One 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.
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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.
Last 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.
Fri, Feb 6th is The BridgeRep’s NIGHT OUT
The Bridge Repertory Theater of Boston is hosting a very special LGBT NIGHT OUT performance of Fufu & Oreos, a dynamic, one-woman show about a 20-something ‘mulitculti’ as she navigates her American lifestyle, Nigerian heritage and the loaded promise of Prozac. The performance runs for 90 minutes and is followed by a post-show migration to join up with The Welcoming Committee.
Tickets are available on a Pay What You Can basis with just $5 minimum at the door so there really isn’t any excuse to miss this show. Details about the show and tickets are available here.
The Welcoming Committee is returning to Harvard Square to take over one of America’s oldest theatrical traditions. Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals is celebrating their 167th anniversary this year and just weeks after hosting Amy Poehler and Chris Pratt, Sergio and I will be joining TWC to see the Hasty Pudding Theatricals show, ¡Oops!…Madrid It Again!, on Friday, February 20th.
This event will sell out. If interested visit TWC’s website here.
Photo Credit: Michael von Redlich/MvR Photography
Tomorrow night Ryan Landry and The Gold Dust Orphans open with a new production for their annual holiday theatrical show at the Ramrod Performing Arts Centre in the Fenway.
Jesus Christ, It’s Christmas runs from Thursday, December 4th 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. For more information about this musical based on the 1947 classic, “The Bishop’s Wife” and to purchase tickets follow the link below.
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Gold Dust Orphans perform “Jesus Christ, it’s Christmas” at Ramrod nightclub December 4-21, 2014
Last week’s Boston Sunday Globe Ideas section had a large editorial piece entitled Arts everywhere. It included articles praising and supporting the city’s commitment to further invest in the arts scene. It also included some novel concepts including a great piece by Peter DuBois, artistic director for Huntington Theatre Co who calls for more theater space for what he refers to as “fringe theaters” and I couldn’t agree with him more.
Boston’s local theater scene is in the midst of a Renaissance. The quality of performances, the variety of shows and the depth of talent is better now than I can ever recall. However, that ingenuity and the audacity that these ‘fringe’ theater companies provide needs to be nurtured. DuBois suggestion that the city needs to streamline permitting to create short-term ‘pop-up’ theaters and to provide tax incentives to landlords to open up under-utilized space for makeshift art venues is spot on. The closure of The Factory Theater (in the Piano Factory) earlier this year only highlights the plight of these smaller, edgier theater companies.
One month from today Richard Winchester, producer and co-founder of Artfull Circle Theatre in San Francisco will return to New York City with an hilarious holiday musical comedy hit, Christmas With the Crawfords.
The show, which opens on December 11th, stars Joey Arias as Joan Crawford and Chris March as her darling daughter Christina. Connie Champagne returns as Judy Garland — a role in which she has garnered international acclaim. Sherry Vine (Keith Levy) will take on the dual role of Hedda Hopper and Baby Jane Hudson in her first appearance in the show.
The production is based on the actual Christmas Eve live radio broadcast of the Crawford family from their Brentwood mansion in the late 1940s, “Christmas With the Crawfords” is a loving homage to and parody of Hollywood’s Golden Age and is filled with appearances of major Tinsel Town icons, such as Judy Garland, Carmen Miranda, Gloria Swanson and the Andrews Sisters.
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Christmass with the Crawfords runs Tuesday – Thursday on December 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, & at 7:30pm. Friday & Saturday shows on the 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27 begin at 8:00pm. Sunday performances on December 14 & 21 begin at 7:00pm.
All performances take place at Abrons Art Center – 477 Grand Street – NYC 10002. Tickets are $45 for general admission. Get your tickets here.