Earlier this week ArtsEmerson announced they would host an open house 2015-2016 Season Preview event on Thursday, May 7th at 6:30 p.m. at the Emerson / Paramount Center (located at 559 Washington Street). The event is free and open to the public with reservation by calling 617.824.8400 or by clicking here.
Guests will be able to tour the Emerson / Paramount Center facilities, hear from ArtsEmerson’s new leaders, and enjoy performances by some of next season’s artists. For more information visit www.artsemerson.org.
Do you have plans to visit Provincetown this summer? No trip would be complete without taking in at least one show. This tiny town at the tip of the Cape has fantastic live performances ranging from Broadway stars to rising stars. The Provincetown Art House is one of the main theatrical venues worth checking out.
Bookmark their site and check back over the next few weeks as more performers and performances are added. Because the venue is small, shows sell out fast so I suggest you reserve tickets for a show or two before you arrive in Ptown.
Here is a partial listing of some of the shows at The Art House this summer.
Described as Designing Women meets The Golden Gals a new production returns to The Art House this summer.
We enjoyed last year’s production so much I’m certain we’ll be back again. Starring Varla Jean Merman and Ryan Landry, performances start on May 23 and run through September 5th.
Australian drag queen, pop singer and entertainer, Courtney Act, will be taking up residence this summer in Provincetown with her show Boys Like Me.
This Ru Paul Drag Race alumnus will be performing in Ptown June 30th through August 20th so get your tickets while they last.
Check it out RuPaul Drag Race fans. Season Six winner, Bianca Del Rio, comes to Provincetown this summer with her show Rolodex of Hate.
This show is certain to sell out so get your tickets in advance – especially if you will be staying during peak weeks like Carnival. Ms. Del Rio will be performing from August 9th through September 3rd at The Art House.
Ryan Landry and the Gold Dust Orphans open with their latest musical, Thoroughly Muslim Millie, later tonight at the Ramrod Performing Arts Center.
If you cannot check out the show tonight or opening weekend, fear not since the musical will run through May 10th.
Thoroughly Muslim Millie is about a young girl from a Canadian convent who is thrust across the border into the Middle East and straight into the arms of the Prince of Persia! The musical parody explodes across the stage with big splashy songs, tap dancing Talibans, and bawdy “Burqa Ladies”.
Thoroughly Muslim Millie runs from April 9th – May 10th get your tickets here.
The Crown & Anchor is once again playing host to an impressive line up of Broadway stars coming to perform in Provincetown this summer. While summer may seem months off, tickets to shows are already on sale so snap up the best tickets while they remain. At this early date you can have everything paid off long before you arrive in Ptown.
Bernadette Peters performs at Town Hall on Saturday July 18 (Bear Week)
Billy Porter performs at Paramount August 16-18th (Carnival Week)
Barbara Cook performs at Paramount June 29-30th
Jennifer Holiday performs at Paramount July 5-7th (Independence Week)
Jeremy Jordan performs at Paramount July 27-28th (Family Week)
Linda Lavin performs at Paramount August 3-4th
Shirley Jones performs at Paramount August 10-11th
Mark your calendars, because the Fiddlehead Theatre Company, the Resident Theatre Company of the historic Strand Theatre in Dorchester will conclude their 2014-2015 season with the Tony-Award winning rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar.
Jesus Christ Superstar April 24 – May 3, 2015
The Fiddlehead Theatre Co. shares a modern interpretation of this story, creating a musical experience that resonates today. Performance tickets for Jesus Christ Superstar range from $25-$45 and may be purchased by calling the box office 617-229-6494 or purchased online at, fiddleheadtheatre.com.
The Theater Offensive is rolling out their latest production, Mommy Queerest, one week from today, starting April 9th at Club Cafe.
The raunchy one-woman show centers on Kat Evasco, who co-wrote the play with John Caldon and tells her story as a young lesbian and her closeted lesbian mother, reclaiming their sexuality in their own ways, and how their relationship is strained and strengthened by that exploration process. From home to school to camp to church, Kat acts out a loopy Kama sutra of graphic scenes. But each affair brings her back to her Mom, who can transform any frank talk into a lesbian soap opera of absurd denials and shocking revelations.
Mommy Queerest runs April 9th – 17th (Thursday – Sunday)
Tickets can be purchased for $10 but suggested price is $20. Tickets purchased for $25 get a FREE drink ticket. For more details or to purchase tickets, link here
Theater doesn’t get anymore affordable than “pay-what-you-can” so no excuses for not checking out this production of Loot by the Hub Theatre Company of Boston which will run from Friday, March 27th through Sunday, April 12th at the Fist Church in Boston located at 66 Marlborough Street in the Back Bay.
Loot is an amoral, dark farce described as a tour de force of bad taste and taboos that satires the Roman Catholic Church, social attitudes towards death, police brutality and pretty much everything in between according to the media release.
The Hub Theatre Company of Boston is one of the city’s newest production companies (founded in 2012) and they focus on helping to foster creativity among Boston’s emerging theatre artists. All tickets are pay-what-you-can and may be purchased online via www.hubtheatreboston.ticketleap.com.