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ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS
Address: Academy Playhouse, 120 Main St, Orleans, MA
Web: THROUGH SEPT 13 Neil Simon’s Come Blow Your HornOCT 1 THROUGH NOV 2 The Producers
Call for show times. All shows held in the Playhouse Theatre and cost $20, unless otherwise noted. Thurs-Sat shows begin at 8 pm, Sun shows begin at 2 pm.
Address: Acme Theater, 61 Summer St, Maynard, MA
Web: SEPT 19 THROUGH OCT 11 Meanwhile Back on the CouchNOV 14 THROUGH DEC 6 Independence
Acme Theater, Maynard's own community theater, presents four mainstage productions, a New Works playwriting festival, and several special events each year. The theater is housed in a former middle school, with a 72-seat black-box thrust stage. Performances are on Fri and Sat at 8 pm, and on Sun at 3 pm. Tickets $14-$16.
ACTORS’ SHAKESPEARE PROJECT
Address: Actors' Shakespeare Project, Box 400986, Cambridge, MA
Web: NOVEMBER The Merchant of Venice
This year, the Actors’ Shakespeare Project celebrates its 5th anniversary. Call for performance times. Tickets are $30 to $40. Student and senior discounts available.
AMERICAN REPERTORY THEATRE
Address: 64 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA
Web: SEPT 12 THROUGH OCT 11 Let Me Down Easy, Loeb Drama CenterOCT 18 THROUGH NOV 9 The Communist Dracula Pageant, Zero Arrow TheatreNOV 28 THROUGH DEC 28 Aurélia’s Oratorio, Loeb Drama Center
The Loeb Drama Center box office is open Tues-Sun from noon-5 pm, or until a half-hour before evening performances.
THE AMESBURY PLAYHOUSE DINNER THEATRE
Address: 194 Main St, Amesbury, MA
Web: SEPT 19 THROUGH OCT 12 Social SecurityNOV 7 THROUGH 30 Disney’s High School MusicalDEC 5 THROUGH 21 A Christmas Carol
You eat; they act. Performances are on Wed at 1:30 pm and 7:30 pm, on Fri and Sat at 8:30 pm, and on Sun at 1:30 and 6:30 pm, except as noted. Tickets for show only $18, $16 for seniors and students. Dinner combo begins at $30 a head. Reservations required.
BERKSHIRE THEATRE FESTIVAL
Address: Stockbridge, MA
Web: THROUGH NOV 9 Eleanor: Her Secret JourneyDEC 11 THROUGH 30 A Christmas Carol
Box office is open Mon-Sat from 10 am to 7 pm on show days, and from 10 am-5 pm on non-show days. Call 413.298.5576 for tickets.
Address: Northeastern University, Huntington Ave, Boston, MA
Web: SEPT 27 31st John Coltrane Memorial Concert, 8 pm, $10-$25OCT 4 AND 24 A Conversation with Stephen Sondheim, 8 pm, $10-$30
Performances held in the Blackman Theater, Ell Hall, 360 Huntington Ave, Boston.
BOSTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Address: 539 Tremont St, Boston, MA
Web: THROUGH OCT 5 the Huntington Theatre Company presents How Shakespeare Won the West, BU Theatre (Mainstage)SEPT 17 THROUGH OCT 18 Up You Mighty Race Inc. presents In the ContinuumSEPT 18 THROUGH 20 the Huntington Theatre Company presents Adam Pascal Live, Wimberly TheatreSEPT 19 THROUGH OCT 18 SpeakEasy Stage Company presents The Light in the Piazza, Roberts Studio TheatreOCT 6 AND 7 SpeakEasy Stage Company Presents Sorry, Wrong Number, Roberts Studio TheatreOCT 8 THROUGH 26 the Huntington Theatre Company presents Wishful Drinking, BU Theatre (Mainstage)OCT 10 THROUGH NOV 15 the Huntington Theatre Company presents Boleros for the Disenchanted, Wimberly TheatreOCT 10 THROUGH NOV 1 Boston University’s College of Fine Arts presents the 12th Annual Fringe Festival, BU Theatre (Studio 210)NOV 7 THROUGH DEC 7 the Huntington Theatre Company presents Rock ’n’ Roll, BU Theatre (Mainstage)NOV 14 THROUGH DEC 13 SpeakEasy Stage Company presents The Seafarer, Roberts Studio TheatreDEC 10 THROUGH 13 Boston University’s College of Fine Arts presents The Corn is Green, BU Theatre (Mainstage)DEC 11 THROUGH 20 Boston University’s College of Fine Arts presents Lysistrata, Wimberly Theatre
The Boston Center for the Arts has four stages, as well as exhibit space and artists’ studios. Performances are in the BCA Theater, except as noted. For additional information, call, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Address: Robsham Theater Arts Center, 140 Comm Ave, Chestnut Hill, MA
Web: SEPT 19 Watoto Children’s ChoirSEPT 21 Joumana Medawaar - SesobelOCT 8 THROUGH 12 Theatre Department/RTAC Production presents Hotel Paradiso, 7:30 pm, 2 pm on Oct 12OCT 23 THROUGH 25 Boston College Dramatics Society presents Much Ado About Nothing, Bonn StudioOCT 30 THROUGH NOV 1 the Contemporary Theatre of Boston College presents The Last Five Years, Bonn StudioNOV 19 THROUGH 23 Theatre Department/RTAC Production presents Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes (Part One: Millennium Approaches), 7:30 pm and at 2 pm on Nov 23DEC 4 THROUGH 6 Boston College Dance Ensemble Fall Show, 7 pmDEC 13, 14, 20, AND 21 the Boston Liturgical Dance Ensemble presents A Dancer’s Christmas, 3 pm & 7:30 pm
The Robsham Theater Arts Center (RTAC) is the first permanent home designed for theater production at Boston College. Built in 1981, the facility houses a 591-seat main theater, a large lobby and exhibit space, and a black-box studio theater. The college presents four faculty-directed and two student-directed productions each academic year. Tickets generally are $15, $10 students and seniors.
Address: 8 the Fenway, Boston, MA
Web: SEPT 17 AND 19 THROUGH 21 Guerilla Opera presents We are Sons, the Zack BoxOCT 18 AND 19 Children’s Opera Pinocchio, noon and 2 pm on Oct 18 and at 10:30 am on Oct 19OCT 22 THROUGH 26 Follies, Boston Conservatory Theatre, $7-$22, at 2 pm on Oct 25 and 26NOV 14 AND 15 Fully Staged Opera Scenes, freeNOV 20-23 The Quick-Change Room Scenes from a Revolution, Boston Conservatory Theatre, $7-$22
The Boston Conservatory presents music, dance, and theater. Mon-Sat performances begin at 8 pm, Sun performances begin at 2 pm. All performances are held in Seully Hall and cost between $7 and $12, unless otherwise noted. Call for additional information.
BOSTON PLAYWRIGHT’S THEATRE
Address: 949 Comm Ave, Boston, MA
Web: THROUGH SEPT 21 The Boys of Winter, $20 and $10
Founded in 1981 by Derek Walcott, Boston Playwrights' Theatre is an award-winning small professional theatre dedicated to the production of new plays. Shows are Thurs at 7:30 pm, Fri and Sat at 8 pm, and Sun at 2 pm. Tickets $20, $10 students, seniors, and veterans.
BOSTON UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS
Address: 855 Comm Ave, Boston, MA
Web: OCT 10 THROUGH NOV 2 12th Annual Fall Fringe Festival, 6 pmOCT 10 THROUGH 25 Pope Joan, 8 pmOCT 18 THROUGH NOV 1 Trouble in Tahiti, 6:30 pmOCT 25 THROUGH NOV 1 Tobermory
All performances begin at 6:30 pm in BU Theatre’s Studio 210, unless otherwise noted. For tickets, call 617.933.8600.
Address: Spingold Theater Center, 415 South St, Waltham, MA
Web: OCT 16 THROUGH 26 Saturday NightNOV 20 THROUGH 23 Tea and Flowers, Purity and Grace, Mainstage Theatre
Fall box-office hours are Mon-Fri from 10 am to 4 pm, on Thurs and Fri from 10 am to 7 pm, on Sat from noon to 7 pm, and on Sun from noon to 1 pm on performance days only. Box-office hours are extended through curtain time on performance days. Call for showtimes. Performances are staged in the Laurie Theater, except as noted. Tickets $16-$20.
