The romantic comedy Barefoot in the Park, award-winning playwright Neil Simon's longest-running hit and the 10th longest-running non-musical play in Broadway history, opens Gloucester Stage's 40th Anniversary season. The comedy centers on newlyweds Corie & Paul as they move into a top floor garret off Third Avenue in Manhattan and quickly discover there's more to marriage than meets the eye. Shana Gozansky makes her GSC directorial debut in this perfect summer delight.
Blue Man Group is best known for its award-winning theatrical productions which critics have described as "ground-breaking," "hilarious," "visually stunning" and "musically powerful." These performances feature three enigmatic bald and blue characters who take the audience through a multi-sensory experience that combines theatre, percussive music, art, science and vaudeville into a form of entertainment that is like nothing else. Experience the thrill of Blue Man Group in Boston.
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.
Mame Dennis's chic New York City life is changed when her orphaned nephew comes to live with her. Surrounded by a cast of eccentric characters, she celebrates the roaring '20s, overcomes tragedy, and sails through life without missing a fad or a dance step. Featuring Jerry Herman songs like "If He Walked Into My Life," "It's Today," "We Need A Little Christmas" and "Bosom Buddies," Reagle's production will be directed and choreographed by five-time IRNE Award winner Eileen Grace (Broadway's The Will Rogers Follies, Reagle's 42nd Street), with IRNE and Elliot Norton Award winner Leigh Barrett (Reagle's Anything Goes) in the title role.
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.
"Shear Madness" is one of the most popular entertainments in the world, delighting audiences night after night with its unique blend of madcap improvisation and spine-tickling mystery.
This unique comedy-whodunit takes place today in the "Shear Madness" hairstyling salon and is chock full of up-to-the-minute spontaneous humor. During the course of the action, a murder is committed and the audience gets to spot the clues, question the suspects, and solve the funniest mystery in the annals of crime.The outcome is never the same, which is why many audience members return again and again to the scene of the mayhem.
After being abandoned by their father, triplet sisters are left to find their places in the world. One looks for purpose, another for adventure and the last stays where she is to create a home. Twenty years later, having circled the globe and fought Vikings, toppled lighthouses, fed whole towns with scrumptious pastries and overcome beastly obstacles to achieve greatness, the three meet again as women. You will experience the sisters' magical and heartfelt journeys throughout this charming fairytale. "The story focuses on the power of family, love, and curiosity. I am inspired by the unique ways each sister displays her bravery in the face of life's challenges, " said Marta Rainer, Artistic Director, Wellesley Repertory Theatre. "In a world filled with negativity, this show will invite hearts to sing our audiences - of every age! - in the magic."