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An Iliad Nov 20 - Nov 24, 2019  
Paramount Center An Iliad
 
Presented by ArtsEmerson: An Iliad unfurls the final weeks of a legendary, decade-long siege where Greek legends mercilessly battled over the fall of Troy. This Obie Award-winning adaptation of Homer's epic poem places one man on a bare stage with a simple question to ask: Has anything really changed since the Trojan War? Directed by Lisa Peterson and starring Tony Award-winning actor Denis O'Hare (American Horror Story, True Blood, Dallas Buyers Club and This Is Us), An Iliad in a sweeping account of humanity's unshakable attraction to violence. This encore performance brings An Iliad back to Boston after six years, giving audiences a chance to discover an astonishing, award-winning play The Boston Globe called "nothing short of mesmerizing." Described as wrenching, visceral, breathtaking, and formidably powerful by critics, it's an experience not to be missed.
 
   
Murder on the Orient Express Nov 22 - Dec 22, 2019  
Lyric Stage Company of Boston Murder on the Orient Express
 
Just after midnight, a snow storm stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The famous train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by morning it has one fewer passenger. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. With a locomotive full of suspects and a killer on board, it's the perfect mystery for detective Hercule Poirot, n'est-ce pas? Broadway World raves, "One heck of a train ride!"
 
   
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical Dec 6 - Dec 8, 2019  
Boch Center Shubert Theatre Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical
 
Following four successful years of touring and more than 350 performances, the "most famous reindeer of all" from the longest running and highest rated holiday television special will fly into Boston with the critically acclaimed RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL. The world's most famous reindeer and a holly jolly cast of iconic characters, including Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius and the Abominable Snow Monster, will help Santa save Christmas. Don't miss this family favorite that the Boston Globe calls a "holiday staple" and the Orlando Sentinel deems an "utterly charming, top-notch production."
 
   
Great Russian Nutcracker Dec 6  
Boch Center Wang Theatre Great Russian Nutcracker
 
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker comes to the Boch Center in Boston, spreading holiday joy and goodwill with its Dove of Peace tour. Inspired by the Bolshoi's 1957 version of Tchaikovsky's classic, the young Masha and her Nutcracker Prince arrive in the Land of Peace and Harmony, where the Dove takes Masha on a magical trip across the globe, introducing her to the rich and colorful cultures of the world. Filled with premier Russian dancers, larger-than-life nesting dolls, handmade costumes, young local dancers -- and even a falling snow effect -- this perennial favorite is sure to cast its seasonal spell over the entire family, leaving kids "wide-eyed with delight" (The New York Times).
 
   
Tuck Everlasting Dec 6 - Dec 22, 2019  
Umbrella Center for the Arts Tuck Everlasting
 
Based on the book by the same name, which also inspired a 2002 Disney movie, this magical, musical adventure is fun for the whole family and a dazzling spectacle for our award-winning design teams. Eleven-year-old Winnie Foster yearns for a life of adventure beyond her white picket fence when she stumbles upon the Tuck family and their secret to everlasting youth and faces the extraordinary choice of returning to her ordinary life or continuing with the Tucks on their infinite journey.
 
   
Black Nativity Dec 6 - Dec 22, 2019  
Paramount Center Black Nativity
 
Langston Hughes' Black Nativity - a joyous account of the nativity told through scripture, verse, music and dance - is a true Christmastime tradition, and the National Center of Afro-American Artists' captivating production is the longest-running performance of the Harlem Renaissance poet's song-play in the world. First performed in 1961, Black Nativity is a retelling of the Christmas story from an Afro-centric perspective, and mixes text from the Gospel of Saint Luke with black vernacular. A cast of children and adults brings this timeless story to life with music and dancing in this uplifting production for the whole family. Experience this Boston tradition, now in its 49th year, at Paramount Center.
 
   
A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage Dec 7  
Lowell Memorial Auditorium A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage
 
Everyone's favorite holiday classic comes to life in the all-new touring production A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage! Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the whole Peanuts gang as they produce their own Christmas play and ultimately learn the true meaning of the season. A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage is a present the whole family can enjoy! Adapted from Charles M. Schulz's timeless story of the spirit of Christmas, A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage features the unforgettable music of Vince Guaraldi, as well as a concert of beloved holiday carols performed by the Peanuts characters. There's no better way to discover the magic of the season!
 
   
The Calamari Sisters' Christmas Carol Dec 12 - Jan 5, 2020  
Regent Theatre The Calamari Sisters' Christmas Carol
 
Get ready ... they are back at their home-away-from-home! The Calamari Sisters return to Arlington's Showplace of Entertainment for an all new Christmas Carol show that will bring plenty of laughs as they dance and sing their way through December and into January.
 
   
The Nutcracker Dec 13 - Dec 22, 2019  
Strand Theatre The Nutcracker
 
Don't miss Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker, New England's longest-running production of the holiday classic at the Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre and Strand Theatre! Take a fantastic journey with Clara and her Nutcracker-turned-Prince who battles an army of mice and guides her through the Enchanted Forest of dancing snowflakes to arrive at the fabled Kingdom of the Sweets. Since its 1988 premiere, the production has distinguished itself as one of the first versions anywhere to focus on the dancing, creating a visually stunning and stimulating experience fit for Tchaikovsky's glorious score. Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker includes a full cast of exceptionally talented professional dancers accompanied by countless spirited young dancers from the Greater Boston area.
 
