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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical Dec 14 - Dec 17, 2017  
Boch Center Shubert Theatre Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical
Rudolph and his friends light up the stage in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, an exciting, song-filled adaptation of the classic 1964 holiday TV special that celebrates the misfit in all of us. From Rudolph, the reindeer who tries to conceal his very shiny nose before he realizes it's the only thing that can save Christmas, to his pals Clarice, Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius, Santa and Mrs. Claus and even Bumble the Abominable Snowman, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical brings this fun, festive adventure to life. In addition to the classic title song by Johnny Marks, the show features great tunes like "There's Always Tomorrow," "Silver and Gold," "A Holly Jolly Christmas" and more. Share the fun at the Boch Center's Shubert Theatre in Boston.
A Christmas Celtic Sojourn Dec 14 - Dec 22, 2017  
Cutler Majestic 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 Boston's Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre. Seamus Egan of Solas leads the musicians of the 15th annual show, accompanied by harpist-singer Maeve Gilchrist, cellist Natalie Haas, and a phenomenal section of fiddles, guitars and virtuosic Uilleann piper Joey Abarta. Mairi Cambell from Scotland performs as featured singer, along with four-part vocal harmony from the group Windborne. Newly named dance director Kevin Doyle joins Lord of the Dance star and choreographer Maureen Berry 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 plenty of surprises for a unique and memorable evening.
The Nutcracker Dec 14 - Dec 17, 2017  
Larcom Theatre The Nutcracker
Celebrate this holiday season with everyone's favorite ballet: The Nutcracker. Join together with friends and family for an unforgettable evening of entertainment and tradition at the Larcom Theatre in Beverly.
The Nutcracker Dec 15 - Dec 24, 2017  
Strand Theatre The Nutcracker
Experience the magic of a holiday tradition as Josť Mateo Ballet Theatre brings its beloved production of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker to the Strand Theatre for its 10th season. Get swept up in the fantastical story of Clara, who dreams that her toy nutcracker comes to life and takes her on an adventure to the Land of Sweets. Together they battle the evil Mouse King and dance with the Sugar Plum Fairy. This enchanting ballet is the perfect holiday treat and a great introduction for the whole family into the world of ballet.
A Christmas Carol Dec 15 - Dec 23, 2017  
The Hanover Theatre A Christmas Carol
Join everybody's favorite holiday humbug, Ebenezer Scrooge, on a fantastical journey that celebrates the spirit of the season as The Hanover Theatre presents Charles Dickens' beloved story A Christmas Carol, adapted by Troy Siebel. Featuring elaborate set designs, spectacular costumes and stunning special effects, this holiday show tells the story of surly miser Scrooge, whose cold heart has isolated him from his community and the spirit of Christmas. Watch as visits from Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future send Scrooge on his transformational journey to rejoin the world, find redemption and discover what it means to open your heart and be fully human. Bring the whole family and revel in this joyous holiday tradition at the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Worcester.
The Liar Jan 11 - Feb 4, 2018  
Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre The Liar
As effervescent as a bottle of Dom Perignon, love, lies and sex bubble over in this sublime French masterpiece. Dorante, a charming and handsome pathological liar, has come to Paris seeking pleasure. He falls head-over-heels for the beautiful Clarice, but mistakes her name for that of her best friend, Lucrece. After lying his way into a world of trouble, can Dorante lie his way back out again? Overflowing with rhyming verse, witty allusions and puns by the metric ton, don't miss this sparkling and intoxicating Wellesley Repertory Theatre production of The Liar at the Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre.
Road Show Jan 12 - Feb 11, 2018  
Lyric Stage Company of Boston Road Show
Join influential architect Addison Mizner and his wheeling-dealing brother Wilson on their picaresque misadventures from the Alaskan Gold Rush to India, Hawaii, Guatemala and their eventual development of Boca Raton, Florida. Spanning 40 years, musical travelogue Road Show follows the mismatched brothers through all of their opportunistic ups and downs to tell an amazing true story. Tony-winning playwright John Weidman (Contact) reunited with living legend Sondheim (Sweeney Todd) to create this Obie and Drama Desk Award-winning musical, which you can catch at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston.