BROWN UNIVERSITY THEATER
Address: 77 Waterman St, Providence, RI
Web: SEPT 25 THROUGH 28 AND OCT 2 THROUGH 5 Funnyhouse of a NegroNOV 13 THROUGH 16 AND 20 THROUGH 23 The Chageling, Stuart TheatreDEC 4 THROUGH 7 Death and the King’s Horseman
Brown University Theater produces a host of dance, musical, and theatrical pieces every season. All performances are held in the Leeds Theatre, unless otherwise noted. Thurs-Sat shows begin at 8 pm, Sun shows begin at 2 pm. Box office hours are Tues through Fri from noon to 5 pm, while school is in session. Call for ticket prices.
CAPE REP THEATRE
Address: Rte 6A, East Brewster, MA
Web: SEPT 18 THROUGH OCT 19 Dirty BlondeNOV 6 THROUGH DEC 7 The Member of the Wedding, $20
Box office is open two hours before every performance. Thurs-Sat shows begin at 8 pm, Sun shows begin at 2 pm
Address: Centastage, Box 15261, Boston, MA
Web: NOV 23 THROUGH 30 Boston Sings Boston, 7:30 pm, $13
Founded in August 1991, Centastage exclusively produces world premieres of works for the stage by New England writers.
CHAMBER THEATRE PRODUCTIONS
Address: 2 Park Plaza, Boston, MA
Web: OCT 3 Encore!!, BostonDEC 2 Encore!!, New BedfordDEC 8 AND 10 Encore!!, BostonDEC 12 Encore!!, WorcesterDEC 15 AND 17 Classics!, BostonDEC 17 THROUGH 19 Encore!, BostonDEC 22 Classics!, MedfordDEC 22, Encore!!, New BedfordDEC 23 Classics!, BostonDEC 23 Encore!!, Boston
Educational theater troupe performs locally and nationally. Performances are at 10:30 am. This year, the Encore!! performances include five allegorical tales: The Tell-Tale Heart, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The Monkey’s Paw, The Necklace, and The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County. Classics! performances include a series of short stories: The Fall of the House of Usher, The Ransom of Red Chief, The Most Dangerous Game, The Open Window, and The Lady or the Tiger. Tickets must be reserved in advance by phone or mail.
Address: 74 Warrenton St, Boston, MA
Ongoing on stage one, the performance-art and music trio Blue Man Group in Tubes. Performances are on Wed and Thurs at 8 pm, on Fri at 7 pm, on Sat at 4, 7, and 10 pm, and on Sun at 2 and 5 pm. Tickets $48 to $58. Call 617.931.2787 for tickets.
CHARLESTOWN WORKING THEATRE
Address: 442 Bunker Hill St, Charlestown, MA
The Charlestown Working Theater develops original performances, producing the work of theater artists and companies, with a strong emphasis on developing new works. Every Wed from 4-5 pm beginning Sept 10 the theatre holds Irish dancing classes, hosted by the Woods School. Every Thurs and Fri morning is Music Together, a class for children ages 0-5. Call or check Web site for updated fall events calendar.
COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS THEATRE DEPARTMENT
Address: Fenwick Theater, College of the Holy Cross, 1 College St, Worcester, MA
Shows held in the Fenwick Theater, Tickets $10. Next production will be Shakespeare’s Pericles, beginning early October 2008. Call for ticket prices and additional information.
Address: 106 Boylston St, Boston, MA
Web: SEPT 13 AND 14 The High Kings, Colonial TheatreSEPT 11 THROUGH OCT 5 A Chorus LineOCT 28 THROUGH NOV 9 Legally Blonde: The Musical
The theater is booked by Broadway in Boston. Subscriptions available. Tickets available through Ticketmaster at 617.931.2787, and at the Colonial Theatre Box Office. All performances held in the Opera House, unless noted otherwise. Call for showtimes.
