Get ready for oodles of hometown reality in this parody performance, where you’ll meet Rovanka, the baroness of an uncertain ethnicity; Claudia Louise, glamorous and conniving in equal measure; Desiree, neck supermodel; Brooke, self-made business tycoon; and Gwen, the only one in the bunch with half a brain. “The Realish Housewives of Boston” is an original play created by comics, Kate James and Tim Sniffen. It roles into Boston for a limited engagement starting Tuesday, March 29th through Sunday, April 3rd.
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Next month Charles Busch, probably best known for his vintage Hollywood satires (like Psycho Beach Party and Die Mommy Die) returns to New York City to (as the Hollywood Reporter puts it), “step into the sandals of Elizabeth Taylor” in his new play Cleopatra.
The limited engagement will take place at the Theater for the New City (located at 155 First Avenue) in the East Village. Cleopatra will have 22 performances starting Friday, March 25 running through Sunday, April 17.
Tickets are $25 and currently on sale via SmartTix.com.
For those unfamiliar with the Broadway musical, Rent is loosely based on Puccini’s opera La Bohème and tells the story of a group of poor young artists struggling to survive and create a life in New York City’s East Village during the height of the AIDS epidemic and before the Disneyfication of New York City.
The Dorchester-based Fiddlehead Theatre will be presenting their production of the much loved rock musical later this week on Friday, February 5th. Rent runs through Sunday, February 21st at the Back Bay Events Center at the John Hancock in Back Bay. For more information or to purchase tickets visit the link to the Fiddlehead Theatre I’ve included below.
Sondheim on Sondheim is a musical revue consisting of music and lyrics written by Stephen Sondheim for his many shows. It was conceived and directed by James Lapine and originally ran on Broadway in 2010.
Sondheim on Sondheim
January 15 – February 21, 2016
Tickets Available Here
Later this week The Lyric Stage of Boston will present their production of Sondheim on Sondheim. Opening night is Friday, January 15th. Fans of Stephen Sondheim should definitely check out the local production.
For more information and to purchase tickets visit The Lyric Stage of Boston.
The story is set in the 1950s and revolves around Margaret Johnson, a wealthy Southern woman and her developmentally stalled daughter, Clara, who spend a summer together in Italy. When Clara falls in love with a young Italian man, Margaret is forced to reconsider not only Clara’s future but her own deep seated hopes and regrets as well.
Sergio and I saw this play a few years ago and we really enjoyed it. You can find out more about NextDoor Theater and purchase tickets which range in price from $15 – $32, by visiting their website.
Boston’s SpeakEasy Stage Company opens the new year with a soul-stirring musical called Violet. Set in 1964, Violet tells the story of a young North Carolina woman who travels by bus to Tulsa to see a faith-healer she thinks can transform her life. Along the way, she forms unlikely friendships with her fellow passengers, and learns that it’s the journeys you take in life that help you discover who you are.
Violet opens Saturday, January 9th and runs through February 6, 2016 at the Calderwood Pavilion in Boston’s South End. For more information about the musical and to purchase tickets visit: SpeakEasy Stage Company.
Are you on Santa’s Naughty List? Perhaps you should check out The Slutcracker, a Boston tradition since 2008 that is not at all family friendly. The story preserves the structure of the original ballet but the main characters have now grown-up. A courtship and a devious Aunt Drosselmeyer set the stage for Clara’s transformation and awakening in the Kingdom of Sexual Fantasy.
The Slutcracker opened last week and runs through December 31st at the Somerville Theatre in Davis Square. Tickets are just $27.00.