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Wicked Mean Gurlz Jun 21 - Jun 23, 2018  
Club Cafe Wicked Mean Gurlz
 
Heart & Dagger Productions is back with Wicked Mean Gurlz, featuring some of Boston's boldest singers in drag! This parody features songs from the cultural phenomenon Wicked. But here's the thing...the "fetch" narrator doesn't actually know the premise of Wicked and starts to piece it together by using the plot of the tween comedy Mean Girls. Move over Elphaba, there's a new witch in town and her name is Lindsay Lohan! Can Lindsay cast a spell over the Mean Witches of Oz and win over Fiyero? Will Glinda put her in the Burn Book? Can Nessa's arm stumps tell if it's going to rain? Cast includes Michael Amaral, Melissa Barker, Elizabeth Battey, Mike Budwey, Aaron Drill, Lindsay Eagle, Bailey Libby, Ly Meloccaro, John O'Neil, and James Sims. Staged in Club Cafe's Moonshine Room with Cabaret-style table seating, you can enjoy dinner and drinks while enjoying this 90-minute sing-a-long, parody!
 
   
Don Giovanni Jun 21 - Jun 23, 2018  
Faneuil Hall Don Giovanni
 
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart based his masterpiece, Don Giovanni, on the legends of fictional libertine and serial seducer Don Juan. Re-imagined as the infamous womanizer Don Giovanni, Mozart and his librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte created a predatory philanderer, consumed entirely by his own desires --leaving havoc in his wake. This tragic comedy, performed by outstanding singers in the original Italian with orchestral accompaniment, and featuring NEMPAC students, is sure to enchant audiences with its magnificent and timely story at Boston's Faneuil Hall.
 
   
She Did All That: Betty Ford Jun 28 - Jul 8, 2018  
Boston Playwrights' Theatre She Did All That: Betty Ford
 
Lisa Rafferty's new documentary play about extraordinary First Lady Betty Ford, whose courage and candor changed the lives of thousands of women, comes to Boston Playwrights' Theatre starring Paula Plum.
 
   
David Blaine Live Jul 1  
Boch Center Wang Theatre David Blaine Live
 
If you haven't heard of David Blaine by now ... you're kind of living under a rock. Everything you've thought impossible, the magician has made possible. He's broken several world records, has been featured on countless TV specials and has been hailed by Howard Stern as "the greatest magician that ever lived." Blaine's death-defying stunts include being encased in a plastic box for several days with no food and little water. He then topped the act again by encasing himself in a block of ice in Times Square for 64 hours. Think this guy is out of his mind or a revolutionary magician? Either way, check him out when his tour stops at Boch Center Wang Theatre in Boston.
 
   
Aladdin Jul 3 - Aug 5, 2018  
Boston Opera House Aladdin
 
Aladdin, adapted from the Disney film and centuries-old folktales including "One Thousand and One Nights," is brought to fresh theatrical life in this bold new musical. Aladdin's journey sweeps audiences into an exotic world of daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance. This new production features a full score, including the five cherished songs from the Academy Award-winning soundtrack and more written especially for the stage.
 
   
Anything Goes Jul 5 - Jul 15, 2018  
Reagle Music Theatre Anything Goes
 
Anything Goes is a tap-happy musical comedy following the antics of a nightclub singer, a Public Enemy, a love triangle, stowaways, and more aboard a luxury ocean liner travelling from New York to London! Anything Goes will feature a roster of regional talent starring 2018 Elliot Norton Award Winner Leigh Barrett as "Reno Sweeney," IRNE Award winner Jared Troilo as "Billy Crocker," J.T. Turner as "Moonface Martin," and BroadwayWorld Award winner Mark Linehan as "Evelyn Oakleigh."
 
   
The Taming Jul 13 - Jul 28, 2018  
Hub Theatre Company at Club Cafe The Taming
 
A beauty queen, a right-wing politician and a liberal activist are locked in a hotel room on the eve of the Miss America pageant - what could possibly go wrong? Inspired by Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, Lauren Gunderson's The Taming is a hilarious political farce in which Miss America hopeful Katherine has political ambitions as big as her hair! All she needs to transform the government is the help of one conservative senior staffer on the cusp of a career breakthrough, one bleeding-heart liberal blogger who will do anything for her cause, and a bit of constitutional know-how from our Founding Fathers. In the hands of these three powerful and powerfully funny ladies, the Constitution is in for a major makeover!
 