CUTLER MAJESTIC THEATRE
Address: 219 Tremont St, Boston, MA
Web: SEPT 14 Cutler Majestic Theatre Open House, 1-5 pm, freeSEPT 20 2008 Boston Comedy Festival Finals, 8 pm, $45-$65OCT 17 AND 21 Der Freischütz, 7:30 pm, $29-$119OCT 19 Der Freischütz, 3 pm, $29-$119OCT 25 Tartuffe, 8 pm, $45OCT 30 Mario Franglouis in Concert, 8 pm, $35-$150OCT 31 AND NOV 1 Assume the Position, 8:30 pm, $35-$55NOV 15, 26 AND 22 The Hundred Dresses, 2 pm, $21NOV 15, 21 AND 22 The Hundred Dresses, 7:30 pm, $21DEC 12, 13, 19 AND 20 WGBH Presents A Christmas Celtic Sojourn with Brian O’Donovan, 8 pm, $25-$75DEC 13, 14 AND 20 WGBH Presents A Christmas Celtic Sojourn with Brian O’Donovan, 3 pm, $25-$75DEC 27 Jim Brickman Holiday Tour 2008, 8 pm, $25-$55DEC 28 Jim Brickman Holiday Tour 2008, 3 and 7 pm, $25-$55
Housed by Emerson College at 219 Tremont St, Boston, this venue hosts a range of programs and events -- opera, dance, dramas, comedy, and musicals. The theater itself, is a restored landmark property dating from 1903.
DOUBLE EDGE THEATRE
Address: 948 Conway Rd, Ashfield, MA
Web: SEPT 20 AND 21 The Disapearance, 8 pm, $18, National Yiddish Book Center, AmherstNOV 7 The Unpossessed, 8 pm, $10, Palace Theatre
Double Edge Theatre’s mission is to develop and promote original theater performance and to create a permanent center of performance, practice, training, research, and cultural exchange at its home, “The Farm,” located in Ashfield, Massachusetts.
DOWNTOWN CABARET THEATRE
Address: 263 Golden Hill St, Bridgeport, CT
Web: THURS THROUGH SUN THROUGH SEPT 21 She Loves You!, $45EVERY SAT AND SUN OCT 12 THROUGH NOV 2 AND OCT 21 THROUGH 23 Halloween High School, $15EVERY SAT AND SUN NOV 15 THROUGH DEC 28 AND EVERY TUES THROUGH THURS DEC 2 THROUGH 18 Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, $15EVERY FRI THROUGH SAT NOV 28 THROUGH JAN 4 42nd Street, $45
Call for showtimes. Group discounts available.
FOOTHILLS THEATRE COMPANY
Address: off Commercial St, Worcester Common Outlets, Worcester, MA
Web: SEPT 27 THROUGH OCT 19 Moonlight and MagnoliasOCT 25 THROUGH NOV 16 Take Me OutNOV 22 Stand-Up Comedy NightDEC 6 THROUGH 28 Holiday Revue
Located in the heart of the Heart of the Commonwealth (i.e. Worcester). Call for performance times and ticket prices. Subscriptions available.
GLOUCESTER STAGE COMPANY
Address: 267 E. Main St, Gloucester, MA
Web: THROUGH SEPT 14 The Woman in Black: A Ghost Play
The Gloucester Stage Company was co-founded in 1979 by Geoff Richon, Denny Blodgett, and Israel Horovitz as a "safe harbor for playwrights and new plays." Call for performance times. Tickets $15 to $35.
GOODSPEED OPERA HOUSE
Address: Rte 82, East Haddam, CT
Web: THROUGH SEPT 19 Half a Sixpence - A Big, Old Fashioned Dance Musical!SEPT 26 THROUGH NOV 30 Big River - The Adventures of Huckleberry FinnOCT 10 THROUGH NOV 2 The Story of My Life, Norma Terris TheatreDEC 7 THROUGH JAN 4 Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas
Most productions are performed at the Goodspeed Opera House. The nearby 200-seat Norma Terris Theatre premieres new musicals. The Goodspeed offers preshow dinners, wine tastings, and happy hours. Call for showtimes. All performances held in the Godspeed Opera House, unless otherwise noted. Tickets $24-$65.
