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Black Nativity  
Paramount Center Black Nativity
 
Langston Hughes' Black Nativity - a joyous account of the nativity told through scripture, verse, music and dance - is a true Christmastime tradition, and the National Center of Afro-American Artists' captivating production is the longest-running performance of the Harlem Renaissance poet's song-play in the world. First performed in 1961, Black Nativity is a retelling of the Christmas story from an Afro-centric perspective, and mixes text from the Gospel of Saint Luke with black vernacular. A cast of children and adults brings this timeless story to life with music and dancing in this uplifting production for the whole family. Experience this Boston tradition, now in its 49th year, at Paramount Center.
   
Blue Man Group  
Charles Playhouse Blue Man Group
 
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.


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Burst  
Chelsea Theatre Works Burst
 
The Longwood Players and the Brain Aneurysm Foundation partner to raise awareness of brain aneurysms with a new play, Burst. As their mother lies in a coma in the Neuro ICU after suffering a ruptured brain aneurysm, three siblings find a home in waiting room 3. With humor and heart, Burst explores the comedy and clarity of crisis and love.
   
A Christmas Carol  
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 that infuses even more holiday energy. 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.
   
ChristmasTime  
Reagle Music Theatre ChristmasTime
 
Haul out the holly! Reagle's beloved Christmas extravaganza returns in a production that is sure to entertain children and adults of all ages. Featuring a cast of more than 100 performers and a live orchestra, the 2019 edition of ChristmasTime includes precision dancers, a living nativity, a visit to the North Pole, a glimpse of Victorian Christmas in Boston, and more than 20 yuletide tunes.
   
Miracle on 34th Street  
Greater Boston Stage Company Miracle on 34th Street
 
If you really believe, anything can happen. When Kris Kringle agrees to serve as a last-minute replacement for Santa in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, he is so convincing that he is offered a job as the Santa for Macy's department store. He claims to be the real Santa Claus, but can he convince the doubters, including an 8 year-old girl longing to find something to believe in?
   
Murder on the Orient Express  
Lyric Stage Company of Boston Murder on the Orient Express
 
Just after midnight, a snow storm stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The famous train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by morning it has one fewer passenger. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. With a locomotive full of suspects and a killer on board, it's the perfect mystery for detective Hercule Poirot, n'est-ce pas? Broadway World raves, "One heck of a train ride!"
   
Parade  
Boston Center for the Arts Parade
 
Based on the true story of a trial that captivated the nation, Parade is the tale of Leo Frank, a Jewish factory-owner transplanted to Georgia and married to a Southerner. When a young girl in his employ is found murdered, Leo's life is swept up by the intense forces of anti-Semitism and sensationalistic journalism in early 20th-century Atlanta. Leo's struggle to maintain his identity in the face of extreme prejudice, his wife Lucille's arc from privileged housewife to empowered crusader for truth and justice, and a region grappling with the complexities of its history, come urgently to life in Tony-winning composer Jason Robert Brown and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Alfred Uhry's modern musical classic. A timeless romance. A gripping legal drama. A story for our tumultuous modern moment, ripped from the headlines of a century ago. Directed by Jason Modica, Music Directed by Catherine Stornetta, Choreographed by Kira Troilo.
   
Shear Madness  
Charles Playhouse Shear Madness
 
"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.
   
Tuck Everlasting  
Umbrella Center for the Arts Tuck Everlasting
 
Based on the book by the same name, which also inspired a 2002 Disney movie, this magical, musical adventure is fun for the whole family and a dazzling spectacle for our award-winning design teams. Eleven-year-old Winnie Foster yearns for a life of adventure beyond her white picket fence when she stumbles upon the Tuck family and their secret to everlasting youth and faces the extraordinary choice of returning to her ordinary life or continuing with the Tucks on their infinite journey.