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The Revolutionists Oct 19 - Nov 12, 2017  
Central Square Theater The Revolutionists
Putting her own spin on the national motto of France, "Liberte, Egalite, Sororite," Helen Hayes-nominated playwright Lauren Gunderson has penned yet another stellar tale of women in history. Join playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, Haitian activist Marianne Angelle and former queen Marie Antoinette as they conspire to avoid literally losing their heads during the insanity of the Reign of Terror. The Revolutionists is an irreverent, fantastical comedy that examines feminism, extremism, art, and how we actually go about changing the world. Score tickets now, with this special presale offer, to The Nora Theatre Company's staging of the show at the Central Square Theater in Cambridge.
Goosebumps the Musical Oct 20 - Nov 5, 2017  
Larcom Theatre Goosebumps the Musical
Brooke and Zeke are thrilled to learn that they've won the starring roles in the new school musical -- a mysterious production called The Phantom. But when strange, seemingly supernatural events begin interrupting rehearsals, the friends begin to wonder whether the show they're acting in might be cursed. In the slightly spooky, family-friendly world of Goosebumps the Musical: Phantom of the Auditorium from Boston Children's Theatre, Brooke and Zeke must race to find out whether they're being haunted by ghosts or hoodwinked by pranksters.
Souvenir Oct 20 - Nov 19, 2017  
Lyric Stage Company of Boston Souvenir
Souvenir, a fantasia on the life of Florence Foster Jenkins, is the hilarious and sweetly inspiring true story of the wealthy socialite who enjoyed a remarkably successful concert career as a singer ... even though she was devoid of musical talent, deliriously tone-deaf and unaware that her devoted audiences found her a source of amusement. Stephen Temperley's story focuses on her accompanist, Cosme McMoon, who grows to admire, respect and even protect Jenkins' triumphant spirit and belief in herself. Nominated for Drama Desk and Tony Awards in its original 2004-2005 New York runs, Souvenir can now be seen at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston -- starring Leigh Barrett and Will McGarrahan, and directed by Spiro Veloudos.
Pilobolus Oct 27 - Oct 29, 2017  
Boch Center Shubert Theatre Pilobolus
The wildly creative avant-garde dance company Pilobolus has transformed itself into an international entertainment juggernaut and their dynamic feats will be on full display at Boston's Shubert Theatre. The troupe's been featured everywhere from Oprah to 60 Minutes to Sesame Street and they were nominated for a 2012 Grammy Award for the video for OK Go's "All Is Not Lost." Blowing minds since 1971, the company continues to explore new ways of using the human body as a graphic and expressive medium. Watch as they create a mesmerizing physical world in this Boch Center program, which includes "The Inconsistent Pedaler," an absurd, acrobatic and lyrical collaboration with fiction writer Etgar Keret and filmmaker Shira Geffen.
In the Heights Oct 27 - Nov 19, 2017  
Wheelock Family Theatre In the Heights
With incredible hip-hop dancing, a contemporary Latin-flavored score and music and lyrics from Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, In the Heights scored the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical, winning over audiences with its fresh-faced charm and vibrant music. This production takes you on an exhilarating journey into the lives of the residents of the Dominican-American neighborhood of Washington Heights in New York City. Don't miss this energetic and engaging musical at Boston's Wheelock Family Theatre.
The Music Man Nov 4 - Nov 18, 2017  
The Footlight Club at Eliot Hall The Music Man
Always a feel-good favorite, the Tony-winning musical comedy The Music Man follows the adventures of fast-talking "Professor" Harold Hill, who plans to con the good people of an Iowa town into buying instruments for a boys' band he has no intention of organizing, then marching off with their hard-earned cash. But there's trouble right there in River City when he becomes fond of the townspeople and falls for the lovely Marian the Librarian, even as she begins to see through his scheme. Showing at Eliot Hall in the Boston area, this uplifting and entertaining show sparkles with memorable tunes like "Seventy-Six Trombones," "Ya Got Trouble," "Till There Was You," "Goodnight, My Someone" and many more.