Address: 50 Church St, Hartford, CT
Web: THROUGH OCT 5 A Midsummer Night’s DreamSEPT 9, 16, 17, AND 24 AfterWords: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 9:30 pm, at 4 pm on Sept 17 and 24SEPT 21 Sunday Discussion: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 4 pmOCT 16 THROUGH NOV 16 ResurrectionOCT 17 Splendid Evening, 6:30 pmNOV 9 Sunday Discussion: Resurrection, 4 pm
Founded in 1963, Hartford Stage is one of America's most distinguished not-for-profit professional resident theaters. AfterWords sessions give audience members the opportunity to engage in a post-production discussion of the show. Sunday Discussion allows audience members to eavesdrop on a scholarly pre-performance discussion. Call for performance times and ticket prices. Most performances equipped with Open Captioning and some Audio Described Performances available.
HUNTINGTON THEATRE COMPANY
Address: Boston University, 264 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA
Web: THROUGH OCT 5 How Shakespeare Won the WestSEPT 18 THROUGH 20 Adam Pascal Live, Wimberly TheatreOCT 8 THROUGH 26 Wishful DrinkingOCT 10 THROUGH NOV 15 Boleros for the Disenchanted, Wimberly TheatreNOV 7 THROUGH DEC 7 Rock ’n’ Roll
While maintaining its home base at the 890-seat Boston University Theatre, the Huntington has expanded its operations to include the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, housing the 370-seat Virginia Wimberly Theatre and the 200-seat Nancy and Edward Roberts Studio Theatre. Performances are at the BU Theatre, except as noted. Tickets $15-$65. Call for performance times.
Address: 216 Hanover St, Boston, MA
Web: SATURDAYS The Midnight Show, $10WEDNESDAYS Lost in Boston, 8 pm, $15WEDNESDAYS House Team performs, 10 pm, $5THURSDAYS Sketchshop, 10 pm, free
Improv Asylum offers main-stage shows on Thurs and Fri at 8 pm, and on Sat at 8 pm and 10 pm.
Address: Back Alley Theater, 1253 Cambridge St, Inman Square, Cambridge, MA
Web: WEDNESDAYS The Hump, 8 pmTHURSDAYS Bastards, Inc., 8 pmTHURSDAYS The Great and Secret Show, 10 pFRIDAYS SketchHaus, 7:30 pm, CabaretFRIDAYS Henchman, 8 pmFRIDAYS Harold Night, 9:30 pm, CabaretFRIDAYS TheatreSports, 10 pmFRIDAYS Nightcap, 11:30 pmSATURDAYS Family Show, 6 pmSATURDAYS MOSAIC, 7 pm, CabaretSATURDAYSImprovBoston Mainstage, 8 pmSATURDAYS A Night of Oral (Tradition), 9:30 pm, CabaretSATURDAYS ImprovBoston Mainstage, 10 pmSATURDAYS Nightcap, 11:30 pmSUNDAYS Sgt. Culpepper’s Improv Jam, 7 pm
ImprovBoston presents a diverse weekly schedule. Its Inman Square location features Mainstage performances every Sat night at 8 and 10 pm. Tickets $10, $7 for students and seniors.
LEVENTHAL-SIDMAN JEWISH CENTER
Address: 333 Nahanton St, Newton Centre, MA
Web: OCT 25 AND 26 I May Be Black . . . But God Knows I’m JewishNOV 30 Magik Ark presents Nate the Great A Theatreworks/USA Production, 1 and 3 pm
Performances sponsored by the Jewish Theatre of New England are on Sat at 8 pm and on Sun at 1 and 5 pm. Tickets $28, $26 for seniors and students, except as noted. Discounts for JCC members. Magic Ark children’s theater shows $9.
LONG WHARF THEATRE
Address: Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Dr, New Haven, CT
Web: OCT 8 THROUGH NOV 9 Hughie, Stage IINOV 26 THROUGH DEC 21 A Civil War Christmas, Mainstage
Jon Jory and Harlan Kleiman teamed up to establish this theater, now in its 41st season, which prides itself on renewing classic plays and producing modern plays with a touch of imagination and novelty.
