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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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The Bodyguard  
The Bushnell The Bodyguard
 
World-famous pop superstar Rachel Marron has hired former Secret Service agent Frank Farmer to protect her from an anonymous stalker. At first, the headstrong and free-spirited Marron finds herself at odds with her disciplined and risk-averse bodyguard -- but as her stalker's threats intensify, she and Farmer begin to fall in love. The Bodyguard is a breathtaking musical adaptation of the 1992 romantic thriller that starred Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, and it's coming to The Bushnell in Hartford with Grammy-nominated R&B star Deborah Cox in the lead role and featuring irresistible songs like "Queen of the Night," "So Emotional" and one of the biggest-selling songs of all time: "I Will Always Love You."
   
Disney's Beauty and the Beast  
Wheelock Family Theatre Disney's Beauty and the Beast
 
Disney's Beauty and the Beast brings its enchanting tale and Academy Award-winning score to the Wheelock Family Theatre in Boston. Based on the beloved 1991 animated film, this worldwide hit stage adaptation has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. The acclaimed musical tells the story of Belle, an intelligent young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who's really a young prince under the spell of a witch's curse. Time is running out, and if the Beast doesn't learn his lesson soon, he and his entire household will be doomed for all eternity. Filled with colorful characters and dazzling songs, including "Be Our Guest" and the unforgettable title song, this tale as old as time will entertain the whole family.
   
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf  
Hibernian Hall For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf
 
Poet-playwright Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf is a cornerstone of contemporary American theater. In it, seven women of color share their stories and find strength in each other through "a layin' on of hands." This innovative theater piece is composed of 21 poems, linked by music and dance. The women dance out and declare their everyday joys, hurts and loves. Praxis Stage takes on this Obie-winning, Tony-nominated play at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury.
   
Hype Man  
Boston Center for the Arts Hype Man
 
Frontman Pinnacle and his hype man Verb have been making Hip-Hop together since they were kids. Now that they've got top-notch beatmaker Peep One in the mix, the group is finally on the verge of making it big -- until the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager shakes the trio to its core, and forces them to navigate issues of friendship, race, and privilege. The latest from break beat poet and playwright Idris Goodwin (How We Got On), Hype Man asks us: Who has the responsibility to speak up in the face of social injustice?
   
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.
   
Waitress  
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.
   
Winter Solstice  
Apollinaire Theatre Company at Chelsea Theatre Works Winter Solstice
 
Fascism doesn't show up in jackboots and swastikas. It arrives in the form of a polite older gentleman on Christmas Eve. Roland Schimmelpfennig's play about the failure of liberal intellectuals to confront the historic danger of extremism was written in 2015 in a German context and it's universal relevance has only become more striking this year. Winter Solstice is a portrait of liberal impotence in the face of blind conviction. Will these well-meaning dedicated people take action when facism is entertaining them in their living room? This production is Apollinaire Theatre's second Schimmelpfennig U.S. premiere staging at Chelsea Theatre Works.