Stomp Jan 12 - Jan 14, 2018  
The Bushnell Stomp
STOMP has been a staple for decades, and it never ceases to amaze. Everyday objects -- matchboxes, hubcaps, brooms, buckets, garbage cans and pretty much anything else you can think of -- become vehicles for brilliant music and unique rhythms, all performed by an energetic troupe that dances and pounds its way across the stage. The show also features comedic moments and lots of audience participation, placing you right in the action. The percussive sounds that will fill the The Bushnell in Hartford are unlike anything you've ever heard, and it's amazing to think that it's all coming from stuff you can find laying around the house. Grab these tickets but resist the urge to create your own at-home performance -- your neighbors will not be as impressed.
Love Never Dies Jan 30 - Feb 11, 2018  
Boston Opera House Love Never Dies
This story of boundless love, full of passion and drama, follows Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, one of the most successful musicals of all time, which has now been seen by more than 130 million people worldwide and is the winner of over 50 international awards. The ultimate love story continues in LOVE NEVER DIES, Andrew Lloyd Webber's spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. LOVE NEVER DIES is a dazzling new production, which takes audiences on a thrilling rollercoaster ride of intrigue, obsession and romance. Be seduced by the beautiful; sometimes magical and poetic; sometimes joyful; and occasionally melancholic score.
Something Rotten! Jan 30 - Feb 4, 2018  
The Bushnell Something Rotten!
You're sure to have a good time when you see Broadway's Something Rotten! This "big, fat hit" (New York Post) is set in the '90s -- the 1590s, that is -- and tells the hilarious story of Nick and Nigel Bottom (Tony nominee Rob McClure and Broadway's Josh Grisetti), two brothers desperate to write their own hit play while the "rock star" Shakespeare (Tony nominee Adam Pascal) keeps getting all the hits. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theater involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world's very first musical. With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, Something Rotten! is "The Producers plus Spamalot plus The Book of Mormon. Squared!" (New York Magazine). Don't miss this dazzling show when it makes its way to The Bushnell in Hartford.
Waitress Feb 20 - Mar 4, 2018  
Boston Opera House Waitress
Inspired by Adrienne Shelly's beloved film, WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna - a waitress and expert pie maker, Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town's new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.
PAW Patrol Live: The Great Pirate Adventure Mar 10 - Mar 11, 2018  
Boch Center Wang Theatre PAW Patrol Live: The Great Pirate Adventure
X barks the spot in PAW Patrol's latest live adventure! On the day of Adventure Bay's big Pirate Day celebration, Ryder and his team of pirate-attired pups scamper into action to rescue Cap'n Turbot from a mysterious cavern. In the process, the cave-diving canines discover a secret map to buried pirate treasure. Together they set out over land and sea to find the treasure for the Pirate Day celebration before the nefarious Mayor Humdinger from nearby Foggy Bottom can steal it for himself. It's all pups on deck for this pirate adventure -- including the group's newest member, Tracker. Join the fun when PAW Patrol Live: The Great Pirate Adventure comes to the Boch Center Wang Theatre in Boston.
On Your Feet Apr 17 - Apr 29, 2018  
Boston Opera House On Your Feet
ON YOUR FEET! is the story of two people who-through an unwavering dedication to one another and their pursuit of the American dream-showcased their talent, their music and their heritage to the world in a remarkable rise to global superstardom. Set to Gloria's chart-topping, smash hits such as "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You, "1-2-3," "Mi Tierra," and "Conga," in addition to new music penned by the Estefans, the show will bring a new sound to Broadway and get audiences on their feet.
The King and I May 15 - May 20, 2018  
The Hanover Theatre The King and I
Lincoln Center Theatre's Tony-winning production of this classic musical, dubbed "breathtaking and exquisite" by The New York Times, makes a royal appearance at the Hanover Theatre in Worcester. Set in 1860's Bangkok, The King and I tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist king, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. This Rodgers & Hammerstein revival is "too beautiful to miss," according to New York magazine, boasting a score with such beloved standards as "Getting To Know You," "I Whistle a Happy Tune," "Hello Young Lovers," "Shall We Dance" and "Something Wonderful."
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.
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.
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.