LYRIC STAGE COMPANY OF BOSTON
Address: 140 Clarendon St, Copley Sq, Boston, MA
Web: OCT 6, 7 AND 13 Once Upon a Time: Hansel & GretelTHROUGH OCT 11 FolliesOCT 17 THROUGH NOV 15 NovemberNOV 28 THROUGH DEC 21 The Mystery of Irma Vep
Call or visit the Web site for showtimes. Tickets $25-$54, depending on time and seat location. $10 student rush tickets available 30 minutes before each show. Subscriptions available. Once Upon a Time Children’s Series performances begin at 11 am, tickets $8.
MERRIMACK REPERTORY THEATRE
Address: Liberty Hall, 50 East Merrimack St, Lowell, MA
Web: OCT 16 THROUGH NOV 9 The FantasticksNOV 20 THROUGH DEC 14 Skylight
Performances are Wed, Thurs, and Fri at 8 pm, on Sat at 8:30 pm, and on Sun at 7 pm, with matinees on Wed at 2 pm, Sat at 4:30 pm, and Sun at 2 pm. The box office is open Tues-Sat from noon-6 pm. Call for ticket prices.
MOBIUS ARTISTS GROUP
Address: Mobius, Inc., 381 Congress St, 2nd floor rear, Boston, MA
Web: SEPT 13 AND 14 Mouth of a Story, 10 am and 2 pmSEPT 19 THROUGH 21 Anthill of mental honeyOCT 6 The Human Cost of War
Since its founding in 1977, Mobius has been heavily involved in the performance-art medium. Many members (past and present) teach, or have taught, this art-form at some of the institutions in the greater Boston area, such as the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts College of Art, and Monserrat College of Art.
NEW REPERTORY THEATRE
Address: Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St, Watertown, MA
Web: SEPT 14 THROUGH OCT 5 Eurydice, MainstageOCT 4 THROUGH 26 Gutenberg! The Musical!, DownstageOCT 26 THROUGH NOV 16 The Lieutenant of Inishmore, MainstageDEC 14 A Christmas Carol, 3 pmDEC 17 THROUGH JAN 4 Santaland Diaries, Downstage
Mainstage performances on Wed and Thurs at 7:30 pm and on Fri at 8 pm, on Sat at 8 pm, and on Sun at 7:30 pm. Mainstage matinees on Sat at 3:30 pm and Sun at 2 pm. Downstage performances on Wed and Thurs at 7:30 pm, Fri at 8 pm, Sat at 8:30 pm, and Sun at 7:30 pm. Downstage matinees on Sat at 4 pm and Sun at 3 pm. Tickets $30 to $55, with senior, student, and group discounts available. Subscriptions available.
NORA THEATRE COMPANY
Address: Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, 949 Comm Ave, Boston, MA
Web: THROUGH SEPT 28 We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay!OCT 16 THROUGH NOV 9 Martha Mitchell Calling
Shows are Wed and Thurs at 7:30 pm, Fri and Sat at 8 pm, and Sun at 3 pm with occassional matinee performances at 3 pm on Sat. Tickets $32, $22 students and seniors over 65.
THE OPERA HOUSE
Address: 539 Washington St, Boston, MA
Web: THROUGH OCT 5 A Chorus Line, Opera HouseOCT 28 THROUGH NOV 9 Legally Blonde, Opera House
The theater is booked by Broadway in Boston. Subscriptions available. Tickets available through Ticketmaster at 617.931.2787, and at the Opera House Box Office. Call for showtimes or check the Web site.
Address: P.O. Box 267, State House Post Office, Boston, MA
The Playwrights’ Platform is a nonprofit cooperative of Boston-area playwrights dedicated to helping one another develop new plays. Twice a month, from Oct through April, the group presents readings of new works by local playwrights that are free and open to the public. Each reading is followed by either written feedback for the playwright, or a discussion to help the writer discover the strengths and weakness of his/her current draft and to plan revisions. New members are welcome and encouraged to participate by submitting plays, acting in them, or simply by attending readings. Readings take place most Sundays at 7 pm at Lasell College in Newton.
PORTLAND STAGE COMPANY
Address: 25A Forest Ave, Portland, ME
Web: SEPT 23 THROUGH OCT 19 William Shakespeare’s Julius CaesarOCT 28 THROUGH NOV 23 Frederick Knott’s Wait Until DarkDEC 5 THROUGH DEC 24 A Christmas Carol
Portland Stage Company, Maine’s largest fully professional, non-profit theater, provides productions for audiences in a broad region of Northern New England. Founded in 1974 as the Profile Theater. Call for performance times. Tickets may range from $26 to $36, depending on the show. Senior and student discounts available.
