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Jesus Christ, It’s Christmas! Dec. 4 – 21st

Ryan Landry, Gold Dust OrphansRyan Landry and his troupe, The Gold Dust Orphans, are back with a new Christmas special that opens Thursday, December 4th and runs through Sunday December 21st  (a 3 week limited engagement!)  Tickets are currently on sale with general admission pricing approximately $43 and reserved seating approximately $53.

Get Your Jesus Christ, It’s Christmas! Tickets Here

Jesus Christ, It’s Christmas! is based on the 1947 classic, “The Bishop’s Wife”, “Jesus Christ” features all new songs and dances, plenty of fabulous costumes and positively gorgeous sets! As is always the case with The Gold Dust shows, this is not a kid-friendly program and those easily offended should probably go elsewhere, but for everyone else, come down to the Ramrod Performing Arts Center to see this soon to be classic, Jesus Christ, It’s Christmas!

Tickets to 4 GIRLS 4: A CHRISTMAS TOGETHER

Broadway artists Andrea McArdle, Faith Prince, Donna McKechnie and Maureen McGovern will perform one show only in Boston at The Wilbur Theatre on Tuesday, December 2nd.  Get your tickets here.

 

Hub Theatre Co. of Boston presents: 6 Hotels

hub theater company of BostonThe Hub Theatre Company of Boston will close its second season next month with playwright Israel Horovitz for the Boston premiere of 6 Hotels.  Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 and Sundays at 2:00.  The shows will run from Friday, November 7th through Saturday, November 22nd at Club Cafe at 209 Columbus Avenue in Boston.

All tickets are Pay-What-You-Can and may be purchased here.

Bad Jews opens Friday, Oct. 24th

Bad Jews SpeakEasy Stage Company BostonSpeakEasy Stage Company’s latest production, Bad Jews, opens this weekend.  Described as a seriously smart comedy about family, faith and legacy, this play has caught my attention.  Tickets are already on sale and performances start this Friday, October 24th.

Bad Jews October 24 – November 29

Learn more about the play and buy your tickets here.

Peaches Christ “Hocus Pocus” in Castro tonight

Peaches Christ, Castro Theater I normally focus my content on Boston, Ptown and Ogunquit but tonight I wish I was in San Francisco to see Peaches Christ theatrical production and latest stage play, Coven: Return of the Manderson Sisters.

The show is at the Castro Theatre and looks to be a blast.  Are you in San Francisco? Do you have plans to check out this production? Do tell. I’d love to be there to see it.

Ticket Info Here!

SpeakEasy Stage Co. presents Far from Heaven

Photo credit: Craig Bailey/Perspective Photo

Photo credit: Craig Bailey/Perspective Photo

Set in Hartford, CT in the 1950s, this musical from the SpeakEasy Stage Company made me wonder if I was going to be able to relate to the storyline, but any apprehension I may have had was dispelled immediately.

I promise that this musical will resonate and entertain you.  Sex, gossip, and keeping up appearances run through this two hour and twenty minute performance with some surprising twists. A personal favorite was the “Wandering Eyes” scene shown below when the seemingly perfect couple is out dancing on vacation in Miami.

BCA ResCo - SpeakEasy Stage Company - Far From Heaven

Photo credit: Craig Bailey/Perspective Photo

The story is compelling and the cast does a great job.  I was drawn in from the moment the lights dimmed until it was time to go. This show would make for either a great date night or evening out with friends. The subject matter addressed remains as relevant as ever but is not heavy-handed or preachy making it great fodder for discussion after leaving the show.

Performances run through October 11 and I would encourage you to get tickets today.  More information about the musical and to purchase tickets are available here.

Lyric Stage Company: Sweeney Todd

Sweeney ToddThe Lyric Stage Company of Boston has opened their 41st season with the musical thriller, Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

The nearly three hour production is an ambitious venture that includes one of the more elaborate stagings and costume designs I’ve seen by the Lyric Stage as well as one of the largest casts with seventeen actors (I counted).

Set in Victorian England, the musical tells the story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a. Sweeney Todd, who secretly returns to London after being exiled to Australia as a criminal on trumped-up charge from a jealous judge. Not long after returning to London he plans his revenge but is thwarted.  His need for revenge or madness (which is how I interpreted it) entirely consumes him.  While the operatic nature of many of the songs made it hard to sometimes understand, I enjoyed the cast and admired their talent. They seemed at their best with their large group numbers but all gave solid performances.

Lyric Stage Co. Producing Artistic Director said this show cannot be extended and will conclude on Saturday, October 11th so get your tickets today.

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