The Theater Offensive’s big fundraiser, climACTS! BOLD, will take place at the Wilbur Theater on May 19th. This year’s special guest is musician and Broadway star, Billy Porter, currently playing the Kinky Boots role of Lola on Broadway.
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Monday, May 19 at the Wilbur Theater
6:00 PM VIP/Sponsor Reception 7:00 PM General Admission
Each spring The Theater Offensive hosts their annual “climACTS!” event. Last year the party theme “Unbound” featured gay rapper/singer, Cazwell, and drag sensation, Sherry Vine. Check out the video from last year’s event. here.
The Theater Offensive’s mission is to present the diversity of the LGBT community through art to help break through personal isolation, challenges the status quo, and help build a more thriving community. If you cannot attend this year’s event but would like to support the organization make a donation
For those of you unfamiliar with this groundbreaking musical, Hair tells the story of a group of politically active, bohemians in New York City fighting against conscription into the Vietnam War. The musical broke new ground in the theater world by defining the genre of “Rock Musical.”
Get your tickets today before the musical sells out. Tickets are an unbelievably affordable $30 for Premium Seating making this an affordable “date night” option.
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Just to whet your appetite here is one of the musical’s more famous songs
Tomorrow night Boston’s Lyric Stage Co. presents, Rich Girl. The two hour play is about a sheltered rich girl named Claudine who falls in love with Henry, a down on his luck artist and a tough-talking mother who has her doubts about Henry’s motives. Does he really love Claudine or her wealth?
Rich Girl is a clever new comedy about women, men, mothers, and money. The show opens on Friday, March 28th and runs through Saturday, April 26th.
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Ryan 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.
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The 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.
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.
Last 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.
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
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.
SpeakEasy Stage opens the new year with a bold drama, The Color Purple, based on the Alice Walker novel. Buy Tickets Here.
The Lyric Stage Co. is performing the musical, Working, which is about the hopes, dreams, joys and worries of the average worker. Buy Tickets Here.
The 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.
Boston’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.
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.
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Looks 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.
The 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
Thu. 7:30pm - Fri. 8pm - Sat. 2pm & 8pm
Hibernian Hall, Roxbury
Earlier 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.
This 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.
Ryan Landry and his Gold Dust Orphans have packed their bags and bid Provincetown and Boston a fond adieu for the time being while they shack up with Varla Jean Merman for a four week run at Theatre 80 St. Marks.
If you find yourself in NYC and would like to watch a hilarious melodrama starring one of my all-time favorite drag queens, Varla Jean Merman, then make note of this adult-themed parody. Mildred Fierce opens this Saturday on October 5th and runs through October 27th on Saturdays and Sundays only. Ticket prices are $25 for general seating or $35 for VIP.
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