PROVIDENCE BLACK REPERTORY COMPANY
Address: 276 Westminster St, Providence, RI
Web: SEPT 18 THROUGH OCT 19Bug, $20
The Providence Black Repertory Company (Black Rep) fosters a creative environment that celebrates the artistic contributions of black artists throughout American history. Performances Thurs at 7 pm, Fri and Sat at 8 pm, and on Sun at 3 pm. Tickets $18 adults, $10 children and seniors.
PROVIDENCE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Address: 220 Weybosset St, Providence, RI
Web: SEPT 21 AND 23 THROUGH 28 Legally Blonde: The MusicalDEC 2 THROUGH 7 GreaseDEC 12 THROUGH 14 The NutcrackerDEC 18 A Christmas Celtic Sojourn, 7:30 pmDEC 30 THROUGH JAN 4 Mamma Mia!
Call for performance times.
THE PUBLICK THEATRE
Address: Christian Herter Park, Soldiers Field Rd, Boston, MA
Web: THROUGH SEPT 14 Hay Fever, Christian Herter Park, Brighton, $27 -$32OCT 23 THROUGH NOV 22 Faith Healer, Boston Center for the Arts, Plaza Black Box Theatre
Call for showtimes.
Address: Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Web: SEPT 21 RiverSing Bank of the Charles River at the Weeks Footbridge Cambridge and Boston, 6 pmWEEKENDS DEC 12 THROUGH 30 The Christmas Revels, Sanders Theatre, Harvard University
Revels is a non-profit performing-arts company producing music theater, recordings, and educational materials. Revels was founded in 1971 by author and musician John Langstaff to promote the understanding and appreciation of traditional folk music, dance, and rituals from around the world. Patrick Swanson is artistic director. George Emlen is music director.
RIVERSIDE THEATRE WORKS
Address: French’s Opera House, 45 Fairmount Ave, Hyde Park, MA
Web: OCT 17 THROUGH 26 Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry FinnDEC 5 THROUGH 14 Miracle on 34th St.
Riverside Theatre Works is a family theater devoted to entertaining and bringing families together for an affordable night out. Call for showtimes. Tickets $23, $20 for seniors and students over 16, $15 children.
SEACOAST REPERTORY THEATRE
Address: 125 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH
Web: NOV 1 THROUGH 8 School House Rock Live! Jr.
Mainstage performances are on Thurs at 7:30 pm, on Fri at 8 pm, on Sat at 3 and 8 pm, and on Sun at 3 pm. Tickets $22 to $32. Subscriptions available. Youth Theatre performances are on Sat at 11 am and on Sun at 1 pm. Advance tickets $24 or $28 at the door. Call or visit web site for an updated calendar of coming events.
SHAKESPEARE & COMPANY
Address: 70 Kemble St, Lenox, MA
Web: SEPT 19 THROUGH NOV 9 The Canterville GhostNOV 20 THROUGH 23 20th Annual Fall Festival of ShakespeareDEC 12 AND 13 Twelfth Night Conservatory Program Performance, 7 pm
Box office open Wed-Sun, from 11 am-3 pm. Subscriptions available. Call for ticket prices and showtimes. Performances held in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, unless otherwise noted.
SPEAKEASY STAGE COMPANY
Address: 539 Tremont St, Boston, MA
Web: SEPT 19 THROUGH OCT 18 The Light in the PiazzaOCT 6 AND 7 Sorry, Wrong NumberNOV 14 THROUGH DEC 13 The Seafarer
Performances are at the Boston Center for the Arts Theater. Call for times and ticket details.
Address: 395 Main St, Stoneham, MA
Web: SEPT 11 THROUGH OCT 5 PageantOCT 30 THROUGH NOV 9 How Many Miles to BasraNOV 28 THROUGH DEC 21 It’s a Wonderful Life
Box office open Tues-Sat, from 1 to 6 pm. Pageant and How Many Miles to Basra on Thurs at 7:30 pm, on Fri at 8 pm, Sat at 4 and 8 pm, and on Sun at 2 pm. It’s a Wonderful Life at 7 pm Wed through Sat, and 5 pm on Sun, with a 3 pm matinee on Sat and a 1 pm matinee on Sun. Tickets are $40, $35 seniors, $20 students.
