, reminisce, and hallucinate a lot more than normal when confronted with the screenplay that will change their lives.
   
Mud Blue Sky  
Boston Center for the Arts Mud Blue Sky
 
Written with a wicked wit and a keen sense of compassion, Mud Blue Sky follows a late-night conversation between three middle-aged flight attendants and a teenaged pot dealer who's just left his hot date at the prom. They all come together for one unforgettable night in a nondescript hotel room near O'Hare Airport. Work, motherhood, prom night and the persistent power of kindness are all illuminated in this touching comedy from playwright and screenwriter Marisa Wegrzyn (The Mentalist). As wise and sincere as it is hilarious, the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts production of Mud Blue Sky is helmed by Bridget Kathleen O'Leary and features a trio of Boston's finest actresses -- Leigh Barrett, Adrianne Krstansky and Deb Martin.
   
Oklahoma!  
Trinity Repertory Company Oklahoma!
 
At the turn of the 20th century in the western territories, cowboy Curly vies with mysterious farmhand Jud for the heart of Laurey, the woman they both love. Packed with humor, romance, square dances and an unforgettable score, Oklahoma! is a portrait of both the naivete and complexity of American pioneer settlers.
   
Peter and the Starcatcher  
Lyric Stage Company of Boston Peter and the Starcatcher
 
The five-time Tony-winning show that The New York Times called "the most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway in decades," Peter and the Starcatcher is the swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan. Inventive stagecraft and an imaginative story come together to reveal the origins of "the boy who wouldn't grow up" in this madcap music-filled adventure, in which a cast of 12 portrays more than 100 characters. Join them on an action-packed journey that brings pirates, orphans and secret agents of the Queen together on the high seas. Based on the bestselling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, and written by Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), this production at Lyric Stage Company of Boston weaves an enchanting coming-of-age tale that's bound to appeal to your entire crew.
   
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.
   
The Taming  
Elayne Bernstein Theatre The Taming
 
With her cheerfully absurd production The Taming, award-winning playwright Lauren Gunderson offers up a Shakespeare-inspired, playful and problematic battle of the sexes. America's overheated political rhetoric is exposed through the passions of three slightly insane women who just might be revolutionary geniuses. This hilarious red state vs. blue state comedy was originally inspired by the banter in The Taming of the Shrew. The play spanks America's sound-bite politics and proves the point that true debate is hot. Get caught up in the timely campaign trail tale at Elayne Bernstein Theatre in Lenox.
   

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