Category Archives: Theater

Snow White and The Seven Bottoms

Ryan LandryRyan Landry and the Gold Dust Orphans started selling tickets to their latest production that opens Marathon Weekend here in Boston.

Snow White and The Seven Bottoms will only play for one month at The Ramrod Performing Arts Center (a.k.a. Ramrod).

Shows run from April 18th thru May 18th each Friday and Saturday night at 8pm and every Sunday afternoon at 5pm. So get your tickets before the show sells out.

Get Your Tickets Here

SpeakEasy Stage Co. presents: The Whale

SpeakEasy Stage Co.

SpeakEasy Stage: THE WHALE. Photo credit: Craig Bailey / Perspective Photo

The SpeakEasy Stage Company latest production, The Whale, is an emotional two act play that runs for nearly two hours and centers around the final weeks of Charlie, a morbidly obese, gay man who lives in rural Idaho.

The struggles Charlie face in this touching play written by Samuel D. Hunter and produced at The SpeakEasy Stage Co. by David R. Gammons made me uncomfortable at times. While his fate was never in doubt, I couldn’t help but wonder what would become of the motley cast of supporting characters: Liz, his co-dependent and enabling friend; Ellie, his angry teenage daughter; Elder Thomas, the persistent Mormon missionary; and even his ex-wife, Mary.

The Whale runs through Saturday, April 5th.  Get your tickets here.

Bridge Repertory Theater of Boston: Hello Again

Bridge Repertory Theater of BostonThe Bridge Repertory Theater of Boston opened with their first play one year ago this month. Starting tomorrow night they will open with their third production, Hello Again.

Hello Again is at the Calderwood Pavilion, March 12 – 29th

The cabaret style production runs 90 minutes without intermission and weaves ten characters through ten intimate encounters that all take place during a different decade in the last century.

Tickets are $35 each and $28 for students.  Purchase tickets here.

Gold Dust Orphans auditions this weekend

Ryan Landry and The Gold Dust OrphansAuditions for Ryan Landry’s next production are this weekend. Needless to say, I’m definitely going to see this show.

Details about the auditions are here.

SpeakEasy Stage 1-day sale today

SpeakEasy Stage one day sale bannerThe SpeakEasy Stage is offering a one day only sale for the first six performances of THE WHALE and CARRIE the musical by offering tickets regularly priced $55 – $60 for only $30.

Don’t miss this opportunity and take advantage of this great savings. Plan a fun night out with friends or someone special and help support a great local performing arts company all at the same time.  Here are the details on how you can get your hands on tickets to these shows:  Online tickets are available 9:00 a.m. thru Midnight at speakeasystage.com; alternatively you call the box office from Noon thru 7:00 p.m. at (617) 933-8600; or walk up to the box office from Noon thru 7:00 p.m. at 527 Tremont Street in the South End.

TWC Hasty Pudding Theater take over

The Welcoming Committee

Friday, February 21st at 8PM

The Welcoming Committee has arranged a take over of the Hasty Pudding Theater near Harvard Square and I couldn’t resist the opportunity to check out this program with tickets only $35 (while they last).  I’ve never been to see a production from this hallowed theatrical group.  Care to join Sergio and Me as we crash The Welcoming Committee Take Over?  More details about the production and buy your ticket(s) here.

A few details about the evening:

+ Showtime is 8pm at The Hasty Pudding Theater (Farkas Hall, 12 Holyoke St., Cambridge) near Harvard Square.

+ Tickets are general seating so you can sit with friends but if you’re on your own let me know and we can watch it together.

+ You may pick up your ticket at the box office.

Date night option: The Color Purple

SpeakEasy StageLast weekend I had the opportunity to see SpeakEasy Stage’s production of The Color Purple.  This musical is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and the acclaimed film by Steven Spielberg.

While watching a musical about a poor African-American woman living in the South in the 1930s may not be the first thing you think of when planning a night out, trust me – you are going to love this show.  The SpeakEasy Stage has assembled a large, talented cast that belt out amazing music and draw you in, making the time fly. As you might expect, the show runs the emotional gamut and provides ample fodder for conversation later. For my more shallow readers, the incredibly handsome Jared Nixon (shown below) might be sufficient motivation.

SpeakEasy Stage

Jared Dixon and Valerie Houston in The Color Purple. Photo by Glenn Perry Photography.

I’ve included a video of one of my favorite songs from The Color Purple courtesy of Mercury Theater Chicago. The local production here at The SpeakEasy Stage runs through February 8th so get your tickets today.

Tickets to The Color Purple

Boston theater companies newest performances

January can be a brutal month, fortunately several local theater companies are introducing new shows that can help you forget about the winter and enjoy an evening out. Tickets to these shows are more affordable than you might imagine.

