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The Nutcracker Dec 14 - Dec 23, 2018  
Strand Theatre The Nutcracker
 
New England's longest running interpretation of The Nutcracker takes the whole family on a fantastic journey with Clara as she saves the Nutcracker Prince by battling an army of mice. She travels through the enchanting snow forest to arrive in the Kingdom of the Sweets where dancing confections celebrate her bravery! Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker at the historic Strand Theatre in Dorchester includes a cast of talented professional dancers as well as a children's cast of more than 150 young dancers from around Massachusetts.
 
   
A Christmas Carol Dec 15 - Dec 23, 2018  
The Hanover Theatre A Christmas Carol
 
Everyone's favorite holiday humbug, Ebenezer Scrooge, is off again on a magical time-traveling journey that celebrates the spirit of the season. The Hanover Theatre presents the holiday tradition for more than 10 years now, a festive stage adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, adapted by Hanover Theatre President & CEO, Troy Siebels. Featuring elaborate set designs, spectacular costumes and stunning special effects, this holiday gem tells the story of surly miser Scrooge, whose cold heart has forgotten the spirit of Christmas and left him alone with his riches. A surprise visit from the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future sends Scrooge on a life-changing journey towards redemption as he discovers what it means to open your heart and connect with your community. Bring the whole family and revel in this joyous holiday tradition, starring audience favorite Jeremy Lawrence (The Blacklist) at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Worcester. And if you get there early, you can enjoy live music on the Mighty Wurlitzer organ!
 
   
A Christmas Celtic Sojourn Dec 18  
The Hanover Theatre A Christmas Celtic Sojourn
 
Experience an enchanting night of Celtic music and dance in honor of the holiday season at Brian O'Donovan's annual A Christmas Celtic Sojourn at Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Worcester. This year's 16th annual show promises to be as spectacular as ever, with young Scottish singing sensation Hannah Rarity and the vocal quartet Windborne set to appear, along with harpist-singer Maeve Gilchrist, cellist Natalie Haas, the folk string quartet The Fretless, dancer Kevin Doyle and the young dancers from the Harney Academy of Irish Dance in Walpole. O'Donovan, the host of WGBH's national radio program, has been at the helm of this live show since 2003, and he promises some surprises for this latest version as well.
 
   
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker Dec 19  
Boch Center Wang Theatre Moscow Ballet's 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).
 
   
Urban Nutcracker Dec 20 - Dec 30, 2018  
Boch Center Shubert Theatre Urban Nutcracker
 
Combining ballet, swing, flamenco, hip-hop, step and urban tap along with Tchaikovsky's classic score and Duke Ellington's signature swing, Tony Williams' Urban Nutcracker features a multicultural cast of talented dancers in this contemporary retelling of the classic fairy tale. Now in its 18th year, the production remains fresh with updated choreography, new costumes and surprise guest stars. Join heroine Ruby as she explores iconic Boston scenes such as Make Way for Ducklings, Top of the Hub, Chinatown and the Boston Public Garden when this new holiday tradition comes to Boch Center Shubert Theatre.
 
   
Finding Neverland Jan 2 - Jan 6, 2019  
The Hanover Theatre Finding Neverland
 
Directed by visionary Tony-winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award winning film, 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) Don't miss your chance to see it at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Worcester.
 
   
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Jan 8 - Jan 20, 2019  
Boston Opera House Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
 
Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory...to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to sweeten with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing joyride through a world of pure imagination. Now's your chance to experience the wonders of Wonka like never before-get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper!
 
   
American Girl Live Jan 11 - Jan 13, 2019  
The Bushnell American Girl Live
 
Bold tales of bravery, friendship and teamwork take center stage when your favorite American Girl characters come to life in this fun new musical. Featuring original songs and unforgettable experiences, American Girl Live follows a group of friends at sleepover camp for an exciting summer away from home. The iconic American Girl characters lend a hand through story and song, solving problems and working together. Join your favorite American Girls as the campers follow their hearts, share their dreams and learn the power of friendship at The Bushnell in Hartford.
 