   
Cyrano Jul 13 - Aug 11, 2018  
Gloucester Stage (a.k.a. Gorton Theatre) Cyrano
 
This bold new adaptation of the classic French love story keeps the poetry, but ditches the pretension to create a tale of energy, passion, and theatricality. In 17th-century France, a brilliant, soulful swordsman with a huge nose named Cyrano has fallen in love with the beautiful Roxane. But Roxane and a handsome young soldier named Christian are infatuated with each other. So Cyrano concocts a plan to act as the suitor's ghost writer, pouring out the poetry in his heart on Christian's behalf. Cyrano now takes the stage of Gloucester Stage in the Boston area.
 
   
Bring it! Live Jul 18  
The Bushnell Bring it! Live
 
Catch your favorite dance stars from the Lifetime dance reality show Bring It! as they pack their bags and set off on a brand-new nationwide tour. In 2017, the troupe blew away live audiences. Their 2018 tour ups the wow factor with steamy, never-before-seen performances. Mississippi-based dance coach Miss D and her fierce Dancing Dolls are set to own the stage at The Bushnell in Hartford, where you'll get to see them perform. Filled with unbelievable moves, original routines and Miss D's signature dose of magic, Bring It! Live is sure to be one unforgettable night of entertainment.
 
   
The Book of Mormon Aug 14 - Aug 26, 2018  
Boston Opera House The Book of Mormon
 
Winner of 9 Tony Awards including Best Musical! From Trey Parker and Matt Stone, four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of South Park, and Tony Award-winner Robert Lopez, co-creator of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Avenue Q, comes The Book of Mormon, a new Broadway musical that Jon Stewart of The Daily Show describes as, "a crowning achievement, so good it makes me angry" and by Entertainment Weekly as "the funniest musical of all time." Featuring choreography by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw, The Book of Mormon is directed by Nicholaw and Parker. Don't miss your chance to see what Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls "the best musical of this century." Contains explicit language. Don't miss The Book Of Mormon in Boston.
 
   
True West Aug 17 - Sep 8, 2018  
Gloucester Stage (a.k.a. Gorton Theatre) True West
 
A true American classic exploring the alternatives that spring from the demented terrain of the California landscape, Sam Shepard's True West follows estranged brothers Lee and Austin as they meet up in their mother's suburban home. Austin's there to work on his latest screenplay, while Lee drops in to scour the surrounding houses for valuable appliances to pilfer. Instead, Lee steals the thunder from his brother, pitching his own story to Austin's producer and setting off a darkly-humored rivalry that results in some surprising admissions. Watch the internal revolutions of the two brothers unfold on the Gloucester Stage with direction by Joe Short.
 
   
The Agitators Sep 14 - Oct 7, 2018  
Gloucester Stage (a.k.a. Gorton Theatre) The Agitators
 
The Agitators reveals the enduring but tempestuous friendship of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. Great allies? Yes. But also, at times, great adversaries. The famous abolitionists met as idealistic youngsters in the 1840s, when they were full of hopes, dreams, and a common purpose. As they grew to become the cultural icons we know today, their movements collided, and their friendship was severely tested. This is the story of that 45-year friendship -- from its beginnings, through a Civil War, and to the highest halls of government. These two great souls agitated the nation, agitated each other and helped shape the Constitution and the course of American history. Experience the history as these two monumental icons come alive at Gloucester Stage.
 
   
Hamilton Sep 18 - Nov 18, 2018  
Boston Opera House Hamilton
 
With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton is based on Ron Chernow's biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation's first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton is the story of America then, as told by America now.
 
   
My Station In Life Oct 12 - Oct 21, 2018  
Gloucester Stage (a.k.a. Gorton Theatre) My Station In Life
 
What's the difference between selling and selling out? From the rubble of his studio dungeon, the last standing single-handed radio operator in the country broadcasts commercial-free classical music from Gloucester, to the town that loves and endures his peculiar presence. This local lore legend comes to life in My Station in Life at Gloucester Stage through Ken Baltin with direction by Robert Walsh.
 
   
The Play That Goes Wrong Nov 7 - Nov 18, 2018  
Citi Colonial Theatre The Play That Goes Wrong
 
What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You'd get The Play That Goes Wrong, Broadway and London's award-winning smash comedy! Called "a gut-busting hit" (The New York Times) and "the funniest play Broadway has ever seen" (HuffPost), this classic murder mystery is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania delivering "a riotous explosion of comedy" (Daily Beast) that is "tons of fun for all ages" (HuffPost)!
 
   
Roald Dahl's Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Jan 8 - Jan 20, 2019  
Boston Opera House Roald Dahl's 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!
 
   
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.
 
   
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.
 
   
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.
 
   
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.
 
   
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!"