THE THEATER OFFENSIVE
Address: Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St, Boston, MA
Web: OCT 18 AND 19 Birds Do ItOCT 18 AND 19 Blue Fire on the WaterOCT 22 THROUGH 25 Nut/Cracked, 7:30OCT 28 THROUGH Nov 1 Varla Jean Merman Loves a Foreign TongueOCT 31, NOV 1 AND 2 Miss AmericaNOV 5 THROUGH 8 Wake the F**k Up America
The Theater Offensive is a resident theater company of the Boston Center for the Arts. All performances held in the Robets Studio at the Calderwood Pavilion, 527 Tremont St, Boston. Tickets $20-$48. Recognized as a month-long smorgasbord of queer theater, the Theater Offensive’s (T-Off) Out on the Edge Festival of Queer Theater will celebrate its 17th year Oct 18-Nov 8 for a suggested donation of $10. Curtain times vary day to day.
TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY
Address: 201 Washington St, Providence, RI
Web: SEPT 19 THROUGH OCT 26 The Dreams of Antigone, $40-$60DEC 5 THROUGH JAN 11 The Receptionist, $40-$60
Box-office hours seven days a week from noon-8 pm.
TURTLE LANE PLAYHOUSE
Address: 283 Melrose St, Newton, MA
Web: SEPT 12 THROUGH OCT 12 Falsetto’sNOV 14 THROUGH DEC 14 AND 27 THROUGH 30 Into the Woods
Call for showtimes. Tickets $25 to $27.50. Subscriptions available.
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AT AMHERST
Address: Fine Arts Center, Amherst, MA
Web: OCT 30, 31 AND NOV 1, 4, AND 5 THROUGH 8 The Trestle at Pop Lick CreekDEC 4, 5, 6, 10, AND 11 THROUGH 13 The Imaginary Invalid Student matinee on Dec 10
The Department of Theater presents a varied slate of works directed, designed, and acted by members of the department, including graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, and staff. The first Fri show of every performance is followed by a free open discussion. All performances are at 8 pm, with a 2 pm matinee on Sat. Tickets are $12, $6 seniors and students.
Address: Beatrice Herford’s Vokes Theatre, Route 20, Wayland, MA
Call or visit Web site for updated fall calendar. Tickets $13 for Thurs evening shows and Sat matinees, $16 for shows on Fri and Sat nights.
Address: 265 Tremont St, Boston, MA
Web: SEPT 26 THROUGH 28 Tyler Perry’s The Marriage Counselor, $44.50-$54.50NOV 26 THROUGH DEC 28 Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, $28-$150
Call for specific information on shows listed below. Tickets available through Tele-Charge, 800. 447.7400, or at the box office, open Mon-Sat, from 10 am-6 pm.
WELLFLEET HARBOR ACTORS THEATER
Address: 15 Kendrick Ave, Wellfleet, MA
Web: THROUGH SEPT 21 Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Harbor Stage, 7 pm, $29SEPT 11 THROUGH OCT 4 The George Place, Julie Harris Stage, 8 pm, $32
Performances held at the Harbor Stage or the Julie Harris Stage.
WHEELOCK FAMILY THEATRE
Address: 200 the Riverway, Boston, MA
Web: OCT 31 THROUGH NOV 30 Saint Joan
Shows are on Fri at 7:30 pm, and on Sat and Sun at 3 pm. Occasional 10 am school matinees. Tickets $15 to $25. Group rates available. Box office open Mon-Fri from noon-5:30 pm. Call for information on American Sign Language Interpretation and Audio Description availability.
YALE REPERTORY THEATRE
Address: 1120 Chapel St, New Haven, CT
Web: SEPT 19 THROUGH OCT 11, Passion PlayOCT 24 THROUGH NOV 15, Happy Now?NOV 28 THROUGH DEC 20 Rough Crossing
All shows at the University Theatre (222 York St). Call for performance times and ticket information. Subscriptions available.