   
The Wolves Jan 11 - Feb 3, 2019  
Lyric Stage Company of Boston The Wolves
 
From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, a girls' indoor soccer team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals, The Wolves -- Sarah DeLappe's award-winning first play -- premiered off-Broadway at The Playwrights Realm. It won the American Playwriting Foundation's inaugural Relentless Award, and was a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Now The Wolves are coming to Lyric Stage Company of Boston.
 
   
The End of TV Jan 16 - Jan 27, 2019  
Paramount Center The End of TV
 
Manual Cinema debuts another feat of innovative, cinematic storytelling at Boston's Emerson Paramount Center Robert J. Orchard Stage with this special pre-sale offer. The End of TV dovetails the Technicolor promises of TV advertisements and the decline of the Rust Belt to weave a portrait of true human connection. The End of TV casts a theatrical spell through live-action silhouettes, video feeds, overhead projection and a five-piece band performing an original score. Set against the grain of a Midwestern city in decline, an elderly white woman and a young black woman build a genuine connection among all of the chatter of the television ads that surround daily American life.
 
   
Well Jan 17 - Feb 10, 2019  
Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre Well
 
From the Tony-winning book-writer of Fun Home: The Musical comes Lisa Kron's luminous Broadway debut! When her actual mother appears on stage with her and disrupts the carefully orchestrated play that Lisa wrote, hilarity and chaos ensues. We are forced to question: what brings wellness to our community, to our relationships, and to ourselves?
 
   
Beautiful-The Carole King Musical Jan 29 - Feb 10, 2019  
Boston Opera House Beautiful-The Carole King Musical
 
Beautiful-The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
 
   
Bedlam's Pygmalion Jan 31 - Mar 3, 2019  
Central Square Theater Bedlam's Pygmalion
 
Fresh off a critically acclaimed off-Broadway run, the original cast of Bedlam's Pygmalion comes to the Central Square Theater in Cambridge. Eric Tucker's "revelatory" (Village Voice) and "playful" (The New York Times) production brings Eliza Doolittle, Professor Higgins (performed by Tucker) and a cast of characters to life with just six actors. Immerse yourself in this gritty, fresh interpretation of George Bernard Shaw's classic, exploring the negotiation of power through sexual politics.
 
   
School Of Rock - The Musical Feb 12 - Feb 24, 2019  
Boston Opera House School Of Rock - The Musical
 
Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater's first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage.
 
   
The Illusionists - Live From Broadway Mar 5 - Mar 10, 2019  
Citi Colonial Theatre The Illusionists - Live From Broadway
 
This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. The Illusionists - Live From Broadway has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.
 
   
Photograph 51 Mar 14 - Apr 14, 2019  
Central Square Theater Photograph 51
 
The Nora Theatre Company presents Photograph 51 at Central Square Theatre. In 1951, British biophysicist Rosalind Franklin became a research associate at King's College in London. It was her X-ray imaging that revealed DNA's double helix structure, leading to the 1962 Nobel Prize, which went to James Watson, Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins. Told with wit and urgency by a chorus of scientists who relive the competitive chase to be the first to map the DNA molecule, Photograph 51 is the story of a fiercely independent and ambitious young scientist and her unsung, trailblazing achievements. It also provides an unflinching look at sexism, ethics and scientific collaboration.
 
   
An Inspector Calls Mar 14 - Mar 24, 2019  
Cutler Majestic Theatre An Inspector Calls
 
This production has been seen on Broadway, had six seasons in London's West End, ten UK tours, two Australian tours and a season in Tokyo. Oscar-nominated director Stephen Daldry returns to direct his masterpiece on a gorgeous, grand-scale set. A knock on the door abruptly brings a celebratory dinner party to a close, when a determined police investigator shows up at the home of the Birling family to investigate the death of a young girl. As the inspector continues to ask one penetrating question after the next, this close-knit family begins to unravel -- and long-buried secrets surrounding the girl's death are slowly unearthed. This popular drawing room mystery by J.B. Priestley is a fascinating look into the world of the wealthy and an exciting whodunit that'll keep you guessing until the end. See if you can solve the mystery of An Inspector Calls at Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre in Boston.
 
