Tag Archives: Theater

Big Fish from the SpeakEasy Stage opens

SpeakEasy Company, Boston, TheaterLast week The SpeakEasy Stage Company opened with their latest musical, Big Fish.  The title may sound familiar because Tim Burton made a film based on the story that starred Ewan McGregor in 2003.  The SpeakEasy Stage Company musical focuses on the relationship between a father (Edward Bloom) and his son (Will Bloom) which has become strained in recent years.  Both look to make peace with each other after the father’s health declines but will they reconcile in time?

Big Fish March 13 – April 11 – Get Your Tickets Here

The 2.5 hour musical has two acts with an intermission.  While the second act is much more emotional, it was my favorite part of the show and more than a little touching.  The final scenes had both Sergio and I silently groping for the tissues I had in my coat pocket.

Big Fish runs through April 11th at the Calderwood Theater in the South End.  For more information or to purchase tickets click on the link above.

Join me at TTO’s climACTS! on March 26th

Joel BenjaminPhoto Credit: Joel Benjamin

The Theater Offensive (TTO) annual FUNdraiser, climACT! is in two weeks.  This may be one of the edgiest fundraisers you can attend in Boston.  TTO celebrates the rich diversity of queer lives through provocative themes and performances each year at their climACT! fundraiser.

Last year’s climACTS! included a male acrobat, the very handsome Ricardo Rodriguez in nothing more than suspenders and a cake (watch the video below) and a Maverick Men auction unlike any other you’ve seen in Boston before.  Help TTO raise much needed money and join me at this year’s program. I can guarantee that you will all but forget this winter and will leave flush from all the excitement.

Get Your climACTS! 2015 Tickets Here

Funds raised will support The Theater Offensive’s programming. Click here for more information about The Theater Offensive.

Thoroughly Muslim Millie opens April 9th

Ryan Landry, Gold Dust Orphans, Boston TheaterRyan Landry and his cohorts of Theater Misfits A.K.A. Gold Dust Orphans will perform their spring production of Thoroughly Muslim Millie. In just four weeks time, April 9th, is opening night at the Ramrod Performing Arts Center on Boylston Street in Fenway.

About Thoroughly Muslim Millie: A young girl from a Canadian convent is thrust across the border into the Middle East and straight into the arms of the Prince of Persia!  Watch this musical parody explode across the stage with big splashy songs, tap dancing Talibans, and bawdy “Burqa Ladies”.  Thoroughly Muslim Millie features all your Orphan favorites, including: Ryan Landry, Penny Champayne, Olive Another, Liza Lott and Delta Miles.

Thoroughly Muslim Millie runs from April 9th – May 10th get your tickets here.

Support Boston’s local theater scene

Contemplating what to do this weekend?  Check out Boston’s local theater scene. There are so many great shows and they are a fraction of the cost of the national productions that come on tour to Boston for a few weeks.  Here is a partial list of local theater company productions you may want to check out.

Zeitgeist Stage CompanyThe Big Meal – Zeitgeist Stage Company
BCA Plaza Black Box Theater in Boston’s South End
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Set in a quintessential American restaurant, entire lives whiz by for a modern family whose life and loves are short-order fare. From birth to that inevitable last course a multi-generational potluck of characters live life’s major and minor moments around the dinner table.  NoteThe Big Meal closes on Saturday, March 7.

Lyric Stage Company, Boston theaterIntimate Apparel – Lyric Stage Company
Lyric Stage Theater on Clarendon Street in Back Bay
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A loving and evocative portrait of Esther, an independent but lonely African American seamstress in early 20th-century Manhattan who earns a living sewing exquisite lingerie for wealthy socialites uptown, and women of ill repute downtown.  When Esther receives a letter from a stranger who is laboring on the Panama Canal, she begins a long-distance courtship with him, only to discover that he is not all that he seems.  Disillusioned but unbroken, Esther reluctantly returns to her sewing machine to refashion her dreams from the cloth of her life’s experiences.  Note: Intimate Apparel closes on Saturday, March 14.

Nora Theatre CompanyGrounded – The Nora Theatre Company
Central Square Theater
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A hot-shot fighter pilot’s career in the skies, “alone in the blue,” is ended by an unexpected pregnancy. Reassigned to a windowless trailer in the desert outside Las Vegas, by day, she hunts down terrorists, her face lit by the dull grey glow of a drone’s monitor. At night, she returns to her domestic life with husband and daughter. As she tracks a high-profile target half a world away, the pressure mounts. Note: Grounded closes on Saturday, March 22.

Support Boston’s local theater scene by attending a performance.  These shows are just a sampling of local theater company productions currently underway.

TTO climACTS! is March 26th

TTO, fundraiser, gay, theaterPhoto Credit: Joel Benjamin

The Theater Offensive (TTO) annual FUNdraiser, climACT! is in just a few weeks time.  This may be one of the edgiest fundraisers in Boston.  The evening celebrates the rich diversity of queer lives through provocative themes and performances.

Last year’s climACTS! included a male acrobat, the very handsome Ricardo Rodriguez in nothing more than suspenders and a cake (watch the video below) and a Maverick Men auction unlike any other you’ve seen in Boston before.  Help TTO raise much needed money and join me at this year’s program. I can guarantee that you will all but forget this winter and will leave flush from all the excitement.

Get Your climACTS! 2015 Tickets Here

Funds raised will support The Theater Offensive’s programming.  Click here for more information about The Theater Offensive.

CLIMACTS! WET

The Theater Offensive, Gay, LGBT, BostonOne month from today on Thursday, March 26, The Theater Offensive (TTO) will host their annual FUNdraiser, Climacts! Wet. TTO’s fundraising event is unique in Boston in that it celebrates the rich diversity of queer lives through provocative themes and performances. Join Boston’s LGBT and arts communities’ most influential supporters who will come together to show their support for the TTO all while enjoying delicious food, stunning and sexy performances, dance floor action, and the sexiest LIVE fantasy auction.

Get Your Tickets Today – Here

Never been to TTO’s annual CLIMACTS! fundraiser?  Check out this two minute video from their 2014 event to get a peek at what you can expect if you come.

VIP Sponsor Ticket: $175 includes sponsors’ reception from 6-7:30pm with complimentary bar, lip smacking hors d’oeuvres, reserved seating during the LIVE auction, and express registration.  General Ticket: $100 includes 7:30pm general admission, decadent desserts and dancing.

Join me at TWC’s Hasty Pudding take over

TWC, The Welcoming Committee, Oops!…Madrid It AgainLast month I wrote about the TWC take over of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals on Friday, February 20th.  If you haven’t any plans for Friday, join Sergio and me as we head to Harvard Square to watch this talented male troupe perform, ¡Oops!…Madrid It Again!.

This is the same production that Amy Poehler (Hasty Pudding Theatricals 2015 Woman of the year) and Chris Pratt (Hasty Pudding Theatricals 2015 Man of the year) watched after receiving their awards.

This event will definitely sell out so don’t dawdle and checkout TWC’s website for details about the logistics and purchase your tickets here.