Support the local performing arts companies by attending a show this month.

The Color Purple SpeakEasy StageSpeakEasy Stage opens the new year with a bold drama, The Color Purple, based on the Alice Walker novel. Buy Tickets Here.

Boston TheaterThe Lyric Stage Co. is performing the musical, Working, which is about the hopes, dreams, joys and worries of the average worker. Buy Tickets Here.

Imagining MadoffThe NewRep  Theatre presents Imagining Madoff. A play that imagines a jailtime conversation between Ponzi-schemer Bernie Madoff and a poet.  Buy Tickets Here.

Support Boston’s local theater scene and reserve a couple of tickets to a show this month. I promise, you will enjoy yourself.

It’s a Horrible Life opens tonight

Ryan LandryBoston’s creative genius, Ryan Landry, is back this holiday season with a new show that is certain to have you laughing out loud. Tonight Ryan Landry and his Gold Dust Orphans open with their new show, It’s a Horrible Life.  

The show will run through December 29th, playing every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night at 8pm and every Sunday afternoon at 5pm. Tickets cost $35 for general admission and $45 V.I.P. seating and can be purchased online HERE.

Becky’s New Car

Lyric Stage Co.I may be out of town vacationing in South America but I wanted to give The Lyric Stage of Boston a shout out for their new play that opened this past week.

Becky’s New Car is a comedy about a woman who is bored with her life until she happens upon a wealthy suitor who presumes she is a widow.  Before Becky realizes it, she finds herself leading a double life that spirals out of her control.

Unfortunately I’ll miss this performance which opened on the 29th and will run through December 22nd.

Purchase Tickets to Becky’s New Car Here

Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway in April

Neil Patrick HarrisLooks like I need to book a trip to New York City this spring when Neil Patrick Harris stars in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. I LOVE this movie and can only imagine how fantastic it will be when it opens on Broadway in April. Not familiar with the 2001 film starring John Cameron Mitchell? Check out the movie trailer I’ve included.

Theater Offensive presents Jomama Jones * RADIATE

Theater OffensiveThe Theater Offensive presents, Jomama Jones, the 1970s soul-singing, stiletto-strutting, sequin-studded superstar, for a comeback concert filled with stories and songs.  Jomama will take you on a journey of self-discovery using original pop, R&B, and rock music.  Act quickly because there are only four shows in Boston at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury, starting this Thursday.

Jomama Jones Radiate

November 14-16
Thu. 7:30pm  -  Fri. 8pm  - Sat. 2pm & 8pm
Hibernian Hall, Roxbury

Ryan Landry returns with It’s A Horrible Life

Ryan LandryEarlier this week, Ryan Landry and his Gold Dust Orpans announced that this year’s Holiday show will be a new production, It’s a Horrible Life.

The show opens on December 5th and runs through December 29th; playing every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night at 8pm and every Sunday afternoon at 5pm.

Tickets cost $35 for general admission and $45 V.I.P. seating and can be purchased online HERE.

SpeakEasy Stage Co. presents Kurt Vonnegut’s Make Up Your Mind

SpeakEasy Stage CompanyThis past week I was able to see The SpeakEasy Stage Company world premiere of a the new comedy, KURT VONNEGUT’S MAKE UP YOUR MIND.  The play was assembled by Broadway playwright Nicky Silver from eleven different versions of the script penned by Mr. Vonnegut before his passing in 2007.

The show opens in New York City in 1986.  The 90-minute performance without intermission is filled with fast paced, witty dialog interspersed by occasional breaks where Richard Snee pulls double duty, also playing the role of Kurt Vonnegut talking to the audience. I preferred the powerful drama TRIBES that opened the SpeakEasy Stage Company 2013 / 2014 season, but fans of Mr. Vonnegut’s cutting wit will like this performance and enjoy the repartee.

KURT VONNEGUT’S MAKE UP YOUR MIND runs thru Nov-30. You may purchase tickets at the Calderwood Pavilion box office or online here.

BosGuy does the Donkey Show at Oberon

Oberon Theater Donkey ShowLast Saturday Sergio and I joined those crazy kids over at The Welcoming Committee (TWC) at The Donkey Show at the Oberon Theater in Harvard Square.  How would I describe this show? An absolute blast. The 90-minute show flew by so fast I couldn’t believe it was over and we stayed a bit longer to keep dancing to the porn-stached DJ who continued to play one disco classic after another.

Donkey Show at The Oberon

I will admit going with TWC probably added an energy to our show that may be lacking on a random Saturday night (The Donkey Show takes place every Saturday), but it was still an absolute blast and something I’d encourage people to check out.Donkey Show at Oberon Theater