   
On Your Feet! Mar 27 - Mar 31, 2019  
The Hanover Theatre On Your Feet!
 
From humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan bucked the odds to become the most successful Latin crossover act of all time, with smash singles like "Conga" and "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You," dozens of Grammys and sold-out stadiums from Sydney to Singapore. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything. Now coming to The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Worcester, this hit Broadway musical takes you inside the real story of the groundbreaking couple who fought their way back in the face of adversity. Directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell ("Kinky Boots"), with choreography by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo ("Jersey Boys") and an original book by Academy Award-winner Alexander Dinelaris ("Birdman"),On Your Feet! features some of the biggest hits of the last 30 years: "1-2-3," "Don't Wanna Lose You," "Coming Out of the Dark" and more.
 
   
A Bronx Tale Apr 2 - Apr 14, 2019  
Boston Opera House A Bronx Tale
 
A Bronx Tale is a streetwise musical that takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s-where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be. Featuring a doo-wop score, A Bronx Tale is a story about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else: family.
 
   
Les Miserables Apr 16 - Apr 28, 2019  
Boston Opera House Les Miserables
 
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Miserables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption-a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Featuring the thrilling score and beloved songs "I Dreamed A Dream," "On My Own," "Stars," "Bring Him Home," "One Day More," and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history.
 
   
black odyssey Apr 25 - May 19, 2019  
Central Square Theater black odyssey
 
In black odyssey, Ulysses Lincoln, a Gulf War veteran lost at sea and presumed dead, fights to find his way back home to his wife and son. The meddlesome Gods -- Great Grand Daddy Deus and Great Grand Paw Sidin -- have other plans in mind as they battle for control of Ulysses' fate. Combining Greek mythology, African-American oral history and music, this visionary new take on Homer's classic tale can be seen at the Central Square Theater in Cambridge.
 
   
Kinky Boots May 7 - May 12, 2019  
Citi Colonial Theatre Kinky Boots
 
Kinky Boots is Broadway's huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy and Tony-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen's shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan.
 
   
Cloud 9 Jun 6 - Jun 30, 2019  
Central Square Theater Cloud 9
 
Victorian repression clashes with liberal expression in this show that follows a British family from colonial Africa to contemporary London. Filled with unexpected trysts, gender swaps, role reversals and power plays, Cloud 9 is a provocative, exuberant, time-shifting comedy that's both a parody and spoof of the ever-changing world of sexual politics. Caryl Churchill, lauded with "creating a new theatrical language," was recently recognized by The Guardian as "now sharing with Tom Stoppard the title of Britain's most significant living dramatist." Enjoy Cloud 9 at the Central Square Theater in Cambridge.
 
   
Miss Saigon Jun 12 - Jun 30, 2019  
Boston Opera House Miss Saigon
 
Experience the acclaimed new production of the legendary musical Miss Saigon, from the creators of Les Miserables. This is the epic story of a young Vietnamese woman named Kim. In a bar run by a notorious character called The Engineer, Kim meets an American G.I. That encounter will change their lives forever. Featuring stunning spectacle, a sensational cast of 42, and a soaring score including Broadway hits like "Last Night of the World," "The Movie in My Mind," and "The Heat is On in Saigon," this is a theatrical event you will never forget.
 
   
Dear Evan Hansen Jul 10 - Aug 4, 2019  
Boston Opera House Dear Evan Hansen
 
A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he's always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.
 
   
Hello, Dolly! Aug 6 - Aug 18, 2019  
Boston Opera House Hello, Dolly!
 
Breaking box office records week after week and receiving thunderous raves on Broadway, this Hello, Dolly! pays tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion-hailed both then and now as one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history. Rolling Stone calls it "a must-see event. A musical comedy dream. If you're lucky enough to score a ticket, you'll be seeing something historic. Wow, wow, wow indeed!"