The Nefarious, Immoral, But Highly Profitable Enterprise of Mr. Burke and Mr. Hare Nov 8 - Nov 12, 2017  
Boston Center for the Arts The Nefarious, Immoral, But Highly Profitable Enterprise of Mr. Burke and Mr. Hare
When Edinburgh's world-renowned anatomy schools face a cadaver shortage in the 1820s, two men smell a money-making enterprise. Based on historical events, The Nefarious, Immoral, But Highly Profitable Enterprise of Mr. Burke & Mr. Hare follows the infamous 10-month killing spree of William Burke and William Hare -- and questions how far society will go in the name of "science". With music by Julian Grant and libretto by Mark Campbell, this highly theatrical and brutally funny chamber opera brings both gore and glee to Boston Center for the Arts - Cyclorama.
The State of Siege Nov 9 - Nov 11, 2017  
Cutler Majestic Theatre The State of Siege
Written by Nobel Prize-winning author Albert Camus, The State of Siege weaves paranoia, endurance and political struggle into a dizzying modern metaphor. See how the manipulation of fear in a sleepy city in Spain gives rise to a totalitarian regime. Staged by leading avant-garde French director Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota and produced on an epic scale by the celebrated Paris theatre company Theatre de la Ville, the production explores how art can serve as a way to process -- and to resist -- human atrocities. What role can art play in the face of peril? Faced with imminent danger, can the human spirit remain focused on the beauty of life? Intended to reflect some of mankind's worst dictators, The State of Siege shines a piercing light at Boston's Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre.
A Christmas Story: The Musical Nov 9 - Nov 12, 2017  
The Hanover Theatre A Christmas Story: The Musical
"You'll shoot your eye out!" That classic line spews from TV sets nationwide every December as '40s cherub Ralphie Parker -- oversized glasses, dapper sweater and meticulously combed blond hair -- struggles to find compassion in a world of dream-crushing adults. His Christmas wish is simple: to get a Red Ryder BB gun. Or, more specifically, a "Red Ryder carbine-action, 200-shot range model air rifle with a compass in the stock and this thing which tells time." But the grown-ups in his life are having none of it. Now his misadventures have moved from the screen to the stage in the Boston area with A Christmas Story: The Musical. Originally produced by the film's first Ralphie, Peter Billingsley, this musical spectacular at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts is witty holiday entertainment with a heart of gold (and a tacky leg lamp).
The 39 Steps Nov 17 - Dec 9, 2017  
Boston Center for the Arts The 39 Steps
Alfred Hitchcock and Monty Python collide in The 39 Steps, a hilarious spy-melodrama-turned-comedy that toys with all the best tropes -- a beautiful woman with a mysterious past, a murder, a nationwide manhunt and a nefarious ring of spies. It's equal parts adventure, romance and absurdity. Moonbox Productions cues up a cast of more than 150 characters ... played by just four actors. And as the plot thickens on the the BCA Plaza Theatre stage, you'll witness a series of death-defying leaps (all from short distances) and behold an array of dazzling special effects (all pulled from a steamer trunk).
A Christmas Carol Nov 24 - Dec 31, 2017  
Central Square Theater A Christmas Carol
It wouldn't be the holidays without miserly Ebenezer Scrooge trying to derail everyone's enjoyment, and in Underground Railway Theater's production of A Christmas Carol, the Dickens classic is given a facelift. Featuring puppetry, a live musical score, dancing and an intimate setting, the sights, sounds and scents of this Christmas favorite leap off the stage. Celebrate the season with this unique look at a timeless tale.
Great Russian Nutcracker Dec 3  
Orpheum Theatre Great Russian Nutcracker
One of the world's most magical adaptations of Tchaikovsky's holiday classic, the Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker pirouettes its way into Boston's Orpheum Theatre as part of its 25th anniversary tour. Almost 40 renowned dancers bring to life the timeless story of young Masha (Clara), who receives the gift of a nutcracker one Christmas Eve and dreams that night of a grand adventure with her Nutcracker Prince. Filled with larger-than-life puppets and nesting dolls, handmade Victorian-style costumes, gasp-inducing special effects and sets created by La La Land designer Carl Sprague, this perennial favorite is sure to cast its seasonal spell over the whole family.
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.
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.
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.
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.