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.
Caroline Thibodeaux knows who she is: a devoted mother, a good Christian and a competent housekeeper to the Gellman family. But when Noah Gellman's mother dies, he clings to Caroline despite barriers of race, culture and religion. Meanwhile, outside, the rising tide of the civil rights movement threatens to alter her world forever. Caroline is torn between her home and her work, her faith and her instinct, her future and her past. What can she do if the only way to remain true to herself is to change? With music by Jeanine Tesori and a book by Tony Kushner loosely based on his provocative and personal story, Caroline, or Change interweaves text and music ranging from prose to fantasy, from gospel to zydeco, and from Motown to klezmer to tell a story as complex and rich as its heroine. Experience this Laurence Olivier Award-winning musical at Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts.
In Bone Flat, Pennsylvania, the high school community is plunged into shock and grief following the death of a beloved varsity football player. The arrival of new student Merle provides closure for those in mourning. It's when Merle's interest demands more than just a shoulder to cry on that things start to get dangerous - but for whom? A BU New Play Initiative, produced by Boston Playwrights' Theatre and Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre.
Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach is now a musical for the whole family to enjoy. When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach and launches him into a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach, among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities. But after the peach falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements. Thanks to James’ quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family. The dangerous voyage is a success, but the adventure takes a whole new twist once they land on the Empire State Building. Enjoy this musical family adventure at Boston’s Wheelock Family Theatre.
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Miserables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption-a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Featuring the thrilling score and beloved songs "I Dreamed A Dream," "On My Own," "Stars," "Bring Him Home," "One Day More," and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history.
"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.
An evening of anarchic theatre, live music and strange goings-on ... One wintry morning Prudencia Hart, an uptight academic, sets off to attend a conference in Kelso in the Scottish Borders. As the snow begins to fall, little does she know who or what awaits her there. Inspired by the border ballads, The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart is delivered in a riotous romp of rhyming couplets and devilish encounters. The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart stars actors Becca A. Lewis in the role of Prudencia and Brooks Reeves as Colin Syme, Prudencia's academic arch nemesis who is hoping for more than an academic relationship with her, with Music Direction by David Reiffel.
Trigger Warning explores how a mass shooting impacts one family - that of the shooter. Were there warning signs that were ignored? Could they have done anything to stop this senseless act? Can the family face a community that once was home and now reviles them? Is there anything this devastated family can offer an angry nation other than thoughts and prayers? This intense new drama zeroes in on the heart of the gun debate, mental health issues, fears and misconceptions surrounding this uniquely American phenomenon. Watch it all unfold at the Boston Center for the Arts.
Shakespeare's Twelfth Night is a story of unrequited love - a tale both hilarious and heartbreaking. Twins are separated during a shipwreck and are forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on Olivia, who falls for Viola but is idolized by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who's the spitting image of his twin sister ... Is it possible for this all to end well? Well, it is a comedy. Laugh along to all the fun of Twelfth Night, a co-production of the Actors' Shakespeare Project and the Lyric Stage.