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The Book of Mormon Oct 15 - Oct 20, 2019  
The Bushnell The Book of Mormon
 
The New York Times calls it "The best musical of this century." The Washington Post says, "It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals." And Entertainment Weekly says, "Grade A: the funniest musical of all time." Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it "Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal." It's The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical. This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, The Book of Mormon has truly become an international sensation.
 
   
The SpongeBob Musical Oct 15 - Oct 27, 2019  
Boch Center Wang Theatre The SpongeBob Musical
 
It's overflowing with whimsy and heart. It's an eye-popping kaleidoscope of colors. It features an inclusive, unifying storyline that's goofy and sincere! How did they cram so much goodness into The SpongeBob Musical? Oh, and wait - just you wait - until Squidward starts tap dancing...
 
   
Saltonstall's Trial Oct 17 - Oct 27, 2019  
Larcom Theatre Saltonstall's Trial
 
1692, Salem, Massachusetts. Hysteria abounds and witchcraft accusations fly. A respected judge, Nathaniel Saltonstall, is called to serve on the court of the Salem Witch Trials. As Saltonstall questions the legitimacy of the proceedings, he is forced to choose between integrity and self-preservation. The truth will put his loved ones at risk and himself on trial. Based on a true story.
 
   
The Thanksgiving Play Oct 18 - Nov 10, 2019  
Lyric Stage Company of Boston The Thanksgiving Play
 
Thanksgiving, that most American of holidays, when families gather to celebrate the warmth of home, the bounty of the harvest ... and a legacy of genocide and violent colonial expansion. Good intentions collide with absurd assumptions in this wickedly funny satire, as a troupe of terminally "woke" teaching artists scrambles to create a pageant that somehow manages to celebrate both Turkey Day and Native American Heritage Month.
 
   
Once Oct 23  
Lowell Memorial Auditorium Once
 
Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, Once is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, Once tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights ... but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, Once draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It's an unforgettable story about going for your dreams ... not living in fear ... and the power of music to connect all of us.
 
   
Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka Oct 25 - Nov 17, 2019  
Wheelock Family Theatre Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka
 
Roald Dahl's timeless musical story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to chocolate-covered life. Charlie Bucket's delicious adventures on his visit to Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder, and new songs by Leslie Bricusse (Jekyll & Hyde, Doctor Dolittle) and Anthony Newley, Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka is a scrumdiddlyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth.
 
   
Triptych Oct 30 - Nov 3, 2019  
Cutler Majestic Theatre Triptych
 
Thirty years after Robert Mapplethorpe's death, the world still cannot turn away from the magnetism and emotional complexity of his influential photographs. With their startling union of erotic heat and cool classicism, his controversial works were images of a generation, shattering mainstream conceptions of conventional beauty. Triptych (Eyes of One on Another) is the daring collaboration of a group of visionary artists working together for the first time, inspired by and featuring images from Mapplethorpe's stunning body of work. Composed by Bryce Dessner (guitarist for GRAMMY Award-winning band The National), featuring libretto by Korde Arrington Tuttle and poetry by Essex Hemphill and Patti Smith, and sung by the eight-person choral ensemble Roomful of Teeth, Triptych is a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration of artists and art forms. Mapplethorpe's uncanny ability to upend beliefs on race, gender and politics in both edifying and reckless ways is celebrated and examined here through haunting, unforgettable music and large-scale projections of his work. Triptych is a bold tribute to one of the most brilliant photographers of the 20th century.
 
   
Fences Nov 1 - Nov 23, 2019  
Umbrella Center for the Arts Fences
 
Winner of both the Pulitzer and the Tony Award, August Wilson's Fences is a true American masterpiece. Deeply affecting and a profound theatrical experience, Fences focuses on Troy Maxon, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who now works as a garbage man. Excluded as a black man from the major leagues, his bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with his wife and his son, who now wants his own chance to play ball. With one of the greatest roles ever written for the stage, Fences is a perfect way to introduce audiences to our new Black Box.
 
   
Come From Away Nov 5 - Nov 17, 2019  
Citizens Bank Opera House Come From Away
 
The true story of the small town that welcomed the world. Broadway's COME FROM AWAY has won Best Musical all across North America! The New York Times Critics' Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. Don't miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by this year's Tony-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley. Newsweek cheers, "It takes you to a place you never want to leave!"
 
   
The Magic Flute Nov 6 - Nov 10, 2019  
Cutler Majestic Theatre The Magic Flute
 
Mozart's The Magic Flute might be the most fun opera, with its fairy tale plot and colorful characters. It's a classic tale of prince meets princess (and bird-man meets bird-woman). Isango Ensemble takes the story to the capes of South Africa, updating it with marimba beats, lively dancing and modern dialogue.
 
   
The Moors Nov 8 - Nov 17, 2019  
Boston Center for the Arts The Moors
 
For two weekends at the Plaza Black Box Theatre at Boston Center for the Arts! Two sisters and a mastiff live on the stark and desolate moors, yearning for love, power, and visibility. The arrival of an unsuspecting governess and an excitable, yet practical moor-hen set the three of them on a strange and dangerous path. Lies are revealed, loyalties are tested, and limits are pushed to the edge in the Boston premiere of this dark contemporary comedy inspired by the lives and works of the Bronte sisters.
 
   
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).
 
   
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."