   
A Christmas Celtic Sojourn Dec 13 - Dec 22, 2019  
Cutler Majestic Theatre A Christmas Celtic Sojourn
 
Brian O'Donovan's A Celtic Sojourn has entertained and enlightened radio audiences since 1986. For the last 16 years, the Christmas-time live version of the show has drawn on Celtic, Pagan and Christian traditions to celebrate the music of the season. First launched in 2003, A Christmas Celtic Sojourn reflects the compelling and diverse offerings of the weekly and national radio programs. With a spectacular line up of top-level musicians, singers and dancers from around the Celtic world, the 2019 iteration of the show promises to once again be a favorite regional Christmas offering.
 
   
Irving Berlin's White Christmas Dec 17 - Dec 29, 2019  
Boch Center Wang Theatre Irving Berlin's White Christmas
 
This holiday season discover the perfect gift for everyone on your list! The timeless movie White Christmas is adapted for the stage in a lavish new production that the New York Times says to "put on your wish list." Irving Berlin's White Christmas tells the story of a song-and-dance team putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn and falling for a stunning sister act in the process. Full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written! Give everyone the gift they're dreaming of with this merry and bright holiday musical.
 
   
Thumbelina: A Little Musical Dec 20 - Dec 31, 2019  
Loeb Drama Center Thumbelina: A Little Musical
 
A.R.T.'s family holiday programming returns with a new musical adaptation of the beloved story of a girl who forges her path, embraces her differences, and finds her place.
 
   
Cats Jan 7 - Jan 19, 2020  
Citizens Bank Opera House Cats
 
Audiences and critics alike are rediscovering this beloved musical with breathtaking music, including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater-"Memory". Winner of 7 Tony Awards including BEST MUSICAL, CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn. The original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber (Phantom, School of Rock, Sunset Boulevard), original scenic and costume design by John Napier (Les Miserables), all-new lighting design by Natasha Katz (Aladdin), all-new sound design by Mick Potter, new choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) based on the original choreography by Gillian Lynne (Phantom) and direction by Trevor Nunn (Les Miserables) make this production a new CATS for a new generation!
 
   
Mean Girls Jan 28 - Feb 9, 2020  
Citizens Bank Opera House Mean Girls
 
Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the wild and vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. How will this naïve newbie rise to the top of the popularity pecking order? By taking on The Plastics, a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But when Cady devises a plan to end Regina's reign, she learns the hard way that you can't cross a Queen Bee without getting stung.
 
   
Fiddler On The Roof Feb 25 - Mar 8, 2020  
Citi Colonial Theatre Fiddler On The Roof
 
"An entirely fresh, funny, and gorgeous new production. A REASON FOR CELEBRATION!" - New York Magazine. Rich with musical hits you know and love, including "Tradition," "Sunrise, Sunset;' "If I Were A Rich Man;' "Matchmaker, Matchmaker" and "To Life (L'Chaim!)," FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love and laughter. Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher and the team behind South Pacific, The King and I and 2017 Tony-winning Best Play Oslo, bring a fresh and authentic vision to this beloved theatrical masterpiece from Tony winner Joseph Stein and Pulitzer Prize winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick. Featuring a talented cast, lavish orchestra and stunning movement and dance from Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter, based on the original staging by Jerome Robbins, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF will introduce a new generation to the uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!
 
   
Jersey Boys Mar 18 - Mar 22, 2020  
Citi Colonial Theatre Jersey Boys
 
"Too good to be true!" raves the New York Post for Jersey Boys, the 2006 Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide - all before they were 30! Jersey Boys features their hit songs "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Rag Doll," "Oh What a Night" and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You." "The crowd goes wild!" cheers The New York Times.
 
   
The Band's Visit Mar 24 - Apr 5, 2020  
Citizens Bank Opera House The Band's Visit
 
In an Israeli desert town where every day feels the same, something different is suddenly in the air. Dina, the local cafe owner, had long resigned her desires for romance to daydreaming about exotic films and music from her youth. When a band of Egyptian musicians shows up lost at her cafe, she and her fellow locals take them in for the night. Under the spell of the night sky, their lives intertwine in unexpected ways, and this once sleepy town begins to wake up.
 
   
Chicago May 5 - May 10, 2020  
Citi Colonial Theatre Chicago
 
Set in the legendary city during the roaring "jazz hot" 20s, Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail. Nightclub star Velma's serving time for killing her husband and sister after finding the two in bed together. Driven chorus girl Roxie's been tossed in the joint for bumping off the lover she's been cheating on her husband with. Not one to rest on her laurels, Velma enlists the help of prison matron Mama Morton and slickster lawyer Billy Flynn, who turn Velma's incarceration into a murder-of-the-week media frenzy, thus preparing the world for a splashy showbiz comeback. But Roxie's got some of her own tricks up her sleeve...
 
   
Anastasia Jul 7 - Jul 19, 2020  
Citizens Bank Opera House Anastasia
 
From the Tony Award-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, ANASTASIA is a dazzling new show that transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.
 
   
Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Aug 4 - Aug 16, 2020  
Citizens Bank Opera House Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
 
Told through the dramatic lens of her final concert, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical presents the complexities and conflicts the famed songwriter and singer faced in her meteoric rise and descent. The show features a score with more than 20 of Summer's classic hits including "Love to Love You, Baby," "Bad Girls" and "Hot Stuff."